Chocolate Cherry Rocks!

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I made this icecream once before and so when it looked like I was not eating a bag full of cherries fast enough, I decided it was time for a repeat appearance :) cooked the cherries up before they could rot and then made the chocolate custard base and put it in the fridge for a day to chill before running it through the ice cream maker.

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It is super creamy and delicious and the cherries really make it all the better although the chocolate ice cream on its own is probably plenty yummy. I highly recommend making your own ice cream, it is fun and very tasty indeed!

My Red Carpet Hits and Misses

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In honor of the Academy Awards last night I made some festive pops. Only they came out completely disgusting! I blame the excess salt in the recipe really. I knew as I added the salt according to the directions that it was way too much but I did it anyway. Oops! They were like frozen salt sticks instead of popcorn, gross! But they looked pretty :) and the chocolate drizzle and dulce de leche was very yummy.

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So luckily I had extra sauce and made little Bon bons with that. My sisters idea to make these babies, brilliant, she saved the day. Much better!!! These were really yummy and super easy to make the dulce de leche and soooo creamy and tasty! Ah the magic that is sweetened condensed milk :)

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Cookies!!!


Yay finally baked in my very own oven!!! And I even had an old pal over who got to help us eat them up!!! I love exclamation points right now!!! In case you want to make these cookies here are the recipe links!!!

Cranberry Molasses Cookies

Dark Chocolate Chip Comfort Cookies

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

My favorite were the Cranberry Molasses Cookies,very easy to get a yummy gingerbread-ie cookie without having to roll out dough and cut shapes and frost!!!

The Dark Chocolate Chip Comfort Cookies have a touch of peanut butter in them so they were not overly chocolatey!!!

And the Cinnamon Roll Cookies, I did the cheat thing and used a premade sugar cookie dough :) Also was so warm at that point and I did not wait long enough to re-chill the dough that they flattened out a bit, but still tasted good!!!

Soap Candy

I had my annual Thanksgiving Craft Show this weekend at Holy Trinity Church and so I had to come up with some inventory quick :)

Today am sharing pics of the reeces pieces soaps I made. I love making the little bites and seeing the middle. And they smell of loverly chocolate and peanut butter. Fun Fun Fun.

Easter Treats Wrap Up

Made lots of fun treats this past week to celebrate with.
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  1. A spring Easter suds order. Soap and hand knit washcloths.
  2. Tie Dyed some eggs.
  3. Made ‘cadbury’ cream eggs, I added a hint of coconut.
  4. Also made peanut eggs and marshmellow eggs.
  5. Made homemade peeps.
  6. Also chocolate dipped some strawberries.
  7. Baked cake eggs, these seem like a great travel cake!

Cookies Within Cookies

I got a fun cookie book, bigfatcookies by Elinor Klivans, a couple weeks ago and finally gave a recipe a try. I have to say that I bought the book because of the fun layout and I also got its partner cupcake book for that same reason. But, as it turns out the recipies look great too, and so far I have made the Cookie in a Cookie recipe and loved it! First you make your chocolate chip cookies the normal way, then let them cool and crumble it into the rest of the cookie batter and back the final cookie.

Check out the batter before adding the bits of already baked cookie and after.

2 doughs

Here is the first round of baking, all smooth and pretty.

normal chocolate chip

Then here is the final cookie all textured and twice as yummy!

Best chocolate chip cookie I have ever made!

I think these are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made. Next time I am thinking of adding macadamia nuts! I love this book and can’t wait to try more of the cookies in it.