Monday, June 29, 2009

The Rest of The Fish

Here are the rest of the fish related snacks we had for VBS last week.

Cheesecake Tarts Recipe

Here is the recipe for the cute little cheesecake tarts Laura made. I happen to be borrowing the cookbook they came from so I got the honors of posting the recipe. The book is called Dessert Express, 100 sweets you can make in 30 minutes or less, by Lauren Chattman.

4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
12 vanilla wafers
12 fresh raspberries or blackberries
Fresh mint leaves for garnish

Combine the cream cheese, lemon juice and zest, and vanilla in a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer until very smooth. Beat in the powdered sugar.

Arrange the vanilla wafers on a serving platter. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture on each one, then top with a berry. Garnish the platter with mint leaves. Serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to one hour before serving.

Makes 12.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Something fishy is going on here.

We have VBS at church this week and can you guess what I managed to volunteer to help with? Yep, snacks. We have a fish theme going, Icthus. Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior. No, there are no crucifix cookies in the works but there are plenty of fish to go around. Here is what we have had so far.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

No time to bake fancy cupcakes?

Check out these Vanilla Wafer Cheesecake Tarts from my new cookbook, “Dessert Express”. Cream Cheese with a bit of lemon and sugar piled onto a vanilla wafer and topped with a berry. Bite size and very good!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Do you see a theme here?

I seem to be on a huge cupcake kick these days. I made the cherry limeade cupcakes for Bible study on Monday and they were a hit. The week before I made these Banana Caramel Cakes which were equally as delicious. Banana cupcakes are cut into layers and filled with caramel topping and sliced bananas. The best part was the caramel flavored whipped cream that went on top.

So I guess what I am saying is I will keep the cupcakes coming :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Fun with Cupcakes

Everyone loves a cupcake. It is kind of hard not to. Check out the Fancy Flours blog with some super cute cupcake and cookie ideas.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Cherry Limeade Cupcakes

We made these today for fun and they turned out cute and tasty!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

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We hosted the 2nd grade (I suppose it's techinally 3rd grade now) girls book club at our house on Sunday afternoon. We just finished Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH so we went for a mouse sized snack theme, mice included!
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