Sunday, February 27, 2011

And We Have A Winner!

I wrote down the names of all the people who were involved in the syrup contest and had my kids pick one! Don't worry, if you didn't win this time, there will be more contests in the future . . . keep trying! And thanks for participating!

Congratulations! I will be in touch with you soon!

Cinnamon Sugar Dough~Knots

This is a great little recipe that you can let your kids make for a quick sweet snack. Being another snowy day here, it would be a great project! They are actually pretty yummy, and didn't last too long. Very easy for little ones!

I didn't do a full tutorial on this recipe, but here are the steps once you have taken opened the package and separated into pieces.

Roll into a rope, and form into different little knots. Here are some we made:

Here is what they look like after you bake them.

Dip the cooked knots in melted butter.

And then in cinnamon sugar.

This is what they will look like after you've rolled them in butter and sugar.

Finished product after broiling for 2-3 minutes. They won't last long!

Cinnamon Sugar Dough-Knots recipe

makes 12
1 can (11 ounces) ready to bake crescent rolls
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon melted butter
Roll each crescent roll into a 12-in. rope and tie into a knot. Make sure to tuck ends under knot. Place rolls on a baking sheet, bake at 375 F for 5-6 minutes or until golden brown. In a large bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon well. Brush the warm crescent knots with the melted butter and toss the knots in the sugar mixture. Then place back on the baking sheet and place in the oven under a HI broiler for 2 minutes to melt the sugar.

(I used the LO broiler, and didn't dare go too far, as the sugar will burn very quickly!)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Maple Syrup Giveaway!

I will be giving away a glass "Maple" bottle of our homemade syrup! To win, you must be an official follower of one of my blogs. All you have to do then, is leave a comment, and a person will be randomly chosen on Saturday, February 26th, 2011.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Brownies for Your Sweetheart

I so enjoyed making these brownies. I think they are just darling! And best of all, they are super delicious!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Birthday Bouquet

New Kitchen Helper

I just thought that my new kitchen helper was too beautiful and too useful not to share with the world. Hehehe:)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Lemon~Blackberry Cupcakes

Made these cupcakes today. Started off with a tart lemon cake and iced with a homemade blackberry butter cream . . . .topped off with a little gem ~ a fresh blackberry. Perfect mix of tart and sweet!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Apple Cranberry Bread Pudding (with Nisu)

Add your favorite fruits to your bread pudding for an extra delicious treat! I added dried cranberries and apples to mine today, and made it with Nisu instead of regular white bread. Top with some fresh whip or ice cream and you have a great dessert! (Or breakfast, if you are like me!)

I have done this recipe as is, but generally alter it by using Nisu in place of white bread. Today I also added diced apples and dried cranberries.

10 slices white bread, cut into cubes
1/4 cup margarine, melted
1/2 cup raisins
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 eggs
3/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups hot milk
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1.Heat oven to 375 degrees F(190 degrees C)
2.In a large bowl, combine bread cubes, melted margarine, raisins, and cinnamon; mix well, and transfer to a 2 quart baking dish.
3.Use the same bowl to beat the eggs. Stir in sugar, vanilla, and salt until sugar is dissolved. Slowly whisk in the hot milk. Pour egg mixture over bread cubes, sprinkle with nutmeg, and set aside to soak for 5 minutes.
4.Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

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