CHOCOLATE-RAISIN MASCARPONE CAKE
Recipes / February 27, 2019

CHOCOLATE-RAISIN MASCARPONE CAKE Ingredients 1 cup raisins … 3/4 cup brandy 8 oz semisweet chocolate 16 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 3/4 cups sugar 8 eggs 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted 13 oz mascarpone cheese 1 cup heavy cream, whipped Directions Soak the raisins in the brandy until plump, at least 3 hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees f. Butter a 9-inch springform cake pan. Line the bottom of the pan with a round of parchment or waxed (greaseproof) paper. Melt the chocolate in a double broiler over hot, not simmering, water. Set aside to cool. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the cooled, melted chocolate and fold in the flour. Drain the raisins, reserving the brandy, and fold them into the mixture. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 40 minutes, until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan. When cool, remove the cake from the pan and, using a serrated knife, cut the cake horizontally in half, creating 2 cake layers. Combine the mascarpone and whipped cream and…

Lucky Charms Rainbow Vodka
Recipes , Uncategorized / February 27, 2019

LUCKY CHARMS RAINBOW VODKA INGREDIENTS 2 cups Lucky Charms cereal 6 ounces flavored vodka (whipping cream or marshmallow flavor) DIRECTIONS Separate the marshmallows from the Lucky Charms cereal. Place 6 Lucky Charms marshmallows of the same color in each of 6 shot glasses. Pink marshmallows in one shot glass, yellow in another, and so on. Pour one ounce of vodka into each shot glass. Let the marshmallows dissolve. Serve as vodka shots or mix into your favorite sweet martini recipe!

Candy Corn Balls
Recipes / February 27, 2019

Candy Corn Balls … Put 12 cups popped popcorn in a mixing bowl large enough to allow for stirring. Mix in 1 1/2 cups candy corn. Fill a medium-size bowl with ice water and set out a cookie sheet or a piece of waxed paper. Mix 3/4 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup corn syrup, 6 tablespoons butter, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a 4-quart pot. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Stop stirring and let the syrup boil until an inserted candy thermometer reaches 275º (a parent’s job). Carefully pour the syrup over the popcorn and stir well with a wooden spoon to evenly coat the kernels and candy. Cool slightly. Quickly dip your hands into the ice water and shape the popcorn into 3-inch balls. Place on waxed paper to cool completely. Tightly wrap the balls individually in plastic.  

Jack Daniels Cupcakes
Recipes / February 27, 2019

Jack Daniels Cupcakes 1 ¾ cups plus 2 tablespoons flour ¾ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ cup butter, at room temperature 1 ½ cups sugar 3 eggs ¾ cup whole milk 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract BEAT BUTTER AND SUGAR. ADD EGGS ONE AT A TIME. ADD VANILLA. COMBINE DRY INGREDIENTS AND ADD, ALTERNATING WITH THE MILK. DIVIDE IN MUFFIN TINS AND BAKE AT 350 20-23 MINS UNTIL TESTER COMES OUT CLEAN. COOL COMPLETELY BEFORE FROSTING. FROSTING ELECTRIC MIX ALL UNTIL FLUFFY… 3 STICKS SOFT BUTTER 3 3/4C POWDERED SUGAR 9T. COCOA POWDER 6T. MILK SPLASH OF VANILLA 6 TSP. JACK DANIELS

Chocolate-Fudge-Dump-Cake
Recipes / February 27, 2019

INGREDIENTS 1 chocolate boxed cake mίx… 1 small package instant chocolate puddίng 1 1/2 cups mίlk 1 1/2 cups chocolate chίps DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare the puddίng wίth the mίlk accordίng to package Add the cake mίx (just the dry mίx–don’t add anythίng else) and stίr well to combίne (batter wίll be thίck). Smooth batter ίnto a greased 9 x 13-ίnch pan. Scatter chocolate chίps on top. Bake for 30 mίnutes, or untίl edges pull away from sίdesSee More

Grandma’s Apple Crisp
Recipes / February 27, 2019

Grandma’s Apple Crisp 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup rolled oats… 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup butter, melted 3 cups apples – peeled, cored and chopped 1/2 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8-inch square pan. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, flour and butter. Mix until crumbly. Place half of crumb mixture in pan. Spread the apples evenly over crumb mixture. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and top with remaining crumb mixture. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown.  

Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Cream Frosting
Recipes / February 27, 2019

Vanilla Cake with Strawberry Cream Frosting Ingredients: … Frosting – 2 8-oz packages of cream cheese, room temperature (I used low-fat) 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 4 cups powdered sugar 1/2 cup seedless strawberry jam 3/4 cup chilled heavy whipping cream Cake – 3 cups cake flour 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 3 cups sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 7 large eggs 2 TBSP vanilla extract 1 cup sour cream (I used low fat) 6 TBSP plus 1/3 cup seedless strawberry jam 2 1/4 lbs strawberries, hulled, sliced (about 6 cups), divided MAKE THE FROSTING 1) Put a small/medium bowl in the freezer to chill. In a separate large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in sugar, then jam. Remove that chilled bowl from the freezer and beat cream in that chilled bowl until peaks form. Fold whipped cream into frosting. Cover; chill for a couple of hours until it’s firm enough to spread. (If you are in a hurry, you could put the frosting in the freezer to chill quickly.) MAKE THE CAKE 2) Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Butter…

Raspberry Mojito
Recipes / February 27, 2019

Raspberry Mojito Makes 1 serving 8 fresh mint leaves 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice 1 teaspoon superfine sugar 2 ounces white rum 2-3 ounces seltzer 4-6 fresh raspberries – Place mint leaves, lime juice and sugar in a highball glass (something tall and narrow is perfect). Using the straight end of a wooden spoon, gently press on  leaves to release flavor (“muddle” is the official term). – Fill glass with ice cubes. Pour in rum. Top off with seltzer. Drop in raspberries, and sip!

Gravy and Biscuit Casserole
Recipes / February 27, 2019

Gravy and Biscuit Casserole Use your favorite biscuit recipe and bake the biscuits. … Split the biscuits to make more. Toast might work.just never tried it before. 1 qt more or less, Cream gravy. Use homemade cream gravy or from gravy mix. Make the gravy and set aside. Cook a pound of sausage and drain. Scramble 6 to 8 eggs.(according to egg size) Use your’e judgement on eggs,as to how many. Layer biscuits in a baking pan or a large skillet, add a layer of eggs and sausage. Poured gravy over the biscuit mix. Add crumbled sausage to the top of it or. top with more biscuits or just sausage or both. Baked in a 350º oven for 15 to 20 mins  

Cinnamon Roll Swirl Cake Recipe
Recipes / February 27, 2019

Cinnamon Roll Swirl Cake     For the batter 3 cup flour 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup sugar 4 tsp baking powder 1 1/2 cup milk 2 eggs 2 tsp vanilla 1/2 cup butter, meltedTopping~ 1 cup butter, soft to the point of almost melted* 1 cup brown sugar 2 Tbsp flour 2 Tbsp cinnamon In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together except for the butter. once mixed …slowly pour in the butter. Pour into a greased 9×13 pan.  For the topping, mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Drop evenly over the batter and swirl with a knife.  Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Glaze~ 2 cup powdered sugar 5 Tbsp milk 1 tsp vanilla While the cake is warm ~ drizzle the glaze over the cake.    

Millionaire Pie
Recipes / February 27, 2019

>Millionaire Pie   (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened can sweetened condensed milk … (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed 1 can crushed pineapple, drained 1 of cup chopped pecans 1 cup Sweetened coconut 2 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crusts Directions Blend together the cream cheese and condensed milk; gently fold in the whipped topping. Stir in the crushed pineapple and pecans; and coconut, pour into pie crusts and refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours.  

