Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Churro Cupcake Recipe
Ingredients for the Cupcake:
3 c. cake flour (sifted and then measured), 2 1/2 t. baking powder, 1 t. cinnamon, 1/2 t. salt, 11 T unsalted butter, 1 /2 c. packed brown sugar, 2 eggs (room temp), 2 t. vanilla, 1 1/4 c. milk (room temp)
Mix all ingredients, and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Cool 10 minutes, and then fill.
*You can also use a yellow cake mix, make as usual, and add cinnamon.
Dulce de Leche Filling for Cupcakes:
I used my 'caramel making instructions here' from a few years back. It's sooooo easy, and delicious!
I carved out a funnel, and filled with caramel.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
We covered the tale and face with a layer of tissue and light layer of glue, and then they folded over strips of tissue, and cut down the middle (not all the way through) make a ruffle.
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Ingredients: Med Onion, 1 Clove of Garlic, 1 Lb of Ground Beef, Taco Seasoning Package, Water (amount listed on the back of the package), 1 14 oz can of corn-drained, 1/2 c. cheese, 3 cans of buttermilk biscuits, queso
Basically, I cooked a medium onion, and a clove of garlic in 2 T. of butter, once they were soft, I added a pound of ground beef, cooked until browned, drained, and added a taco seasoning package, and the water it called for on the back of the package. I added a drained can of corn. I might toss in a tomato (salsa?) or some additional seasoning next time, for fun.
Monday, April 25, 2011
This is a Taco Soup recipe I got from Laine, and I really liked it. I made one change (I substituded a can of pinto beans for a can of corn), but otherwise, it was true to form, and truly yummy.
Taco Soup Recipe
2. 1 can of pinto beans, 1 can of corn, 1 can of kidney beans, 1 can of stewed tomatoes (chopped), 1 can of rotel, 1 pkg of ranch dressing packaged mix, 1 can of chopped green chilies, 1 c. medium picante sauce. Do not drain any of the juices, just add those right along with all the fixings...this makes is soup.
3. You can cook these together for 45 minutes on high, or turn the crockpot on low for a few hours. I actually tossed the crockpot in the fridge at this point, and then put it out the next morning on low, so it was ready to go when I got home from work. Anything with spices is always better day 2...or 3....or that's what I tell myself, and I tend to believe what I tell myself.
4. Serve with cornbread, OR if you are really feeling wild, toss this over fritoes, and top with cheese and sour cream.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Cinco de Mayo in Texas is a big deal. Twist our arms, we'll celebrate with our Sister to the South. Pretty much any reason to eat Tex Mex goes to the top of the radar. On the 5th of the May, it's usually were you find me. Really...on the 4th of May you'll find me there...and the 3rd...and the 2nd. (And this from one of the few people in Texas who won't say it's their favorite 'kind' of food). Here's the trick to good Mexican food....I've learned in my travels...never...never...never eat Mexican food away from a border state. I was waiting for my friend to get off work when I went to visit her in Kansas...the other gals and I decided to grab some Mexican food for dinner....they brought out the traditional meal starter-chips and dip...except...the dip came in a ketchup squeeze bottle. We tossed a tip on the table and high tailed it out of there. I know a bad idea when I meet it...in a squirt bottle. I'm sure every location has it's dish...and feels the same. I love eating local and figuring out how :insert local food here: is supposed to taste:. I'd want to eat local if I visited :your: state...and if :you: came here, I'd insist you try the Mexican. So, from a native Texan, until you come for a visit, here are some recipes and projects. All the links, inspiration etc are attached to each link when you open them.
1. Margarita Cupcakes (one of my very favorite cupcake recipes, click on the words for the complete recipe and how to)
2. Crockpot Tamales (sooooo good)
3. Tissue Flowers
4. Homemade Salsa
5. Taco Soup
6. Easy Empanadas
8. Churro Cupcakes
9. Personalized Tortillas
10. Margaritta Bath Set
11. How to Make a Pinata
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In the meantime, one bag of chocolate chips made 2+ bunnies. I made mine solid chocolate. I melted (45 seconds in the microwave, stir, and then 20 second intervals between stiring until it's smooth).
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life."
Despite the fuzz, and the frenzy I face in this world, how fortunate and good life is knowing how the story ends.