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Zucchini Boats

 

Zucchini Boats Recipe

Zucchini Boats #Recipe #vegan #paleo #glutenfree #vegetarian #dairyfree donnahup

I really love eating clean and how I feel when I eat that way. I will confess though that I still crave things like buffalo wings and pizza.  Thankfully I have been finding healthy alternatives like Buffalo Cauliflower Bites and now Zucchini Boats!  This has become one of my favorite dinners.  I have been having it at least twice a week and they’re very easy to make!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 zucchinis
  • tomato sauce
  • pizza toppings

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1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

2. Cut the Zucchini lengthwise and scoop out the center so they’re like boats.

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3. Fill in the boat with tomato sauce.

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4. Start piling on the toppings. Some of my favorites are black olives, onions, and mushrooms.

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I also like Oregano and Nutritional Yeast .   If you’re not vegan or dairy free you could add cheese. That is why I use the Nutritional Yeast.  It gives it a cheesy taste.

5. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes at 400 degrees.

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Enjoy!

5.0 from 3 reviews
Zucchini Boats
 
Ingredients
  • 2 zucchinis
  • tomato sauce
  • nutritional yeast
  • oregano
  • pizza toppings (onions, black olives, mushrooms)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut Zucchini lengthwise and scoop out the center.
  3. Fill boats with tomato sauce.
  4. Sprinkle with oregano and nutritional yeast.
  5. Top with pizza toppings.
  6. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes at 400 degrees.
  7. Enjoy!

Follow Donna Hup ‘s board Found on donnahup.com on Pinterest.

 

Win a Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes prize pack

 

Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes Giveaway

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I really like Sun Dried tomatoes! They are awesome on pizza, in salads, or just about anything!  We are giving away a Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes prize pack to one lucky reader.  Read on to find out more about them and how you can win! Good luck!

If you love eating healthy and delicious foods, you are familiar with Mediterranean foods. If you love Mediterranean foods – you have to try Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes! They carry everything from sauces to snacks and they all look delicious! In fact, make sure to check out my buddy Tracy at Having Fun Saving for a delicious and EASY Sun Dried Tomato Hummus recipe
So, are you hungry yet? Good thing I have a GIVEAWAY! That’s right, one lucky reader will win a Bella Sun Luci Prize Pack filled with a variety of Sun Dried Tomato Products!
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Roasted Chickpeas

 

Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

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I have found my new favorite snack food and it could not be easier!  It also costs less than $1 to make which is an added bonus.  You can pick up a can of chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans) for about $0.79 at the market.

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Rinse beans and drain them. Then spread them on a baking pan and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

3. Enjoy!

I enjoy them plain and seasoned. My favorite seasoning is a buffalo flavored one, I sprinkle the following on the chickpeas before baking:

  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 3 tbsp hot sauce (I used Frank’s)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • pinch of salt

You can add all sorts of seasonings.  These little guys are so delicious!

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Garlic Roasted Eggplant Dip

 

Garlic Roasted Eggplant Dip Recipe

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Garlic Roasted Eggplant Dip

I’ve been craving a really good dip but so many were full of dairy or had glutens.  I spent several hours some time Pinterest and took bits and pieces of recipes and came up with this!  It is a keeper for sure!

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What you’ll need:

  • half an eggplant
  • olive oil
  • sea salt
  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder

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1. Slice eggplant into rounds approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch slice. Sprinkle salt on both sides and arrange in a colander for about 10 to 15 minutes .

2. Rinse with cool water then pat dry.

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3. Turn on the broiler.  Arrange the eggplant on a cookie sheet with tin foil.  Spray with oil and lightly salt.

4. Broil 5 minutes on each side until they are golden brown.

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5. Cover with tin foil and let the eggplant steam for about 5 more minutes.  Peel the skin off the rounds.

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6. Mix eggplant, almond milk, nutritional yeast, garlic, cumin, and chili powder in food processor or blender.

