Celebrate With Cookies

Edible Obsession

With a sweet tooth just around the corner, there’s no better way to tease it than with eating cookies. These cookies are not handmade by me nor was I sponsored by Pepperidge Farm. So I guess I cheated because I didn’t bake these myself however, I can and know how to bake cookies but when you are beaten for a time to bake cookies there’s always an easy way around something not everything has to be so hard. I love their cookies especially with the many flavors and texture choices from sweet, crunchy, rich, and chocolatey taste. Continue reading “Celebrate With Cookies”

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DIY Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Ok here’s my first try at making chocolate covered strawberries. How did I do? You can be honest at least give me an E for effort and actually trying instead of saying I can’t.

I don’t know what made me decide on chocolate covered strawberries but I knew it couldn’t be that hard. I also love to Do it Yourself (DIY) in the kitchen activities and here’s to many more until I become a pro next thing you know I’ll be charging $3 a strawberry 12 at least (joking but serious)

Are you looking for a DIY activity for the hubs or your man and haven’t thought of anything. Let’s hope your man likes chocolate and strawberries (what are the odds) look a bit fun to have a serious conversation, but hey bae I still love you type of setting. Does romance always lead to the bedroom? (21 + up) maybe he’ll be more shocked and surprised you saved him money (shrugs)

This isn’t a How-To make chocolate covered strawberries recipe it’s more of an I wanted to make chocolate covered strawberries and show you that you can make them too. It’s pretty much self-explanatory I don’t have any tips & tricks to the chocolate I did add a little milk (stir) to keep the chocolate from sticking.

My 1st time trying Villa Jolanda MOSCATO & Strawberry Sparkling bubbly a champagne like wine. It felt like New Years all over again because this is really considered “popping a bottle” but only for $11.99 how much did your New Year cost you? This Sparkling wine is best served with sweets & pastries.

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For the dipping chocolate, I used Baker’s it’s real milk chocolate so it’s yummy and good I actually put the chocolate into my Deco Chocolate Fondue I know right had to get fancy I couldn’t just use a bowl and melt the chocolate in the microwave. You can do so much with the Fondue it’s not just for chocolate maybe you want to heat dip, and sauce the possibilities are endless.

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Prepare it with friends or your loved ones. Let me know about other ways you have fun creating your favorite desserts?

XOXO Ranisha

GODIVA™ Double Chocolate Raspberry Parfait

Are you familiar with GODIVA Belgium 1926? A 90 year old Chocolate brand founded by a Belgian family whose passion for Chocolate drove them to greatness. Might I add really expensive chocolate, reasons why people think I’m rich I have an expensive taste no literally. You would think it was their family name but it’s not I guess Lady Godiva was a legend so they named the company in her honor. One day I’ll google her.

Can you believe GODIVA was appointed an official chocolatier to the Royal Court of Belgium? Make a long story short high-quality Belgian chocolate. I told you expensive. (Assorted Chocolate Gold Gift Box Set $78) Today GODIVA has over 600 owned Boutiques in over 100 countries.

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Some of you are probably like what is Belgium and where is it? Belgium shares land borders with 4 countries: Germany, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands. What languages do they speak? French, Dutch, and, German. Vacation getaway anyone?

Ingredients

  • 2 packages of GODIVA White Chocolate Vanilla Bean flavor pudding and GODIVA Chocolate flavor pudding (make separate)
  • Each package get 2 cups of milk
  • 2 cups of fresh raspberries
  • Chocolate of your choice

How to make Pudding?

  • Add 2 cups of milk to one package of Pudding whisk for a few min until you feel it starts to thicken.
  • Make each flavor in separate bowls.
  • Top each parfait with as many raspberries as you want.
  • You can also add shaves of Chocolate to the top of your parfait. (Optional)
  • Prep time: 10 min. Make at least 8 servings.

This is how I serve those in my home

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Hope you enjoyed it. Let me know what’s your favorite chocolate and why?

