Yellow Cake Doughnuts

Yellow Cake Doughnuts

Yellow Cake Doughnuts

Ingredients

1 box of Yellow Cake Mix

Sprinkles

Chocolate Icing

Vanilla Icing

Chocolate Chips

Canned Cherries

Instructions

Guys, this is the most super easy recipe ever! This is all semi-homemade. I followed the directions on the yellow cake mix box and put the batter in a large freezer bag to make for easy pouring into the doughnut mold ( these can be purchased at your local big box store). I snipped a small opening at one corner of the bag and began the pouring process. You bake as directed. For toppings, I made a homemade ganache & vanilla buttercream ( you can get the recipe on my page) but guess what ?! you can also use Chocolate and Vanilla icing ready made if you are in a time crunch. I used a small spatula to ice the doughnuts and added the toppings as desired. Some are sprinkled, some are powered sugar, some I added cherry topping. This can be as simple or as complicated as you like. This is a great family recipe and can be accomplished with little time in the kitchen. As it goes, Time to Make the Doughnuts can be fun and easy! Enjoy!

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Flancocho Latin Inspired Dessert

Flancocho Latin Inspired Dessert

Flancocho Latin Inspired Dessert

Latin Inspired Dessert

Ingredients

Flan:

1 8oz package of cream cheese

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 can evaporated milk

5 eggs

Yellow Cake Mix from Pillsbury

( follow directions on the box)

Instructions

Pre-Heat the oven to 375

For the Flan:

Cream the cream cheese by mixing at medium speed with a hand mixer or stand mixer.

Add eggs, one by one. Add the condensed and evaporated milk. Continue to mix until it the mixture's nice and smooth. You may have some cream cheese pieces that don't mix, but that is okay, it will settle during baking- set aside.

For cake: Follow the directions on the box-set aside.

Caramel coating:

2 cups of brown sugar

2 tbls heavy cream

2 pads of butter

In a sauce pan, mix all ingredients over low heat until it becomes a nice smooth caramel.

In a Bundt pan, slowly coat the bottom of the pan until it is completely coated and there is not a lot of caramel on the bottom of the pan. Pour in the Flan mixture. Then, pour the cake mixture over top of the flan mixture. Do not mix it. Once it bakes, it will bake up and the mixtures will properly separate. Bake for 1 hour. Remove from heat and let it cool for 40 minutes before flipping the Bundt pan onto a plate. Warning- the caramel sauce may spill a little during the flip. Once you flip, refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Enjoy Flancocho with a nice cup of cafe!

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S’Mores French Toast

What else is there to do on the snowiest day of the year? Make various French Toast …DUH!

S’Mores French Toast

S’Mores French Toast

Smores French Toast

Ingredients

3 slices of chocolate chip brioche ( or plain sliced bread)

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 splash of milk or half/half

1 cup mini marshmallows

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

1 crushed up graham cracker

2 tbls powered sugar

2 tsp brown sugar for sprinkling

2 pads of butter for cooking

Instructions

Mix both eggs with milk or half/half & vanilla in a shallow dish. Dip into the egg mixture carefully, place in pan with a pad of butter to prevent sticking. Sprinkle with brown sugar to create a nice sweet crust. Let it sit about 1 minute and then flip on the other side and repeat with brown sugar sprinkle. Remove from heat .Make at least 2 slices ( 3 are pictured ) Add marshmallows and mini-chocolate chips in each layer and stack. I torched each layers marshmallows and chocolate chips- the heat will do this also but without the char if you don't have a way to roast the mallows. Finally, top with crushed graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate chips. Lightly dust with powered sugar and serve. You really don't need any syrup as the recipe is sweet enough 🙂

Serve with syrup and a pad of butter. Sprinkle a light coating of powered sugar and enjoy!!!

If you are making this for more people, simply multiply the ingredients by the amount of people eating, This is for 1 serving. You may have extra egg mixture left over.

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Stuffed French Toast

SO! Here is it the Blizzard of 2017 and what did you buy- oh that’s right- Eggs, Milk and Bread!