Frozen Margarita
Recipes / February 27, 2019

Frozen Margarita   Recipe: Frozen Margarita Summary: From the start, this margarita proved addictive and led to shenanigans. It tasted so good going down, it was easy to overdo it. … Ingredients •6 oz. frozen Minute Maid limeade concentrate •6 0z. tequila Jose Cuervo Gold •3 oz. Triple Sec •Coarse salt •Fresh limes Instructions 1.Fill a blender with ice, leaving only about an inch of room at the top. 2.Add limeade concentrate, tequila and triple sec. Blend until smooth. 3.Pour some coarse salt onto a plate. Rub a lime around the rims of two glasses, and dip in salt. 4.Fill glasses, being careful the whole slurpy deliciousness doesn’t come out of the pitcher all at once. Number of servings (yield): 4See More      

Oven Baked Tacos
Recipes / February 27, 2019

Oven Baked Tacos! Brown your ground beef and drain completely – then add refried beans, taco seasoning and about half a can of tomato sauce. Mix together and scoop into taco shells, (stand them up in a casserole dish). Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake at 375 for 10 minutes!!!!!!  

Cooke Monster Cupcakes!
Recipes / February 27, 2019

You’ll need: Cupcakes Frosting Food coloring or icing color Star tip and pastry bag Cookies such as Mini Chips Ahoy or regular Chips Ahoy cut in half Brown M&M’s White disc candy such as white chocolate melts (use the flat side) First, cut a slit into the cupcake. 2.  Insert cookie and start icing with a small star tip.  The picture above is from a different cupcake and appears to be dyed coconut, which is also an option.  Dyed coconut would give a shaggier look, but also remember that, if serving these at a party, coconut is a hit or miss.  Lots of people don’t like it however, most children could care less!  LOL Tutorial photos by Cynthia Rae 3.  Attach the brown M&M (pupils) to the white disks by either “gluing” together with a dab of frosting. 4.  Stick the eyes down into the cupcake. Done!

Raspberry Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
Recipes / February 27, 2019

Raspberry Hot Chocolate Cupcakes The Story: Guess what is a staple in my diet.  No…not cupcakes.  But chocolate milk.  I have one just about everyday.  Well, now that we are approaching the winter months, I think I will be making the transition to the warmer alternative. Be sure to check out my latest version of the chocolate raspberry cupcakes.   Chocolate Cake: Devil’s Food Cake Mix 3 eggs ½ cup oil ¾ cup buttermilk 1 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla ½ teaspoon cinnamon Raspberry Marshmallow Filling: ½ cup marshmallow cream ¼ cup raspberries, strained 1 cup powdered sugar Raspberry Whipped Cream: 1 pint whipped cream 2-3 teaspoons raspberry gelatin 1 cup powdered sugar Directions: 1.     Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners (yields 34). 2.    In a large bowl, gently combine eggs, oil, buttermilk, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon. 3.    Stir in cake mix (sift in for easy mixing). 4.    Fill cupcake liners ¾ full and bake for 17-20 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean. 5.    Raspberry Marshmallow Filling: Combine all ingredients. 6.   Raspberry Whipped Cream:  Beat whipped cream until stiff peaks form.  Stir in gelatin and powdered sugar until desired taste is reached. 7.    When cupcakes are cooled, cut a…

BLT Bites Recipe
Recipes / February 27, 2019

BLT Bites Recipe       Prep: 25 min. + chilling Yield: 16 Servings Ingredients 16 to 20 cherry tomatoes 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup chopped green onions 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley Directions Cut a thin slice off of each tomato top. Scoop out and discard pulp. Invert the tomatoes on a paper towel to drain. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Spoon into tomatoes. Refrigerate for several hours. Yield: 16-20 appetizer servings. Nutritional Facts1 serving (1 each) equals 113 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Originally published as BLT Bites in Taste of Home August/September 1993, p29 Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.