Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies :)

pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
cup butter or margarine, softened
to 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
to 8 drops green food color
cup creme de menthe baking chips
cup semisweet chocolate chunks
  • Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, extract, food color and egg until soft dough forms. Stir in creme de menthe baking chips and chocolate chunks.
  • Using small cookie scoop or teaspoon, drop dough 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Serve warm or cool completely. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sugar Cookies ( Gluten Free)

box Betty Crocker Gluten Free yellow cake mix
cup butter, softened
teaspoon vanilla
Colored sugar
Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir all ingredients except colored sugar with spoon until dough forms.
  • Shape dough by teaspoonfuls into balls. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls 2 inches apart. Flatten with bottom of glass dipped in colored sugar.
  • Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes; carefully remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Recipe of the Day

Peach and Raspberry Cobbler! This is great for anytime of the year.

2 1/2
cups sliced fresh peaches
cups fresh raspberries
cup granulated sugar
tablespoon cornstarch
teaspoon ground nutmeg
cups Original Bisquick® mix
cup milk
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
tablespoons packed brown sugar  
  • Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly butter bottom and side of 9x1 1/2-inch deep-dish pie plate or 2-quart casserole. Or you can use pam spray as well ! 
  • Mix peaches, raspberries, sugar, cornstarch and nutmeg in large bowl. Let stand 10 minutes. Spoon into pie plate.
  • Stir together remaining ingredients in same bowl until dough forms. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto fruit mixture. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until fruit is bubbly and topping is deep golden brown and thoroughly baked.

Tis the season

Well, it's that time of year when we all like to endulge on sweets and home-baked goodies. i recently found out that a lot of people i know, are not the baking type/ are afraid of baking in general. So, I usually take on the sole role for providing all the goodies =) I simply don't mind since at an early age, my grandmother and mother brought me into the kitchen and taught me how to make everything from scratch. Ever since then, I have had a passion for not only baking but to try new things. As an adult, I have to make my own frosting. The store bought kind just doesn't do it for me. Plus, making buttercream frosting is really easy! All you need is a box of powdered sugar, butter and milk. That's it! pretty easy :) And if you want different colors, just add in some food coloring of your choice. Sure, it may be easier to buy a store bought cake or pie but i prefer to make mine from scratch and i know what's in it. I now get a lot of my cooking/baking inspiration from Paula Dean and Buddy from Cake Boss. They are not afraid to try new things and cook/bake with butter. I may not use as much butter but it still turns out just as good :)

I am not the type to go gluten free. I was with someone in the past who was allergic to everything and that my made my cooking/baking not as fun. Thankfully my boyfriend Sam can eat anything, haha so it makes baking really joyful for me. With Christmas season here, I am ready to bake like crazy. I am even starting a cake side business.  Here is a few cakes that i have made:


So the first one is a pool table cake i made for my boyfriend and the second cake was for a girlfriends daughter. I hope to post more pictures as Thanksgiving and Christmas comes closer. And recipes will soon follow on here to share with everyone.