Monday, November 13, 2017

Cranberry Mousse Chocolate Dessert Bowls / #CranberryWeek

 Today is the first day of #CranberryWeek and I am very excited about the recipes I will be sharing with you. I hope you enjoy them and the recipes presented from other bloggers in the group!
My recipe today, is one of my favorites, Cranberry Mousse Chocolate Dessert Bowls! 

This recipe can made in two parts. The chocolate bowls one day, and the cranberry mousse at another time. After the mousse is made about three hours are needed for the mousse to set up. After that, you can serve at any time, but the chocolate softens when handled, so when moving them to a plate to serve, move quickly.

Cranberry Mousse Chocolate Dessert Bowls
(recipe serves 4)
(printable recipe at end of page)

12 ounces Milk Chocolate
1 water balloon for each chocolate cup
1 bag Fresh Cranberries
8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Crushed Cranberry Juice
2 Egg Yolks, beaten
1 cup Whipping Cream


Blow up 1 balloon for each bowl you want to make. Use a bowl or cup to set each balloon in. Chop the chocolate and place in a double boiler on medium low heat. Let it melt slowly. You don't want it too hot. As the chocolate melts, stir it a little to help the chocolate melt evenly.
Once melted, turn the pan so the chocolate pools together in one spot. Place the top of the balloon in the chocolate, and turn the balloon in the chocolate, coating it down the balloon.Turn it several times so the balloon gets a bit of a thick coating on it.
 Set the balloons back in to the cups to let the chocolate set up.
Once the balloons have dried, about an hour, pop the balloon and immediately pull the balloon pieces away from the chocolate. Be gentle to avoid the chocolate from cracking. Place in a plastic container in the refrigerator or in the pantry.
Cook cranberries according to package directions.
Use a flat spatula to push the cranberries and the juice through a strainer, and into a medium bowl.
While doing this, be aware that the under side of the sieve will be filling up with cranberry juice. Scrape the bottom to put that juice into the bowl also.
In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar together until it is smooth. Make sure that the cream cheese is softened completely, before mixing. Beat in the cranberry juice and eggs. 
In a separate bowl, beat the whipping cream into whipped cream, but do not add sugar. The peaks of the whipping cream should be beaten to soft peaks. Fold the whipping cream into the cranberry mix. 
Spoon cranberry mousse into each bowl. Place bowls in refrigeration for 3 hours minimum before serving.
When ready to serve, garnish plate with cranberry sauce and slivers of chocolate for a holiday look.
Thanks for joining me today!


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    Cranberry Mousse Chocolate Dessert Bowls

    ingredients:


    • 12 ounces Milk Chocolate
      1 water balloon for each chocolate cup
      1 bag Fresh Cranberries
      8 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
      3/4 cup Sugar
      1/4 cup Crushed Cranberry Juice
      2 Egg Yolks, beaten
      1 cup Whipping Cream

    instructions:


    1. Blow up 1 balloon for each bowl you want to make. Use a bowl or cup to set each balloon in. Chop the chocolate and place in a double boiler on medium low heat. Let it melt slowly. You don't want it too hot. As the chocolate melts, stir it a little to help the chocolate melt evenly.
    2. Once melted, turn the pan so the chocolate pools together in one spot. Place the top of the balloon in the chocolate, and turn the balloon in the chocolate, coating it down the balloon.Turn it several times so the balloon gets a bit of a thick coating on it.
    3.  Set the balloons back in to the cups to let the chocolate set up.
    4. Once the balloons have dried, about an hour, pop the balloon and immediately pull the balloon pieces away from the chocolate. Be gentle to avoid the chocolate from cracking. Place in a plastic container in the refrigerator or in the pantry.
    5. Cook cranberries according to package directions.
    6. Use a flat spatula to push the cranberries and the juice through a strainer, and into a medium bowl.
    7. While doing this, be aware that the under side of the sieve will be filling up with cranberry juice. Scrape the bottom to put that juice into the bowl also.
    8. In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar together until it is smooth. Make sure that the cream cheese is softened completely, before mixing. Beat in the cranberry juice and eggs.
    9. In a separate bowl, beat the whipping cream into whipped cream, but do not add sugar. The peaks of the whipping cream should be beaten to soft peaks. Fold the whipping cream into the cranberry mix.
    10. Spoon cranberry mousse into each bowl. Place bowls in refrigeration for 3 hours minimum before serving.
    11. When ready to serve, garnish plate with cranberry sauce and slivers of chocolate for a holiday look.
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Holiday Breakfast Casserole / #SundaySupper


Casseroles are a great dish for your busy holiday mornings because of their make ahead convenience, and their ability to feed many people at one time. This Holiday Breakfast Casserole does those things and it uses packaged breakfast rolls for even greater ease in preparation.