7. Season with salt and pepper.

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8. Pour into bowl.

9. Enjoy!

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It was a little chunkier than I would have liked, but tasted amazing! My kitchen smelled delicious too! I combined it with salsa on Nut Thins and it was so good!  I’ve put it on just about everything. It is good hot or cold but I prefer it warmed up.

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I think I’ll also double the recipe next time because it only lasted me a few days :)

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HoneyBaked BBQ Summer Sweepstakes

Welcome to the HoneyBaked BBQ Summer Sweepstakes!

I’m so excited to be part of the HoneyBaked BBQ Summer Sweepstakes!  HoneyBaked ham was where we got ham growing up and BBQ’s seem to be a summer staple. Read on to find out how you can win. Good luck!

Now that summer time is in full swing, lots of families are enjoying cookouts, BBQ’s, and other outdoor gatherings. There’s nothing like a pulled pork sandwich, some fall-off-the-bone ribs, or smoked beef brisket on a hot summer day.

Of course while everyone loves good BBQ, summer can be hectic. Who has time to slave over a hot stove or grill all day long? Well, if you love BBQ and don’t want to do all the hard work yourself, HoneyBaked Ham has the perfect solution. Their brand new HoneyBaked BBQ line includes delicious BBQ favorites like Certified Angus Beef Brisket, All-Natural Pulled Chicken, Smoky Cheddar Sausages, BBQ Ribs and more. All of these items are cooked low and slow in-store, so they’re ready to take home, heat and enjoy. There are even loads of delectable summer sides to complete your meal!

HoneyBaked BBQ is currently on a trial-run and is available in certain markets in Ohio and Kentucky. The brand is very excited about this line and if it does well, it could just be introduced nationwide at a later date.

Brandy over at Newly Crunchy Mama Of 3 recently reviewed this amazing BBQ line-up with her family. They were definitely impressed! You can check out her full review and see which dishes they enjoyed  HERE.

Enter to WIN a $75 HoneyBaked Ham Gift Card! 
 

I’m thrilled to announce that one lucky reader will receive a $75 HoneyBaked Ham Gift Card so they can check out the awesomeness that is HoneyBaked Ham for themselves! Even if you’re not in the BBQ trial-run areas, you can still choose from tons of other HoneyBaked dishes! How cool is that?!

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Win a Bomb Pop Prize Pack

 

Bomb Pop Prize Pack Giveaway

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We love celebrations and this is a two in one – Summer and America! What fun! You know me, if there’s a celebration, we need a giveaway! This one is perfect for this occasion.  Read on to find out more.

Nothing says summer like some fun in the sun…with friends, family, and of course Bomb Pops! Bomb Pops have been around forever and they never go out of style  It’s time to warm up the grill, get cooking, and cool down with some red, white, and blue frozen treats!

And to get you in the celebrating mood – I have the perfect giveaway! This Bomb Pop Prize Pack will include:

  • 2 Product free product coupons for Bomb Pops
  • $25 Publix gift card
  • Patriotic Star Cupcake Combo Pack
  • Patriotic Tableware Caddy
  • Red, White & Blue Fan Decorations
  • Patriotic 3-D Star Centerpieces
  • Chevron Treat Bags

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

 

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites  #Recipe #Vegan #GlutenFree #Vegetarian #paleo donnahup

I’ve been successfully eating clean for 2 weeks now. I will tell you that I have had quite a bit more energy and overall I’ve been feeling much better.  I don’t really crave sweets much anymore. I have been crazing buffalo wings though! Just thinking about the smell of the sauce makes me hungry for them. I knew I had to come up with something else.

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My secret weapon to healthy buffalo wings is cauliflower! Yes, you read that right. Trust me these tasted just like buffalo chicken nuggets. I don’t know how but the cauliflower has super powers like that.

First, heat your oven to 450 degrees.

