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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

S'Mores Oreo Cookie Dough Treats

S'Mores Oreo Cookie Dough Treats by The Sweet Chick
Looking to keep the kids busy during summer vacation?  Try making these S'mores Oreos Cookie Dough Treats with them.  There is no baking involved, so you can keep the house cool.  And they combine two favorite flavors into one, cookie dough and s'mores.  They are half crunchy, half chewy, and 100% addictive.  You can decorate them with some cute red, white, and blue sprinkles and make them in time for your Fourth of July celebration.  The kids and the adults will love them!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Bourbon Biscoff Blondies

 Bourbon Biscoff Blondies by The Sweet Chick
Last week I was so busy putting together my daughter's birthday party and getting the house ready for my in-laws who were coming into town, I didn't have time to share these lovelies.  Now of course, I have to stare at this drool worthy photo and remember how insanely delicious these Bourbon Biscoff Blondies were. Not only are they fabulous alone, but they are even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and my easy Bourbon Caramel Sauce.  So if you want to make your father something special for Father's Day this year, try these.  He'll love you for it.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Biscoff Bourbon Rice Krispie Treats

Biscoff Bourbon Rice Krispie Treats by The Sweet Chick
OK, so I've been playing around with Biscoff and Bourbon a little too much lately.  However, I did come up with some good results.  This week I made you some Biscoff Bourbon Rice Krispie Treats.  'Cause you know sometimes, you just have to add a little booze to your Rice Krispies.  You don't always have to make sweets for the kids.  My kids get enough sweets as it is.   These crispy, crunchy treats that combine the sweetness of Biscoff with the oaky flavor of Bourbon and are topped of with a chocolate bourbon drizzle are for adults only.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Biscoff Bourbon Cookie Dough Truffles

Biscoff Bourbon Cookie Dough Truffles by The Sweet Chick
I know it's a little early to be thinking about Father's Day, but I was playing around with a recipe and it came out so good that I wanted to share.  Last year I made some Biscoff Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Chunk Cookies and they came out delicious.  I wanted to try the Biscoff and bourbon combo again, so I made these Biscoff Bourbon Cookie Dough Truffles and covered them in dark chocolate with a little bit of sea salt on top.  This was a good use of bourbon.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Strawberries and Cream Scones

Strawberries and Cream Scones by The Sweet Chick

The end of the school year is fast approaching.  Little man is already done with preschool.  I only have two weeks left until his sister is out also.  I am not sure if I am ready for both of them to be home all day yet.  For now I will try to remain calm and enjoy the Memorial Day weekend coming up.  We don't have definite plans, but there will be an ice cream social for our neighborhood that we may attend.  To kick it off right, I think I will pour myself a cup of coffee and bite into one of these Strawberries and Cream Scones.  They are full of fresh strawberries, sweetened with honey, and drizzled with a creamy glaze.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Hazelnut Coffee Cookies

#glutenfree #cookies #hazelnut #chocolatechip
Well, my Mother's Day didn't quite go as planned.  First the little guy caught some type of virus that started as hives all over his body, then led to a really high fever that took all day to get down, followed by head congestion and lethargy.  And he was even kind enough to pass his germs along to his father and I.  I was not in the mood to do anything on Sunday.  Which was fine, because it was my day to relax anyway.  I did receive some lovely gifts from the hubby and kids, which made things better.  Kinda of like these Hazelnut Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies made me feel when I first bit into one.  They are truly spectacular.  I am a big fan of the hazelnut/chocolate combo.  I hope you are too, because these cookies are so easy to make.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Hazelnut Caramel Coffee Macarons

Mother's Day is coming up this weekend.  How about baking her something special instead of buying something?  I know french macarons may look intimidating to make, but if I can make them while being interrupted fifty times by a four year old, you can certainly make them.  These Hazelnut Caramel Coffee Macarons are worth the effort.  They taste like one of those ridiculously expensive gourmet flavored coffees and they are so light and airy, you can't eat just one.  I know my mom would love to receive these on Mother's Day.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Coconut Banana Muffins

