Macarons, Napoléon Bonaparte and Life

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pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies

I am entering my kitchen like Napoleon Bonaparte.

Ready for war.

The macarons war.

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pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies

And today, my dear, hardworking baking nation, we are going to win.

Like you never seen before.

And if you still have doubts in your head, stop thinking.

Thinking is overrated.

Just remember, you are a soldier.

And I am your leader, Napoleon Bonaparte.

So, let’s win this macarons war. Together.

In order to win your first step is to believe.

BELIEVE!

Your second step is shopping.

Please, be sure you have all ingredients listed below.

the best pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies
the best pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies

Shopping List

  • egg whites, icing and regular sugar
  • almond flour
  • food color
  • heavy cream, chocolate, Nutella, rum

Equipment

-digital scale for measuring (MUST HAVE)

-food processor

-electric coffee grinder

pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-electrical coffee grinder
pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-electrical coffee grinder

-2 baking sheet

-kitchen aid mixer

ACTION TIME-Making Macarons

Ingredients

75 gr almonds (about 1/2 cup)

117 gr icing sugar (1 cup + 1/8 cup)

2 large egg whites, organic and room temperature

53 gr regular sugar (1/4 cup)

Instructions

Place almond in a food processor and process for about 1 minute.

Add icing sugar and process for about 2 minutes.

Then sift the mixture to remove any lumps.

If you have any large pieces, grind them using the electric coffee grinder.

pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-electrical coffee grinder
pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-electrical coffee grinder

Sift twice the almond mixture.

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the best pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-sift twice

Mix 2 egg whites and regular sugar by hand to combine.

Using a KitchenAid mixer mix egg whites and sugar for 2 minutes using speed 4.

After 2 minutes, increase speed to 6 and mix 2 minutes.

Again, after 2 minutes, increase speed to 8 and mix for 2 minutes.

Add pink color and mix 30 seconds at high speed.

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pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-add pink food colou

Next step is very, very important.

Add 1/2 almond flour mixture and mix using a spatula.

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pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-add almond flour

Folding: Cut through the meringue and then fold up and over.

Be sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl.

Add second half of the almond flour mixture and fold using the method above.

Now, the most important question is:

HOW LONG DO I NEED TO FOLD?

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pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-add almond flour and mix until batter flows like lava

You need to fold until batter flows like lava.

If this answer is confusing, just check the videos of lava or just check lava cakes.

You need to get feeling of your final product.

Another answer is that the batter will fall back into the bowl in a thick ribbon.

Next step is to scoop batter into bag about 2/3 full.

Twist off the top and pipe macarons into desired size.

pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-pipe macarons into desired size
pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-pipe macarons into desired size

Slam or tap your pan 3 times against the counter to release air bubbles.

Let the macarons sit at room temperature for about 45 to 60 minutes.

Macarons will form top skin.

You will be able to touch them and they will not stick to your finger.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Bake macarons for 11 minutes or just test them.

When you touch the top macarons and they are not moving, it is done.

Remove from the oven and cool.

pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-baked macarons at 350 F
pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies-baked macarons at 350 F

Nutella Chocolate Filling

Ingredients

1/4 cup heavy cream

2 oz semi sweet chocolate

1 tsp butter

5 TBSP Nutella

1/2 tsp rum

Instructions

Finely chop chocolate. Set aside.

Heat the heavy cream until almost boiled and add chopped chocolate, butter.

Stir to combine.

Stir in 5 TBSP Nutella and rum.

Cool it.

Assembly Line

Take 2 cookies and sandwich them together with Nutella Chocolate Filling.

These cookies need to mature for a day or two.

Or you can eat them immediately.

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Macarons, Napoléon Bonaparte and Life
 
