Monday, June 24, 2013

Berry Cobbler

Mmmmm, those delicious berries. This is definitely the time of the year to take advantage of the most amazingly tasting strawberries and blueberries. I made this cobbler last night and served it with ice cream. Funny enough, I completely omitted butter (not on purpose) and it turned out so good!






Ingredients

2 pints of strawberries, quartered
1 pint of blueberries
1 cup sugar, divided
1 Tbsp cornstarch
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
6 Tbsp melted butter ( I actually didn't add any butter at all and it came out very good)


Put all the berries into a large bowl and add 1/4 cup sugar and cornstartch to them. Let them sit for 10 minutes. Meanwhile whisk egg, milk, vanilla and butter. Add flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Divide berries between 6 to 8 ramekins (depending on their size) or use a regular baking dish of your choice and put all the berries in it. Pour the batter on top of the berries and bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 35 minute or until it will the top will just start to turn golden. Serve with a scoop of delicious vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

BBQ wings

Unleash the grilling monster in you!!! The weather is perfect to heat up your grill so let's do it! This is the only way that I make my wings because they are finger-licking, if you know what I mean. This recipe is for 7 to 8 lb of chicken wings. It sounds like a lot but it's only two bags of the frozen wings. I usually just make 4 lb and cut the recipe in half. Yes, and we do finish the 4 pounds of that delicious goodness in one sitting.




Ingredients

Sauce
2 cups Frank's Red Hot Sauce
2 cups brown sugar
2 tbsp vinegar
1 stick butter

Seasoning
2 Tbsp pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh garlic
1/4 cup chili powder
1/4 cup paprika
1/2 cup Italian seasoning


Make sure that your wings are defrosted. Mix all the seasonings and add them to the chicken wings. Coat them well. I sometimes do that the night before so the wings get a chance to absorb some of the flavor from the spices but you can do it right before you throw them on the grill. Heat up your grill. Place your wings on the grill on LOW heat. You want to get all the fat out of the wings so low and slow is the trick, don't close your grill and turn them every 10 minutes or so.  This should take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour depending on your grill. Meanwhile, take all the sauce ingredients and heat them up in a pot to make sure that they incorporate and the butter melts. After you notice that the wings are pretty much done and most of the fat it gone, drench them in the sauce and keep on grilling for another 10 minutes turning them every few minutes. At this point don't leave your grill  unattended as the sugar in the sauce will burn easily and your wings can turn into a small disaster to say the least. Now throw them on the plate and serve with the rest of the sauce. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Father's Day

Do you have a card for the Dad in your life?  You may have seen these before. Enjoy!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

4th of July ideas #3

Fruit skewers are always fun but how about those 4th of July drinks?!?!? They used blue low calorie gatorate, sobe drink and cran-apple juice to create 4th of July colored drinks. Drink with the heaviest sugar content goes to the bottom. What a great idea!



Thursday, June 6, 2013

Brownie in a mug

Oooo, this may not be a bad idea so that you make just enough brownie to kill the craving but you don't have to worry about nibbling on the left overs.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Rolled up French Toast

Let's face it, anything dunked in cinnamon and sugar is delicious! This recipe is no exception. Very easy, fun to make and even more fun to eat!




 

Ingredients

12 slices soft, white sandwich bread
Cream cheese mixed with some sugar
2 eggs

3 tablespoons milk
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
Butter

Trim the crust off the bread.  
Spread some cream cheese on a slice of bread and roll it up. Repeat until you are done with all the slices.
In a shallow bowl whisk the eggs and milk until well combined.
In a separate bowl mix the sugar with the cinnamon.
In a skillet set over medium heat melt a tablespoon of butter.

Add the rolls to the egg turning to coat on all sides then place them in the pan seam side down. Cook in batches until golden brown, turning them to cook and brown on all sides. Add butter to the pan as needed.
Add the hot rolls from the pan to the cinnamon sugar and roll until completely covered in sugar.

Enjoy this finger-licking goodness!!




Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Lovely tree at night

Hi there! How are all my card making friends doing?! I saw a similar card on splitcoast and had to make it.  I masked the moon and sponged around it. The paper is Soft Suede, Black and Vanilla. The stamp set is the one and only Lovely As A Tree. Enjoy!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Firecracker 4th of July cake



I have yet another 4th of July cake for you! Click HERE to get the recipe!! Have fun making it!