Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Stuffed Banana Bites recipe


These banana bites are a really fun way to serve an ordinary snack.They are a great treat for kids - filled with healthy ingredients, disguised as a dessert! The chocolate, peanut butter, and banana combo is perfect for an afternoon snack, or after dinner dessert alternative. This amazing recipe I founded at http://www.celebrations.com/ and I love it.

INGREDIENTS:
bananas (find the ones with as little curve as possible)
creamy peanut butter
chocolate chips
chopped nuts or sprinkles (optional)

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Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

This amazing recipe I founded at http://www.fabhousewife.com. I’m LOVE anything that involves buffalo chicken!! Can’t wait to try it!

Ingredients

1 pound of boneless skinless chicken breast
1 Bottle of Franks Red Hot sauce (12 oz. or 1.5 cups)
8 oz container of cream cheese
1 cup Mexican cheese blend (or your favorite blue cheese or gorgonzola)
1 cup Ranch dressing.
1 bag tortilla chips and/or veggies for dipping

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Easy Banana Cream Pie recipe


To me, the best desserts are those that are gooey, chocolatey, and amazingly rich.

This amazing recipe I founded at http://www.sixsistersstuff.com and I love it.


So if you need a delicious dessert and are looking for something a little different, I would definitely give this a try!
Easy Banana Cream Pie
Ingredients:

80 Nilla Wafer cookies, crushed (about one 12 oz box)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese (light is fine)
2 cups powdered sugar
2 (8 oz) containers Cool Whip, thawed (light is fine)
1 box (5.1 oz) banana cream instant pudding
2 cups milk (skim is fine)
3 bananas, sliced

Indoor S’mores recipe


I used my mini 6″ cast iron skillet, just like I would if I was using an outdoor campfire instead of my oven.Fill it with your favorite chocolate chips (I used dark chocolate chips) and top with marshmallows.Bake in the oven until nice and toasty.Then,scoop it all up with graham crackers.This recipe I founded at http://www.dessertfortwo.com.

Ingredients:

1 cup chocolate chips
8 large marshmallows
graham crackers for dipping

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 450.
In a cast iron skillet, add the chocolate chips. Snip the large marshmallows in half and top the chocolate chips with them. (You could also use a scoop of mini marshmallows alternatively.)
Once the oven is up to temperature, add the skillet to the oven. Bake for 7-9 minutes, or until the marshmallows turn golden brown.
Serve with graham crackers for scooping.





Strawberry Brownie Kabobs recipe


And another fun idea that I didn’t think of until after the fact – toasting the marshmallows with a kitchen torch would have been really, really cute and made these even more summery.  Add this dessert to your next BBQ menu and have a great weekend! This amazing recipe I founded at http://www.ericasweettooth.com/ and I love it.

Ingredients:

1 box brownie mix
2 16-oz packages of large strawberries
1 bag marshmallows
2 squares of Baker's melting chocolate
Wooden skewers, cut in half





Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe


I loved the cake-y, soft, chewy cookie.  Plus anything with white chocolate chips in it is a must make for me! Lastly, nothing shouts Christmas cookie more than something red & white. Happy Holidays! This amazing recipes I founded at http://www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com and I love it.

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 egg (I think next time I will do 2 eggs for extra moistness)
  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350*F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter until light & fluffy.  Add egg & blend.  Scrape bowl.
  3. Add Red Velvet Cake Mix & flour, slowly, until incorporated.  Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Spoon dough into balls & place onto a greased or parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake 9-10 minutes.  *Makes: 3 1/2 - 4 dozen small cookies.





Peppermint Crumble Bars recipe


I founded this recipe at http://www.somethingswanky.com.They are fabulous and I highly recommend adding them to your Christmas Cookie line up this year!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups white chocolate peppermint candy (like Andes peppermint bits)
  • 1 - 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
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Christmas time !


 Just a few more days and it’s Christmas! Don’t know what to cook for the Christmas menu? I have selected some of my favourite recipes which are perfect for a festive meal. Have fun cooking!

appetizers: 123456  //  main courses: 123456  //  side dishes: 123456  //  desserts: 123456

Salisbury Steak recipe


It's like a glorified burger on a plate, full of flavor and smothered in onions and a rich beefy gravy.  And don't forget the mashed potatoes.  You gotta have mashed potatoes with salisbury steak.  If you don't have the mashed potatoes with it you're not doing it right.  It's like having a chocolate chip cookie without the chocolate chips. Get it? This delicious recipe I founded at http://www.thetwobiteclub.com.

Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs ground beef
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • 4 dashes wocestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups beef broth or stock (the stock will have a fuller, richer flavor)
  • another 4 dashes worcestershire
  • another 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
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Tomato Curry Bisque + Grilled Cheese Sandwiches recipe


Spread softened butter on one side of two slices of bread. On the other side of one slice of bread spread on a generous amount of softened cream cheese. Add sliced cheddar cheese on top and cook in a medium sized skillet over medium heat until melted. Serve with soup. This recipe I founded at Ashley's blog.

|Ingredients|

//Tomato Curry Bisque


1/2 Onion finely minced

2 Cans diced tomatoes

1/2 Can Roasted Garlic Tomato Paste

1 1/2 Carton Chicken Stock

1 Small Can Tomato Sauce

2 Bay Leaves

1 Tsp. Dried Thyme

1 Tbs. Curry Powder more to taste

1 Tbs. No Salt Seasoning

Salt and Pepper to taste

1 Can Evaporated Milk

2 Tbs. Corn Starch


//Grilled Cheese Sandwiches


1 Loaf French Bread Sliced

Cream Cheese softened

Sharp Cheddar Cheese sliced

Butter softened

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Spiked Eggnog Ganache Cupcakes recipe


The cakes have a shot of rum in the batter, and if you have concerns about serving them to children, feel free to omit it. But like most boozy cakes, the alcohol bakes out only leaving behind nuances of flavor. The buttercream frosting is made from an eggnog ganache (white chocolate + eggnog = eggnog ganache!) and it gets whipped with butter and confectioners' sugar for a creamy, decadent cupcake covering. Grate a little fresh nutmeg over each mound of frosting and you've got Christmas in a cupcake! This amazing recipe I founded at Truly's site.

