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

  1. 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


    • Heidi says:

      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

  2. Jessica Lemmon says:

    also, proven = proved :angrychick

  3. 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.

    • Heidi says:

      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

  4. carole says:

    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!!!!

  5. Anne says:

    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!

    • Heidi says:

      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

  6. Hollie says:

    i posted and now its gone…. :angrychick

  7. 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

  8. Hollie says:

    heres a good one and easy too..even Laura could make this one! :tongue

    Chocolate cake
    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 egg
    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!!

    YUM! :cupcake

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