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Sweet Potato Souffle- Set this aside for safe keeping

In Veg, Vegetables at the Door on November 23, 2011 at 5:13 pm

The first time i made this, it blew my mind, I didn’t know sweet potatoes could taste like this. It’s an entirely different level of good. You do have to taste it raw and adjust seasoning, trust me, you really do. I almost always add a little something. This will stand out at a holiday dinner. I get requests to make it every year.

5 Sweet Potatoes, the whiter the better, boiled and whipped

1/4 c butter room temp

3/4 c sugar

3/4 c brown sugar

1 tsp salt

2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp cinnamon

3 eggs

1/2 c milk

2 tsp white pepper

Candied pecans

Whip it all together (except pecans), place in a large oven safe buttered casserole dish, bake for 45 minutes at 350

Top with pecans, serve warm

I love this dish so much, and I somehow manage to lose it every year. This makes more than the average recipe, and is kind of spicy, which is what makes the dish stand out.

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.

Easy Sparkly Sangria

In Uncategorized on April 21, 2009 at 1:38 am

A true Zombie Style Drink, easy, quick and lots of fun, with just one bottle.
1 bottle Spanish Wine
1 bottle Orangina
1 apple, peeled and sliced
1 orange, sliced
1 lemon, sliced
1 lime, sliced
2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
Place fruit in a large pitcher, top with wine, just before serving stir in Orangina.

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 Style Rice Krispy Easter Eggs – Kid Friendly and No Dyes on grout, hands, countertops, floor, sink, sponges, mop, kids, husband, cat…

In Dessert on April 9, 2009 at 5:24 pm

You could make your own Rice Krispy Treats, but if youre making only a few, its Zombie code to buy them premade.

1 box individually wrapped Rice Krispy Treats

1 small box Trix cereal (you can get the small 1 serving each 8 small box combo thing)

Separate colored cereal pieces and crush them. Reshape treats into egg shapes, dip into crumbles you want the egg to be, you can use more than one color to create patterns. Youre Done! Clean up is a matter of vaccuming.

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.

Better than Sex Cake for Discussing a Zombie Love Affair

In Dessert on February 12, 2009 at 10:00 pm

i box Trader Joe’s Madagascar Vanilla Box Cake, make according to instructions

1 small can crushed pineapple in juice

2 individual vanilla pudding cups

1 cup whipped cream, with a tablespoon of powered sugar

1/3 cup of coconut flakes, toasted til golden brown

Place cake on pedestal, top with pineapple and allow it to soak for an hour, top with pudding, then whipped cream, and toasted coconut. Taste and discuss.

Marmalade and a Zombie Affair

In Dessert, fruit on February 9, 2009 at 10:00 pm

This dessert hails from the arab world, on a large glass platter the oranges sparkle.

Orange marmalade

Qranges

Remove peel and pith (skin) of oranges with a knife, cut into 1/4 in. circles. Warm marmalade in a small pot on medium heat till warm. Place orange circles on serving plate.  Top with marmalade.

This dish is light and very refreshing, plue naturally fat free. You can do this with any fruit you like, but oranges are traditional, you can use the peel to make your own marmalade, but eh.