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Believe and it will happen!
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Recipe type: Desserts
Ingredients
  • 75 gr almonds (about ½ cup)
  • 117 gr icing sugar (1 cup + ⅛ cup)
  • 2 large egg whites, organic and room temperature
  • 53 gr regular sugar (1/4 cup)
  • ------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Nutella Chocolate Filling
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 oz semi sweet chocolate
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 5 TBSP Nutella
  • ½ tsp rum
Instructions
  1. Place almond in a food processor and process for about 1 minute.
  2. Add icing sugar and process for about 2 minutes.
  3. Then sift the mixture to remove any lumps.
  4. If you have any large pieces, grind them using the electric coffee grinder.
  5. Sift twice the almond mixture.
  6. Mix 2 egg whites and regular sugar by hand to combine.
  7. Using a KitchenAid mixer mix egg whites and sugar for 2 minutes using speed 4.
  8. After 2 minutes, increase speed to 6 and mix 2 minutes.
  9. Again, after 2 minutes, increase speed to 8 and mix for 2 minutes.
  10. Add pink color and mix 30 seconds at high speed.
  11. Next step is very, very important.
  12. Add ½ almond flour mixture and mix using a spatula.
  13. Folding: Cut through the meringue and then fold up and over.
  14. Be sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl.
  15. Add second half of the almond flour mixture and fold using the method above.
  16. Now, the most important question is:
  17. HOW LONG DO I NEED TO FOLD?
  18. You need to fold until batter flows like lava.
  19. If this answer is confusing, just check the videos of lava or just check lava cakes.
  20. You need to get feeling of your final product.
  21. Another answer is that the batter will fall back into the bowl in a thick ribbon.
  22. Next step is to scoop batter into bag about ⅔ full.
  23. Twist off the top and pipe macarons into desired size.
  24. Slam or tap your pan 3 times against the counter to release air bubbles.
  25. Let the macarons sit at room temperature for about 45 to 60 minutes.
  26. Macarons will form top skin.
  27. You will be able to touch them and they will not stick to your finger.
  28. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  29. Bake macarons for 11 minutes or just test them.
  30. When you touch the top macarons and they are not moving, it is done.
  31. Remove from the oven and cool.
  32. -------------------------------------------------------------
  33. Nutella Chocolate Filling
  34. /4 cup heavy cream
  35. oz semi sweet chocolate
  36. tsp butter
  37. TBSP Nutella
  38. /2 tsp rum
  39. Finely chop chocolate. Set aside.
  40. Heat the heavy cream until almost boiled and add chopped chocolate, butter.
  41. Stir to combine.
  42. Stir in 5 TBSP Nutella and rum.
  43. Cool it.
  44. Assembly Line
  45. Take 2 cookies and sandwich them together with Nutella Chocolate Filling.
  46. These cookies need to mature for a day or two.
  47. Or you can eat them immediately.

 

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pink macarons from the best food blog 5starcookies

 

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IMPORTANT!

digital scale for measuring

-Practice, practice and practice

Please, please use grams when measuring for this recipe(very important)

-electrical coffee grinder

-BELIEVE!

They say, macarons are a light as a feather …. and it is your turn now.

Take a little time and enjoy this recipe.

And don’t be afraid …to be YOU!

“Be a Macaron in a Cookie Cutter World”

BTW, thank you to for your amazing leadership my dear French friend, Napoléon Bonaparte!

We won!

Chocolate Ecstasy Filling-Definition of Happiness

“Happiness is … an unexpected piece of chocolate.”

So, thank you for visiting 5starcookies.com and I have “tons of happiness” for YOU!

The name is….

The Chocolate ecstasy filling!

Chocolate ecstasy filling from the best food blog 5starcookies
Chocolate ecstasy filling from the best food blog 5starcookies

Ecstasy definition:

1. an overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement.

Yes, yes and yes.

It all applies to our recipe and for all of you called chocoholics.

(my favorite kind of people)

Now, let’s start our baking show.

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BAKING SHOW STARTS RIGHT NOW

Chocolate Ecstasy Filling

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Shopping List

  • Lindt Chocolate with hazelnuts,almonds and raisins
  • semi-sweet chocolate
  • heavy cream 
    Chocolate ecstasy filling from the best food blog 5starcookies-heavy cream
    Chocolate ecstasy filling from the best food blog 5starcookies-heavy cream

    Chocolate ecstasy filling from the best food blog 5starcookies-lindt chocolate with hazelnuts
    Chocolate ecstasy filling from the best food blog 5starcookies-lindt chocolate with hazelnuts

Ingredients

300 gr Lindt chocolate with hazelnuts

3 oz chocolate

1 cup heavy cream

Instructions

Finely chop your Lindt chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate.

Place chopped chocolate in a medium sized heatproof bowl. Set aside.

Place 1 cup heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to simmer.

Pour over chopped chocolate and let stand for 5 minutes.

Stir gently with a spoon or whisk until smooth.

Keep in the fridge for 1 hour…(if you can)

If you are not on diet…select large size

Chocolate ecstasy filling from the best food blog 5starcookies-share and enjoy
Chocolate ecstasy filling from the best food blog 5starcookies-share and enjoy

or if you are on diet start with a very small portion! (see the picture below)

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Chocolate ecstasy filling from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy

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Chocolate Ecstasy Filling-Definition of Happiness
 
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3 ingredients for chocolate happiness.
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Recipe type: Desserts
Ingredients
  • 300 gr Lindt chocolate with hazelnuts
  • 3 oz chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Finely chop your Lindt chocolate and semi-sweet chocolate.
  2. Place chopped chocolate in a medium sized heatproof bowl. Set aside.
  3. Place 1 cup heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to simmer.
  4. Pour over chopped chocolate and let stand for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir gently with a spoon or whisk until smooth.
  6. Start eating....
  7. Keep in the fridge.

