Lasagna Fritta aka Deep Fried Lasagna

Lasagna Fritta aka Deep Fried Lasagna: Creamy lasagna wrapped in an ultra crunchy batter.  Just when you thought lasagna couldn’t get any better!

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So in case you haven’t noticed, I’m a little different…

Fried Lasagna aka Lasagna Fritta

Everyone else is posting low fat, low carb recipes. And I’m just like hiiiii, I just deep fried lasagna.

 


Fried Lasagna aka Lasagna Fritta

Can I get points for topping it with something green? And dipping it in tomato sauce?  I mean come on this thing is practically a salad.

 

Fried Lasagna aka Lasagna Fritta

Dig in with me! Creamy on the inside, crunchy on the outside. SO many good layers of flavor.

Lasagna Fritta aka Deep Fried Lasagna
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 10
 
Lasagna Fritta aka Deep Fried Lasagna: Creamy lasagna wrapped in an ultra crunchy batter. Just when you thought lasagna couldn't get any better!
Ingredients
  • 10 Lasagna Noodles, Cooked until al Dente
  • 1 15 Ounce Container Ricotta Cheese
  • 4 Eggs, Beaten and Divided
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper, To Taste
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
  • ¼ Cup Parsley, Finely Chopped (Optional)
  • ½ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 2 Cups Italian Breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable Oil, For Frying
  • Marinara Sauce, For Serving If Desired
Instructions
  1. Cook lasagna noodles in a pot of salted boiling water according to the package directions for al dente. Grease baking sheet, set aside.
  2. Place noodles flat onto prepared pan.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese egg, Italian seasoning, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Mix until combined.
  4. Spread ricotta mixture evenly over all 10 noodles. Fold each noodle 3-4 times until it resembles a square. Freeze for 30-45 minutes.
  5. Set up 3 small bowls containing the flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs. Dip square noodles into flour, eggs, and finally breadcrumbs.
  6. Heat around 1½ inches of oil in a deep skillet. Heat over medium heat until oil reaches ~350 degrees F. You'll know it's ready when a drop of water sizzles with you add it to the pan.
  7. Add lasagna bites 3-4 at a time into the oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all are cooked.
  8. Garnish with fresh parsley, and serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

 

Lasagna Fritta aka Deep Fried Lasagna adapted via Delish

Deep Fried Lasagna Tips:

  1. Don’t skip freezing the lasagna bites. I know you want them NOW, but they will melt/explode if the cheese isn’t cold enough.
  2. Don’t crowd your skillet, work in batches until all are fried. The oil will stay hot, and your lasagna will stay crispier!

Serve with:

  1. Skillet Lasagna
  2. One Pot Sausage Pasta

 

Fried Lasagna aka Lasagna Fritta

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Red Velvet Poke Cake

Red Velvet Poke Cake: Melt in your mouth chocolate cake topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. The easiest and prettiest cake for your Valentine!

 

Red Velvet Poke Cake

Looking to impress your Lover, or to woo yourself a new one?


 

Red Velvet Poke Cake

Step 1: Make this cake If someone doesn’t like red velvet cake, they are meant for you dear Baking Beauty reader. Actually, don’t leave them just yet.

 

Red Velvet Poke Cake

Perhaps they’re more of a pie person? Not someone I could personally ever fall in love with, but allow me to suggest these.

 

Red Velvet Poke Cake

Alone this year? I love you and YOU deserve this cake. Whip it up for yourself Beautiful! :)

 

 

 

Red Velvet Poke Cake
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Recipe type: Cake
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 15 Slices
 
Red Velvet Poke Cake: Melt in your mouth chocolate cake topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. The easiest and prettiest cake for your Valentine!
Ingredients
  • For the Red Velvet Poke Cake
  • 8 Tablespoon Butter, Softened
  • ½ Cup White Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Red Food Coloring
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2¼ Cup All purpose Flour
  • 5 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (I used Hersheys)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
  • 1 Can (12 Ounces) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • Sprinkles and Mini Chocolate Chips, If Desired
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • ½ Cup Butter, Softened
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tablespoons Whole Milk
Instructions
  1. For the Red Velvet Poke Cake
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and dust a 9x13 inch pan with flour.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, vanilla extract, vinegar,,red food coloring, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda.
  4. Alternate adding buttermilk and flour a little at a time until just combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Evenly spread batter into prepared ban. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Immediately, poke holes all over top of cake using the handle of a wooden spoon. Pour sweetened condensed milk over cake. Cool completely.
  7. For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  8. Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Stir in salt and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar a little at a time. Alternate with milk as needed until you reach your desired consistency.
  9. Spread over cake. Top with sprinkles, and mini chocolate chips if desired.

