Archive for February, 2013

Oatmeal raisin cookies

Posted: February 24, 2013 in Food

Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 sticks butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cup rolled oats
  • 1 ½ cup raisins

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt and whisk to mix. Set to side.
  • In another larger bowl, beat the butter, vanilla, granulated sugar and brown sugar.
  • Add in the eggs to the sugar and butter mixture and beat to combine.
  • Add in the dry mixture little by little while mixing.
  • Fold in the oats and raisins.
  • Make balls out of the dough.
  • Lightly flatten each ball slightly and bake for about 10-11 minutes
  • Leave the cookies on the baking sheet for about 10-12 minutes to finish cooking outside of the oven and then place on a cooling rack.

Yummy Yummy! ENJOY YOUR MEAL 🙂

 

Pineapple upside down cake

Posted: February 24, 2013 in Food

Ingredients:

For the topping

  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3 cups 1-inch chunks fresh pineapple (about 1 pineapple) or 2 cans of sliced

For the cake

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons double-acting baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk

 

Directions:

Make the topping:

  • In a small bowl stir together well the butter and the brown sugar and spread the mixture evenly in a well-buttered 9- by 2-inch round cake pan.
  • Softening the butter makes it easier. You could always microwave it or sit it in the oven for a few minutes.

Make the cake:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Into a bowl sift together the flour, the baking powder, the salt, and the cinnamon.
  • In another bowl mix the butter with the sugar , add the eggs, 1 at a time, and beat in the vanilla.
  • Add the flour mixture slowly with the milk. Make sure there are no clumps.
  • Pour the batter into the pan, spreading it evenly, and bake the cake in the middle of the oven for 45 to 55 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. The tester could be a fork. You do this by taking a fork and sticking it in the middle of the cake.
  • Let the cake cool in the pan on a rack for 15 minutes, run a thin knife around the edge, and transfer the cake onto a plate. The bottom is now the top!

Yummy cake on the way! ❤ ENJOY YOUR MEAL 🙂

 

 

 

Omurice (japanese dish)

Posted: February 24, 2013 in Food

Ingredients:

  • 1 bowl of cooked rice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 oz diced onion
  • 3 oz chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup cut corn and peas
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Pasta Sauce/ tomato paste would do fine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon ketchup
  • Ketchup in a squeeze bottle
  • Salt & Pepper
  • TIP: if you have no chicken, sausage meat works perfectly fine. It also tastes great ;P

Directions:

  • Beat eggs and season with salt and pepper. Put aside
  • Heat a large pan and add oil. Saute the chicken, onions, and minced garlic at high heat until the chicken is cooked/ no longer pink.
  • When chicken is cooked, add corn and peas and saute for about 30 seconds.
  •  Add ketchup and pasta sauce and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add the bowl of rice and stir well. Season with salt to your taste.
  • Continue stirring for a minute.
  • Now, put the chicken rice aside.
  • Heat pan or wok and coat with cooking spray or oil.
  • Twirl the beaten eggs around the pan (spreading it thinly).
  • Eggs always cook fast. WATCH THE POT!
  • Add the chicken rice to the center and bring the edges of the egg together (the rice doesn’t have to be completely covered/practice makes perfect).
  • Carefully flip the egg wrapped rice onto a plate.
  • Write what ever you want on it with ketchup.

There you go fun,easy , and decorative dish. ENJOY YOUR MEAL 🙂

 

 

Sesame chicken

Posted: February 24, 2013 in Food

Ingredients

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

Directions

  • Cut chicken breast into bite size pieces.
  • Heat a large pan and cover with oil or butter, over medium-high heat
  • Cook chicken for about 6 minutes or until no longer pink
  • Mix together honey, soy sauce, water, corn starch, ginger and red pepper flakes
  • Whisk until no clumps appear
  • Pour sauce mixture into skillet with chicken
  • Cook until sauce thickens a little bit
  • You can add more water if sauce is too thick
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds
  • Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until chicken starts to soak up the sauce

And there you go sweat and spicy sesame chicken . ENJOY YOUR MEAL 🙂

 

Chocolate cake

Posted: February 8, 2013 in Food

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. vinegar
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Spray a small baking pan with vegetable spray or Baker’s Joy. If you don’t have this you can also line the pan with butter (with your fingers or a napkin), then spread flour on it.
  • Combine dry ingredients directly in the pan. Mix all the wet ingredients
  • In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients leaving out the vinegar until the final step.
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients, stirring together in pan until well combined. Stir in the vinegar rapidly and immediately place pan into preheated oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Optional: You can stir in 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips just before baking to make a richer cake with melted chocolate bits or swirls. IT’S YUMMY!