Well here is an awesome recipe for your snowy day 🙂 

Stuffed French Toast

Stuffed French Toast

Ingredients

1 package of Philadelphia Cream Cheese

6 Dricsoll's Strawberries slices into thin slices

1/3 cup powered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 slices of bread ( I used Brioche)

2 eggs

1 splash of milk or half/half

2 tbls table syrup

1 tsp of brown sugar for sprinkling

Instructions

For filling:

In a mixing bowl place cream cheese with 1/3 cup powered sugar & vanilla. Mix until smooth.

Set aside.

Mix both eggs with milk or half/half in a shallow dish. Spread cream cheese mix and place sliced strawberries; careful to not over stuff since you have dip this in the egg mixture and it will spill out. Make a sandwich with the bread. Dip into the egg mixture carefully, place in pan with a pad of butter to prevent sticking. Sprinkle with brown sugar to create a nice sweet crust. Let it sit about 1 minute and then flip on the other side and repeat with brown sugar sprinkle.

Serve with syrup and a pad of butter. Sprinkle a light coating of powered sugar and enjoy!!!

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Waffled Banana Bread and Strawberry Shortcake

Want an easy recipe to make with your kids that will be sure to be a hit?

Then try this!

Waffled Banana Bread and Strawberry Shortcake

Waffled Banana Bread  and Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients

1/3 cup of vegetable oil

1 1/2 cups of ripe mashed bananas ( usually around 3 )

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

2 1/2 cup of Bisquick

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup of nuts ( optional)

Whip cream:

1 cup heavy whipping cream

2 Tbs powered sugar

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 cup of sliced Strawberries

1/4 powered sugar for dusting

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350. Grease bread pan. Mash bananas until smooth and set aside. Mix all your wet ingredients into a mixing bowl. Add bananas to bananas and being to add Bisquick and nuts ( if you are adding them). Pour mixture into bread pan and place in oven for 45 minutes. Once bread is done, pull out of the oven and let cool before slicing.

Spray waffle iron with Pam Spray. Slice each slice into 2 squares. My waffle iron allows for 4 pieces. Close the waffle iron for 6 minutes and promptly remove to avoid burning. Set aside

Slice Strawberries into thin slices and set aside.

For Whipped Cream:

Pour whipping cream in to a mixer or use a hand mixer. Add the powered sugar and vanilla and mix until you get soft peeks.

For assembly:

Lay a slice of waffle bread, a layer of strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream. Repeat this 2 times and top with a generous dollop of whipped cream, a strawberry slice and a dusting of powered sugar.

ENJOY!

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Home-made peanut butter icing!

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Home-made peanut butter icing!

11 minutes

11 minutes

Enough for 12 cupcakes

Home-made peanut butter icing!

Ingredients

1 cup of creamy peanut butter

2 cups of powered sugar

1/2 cup softened butter

3 tbs of milk

1 full size Snicker Candy Bar

Instructions

Place the peanut butter in a bowl and begin to mix with hand mixer. Slowly add powered sugar ( you don't want a mess! ) Add milk and continue to mix. Add butter and mix until smooth. This recipe is super fluffy and delicious!

Cut the candy-bar into bite size slivers and garnish on the top. Enjoy!

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Asian Style Boneless Spare Ribs

Asian Style Boneless Spare Ribs

Ingredients

1 2lb package of boneless ribs

2 heaping tablespoons of honey

2 tbs of soy sauce ( 1 tbs for seasoning, 1 tbs for sautéing)

1 teaspoon sea salt ( you can use table salt if you don't have sea salt)

3 garlic cloves finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

1/2 teaspoon powered ginger

2 tbs EVOO

Instructions

In a shallow dish, season your ribs with everything except the honey, garlic and EVOO. Set your Instant Pot to 'saute'. Coat the bottom of your pan with the EVOO. Add the garlic and move it around so it doesn't stick. Place your ribs in the pot, side ways ( this allows to space them out nicely). After 2 minutes, flip them on the other side ( repeat this until all side have touched the bottom of the pan). Once your meat is braised, Add the honey and 1 tbs of soy sauce. Turn off the pot, and then, top the pot and set on "Meat" for 6 minutes. Release the pressure once it is done. Remove your lid carefully and you will see some gorgeous ribs waiting for you! Turn off your pot, and set it back to saute for 3 minutes, this will be enough time to caramelize the honey/soy mixture. Once the cycle is done, remove the ribs . I was able to take the bits on the bottom of the pan and use it as a sauce! Guys- this took all of 22 minutes start to finish!

