Saturday, May 29, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Today for breakfast I thought it would be sweet if I made my boyfriend some breakfast before he headed off for school. Therefore I decided to make him one of his favorite dishes, skillet potatoes. All you need is a few ingredients to make this tasty dish and it is very easy to prepare. This dish does not just have to be a breakfast dish, you can serve it with any meal that you like. Whatever you decide to do enjoy. :)
About 4-5 medium sized potatoes, washed and diced
1 packet of Lipton Onion Soup Mix
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Place diced potatoes and packet of Lipton onion Soup mix in a Ziploc bag. Shake until potatoes are evenly coated. In a medium sized skillet heat the olive oil on medium high heat. Add potatoes and cook for about 20 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Eat while warm. Enjoy :)
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¾ cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
2 tablespoons water
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup heavy cream
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup mini marshmallows
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ cup chopped almonds
Brownies: Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan. In a small bowl ix together the flour and baking soda; set aside. In a small saucepan combine the sugar, butter, and water. Bring to a boil over a medium high heat; remove immediately from heat. Stir in the chocolate chips and vanilla until chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Transfer mixture to a bowl and cool completely. Stir in 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually stir in flour mixture until smooth. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. While the brownies are baking prepare the ganache.
Ganache: Bring the heavy cream to a boil in a small saucepan. Remove from heat and add the semi-sweet chocolate chips. Stir until most of chocolate is melted. Cover and let stand for about 10 minutes. Then gently stir until chocolate is smooth. As the ganache is cooling prepare the topping.
Topping: Mix together the marshmallows, chocolate chips, and chopped almonds. Set aside.
When Brownies are done let cool. Pour the chocolate ganache on top, reserving a small amount for drizzling. Pour the topping mixture on top of the ganache. Drizzle the leftover ganache on top. Let the chocolate set and then enjoy. :)
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Pepperoni (or toppings of your choice)
Shredded or cubed mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon parmesan cheese
Marinara sauce for dipping
Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Grease 9 in cake pan and set aside. Roll out pizza dough onto floured surface and cut into about 24 squares. Place cheese and toppings on each square. Carefully wrap dough over toppings and press to seal edges. Place sealed side down into the greased cake pan. Brush the tops with the melted butter and sprinkle the garlic powder, Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese on top. Place in oven and bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and let cool for a couple of minutes. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping. Enjoy
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Here is a close up look at the Death Star I made. And yes the Death Star is a cake.
This is the writing that I did on the cake. I wanted to be creative and have the writing go at an angle like in the beginning of the movie.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Here is Tommy sniffing the Roses he got me for Mother's Day
And here is Bebe smelling the flowers .
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into strips
½ cup butter
Desired amount of diced garlic
1. Mix flour, salt, and pepper together in a re-sealable plastic bag. Add chicken, seal bag and shake to coat. Set aside.
2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté 3-4 minutes, until it starts to change color. Sauté coated chicken strips with butter and garlic for 10-15 minutes, until cooked through and juices run clear.
3. Squeeze lemon over chicken. Serve hot
Monday, May 3, 2010
½ cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups (12oz package) white chocolate chips
Preheat the oven 375ºF. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together in a small bowl; set aside. Beat together in a mixer the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract until creamy. Beat in the eggs until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the white chocolate chips. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10 minutes or until puffed. Transfer to a wire rack and cool. Enjoy :)
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Preheat the oven to 350º F. In a bowl mix together the diced apples, cinnamon, and sugar; set aside. Roll out the pie crust and cut out 12 circles, about 3in in diameter, place the cut dough into each section of an ungreassed cupcake pan, press down to form pie shells. Spoon a little of the apple mixture into the 12 pie shells. Using the scraps of the pie crust dough, cut out strips that are about the size of the pies and lay in a crisscross pattern. For an added little touch you can cut out shapes with a small cookie cutter and place them on top. Bake for 25- 30 minutes or until the pie crust are a golden brown. Enjoy :)
You may end up with enough extra dough and apple mixture to make more pies than 12. So just keep making them until you run out of the ingredients.