Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Fix Fudge that does not set


       I often do not use the Microwave to melt chocolate because it takes eons of time but I decided to try it because the chocolate I made did not set properly. I took my candy thermometer out. When I melted the Almond bark I use 1 bar to 2 tbl of sweetened condensed milk and 1/4 tsp Vanilla for 30 seconds in microwave it melted good I stirred it but did  not use the candy thermometer. I had to take the candy out of all the molds and put them back into a bowl and do 15 seconds add 2 tsp corn starch stir and 2 tsp of powdered sugar stir. Put back in and after 15 seconds take back out stir, measure temp your objective is to get the mixture to 200F. Keep doing 15 seconds and stir until your thermometer reaches 200F. When 200F is reached put fudge into Pam sprayed tupperware let the mixture cool on countertop than put it in the fridge. This mix can also be done with chocolate. I made  chocolate truffles at temp 180F letting mixture cool a bit and rolling into balls on cafe mocha instant mix or powered sugar and cinnamon. The truffles made with 2 tbl Hersheys syrup.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Gloria Jean's Hazelnut flavored coffee

    Gloria Jean's Hazelnut, nice light brown color,Great tasting,smooth and is a light nutty coffee. I like that you can easily get Hazelnut coffee in Keurig K cups the taste is for every day can be paired with Onion Bagels with cream cheese, Glazed Donuts or Egg in a hole and Nutella on toast.      

       Gloria Jean's Hazelnut has No aftertaste, the box was a good $8.99 which came in 12 pack box, 75 cents a Kcup. I just love the taste. Worth the buy. IF I could compare this coffee to the off brand Hazelnut I would have to say this Hazelnut has more Caffeine than the Off  branded kcups. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How to make White crumbly cheese

2 Tbl Vinegar
2 Cups 2% Milk

Heat Milk on medium low to 180 farenheit with Candy thermometer. 

Remote From Heat Stir In Vinegar.
Allow to cool than pour over a white t shirt in a bowl and squeeze out excess, Salt and bag the Cheese.
Reminds me of ricotta cheese.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Bbq Chicken in Crockpot Recipe using Sweet baby Rays Bbq sauce

MAKES 9 Sandwhiches
10 minutes to prepare.
Takes 4 Hours to Cook on High in Crockpot.

1 cup Sweet baby rays Bbq sauce
1/4 cup Light Zesty Italian Dressing
 2  tbl   Liquid Smoke Hickory flavor rubbed on dry Chicken front and back.
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 boneless skinless chicken breast with Fat On or 2 lb of chicken washed and dryed. Sprinkle sea salt on each side of chicken.

Add Bbq sauce, brown sugar and Italian dressing in a bowl. Add bowl ingredients to the top of chicken in crockpot  set for 4 hours. Each hour turn Chicken in crockpot so it can coat each side. When done Chicken should be nice bronze color and tender and almost fall apart and use tongs to remove from liquid than add cooked chicken from crockpot to a cutting board , take two forks and shred the meat. Then remove juices from crockpot and throw away clean crockpot out with water and soap than dry and add shredded chicken back into clean crockpot with 1/2 cup bbq sauce or more depending on how much meat you put back into the crockpot warm back up 20 min on high. I always separate the meat shredded into 3 bowls and put what I am not going to heat up in a Tupperware in the fridge. When I made this my husband loved it so much. He actually said he could smell it while he was mowing when I opened the door. PICTURES FOR DEMONSTRATION that I took. It was so good I didn't have time to take a photo of it in the bun it didn't last long but I have left overs. I had sides of Coleslaw and potato salad. I've never tried Sweet Baby Rays Bbq sauce as I always shunned bbq sauces not made in Missouri. I happened to be shopping at Aldi so that is where I bought Sweet baby Rays Bbq sauce. The taste of #SweetBabyRaysbbqsauce is  pineapple like and tangy, sweet, just right really Molasses and spices. I would buy the Sweet Baby Rays Bbq sauce again. 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Quick Cinnamon Rolls "Healthy"

A good item to pair with Coffee is Cinnamon Rolls those take time and contain many Calories. INSTEAD we will cut Calories and time.

45 Calorie bread 2 slices
Real Butter
Brown Sugar

Toast bread lightly Add to plate. Out of the toaster add butter, cinnamon on both sides of toasted bread than add Some brown Sugar on both sides repeat for 2 slices,cut the outside crust off you will still use later.Cut in straight strip on the middle bread in strip than roll together with other pieces until rolled into a cinnamon roll. ROLL the crust into circle add a little bit of brown sugar on top.
Than add the plate to microwave for 30 seconds done and ready to eat. Reminds me of Pinwheels Little Debbies as A Kid.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Best Pulled Pork In Crockpot Recipe

     If you have 8 hours to spare you have enough time to cook this great pulled BBQ ,like Pulled pork. I just made the best Pulled pork recipe at home.

