Blackberry Cheesecake

Blackberry Cheesecake

I'm still on a blackberry kick. What can I say? It's one of my favorite berries. I wait all summer long to go pick fresh blackberries. So, after creating this recipe this is what I've decided. Cheesecake + Blackberries = Miranda's slice of heaven. I think the golden Oreo's put the icing on the cake.. or the crust on the cheesecake. hahaha. See what I did there? The only thing that I can't stand about blackberries are the seeds. Does anyone else have a deep love for blackberry or raspberries, but can't deal with crunchy on the seems? I know there is. If you're one of those people, I've got you covered. Since I too cannot stand them, I cooked the blackberries and strained out the seems. I'm digging the swirly look of the blackberry cheesecake. I got a little heavy handed on one side of the cheesecake with the blackberry sauce. It happens, I suppose. Just go with it like I did, and eat the fully loaded blackberry sauce side first. It was almost too good to … [Read more...]

Sunday’s Recipe Wrap-up Link Party #8

Sunday Recipe Wrap-up!

Here we are at week 8 of the Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up Link Party! I'm so thrilled to see all the recipes from last week! We have another tie this week.   I’m featuring last week’s most clicked recipe! (It's a tie ..again!) Glazed Lemon Sugar Cookies via Swanky Recipes  and Crispy Quinoa Patties with Dill Greek Yogurt Dip via Natural Chow Here are the rules! 1. Only post recipes from the current week (9/17 - 9/14) and the posts have to be yours. It can be how ever many that you posted in the current week. 2. Add a link or button on your blog that leads back to Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up or spread the word on social media. 3. Be sure to check out other recipes that have linked up! <a href="http://cookiedoughandovenmitt.com/sundays-recipe-wrap-1/"><img src="http://cookiedoughandovenmitt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/SRWlinkybutton.png"></a>   … [Read more...]

Peach Sorbet

Peach Sorbet

The farmer's markets around here are filled with peaches, pears, and apples. Of course, I can my mama bear sliced peaches every year so we get a bunch of peaches. There's always a few I leave out to throw in some recipes. We had a couple of hot days and I wanted to play more with my ice cream maker. What a perfect time for some peach sorbet!   Wesley isn't much of a fruit eater. I begged him to try the sorbet and he said it tasted like mango. The one and only fruit he will eat. I think that he related the color of the sorbet to mango, because it tastes like a fresh peach. I really love the color of the sorbet though. It reminds me a fresh and bright flavor. Do you relate colors to flavors? I think it's only natural right?   I almost forgot to this horrifying story. As I was slicing up these darling peaches, I couldn't resist the urge to pop a slice in my mouth. I started chewing it down and taking notice of how sweet and juicy it was and I hear a loud … [Read more...]

Raspberry Meringue Cookies + Review

Raspberry Meringue Cookies

I'm pretty much a huge fan of meringue cookies! They don't make me feel like a piggy after I eat a dozen. Did I mention I really like meringue cookies? They're the easiest thing to make, but do take a long time to dry. It's worth the wait. Trust me. As you may have noticed in my post for strawberries & cream no bakes, I spoke about strawberry powder. I was contacted by Activz to do a review on their powders. They have some fruit powders like mango, raspberry, mixed berry, and even strawberry. They also have vegetable powders like kale, carrot, sweet potato, spinach, and pumpkin. Let's talk some facts. Activz powders have no added colors, flavors, preservatives, or artificial ingredients. They dry their perfectly ripened produce by natural light and carefully targets only water molecules to keep the plant nutrients intact. They use primarily organic produce and grasses that are grown in nutrient-rich soil and are free from harmful pesticides. Sounds like a win to me! I … [Read more...]

Sunday’s Recipe Wrap-up Link Party #7

Sunday Recipe Wrap-up!

