Saturday, February 18, 2012

Bunny Cupcakes

The day or so before baking, cut out two ears from white fondant, using a leaf cutter, and brush with rose dusting powder. At the same time make little balls for a nose and dust with the powder. Make two additional balls for the muzzle from the fondant and pinch them to be more pear shaped. Push the nose on top of it. Roll out a snake of fondant and pinch off a little bit, flatten and then shape to be rectangular and uneven. with the back of a paint brush, or blunt ended object, score a line to separate the teeth. Let all of these fondant pieces dry.
Bake your cupcakes in white liners and let cool. Warm white frosting in the microwave and dip the cupcakes into them so there is an even glaze. Add the ears, muzzle, teeth, and nose pieces. I melt candy wafers, or chocolate chips and use a toothpick to add the dots for the eyes and on the muzzle.
I guarantee people will love how cute these guys are :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Hangar Rub

2 parts garlic granules
1 part Kosher salt
2 parts Black pepper

Coat roast with mixture and BBQ

Claire's BBQ Sauce

1 clove garlic, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 pound butter or margarine
1 cup chili sauce
1 tsp. liquid smoke
4 tsp. soy sauce
1 T. prepared mustard
1 cup tomato juice

Simmer garlic and onion in butter. Add other ingredients and simmer for 1 hour.

Orange Julius

3oz. frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
5-6 ice cubes

Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Serve immediately.
makes 3 cups

Hamburger Filled Rolls

From Mom

1lb. ground beef
1 small can chopped olives
1Tblsp. instant minced onions
8 oz. can tomato sauce
small box of Velveeta cheese, cubed
24 French Rolls

Brown ground beef. Drain and add olives, onion, tomato sauce, and cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Fill approximately 2 dozen French rolls with the hamburger mixture and wrap with foil. Can be frozen and heated later for 25 minutes in a 350 degree oven, or heat immediately for 5-10 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Lemonade Concentrate

1 1/2 cups lemon juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
thin peel of one lemon

Shake in a quart jar. Let stand at least 2 hours. To serve, pour 1/4 cup concentrate in a tall glass over ice cubes and add water. Or add 2 cups juice to 6 cups water.

Serves about 12

Stir in any of the following for an adaptation:
berry puree

Overnight Caramel French Toast

This is from Nicole

1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
Cooking Spray
10 (1 ounce) slices French bread ( soft such as Pepperidge Farm)
2 1/2 cups 1% low fat milk
1 Tablespoon all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine brown sugar, corn syrup and butter in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes, or until mixture is bubbly, stirring constantly. Pour mixture evenly into a 9x13" baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Arrange bread slices in a single layer over syrup in dish.

Combine milk, flour, vanilla, salt and eggs in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Pour egg mixture over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350

Combine 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over bread.

Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until golden. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.