Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Red Velvet Soda Marshmallow Cupcakes

simple and easy

pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

4 ingredients
large marshmallows
small marshmallows
box of cake mix (any kind)
12 oz of diet cream soda (or any kind of diet soda)



Combine cake mix and soda. thats it. NOTHING else.

pour batter into cupcake pan with liner
add small marshmallows and then add some more batter



put in oven for 16 minutes
do NOT cook completely

take out of oven and add a large marshmallow onto each on


out back into oven for another 5 minutes
take out and with a spoon flatten marshmallow lightly
put back in for another 2 min and this is what you get


Once they are cooled off i will cut one open and show you what it looks like.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Sausage & Potato Casserole

OK, so i saw a recipe online and it looked good, but i had to modify it because i did not have all the right ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork sausage
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of Asparagus soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Bag of Potato O'Brien
  • 6-12 slices of Swiss cheese
Pre-heat oven to 350


In a 2.2 qt pyrex i sprayed with "Pam" and put a layer of the potatoes down

cut the sausage links into pieces and cooked them in a frying pan

in the same pan i put the milk and the soup and mixed it together with the salt and pepper

i layered some sausage

 layered some cheese
Put half the soup on


and repeated the steps except the cheese, so it was potatoes, sausage and soup

covered with foil and cooked for 60 min
removed cover and put the remaining cheese over and put it back in the oven for another 10-15 min or until the cheese was creamy and melted.

and this is what i got:

 its not bad at all... 



here is the link to the original recipe


Girl Child Dress Up Closet

so my ILs wanted to know what to get the girl child for Christmas (2011) and I thought long and hard, but realized she LOVES clothes and to play princess and dress up so i suggested a dress up closet to hold her all clothes (she already has a princess vanity)

so it was now time to search to see what to get for her...

this is what they did.

Bought a simple 3 or 4 shelf book case in white (or whatever color you desire)
similar to this
remove the shelves and get a small tension rod (or shower curtain rod) but make sure its small.. and if you want to be super fancy then get a super fancy rod.

we put hooks on the outside of the "closet" for pocketbooks or whatever she wants to hang.
they put princess stickers and this is what we got

Sunday, February 26, 2012

4th of July Bundt Cake

ngredients:
  • 1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • Red food coloring
  • Blue food coloring
  • Red/White/Blue sprinkles
  • Pillsbury Easy Frost (Red/White/Blue)
Directions:
Heat oven to 325°F. Generously grease a 12-cup tube cake pan. Make cake batter as directed on box. Pour 1 cup of batter into a bowl and add the red food coloring, mix well. Pour another cup of the batter into a bowl and add the blue food coloring, mix well.
Pour the red cake mix into the bottom of the greased pan. Carefully pour the white batter over the red batter in pan.  Then carefully pour the blue batter over the white batter.
The blue batter does not need to cover the white batter completely.  It looks better if it just forms a ring in the center of the white batter.
Bake as directed on box or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Turn pan upside down onto cooling rack that is placed over a cookie sheet. Cool cake completely, about 30 minutes.
Once cake is cooled, spray frosting and cover with sprinkles
and this is what you get (yes this is the cake i made)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

simple donuts

so i didn't eat these because i made them with cinnamon, but i did hear they were yummy.  I think next time i will bake them.

Pillsbury biscuits (not the flakey ones)
a small circle (i used the top of a liquor shaker)
a little oil
sugar
cinnamon
butter

open biscuits
separate them
cut out center

fry them till they are brown
let them dry on a paper towel
melt a little butter
mix the cinnamon and sugar together
dunk the donuts in butter and coat with sugar mixture



Sunday, February 19, 2012

Egg Frittatas

Another YUMMY brunch recipe, i made today.

4 large eggs
1/4 cup half-and-half
1/2 teaspoon salt
Assorted mix-ins (such as shredded cheese, diced vegetables, and cooked and chopped bacon, ham, or sausage)
**i used peppers & cheddar cheese)

Heat your oven to 350ยบ F and coat a 6-cup muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, and salt in a medium bowl, then evenly distribute the egg mixture among the muffin cups.

Add about 2 tablespoons of mix-ins to each cup.

Bake the frittatas until they are puffy and the edges are golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes.

(If necessary, run a butter knife around the edge of each one to loosen them before removing them from the pan.)

Makes 6 frittatas.

**I froze the left overs and if i want one, i just pop it into the microwave oven for a fast and quick breakfast!


French Toast Souffle

The HIT of the party... easy and VERY VERY yummy

1 Challah Loaf
8 (ounces) cream cheese, softened
8 large eggs
1-1/2 cups milk
2/3 cup half and half cream
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

cut bread into 1" cubes
spray a large pyrex baking dish
place bread in

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth.
Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Stir in milk, half and half, 1/2 cup of the maple syrup, and vanilla until mixture is smooth. Pour cream cream cheese mixture over the bread; cover, and refrigerate overnight.

Remove souffle from refrigerator, and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Bake uncovered, for 50-60 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

Pour about 3/4 cup maple syrup (or drizzle to desired taste) over souffle, and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Chocolate M&Ms Cracker Toffee?

I made this, this morning (2/15/12) while i was getting the kids ready for school and the gym)

very simple to make and so yummy

1 sleeve of saltine crackers
1 stick of butter
1 cup of sugar
chocolate chips
M&Ms or any other yummy candies

pre-heat oven 350
line a cookie sheet with foil

in a pan over med heat
melt stick of butter
then stir in sugar

lay cracker out on pan, single layer
after sugar and butter are melted together pour over crackers an spread
put in oven for 11 min

take out and then sprinkle chocolate chips over it
put back in oven for 2 min
smooth out chocolate
sprinkle with M&Ms or other candy of choice
let cool (refrigerate for faster cooking process)
once cool, break into pieces and

EAT





Monday, February 13, 2012

my Sock Bun experiment

so i have tried this time and time again and i still can't seem to figure out why it just doesn't come out right.

here is the youtube VIDEO

i used a child size sock and then i put a sock over it for my fly aways.

this is what i got



not thrilled at all with the results.. will try again and again until i am happy!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Baked Egg in an Avocado

This one is interesting....


pre-heat oven 425

1 Avocado
sliced in half
remove pit
scooped out some flesh
teaspoon of salsa on each half
cracked an egg in each half
placed avocado flesh on top
sprinkled with paprika
sprinkled with panko
baked to desired consistency

and this is what i got....







i think next time i will use whites only and before dumping everything on cook the egg some

Washing Toys

So my daughter has a crap load of play food, and instead of cleaning act piece by itself (which would take me hours, and who has that kind of time) i threw them in the dishwasher.

quick and easy

Chocolate Hugs Kiss Pretzel M&Ms

So i found this on pinterest and thought how hard could it be.. so i attempted to make it, and it was a PITA, but super easy.







What you'll need:
pretzels (square/round/reg shaped ones)
Hershey's Hugs or you regular Kisses
M&Ms

Directions:
Preheat oven to 200°.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Place the pretzels on paper and put the Hugs on top

Bake for 4-5 minutes until the chocolate is shiny and soft (but NOT melting - they should still hold their shape).

Carefully place an M&M in the center of each hug and press it down to spread the chocolate.

Allow to cool completely (a few minutes in the fridge works perfectly) and enjoy!