Sunday, September 30, 2012

Lemon Cupcakes

Serving: 10 

Ingredients
1. 11 tablespoons of margarine
2. 1 1/2 cup sugar
3. 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon zest
4. 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
5. 2 eggs
6. 1 1/4 cup flour 

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix the margarine, sugar, & lemon zest together until mixture is a light yellow
3. Add in lemon juice & eggs to mixture until well combined
4. Slowly pour in flour while mixing the flour into the mixture
5. Pour into cupcake holders & bake for about 30 minutes
6. Let cook for 25 minutes 

Lemon Icing
1. 8 oz. of cream cheese
2. 2 1/2 cups of confectioners sugar
3. 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

Directions
1. Combine all ingredients until mixture is a thick icing texture
2. Place onto cupcakes once cupcakes have completely cooled 






Friday, September 28, 2012

Crispy Chicken Wings


Serving: 6
Ingredients:
1. 20 wings (cut in half)
2. 1/4 cup of olive oil
3. 3 pinches of salt
4. 1-1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
5. 1 tablespoon of teriyaki sauce
6. 1 cup of barbecue sauce
7. 1 teaspoon of brown sugar

Directions
1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Place the wings in a mixing bowl.  Pour olive oil and 2 pinches of salt over the wings. Mix.
3. In a jumbo size ziploc bag, pour flour.  Add the wings into the bag, and zip up the bag. Shake well.
4. On a baking sheet, spray with cooking spray.  Place wings on the baking sheet, shaking excess flour off of the wings.  No space is needed between wings when placing them on the baking sheet.
5. Spray cooking spray on top of beings before placing them in the oven.
6. Place in the oven for 30 minutes.
7. Take the wings out and flip them over.
8. Place in the oven for an additional 30 minutes.
9.  15 minutes until the wings are being taken out, make the sauce.
10. Once you take the wings out, place in a bowl.  Heat sauce just before pouring them on the wings.  
11. Pour 3/4 of the sauce mixture, and stir. Add more if desired.
12. Once wings are mixed in the sauce, place back on the baking sheet.  They do not need to be laid out perfectly.
13. Put in the broiler for about 2-3 minutes until crispy. Make sure not to leave them in for too much longer or else they will burn.

~Sauce~
1. Pour the barbecue sauce, teriyaki, brown sugar, and salt in a pot. 
2.  Boil on medium-high. 
3.  Stir for 3 minutes. 
4.  Let cool.





Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits

Serving: 10 

Ingredients
1. 1/2 cup flour 
2. 1 tablespoon baking powder
3. 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar (& an additional tablespoon for the whipping cream)
4. 5 tablespoons margarine
5. 2/3 cup milk
6. 8 strawberries thin sliced
7. Half pint heavy whipping cream 

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
2. Combine dry ingredients
3. Melt margarine in microwave for about 20 seconds
4. Add in melted margarine & almond milk
5. Bake for about 20 minutes
6. Mix the heavy whipping cream & sugar until stiff peaks form
7. Let the biscuits cool for about 25 minutes before cutting it in half 
8. After cutting the biscuits in half, add 2 tablespoons of the whipped cream onto the bottom half of the biscuits
9. Place about 3-4 slices of strawberries on top of the whipped cream before adding the top of biscuit 




Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sweet Potato Fries

Serving: 5

Ingredients
1. 4 sweet potatoes
2. 1/2 cup of olive oil
3. 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
4. 1 teaspoon of onion powder
5. 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
6. 1 teaspoon of paprika
7. 3 pinches of salt

Directions
1. Pre heat oven to 400 degrees
2. Peel sweet potatoes
3. Cut them into 1/4" long slices 
4. Pour into a mixing bowl
5. Sprinkle the olive oil on top of the sweet potatoes until all sweet potatoes are lightly covered with olive oil
6. Add garlic powder, onion powder, sugar, paprika, and salt into the mixing bowl.  Mix.
7. Place on a baking pan, and put in the oven for an hour and a half
8. Depending on your broiler, put in for 3-10 or until fries become somewhat crispy

Friday, September 21, 2012

Slam Dunk Balls

Serving: 22

Ingredients
1. 1 3/4 cup gram cracker crumbs
2. 1 cup penut butter
3. 1/2 cup chocolate chips 

Directions
1. Mix the gram cracker crumbs & penut butter until well combined
2. Lay down wax paper on a tray & form balls (about 2 tablespoons each) out of the gram cracker crumbs and penut butter mixture
3. Over a double saucepan, melt the chocolate chips until melted 
4. Drizzle the chocolate over the balls (add more depending on your preference) 
5. Put the tray in the fridge for about 20 minutes until ready to serve









Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Chicken Salad


Serving: 5
Ingredients
1. 2 cups of diced boneless chicken
2. 1/3 cup of garlic and herb marinade
3. 1 cup of diced celery
4. 4 tablespoons of mayo
5. 1 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice
6. 1/3 cup of crushed candied walnuts
7. 2 pinches of salt

Directions
1. Mix chicken and garlic and herb marinade in a bowl.
2. Cook in a skillet for about 8 minutes, until all raw meat is cooked.
3. Pour  chicken in a bowl and let cool off for 30 minutes.
4. Drain extra liquid out of the bowl in order that chicken is dry or dry-like.
5. Add mayo into bowl. Mix.  Add Celery, Lemon juice, walnuts, and salt. Mix.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Banana Bread

