Posts Tagged ‘dessert’

Valentines Day Desserts :: Heart Pudding Pies

valentines day desserts

One of my secrets is to make super cute desserts that look like they took a lot of effort. These Valentine’s Day desserts took 15 minutes tops and put a huge smile on my girls’ faces when they got home from school. They are super simple to make!

Pudding Pie :: valentines day desserts

All you’ll need is graham cracker crumbs, fudge or chocolate pudding and M&Ms. By the way can we discuss the new cherry flavored M&M’s? They are soooo good. I may have eaten a few the whole bag.

easy alentines day desserts

Heart Pudding Pies

Prepare graham cracker crumbs as directed and press into the bottom of a small dish. Prepare pudding and pour on top of crumbs. Top with your favorite M&Ms and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.

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Ice Cream Cone (Just Add Sprinkles!)

Ice Cream Cone with SprinklesI scream, you scream …. right? It might not be summer (where you live), but around these parts we are always in the mood for a scoop (or two!) on an ice cream cone.

My pantry always seems to have an excessive amount of both chocolate and sprinkles left over from holiday baking, so when this idea came to me it seemed like the perfect way to use them up. These sprinkle-dipped cones were easy to make and a huge hit with my family. Feel free to make these cones ahead of time and store them until you’re ready to use. 

Ice Cream Cone | Add Sprinkles

 

Sprinkle-Dipped Ice Cream Cones

Ingredients

12 ice cream cones
1 pound melting chocolate
1 cup of your favorite sprinkles

To make: Melt chocolate as directed on package. Once melted, dip the rim of the ice cream cone in chocolate and then immediately into the bowl of sprinkles. Lay the cone on wax paper until the chocolate dries and hardens. Serve by scooping ice cream into cone.

Recipe originally created for SC Johnson Family where I am a guest blogger. See it here.

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Serve it :: Lemon & Rosemary Cake

Lemon Yogurt Cake

Lemon desserts have not always been my favorite. In fact, I dislike most of them. But when I was looking into cakes to make that had savory flavors, this Lemon & Rosemary Cake recipe peaked my interest. It isn’t too “lemony” and the rosemary isn’t overpowering either. This cake is a well balanced marriage of flavors. Topped with a light lemon icing — this lemon yogurt cake was a winner. Definitely making this again!

Lemon Desserts

 

I served it to a crowd, and they all seemed to love it. Give it a try (no worries, it is really simple to make).

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Cinnamon & Sugar Ice Cream Puffs

Puff Pastry Desserts

 

Tis’ the season of all things sweet! By now you have probably baked cookies and planned your holiday dessert, but be sure to leave room for these simple treats using Peppridge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets. I’m loving Puff Pastry desserts because they are super simple to make and are a nice change of pace from frosting and cake. These cinnamon & sugar puffs are the perfect, flaky accompaniment to your favorite ice cream.

Here’s how to make them:

Puff Pastry Desserts :: Recipe

 

Cut out your favorite shapes using cookie cutters, brush with melted butted, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar (don’t be afraid to be generous) and then they’re ready to bake! Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes (when they are puffy and golden brown, pull them out).

Ideas for Puff Pastry Desserts

 

They’ll look like this. And smell divine. To serve, scoop some ice cream and add these to the top. They’re best warm!

Puff Pastry Desserts

 

I loved coming up with a new way to use Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets.  I’m part of the Pepperidge Farm “Puff is the Spark” panel which means you can submit your own ideas for using puff pastry inspired by the Christmas season for a chance to win a trip to the Pepperidge Farm Innovation Center (with me!) and have your recipe included in the Campbell’s Kitchen Recipe Database.

SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TELLING ME WHAT RECIPE YOU WOULD CREATE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!

Last month’s favorite recipe suggestion came from MINDY CONE who suggested making a “….pumpkin pecan neapolitin dessert.” YUM!

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Host a Pie Party

Pie Party | Thoughtfully SimpleThanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year. I get giddy just thinking about setting a dreamy table and playing hostess to my nearest and dearest friends and family. However, once the meal has been enjoyed and the company has cleared, it always seems the next day I am exhausted! The idea for this party came to me in that spirit of having conquered the holiday but still longing for more of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving — pie, wine, and great company.

Pie Party | Thoughtfully SimplePie Party | Thoughtfully SimpleThis post-Thanksgiving gathering is very mellow yet still inviting. Have your closest friends bring over their leftover holiday pies (seriously, already sliced and all) and a bottle of wine. Set up a pie bar, set a causal table and nestle in for the afternoon.

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