Archive for ‘Creative Foods’

May 8, 2011

fun & yummy ways to eat fruit

dark & white chocolate stuffed raspberries
May 7, 2011

Freezer Smoothie Baggies

Lately I have been all about smoothies.  Strawberry-banana smoothies, blueberry smoothies, chocolate-banana smoothies, yogurt-strawberry smoothies.  I’ve been mixing up multiple flavors in the comfort of my own kitchen.  Although nutritious, smoothies aren’t exactly the quickest or cheapest to make yourself.  I got this great idea from “The Tidy Nest” to  make  my own Freezer Smoothie Baggies to save time and money. “The Tidy Nest” divides the fruit and yogurt into serving size baggies and stores them in the freezer.  

  • Wash and chop the fruit. 
  • Freeze the yogurt in ice cube trays to divide into appropriate serving size. 
  • For a smoothie that serves two: use 1 1/2 cups fruit and 3-4 yogurt cubes.  Add milk or juice into the blender until it reaches a smooth consistency.  
  • Throw all packets into a large freezer bag to prevent freezer burn.

May 3, 2011

Cheesecake filled strawberries

Get it
Whole strawberries 
Philadelphia ready-to-eat cheesecake filling 
Good quality dipping chocolate 

Get Bakin’
  • Wash strawberries and pat dry. Remove the stems from the berries. Using a small paring knife, core the center of each berry. 
  • Fill a plastic baggie with the cheesecake filling. Fill each berry with cheesecake. 
  • Line a small baking sheet with wax paper. 
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt dipping chocolate at 30-second intervals until chocolate is smooth and creamy.  Dip each strawberry into chocolate.  Lay on baking sheet. 
  • Fill a second plastic baggie with chocolate and drizzle over the berries in a pretty design.  
  • Chill. Bring to room temperature before serving. Store in a sealed plastic container in the refrigerator. 

Happy baking! 

May 2, 2011

"sunshine" in a jar

While I have yet to find sunshine in a jar, I came pretty close to discovering it when I stumbled upon these little recipes containing baked sweetness and yummy treats in mason jars. 

cupcake in a jar 
chili & cornbread in a jar

margaritas in a jar
rainbow cake in a jar
peach cobbler in a jar 
Cakes baked in jars can be topped with traditional metal canning lids and stored in the fridge for up to 5 days. What a terrific idea! These personal-sized treats would make the perfect gift to ship to someone or to be used as party favors.  Afterall, who doesn’t love sunshine in a jar?
February 2, 2011

Black & Gold Sweet Ideas




January 9, 2011

Sweet Creativity

A few of the sweet & creative treats that I have created