Share and be kind…

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Chocolate ecstasy filling from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy

 

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and see you soon.

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Chocolate ecstasy filling from the best food blog 5starcookies-share and enjoy

Amazing Breakfast – Rise and Shine

Hello my dear readers,

Rise and shine with this recipe.

The best recipe ever.

For your breakfast.

The name is:

Amazing Breakfast.

If you think “Amazing Grace – kitchen addition”, you are right.

So, what is it?

Stop smiling… just kidding…

Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-amazing breakfast
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-amazing breakfast
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies

Your family will love waking up to these yummy and amazing breakfast.

Trust me, the best recipe ever. (how many times do I need to say “THE BEST”)

And pretty.

So, let’s start our baking show.

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BAKING SHOW STARTS RIGHT NOW

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Shopping Time

  • eggs, milk, mozzarella cheese
  • spinach, salt, pepper
  • tortilla

ACTION TIME-AMAZING BREAKFAST

Ingredients

2 eggs

1 TBSP milk (2%)

1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, (cut into small cubes)

1/2 cup chopped spinach

2 pcs tortillas (medium size)

1/8 tsp salt

pepper to taste

Optional: garlic, tomato, feta cheese, basil, Italian parsley

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Line 2 ramekins (10 oz) with medium size tortilla, pressing

against bottoms and sides. Set aside.

Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies -line ramekins with tortilla
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies -line ramekins with tortilla
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies -line ramekins with tortilla
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies -line ramekins with tortilla

Mix 2 eggs, 1 TBSP milk, salt and pepper. (use fork)

Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-mix eggs,milk,salt and pepper
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-mix eggs,milk,salt and pepper
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-mix eggs,milk,salt and pepper
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-mix eggs,milk,salt and pepper

Add cubed cheese and spinach.

Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-add cheese and spinach
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-add cheese and spinach

Mix everything together and spoon over sleeping tortillas.

Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-spoon mixture over tortilla
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-spoon mixture over tortilla

Place ramekins on a baking pan.

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, use aluminum foil to cover the ramekins.

Bake for another 10 minutes.

Remove from oven, let stand for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes of rest, remove the aluminum foil.

Take a moment and enjoy your life.

Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-baked at 350
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-baked at 350

Optional:

Sprinkle with feta cheese, garlic, tomato and basil.

Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-add spinach,tomato,basil
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-add spinach,tomato,basil

Enjoy.

Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-add spinach,tomato,basil
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-add spinach,tomato,basil

Are you ready to eat?

Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-ready to eat
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-ready to eat
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-ready to eat
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-ready to eat
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-ready to eat
Amazing Breakfast from the best food blog 5starcookies-ready to eat

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Amazing Breakfast - Rise and Shine
 
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Be happy and healthy. Make this breakfast. Enjoy and sing.
Author:
Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 TBSP milk (2%)
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese, (cut into small cubes)
  • ½ cup chopped spinach
  • 2 pcs tortillas (medium size)
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • Optional: garlic, tomato, feta cheese, basil, Italian parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Line 2 ramekins (10 oz) with medium size tortilla, pressing
  3. against bottoms and sides. Set aside.
  4. Mix 2 eggs, 1 TBSP milk, salt and pepper. (use fork)
  5. Add chopped cheese and spinach.
  6. Mix everything together and spoon over sleeping tortillas.
  7. Place ramekins on a baking pan, bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  8. After 20 minutes, use aluminum foil to cover the ramekins.
  9. Bake for another 10 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven, let stand for 10 minutes.
  11. After 10 minutes of rest remove the aluminum foil.
  12. Take a moment and enjoy your life.
  13. Optional:
  14. Sprinkle with feta cheese, garlic, tomato and basil.
  15. Enjoy.

 

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make it special.

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What is happening out there, in real life? (BS)

-The US military bombed Syria on Friday, April 13, 2018.

– Donald Trump is still the president

-James Comey is publishing book about ethical leadership

-Trading Spaces is back

And what else?

One day, I would like to turn on the news and hear,

there is Peace on Earth.’

I hope so.

But not tonight…because

-Former FBI director James Comey first interview since being fired by President Donald Trump will air tonight, Sunday, April 15, on ABC (10 p.m. EST)

Chocolate Meringue Cookies-Your White Dreams

On our menu today is

Chocolate Meringue Cookies

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Chocolate Meringue Cookies from food blog 5starcookies-your menu for today

These simple meringue cookies will melt in your mouth.

