Category: Recipes

Paula Deen’s Honey Bars

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My sis aka “the baker” tried these out the other day and she said they were AWESOME!! Have to try them out.

Ingredients: 2/3 cup vegetable oil 1/8 cup honey 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup self-rising flour 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Glaze: 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1 tablespoon milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8 by 8 by 2-inch pan. In a mixing bowl, beat the oil, honey, granulated sugar, and egg until well blended. Stir the cinnamon into the flour, then stir this into the egg mixture and mix well. Stir in the nuts. Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand while you make the glaze. In a bowl, stir together the confectioners’ sugar, mayonnaise, milk, and vanilla. Pour the glaze over the cake and spread it with a metal spatula. Let cool, then cut into bars.

From: Paula Deen http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/glazed-honey-bars-recipe/index.html

Blue Burgers

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I saw these the other day on Food Network’s “30 Minute Meals”. In the words of Rachel Ray, “Yum-O!” Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Splash water
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, eyeball it
  • A handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound Cambazola blue cheese, thinly sliced
  • 4 crusty rolls, split, lightly toasted
  • 2 handfuls arugula leaves, coarsely chopped

Directions:

  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Add onions, season with salt and pepper and cook until caramelized and sweet, about 20 minutes. Stir sugar and water into onions then add mustard, combine and turn off heat.
  • Combine meat with garlic, Worcestershire, parsley, salt and pepper, form 4 patties thinner at the center and thicker at the edges for even cooking. Also, the burgers will bulge as they cook, this will give the cooked burgers an even thickness. Cook patties 8 minutes turning once for medium doneness, 1 to 2 minutes less for rare patties, 1 to 2 minutes more for burgers that are medium well. In the last minute of cooking time, top burgers with a few slices of Cambozola blue.
  • Place burgers on bun bottoms and top with some arugula and mustard glazed onions, set tops in place.

From: Rachel Ray’s “30 Minute Meals” http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/blue-rugula-burgers-recipe/index.html

The Perfect Hot Cholocate

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This is a perfect finish to a cold day. As simple as that.

Ingredients: * Sugar * Vanilla sugar (or Vanillin) * Cocoa powder * Cream * Milk * Honey (liquid)

How To: 1. Heat the milk, slowly (keeps the heat longer?). 2. Whip the cream with some vanilla sugar in it, put it in the fridge while the milk is heating. 3. Mix together sugar, vanilla sugar and cocoa powder, if the milk is warm enough put in some liquid honey and stir. 4. Now pour in the dry ingredients and stir so that it is evenly mixed. 5. Lastly, pour the cocoa in a cup or a glass, put in a spoon (or two) of the whipped cream. Sprinke some cocoa podwder on top. And you’re done!

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Sugar Cookies

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Sugar Cookies

Ingredients: * 1/2 cup of butter. * 1 cup of flour. * 1/4 cup of icing sugar. * 1/4 cup of white sugar. * 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. * A pinch of salt.

How To: 1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 2. Cream the sugars and butter together till creamy smooth. 3. Add the flour, cornstarch and salt, mixing the dough till it’s nice, set and ready. (No signs of flour, really, just a nice dough.) 4. Form little balls on greased cookie sheet and squish down with a fork. 5. If adding cherries, add one on top of each cookie. 6. Bake for about 15 minutes or until the tops are a slight golden colour (But not too brown.) 7. Remove from oven when ready, let it cool for 10 minutes. 8. Consumeee yummy This makes about 16 cookies, by the way. Double the recipe for more.

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