Everyone love a good surprise - especially when the surprise involves chocolate. While I usually include my daughters in the baking process, these hidden chocolate kisses cookies were top secret. I simply handed them one of these pretty little cookies and waited to see their reactions.
As expected, taking a bite into what appears to be a simple sugar cookie, only to discover a chocolate kiss inside was a deliciously wonderful surprise. These cookies are super easy to bake. Now that the surprise has been revealed the girls and I will be baking a few batches of these for their classroom Valentine's Day parties. Who will you surprise with these tasty treats?
1 cup room temperature, unsalted butter
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
18 chocolate kisses
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 tbsp water
1/4 cup of decorative edible sprinkles
I remember being completely intimidated by the thought of making lasagna. All those layers of pasta and sauce seemed like some sort of edible game of Jenga. A recipe for disaster. However, I am not one to be defeated by any food challenge. With a little creativity, I found the perfect way to take out the stacking in lasagna.
This three cheese lasagna roll recipe gives lasagna a totally new spin. Enjoy all the flavours of lasagna, rolled into pinwheels of pasta. Each individual lasagna roll is packed with gooey cheese and flavourful spinach. The compact rolls of lasagna make this recipe ideal for the kid's (and parent's) lunchbox too.
1 can crushed tomatoes (8oz can)
1/4 cup passata or 1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp dried oregano
1 clove garlic, minced
1tbsp olive oil
18 dry lasagna noodles
3 cups spinach or 9 oz package frozen spinach (defrosted)
15 oz ricotta cheese
6 strips of prosciutto
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
1 1/2 cups grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Lay out a piece of lasagna and place 2 tablespoons of filling onto the lasagna. Use the back of the spoon to spread the filling along the lasagna noodle. You may need to add more filling, depending on the size of your noodle.