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Snickers Cupcakes

Easily one of the best cupcake recipes I've come across, these chocolate cupcakes have middles that are filled with bits of snickers covered in homemade caramel sauce. What, did your teeth just tell you to stay away from these? You may want to make a dentist appointment after eating them, but they're amazing and will charm the pants off of your everyone at your party when you bring them out!

Chocolate Dump Cake

It may not have the prettiest title, but this chocolate cake is so easy that you'll actually volunteer to bring it to family functions. No kidding! With a shockingly low amount of ingredients, this chocolate cake spans seasons. Need a quick dessert for dinner? Dump cake. Need to bring a cake into work when you don't care enough to bake something for people you don't even like? Dump cake.

Red Velvet Cupcakes + Cream Cheese Icing

You only turn 26 once, and when you do you should celebrate with Red Velvet! These cupcakes come with a long line of recommendations and will not disappoint. Scouts honor.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Best Damn Banana Creme Pie

If you're anything like me, you spend a lot of time in the baking aisle at the grocery store. I am that annoying person who just stares at the shelves. I can't help it. Most of the time I'm looking for something but I never know what it is until I actually find it. One Saturday I stood in the baking aisle at an Acme in South Jersey for almost 25 minutes. I was looking at all of the graham cracker pie crusts because there's hidden recipes on the back of all the paper lids. Don't worry, I carefully put them all back in and I bet they went off to all their respective homes as happy pie crusts.
For me, grocery shopping is more like a fact finding mission than an easy trip to the store. If I'm making a particular recipe, it probably takes me two separate trips because chances are I started wandering down aisle 7 looking at cereal and I totally forgot about the eggs and butter. I always forget about the butter.
But anyway, the 25 minutes I spent in the baking aisle that one time resulted in the best damn banana creme pie I've ever tasted. Now, you're probably asking yourself (perhaps even out loud) "Danielle, why the profanity? This is a family blog" Well, inquisitive stranger, you've obviously never tried this recipe - it'll make you want to use profanity and maybe even join a motorcycle gang.
A lot of my surprise about this recipe came from the fact that I'd never had a piece of banana creme pie before. So, automatically, I was happy with it because it tasted good. I'm posting it today because it's actually 100 degrees in Philadelphia right now, and way too hot to put anything in the oven because we're actually living in an oven at the moment. This recipe is excellent for warm days because the thing spends more time in the refridgerator than anywhere else. The final product tastes amazing, as witnessed by the guests at our Christmas party this past year. Was it seasonally appropriate? No. Did it taste good? Hell yes.
So I urge you to try it if you need to make a dessert when it's hot out. It's only got 5 ingredients!

No photos on this post, it's too hot :)

Source: Kraft Foods' Easy Banana Creme Pie Recipe


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