Serving: 8
Ingredients
1. 2 cups of flour
2. 1 teaspoon of baking soda
3. 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
4. 1/2 cup of margarine
5. 1 cup of brown sugar
6. 2 eggs
7. 5 large ripe bananas (mashed)

Directions
1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan
3. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt
4. In a separate bowl, combine the margarine and brown sugar
5. Add if eggs and mashed bananas
6. Pour dry ingredients into liquid mixture. Mix.
7. Pour batter  into pan and bake for about 60-70 minutes
8. Cool for about 20 minutes before serving.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Three Bean Mix

Serving: 6
Ingredients
1. 1 cup of kidney beans
2. 1 cup of lima beans
3. 1 cup of chick peas
4. 2 pinches of salt
5. 2 tablespoons of olive oil
6. 1 teaspoon of onion powder
7. 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

Directions
1. Pre heat oven to 275 degrees
2. Mix all ingredients.
3. Pour into a baking pan and place in the oven for 20 minutes
4. Turn the oven to 300 degrees
5. Leave in oven for another 20 minutes, or until chick peas begin to brown.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Spinach Linguini


Serving: 12
Ingredients
1. 1 lb box of linguini pasta 
2. 3 tablespoons of olive oil
3. 2 cups of spinach
4. 1 cup of chopped cherry tomatoes
5. Parmesan cheese
6. 3 2 tablespoons of chopped garlic
7. 4 pinches of salt

Directions
1. Boil Pasta. 
2. Cut cherry tomatoes in half.
3. Mix olive oil, tomatoes, spinach, garlic, salt and pasta together.
4. Add parmesan cheese.  (Amount to your liking)

Monday, September 10, 2012

Chocolate Chip Yogurt Pancakes

Serving: 6
Ingredients
1.6 oz of vanilla Greek Yogurt
2. 1 egg
3. 2/3 cup of flour
4. 1 tsp. of baking soda
5. 1.3 cup of chocolate chips

Directions
1. Mix the yogurt and egg together, until a light yellow color arises.
2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and baking soda.
3. Pour the dry ingredients with the egg mixture until it is thickened.  
4. Add the chocolate chips
5. On a medium-high, put 3 tablespoons of batter on the pan, and continue to flip until each side becomes golden brown.


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Garlic Buns


Serving: 6
Ingredients
1. 1 cup of flour
2. 1/2 oz of yeast
3. 1 tablespoon of oil
4. 1/2 teaspoon of salt
5. 1/2 tablespoon of white sugar
6. 3 pinches of thinly diced garlic

Directions
1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Mix flour, yeast, oil, salt, sugar into a bowl. Add 1/2 a cup of warm water
3. Spray a baking sheet. Take about 2 spoonfuls of dough, and place on the baking sheet like a pancake.
3. Sprinkle some garlic on top.
4. Place in the oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until dough begins to brown.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Pita Pizza

Serving: 1
Ingredients
1. 1/4 cup of chopped broccoli
2. 3 tablespoons of roasted pepper marinara sauce
3. 4 black olives chopped into 4's.
4. 1 pita
5. 2 tablespoons of mozzarella cheese
6. garlic powder

Directions
1. Pre heat oven to 300 degrees
2. Spread marinara sauce, but stop 1/2 an inch, before it hits the edge.
3. Spread the cheese.
4. Add olives and broccoli.
5. Lightly sprinkle some garlic powder
6. Place in oven for 20 minutes.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Classic Birthday Cupcakes

Serving: 15
Ingredients
1. 1 1/2 cup of flour
2. 2 teaspoons of baking powder
3. 2/3 cup of whole milk
4. 1 tablespoon of vanilla
5. 4 egg whites
6. 1 stick of margarine (8 tablespoons)
7. 2/3 cup of sugar

Directions
1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees
2. Mix flour and baking powder
3. In a separate bowl, mix the milk and vanilla
4. In an additional bowl, mix the margarine and sugar
5. Whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form
6. Ass in half of the mixed ingredients at a time for each bowl until all of the ingredients are combines to the bowl with the margarine and sugar. 
7. Bake cupcakes for about 30 minutes.
8. Let them cool off for 20 minutes before applying frosting.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Meatball Cupcakes


Serving: 10
Ingredients
1. 1 lb of ground beef
2. 1/2 cup of barbecue sauce
3. 1 pack of puff pastry squares (10 piece pack)
4. Basil
5. 1 1/3 cup of beef broth
6. 1/3 cup of flour
7. salt

Directions
1. Pre heat oven to 400 degrees
2. Place ground beef in a bowl.  Add barbecue sauce. Mix.
3. Spray the bottom the cupcake pan with cooking spray.  
4. Place puff pastry squares in cupcake holders.  Add ground beef.
5. Sprinkle some basil on top
6. Spray an extremely light layer of cooking spray on the top.
7.  Put in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until pastry begins to brown.

~Gravy~
1. Put beef broth in a cooking pot on medium heat.
2. Once it begins to boil add the flour and continuously mix in order that flour doesn't lump.
3. Add a pinch of salt. Mix until thickened.