In the mood for some Beignets, but you can’t swing the trip to New Orleans to Cafe du Monde in the French Quarter? Here’s the next best thing. These are from one of my favorites from Southern Living made with Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits. They are a real treat and super easy. Give yourself 10 minutes and you can be sipping your coffee, eating your beignets and feeling as if are in the center of it all in NOLA.
Category Archives: Dessert
Top 10 Post of 2011
Hope that all of you had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year! I’m not going to bore you with my resolutions that are probably the same as everyone elses. You know get yourself organized, eat healthier, and exercise more frequently. I just want to enjoy life. It is as simple as that! With that said here are the top 10 posts of this year. Several of them had the help of Stumble Upon by some of my blogger friends Dine and Dish and A Cook and Her Books. Thanks to all of you that read my blog. I really appreciate it! I still have many things to get done that you have asked for, so don’t think that I have forgotten. I havent. The printer friendly recipe is being worked on now. I do feel good about the recipe index. It was needed and took a long time for me to finally sit down and do it. So here’s to another year gone by and new one to do with what we would like. Let’s make it a good one. Any day will be good with any of the following recipes.
My Banana Pudding was Trumped!!
Here are the results of the Banana Pudding lab and I will say they were outstanding! The first time in a loooong time all the meringue was perfect. We only used two extra eggs for a couple that had a little trouble separating them. I was extremely pleased.
They were also pleased with their results and eager to share the leftovers with other teachers and friends.
You take a look and see what you think. If you want to give it a try yourself check out the directions here.
Filed under Banana Pudding, Dessert, Nabisco vanilla wafers
Baby Pecan Pies or Pecan Tassies
Pecan pie is GI Joe’s favorite dessert. No that is incorrect! Any dessert is GI Joe’s favorite dessert. Before I could get these little babies cooled good, he had popped two of them in his mouth as we were about to eat dinner. Dessert before dinner can be a good thing!
These are cute little pies that would be good to serve at a party. If you are looking for a great recipe for the larger type pecan pie , you should check out Bakerella . She just posted a great recipe. Check it out if that is what you are looking for at www.bakerella.com . It is the December 14 post. Enough about that. Let’s get started on making these Pecan Tassies.
Filed under Cooking, cream cheese, Dessert, Pecan Pie, Recipes
Chocolate Pound Cake
The Best Dressed Cupcake is….
What a day Friday was! I would pretty much call it organized chaos. I have never seen so much icing! We had loads of fun with this contest. The students really got into it. They did research on the internet, gathered pictures, made to do lists for each other , made drawings of their designs and worked as a team to get the job done.
Those of you reading this that have done some cake decorating know that this is no simple task. I have taken several classes in cake decorating and will only volunteer to do the simplest of tasks. Especially after I volunteered to make a very good friend’s daughter’s groom’s cake. Why I did that I will never know. I practiced making the cake maybe 10 times. We had cake everywhere. I took it to every party. I sent it with GI Joe to work every week. When it came down to decorating it I just could not bring myself to do it . I took it to my neighbor who did catering on the side and she whipped it together in about an hour. I would have stayed up all night.
Anyway cake decorating takes practice. My students found this out in about 5 minutes. What a good learning experience!
Thanks to all of you that took the time to vote.
These two groups will get extra credit on a project this week we are doing with Eating Disorders.
My students laughed when they heard this. Cupcakes , icing and eating disorders that’s just wrong!!!
Here is the 2nd place group with 15 votes. By the way Kitchen 4 had 14 votes. The top 3 came from First Block. Way to Go!!!
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We’re Getting Dressed Up for Halloween today!
Vote today starting at 3:00 PM until Saturday 3:00 PM for your favorite dressed up cupcake.
Only one vote per person.
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