Crunchy Creamy Sweet http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com Dessert Baking Blog Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:11:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.3 Lemon Cornbread Loaf http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/2015/04/27/lemon-cornbread-loaf/ http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/2015/04/27/lemon-cornbread-loaf/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:30:24 +0000 http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/?p=11096 Lemon Cornbread Loaf – soft and fluffy cornbread packed with lemon and baked in a loaf pan. Paired with your favorite fruit preserves it makes for a simple yet delicious treat!  I don’t think I will ever get tired of … Continue reading

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Lemon Cornbread Loaf – soft and fluffy cornbread packed with lemon and baked in a loaf pan. Paired with your favorite fruit preserves it makes for a simple yet delicious treat! 

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I don’t think I will ever get tired of lemon desserts, breads, muffins or scones. I adore them! The recent lack of sunshine makes me striving for sunny colors and lemon seems to fill the gap. Hence the cornbread loaf.

It sort of just happened one day. I usually bake my cornbread in a skillet or in a muffin pan but that day I reached for the loaf pan and there was no turning back. It doesn’t hurt that I also have a couple of jars of my favorite preserves from this project. I am looking for more ways to enjoy it and this cornbread loaf happened to be perfect for it!

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One Pot Pasta with Sausage and Beet Greens http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/2015/04/24/one-pot-pasta-with-sausage-and-beet-greens/ http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/2015/04/24/one-pot-pasta-with-sausage-and-beet-greens/#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:30:00 +0000 http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/?p=11059 One Pot Pasta with Sausage and Beet Greens – quick and easy pasta for busy weeknights! This recipe is reason 4657838 why I have the best readers ever. Not only I had and amazing response to my recent personal story … Continue reading

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One Pot Pasta with Sausage and Beet Greens – quick and easy pasta for busy weeknights!

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This recipe is reason 4657838 why I have the best readers ever. Not only I had and amazing response to my recent personal story blog post, not only I shared this crazy idea of adding raw beets to your smoothie BUT! You guys read it, you left comments and you tried the smoothie! And when I asked what should I do with the greens – so many of you responded on the post and on my social media with your suggestions. THANK YOU!

I read all of them and as soon as I got a new batch of beets for our daily smoothies – I set out to experiment with the greens. I buy organic beets and they are so big and the greens are so full and long! It seems like such a waste to throw them away. I needed ideas and you guys shared yours with me. So many of you use them just like spinach and that was a light-bulb moment for me.

So today’s recipe is the result.

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Cherry Cream Chocolate Cupcakes http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/2015/04/20/cherry-cream-chocolate-cupcakes/ http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/2015/04/20/cherry-cream-chocolate-cupcakes/#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 19:54:45 +0000 http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/?p=11062 Cherry Cream Chocolate Cupcakes – decadent chocolate cupcakes with a surprise filling and cherry preserves cream frosting! Also, celebrate Mother’s Day with Bonne Maman and enter sweeps for fantastic prizes! Moms everywhere, this one is for you. Decadent, rich chocolate … Continue reading

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Cherry Cream Chocolate Cupcakes – decadent chocolate cupcakes with a surprise filling and cherry preserves cream frosting! Also, celebrate Mother’s Day with Bonne Maman and enter sweeps for fantastic prizes!

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Moms everywhere, this one is for you.

Decadent, rich chocolate cupcake, filled with cherry preserves, topped with cherry ganache and cherry preserves cream. Triple the cherry over a chocolate cupcake. Yes, please!

Because Mother’s Day is just around the corner and all moms love cupcakes!

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Lemon Garlic Roasted Potatoes http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/2015/04/16/lemon-garlic-roasted-potatoes/ http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/2015/04/16/lemon-garlic-roasted-potatoes/#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:56:31 +0000 http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/?p=11041 Lemon Garlic Roasted Potatoes – super easy side dish yet packed with so much flavor! The lemon garlic combo makes these potatoes irresistible!  Lemon garlic roasted potatoes. Let that sink in for a little bit. I mean, roasted potatoes by them … Continue reading

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Lemon Garlic Roasted Potatoes – super easy side dish yet packed with so much flavor! The lemon garlic combo makes these potatoes irresistible! 

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Lemon garlic roasted potatoes. Let that sink in for a little bit. I mean, roasted potatoes by them selves are so good! Might be just the best way to eat potatoes! But add minced garlic and lemon to the mix and these babies are irresistible! Not only they smell amazing while baking but are so easy to pop in and burst with flavor in your mouth. You have to make them!

This side dish is helping me cut out the fries from our menu. Grabbing a bag of frozen potato fries in the store is convenient, I admit. But in effort of making better decisions when it comes to food, I am trying to find healthier options yet still quick and easy. These roasted potatoes are just that and more! They are so much better and so flavorful! Our kiddos loved them! Score!

