What’s cookin’, hot stuff?
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m running out of recipes. I mean, did you see last week’s? It was basically a jar of peanut butter, a pudding cup, & a spoon.
What am I saying?! It was a jar of peanut butter, a pudding cup, & a spoon! :scared
So I think this weekly segment is coming to a close. That does not mean we can still talk food or that we can’t still share recipes over on the HappyBookers YahooGroup. (Just try to stop us! :smack ) But I probably won’t be posting many more here.
Before I give them up altogether, though, I thought I’d give you guys a chance to share one of your favorite recipes. :madchef
It can be for anything, from a casserole to brownies, cookies to shepherd’s pie. Give us your best—& yummiest—shot. :cupcake
Simply post it here in the comment section, if you’re willing…or sent it to me via my website contact form…or post the name of it & maybe a short description, & I’ll contact you later for the detailed recipe.
I will pick my favorite (i.e. the one that sounds the most mouth-watering or that I’m least likely to pull off on my own :kittylaugh ) & put it up here next week as our final “What’s Cookin’, Hot Stuff?” post.
What do you think? I’m hungry just thinking about what you guys will come up with. :spaghetti
And remember, you can get your hands on the very best cookie recipe yet by picking up a copy of HER LITTLE SECRET, HIS HIDDEN HEIR. It’s in the front. Page 6. :howyoudoin
14 Comments • Comments Feed
Jessica Lemmon says:
I am going to have to refer right back to Babycakes Bakery’s Chocolate Chip cookies. :gingerbread I wondered if it was possible to improve on my favorite cookie and YES. IT IS. Plus, this recipe uses Coconut Oil instead of butter which is a healthy fat. Srsly. A study was done and proven that coconut oil reduces abdominal fat. :claphat
Got that? FAT-BUSTING CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES. Also, freeze ’em. They taste like fresh after a few seconds in the microwave! :cookinme
On June 23, 2011 at 9:08 am
I am going to try these, Jessica. I really, really am. Gotta run out & buy all those nifty specialty ingredients (which I should probably have in my cupboard already, I know :oucher ). And if coconut oil actually burns fat…it’s going to become my drink of choice! :drinkme
On June 23, 2011 at 11:38 am
Jessica Lemmon says:
It’ll be worth it! They’re as easy as a “normal” cookie. You’ll make ’em again, promise. :eats
On June 23, 2011 at 11:57 am
Jessica Lemmon says:
also, proven = proved :angrychick
On June 23, 2011 at 9:09 am
Mary Kirkland says:
I do like to cook but haven’t written down many of my recipes. Here’s one, well actually two that I did write down.
It’s Tacos and homemade salsa. My family loves it when I make this.
On June 23, 2011 at 10:26 am
I’m not a salsa fan, but I do love tacos. And I’ve been really hungry for them lately, for some bizarre reason, so I may have to give these a try. :cookin
Also have to share a joke I heard on TV recently. (Actual comedian who said it escapes me, but I’d give him proper credit, if I could.) “Thank you to all the taco shell companies who manage to get their taco shells from the factory to the grocery store & all the way to my home in one piece…so they can break into a million pieces the minute I try to put any type of filling inside them.” :ROFL
On June 23, 2011 at 11:37 am
Mary Kirkland says:
lol I really hate those store bought taco shells.
On June 24, 2011 at 10:04 am
This cake is so simple to make and its so good that one piece isn’t enough! A family favorite -Pre-heat oven350 Chocolate sheet cake Part 1.2cups flour,2cups sugar, 2eggs, 1tsp.baking soda,1/2cupbuttermilk,1tsp.vanilla Combine all this in big bowl. Part2. In saucepan 1cupwater-1stick margarine,4Tablespoon hersery cocoa,1/2 cup vegtable oil heat on stove and bring to a boil,pour in the bowl mixture and beat well. Place in sheet pan,11×17 bake for 25-30minutes. In the same saucepan that you used for the choc. mixture use for frosting.4Tablespoon of hersery cocoa, 1stick of maragine. 6tablespoons of milk,melt on low heat, then mix in about 1 box of powdered sugar. Let cake cool for about 5minutes spread frosting on cake. When it cools it tastes like your eating fudge. Enjoy!!!!
On June 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm
Cake that tastes like fudge? I am SO in! :eats
On June 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm
Quick fudge frosting-can be made fat-free, but the margarine/butter mellows the flavor
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. hot water
2 T. corn starch
1 sq. UNsweetened chocolate (I use Baker’s), chopped coarsely
1/4-1/2 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
2 T. margarine or butter
Mix the sugar, corn starch and salt making sure there are no lumps in a small, heavy sauce pan, add chocolate and hot water. Stir over medium heat until it’s the thickness you want.
Can be used thinner as a glaze, I prefer to cook it until I start seeing the pan as I move the whisk or fork.
Remove from heat and add vanilla and margarine/butter. Mix until both are incorporated. Frosting will be shiny.
One batch doesn’t really make enough for a 2 layer cake (I’d make 1 1/2 batches), but is enough for an 11×13 pan or a bundt cake or about 20 cupcakes.
It’s quick, uses few ingredients, is relatively low in sugar and definitely low in fat for a frosting. Most importantly, tastes great.
Burn Notice starts tonight, yeah!
On June 23, 2011 at 1:06 pm
Oooh, that sounds good. Love having a quick frosting you can use on a number of different things!
And what do you think I’m watching right now? Well, not *right* now, but on & off all day. That’s right—gots me some Burn Notice goin’ on. :sexy
On June 23, 2011 at 3:04 pm
i posted and now its gone…. :angrychick
On June 23, 2011 at 9:01 pm
Laura J. says:
As soon as I can find my recipe for Making Reservations, I’ll post. I know it’s a really simple recipe and I’m sure I’ve got it put somewhere safe. :bart
On June 23, 2011 at 9:24 pm
heres a good one and easy too..even Laura could make this one! :tongue
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup hot water
Mix all together
add 1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup oleo melted
Stir all together and pour into a greased 8×8 pan
bake in a preheated 350 oven for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean….when cool frost with your favorite frosting!
can also be made into cupcakes!!
On June 24, 2011 at 11:28 am