Not your typical cakey from-scratch brownies! Rich, moist, fudgey, gooey, melt in your mouth brownies! Very similar texture to the boxed variety. The best I have ever made! What you'll need: 1/2 cup butter or margarine 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup flour 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 to 1 cup chopped nuts (optional) Melt chocolate chips in a small bowl and set aside. Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and mix well. Beat on high for 2 minutes for a thick crust, less for a soft crust. Mix in vanilla and melted chocolate chips. Add flour and salt and mix well. Fold in nuts if you want, now. Pour batter into a greased and floured 8x8 pan and bake
Learn how to make and decorate this awesome watermelon cake! Watermelon flavored cake with chocolate chip 'seeds' and decorated with buttercream frosting. Perfect for a summer get together, bbq or picnic! What you'll need: 1 (15-16 oz)box white cake mix (and ingredients needed to make according to package directions) 1 (3 oz) box watermelon Jell-O gelatin (watermelon flavor is only available in the summer so stock up!) 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips plus 2 Tbsp, divided (use only mini as regular chips will sink) buttercream frosting (either homemade or premade vanilla frosting) red and green food coloring In a stand mixer or large bowl with an electric mixer, combine dry cake mix and Jell-O powder. Add in remaining ingredients to make cake batter according to package directions
How to make delicious fruit muffins from scratch! Delicious with raspberries, blueberries, strawberries or even cherries! Use your favorite berry with this recipe! What you'll need: 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 large egg approx. 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups flour 3/4 cup sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup of your favorite berry, fresh or frozen Preheat oven to 400*. Measure vegetable oil in a 1 cup measuring cup. Add egg and beat. Add enough buttermilk to make 1 full cup of fluid. Add vanilla and set aside. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add fruit and stir until coated with flour mixture. Add wet ingredient mixture and stir just until combined. Evenly divide batter into 8 muffin cups lined
Another stupid easy cookie idea for you guys! And another how-to rather than a recipe because there is no cooking involved. Great for a last minute cookie exchange or a treat your kids can make! What you'll need: Nutter Butter peanut butter cookies Mini twist pretzels chocolate chips red M&M's And now that I see these this morning, I think the 'antlers' should be facing in rather than out for a more natural looking antler. Oh well. You can also use regular peanut butter cookies that you make from scratch for the head. Inspiration came from the many, MANY blogs that have done this found via Google images.
How to crochet a scarf using the waffle stitch technique. This is for beginners who have a basic understanding of chains, sc and dc. This scarf works up fast and the pattern creates an almost double thickness fabric. Very thick, warm and cozy. I used 'I Love This Yarn' from Hobby Lobby which is a worsted weight 4-ply acrylic yarn. I used a 'J/6.00mm' hook and a foundation row of 35 stitches. I used a total of 4 skeins of yarn for a scarf approximately 8' long (without fringe) and 9" wide. Foundation: 1:55 Row A: 4:58 Row B: 7:12 Last row: 11:40 Fringe: 13:18 Pattern: Foundation row: ch3, yo, ch1 in first ch, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, pull through 2 loops on hook
Gruesome yet delicious Halloween treats!! A classic almond flavored shortbread with whole almonds serving as the nails and cherry 'chocolate' acting as blood. Kids will surely get a kick out of these! Maybe not younger ones... What you'll need: 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 1/2 cup butter or margarine 3/4 cups powdered sugar 1/8 tsp salt 1 egg 1/4 tsp almond extract green food coloring 2 oz whole almonds 1/4 cup chocolate chips 3/4 cup cherry flavored chips In a food processor or in a large bowl working by hand, cut in vegetable shortening and butter or margarine into the flour. Add powdered sugar and salt. In a separate bowl, combine egg, almond extract and green food coloring. Use 7-8 drops for light green or 12-15 drops for a darker
Learn how I make my carrot cake in this easy video recipe. This is exactly like I made it at the diner I used to work at. Super moist, rich and delicious! What you'll need: 4 eggs 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup white sugar 1-1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used 3/4 cup oil and 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce) 2 cups flour 2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 1 Tbsp cinnamon 3 cups grated carrots In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix eggs, sugars and vegetable oil until combined. Add in vanilla. Gradually add in dry ingredients and mix well. Add in cinnamon and carrots. Beat until fully mixed. Evenly pour the batter
Learn how to make these delicious Boston cream parfaits with homemade chocolate ganache! Like mini single serving Boston cream pies! These are super easy to make and will surely be a hit for you and your family! To watch the Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits I referenced in this video, click here: http://youtu.be/UsCCb97C5Ew What you'll need: for the ganache: 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 tsp vanilla extract In a small bowl, heat the cream in the microwave for about a minute until bubbling. Add in the chocolate chips and stir until the chocolate is melted. Add in the vanilla and let cool for 15 minutes before using. For the parfaits: pound cake instant vanilla pudding made as pie filling per directions on box 1 recipe ganache whipped cream
Beth (CookingAndCrafting) did this recipe a little over a year ago. Since seeing that video, this has become a staple in our house. Super easy and super delicious!! Beth's video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C812vRrMmjA Beth's channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/CookingAndCrafting?ob=0 Original recipe by Kraft: http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/fiesta-chicken-pasta-95071.aspx My version: 1 (16oz) box rotini pasta 1 large b/s chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces 1 red bell pepper, diced 1/2 cup salsa 1/4 cup Italian dressing 1 Tbsp chili powder 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup shredded cheese In a large pot, cook rotini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a medium pan, add 1 Tbsp oil and cook chicken over medium high heat until almost done. Add pepper, salsa, dressing and chili powder and mix well. Cook 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off heat and add sour cream and
How to make delicious cheesy pasta primavera! Rotini, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots in a semi-homemade beer cheese sauce. A wonderful and fairly quick casserole that'll feed a family! If you prefer not to use beer, you can also use milk or cream. As well, if you want it vegetarian, omit the chicken bouillon. Or you could add diced up chicken for chicken primavera! The possibilities are endless! What you'll need: 1lb rotini pasta 1 (16oz) jar Ragu Double Cheddar Sauce 1lb bag California blend frozen vegetables, thawed 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped 1/2 cup light beer (or milk or cream) 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp chicken bouillon 1/2 tsp garlic powder 8oz shredded mozzarella cheese Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season with 2-3 tsp salt. Add
Learn how to make your own McRib sandwiches at home!! No more waiting months for them to come back! There's really no 'cooking' of anything with these, just heating up store bought riblets and preparing them like McDonald's does. This is the closest clone recipe as you can get without a bunch of work! *If you want more authentic buns, slightly moisten the top of the buns and sprinkle cornmeal on top and let dry. What you'll need: -family size Banquet or OnCor pork riblets in sauce (found in the freezer section of every major grocery store in the US) -Sarah Lee Hearty & Delicious Split-Top Deli Rolls -hamburger dill chips -white onion slices .