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{RECIPE} Tarte Tartin -- Zesting up My Life (Part 2)

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I was given this challenge from Kraft to "zest up my life" and I choose to step out of my comfort zone and bake things I've never tried before.

My first attempt was chocolate souffle and I have to say I really surprised myself. It turned out wonderfully, and wasn't anywhere near as hard as I thought it would be. In fact, I've already made it twice since I first posted.

My second challenge was to try my hand at a tarte tartin, which is fruit tart usually made with carmelized apples, that is cooked upside down and flipped before serving.

Again, I've always put this on my list of things to try, but have never been courageous enough to actually do it.

I have to admit, before starting this I was nervous. There were so many unknowns... How long do I cook the apples in the caramel sauce? How do I successfully press down the puffed pastry to make a seal? Will it really flip out of the pan and look somewhat like all the photos I see on the Internet?

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And guess what... It worked (pretty much)! I can't tell you how excited I was yesterday when I was tasting my very first homemade tarte tartin... so fruity and carmely!

So what are my lessons from these two challenging desserts. I have two...

The first is that I've just got to try. I know it sounds trite, but it's true.  I have to get out of my own way, risk the possibility of failure, and get on with it.

And second, I learned that in order to get good at a recipe, I have to do it over and over again. Sounds like life, doesn't it? As I mentioned, I've now made the chocolate souffle twice since my first attempt, and each time it's gotten easier and better. I'm already looking forward to my next tarte tartin, because I know what to expect and what I might do a little differently.

I am definitely a more confident pastry chef today than I was two weeks ago.

I still have one recipe to go for the challenge. I think I might try my hand at crème brûlée or French macarons. I'm actually excited to conquer it, what a change! I'll keep you posted...

APPLE TARTE TARTIN RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 1 package frozen pastry dough
  • 4 large apples (Granny Smith or another hard, tart variety)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

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Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Quarter apples and core them. You can see my apples are already browning. Toss them in a tablespoon of lemon juice to stop them from browning and to give them a little extra tartness.

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Roll out the pastry dough. I used a 10 inch plate to cut out the top to my tarte.

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In a cast iron skillet (or other oven safe pan), melt 1/4 cup of butter over medium heat. As soon as it is melted, stir in 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Keep stirring until it starts to thicken and turns light brown.

Add the apples to the pan in a flower shape. I made a few smaller slices to place in the middle. Cook for 15 minutes until the apples are soft.

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Remove from heat and carefully cover with pastry dough. I used the end of a fork to press down the edges around the apples, an improvisation that actually worked. Poke some steam holes in the dough.

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Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, until the puff pastry is nicely browned. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes.

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Hold the plate over the skillet, and with oven mitts on, carefully turn it over. A few of the apples stuck to the pan so I used a spatula to get them off and place them on the tarte. But I'm still impressed with how it turned out and I seriously wish you could have tasted it!

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What I'm Baking to Zest up my Life!

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I was asked by Kraft to write a post about how I might try something new to "spice up" my life.

What immediately came to mind were all the things I'm afraid to make in the kitchen. In my fantasy, I am a fearless chef who can tackle anything. In reality, I tend to stick to what's safe (sound familiar, per chance?).

So for this post, I decided to take the bull by the horns and attempt two desserts that have intimidated me for years... chocolate soufflé and tarte tatin.

I got so excited to try them, I actually made the chocolate souffle over the weekend (see photo above). And it wasn't anywhere near as hard as I thought... I LOVED HOW IT TURNED OUT. It was so rich and creamy and light and fluffy. And the best party is I felt so proud of myself! I will be posting the recipe later in the week.

This weekend I'm going to attempt a tarte tatin. I think they're so beautiful, and I hope mine look something like the ones I drool over on Pinterest.

And for the third dessert I want to try, I was hoping to get suggestions from you of a dessert you're a little intimidated to make, but think I should attempt. If you have a dessert like this, please leave it as a comment in this post or email me at jillian(at) catchmyparty.com. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Here's another picture of my souffles because I still can't believe I did it!

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{RECIPE} Salted Caramel Blondies

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Molly Allen from CakeFYI has developed another awesome treat for us!! It you're into salted caramel, you will love this...

There’s absolutely no denying that the salted caramel trend is here to stay. Today, I wanted to give you a simple blondie recipe, but with a kick. I drizzled them in sweet and salty caramel sauce and topped them with coarse salt for that authentic salted caramel look. Talk about the perfect treat!