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Next fill two bowls; one with almond milk and the other with gluten free flour. I used King Arthur Gluten Free Multipurpose Flour.  Break the cauliflower off into pieces then dunk in the almond milk then flour and place onto a baking sheet.

Bake the cauliflower for about 15 to 20 minutes.

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While it’s baking you can put together the wing sauce.

  • 3 tbs EVOO
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce, I used Frank’s
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp garlic power
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt

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Mix all the ingredients together. I found it was easy to stir them up in a tupperware container. I even put the lid on and shook it so it all mixed together.

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After the 15 to 20 min, pour the sauce over the cauliflower and return to bake 5 more minutes.

After that flip them over and bake an additional 5 minutes.

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Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Serve and enjoy!

5.0 from 2 reviews
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
 
Ingredients
  • cauliflower
  • almond milk
  • gluten free flour
  • 3 tbs EVOO
  • ¼ cup hot sauce, I used Frank's
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 and ½ tsp brown sugar
  • ⅛ tsp garlic power
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Break up cauliflower and dip into milk then flour. Place on greased baking pan.
  3. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Mix remaining ingredients together for the sauce.
  5. After the cauliflower is done baking, pour sauce over florets and bake another 5 minutes.
  6. Flip florets and bake an addition 5 minutes.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

 

Gratin dauphinois Recipe

 

Gratin dauphinois Recipe

Gratin dauphinois

 

Yum! How delicious does this look?! These potatoes look fantastic. In honor of DreamWorks Pictures’ charming new movie THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY starring Helen Mirren, here is our latest #FoodieFriday recipe to help get you excited for the film!

THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY arrives in theaters everywhere on August 8th!

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THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY

DREAMWORKS PICTURES and PARTICIPANT MEDIA

 

Official Site: http://100footjourneymovie.com/

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Genre:                          Comedy/Drama

Rating:                          TBD

U.S. Release date:        August 8, 2014

Running time:                TBD

 

Cast:                            Helen Mirren, Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Charoltte Le Bon

Director:                       Lasse Hallström           

Producer:                      Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey, Juliet Blake               

Executive Producer:      Caroline Hewitt, Carla Gardini

Co-Producer:                Raphael Benoliel

Screenplay by:              Steven Knight

Based on:                     The novel “The Hundred-Foot Journey” by Richard C. Morais

                       

In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own, escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

 

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.

 

 

In DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” the opening of a new Indian restaurant in the south of France, next to a famous Michelin starred eatery, is nearly cause for an all-out war between the two establishments until Le Saule Pleureur’s icy proprietress Madame Mallory recognizes her rival’s undeniable brilliance for preparing masterful meals.

 

 

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In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

 

“The Hundred-Foot Journey” abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.

 

Directed by Lasse Hallström, and starring Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren, “The Hundred-Foot Journey” is produced by Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. The executive producers are Caroline Hewitt and Carla Gardini. The screenplay is written by Steven Knight, based on the novel “The Hundred-Foot Journey” by Richard C. Morais.

“The Hundred-Foot Journey will be released in theaters on August 8, 2014.

 

Win a Cooler Filled with Wholly Guacamole Swag

 

 

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I have recently been trying to eat much better. One of my favorite items are avocados! I love them in guac too! They are so yummy. I know often I’m running errands and can’t get home to make a meal.  It seems like I’m on the go more often than not. Story of all our lives, right?

Well, when you are on the go and need a fast and easy healthy meal what do you do? Well, 7-Eleven has the answer. They now carry Wholly Guacamole Dip! Perfect snack size packs for only $0.79! Great for a quick lunch, grab some chips to dip or skip the mayo and use as a spread on your sandwich! At only 100 calories a pack you won’t feel guilty for indulging! Wholly Guacamole is made with all natural ingredients. It’s also Gluten, Kosher and Dairy free!

