Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes-gluten free style

    I am, as you know, addicted to Pinterest. This recipe has circulated Pinterest and facebook. Today I am snowed in.....so I decided it would be a great day to try these Cinnamon Roll Pancakes and turn them gluten free.
    They are very easy to make and maybe take an extra 10-15 minutes more than regular pancakes. They are very yummy. However, they are super sweet so you will want to serve some fruit on the side to balance the super sweet.
    Oh......and unlike the recipe circulating the Internet, I used a pancake mix. If you want to make yours from scratch then by all means do that and you will get a gold star for the extra effort. Otherwise...just use your favorite pancake mix and mix it according to the directions on the box. Drizzle the cinnamon filling on and finish it off with the drizzle when done and enjoy!!

Cinnamon Filling
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar
11/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Combine the above ingredients and drizzle (in a circular swirl) over the pancake batter on the griddle. (approximately 3/4 T per pancake, depending on pancake size)

Cream Cheese Glaze
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
2-ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine the above ingredients and drizzle over warm cinnamon roll pancakes.

I hope you enjoy these!!


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

     In complete honesty, this is all about the icing. The cake it just something to put this peanut butter icing on....because it's just not socially acceptable to sit and eat icing by the spoonful. At least not out in public! :) There is nothing that goes better with peanut butter than chocolate...so I made chocolate cake.....from a box.....that I amped up a little.  Chocolate Cake 1 Betty Crocker Devil's food Gluten Free Cake Mix1 C. Buttermilk2 Eggs 1/2 C. Margarine, melted1/2 C. Applesauce1/2 C. Milk Chocolate Chips Combine the above ingredients and bake according to the instructions on the box (350 deg. for 30-40min). Frost a cooled cake with the peanut butter frosting.
Amazing Peanut Butter Frosting
1/4 c. butter, softened
1/4 c. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. peanut butter
3 tbsp milk
2 c. confectioner’s sugar

Cream together the first three ingredients and then gradually add sugar and milk until you reach desired consistency, The milk can be left out for a stiffer icing, or if the milk makes the icing too thin, additional sugar can be added. Spread on cooled cake.

I hope you enjoy this cake. I can see this frosting recipe going on some brownies, cuppeycakes, and maybe even cookies in the future. YUMMERS!


Saturday, February 2, 2013

xoxo Valentine Chex Mix xoxo

Valentines Day is almost here! I'm sure I will make my world famous Chocolate Covered Strawberries (because they have already been requested, who knew you could put in requests for Valentines gifts?), but I thought I would try something new this year as well. I ran across this cute idea on Pinterest and had to give it a try for myself.
     It is pretty darn yummy so I'm not completely sure there will be any left for gift giving. Oops! Don't tell my friends and family you saw this post, just incase there isn't any left for them. Ummmk??

Valentine Chex Mix

6 cups Rice Chex cereal
1 bag of white chocolate baking chips (12 oz)
4 T powder pudding mix from a box of Strawberry Creme Jell-O Pudding** (make sure you use pudding)
1 T Shortening
Valentine M &M's, sprinkles, food coloring

Dump the chex cereal into a large bowl. In a microwave safe container, dump the white chips and shortening in and microwave for 1 min. Stir and then microwave in 30 second intervals stirring each time until all the chips are melted. Just be careful not to scorch your chocolate.

Stir the 4 T strawberry pudding powder into the white chocolate. Add food coloring if you wish.

Dump the chocolate mixture over the cereal and toss to coat. Spread out on waxed paper. Sprinkle M & M's and sprinkles over the cereal mixture. Allow to cool and dry, then store in an air tight container.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup
1 Tbsp butter
1/4c onion, chopped
1 32 oz Box chicken broth
1 pound broccoli florets
1 tsp Pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 C Milk
2 T. Corn Starch (thickener)
8oz. Velveeta cheese

In 3 qt sauce pan, saute onion in butter over low heat until softened but
not brown, about 3 minutes.
Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add broccoli, pepper, garlic powder and
reduce heat to low and cook covered til soft, about 15 minutes.
Add milk and Velveeta and heat through; do not boil. Slowly sprinkle in corn starch (or mix with a small amount of water and pour in to lessen your chance of getting lumps and bumps in your soup)
and stir until thick. Serve hot!

I know, I know.....I haven't posted in FOREVER. Well it turns out that you are only allowed so many pictures on your blog. I had reached my limit, so I had to go back and remove some pics before I could post anything. UGH!! So I guess I will cut my pictures per post to one or none.....sadness!! So here is a little soup recipe to warm you up in this chilly weather!! Enjoy.