To make them you will use whipped egg whites and sugar.

Super easy and fast recipe.

So, let’s start our baking show.

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Baking Show Starts Right Now

Chocolate Meringue Cookies – Action Time

Shopping List

  • egg whites, cream of tartar, icing sugar
  • heavy cream, chocolate

Ingredients

3 egg whites (ROOM TEMPERATURE!)

3/4 cup icing sugar

1/2 tsp cream of tartar

Instructions

Preheat oven to 225 F.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

Be sure that mixing bowl is clean.

Place 3 egg whites into a mixing bowl and beat for about 1 min. (until frothy)

Add 1/2 tsp cream of tartar.

Beat until soft peaks form.

At this point start adding 3/4 cup icing sugar.

Please add very slowly.

This is important! Please add sugar very, very s-l-o-w.

Mix until sugar dissolved and stiff peaks form.

Pipe the rose on the parchment paper. ( I used a Wilton 1M open star or you can use 2D)

Chocolate Meringue Cookies from food blog 5starcookies-pipe the rose
Chocolate Meringue Cookies from food blog 5starcookies-pipe the rose

The size of rose is 2 inches.

Bake at 225 F for about 40 minutes.

Turn the oven off and don’t open the door.

Leave the meringues in the oven to finish drying for 1 hour.

After one hour, let cookies completely cool.

Chocolate Filling

300 gr Lindt chocolate with hazelnut (chopped into a small pieces)

3/4 cup heavy cream

Using a small sauce pan bring heavy cream to a simmer.

Pour over chopped chocolate.

Let stand for 5 minutes.

Stir until smooth.

Let cool in the fridge. (2 to 3 hours)

Assembly Line (think manufacturing)

Take the meringue cookie and pipe chocolate filling.

Place the second cookie on top.

Repeat until all cookies are done.

Chocolate Meringue Cookies from food blog 5starcookies-finished product
Chocolate Meringue Cookies from food blog 5starcookies-finished product

Important

Make sure to assemble the cookies no more than 1 hour before serving. (the moist in the whipping cream will soften the cookies)

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Chocolate Meringue Cookies from food blog 5starcookies-enjoy your work

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Chocolate Meringue Cookies
 
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These simple meringue cookies will melt in your mouth.
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 3 egg whites (ROOM TEMPERATURE!)
  • ¾ cup icing sugar
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 225 F.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Be sure that mixing bowl is clean.
  4. Place 3 egg whites into a mixing bowl and beat for about 1 min. (until frothy)
  5. Add ½ tsp cream of tartar.
  6. Beat until soft peaks form.
  7. At this point start adding ¾ cup icing sugar.
  8. Please add very slowly.
  9. This is important! Please add sugar very, very s-l-o-w.
  10. Mix until sugar dissolved and stiff peaks form.
  11. Pipe the rose on the parchment paper. ( I used a Wilton 1M open star or you can use 2D)
  12. The size of rose is 2 inches.
  13. Bake at 225 F for about 40 minutes.
  14. Turn the oven off and don't open the door.
  15. Leave the meringues in the oven to finish drying for 1 hour.
  16. After one hour, let cookies completely cool.
  17. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  18. Filling
  19. gr Lindt chocolate with hazelnut (chopped into a small pieces)
  20. /4 cup heavy cream
  21. Using a small sauce pan bring heavy cream to a simmer.
  22. Pour over chopped chocolate.
  23. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  24. Stir until smooth.
  25. Let cool in the fridge. (2 to 3 hours)
  26. ----------------------------------------------------------------
  27. Assembly Line (think manufacturing)
  28. Take the meringue cookie and pipe chocolate filling.
  29. Place the second cookie on top.
  30. Repeat until all cookies are done.
  31. Important
  32. Make sure to assemble the cookies no more than 1 hour before serving. (the moist in the whipping cream will soften the cookies)

Enjoy.

Chocolate Meringue Cookies from food blog 5starcookies-finished product
Chocolate Meringue Cookies from food blog 5starcookies-finished product
Chocolate Meringue Cookies from food blog 5starcookies-finished product
Chocolate Meringue Cookies from food blog 5starcookies-finished product

Important for this recipe

-egg whites must be room temperature

-mixing bowl must be clean

Terminology

-soft peak – when you lift the whisk, the tips will fall over

-stiff peaks – when you lift the whisk and the tips stick straight up

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Start with this recipe.

Happy Easter

Happy Orthodox Easter

Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-your colored egg using rice
Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-your colored egg using rice

“Happy Easter” in different languages?

Greek – καλό Πάσχα-“Kalo Pascha

In Russia they say:

“Christos Voskrese!”
and people will answer to you:
“Voistinu Voskrese!”

