Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Back To School Cupcakes

 I made some healthy back to school muffins for the kids, filled with carrots and zucchini and whole wheat flour.  Then I added cream cheese icing to them and made them a little less healthy :-)

 And then I had to add a cute little Oreo Cheesecake Truffle to the top 
and now we have to call them cupcakes, instead of muffins.

But they were delicious!
Here's the muffin recipe if you want to try making your kids a healthy treat!

Carrot and Zucchini Muffins
adapted from here

1 cup sugar
4 Tbsp canola oil
1 tsp salt
2 large eggs
2 cups shredded zucchini
2 cups shredded carrot
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
And I added about a tsp of pumpkin pie spice, to make them even spicier

Mix wet and dry ingredients separately then add together.  This filled about 16 muffin cups.  I baked them at 375 for about 20 minutes.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Back-to-School Teacher Treats

We made some treats for the boys new teachers for Back-to-School.
I found these cute apples online and had to try making them.

 The boys helped rolling the balls, putting in the pretzels as well as adding the jellybean leaves after they were dipped in the chocolate.  Then we packaged them up into some cute mason jars, wrap some baker's twine and pretty up the lid with scrapbook paper.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Mini Monkey Bread

My boys favorite breakfast treat is monkey bread, and I wanted to try making it without using the canned biscuits.  So I tried a recipe using a yeast dough, and made them mini.  They were a hit.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Chocolate Wafer Icebox Cake

This is my husband's favorite, and the easiest dessert to make.  It's chocolate wafers layered with whipped cream, chill overnight, and he always requests crushed coffee crisps on top.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

 This was a birthday cake for my husband and my father-in-law's combined birthday celebration that we have every year at the lake.  It was a rich Chocolate cake layered with peanut butter buttercream and then topped with Chocolate-Peanut Butter Ganache.  It was delicious! Here's the link to the recipe.