Thursday, April 20, 2017

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie / #SundaySupper

 If you are anything like me, you love brunch! Just the word is so sophisticated, and fun. Where else can you be served breakfast, lunch, and dessert all at the same time, and eat some of each? It's fun! That's what this Peanut Butter Pie is all about~FUN! It is full of flavor, and although it may look like a lot of work, it really isn't. It can actually be made at the last minute or in stages!
  No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Crust  
2-9 ounce packs Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers
5 tablespoons unsalted Butter, melted
1/4 cup Confectioner's Sugar
2 tablespoons Water 

Filling  
1 1/4 teaspoons unflavored Gelatin 
1/3 cup whole Milk
1 cup packed dark brown Sugar
6 ounce Cream Cheese, softened
2 cups Creamy Peanut Butter
5 teaspoon Vanilla
2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream, chilled


Chocolate Topping
8 ounces Milk Chocolate, chopped
1/3 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
Candy Eggs

Crush the cookies with the food processor. Add the butter and confectioner's sugar. Add the water, a little at a time as you are processing if the cookies powder appears dry.

Use a 9" spring form pan, and evenly distribute the cookie crumbs through out the pan. Use the bottom of a glass to tamp them down. Bring the crust crumbs up the side of the pan about a 1/4 to 1/2". Place pan in refrigerator.
Mix together the gelatin and milk. Let stand about 5 minutes.
Place the sugar in the processor bowl. Cut the cream cheese into small bite size pieces and add them to the bowl. Heat the gelatin and milk mix in the microwave until hot, but not boiling. Stir until the gelatin is dissolved.
Start the food processor, and begin to add the gelatin mix. Add all of the gelatin as the food processor is mixing until the sugar and cream cheese mix is smooth. 
Add the peanut butter and vanilla. Continue mixing until the mix is smooth and thick. Pour the mix into a medium bowl. 
Add water and ice to a large bowl, making an ice bath. Place the medium bowl with the peanut butter mix into the bowl of ice water. It should sit right on top of the water.
Let the bowl sit on the water and ice for 15-20 minutes. During that time, scrape the sides of the bowl and whisk the mix a couple times. The mix will become thick and jelly-like, but not completely set.
Pour the peanut butter mix into the pan covering the crust. Spread the peanut butter evenly. Refrigerate. 
Melt the chocolate to make the glaze. Use a double boiler or a double boiler set up to prevent the chocolate from burning.  Once the chocolate has melted, heat the heavy whipping cream in the microwave. It should be warm, but not hot. Slowly add it to the melted chocolate, a little at a time, until the chocolate drips from the spoon.
Start placing the chocolate topping on the chilled pie. Place small amounts around the edge of the pie, so the chocolate can begin to drip down the sides. Put the remainder of the chocolate on the top of the pie and spread around the entire top, meeting up with the chocolate that is dripping down the sides. Move quickly because the peanut butter will begin to soften, and you don't want it to mix in with your chocolate.
Refrigerate pie 6-8 hours. To cut, use a large sharp knife. Wipe knife after each cut. Top off pie with candy eggs, or any decorations!
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy this recipe, and please let me know if you make this yummy pie! Find a printable recipe at the end of this blog post!

Continue down the page to find the recipes from members of the #SundaySupper family.Thank you to Cindy from Cindy's Recipes and Writings for hosting today's tasty event!

 

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yield: 1 Pieprint recipe

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

INGREDIENTS:

Crust
  • 2-9 ounce packs Nabisco Famous Chocolate Wafers
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted Butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup Confectioner's Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Water
Filling
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons unflavored Gelatin
  • 1/3 cup whole Milk
  • 1 cup packed dark brown Sugar
  • 6 ounce Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 cups Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 5 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream, chilled
Chocolate Topping
  • 8 ounces Milk Chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Candy Eggs

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Crush the cookies with the food processor. Add the butter and confectioner's sugar. Add the water, a little at a time as you are processing if the cookies powder appears dry.
  2. Use a 9" spring form pan, and evenly distribute the cookie crumbs through out the pan. Use the bottom of a glass to tamp them down. Bring the crust crumbs up the side of the pan about a 1/4 to 1/2". Place pan in refrigerator.
  3. Mix together the gelatin and milk. Let stand about 5 minutes.
  4. Place the sugar in the processor bowl. Cut the cream cheese into small bite size pieces and add them to the bowl. Heat the gelatin and milk mix in the microwave until hot, but not boiling. Stir until the gelatin is dissolved.
  5. Start the food processor, and begin to add the gelatin mix. Add all of the gelatin as the food processor is mixing until the sugar and cream cheese mix is smooth.
  6. Add the peanut butter and vanilla. Continue mixing until the mix is smooth and thick. Pour the mix into a medium bowl.
  7. Add water and ice to a large bowl, making an ice bath. Place the medium bowl with the peanut butter mix into the bowl of ice water. It should sit right on top of the water.
  8. Let the bowl sit on the water and ice for 15-20 minutes. During that time, scrape the sides of the bowl and whisk the mix a couple times. The mix will become thick and jelly-like, but not completely set.
  9. Pour the peanut butter mix into the pan covering the crust. Spread the peanut butter evenly. Refrigerate.
  10. Melt the chocolate to make the glaze. Use a double boiler or a double boiler set up to prevent the chocolate from burning. Once the chocolate has melted, heat the heavy whipping cream in the microwave. It should be warm, but not hot. Slowly add it to the melted chocolate, a little at a time, until the chocolate drips from the spoon.
  11. Start placing the chocolate topping on the chilled pie. Place small amounts around the edge of the pie, so the chocolate can begin to drip down the sides. Put the remainder of the chocolate on the top of the pie and spread around the entire top, meeting up with the chocolate that is dripping down the sides. Move quickly because the peanut butter will begin to soften, and you don't want it to mix in with your chocolate.
  12. Refrigerate pie 6-8 hours. To cut, use a large sharp knife. Wipe knife after each cut. Top off pie with candy eggs, or any decorations!
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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Vanilla Bundt Cake w/ a Bird's Nest Topper