Ukraine – Христос Воскрес (Khrystos Voskres) means “Christ is Risen” and is the most popular Easter greeting in.

Serbian- Srecan Vaskrs

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Happy Easter – Rice and Happy Eggs

Hello my dear readers,

For this special day we need a special project.

Dye Easter Eggs With Rice

Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-your colored egg using rice
Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-your colored egg using rice

This is so easy and mess free project and you will get beautifully colored Easter eggs.

What do you need for this project? (check your shopping list below)

Shopping List

-dry rice ( I bought 2 lbs)

-food coloring ( I used Wilson food gel coloring)

-plastic bags (Ziploc from the dollar store)

-boiled eggs

-plastic gloves

Dye Easter Eggs With Rice-Action Time


Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-dye Easter eggs with rice
Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-dye Easter eggs with rice

Ingredients

-eggs (use as many as you want to)

-1/2 cup rice /per bag

Instructions

Boil the eggs.

Cool them for a few minutes.

IMPORTANT! You want eggs to be warmer because the color will stick better.

While the eggs are cooling, lets prepare colored rice.

Use one plastic bag per color of your choice. (I started with red)

Pour 1/2 cup of rice in bag #1

Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-add 1/2 cup rice into a bag
Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-add 1/2 cup rice into a bag

Squeeze a liberal amount of red food coloring into it.

Shake the rice so it is is coated. Make as many bags as you want to.

Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-add 1/2 cup rice into a bag and add red color
Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-add 1/2 cup rice into a bag and add red color

Add your egg, close the bag and shake the egg.

Imagine you are a very gently bartender. Shake it for 30 to 45 seconds.

Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-ad your egg into a bag and shake it
Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-ad your egg into a bag and shake it

Do you see your egg inside of this bag?

Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-ad your egg into a bag and shake it
Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-ad your egg into a bag and shake it

Take the egg out and you will have the most beautiful pattern from the dyed rice.

Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-your colored egg
Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-your colored egg

Now, find the bag number 2 and repeat the steps above.

Use as many bags as you wanted.

Rice will dry very quickly so keep adding more color into the bag.

Enjoy your creation!

Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-your colored egg using rice
Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-your colored egg using rice
Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-your colored egg
Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-your colored egg

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Happy Easter - Rice and Happy Eggs
 
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Easy project for Easter.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Ingredients
  • -eggs (use as many as you want to)
  • -1/2 cup rice /per bag
Instructions
  1. Boil the eggs.
  2. Cool them for a few minutes.
  3. IMPORTANT! You want eggs to be warmer because the color will stick better.
  4. While the eggs are cooling, lets prepare colored rice.
  5. Use one plastic bag per color of your choice. (I started with red)
  6. Pour ½ cup of rice in bag #1 and squeeze a liberal amount of red food coloring into it.
  7. Shake the rice so it is is coated. Make as many bags as you want to.
  8. Add your egg, close the bag and shake the egg.
  9. Imagine you are a very gently bartender. Shake it for 30 to 45 seconds.
  10. Take the egg out and you will have the most beautiful pattern from the dyed rice.
  11. Now, find the bag number 2 and repeat the steps above.
  12. Use as many bags as you wanted.
  13. Rice will dry very quickly so keep adding more color into the bag.
  14. Enjoy your creation!

This project can be done with kids.

Enjoy.

Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-your colored egg using rice
Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-your colored egg using rice

Blast from the past – Onion Skin – How to naturally dye eggs

-another idea-using the lemon bags

 naturally dye eggs-using the lemon bags
naturally dye eggs-using the lemon bags
 naturally dye eggs-using the lemon bags
naturally dye eggs-using the lemon bags

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Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-your colored egg using rice
Easter from the best food blog 5starcookies-your colored egg using rice

 

HAPPY ORTHODOX 2018 EASTER!

 

 

Nude and Prude – Carrot Mini Naked Cake

Hello my dear readers,

I am a prude and this cake is very nude.

So nude that the name is the naked cake.

But, don’t worry. I am going to give you a mini version of the nudity. (lucky you)

And as soon as you see it, you will fall in love with this cake.

naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies

Naked cake is amazing, don’t you think?

I know, I do. I love all naked cakes. ( so much for being a prude)

naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies

Now, we are ready for baking show.

BAKING SHOW STARTS NOW

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I feel pretty…and pretty – this cake is singing.

And I hope, my dear readers, you feel too.

