Sunday, June 26, 2011

My Homemade Hello Dolly Bars

I wanted to make a party treat and thought these Hello Dolly Bars looked perfect! I used this recipe, which was very easy and quick.

First I mixed the graham cracker crumbs in with a stick of melted butter...

Then pressed the graham cracker into the bottom of the pan...

Layered coconut, pecans, butterscotch and chocolate chips...

Topped it off with some sweetened condensed milk, and baked for 25 minutes.

I cut them into very small squares, since they are so sweet.

They are really good, perfectly salty and sweet. Next time I might swap out the butterscotch for peanut butter chips.

Monday, June 6, 2011

My Homemade Trifle

The recent nice weather made me crave something light and fruity, so I attempted to make my first fruit trifle. This is a super easy and low fat dessert that would be great for a dinner party, or just to keep in the fridge to snack on!

I bought a box of Angel Food mix, which is the easiest thing to make - all you do is add water! I threw in a few drops of Almond Extract for a little extra flavor.

I took the cake and crumbled into pieces, mainly using the inside fluffy bits. I chose Strawberries and Blueberries, but any fruit will work! The last thing you need is Cool Whip and you're ready to go.

You can either layer it in a nice glass or trifle bowl...

Or mix it all together...

It's so tasty, and guilt free!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Frosted Cupcakery

I've been wanting to try Frosted Cupcakery forever (mainly because I knew they had cupcakes stuffed with ice cream!) So I was very happy when I finally went, because these cupcakes are really something special.

Red Velvet with Vanilla Ice Cream - The cream cheese frosting was exceptional, the cupcake seemed to have been muted in flavor due to freezing, but it was still so good, and of course, adorable looking.

Hi-Top Mini Cakes - Red Velvet. I Love these! Don't let the small size fool you, these are packed with flavor. This was so good, and would be great to bring to a party.

Chocolate with Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream - Always my favorite! This was jam packed with fresh flavor, the ice cream itself is great, and the thick ganache icing really took it over the top.


When I think of Summer, I think of Ice Cream. And when I think of Ice Cream, I think of MILK. They have amazing homemade Ice Cream, Gelato, Bars, Bon Bons and an enormous selection of baked goods. They also have real food, but who cares about that?

This Cupcake Sundae was too cute to pass up. The vanilla/cream cheese icing was delicious...

...and the chocolate cake inside was great!

I love "Make Your Own" Ice Cream Sandwiches, we tried two: Mint Chocolate Chip with Chocolate Cookies, and Coffee Ice Cream with Chocolate Chip Cookies. The ice cream is amazing, but the cookies are INSANE.

What I love about MILK is that they are open late! Great to go to after dinner.