Thursday, October 22, 2015

Braces friendly recipe Pumpkin Truffle Cheesecake Mummies

These no-bake pumpkin cheesecake truffles are so easy to make and are perfect for halloween parties! They are so yummy they will be the first thing to disappear at the dessert table!
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 14
  • 1½ cups gingersnap cookie crumbs
  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin purée
  • ⅓ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • white chocolate chips or white dipping chocolate (like CandiQuik)
  • red food coloring
  1. In a large bowl combine gingersnap crumbs, pumpkin puree, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cream cheese. Mix until smooth. Melt ½ cup white chocolate chips and mix into truffle mixture.
  2. Cover and chill until dough is solid enough to roll into balls - about 1 hour in the fridge or 30 minutes in the freezer. When cold enough, roll mixture into 12-14 balls. Place a toothpick in each ball.
  3. Melt remaining white chocolate chips or white dipping chocolate in a small bowl. Use toothpicks to dip each truffle ball into the white chocolate, being sure to coat all sides. Gently shake off excess chocolate. Place chocolate-covered truffle balls on a baking sheet or plate lined with wax paper, parchment paper, or foil. Chill for 3-5 minutes until chocolate hardens.
  4. Drizzle more white chocolate over the truffles. Soak the end of a Q-tip in red food cloring. Dap 2 dots of food coloring to make the mummy eyes. Handle carefully so you don't wipe off the eyes. Store chilled in airtight container.
*makes about 14 truffles and cook time refers to chilling time
*recipe adapted from Erin's Food Files

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Wire Talk

Halloween can be a SCARY night for your braces! Please remember your wires before you start digging into those Trick or Treat bags. Take a few minutes to refresh your mind as to what you can and can’t eat when in orthodontic treatment. Here are a few treats that should “not scare” your braces so enjoy: Plain M&Ms, Soft Cookies, Marshmallows, 3 Musketeers Bars, Peppermint Patties, Reese’s and anything else with a soft texture that is not hard or sticky.
Avoid the treats that can play tricks on your braces like these: Caramel, Taffy, Popcorn, Hard Nuts (anything with nuts), Hard Pretzels, Skittle-Type Candies and anything else that is hard, sticky or chewy. When in doubt, ask Mom to help you sort your candy into good vs. evil!
And whatever you do, PLEASE brush and floss after you devour those goodies!

Donations for Penelope's Coats

This Fall NSO will be collecting coats and warm clothing in all sizes for Penelope's Coats. Please drop off your donations in the donation box in our lobby anytime smile emoticon

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Blood Drive November 2nd 1-7 PM

Give Blood! Monday, November 2 1:00pm to 7:00pm (closed 3:00pm to 4:00pm) in the North Seattle Orthodontics LOBBY with Bloodworks Northwest.  To sign up, contact Crystal at 206-523-1047 or email Photo I.D. Required | Walk-ins Welcome Double your impact by bringing your friend along!