Monday, July 14, 2014
Happy summer everyone! Now I know that I have been posting many decadent desserts lately, but it is summer. Soon I’ll try to fit in a meal recipe. Today I have one, last sweet treat. I made a Snickers Ice Cream Brownie Pie. It’s basically a really rich and yummy treat with a lot of caramel and chocolate. The first layer and crust is made of brownie, the second layer is vanilla ice cream mixed with chopped Snickers, and the top layer is chopped Snickers and chocolate and caramel. Does that sound totally amazing or what?! It’s a great summer dessert, and all of my cousins in Massachusetts LOVED it!
Mmmmmmm that looks so tasty! It was really hard to get a good picture of this pie. We had to keep it frozen all the time otherwise it would melt super fast, so cutting through frozen brownie was a bit challenging. Thankfully (and surprisingly), we were able to get a good picture piece on our first cut piece. If you make this recipe, let it sit for a couple minutes before you try to cut it. Just make sure that the ice cream doesn’t melt before you start cutting it. Other than that you should be fine
This pie was easy to make for the most part. I made the brownie crust, put chocolate sauce in between the brownies and ice cream, and finally put on the ice cream. The majority of the recipe is just waiting for things (like brownies to finish baking, pie freezing, etc.). The picture looks like it would take DAYS to finish a masterpiece like this, but it doesn’t… so don’t worry.
I’m one of those kids who totally relaxes over summer. I retire my hairbrush until August, lock up my school uniform in my closet, and break out the T-shirts and basketball shorts. My school starts back up on August 12th. It’s wayyyy too early to start school. There should be laws against it! “No school allowed until September 1st!” Read more…
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Hello 4th of July! Our Independence Day is right around the corner and I knew that something amazing had to be prepared. Yes, something amazing. Something that’s just out-of-this-world phenomenal! Suddenly, I found what I was looking for. There! In the Cape Cod Table cookbook. I finally found an awesome 2/3 patriotic recipe. It was perfect, except for one thing that I realized later on. I made the Cape Cod Blueberry Scones. The only problem is… it only contains two out of three colors of the American Flag. I should have made some kind of strawberry glaze or something, but for now, the scones stay white and blue.
When I was little, I used to always make scones with my Grandma at our house in San Diego. Back then we made little petite scones like you see at Starbucks, but now… go big or go home.
For some reason, I do not like the feeling of flour on my hands. Its better than raw chicken (ewwww) but it still just feels so… bleh.
The directions said to brush the dough with butter. Oops. I kind of drenched the dough in butter. But don’t worry, I am NOT becoming the next Paula Deen. Read more…
Monday, June 16, 2014
Today I made Red, White and Blue Berry Cheesecake Mousse. It’s almost 4th of July, and I will be prepared. I love watching all of the fireworks when we are in Massachusetts every 4th of July. The only problem is that in the town we stay in every summer, they celebrate Independence Day on the 3rd of July! It’s crazy right? Sparklers are awesome! I love waving them around and making cool shapes with the sparks. I kind of missed my Red, White and Blue Jello, so I decided to make a sweet patriotic dessert again.
Cheesecake. Blueberries. Strawberries. Yumminess to the max!!!
This recipe came from a cookbook that my mom’s friend Glory wrote > Glorious Layered Desserts. I’m very patriotic and all that… but the naming your kid Glory? That’s like Uncle Sam level of patriotism!
Argh I hate my school uniform. Khakis and a black polo? Ew. These Red, White and Blue Berry Cheesecake Mousse cups were surprisingly hard to get in the jars. When you spoon the cheesecake in, it gets allllll over the cup! The sides get smeared with the cheesecake and you can’t really even see the beauty of the layered dessert. So you have to spoon CAREFULLY. Read more…