Holiday Breakfast Casserole
 (feeds approx. 6-8)
  (printable recipe at end of page)
1-8oz. package Orange Rolls
1/2 cup Orange flavored Cranberries
1/4 cup Chopped Pecans
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon Salt
2 cups Milk
2 tablespoons Butter
1 Egg, beaten
2 teaspoon Orange Extract
1 tablespoon Dark Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Confectioners Sugar
1-2 tablespoons No Pulp Orange Juice
1/4 teaspoon Orange Extract (if desired)



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook the orange rolls according to the package directions. Once the rolls come out of the oven, add the orange frosting as directed. Set aside to cool.
 Once cooled, cut rolls into small cubes. Place in 9x13 baking pan. 
In a medium bowl mix together the cranberries, chopped pecans, cinnamon and salt. Use a large spoon to mix all the dry ingredients together with the rolls. Heat the milk and butter in a medium saucepan until warm. Add beaten egg, sugar and extract to the milk and butter.  Mix together. Pour into baking dish over the dry ingredients.
Bake for 30-40 minutes. Make glaze by mixing together the confectioners sugar, orange juice, and if you want even more orange flavor, add the orange extract. If you are happy with the intensity of the orange flavor, omit the extract.  Set aside. Check to see if the casserole is done, by checking the middle with a toothpick. 
 Remove from oven and drizzle with Orange Glaze.

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Holiday Breakfast Casserole

ingredients:


  • 1-8oz. package Orange Rolls
    1/2 cup Orange flavored Cranberries
    1/4 cup Chopped Pecans
    1 teaspoon Cinnamon
    1/8 teaspoon Salt
    2 cups Milk
    2 tablespoons Butter
    1 Egg, beaten
    2 teaspoon Orange Extract
    1 tablespoon Dark Brown Sugar
    1/3 cup Confectioners Sugar
    1-2 tablespoons No Pulp Orange Juice
    1/4 teaspoon Orange Extract (if desired)

instructions:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook the orange rolls according to the package directions. Once the rolls come out of the oven, add the orange frosting as directed. Set aside to cool.
  3.  Once cooled, cut rolls into small cubes. Place in 9x13 baking pan.
  4. In a medium bowl mix together the cranberries, chopped pecans, cinnamon and salt. Use a large spoon to mix all the dry ingredients together with the rolls. Heat the milk and butter in a medium saucepan until warm. Add beaten egg, sugar and extract to the milk and butter.  Mix together. Pour into baking dish over the dry ingredients.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes. Make glaze by mixing together the confectioners sugar, orange juice, and if you want even more orange flavor, add the orange extract. If you are happy with the intensity of the orange flavor, omit the extract.  Set aside. Check to see if the casserole is done, by checking the middle with a toothpick.
  6.  Remove from oven and drizzle with Orange Glaze.

HolidayCasserole Recipes #SundaySupper

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!


It's time for another Celebrate It! party, and I am so glad you are here! 
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Chocolate Holiday Stir Sticks / #FoodGifts

Today I am participating with a group of fellow bloggers in sharing ideas and recipes for #FoodGifts! I love making and giving food gifts. They are unique and fun, and recipients are so happy to receive them!
I have a lot of people I want to give little gifts to this Christmas, nothing fancy, just something to remind them that I am thinking of them. When I was trying to decide what to make, I thought of these little Chocolate Holiday Stir Sticks. I saw them in the stores last season. They are perfect to add to steaming, hot, mugs of hot chocolate. They add a richness and deep flavor that says holiday treat, and they are fun! Try them with coffee and tea also!
 
Chocolate Holiday Stir Stick 
(makes approx. 3 per recipe) 

7 ounces Milk or White Chocolate
Various Sprinkles
Holiday Sticks
Plastic Bags
Ribbon
Small bags of Cocoa Mix
Large Mugs



Chop chocolate and melt in a double boiler. Do the same with white chocolate.
Lightly grease the insides of each section of pan. I sprayed canola oil in to each one, and used a paper towel to remove most of it, leaving a thin layer. Pour chocolate into cavities of the pan. Decorate the top of each circle of chocolate. Leave a little space in the middle for the stick. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes. Then add a stick to each cup. After 10 minutes, the chocolate should be cold enough and firmer, so that the sticks will stand up. If they don't, keep in fridge for 5 minutes more and try again.
 Do the same with the white chocolate. The pan I used here is one with the bottoms that are removable. That way you can pop the bottoms up for easy removable, and it is not necessary to spray any of the cavities. Decorate each one, and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Add sticks just like above. 
Place each stir stick in a plastic bag and tie with your choice of ribbon. 
Place in mugs with small packs or hot chocolate for gift giving!

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Autumn Veggies with Rice / #TasteCreations

Every holiday, I like to try new side dishes. I love making my old favorites, but it is fun to try new ones. Sometimes the new ones go over well with my family and sometimes, well, not so good! This year my new dish is this Autumn Veggies with Rice. It is simple, tasty, and it will be joining my list of holiday side dishes! 
At the bottom of this post, check out the list of new side dishes from fellow members of the #TasteCreations group, and find even more side dishes for the holidays in the link up!
Autumn Veggies w/ Rice
(printable recipe at end of page)
(makes 1 recipe that feed 3-4 people)

2 cups White or Brown Rice
1 tablespoon Butter
2 teaspoon Minced Garlic chopped
1/2  cup diced Winter Squash
2 stalks Green Onion~chopped
1 slice Red Onion~chopped
1 Orange Mini Bell Pepper~chopped
1 Red Mini Bell Pepper~chopped 
1 Roma Tomato~chopped
1 large Mushroom~sliced thin
Garlic Powder
Black Pepper



 Cook the rice. Melt butter in pan and mix in the garlic. Add the squash and let cook on medium heat for 5-10 minutes. Add the peppers and onions, cooking them with the squash until just tender. Add the pepper. Turn the heat to medium high.
 Add the mushrooms and tomato, along with more pepper and garlic powder if you want more. Take off the heat.
Add vegetables to the rice. Drizzle with soy sauce. Serve and enjoy!

