Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Peanut Butter Icebox Pie What's Baking

Here it submission for What's Baking. Our host Kim wanted everyone to submit a pie, which is fitting seeing that the holidays are upon us. You might be wondering why I picked such an easy pie. Well my response is, it's the holidays, I just had a baby, and I was hosting Thanksgiving.  Therefore I needed something that I wouldn't mess up. And in reading this recipe, I knew it was going to be a no fail on my end. I would encourage anyone looking for something easy to try this one, it didn't take more than 15 minutes to make and was a hit.

As you might have noticed, there is not much sugar in the filling. I was a little worried about this, but it was perfect. The Combination of with the cookie crust, caramel and peanut butter cups it is just wonderful and not overly sweet.

If you haven't heard of the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook, you have to pick up copy it's great and has a lot of things that I want to try over the next few weeks.

Also make sure to check out Kim's blog and see her round up which should be up by December 1st.

Like always, Happy Baking!

From The Magnolia Bakery Cookbook


1 Pie crust
12 Ounces cream cheese, softened
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
1 Cup heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks
1 Mini peanut butter cups, chopped
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 Cup caramel sauce
1/4 Cup chocolate sauce
Handful of chopped mini peanut butter cups


Beat cream cheese until fluffy, 2 minutes. Add sugar gradually, then beat in peanut butter and vanilla.

Whip the heavy cream in a separate bowl, then fold gently into the cream cheese mixture.

Fold in the peanut butter cups.

Spread the caramel on the bottom of the crust, then spread the filling over the caramel and smooth the top.

Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 3 hours,

Garnish with rest of mini peanut butter cups and drizzle with chocolate sauce.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Roasted Chicken In Garlic-Ginger Soy Sauce Marinade


After being MIA for 3 months looks like I'm trying to make up for lost time. I'm now working on my second post of the day. Well maybe I should say that this is a half recipe as I posted the Marinade earlier today. =)

As my readers know, I love spices, and love to play with them when it comes to making marinades. With that said, this marinade has become my go to recipe due to me having avoid certain foods while breast feeding. No one likes a gassy fussy baby!

I love the favor that this marinade gives the chicken and how easy it is to put together. I tend to use this marinade over night so that my meat comes out favor packed. It could also me used on days that you're lookig to put something together, just marinade for 30 minutes and then bake in marinade.


Hope you all enjoy this as much as my family and I have. Happy cooking and baking!


1/2 cup soy sauce (i use low sodium)
8 cloves garlic, grated,
1 teaspoon of grated ginger
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 bone in chicken breasts

Take chicken breast apply black pepper and set aside while perparing marinade.
Wisk together soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and olive oil.
Once marinade has come together, drizzle over chicken breast and make sure to turn it until well coated.
Place is frige for at least 30 minutes, or overnight.
Bake at 400 until fully cooked.

Garlic-Ginger Soy Sauce Marinade

Wow! I can not believe that it's been 3 months since my last "real" food post. Life has been a worldwind, between the promotion at work, having an active 4 year old, and now a newborn, seems like I don't have enough time for anything.

In my head I was telling myself that while home on maternity leave I would have all this time to blog all the new recipes that I would be trying. Boy was I WRONG! While yes, I've been trying new things and taking pictures as I go, I haven't had the time to sit down and blog them. Seems like I'm always getting pulled somewhere else.

Well today I'm home alone with Miss. Emilie so while she naps, mommy is going to try to get a few posts done. Since naps tend to run short in this house, I going to start with a new marinade.

This marinade works with everything from beef, to chicken, even to fish. This is truly a must try marinade. I promise you will not be disappointed. I've tried it on T-bones and today I'm trying it on chicken breasts that I'm roasting for lunch. Can't wait to dig in as it's smelling so good!

Like always happy cookig and baking!

Recipe source:

1/2 cup of soy sauce
8 cloves garlic, grated
1 tespoon of grated ginger
1/4 cup olive oil

Wisk everything together untill well combiened.
Pour over desired protein.
Let marinade for at least 30 minutes, for best results let marinade over night.