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An Amazing Creamy Orange Mousse Served in a Chocolate Cupcake Mold will Delight Any Dinner Guests

My daughter and I love making desserts so this Christmas season we were making Hot Chocolate bombs and saw how the mold idea made for another combination we adore…chocolate and orange flavor! So we tried one of the molds into a cupcake liner putting lots of chocolate in it and filling it with an orange creamsicle mousse. OH MY…it turned out fabulous! PLUS, we put the mixture into our Krumkake AND onto our Hot Chocolate pancakes. YEP…we love holiday baking and this mousse makes for more than just dessert! Hope you find it as yummy as we did!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. I used my Kitchen aid with the whipped attachment.
  2. Add in the powdered sugar, orange essential oil, juice, and salt and beat until combined.
    Gently fold in the whipped topping. If you’re using real whipping cream, place the above mixture into another bowl, beat your whipped cream with a tsp of sugar, then fold into your orange mixture.
  3. Place mixture in the refrigerator until ready to serve. In the meantime…
  4. Heat your chocolate wafers in a microwavable bowl until nice and creamy.
  5. Fill a paper or silicone muffin cup 1/4 full and brush chocolate up the sides. Make sure every area is full of chocolate. Place in freezer for 5 minutes then do again making a nice thick chocolate muffin cup. Peel off paper and place on serving plate.
  6. When ready to serve fill up each chocolate muffin cup with orange filling. Add a sprig of orange zest on top.

Since New Year’s is around the corner…this would make quite the treat to any appetizer and game night! Ring in the new year with yummy goodness!

Happy New Year! 2021 here we come!

Love deeper, talk sweeter,

Lee

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OOO sooo good

Being a part of a church family means lots of church potlucks which means for me, collecting fantastic recipes. This one is just one of those you can’t stop eating and REALLY SHOULD! The only thing I don’t like it the corn syrup in the recipe. Just really bad sugar for you. So I substituted honey for the corn syrup…see what you think.

Crust baking until slightly browned…smells so good!

Ingredients

2 sticks of butter, softened (1 cup)

1/2 cup sugar

2 cups of flour

8 oz. package of Heath Bits Brickle Almond Toffee

3/4 cup of corn syrup (not a fan of this stuff, but some recipes there is no good substitute)

1 cup sliced almonds

3/4 cup coconut flaked, divided

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease 9×13 pan
  3. In a mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Gradually add flour, beat until well blended.
  4. Press dough in the bottom of the greased pan evenly. Bake for 15-20 minutes until edges are golden.
  5. Meanwhile, combine toffee bits and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring consistently until toffee is melted. Stir in 1/2 cup of almonds and 1/2 cup of coconut. Spread toffee mixture on top of crust spread evenly. Sprinkle remaining coconut and almonds and bake for 10-15 minutes until bubbly. Cool completely then cut into bars.

My husband just loves these! I am lucky if they make it to the destination or gathering! Hope you try them!! Enjoy!

Love deeper, talk sweeter,

Lee


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My man just loves cobbler! He loves any kind, cherry, strawberry, doesn’t matter…but he ADORES peach cobbler! I have made many variations of this famous dessert. Some with biscuit-like toppings, to a total covering the top with a crust, but this one so far is the winner. I have made it several times now and the only thing you have to make sure of is to add the NUTMEG! It really makes this dish a hit! This cobbler isn’t exactly the healthiest dessert with all the sugar and butter,  just make sure it’s organic sugar and at least it will make you feel better.

Ingredients:

  • *1/2 cup unsalted butter 
  • *1 cup all-purpose flour
  • *2 cups organic sugar, divided
  • *1/2 tablespoon baking soda
  •  1/2 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • *Pinch of salt 
  • *1 cup almond milk
  • *4 cups fresh peach slices
  • *1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon (I used a whole lemon and it really was amazing)

* A dash of ground cinnamon or nutmeg fresh, I use both You will want these 2 spices on your shelf for other recipes for the fall and winter months! Just a whole different experience when you use fresh and whole ingredients!

Directions:

Melt butter in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish.

Combine flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt; add almond milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter over butter (do not stir).

Bring remaining 1 cup sugar, peach slices, and fresh lemon to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly; pour over batter (do not stir). Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired. I also add fresh whole nutmeg!

Love the stuff, fresh of course

Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve cobbler warm or cold.

OH, Whip cream!!! Top away baby.

 

A fav at the ranch, top with homemade ice cream with fresh vanilla beans!

We also like to serve our desserts in cute dishes. Personally, all of the Pioneer Woman stuff makes your kitchen and cooking so much more enjoyable AND colorful!

 

 I found these at Walmart.

I hope you will love this recipe as much as we do!
God bless and always remember…

Love deeper, talk sweeter, Lee

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