Friday, March 20, 2009

Speedy St. Patrick's Day Treat

I had NO time to make anything fun for St. Patrick's day so I hurried up and whipped out this mini treat.
I used instant cheesecake pudding and crushed grahams crackers. I layered them in a green shot glass topped with shamrock sprinkles. Even though it was quick and easy it was still festive. My son loved it and that's all that counts right?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Lemon Cookie Tarts

I wanted to find a mini dessert recipe that I could make for my mom's birthday when I came across this recipe at recipezaar. They are a perfect bite sized treat. I used lemon and blueberry fillings. They were both tasty!


1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 cups flour
1/2 cup lemon curd (lemon pie filling, mousse or any kind of pie filling)
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk (use only if the filling is to thick) (optional)


1In food processor pulse sugar, powdered sugar and butter till creamy. Can be done with electric beaters as well.

2Mix rest of ingredients except lemon curd and sweetened condensed milk, mix until a smooth dough is formed.

3Chill 15 minutes wrapped in plastic wrap.

4Spray mini muffin tins with Pam.

5Measure 1 Tbsp of dough.

6Roll into ball place one in each hole of mini tart pan.

7Using your thumb make a centre with the dough making sure that the dough in uniform size all around and not to thin on the top.

8Bake at 350°F for 9 minutes or until dough is slightly firm but not set. They may close up during cooking.

9Remove tart shells from oven working quickly and using the back of a rounded 1/2 tsp measuring spoon gently press a shallow indentation in each shell. (Don't let them cool or it will be harder to get them to form a shell).

10Bake 2-3 minutes longer or until edges of shells are firm and golden.

11Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes.

12Carefully remove from pan and transfer to cooling rack, if they need more shaping you can do that now.

13Cool completely before filling. Can be made to this point and frozen (but thaw to room temp before filling).

14For the filling mix together purchased or homemade lemon curd and sweetened condensed milk.

15Put a small amount of powdered sugar in a sieve and shake a little on the top of each tart, garnish with a long piece of lemon zest.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Eyeball Pudding

We love The Eye Book by Dr. Seuss. This dessert is in honor of EYES!
1 5.9 oz instant chocolate pudding
3 cups milk
Large marshmallows
chocolate chips

Prepare pudding according to 5 minute pudding directions. Pour at once into individual serving dishes. Press chocolate chip into end of marshmallow to represent a pupil. Place two eyes into each glass. Enjoy!

I think they liked it!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Horton Ears

I was trying to think of the best snack to make with a Horton theme and I thought, What better than elephant ears? They were fast and simple to make.

Elephant Ears


1 10 ct. tube refrigerator biscuit dough

Oil for frying

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp cinnamon


Heat oil in frying pan until it starts to slightly bubble. Combine two biscuits together with hands. You can roll it out larger between two sheets of waxed paper or stretch by hand. Fry until golden brown, turning once. Repeat with remaining biscuits. Drain biscuits on paper towels. Stir together cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle over cooked biscuits. Makes 5 large elephant ears.

They turned out great!

Collin loved them.

And so did Carlee!

For some extra fun serve your drink with a clover straw.
Cut out clover shape, glue on white spec, tape to straw. I like projects that are simple!