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Black Magic Cake (Best Chocolate Cake Ever!)

Black Magic Cake (Best Chocolate Cake Ever!)

Cake Batter Bars Cake Batter Bars I apologize in advance to anyone out there currently on a diet or trying to lose those ten pounds. Look away while you still can! Hmm.. I probably should have written that before the pictures. My DB started his first day of law school today! I baked these bars back when I was on a cake batter kick with the cake batter cookies and cake batter rice crispy treats. Ingredients 1 1/4 cup funfetti cake mix 3/4 cup AP flour 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled 1 egg 1 egg yolk 2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 5 heaping tablespoons sprinkles of your choice (I used stars) Directions Preheat oven to 350F.

Amuse Bouche: Restaurant Style I am going to let you in on a secret. It’s one I carry in my back pocket everywhere I go. I feel even more inclined to tell you this secret after watching last night’s top chef, where it became clear that even some of the greatest minds in the culinary world don’t know it. It’s the very best, most delicious and perfect way to cook a steak. You just got served. Anyway. You know when you go to Joe’s Steak and Crab, and it’s the best steak you’ve ever had? Restaurant Style. It’s pan seared in butter and finished in the oven. Also, my apologies to any vegetarians who read this, not because it’s all about meat but I’m mostly sorry that you can’t taste excellence. It also goes without saying that a perfectly cooked filet mignon pairs perfectly with an 08 Hill Family Estate Atlas Peak Cab Sauv. Boom. The best steak you've put anywhere near your face. Ingredients: Instructions: DISCLAIMER: The reason this dish is so amazing is due mostly in part to having the very best, most fresh ingredients possible.

101 Cookbooks - Healthy Recipe Journal Parmesan Roasted Potatoes Ok fine. I’m officially ready to make the transition to fall. And I thought, what better way to do it than with my all time favorite Parmesan Roasted Potatoes! These are like candy. 100% addictive. Once you stop, you just can’t stop. If you knew the amount of potatoes we consumed in a week, you’d be shocked. I always, without fail, make these with Yukon Gold potatoes because here’s the truth… I’m too lazy to peel the skins off potatoes. This is more a technique rather than a recipe, since you can scale these potatoes up if you’re cooking for a crowd. You’re going to start with some naked potatoes…. Add on all the seasonings… Using your fingers, go ahead and toss everything together…. Put them in the oven for about 15 minutes. Once they are nice and golden and crispy, throw them onto a serving platter…. And then EAT!! And just a public service announcement – make a double batch and then serve them with breakfast the next morning too. Parmesan Roasted Potatoes Ingredients Instructions

Day 11: S'mores Cookie Bars Day 11: S’mores Cookie Bars Day 11 of my 12 Days of Cookies: Time for a little variation. Who says a cookie has to be round? These are probably on my list of top 3 things that I’ve EVER baked, believe it or not. Day 11: S’mores Cookie Bars Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1 large egg 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 2 king-sized milk chocolate bars (e.g. Directions Preheat oven to 350°F.

The Finger Test to Check the Doneness of Meat Recipe Print Photography Credit: Elise Bauer There are two basic methods to test for how done your meat is while you are cooking it—use a meat thermometer, or press on the meat with your fingertips. The problem with the meat thermometer approach is that when you poke a hole into the meat with a thermometer, it can let juices escape, juices that you would rather have stay in the meat. For this reason, most experienced cooks rely on a “finger test” method, especially on steaks (whole roasts are better tested with a thermometer). My mother has been trying to get me to test meat with my fingertips for years, and for years, being somewhat of a scaredy cat (won’t it burn my fingers?) Then my friend David showed me up. Now the point of this story is not to embarrass David (though that would be fun, if it were even possible) but to encourage you, if like me, you’ve been shying away from trying this approach. This is one of those things that gets easier with practice. MethodHide Photos Hello!

My Fridge Food - Recipes you already have in your Fridge Steak au Poivre - The Showstopper I have a comment on this comment, then I have a comment for the OP. To Amy: Removing to foil is simply a way to keep the steaks warm whilst resting (FOR 5 MINUTES AT LEAST… ALWAYYYS!). When the OP says remove to foil, he/she doesn’t mean to wrap them tightly. To the OP and to anyone else who decides to try ‘flambe’: It is important to note: When you add cognac or any other high proof liquour to a hot pan, then ignite, you are not burning the alcohol itself, per se. - Never light alcohol while there is an open flame/heat source. - Notice how in the OP, they remove the pan from the stove and then light. - Keep a heavy lidded pan nearby, just in case things Do go awry (if you follow the first 2 tips, they won’t) - Always have at least an ABC rated fire extinguisher within arm’s reach I would like to add on a personal note, I LOVE steak au poivre. As far as the recipe goes, I would recommend spooning off all but a tablespoon of fat from the pan, before deglazing with the cognac.