Here's what my fellow #TasteCreations members are sharing today:

Aren't these fabulous looking? 

Cider Glazed Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts~Tikkido.com
Easy Buttery Parsley Potatoes~Mom Home Guide
Baked Double Cheese Mashed Potatoes~An Italian in My Kitchen 
Homemade Applesauce ~Our Good Life
 
Looking for more side dishes?
Today at #TasteCreations we are talking about side dishes and sharing some favorites. Take a look and find a new favorite you will want to try! Click the InLinkz below!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Pork Fried Rice / #SundaySupper

Today's Sunday Supper is a special one. We are honoring a member of the #SundaySupper group that passed away last year, by either recreating some of his meals, or creating some gluten free meals of our own. TR Crumbley was a gluten free blogger and a loved member of the Sunday Supper family.
This meal is also a celebration of Gluten Free Holiday Recipes, and I think this is a fantastic one! It would be perfect for dinner during the holidays, because a lot of the recipe can be cooked ahead of time, and put together quickly! I made this pork fried rice dish because it is one of my favorite meals! I have made it many times. Sometimes I will add other veggies if I am feeling like it. I researched all the ingredients, and as far as I am aware, all of them are gluten free, but please check them out yourself if any are in question. I did use a gluten free rice, Mahatma Brand, which is always gluten free.
Gluten Free Pork Fried Rice

(Printable recipe at end of page)
(Makes 2 meals)
2.58 pounds Pork Loin
Mazzola Canola Cooking Spray
1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
Ground Pepper
2-3 Green Onions (chopped)
2/3 cup Yellow Corn
1 slice Yellow Onion (1/4" thick, chopped)
1 tablespoon Butter
2 cups cooked Jasmine Rice
1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
Black Pepper
Soy Sauce (Kikkoman has a Gluten Free one)


 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray 8x11" pyrex dish with Canola Oil spray. I cooked a 2.5 pound pork so I would have extra for another meal. You will need 9-10 ounces for 2 orders of Pork Fried Rice. Rub minced Garlic over both sides of pork. Sprinkle both sides with ground black pepper. Add approx. 1 inch of water to pan. Cover with foil. Bake until pork reaches 145 degrees. Remove from oven and let rest for 20-30 minutes as pork continues to cook in pan. Cut 9-10 ounces from the large piece of pork. Trim and cut into small bite sized pieces.
Let a tablespoon of butter melt in a frying pan. Add the rice, green onions, white onions, and corn. Set temperature to medium.
Add pork to the pan. Turn heat up to medium high.
Mix eggs with a hand blender or a fork.
 Your pan should look like above. As the heat is turned up the pan starts to get crispy on the bottom. Stir as much as you can.
Add the eggs to middle of pan.
Mix eggs in to the pork mix until eggs are cooked.
Serve with a drizzle of soy sauce on top. Enjoy!




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Pork Fried Rice

ingredients:


  • 2.58 pounds Pork Loin
  • Mazzola Canola Cooking Spray
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • Ground Pepper
  • 2-3 Green Onions (chopped)
  • 2/3 cup Yellow Corn
  • 1 slice Yellow Onion (1/4" thick, chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 cups cooked Jasmine Rice
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • Black Pepper
  • Soy Sauce (Kikkoman has a Gluten Free one)

instructions:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 8x11" pyrex dish with Canola Oil spray. I cooked a 2.5 pound pork so I would have extra for another meal. You will need 9-10 ounces for 2 orders of Pork Fried Rice. Rub minced Garlic over both sides of pork. Sprinkle both sides with ground black pepper. Add approx. 1 inch of water to pan. Cover with foil. Bake until pork reaches 145 degrees. Remove from oven and let rest for 20-30 minutes as pork continues to cook in pan. Cut 9-10 ounces from the large piece of pork. Trim and cut into small bite sized pieces.
  3. Let a tablespoon of butter melt in a frying pan. Add the rice, green onions, white onions, and corn. Set temperature to medium.
  4. Add pork to the pan. Turn heat up to medium high.
  5. Mix eggs with a hand blender or a fork.
  6. Your pan should look like above. As the heat is turned up the pan starts to get crispy on the bottom. Stir as much as you can.
  7. Add the eggs to middle of pan.
  8. Mix eggs in to the pork mix until eggs are cooked.
  9. Serve with a drizzle of soy sauce on top. Enjoy!
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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

Hi Everyone! I am so glad you are here!
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