Saturday, December 03, 2016

Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts


This morning I made Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts. This is a Food Network recipe by Ina Garten.

I was reminded why I don't made baked doughnuts often. The doughnuts stick to my pan, even after I greased them. I even tried to grease and flour the pans like you do for cakes.

This recipe does make a lot. There is only three people that live in our house. They might not get eaten before these go stale.

These doughnuts are delicious, but coat the doughnuts in butter, cinnamon, and sugar. It makes all the difference.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Salted Caramel Chip Chocolate Cookies


These delicious cookie recipe is found on the back of the #hershey Sea Salt Caramel Chips bag.

I love this cookie, I am a sucker for salted caramel. This recipe is found on Hershey's web site and can be found here.

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine , softened
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2/3 cups (10-oz, pkg.) HERSHEY'S Sea Salt Caramel Flavored Baking Chips

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.
  • 2. Beat butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl until well blended. Add eggs; beat well. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually blend into butter mixture, blending well. Stir in caramel chips. Drop by rounded teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheet.
  • 3. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until cookie is set. Do not over bake. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
I really do like the chocolate cookie base and may use this base for other for other chips.


Sunday, October 02, 2016

Pumpkin Everything

It is that time of year were pumpkin flavors are emerging. A trip at Trader Joe's reviled a variety of pumpkin flavored products. We saw pumpkin flavored beer, tortilla chips, pumpkin butter, cereal bars, toaster pastries, and I am sure there are more products. We bought the cereal bars and the toaster pastries.

I had the pastries for breakfast, it was ok. I think I would rather stick with pumpkin pie with lots of whipped cream.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Macaroni With Tomato Cheese Sauce


This recipe had come out of a vintage cook book that had once belonged to my mother-in-law
The recipe is found on page 255

This recipe caught my when I was browsing through the book.  This recipe contains:
8 ounces of cooked macaroni
1 can of condensed tomato soup
1/2 milk
1/2 t celery seed
1/2 t salt
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 T buttered bread crumbs. (I added 2 T of bread crumbs to 2 T of melted butter)

Heat the soup, milk, seasonings, and 1 1/2 cups of cheese over low heat until the cheese is melted. add it to the cooked noodles. Put the noodle mixture into a greased 2 quart casserole dish. Top with the remaining cheese and the buttered bread crumbs. Bake in 375 degree oven for about 20 minutes.

So I had about 1 pound of Velveeta, I used that and a 1/2 cup of shredded cheese in my sauce. It is really good and I will likely make this again.

What I found odd about this book is that there are laundry tips at the back of the book.



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Cucumber Lemonade

Where I work there is a garden on site. I personally don't have a garden spot, but occasionally someone leaves out fresh produce for others to have. Today I took home a cucumber and made cucumber lemonade.

The recipe link can be found here:

What I did was made it low/no calorie by substituting Sweet N Low for the 1/2 sugar (12 packets). I also didn't have any fresh lemons, but I did have lemon juice. So I added 2 tablespoons of lemon juice.
I does take some effort to make this up, but it turned out great.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Wedding

Today is my daughter's wedding. It is going to be a simple wedding at the park. She is making her own cake. Since it is outside, she researched for a frosting that would hold up to high temperature, in case it was going to be a hot day. She found that fondant was an option. She made a marshmallow fondant.

She is going to have chocolate, lemon, and white cake.

So I had to try to make roses with some of the leftover fondant.
I found a You Tube video and made my first attempt at a fondant rose.

It turned out ok. There won't be any roses on the cake, it will just have hearts.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Pies

I generally don't make a lot of pies, but I found myself making a peach one this past weekend.

I think I will make another one soon. I found a chocolate pie recipe among my mother -in-law 's recipe box.
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