Saturday, September 23, 2017

Pumpkin Bread Pudding / #SundaySupper

Hurray! It's almost fall, and fall brings lots of fun ingredients and flavors, like pumpkin! So today I am bringing you a Pumpkin Bread Pudding recipe! I love this dessert, and once it was in the oven, I thought I might want something to top it off, like a chocolate drizzle! Just a little something extra, to make it extra special! 

Pumpkin Bread Pudding 
(printable recipe at end of page)

2 cups day old Bread
2 Eggs
2 Egg Yolks
3/4 cup Milk
3/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 cup canned Pumpkin
pinch of Salt
1/2 tablespoon Vanilla
1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon Ground Cloves
1/2 tablespoon Butter
1/4 teaspoon Butter
1/2 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
3-4 tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Chop bread into small bite sized pieces. Place in a bowl and set aside.
Put eggs, yolks, milk, heavy whipping cream, pumpkin, sugar, salt, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and ground cloves in to a mixing bowl.
Place bread cubes in to each dish. Pour mix into each bowl, covering the bread cubes. Push bread cubes down to make sure they are covered by the mix. Divide the 1/2 tablespoon of butter between the four bread puddings, and place a piece on top of each dish.
Bake for 30-35 minutes. A toothpick in the center should come out clean for the bread pudding to be done baking.
While bread puddings are baking, make a quick chocolate drizzle on the stove. Melt butter in a small frying pan, on medium heat. Add the chocolate and the whipping cream. Continuously stir the ingredients until fully melted. Remove from heat.
Drizzle chocolate over bread puddings, and enjoy!

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Yield: 4 Puddings

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

INGREDIENTS:


  • 2 cups day old Bread
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 cup canned Pumpkin
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon Vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 tablespoon Butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon Butter
  • 1/2 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 3-4 tablespoons Heavy Whipping Cream

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Chop bread into small bite sized pieces. Place in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Put eggs, yolks, milk, heavy whipping cream, pumpkin, sugar, salt, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and ground cloves in to a mixing bowl.
  3. Place bread cubes in to each dish. Pour mix into each bowl, covering the bread cubes. Push bread cubes down to make sure they are covered by the mix. Divide the 1/2 tablespoon of butter between the four bread puddings, and place a piece on top of each dish.
  4. Bake for 30-35 minutes. A toothpick in the center should come out clean for the bread pudding to be done baking.
  5. While bread puddings are baking, make a quick chocolate drizzle on the stove. Melt butter in a small frying pan, on medium heat. Add the chocolate and the whipping cream. Continuously stir the ingredients until fully melted. Remove from heat.
  6. Drizzle chocolate over bread puddings. Enjoy!
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Texas Sugar Cookies / #foodbloggers4tx

Today I am joining some of my fellow bloggers in a show of virtual support for all those affected by Hurricane Harvey. At the end of the page you will find a list of reputable charities, if you wish to donate money to help.
Throughout my life, I have met a lot of people from Texas, but I have never met one who wasn't proud to be a Texan. So I thought I would share this sugar cookie in the shape of the state, with a heart near where Houston is located. Our hearts go out to you and your beautiful state as you struggle with the aftermath. God bless.

Texas Sugar Cookies 
( makes approx. 5 dozen, depending on size)
(printable recipe at end of page)
5 cups Flour
3 teaspoons Baking Powder
2 cups Butter
2 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
2 teaspoons Almond Extract
Pinch of Salt

Frosting
6 Ounces Warm Water 
5 tablespoons Meringue Powder
1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
2.25 pounds Confectioner's Sugar



Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and almond extract and mix well. Mix dry ingredients together. 
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, a little at a time. Mix until flour is incorporated and dough comes together.
The dough needs to be chilled. On the Kitchen Gifts web site they recommend this great idea so you can start cutting out your cookies sooner than later. Take a spatula full of dough, and put it in the middle of a piece of parchment paper. Cover the dough with the same size parchment paper. Roll out the dough to 1/4" thickness.
Place the dough on a baking sheet, cover with plastic, and let it chill in the refrigerator. Repeat the process until all the dough is used, and all the sheets of parchment are in the fridge. By the time you are done, the first sheet you put in should be done. Take out the first batch, cut out, and start baking at 350℉ for 8-10 minutes. Let cool completely before decorating.
In a large mixer bowl, add warm water and meringue powder. Whisk together until frothy and thickened, about 30 seconds. Add cream of tartar and whisk for 30 seconds more. Pour in all of the sugar at once. Mix on low for a full 10 minutes. Icing will be thick and creamy.
Start decorating by mixing navy blue color. Use royal blue and a bit of black to get navy blue. Use a #2 decorating tip and a pastry bag. Outline the blue area, then fill in as shown. Let dry for a couple hours.
 Add the white color as shown. Let dry for a couple hours.
Add the red color to the bottom of the cookie.
Add heart to Houston area.

Thank you for joining me today for this very special blog post! 

Keep reading to find the list of charities, lots of other wonderful food that celebrates Texas, and a printable recipe for the Texas Sugar Cookies.  


CHARITIES:



Find lots of wonderful food that celebrates Texas:


Yield: approx. 5 dozen

Texas Sugar Cookies

INGREDIENTS:

Cookies
  • 5 cups Flour
  • 3 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 2 cups Butter
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 teaspoons Almond Extract
  • Pinch of Salt
Frosting
  • 6 Ounces Warm Water
  • 5 tablespoons Meringue Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 2.25 pounds Confectioner's Sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:

Cookies
  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and almond extract and mix well. Mix dry ingredients together. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, a little at a time. Mix until flour is incorporated and dough comes together.
  2. The dough needs to be chilled. On the Kitchen Gifts web site they recommend this great idea so you can start cutting out your cookies sooner than later. Take a spatula full of dough, and put it in the middle of a piece of parchment paper. Cover the dough with the same size parchment paper. Roll out the dough to 1/4" thickness. Place the dough on a baking sheet, cover with plastic, and let it chill in the refrigerator. Repeat the process until all the dough is used, and all the sheets of parchment are in the fridge. By the time you are done, the first sheet you put in should be done. Take out the first batch, cut out, and start baking at 350℉ for 8-10 minutes. Let cool completely before decorating.
Frosting
  1. In a large mixer bowl, add warm water and meringue powder. Whisk together until frothy and thickened, about 30 seconds. Add cream of tartar and whisk for 30 seconds more. Pour in all of the sugar at once. Mix on low for a full 10 minutes. Icing will be thick and creamy.
  2. Start decorating by mixing navy blue color. Use royal blue and a bit of black to get navy blue. Use a #2 decorating tip and a pastry bag. Outline the blue area, then fill in as shown. Let dry for a couple hours.
  3. Add the white color as shown. Let dry for a couple hours.
  4. Add the blue color as shown. Let dry for a couple hours.
  5. Add the red color to the bottom of the cookie. Let dry for a couple hours.
  6. Add the star to the area near Houston. Let dry.
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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Apple Kielbasa Stack / #SundaySupper

I admit that I am not much for football, but I am very much for the food served at football games and parties! I am a finger food lover for pretty much any event. What is it about finger food? I think I love it because it is cute and small, and you can eat a lot of different types and not feel like you are eating too much! That is definitely the case with these Apple Kielbasa Stacks! Tons of great flavor, stacked to enjoy, and drizzled with Balsamic Glaze! 
 Apple Kielbasa Stack 
(printable recipe at end of page)

 Balsamic Vinaigrette (find recipe here)
1 tablespoons Butter
1 Granny Smith Apple
2 tablespoons dark brown Sugar
1 ounce Water (if needed)
1/2 teaspoon Roasted Cinnamon
Kielbasa
Dark Bread




Make Balsamic Vinaigrette. Set aside. Cut apple in to small pieces. Add butter to a frying pan set on medium high. Let butter melt and add apples, dark brown sugar, and roasted cinnamon. If sauce becomes too thick, add a bit of water, a little at a time.  Drop heat to low and simmer until apples become soft, but still have a little crispness. The best way to check them is to poke a couple of the larger pieces with a toothpick.
Slice kielbasa into thin slices. Cook in butter until brown like above, on both sides.
 Use a cookie cutter to cut out the pieces of bread. The cutter I used was 1 3/4" circle. You could use a 1 1/2" cutter also.
Stack a slice of kielbasa on top of each piece of bread. Top the kielbasa with a piece of sauteed apple. Use a wooden hors d'oeuvres fork or any type of appetizer fork to serve with the stack.
Drizzle each Apple Kielbasa Stack with Balsamic Vinaigrette. You can find the recipe here.
Thank you for joining me today! I am so glad you stopped by!