Chicken Breasts Caprese with Ham Autumn is rumored to have arrived in the northern hemisphere, but I’ve seen no sign of it yet at my Florida home. Here the temperature still hovers in the upper 80s F., as it has done for months. Shorts and tank tops are still de rigueur. And quickly cooked dishes that won’t heat up the kitchen, such as this one, are still on the menu at my house. This recipe combines the flavors of two much loved dishes — chicken cordon bleu and caprese salad — into one package. Ingredients 4 large boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 4 thin slices of ham or prosciutto (I use the latter) 16 or more fresh basil leaves 3 ripe plum tomatoes, cored and cut across into thin slices 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, cut into 1/2-inch by 1/2-inch sticks Salt and pepper, to taste 2 teaspoons good quality balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, peeled Preparation Pour the olive oil into a large frying pan and place the pan on a medium-high heat burner. print recipe You might also like...

{meeeeeeeeeaaaat} How To Cook Steaks On Your Stovetop That Taste Better Than in a Fancy Restaurant | off the (meat)hook Is there anything more satisfying than a perfectly seasoned steak cooked to your exact liking? For a meat-lover like me, there is not. Unfortunately it can be hard to get that steakhouse taste at home, unless you know a couple of culinary secrets. Here is my tried and true method for cooking steaks. Once you start making them this way, you will never go back to your old habits! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. If you liked this post, you may also enjoy… Chicken Enchiladas aka the best enchiladas ever! Thank you so much to Laura, at Tide and Thyme, for introducing me to this recipe. Seriously - they were so so good I can't even tell you. So good in fact, that the leftovers are really calling my name, and I'm trying so hard to resist.... OK so on to the recipe. Seriously, make these ASAP! Chicken Enchiladas with Red Chile Sauceadapted from Tide and Thyme, orginally from America's Test Kitchen 1 medium onion, chopped fine2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped fine1 teaspoon canola oil3 medim cloves garlic, minced3 Tablespoons chili powder2 teaspoons ground cumin3 teaspoons sugar1 15-oz can tomato sauce1 cup water1 large beefsteak tomato, seeded and chopped1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (2 large breasts)1 cup extra sharp white cheddar, shredded1 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro12 (6-inch) soft corn tortillascooking spraysalt and ground black pepperPreheat oven to 425. Nestle the chicken into the sauce. Reduce heat to 400.

cake batter rice crispy treats TGIF, friends. Hope that you all have had a lovely week, and that a relaxing weekend lies ahead. I’m looking forward to some friend’s-birthday-celebrating, farmers-marketing, coffee-(friends)-dating, cake-baking, church-enjoying, and sleeping-inning here in my little corner of the world this weekend. Did I mention on here that I’m leading an Easter choir at my church?! I’m kind of over the moon about it. Anyway, warm wishes coming your way for a good weekend ahead. Read more Ever since my friends and I met for a tapas happy hour at our neighborhood Spanish restaurant a few weeks ago, I’ve had sangria on my mind. So of course, when I found myself in the fruit section at the market this week trying to decide what kind of sangria to make for our weekly neighbor night, I immediately thought of sangria. …oh good grief, why had I never thought of this before? Sangria with All The Colors. The only reasonable solution, of course. ;) Read more Read more That recipe is coming on the blog tomorrow.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Bread Although many people see bread as one of appetizers on the dinner table, you can turn the bread into a dessert or an after school snack for your kids as well. As a blueberry lover, I add them into my smoothie or desserts all the time. Blueberry cream cheese bread and lemon blueberry bread are two of my favorite bread recipes. Once you taste them, you’ll never forget the remarkable bites! Ingredients FOR THE BREAD: ½ cups Butter ½ cups Sugar ¼ teaspoons Salt 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 2 whole Eggs 1-½ cup All-pupose Flour 1 teaspoon Baking Powder ⅓ cups Milk 1-½ cup Blueberries (up To 2 Cups, Which I Prefer) 1 Tablespoon All-purpose Flour ¼ cups White Sugar FOR THE FILLING: 8 ounces, weight Cream Cheese ½ cups Sugar 1 Tablespoon Flour 1 whole Egg 1 Tablespoon Orange Zest FOR THE GLAZE: 2 Tablespoons Sugar ½ teaspoons Vanilla 1 teaspoon Water Directions Filling 1. Glaze: 2. For the bread: 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Incoming search terms: blueberry cream cheese loaf recipe More in Dessert