Salted Caramel Blondies

Makes 9 Blondies with Salted Caramel Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C Butter, melted
  • 1 C Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/8 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 C Flour

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Directions:

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Beat melted butter and brown sugar together.

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Add the egg.

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Gradually add the flour mixture to the brown sugar mixture and mix until well combined to form a thick batter.

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Spread batter into a greased, square pan.

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Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Allow blondies to cool in the pan on a wire rack. While blondies are cooling, prepare Salted Caramel Sauce.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 3/4 C Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 C Milk
  • 1/2 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Tsp Salt
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Directions:

Melt butter on low in a saucepan. Once melted, add brown sugar, milk, and vanilla and whisk well. Cook for 5 minutes on medium heat. Do not stir the sauce until it has boiled for 5 minutes.

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Remove the sauce from the heat, add the salt, and whisk well. Transfer the sauce to a mason jar to let cool.

Once blondies have cooled, whisk 1 Tbsp of Powdered Sugar into the Salted Caramel Sauce. Drizzle Salted Caramel Sauce over blondies. Sprinkle with course salt. Enjoy!

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Thank you, Molly, these are making my mouth water!

To learn more about Molly check her out at CakeFYI.

{RECIPE} Coconut Lime Cupcakes for Cinco de Mayo

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Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, Molly from CakeFYI has created the perfect cupcake. Hope this inspires you to give your party a little edge...

Looking for a festive treat for your Cinco de Mayo celebration? Or maybe you’re just looking for a festive cupcake for your spring barbecue. Either way, these Coconut Lime Cupcakes are sure to please. These flavorful cupcakes start with a simple coconut cupcake batter. Bake them, and add a generous swirl of tart lime icing for the perfect pairing of flavors. Top them with sparkly gold sprinkles and a little bit of lime zest, and you’re all set!

Coconut Cupcakes

Makes 24 cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons Coconut Extract
  • 1 1/4 Cups Flour
  • 1 3/4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
  • 3/4 Cup Coconut, Shredded

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Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.

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Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then add the coconut extract and mix well.

Add a third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until incorporated.

Add half of the milk and mix well.

Add another third of the flour, mix, and then add the remaining milk.

Add the remaining flour and continue beating until well mixed.

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Beat in coconut.

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Using a measuring cup, pour batter into a lined or greased cupcake pan.

Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden. Set aside to cool before icing.

 

LIME ICING RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 3-3 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Tablespoons Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Milk
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Fresh Lime Zest

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Beat the butter and a 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar.

Add the vanilla, lime juice, and milk and continue beating.

Continue to add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Beat in lime zest.

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Once cooled, top cupcakes with Lime Icing. Top with gold sprinkles and additional lime zest, if desired.

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I love bold flavored cupcakes like this, thanks Molly! To learn more about Molly, check her out at CakeFYI.

{RECIPE} Strawberry Ginger Lemonade + Fun Summer Shopping Ideas

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Summer is right around the corner. In fact it's been so warm here, it already feels like summer.

As I've written in my blog before, we have a ginormous lemon tree in our backyard, so lemons are one of my favorite ingredients. I've already shared my lemon cake recipe and my lemon sugar cookie recipe, so of course I had to share my sparkling strawberry ginger lemonade recipe. This lemonade is refreshing and sweet. It's got a little spice from the ginger and earthiness from the lemongrass, perfect for a hot day!

STRAWBERRY GINGER LEMONADE

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 12-15 lemons)
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 large strawberries
  • 1 1/2 inch piece of fresh ginger (a little bigger than a walnut)
  • 2 lemongrass stalks
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups of sparkling water or club soda
  • 4 cups of ice
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Directions:

Peel and quarter the ginger. Trim the bottom 4 inches of the lemongrass stalks, and cut in half. Put the ginger, lemongrass, salt, and sugar into a saucepan with two cups of water. Put it on medium high heat, stirring occasionally, until it is just about to boil. Then take the pan off the heat, and let it sit for 10 minutes.

Strain the liquid into a pitcher along with the lemon juice. Mince and add the strawberries. Now you can add the sparkling water (preferable chilled). Serve in glasses filled with ice.

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I was also asked by Target to make a wish-list (scroll down to see it) of some of my favorite summer beach and pool items, including my favorite beach towels. By the way, I always buy my beach towels at Target. They're colorful, thick, and not too expensive. I'm especially loving the bright new patterns this year. I can already tell that my daughter will be all over that popsicle towel!

I also picked out some of my other favorite items like the hammock. I'd be so excited to have a hammock in my backyard. What could be better than lounging on one while reading a book. That is truly my dream.

