When the cupcakes are done baking allow them to cool and score (cut x’s) into the center top of the cupcakes. Cut as far down as possible without going through to the lining.
I love to make memories with my children and thus we started a whole cooking with kids series on my original website Madame Deals.com . We made a whole section with tons of recipes kids can make we called it Valentines Day Recipes Kids. I found the experiment to be fun and rewarding this year I decided to expand on the experiment. I let the children pick out the items that we would use to create our Valentine’s day recipes . We walked around the store three times. Then we decided on what we wanted to include in our recipe. We wanted something we didn’t have to bake. We wanted something that was easy to make and easier to clean up and most importantly it had to taste great. This is what we came up with the Strawberry Short Cake Ice Cream Cookie!
Box of Ice Cream Cookies
Strawberry Ice Cream topping
Place the ice cream sandwich on a plate. Then add a layer of sliced strawberries.
Next add a layer of the strawberry Ice cream topping.
Finally, add the whip topping and a strawberry on the top. This can be complete rather quickly and the children just love it. I could also be convinced that adding chocolate sauce would make this recipe more divine.
We love Valentine recipes kids to see what else they have been cooking with our assistance of course.
Do you need a gluten free holiday treat? Well, I did since my husband is gluten free. I wanted something that was quick and easy to make. I needed something that looked pretty and tasted great. I also wanted something the kids could help me with. This gluten free peppermint bark was the answer and it takes just minutes to make. Continue reading
Have you ever had a truly authentic Mexican dessert? What’s you favorite? Mine is a toss up between Tres Leches Cake and Churros. If I had to choose one o have it would probably be – drumroll please…
I’m a total sucker for churros. They’re so simple yet amazing. The fact that they’re super easy to fix makes them even sweeter – and I mean that quite literally. The only problem I have with making them is using a pastry bag to form them. It may just be my recipe, but getting the dough through a tip is almost impossible. I had to make John do it since he has the muscles in the family.
I eventually had to change out the star tip for an open round tip. Even he was straining and we were a little worried the bag would bust. Eventually I just started playing with the dough, making churros balls and pulling/stretching it to make thick Churros Logs.
They may not have been the prettiest things, but my were they yummy. This recipe makes a perfectly dense churro that has just the right amount of bite without being too chewy.
Spring has finally started to show it’s beautiful face around here. The birds are chirping and the smell of fresh cut grass is prominent I adore that smell. We’re also seeing strawberries plants blooming earlier than usual. Is there anything sweeter than fresh strawberries on a beautiful day?
This weeks Food Blogger Challenge happens to be for strawberries so I was excited. Sadly we don’t have any fresh strawberries ready for the pickin’ just yet. I used the next best thing, frozen strawberries, for a delicious strawberry cake. Strawberry cake has to be my all time favorite cake.
I can’t think of much that makes me as happy. The frozen berries don’t quite do what I want them to, but they do bring it as close as I’m going to get until I can use some fresh picked berries. I used a simple vanilla cream cheese frosting topped with sliced strawberries to finish the cake and let me just say: “YUM!“
This is a fairly dense cake, but not in a bad way. I know most people use a preserve or puree when making a strawberry cake, but I have to have those strawberry bits so just half mine. Check out the recipe and make sure you hop along to the other strawberry inspired recipes linked up below.