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As you can see there were plenty of great choices to go with my Wholly Guacamole Dip! 7-Eleven has invested over $70 million in the last 5 years to bring fresh food to their stores across the country! 7-Eleven is now making fresh foods a priority! They are bring in items to fuel your day with more indulgent foods including fresh sandwiches, salads, fresh fruit, yogurt parfaits plus more! Be sure to check your 7-Eleven to see what new fresh options they have!
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I decided I would grab a Turkey, Ham and Cheese Sub, Wholly Guacamole Dip and an apple! I skipped the mayo and spread my Wholly Guacamole Dip on my Turkey, Ham and Cheese Sub!! It was delish and the perfect combo!
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National Eat All Your Veggies Day

 

National Eat All Your Veggies Day

National Eat Your Veggies Day

June 17th is National Eat All Your Veggies Day! Here are eight yummy recipes to celebrate!

1. I found the Lentil Salad over at Ezra Pound Cake.  This looks perfect for a summer day picnic!

2. The Rainbow Veggie Skewers were found over at Gimme Some Oven.  These are so colorful and fun.

3. The Loaded Veggie Grilled Cheese was over at the Dreaming Foodie.  I think this is the best grilled cheese sandwich I’ve ever seen!

4. Bev Cooks had this awesome recipe for Grilled Veggie Naan Pizzas.  Now this is my kind of pizza!

5.  I found the Caprese Tortellini Pasta Salad, Tortellini Kebabs, and Pesto Veggie Dip over at Peas and Crayons. Yes, THREE different recipes and they all look delish!

6. The Oven Roasted Veggie Sticks were over at The Fitchen. How much fun do these look?!

7. I found the Full Spectrum Veggie Salad over at The Healthy Foodie. This looks so beautiful and it even has a homemade vinaigrette.

8. I found the Skinny Chopped Salad at The Wicked Noodle. This looks so refreshing.

Happy Eat all your Veggies Day!
Follow Donna Hup ‘s board National Food Holidays on Pinterest.

DIY Coffee Face Mask

 

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DIY Coffee Face Mask

 

This is one of my favorite face masks.  It’s a purifying mask.  I put this one before I shower in the morning and leave it on for about 10 minutes. It’s really great for cleaning out pores and the coffee scent is a great pick me up.  It’s really easy to make too. In fact, you probably have everything you need already.

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DIY Coffee Face Mask Ingredients

 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup ground coffee (you can grind beans, I just used the instant)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 c whole milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey

All you have to do is combine the ingredients. I combined mine in a blender. It’s just that simple!

The end result is a little liquidy but it goes on as a thin film. I leave it for about 10 minutes.

Another advantage to making your own face mask besides saving money is that it’s non-toxic. It costs less, is better for you, and works. You should definitely try it :)

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DIY Coffee Face Mask

 

 

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National Strawberry Shortcake Day

 

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National Strawberry Shortcake Day

June 14th is National Strawberry Shortcake Day! Here are 8 delicious recipes to help celebrate!

1. I found the White Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake over at BHG. This just screams summer! I want a bite right now!

2. Glorious Treats brings us the Strawberry Shortcake Cookies complete with Strawberry buttercream frosting!

3. I found the Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes over at Delish. These look incredible!

4. I found the Strawberry Shortcake Bars over at Six Sisters Stuff. Don’t they look awesome?

5. I found the Strawberry Shortcake Cookie Cups over at Raining Hot Coupons. These are so simple to make; only 3 ingredients!

6. The Domestic Rebel had these Strawberry Shortcake Egg Rolls. They look perfect for dessert, breakfast, snack, well anytime!

7. I found the Strawberry Shortcake Skewers over at Karen in the Kitchen. Dessert on a stick? Yes please!

8. These Strawberry Shortcake Cookies are over at Sweet as a Cookie. These look amazing!

Happy National Strawberry Shortcake Day!

Follow Donna Hup ‘s board National Food Holidays on Pinterest.

National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

 

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National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

June 12th is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day. Here are 8 recipes to celebrate!

1. These Peanut Butter Cookies were over at Little Life of Mine. We had to start out with a great peanut butter cookie recipe.