Coconut Banana Muffins by The Sweet Chick
In between all the rain showers, we have had some pretty nice days.  This past Sunday was one of them.  My husband and I actually took the kids to our community pool.  They have been begging to go since it opened April 1.  Only the neighborhood kids ventured out into the not so warm water.  The adults were all lounging around in the hot sun.  I am looking forward to some summer weather.  For now, I will have to do with some summer inspired treats.  These Coconut Banana Muffins with Tequila Lime Glaze fit the bill perfectly.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cotton Candy Oreo Truffles

Cotton Candy Oreo Truffles by The Sweet Chick
Have you guys tried the Cotton Candy flavored Oreo cookies yet?  They aren't bad.  My kids love them.  The cream does taste like cotton candy, but not overly sweet.  I thought I'd make them even better by turning them into truffles.  I even made some cotton candy flavored candy melt to cover them in.  These Cotton Candy Oreo Truffles could be a hit at your kid's birthday party.  Or you could just keep them all for yourself.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Churro Wonton Cups

#churro #wonton #dulcedeleche #frosting #cincodemayo #dessert #snack
Most people go south for spring break, but we went north.  It was nice to spend Easter with our family and see our friends, however, I could have done without the cold rainy weather.  We had a few warm, sunny days when we got back home, and it felt so good.  Then the weather took a turn and we are back to cold, rainy weather down here too. Yuck! I needed a little pick-me-up to get me through this dreary week, so I made these cute, little Churro Wonton Cups.  They are kind of like the Churro Puff Pastry I made two years ago, but crunchier.  There are just never enough churro recipes in this world.  These are great for any Cinco de Mayo parties you may have coming up or just as a sweet pick-me-up to brighten your day.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Honey Carrot Scones

#carrotcake, #scones, #Easter, #holiday, #brunch, #breakfast, #dessert
I can't believe Easter is just around the corner.  I still have a lot of prepping to do, but I took a break to make some scones.  These Honey Carrot Scones with a Mascarpone Glaze are perfect for an Easter brunch or any day for a coffee break.  They are sweetened with honey and are chock full of carrots, raisins, and pecans.  The mascarpone glaze is to die for and perfectly compliments the scones.  These were a winner in our household over the weekend.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Butter Rum Banana Donuts

#donuts #banana #recipes #easter #butter rum
Well, I survived my 41st birthday without incident.  I am looking forward to another great year in my forties.  The grey hairs keep increasing in numbers, but I am managing on keeping the wrinkles away for now.  I feel great and am healthier than I have been in a long time, so that's always a positive.  I thought I'd celebrate with some donuts.  I know they are not completely healthy, but these Mini Butter Rum Banana Donuts are worth a celebration.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Triple Irish Krispie Pie

#Guinness, #Baileys, #Whiskey, #Irish, #pie, #StPatricksDay, #spiked, #ricekrispies, #pretzelcrust, #chocolateganache
Hey guys!  Are you all pumped up for St. Patrick's Day?  We are.  My husband and I are hosting a beer tasting night this weekend featuring my husband's Irish Stout.  So of course, I needed to make something special for our guests.  It started out as just Baileys Pecan Rice Krispie Treats, but soon became something else.  This Triple Irish Krispie Pie also has a pretzel crust , a Dark Chocolate Guinness Ganache, and it's topped with a Jameson Whiskey Chocolate Sauce, caramel, and a Baileys Whipped Mascarpone Frosting.  If that doesn't get your taste buds going, I don't know what will.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Dark Chocolate Guinness Banana Muffins

Last week was not a good week.  I was all excited about baking with Guinness again, but both recipes I was trying to develop failed and one I even tried twice.  I was very disappointed to say the least.  What a waste of good beer.  So I gave up and made muffins instead.  Of course, I did throw some Guinness in them, so they are not completely healthy.  But hey, we can't all be saints.  Some of us have to be sinners. Even more sinful, is the fact that I also made an insanely delicious whipped butter spread to go with these Dark Chocolate Guinness Banana Muffins that has a bit of Baileys Irish Cream in it.  Hey, if the Irish can put liquor in their coffee, I can put some in my muffins and butter. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Maple Ginger Banana Muffins

