As a busy wife, small business owner, and mother of 4 small children, I develop weekly menus to help keep myself on track. I started this blog as a way to share these menus (and some of my favorite recipes) with other busy cooks. Since my first post it has evolved into a discussion of not only food but other aspects of life. Check out my tips, recipes, and, of course, my weekly menus. I hope they are a help as you manage your own home (and life).
Spiced Cream Cheese Whip atop a carrot cake waffle
I happened upon a Pinterest recipe for "Carrot Cake Waffles" (my version is in the works) the other day and it included a recipe for Maple Nut Cream Cheese Spread. It sounded so delicious that I decided to attempt my own cream cheese spread. I think this would make a great alternative to cream cheese frosting if you doubled or tripled it. Or maybe as a bagel spread...
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Cool Whip
3-4 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
Whip all the ingredients together until desired consistency. Place in a ziptop bag, let the air out, and close. Snip a corner off the bag and voila! you have your very own piping bag. :)