Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

                   Happy new year everyone, I am so looking forward  to 2012!
                   A new year to share new recipes and party ideas with you.
                                    Have a safe and fun new year!!   
   



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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cornish Hens With My Smack Your Mama Glaze

                        Hello Again, Today has been a not so good day for me.
I woke up with the worst headache, and I had lots of disappointments left to right.
But there is a light at the end of the tunnel, I got to come home and have some left over Cornish hens with this sweet glaze!!  and needless to say I have to share this recipe with you.

                                         

This is what you'll:

5 Cornish Hens
1/2 cup of ketchup
4 Tablespoons of brown Sugar
4 Tablespoons of mustard
   old bay
   salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees, Wash and pat dry hens with paper towels.
Season hens with salt pepper and old bay. Place hens in a roasters for and hour and 15minutes. Mix ketchup, mustard and brown sugar in a small bowl. After the hour and 15minutes are up remove hens from oven.  Pour glaze over hens and put them back in over for 10 to 15minutes.     Eat And Be Happy!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Cookies, Cookies, and more Cookies...

         Hello everyone, I hope you had a good Holiday.  Christmas was a fun, exciting, and hectic day. I was so busy cooking Cakes, pies, Cornish hens, seafood salad, and of course, cookies for Santa.  I made peanut butter cookies, Chocolate chip peanut butter cookies, and  chocolate chip oatmeal raisin cookies, and I would like to share the recipe with you guys.

                                                 Peanut butter cookies
                                           Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin
                                          Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter
      Peanut butter cookies:

      You will need:        

       1 cup Creamy or Chunky Peanut Butter,
       1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
       1 large egg
       Granulated sugar


           First preheat oven to 350 Degrees.  Combine Peanut butter, brown sugar, and egg in a medium bowl until well blended.  roll heaping tbsp full into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place balls about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.  Dip table fork into granulated sugar.  Place sugar coated fork in crisscross fashion onto each ball, flattening to 1/2 inch thickness.  Repeat dipping fork into sugar to prevent it from sticking to dough.  Bake cookies in middle of oven for about 12 minutes, and let stand on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Remove cookies with spatula to wire rack.  Let cool completely.  Store cookies in airtight container for up to1 week. (For chocolate chip peanut butter cookies, add chocolate chips to taste)

        Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Raisin Cookies:

        You will Need:
   
        3/4 cup all purpose flour,
        3/4 tsp salt,
        1/2 tsp baking soda and ground cinnamon,
        3/4 cup softened butter,
        3/4 cup each granulated sugar, and firmly packed brown sugar,
        1 large egg
        3 tsp vanilla (divided)
        3 cups uncooked old fashioned oats,
        1 cup raisins,
        1/2 cup confectioner sugar,
        1 tbsp milk,

           Preheat oven to 375 deg. F. Lightly grese baking sheet and set aside.  Combine flour, salt, baking soda, and ground cinnamon in small bowl.  Beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar in a large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Add egg and 2 tsp of vanilla , beat until well blended.  Add flour mixture just until dry ingredients are moist.  Stir in oats and raisins.  Drop tbsp full of dough 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheet.  Bake about 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are a light golden brown.  Let cookies stand about 2 minutes on baking sheet.  Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.  To prepare glaze, stir together confectioner sugar, milk, and remaining vanilla in a small bowl until smooth.  Drizzle glaze over cookies with a fork or spoon. Allow glaze to set, and store cookies between wax paper in a tightly sealed container.  Eat and Feed your Soul!           " If food feeds the soul, I must have one happy soul :)"

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas, Chocolate Crescent rolls

                     Hello Everyone and Happy Holidays to you all : )
                     It's Christmas Eve!! Can you believe it? 
             Today the kids and I made Chocolate Crescent Rolls.

This is what you need:
2 tubes (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
8 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
4 teaspoons of granulated sugar

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
Unroll Crescent roll dough and pinch together the diagonal cuts to make 8 rectangular pieces of dough.  Spoon 1 tablespoon Chocolate chips on short end of each rectangle.
Roll up firmly and carefully to enclose the chocolate chips. pinch seam to seal . Sprinkle with granulated sugar.  place rolls, seam side down, on ungreased large baking sheet.
Bake rolls until golden brown and puffy about 14-15 minutes. cool slightly on a wire rack.
Eat and Feed your Soul!   (Happy Holidays everyone)
                    "If food feeds the soul, I must have one happy soul :)"