2. I found the Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Cookie Stuffed Cookies over at Picky Palate. How amazing do these look?! Chocolate fudge stuffed with peanut butter! Yes please.

4. The Nutella Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies were over at This Gal Cooks.  These look delicious and I love Nutella!

5. Sally’s Baking Addiction had a recipe for these great S’more Peanut Butter Cookies. Peanut butter is a great addition to s’mores.

6. I found the Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Cupcakes over at Crazy Little Projects. This is genius!

7. I found the Reese’s Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies over at Sally’s Baking Addiction.  How yummy do they sound?!

8. Fluffy Peanut Butter Cookies were found on Pinch of Yum. These look so yummy!

Happy National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!

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Chocolate Mini Bundts with Chocolate Ganache and Caramel Buttercream Frosting

 

Chocolate Mini Bundts with Chocolate Ganache and Caramel Buttercream Frosting

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Chocolate Mini Bundts with Homemade Chocolate Ganache and Buttercream Frosting

 

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. – Hubert H. Humphrey

I have been very fortunate to have some amazing friends in my life and I’m extremely  fortunate to have the close girl friends I have now. They’re the best friends ever and I’m not just saying that, they really are. These are the type of friends that will not only be there for you to cheer you on and encourage you (they are very good at that) but they’re the ones that will cry with you and be there for you when you need it. Another wonderful attribute is they love they same silly stuff I do.

We love baking and we love bundt cakes. It may be silly but it’s our thing.  In fact we just had our second annual Mega Bundt. What is a Mega Bundt? It’s pure awesomeness.  Basically  it’s a huge potluck and everything you make has to be made in a bundt pan or served in a bundt pan. Last year we had t-shirts made and this year we made aprons.

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#MegaBundt14 (from top to bottom, left to right) Eileen, Ashley, Theresa, Molly, Michelle, Emily, Kim, Me, and Danielle

 

Okay, so it may be a “nerdy cool” but I love that we are not afraid to be ourselves with each other and we always have tons of fun.

This year I decided to make a mini bundt dessert. I found some inspiration over at Love from the Oven.  I decided to make Chocolate Mini Bundts with homemade chocolate ganache and caramel buttercream frosting.

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I started with gluten free chocolate cake mix. You can use your favorite chocolate cake mix. I use the King Arthur Flour GF Chocolate Cake Mix.  I baked them in a Mini Bundt Cupcake Pan.

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Once the mini bundts were cooled I filled the inside with caramel. Then I made the chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Mini Bundts homemade chocolate ganache #recipe donnahup

Ingredients for Chocolate Ganache

  • 8 oz of semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Heat the cream and butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. You can also do this in a microwave. Bring just to a boil. Immediately pour the boiling cream over the chocolate. Allow it to stand for a few minutes with out stirring.

Chocolate Mini Bundts homemade chocolate ganache #recipe donnahup

Stir gently with a spoon or whisk.  It’s important not to get air in the ganache while stirring. Stir until smooth.

Chocolate Mini Bundts homemade chocolate ganache #recipe donnahup

I then covered each of the mini bundts with the ganache and sprinkled them with chocolate sprinkles.

Chocolate Mini Bundts homemade chocolate ganache sprinkles #recipe donnahup

After that comes the caramel buttercream frosting.

Chocolate Mini Bundts caramel buttercream frosting #recipe donnahup

I mixed caramel syrup into Betty Crocker Whipped Butter Cream Frosting.

Chocolate Mini Bundts caramel buttercream frosting #recipe donnahup

Then I dolloped the frosting on each mini bundt and topped them with mini chocolate chips.

Chocolate Mini Bundts  with Homemade Chocolate Ganache with Buttercream Frosting #Recipe donnahup

Chocolate Mini Bundts with Homemade Chocolate Ganache with Buttercream Frosting

 

I made three dozen of them and there were none left.  This is one I’ll make again and again.

Enjoy!

 

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