Feb 13, 2020

Tasty Treats from the Heart xoxo

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

If you’re on the look out for some last minute baking ideas to treat your Valentine, here are a few easy peasy and quick suggestions.

One Strawberry Wonder …(with a bit of  chocolate drizzle and red food coloring) .

Melt Chocolate Ganache and add some raspberries.

Click on Image for one wonderful Chocolate Ganache recipe .

Cut (two cakes) and whah lah..eat to your heart’s content.

Last but certainly not least are chocolate covered Strawberries on skewers and wrapped to go. So decadent and pretty.

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Jul 31, 2014

One Cute Cookie Jar Bar…

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

The idea of a BAR is always welcome at any party but if it’s a cookie jar bar filled with yummy sweet treats…all the better!

Image courtesy of the Ruffled Blog.com

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Jan 28, 2014

Tuesday’s Treat

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

It’s very cold in many parts of the country and I thought what better way to start the day than with a little treat for you to make while locked indoors. Please don’t hate me that this isn’t gluten free, dairy free, low cal and vegan. It’s yummy and easy peasy to whip up-in fact I refer to it as my one bowl wonder because you can mix it up in one bowl and  have the quickest clean up ever. My husby and friends LOVE this bread and yours will too. Enjoy!

Stirring in the sour cream-how bad can it be!

 

One Bowl Wonder

AKA

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

 Ingredients

1 stick butter (softened at room temp)

½ cup sugar

2 eggs

2 large ripened bananas (mashed)

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup flour

1 tsp. baking soda

2 Tablespoons cocoa powder

½ cup sour cream

1 cup mini chocolate chips

Optional ½ cup walnuts

 

*Pre Heat oven to  degree 350 degrees

Cream together: butter and sugar. Stir in eggs, vanilla, bananas and sour cream until completely mixed together. . Add in flour, baking soda and cocoa powder. After mixture is well blended add in chocolate chips and nuts (if desired). *Pour batter into a loaf pan prepped with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for approx. 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean when put into the middle of the loaf. Let cool for at least an hour on a wire rack. 

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Aug 6, 2013

Tuesday’s Treat

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

It took me awhile but I finally perfected the recipe for lemon bars from Joan’s on Third. For those of you not familiar with this place of fabu food finds in LA (which as the name states is on third in Hollywood) it’s a wonderful restaurant with great bites and a whole lot of celeb sightings.  The only snafu with the original recipe found on the LA Times food column was the omission of lining the pan with parchment paper. HELLO!!! If you don’t line the pan for lemon bars your will soon find out that they are impossible to lift from the pan in one piece… So follow the easy peasy recipe to the tee but before you even preheat the oven to 350 degrees…put that parchment paper in it’s proper place by lining the pan. Enjoy!

Joan’s on Third Lemon Bars

Ingredients

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour, divided

1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus more for dusting the bars

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter with 1 cup flour and the powdered sugar, stirring just until the dough comes together. Pat the dough into an 8-inch square pan LINED WITH PARCHMENT PAPER. Bake just until lightly golden, about 18 minutes. Remove and cool the pan on a wire rack to room temperature.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the granulated sugar, baking powder and remaining 2 tablespoons flour. Whisk in the lemon juice and eggs until thoroughly combined. Pour the custard into the pan over the baked crust and bake again until it’s set, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove and cool the tart on a wire rack.

3. When cooled, dust lightly with additional powdered sugar and cut into bars. The lemon bars will keep for 1 week, refrigerated.

Makes 9 bars. Each serving: 277 calories; 3 grams protein; 42 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 11 grams fat; 7 grams saturated fat; 74 mg. cholesterol; 44 mg. sodium

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Oct 23, 2012

Tuesday’s Treat

Posted By: Terri
Category: Fashionable Food/Recipes

What’s a Glamour Girl to make when she’s short on time but needs a fabulous desert?

Answer: Flourless Chocolate cake-Fast,easy and so delish!

Ingredients

4 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened) 

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter

3/4 cup sugar

3 large eggs

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder plus additional for sprinkling  

Preparation 

Preheat oven to 375°F and butter an 8-inch round baking pan. Line bottom with a round of wax paper and butter paper.  

Chop chocolate into small pieces. In a double boiler or metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water melt chocolate with butter, stirring, until smooth.

  Remove top of double boiler or bowl from heat and whisk sugar into chocolate mixture.

Add eggs and whisk well. Sift 1/2 cup cocoa powder over chocolate mixture and whisk until just combined.

Pour batter into pan and bake in middle of oven 25 minutes, or until top has formed a thin crust.

 Cool cake in pan on a rack 5 minutes and invert onto a serving plate.

 

Dust cake with additional cocoa powder and serve with vanilla ice cream or sorbet if desired. (Cake keeps, after being cooled completely, in an airtight container, 1 week.) 

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