Brownie Sundaes in Ice Cream Cones

An example of brownies baked in ice cream cones and then topped with ice cream. These have added chocolate fudge sauce.

Want More Fun? Get a free ooey, gooey caramel popcorn kit. Plus get free recipes for pigs in a blanket, homemade playdough, painted cookies, corn dogs, and peanut butter brownies in an ice cream cone. Tell us where to send it! Brownies and Ice Cream — The Perfect Marriage You can buy ice cream with brownie chunks. Or you can pile ice cream on top of a brownie–a brownie sundae. But you probably haven’t thought of baking the brownies inside ice cream cones. One of our readers wrote and asked if the peanut butter brownie cupcake recipe could be baked …

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How To Make A Brownie Pizza

By Dennis Weaver These are really simple to make. It’s simply a brownie baked in a pizza pan and then frosted and decorated with drizzles. 1. Bake the pizza. We used Uncle Bob’s Extra Moist and Chewy Brownie Mix. It makes a 9 x 9-inch pan of brownies. With these, we made 14–inch round pizzas. Because the batter is spread thinner than in a nine-inch pan, they baked in only 15 minutes. You can also use this mix and bake a 12-inch pizza or two 9-inch pizzas using two 9-inch cake pans. The batter is little deeper and it takes …

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Use this Bakers’ Secret for Delightful Parties, Receptions, Reunions, and Picnics

When  our youngest daughter Katie got married,our other daughter Debbie and I were in charge of the cupcakes for the reception.  I think they were pineapple cupcakes with a cream cheese filling.  I remember the lavender frosting with a dusting of lavender sugar that made them almost iridescent.  They were a hit.  (We sell all this stuff.) How long does it take to fill and frost a couple hundred cupcakes? Not long.  With me filling and Debbie frosting, I doubt that we spent 15 seconds per cupcake.  Neither of us was picking up the cupcakes, just working our way down …

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Favorite Fancy Whipped Creams

It’s funny.  For years I thought vanilla whipped cream was just fine.  Now I find it boring. When we want to create a buzz in the store, serve them something with fancy whipped cream. Here is a list of all-time favorites! 1. If I had to go the rest of life with only one whipped cream, it would be Caramel Whipped Cream.  If you are serving apple pie, make Cinnamon Caramel Whipped Cream with a teaspoon of good cinnamon added. 2. Salted Nut Caramel Whipped Cream is caramel whipped cream with chopped salted snack nuts folded in.  The contrast of …

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Really Good Chocolate Cake

Sometimes nothing but a very fudgy chocolate cake will do. This may be our favorite, moist and rich and chocolaty. It’s perfect for a special occasion or a birthday cake. Anyone that likes chocolate will love this cake. This rich cake goes well with vanilla ice cream or a whipped topping. You’ll get rave reviews when you serve this chocolate cake. It’s made with butter and sour cream for a moist, rich cake. The frosting is a soft, whipped frosting. For the cake: Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate 2 1/2 cups cake or all-purpose flour 2 1/4 …

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Root Beer Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Butter Frosting

It was a family party, Grandma Maloney’s birthday party—barbeques and salads and Mike’s homemade root beer. We were to bring the cakes. We couldn’t bring just any cake so we started experimenting. We had some root beer soda left over from our camping trip. Why not use that? The carbonation will create bubbles in the batter. We added buttermilk. Buttermilk is an acid and will react with soda, an alkaline creating additional leavening. Three cakes later, we had a very good cake. It was surprisingly light and moist with just a hint of root beer flavor. We wanted it chocolaty …

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The Prepared Pantry

How to Bake Macaroons Macaroons have been with us for centuries. Traditionally, they were made with almonds pounded to a paste and flavored with rose water or spices. Today, most people think of macaroons as coconut laced chewy cookies. Meringues are a close cousin to macaroons. They are made similarly. Meringues tend to be crisper; macaroons tend to be chewier. If a meringue is under baked, it tends to be chewy. If a macaroon is over baked, it tends to be dry. Most macaroons are made with egg whites whipped to a foam and with no flour—though there are some …

