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My daughter, Lainey, loves applesauce. It is one of her favorite snacks.
So we when we were given two flavors of Mott’s® Snack & Go applesauce to try out: their natural applesauce and their strawberry applesauce, Lainey was excited. And as you can see, she was big fan!
As a mom, I feel good giving her applesauce in her lunches, and in these little pouches, there’s nothing easier.
I also like to make cinnamon applesauce muffins as a healthy snack for our family. These are simple to make, and by using applesauce, I'm able to cut down on the butter and sugar. Plus I add walnuts to give them crunch, and to add some extra good stuff.
CINNAMON APPLESAUCE MUFFINS
- 3 cups white flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 2 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups applesauce
Preheat the oven to 350F.
In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until evenly distributed.
Add the eggs, oil, and applesauce to a second mixing bowl, and beat by hand until thoroughly combined. Pour the mixed ingredients into the dry, and stir by hand with wood spoon or spatula until just combined. Fold in the walnuts. The dough will be thick, but don't worry, that's normal.
Coat a muffin tin with nonstick spray or thoroughly coat with butter. For 12 muffins, fill each about 3/4 full. For larger muffins, you can fill to the rim and get about 9 muffins.
Bake for about 25 minutes, until the dome of the muffin is nicely browned, and a toothpick comes out cleanly.
Happy face eating healthy applesauce muffins, a mom couldn't be happier.
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- Makes 12 Cupcakes
- Preparation 45 - 60 minutes, plus cooking time of 30 minutes
- 140g (5/8 cup or 9 tablespoons) butter
- 230g (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons) super fine sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 glass milk
- 230g (2 cups) plain (all purpose) flour
- 40g (5 tablespoons) cocoa
- 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 250g (2 cups) icing (powdered) sugar
- 100g (6 tablespoons ) butter at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons stem ginger syrup
- 1 tablespoon milk
- We like this gingerbread men recipe for the mini gingerbread men
- 50g icing (powdered) sugar
- Water (approximately 1 teaspoon)
1. Preheat oven to 170C (340F)
2. Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then add eggs and milk and stir slowly until well combined.
4. Carefully divide the mixture between 12 cupcake cakes and bake for 25-30 minutes, until the top of the cake springs back when gently pressed. Once cooked leave to cool completely on a wire rack.
Rebecca and Rosie of Honeywell Bakes are here with a terrific heart cookie ornament you can hang on your tree as decoration, then enjoy as a treat later, or pack up and give as a gift. I alway love the idea of edible ornaments!Vanilla Heart Cookie Ornaments
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Makes approximately 45 3 1/2 inch cookies
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/4 cups cold butter, diced
- 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 2 1/2 tablespoons (corn syrup)
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- Ribbon, string, raffia or bakers twine
Preheat oven to 170C (340F)
Mix flour, baking soda, sugar and butter in a stand mixer on low speed for 5 minutes or until it resembles breadcrumbs.
Then, using a straw, make holes in the tops of the biscuits, cutting the straw after making each hole and discarding the pieces. Allow to cool completely.site, shop, and Facebook page.
If you are looking to be inspired, check out this collection of 10 red and white holiday crafts and recipes my talented friends across the blogosphere have made! There's bound to be a few you'll want to try.
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The crisps are made from real bakery breads, which are sliced thin and baked twice to give them a super crispy crunch. Just to let you know, I am a big fan of crunchy snacks.
The crisps come in four flavors: two sweet (Vanilla Pound Cake and Banana Nut) and two savory (Pretzel Bread and Herbed Baguette).
For the Vanilla Pound Cake Bakery Crisps, I wanted to do a play on strawberry shortcake. I topped the crisps with whipped cream, strawberries, and a touch of orange zest. The sweet crunch from the crisp went nicely with the smooth, soft whipped cream. The orange zest and strawberry gave it a nice tanginess. All I can say is these went extra fast at my house!
Disclosure: This post is brought to you in collaboration with Frito-Lay/Stacy’s brand, and the company is providing prizes for the giveaways. All words and opinions are my own.
I cooked and baked up a storm in 2013. It's fun to look back at all the things I made.
I came to enjoy cooking in my 20's, after taking a few cooking classes in Los Angeles. But it was really after the launch of Catch My Party, that my love of cooking and baking exploded. In the beginning, I was too scared to share my recipes on our blog. But as I kept at it and as my skills improved, I started slowly sharing what I was doing. The response was so positive, it made me want to do more! Thank you, Catch My Party Community, for being my biggest cheerleaders.
Foodie asked me to share my favorite Catch My Party recipes from 2013. I thought I'd start by highlighting my 3 favorite desserts (because who doesn't like dessert first). :)
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I enjoyed both wines. The Sauvignon Blanc has a bright and fresh feel with strong citrus notes. The Pinot Noir has a rich berry flavor, smooth tannins, and a full and round finish.