Hi there! What a busy week here in the Couse house! Canning season is in full force! I went to a local farmer's market looking for concord grapes and came home with apples! It was still too early for my grapes that I adore, so I moved onto another delicious fruit! My tomatoes are ripening up beautifully.. all at once, but beautifully just the same! I had peppers galores, so I put together some hot pepper butter. I will have that recipe up very very soon! Let's get to this Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up Link Party! Seven wonderful weeks of link ups already!   I’m featuring last week’s most clicked recipe! (We have a tie!) 8 Yummy Treats by Seasonal Family Fun and Toilet Treat for Mothers by Ripped Jeans & Bifocals Here are the rules! 1. Only post recipes from the current week (9/1 - 9/7) and the posts have to be yours. It can be how ever many that you posted in the current week. 2. Add a link or button on your blog that leads back to Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up or … [Read more...]

60+ Fall Desserts Roundup!

60+ Fall Dessert Roundup

Welcome to my very first roundup! As soon as September hits, I turn into little miss fall baker. Are you the same way? I love the smell of fall and all the beautiful things that come along with it. The colors, scents, flavors, the cool mornings. Ahhh, my fave! Since I love fall so much, it's only right to have a roundup of fall desserts! There are loads of pumpkin, apple, and pear recipes. Those aren't the only fall desserts that we have though. Please, take a look down below and find a tasty dessert!   … [Read more...]

Cannoli Filling

Cannoli Filling Recipe

So, my darling husband loves some cannoli. I have never been a super big fan of them.. not really sure why. Anyway, occasionally I like to make him some of his favorite treats. I did not make the cannoli shells. I found these tasty guys at Walmart. Can I just say the shells are so delicious. It's the cannoli filling that I'm not a fan of. I did however dip the edges in some chocolate. I left some undipped, but I think the chocolate rimmed edges look really nice. The package of cannoli wraps I picked up had an 8 count. It worked out perfectly for my recipe. I had just enough filling to make all the cannolis up. It would have been tragic to have one empty for me to eat. Ahh, well, you win some and you lose some!   Here's an awesome little tip, if you put itty bitty chocolate chips in your filling like I did, forget the piping tips. It may look like there would be no issues with the big holed tips, but it's a pain in the butt. Trust me! ..Or try it and end up … [Read more...]

Sunday’s Recipe Wrap-up Link Party #6

Sunday Recipe Wrap-up!

Here we are on the last day of August. Party number 6. The time seems to fly. I absolutely love fall and can't wait to all the delicious treats that you'll be linking up with me! I'm still pumping out a few summer time desserts, but it won't be for long! Someone.. is super anxious to start the fall baking. Reminder! I’ve created a pinterest board for my Sunday’s Recipe Wrap-up Link Party! Be sure to give it a follow here! I’m featuring last week’s most clicked recipe! Blackberry Thumbprints from Cookie Dough & Oven Mitt Here are the rules! 1. Only post recipes from the current week (8/25 - 8/31) and the posts have to be yours. It can be how ever many that you posted in the current week. 2. Add a link or button on your blog that leads back to Sunday's Recipe Wrap-up or spread the word on social media. 3. Be sure to check out other recipes that have linked up! <a href="http://cookiedoughandovenmitt.com/sundays-recipe-wrap-1/"><img … [Read more...]

Caramel Frosted Carrot Cake

Caramel Frosted Carrot Cake

YUM! This girl needs more cake in her life! Since I've been out pulling carrots out of my garden, I thought a carrot cake is a must! The best thing about home grown carrots is how sweet they are. A grocery store carrot doesn't hold a candle to a fresh out-of-a-garden carrot. It's a fact. The caramel was an awesome compliment to the carrot cake. Honestly, I think caramel goes perfectly with basically everything, especially a spoon. Can you tell I'm ready for some fall? It's my favorite season and this cake completely reminds me of it. Bring on the beautiful golden colored foods and the lovely smells.. the crisp air and fallen leaves. I'm ready! I truly love everything about fall. I also added some pecans.. my very favorite nut. The husband wasn't keen on the idea, but I think it grew on him. One of my favorite parts of eating the cake was the pieces of roasted pecans on the top of the cake with the drizzle of caramel on them. Holy smokes. This could be my new … [Read more...]