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Sunday Sweet #5 February 21, 2010

Filed under: Beverage — fattybear @ 9:15 pm
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I know most people begin their weekend with a drink, but I have a tendency to like to end it with a drink. I think it’s the ultimate way to wind down and end the weekend on a soothing note.

So enjoy the last vestiges of the weekend and kick back with a little something sweet.

PUT THE LIME IN THE COCONUT

INGREDIENTS:

1 shot coconut rum

1/2 shot Rose’s Lime Juice

1/2 shot Triple Sec

1 cup cranberry juice

lime slices

Directions:

If you want to be fancy you can put all the ingredients in a shaker with ice and give it a good mixing, Strain out into a glass. Garnish with lime.

Lazy person way. Pour all into a glass give a stir, toss in an ice cube or two and garnish with lime.

VOLIA! Tropically sweet. Enjoy!

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Sunday Sweet January 10, 2010

Filed under: Sweets — fattybear @ 9:51 pm
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Well, it’s a new year and I’ve rethought my approach to this blog since clearly my attempts at it last year majorly, majorly failed. So here is how I hope for it to work this year…

If you are anything like me you have hundreds of recipes you’ve been meaning to try, but always find some excuse not too and if you are like me you end up falling back on your dozen tried and true recipes. So this year is a year to trying new recipes! I’ve set a goal for myself to try at least 3 new recipes a week. I’m dedicating Sundays to sweets because I like baking and I think there should be something sweet in my life at least once a week. So to kick us off I present you with a recipe of my own making. It takes a lot of work but if you skip the filling part it’s not that bad. Without further ado…

CAPE COD CUPCAKES

A Cocktail In a Cupcake

Orange Cupcake

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup milk

juice of one navel orange, or 1/2 cup orange juice

1 egg

2 tablespoon orange zest

1 1/2 cup flour

1 package instant vanilla pudding

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder


Cranberry Jelly Filling

2 tablespoon vodka

1/3 cup lime

enough water to make liquid 3/4 cup

3/4 cup sugar

1 bag 8 oz cranberry

Lime Buttercream Frosting

1 lb confectioner’s sugar ( about 3 1/2 cups if using 2lb bag)

1/3 cup butter, room temperature

1/3 cup shortening, room temperature

2 teaspoon rose’s sweetened lime juice

zest of one lime

1/4 teaspoon just white egg powder

2 tablespoon heavy cream

pinch of salt

water for adjusting consistency

ORANGE CUPCAKE

Preheat oven to 350 degrees farenheit. Put cupcake papers in the cupcake tin should make a dozen.

In a medium bowl combine flour, pudding mix, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

In mixing bowl mix sugar, milk, orange juice, egg, and orange zest until well mixed and sunny yellow. Add the dry ingredients. Mix until all is combined and the batter looks thick and creamy. Pour into prepared cupcake papers. Cook for 20 minutes. Let cupcakes cool before filling with cranberry.

CRANBERRY JELLY FILLING

Combine liquids and sugar in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar. Once boiling add the cranberries. Stir occasionally boil until it becomes jelly like about 20 minutes. Let cool before filling pastry bag which should be fitted with a large star tip.

LIME BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

Beat butter and shortening until smooth. Scrap down sides of bowl. Add heavy cream, lime juice, zest, salt, egg white powder, and confectioners sugar. Beat on medium high speed. The correct consistency for the frosting should have it filling up the bowl (covering the sides of your mixing bowl). If it seems too thick add a little water at a time and if it is too liquidy add more confectioners sugar. BE CAREFUL! Frosting is very sensitive to the addition of liquid only add tablespoons at a time.

You may refrigerate the frosting for 1 week. Bring to room temperature before using. Or you can freeze the frosting for up to a month; again, bring to room temperature for use.


PUTTING TOGETHER THE CUPCAKES

To fill with the cranberry jelly pierce the center of the cupcake with the tip of the pastry bag filled with cranberry. Pump it full with the yummy stuff! It’s okay if it squirts out the top since you will be covering it with frosting.

For the frosting you can put it on with a spatula or you can pull out another pastry bag and tip and make it look decorative with a swirl of frosting.

The work is done!!! It’s time to kick up your feet and enjoy your hard work.

 

That’s A Wrap! May 10, 2009

Filed under: Main Course — fattybear @ 9:21 pm
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Helloooo! I know, it has been super long since I have posted, but I have lots of pictures on my camera just waiting to be uploaded and written about (hopefully I remember how I made the dishes!).

I recently went through a phase were I was eating everything wrapped up. I found these great spinach wraps and well couldn’t resist using them at every opportunity made available. I love how wraps are pretty much a convienent holder for all the yummy food combinations you can think of. Also, there’s something that spices up the ordinary salad fixings when they are wrapped up burrito like.  This post is a double-whammy because wraps are just that awesome. Feel free to share your favorite wraps 🙂

WalChicCran Wrap

WalChicCran

INGREDIENTS:

1 wrap of choice (they have so many varieties out there…sun-dried tomato, spinach, whole wheat, cheddar jalepeno)

1 cup mixed greens

1/4 chickpeas ( I used canned ones and saved what I didn’t use in a tupperware container for use later that week)

2 tablespoon dried cranberries

2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped

sprinkle of shredded cheese

drizzle of ranch dressing (or any dressing really!)

Toss all the ingredients, obviously not the wrap, together. Layer in center of wrap. Roll up wrap and enjoy! Don’t you love the simplicity??

Tired of the Burger Bun Wrap

No bun here!

No bun here!

INGREDIENTS:

1 wrap of choice

1 Boca Bruschetta Burger (These are delicous and make an excellent parmesan burger too!)

1/4 of red bell pepper

1/4 of green bell pepper

1 cup mixed greens

1/4 cup chickpeas

drizzle Balsamic Vinagrette dressing

Cook bruschetta burger according to package.

Toss other ingredients together. Layer on wrap, with burger on top. Wrap up, enjoy!!

There you have it! Two unique wrap reciepes that can easily be prepared in less than 10 minutes! I hope you enjoy the quick wraps. I’ll try to be less of a stranger.