Sunday, November 23, 2014

White Chocolate Cream Pie

Since it's an off year for Thanksgiving with my in-laws, they decided to do a Pre-Thanksgiving where we could all get together before the holiday. Today was our Pre-Thanksgiving and Nate and I were in charge of bringing a pie and the stuffing. I'm grateful we had an easier assignment because I have an awful cold. Anyway, I asked Nate what kind of pie he wanted me to make, and this is what he requested. I found the idea over at The Stir. Nate really enjoyed it and it's something we'll definitely make again.

8 oz. white chocolate, finely chopped
8 oz. cream cheese at room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 graham cracker crust

Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. Remove from heat just before it's completely melted; stir to melt completely. Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until it's smooth. Next, add the chocolate and beat that in, then beat in the sour cream. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until firm. Then add the whipped cream to the bowl with the chocolate filling and gently fold it in. Add the filling into the graham cracker crust. Sprinkle chocolate shavings over the top. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. Enjoy!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hoping to Adopt!!!

My husband Nathan and I are now officially approved to adopt. We are so excited! Please take a moment to read our profile and feel free to pass it along to anyone and everyone. The more people who know we're adopting, the better chance we have of getting matched.
Nate and Kim Adoption Profile

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Oreo Ice Cream Tartlets

Instead of the traditional cake and ice cream, I made these ice cream tartlets for Nate's birthday. We had family come over last night to celebrate Nate and this is what I served. I doubled the recipe and got 24 tartlets. I saw the idea over at Kraft. Enjoy!

24 Oreo cookies, finely crushed (about 2 cups)
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
3 cups cookies 'n cream ice cream, softened
thawed whipped topping
12 mini Oreo cookies

Mix together the cookie crumbs and the butter. Scoop about 1/4 cup of softened ice cream into each of your 12 cupcake liners in your muffin tin. Top each one with 1 1/2 Tbsp. of the Oreo crumb mixture and press into the ice cream. Freeze for 3-4 hours or until firm. Take the tarts out of the muffin tin and remove the paper liners. Flip them so they are crumb side down on the plate, top with a small dollop of whipped topping and a mini oreo. Serve immediately.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Nate loves homemade cinnamon rolls. They are his all-time favorite. I'm a bad wife and have never made them for him. They just always seemed so daunting. I do not feel comfortable with yeast breads. That being said, these cinnamon rolls turned out perfectly! I got the recipe from my favorite food blog, Mel's Kitchen Cafe. She does an awesome job of breaking down the recipe into step by step photos and makes it totally doable. Nate loved these cinnamon rolls and the frosting too. I'll never make another cinnamon roll recipe, this is it baby! So go check out her recipe and make these soon.