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Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Homemade Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

A cobbler is basically a pie with no bottom crust. It is a simple dessert to make in a hurry for those last minute get togethers. Blackberry cobbler is a delicious dessert that will always be welcome at the table. It can be eaten plain or topped off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for added sweetness.

This blackberry cobbler recipe also allows for variations such as adding another fresh fruit. Raspberries would complement it very well. However you choose to serve up your blackberry cobbler, it is sure to be a hit.

blackberry cobbler

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How To Make Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 1/2 cups blackberries

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Once oven temperature is reached melt butter in a 9x13 inch baking pan.

2. In a medium bowl stir together the flour, sugar and milk; batter will be slightly lumpy. Pour mixture on top of melted butter in baking pan. Do not mix butter and mixture together.

3. Drop blackberries into batter; if more crust is desired add less blackberries. Bake in preheated oven for one hour or until golden brown.

Recipe courtesy of AllRecipes.com.

Blackberry Cobbler With Ice Cream...Yum!

blackberry cobbler with ice cream

Image by haleysuzanne on Flickr

How To Make Blackberry Cobbler - Video

Easter Cupcake Creations

Easter cupcake ideas

Easter Cupcake Recipes and Ideas

The guests at your Easter get-together will be "hopping" with joy when they see that you've baked up any of these delightful treats. Below you'll find some of my favorite Easter cupcake recipes as well as a few of my suggested tools for making the best Easter treats ever!

The great thing about most of these recipes and ideas is that they are super easy, quick to make, and of course, taste great. So grab your beaters and let's get baking!

Easter Bunny Cupcakes from FamilyFunGo

When you want to whip up a batch of quick and adorable bunny cupcakes, nothing beats the following recipe (along with the video) from FamilyFun.Go.com.

Let's Get Baking!

FamilyFunGo Recipe

Simply bake a batch of your favorite cupcakes from a cake mix and frost them with your favorite white icing (buttercream, cream cheese, or vanilla). Then sprinkle on some shredded white coconut to make the bunny's fur. You'll also need large jumbo marshmallows, mini marshmallows, pink gel frosting, pink sugar, pink jelly beans, and blue sweet tarts.

  1. You make the bunny ears by cutting one of the jumbo marshmallows in half and dipping the sticky side directly in a bowl of pink sugar. Place the marshmallow halves on the cupcake to form the ears.
  2. Add the blue sweet tart eyes, pink jelly bean nose, and mini marshmallows for cheeks. Then use the pink piping gel to draw on the bunny whiskers.

Voila! You have adorable bunny cupcake gifts!

Easter Cupcake Decorating Video

Learn how to make and decorate Easter cupcakes using white yellow cupcakes that are frosted with piped lavender icing and then topped with a gum paste bunny (see how to make it in the video), a gum paste rose, or gum paste pansies. You will also see how to use the Wilton grass tip to make grass on top of the cupcakes as well.

Easy Easter Basket Cupcakes

Here is another fun and easy Easter cupcake idea from FamilyFun.Go.com.

  1. Bake up a batch of your favorite cupcakes and frost the cupcakes in white icing. I find it easiest to use a large star tip in a bag to pipe an outer "rim" around the edge of the cupcake to form the outside of the Easter basket.
  2. Then take pipe cleaners or edible licorice to form the basket handle.
  3. Fill the inside of the basket with green colored shredded coconut. You can make the colored version by placing white coconut in a small ziploc bag and adding green food coloring a little bit at a time (shaking as you go) until you get the desired green color. Place a small mound of coconut inside the piped white edge of the "basket".
  4. Place jelly beans or your favorite Easter cookies on top the coconut nest.
  5. To finish off the presentation, tie a small bow around the handle of each Easter cupcake basket.

My Tips - Personally I use carrot cake with cream cheese icing for my Easter cupcakes. Also I like the look of the Easter basket cupcake wraps from Wilton so I use those around my cupcake wrappers (instead of the pipe cleaners). This is one Easter holiday gift that the kids and adults will both like!

Inspiring Easter Cupcake Photos

Easter Cupcake Idea Collage

Photo courtesy of DessertLover2010 at Flickr.

little peepers cupcakesLittle Peeper Cupcakes

These adorable bright yellow chicks are an adorable addition to any Easter get-together. They are simple to make and delicious to eat.

Bake up a batch of your favorite cupcakes and decorate them to look like the photo to the right.

You can get the step-by-step instructions for decorating the cupcakes at Wilton.com (image at right also courtesy of Wilton.com).

Making Tasty Skillet Cookies

How to make delicious skillet cookies

Fast, Easy & Yummy Cookies

Skillet cookies are interesting to make if you've never tried them, and once you get the hang of them, they're really easy. You'll make them over and over again. They call for simple ingredients and no oven! Just a stovetop will do.

Fun fact: the reason these cookies are called skillet cookies is because they are baked on skillet or griddle much like a pancake!

