Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Marbled Chocolate Bark...for Easter or any occasion!

Marbled Chocolate Bark...for Easter or any occasion!
Chocolate bark is simple enough to make. Melt some chocolate, spread it out, let it set up, break it apart. I like my chocolate bark to be a little more special. To have a certain je ne sais quoi. (I believe that's French for "somethin' somethin'.")

*this post is sponsored by Imperial Sugar

Marbled Chocolate Bark...for Easter or any occasion!
A. This chocolate bark is so, so pretty with its marbled top. It could be easily customized with any colors for any occasion. Right now, I'm elbow-deep in helping to plan a Great Gatsby-themed prom, so I'm picturing this marbled with gold. Anyhoo...change up the colors for Christmas, Halloween, you name it. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Grilled Peanut Butter and Chocolate Quesadillas with Caramelized Bananas

This is THE perfect time of year to grill in Texas. Most of the pollen has dissipated, it's warm, but summer's oppressive heat and humidity haven't yet arrived.

We've never been big grillers. As a matter of fact, we've ruined a few grills leaving them unused out in the elements. When we had dinner at our friends' house recently and they grilled up the most delicious food, I was determined that we start grilling in earnest.

*this post is sponsored by H-E-B

Grilled Peanut Butter and Chocolate Quesadillas with Caramelized Bananas
Before we talk more about grilling, let me give you a peek at this dessert quesadilla: Grilled Peanut Butter and Chocolate Quesadillas with Caramelized Bananas. Oh baby.

I bought a little tabletop grill...just the thing for our family of 3, especially with our boy soon to fly the coop.

You know me...I wanted to break it in with a dessert recipe. Burgers can come later.

I also needed a tabletop for this tabletop grill. Funny thing, Mr. E and I looked and looked for a little bistro set, but couldn't find one we really loved for the right price. I decided I could just put our tabletop grill on the ground for the time being.

making dessert quesadillas
Off I went to H-E-B for the ingredients for this grilled dessert. Not only did I find the ingredients, but I came home with a cast iron comal pan, gorgeous white geraniums, AND the cutest little bistro set EVER. All from my grocery store.

Grilled Peanut Butter and Chocolate Quesadillas with Caramelized Bananas ingredients
I knew I wanted to make grilled quesadillas right away. At H-E-B, they have a tortillaria in store. That's right...tortillas made fresh, in-house, right before your eyes, all day long. I stop here every time I run to the store.

caramelized bananas on the grill
Maybe I was channeling my inner Elvis, but I couldn't stop thinking about bananas and peanut butter. I used this cute little comal pan to caramelize the bananas in brown sugar and butter right on the grill.

caramelized bananas on the grill
How gorgeous are they?!?!?

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sweet Baptism Cookies

decorated baptism cookies | bakeat350.blogspot.com
I jumped at the opportunity to make some baptism cookies last week. This is a family we love so much...the parents have been so good to Jack. You know those people you spend time with and then you go home and say to your husband, "I LOVE THEM." These are those people.

Their youngest was being baptized and even though I don't take cookie orders anymore, I knew I had to make these.

decorated baptism cookies
You can find the tutorial for making the dove cookies here. I just added a little pop of pink and green on these.

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