Monday, March 10, 2014

Tag A Long Muddy Buddys

It's the most wonderful time of the year---Girl Scout Cookie Time! Okay, maybe not the most wonderful time but a pretty great one! I bought 8 boxes this year and still might need to buy a few more from the girl scouts in front of the grocery store, especially so I can keep making this recipe! A while back I made THESE cookies---Girl Scout Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies and they are still one of my favorite things to make with girl scout cookies. But I have a new addiction and they are muddy buddys! So yummy! I've had this idea bouncing in my head since I placed my cookie order and when I got my cookies today, I headed to the store so I could make these! They are quick, easy and addicting! Enjoy! 

7 cups of Plain Rice Chex Cereal
2 1/2 cups shortbread cookies (I used Lorna Doones), crushed
3/4 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
3/4 cup Peanut Butter Chips
1/2 cup unsalted butter
6 ounces Caramel Bits (found in a bag on the baking isle)
2 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
1 box of Tag A Long Girl Scout Cookies, crushed or roughly chopped
1 cup Powdered Sugar

1. Measure out the Chex Mix Cereal in a large bowl. 
2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat melt the semi sweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and the unsalted butter. Stirring frequently. 
3. Combine the caramel bits and the heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring in between until melted together. This took 1 minute for me. 
4. Pour the chocolate and peanut butter mixture and the caramel over the cereal and combine. Add the shortbread cookies and the Tag A Long cookies and stir to combine. 
5. Then finally add the powdered sugar. If 1 cup isn't enough to coat everything, add a little more! 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Cherry Coke Cupcakes with Cherry Vanilla Frosting

My sisters birthday was today and since she is a Coke lover, I decided to make her Cherry Coke Cupcakes with Cherry Vanilla Frosting and they were delicious! I used a cake mix and enhanced it with the Cherry Coke, so you don't taste a lot of it, but it gives it subtle flavor. These are super sweet cupcakes and worth making! 

For the Cupcakes-
1 Box of Chocolate Cake Mix
1 Cup Cherry Coke
1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
1/4 Cup Maraschino Cherry Juice
3 Large Eggs 

 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your muffin pan with cupcake liners. In a mixer, combine the cake mix, Cherry Coke, cherry juice, oil and eggs. Beat at low speed until the dry ingredients are moistened. Then beat at medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Pour into your liners. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or as listed on your cake mix. Cool completely. 

When the cupcakes are cool, you will dip into the ganache. 

For the Ganache: 3/4 cup butter8 ounces semi sweet baking chocolate1 1/2 Tablespoons Light Corn Syrup

Melt the butter and chocolate over medium heat on your stove. Remove from heat and add the light corn syrup. Allow to cool slightly. Dip each cupcake into the ganache and place in the fridge to set. 

 After the ganache sets, you will frost the cupcakes. 
I did find that my chocolate ganache was melting a little as I was frosting, so it's best to just take a couple cupcakes out of the fridge at a time to frost. 

For the Frosting:
3 sticks unsalted butter, softened
A pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon clear vanilla extract
2 pounds confectioners sugar, sifted
1 1/2 Tablespoons Cherry Juice 
4-6 Tablespoons heavy cream

In a large bowl, cream the butter until fluffy. Slowly add in the confectioners sugar and continue to cream until well blended. Add the salt, vanilla, cherry juice and 3 Tablespoons of heavy cream. Blend on low speed until moistened. Add an additional 1-3 Tablespoons of heavy cream until you reach the desired consistency. Beat at high speed until frosting is smooth and fluffy.  

Frost the cupcakes and garnish with a cherry on top! 

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Weekly Menu

Lasagna Soup
Lasagna Soup Leftovers on Ciabatta Rolls
Buffalo Chicken Taquitos with Spanish Rice
Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Corn and Strawberry Pie
Burgers and Corn and Chips
Pizzas On The Grill
Take Out

I'm also going to try making green smoothies for breakfast and a Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream recipe!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

I wanted to make cinnamon rolls for breakfast on Easter morning but knew that I would be spending most of the day in the kitchen so I wanted an easy recipe that didn't involve making dough. I had seen some posts on Pinterest and combined a couple of ideas and made these cinnamon rolls! They came together in minutes and were so good!
I will be making them more often!

1 can of buttermilk canned biscuits (Mine had 8 in them)
Some butter to spread
Brown Sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
5-6 Tablespoons Heavy Cream

Make sure your counter or work surface is clean. Open the canned biscuits and lay them out. Roll each one out just a little bit. Spread some butter onto each roll. Sprinkle with cinnamon and then brown sugar-no measurements here, just whatever you feel like. Roll each biscuit up and cut into 3 equal portions. Place the 3 portions in a buttered muffin tin. Cook according to package directions.

While the rolls are baking, make the drizzle. Combine the powdered sugar and heavy cream in a bowl and whisk until smooth. If drizzle is too thick, add more cream. If it is too thin, add more powdered sugar.

When the rolls are done baking, let them cool for just a minute and then cover them with the drizzle and enjoy!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Easter Dinner Menu

I have the pleasure of hosting Easter Dinner for my family this Sunday and here is the menu! I am trying some new recipes, yet trying to keep things simple!

Deviled Eggs
Strawberry Pie
Carrot Cake
GingerAle with Strawberries

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Weekly Menu

I'm really not good at posting pictures and recipes lately, it's pretty much get food on the table and eat it. I also haven't really made anything great and blog-worthy lately. But maybe this week I will do better at it and get some recipes on here to share since I'm making some good things! I also don't think that anyone cares or looks at this blog, so if you do, leave me a comment!

Chicken Florentine with Cheesy Bread
Crock pot Chicken Parmesan with Cheesy Bread
Chicken Fettuccine with Pesto
Cowboy Burgers
Club Paninis
Pork Chops
Easter Dinner

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Weekly Menu

The crock pot is getting some use this week!

Hawaiian Pork with Rice in the crock pot
Pulled Pork with Corn in the crock pot
Burgers and Pasta Salad
BBQ with neighbors
Italian Chicken in the crock pot
Little Miss Momma Taquitos