Friday, August 14, 2015

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

I made this for a museum grand opening and the staff raved over it.  Easy, moist and delicious.

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

An easy recipe that can be made with or without gluten! 

 Ingredients:

    •    1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
    •    1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix 
    •    1/4 cup milk
    •    1 cup vegetable oil
    •    4 eggs, beaten
    •    1 cup sour cream
    •    1 tsp vanilla
    •    1 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions:

Mix together all ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips by hand. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 or 60 minutes in a bundt pan coated with Pam.

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

One of my all time favorite pasta dishes is Spaghetti Carbonara and so when I decided to use the spaghetti squash version I was afraid that it would not be quite as good. I was so wrong y'all this was delicious and I can't wait to make it again soon!

Go ahead and try it I think you'll love it too!


Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons salt
1 1/4 teaspoons black pepper
1 large spaghetti squash (about 2 pounds)
4 slices bacon, can use more if you want
2 teaspoons minced garlic, I use Penzey's Roasted Garlic 
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 egg yolks plus 1 whole egg
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese or shredded Parmesan cheese works just as well

To prepare your squash for this dish:

First prepare your spaghetti squash by cutting it in half long ways. Place it face down in a casserole dish with enough water to cover the bottom. Wrap in saran wrap and microwave at high power for 10 minutes. Once the squash is tender let cool a bit and scoop out the seeds. Take a dinner fork and loosen the strands of squash and place in a bowl, toss with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, set to the side.

Directions:

While the squash is cooling, in a large saute pan, over medium heat, cook the bacon until it becomes crispy.  Add the garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Add the broth and cook until the liquid has completely evaporated. If using minced or roasted garlic there is no need to use broth.

In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs together with the cheese. Season with the remaining salt and pepper. Combine the eggs with the bacon mixture, warming the eggs in the pan. (Do not let the eggs cook through.) Add the spaghetti squash and toss to thoroughly combine and until squash is heated through. Adjust seasoning, if necessary and serve immediately.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites


Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites

Ingredients:

  • 8 chicken tenders, flattened and cut in two
  • 1 cup Cola of your choice
  • 3-ounce package softened cream cheese
  • 1 jalapeno pepper slices
  • 8 slices bacon, cut in half
Instructions
  1. Marinate flattened chicken in cola.
  2. Dab ½ teaspoon (more or less) of cream cheese on top of each chicken tender. Add a pepper slice on cream cheese. Fold or roll chicken to enclose cream cheese mixture. Wrap each roll with one piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
  3. Grill or oven bake until bacon is brown and crispy on both sides. 
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Citrus Pound Cake with Orange Glaze

This cake is so easy you'll feel bad making it but after the first bite you will be glad you did!


First you'll need to purchase a 1-2-3 Gluten Free Delightfully Gratifying Bundt Poundcake (Sugar Free) You can check where to buy HERE, I personally buy mine from Zulily when they are available.

These mixes are great and they are gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, casein free, peanut free, tree nut free, corn free, sugar free, egg free and soy free.

You may be wondering what else is there, but friend let me tell you these mixes are great. 

Here's the recipe of what I did:


Citrus Pound Cake with Orange Glaze


Ingredients:

1 box of 1-2-3 Gluten Free Delightfully Gratifying Bundt Poundcake Mix
2 2/3 cups sugar of your choice I use a mixture of Splenda and Stevia
1 1/2 cups butter or margarine
5 large eggs
3/4 cup citrus drink or orange juice (i use orange juice)
1 cup powder sugar
2 or 3 TBS of Orange Juice

Directions:
Prepare cake according to package directions. 

After cake is done and while cooling mix powder sugar and orange juice. Just enough of the OJ to make a glaze. Go ahead and spread glaze over cake and let set. 

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