Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentines Day

Did you  make anything fun???
here's what I made
I made my Strawberry Cupcakes and then I made a Lemonade Frosting.
To do the frosting its:
1 cube butter
8 oz cream cheese
1 tsp lemon grind
8-10 tsp frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed)
5 C. sugar (or until desired thickness)
Mix well.

 Strawberry fruit pizza
SO easy. I just had some sugar cookie dough and i pressed it into a heart shaped cake pan and baked at 350 until lightly browned. Then I made whipped cream and frosted then cut up strawberries.
 Heart shaped pizzas

and chocolate covered strawberries.....I've eaten too many of these
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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Beat together 1/2 C. Butter(or shortening) and 3/4 C. creamy peanut butter. I tend to use closer to 1 C. peanut butter.

add 1/3 c. sugar and 1/3 c. packed brown sugar. mix well add 1 egg, 2 Tbsp milk and 1 tsp vanilla.
Then add 1 1/2 C. flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt

mix until dough looks like so... Roll dough into 1" balls and roll into a bowl of sugar. Bake on baking sheets at 375 for 8-10 min. 

As soon as you pull them out put a kiss in the center and take off baking sheet and cool on rack.

Dont they look devine?!

Peanut Butter Blossoms

            48 HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates
            1/2 cup shortening
            3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
            1/3 cup granulated sugar
            1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
            1 egg
            2 tablespoons milk
            1 teaspoon vanilla extract
            1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
            1 teaspoon baking soda
            1/2 teaspoon salt
            Granulated sugar

1 Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates. 

2 Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended. Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture. 
3 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet. 

4 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. About 4 dozen cookies.

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Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry

Cut up a few chicken breasts ( I used tenderloins and I used about 5)

steam a bunch of broccoli cut up into small florets- dont over cook as it will be cooked in wok

 cut up some carrots lengthwise (i used baby carrots and cut each one into 6 pieces) - I steamed this with broccoli. I also added 1/2 c. chopped onions to them while steaming as well

For the sauce mix together:

6 Tbsp soy sauce
3 Tbsp orange juice
2 tsp red wine vinegar
3 tsp sesame oil
3 tsp red pepper (if desired)
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Mix well and set aside.

Set a wok over med heat and coat with 1 Tbsp sesame oil.. When oil is hot cook the chicken until done.
Add the sauce let it cook down a bit then add the carrots and broccoli. I also added a handful of cashews. It turned out super yummy

 Cook about 5 min. Serve over rice. 

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Chicken & Rice

Add 1 1/2 C RAW rice to a 13X9 casserole dish

Add about 1/2-1 C of shredded cheese on top of rice
Add chicken breasts ( I used 3 Huge ones and just cut in 2-3 pieces), 3 C. cold water, 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1 pkg onion soup mix (I didnt have any so I crushed 2 beef boullion cubes & some onion powder and it tasted the same) and whatever seasoning you want on chicken.

Bake at 350 for 1 hour

add 1/2-1 C. shredded cheese and bake for 30 more min (cover with foil)

And there you have it!! yummy dinner!!! my kids loved this!!

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