Thursday, November 18, 2010

Owl cupcakes

It all starts with these:

and you go and buy this:

Then you have a little friend that looks like this:
(lets call him Duddly)

Then 'Duddly' tells his friends how fun our house is and how cute the kids are, and eventually we get this:

And apparently Duddly has cousins, friends and neighbors that want to join in the party...

And here I am talking to the cupcakes that I just made. Maybe I need to get out more! As I was packing them up to take them to Keagan's classroom I could swear I heard little voices saying "please don't eat me" Sorry friends. You have got to go.

Keagan loved them as well. We had a blast making (and carrying on conversations) with our new little fury friends!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Danish Ebleskivers

Ebleskivers are one of my favorite things. They are basically pancakes in a ball. You have to have a special pan (see below). They are just so yummy, drizzle them with some homemade buttermilk syrup and you are good to go!

Danish Ebleskivers
3 egg whites - beat till stiff
2 cups buttermilk
3 egg yolks
1/2 t. salt
2 T. sugar
2 cups flour
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda

Mix buttermilk, egg yolks, salt, and sugar well. Add flour, baking powder, and
baking soda, mix well. Fold in egg whites. Fill cup 1/2 full with batter. Place
1 t. applesauce or jam in center and put a dollup of batter over top. Turn with
fork and cook till center is done. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Grease cups
each time.

Recipe from my Mom (and my sister in law Staci) they are the same recipe :)

you can buy this pan from William-Sanoma

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Company cheesecake

This is what it looks like when you chop up snickers bars, Reeces peanut butter cups and drizzle carmel over the top :)

Just plain. But still wonderful!


1 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
(whirl together in food processor)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
drizzle in 1/2 cup melted butter/marg
press into 9 inch spring-form pan

beat until smooth:
3 eggs
2-8oz packages cream cheese (softened)
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tso vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
blend in 3 cups of sour cream

pour into crust

Bake 375 for 35-40 minutes
(Cheese cake is done when center appears nearly set, but giggles slightly)

cool then chill for 4-5 hours before serving.

Recipe from my Mom