Gateau Basque Loaf

Gateau Loaf Morning! I hope you had a nice weekend. A light golden crust with sweet layers of blueberries and vanilla custard : )

Weekend baking 😃 After 2 weeks without an oven, I was super excited to bake again. This is my first time making a Gateau Basque — pronounced ga-toe meaning layers of cream or fruit. Yes please 😋

I was slightly impatient waiting for it to cool 😄 My kitchen smelled amazing, it looked amazing so… I sliced into it prior to completely cooling. It’s so scrumptious 💃

A classic gateau basque is circular — Bake From Scratch transformed this rich dessert into a rectangular loaf.

It’s a Gateau Loaf kind of morning with a hot cup of coffee : ) I hope you have a great week ~ Be Awesome ~ Stay safe 💛🫐 #getyourbakeon

Recipe by Bake From Scratch — please click on the link below for the full recipe : )

Gâteau Basque Loaf

Grilled Caprese Cheese

Happy National Grilled Cheese Day! I hope you had a great weekend. Cheesy-capresey {I just made that up 😆} deliciousness between sour dough bread : )

Who loves cheese? I do! Caprese is a favoritemozzarella, fresh tomatoes and a touch of basil. It’s beyond delicious 😋 and a simple lunch or dinner idea!

I read a cooking magazine that suggested a light spread of mayonnaise on each side of the bread for better, more even browning. It works!!

Side note: My oven broke a couple of weeks ago 😩 The appliance rep says” 2-3 weeks for delivery … Crossing my fingers!! 🤞

I hope you have a great day • Be Awesome • Thank you for following 💛🍅 #cheeseplease

Recipe by I Heart Naptime • Please click on the link below for the full recipe : )

https://www.iheartnaptime.net/grilled-caprese-sandwich/

Mini Lemon Flower Tarts

Lemon love! Homemade lemon curd, pie crust, a flower cookie cutter and Spring sprinkles make a super cute & fun idea : )

I have lemons 🍋 dancing in my head 😄 and wanted to make something a little different. Are you a lemon-lover? This recipe is simple with a pre-made pie crust : ) Prior to making these scrumptious cuties, I made sweet and tangy lemon curd. 😋

Unfortunately, a few were not picture perfect after baking. Carefully remove them from the mini muffin pan —- I admit, one broke 😩

I always say ‘Mini desserts are extra special’ 😃 Right? A fun Spring or Easter treat 🌸 I hope you have a wonderful & safe Passover, Easter and weekend. Be Awesome • Thank you for following 💛🌸 🍋 #squeezetheday #lemonlove

Mini Flower Lemon Tart by Yummiest Food • Lemon curd by Crazy for Crust • Please click on the link below for the full Recipe : )

Ingredients: 1 unbaked pie crust – 1 cup lemon curd – Powdered sugar, optional- Easter or Spring sprinkles optional https://yummiestfood.com/easter-mini-lemon-tarts/

Lemon curd https://www.crazyforcrust.com/easy-lemon-curd-recipe/

Strawberries n’ Cream Cupcakes

Sweet combination! A delicious vanilla cupcake filled with strawberry cream & topped with strawberry buttercream frosting : )

I made these scrumptious cuties for my son & his fiancé. She loves strawberries as much as I do 🍓 The filling added extra yumminess 😁Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before filling and frosting.

The strawberry buttercream is so pretty! Freeze dried strawberries are available to purchase at Target & Walmart. These cupcakes are a perfect treat for Spring or Summer. Are you ready for warmer days? ☀️

Cupcakes always make me smile : ) Have an awesome weekend • Thank you for following • Stay safe 🤍🧁❤️ #strawberrylover #getyourbakeon

Tulip liners by Baker’s Signature : )

Recipe by Life Love And Sugar {please click on the link below for the full recipe : ) }

Ingredients

VANILLA CUPCAKES

  • 6 tbsp (84g), unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cups (155g) sugar
  • 6 tbsp (86g) sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups (163g) all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp (90ml) milk
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) water

STRAWBERRY FROSTING

  • 1 cup freeze-dried strawberries
  • 1 cup (224g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups (460g) powdered sugar
  • 3–4 tbsp (45-60ml) water or milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • Fresh berries, for topping

FILLING

  • 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 1/4 cup (29g) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Happy St. Patrick’s Day ☘️ A big scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream between ✌️ fudgy brownie crinkle cookies : )

I should’ve made this sweet combination a long time ago. The first bite 💃 beyond delicious! It’s been awhile since I’ve baked these fudgy-sweet crinkles —- everyone I know loves brownie cookies 😁 A something “green” food post was a must for St. Patty’s day. Interesting side note ~ years ago, a colleague mentioned azure or sky blue was once the official color of Ireland….not emerald green 🤭?!? Let me get back to baking life sweeter ….

