• Dessert,  Recipe

    Addictive Peanut Butter Whiskey Chocolate Sauce

    Screwball peanut butter whiskey ups the ante for this decadent chocolate sauce. This adult syrup is perfect for late night sundaes, topping for warm brownies or to rim my Up and Downer cocktail.  Sometimes I wonder if addicts aren’t all that different from anybody else, they are just better at lying to themselves. I was great at lying to myself. Taylor Jenkins Reid, Daisy Jones & the Six Tweet Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google grown up chocolate syrup Peanut butter whiskey chocolate sauce and honeycomb Literary Cocktail Collection     For more fun cocktails inspired by my…

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    Guilty Double Fudge Brownies

    At this point, I’m almost rooting for Mickey to be found guilty because there is nothing innocent about these double fudge, super chocolate, decadent brownies. Filled with black cocoa powder, dark chocolate chips and topped with a fudge frosting, these will knock out every chocolate craving. Innocent men were found guilty. I didn’t want to be one of them. Michael Connelly, The Law of Innocence Tweet Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google There's nothing innocent about this decadent triple chocolate brownie. For every innocent man, there is a guilty one. Balance this decadent brownie  with my sweet Innocent…

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    Screwdriver Orange Sticky Buns with Vodka Glaze

    There wasn’t a lot of food suggested in Blindsighted but I love a challenge. As soon as I read the screwdriver quote, I knew that I would somehow be incorporating vodka, orange juice and a southern breakfast dish. Pecan sticky buns make me think of Georgia. And so, voila- Screwdriver Sticky Buns. I literally had to slap my husband’s hand away from the steaming bun to get this picture. He took one bite and declared this a Christmas morning tradition.  Out of the blue, Sara said, “I want a screwdriver.” Jeffrey frowned at this but he walked over to his toolbox and rummaged around. “Phillips?” “No, a drink,” Sara answered.…

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    Grown Up Pop Tarts

    Must be 21 to eat these. So if you follow the blog, you may have noticed the Apple Cider Donut Holes stuffed with three different filling flavors. Well, they were delicious.  Yet three mostly filled pastry bags of delightful and flavor packed fillings still sat in my fridge this morning. Genius hit at 5:30 am while my two year old refused to sleep- pop tarts!! This pie dough tart is stuffed with Apple Pie Filling and Salted Caramel then frosted with Maple Whiskey Buttercream before being drizzled with the Salted Caramel Sauce again. Yep, you’re welcome.  peace and xo,   jenni Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share…

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    Apple Cider Donut Holes Recipe with Caramel, Apple or Maple Whiskey Filling

    Apple Cider Donut Holes with Apple Pie, Caramel, Whiskey Maple filling….. This Orlando girl misses fall. To me, the best part of fall is the apples (besides going back to school. Yes, I have always been nerdy!) Apple picking and fair foods like apple strudel and hot apple cider bred nostalgia. Here in Florida it is hot and summery. So I celebrate the next best way I know how- baking with apples.  These apple cider donut holes are AH-mazing! Alone they are delicious but filled…..it just hits different. The whole batch was gone in less than 24 hours and that’s even without the hubby home to help. (He was out…

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    Guest List Red Velvet Cake

    When I read the Guest List, I knew almost immediately that I would be baking a wedding cake. Did you know that red velvet gets a natural slight red tint from cocoa powder?? Of course, it’s become standard to add coloring to get the deep velvety red that we know and love. Have you tried this recipe?? I’d love to hear your feedback. Please comment and rate! Peace & love, jenni Want to be alerted when I post new recipes? Subscribe below to be in the know!

