Thursday, January 27, 2011
I also fixed the chili a couple of months ago. I can't remember for sure; but I am pretty sure that I followed the recipe. I cooked it on the stovetop and it was really good. I think that next time I will cook it in the crockpot like the others did to make it easier on me. I liked the chili recipe because of the masa and also because it made quite a bit so I was able to freeze and save about 1/2. We ate it a couple of weeks after we had originally had it and it tasted fine.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
These were yummy! I halved the recipe, like a lot of you guys, and it made PLENTY!! Was I the only one that thought it called for a CRAZY amount of butter and sugar? I also had a hard time rolling the dough up, but that could be because this was my first time making cinnamon rolls and it is kind of an awkward motion. I baked a pan, frosted them and then froze them. A few weeks later I heated them up for our family and they tasted perfect!
Next item of business:
Red Velvet Cake (I know it doesn't look perfect, but it was yummy!)
We used this cake as my birthday cake!
We liked this recipe a lot, but my cake was a little dry. I think I baked it longer than I needed to. I have this fear of under-cooking things and as a result I usually OVER cook them :( I'll work on that!
Simple Perfect Chili
This was yummy and my husband really liked it. I personally found it a little spicy. My kids felt the same, neither one ate any of it. So next time I will lay low on some of the spices.
That's all for now. I'll try and stay up to date on my posts!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
We just had this Chili for dinner tonight and I thought it was a very good recipe. I especially liked the masa in it. The one thing I did not care for was that I used ground venison and I thought the flavor of the venison was quite strong and gamey so the next time I grind up some venison I will definitely add some ground beef or sausage or something to it to cut that flavor. (I have not noticed it before with just the regular cuts of venison, not ground). But, back to the recipe – I used about 1 pound of the meat and added 2 cans of kidney beans, a can of diced green chilis and a can of diced tomatoes. Other than that I followed the recipe as directed but cooked it in the crockpot. It smelled really good cooking. I served it with some corn muffins. Good solid recipe that I would make again.
Simmering in the crockpot:
Ready to eat:
I made everything just the same as the directions stated, except I had to use evaporated milk instead. (We've got less than a gallon left and the stores here are still sold out!) So I did 1/2 cup evaporated milk mixed with a little over 1/3 cup of water for my milk. The batter turned out great. It reminded me of cream puff batter and after I cooked the muffins I thought that if I had used my finger and a little water I could have smoothed out the top of the muffin so that they would all be uniform when cooked.
I thought they felt really heavy when I removed them from their pan, but when I ate one it was so light and fluffy...it reminded me of a doughnut. I will definitely use this recipe again. Everyone liked it. I left one without sugar on it and let Addison eat it...man did she go to town on it!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Simple, Perfect Chili (82-83)– good winter meal. I chose this recipe so I could use my new meat grinder to grind up some venison to use in it. I know many of you might already have a favorite chili recipe (or can:)) that you like to use but it might be fun to compare this one with it. Hope you all get a chance to try the recipe and let us know how you like it.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I made this recipe last night with minor additions and changes. After talking with Leslee about the dish I went ahead and cooked it in the crockpot so I didn’t crisp up the meat at the end. I also substituted venison for pork since I have so much of it. I think my venison roast was only about 1.5 pounds but I made the whole batch of sauce for it. I also used chicken broth instead of water and I added a few sprinkles of crushed red pepper and cayenne pepper each for a little more kick as Leslee suggested. The venison shredded up nicely and had a good flavor. I served with warmed flour tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese and sour cream – Delicious! If any of the rest of you tried this recipe, let us know how it turned out. Hope you all had a great Christmas. Happy New Year!:)
Nika, Isabelle and Max made these while we were there for Christmas. They were very moist with good flavor and the cream cheese icing was especially tasty. As suggested before we made them into cupcakes – some regular and some mini for the kids. Nika used a paste food coloring and said next time she would just add the cocoa powder and food coloring in separately because it just made a mass difficult to get from the bowl/spoon into the mix. It was a fun recipe to make and they turned out quite pretty.
Looks like these are straight from Magnolia Bakery in NYC!: