Guinness Chocolate Cake with Irish Cream Frosting
Guinness Chocolate Cake topped with Irish Cream frosting is the perfect cake to make for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Irish stout gives this cake a tender crumb and ultra-chocolaty flavor.
Chips, salsa, and guacamole are my absolute favorite, but my boys are all about the queso. Ok, I like it too, who doesn’t love a cheesy dip? But they REALLY love it. This Queso Dip recipe is their all-time favorite. It’s creamy, sligh…
Chips, salsa, and guacamole are my absolute favorite, but my boys are all about the queso. Ok, I like it too, who doesn’t love a cheesy dip? But they REALLY love it. This Queso Dip recipe is their all-time favorite. It’s creamy, slightly spicy, and really good with salty tortilla chips. And guess what? It’s…
My All-Time Favorite Carrot Cake Recipe
The BEST carrot cake recipe! Super moist and subtly spiced with pineapple, raisins, coconut, pecans, and cream cheese frosting.
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Cream Cheese Pound Cake is one delicious way to treat yourself to dessert. This classic pound cake is one to make all year round.
Pound cake. For some reason, every single time I think of pound cake I think of little old grandmas and Sara Lee. Why?
I have no idea, it’s just a thing. I also don’t make a lot of pound cake.
Not that I have anything against it, it just always seemed kinda mundane to me next to the best chocolate cake or pumpkin crunch cake. If your thoughts on pound cake are at all similar to what mine were, allow me to change your mind.
This Cream Cheese Pound Cake will open up a brand new world of pound cake consideration and will literally have you secretly escaping to the kitchen to nibble on it.
Homemade French Onion Dip
With deeply caramelized onions, Worcestershire sauce, some basic seasonings, sour cream, cream cheese, and mayonnaise, this French onion dip recipe is so much richer than anything you’ll find at a store.
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With deeply caramelized onions, Worcestershire sauce, some basic seasonings, sour cream, cream cheese, and mayonnaise, this French onion dip recipe is so much richer than anything you'll find at a store.
Ah, cream cheese. We know it, we love it, it’s our old standby bagel topping. But this tangy spread is so much more than a schmear. Cream cheese is a rich dairy product that makes an amazing addition to pastries, pastas, and more, adding a smooth, rich…
Ah, cream cheese. We know it, we love it, it's our old standby bagel topping. But this tangy spread is so much more than a schmear. Cream cheese is a rich dairy product that makes an amazing addition to pastries, pastas, and more, adding a smooth, rich quality to everything it touches. But it can be tricky to work with when cold: it sticks to itself, clumping together, and nobody wants lumpy frosting, am I right? For this reason, when it comes to working the stuff into recipes, especially desserts, most recipes call for softened cream cheese. Once it comes to room temperature, cream cheese can properly incorporate into a batter or emulsify a frosting.
How to Soften Cream Cheese in the Microwave
Since cream cheese has such a high fat content, it doesn’t take long to come to room temperature if the room is relatively warm. It takes about thirty minutes on the counter to soften significantly, and about an hour to fully come to room temperature (again, depending on the temperature outside and in your kitchen). But if you’re strapped for time, or have a sudden craving for cheesecake, you can cut that time down to seconds. Remove any packaging (especially foil!) and place the block of cream cheese on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 15 seconds, then poke the center of the cream cheese block to test the texture. If it’s still not your desired softness, continue microwaving in 10-second intervals, but err on the side of caution. A little firmer is better than melted, which will be hard to salvage and potentially unusable in a recipe. The cream cheese should feel soft and hold a fingerprint when pressed.
This hot spinach artichoke dip is pure comfort food.Sign me up. This dip recipe comes together in under 20 minutes with basic ingredients: spinach, artichoke, cream cheese, sour cream, plus green onions and poblano pepper or bell pepper.
We’ll cook the green onions until they’re a little golden and frazzled around the edges, which is an easy way to yield tons of flavor. I’m obsessed with using lightly spicy, tender poblanos in this recipe (a great twist on standard spinach artichoke dip) but you can use a red bell pepper for a mild dip (also delicious!).
The end result is not the most beautiful dip in the world, but it’s definitely amongst the most tasty. It’s creamy and indulgent, yet tastes fresh and full of flavor. This dip is fully loaded with veggies and greens, so it’s actually more redeeming than you might think.
I hope you’ll whip together this spinach artichoke dip on the holidays, or for movie nights, or just any time you get a hankering for it. I’m daydreaming about serving this dip at parties next year!