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Triple Whammy! September 15, 2010

Filed under: Sweets,Uncategorized — fattybear @ 8:21 pm

So this recipe came to me from biting into a york peppermint patty. Yes, food truly is that inspirational to me. Bite and BAM! lightening strikes. As you will see I actually decided to do a variation on the york peppermint patty lightening strike because I was having a more peanut buttery chocolate craving. Anyways for those of you who have always wanted a way to eat cookie, candy and brownie at once here is the opportunity! With the stores thinking it’s Halloween you can find those fantastic candy combo bags for a decent price! Enjoy!!

Because One Just Isn’t Enough Cup

Makes about 15 cups

INGREDIENTS:

1 box of brownie mix (oil, water, eggs)

15 oreo cookies or mini-chocolate chip cookies

miniature candy of choice (peanut butter cup and peppermint patty, rollo, heath, snickers, milky way…i think you get the idea)

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2) Grease regular sized cupcake pan (if you get the mini cookies you might be able to fit them into the bite size brownie pan, if you want something a little smaller, meaning more little brownies to eat)

3) Make the brownie batter according to box directions. Place spoon full of brownie mix on bottom of cupcake pan, place cookie and then candy on top in.  Then pour brownie mix over cookie/candy. You don’t need to completely cover the candy fill to about 2/3 up the side of the candy.

4) Bake for 28-32 minutes. They are going to be really gooey if you try to prick them with toothpick so look for them pulling away from the sides of the pan, that’s a pretty good indicator they are done.

5) Have the patience to let them cool before you sink your teeth in. (This is the hardest part for me)

 

Pass the Butter Mint Please…. February 6, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — fattybear @ 7:05 pm

Fact: I love garlic.

So when I see a recipe that calls for garlic I automatically decide I must make it immediately and well usually think the amount of garlic called for is never enough so I double it. The sauce for both the recipes below comes from the back of a San Giorgio pasta box. I find that some of my favorite recipes come from the back of a box.

Anyways the recipes below are definitely not good for say date meals because it does not help for setting the mood later… even if you try to argue you both ate garlic so it shouldn’t matter. But that aside garlic is amazing. So get over the fact that these dishes will give you bad breath (perhaps one day a toothpaste will be invented to help with this problem) and just dig in and enjoy the sweet garlicky heavenliness of these dishes.

Pasta Florentine

INGREDIENTS:

1 box pasta

1 box frozen chopped spinach

1 tomato, chopped

garlic sauce, recipe at the end

The instructions for this are pretty lame…

Cook pasta according to box. Cook spinach according to box. When cooking is complete. Toss pasta, spinach, chopped tomato and sauce together. Or if you are going to plate individually you can do as I did in the photo. Toss pasta and sauce, serve on plate, layer with spinach and sprinkle with chopped tomato. The recipe as written will serve 6-8 people.

This recipe is fantastically easy, but looks elegant and taste delicious!

Garlic Shrimp Pasta

INGREDIENTS:

1 box of pasta

1 lb medium shrimp, deveined and peeled

garlic sauce

Make sure you have your shrimp ready first you can leave the tails on or take them off. In the water you are preparing to boil for the pasta once it has reached a boil cook the shrimp first. Shrimp are done when they turn pretty pink and their tails curl so they are “C” shaped.  Take them out of the water with a slotted spoon and set aside. You can also cook them in a skillet with some oil and garlic as well. I was going for simplicity. Once the shrimp are prepared cook the pasta.

Toss cooked pasta in garlic sauce, reserve some of the sauce to pour over the shrimp you will place on top of the dish. Or you can just toss it all together especially if you took the tails off already.

To add a bit of green to this dish I served it with a side of roasted asparagus and almonds. Toss the asparagus with a bit of olive oil. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Toss a handful of almonds on top. Bake for 5 minutes more. Delicious!

The glue that brings these recipes together

GARLIC SAUCE!!

INGREDIENTS:

2 tablespoon butter

4 tablespoons garlic

2 table spoon

3/4 cup milk

3/4 cup broth of choice ( I usually use vegetable, the original recipe calls for chicken, i have done just regular water and seasoned up a bit more with oregano, basil, parsley, and crushed red pepper)

1/4 cup fresh parsley

1/3 cup parmesan cheese

salt and pepper to taste.

On medium high heat melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook about 30 seconds until fragrant. Then stir in the flour, it should be smooth except for the garlic chunks. Add the milk and broth, bring to a boil. Stir occasionally. It will become a bit thicker in texture. Add the parmesan cheese to really thicken it up. Lastly stir in the parsley. Now I know I said I add the seasonings when I do the water instead of broth, but really, I do it no matter what. I like flavor and to skip on adding extra salt I just add other herbs.

Enjoy!

