Thursday
Sep132018

Homemade Funnel Cake

 

Funnel Cake

1 large egg
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons melted butter
2 quarts peanut or canola oil
powdered sugar

Directions
Heat oil to 350 degrees while you prepare the batter. In a mixing bowl, whisk egg, then add the milk and vanilla and whisk again until well combined. In a separate bowl, stir the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt together. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix until there are no lumps. Stir in the melted butter then transfer batter to a squeeze bottle. Once oil has reached the correct temperature, squeeze batter into the oil in a circular motion until you have an even layer (about a 1/2 cup of batter). Cook for about 30 seconds, or until edges appear golden brown, then flip and cook an additional 15-20 seconds on the other side. Gently remove cake to drain on paper towels, then coat with a generous sprinkle of powdered sugar before serving. Makes 4-6 cakes.

Thursday
Sep132018

Deep-Fried Oreos

Deep Fried Oreos

2 quarts canola or vegetable oil
1 package Oreo cookies
1 1/2 cup pancake mix
1 egg
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
powdered sugar for garnish

Directions
Heat oil in a deep fryer or dutch oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a tray with paper towels for drainage. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the milk, egg, and two teaspoons of oil together. Slowly add the pancake mix until no lumps appear. Once oil reaches temperature, coat 4-5 Oreos at a time in the batter, then drop into the hot oil. (Cook in small batches to prevent overcrowding and burning.) Cook for 20-30 seconds per side, or until golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels. Serve warm with sprinkled powdered sugar.

Wednesday
Sep122018

Copycat McDonald's Big Mac

INGREDIENTS

Special Sauce:

1/4 Cup Miracle Whipe

1/4 Cup Mayonnaise

2 Heaping Tablespoons French Salad Dressing

1/2 Tablespoon Sweet Relish

2 Heaping Tablespoons Dill Pickle Relish

1 Teaspoon Sugar

1 Teaspoon Dried Minced Onion

1 Teaspoon White Vinegar

1 Teaspoon Ketchup

1/8 Teaspoon Salt

 

Burgers:

2 thin 2oz Patties

1 Sesame Seed Bun plus 1 additional bun bottom

1 Slice American Cheese

1 Tablespoon Special Sauce

1 Teaspoon Finely Diced Onion

1/2 Cup Chopped Lettuce

2 Dill Pickle Slices

Dash of Salt & Pepper

 

DIRECTIONS

  • Mix special sauce ingredients until well blended in a microwave safe container
  • Microwave for 25 seconds
  • Mix well again
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before using
  • Cut browned side of extra bun half away leaving piece to use as middle.
  • Lightly toast buns on pan or griddle and set aside
  • Cook patties in hot pan 1-2 minutes each side.  Lightly salt and pepper patties
  • On bottom bun, add 1/2 tablespoon special sauce, 1/2 teaspoon diced onion, 1/4 cup lettuce, slice of American cheese and 1 patty
  • On the middle bum, add 1/2 tablespoon special sauce, 1/2 teaspoon diced onion, pickles, 1/4 cup lettuce and 1 patty.
  • Place the middle bun section on top of the bottom bun section and top with the top bun.

 

Thursday
Sep062018

Reese's Double Chocolate Brownies 

INGREDIENTS

  • dash salt
  • 3-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons hot water
  • PEANUT BUTTER DRIZZLE (recipe follows)
  • 3 tablespoons REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 teaspoon shortening
  • BROWNIE FROSTING(recipe follows)
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups REESE'S MINI PIECES Candy, divided
  • water
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 package (19.8 oz.) fudge brownie mix

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom of 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

  2. Prepare brownie mix as directed on package for fudge-like brownies. Spread half of brownie batter into prepared pan.

  3. Sprinkle 3/4 cup candies over batter. Carefully spread remaining batter over candy.

  4. Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out clean. Remove from oven to wire rack; cool slightly.

