White Chocolate Raspberry Ice Cream

I could never be lactose intolerant.

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I could probably go gluten free before I dropped the dairy. Both of which I hope never, ever, happen.

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Seriously. Look at that. How could I ever not just eat all of it? Continue reading

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Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Time to celebrate farmer’s markets finally opening! Here in Minnesota, we’ve had such a crazy “spring” (Snow in May? Yeah, we did that.) that we had to delay the opening of some of our farmer’s markets.

But it’s finally here! And you know what that means…time for Kathleen to go nuts and buy way too much of everything.

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First up, rhubarb.  Continue reading

Tater Tot Hot Dish Cake

I think I finally lost my marbles.

I gave up potatoes and cheese for Lent, and then decide the theme for my friends’ monthly family dinner should be hot dishes.

For anyone familiar with hot dishes, that pretty much eliminates anything I could possibly eat that night.

What was my solution? (And this is where you can see I really lost it.)

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I made tater tot hot dish out of cake. Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

This is not one of those healthy white bean cookie dough dips.

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Maybe I will make one of those one day. But not today.

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Today, I sit with my spoon, and I try very hard to remind myself that I made this dip for a Super Bowl party. Not for my dinner tonight. Continue reading

Chocolate Pretzel Candy

Merry Christmas from The Culinary Capers! And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, then I hope you’re having a fabulous December 24th and 25th off of work, and with family and friends!

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My gift to you this year: simplicity in the kitchen. You have stressed yourself out with holiday shopping, unexpected visits, and multiple trips to the grocery store.

But this chocolate pretzel candy couldn’t be any easier. Continue reading

Carrot Cake with Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting

Want to know why people love carrot cake?

Cream cheese frosting.

Let’s be honest with ourselves now. Carrot cake is a great idea. A cake that gets its moist texture from vegetables? Genius! But would you eat it without cream cheese frosting?

Would you really? Continue reading

Ghostly Oreo Truffles

Sorry Ghostbusters. I know times are tough, but I think I’ll keep these ghosts around. A ghostly Oreo haunting is right up my alley.

Seriously, these Oreo truffle bites are SO good. Like, lick the bowl out good. And their chocolatey goodness comes from only 2 ingredients. So, delicious, easy, what more could you ask for?

Oh, they’re also freakin’ adorable. Continue reading

Banana Cupcakes with Nutella Buttercream

You’re going to notice a Nutella trend on this blog. I bought a jar to make some chocolate baklava and over estimated how much I would actually use.

To avoid sitting around and eating it with a spoon, I decided to come up with more creative ways to use up the rest of that jar. This cupcake was inspired by a crepe I love to get when in Paris – banana and Nutella. Seriously, best crepe flavor ever.

This is cake is denser than your average cupcake and holds up well to the richness of the frosting.

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