It is important to love yourself.

naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies

Carrot Mini Naked Cake-Action Time

From this recipe you will get

  • 15 cupcakes
  • 2 mini carrot naked cakes

Ingredients

1/2 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup oil (Crisco)

4 eggs

1 cup sour cream

1/2 TBSP vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups flour (AP)

2 tsp baking powder

1 TBSP cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

2 1/2 cups shredded carrots

1 1/4 cup walnuts, finally chopped

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz cheese

1 1/4 cups heavy cream

1 1/3 cup icing sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

Line your mini baking pans with parchment paper. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a bowl #1 combine 2½ cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 TBSP cinnamon, ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp nutmeg.

Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together ½ cup white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup oil.

Add 4 eggs, ½ TBSP vanilla and 1 cup sour cream and beat together until creamy.

Gradually add the flour mixture to the stand mixer and beat just until combined.

Stir in 2½ cups shredded carrots and 1¼ cup finely chopped walnuts.

Fill 3 mini pans with the batter. (the rest of the batter will be used for cupcakes)

Bake at 350 F until toothpick inserted comes out clean. (start checking after 10 minutes)

Cool it.

Optional:You can freeze overnight. It is easier to cut cake.

Then cut three of the layers in half horizontally. (you will have 6 layers)

Cream Cheese Frosting

Beat 8 oz cheese and 1 1/3 icing sugar and then add 1 tsp vanilla extract.

In a bowl  #2 whip 1 1/4 cups heavy cream until thick and fluffy.

Fold whipped cream into cheese mixture.

Assembly Line

-You are almost done. Let’s continue…

Place one sliced cake layer on wire rack or plate.

Optional: Add raspberries

naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -first layer and cheese frosting
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -first layer and cheese frosting

Pipe cheese frosting and top with second cake layer.

naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -add second layer
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -add second layer

Pipe cheese frosting and add 3 layer.

naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -add third layer
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -add third layer

Spread cheese frosting on top.

naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -your naked cake
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -your naked cake

Decorate using your imagination.

Sprinkles, raspberries, candies…

 

naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies - the best cake ever
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies – the best cake ever

Store in the fridge, covered for up to 4 days.

Repeat same for another 3 layers.

Now, you have 2 naked mini carrot cakes.

To print this recipe, please check the box below.

Nude and Prude - Carrot Mini Naked Cake
 
Amazing Carrot Mini Cake + Naked
Author:
Recipe type: torte
Ingredients
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup oil (Crisco)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ TBSP vanilla extract
  • 2½ cups flour (AP)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 TBSP cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2½ cups shredded carrots
  • 1¼ cup walnuts, finally chopped
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 oz cheese
  • 1¼ cups heavy cream
  • 1⅓ cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Line your mini baking pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  3. In a bowl #1 combine 2½ cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 TBSP cinnamon, ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp nutmeg.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together ½ cup white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup oil.
  6. Add 4 eggs, ½ TBSP vanilla and 1 cup sour cream and beat together until creamy.
  7. Gradually add the flour mixture to the stand mixer and beat just until combined.
  8. Stir in 2½ cups shredded carrots and 1¼ cup finely chopped walnuts.
  9. Fill 3 mini pans with the batter. (the rest of the batter will be used for cupcakes)
  10. Bake at 350 F until toothpick inserted comes out clean. (start checking after 10 minutes)
  11. Cool it.
  12. Optional:You can freeze overnight. It is easier to cut cake.
  13. Then cut three of the layers in half horizontally. (you will have 6 layers)
  14. *****************************************************************************************
  15. Cream Cheese Frosting
  16. Beat 8 oz cheese and 1⅓ icing sugar and then add 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  17. In a bowl  #2 whip 1¼ cups heavy cream until thick and fluffy.
  18. Fold whipped cream into cheese mixture.
  19. **************************************************************************
  20. Assembly Line
  21. Place one sliced cake layer on wire rack or plate.
  22. Pipe cheese frosting and top with second cake layer.
  23. Pipe cheese frosting and add 3 layer.
  24. Spread cheese frosting on top and decorate.
  25. Store in the fridge, covered for up to 4 days.
  26. Repeat same for another 3 layers.
  27. Now, you have 2 naked mini carrot cakes.

 

Are you ready to enjoy your cake?

naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies - ready to cut your cake
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies – ready to cut your cake

In your face…

naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -your piece of cake,naked cake
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -your piece of cake,naked cake

And what is left of me?-the carrot mini naked cake is asking….See the picture

naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -what is left of me,this cake is talking to you
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -what is left of me,this cake is talking to you

Let’s go for another piece of this amazing cake…

naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -another piece of naked carrot mini cake
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -another piece of naked carrot mini cake

 

naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -another piece of naked carrot mini cake
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -another piece of naked carrot mini cake

And don’t forget to sprinkle some JOY…you were born to sprinkle

naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -your piece of cake

naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -your piece of cake

I hope your will try to make this cake.

