29 December 2011

Sticky Buns

I made these Christmas morning and they were perfect. The whole thing came out looking so nice. It was absolutely delicious. We basically finished off the whole thing ourselves.

I found this idea on Pinterest, and the recipe on this website. It has nice step-by-step pictures. So easy and so good!

2 tubes of biscuits
3 tbsp butter, melted
1/2 c pancake syrup
1/3 c packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a flute pan with cooking spray. Combine syrup and melted butter in a small bowl and set aside. In another bowl combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. Pour about half the syrup mixture in the bottom of the pan, then sprinkle half the brown sugar mixture over the syrup.

Now, lay the biscuits in the bottom of the pan, overlapping the edges closely to form a ring (see picture below). Top with the rest of the syrup and brown sugar mixtures. Bake for 25-30 min or until golden brown. Cool for 1 min in the pan, then invert onto a serving plate.

04 December 2011

Homemade Calzone

This was the funnest thing EVER to make! And so good too. A must try! I saw this on Pinterest and found the recipe here. There are great step-by-step pictures at the site to help.

So... this is what is looks like on the website:

And here is ours:

We put a little cheese on top of the loaf so it looks a little different.
Ok, so here's what you will need, and what we did:

pizza dough
pizza sauce
can of mushrooms

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. I had two things of refrigerated pizza crust (thin crust). So, I put those together on parchment paper, and rolled it out into one big rectangle. Then, put pizza sauce down the middle, followed by pepperoni, olives, mushrooms, cheese, etc. Cut the dough on the sides at about 3/4 inch intervals. After all the cuts are made, start folding them over like the pictures on the website show. If you have used parchment paper, you can easily just pick up the loaf and move it to a baking sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 25 min. So fun and easy!!!

Triple Chocolate Cookie Balls

I found this recipe on  kraft.com and it looked pretty easy so I had to give it a try. I've never made anything like these before and they are really, really good!

1 pkg instant chocolate pudding (3.9 oz size)
1/2 c cold milk
1 pkg Oreo cookies (36 cookies), finely crushed
1 1/2 pkgs Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate (12 squares), melted
2 squares Baker's White Chocolate, melted

Beat pudding mix and milk in a medium bowl with whisk for 2 min. Add cookie crumbs and mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls and put on wax paper on a cookie sheet. Freeze for 15 minutes. Melt chocolate and dip balls in chocolate. I melted the chocolate in a shallow bowl and rolled the cookie balls around in it. Put pack on wax paper on cookie sheet and refrigerate 20 minutes. Melt the white chocolate and drizzle it over the cookie balls. Refrigerate 10 minutes or until firm.

Honey Beer Bread

Found this delicious bread recipe on Pinterest and it came from this website. This could not have been easier nor more delicious!

3 c flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp honey
1 bottle of beer (12 oz)
4 tbsp melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease loaf pan. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a wooden spoon, stir the beer and honey into the dry ingredients until just mixed. Put the honey in the microwave for a few seconds beforehand so it mixes in more easily. Pour half the melted butter into the loaf pan, then spoon the batter into the pan. Pour the rest of the butter on top. Bake for 50-60 minutes, until the top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.