These sweet little mini cakes might just be the answer to your "What do I serve for Easter dessert?" question! They are Vanilla Bundt Cakes with a Bird's Nest Topper. The cakes can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until the day you want to serve them. You will want to make the bird nests a day or three before also. This recipe has a lot of different pieces, but there is nothing difficult about it. It's bake the cake, make the nests, make the icing, all before the event. Drizzle the cake, put the eggs in the nest, place the nest on the cake when ready to serve. A simple dessert for Easter Sunday, a spring party, or Mother's Day!
Vanilla Bundt Cake w/ a Bird's Nest Topper 
(makes 1 dozen bundt cakes)
(printable recipe at end of post)

Cake
2 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda 
pinch of Salt
1/2 cup softened Butter
1 3/4 cups Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
4 Egg Whites
1 1/3 cups Buttermilk

Frosting
3/4 cup Warm Water
5 tablespoons Meringue Powder
1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
2.25 pounds Confectioners Sugar
Pink Food Coloring
Yellow Food Coloring
Purple Food Coloring

Bird Nests
2 cups  Chow Mein Noodles
2 cups Melted Milk Chocolate
Small Cadbury Eggs 

Preheat oven to 350Ⓕ.

Lightly grease and flour the bundt pans you will be using. Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla. Add egg whites one at a time, beating after adding each one. Start alternately adding the flour mixture and the buttermilk until combined.
 Add batter to pan and bake for 10-12 minutes, checking with a toothpick to see if it is done. Remove from pan and let cool completely. Set aside. 
I used my favorite chocolate bar from Trader Joe's to make the nests. To melt chocolate, use a double boiler, so you don't scorch the chocolate. Mix together the chow mein noodles and the melted milk chocolate. I used a spatula and my hands with gloves on to get them mixed properly.
 Form nests by forming a ball, and then bring the sides up, making an indentation forming the nests.
Make the frosting-pour the warm water into your mixing bowl. Add the meringue powder. Whisk it for 30 seconds. It should become frothy and thicken up a little. Add the cream of tartar. Whisk again for 30 seconds. Pour in all the confectioners sugar at one time. Use the paddle attachment if you have a stand mixer. Put your speed on,low, and mix for 10 minutes. The frosting will get thick and creamy. Place the frosting in a container that you can seal tight, because it can get crusty and dry out. You will probably have some frosting left over. 
Mix your icing colors. Mix approximately 1 cup of each color. After mixing the colors, thin them by starting with adding a 1/4 teaspoon of water to each color so they will drizzle a little. You may need to add more, but just use a little bit at a time.
Drizzle your cake with the colors you choose. Fill the birds nest with the eggs, and place it on the cake! You are ready to serve and enjoy!

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yield: 12 mini bundt cakesprint recipe

Vanilla Bundt Cake w/ a Bird's Nest Topper

prep time: cook time: total time:

INGREDIENTS:

Mini Bundt Cakes
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • pinch of Salt
  • 1/2 cup softened Butter
  • 1 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 1 1/3 cups Buttermilk
Frosting
  • 3/4 cup Warm Water
  • 5 tablespoons Meringue Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 2.25 pounds Confectioners Sugar
  • Pink, Yellow and Purple Food Coloring
Birds Nests
  • 2 cups Chow Mein Noodles
  • 2 cups Melted Milk Chocolate
  • Small Cadbury Eggs