I'm a big fan of the outdoor poufs. How fun would it be to ask your guests to pull up a couple of poufs to join the conversation. :)

One of my all-time favorite summer items at Target is their melamine plate sets.  I have a bunch of their white melamine plates and our family actually uses them all the time (not just in summer). I like this bold leaf pattern. I think some of the trays might work well with what I already have.

And finally, I love the big red outdoor cooler on wheels. Not only would it be functional for entertaining, but I'm grooving on its industrial look.

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I always get excited for summer... long days, warm nights, and lots of casual get-togethers with friends and family.

It’s Time for Springtime.

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{RECIPE} Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies

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Wait until you see this delicious recipe Molly Allen, our new baking contributor, and the woman behind CakeFYI created for us. After this, you'll never think of carrot cake the same way again!

Carrot cake with cream cheese icing is always a classic favorite around my house. However, sometimes, classics can be made better when you switch things up a bit. For these cookies, I’ve taken the flavor of moist, fluffy carrot cake and combined it with sweet brown sugar icing to create the perfect sandwich cookie.

Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies with Brown Sugar Icing

Makes 12 Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients:

  • ½ Cup Butter, softened
  • ¾ Cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Nutmeg
  • ¾ Cup Grated Carrots

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Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy.

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Beat in the egg and the vanilla extract and mix well.

Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and beat until a soft dough forms.

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Beat in grated carrots.

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Drop by tablespoons full onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.

Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, and then transfer them to cool on wire racks.

While the cookies are cooling, make the Brown Sugar Icing.

 

Brown Sugar Icing

Ingredients:

  • ½ Cup Butter, softened
  • 2 ½-3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar

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Directions:

In the bowl of stand mixer, beat the butter and a 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar.

Add the vanilla extract and milk and continue beating.

Continue to add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.

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Beat in brown sugar until well combined.

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Assembly:

Once cookies have cooled, spread brown sugar icing on the bottom of one cookie. Top with another cookie. Press together lightly, making sure the icing spreads all the way to the edge. Let icing dry for one hour.

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  Enjoy!!

Thanks, Molly, for the yumminess. To learn more about Molly, check her out at CakeFYI.

{RECIPE} Spicy Garlic Kale Chips

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I was asked by Naked Juice to share how our family stays healthy and eat lots of fruits and vegetables.

As I've mentioned a lot in my blog posts, I am a huge fan of the farmer's market, so I tend to buy a lot of our family's fruits and vegetables there. While my husband, David, and I eat a ton of vegetables, I must admit my daughter is not always a fan. :( One solution I've come up with is to buy her smoothies. That way, when she refuses to eat anything fresh and green, I know real nutrition is still getting into her body.

So when Naked Juice asked us to try the Strawberry Banana and Mighty Mango flavors, I did not have to convince my daughter to taste test. Strawberry Banana is actually her favorite flavor so she was very happy to help. We'd never tried the Mighty Mango before, and if you like mango, you will love this variety because it's got some serious mango punch.

One thing we also tried, was freezing the smoothie into ice cubes and putting a few ice cubes into a glass of sparking water. It definitely added nice fruit flavor, but was not too overpowering. It's definitely worth a try if you're looking for a little sweetness in your sparking water.

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Now on to the kale chips... My husband and I LOVE these and can devour them like potato chips. If you haven't made them before you are in for a treat. (Even my daughter will eat these on occasion).

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SPICY GARLIC KALE CHIPS

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Wash the kale, and remove the stems. Tear the leaves into 2 inch pieces, and put them in a bowl. Add the olive oil, and mix until the kale is lightly coated. I like to mix with my hands, especially with curly kale so I can really make sure each piece gets a complete coating.

Spread the kale evenly on a cookie sheet that is covered with a Silpat or parchment paper. I usually cook it in two batches so the kale isn't too crowded on the pan. Sprinkle the salt and chili powder over the top. I'll taste a little piece of the raw kale to check the seasoning, and adjust as needed.

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Bake for 10 minutes and then check on it. Small pieces, or pieces that are in more contact with the pan can cook more quickly. Remove any pieces that are done. They should be light, crispy, and just starting to brown around the edges. Cook for an additional couple minutes until the rest crisps up.

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Hide a little extra for yourself because, I promise, these will be gone quick.

