First attempt at blogging from my phone AND making a cheesecake! Will update with photos and a recipe once it's finished!
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Monday, October 25, 2010
Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecake
from Inside BruCrew Life
2-8 oz pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sugar
2 tbsp. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. canned pumpkin
Preheat oven to 350* Place cupcake liners in a muffin pan. Beat the cream cheese until creamy. Add the sugar and cream again. Add the eggs one at a time beating after each one. Add the rest of the ingredients and beat again. Place one whole oreo in the bottom of the cupcake liners and fill up the liner 3/4 full with the cheesecake batter. Push another whole oreo into the top of the batter. Bake for 20-22 minutes. Cool in pan for 15-20 min before removing and placing on a wire rack to finish cooling. Keep refrigerated. Top with whipped cream and oreo sprinkles before serving. Makes 24.
They are THAT GOOD!!!!
I made them for a bake sale at work, and haven't heard a complaint yet. :) I saved a few "ugly" ones for myself and it was the best breakfast I've had in a while! They are pumpkin-y, but not over the top. If you're looking for something different, this is definitely it.
I will be making these for years and years to come--no joke!
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Carmel Frosting
The Girl Who Ate Everything
(my notes in green)
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Cinnamon Butter Puffs
1/3 c. shortening
½ c. sugar
1 ½ c. flour
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. nutmeg
½ cup milk
½ c. butter, melted
½ c. sugar combined with 1 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat Oven 350 degrees.
Put shortening, sugar and egg in a mixing bowl. Beat well. Mix together flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg and add to the first mixture. Pour in the milk and beat until blended and smooth. (I usually “alternate” the flour and milk until I use it all versus putting all of flour in and then all of milk in).
Fill muffins 2/3 full. Bake about 20 minutes (depending on your oven). For topping – as soon as puffs are done, remove from pan and dip the tops, one by one into melted butter and then dip in cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Makes about 12.
Monday, May 31, 2010
by Susan Hawkins at Tasty Kitchen
- 1 cup All-purpose Flour
- 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
- ¼ teaspoons Salt
- 7 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder, Divided
- 1-¼ cup Sugar, Divided
- ½ cups Milk
- ⅓ cups Melted Butter
- 1-½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ½ cups Light Brown Sugar, Packed
- 1-½ cup Hot Tap Water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
First stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, 3 tablespoons of the cocoa, and 3/4 cup of the white sugar. Reserve the remaining cocoa and sugar.
Stir in the milk, melted butter, and vanilla to the flour mixture. Mix until smooth.
Pour the mixture into an ungreased 8-inch baking dish. I prefer my small oval Corning Ware glass dish.
In a separate small bowl, mix the remaining white sugar (it should be 1/2 cup), the brown sugar, and remaining 4 tablespoons of cocoa. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the batter.
Pour the hot tap water over all. DO NOT STIR!
Bake for about 40 minutes or until the center is set.
Let stand for a few minutes if you can hold yourself back. Serve with homemade ice cream using the gooey sauce to spoon over all.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
1. Decorate the front door with the Dharma symbol, like you're walking into The Hatch.
2. Plaster all the foods with Dharma labels... Dharma crackers, chips, beer, beans, peanut butter, etc.
3. Have buckets full of airplane-sized liquor bottles, just for the occasion.
4. Make airplane shaped cookies and make yummy flavored cupcakes simply decorated with "the numbers." Also, possibly a coconut cake (in keeping with the "island" theme!) decorated with the Dharma symbol.
5. Use this as inspiration for my invites.
6. Serve KFC buckets of chicken, but replace the labels with Mr. Cluck's Fried Chicken.
7. Crank up the Drive Shaft (and other LOST-themed music)--until LOST starts, that is. The second it starts, everyone has to cover their mouths with duct tape! :)
8. Each guest picks up a lottery ticket at the door, and at the end, we draw numbers for a door prize (possibly a stuffed polar bear??).
9. This is out there, but maybe try to rig up a simple command-line program that asks for the numbers every 108 minutes. Run it in a full-screen green-on-black terminal window and cover your return key with the word "execute." I'd definitely need some help with that one. HA!
10. Have some games set up like Backgammon, Connect Four, etc.
11. Black and white stones everywhere.
Any more ideas??? I know this is super last minute, seeing how the whole shebang starts in about 30 minutes, but still!! If any of you guys went to a LOST party, let me know how it was!! If I had enough friends around here who actually watch LOST, I would have totally thrown this party! But sadly, I don't. :(
Saturday, March 27, 2010
One other thing: I did not bake it at the end. For one, I am too impatient and I was hungry! Second, I don't always like the taste of baked mac & cheese. If you like it baked, then go for it!
Ooey Gooey Mac and Cheese
by digitalgrrl on Tasty Kitchen
- 2 cups Uncooked Elbow Pasta (I used shells-I love how they fill up with sauce! Yum!)
- ¼ cups Butter
- ¼ cups Flour
- ½ teaspoons Salt
- ¼ teaspoons Pepper
- ¼ teaspoons Ground Mustard
- ¼ teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 2 cups Milk
- 2 cups Shredded Cheese (I used Monterrey Jack)
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. (I skipped this step.)
Cook pasta and drain.
Melt butter in saucepan over low heat. (I made the sauce as the pasta was cooking and it worked out to about the same time for each--the pasta cooked a little faster, but it was fine to just sit there for a minute (I added a bit of oil so it wouldn't clump up) while I finished the sauce.)
Stir in flour, salt, pepper, ground mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly; remove from heat.
Stir in milk.
Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. (This takes a while, just like the other recipe, but you will know when it's finished--one minute it's thin and the next second it's really thick. You will know.)
Boil and stir for 1 minute.
Add cheese. Cook and stir until cheese is melted.
Stir pasta into cheese sauce.
(Again, I skipped this last step, but feel free to bake it if you wish. It definitely won't hurt anything. If you're impatient like me, just dish it up and enjoy!)
Pour into ungreased baking dish (I like to use to use my Pyrex 2 qt. round baking dish. It seems to dry out if you use a more shallow dish.)
Add some extra shredded cheese to cover top.
Bake uncovered for about 25 minutes, until bubbly.
Broil for a few minutes, until cheese on top browns.