Getting Started

use a skillet to make cookies

Image credit: johnnystiletto on Flickr

Grab Your Skillet!

There's also another version of the skillet cookie that is boiled in a pot on the stove and then dropped into cookie form. Both are considered old time skillet cookies. You can also fry them in oil as one of the recipes below does!

Try out these recipes and different methods and see what a delicious, gourmet cookie you can make on top of the stove!

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Ingredients

  • 2 eggs - beaten
  • 1/4 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 c. water AND 1/2 c. coffee cream OR 3/4 c. evaporated milk AND 3/4 c. water
  • 3/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • Jam
  • Confectioner's sugar

Instructions

  1. Fry these just as you would pancakes on a hot griddle or an electric skillet. To make the batter, combine well the eggs, sugar and salt. Blend in the cocoa and cinnamon. Combine separately the water and cream and add alternately with the flour to the egg mixture.
  2. Use 2 tablespoons of batter for each cookie and fry on a lightly greased griddle, turning each cookie only once, when the edges begin to brown and bubble slightly. While hot, spoon a little jam onto the center of each and fold over or roll them up, dusting them with confectioner's sugar. Makes about 1 dozen cookies.
How to make skillet cookies
Image by james.thompson on Flickr

CHOCOLATE OATMEAL SKILLET COOKIES

CHOCOLATE OATMEAL SKILLET COOKIES

Recipe Courtesy of Cooks.com

These skillet cookies require no skillet, but are boiled and dropped instead.

Cook Time

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 40
  • Serves: 12-24 cookies

Image by notahipster on Flickr

Ingredients

  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. cocoa
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c. peanut butter
  • 3 c. oatmeal
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Mix sugar, milk, cocoa, and butter and bring to boil. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter, oatmeal, salt, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoons onto waxed paper. Chill until set. Store tightly covered.

Making a Skillet Cookie - AKA a Skookie!

Turn up your volume, the audio is a little quiet.

Mix up the variety of cookies in your house!

How to make skillet cookies
Image by Rex Roof on Flickr

SKILLET COOKIES

Courtesy of allrecipes.com

How to make skillet cookies
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 20-30 min
  • Serves: 24 small cookies

Image by Vegan Feast Catering on Flickr

  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces dates - pitted and chopped
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat combine the butter, dates, egg yolks and sugar. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from heat stir in the rice cereal, chopped pecans and vanilla. Stir and let cool.
  2. When you can handle roll into small balls then roll in confectioners' sugar.
Skillet Cookies

Image Credit: chiotsrun on Flickr

WEST VIRGINIA SKILLET COOKIES

WEST VIRGINIA SKILLET COOKIES

Courtesy of Cooks.com

  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 8 oz. pkg. dates - cut fine
  • 2 c. Rice Krispies
  • 1/2 c. pecans
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Coconut

Image by Vegan Feast Catering on Flickr

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter in a large frying pan. Beat the eggs with the sugar and add this along with the dates to the melted butter. Heat for 10 minutes over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add Rice Krispies, pecans and vanilla. Mix well, then roll into balls. Roll the balls in coconut. These keep very well in the refrigerator.

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Original image by cdharrison on Flickr

There are many ways to bake for Easter. You can make pies and cakes. But perhaps the items that get the most smiles and ooh's and ahh's are Easter Bunny Cupcakes. There are as many ways to make these as there are bakers. So be sure to use your own creativity. You can also incorporate chicks into the decorations and make some of the cupcakes bunnies and some decorated like chicks. If you want to take a break from Easter cookies this year, consider these delicious Easter Bunny cupcakes!

Getting Started

Making cupcakes

First Steps to Tasty Treats!

First, you'll need a great cupcake recipe. This recipe uses a boxed Betty Crocker cake mix which makes it very easy to whip up a batch of these cupcakes. Get the kids involved. But just make sure that you buy double the candy for the decorations.

Little fingers tend to steal a few nibbles here and there and you may find that there's no candy left to decorate with. Keep a few bags hidden until the last minute.

Photo by evelynishere on Flickr

More Tips

Easter bunny cupcakes

Tricks for Treats

After you've made your cupcake gifts, plan on how you want to decorate them. One way is described in the recipe below. Use marshmallows to make bunny ears. But other recipes make use of fondant rolled to look like bunny ears, pink sanding sugar for the insides of the ears, and even Peeps in pink bunny shapes to adorn the top of the cupcakes.

Other bakers opt for chocolate wafer cookies to serve as ears and still others use 3D bunny sugar decorations, bought at a craft store, and just decorate the top of the cupcake to look like grass. There's no wrong way to make Easter Bunny Cupcakes. You can even take a small chocolate bunny and place it atop the cupcake and call it done.

Image by Rachel from Cupcakes Take the Cake

Be Creative

Then run with it.