100 % success!

Plus from this recipe you can make carrot cupcakes and two mini and naked carrot cake.

naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -another piece of naked carrot mini cake
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -another piece of naked carrot mini cake

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and

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naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -another piece of naked carrot mini cake
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -another piece of naked carrot mini cake
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -another piece of naked carrot mini cake
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -another piece of naked carrot mini cake
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -another piece of naked carrot mini cake
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -another piece of naked carrot mini cake

Enjoy and share.

naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -you will love it
naked mini carrot cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -you will love it

“Kindness is free, Sprinkle that stuff everywhere.”

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Top 5 recipes for your Easter Breakfast

Hello my dear readers,

5starcookies.com  is presenting…

TOP 5 BREAKFAST RECIPES FOR THE EASTER

Let’s start with number 5.

5. Baked Cheese Protein Crepes

Baked Cheese Protein Crepes from the best 5starcookies -enjoy
Baked Cheese Protein Crepes from the best 5starcookies -enjoy

4. Blueberry Yogurt Cake

Blueberry Yogurt Loaf from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy your slice of heaven
Blueberry Yogurt Loaf from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy your slice of heaven

3. Grandma’s Cheese Dream Pie-Memory of my Grandma

 

Grandmas Balkan Pie from the best food blog 5starcookies-baked cheese pie, serve and enjoy
Grandmas Balkan Pie from the best food blog 5starcookies-baked cheese pie, serve and enjoy

2. French Toast – Outstanding Recipe for lazy Sunday Morning

french toast from the best food blog 5starcookies -Enjoy with your family
french toast from the best food blog 5starcookies -Enjoy with your family

…..and the number 1 is …

1. Crepes Mini Treasure Bundle – Discover Happiness

I feel pretty

mini crepes treasure bundles from the best food blog 5starcookies - the other side
mini crepes treasure bundles from the best food blog 5starcookies – the other side

 

mini crepes treasure bundles from the best food blog 5starcookies - enjoy this amazing recipe
mini crepes treasure bundles from the best food blog 5starcookies – enjoy this amazing recipe

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mini crepes treasure bundles from the best food blog 5starcookies - Tie the crepes
mini crepes treasure bundles from the best food blog 5starcookies – Tie the crepes

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The Best Nutella Carrot Cupcakes-The Golden Recipe

the best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies
the best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies

Hello my dear readers,

I have another “GOLDEN RECIPE”!

For YOU! For us!

The name is the best Nutella Carrot Cupcakes.

So, let’s make it, Baking Nation!

Shopping Time

  • brown and white sugar
  • eggs
  • oil, sour cream
  • flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt
  • carrots
  • walnuts
  • Nutella
  • Heavy Cream

If you have all ingredients, we can start our baking show.

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The best Nutella Carrot Cupcakes

The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-ingredients are listed below
The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-ingredients are listed below

Ingredients

1/2 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup oil (Crisco)

4 eggs

1 cup sour cream

1/2 TBSP vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups flour (AP)

2 tsp baking powder

1 TBSP cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

2 1/2 cups shredded carrots

1 1/4 cup walnuts, finally chopped

Nutella Frosting

3 cups Nutella

2/3 cup heavy cream

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Line a muffin tin with cupcake wrappers.

In a bowl #1 combine 2 1/2 cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 TBSP cinnamon, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp nutmeg.

The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-use bowl 1 for all dry ingredients
The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-use bowl 1 for all dry ingredients

Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together 1/2 cup white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup oil.

The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-mix both sugars and oil
The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-mix both sugars and oil

Add 4 eggs, 1/2 TBSP vanilla and 1 cup sour cream and beat together until creamy.

The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-add eggs,vanilla and sour cream
The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-add eggs,vanilla and sour cream

Gradually add the flour mixture to the stand mixer and beat just until combined.

The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-beat until creamy
The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-beat until creamy

Stir in 2 1/2 cups shredded carrots and 1 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts.

The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-beat until creamy and add carrot and walnuts
The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-beat until creamy and add carrot and walnuts

Fill the cupcake wrappers 2/3 full with the batter.

The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-2/3 full
The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-2/3 full

Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. (start checking after 15 minutes)

The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-baked cupcakes
The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-baked cupcakes

Cool it.

Frosting

Beat 2/3 cup heavy cream for about 3 minutes.

Add 3 cups Nutella and mix until combined.

Cover it with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge.

The Nutella frosting can be made a day ahead.

Frost the cooled cupcakes and decorate.