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Naked Juice is worth its weight in good! There's a pound of fruit in every bottle. Naked Juice has partnered with charity Wholesome Wave to improve access to fresh produce in communities across the country. You can help by visiting www.nakedjuice.com/gooddeeds. For every coupon downloaded, 1 LB of fresh produce will go to an underserved community, up to 100,000 pounds.

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{RECIPE} Vanilla Mint Cupcakes... Perfect for Spring

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I'm excited to introduce you to Molly Allen, our new baking contributor, and the woman behind CakeFYI. Here's Molly's first yummy recipe for Catch My Party. Don't these cupcakes look pretty! Take it away, Molly...

What better way to celebrate Easter and spring than with these easy-to-make Spring Vanilla-Mint Cupcakes  with a hint of mint in the vanilla batter. Then swirl your cupcakes with light mint icing, and finish them off with Pearl White Sugar Sprinkles for an extra decorative touch.

SPRING VANILLA-MINT CUPCAKES

Makes 24 cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Mint Extract
  • 1 1/4 Cups Flour
  • 1 3/4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Milk
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Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.

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Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then add the vanilla extract and mint extract and mix well.

Add a third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until incorporated.

Add half of the milk and mix well.

Add another third of the flour, mix, and then add the remaining milk.

Add the remaining flour and continue beating until well mixed.

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Using a measuring cup, pour batter into a lined or greased cupcake pan.

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MINT ICING RECIPE

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 2 1/2-3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Mint Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • 2 Drops Green Food Coloring
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Beat the butter and a 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar.

Add the vanilla and mint extracts and milk and continue beating.

Continue to add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.

Add green food coloring and beat until color is well incorporated. mint icing

Once cooled, top cupcakes with Mint Icing. Top with pearl sprinkles.

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Enjoy at your upcoming Easter celebration or just because... they're that good!

Thanks, Molly. Can't wait to share more of your deliciousness with our readers!

{RECIPE} Mini Banana Muffins

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Yesterday I styled an Easter brunch table (that will be up on the blog tomorrow).

I thought what's Easter brunch without some delicious muffins! So here's my mini banana muffin recipe. Thank goodness this recipe makes a lot, because I promise you will not be able to eat just one!

MINI BANANA MUFFINS

Ingredients:

Makes 6 dozen mini-muffins or 1 dozen large muffins

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 sticks (1 cup) melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ripe bananas
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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin pan with paper muffin cups

Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon) in a large bowl and set aside.

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Melt the butter and let it cool. If you want some extra flavor, you can brown the butter.

Add the melted butter to a bowl with the eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth -- about a minute. Mash the bananas and stir them in. If your bananas aren't soft, you can just put them in the microwave, one at a time. Cook on high for 30 seconds, then turn it over and cook for another 30 seconds.

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Add the mixed dry ingredient to the wet, and stir until it just comes together.

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Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, filling each cup about three quarters full.

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Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Turn the pan once to help ensure even cooking.

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They look great by themselves or you can dust them with powdered sugar.

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For more Easter food inspirations, check out these amazing Easter parties on our site!

{RECIPE} Irish Oatmeal Lace Cookies

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In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to share a simple recipe that makes the prettiest Irish cookies! These will take you no more than 30 minutes and the results are stunning.

IRISH OATMEAL LACE COOKIES

Ingredients:

Makes 3 dozen

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) softened butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar - firmly packed
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Add the butter, sugar, and vanilla to a mixing bowl and mix on high until nice and creamy. You don't want butter chunks so it really helps to let the butter warm to room temperature. You can also throw the stick in the microwave for about 45 seconds on very low (power 2). It's ok if it starts to melt a little.

Mix the salt and flour directly into the same bowl, then do the same with the milk. Last, stir in the oatmeal with a spoon or fork. You should have a creamy somewhat sticky dough. Don't refrigerate the dough while you bake, you want to keep it nice and soft so it will spread.

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Make teaspoon sized dough balls and place on a cookie sheet. Use a silpat or parchment paper so they don't stick. Flatten them a little bit with the back of a spoon or your palm. You need to give each cookie a couple inches to spread, so you should put 6 on each cookie sheet.

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Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.

Because these cookies are so thin they can overcook quickly. Check on them and pull them out when you see a nice brown ring around the outer edge. If your oven cooks at all unevenly, I recommend rotating the cookie sheet after 4 minutes. Let them cool at least 2-3 minutes before you try to remove them from the cookie sheet. They need to harden before you can move them.

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Look how cool they look in the light!

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You can serve them stacked on a plate...

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Or in some tasty mint chocolate chip ice cream, perfect for a St. Patrick's Day celebration!

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