Saturday, August 16, 2008

O.R.E.O. Pudding

Ice cold milk and an Oreo cookie!

This is the jingle you will be singing when you make this pudding. Your family will love you for it. It is so easy you can even make it with the kids. They will love crushing up those cookies for you.


1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 large tub whip topping
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 bag Oreo cookies

Place cookies in a ziploc bag and crush with rolling pin.

In large bowl combine all ingredients except cookies and blend together with and electric mixer. Add cookies stir until they are mixed in well.

You can make individual serving cups and garnish with strawberries or leave it all in one big bowl. Chill the pudding for at least and hour before serving.

Yummy in my tummy!

Need a weeknight meal to go along with this sweet treat?
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Friday, August 15, 2008

Bakelove Bakewear

I am so excited to blog about these fun and vintage inspired T's by Bakelove that are great for any baker, and foodie alike. I fell in love with the Cupcake t-shirt as soon as I saw it and I have added it to my birthday list.

Bakelove carries different styles and colors available on their site and a size chart to assist you in that perfect fit. You can't beat the prices which make them great for gift giving.

Check them out when you get a chance and experience the Bakelove bakewear for yourself.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Three Snaps for Ginger Snaps

Today the weather is so nice out. It is a lot cooler than the hot Summer days we have been experiencing and Fall is in the air. These are the days when my spirit is renewed and creativity flows like a river, especially in my kitchen. So what better way to enjoy this time than with a recipe for a spicy Fall favorite, Ginger Snap cookies.

A little facts of the recipe and its ingredients:

Ginger Snaps- crackly topped cookies so named for the crisp texture of the classic version- are surprisingly, a secret ingredient in many recipes for the German stew sauerbraten.

The powerful spice in these cookies is not only ginger but cloves. Cloves are not seeds like most other spices but are actually dried flower buds. The pungent flavoring (used in small amounts) often works hand in hand with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Ginger Snaps

1 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ginger
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 tsp cloves
1 egg
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 1/4 cups AP flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking soda

In large bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, butter, molasses, and egg; beat until light and fluffy. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg; mix well. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in 1/4 cup sugar. Place 2 inches apart on un-greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 8-12 minutes or until set. ( cookies will puff up, then flatten during baking.) Cool 1 minute and remove from cookie sheets.

Yields 5 dozen cookies

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Lucy should have had one of these......

Vintage and retro pictures, movies and kitchen products from decades past are one of my favorite things to indulge in when I have the time. I share this interest with many others, so it was no surprise while web surfing that I came across the cutest vintage-inspired aprons .

Inspired by a gorgeous apron and glove set from Paris, Carolyn West-Owner of Carolyn's Kitchen, began by discovering 1940's patterns and bringing them to life with her modern interpretive designs.
"I wanted to bring back the glamour, sexiness, and cuteness of a bygone innocent era. The gloves and fabrics are new and nicer - it's a new and improved version of the '40's."

I think I will be buying these for Christmas gifts this year. What a fun idea for all of the girlfriends in your life. Come on now...there is a little "cheesecake" in all of us! Don't you agree?

Wanna see more? Check out all of the fun designs and patterns here. Carolyn's Kitchen