Category Archives: Dessert

Biscuit Beignets

Biscuit Beignets

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.

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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.

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Sugar Coma Redux

I could not let  another fabulous Sugar Coma happen without telling you about it. The first one I did was a blast!   The wonderful Broke Socialite really out did herself.  It was an unforgettable experience. If you are looking for a great way to spend some time with friends you should check out her future soirees.  I promise that you will not be dissapointed.

Now here is a recap of my Sugar Coma!    We met at Bradford’s on Bishop for lunch.  Our Sugar Momma was Run With Tweezers who has a great  blog . Check it out.

Note the bags in the back of the photo.  Yes, those were ours filled with all kinds of goodies.

Dessert was provided by Peachy Treats and Pink Cupcake Dreams.

These chocolate cupcakes filled with caramel and Yummy.

We were swept away by Atlantic LimoGa which meant having no worries about driving or parking.   We got to enjoy the drive and each other’s company.

1st stop Caryn’s Cakes

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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

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Chocolate Magic Bars

It is way beyond me that something this easy is so good!  And for the life of me I should not keep any of these ingredients on hand.  I honestly could eat the entire pan by myself and almost did last night but GI Joe saved the day and he ate the other half!

Yesterday was one of those days that you just want to stay curled up in a blanket by the fire.  It was quite cold and rainy. I just wanted to stay home, but I had shopping to do.   My niece, that is in pharmacy school, is getting married in June and next Saturday she is having her first wedding shower in Savannah.  We picked up her gift and wouldn’t you know it they had Lenox Butler’s Pantry on sale.  I have wanted it since the first day I set my eyes on it.  Yes, I bought  eight place settings and three serving pieces.  Now if you know someone who wants Vintage Vine in beige, please let me know.  I really need to unload it!  GI Joe said,”Well, Happy Anniversary, Valentine’s Day and Birthday!”  It is so worth it though.

Since having a light dinner last night, I really wanted to go to downtown Villa Rica to Gabe’s.  Their Bread Pudding is the best.  Not wanting to venture out in the rain and cold,  I stood in front of the pantry with the  door open and all I saw was  sweetened condensed milk and semisweet chocolate pieces.  I told myself not to make those bad Chocolate Magic Bars, but myself did not listen. 

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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.

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Candied Fruit Magic Bars

We all have favorites that we love to eat and make during the holidays.  This is one of my all time favorites.  It is great tasting and very easy to put together.  Just what we all need this time of the year.  There is one problem.  It is very hard just to eat one square!!  I made these last night and found myself having a cup of coffee with two of these sweet morsels.

Looking at the recipe last night I could not believe how long I had been making them. I got the recipe one Thanksgiving at my Dad’s. My step mother always made them for Christmas.   On the back of the recipe I had written  sizes of my nephews 2T and size 8 so that I could pick them up a couple of things for Christmas.  They are both young men now.  One in his last year of residency and the other  is running a farm!  Time flies!!!

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Chocolate Pound Cake

 

This is the best Chocolate Pound Cake that you will ever make!!  The recipe came from the Goodness Gracious  Cookbook by The Junior League of Macon, GA.  given to me by my sister-in-law.  I have made this recipe maybe a million times.  I am not exaggerating.  Well,  maybe a little.  I made this several years ago for a very dear friend of mine .   I volunteered to make the groom’s cake for her daughter.  What in the world was I thinking?   I practiced so much that we were sick of it!!!  You won’t get sick of  it though.  It is a great pound cake with the best texture and chocolate flavor.  Oh, my it is fabulous!!

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The Best Dressed Cupcake is….

We are the winners!!!

This one got the most votes (31)!!!!

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!!!

Happy Cooking,

The Teacher Cooks 

We got 2nd place!

This was so creative!

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We’re Getting Dressed Up for Halloween today!

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Vote today starting at 3:00 PM until Saturday 3:00 PM for your favorite dressed up cupcake.

Only one vote per person.

Happy Cooking,

The Teacher Cooks

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