Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Egg Custard Pie


My Grandma, bake this pie for my father. He was so in love with an egg pie.

Ingredients:

4 large brown eggs

1 ½ cup sugar

2 cups milk

2 tsp. vanilla

nutmeg for topping

Instructions:

Mix well with an hand mixer and pour in a 9-in. uncooked pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until set.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Grilled Shrimp



Loving smoked flavor shrimp.....What more can I say....

Ingredients

2 lbs raw shrimp devein and shells tails kept on.

15- 20 skewers with 2-5 shrimp each

Use wood skewers, soak them in water for about an hour before putting them on the grill this prevents them from burning on the grill

Passion fruit marinade:
   
2 teaspoons of ground cumin

1 teaspoon of chili powder

1 tablespoon annatto powder

2 tablespoons of olive oil

½ cup pure passion fruit juice or concentrate, unsweetened
   
Salt and pepper

Achiote butter for basting:

2 tbs of  melted

½ tbs ground achiote

Dipping sauces and sides:
   
Spicy cilantro salsa
   
Spicy Avocado Salsa

Lime slices

INSTRUCTIONS:
   
In a large bowl, cover the shrimp with the passion fruit marinade ingredients and let it sit for at least 2 hours in the fridge.

Pre-heat the grill.

Put the shrimp on the skewers. If the skewers are a main meal put 5-6 shrimp on each skewer.

Brush the shrimp with the melted butter achiote right before placing on the grill.

Grill for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are fully cooked. Baste with the achiote butter as needed.

Serve with dipping sauces and lime slices.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Bacon Salt

You can add bacon flavor on everything now, Just by making homemade bacon salt. What a great Ideal...


Ingredients:

12 ounces slice bacon

3/4 cup of sea salt

1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and bake the bacon until it is very crispy and very dark. Drain on paper towels and pat very dry with paper towel until no grease on bacon. place cool bacon in food processor and process until bacon turn into grainy crumbs.{if you like can add roasted pecans with bacon while it's processing}.

Mix thoroughly with 3/4 cup of sea salt and add a teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper.




Monday, February 16, 2015

Lemon Velvet Cake


Did you know that Red Velvet Cake has a sister?!! Her name is Lemon Velvet Cake!! This lemon cake is a perfectly moist and tender crumbed cake with a lemony frosting. An ideal birthday cake for the lemon lover in your life.

Ingredients

1¼ cups sifted all purpose flour

1½ cups sifted cake flour

½ teaspoon baking soda

1½ tsp baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1½ cups sugar

⅔ cup vegetable oil

⅓ cup vegetable shortening at room temperature

2 tsp lemon extract

3 large eggs

1½ cups buttermilk

1 large lemons zested

Grease and flour 2 nine inch round cake pans.

Sift together both flours, baking soda. baking powder, salt and sugar, Set aside.

In the bowl and a electric mixer beat together the vegetable oil, shortening, vanilla and lemon extract. Beat well at high speed until light and fluffy.


Beat the eggs in one at a time.

Fold in the lemon zest.

Fold in the dry ingredients alternately with the buttermilk. It's very important to begin and end the additions with the dry ingredients. Do not over mix the batter. As soon as it has no lumps in the batter, pour into the two prepared 9 inch cake pans.

Bake at 325 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool in the pans for 10 minutes before turning out onto wire racks to cool completely.


FOR THE FROSTING

8 cups powdered sugar

2 cups unsalted butter

1 tsp lemon extract

2 tsp lemon zest

4 tbsp Whole milk

Instructions

Mix together the sugar, lemon zest and butter until it becomes sort of crumbly.
Add the lemon extract and a little of the milk.

Beat until smooth and fluffy, adding only enough milk to bring the frosting creamy and smooth.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Chocolate Covered Pineapple Slices

Valentine Lovers...If your sweetheart cannot eat Strawberries... And you wants to give them something chocolate instead of chocolate candies.Try these Chocolate Slice Pineapples.


Thursday, February 12, 2015

Ice Cream Pie


I am so happy with this ice cream pie recipe...Just because it is so good.I love the candies it the ice cream mixture,,,,WOW!!!  The choice of candies you.ll just cannot beat. I am sure you can used your favorite candies like I did. And plus I added toasted coconut on top with the pecans.

