Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Broken Glass Jell-O

Back when we were in the US in February. My Mother made some layered jello that was red and white. It was so yummy I wanted to make it again. But when I was looking on the internet I found this recipe and it was a bit easier and much less time consuming. Plus it taste just the same. If your kids like Jello jigglers they will probably like this.

Broken Glass Jell-O
For this Valentine's day jello, I used:1 - 6 oz (big box) of Cherry Jell-O1 - 6 oz (big box) of Peach Jell-OIf you are going for the Valentine's colors, you can use Strawberry, Watermelon (this comes out pink), or Raspberry.1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (don't get evaporated milk)2 envelopes unflavored gelatin (that Knox stuff)

Directions: For a 4 color dessert, dissolve each 3 oz box of jello in one cup of boiling water. For this 2-color dessert, dissolve each 6 oz box of Jello in TWO cups boiling water. Pour into a container and chill (overnight is best; chill for at least 4 hours until firm). After chilling the flavors, cut each flavor into small blocks.Carefully mix the blocks in a 9 x 13 pan.In a separate bowl, sprinkle 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin into 1/2 cup cold water. After the gelatin blooms (just a few minutes), add 1 1/2 cup boiling water and dissolve. Add the can of condensed milk. Stir and cool. Pour cooled milk mixture over jello. Skim off the bubbles for a nicer finish. Chill overnight. Cut into blocks. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve! Enjoy!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Lemony White Chocolate Cheesecake

I made this cheesecake a few weeks ago for play group and again today. It was heaven in every bite. I loved the lemon flavor, you really can't taste the white chocolate though. My oven is gas so I am never quite sure what temperature I am baking at but mine took 1 hour and 45 minutes to bake even though the recipe says to bake it 65 Min's to 1-1/2 hours. If you get a chance to make it you should because it is well worth the work. I have attached the link to the recipe below, enjoy!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rainbow cookies

I saw these cookies on another blog and I thought they looked like lots of fun. So on St. Patrick's Day I decided to try them. Zekaia loved rolling the dough until it was different colors and in truth we had a lot of fun making them. But unfortunately they tasted terrible. Truly it was like eating playdough. The store bought kind. Even after I warned James he wanted to try one and he had to spit it out they truly were gross. But Jouette loved them. Really I think something is wrong with her tastebuds. She will not eat the delicious food I make but she ate these gross cookies. I am at a loss with what to do with her. She is beyond picky;(

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


I have tried to make beautiful cupcakes many a time only to be sad when they are just not as pretty as I had hoped. Well this time I think I have finally found some that taste great and look pretty. I first made these cupcakes around Valentine's. I used a white cake mix and then colored part of the batter pink and then a even darker pink. But I forgot to take a picture of them. So when I was in the states a few weeks ago my Mom needed to take cupcakes to the blue and gold banquet. I thought it worked with pink why not blue and gold. So this time I used a yellow cake mix for the gold part of the cupcake then I mixed a white cake mix and colored the batter blue. Then just like the pink ones you pipe the opposite color batter into the cupcakes either with a frosting bag or a zip lock with a hole cut into it.

For the frosting I take 8oz. cream cheese, softened mix it with 1/2 c. sugar with a hand mixer, until smooth. Then add 1 t. vanilla extract and 1/2 t. almond extract. Then you add 2 c. heavy cream and beat until stiff peaks form. To do the strips in the frosting I used the pampered chef cookie press that also has cake decorating tools and after each scoop of frosting I put one drop of food coloring. Then as the frosting is squeezed out you get the swirling and stripe effect. Then we used food glitter to sprinkle on top. I was really happy with them. I plan to make them again at St. Patrick's day, and 4th of July. Let your imagination run wild with colors!!

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