Red Velvet Poke CakeRed Velvet Poke Cake Adapted via Lil Luna

Red Velvet Poke Cake Tips:

a. Don’t be tempted to leave out the vinegar. This will help our good friend baking soda rise which makes your cake light and fluffy!

Red Velvet Poke Cake Trivia Tidbits:

a. The Red Velvet Cake was invented at a New York City hotel called the Waldorf Astoria.

b. During WW II red velvet cakes were made with beet root juice.

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Cooking dinner for your lover? Consider making these alongside your cake!

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  2. Skillet Lasagna

 

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Santa Cupcakes

Santa Cupcakes: These easy Santa Cupcakes are so simple to make. No decorating skills required, and super fun to make with the kids!

Santa Cupcakes

Skip the store-bought treats, and make these easy Santa cupcakes.

 

Santa Cupcakes


I stink at decorating cupcakes, especially under pressure. If I have to bake something for family on Christmas, you can bet your last candy cane I’ll mess them up. I promise it is nearly impossible to mess these cupcakes up. Even kids can help decorate. Let’s face it there’s will probably look even better than mine! 😉

5.0 from 1 reviews
Santa Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 24 Cupcakes
 
Santa Cupcakes: These easy Santa Cupcakes are so simple to make. No decorating skills required, and super fun to make with the kids!
Ingredients
  • For the Santa Cupcakes
  • 1 Box White Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • For the Santa Cupcakes Frosting/Decorations
  • ½ Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 48 Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 10 oz Bag Mini Marshmallows
  • 24 Red Hots
  • Red Sparkling Sugar
Instructions
  1. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. Mix and bake cupcakes according to the box directions. Cool completely.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually add powdered sugar a little at a time. Add milk as needed until you reach your desired consistency.
  5. Spread or pipe frosting onto cupcakes.
  6. Sprinkle red sugar on the upper third of the cupcake to resemble a hat.
  7. Cut marshmallows in half. Place one at the end of the hat to resemble a fluff ball. Also, place them along the line of the hat to resemble the fur lining. Finally, add more marshmallows to form Santa's beard.
  8. Add 2 mini chocolate chips for the eyes and a red hot for the nose.

Santa Cupcakes Shopping Tips:

  1. Feel free to use different candies if you don’t like red hots. M&Ms, candy eyes, or even raisins would look fine.
  2. You could also use a homemade cupcake base like my funfetti cupcakes.

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Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf

Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf: This moist gingerbread cake has the perfect amount of spice,and is smothered in a rich cream cheese frosting. Perfect for enjoying with coffee, or gift giving!

Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf

Found yourself on the naughty list? Trying to impress your new mother in law?  Want to get yourself a Christmas boyfriend?

Fact: It is impossible to be mad at someone who bakes you this cake.

 


Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf

This Starbucks gingerbread loaf, is perfectly spiced. Then it is slathered in rich cream cheese frosting. Pop it onto a pretty plate and you’ll find yourself back in the good graces of the neighbor whose lawn mower you never returned, and the only new favorite cousin.

 

Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf

Best of all, this Starbucks Gingerbread loaf is easy on YOU! It takes less than 15 minutes prep, 2 bowls, and one pan!  If you like gingerbread, also be sure to check out yesterday’s gingerbread whoopie pies.

5.0 from 1 reviews
Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1 Loaf
 
Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf: This moist gingerbread cake has the perfect amount of spice,and is smothered in a rich cream cheese frosting. Perfect for enjoying with coffee, or gift giving!
Ingredients
  • For the Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf
  • ½ Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Applesauce
  • 1½ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoon Ginger, Ground
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon, Ground
  • 1 Teaspoon Cloves, Ground
  • ½ Teaspoon Nutmeg, Ground
  • Chopped Walnuts, For Garnish
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x5" loaf pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla,egg, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
  3. Stir in applesauce.
  4. Gradually add flour a little at a time until just combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Evenly spread into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  8. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
  9. Spread frosting evenly over the gingerbread loaf. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts if desired.

Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf adapted via The Country Cook

Serve with:

1. Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce Latte

Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf Tips:

  1. Be sure to mix until the flour is just no longer visible. Over mixing will lead to a tough dense cake.
  2. These loafs also freeze beautifully. Make in early December, and thaw/frost before gifting!

Starbucks Gingerbread Loaf

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Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies: Pillowy brown sugar and spice whoopie pies sandwiched between a thick layer of cream cheese frosting. These are perfect if you like the flavor of gingerbread without the crunch!

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

I have a confession to make…

 


Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

I don’t really like gingerbread cookies. Don’t get wrong, they are ADORABLE. I’ll happily attempt to make gingerbread houses or trains. I also have a rather extensive collection of gingerbread decorations.

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

But, crunchy cookies and I are not really friends. When I eat a cookie, I like it to be something I can really sink my teeth in to.

 

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

These Gingerbread Whoopie Pies are amazing! They are a cakey cookie full of gingerbread flavor. They all moist, tender, and literally melt in your mouth! This recipe only makes 8 whoopie pies, so you may want to consider doubling it for the holidays!

They are such a festive treat. Consider making these version too for the summer, 4th of July, Christmas/Valentines day, or just everyday.

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 8 Whoopie Pies
 
Gingerbread Whoopie Pies: Pillowy brown sugar and spice whoopie pies sandwiched between a thick layer of cream cheese frosting. These are perfect if you like the flavor of gingerbread without the crunch!
Ingredients
  • For the Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
  • ½ Cup Butter, Softened
  • ⅔ Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • ¼ Cup Molasses
  • 2¼ Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger, Ground
  • 1½ Teaspoons Cinnamon Ground
  • 1¼ Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon, Nutmeg ,Ground
  • ½ Teaspoon Cloves, Ground
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 12 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • ½ Cup Butter ,Softened
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
Instructions
  1. For the Gingerbread Whoopie Pies
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheet, or line with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar. Stir in egg, vanilla, molasses, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cloves.
  4. Gradually add flour a little at a time. Alternate with buttermilk as needed.
  5. Drop batter by ¼ cup onto prepared baking sheets. You should have 16 total cakes.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  9. In a large bowl,cream butter and cream cheese. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar a little at a time until just combined.
  10. Spread or pipe frosting onto half of the whoopie pies. Top with remaining halves.

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies adapted via James Beard

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies Shopping Tips:

  1. Add one tablespoon of vinegar to 1 cup of milk to make buttermilk at home.
  2. A squeeze of lemon or a shot of eggnog would make this cream cheese frosting extra special.

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

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Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies: Chewy peanut butter cookies decorated to look like a reindeer. Cute and SO easy!

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

These peanut butter reindeer cookies are one of the easiest and yummiest holiday cookies around. The dough is an easy, chewy peanut butter base. Then the peanut butter reindeer cookies are topped off with sweet and salty goodies!

peanut butter reindeer cookies

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies Tip


Feel free to use whatever treats you have on hand. M&Ms, red hots, or even chocolate covered pretzels would look super cute!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 48 Cookies
 
Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies: Chewy peanut butter cookies decorated to look like a reindeer. Cute and SO easy!
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Peanut Butter
  • ½ Cup Butter, Softened
  • ½ Cup White Sugar,
  • ½ Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 Egg
  • 1⅓ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 48 Red M&M Candies
  • 96 Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Mini Twist Pretzels
  • Additional White Sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  2. Break pretzels into pieces to use as antlers.
  3. In a large bowl cream butter, peanut butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add egg, salt, baking soda and vanilla.Stir until combined.
  5. Gradually add flour a little at a time until just combined. Do not over mix.
  6. Roll into balls ~1/2 inch each. Place on prepared pans.
  7. Sprinkle with sugar, and make an indentation with your thumb in the center of each cookie.
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.
  9. Immediately place an M&M candy into the indentation as the nose. Add 2 mini chocolate chips (pointed end down) as eyes.
  10. Insert 2 pretzels pieces as the antlers.
  11. If the antlers won't stick, use melted chocolate chips as "glue".

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