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For the last few months I’ve been really into jars. My house is covered with all different kinds of jars with all different kinds of things inside. Mason jars are super cheap and come in all different sizes. They’re great for preserving food because the lid seals 2 ways and is super tight. I know you might be looking at this dessert and think to yourself “what is that?” or “that’s kinda awkward?!” but I one scoop and you’ll be sold. I made it for my family for dinner the other night and it was certainly a hit. Hope you enjoy ūüôā


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This is the perfect summer treat. There’s nothing better then getting to make your summer dessert on the grill, letting friends & family get in on the fun. ¬†You can substitute the peaches w/ pineapple or any sort of fruit that you think will grill up nicely and carmalize. ¬†Also feel free to switch up the ice cream with any flavor you like. …vanilla bean just goes perfectly! This tastes like peach pie in a cup! Check out the recipe below ūüôā Happy Grilling!

 

 

Ingredients (Makes 12 desserts)

(1) Pint vanilla bean ice cream
(6) Peaches
(1/3) c. Good quality balsamic vinegar (I used fig vinegar I bought on a recent trip in Santa. Ynez, CA )
(10) Shortbread Cookies
(1/4) c. Light Brown Sugar
(1/2) tsp. Ground cinnamon
(12) Nilla Waffers
(12) 8-10 oz. clear cups
(2) tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pinch of salt

Cut 6 Peaches in Half and Remove Pit

Pour Olive Oil, Vinegar, & Salt over the Peaches and Brush all over with a Food Brush

Spread out an Inch Apart on Hot Grill

Grill Until Peaches Completely Carmalized and you get Those Nice Grill Marks

Crush Shortbread Cookies & Combine with Cinnamon & Brown Sugar (Crush by hand or in Food Processor)

Using an Ice Cream Scooper, Scoop 1 Spoon of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream @ Bottom of Cup, Place Grilled Peach on the side, Sprinkle Cookie Crumble on Top, and Stick Nilla Waffer on Side in Ice Cream

 

 

Through a Spoon in & Serve-Doesn't it Taste Like Peach Pie!!!

Through a Spoon in & Serve-Doesn't it Taste Like Peach Pie!!!

 

 

Wishing you and all your loved ones a  very happy and healthy holiday season &  New Year!


 

It was the sexiest night on¬†TV, so I made some cookies to keep up with the theme. ¬†I invited my¬†girlfriends over to watch the show and we nibbled on these bras & panties while watching the real thing on the catwalk. Talk about edible underwear! I’ll take you through it step by step.

The Fabric

-3 c. Flour

-1 c. Sugar

-1 c. Salted Butter (Room Temp!)

– 1 tsp. vanilla

-2 tsp. almond extract

-2 eggs

– 2. c confections sugar

-3 tbsp milk (of any kind)

-1 stick of unsalted butter

-pink or red food coloring

-white icing

Get The Fashion

(1)  Set the oven to 375 degrees.

(2.a) Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder.  Then add the eggs, vanilla and butter.  Remember always use room temperature butter-you could potential cook your eggs with the butter if its too warm.   The dough will look somewhat flaky so get your hands in there and mush.

(2.b optional) Try the tough-it tastes amazing. I know some people are weirded out by the raw egg but one little taste doesn’t hurt.

(3) Spray a cookie sheet w/ pam and set aside.

(4) I didn’t use a cookie cutter to make these. They were all formed by hand. ¬†Here’s how I did it:

The Bra

I took a ball of cookie dough (about 1 1/2 inches in diameter) cut it in half, formed two balls and flattened the dough to get two flat circles.  I then placed them down onto the cookie sheet and combined the two circles. To make sure they stuck together I put a small piece of cookie dough in between the two circles and flattened it within.  Next, I cut two strips of cookie dough about an inch long, and attached each bra strap (strip of dough) to the top of the circles. I then took my knife and cut into the top of cups of the bra to give it a demi cup effect.

 

 

The Bra (Option 2)

Optional way to do the Bra: ¬†I did one this way but they didn’t turn out as good. ¬†I simply just rolled out the dough and cut the shape of the bra. It was easy to get the shape but once they hit the cookie sheet it was hard to fix any mishaps. ¬†Also version one comes out more plump (no pun intended ^^)

 

The Panty

These were super easy. ¬†I rolled out the dough and cut the shape. ¬†Basically start off with making the top of the letter “T” and finish off with making a “V” shape. ¬†Curve the point on the bottom.

 

 

The Icing

(1) Mix together 2 c. of confectioners sugar, unsalted butter, milk,  & almond extract.

(2) Once it turns into icing ad 3-4 drops of red or pink food coloring.  Play with the color until you get a  pink that you like.

(3) Frost on top of cookies in a bra shape and panty shape.
Don’t cover the whole cookie so you get a skin effect from the
color of the plain cookie.
The Final Inseams
You really can do anything you want at this point to decorate.  I made a small bow (in the shape of a pretzel) and two white lines on the bra straps as the strap adjuster.  The panties I just put little white circles on the top.
Party Time
I decorated a wood board with lots of layers of tissue paper.  I had a pink version with Victoria secret  tissue paper but then decided to go with leopard to be more festive.  I then put bows over the board. The party was a big success and the girls got some small gifts from Victoria Secret.

Another great idea is to make these put them in a ziplock bag or wrap in celophane and give as a gift in a victoria secret bag.  Spoiler alert to my sister in law whos getting a set for Hannukah.
Hope you enjoy. Peace, Love, & Patty Cake.

 

 

Happy Fall Foodies. This is certainly one of my favorite desserts around this time of year. ¬†This guy takes ¬†lots of time to cook and be the perfect consistency so its best to make the day before you plan on serving it. ¬†You’ll need a 9 inch springform pan. ¬†Here’s how it goes:

The Perfect Graham Cracker Crust

2 Cups Crushed Cinnamon Graham Crackers

1 1/2 Sticks of Salted Butter (Melted)

4 TBSP of brown sugar

1/2 TSP of ground cinnamon

The  Filling

(3) 8 oz packages of cream cheese

(1) 15 oz can of Pumpkin

1/4 c. sour cream

3 eggs, 1 egg yolk

1 1/2 c. sugar

1/2 TSP nutmeg

1/2 TSP pumpkin pie spice

1/2 TSP ground gloves

2 TBSP flour

2 TSP vanilla extract

Instructions

(1) Set oven to 350 degrees. ¬†(2) Grind graham crackers in a food processor. ¬†Make sure they’re not too fine. ¬†Combine with melted butter and cinnamon. ¬†Mix together, coating the crumbs with the butter. Press down into springform pan to look like this:

(Be sure to grease the pan first with vegetable oil or pam so nothing sticks)

(3) Beat cream cheese until you get a smooth consistency.

(4) Add pumpkin, vanilla, flour, eggs, egg yolk, sour cream, sugar & spices – mix well.

(5)Pour into crust (make sure you get all the cream cheese in-sometimes it can stick to the bottom of the bowl) and put in a heat proof tub filled with boiling water (this makes sure you get the right consistency and minimal cracks in your cheesecake.

Every oven is different so I would give it anything between 60-90 mins in. Make sure its solid and doesn’t look giggly. When it looks ready let it cool for 20 minutes. ¬†After, place in your fridge for at least 4 hours. ¬†If you don’t have 4 hours place in the freezer for an hour and then refrigerate for whatever time you have left after.

 

 

Take a look at the final crust once baked so you can get an idea of what you’re looking for:¬†

Enjoy!