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350Ⓕ.
  2. Lightly grease and flour the bundt pans you will be using. Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla. Add egg whites one at a time, beating after adding each one. Start alternately adding the flour mixture and the buttermilk until combined.
  3. Add batter to pan and bake for 10-12 minutes, checking with a toothpick to see if it is done. Remove from pan and let cool completely. Set aside.
  4. I used my favorite chocolate bar from Trader Joe's to make the nests. To melt chocolate, use a double boiler, so you don't scorch the chocolate. Mix together the chow mein noodles and the melted milk chocolate. I used a spatula and my hands with gloves on to get them mixed properly.
  5. Form nests by forming a ball, and then bring the sides up, making an indentation forming the nests.
  6. Make the frosting-pour the warm water into your mixing bowl. Add the meringue powder. Whisk it for 30 seconds. It should become frothy and thicken up a little. Add the cream of tartar. Whisk again for 30 seconds. Pour in all the confectioners sugar at one time. Use the paddle attachment if you have a stand mixer. Put your speed on,low, and mix for 10 minutes. The frosting will get thick and creamy. Place the frosting in a container that you can seal tight, because it can get crusty and dry out. You will probably have some frosting left over.
  7. Mix your icing colors. Mix approximately 1 cup of each color. After mixing the colors, thin them by starting with adding a 1/4 teaspoon of water to each color so they will drizzle a little. You may need to add more, but just use a little bit at a time.
  8. Drizzle your cake with the colors you choose. Fill the birds nest with the eggs, and place it on the cake! You are ready to serve and enjoy!
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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo / #SundaySupper

We are all about seafood today for #SundaySupper, and I have a Seafood Fettucine Alfredo for you that is easier to make than you think, and so creamy and wonderful, you will want to share it with all your family and friends!
Do you remember the frozen fish patties that were served in the lunchroom when you were in grade school? That was my first exposure to seafood!
Fast forward to my early 20's, and I am living in Las Vegas with my husband. At that time in the city, eating out was cheaper than eating in! Really! Every casino had a food deal, just to get you in the door. There was a lot of food out there to choose from, and seafood was plentiful! Shrimp, lobster, crab, fish, scallops~you get my drift. I couldn't get enough of the stuff! How could this amazing, fresh food possibly be any relation to those frozen fish patties of my past? I thought of it as an incredibly tasty luxury and I still do. The difference now is that I have learned how to make my own, and I want you to know how to also.

Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo
(printable recipe at bottom of post)
makes 3 medium sized orders

Seafood
1/4 pound Shrimp
1/4 pound White Fish
1/4 pound Scallops
Black Pepper

Alfredo Sauce
1/2 tablespoon Butter
1/8 teaspoon Minced Garlic
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream 
1/2 cup Fresh Parmesan Cheese~shaved or shredded 
Black Pepper

Fettuccine Noodles
Cherry Tomatoes
Scallions
Fresh Bread, if desired
Clean and devein the shrimp. Chop into bite sized pieces.
Rinse and cut white fish into bite size pieces.
Rinse and cut scallops into quarters.
Season seafood with black pepper.
Cook the seafood in a pan on medium high heat, quick and fast, 4-5 minutes. Turn pieces of seafood as needed for even cooking. Do not overcook. Set on a back burner when done. 
Start the water boiling and cook your pasta. I made homemade noodles for this dish, but dried noodles work perfectly also. I thought I would demonstrate how to make homemade noodles later. There is a learning curve, and I am still learning, but I would love to share a video of the "how to" at a later date.
Melt the butter and add the garlic together in a pan set on medium low heat. 
 Pour heavy whipping cream into pan. Heat until beginning to bubble, stirring the entire time. As the cream heats, start adding the parmesan cheese, a little at a time, letting it melt before adding more. Add cheese until it becomes thick and to your desired consistency. Reserve a little cheese to top the dish with.
Plate your noodles in the center of your plate. Top with alfredo sauce.
 Add the seafood, and cheese. Garnish with baby tomato halves and scallions slices. Add bread if desired and enjoy!
Thank you for joining me today! Many thanks to our host today, Christie, who blogs at A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures.
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yield: 3 plates print recipe

Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo

INGREDIENTS:

Seafood
  • 1/4 pound Shrimp
  • 1/4 pound White Fish
  • 1/4 pound Scallops
  • Black Pepper
Alfredo Sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon Butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Parmesan Cheese~shaved or shredded
  • Black Pepper
Other Items
  • Fettuccine Noodles
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Scallions
  • Bread, if desired

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Clean and devein the shrimp. Chop into bite sized pieces.
  2. Rinse and cut white fish into bite size pieces.
  3. Rinse and cut scallops into quarters.
  4. Season seafood with black pepper.
  5. Cook the seafood in a pan on medium high heat, quick and fast, 4-5 minutes. Turn pieces of seafood as needed for even cooking. Do not overcook. Set on a back burner when done.
  6. Start the water boiling and cook your pasta.
  7. Melt the butter and add the garlic together in a pan set on medium low heat.
  8. Pour heavy whipping cream into pan. Heat until beginning to bubble, stirring the entire time. As the cream heats, start adding the parmesan cheese, a little at a time, letting it melt before adding more. Add cheese until it becomes thick and to your desired consistency. Reserve a little cheese to top the dish with.
  9. Plate your noodles in the center of your plate. Top with alfredo sauce.
  10. Add the seafood, and cheese. Garnish with baby tomato halves and scallions slices. Add bread if desired and enjoy!
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