Ingredients

Crust:

18 graham crackers (the 4-section large pieces)

1/3 cup butter, melted

Filling:

2 pints vanilla ice cream or your choice

1/4 cup finely chopped pecans, plus extra for serving

4 peanut butter cups, roughly chopped or your choice

2 large chocolate-covered peanut butter crunch candy bars, such as Butterfingers,or Heath bars
roughly chopped

Caramel Sauce:

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup half-and-half

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter

Pinch of salt

1 tablespoon vanilla

Directions

For the crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Crush the graham crackers in a food processor or resealable plastic bag. Pour the crumbs into a bowl and stir in the melted butter. Press into a pie pan and bake until golden and set, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool completely.

For the filling: Remove the ice cream from the freezer and allow to soften slightly. Mix in the pecans, peanut butter cups and peanut butter crunch candy bars and pour the ice cream mixture into the crust. Cover with foil and freeze until very hard, 1 to 2 hours.

For the caramel sauce: Mix the brown sugar, half-and-half, butter and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, while whisking gently, until thicker, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the vanilla and cook another minute to thicken further. Pour the sauce into a jar and refrigerate until cold.

To serve, cut slices of the pie and serve on individual plates with cold caramel sauce spooned over the top and sprinkled with pecans. Serve with extra caramel sauce on the side.

Recipe by Ree Drummond

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Pumpkin Mousse Parfaits

Do you love Pumpkin? I do love Pumpkin. Answering that question, but how many time do we serve it to eat in a year? just only in pumpkin pie for thanksgiving meal.

Try this cool recipe Pumpkin Mousse Parfaits I found on Gourmetoday.com you will love this pumpkin parfait...I promise.


Ingredients

1/4 cup dark rum
1 packet (2 teaspoons) unflavored gelatin powder
1 (15-ounce can) pumpkin (not pie filling)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
2 extra-large egg yolks
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Sweetened whipped cream
8 to 10 chopped ginger cookies

Directions

Place the rum in a heat-proof bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over it. Set aside for 10 minutes for the gelatin to soften.

In a large bowl, whisk together the pumpkin, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg yolks, orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set the bowl of gelatin over a pan of simmering water and cook until the gelatin is clear. Immediately whisk the hot gelatin mixture into the pumpkin mixture. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream and vanilla until soft peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the pumpkin mixture.

To assemble, spoon some of the pumpkin mixture into parfait glasses, add a layer of whipped cream, then some chopped cookies. Repeat, ending with a third layer of pumpkin. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. To serve, decorate with whipped cream and ginger snap cookies (top with cookies right before serving).

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Chicken And Dumplings


This dumpling recipe is easier to make than I ever expected and they’re really delicious when I mixed with my Stewed chicken and broth, I just her Grandma dumpling recipe.

Ingredients

1 1/3 cup flour

½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 egg

½ cup milk

Directions

Preparation
Either mix thoroughly or sift the flour, salt and baking powder together well. Form a well in the middle. Beat the egg and the milk in the well and then slowly incorporate the other ingredients until you get a very sticky dough. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls into your boiling broth. Boil uncovered for five minutes. Then cover the pot and cook another five minutes.

http://old.momsrecipes.com/kristen-kizer/grandmas-homemade-dumpling-recipe

Monday, February 9, 2015

Dip Strawberries


Dip Strawberries Are So Romantic....

INGREDIENTS



1 lb large ripe strawberries (long stems are best)




Melt slow on low low heat...

1/2 lb (8 oz) chopped chocolate or chocolate chips - milk, semi sweet or dark

1 cup chopped nuts - pecans or almonds (optional)

If you plan to dip the strawberries in chopped nuts, roll the chocolate dipped strawberries gently in the nuts to coat before placing them on the parchment.




Sunday, February 8, 2015

Beef Short Ribs And Potatoes Stew


Easy and quick....Short Ribs And Potatoes Stew.Man pleasing...Just meat and potatoes.