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Apple Kielbasa Stack

INGREDIENTS:


  • Balsamic Vinaigrette (find recipe here- http://www.thefreshmancook.com/2017/04/bruschetta-di-pomodoro-sundaysupper.html
  • 1 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown Sugar
  • 1 ounce Water (if needed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Roasted Cinnamon
  • Kielbasa
  • Dark Bread

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Make Balsamic Vinaigrette. Set aside. Cut apple in to small pieces. Add butter to a frying pan set on medium high. Let butter melt and add apples, dark brown sugar, and roasted cinnamon. If sauce becomes too thick, add a bit of water, a little at a time. Drop heat to low and simmer until apples become soft, but still have a little crispness. The best way to check them is to poke a couple of the larger pieces with a toothpick.
  2. Slice kielbasa into thin slices. Cook in butter until brown like above, on both sides.
  3. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the pieces of bread. The cutter I used was 1 3/4" circle. You could use a 1 1/2" cutter also.
  4. Stack a slice of kielbasa on top of each piece of bread. Top the kielbasa with a piece of sauteed apple. Use a wooden hors d'oeuvres fork or any type of appetizer fork to serve with the stack.
  5. Drizzle each Apple Kielbasa Stack with Balsamic Vinaigrette. Enjoy!
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Friday, September 8, 2017

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip / #15 Minute Friday

After school snacks were a necessity in our house when my son was growing up. Sometimes the snacks were a treat that I bought, and sometimes they were something I made earlier in the day. It all depended on how busy I was at work. These days I have a lot more time, but my son is grown, and not looking for after school snacks. But, sometimes I see things at the grocery, and they are just too cute to pass up. That is how this Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip happened!

 Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip
(printable recipe at end of page)

1-13.8 ounce Pillsbury Pizza Crust
1 1/4 cup Pizza Sauce
Hormel Pepperoni Mini's
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese


preheat oven to 425℉

Open the pizza crust and spread it out on a pizza pan. You can use a baking sheet or anything that is oven safe. Bake for 11 minutes, but watch the crust to make sure it cooks thoroughly. 
Remove pizza crust from the oven and cool on cooling rack. Turn oven to 325 degrees.
Place half of the pizza sauce in a bowl. Add mini pepperoni pieces around the top of the sauce. 
Place the rest of the sauce on top of the pepperoni pieces. Just spoon it right on top. Place pepperoni pieces on top of sauce, just like the first layer. Place shredded mozzarella on to the top of the pepperoni's.
Place in oven and bake for 3 minutes. Turn to broil and broil for 1 minute.
Cut the pizza crust into strips for dipping.
Have fun enjoying your Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip!






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Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Dip

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1-13.8 ounce Pillsbury Pizza Crust
  • 1 1/4 cup Pizza Sauce
  • Hormel Pepperoni Mini's
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. preheat oven to 425℉
  2. Open the pizza crust and spread it out on a pizza pan. You can use a baking sheet or anything that is oven safe. Bake for 11 minutes, but watch the crust to make sure it cooks thoroughly.
  3. Remove pizza crust from the oven and cool on cooling rack. Turn oven to 325 degrees.
  4. Place half of the pizza sauce in a bowl. Add mini pepperoni pieces around the top of the sauce.
  5. Place the rest of the sauce on top of the pepperoni pieces. Just spoon it right on top. Place pepperoni pieces on top of sauce, just like the first layer. Place shredded mozzarella on to the top of the pepperoni's.
  6. Place in oven and bake for 3 minutes. Turn to broil and broil for 1 minute.
  7. Cut the pizza crust into strips for dipping. Enjoy!
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!


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