Serves 6 - 1 Bowl of Meat equals 2 people good for 2 second helpings.

1 Crockpot
2 Cups Chicken Stock
1 oz of Liquid Smoke hickory flavor
2 onions chopped thinly
5 lb  of Pulled Pork shoulder steaks
2 Garlic cloves peeled and chopped
1 cup of Rub a store bought or
1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder,
2 Tbl Brown Sugar
1/4 Chili Powder
1/4 Tsp cumin
1/4 Salt
Later to warm up Meat
1/2 cup of BBQ sauce

   Rub the Steaks than rub the liquid smoke on each top and bottom of your pork shoulder steaks until coated. Add the stock to the crockpot then onions,chopped,peeled  garlic and than add the steaks on top of the liquid. Set the Crockpot on Low for 8 hours covered.

  At 8 hours your steaks will be so tender you'll need to work quickly,turn off crockpot, so hurry and use tongs to get them out and onto  a cutting board ,to throw out the bones and discard fat from meat. Fork the meat with a fork until it looks pricked. Than you'll want to add the meat to a bowl. Discard all that is in the crock pot the stock and onions.

   Next clean the crockpot than add a bowl of  pricked meat in crock pot with A  1/2 a cup of BBQ sauce  on high for 20 minutes, Love Kc Original Masterpiece BBQ sauce, Ate at the Kc Masterpiece restaurant before but that has been ages ago.  Now It's time to eat Add to some Buns and your gonna want seconds. Warm the meat up with BBQ sauce the same way every time. Keep meat in bowls covered in foil in the refrigerator up to 3 days. It may not last that long as the taste is so satisfying. TIP:
removing the bone in the meat before cooking 8 hours will provide a more course hard meat so keep the bones and all on the shoulder until you get to shredding the beat with a fork at 8 hours than discard bone and fat.
 just love Customers’ favorite, gourmet Colombian Supremo coffee. Fresh Roasted. Free Shipping.  coffee it taste so good and It's a great way to drink coffee. With Volcanica coffee you get double the quantity 16 oz for $15.99 plus free shipping.$1 an Oz Great price really considering Starbucks is 18 dollars for a bag of coffee. I don't get Starbucks much but It's a great brand. I believe Volcanica wants to help consumers with cost. I am likely to order some to show and I hope sometime to do a review on the brand more thorough. It's been a quite milder day but I've heard that we are in for another cold blast before it gets warmer. Only In Missouri is the weather Warm one day and Snow the next.

Friday, March 13, 2015

I just won an Award for Food Critic of KC and more

     Here is the award I was presented Restaurant Discount Warehouse is pleased to present to you our selection of "Kansas City's Top Food Critics and Bloggers." We have handpicked the best of the best in Kansas City when it comes to blogging about new food trends and restaurants in the area.I also was sent a email telling me that I was invited to write for On The  Fly blog for Reviews of Food Critic. I've been quite busy lately online and keeping myself busy doing housework and yard work. I've not written about any New Restaurants lately because I just have not been eating out but also that haven't tried any new ones. My favorites are as follows though Zarda in Blue springs,MO which serves great BBQ this week they went to Jefferson City,Mo to serve the Capital there. If I was going to Zarda I would so order the Big Beef Brisket sandwich,fries and drink. Their prices have risen a tad bit but worth the eat. Fun House Pizza in Lees Summit,MO Great Pizza like Parlor type best place to take kids has arcades and many more machines. Waldo Pizza in Lees Summit,MO is also a great find It has the most wonderful crust ever and has many assortments of Beer, a little fun for the kids in the back of the place. I just love the fast service we get when we Go to Waldo Pizza. Also a Great Steak Burger place in Johnny Rays in Lee's Summit,Missouri better than any other place that sells Steak burgers on their Menu's. Johnny Rays is a great old diner like place that has pictures of cars on the wall. It's like stepping back into the old diner days. I just Love El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant in Blue springs,Missouri their is a rumor that another one might be in the works In Lee's Summit,Missouri, If all goes well. If you eat out you should try and get KC ValuMail  you can print out the coupons for KC Restaurants El Ranchero does still have a coupon on Valumail Website. El Ranchero has 99 cent taco nights Monday and Tuesday. It is so good. I've go but I do want to offer a giveaway because of the news. Write a comment what you would love to have for a Giveaway. Have a Nice Day!

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