Monday, May 24, 2010

Delicious Endeavors Blog Carnival

Hello out there in blogland!  An awful thing has occurred.  My laptop, my precious connection to the internet world has given up its will to live.  We went on vacation and it just died.  Well, we are back from vacation and while we have been doing what we can to rectify the problem, I just haven't been able to blog yet.  I'm here now to finally post an edition of the Delicious Endeavors Carnival, and it actually works out quite well this way because over the course of the last few weeks there weren't that many carnival entries anyway, so I'm able to lump them all together in a more meaty post here.   

Jenny Horowitz presents Sole Meurniere posted at Jenny Learns to Cook.

Squawkfox presents How to Cook Quinoa (with tasty quinoa recipes) posted at Squawkfox.

Fi presents Green Tomato Jam posted at Spaces Between The Gaps.

Dana presents Capture the fragrance of spring with lilac jelly! posted at Roscommon Acres.

Derrick presents Bacon Wrapped Grilled Chicken Recipe posted at Backyard Grilling.

Bobbie Whitehead presents Asparagus Casserole posted at The Backyard Grower.

Lori presents Tomatoed Corn posted at Two Southern Girls.

Jennifer Grass presents Shrimp Creole - YUM! posted at Momof2GreatCats's Xanga blog - Furballs and other mysteries of life.

Sidhusaaheb presents My Mother's Tomato Ketchup Recipe posted at I, Me, Myself.

Basia presents Chocolate Macademia Truffles posted at Inspired Living.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Funny Bone Cake

Of all the store bought snack cakes there are out there,there is only one I just can not resist and walk on by and that is Drake's Funny Bones. They are a chocolate peanut butter filled cake that is dipped in chocolate and not available in all stores. Well recently I decided to try and make a copycat version but then I thought no way could I do that without it being a really messy ordeal. So..... drum roll please.... I invented a cake that I think came out tasting exactly the same with a lot less work :) The first time I made it I got a little over zealous with the chocolate topping and made too much but after I made it much thinner it came out great :) I made a very moist easy homemade chocolate cake off the Hershey's cocoa can but if you want to use a mix or a favorite recipe go for it.
You will need;

One prepared ,baked and cooled chocolate cake in a 9 by 13 inch pan.
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups confectionary sugar
7 tbls. whole milk
2 cups melted semi-sweet morsels
3 Tbls. crisco shortning
1 tsp milk
Beat the first 4 ingredients in a medium bowl until
very creamy.Spread this over the cake.
Next melt the morsels and crisco in a microwave
bowl or double boiler stirring in between until pourable.
Add 1 tsp milk.
pour over the peanut butter layer spreading to the edge.
Chill cake for at least 2 hours.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ramen Noodle Salad

A few years ago one of our relatives (thanks Beth) brought this to the family reunion and I thought it was so different and I requested the recipe. Since then I have tweaked it a little and make it frequently. Feel free to add some shredded carrot or whatever you want to suit your taste. If your watching your salt intake start with a tsp or so and add more at the table if you need it.

1+ 1/2 cup.s thinly sliced cabbage
1 bunch chopped green onions
2 cooked, diced,and chilled chicken breasts
1 pkg. chicken ramen noodles,broken,cooked and drained
1/2 cup canola oil
3 Tbls. cider vinegar
1/2 cup diced green pepper
1 Tbs. sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. pepper
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1 seasoning packet from noodles

Combine seasonings in bowl. Add oil and vinegar and seasoning packet and blend well. Mix with noodles and vegetables and chill 2 to 3 hours or overnight.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Shrimp Scampi

Here is my quick scampi recipe I make to serve over buttered brown rice or with a baked potato.

1 stick butter
2 to 3 lb.s shelled shrimp, de-veined
1 to 2 tsp. minced garlic
1 Tbs. Cooking wine or regular wine
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Heat and stir shrimp in large fry pan
over medium heat a couple
remove the liquid.
Add butter , garlic and wine
and cook on high a couple more mins. Just
before serving sprinkle parmesan cheese
over top and serve shrimp over buttered rice.