Two summers ago, I attended the United States Dairy Education and Training Consortium. This is an intensive six week program that focuses on providing a sustainable solution to incorporating excellent people with a passion for the Dairy industry into serving it. We would spend time on a dairy farm each weekday and went to a different one almost every single time. The very last dairy farm that we spent time on we were greeted by the family that works and owns it and they brought us something super tasty! They had just gotten these 4 Step Sweet Butter Almond Bars out of the oven and they were nice and toasty. I just HAD to get the recipe, and now I get to share it with you!
I know that with Valentine’s day coming up, it’s the time of year that people are looking for something cute and easy to give to those they care about. Also, I’m not a parent but I would venture that parents are also way into the easy thing because your time is incredibly limited and of course you want to make the most of it! One of my favorite desserts to eat and take to class when I was growing up has been Rice Krispie Treats. This is an easy spin on a really quick classic dessert that makes these great Pull At Your Heartstrings Rice Krispie Treats which are perfect for any class or break room to join in the festivities.
My favorite time of the year spreads from late September through to Christmas day. It starts with Fair Season. My experience with Fair is probably different than most others because I was blessed enough to show dairy heifers in high school. Rather than focusing on the rides I primarily would be taking care of our cattle. The smell of sawdust mingled with fair food always takes me back, particularly – the smell of sweet bread and cinnamon. You’ve guessed it – Churros. Also, I love funnel cake and will usually get that at the bare minimum to kick off the week. In an effort to give women what they ACTUALLY want for valentine’s day instead of the standard chocolates and flowers (because even though those are nice, these are way better) I wanted to show you how to make these Valentines Day Mini Churro Bites!
I’ve always loved chocolate cream pies. They are arguably my favorite dessert. Seriously, other than macaroni they are they only thing I’m worried about being present during holiday dinners (I’m not much for turkey). This has been a (mild) obsession since I was small. So today I decided to make mini chocolate cream pies.