ENJOY YOUR MEAL! 🙂

Fried Oreos

Posted: February 3, 2013 in Food

I have always been to the fair where i live and eat fried Oreos. I always wondered to make them and i finally do!

Ingredients

  • 25 Oreo cookies
  • 1 cup dry pancake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • Vegetable oil
  • A saucepan
  • Powdered sugar

Directions

  • Thoroughly mix the pancake mix and the egg together in any sized bowl
  •   Add the cup of milk at the same time, make sure to put in small amounts of it at a time
  •  Add 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil in the mix
  •  Take the saucepan and pour vegetable oil into it. Pour enough oil to make sure that the cookies can be completely immersed. Heat the oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (if possible)
  •  Dip the Oreo cookies in the batter. DO NOT soak the cookies in the batter for too long
  • Fry the Oreos in 4-5 cookies in the oil. Fry the batches for about 1-2 minutes or until they turn golden brown and fluffy
  • Take out the cookies with a spatula and let them rest on a plate covered with paper towels
  •  Sprinkle the powdered sugar on the fried Oreo cookies

ENJOY YOUR SNACK 🙂

 

 

 

Frosting

Posted: February 3, 2013 in Food

People always say that making frosting seems so hard. How do you make it so yummy and not too hard? It’s not hard at all and takes very little time. Well here’s a short explanation.

Ingredients

  • Milk
  • Carnation milk
  • Vanilla
  • Powdered sugar
  • Water

Directions

  • Measure all the ingredients:

1 tbsp milk

1/4 tsp of carnation milk

3/4 tsp of water

1/2 tsp of vanilla

1 cup of powdered sugar

  • Mix all of the liquids and warm up a little bit
  • Sift the powdered sugar over the warmed liquid mixture and mix thoroughly

That’s all there is to it. ENJOY 🙂

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • Sliced Bread – four to six slices
  • Eggs – 2 of any size
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla – 1/2 tsp.
  • Cream Cheese – 2 tsp.
  • Strawberries – a cup
  • Banana – 1 peeled and sliced
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Maple Syrup
  • Butter

Directions

  • Slice the strawberries and bananas into any size and shape
  • Sprinkle strawberries with powdered sugar and toss around to coat (in a bowl)
  • Mix together thoroughly the eggs, milk, salt, vanilla extract, & cinnamon
  • Spread cream cheese on slices of bread
  • Layer strawberry and banana slices on bread and make into sandwiches (pinch the sides)
  • Dip sandwiches into egg mixture (both sides and let it absorb some of the mixture)
  • Melt a small slice of butter on preheated pan
  • Cook Stuffed French Toast on both sides until it is golden brown
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar and/or a drizzle of maple syrup and a few slices of strawberries (make it fun and decorate it)

ENJOY YOUR MEAL 🙂

 

Eggnog french toast

Posted: February 3, 2013 in Food

INGREDIENTS

6 EGGS (of any size)
1-1/2 cups of eggnog
12

 

slices of bread (cut in halves)

cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS

1 PREHEAT oven to about 350°F. BEAT eggs, eggnog, and a few dashes of cinnamon in any sized bowl until it’s thoroughly mixed. POUR 1/2 of the egg mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan (or any other size you may like). PLACE 6 bread slices in pan; turn slices over and let stand until egg mixture is absorbed into the bread. PLACE bread in single layer on a greased baking sheet.
2 REPEAT with remaining egg mixture and bread, using a second baking sheet.
3 BAKE in 350°F oven, turning once, until browned on both sides and no visible liquid egg remains,this should take about 30 minutes (15 minutes for both sides). ENJOY YOUR MEAL 🙂