I can’t take credit for the ice cream but I did bake these scrumptious cookies. Perfectly delicious on their own or choose your favorite scoop of ice cream. Please allow the brownie crinkle cookies to cool first : ) I hope you have an awesome day • Thank you for following • Stay Safe 💚☘️ #sweettooth #slainte

Recipe by Mike Bakes NYC {Brownie Crinkle Cookie}

Please click on the link below for the full recipe : )

Ingredients

  • 7 oz 70% cacao dark chocolate chopped
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened natural or dutch-processed
  • 1 tbsp black cocoa powder (see notes)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp coarse sea salt
  • garnish: flaky sea salt
  • https://mikebakesnyc.com/fudgy-brownie-crinkle-cookies/

Oreo Brookie Cheesecake

Happy Weekend!! Cookie dough cheesecake, a brownie bottom and topped with Oreo whipped cream : )

It’s thick, rich-creamy deliciousness! Yesterday was National Oreo Cookie Day — who loves Oreos? A big slice has my son’s name on it. He just loves Oreos & cookie dough 😋

This cake was shared with family. I’m not the only person with a sweet tooth 😁 The recipe ingredients states 24 ounces of cream cheese however, the video shows 4 blocks of cream cheese. I followed the instructions and it was pure decadence 🖤😋🤍 Have a great weekend! Thank you for following! Be Awesome and Stay safe #Dangerouslygood

Recipe by Life Love and Sugar Please click on the link below for the full recipe : )

Oreo Brookie Cheesecake

Chewy Birthday Cake Cookies

Sprinkles smiles! The birthday cake flavor that everyone loves. Chewy, scrumptious and fun to make : )

Sweet vanilla birthday flavor with sprinkles! A fun baking idea for kids or adults. I’ve baked & shared batches because they = smiles 😃 It’s definitely one of the simpler cookie recipes!

What is your favorite cookie? These cuties are perfect for Spring, birthdays or just because 😉 Thank you following & have a great weekend! Be Awesome! Stay safe! 💛🤘💜 #getyourbakeon

Recipe by The Sweet and Simple Kitchen {Chewy Birthday Cake Sugar Cookies}

Please click on the link below for the full recipe : )

Makes: 12 Giant Cookies

Things you need…

3/4 cup butter, softened 
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup multicolour sprinkles

1/2 cup granulated sugar for rolling

http://thesweetandsimplekitchen.com/chewy-birthday-cake-sugar-cookies/

Fish Tacos with Creamy Avocado Sauce

Taco love!! Calling all taco lovers — tilapia filets, creamy avocado sauce with a bite of crispy slaw : )

The hardest part was waiting to eat them Lol not lol 😆 They’re sooo delicious!! I made the creamy avocado sauce {listed in the recipe} and a copycat Bang Bang sauce. I like a hint of heat, too 😁 Tilapia tastes mild compared to other fish & doesn’t require much cooking time. Always a plus +

After all the snow storms we’ve had, I was sooo happy to see the ☀️ sun shining! It peeked in while photographing 💛 🌮 Have a great day! Thank you for following! Be Awesome! #itswhatsfordinner

Recipe by Foodie Crush {Fish Tacos with Creamy Avocado Sauce}

Please click on the link below for the full recipe : )

Ingredients

  • 4 whole tilapia fillets (about 1 1/2- 2 pounds)
  • 2-3 tablespoons McCormick Perfect Pinch Cajun Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup McCormick Original Tartar Sauce for Seafood
  • 1 avocado , peeled and pitted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves , plus more for garnish
  • 3 limes , quartered
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 16-20 small corn tortillas
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

https://www.foodiecrush.com/blackened-fish-tacos-with-creamy-avocado-sauce/

Homemade Soft Pretzels

Soft pretzel love!! Slightly crisp on the outside, super soft inside with a touch of butter & salt : )

Happy Monday! I posted these cuties for Valentine’s ~ they may be lacking the colors of love however, they’re full of yummy-love 😉 I love heart shaped anything even without Valentine’s : ) This was my first time baking soft pretzels — I watched a how to shape pretzels on YouTube + read the directions prior to starting. Have patience rolling the dough ropes. It may seem tedious but the outcome is so scrumptious 😋

Are you a soft pretzel lover? It’s a great baking idea for snowy days — make them with your kids or loved ones. They are perfect for snack time, movie night or any time 😋 🧡🥨 Have an awesome day! Be Great! Stay Safe and thank you for following!

Recipe by Sprinkle Some Sugar – Please click on the link below for the full recipe : )

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast 1 standard packet
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 tbs unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour + up to ¾ cup more if needed

2 cups water

  • 4 tbs baking soda
  • 1 tbs coarse salt for sprinkling on top
  • 6 tbs salted butter, melted

https://www.sprinklesomesugar.com/homemade-soft-pretzels/#wprm-recipe-container-7066