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Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! I hope most of you have nice days off planned and then enjoy the shorter week!
I'll be back next week with a new recipe!

Savor it!
love, rue

Monday, May 19, 2014

Churro Fudge

Hey there!
These are super yummy. I meant to have them made for Cinco de Mayo, but I ended up a few days late, Oh well! These little bits of Churro Fudge are super easy, just mix, chill, and roll- or spread in a greased pan and sprinkle with the graham cracker/sugar combo! Let me show you...

Your arsenal- super simple, you probably have most of it already!
Melt and mix together the cream cheese, white chocolate chips, and cream.
Add in the vanilla, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
Mix well and it should look about like this.
Here I have my chilled fudge mixture and the graham cracker/sugar mixture, and a scoop to help me.
I just scooped rough balls into the rolling mixture.
Then roll them around!

Churro Fudge
-1 bag (11 oz. approx.) white chocolate chips
-6 oz. cream cheese, softened
-3 tablespoons heavy cream
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
-1 tablespoon cinnamon
-1 tablespoon brown sugar
-2 tablespoons white sugar
-1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
Cream together the white chocolate chips, cream cheese, and heavy cream. Mix in the vanilla, cinnamon, and brown sugar.
Chill! Then roll into balls or press into a greased pan for squares or whatever you like.
Mix together the white sugar and graham cracker crumbs.
Roll balls (or sprinkle squares, etc.) in graham cracker- white sugar mixture.
Chill again until you are ready to enjoy!!

And here's my (perhaps not so pretty, but delicious!) finished fudge.

Pretty fun idea for Cinco de Mayo, no? If only I'd been on top of it enough to share ahead of time- there's always next year!
Savor it!
love, rue

Monday, May 12, 2014

Raised/Yeast Waffles

Hey everyone!

Yes, it's about time for another waffle/pancake post! I know I've done some raised waffles before, but this time I did them a bit differently and I thought I'd share that recipe with you. These are some of the crispiest-yet-still-tender waffles I've ever made/had. This is sort of a standard kind of recipe- I made my particular recipe out of several different recipes and suggestions I found in various places, so it's not like these waffles are my idea, but I can show them to you!! Let's do it.

Mix your yeast and water in a large bowl.
Add in your next group of ingredients...
...and mix well until it's smooth. Cover and let sit overnight.
The next morning: what it looks like.
Add in your eggs, vanilla, and baking soda.
Beat well until smooth. Batter will be thin.
Make in (non-Belgian) waffle maker- pour in just over 1 cup of batter.

Raised/Yeast Waffles
-1/2 cup warm water
-1 packet/2 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast
-2 cups warm milk
-1/2 cup melted butter
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon sugar
-2 cups flour
-2 eggs
-1/2-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Mix warm water and yeast in a large bowl, let stand for 5 minutes.
Add in the milk, butter, salt, sugar, and flour, and beat until smooth.
Cover with plastic wrap and let stand on the counter overnight.
Just before making (while your waffle maker is heating up), beat in the eggs, vanilla, and baking soda.
Make in your (non-Belgian; it won't work) waffle maker- keep a close eye on them, they are thin and delicate and do not take long and can get too crispy easily if you don’t pay close enough attention. Enjoy!

Just coming "off the press"- so good!
Some beautiful crispy waffles- give them a shot, it's a really easy recipe.

Savor it,
love, rue

Monday, May 5, 2014

Chocolate Cookies & Cream Peanut Butter

Hi there!

This is a recipe/idea inspired by all of those fancy-looking peanut butters in the stores these days, but they're so expensive! This, on the other hand, is quite cheap to make. Take the idea of what I did, but make it your own- different cookies, different chocolate chips, additional ingredients, etc. If I come up with other ideas that I feel like are different enough, I'll post them on here! Let's get a look at this delish fancied-up peanut butter (which takes only 5 minutes!).

Your really simple (and easily alterable) arsenal.
Stir together marshmallows/fluff and peanut butter.
Stir in the melted chocolate...
and then the crushed oreos.
And at the end, you get this bowl of delicious.

Chocolate Cookies & Cream Peanut Butter
-1/2 cup mini marshmallows, or 1/3 cup marshmallow fluff
-1 2/3 (approx.) cups peanut butter
-1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, melted
-8 oreos (or similar), crushed
Soften marshmallows in microwave (10-15 seconds), then stir in peanut butter, then melted chocolate chips, then oreos. (or just start with the marshmallow fluff)
Store in a tightly sealed mason jar, or other airtight container.

Eat it on whatever you want, or just by the spoonful, yum!

Store in an airtight jar/container, and enjoy whenever you want!!

Savor it!
love, rue