Roasted Pepper Pizza

February 24, 2012

Roasted Pepper Pizza This pizza is so easy to make and very healthy. Homemade pizzas are lighter and puffier. They are more like the ones you find at artisan pizza restaurants. Make this Roasted Pepper Pizza for lunch, dinner or a snack. If you want to add meat go ahead,...

Tea Time Almond Tea Cake

February 22, 2012

Almond Tea Cake Almonds and toffee bits combine to give this moist tea cake a winning touch. INGREDIENTS Tea Cake: ¾ Cup Sugar ½ Cup Softened Butter 2 Eggs 1 Teaspoon Almond Extract 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 ½ Cups Unbleached Flour ¾ Cup Sour Cream ¾ Teaspoon Baking Powder...

Creamy Tomato Soup

February 18, 2012

Creamy Tomato Soup After making this Creamy Tomato Soup you will never want to go back to canned tomato soup again. The combination of baking soda and sugar eliminates the tomato’s acidity which allows the tomato rich flavor to come through. Add a toasted cheese sandwich to this soup and...

Citrus Cheesecake

February 14, 2012

Citrus Cheesecake Seriously, who doesn’t love cheesecake? If your sweetheart is not a chocolate lover then try this delicious Citrus Cheesecake out. It is a nice “make ahead” dessert and sure to be a hit. INGREDIENTS Crust: 1 Cup Graham Cracker Crumbs 1/3 Cup Packed Brown Sugar ¼ (1/2 Stick)...

Valentine Cupcakes

February 13, 2012

Valentine Cupcakes INGREDIENTS Cake: 1 1/3 Cups Unbleached Flour ¼ Teaspoon Baking Soda 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder ¾ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 1/8 Teaspoon Salt 4 Tablespoons Softened Butter 1 ½ Cups Sugar 2 Eggs ¾ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 Cup Butter Milk (or Sour Milk) Frosting: ½ Cup Softened...

Chocolate Ganache

February 12, 2012

Chocolate Ganache This frosting is so easy to make and quite versatile. You can even dip strawberries into it. INGREDIENTS 9 Ounces Chopped Bittersweet Chocolate 1 Cup Heavy Cream 1 Tablespoon Dark Rum (Optional) In a medium size bowl place the chopped chocolate. Heat the heavy cream in a small...

Valentine Cake

February 12, 2012

Valentine Cake Valentine’s Day begs for chocolate! Surprise your Valentine with this easy, but romantic chocolate cake. Honestly, who can resist? INGREDIENTS 6 Ounces Bittersweet Chocolate 2 Ounces Unsweetened Chocolate 4 Ounces Butter 3 Tablespoons Instant Espresso (Dissolved In 4 Tablespoons Hot Water) 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract 2 Teaspoons Ground...

Victoria’s Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

February 11, 2012

Victoria’s Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake This cake is super moist. Don’t be afraid of the mayonnaise ingredient because that is what makes it so moist. INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Sugar 2 ½ Cups Unbleached Flour 1 ½ Teaspoons Baking Soda 1 Teaspoon Salt 2 (1 Ounce Each) Squares Unsweetened Chocolate (Melted &...

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

February 10, 2012

Garlic Mashed Potatoes INGREDIENTS 5 Medium Potatoes (Peeled & Cut Into Eighths) 1 Teaspoon Salt ½ Cup Warm Milk 8 Tablespoons Softened Butter 1 Teaspoon Roasted Garlic ½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt ½ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper To roast the garlic preheat your oven to 350° F. Cut ¼ to ½...

Chocolate Layer Cake

January 20, 2012

Chocolate Layer Cake I love this cake. It’s my go to cake for special occasions and birthdays. Everyone seems to enjoy this cake and wants the recipe! INGREDIENTS Cake ½ Cup Shortening 2 Cups Sugar 4 Eggs 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract 2 (1 Ounce Each) Squares Unsweetened Chocolate (Melted &...

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