Category Archives: Favorite Desserts

Homemade Apple Chips with Cinnamon Sugar whipped crème

I was invited to participate in a really fun blog hop this fall. Over 75 bloggers are participating. All sorts of fun fall inspiration from recipes to projects you name it…all things fall!

We call it #FallHarvestIdeas and it is a celebration of all things FALL!!!homemade apple chips with cinnamon sugar whipped creme @cleverlyinspired (4)

 

I decided to try a new recipe that I’ve been wanting to do for a while. Apple chips with homemade whipped cream . Yum yum yum! I made homemade whipped cream not too long ago. It could not be any easier and taste so much better than the store bought brand.

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All you need are 4 simple ingredients. The trick to making homemade whipping cream stand up and stay for awhile in your fridge is the addition of powdered sugar. I added some cinnamon and it is the perfect complement to these apple slices.

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One thing I learned when I made the apple slices is you should use parchment instead of the baking racks. If you are going to use the baking racks then be sure to spray them with cooking spray. Several of mine stuck to the baking sheet. When I do it again I will definitely use parchment and flip them halfway during the cooking. I got mine super thin by using a mandolin. I found this KitchenAid one at Costco for $14 and I use it all the time. If you don’t have a mandolin just slice as soon as you can. They may take a little longer to cook.

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I hope you can pop around to see some of the fabulous fall ideas….from crafts, to recipes, to home decor and more…we have you covered for Fall inspiration!

 

Homemade Apple Chips with Cinnamon Sugar whipped crème
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 large apples (I like honeycrisp)
  • cinnamon to dust
  • Whipped creme:
  • 2 C heavy cream
  • 2 T powdered sugar
  • ¼ t cinnamon
  • ½ t vaniila
  • cinnamon & sugar to dust
Instructions
  1. Slice apples as thin as possible and place on parchment lines cookie sheet.
  2. Bake 1.5 hours on 250 until golden and crisp.
  3. Meanwhile make whipped creme"
  4. In a large metal bowl whip creme and sugar until stiff peaks form.
  5. Fold in vanilla and cinnamon.
  6. Keep in fridge until ready to serve
  7. Dust with cinnamon sugar.

 


Check the gallery below and visit some of my blogging friends to see their awesome ideas!!

Be sure to go searching on your fav social channels for #FallHarvestIdeas ….we will be lighting it up all day today!!

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Lil Party Punch Mocktail

  • I thought this sweet little treat would be a perfect little kiss to end summer. Since my kiddos start high school next week….our summer fun is coming to a close. Boo. Though they both seem excited and ready for the new adventure….hoping we hold onto that enthusiasm for awhile:)
  • Yes, you could just open a package of these new Starburst sorbet bars and serve them straight from the box…and friends and family would love them…they would say..”these are a great way to end a summer meal….or wow, these are refreshing…or can I have more?” Yes, they are a crowd pleaser. Yummo on their own— but I wanted to give you another way to serve them up…that would make them a little more special…a little dressed up…a perfect way to end a summer evening on your patio with friends. (holy run on sentence…sorry…) lil party punch mocktail (2) It really isn’t a recipe. It really is this simple. Get yourself a fancy ice cream glass or a champagne flute. Cut up the Starburst sorbet bars into even squares. Place in the bottom of your glass. Top with sparkling soda water (I used berry flavor and it was great!) Garnish with a fresh cut strawberry and a cut summer straw. Light, delicious and perfect for summer….served up in one sweet little glass.

 

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  • These bars are perfect to take to the beach or park. They taste just like the favorite fruit chews that you love…all wrapped up in a sweet little bar…get this…only 70 little calories too:) #winning! Dessert for the win!
  • Search on your favorite social media #StarburstSorbet for some more inspiration!
  • lil party punch mocktail (4) Starburst Sorbet bars comes in a pack or 4 at most major retailers…make yourself a mocktail….or a cocktail:)

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Bomb Pop Cupcake Recipe (summertime recipes)

It is the one popsicle my kids agree on….the bomb pop popsicle covers all the bases. Cherry, lemonade and blueberry….all wrapped up into one delicious popsicle. They scream summertime fun. I wanted to come up with a cupcake that had all that summertime goodness. The bomb pop cupcake was born. I shared this recipe about a year ago on another blog…but I never got around to sharing it with you here. I worked in some fresh raspberry syrup…along with a fluffy lemon cupcake….it taste just like a bomb pop—even without a blueberry. You could add a fresh blueberry on the top though…I went with raspberry…either would work though.

