Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Almond Joy Milk Shake

Its Halloween time so I know you all have a bag of candy you already finished that was supposed to be for trick or treaters! Well if you like Almond Joys and already finished the bag can I suggest this quick milk shake? Its yummy and tastes just like the candy!!!

What you need for 2 milk shakes ( I never said you had to share fyi)

1/2 cup toasted coconut
1/4 cup toasted almonds ( I used slivered almonds and toasted them)
3 scoops chocolate ice cream
3 scoops vanilla ice cream
3/4-1 cup milk depending on how thick you want your milk shake

In a mini food processor ( a big one will be fine but mini is the perfect size for this) chop up your coconut and almonds until fine


In your blender poor in your milk, ice creams, and almond mixture blend until you are happy. Poor into a glass top with some coconut and almonds and enjoy.

Wow I was short and to the point on this one. Its called the baby went to bed and mommy needs something fast and yummy dessert!

Now if you think this looks yummy and want to continue your candy flavored milk shake dance why not check out my friend Veronica's Candy Corn Milk shake over at MorningNooNight!! Oh and I hear that if she reached 500 facebook likes soon she will have a holiday themed giveaway!!!!

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Corn Flake French toast

So when your baby gets a cold, the cat scratches her face, then she bruises her face with a toy, and you have the same cold you forget that you had a blog planned. Pictures were taken food tasted great but your mind just forgets. Oh by the way all those things happened to my poor baby in a matter of like 3 days, my 9 month old looks like she got in a playground brawl. Its sad and makes me want to cry every time I look at her sweet face.

But anyways about the food!! My husband went to Seattle for a job interview before we moved to San Diego and ordered corn flake french toast and ever since when he hears or sees french toast he asked when I was going to make it for him at home so I finally did. Now I went all out for him and even made yummy bread just for this in the bread maker the night before, but whatever bread you would normally use for french toast in your house will work great too.

For the bread I used This Brioche recipe found at

Ingredients for bread
1 3/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 3/4 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons bread flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 whole eggs
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons water
8 tablespoons butter cut into single tablespoons

Add all ingredients to your bread machine in the recommended order except the butter. Put the butter in 1 tablespoon at a time 10 minutes before the end of the first kneading session. For my machine the first session is only 10 minutes so I let it mix some then started adding the butter 1 tablespoon at a time letting it mix well between the additions. I put my machine on the the basic light setting.

When its finished open your machine but leave your loaf in and let cool for 20 minutes before removing.

Now for the yummy part!!!!

Corn flake french toast!

About 3 cups cornflakes curshed
1 tablespoon sugar
4 eggs (I do one egg per slice of bread)
Bread slices

Mix your eggs and and cinnamon in one bowl and in another your conflakes and sugar.

Dip your bread slices in the egg and the press lightly in to the cornflakes on both sides.

Fry up on a griddle or in a hot pan and enjoy with some butter and warm syrup!!

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Pumpkin snickerdoodle with caramel center

Fall weather seems to finally have hit the San Diego area! Its been wonderful to have cool weather and rain. Makes me want to crank up the crock pot and bake with pumpkin. So that's exactly what I did! Last fall I made some yummy pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies that I never got around to blogging (pregnancy brain all the way). So this year my friend sent  me a text and said you have to make the pumpkin snickerdoodles and put caramel in the center!! OMG one of her best ideas ever!!! Here are these uber yummy fall cookies!

The cookie recipe came from A Bitchen Kitchen (haha I love the name). 

For the cookies:
3 3/4 cups flour1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature1 cup sugar

1/2 cup dark brown sugar1 cup pumpkin puree1 large egg2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Caramel candies

For the coating
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg (she uses ginger)

In a medium bowl combine your dry ingredients and whisk together. In your stand mixer cream together the butter and sugars on medium speed. Add your pumkpkin  and mix well before adding your egg and vanilla. Slowly mix in your dry ingredients. Cover and store in your fridge for at least an hour.

Preheat oven to 350°

Take about 2 1/2 tablespoons of your mix and form a ball around a caramel candy. Bake for 10-12 minutes. If you want to eat a cookie say the next day and want the center gooey again a quick 10 seconds in the microwave does the trick! 

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Friday, October 4, 2013

Pumpkin bread with cream cheese filling

When I think fall and baking I always think pumpkin! There are always fun things to do with pumpkin all over the internet. So for this bread I actually couldn't find a bread that had the kind of filling I wanted baked in so I had to get creative which to be honest scares me! I like following recipes to an exact but over time I am learning to stretch my creative baking wings.

Here is the bread very easy by the way

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie)

Preheat oven to 350°
Butter and flour a bread pan.

In a large bowl mix together flour baking soda and powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg with a whisk.
In a mixing bowl mix together sugar and butter until creamy.  Add eggs one at a time and vanilla. Slowly add in the flour mixture. By hand mix in the pumpkin and make sure its well combined.

12 oz room temperature cream cheese. I like the 1/3 less fat cream cheese just because it starts out softer.
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons vanilla

Poor half of your bread mix into your floured bread pan.

Top with your cream cheese filling. The top off with the rest of your bread mix and spread out.

 (almost forgot a picture of the cream cheese step!)

Bake for 55-65 minutes. Let stand in the bread pan for 15-20 min. Take a knife and run along the edges.

Enjoy this little yummy treat!!

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Halloween Link party!!!

Everyone can always use a few more ideas for Halloween, right?

We thought it would be fun to put together a Halloween Round up of all our favorite crafts, recipes, DIY projects, etc. and share them with our wonderful readers.

We also thought it would be fun to host a Halloween Link Party to let all of you share your wonderful ideas too.

This Spookctacular event is being hosted by four lovely ladies so your links will also be shared on four wonderful blogs.
     Crafts, Cakes, and Cats                                     Michelle's Tasty Creations
     Facebook Page                                                  Facebook Page
     Pinterest                                                               Twitter
     Hot Eats and Cool Reads                                  MorningNooNight
     Facebook Page                                                   Facebook Page
     Twitter                                                                   Pinterest

Here's what your hostesses have been up to this past week or two ~

~Starting with the top left we have ~

Melted Witches & Pumpkin Cupcakes from: Crafts, Cakes, & Cats
Halloween Surprise Cake from: MorningNooNight
Halloween Advent Calender from: MorningNooNight
Halloween Skeleton Bones from: Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Fun Halloween Pudding Parfait's from: Hot Eats and Cool Reads
Candy Corn Vases from: Michelle's Tasty Creations
Spooky Banner from: Crafts, Cakes, and Cats
Rice Krispy Pumpkins from: Michelle's Tasty Creations
Classic Caramel Apples from: MorningNooNight
Halloween Wreath from: Crafts, Cakes, and Cats

~ Now let's see what you've been up to ~

~A few things to remember~

Please only link up Halloween/Fall recipes, crafts, DIY, tutorials, printables, etc that YOU have created.
Please don't link up any Etsy shops, giveaways, or other link parties.
By linking to this party you give us permission to share your post on our blogs and other social media.
Please share this party by linking back to us in your post or by adding this party to your party page.
Be sure to stop by and visit a few of the other blogs that have posted; we all love to see sweet comments.

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