RASPBERRY LEMON CURD FLOWER TARTLETS

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 Raspberry Lemon Curd Flower Tartlets are the most refreshing little bite of  something sweet and delicious!
They would be perfect to serve at a tea, or Easter brunch or a Mother’s Day luncheon!
And what makes them even better… they are so easy to make!!!!
These fit into the WOW FACTOR dessert category…

Raspberry Lemon Curd Flower Tartlets

StoneGable Raspberry Lemon Curd Flower Tartlets
makes 16 tartlets
1 Box of refrigerated pie dough
1 jar raspberry jam
1 jar lemon curd
1 pint fresh raspberries
confectioner’s sugar
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Roll out one pie dough crust on a floured surface.
Using a flower cookie cutter, cut out 8 flowers per pie dough crust.
Using a mini muffin pan, put 1 flower into the well of the pan and shape. Leave the petals hanging over the edge. Do this for all the cut out pie dough flowers. Arrange as shown filling 2 mini muffin pans.
Bake for 8 minutes or until just done. Don’t over bake or the petals will be too dark.
Take the flower tartlet out of the pans and cool on a wire rack.
When the flower tartlets are cool  dip each petal into a bowl of confectioner’s sugar.
Add a small amount of raspberry jam to the bottom of each tartlet.
Put a dollop of lemon curd on top of the raspberry jam.
Add a fresh raspberry to the center of the flower tartlet.
Serve on a plate of dried split peas to help them sit upright.
Raspberry Lemon Curd Flower Tartlets are so delicious… and they will go fast!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Riesling Peach Glazed Ham for Easter Dinner

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Easter, Riesling Peach Glazed Ham

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 Riesling Peach Glazed Ham

Enjoy this peach and riesling wine flavored ham recipe – perfect for dinner.

 Ingredients
1 fully cooked smoked bone-in half ham (6 to 8 lb)
1 cup Riesling wine
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 jar (18 oz) peach preserves (1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup stone-ground mustard

Directions

  • 1Heat oven to 350°F. Line shallow roasting pan with foil. Place ham on rack in roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer in ham so tip is in center of thickest part of meat and does not touch bone.
  • 2In 1-quart saucepan, heat wine, thyme sprigs and shallot to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 7 to 8 minutes or until wine is reduced to 1/2 cup. Remove from heat. Discard thyme sprigs. Stir in preserves, brown sugar and mustard. Brush half of glaze mixture over ham.
  • 3Bake…

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Riesling Peach Glazed Ham for Easter Dinner

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 Riesling Peach Glazed Ham

Enjoy this peach and riesling wine flavored ham recipe – perfect for dinner.

 Ingredients
1 fully cooked smoked bone-in half ham (6 to 8 lb)
1 cup Riesling wine
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 jar (18 oz) peach preserves (1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup stone-ground mustard

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line shallow roasting pan with foil. Place ham on rack in roasting pan. Insert ovenproof meat thermometer in ham so tip is in center of thickest part of meat and does not touch bone.
  • 2 In 1-quart saucepan, heat wine, thyme sprigs and shallot to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 7 to 8 minutes or until wine is reduced to 1/2 cup. Remove from heat. Discard thyme sprigs. Stir in preserves, brown sugar and mustard. Brush half of glaze mixture over ham.
  • 3 Bake uncovered 1 hour 30 minutes, basting with remaining glaze mixture every 30 minutes. Cover loosely with foil; bake 30 minutes longer or until thermometer reads at least 140°F. Let stand 15 minutes before slicing.

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Valentines: Healthy Ladybugs Are Sure To Hit The Spot

Source:  http://www.sheknows.com/ - by Diana Johnson

Bring a touch of whimsy to your Valentine’s Day with these cute edible ladybugs. Sweet bugs made with chocolate and strawberries make a healthy dessert, while savory tomato and olive bugs are the perfect appetizer or kid’s snack.Valentine love bug snacks

I love cute holiday food, but a lot of the adorable Valentine’s Day recipes seem to be on sugar overload. These two versions of edible ladybugs provide both sweet and savory treats that are so delightful, you won’t even notice that they’re actually healthy.

For similar versions of strawberry love bugs, check out Wing It Vegan, Minnie’s Cakes, National Wildlife Federation and dilikestobake.

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An Edible Version Of Punxsutawney Phil

Source: http://www.sheknows.com - by Sandra Denneler

Who cares if there’s more winter ahead when you’ve got these adorable groundhog hot dogs on your plate?

Hot dog, that’s a tasty groundhog! | SheKnows

On Feb. 2, the groundhog always takes center stage as we anxiously wait to hear if spring is on its way. This year, celebrate Groundhog Day by making him the center of your plate, too! These funny hot dog groundhogs can be placed inside cornbread muffins, a snowy mound of mashed potatoes or baked biscuits, whichever your family prefers. Easy to create and a fun way to celebrate America’s favorite weather-forecasting rodent.

