Thursday, January 31, 2013
1/4 c. sugar
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
2-1/2 c. milk
1 c. semisweet chocolate,chopped(or chocolate chips)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. butter
In a saucepan, mix the sugar and cornstarch together. Slowly add the milk while whisking,until you have a smooth mixture. Turn the heat to medium and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat, and cook an additional 3-4 minutes, while whisking until thickened.
Remove the pan from the heat. Quickly, add in the chocolate, butter and vanilla. Whisk until it is all incorporated and smooth.
Spoon into desired dishes and cover with plastic wrap,pushing down on it so a skin does not form. Refrigerate until ready to use. To serve, garnish with whipped cream and additional chocolate if desired.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
1 box of Kane Candy Heart Cups(4 per box)
pound cake(homemade or store-bought)
vanilla or chocolate ice cream
1 c. heavy cream
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Place the chocolate cups on a plate or platter. Using a 1-1/2 to 2 inch heart shaped cookie cutter, cut heart shapes out of 4 slices of pound cake.Carefully place a cake heart inside each chocolate heart.
Monday, January 28, 2013
1 box of cake mix
1 tub of frosting
Bake the cake according to the directions on the package.I baked mine in a one layer rectangular pan. Once the cake has cooled, crumble it up with your hands.Add the frosting. I would use about 3/4 of the frosting to start, add more if the dough is too stiff. Roll into balls, or use molds to make desired shapes.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
plastic candy bags
a 3/4 inch circle punch(I found mine at Michael's)
label paper for your computer
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp pine nuts,toasted(optional)
1-1/2 c. chicken stock
1/2 lb. small broccoli florets
1 tsp. chopped,fresh thyme
3 Tbsp. butter
4 ounces herbed goat cheese(or plain)
12 oz. of thin sphagetti or angel hair pasta
In a saucepan, bring the chicken stock to a boil and boil until it has reduced by half, about 10-15 minutes.
Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil for your pasta.
Heat a saute pan and melt the butter. Add the broccoli and cook for about two minutes.Add the reduced stock and cook for a few minutes. Add the thyme, goat cheese, butter,a dash of pepper, and whisk together until the cheese melts.Add salt if desired.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Pork Chop Ingredients:
6 thick cut bone -in pork chops
salt and pepper
Remove the pork chops from the refrigerator for at least an hour before cooking. Season generously with salt and pepper.
In a saute pan,using about 2 tbsp. of olive oil, sear the pork chops until golden on each side. Place in a 350 degree oven until cooked through, approximately 6-8 minutes.
1 head of red cabbage, thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves smashed
1 red onion ,sliced thin
1/2 c. apple cider vinegar
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 c. water
3 Tbsp. butter
salt & pepper to taste
Apple Compote Ingredients:
3 granny smith apples, peeled and large diced
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
3 Tbsp. butter
1/2 c. water
1 lemon juiced
To serve, place the cabbage on a plate, top with a pork chop and the apples with their sauce. Enjoy!
*** The apple compote would be delicious over vanilla ice-cream!