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Grandma’s Cookie Pizza

This is a really fun recipe.  We developed it years ago but since then have developed shortcuts.  Instead of making the cookie dough crust from scratch, we’re using a mix.  Of course, you can use your favorite cookie recipe. Instead of making the chocolate filling with pudding, we’re using a premade filling, either Bavarian cream or chocolate Bavarian cream.  These shortcuts make this a snap to make. We’re making this in a 15-inch pizza pan.  If you are interested in a smaller dessert, use half the cookie mix, half the recipe below, or a smaller recipe and make the dessert …

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Grandma’s Cookie Pizza

This is a really fun recipe.  We developed it years ago but since then have developed shortcuts.  Instead of making the cookie dough crust from scratch, we’re using a mix.  Of course, you can use your favorite cookie recipe. Instead of making the chocolate filling with pudding, we’re using a premade filling, either Bavarian cream or chocolate Bavarian cream.  These shortcuts make this a snap to make. We’re making this in a 15-inch pizza pan.  If you are interested in a smaller dessert, use half the cookie mix, half the recipe below, or a smaller recipe and make the dessert …

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How to Make Soda Pop Cake

Bubbles.  That’s what makes cakes rise.  To be specific, they’re carbon dioxide bubbles. Leaveners like baking soda and baking powder use a chemical reaction to create bubbles.  When an acid and base come together with water, they fizz and bubble.  (But you remember that from your high school chemistry days.)   Baking powder has both a base and an acid and only needs water.  Baking soda is only a base and needs an acid like sour cream or buttermilk to react. But along comes soda pop, all fizzy and full of bubbles, carbon dioxide bubbles.  That’s why they call it carbonation.  …

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Dessert Fillings

Make pastries and desserts like your favorite bakery–with the same fillings the pro’s use.  Fill donuts and cupcakes, spread a filling between cake layers, make little pies and turnovers, fill crepes and make strawberry blintzes, make thumbprint cookies—there are hundreds of fun things you can make with these fillings. Use just what you need, where you need it.  Snip the corner on the bag and squeeze.  When you’re done, fold the corner over, put a paperclip on it, and store the remainder in your refrigerator for six months. Check the prices; you can’t buy the ingredients and make your own for this.  …

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Easy Everyday White Cake Recipe

Keep this versatile recipe on your recipe shelf. Whip it out for birthdays, when you’re in a hurry, or even guests. Make Pineapple Upside Down Cake, Boston Cream Pie, or California Lemon Cake. Double it to make a white layer cake. You’ll find this recipe easy and use it so often that it will feel like an everyday recipe. As a birthday cake or an everyday cake, this is a white cake recipe that you can count on. Visit The Cookie and Cake Decorating Center Free articles and recipes | Free E-books | Tips | Tools | Ingredients Ingredients 1 …

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Keeping Holiday Food Safe

  Nothing will spoil a holiday quicker than food poisoning and yet there are millions of cases each year in the U.S.   Most cases are mild�not much more than an inconvenience�but some are serious and occasionally fatal. The possibility of our family or guests becoming sick from the food we serve is sobering.   We can protect our food, our families, and our guests by following few safety precautions.   If we are in charge of preparing food, we should know the enemy, the three types of microorganisms that might make us sick. They are yeasts, molds, and bacteria. We …

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Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast in bed is a wonderful way of telling someone that he or she is special. Certainly breakfast in bed is appropriate on Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day or his or her birthday but it’s also a way to make any day special. Don’t forget birthdays and anniversaries. And complete surprises are always nice. Consider it often. Get the kids involved and make Mother’s Day or Father’s Day a family day—the kids will have as much fun as mom or dad. Breakfast in bed doesn’t have to be elaborate; it’s the thought that counts the most. But these tips will …

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