So many of us have trouble dieting, sticking to our diets, or cannot even fathom the word “diet.” Well, thats OK. There are so many different types of diets out there that it seems almost impossible to randomly take a gamble on one of them! I just wanted to talk to you guys about one of the most popular diets out there right now and that’s the “Paleo Diet.”
For the first week or so after we moved into the new apartment, our refrigerator was pretty empty. The only thing in there was the water pitcher and a 6 pack. We did have some pantry foods, thankfully, so when my sweet tooth kicked in I went right to the peanut butter. Don’t judge me!
Don’t judge me!
I wanted to jazz it up a bit so I added some cocoa and powdered sugar. I still wasn’t satisfied so it was off to the store to get the essentials. I left the peanut butter/cocoa concoction in the fridge for a couple of days. On the third day, I decided to play around and attempt to make cookies.
Separately these ingredients make great snack options and perfect lunchbox companions. I can totally see dipping pretzels, fruits, and crackers into the Jif Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread – it is delicious! Strawberry Jam can be used for many things as well – in fact I’m in the process of creating a yummy jelly roll recipe to share with you guys.
But today isn’t about jelly rolls – it is about these moist apple cupcakes with a creamy, rich salted caramel hazelnut frosting. Yes, they are as good as they sound! Maybe even better.
Apple Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Hazelnut Frosting Recipe #Snackation
Once they’re made you can take them along on your own Snackation. A trip to the zoo, park, or playground. Across the country or in your own backyard. The beauty of a snackation isn’t so much where you go as who you are with. Enjoying a snack filled day with the family can happen anywhere and I suggest planning a snackation at least once a month.
If you are at a loss for how to spend your #Snackation you can get inspiration from the bloggers below.
It’s so tempting to eat an entire cobbler that I had to find a way to stop myself. Portion control, Amber. Portion control. That’s why I started making individual cobblers.
Or cobbler cupcakes.
Or heaven in a muffin tin.
Or just plain delicious… Call them whatever you want!
By making the individual mini cobblers I have a higher chance of not eating the whole cobbler. I’m not saying it’s impossible though so don’t hold it against me when if I eat more than one.
So, let’s get down to business and learn to make individual berry cobblers.
The first thing you’re going to do is preheat the oven to 350F. Now line your muffin tin with cupcake liners. This isn’t something you have to do but it makes cleanup and storage a lot easier.
Now melt a stick of butter in the microwave. Yes, an entire stick (1/2 cup). Pour a bit of the melted butter into each cup, trying to keep them as even as possible.
Once that’s done you’re going to mix up the cobbler batter which is super simple: 1 egg, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of milk, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
Mix it up really well and pour into the cups – about 3/4 full. Don’t mix the butter with the batter!
Now top the batter with a few berries; I use a mix of strawberries and blueberries but you can use whatever berries you prefer. Be generous with the berries now!
Finally, add a couple chunks of cream cheese on top of the berries.
Put them in the oven and set a timer for 40 minutes. Check on them at the 40 minute mark and if they aren’t crispy/brown let them bake for 5 more minutes. Keep this up until they are a beautiful golden color.
Remove them from the oven once they’ve achieved the perfect tan and let them cool as long as you can before enjoying.
These go perfect with vanilla ice cream!
That’s it, this is how you make these delicious individual berry cobblers.
Preheat oven to 350F. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
Melt a stick of butter in the microwave. Pour a bit of the melted butter into each cup, trying to keep them as even as possible.
Mix up the cobbler batter which is super simple: 1 egg, 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of milk, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, and a pinch of salt.
Mix it up really well and pour into the cups - about 3/4 full. Don't mix the butter with the batter!
Top the batter with a few berries;
Add a couple chunks of cream cheese on top of the berries.
Put them in the oven and set a timer for 40 minutes. Check on them at the 40 minute mark and if they aren't crispy/brown let them bake for 5 more minutes. Keep this up until they are a beautiful golden color.
Remove them from the oven once they've achieved the perfect tan and let them cool as long as you can before enjoying.
In the 1880’s Alexandre Marnier-Lapostolle created something magical; the cognac concoction known as Grand Marnier. Over the years I have tried many drink and dessert recipes that call for this divine spirit. That may be why I’m so excited to help you celebrate the “unofficial” national holiday known as National Grand Marnier Day (July 14th)!
Here are some of the most mouth-watering recipes calling for Grand Marnier I could find on Pinterest.