  5. Prepare and spread CHOCOLATE FROSTING over brownie.

  6. Sprinkle and gently press remaining 3/4 cup candies over frosting.

  7. Prepare and drizzle PEANUT BUTTER DRIZZLE over candy. Cool completely in pan. Makes 12 brownies.
Friday
Jun152018

Copycat McDonald's Fries

  1. 2 Idaho russet potatoes
  2. 1/4 cup corn syrup
  3. 1 1/2 cups water
  4. 6 cups peanut oil
  5. 1/4 cup beef lard
  6. 2 teaspoons salt, to taste
  7. 1/4 teaspoon beef bouillon granules (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Peel potatoes and julienne the peeled potatoes into shoestring french fries. They should be 1/4-inch by 1/4-inch thick and about 4 inches to 6 inches long.
  2. In a large bowl combine corn syrup and water, being sure to mix throughly until the corn syrup is evenly distributed. Add the french fries to the sugar water solution. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  3. While the french fries are soaking, in a heavy bottomed stock pot or deep fryer, heat peanut oil in a deep fryer until it reaches 375ºF.
  4. Remove french fries from sugar water and pat dry. Carefully add them to the oil and partially fry them for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. They should just start to turn a light golden brown. Remove them from the fryer and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Place them in the refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. While they're cooling, add the beef fat to the peanut oil. Heat the oil to 400ºF. Remove the french fries from the freezer and carefully add them back to the beef fat oil. Fry for 5 to 7 minutes or until they are golden brown. Drain the french fries and place in a large bowl.
  6. Sprinkle generously with salt and toss the fries until they are coated. Serve immediately.
Tuesday
May012018

Chili's Copycat Molten Lava Cake

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 Tablespoons flour
  • caramel sauce, for drizzling
  • vanilla ice cream
  • Smuckers Chocolate Magic Shell ice cream topping, for drizzling

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl combine chocolate chips and butter. Microwave for 2 minutes and whisk until smooth.
  3. Whisk in powdered sugar until combined.
  4. Add 3 eggs and 1 egg yolk, and whisk until combined.
  5. Add vanilla and flour and mix again.
  6. Generously spray four oven safe cups with cooking spray, and evenly fill with batter.
  7. Bake on a cookie sheet in the oven for 13-15 minutes until the outer edges are set and the center is still soft.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for 2-3 minutes before inverting onto a plate drizzled with caramel sauce.
  9. Top cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle magic shell topping on top
Monday
Apr092018

Chick fil A Copycat: Frosted Lemonade


INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice (Sunkist brand is recommended)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar 
  • 2 1/2 cups Water Edy’s Slow Churn Vanilla Ice Cream 
DIRECTIONS
Add lemon juice and sugar to pitcher. If you are using bottled lemon juice, increase amount to 1 1/2 cups. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Add water and stir until well mixed. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to chill. Add 1 cup chilled lemonade and 2 cups (about 4 scoops) ice cream to blender. Pour into cup and garnish with lemon slice.
Thursday
Mar222018

Overnight Brunch Bake

Ingredients

  • 24 oz. (6 cups) shredded colby-Monterey Jack cheese blend
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 8 oz. cooked sausage, cut into thin bite-sized strips
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 3/4 cups milk

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle half of cheese evenly into sprayed baking dish.
  • 2
    Melt margarine in medium skillet over medium heat. Add onions, 1/2 medium bell pepper and mushrooms; cook until onions and bell pepper are tender. Arrange vegetables over cheese in baking dish. Top with ham strips. Sprinkle remaining cheese over ham.
  • 3
    Beat eggs in large bowl. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour, parsley and milk to eggs; blend well. Pour over mixture in baking dish. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  • 4
    To serve, heat oven to 350°F. Uncover baking dish; bake at 350°F. for 55 to 65 minutes or until mixture is set and top is lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. To serve, cut into squares. Garnish with red bell pepper and fresh parsley.