Posts Tagged ‘recipes’

Cupcakes

May 26, 2011

I want to start a new section where I post photos of different cupcakes that I bake. Instead of making a separate post for each one, I’ll just update under “Cupcakes”. Keep checking back for new creations!

Made for a BBQ where we served real mini burgers; these just went with the theme!

Made for someones birthday who loves owls!

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Pie fries

May 24, 2011

Pie Fries

Whenever I receive my Food Network Magazine I immediately look for that one recipe that I will add to my repertoire. These Pie Fries don’t even need to come with a recipe; if you have frozen pie crust in the freezer just thaw it, slice it, sprinkle it (cinnamon & sugar) and bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Ta da!

"Where's my dipping sauce?"

Low maintenance and highly addictive; perfect combination!

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Wheat-free Pizza

March 8, 2011

Good Pizza...

The last time I wanted to start off the week on a good note I made pizza! (seen here) Since this past weekend was not that great I wanted to make sure as of Monday I would shake off the bad vibes and create some happiness! I was inspired to make a Wheat-Free Vegan pizza by a friend who has been experimenting with a wheat-free diet. To save time I doubled the recipe and baked the crusts off and froze them for easy assembly later on. You can make 2 full pizzas or 4 personal sized out of a doubled recipe. Having them ready to go in the freezer will deter you from ordering out when you have a craving and help you stick to a healthier wheat-free option. Good pizza = great week!

...and a good friend to share it with.

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Ham & Egg Cups

February 25, 2011

Eggs in ham cuplets...cute

Since breakfast isn’t my favorite meal of the day I’ve been trying to find simple recipes that are quick to make before work and will look great at a brunch too! This is idea is thanks to the girls at fromthelittleyellowkitchen and I think are a perfect sequel to my Bacon & Eggs in toast cups.
Now I’m ready for the rest of the day; going to make some homemade pizza dough, Thai chili chicken and do some more shower planning! Never again will I underestimate a good breakfast.

Assemble...bake...

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Earl Grey Tea Cookies

February 24, 2011

Earl Grey Tea Cookies

To continue on with my wedding shower planning I tried out a cookie recipe that might just make the menu. These Earl Grey Tea Cookies are more of an adult cookie with a smokey flavor of ground earl grey tea and a hint of citrus. Since I am planning a tea party luncheon for the shower these of course make perfect sense! When I opened the oven after they were done baking there was no way I could miss the aroma of tea and I think they may have just made the menu!

Love my mixer!

Mix…

freeze...

Bake…

Share!!

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Ice-Cream Sandwiches

February 20, 2011

melting

Homemade ice-cream sandwiches have been on my to do list for awhile now. When I read the recipe and realized how easy they were I just needed to carve out time to get them baked off. The best thing is you can assemble them as needed so there isn’t much work after the cookies are out of the oven. This way you can test out different flavours of ice-cream as you go!

Since I made these on my Dad’s Birthday I’m dedicating these to him. Happy Birthday DAD!!!

hand poked holes

Happy B-day Dad

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Roast Chicken

February 17, 2011

Dinner for my Valentine

I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day! I had two great Valentine’s Days! We did two dinners, one each, Dinner Party Wars style. The first was mine and I made a classic roast chicken with stuffing and a side of lemon butter green beans. Each dish is easy even for the non-cook and it always impresses.

The next dinner I hate to say it but I was completely shown up…the meal I was treated to was definitely the winner and could call itself Dinner Party Wars Champion. Filet Mignon with garlic prawns, and asparagus with prosciutto and orange mayo. I got a front row seat to watch my martinis being shaken and found a new favorite drink! My contribution to the evening was a strawberry mousse cake that I brought which happened to fall over in the box and lost its visual appeal.

So I will admit that I lost (even though I don’t want to) but I will ready for the next round!

Chicken/Turkey Stuffing

3 cups of bread cubes
1/2 a white onion, chopped
1 tbsp butter
1 celery stalk, chopped
boiling water
poultry seasoning

On medium heat melt butter in a pan and add chopped celery and onion. Cook for about 5 minutes, until softened. Place bread cubes in a boil and add boiling water just to soften. Make sure the water is absorbed by the bread. Add your sautéed onions and celery and mix. Add poultry seasoning to taste. You can either stuff the bird or bake it in a dish to heat through. Enjoy!!

My Birthday Cake

January 10, 2011

My 28th Bday Cake

I celebrated my birthday on Saturday night with close friends, food and board games (not bored games, Alex.) I wanted to try something different for my cake so I made Chocolate Marshmallow Cake. I received a chocolate recipe book for Christmas and this is the first recipe I choose from it:

Chocolate Marshmallow Cake

Ingredients
6 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup superfine sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, lightly beaten
85g semisweet chocolate broken into pieces
2/3 cup buttermilk
1 1/4 cup self rising flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt

Frosting
175g marshmallows
1 tbsp milk
2 egg whites
2 tbsp superfine sugar

light chocolate for grating

Cream the butter, sugar, and vanilla together in a bowl until pale and fluffy, then gradually beat in the eggs.

Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir in the buttermilk gradually until well combined. Let cool slightly.

Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a separate bowl. Add the chocolate and the flour mixtures alternately to the creamed mixture, a little at a time. Spoon the mixture into a greased oven-proof bowl and smooth the surface. Bake in preheated oven, 325 degrees, for 50 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the frosting. Heat the marshmallows and milk very gently in a small pan until the marshmallows have melted. Remove and let cool. Whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form, then add the sugar and continue whisking until stiff peaks form. Fold into the cooled marshmallow mixture.

When the cake is cool cover the top and sides with marshmallow mixture and top with grated chocolate!

Have a slice!

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