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Recipe–Brownie Balls

I love cake balls but thought I would do a twist on them for the baptism reception.  I came up with these brownie balls and they are amazing!  Impossible to eat just one.

Here is the scoop.

1 box of your favorite brownie mix

1/3 cup powdered sugar

6-8 ounces cream cheese

Bake the brownies according to the box.  I used a box of Dunkin Hines.  Let them cool completely.  Mine turned out a bit crunchy on the side so I just cut that part off and threw away.  Crumble the brownies into small pieces.

Whip the cream cheese and powdered sugar together and fold into the brownies.  You might need to add a tiny bit of milk to loose up the mixture.  Form into small balls, place them into small muffin papers and into the refrigerator.

Now they are fantastic as is but I thought, let’s spice them up a bit.

I rolled each one into a different topping.  (L-R walnuts, powdered sugar, chocolate chips, coconut)

Use your imagination and




they will disappear!


RAD Mama

Recipe- Strawberry Lemonade Frozen Yogurt

I sometimes feel like a mad scientist when I am in the kitchen concocting and poof something turns out really yummy!  Well this one worked and it is my new favorite late night snack!  Here we go.

Strawberry Lemonade Frozen Yogurt

3 tablespoons greek yogurt

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

3 tablespoons strawberry puree (recipe below)

3 tablespoons agave nectar

9 frozen strawberries

juiced lemons to use as cup for frozen yogurt

Trim the bottom of the lemons so they will stand up properly.  Put all ingredients in a blender and process until all are incorporated.  Evenly pour the yogurt mixture in the juiced lemon cups.  Place in freezer.

I originally set out to make strawberry lemonade but had a mad scientist moment and thought this would be a good mixture.  It turned out amazing and really is a great snack.  For the strawberry puree I simply cooked 1 cup fresh strawberries and 1/3 cup sugar over medium heat until it cooked down.  I did add a tablespoon of water and one of lemon juice to thin out the mixture.

This is seriously a great snack or a treat for a summer time party.  Enjoy!

RAD Mama

Recipe- Apple & Cranberry Cream Cheese Muffins–Dessert

I was craving something sweet and pulled out some items out of the refrigerator that needed to be used and came up with this.  These dessert muffins turned out better than expected and the butterscotch topping is simple but really adds a great topping.

Apple and Cranberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Apple and Cranberry Cream Cheese Muffins

Here is the recipe:

Yields 12 Muffins

3 medium apples

1/2 cup fresh or frozen Cranberries

1/4 cup freshly squeezed OJ (1 large orange)

2 tablespoon sugar

4 tablespoon butter, melted

1 package of honey graham crackers

1 tablespoon vanilla

2/3 cup powdered sugar

10 ounces cream cheese

medium muffin tin and papers

Pre-heat oven to 350.  Pulse graham crackers and melted butter in a food processor until the consistency of sand.  Evenly divide graham crackers and press into muffin tins.  Bake 8 mins.  Take out of oven and cool.

Peel apples and dice.  Squeeze 1 large orange.  Cook apples, cranberries, sugar and oj on medium heat until soften and cranberries pop.  OJ may need to be adjusted if using frozen cranberries.  Begin cooking and slowly add juice if mixture is too dry.  Cool.

With a hand mixer beat the cream cheese, vanilla and powdered sugar until combined.  Gently fold the fruit compote into the cream cheese until well combined.  Evenly divide fruit-cream cheese mixture on top of graham cracker crust.  Bake 18-20 minutes.  Cool completely on wire rack and place in refrigerator.

Serve cold with a butterscotch topping.

Butterscotch Topping

Melt butterscotch chips with a splash of heavy cream in a double boiler.  Drizzle the melted topping over the muffin.  Could use carmel in place of butterscotch.


RAD Mama