Monday, January 9, 2012

Rafflecopter Giveaway


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Bella Rose Gourmet Chocolate Giveaway


This giveaway is just in time for Valentines Day and I am so excited to share it with all of you.  This is a candy shop that is on etsy and below is some more information on their shop!

Bella Rose's handmade chocolates are made with the best ingredients. They make their own fondant from dairy fresh cream and real butter. No cheap substitutes there! Their chocolates are always made with a high quality, premium chocolate and they have a wide variety of chocolates to choose from. You will delight in their caramel and nut selections and well as in their smooth and rich cream selections!

Their creams have a generously smooth creamy center that harmonizes delightfully with their smooth and creamy chocolate. From their natural fruit flavored creams (raspberry, cherry, lemon, orange, strawberry) to mint, butter rum and even cheesecake, a stroll through their creams is like a visit to an old Victorian garden! 

Take a look at some of their amazing product below!

Award Winning Peanut Brittle


Rich and Smooth Snow Caps


Nuts 


These make the perfect gift for your sweetie this Valentines!  I hope you have fun with this giveaway.  You can enter using Rafflecopter.  Good luck!






Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Mini Chocolate Pies (Great for Valentines Day)



This may look very time consuming but it is super easy.  My husband loves these pies and prefers them to the pies I make from scratch.  These are so fun for parties or a special dinner with your significant other.

Crust:

Blend: 4 cups of flour, 1 1/2 cup shortening, 1 tsp salt with pastry cutter or fork until it forms pea size balls.  In a separate bowl beat 1 egg, add 1 tsp. vinegar and 4-5 TBS water.  Add to flour mixture.  Mix together just until all incorporated.  If you over mix the crust will not be light and fluffy!    Divide into three balls.  Roll out dough until 1/4 inch thick.  With a large round cookie cutter cut circles that will fit into a muffin tin.  Press lightly around the sides to form the crust.  Take a fork and make indents around the outside to form the edge of the crust.  Also prick a few holes in the crust for baking.  Bake at 400 degrees until light golden brown.  Cool on a rack. 

Mouse:
In a medium size bowl combine 2, 3 oz. instant chocolate pudding mixes and 3 cups of cold milk.  Stir until thick and let stand for 3 minutes.  Mix in 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk.  Fold in 1 cup of whipped topping or sweetened whipped heavy cream. (Mix 1 pint of heavy cream with mixer until it forms soft peaks.  Then add 1/3 cup powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla).  Pour into the cooled shells.  With a piping bag, pipe on more whipped cream.  Top with a fun chocolate candy and shaved chocolate for some fun garnish!