Sweets & Treats

Hummingbird Cookies

I read this blog post from a fellow blogger the other day and the more I thought about it, the more I knew I just had to share her post. The recipe itself looks amazing, and who doesn’t love a delicious new cookie recipe! But the plate is an awesome idea. Check out her post to see the full recipe and the plate tag.

Railroad Wife

It’s Spring and Easter is fast approaching!  These two things ALWAYS bring to mind one of my favorite desserts of all time, the southern staple, Hummingbird Cake!  Now, one of the most commonly asked questions about this delight is “what the heck is that??”.  Well, for a real quick history lesson, its origin is from Jamaica, but the recipe was eventually printed here in America in 1978 in an issue of Southern Living Magazine.  The Hummingbird Cake is actually the number 1 most requested cake recipe in the magazine’s history.  It’s really that good!

The flavors of this layered cake contains pecans, mashed bananas, crushed pineapple and cream cheese frosting.  It stays moist and flavorful for days.

Now, that all being said, this year I decided to make the recipe a bit more fun and turn it into a handheld cookie!  Trust me, this idea was also out of convenience…

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Sweets & Treats

Lemon & Cream Cheese Pastry

This super easy pastry that my friend over at indianeskitchen makes is another of her fabulous recipes! I am never disappointed with her recipes.

In Dianes Kitchen

 

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What is it about puff pastry that is so good? Throw in some cream cheese, lemon curd then top it off with a lemon glaze and it is even more amazing! You can use any flavor of pie filling you want to make this pastry. This brand of puff pastry is so easy to work with and the taste is amazing!

Source: Adapted from Real Housemoms

 

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Ingredients

 

In a small bowl combine cream cheese,

powdered sugar and vanilla extract.

 

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Unfold the puff pastry.

 

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Using a rolling-pin, roll the pastry into a

rectangle that is 1/4″ thick.

 

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Cut 1″ wide slits on 1/3 of the pastry on both

long sides leaving the middle third alone.

 

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Spread the cream cheese mixture in the

center then top with the lemon curd.

 

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Fold one end strip up and over the filling.

Start crisscrossing the strips at…

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