bakingmommyof3

Helpful tips and recipes for the multi tasking mom

One of my Favorite summer “Adult Drinks” May 30, 2014

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I used to love this – and still do when I have it… It tends to be my little treat – or my little flash back of the past.  The Restaurant & Bar that I worked at is where I fell in love with this simple drink…The One owner helped me become obsessed with it… the other  with 57 Chevy’s – so if you are ever in Mansfield – stop in at West’s Restaurant & Lounge and stump them by asking for a 57 Chevy – they are very much worth the price and I know for a fact the recipe is behind that bar someplace…   But back to this drink – this one is an easy one you can make at home – and if you like Raspberry Lemonade then you must try a Chambord & Lemonade…  It’s a shot of Chambord.. add ice and then fill with lemonade – you can make stronger if you like  – hope you enjoy!!!!

 

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BLUEBERRY CRUMB BARS May 27, 2014

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These were really good well from the one that I got – I planned on taking a pic when I got home today – and I came home to an empty pan… so must be they passed the hubby test – he said he had a few with his coffee…  I used frozen blueberries – and just added a lil more cornstarch… hope you enjoy!!!  At least I know my house did!!

Blueberry Crumb Bars

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup shortening
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 pinch ground cinnamon (optional)
4 cups fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
3 teaspoons cornstarch
DIRECTIONS:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan.
2. In a medium bowl, stir together 1 cup sugar, 3 cups flour, and baking powder. Mix in salt and cinnamon, if desired. Use a fork or pastry cutter to blend in the shortening and egg. Dough will be crumbly. Pat half of dough into the prepared pan.
3. In another bowl, stir together the sugar and cornstarch. Gently mix in the blueberries. Sprinkle the blueberry mixture evenly over the crust. Crumble remaining dough over the berry layer.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until top is slightly brown. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

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A S’MORES Menu May 26, 2014

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So was just wandering through Facebook and came across this – and thought everyone should see it – some of them sound pretty yummy – and as an adult I know I love a s’more – but hey if we can kick it up a bit – then why not… hope you all enjoy – Happy  Memorial Day – so please have a safe day and remember what the day you are celebrating is really about!!

 

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TEXAS SHEET CAKE BROWNIES May 24, 2014

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This is the perfect chocolate craving killer – it’s not too much – but it is moist and soo yummy – made these last night and the pan is almost gone – must be they are a keeper – hope you enjoy!!!

Texas Sheet Cake Brownies

For one 17 1/2 x 11″ baking pan (48 brownies), you well need:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup water
1/4 cup dark, unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup buttermilk*
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

Frosting:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2 Tbsp dark cocoa
1/4 cup milk
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

*If you don’t have buttermilk, no worries! Mix 1/2 cup milk with 2 tsp vinegar or lemon juice. Let sit for a minute before adding to other ingredients.

Preparation:
1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and the sugar.
2. In heavy saucepan, combine butter, shortening, water, and cocoa. Stir and heat to boiling.
3. Pour boiling mixture over the flour and sugar in the bowl. Add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda, and vanilla.
4. Mix well using a wooden spoon or high speed on an electric mixer.
5. Pour into a well greased 17 1/2×11″ pan (like a cookie sheet).
6. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until brownies test done in center.
7. While brownies bake, prepare the frosting. In a saucepan, combine the butter, cocoa, and milk. Heat to boiling, stirring.
8. Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla until frosting is smooth (you may have to whisk it).
9. Pour warm frosting over brownies as soon as you take them out of the oven. Let cool. Cut into 48 bars.

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A conversion chart everyone should have May 23, 2014

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So I saw this posted on Facebook and had to share – there are so many times that I have had to stop and figure out little things – like when the measuring cups go missing and you can only find a 1/3 cup and a 1/8 – or when the tablespoon’s missing – which is a easy one 1 Tablespoon = 3 teaspoons… but for all of you that may need it – hope you enjoy it!!! How-Many-Guide-Infographic

 

Easy Chocolate Pie May 21, 2014

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This recipe is a definite keeper – I hate store bought crust – and I made it in a graham cracker crust – was

very yummy and super easy ingredients….. hope you enjoy!!!

Easy Chocolate Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Refrigerated Pie Crust, Or Use Your Favorite 1 Crust Dough Recipe
  • 3-½ Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1-¼ cup White Sugar
  • 2  Eggs
  • ½ sticks Melted Butter Or Margarine
  • 1 can Evaporated Milk (5 Oz Can)

Preparation Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a bowl, mix together cocoa powder and sugar. The texture of the pie will be smoother if a food processor is used.
2. Add all of the remaining ingredients (except the crust) and whisk/blend together. Batter will be very thin.
3. Put the pie crust into an 8 or 9 inch pie pan and prick the dough several times with a fork.
4. Pour batter into crust and bake for about 50 minutes, or until the batter sets up and there is a thin crust on the top.

Top with whipped cream and enjoy!

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