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Sorry for the iPhone pic!  I will add a professional one soon!

Plum Tart Flatbread

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Plum Tart

Ingredients

4 slightly ripened plums - cup into thin slices

4 tbsp light brown sugar

4 tbsp cold unsalted butter

2 tbs lemon juice

1/4 cup Plum jam

1 Brooklyn Bred Flatbread

2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

Directions:

Preheat Oven to 350°. Spread 2 tbsp of butter and 1/4 cup of plum jam on the flatbread and bake for 10 minutes. Be extremely careful when remove the flatbread (the jam is now somewhat caramelized and can burn) place on a cooling rack for 10 minutes.

Put lemon juice on plum and toss. Layer plum slices up and down the flatbread. Sprinkle brown sugar and chop up the rest of the butter and place on the top. Sprinkle cinnamon and place back in the oven for 15 minutes. Remove and cool for 10-15 before serving. Want to get fancy? Add a dollop of goat cheese for a little tang!

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I used Brooklyn Bred Flatbreads…they are AWESOME!

Cannoli Bread-sticks

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12 Brooklyn Bred Breadsticks
1 container Nutella Hazelnut Spread
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 cup powered sugar for dusting

Cannoli Cream :
1 cup mascarpone cheese
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup powered sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Hand mix mascarpone cheese with powered sugar and vanilla till smooth and set aside. Mix heavy whipping cream until the cream becomes soft peaks. Fold mascarpone and whipped cream together. Be gentle or you’ll end up with watery cannoli cream  (refrigerate)

Tip: Keep 4 sticks together and put in your regular slice toaster. It’ll save you preheating time in the oven and you don’t have to bake these long so this is a great way to accomplish the crunch in the bread-stick! You’re welcome 😉

Remove the bread-sticks and add a generous layer of Nutella. Place in the freezer on parchment paper and let set for 12 minutes.

Remove the breadsticks and coat with 1/2 inch layer of Cannoli cream. Sprinkle with chocolate chips , dust with powered sugar & drizzle with a thin Nutella line of deliciousness! Mangia!

Tip: take 2 tablespoons of the Nutella and put it in a sandwich bag. Snip the end and use that as your piping bag. Easy clean up and plus- it makes it look so purdy!

4 Cheese Meatball Sub Flatbread

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4 Cheese Meatball Sub Flatbread

Ingredients

2 Brooklyn Bred Flatbreads

2 lbs pre-cook meatballs cut in halves

30 Pepperoni

1/2 cup smoked Provolone

1/4 cup ricotta cheese

1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano

1/2 cup Mozzarella pearls

1 jar of Rao's Marinara Sauce

2 garlic cloves finely chopped

10 basil leaves Julienned for garnish

4 tbsp. Garlic Butter

Instructions

Preheat oven to 425°. Add a generous coat of garlic bread to your flatbread. With a spoon- add Mariana sauce- keep it on the lighter side as you do not want to make your bread soggy.

Place the flatbread in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Carefully remove the bread as it will be hot and so will the sauce. NOW the fun begins! Sprinkle the Parmigiano Reggiano, layer the pepperoni, meatballs & mozzarella pearls. Spoon the ricotta cheese in tsp size bits throughout the flatbread. Finally, sprinkle the smoked provolone. Place back in the oven for 15 minutes. Remember everything is already cooked- we just want it to be all melty and cheesy! Remove from oven and place on cooling rack. It will smell so good you want to take a bite right away but be careful- you want to have your tastebuds intact for the dessert that's following this recipe! Once you've cooled the pizza for at least 7 to 10 minutes, sprinkle with the fresh garlic and basil. Cut your flatbreads in triangular slices and serve. Mangia!

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