Mocha Mousse Parfait with Bailey’s Whipped Cream and a Hamilton Beach Giveaway

Mocha Mousse Parfaits with Baileys Whipped Cream | the Suburban Soapbox

Thick, creamy and rich mocha mousse is layered with lightly sweetened whipped cream spiked with Bailey's.  Just because St. Patrick's Day is over doesn't mean you have to toss out the Bailey's.  Whip up these easy Mocha Mousse Parfaits with Bailey's Whipped Cream to enjoy during the weekend to satisfy your sweet tooth! Guess what friends.....I got a new gig!  Don't worry though, you'll still get your regular recipes here at The Suburban Soapbox but now I'll also be a contributor over at … [Read more...]

THE Nutty Irishman

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Creamy and nutty, the Nutty Irishman cocktail is a warm, festive after-dinner coffee drink.  So easy to make and amazingly delectable, you may be tempted to start your day with this fabulous libation. Sooooo....remember the Nutty Irishman Cupcakes from last week?  Well, some of you had never heard of their very enticing, very tempting cocktail inspiration. And being the problem solver that I am....I decided to share my version with you.  My newly created version, as far as cocktails go. … [Read more...]

Cheesy Baked Tomato Bisque

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A blanket of melted, crusty cheese covers a creamy, velvety smooth tomato bisque worthy of entertaining.  Easy enough to make in just under 30 minutes, Cheesy Baked Tomato Bisque could also be added to the list of family favorites for weeknight dinners. Creamy soups are my absolute favorite thing on the planet.  I know for a fact that they're not, in any way, healthy when you order them in a restaurant.  And sometimes they're not so healthy when you order them at my house. :-)  But … [Read more...]

Nutty Irishman Cupcakes with Bailey’s Buttercream Frosting

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A twist on the popular Nutty Irishman coffee served commonly as an after dinner drink, these Nutty Irishman Cupcakes taste just like it!  Topped with a creamy buttercream frosting spiked with Bailey's they're a festive way to toast the irish this St. Patrick's Day. It's snowing again.  All I keep thinking to myself is "15 days until spring."  It can't come soon enough.  I'm sick of the cold, tired of the crunchy ice under my feet every time I walk outside, bored with the gray trees and … [Read more...]

Easy Lobster Bisque

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Rich and decadent, Lobster Bisque is the perfect way to celebrate this Valentine’s Day.  Easy to make and inexpensive, your special someone will think you spent hours in the kitchen.  Lobster is fancy pants.  It is.  If someone serves you lobster, in any form, you tend to gasp a little.  Even if it’s just an internal gasp but it’s there.  You’re a little impressed.  Unless you’re allergic to shellfish then your gasp has a completely different meaning.  But other than the fact that your … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Coconut Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

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Two favorite cakes combined into one towering dessert, this Red Velvet Coconut Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting is bright and festive.  A great dessert to share with anyone you love. I made you a cake.  It's another gigantic cake and I couldn't decide which flavor to make so I made both....in one mammoth cake mashup.  What do you think?  Do you think it's big enough? My grandmother used to make a red velvet cake when I was like 2 feet tall.  I loved it....it was my favorite cake … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Oreo Truffles

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Limited Edition Red Velvet Oreos are crushed beyond recognition in a food processor, mixed with cream cheese and rolled into little bites of bliss.  Then they're coated in white chocolate and decorated for Valentine's day making these Red Velvet Oreo Truffles the perfect gift for your sweetheart.  Or the perfect gift to yourself.   I found them!  Red Velvet Oreos DO exist and I found them at my local grocery store.  I've been waiting for them since their rumored existence in the fall. … [Read more...]

Pepperoni Pizza Dip

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Extra cheesy, creamy and tangy....Pepperoni Pizza Dip is just like your favorite pizza without the crust. Serve this treat at your Super Bowl party this Sunday and your guests will be hooked after the first bite. Like any normal person, I'm a pizza lover.  I like it all, any topping, any cheese, sauce, no sauce, veggies, meat-lovers....I will eat just about anything.  Put an egg on it....I'm there!  But I don't always love the crust.  Scratch that....I don't like the crust at all.  When I … [Read more...]

Death by Chocolate Layer Cake

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Layers of fudge brownie, mocha mousse, chocolate meringue and rich ganache make up this chocolate lover's dream cake.  Death by Chocolate Layer Cake is the ultimate special occasion cake. Do you know what today is?  National Chocolate Cake Day!  I've been saving this recipe for just this occasion.  The first time I made it was to take to my new husband's parents house for Christmas.  I saw this cake on a show called The Best Of back when The Food Network was still young.  The Best Of was … [Read more...]

Champagne and Garlic Braised Chicken Thighs

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Inexpensive chicken thighs are given the royal treatment in this recipe.  Champagne and a ton of garlic are used to braise crispy-skinned thighs until they're tender, juicy and fit for a king.     It's snowing.  Which is cool but I'm wondering if the forecasters called this one correctly.  It was supposed to snow overnight and then start again around noon.  At least that's the last I heard and that was last night around 11:00.  Now I'm watching Peter Rabbit and forced to check the … [Read more...]