#maple #gingerbread #banana #muffins #breakfast #healthy
I hope everyone had a fun-filled Valentine's weekend.  My husband and I spent the weekend with the kids at Legoland.  Not very romantic, but it was fun.  At least the parts where my four year old didn't take off on us or throw a fit when he didn't get his way.  Such is life with kids.  I am happy to be home in my own bed and cooking fresh meals again.  We had a lot of fast food at the park and on the road, but now it's back to healthy eating, like these Maple Ginger Banana Muffins.  I kept wanting to try making these during the holidays, but never got around to it.  I figured now was as good a time as any.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Red Velvet Oatmeal Cookies

#redvelvet #oatmealcookies #valentines
I am still on a red velvet kick.  I had bought a box mix to make a red velvet cake for Valentine's Day, but then decided to use it to make some fun cookies.  I had seen recipes for red velvet banana bread and red velvet oatmeal cookies, so I kind of combined the two and made these with Red Velvet Oatmeal Cookies with bananas.  I wasn't too sure about the taste of bananas and red velvet together, but O.M.G, these came out so good.  They even have a double dose of chocolate with semi-sweet chocolate chips inside and half-dipped in dark chocolate on the outside.  I even threw in a Red Velvet M&M for decoration.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Red Velvet Brownie Krispie Treats

#ricekrispietreats #redvelvet #valentinesday #nobake #kidfriendly #easy
So what do you do when you have a box of Red Velvet Brownie mix?  You make brownies, then crumble them up and throw them in your Rice Krispies Treats, right?  Perhaps that's just my crazy thinking, but these Red Velvet Brownie Krispies bring Rice Krispie Treats up another notch in my book.  These treats are filled with chunks of red velvet brownies and topped with my favorite mascarpone frosting and some Red Velvet M&M's.  They are perfect for those upcoming Valentine's parties at school, or just to make for your sweetheart.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Chicken Cordon Bleu Wonton Cups

#superbowl #chickencordonbleu #wontoncups #appetizers #partyfood
I hear there is a big football game coming up.  We are not big football fans, but we are always up for a good party.  And with good parties comes good food.  I like to change up my party menu every once in a while, so we are not always eating the same foods.  This time around, I decided to make our favorite family dinner into a cute appetizer.  My family loves Chicken Cordon Bleu, so I thought, why not make it in a wonton?  Chicken Cordon Bleu Wonton Cups are perfect for any party or just as a snack.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Top 10 Recipes of 2014

Top 10 Recipes of 2014 by The Sweet Chick

Well, if y'all are interested in knowing what Sweet Chick recipes were most popular in 2014, here they are.  And while nine out of ten recipes were sweet treats, the number one most viewed recipe was the Chicken Parmesan Wonton Cups I made during Superbowl season last January.  They were pretty awesome.  I think I am going to make some more for this year's party.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Orange Basil Scones

Orange Basil Scones by The Sweet Chick
My husband was in the mood for some scones.  I decided to make these Orange Basil Scones again.  I had made some before the holidays hit, as a trial run and they were a hit, so I made some more.  The combination of orange and basil gives a refreshing flavor to these scones.  The tangy flavor of the citrus goes well with the sweetness of the fresh basil.  They came out with the perfect amount of moistness, but still crumbly.  Oh, I do so love a good scone.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Butternut Squash Banana Muffins

Butternut Squash Banana Muffins by The Sweet Chick
I hope everyone had a delightful New Year.  Mine was pretty adventurous.  My husband, our two kids, and I drove up 14.5 hours to Connecticut to visit our families, then I took the kids on another 6.5 hour ride to Canada to see my grandma, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  Thankfully the kids were terrific on both trips and they loved seeing everyone.  The weather, on the other hand, was not so terrific.  I had forgotten how cold it gets up there.  But now I am back home, keeping warm with a cup of coffee and these Butternut Squash Banana Muffins. 
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