Easter bunny cupcakes
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Image by cdharrison on Flickr

Ingredients

  • 1 Box Betty Crocker Super Moist yellow or white cake mix
  • Water along with vegetable oil and eggs as called for on cake mix box
  • Pink food color
  • 2 containers Betty Crocker Whipped fluffy white frosting
  • 5 large marshmallows
  • Pink sugar
  • Candy decorations and sprinkles (as desired)

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350F (325F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and cool cake as directed on box for 24 cupcakes.
  2. Stir a few drops pink food color into 1 container of frosting. Frost cupcakes with pink frosting.
  3. Spoon 1 heaping teaspoonful white frosting on center of each cupcake. To make ears, cut each large marshmallow crosswise into 5 pieces with kitchen scissors. Using scissors, cut through center of each marshmallow piece to within 1/4 inch of edge. Separate to look like bunny ears; press 1 side of cut edges into pink sugar, flattening slightly. Arrange on each of the white frosting mounds as shown. Use candy decorations and sprinkles to make eyes, nose, and whiskers as shown. Store loosely covered.
  4. If you have only one 12-cup muffin pan, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Then bake the rest of the batter in the cooled muffin pan, adding 1 or 2 minutes to the bake time.

More on 'Easter Bunny Cupcakes'

Try your own ways to make yummy Easter bunny cupcakes and see what you like best. Children often come up with the best ideas that adults haven't even thought of. You can give them bowls of candy and sprinkles and see what they create.

It's magical and may become your favorite Easter tradition! Don't forget to ask them for ideas when you're at the store picking out embellishments, they might just surprise you with a good idea!

Easter Bunny Cupcakes - Tutorial

Easter Cookies!

Easter Cookies

Another Easter Craft

Tired of baking? Maybe your home needs a little Easter decor! How about an adorable hand crafted Easter tree? They are very cute, and creative too with the blown-out decorated eggs hanging from the branches. Interested in making your own? See the tutorial here.

Grilled Pound Cake Recipe

Grilled pound cake recipe

When it comes to cooking on the grill, one thing usually gets pushed to the back burner...dessert. Grilled pound cake is a super easy dessert that tastes great and can be easily personalized. You can top grilled pound cake with fresh fruit, chocolate, or yogurt and it will always be delicious.

Whether you make your own pound cake from scratch or buy it already made, grilling the pound cake will always be a crowd pleaser.

How To Make Basic Pound Cake

Easy Pound Cake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

With a mixer, cream butter and shortening together. Add sugar, a little at a time. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each addition. Stir dry ingredients together in a bowl and add to mixer alternately with milk, starting with the flour and ending with the flour. Mix in vanilla. Pour into a greased and floured tube pan and bake for 1 to 1-1/2 hours, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

This recipe is courtesy of FoodNetwork.com

Making this pound cake can get even easier than the recipe above. You can make it from a box mix as well! Just follow the directions on the box, bake, and let cool. Then throw it on the grill! No one will know that it came from a box unless you tell them.

Buttered Rum Cake

Buttered Rum Cake picture is courtesy of meggle on Creative Commons.

How To Grill Pound Cake

Grilled Pound Cake

Grilling the pound cake

You have already accomplished the hard part so give yourself a pat on the back. Now all you have to do is grill the pound cake and choose a topping... or not!

Image Credit: (Mariam) on Flickr

Instructions:

Brush both sides of each pound cake slice with butter. Place it on the grill. Cover and grill 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Flip each slice and grill for another 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, until slices are crisp and golden. You're done!

Select a topping (or not) and slather the pound cake in it. I have provided delicious topping recipes below. Serve the pound cake immediately.

Raspberry Sauce Recipe

  • 3 cups raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons raspberry jelly

Combine all ingredients in pot and let simmer until thickened.

You can use this sauce to make delicious Grilled Pound Cake Dessert Sundaes.

Cream-Filled Grilled Pound Cake Recipe

Cream-Filled Grilled Pound Cake Recipe

Stuffed Grilled Pound Cake

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons pineapple cream cheese
  • 8 (1/2-inch-thick) slices pound cake
  • Sweetened whipped cream
  • Fresh strawberries and blueberries

Preparation:

1. Spread pineapple cream cheese evenly over 1 side of 4 pound cake slices. Top with remaining 4 pound cake slices.

2. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350 to 400) 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Top with whipped cream and berries. Serve immediately.

Recipe and picture courtesy of myrecipes.com

Quicker Pound Cake Toppings

  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Whipped Cream
  • Yogurt
  • Fresh Fruit

Cherry Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Cherry Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Cherry Chocolate Topping

Cherry Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) pitted tart cherries, undrained
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons chocolate syrup

Directions

In a small saucepan, combine cherries and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; add to cherries. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Place two slices of grilled pound cake on each plate. Top with 1 tablespoon gourmet chocolate sauce and about 1/4 cup cherry sauce. Chocolate covered fruit on pound cake, can you think of anything more tasty?

Recipe and picture courtesy of tasteofhome.com.

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