 

1000 Awesome Things about Food July 2, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — fattybear @ 12:40 pm

Hello! I know I am the worst blogger in all of mankind. I was in the process of building a new post when I moved, a little preview it’s all about our favorite herb, Basil, or as some people call him ‘Bazil’.

In the mean time, a friend of mine had a brilliant idea of making a list of Awesome things about food. I’d love to hear what you think is awesome about food too. To kick us off here is the beginnings of the list…

1000 AWESOME THINGS ABOUT FOOD

1) The first bite of warm pizza

2) The last bite of a really good PB&J sandwich with the extra stuff pushed into a delicious jam packed bite

3) Milk chocolate melting on your tongue

4) Secretly positioning yourself to get the biggest/cheesiest/juiciest/sweetest/thing with most icing, etc. ( You know you are guilty of doing this at least once, if not more)

5) The tip of the waffle cone serving as the a mini ice cream sundae cup when you get to that final bite

6) The way the chocolate chips in a fresh made cookie are melted inside the cookie and gives burst of chocolately goodness when you bite in.

Well that’s the kick off to the awesome things about food. Share your ideas too!

 

I like Pina Coladas! February 22, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — fattybear @ 9:58 pm

This past weekend my friend and I gathered together to throw a “Let Them Eat Cake Party.” The original inspiration for the party came from my excitement at taking a cake decorating class and wanting to put my new skills to use. The weekend before the cake party my best friend took me to a fatty bear heaven, Sugar + Sunshine Bakery in Plainsboro, NJ, it was here that my imagination went wild with cupcake flavors. I present to you now one of my cupcake fantasies…

Pina Colada Cupcakes

MMMM MMM GOOOD

MMMM MMM GOOOD

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powdered

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 package instant vanilla pudding

3/4 cup white sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tablespoon coconut rum

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 8oz can crushed pineapple, with juices

1/2 cup shredded coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, slat and instant pudding in a small bowl.

Mix sugar, egg, rum, milk, and oil until combined.

Mix in dry ingredients.

Stir in pineapple and coconut.

Pour into prepared cupcake pan.

 

Cookie?? Brownie??? How about both! October 6, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — fattybear @ 8:14 pm
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You don’t have to bake from scratch to make amazingly tasty treats. One of my favorite cookbooks uses brownie mix in all of its recipes and that is where this following recipe comes from. If you love this recipe please check out the cookbook, Brownie Mix Bliss by Camilla V. Saulsbury. It doesn’t have pictures which is usually a must for me, but I don’t think you will have difficulties imagining the brownies just by reading the titles. So without further ado…

Oatmeal Cookie-Bottomed Brownies

INGREDIENTS:

2 1/2 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 cup butter, softened

1 19.5 to 19.8 ounce package brownie mix

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/4 water

2 large eggs

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Position a rack in the lower third of the oven. Spray the bottom only of a 13×9 inch baking pan (you can use any pan size really it just changes the thickness of your brownie) with nonstick cooking spray or line with foil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mix oats, flour, brown sugar, and baking soda; mix in softened butter with wooden spoon or electric mixer set on low until well blended (I recommend the electric mixer or a pastry cutter if you have one). Reserve 1 cup of the oat mixture; press remaining oat mixture into prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes; transfer to wire rack to cool 5 minutes. Leave oven on.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl mix the brownie mix, oil, water and eggs with a wooden spoon until just blended and all dry ingredients are moistened; stir in chocolate chips. Spread batter over partially baked crust; sprinkle with reserved oat mixture.Bake 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out clean or almost clean. Transfer brownies to wire rack to cool completely. Cut into squares. Makes 24 large or 36 small brownies.
 

Feel like sharing?

Filed under: Uncategorized — fattybear @ 7:48 pm

Hello!

I’ve gotten some e-mails recently from people wondering how they can share their own recipes. This has me very excited!

If you want to share a recipe you can e-mail it to me at (fattybearsdelights@gmail.com)  and I can format it and make it look all pretty in the blog. Feel free to write any notes with it as if it were your own blog entry. The other option is just leave it as a comment on one of the already posted recipes and I can take it from there and make it into a post to make sure everyone sees it!
Thanks for reading! Keep checking in every now and then.

 

Hello World! September 27, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — fattybear @ 2:01 am

This blog is meant for food lovers whether it be eating it, making it, or both. Simply put, I love food. Some people estimate food is on my mind about 90% of the day. I’ve decided that since it is on my mind so much in the day I should give myself an outlet for all my foody thoughts and spare the people in my life who have a fairly high tolerance for listening to all my food ramblings.

To forewarn, I have a tendency to always think I’m cooking for a family of 10 so you may find my proportions off. So if it sounds like a lot of food, best to cut it in half 🙂

I hope you can find some fantastic food to share! Keep me posted if you make wonderful alterations to the recipes I post. I love to hear new suggestions.

ENJOY!