mercredi 7 décembre 2016

Garlic Butter Baked Crab Legs


Ingredients

2 lbs king crab legs
1/2 cup butter (salted or unsalted)
1/2 head garlic, about 5 garlic cloves, minced pressed
1/2 lemon, juice of
1/2 lime, juice of
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
sea salt (optional)
dried parsley (optional)


Directions:

1 Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Meanwhile, grab yourself a small saucepan. On med low heat, melt the butter. Add the garlic (I prefer a press) and LIGHTLY saute. Squeeze in the juice of the citrus of choice. If using a lemon, squeeze the juice into your hands so that you can remove the seeds with ease. Turn the heat to low and let those flavors mesh until the oven is nice and hot. Toss in as much salt (to taste) and a couple pinches of parsley. Then whisk in that olive oil with a fork. Turn off your burner.
2 Arrange your tasty crustaceans in a 9x13 baking dish, brushing each leg with the sauce. ***TASTY TIP*** I use an injector to pop a *little* extra UMPH into my crabs. Pour any remaining sauce over those puppies. Now toss the pan into the oven on the center rack.
3 Bake your crabs for about 25 minutes or so (depending on how thick the legs you have are), brushing the sauce from the bottom of the pan onto the legs every 5-7 minutes. Remove from oven. Sprinkle with a few pinches o' parsley for garnish.

Source : food.com

Mandarin Orange Salad


Ingredients:
1 pkg Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix (use dry) I would use sugar free
1 Large can Crushed Pineapple (undrained)
2 Medium/Large cans Mandarin Oranges (drained)
1 pkg Cool Whip 8 oz ( and you could use fat free)

Instructions:

Mix together Cool Whip and Instant vanilla pudding (do NOT make the pudding, just use it dry). Add undrained crushed pineapple and both cans of drained Mandarin Oranges. (Use as many mandarins as you like, more/less) Save a few mandarin oranges to decorate the top of salad. Refrigerate until it thickens again maybe a couple of hours before you need to use it.

Use as a side dish with a meal or serve with ice cream as a dessert!

You can make this healthier by choosing low/no sugar instant pudding mix and cool whip, and fresh mandarins. I particularly like the whipped cool whip for my salad as per the original. Try it a few times to see what suits you best.

Lemon Butter Baked Shrimp


Ingredients:
1 lb. raw shrimp, cleaned, peeled and deveined
8 Tbs. butter (1 stick), melted
3 cloves garlic, minced (my addition)
1 packet of Good Seasons Italian all natural seasoning
1 1/2 lemon, sliced into circles
1 Tbs. dried parsley leaves
1 tsp. black pepper, ground

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a small bowl, mix the melted butter with minced garlic, and pour into a 9×111 inch glass casserole dish, spreading it all over the bottom of the dish.
Arrange the lemon slices on top of butter, forming a single layer.
Arrange the cleaned and deveined shrimp on top of the lemon slices.
Sprinkle the Italian Seasoning over the shrimp.
Sprinkle the parsley flakes and pepper on top of that.
Bake uncovered in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
Source : littlebitofeverythingne

mardi 6 décembre 2016

Banana Cream Cheesecake


Ingredients

20 nilla wafers
¼ cup butter, melted
24 oz cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch
3 eggs
¾ cup mashed bananas (about 2)
½ cup whipping cream
2 tsp vanilla extract

How to make it :

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Place wafers in a blender or in a food process. Blend until finely crushed.
Add melted butter and blend well. Press crumb mixture onto bottom of 10″ pan and place in refrigerator.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add sugar and cornstarch. beat until blended. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in bananas, whipping cream, and vanilla.

Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared pan. Place pan on cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 200°F continue baking 75 minutes
Cool completely on wire rack before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate cheesecake, uncovered, 6 hours or overnight.
Allow cheesecake to stand at room temperature 15 minutes before serving.

IRISH CREAM MINI-CHEESECAKES


Ingredients:

For the crust:
16 whole Oreo, finely ground in food processor
3 tablespoons melted butter

For the filling:
16 oz (2-8-oz pkg) cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 1/3 cups sour cream
3 Tablespoons Bailey's Irish Cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, melted and cooled slightly

For the ganache glaze:
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons light corn syrup

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.

Combine the ground Oreos and melted butter into a bowl until well combined. Spoon into 24 mini cheesecake cups. Press into the bottom of each cup so the crust is flat. If you have a small cup or container small enough, that works well. Partially bake for 10 minutes then remove from oven.

In a large bowl with a handheld or stand mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in sour cream, Bailey's, and vanilla.

Pour or spoon batter into cheesecake pan cups to fill to a little less than half of the cup. Then add the melted chocolate to the rest of the batter. Fill the cups to about 3/4 full.

Bake for 25-28 minutes until cheesecake is cooked through. Remove to a wire rack to cool.

Once the cheesecakes have cooled, loosen the edges with a plastic knife and remove them from the pan by pushing up on the removable bottoms. Arrange them on a piece of waxed paper and make the glaze...

Adapted from Bake it after all

lundi 5 décembre 2016

Two-Step Pound Cake


Ingredients

4 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups sugar
2 cups butter, softened
¾ cup milk
6 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions

1. Layer Ingredients and Mix. Preheat oven to 325°. Place flour, sugar, butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla (in that order) in 4-qt. bowl of a heavy-duty electric stand mixer. Beat at low speed 1 minute, stopping to scrape down sides. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes.

2. Pour and Bake. Pour into a greased and floured 10-inch (16-cup) tube pan, and smooth. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 1 hour).

Source : myrecipes.com

Easy Homemade Chocolate Turtle Cake


Ingredients

1 cup chocolate chips
2 cups pecans
3/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 (14 ounce) bags caramels
1 1/3 cups water ( or as called for by your cake mix)
1/3 cup oil ( or as called for by your cake mix)
3 eggs ( or as called for by your cake mix)
1 (18 ounce) boxes German chocolate cake mix

Directions

Prepare cake mix as directed.
Pour 1/2 of the batter in a 13x9 inch pan.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Remove and let cool.
In a double boiler, add carmels, milk and butter and stir constantly till melted.
Pour melted carmel over cooling cake.
Sprinkle on top 1 cup of pecans& chocolate chips.
Pour remaining batter on top and bake for an additional 20 minutes.

Enjoy!

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