Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cheese Stuffed Burger Wraps

HI Y'all!
Today I have an extra special recipe for you!

 My dear friend, Virgina up in Oregon, is here today to share a wonderful, low carb gluten free recipe! I have known Virgina, or Ginny as I call her, since high school. She is a wonderful wife and mother to 8 kids! Ginny has been an amazing friend to me these past 14 years (OMG! I can not believe it has been that long!!). We like to send care packages to each other, filled with yummy baked goods, books, or just random things we think the other would like.. 

I asked her if she would be interested in doing a guest post, and almost immediately she was telling me about some ideas she had. Keep an eye out for her in the future, she just might be back with a dessert recipe!

Here she is:

I am so excited to share this recipe! It is low carb and gluten free.
Cheese Stuffed Burger Wraps:
1-1 1/2 lbs of ground beef
1 large egg (this acts as a great binder to keep the burger from falling apart)
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp of ground cumin
Mix all these things really well, divide the meat mixture into four equal parts and divide those in half leaving you with 8 small portions.  Flatten each "meat ball" until it is about 1/4in.
Onto 4 of the flattened patties add:
 1/2 tsp green onions (tops only, the white part will not cook and remain crunchy)
1/2 slice of swiss cheese
1-1/2 tbl grated cheddar cheese (Tillamook is best for this)
 Use the remaining 4 patties to cover the ones with cheese and onions, crimp the sides together well, so no cheese escapes while they are cooking. I recommend cooking these on the grill/BBQ, but be careful, the cheese gets really hot.
 We served these burgers with a little mayo and wrapped in lettuce.

Eat and Enjoy!

Well folks, I hope you enjoyed Ginny's visit as much as I did!
 Remember, if you are interested in doing a guest post, just let me know!
This recipe has been linked up at Addicted to Recipes


Saturday, April 21, 2012

White Cupcakes with Butter Cream Frosting

Hi Y’all!
I got the chance to make these cupcakes for a little girls 5th birthday. I am so happy with how they turned out! I had planned on dying the white cake mix pink, but forgot. I think they look really good with just being a white cake though!

White Cake:
4 egg whites
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1 3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cup buttermilk

Allow egg whites to sit at room temperature for 30 min. Meanwhile, line your cupcake pan with paper liners and pre heat your oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In large mixing bowl beat butter with paddle attachment on medium high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla. Beat until well combined. Add egg whites one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until just combined. Divide batter equally among prepared cupcake pans. Bake for 15- 20 min or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean. Let cupcakes cool in the pan for about a minute, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Butter Cream Frosting:

1 cup unsalted butter, at room temp
2 1/2  cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
With the whisk attachment, whip the butter on medium high speed for 5 minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl down once or twice.
 Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the powdered sugar. Once incorporated, increase speed to medium high and add vanilla. Whip at medium high speed until light and fluffy.
At this point I divided the frosting into two bowls and added red coloring gel to one bowl, and purple to the other bowl.
I had also bought some already made fondant from Michael’s craft store. They had a four pack for like 10 bucks. It had the colors I needed. I also got these cute little flower fondant cutters.
  I think these are the most adorable cupcakes I have ever made!

Eat and Enjoy!
This recipe has been linked up over at Addicted to Recipes

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Hi Y’all

A friend of mine had a birthday this past week, and this gave me the perfect opportunity to make these wonderful cupcakes. What can be better than chocolate and peanut butter together?! I hope you like these as much as I did.. I think the Peanut Butter Frosting was the best part.. I almost licked the bowl clean.. almost.. Okay who am I kidding? I did lick the bowl clean. Don't judge.. You will too when you make this frosting!!

Chocolate cupcakes:
3/4 cup butter
3 eggs
2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cup milk


Allow butter and eggs to sit at room temp for about 30 minutes. Line your cupcake pans with liners and pre heat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix your dry ingredients and set aside.

 Beat butter in a large mixing bowl on medium high speed for about 30 seconds with a paddle attachment. Gradually add sugar ¼ cups at a time, beating on medium speed until well combined. Scrape sides of bowl and beat for another 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Add vanilla. Alternately add milk and flour mixture until just combined. Beat on high speed for another 20 seconds. Divide into prepared cupcake pans. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Peanut Butter Frosting:

1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temp
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup heavy cream

Place all ingredients, except the heavy cream, into a mixing bowl and beat with the paddle attachment until smooth and creamy. Scrap down the sides with a rubber spatula as you go. Add in the heavy cream, and beat on high until light and smooth.
This recipe makes enough to frost 12 cupcakes.

 Eat and Enjoy!
This recipe has been linked up at Addicted to Recipes


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Something to Look Forward to..

Hi Y'all!

Well, we are still with out Internet at home, but I am working on trying to get some recipes posted this week! For now I am going to leave you with a few pictures of whats to come..

Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Cinnamon Raisin Bread

 Pepperoni Roll-up

White Cupcakes with Butter cream Frosting and Fondant Flowers

Red Velvet Cake Balls

I hope you enjoy the pictures and come back to see the recipes later this week!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Please Excuse Me..

Due to our Internet not working right now, I am not sure when I will be back posting recipes.. Is there anyone interested in doing a guest post? Comment below or send an email letting me know!

On the bright side I should have plenty of recipes and pictures to share when I'm up and running again!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Chocolate Bailey's Cake Balls

Hi Y'all!

Sorry I took so long to get these recipes up! I miss my laptop.. This recipe is well worth the wait though.. I had every intention of selling these cake balls, but the hubs and I kinda ate them all.. They were so good! You couldn't eat just one!

Chocolate Bailey's Cake Balls:

1 package Triple Chocolate cake mix
1 cup Bailey's Irish Cream (I actually used a cheaper version..)
1/2 a cup recipe cream cheese frosting (make your own or buy some..)
Chocolate candy coating
Vanilla candy coating

So, your going to make the cake according to the box directions. Once it is done, let it cool completely. Meanwhile, make your cream cheese frosting. Once the cake has cooled down, in a big bowl, crumble it up. Make sure your crumbs are a fine crumb. Add in the Bailey's and about 1/2 a cup of frosting. As you can tell, I like to have a lot of booze in my baked goods. You can always use less Bailey's and more frosting if you don't want a Strong alcohol taste. You can mix it up with a spatula or your hands.

Once it is combined well, shape in to balls and place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Let chill in fridge for an hour or so, or place in the freezer for 10 min. Meanwhile, melt your candy coating according to the package.

Dip your balls into the chocolate and let them set. I put some of the melted vanilla candy coating in a baggie and cut the tip off to make the decorations on each cake ball. 

Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
4-6 cups powdered sugar
Whip cream cheese and butter together, until combined and smooth.  Add vanilla, mix well. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until you reach your desired consistency.  I added a tad bit of the Baileys to the cream cheese frosting.

Eat and Enjoy!