December 2016: Share and Inspire Others! Entries

December 2016: Share and Inspire Others! Entries

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First and foremost, I wish to extend a hearty and very big thank you to one and all for your partcipation in this new monthly recipe exchange!!  I am overwhelmed with the great response on our very first monthly Share and Inspire Others! Themed Recipe Exchange.
I am so excited with all the fantastic entries, that I have decided to release this post earlier that originally planned.  Without further ado, herewith the December 2016 Share and Inspire Others! entries.
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Posted in order of emails received:
Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls courtesy of thehappiestpixel
I hope you like it. It’s a sweet Christmas treat. But it’s so nice I want to eat it every day…  They are so nice. trh-eggnog-cinnamon-rolls
Almond Snowball Cookies courtesy of Betsy’s Bakehouse trh-almond-snowball-cookies
Banana Cake  courtesy of Aayushi Manish
Ripe Banana flavor & Walnut Crunch made a Delicious cake
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Spritzgeback cookies courtesy of Pumpkin Pie and Me {est. 2014}
This recipe is for Spritzgeback cookies.  This was my Oma’s recipe, which she gave to me almost 18 years ago.  It took me many years to be able to get this recipe right, as she “left a few instructions out”, as she normally did with recipes.  But these cookies are something that my older sister and I would make with my Oma when were little girls.  They are only ever made a Christmas, as it just wouldn’t feel right to make them any other time of year, at least for me.
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Chocolate Cake with Ganache frosting courtesy of Aayushi Manish trh-chocolate-cake
Unrivaled Chocolate Caramel Treats! courtesy of snapshotsincursive
What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Food Junkie Favorites: Unrivaled Chocolate Caramel Treats! Do you get weak in the knees over chocolate? You may be tempted once you taste this salty sweet confection. One little piece will have you rolling your eyes in delirium. The crust keeps this bar crunchy, kinda like a shortbread cookie. And the sea salt crystals form a balance that is unrivaled! This recipe has a few shortcuts, so it can be thrown together in a matter of minutes. No baking is required. Don’t hate me!trh-unrivaled-chocolate-caramel-treats
Jumbo Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookies courtesy of sewloveable
This recipe was inspired by my mother. She shared a story from her childhood with me about her and her older sister. They would each get 10 cents as allowance money from their parents. She said that from time to time they would get 25 cents and when they did they would feel like the riches, girls in the world.
They would take their allowance money and head to the local country store and treat themselves to Ginger and Molasses cookies which were 2 for 1 cent, a soda, and peanuts. Walk down the road and sit on the steps outside the church they attended and enjoy their treats all to themselves. I love the way my mom lit up as she told me that sweet little story.
So, I decided to try and replicate one of her favorite childhood special treats with my own little twist!
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Homemade Chocolate Tart with a Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust courtesy of sewloveable
You’re going to Love this recipe. This recipe is really special to me, it’s my grandmother’s. She was such a wonderful cook and baker. I am delighted and honored to have all her recipe’s passed down to me.  A few day’s ago I finally decided to start trying some of them out. When I saw her recipe for a Chocolate Pie…. I knew I had to make this recipe first. So, I took her recipe and put the Sewloveable spin on it and decided to make a Chocolate Tart with a Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust. Can I just say, this is the most decadent dessert I’ve made to date and mmm mmm good…lol.trh-homemade-chocolate-tart-with-a-chocolate-graham-cracker-crust
Creamy Cherry Pineapple Gelatin Pie courtesy of Zoale.com
My mother has been making this gelatin salad as long as I can remember.  When I was younger, it was a staple at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and often served as a side to the meal, instead of dessert.  Every time I taste it, it is like taking a bite out of childhood.  I always look forward to eating it this time of year.  I am not a huge fan of gelatin salads, but I adore this.  My mom was kind enough to allow me to share her special recipe with all of my wonderful readers.  It is a beautiful and festive side dish or dessert for the holidays.  It is packed full of pineapple, maraschino cherries, and walnuts.  It has a wonderful combination of flavors and textures.
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But Hannah Did Not Have Potatoes! Latkes with a Tropical Twist courtesy of koolkosherkitchen
Chanukkah is coming, and kids are looking forward to stuffing their faces with latkes – potato pancakes. When I was growing up, we had all kinds of latkes on Chanukkah, and sometimes my grandmother skipped the deruny(potato latkes) altogether because of the variety of other, more interesting ones: carrots with apples, zucchini with raisins, and my father’s favorite rechene (buckwheat) latkes. When a guest inquired about the missing “traditional” kind, she would say, “But Hannah did not have potatoes.” Two burning questions of my childhood were: who was Hannah and why, oh why, couldn’t she get potatoes?
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Home made dry fruits chocolate courtesy of cookwithsmileblog
Craving for some chocolate…then try this easy home made dry fruits chocolate.
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Apple Cake courtesy of ministryofcurrytrh-apple-cake
Bebinca courtesy of http://aromaticessence.co/
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Bolinhos de coco courtesy of http://aromaticessence.co/  trh-bolinhos-de-coco
Double Chocolate Fudge with Pretzels courtesy of Smart Veg Recipestrh-double-chocolate-fudge
No-Bake Matcha cake courtesy of NORTHERN CUISINE BLOGtrh-no-bake-matcha-cake
Boozy Cupcakes: Spiced Rum & Eggnog–with an Eggnog Buttecream courtesy of The Roadtrip Cowgirl
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Decadent with a nice Baileys punch!!trh-ess-baileys-liquor-balls
Please visit all the bloggers and check out what else they have to share.  Join and follow them and let’s all be one happy Blogging Family. Share this post on your blog and make sure to check back regularly and especially on 1 January 2017 for the new theme of the month!  Hope to see more of you participating in this monthly event.

trh-balle from  The Recipe Hunter

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Es’s Cinnamon Chip Scones

Es’s Cinnamon Chip Scones

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Es’s Cinnamon Chip Scones
(Adapted from brad | the | gourmand – see Brad’s original recipe below)
Ingredients
2 cups self-raising flour
¼ cup berry sugar
2½ teaspoons baking powder
1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
1 stick (125g) butter
½ cup Almond Milk
1½ teaspoons vinegar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup chocolate chips – vegan, but you can use regular as well.
Brown sugar in the raw – for topping
Directions
Mix all dry ingredients together. Rub with your fingers to incorporate butter until mixture resembles sand. Add chocolate chips and stir in with a fork.
Measure milk and add the vinegar and let sit for 5-10 minutes and mix. Stir egg and vanilla into the milk to incorporate the egg. Pour liquid into dry ingredients and carefully mix until it comes together.
Spoon dough into a large muffin pan (5) or 4” springform pans (3) lined with parchment paper and the edges smeared with some oil. Lightly sprinkle the top with a brown sugar.
Bake in 400F oven for ±20+ minutes until golden around the edges or until done and skewer comes out clean.
As you will notice this is vastly different in ingredients and method as Brad’s recipe below. I used his recipe as a guide and worked with what I had in the house at the moment.
All in all, it turned out yummy.  I just had to try one, before posting with a cup of coffee, and I am delighted with the outcome.  This is a keeper! <3 

Modified, prepared, tried and tested by:  Es Slabs
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Brad’s Original Recipe for Cinnamon Chip Scones
Ingredients
2 cups flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup cinnamon chips
Directions
Mix all dry ingredients together. Use a pastry cutter to incorporate butter until mixture looks like small peas. It is fine to have a few larger pieces of butter. You can work with it as much as you want at this stage.
Add cinnamon chips and stir in with a fork.
Measure heavy cream into liquid measuring cup. Stir egg and vanilla into the cream using a fork to incorporate the egg. Pour liquid into dry ingredients and carefully mix together until it comes together. A spatula works great.
Turn dough onto a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper or a baking mat. Press into a 8-inch disc. Add a bit more cream to measuring cup and brush the top of the dough with a thin layer of heave cream. Lightly sprinkle the top with a pinch or two of sugar. Use a pizza cutter to cut into 8 wedges.
Bake in 400 F oven for 20 minutes or until golden around the edges.
Original Recipe and Credit: Brad’s Original Post
Thank you Brad for your recipe and inspiration.
Visit Brad’s blog brad | the | gourmand for more recipes
 

5 Ingredient Chocolate Bliss Balls

5 Ingredient Chocolate Bliss Balls

GUEST POSTER – Recipe courtesy and by approval of Masala Vegan
Guest Blogger: Masala Vegan Link: Original Post

Vegan, Nut & Gluten Free

These allergy free morsels of goodness were developed as a lunch box snack. My little ones school is designated nut free and most of the bliss balls/ bars out there had nuts in some form or, the other. What’s an innovative mother to do but, to develop her own 5 ingredient and 2 step recipe?!

5 Ingredient Chocolate Bliss Balls

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