28 November, 2009

Brandy Dijon Creme Sauce

2oz Brandy (any brandy will do)
1/2 cup Worcestershire
1/2 cup Heavy whipping cream.
1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
2-3 cloves of Garlic minced(to taste)
1/4 cup chopped green onion
2 tablespoons soft whipped butter

Directions: to Teflon(Optional) Skillet add butter, Minced Garlic, green onion. Lightly caramelize garlic. Add Brandy(CAUTION FIRE INVOLVED) Burn off alcohol. Add Worcestershire and cream. bring to a low boil. add Mustard. allow to simmer until it has reduced and the bubbles look a bit like fish eggs. Serve!

can be used with ANY meat as an over the top/dipping sauce.
can also be used as a sauce for dipping bread, cheese, veggies.

Thanks to my friend Andy Meyer for this recipe!

27 November, 2009

Moving on up!

I have now added T's Recipes to FeedBurner and it will also be publishing to my facebook :)

Now to get back to adding more and more of my treasured recipes into this blog, sadly I lost another one recently and it was not added here yet.

23 November, 2009

Yay for followers!

Wow!!! We have followers! Thank you all who have commented for doing so :)

It is nice to see others read and try out the same things we have comprised and worked on "tweaked" and even made our own. If you are wanting to add to our stuff, let me know.. I would be happy to add you too!

Kahlua Flourless Fudge Cake

7 extra large egg whites
1 cup sugar
1/2 pound unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 pound European bittersweet chocolate, broken into small pieces
1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon espresso
3 Tablespoons Kahlua
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Grease and flour a 10-inch springform pan.
Place egg whites and sugar in a mixer and whip into firm peaks. Meanwhile, melt butter over medium heat. When melted, add chocolate, stirring occasionally until smooth. Quickly add vanilla, espresso, Kahlua, and chocolate butter mixture to the egg white mixture, gently folding until smooth. Pour into prepared cake pan and bake on center rack for 40 minutes.
Remove from oven. Wait 5 minutes and press sides down so the top of the cake is even. Cool and refrigerate for 4 hours or until set. Remove cake from pan and cut with a hot knife into 8 pieces. Serve with fresh berries and vanilla ice cream if desired.
Serves: 8.

15 April, 2009

Cherry Cheese Trifle

SERVES 12 -15 (so adjust as necessary!)
* 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
* 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
* 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided
* 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
* 13 ounces angel food cake
* 2 (21 ounce) cans cherry pie filling


1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk.
2. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
3. Stir in 1/2 of whipped topping and almond extract; set aside.
4. Tear angel food cake into 1 inch pieces.
5. Place 1/3 of cake pieces in bottom of a trifle bowl.
6. Spoon 1/3 of cream cheese filling over cake, and top with 1/3 of
pie filling.
7. Repeat layers twice more.
8. Spread remaining whipped topping over top of trifle, sealing to edges.
9. Garnish with additional pie filling and sliced almonds if desired.

07 April, 2009

Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables


1 cup diced onions
1 cup baby carrots
4 ounces sliced baby bella mushrooms (rinsed)
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
cooking spray
1 teaspoon Montreal steak seasoning
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


1. Place onions, carrots, and mushrooms in microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on HIGH 5 minutes or until hot.
2. Preheat large sauté pan on medium-high 2–3 minutes. Cut chicken into 1 1/2-inch-wide strips; coat with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan and sprinkle with steak seasoning. Cover and cook 2–3 minutes, turning once, or until chicken begins to brown.
3. Drain vegetables and stir into chicken. Cover and cook 5 minutes, stirring once, or until vegetables begin to brown.
4. Remove lid and cook 3 more minutes, stirring once, or until vegetables are well browned. Stir in balsamic vinegar and serve.
Makes 4 servings.

29 March, 2009

Marshmellow Fondant ala Holly

16 ounces white mini marshmallows (use a good quality brand)

2 to 5 tablespoons water

2 pounds icing sugar (please use C&H Cane Powdered Sugar for the best results)

½ cup Crisco shortening (you will be digging into it so place in a very easily accessed bowl)

NOTE: Please be careful, this first stage can get hot.

Melt marshmallows and 2 tablespoons of water in a microwave or double boiler: Put the bowl in the microwave for 30 seconds, open microwave and stir, back in microwave for 30 seconds more, open microwave and stir again, and continue doing this until melted. It usually takes about 2 ½ minutes total. Place 3/4 of the powdered sugar on the top of the melted marshmallow mix.

Now grease your hands GENEROUSLY - palms, backs and in between fingers, then heavily grease the counter you will be using and dump the bowl of marshmallow/sugar mixture in the middle. (By the way, this recipe is also good for your hands. When I’m done, they are baby soft - if dye is involved then smurfy blue too LOL.) it takes an entire little vial of food coloring to get it to bright vibrant colors.

Start kneading like you would bread dough. You will immediately see why you have greased your hands. If you have children in the room they will either laugh at you or look at you with a questioning expression.

Keep kneading, this stuff is sticky at this stage! Add the rest of the powdered sugar and knead some more. Re-grease your hands and counter when the fondant is sticking. If the mix is tearing easily, it is to dry, so add water (about ½ tablespoon at a time then knead it in). It usually takes me about 8 minutes to get a firm smooth elastic ball so that it will stretch without tearing when you apply it to the cake.

Its best if you can let it sit, double wrapped, overnight (but you can use it right away if there are no tiny bits of dry powdered sugar). If you do see them, you will need to knead and maybe add a few more drops of water.

Prepare the fondant for storing by coating it with a good layer of Crisco shortening, wrap in a plastic- type wrap product and then put it in a re-sealable or Ziploc bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible. It can last in the fridge for a couple of weeks.

it is really messy to make, I use a greased silpat sheet to knead it out