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Fancy melons, to get fruit into kids.

In Dessert, fruit on July 26, 2011 at 3:33 pm

The secret to getting veg into kids is soup, and the secret to getting fruit is the freezer. This is an alternative to the frozen banana.

Half a melon (or a box of the cubed kind)

1 cup yogurt (whole, low fat or non, they all work)

1/2 bag frozen raspberries (cheaper than fresh)

a couple of dashes of honey.

a blender

ice pop molds

First puree raspberry with a little honey, set aside.

Puree down the melon with the yogurt, (you can add some milk to get the machine going) add a little honey if its not sweet enough

Starting with the melon mixture layer the ice pops with melon and raspberry, Take a skewer and run up and down the sides for the swirl look.

They should be frozen in around 5 hours.

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Day old Donuts meet Bread Pudding

In Chocolate, Dessert on June 16, 2010 at 6:59 pm

4 to 5 donuts, any kind will work really.
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/3 cup coconut

Tear up the donuts and place in an mid sized oven safe pan, top with chocolate chips, and then cocnut.
mix together eggs and milk and van. (I shake it up in a jar)
Pour on the donuts,
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Added bonus some donuts’ glaze will create almost a caramel
If your not a coconut and chocolate fan you can sub them out for raisins and nuts, with a touch of cinnamon.

Easy Fresh Strawberry Pie

In Dessert on May 13, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Takes just a couple minutes to assemble.

Whip 2 containers mascarpone with 1/3 cup powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla.Clean and cut the stems off a carton of strawberries. Fill a store bought graham cracker crust with mascarpone, top with strawberries, placed cut side down.

I lika a lotta Lime Cheesecake

In Dessert on April 24, 2009 at 6:36 pm

The improvement of key lime pie is key lime cheesecake.

1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

4 Tbsp. butter, melted

1 cup  sugar

3− 8oz. pkgs cream cheese, softened

2 tsp. vanilla

1/3 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 limes)

1 tsp lime zest

3 eggs

whipped cream

Preheat oven to 350*. Coat all the crumbs with butter  in a bowl.  Press the crumbs onto the bottom and half way up the sides of a springform pan. (If you dont have a springform, you can try a cheesecake pie.) Bake crust for 5 mins.and set aside. In large bowl mix cream cheese, remaining sugar and vanilla. Add the lime juice and eggs and beat till smooth and creamy. Bang the filling on the counter to disturb neighbors and get air bubbles out. Pour filling into crust. Bake for 60 mins. if you have a habit of grand canyon cheesecakes, there are all sorts of tricks to help avoid them, none of which work. The best solution follows.

You’re looking for a light brown it’s done. Remove from oven and allow to cool till room temperature. Put into fridge. When chilled, remove the pan sides and cut.

If you have a grand canyon down the middle top with whipped cream.

Ice Cream Float Zombies Worship

In Drinks on April 13, 2009 at 5:32 pm

The Best Ice Cream Float ever devised.

The promise of this float will give you power over any Zombie.

The great ratio

1 cup of Pepsi

1/2 caramel ice cream

For a single serving, pour the soda into a large drinking glass, reserving just a little. Add the ice cream and mix untill mostly dissolved. Top with remaining soda for extra head and serve.

You can also make an entire punch bowl, for a dangerously additive attraction.

Zombie Monkey’s Bread Pudding – A two part dessert for the social zombie

In Dessert on April 8, 2009 at 12:29 am

Night 1- Act Like a Monkey

Monkey Bread

2 tubes biscuit dough

2 tbsps cinnamon

1/3 cup sugar

1 cup brown sugar

half a stick butter

Mix sugars and cinnamon together in a bowl. Cut all the biscuits into fourths. Roll up each fourth of a biscuit and roll it in the sugar mix. Fill a bundt pan with sugared balls. Melt the butter and remaining sugar together, pour on top of the biscuits. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Its best served warm, people pick it apart and eat with their hands as all good monkeys.

Night 2 – Put the Zombie into the Monkey

Left over monkey bread

Some milk

an egg or two

Cut the Monkey bread up into 1 in cubes. Put into a small oven proof dish. Mix egg and milk together, and pour on the bread, bake at 350 for 20 minutes. The sugar turns into a slightly spicy caramel, oh yes.

Pavlova meets Zombies

In Dessert on April 7, 2009 at 6:13 pm

I love this dessert, but making a meringue is just not a regular zombie activity. Buying meringues, thats the zombie version.

Trader Joes tub of vanilla meringues
1 bag frozen strawberrys, defrosted, drained and chopped
2 cups sweetened whipped cream (can be from a can)

Well you can make this into a parfait, if you like a lot, but if youre going for the classy look, get out the small dessert bowls.
In a large bowl combine cream, most of the strawberrys and crumbled meringues. Scoop out small roundish amounts put into bowls, top with remaining berrys.

Cast Iron Apple Pie, for zombies who hate that uncooked dough on the bottom

In Uncategorized on March 27, 2009 at 12:09 am

I spent years not making apple pie cause I knew my oven would cook the top too quickly and leave the gummy dough on the bottom. Then one day I was all out of aluminium pie tins and most of my neighbors were out, so i went through all my pots and pans trying to find something that i could cook a pie in. I decided the cast iron would surely burn the pie, but I took a risk. The result, I had a pie that was golden top and bottom, a first!
2 round fridge pie crust
6 granny smith apples
3/4 brown sugar
1 1/2 tbsp cin.
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp butter
Peel and thinly slice apples, place in bowl mix in sugar, cin., and flour. cover bottom of pie with 1 crust, fill with apple mix, dab with bits of butter, cover with second crust, and seal well, tuck in dough as much as possible. Cut a few air vents on top, and if you want cover in egg wash and sprinkle with sugar. (though ive never cared for either, i prefer the rustic look of the unglazed pie) Bake at 400 for around 45 minutes. Serve with ice cream. Think about using something other than vanilla, like chocolate of caramel ice cream. Or if you’re more adventurous strawberry.

Dessert in a Vase, wait what? For Zombies who dont own trifle bowls.

In Chocolate, Dessert on January 16, 2009 at 7:46 pm

2 packages beligum chocolate Pudding (from trader joe’s, cause nothing else comes close)

1 box lady fingers

1 pint cream

couple tablespoons powdered sugar

bit of vanillia

1 package frozen fruit, whatever you like, but raspberrys are damn good

Whip the cream till stiff, with a couple tablespoons sugar and a bit of vanilla (a tsp at most) Take out a large glass bowl or vase (you want to be able to see all the layers) and put a little bit of cream on the bottom to help stablize the next layer. Then layer some lady finger sideways on the edges so you can see all the layers. Then a bit of pudding, then fruit, then cream, each layer should show on the side and look around an inch thick (cause that’s what ladyfingers are sideways) Keep going but make sure you end with cream. If you have a bar of choclate, hold it in your hand to get it a bit wamer, and use a veg peeler to curls. Don’t worry though, if it looks odd, doesnt really matter its choclate. Assemble this a few hours before you serve it, so the fruit runs (this is why raspberries are best they give off great color and run like crazy) This will feed a crowd, and if you freeze the leftovers, you can scoop it out later like trifle ice cream. Leftovers Good.

Other trifle bowl ideas in case your vases are just not the right shape…

  • glass pitcher
  • punch bowl
  • goldfish bowl, sans goldfish