You Scream, I Scream…

We all scream for cupcakes? This deceiving dessert is actually cupcake mix baked in silicone ice cream cones! A kit was found at a place Aly loved to shop at called Cost Plus World Market.

Bake and decorate as you wish! Add frosting, whipped cream, sprinkles, and maybe a cherry on top.

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Celebrate Bastille Day

Bonjour!

With Bastille Day coming up on July 14, celebrate with Princess Aly’s favorite French dessert – nutella crepes! There are two things you must remember. The first is to refrigerate your batter for at least 2 hours. This resting period develops the flavor and helps the crepe come off the pan easier when cooking. The second is to remember a piece of advice from Martha Stewart, the queen of all bakers:”The first attempt out of every batch is inevitably a dud, even in the most experienced hands. Usually its because the cook was impatient and the pan was not quite hot enough, or she ladled in a little too much batter.”

Ingredients

1 cup of flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 eggs (room temperature)

1 cup milk (room temperature)

2 tablespoons of butter (melted)

Extra butter to coat the pan

Directions

1. Sift flour and salt in a bowl.

2. Whisk milk, eggs, and butter in another bowl.

3. Add flour to mixture and whisk to combine.

4. Refrigerate batter for at least 2 hours (up to a day).

5. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat, and coat with butter. Ladle batter into pan, turning and tilting skillet to coat bottom evenly with batter. Cook each side for about 1 minute using a spatula to loosen the edges before flipping.

6. Repeat with remaining batter, coating with butter as needed (every 2 or 3 crepes).

7. Fill with nutella and sprinkle with powdered sugar. If desired add strawberries, bananas, whipped cream, or ice cream. The beauty of crepes is you can add whatever you want; savory or sweet they’re all delicious.

Have a fun and safe Bastille day and bon appetit!

Push it… push it real good!

For a long time, cake pops were all the craze in Aly’s kingdom. Then, as if overnight, something fabulous came along and became the new sensation. This dessert was called the push pop; a twist on a classic. Aly experimented and made 2 ice cream push pops: vanilla ice cream with oreo crumble and vanilla ice cream with red velvet cake crumble.

Push pop containers as well as this modern day spell book is available on Amazon. Fill them with ice cream, pudding, cake, candy, fruit – the possibilities are endless!

http://www.amazon.com/Push-up-Pops-Courtney-Dial-Whitmore/dp/1423625315