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Showing posts from December, 2010

Creme Brulee Cheesecake Bars

Surfing the web for recipes, I came across this Betty Crocker award winning recipe and I just had to try it!! Two of my favorite things, and it was a simple recipe so I thought "why not?!"  I am here in Austin spending another weekend with the boyfriend, and he is such a good sport when it comes to my silly baking moods that I get in :)

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1 box (4-serving size) french vanilla instant pudding
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
3 egg yolks
16 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup toffee bits

Recipe from Betty Crocker

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Marble Cookies

This weekend I went up to see the boyfriend in Austin <3  He was having a company potluck dinner and we had a whole day of just cooking and baking for the occasion.  Of course I was more focused on the dessert portion :) and today's special was Chocolate and Peanut Butter Marble Cookies!!

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temp
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 large egg
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter

Recipe from King Arthur Flour

Dessert Contest at Work - Tiramisu!

So when I heard we were having a dessert contest at work, I jumped on the opportunity to submit something!  Then it was time to find an award worthy dessert to make... I spent a few days thinking about it and trying to come up with ideas.  Then the lovely boyfriend suggested I just stick to something tried and trued that I know is good.  A couple years ago, I decided to give Tiramisu a go since I love the stuff.  The first year wasn't so great, but now I have make enough adjustments to call it perfect (for my taste buds anyway).  Since then I have been making it every year for Thanksgiving as the family keeps requesting it, and this was the first thing that came to my boyfriend's mind when I asked him what I should make. (And in case anybody was wondering, I work at a big accounting company and yes I do real work besides baking for contests and bake sales.)