3 pounds short ribs without bone

4 medium potatoes cut in big chucks

1 large onions chopped

1 small can tomato paste

2 garlic clove chopped

1/2 cup plain flour

salt and pepper

1/2 cup cooking oil

4 to 6 cup beef stock


Place beef short ribs in large bowl.sprinkle with flour and generous amounts of salt and pepper; toss to coat.remaining flour made a light brown rue with oil.

Heat amounts of the oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat.Working in batches, add beef and sauté until brown.

Place beef to a large pot after each batch.
Sauté the prepared onions and garlic in an amount of oil.add to pot with the beef.

Add beef stock and prepared tomatoe paste, bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low.
Cover and simmer until beef is tender, about 60 min.

Add prepared and potatoes, and light brown rue , simmer uncovered, until beef and potatoes are tender and sauce thickens, about 30 min. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Hummingbird Cake



Cooks in 1978 baked this cake when they had over ripened bananas,it was the perfect way to use the bananas.When you eat a piece of hummingbird cake, you would hum like a hummingbird because it is so good.

This cake is a southern delight that gives you the essence of the tropics with it's bananas and crushed pineapple. Restaurants from the east coast to the west coast have made this delightful cake for it's southern customers.

All recipe for this cake is always the same with every baker.only thing is...how you pan it.


Layer It....

Tube It....
Sheet It,,,,




Here is the 1978 recipe


Mrs. Wiggins' recipe [1978]

"Hummingbird cake"

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups oil or 1 cup oil for your choosing just for texture
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts, divided
2 cups chopped bananas
Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl; add eggs and salad oil, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Do not beat. Stir in vanilla, pineapple, 1 cup chopped pecans, and bananas. Spoon batter into 3 well-greased and floured 9-inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees F. For 25 to 30 minutes; remove from pans, and cool immediately. Spread frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with 1 cup chopped pecans. Yield: one 9-inch layer cake.
Cream Cheese Frosting
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 (16 ounce) packages powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Combine cream cheese and butter; cream until smooth.Add powdered sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla.





Thursday, February 5, 2015

Valentine Coconuts Cookies



I got love on my mind....Wanting to eat up coconuts valentine cookies. Love these cookies so so much. Great treat for the ones you love.

3/4 cup white sugar


1/2 cup vegetable shortening


1 egg


1 teaspoon coconut extract


1 cup sifted all purpose flour


2 tablespoons sifted all purpose flour


1 teaspoon baking powder


1/4 teaspoon salt


1 cup flaked coconut


Directions

Preheat oven to 350

lightly grease baking sheets.

Mix with electric mixer, cream together the sugar, vegetable shortening, egg, and coconut extract in a bowl until light and fluffy. Sift 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of flour together with the baking powder and salt in a bowl, and stir the flour mixture into the creamed mixture; mix in the coconut until well combined.

 Drop the dough by tablespoon full onto the prepared baking sheets.with the back of a floured wooden spoon, press down lightly and smooth. use a cookie cutter in shapes and sizes of the event and cut them out.

Bake in the preheated oven until very lightly browned, about 12 minutes; allow cookies to cool on sheets for about 1 minute before removing to finish cooling on baking racks.frost them and set them a side.
 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Microwave Peanut And Coconut Brittle

Microwave Peanut And Coconut Brittle.This combination is so good together. Microwaving this brittle  is a great idea, It's very easy and  safe. in no time you will have that delicious coconut peanut brittle. I love using fresh toasted coconut slices,adding the coconut in look so pretty and delicious. A plus makes it fun to eat too.



.

1 cup salted peanuts

1 cup toasted fresh sliced coconut

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/2 tsp salt

1  room temperature butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda


Yield: about 1-1/4 lb


PREPARATION

In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the peanuts, sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Stir until the corn syrup moistens the sugar.

The bowl need to microware on high power for 5  minutes. sugar mixture should be bubbling up.

After four minutes, remove it carefully from the microwave and stir thoroughly with a spatula.

Microwave it for another four minutes on high power. At this point, the nuts should be fragrant and the sugar syrup a darker color.

 Now add the coconut, butter and vanilla extract and stir them in until well-combined.