I added some holiday herbs (sage, rosemary, savory, and thyme) to the recipe to give it a wintery feel, and used Gruyère and Emmentaler cheese to give it an earthy, salty flavor.
HERB GRUYÈRE GOUGÈRE
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 tablespoon herb mix (rosemary, thyme, sage, savory)
- 1 cup grated Gruyère cheese
- 1 cup grated Emmantaler
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon milk
Preheat the oven to 425F
Add 1/2 cup white wine, 1/2 cup water, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/2 cup of cubed butter to a sauce pan. Heat it on medium heat, stirring occasionally. Heat until the butter is completely melted, and it just starts to boil. Take the pan off the stove, and stir in the flour. Put the pan back on the stove on medium heat, and stir for about 1 minute. The dough should be starting to leave thin film on the bottom of the pan when it is done.
Move the dough from the pan to a mixing bowl (careful, it is hot). Beat on low with an electric mixer for 1 minute. You'll see it released a lot of steam. Beat in 4 eggs, one at a time. It is important to add each egg individually and mix until incorporated to ensure a good rise. After all the eggs are in, mix in the cheese. Set aside about 1.4 cup of teh cheese to use as a topping. Last, mix in the diced herbs. We use a mix of thyme, sage, rosemary, and savory.
Prepare a baking sheet with a silpat, or parchment paper. Spoon out walnut size balls of dough, or use a pastry bag to pipe them onto the baking sheet. Mix the egg yolk with 1 tablespoon of milk and brush onto the gougères. Sprinkle a little of the cheese on top.
Bake for 10 minutes at 425F, then turn down the oven and bake for another 20 minutes at 350F. They should be brown and crisp on the outside.
Makes about two dozen.
The Gougères paired beautifully with the Sauvignon Blanc. They turned out crunchy on the outside, light and airy on the inside.
I was also asked to share some of my "do's and don'ts" for entertaining over the holidays. My main piece of advice is to find ways to reduce your stress. I tend to get stressed over the holidays, so I'm always looking for shortcuts. Therefore, I recommend preparing as much as you can beforehand and freezing it. Also, think about hosting your party between mealtimes, so you can just serve hors d'oeuvres and desserts and skip a main course. Finally, I'm a big fan of a signature cocktail, which is always a fun surprise for your guests, and reduces your need for a full bar.
And finally, keep in mind the goal of your party, which is to create a warm and joyous environment to get friends and family together. So please don't sweat the small stuff, and, remember... it's all small stuff. (I'm constantly reminding myself of this.)
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While the Sauza Sparkling Margarita comes in three flavors (Original Lime, Wild Berry, and Mango Peach) I wanted to use the Original Lime as my inspiration since I like my margaritas on the straight up traditional side, so my dessert of choice... Mexican cake cookies with lime zest!
I love the look of Mexican cake cookies. They remind me of little snowballs, perfect for a holiday party. Plus there's something about them that feels girly and dainty, don't you think?
The lime zest in the cookies perfectly balanced the citrusy effervescence of the Sparkling Margarita.
The sparkling margarita is a nice alternative to champagne, especially if you're looking for a drink that feels a little more playful and unconventional. I could absolutely see my friends and I at a party, enjoying this sweet, smooth, tart cocktail.
To fancy it up, I recommend rubbing your champagne flutes in kosher salt and adding a wedge of lime to each glass."Oh what fun!" free holiday printable set. I just punched a hole in each one and tied them on with gold ribbon.
I also printed out the "Oh what fun!" welcome sign to decorate my table and to set the stage for the fun to come!
The free printable set includes: a welcome sign, a banner, cupcake toppers, invitations, gift tags, mini candy bar wrappers, water bottle wrappers, menu cards, and straw flags.
MEXICAN WEDDING CAKE COOKIES
- 1 cup butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon lime zest
- 2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup of finely chopped walnuts
Put the room temperature butter in a mixing bowl, and beat with an electric mixer on high for about 2 minutes until it is light and fluffy. Beat in 1/2 cup powdered sugar (save the remaining to toss on the baked cookies).
Mix in the vanilla, cinnamon, salt and lime zest. Now add the flour, mixing in about 1/3 at a time. Last, fold in the finely chopped walnuts. You can use a food processor, or even just put them in a plastic bag and pound them with a meat tenderizer or rolling pin (that's what I did).
Cover the dough and chill for about 30 minutes. You can preheat the oven to 350 F while it chills.
Roll the dough into balls (about 2 tablespoons) and bake for 18-20 minutes, until they brown on the bottom, and just start to brown on the top. Let them cool for 15 minutes, and toss them in a bowl with 1 cup of powdered sugar.
Makes 2 dozen Prep time: 10 minutes Total Time: 1 hour
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