Monday, September 30, 2013

Pumpkin Snack Cake

Happy Fall Everyone!!!   What does fall mean?  For me, it means one of my favorite ingredients!!  PUMPKIN!!!!   Can you tell I'm a little excited??  LOL  I also found out that I will be hosting Thanksgiving for my dear friend Jamie (she has guest blogged on here before) and her beautiful family!  Super Excited!!  Maybe we can cook up something amazing to blog about TOGETHER!!  But anyways!  Back to the topic at hand!  I have been on the look out for things I can make for their visit (squeal!!  yes, still super excited!!).  I came across these from Pumpkin Snack Cakes from The Novice Chef.  What's not to love with pumpkin, cake, and only 90 calories a piece????  OH YEAH!!!  They came out amazing (except not quite as pretty as hers since I don't have the special pan to make them individualized) but that's ok, because the taste makes up for everything!!  Here ya go!!!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Almond Meringue Cookies

Hi everyone! Its Melody again from Coffee & Kahlua!
I'm going to share a holiday staple from my house, to yours today.
I've been baking these for a few years now and my family definitely expects these to be around the house come Autumn. They are super easy to make, Delicious, Light & Airy, & you can use so many different flavor combinations, It's great! This recipe usually makes 2 batches depending on size.

4 egg whites
1 Tsp Almond Emulsion
1 Tsp Cream of Tartar
3/4 cup sugar ( I tend to use less because I like mine less sweet)

Preheat oven to 225
Whip egg whites on low until frothy, then add  Cream of Tartar slowly.

Continue to whip on low until soft peaks form. Slowly add sugar & Almond emulsion & turn to medium speed & continue to whip until stiff peaks form & will stand up on their own. Spoon mix onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper & bake for 2 - 3 hours. Let cool for 1 hour before eating.

Enjoy these yummy cookies & feel free to share your experience with me on my blog!

Friday, September 6, 2013

S'mores Cake in a Mug!!!

So, the summer is coming to an end, huh?  The leaves are starting to change.  The days are getting shorter, the nights longer.  You start to need a jacket in the mornings until it warms up later.  BOO!!!  There are many things we will miss about summer.  but who says you have to give ALL of them up just because the weather is changing yet again?  One of my favorite is S'mores.  I LOVE them!! And Now i can have them ANYTIME I want (although I don't recommend eating this every day!!  or you will need quite a bit of time in the gym!!)  but it's SOOOO yummy!!!  I found this on How Sweet It Is's blog full of yummy things!!!  Here is my version, but feel free to check out her blog for more!!!  This was filling, I couldn't finish it!!!  so i put it in the fridge and at the rest for BREAKFAST!!   lol  Just place back in microwave for about 15-20 seconds and Yum Yum Yum!!!  lol