 Microwave the bowl for one more minute, then add the baking soda. As you stir it in, the candy will get very foamy and opaque. Keep stirring until all of the candy has a foamy texture, then pour the candy in a thin layer onto the prepared baking sheet.

Let the candy cool for a few minutes, then use well-oiled hands to carefully stretch and pull it thinner. The thinner you get the candy, the more "brittle" it will be, so work quickly and carefully, because it will be hot.

Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil very thoroughly with nonstick cooking spray

Chocolate Almond Bark


Give Chocolates... Sharing Warm Love... You Can Add Other Ingredient To This Recipe. The Ingre
dients Must Be Dry.


Ingredients

17  ounces  bittersweet chocolate, such as Ghirardelli 60%, 2 tablespoons finely grated and the remainder chopped

1 1/2  cups  whole, skin-on almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped
By  Rachael Ray...On Everyday With Racheal

Directions
1.  Line a 10-by-15-inch rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a double boiler, heat the chopped chocolate over simmering water, stirring frequently, until almost melted and an instant-read thermometer registers 105 degrees , about 20 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir until the thermometer registers 110 degrees , 1 to 2 minutes more. Remove the insert from the pan, reserving the pot of water. Let the chocolate cool, stirring occasionally, until the thermometer registers 87 degrees , 25 to 45 minutes. 
2.  Add the grated chocolate to the melted chocolate, return the insert to the pot and stir constantly over medium-low heat until the temperature reaches 90 degrees and most of the grated chocolate has melted. Remove the insert and stir in the almonds. Dry the outside of the insert, then pour the chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet; spread into an even layer, leaving a 1-inch border. Refrigerate for 20 minutes, then let stand at room temperature until hardened, about 45 minutes. Using a sharp knife, slice the chocolate block into uneven slabs of bark.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Chili Beef Corn Bread


This recipe turns up a notch on plain corn bread recipes. The chili, ground beef, cheddar cheese and Mexican spices make this recipe the bomb. If you love cornbread with a new direction try this one.

What ever the function maybe, you will be impressed with this chili beef casserole cornbread.

You can leave this cornbread casserole in the baking dish to let your guests spoon it out into their plates or you could cut it into squares and serve it as appetizers.

Instructions

Cornbread Recipe:

2 cups self rising cornmeal

2 cups self rising flour

Two eggs beaten

1 1/2 cup whole milk ( maybe a little bit more for smoothness)

1 stick melted butter

1/4 cup canola oil or bacon dripping

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Set oven at 350. pour oil or bacon dripping in a 9x13-3qt baking dish.

 Place baking dish in the oven and let it get hot, not burning hot.

Add flour and cornmeal in a bowl and mix together. Add milk and blend together.
adding eggs and mix together very well. add the butter stir into the mixture. if the mixture to thick add more milk until smooth. add shredded cheese and blend very well.

Pour halve cornbread mixture in baking dish with hot oil or bacon dripping. Set aside

Ground beef mixture:

2 pounds Ground beef

One large chopped green bell pepper

One medium chopped red bell pepper

One large jalapeno pepper

One large onion chopped

4 cloves garlic chopped

4 teaspoons cumin

4 teaspoons chili powder

Teaspoon salt

Teaspoon black pepper

1/2  teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 can rotel mild or hot tomatoes

2 can wolf brand chili with beans {mix 1 cup water with the two can of chili). this will thin it out.

3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 cup whole kernel corn

In a large skillet add ground beef cook until meat is done and crumbly drain excess grease and add onion, peppers, and garlic and cook until vegetables are transparent add corn and rotel tomatoes. add spices and simmer for five minutes. taste for profession adding more spices to your taste bubs.

Cornbread mixture is waiting, so add half meat mixture on top of half cornbread mixture in the baking dish evenly about 1/2 inch thick from ends to center.

Add cheese evenly over the meat mixture and add half wolf brand chili mixture on top of cheese..   pour the remaining cornbread mixture on top of cheese and add meat mixture. then add wolf brand chili mixture and place in oven 25 mins.take out oven and place shredded cheese to melt on top.

If you cannot find wolf brand chili .....

Three Cans Come In a Package