Thursday, August 25, 2011

Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I'm just posting a link, sorry. But you'll love me forever if you try this recipe next time you make chocolate chip cookies. They are bakery quality and sooooooo good.

Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Friday, August 12, 2011

Pineapple Coconut Crumb Muffins

Crumb Topping

1/3 c. flour
1/3 c. coconut (chopped if desired)
3 T. sugar
3 t/ chipped macadamia nuts
3 T. butter, softened

Mix together cutting the butter into the other ingredients with a knife.  Set aside.

Muffin Batter

1 1/3 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. coconut, slightly chopped
2 large eggs, whipped
1/2 c. oil
3 T. pineapple juice (reserve from drained pineapple)
3/4 c. drained crushed pineapple

Preheat oven to 375 degrees...Makes 12 regular muffins.
Stir together the dry ingredients and mix together the wet ingredients.  Stir the wet and dry ingredients together until just mixed.  Fill cups 2/3 full.  Crumble topping over batter.  Slightly press the topping into the batter.  Bake for 20-22 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into center of the muffin comes out clean. Let cool in tin for about 5 minutes.  Remove to wire rack or eat them while they are warm. 

These taste a lot like the Hawaiian Coffee Cake but with a little twist.  Dad even liked them!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ginger Teriyaki Lettuce Wraps

1 T. oil
1 lb. ground turkey
1 pouch Simply Asia Ginger Teriyaki Stir-Fry Sauce
large lettuce leaves.

Heat the oil and cook the turkey until cooked.  Add the sauce.  Serve in lettuce leaves with shredded carrots, chopped peanuts, chopped chives or green onions.  If you like water chestnuts, chops those up fine and add to the cooked meat.

SUPER EASY AND GOOD (recipe from Brittany's Simply Asia Party).

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Homemade Caramel Ice Cream

I'm sure most of you have this recipe from the Candrian cookbook mom made us, but maybe it's one that gets looked over. Or, you don't have an ice cream maker. In that case, go buy one, just so you can make this anytime you want. Yes, it's that delicious!

Beware, it makes a TON.

Caramel Ice Cream:

1 1/3 c. sugar-caramelized
7 c. milk
Add milk to sugar and boil the sugar out
(the sugar will harden once the cold milk is added, and you'll think you burned it or messed up. Don't worry, the sugar will eventually boil out, be patient.)

Beat together:
3 eggs
1 T. flour
1 1/3 c. sugar

Add to milk mixture, beating constantly with beater. Let mixture come to a full boil. Cool in refrigerator.

Since you need the mixture to cool completely before moving on to the next step, it's best to make the night before. It saves time at least. Thanks for the tip mom!

Once cooled add:
2/3 quart cream
1/3 tsp. salt
2 T vanilla (I used maple flavoring since I'm allergic to vanilla and it tasted perfect)

Pour all ingredients into ice cream maker and add milk to 4" from the top of the can. I just realized I didn't do that, but it still turned out just fine. My canister was about 3/4 full anyway.

Freeze using finely chopped ice and 2 quarts of coarse salt.