Yield: 12 cupcakes
Source: cake recipe adapted from Intoxicated Cupcakes with Sprinkle Bakes original frosting
Prep: 55 minutes; total time about 3 hours

Cupcakes
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 tablespoons dark rum
3/4 cup commercially prepared eggnog
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Frosting
8 oz. quality white chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup commercially prepared eggnog
1/2 cup/ 113g unsalted butter, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
Freshly grated nutmeg


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Soft Sugar Cookies


These soft sugar cookies are a terrific alternative to rolled cookies for Christmas or any time you want to bake with the kids. There's no cutting required, and these cookies positively melt in your mouth. This lovely recipe I founded at site.


These are the ingredients you will need

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
sprinkles or colored sugar for decorating
This is how you make it

With an electric mixer, beat sugar and shortening together.

Beat in eggs, sour cream and vanilla.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to wet ingredients, on low speed, until incorporated.

Refrigerate dough 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Form dough into 3/4-inch balls. Roll in colored sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with your fingertips. Bake 9-10 minutes until just set. The sugar cookies may appear underdone. Let them cook on the baking sheets for 10 minutes and they will firm up.

30+ Simple salad recipes


How many times have you heard someone in your family say this?
“I don’t want that for dinner. We just had the same thing last night.”
More often than not when it comes to making use of leftovers this is a common occurrence in most households. What happens next? The food stays in the refrigerator for 3 or 4 days then it hits the trash. 
What a waste of good food and money.Main course salads can be made with Mexican or Asian fixings as well. Add some chow mien noodles and more to give the salad an Oriental flare. Don’t forget your dressing. There are a vast amount of flavorful dressings available these days to top any great salad.
Salads don’t have to be what was once known as rabbit food anymore. Have fun creating your main course salads and remember to let your taste buds and health consciousness lead the way.


Steakhouse Creamed Spinach


This dish takes about as long to make as it takes to heat up the frozen version, and you can make it year-round, because spinach comes cleaned and bagged in any supermarket. Don’t let the steakhouses dictate creamed spinach consumption any longer. This recipe I founded at Chefkittie's site.

Ingredients

4 tbsp Unsalted Butter
4 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
1 small Onion, finely diced
1 clove Garlic, finely diced
1 cup Milk
Salt & Pepper
Nutmeg
1 tbsp Unsalted Butter
12 oz. Baby Spinach, give or take a few oz. (1 bag)

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Homemade Ferrero Rocher Truffles recipe


 I especially love this recipe for a homemade version because you can control the sweetness (especially if you use homemade Nutella). Plus making homemade versions of candy will always be an impressive gift. This amazing recipe I founded at Tessa's site.

ingredients:
For the filling:
  • 3 cups crushed hazelnut wafer cookies (I used Pepperidge Farm’s Pirouettes)
  • 3 cups finely chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 1 1/4 cups (10 ounces) Nutella


For the chocolate coating:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped toasted hazelnut



directions:

For the filling:

Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat or parchment paper. In a large bowl combine the crushed hazelnut wafer cookies, hazelnuts, and Nutella until well combined. Mixture will be sticky. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator until firm enough to shape, about 30 minutes. Shape into 1/2-ounce balls about the size of a teaspoon. Place balls on prepared baking sheet then chill in the freezer until they are hardened, about 15 minutes.


For the chocolate coating:

Meanwhile, combine the chocolate and oil in a medium microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring between each burst, until the mixture is melted and smooth. Stir in the chopped hazelnuts. Let the mixture cool slightly.

To assemble:

Using a toothpick, dip each chilled truffle into chocolate, coat completely, then place back on the baking sheet. Once all the truffles are dipped, place the baking sheet in the refrigerator until the chocolate coating has hardened, about 15 minutes. Place truffles in mini cupcake liners or wrap in foil to serve. Truffles can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days.






Zucchini Gratin Recipe



I also made this recipe without the breadcrumb topping and it was still awesome. The breadcrumbs add a different texture and a crunch but if you don’t have the breadcrumbs, you can still make this. Just add the grated cheese on top (no need for the butter if you don’t have the breadcrumbs). This amazing recipe I founded at Julie's site.

Ingredients:

2 medium zucchinis, sliced thin about 1/4 inch
1 1/2 Tablespoon unsalted butter (and extra butter for greasing the baking dishes)
2 Tablespoons all-purpose unbleached flour
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup milk (I used 2% milk)
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/3 cup sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
1/3 cup parmesan cheese, shredded

Breadcrumb topping

1/2 cup Japanese panko breadcrumbs
1 1/2 Tablespoon sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 Tablespoon parmesan cheese, shredded
salt & pepper
1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Directions:

Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
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