Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie

The first thing I need to say is YUM!!! This chocolate covered strawberry pie is amazing. I always make Tomas chocolate covered strawberries anytime I have the ingredients on hand. Well while browsing on pinterest I came across this recipe for chocolate covered strawberry pie from Evoking You. After I saw that post I just knew I had to make this and with Valentine's Day approaching I thought it would be the best desert to make. We both loved this pie a lot and of course it did not last long at all. So if you are a fan of chocolate covered strawberries I highly suggest you make this pie for yourself some day. Enjoy :)

It doesn't cut very pretty because of the chocolate, but here is an idea of how it looks cut.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pie

1 quart fresh strawberries, sliced
1 (8oz) package of cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 chocolate pie crust (like Oreo)

Melt 3/4 cup of of the white chocolate chips in the microwave for about 15 seconds, being careful not to burn. Set aside.

Beat the heavy cream, vanilla extract, & 1/2 cup of the confectioners sugar with an electric mixer in a bowl until it becomes thick.

In a separate bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese, the other half cup of confectioners sugar, & the cup of melted white chocolate.Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.

Spread the cream into the chocolate pie crust. Then, press the sliced berries into the mixture ALL over it. Find every single available nook & cranny, and shove a berry in it!

Melt the remaining white chocolate in one bowl & melt the semi-sweet chocolate in another. Drizzle the melted semi-sweet chocolate on first…then the white chocolate
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Cookie Dough Truffles On A Stick

When I first started browsing on pinterest, one of the first things I saw were cookie dough truffles. After seeing those delicious looking treats I told myself I will have to make them real soon especially since I love cookie dough. I decided that they would be the perfect thing for me to make for Valentine's Day for my coworkers. I was going to make them as the recipe showed but I decided to put sticks in them instead. That way it will make it a little easier for me to dip as well as for everyone to grab them off of the plate. I have a feeling that stick or no stick these tasty treats will not last long at all. They taste exactly like cookie dough and the best thing is there is no egg in them so they are safe to eat, just not safe for the waist line. :) I hope you enjoy these as much as I did and as much as my coworkers will tomorrow :)

Cookie Dough Truffles On A Stick

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup milk
1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
14 oz dark chocolate candy coating

Beat butter and sugars and in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt and mix on low speed until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.

Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.

When dough is firm enough to handle, form dough into 1" balls and arrange on a baking sheet. Place sticks into each ball and place in freezer and let chill for 30 minutes.

Melt chocolate candy coating in microwave according to package directions. Holding on to the tip of the stick, dip cookie balls into candy coating to cover and return to baking sheets. Chill until set.

Recipe from Love And Olive Oil
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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Chocolate Tunnel Angel Food Cake

Today I was going to make a pineapple angel food cake, that is until I turned the cake box over and saw a recipe for a Tuxedo Angel Food Cake. It looked so yummy that I decided to make that instead. The reason why I changed the name is because mine did not come out looking like theirs and instead mine looks like it has a chocolate tunnel going around it. Their recipe also called for making a frosting to drizzle on top, but I decided I did not need the extra calories. I wish I thought of this idea sooner because it is so tasty plus it is super easy to make. The only problem is I can't keep my hands off it.

Chocolate Tunnel Angel Food Cake

1 box angel food cake mix
3 Tbsp cocoa powder

Follow directions on the back of the angel food cake mix box. Pour half the batter into a tube pan. Add cocoa powder to remaining batter. Pour into pan on top of white batter. Bake according to directions on the back of the box. Cool and enjoy :)
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Rose Petal Wreath

Lately I have been spending a lot of time on Pinterest. I lose track of time as I look at the pages of things I can make. Well one of the things I see a lot of is wreaths. So it got me to thinking that I should make a wreath for every holiday and special occasions. To start things off I decided to make a wreath for Valentines Day. The wreath I decided to do was one with rose petals. I saw one similar on Pinterest where they used pins to hold the petals in place. I didn't want to see the pins so I just glued them on individually. I took me a while to find the rose petals I liked, but I found the perfect ones at Hobby Lobby. Their roses petals had four different types of petals per box. It took no time at all to make this wreath and the final product came out great. Now I need to start thinking about the wreath I will be making for St Patrick's Day.

These are the supplies you need. Foam wreath (one that won't melt when the glue touches it), red rose petals, and a hot glue gun.

To make the wreath just put a dab of glue on a petal and place on the wreath. Repeat until wreath is completely covered. While gluing in down don't glue them in a straight row, instead have them going different ways. Glue a ribbon to the back and tie to your door. Enjoy.

Happy Valentine's Day <3
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