The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-frost the baked cupcakes
The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-frost the baked cupcakes

You can use Happy Easter Chocolates from the Dollarama store…

The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-frost the baked cupcakes
The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-frost the baked cupcakes

Or just add some sprinkles …

The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-frost the baked cupcakes
The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-frost the baked cupcakes

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

Enjoy.

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The Best Nutella Carrot Cupcakes-The Golden Recipe
 
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
 
Nutella and Carrot Lovers - this is your golden recipe. Enjoy.
Author:
Recipe type: desserts
Ingredients
  • -1/2 cup white sugar
  • -1 cup brown sugar
  • -1 cup oil (Crisco)
  • -4 eggs
  • -1 cup sour cream
  • -1/2 TBSP vanilla extract
  • -2½ cups flour (AP)
  • -2 tsp baking powder
  • -1 TBSP cinnamon
  • -1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • -1/2 tsp salt
  • -2½ cups shredded carrots
  • -1¼ cup walnuts, finally chopped
  • ------------------------------------------------
  • Frosting
  • 3 cups Nutella
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Line a muffin tin with cupcake wrappers.
  3. In a bowl #1 combine 2½ cups flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 TBSP cinnamon, ½ tsp salt and ½ tsp nutmeg.
  4. Set aside.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together ½ cup white sugar, 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup oil.
  6. Add 4 eggs, ½ TBSP vanilla and 1 cup sour cream and beat together until creamy.
  7. Gradually add the flour mixture to the stand mixer and beat just until combined.
  8. Stir in 2½ cups shredded carrots and 1¼ cup finely chopped walnuts.
  9. Fill the cupcake wrappers ⅔ full with the batter.
  10. Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. (start checking after 15 minutes)
  11. Cool it.
  12. -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  13. Frosting
  14. Beat ⅔ cup heavy cream for about 3 minutes.
  15. Add 3 cups Nutella and mix until combined.
  16. Cover it with plastic wrap and keep in the fridge.
  17. The Nutella frosting can be made a day ahead.
  18. -------------------------------------------------------------------
  19. Frost the cooled cupcakes and decorate.
  20. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
  21. Enjoy.

Start enjoying your carrot cupcakes…I know I will (and did)

The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy
The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy

I believe in the following:

“Repetition is the key to success.”

So, let me repeat the steps for this recipe.

Please read this before you start making this cupcakes.

IMPORTANT

Action steps for this recipe

-first step is to make Nutella frosting (remember, you can make it a day ahead)

-line a muffin tin with cupcake wrappers.

-use bowl #1 for all all dry ingredients

-grate the carrots

-chop the walnuts

-preheat oven to 350 F

-when you completed all the steps above then you can start making the best cupcakes:

  • mix sugars and oil.
  • Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla extract
  • mix in dry ingredients
  • add carrots and walnuts
  • fill the cupcakes wrappers by 2/3
  • bake
  • frost and decorate

 

The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy
The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy
The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy
The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-enjoy

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Enjoy this recipe and share!

The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-frost the baked cupcakes and enjoy
The best Nutella carrot cupcakes from the best food blog 5starcookies-frost the baked cupcakes and enjoy

 

Easter Menu – Top 5 desserts from your food blog 5 star cookies

Hello my dear readers,

It is seriously a mystery how time flies and the Easter weekend is around the corner.

Easter of 2018!

I will repeat again, Easter of 2018!

We know you will be busy making a magic in your kitchen.

The magic called food.

Like always, 5starcookies.com  

would like to be part of your magic family life and we would like to offer you some help.

In case you need inspiration! (and we all do)

So for your Easter menu, please check the links below.

And enjoy the magic!

Top 5 desserts from 5starcookies.com – Your Easter Menu

1.  Carrot Cake – How to make it?

Carrot Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -Enjoy your cake
Carrot Cake from the best food blog 5starcookies -Enjoy your cake

2. Raspberry White Chocolate Flourless Lemon Torte – GF for your family

3. Valentines Chocolate Fantasy Torte – Check the link

Valentines Chocolate Fantasy from the best food blog 5starcookies
Valentines Chocolate Fantasy from the best food blog 5starcookies

4. Cinnamon Cheese Roulade – how to make it?

Cinnamon Cheese Roll from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie
Cinnamon Cheese Roll from the best food blog 5starcookies and cookie

5. Vanilla Cupcakes – Link for YOU!

vanilla cupcake and frosting from the best food blog 5starcookies
vanilla cupcake and frosting from the best food blog 5starcookies

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See you soon….very soon.

Happy Easter 2018!

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  • Carrot Nutella Cupcakes
  • Top 5 Chocolate Desserts for your Easter Menu
  • Top 5 Breakfast ideas for your Easter
  • Top 5 Cookies for your Easter menu
  • Top 5 Candies for Easter Menu