Usually, I try to post recipes before holidays to try to give ideas about what to make for the upcoming meals. But this recipe I didn’t learn about until Mother’s day, so better late than never. My daughter surprised me on Mother’s day by making this delicious dessert. Just like the rest of the recipes on our site, these are easy!
Cherry Mother’s Day Dessert
1 Package Thawed Puff Pastry
1 Can Cherry Pie Filling(Or any other flavor you like)
2 Tbs Melted Butter
Pre-heat the oven to 350. Carefully unfold the puff pastry dough and use a cookie cutter(my daughter used a heart-shaped cutter) and cut out as many as you can. Next, spoon the pie filling on half the puff pastry shapes and cover with your remaining shapes. The amount this recipe will make depends on the size of your cookie cutter. Now brush the top of the puff pastry with the melted butter. Place all the puff pastries on a cookies sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes until the tops are slightly brown.
I am always looking for easy dessert recipes that take minimal prep time and that are tasty. We(my kids and I) just happened to come up with this easy recipe one day while trying to decide what to make for dessert that we needed to take to a dinner party. We came up with Chocolate Raspberry Minis. I promise this is easy and delicious.
Chocolate Raspberry Minis
1 Box German Chocolate Cake Mix(mixed as directed on box)
1 Cup Frozen Raspberries(I think fresh would work as well)
2 Tbs Powdered Sugar
First, pre-heat the oven to 350. Next, coat mini cupcake tins(this recipe makes 24) with non-stick cooking spray. Next, fill each cupcake tin 3/4 full with cake mix. Now, have your kids place one or two frozen raspberries in the center of each cupcake and press into the batter slightly. Sprinkle the tops with as much powdered sugar as you want and put them in the oven for 15-17 minutes. Remove, let cool, and enjoy.
This really is a kid friendly recipe and my kids made them all by themselves!
Last night we were deciding what to make for dinner and we decided on some chicken, asparagus, and mashed potatoes. My eight year old wanted to be in charge of the mashed potatoes because she had a special idea. Usually we add some special ingredients like we do for our thanksgiving mashed potatoes. I asked her what she had in mind and Parmesan Potato Patties is what she came up with. They were very tasty and just a little different from having regular mashed potatoes.
Parmesan Potato Patties
3 Large Russet Potatoes(peeled and diced)
3/4 cup Half n Half
1/2 Stick of Butter
3/4 Cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
First, boil the potatoes until they are fork tender. Once the potatoes are cooked, drain them and add the butter,half n half, salt, and pepper. Mix together over medium speed for 1-2 minutes(until smooth). Next, cover the potatoes and place in the refrigerator to cool. Cool for approximately 30 minutes. The potatoes need to be slightly cooled so they are easier to form into patties and so the Parmesan cheese does not melt right away. Once the potatoes are cooled, slowly mix in 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese. Using a 1/2 cup measuring cup, place 6-8 3″ potato patties on a cookie sheet(just empty the half cup scoop and press down slightly to make approximately a 3″ circle of mashed potatoes). Now, sprinkle the remainder of the cheese evenly over the potato patties.
Put them under the broiler on low for 6-7 minutes or until the cheese is browned and the potato patties are hot.