Recipe-Oreo Cream Filled Brownies

Oreo Cream Filled Brownie at Everything Pudding

Pinterest is a very dangerous place. You can find so many recipes and fill your boards up with 100s of desserts. Thankfully I think my dessert board is only almost reaching 100 pins so I’m not too bad. However, Pinterest makes it super easy to find a recipe, way too easy.

Yesterday, I really wanted to make something sweet so I went and browsed my Pinterest dessert board. After looking at a couple I chose to make Oreo Cream Filled Brownies. I’d never tried them before but they looked good and we had everything on hand to make them.

These brownies were super easy to make. The brownies smelled really good when they came out of the oven but we had to wait a while for them to cool. Once they were cool I whipped up the filling. The filling tasted really sugary when I had a spoon of it plain, but it wasn’t too sweet in the brownies (it’d also make great whoopie filling too). And as you can see it looks real pretty once it got filled.

Oreo Cream Filled Brownies at Everything Pudding

Unfortunately, when we cut the brownies they started cracking really bad and didn’t look to pretty anymore. They still tasted amazing though.

Oreo Cream Filled Brownies at Everything Pudding

When I first read the recipe and realized what size pan it used I didn’t think it would make 20 brownies. However, the brownies are real rich with all that filling and cutting them into 20 made them the perfect size, though I will admit I had more than one.

This recipe was super easy to make and I loved it. I can’t wait to make it again. Make them yourself by grabbing the recipe from Cookies and Cups.

Enjoy!

 

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Recipe-Quick and Easy Granola

Quick and Easy Granola-Recipe from Everything Pudding

I already established the fact that I don’t like cereal that much but I also thought I didn’t like granola either. However when my mom made it probably 6 months ago I realized that I really did like it. So now when we have any granola I eat it for breakfast. Of course I still don’t like cereal so I don’t have mine with milk; I drink my milk separately.

Since realizing what I’ve been missing I have made granola twice. It hasn’t lasted long either time. In fact this time more than half of it was gone by the end of the day I made it (this was due in part to the fact that we sent some of it to my aunt, but that didn’t account for all of it). It’s a super simple recipe though and cooks fast so its no big deal making another batch.

Quick and Easy Granola-Recipe from Everything Pudding

This recipe came from a friend but we modified it slightly. It’s original name was “Quick and Easy but Delicious Granola”. I though that was a bit long and so I shortened it, though the truth remains, it is delicious. The original recipe says 1/4 to a 1/2 cup of nuts, we made it 1 cup because we felt like less than that wasn’t enough. We typically use pecans or walnuts but you can also use almonds.

Quick and Easy Granola-Recipe from Everything Pudding

One recipe will fill a half sheet baking pan (13″ x 18″) but we usually double the recipe and fill two pans. It goes pretty quick at my house so two batches at a time is necessary.

Quick and Easy Granola-Recipe from Everything Pudding

Granola is super tasty and great for breakfast or for a snack. We like to scoop them up using the 3 oz. paper Dixie cups, though they typically get refilled several times. Want to make your own? Read on for the recipe or download the PDF by clicking here: Quick and Easy Granola.

Quick and Easy Granola

Ingredients:

½ cup honey

½ cup butter

4 cups old-fashioned oats

¼ cup unsweetened coconut

1 cup chopped nuts (Pecans, walnuts, or almonds)

Method:

Melt honey and butter together. Pour over oats, coconut, and nuts in large bowl. Stir well to coat. Spread on a rimmed baking sheet. Cook at 400° for 9 minutes, stir, and then cook for another 4 minutes or until medium brown. Remove from oven and let cool 1 hour. Break into chunks and store in airtight container.

Makes ~5 cups

Source: Everything Pudding

 

 

Project-Hooded Blanket and BBF (Baby’s Best Friend)

Hooded Baby Blanket and BBF-Everything Pudding

I am absolutely terrible about finishing projects. But I’ve been finishing some up recently and this is one of them.

There are sometimes when I see a cute pattern and I want to make it, even though I have no idea what I’m going to do with it after I’m done. This project was one of them. I saw the pattern in JoAnn’s. It was one of those free tear-off patterns they have in the yarn aisles. I picked it up and added it to the growing pile of patterns to be knitted (well  maybe to get knitted). Later when I wanted a new knitting project I picked it up and went to JoAnn’s looking for the yarn. They didn’t have it. Thankfully when I went back a couple weeks later they had it. I got all the yarn I needed for it. I also picked up the needles I needed since I didn’t have the right ones in my stash. I’m really not sure how long it took me to knit the blanket. I picked it up every now and then, during movies or trips. I did eventually finish and when I did I had a whole ball of yarn left. What do I do with it?