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Spring Brunch Party with Chinet® Cut Crystal® Tableware & Giveaway http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/2015/04/15/spring-brunch-party/ http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/2015/04/15/spring-brunch-party/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:00:50 +0000 http://www.crunchycreamysweet.com/?p=10878 Spring Brunch Party – throw a beautiful spring party without the headache! These easy tips will help you create a gorgeous setting that your guests will love! When the first sings of spring are here, when the air smells fresh, … Continue reading

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Spring Brunch Party – throw a beautiful spring party without the headache! These easy tips will help you create a gorgeous setting that your guests will love! Spring Brunch 1 1 682x1024 Spring Brunch Party with Chinet® Cut Crystal® Tableware & Giveaway When the first sings of spring are here, when the air smells fresh, the birds are chirping and the sun is shining – let’s open the windows. All of the windows. Let’s invite it all inside. But don’t stop there! Invite friends and family and celebrate the new season! So let’s party! Spring Brunch 6 1 682x1024 Spring Brunch Party with Chinet® Cut Crystal® Tableware & Giveaway When it comes to hosting parties, my motto is to make it as easy on yourself as possible yet still create a gorgeous setting and serve beautiful food that will have people swooning! The easiest thing to save yourself work on is to use plastic serveware. That’s where the Chinet® brand comes in.
The Chinet® Cut Crystal® line of products is gorgeous and perfect for any occasion. It’s convenient and stylish. Birthday party, holiday dinner or a romantic dinner for two – you can create a perfect place settings with Chinet® disposable tableware. But I went a little bit further than just stacking them on a side of the table.
 I used Chinet® Cut Crystal® plates, cups, and cutlery to create treat stands, mini vases and the overall theme for the Spring Brunch Party. I took each product used for serving the food and created simple decor items!
Theme: Spring Brunch
Theme Colors: pink and yellow
What I used: Chinet® Cut Crystal® Plastic Plates – dinner plates and dessert plates, Chinet® Cut Crystal® Cutlery, Chinet® Cut Crystal® Plastic Cups, Chinet® Cut Crystal® Stemless Wine Glasses, fake flowers, washi tape, napkins, theme items, like plastic eggs
What I served: strawberry cake rolls, sliced red pepper Ranch tortilla roll-ups fruit salad with lemon whipped cream, sparkling water with sliced strawberries Chinet Cut Crystal Products11 682x1024 Spring Brunch Party with Chinet® Cut Crystal® Tableware & Giveaway The Chinet® Cut Crystal® Stemless Wine Glasses are perfect for mini vases! I used a light pink polka dot washi tape to decorate the cup, filled it with a couple of plastic eggs and fake spring flowers that were cut down to size. Few of these arrangements can add freshness and color to the party table! So beautiful! Spring Brunch 2 1 682x1024 Spring Brunch Party with Chinet® Cut Crystal® Tableware & Giveaway I love washi tape! It lets you add color and make things flow in one theme. Wrap a small piece of the tape on the plastic cutlery to match it your table setting. So easy and so pretty! Spring Brunch Party 2 682x1024 Spring Brunch Party with Chinet® Cut Crystal® Tableware & Giveaway The stemless wine glasses are so trendy right now. I am so glad to find the Chinet® brand offering them in the gorgeous Cut Crystal® line. They are perfect for Cabernet, a little Zin or simply sparkling water with sliced strawberries and lemons. Spring Brunch 3 1 682x1024 Spring Brunch Party with Chinet® Cut Crystal® Tableware & Giveaway One of my favorite hacks that I created for this party is the treat stands. No need for porcelain or wood cake stands! You can easily make one with Chinet® Cut Crystal® products! Spring Brunch 4 1 682x1024 Spring Brunch Party with Chinet® Cut Crystal® Tableware & Giveaway I took two Chinet® Cut Crystal® plastic cups, filled them with plastic eggs (or whatever items fit your theme), secured the eggs with a piece of tape, inverted and placed a large plate on top (a piece of tape will be helpful to stick it to the bottom of the inverted cup). The rim of the Chinet® Cut Crystal® plates is so beautiful that it’s perfect for this project. I served sliced strawberry cake rolls and red pepper cream tortilla roll-ups on the stands but you can serve cupcakes, mini cakes or other adorable treats. If they are heavier, use two plates for the stand. Spring Brunch Party 1 682x1024 Spring Brunch Party with Chinet® Cut Crystal® Tableware & Giveaway The plastic cups are perfect for individual servings of desserts, dips or salads! Since my girls always request a fruit salad for parties, they were happy to see it served in these beautiful cups. A dollop of lemon whipped cream is a perfect finishing touch! Spring Brunch Party 4 682x1024 Spring Brunch Party with Chinet® Cut Crystal® Tableware & Giveaway These easy ideas help you create a beautiful setting in no time! You can view the whole line of Chinet® Cut Crystal® products, along with many more entertaining and inspiration ideas, HERE. Spring Brunch Party crunchycreamysweet.com 1 381x1024 Spring Brunch Party with Chinet® Cut Crystal® Tableware & Giveaway
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