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    Lemon Crullers

    okay. This was a first for me. I’ve never made crullers, or anything like them. It takes some effort but wow, are they worth it!! Beautiful and bright with lemon undertones, these donuts are delicious. Ingredients 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup water 6 T unsalted butter 1 T sugar 1 t salt 1 t vanilla zest of 1 lemon 1 1/4 cups flour 3 eggs 1-2 egg whites vegetable oil for frying Heat milk, water, butter, sugar, salt, vanilla and zest until boiling. Stir in flour and continue to heat for 2-4 minutes to release excess water. Transfer to mixer and mix on low to cool. Add whole eggs. Add egg…

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    Apricot Thumbprints

    These delicious, delicate cookies are so easy to make! A shortbread base with bright apricot jam, this is the perfect bite. Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter 2/3 cup sugar 2 egg yolks, room temperature 1 t almond extract 2 1/3 cups flour 1/4 t salt 1/2 cup apricot preserves Heat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks and extract. Mix. Stir in flour and salt. Roll into 1 tablespoon sized balls. Make an indent with your thumb and add a drop of apricot preserves. Bake for 10-12 minutes or just until the bottoms get golden. If desired, sprinkle with confectioners sugar. Makes 36 cookies.

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    Champagne Cupcakes

    Pop the champagne a little early because you’re going to love these delicious delicate bites. Fresh strawberry cupcakes with an elegant champagne frosting are perfect for a New Year’s Eve countdown! Recipe makes 24 cupcakes. Strawberry Cupcakes 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 2 cup sugar 1/2 cup whole milk 2 cup strawberry puree 1/2 cup strawberry jam 4 egg whites 2 eggs 2 t vanilla 3 cups flour 4 t  baking powder 1 t  salt red food coloring Cream the butter and add sugar. mix in the rest of the ingredients. add food color as needed. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.  Champagne…

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    Manhattan Cheesecake

    Start this recipe now!! The cherries take at least a day. You’ll thank me in a few. Seriously, these take time and the clock is ticking….but you’ll be the hostess (or host) with the mostest! Whiskey Infused Cherries 2 cups cherries, pitted 1 3/4 cup whiskey 1/3 cup sugar put cherries (less a few for decoration), whiskey and sugar in a saucepan. simmer for 15 minutes until sugar dissolves. pour into mason jar and refrigerate for at least 24 hours. when ready to use on cheesecakes, put over medium heat and cook down alcohol until reduced, about 25-30 minutes.  Crust 2 packs of graham crackers 1/3 cup  brown sugar 1/2…

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    Champagne Soaked Chocolate Covered Strawberries

    These boozy bites are so romantic!  Ingredients 1 lb strawberries 2 cups champagne 10 oz dark chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli 60% cocoa) sprinkles Wash strawberries then put in an 8×8 or smaller pan. Cover in champagne. Refrigerate at least 24 hours. Place strawberries on a cooling rack over paper towels to let them air dry. Put in freezer for 10 minutes. Melt chocolate. Dip strawberries then place on foil lined baking sheet. Sprinkle as you go or the chocolate will harden and sprinkles won’t stick. Refrigerate or eat! Champagne Marshmallow Dip Bonus recipe!! I really enjoyed the Champagne Soaked Strawberries, but I didn’t get enough of the champagne taste.…

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    Caramel Cake Petit Fours

    The Cake This is basically a pound cake with a few minor adjustments, including extra eggs. Eggs are the magical ingredient. Their job in this batter is to provide structure. When heated, egg proteins coagulate and give stiffness to the cake- all the better for shaping our little petite fours. Poured Fondant Icing Want to be alerted when I post new recipes? Subscribe below to be in the know!

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    Scupper’s Cherry Pies

    Ingredients 6 cups frozen sweet dark cherries **and the juice 2 Tbsp lemon juice 4 Tbsp cornstarch 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt Take the juice from the frozen cherries and whisk in the 4 Tablespoons of cornstarch.  Add all ingredients to a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then on low heat simmer for 10-15 minutes. Let cool. Fill pie crust and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes for mini pies or 40-50 minutes for one large pie.  I used the large sized muffin tins and these were the perfect size for individual pies. For non stick tins, there is no need to grease the pan. 

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    Sven’s Swedish Christmas Cookies

    These traditional Scandinavian cookies taste like Christmas. Buttery with hints of warm spices, they go perfectly with a hot beverage. I took the liberty of decorating with white piping which I believe is more of a German tradition.  This dough is more workable after being refrigerated for at least one hour, but preferable overnight.  Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup dark corn syrup 1 tsp ginger powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves 1/4 tsp salt 1 3/4 cups flour 3/4 tsp baking soda Mix ingredients together. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour. Roll out dough to 1/4″…