My little sister was given a “buddy” when she was little and slept with it every night. She gradually got less and less attached as she got older but when she was really little she had to have it. I though I’d look for a pattern for something like it. Her’s had a bear’s head but instead of body it was attached to the center of a mini blanket and had “feet” on all four corners.  I was originally thinking of doing a little bear but I found a pattern on Ravelry for a bunny and loved it. I had never made anything with double pointed needles so I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. But it ended up great. It was so fun knitting and seeing the head form and then the ears. The cute little knotted feet on each of the four corners are so fun. My least favorite part of the whole project though was embroidering the face. It took me several tries to get it right but I love how it looks.

So know that you’ve read my whole long explanation of how I made mine, here’s some pictures and the details for if you decide to make one.

Hooded Blanket and BBF Knitted by Everything Pudding Hooded Blanket and BBF Knitted by Everything Pudding

Blanket with Hood

Pattern: Blanket with Hood by Bernat (Link goes to a page with a download link for the pattern.)

Yarn: Bernat Pipsqueak Baby Baby Print (I got mine at JoAnns.)

Yardage Used: 600 Yards (5 Balls, 120 Yards each)

Needles: Clover Bamboo 36″ Circular Knitting Needle Size 10

Notes: The pattern calls for size 9 knitting needles but I wasn’t able to find size 9 in the right length so I went up a size and got size 10. It worked fine and the knitting is close enough, no holes or anything. This may have been why I only ended up need 5 balls (600 yards) vs. the 660 yards the pattern called for. I even had enough yarn left over from the fifth ball to sew the hood onto the blanket.

Hooded Blanket and BBF Knitted by Everything Pudding Hooded Blanket and BBF Knitted by Everything Pudding

BBF (Baby’s Best Friend)

Pattern: BBF by Linda Skinlo on Ravelry

Yarn: Bernat Pipsqueak Baby Baby Print (I got mine at JoAnns.)

Yardage Used: ~150 Yards (2 balls, 120  yards each)

Needles: 12″  Straight Needles Size 6 (Used to knit the blanket portion)

Clover Bamboo Double Pointed Needles 7″ Size 6 (Pack of five needles, can’t do it with four, used to knit the head)

Crochet Hook: Size G/6 (4.25 mm) (Used for picking up stitches to knit the head)

Cross Stitch Thread: DMC #3689 (Used to embroider face)

Notes: The pattern only called for 105 meters which is 115 yards. I ended up having to buy another ball of yarn because one ball (120 yards ) was only enough to do the blanket portion. I used the new ball to knit the head and didn’t use very much of it. I estimated that I used 150 yards for the project total so plan for somewhere around that. I used a crochet hook to help in picking up the stitches for knitting the head. Because I had never done this I looked up how it was done. I found a blog that had some very useful videos on knitting in the round. View the playlist of the videos here. I was also unsure of what backward loop cast-on was. Found out here.

These two projects were so much fun to make, especially the BBF. Bernat Pipsqueak comes in really cute prints so you could create so many different ones. You could also make these out of different yarns. I’m finishing up another baby blanket from a real pretty pattern and am going to make a buddy to go with it. Hopefully that’ll be finished soon!

When I started this project I didn’t have anyone in mind to give it to, but by the time I finished it I did. A friend just had a baby girl so I gave it to her. Hopefully she’ll get a lot of use out of it!

Recipe-Dakota Cookies

Dakota Cookies by Everything Pudding

There are some days when you just need Chocolate. Yesterday was one of those days. I was in the middle of studying for a science test and I really needed (ok, wanted) a break and some chocolate. So I made one of my favorite cookies: Dakota Cookies.

Dakota Cookies BatterThese cookies are so great when you want a break from traditional chocolate chip cookies. They have rice crispies and oatmeal which gives them a nice texture. They’re also super quick and make a great size batch.

Dakota Cookies by Everything Pudding

So the next time you need some chocolate whip up a batch of these. You can download the PDF recipe by clicking here: Dakota Cookies. Enjoy!

Dakota Cookies

Ingredients:
¾ cup brown sugar
¾ cup white sugar
1 cup butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups whole wheat flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups oatmeal
1 cup rice crispies
2 cups chocolate chips

Method:

Cream sugar and butter. Add eggs and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Add oats, crispies, and chocolate chips. Drop by spoon onto cookie sheet. Bake at 375° for 7-10 minutes. Cool and enjoy!

Makes 8 Dozen