XO Ranisha

EmpowerMint Sundae Ice Cream Social

 

Founder & Host: Ranisha Grice


ice-564944_960_720The idea of EMPOWERmint SUNDAE is for all ministries to gather and fellowship through Activities and Outreach (just like a craft fair with vendor tables) Craft Your Ministry. It can also be used as a celebration. Some people may consider this an act of Evangelism. I will be praying people are reached for Christ through this initial connection by someone planting a seed. E.M.S will push its way through the crowd and make its way in the hands of performances, poets, and testimony opportunities. Everyone can come out and have a good time. Is your church serving you? Do you know what church target who and what? Do your church help you? Some ppl are stuck in churches that don’t serve them and they became accustomed to the routine.

ALL YOU CAN EAT FREE ICE CREAM. Imagine an Ice Cream Buffet. If you’re lactose you can still come out and enjoy fruit and activities. The Ice Cream station will have a number of flavors and toppings yes we want this held indoors because we want to freeze the Ice Cream as well as keep it fresh.

EMPOWERmint Sundae

List of Activities

  • Prayer Station
  • DIY Prayer Boxes
  • Free Bibles
  • Games and more.

Most importantly we want to survey the needs of our communities so we can get to the bottom of a specific group and meet those needs. If we knew the needs of everyone we would meet them. Are you meeting their needs? Or just bringing people together.

© 2016 Ranisha Grice EMPOWERmint Sundae 


Self-Care Sunday is what everyone says how about a milkshake on a lovely Sunday as part of self-care? let’s just call it EmpowerMint Sundae not only do you care for yourself but you also empower and stay empowered.

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Where are my Ice Cream lovers? Do you have a day out the week you choose to have ice cream with the fam? I’m glad you said NO try Sunday’s for Sundae’s what better day than this. Let your family time be made of something more.

What can you do on EmpowerMint Sundaes? Celebrate. Celebrate what? Does it have to be your birthday to celebrate something? NO, so why can’t you get an ice cream cake because you want to celebrate life, end of weekly challenges, meeting your goals, getting your to-do list done, etc and the list goes on. If you’re not topping things off with sprinkles and cherries then what are you waiting for.

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Ice Cream Shakes: There’s that one person out the bunch who just can’t be like everyone else and get an ice cream cone no they want a shake.

You can have ice cream over cookies, brownies, cake, waffles, and more. Sundae’s don’t have to be boring.

Cup or Cone: How about a cone dipped in a cup to be on the safe side. Don’t forget extra napkins.

Have A Contest: Fill a table up with toppings and let everyone create and name their signature creation. The winner can win a $5 gift card to Friendly’s or Ben & Jerry’s. The entries can have as many toppings & flavors as they want, The creation can only come in small, medium, or large. The ideas are endless.

Don’t forget about your Floats whether it’s chocolate or sherbet.

It’s time to get creative and go that extra mile who said you can’t be the one to give and name Ben & Jerry’s next flavor of ice cream.

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After Dinner Snack For The Kids

Who said eating dessert with the family had to be boring well in my case it is boring when it’s just me.

Are you watching what you eat? Detox, Fasting, or any Cleanse. Let the kids enjoy this.

Do things differently this time around. Don’t know what to eat when craving for a sweet tooth? Here’s something you can try at home without going to a fancy restaurant. I brag different meaning I don’t need to do a Facebook check-in to prove to people I’m out to eat I rather show off what I can make at home in my own kitchen. You can too maybe you can come up with something tastier than what you see.

Ingredients:

Honey Buns (Iced optional)

Honey Roasted Peanuts (Whatever nuts you prefer)

Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup (Or whatever flavor you decide to use)

Ice Cream of your choice

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Homemade Aunt Jemima Pancakes 

I wanted to do something different today for brunch so I thought the afternoon was the perfect time to feed a craving (kids would love to have this sugar rush for breakfast if they could) There’s a lot of things going on with these pancakes fruit flavors to milk chocolate.

These Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancakes will hit the spot after a long week or a way to reward yourself after doing something great.

Here is what I used to make these lovely pancakes. Domino confectioners sugar (the stuff you sprinkle on fried dough), cut up strawberries, blueberries, m&m’s, and topped it off with original sweetened whipped cream. I should have put the m&m’s in the pancake batter there’s always next time.

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