Saturday, July 31, 2010

YUMMY COOKIE CANDIES

LEMON GIRL SCOUT CREME COOKIES DIPPED IN DARK CHOCOLATE


1 PACKAGE OF CREME COOKIES (YOU CAN USE OREOS, WHITE OR CHOCOLATE, OR LEMON CREME GIRL SCOUT WHICH IS WHAT I USED IN THIS PICTURE
1 1/2 PACKAGES OF CREAM CHEESE (AT ROOM TEMP)
1 TEASPOON CINNAMON (OPTIONAL)
1/8 TEASPOON OF SALT (BRINGS OUT ALL FLAVORS)
1 PACKAGE OF GOOD CHOCOLATE (CAN USE ANY CHOCOLATE, I USE ALL, DARK, WHITE, MILK AND SEMI WHEN I MAKE THESE TO PLEASE EVERYONE)
1/4 CUP OF BUTTER (SOFTENED NOT COMPLETELY MELTED)
UP TO 1/4 CUP OF HEAVY CREAM OR MILK (TO MAKE CHOCOLATE CREAMIER)

TAKE COOKIES AND MASH THEM IN A ZIP LOCK BAG. THEN PUT IN A FOOD PROCESSOR TO FINELY GRIND, ADD ALL CREAM CHEESE AND CINNAMON TILL SMOOTH. REFRIGERATE FOR 30 MINUTES. WHEN READY TO SCOOP UP INTO SERVINGS USE A SMALL SPOON (I USE THE SMALL ICE CREAM SCOOP) AND PLACE EACH ONE ON A PIECE OF WAX PAPER. PUT INTO FREEZER TO HARDEN FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. IN THE MEAN TIME, MELT CHOCOLATE IN MICROWAVE OR DOUBLE BOILER... ADD A TINY BIT OF BUTTER AND CREAM AND MIX WELL TILL CREAMY (OR TO THE TEXTURE YOU PREFER). ONCE CHOCOLATE IS DONE, GET A FORK PLACE COOKIE MIXTURE BALL ON FORK AND DIP IN CHOCOLATE. PLACE BACK ON WAX PAPER AND FREEZE OR REFRIGERATE TILL CHOCOLATE HARDENS. STORE IN A ZIPLOCK BAG.

FRUIT PIZZA

SUGAR COOKIE CRUST
WHIPPING CREAM, PEACHES, BANANAS, BLUEBERRIES

I PACKAGE STORE BOUGHT SUGAR COOKIE DOUGH (YOU CAN USE ANY CHOICE OF STORE BOUGHT COOKIE DOUGH, I PREFER SUGAR, OR YOU CAN USE HOMEMADE AS WELL)
1 PACKAGE OF FROZEN KOOL WHIP ( YOU CAN MAKE HOME MADE AS WELL)
1/4 CUP BLUEBERRIES (OPTIONAL)
1 PEACH CUT THIN INTO SMALL PIECES
1 BANANA CUT THIN

ROLL OUT COOKIE DOUGH TO GET A LARGE CIRCLE (I USE MY PIZZA PAN AS MY EXAMPLE). BAKE ACCORDING TO PACKAGE. (I USUALLY COOK MINE FOR ABOUT 8 TO 10 MINUTES TILL ITS THE COLOR I PREFER). ONCE DONE LET COOL FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES. ONCE COOLED PUT THAWED WHIPPING CREAM ON THE COOKIE LIKE YOU ARE PUTTING RED SAUCE ON A PIZZA. ONCE YOU GET THAT TO THE THICKNESS YOU DESIRE. ADD FRUIT OF YOUR CHOICE (THE ONES LISTED YOU DON'T HAVE TO USE, USE WHAT YOU LIKE. I LEFT OUT STRAWBERRIES, RASPBERRIES, KIWI, ETC.. DOESN'T MATTER.
CHILL FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES.. (OPTIONAL AS WELL).

CHEESE WHIZ HAMBURGERS

1 POUND GROUND BEEF (CAN USE GROUND TURKEY OR CHICKEN OR PORK)
1 JAR OF CHEEZE WHIZ (I USE LARGER FOR MORE OF A CHEESY FLAVOR)
1 TEASPOON SALT
1 TEASPOON PEPPER
I PACKAGE OF HAMBURGER BUNS

IN A MEDIUM SKILLET, COOK UP THE HAMBURGER BREAKING IT AS LITTLE AS YOU CAN (COOKING THE MEAT SLOWLY ON A LOWER HEAT TO BEGIN WITH HELPS BREAK IT DOWN FASTER I HAVE FOUND). ADD SALT AND PEPPER TO MEAT WHILE ITS COOKING FOR BETTER FLAVOR. (I DON'T DRAIN THE GREASE FROM THE MEAT IT MAKES THE CHEESE SPREAD BETTER I THINK). ONCE THE MEAT IS COMPLETELY COOKED ADD THE CHEESE. PUT ON LOW HEAT AND LET THE CHEESE GRADUALLY MELT. SERVE ON A BUN WITH CHIPS.. (I ALSO USE IT AS A DIP WITH RUFFLES POTATO CHIPS.

CHICKEN FRIED STEAK

CHICKEN FRIED STEAKS COOKING
EGGS BEFORE THEY ARE BEATEN
ALL SPICES WITH FLOUR BEFORE MIXED


RECIPE:

1 PACKAGE OF CUBED STEAK (I BUY THE 1 1/2 POUND PACKAGE)
2 EGGS BEATEN
1 CUP FLOUR
1 TABLESPOON GARLIC POWDER
1 TEASPOON CINNAMON
1 TEASPOON OF RED PEPPER
1 TABLESPOON SEASONED SALT
1 TABLESPOON GARLIC SALT
1 TEASPOON SALT
1 TABLESPOON PEPPER
1 TABLESPOON ONION POWDER
2 TABLE SPOONS OF OLIVE OIL (CAN USE CANOLA OIL, ALSO CAN USE MORE THEN IS CALLED FOR)


FIRST YOU BEAT THE EGGS. MIX ALL THE SPICES TOGETHER WITH THE FLOUR. PUT ONE OF THE CUBED STEAK IN THE EGG MIXTURE, SHAKE IT OFF. THEN PUT INTO THE FLOUR MIXTURE (USE FINGERS TO MAKE SURE THE FLOUR COVERS THE SIDE THOROUGHLY, THEN REPEAT ON OTHER SIDE. IN THE MEAN TIME HEAT PAN TO MEDIUM HEAT (I USE MY GRIDDLE PAN AND SET THAT TEMP TO 325). RIGHT BEFORE YOU ARE READY ADD THE OIL. OIL THEN PLACE FLOURED MEAT IN THE HOT PAN, AND SEAR FOR ABOUT 5 MINUTES, TURN AND REPEAT FOR ANOTHER 5 MINUTES. IN THE MEAN TIME PRE-HEAT THE OVEN TO 325. ONCE MEAT IS DONE SEARING TO ENSURE MIDDLE BEING DONE I PUT IN OVEN FOR AN ADDITIONAL 10 MINUTES.