Groundhog hot dogs

For this recipe, 1 hot dog makes 2 groundhogs

Ingredients and supplies:

  • Hot dogs
  • White cheese slice
  • Black olives
  • Cream cheese
  • Clean paper hole punch
  • Black food coloring pen
  • Clean scissors
  • Cornbread muffins, mashed potatoes or biscuits

Directions:

1 Prepare groundhog burrows

These can be created using cornbread muffins, mashed potatoes or biscuits. Bake or make whichever you prefer before making the hot dog groundhogs.

2 Cut groundhog ears and bake

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the hot dogs in half. To form the ears, make circular cuts at the top and around the back of the top of each hot dog. Prop the ears up with toothpicks. Place the hot dogs on a baking sheet and cook them for 10 minutes.

Hot dog, that’s a tasty groundhog!

3 Make eyes, noses and teeth

While the hot dogs are cooking, make the eyes, noses and teeth. Punch out circles of cheese and olives with a clean paper hole punch. Add dots to the cheese eyes using a black edible food coloring pen. Cut small rectangles of cheese for the teeth with a pair of clean scissors.

Hot dog, that’s a tasty groundhog!

4 Attach eyes, noses and teeth to hot dogs

When the hot dogs are done, allow them to cool a few minutes. Remove the toothpicks from behind the ears. Wipe any grease off of the face area. Attach the eyes, nose and teeth with tiny dollops of cream cheese.

Hot dog, that’s a tasty groundhog!

5 Place the groundhogs in their burrows

Use hollowed-out centers of your cornbread muffins,

Hot dog, that’s a tasty groundhog!

piles of mashed potatoes

Hot dog, that’s a tasty groundhog!

or baked biscuits.

Hot dog, that’s a tasty groundhog!

6 Eat up!

Celebrate Groundhog Day with a plate full of fun.

Hot dog, that’s a tasty groundhog!

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Pop-up groundhog cookies

Source: http://www.sheknows.com/ - by Sandra Denneler

Pop goes the… groundhog?
Pop-up groundhog cookies recipe

Play with your food!

Don’t brave the cold weather to find out if Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow this Groundhog Day — stay inside and make your own pop-up groundhog cookies instead!

These adorable groundhog cookies are edible, movable and easy to make. The best part is, you can find out for yourself if we should expect six more weeks of winter from the comfort of your kitchen. So go ahead — play with your food!

Pop-up groundhog cookie recipe

Pop-up ground hog cookie

Yields 12-15 cookies, depending on size of cookie mounds

Ingredients and supplies:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups oatmeal (preferably quick-cooking oats)
  • Tootsie Rolls
  • Chocolate frosting or chocolate candy melts
  • White decorator candy balls and sprinkles
  • Black food color marker
  • Dark Chocolate Fudge Stripe cookies (or a similar cookie with a hole in the center)
  • 1-inch diameter plastic cake dowels (cut into 2-inch segments)
  • Powdered sugar (optional)

Directions:

1

Mix the no-bake cookie mounds

Before mixing the cookies, arrange your plastic cake dowels on a sheet of parchment paper or waxed paper. In a large pan on the stove, mix and melt the sugar, cocoa powder, butter and milk over high heat. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat. Add the peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal. Mix well.

Pop-up groundhog cookies recipe

2

Form the no-bake cookie mounds

With a teaspoon, scoop and drop your cookie mixture around the plastic dowels, forming small mounds about the same size as the Fudge Stripe cookies. Allow the cookie mounds to cool and harden completely before removing the plastic dowels. (Note: Don’t attempt to cut out the center of the cookie after it has cooled, as the hardened cookies will crack.)

Pop-up groundhog cookies recipe

3

Make the groundhogs

Soften a Tootsie Roll with your hands or in a microwave for a few seconds. Mold the ears and head, and widen the body so that it has a base slightly larger than the hole of your Fudge Stripe cookies but will fit through the hole in the cookie mound. Secure the eyes and teeth with a tiny dab of chocolate frosting or chocolate candy melts. Make a nose with another dab of chocolate. Draw two black dots on the eyes with an edible food color marker.

Pop-up groundhog cookies recipe

4

Assemble the cookie

Pipe a circle of chocolate frosting or chocolate candy melts onto the Fudge Stripe cookie. Place one Tootsie Roll groundhog over the center hole. Place a cookie mound over both, securing it to the frosted bottom cookie. Allow chocolate to harden.

Pop-up groundhog cookies recipe

5

Play with your food!

Insert your pinky or index finger into the hole to make your groundhog move up and down.

Pop-up groundhog cookies recipe

Optional: If you want to make it look like your groundhogs are coming out of a snow-covered mound, just sprinkle a little powdered sugar on top.

Pop-up groundhog cookies recipe

Final product

Pop-up groundhog cookies recipe

Hot dog, that’s a tasty groundhog! | SheKnows

Bonus recipe

Make a savory Groundhog Day dinner, too!

 

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San Francisco Sights

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Wonderful travel photography. Check out all the cities.

Originally posted on Ron Scubadiver's Wild Life:

Hotel Hallway

Hotel Hallway

I hope these photos are not too touristy, at least I passed on most of the better known items.

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