Don’t these look summery:)

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You can top them with these little homemade flags….just print out on your home printer…cut up and tape to some festival straws:)

 

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Bomb Pop Cupcake Recipe (summertime recipes)
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • For the cupcakes:
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • Frosting:
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Additional fresh raspberries, for garnish-if desired
Instructions
  1. Make the cupcakes: Heat oven to 350° F. Line a standard 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, lemon zest, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar on medium-high until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then the vanilla, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Reduce mixer speed to low. Add the flour mixture in 3 additions and the milk in 2 additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Mix just until combined (do not overmix).
  4. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to rack(s) to cool completely.
  5. While the cupcakes are cooling, make the raspberry buttercream frosting. In a food processor or blender, puree the raspberries. Pour raspberries through a fine sieve into a bowl, pressing on solids, to eliminate the seeds. Place butter, half of the powdered sugar, and raspberry puree into mixing bowl. Beat over low speed until well-blended. Add the other half of the sugar, increase speed to medium. Mix until light and fluffy.

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There is nothing like fresh lemon zest in a fluffy homemade cupcake….very easy and it makes all the difference. You can make the cupcakes a day ahead and whip up the raspberry buttercream the same day. If you aren’t feeling that adventurous—just add the raspberry syrup into some store bought frosting. If it is too thin…thicken with powdered sugar.

 

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Go bake up some summertime….:)

xo

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Pumpkin Snack Cake Recipe (Kid friendly Snack)

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LIBBY’S Pumpkin for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

#PumpkinCan

“Mom, what can I eat?”

“Mom, I’m hungry”

“Mom, there is nothing in this house!!”

“Mom, I’m starving…”

“Dad, where’s mom, I’m hungry….” :)

Ahhh, the sweet sounds of summer;) I am hoping this recipe will help ease those shouts of hunger from your brood. This easy pumpkin snack cake is a great portable snack, perfect for picnics or an early race to swim practice. Slice it up when it cools and wrap in wax paper…good to go. It is packed with lots of fabulous vitamins because it has a whole cup of pumpkin in the mix. Win win:)   pumpkin snack cake recipe (kid friendly snack) @cleverlyinspired (10)   Be sure to search on your favorite social media #pumpkincan for a ton of great recipes that have pumpkin in the mix:) It is a great way to stay on track this summer. I have posted a few here too:) I may or may not have been eating this everyday for breakfast since the day I made them. They are perfect with coffee….pumpkin snack cake recipe (kid friendly snack) @cleverlyinspired (2)pumpkin snack cake recipe (kid friendly snack) @cleverlyinspired (11)

I hope you are having a great kick off to summer time fun! We are knee deep in boxes. Our closing is next week and it seems I have packed everything…and nothing. I can’t thank my mom enough for helping me! She keeps me on track and focused….thanks mommy!!

 

Pumpkin Snack Cake Recipe (Kid friendly Snack)
 
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Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ t nutmeg
  • ¼ t ground clove
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup LIBBY'S 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 13 x 9 pan with spray and place parchment paper (makes it easy to get out of pan)
  3. In a large bowl beat eggs with mixer. Add the sugar and beat for a minute.
  4. Pour in the oil, with beaters running, and then add vanilla. Add pumpkin.
  5. On some wax paper, combine flour, salt, baking soda, spices, and cinnamon.
  6. Mix flour mixture into wet mixture.
  7. Use a spoon to fold in the mini chocolate chips and mix just until combined. Transfer the cake batter to the prepared pan, spreading it out in the pan with your spoon.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 28 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 15 to 20 minutes before slicing and serving.
  9. Cut and wrap pieces in wax paper for an on the go snack!
  10. Makes 16

 

 

Enjoy the pumpkin snack cake and tell me what you think!!

xo

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.

Pumpkin Spice Latte ice cream topping

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LIBBY’S Pumpkin for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

So officially…June is Pumpkin month:) I am happy to say that I have teamed up with LIBBY’S Pumpkin as a pumpkin ambassador for thier #PumpkinCan campaign. I do love me some pumpkin goodness. Pumpkin is good all year folks…not just in the fall. So I am taking cues from that comfort drink so many folks love….the pumpkin spice latte…. and I made it into a summertime classic—topping on ice cream! Take this recipe up a notch by making your own cinnamon ice cream—oh my goodness…yes. pumpkin spice latte ice cream topping @cleverlyinspired (7) Now I added a little bourbon to my sauce….because A. I live in the Bourbon capital of the world. and B. it is just sweet enough…and the bourbon cuts it a little… mmmmmm. So if you are serving to kids…add double…I joke I joke…just don’t add the bourbon:)   pumpkin spice latte ice cream topping @cleverlyinspired (5) This really isn’t even a recipe….it is that easy. DSC_0003   Take some caramel topping…..take some pumpkin….take some bourbon, splash in some strong brewed coffee that has cooled. Mix it all together until it’s creamy. Scoop out some vanilla bean or cinnamon ice cream….drizzle your sauce….top with whipped crème. Holla!

Pumpkin Spice Latte ice cream topping
 
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Serves: 10
Ingredients
  • ½ 14oz jar of caramel topping
  • ¼ C LIBBY'S 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1 T bourbon (optional)
  • 2 T strong brewed coffee (cooled)
  • ½ t cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Pour on vanilla ice cream. Keep in fridge for up to 1 week.

 

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes…all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha’s Circle of trusted bloggers.
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