Sunday, March 28, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Chocolate Cupcakes

I am a little behind in posts. My baby was bit by a stray cat this weekend and now we are on a massive manhant trying to catch this cat, so my baby does not need Rabies shots. I have a trap set up as a I am posting. Please, wish us luck.

I wanted to make my baby feel better...sooo

What could taste better then a chocolate cupcake filled with oooey and gooey chocolate chip cookie dough.

These babies are a little time consuming, but sooo worth it!Trust me! :)


2cps flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
pinch salt

1 1/2 sticks of butter
3/4 cp. brown sugar
3/4 cp. vanilla sugar
1 1/2 TB. PURE Vanilla
1 egg and 1 egg yolk
2 cps. chocolate chips

You will make these like regular chocolate chip cookies.
1. Sift the baking soda, flour, and salt. set aside
2. Cream the butter and sugars. When fluffy add the vanilla and eggs. Cream together and then slowly add the dry ingredients. Add the chocolate chips.
3. Using a rounded tablespoon form the balls of cookie dough and then freeze for 2 hours.


1 box of Chocolate Fudge Cake
3 eggs
1 1/4 cps. water
1/2 cp. oil

1. Combine the ingredients. Put the batter in the cupcake liners. Put a frozen cookie dough into the center of the cupcake batter.
2. Bake on 350 for 20 minutes and then cool....:)

This is what you get..Absolute incredible and deliciousness!!!!


1/2 cp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cp. milk
1/4 cp. melted butter
1 tsp. pure vanilla
3/4 cp. sugar

1 cp. chocolate chips

1. Mix while it is warm and let cool. Top on the cupcakes. Then top with the chocolate chips!!

Eat! Eat! Eat!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Smoked Meatloaf! WHAT!?

Yes, I SMOKED a meatloaf!!! Yes, It was absolutely out of this world good!!!
Hands down the BEST Meatloaf we have ever had.

I found this also in the Triple D Cookbook by Guy! I am in love with that cookbook! I have so much more I am going to make from it......STAY TUNED.

More Diners, Drive-in's and Dives by Guy Fiere

5lbs of ground beef (I used 90-10)
3 Lg Eggs
2 1/2 cps. Seasoned Breadcrumbs
2 1/2 cps. whole milk
1 cp. BBQ Sauce (I used Stubbs Spicy BBQ..)
1 Box (Both Envelopes) Lipton Onion Soup Mix

(Grilled Onions for Garnish)

1. Preheat the grill. (I used a smoker box on my grill. I also used Mesquite. They used Applewood) Preheat smoker at 225.

2. Mix all ingredients. Form into a large loaf. Put in a throw away aluminium pan.

3. Smoke for 4-6 hours. The eternal temp was 170.

I made them into INCREDIBLE sandwiches with 4 Cheese Bread from Panera!!!! AWESOME!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Carne Advoda Tacos with a Roasted Pineapple Habernero Salsa

First of all, Happy St. Patrick Day!!!

Secondly, I made these AMAZING tacos from Triple D's Cookbook By Guy. Wow. Wow. Wow.I picked it up from the Library and I am so glad. I bookmarked almost every page. This was top of my list. Many of his crew members commented about the salsa and tacos. Their comments made me drool.........

I gave my best friend a big bowl of the Roasted Pineapple Habernero Salsa and I got a FB comment from her husband. He said the Pineapple Salsa was incredible and he literally licked the bowl clean. LOL.

I will be honest, I got a great big kiss and a thank you after this dinner. My husband loved it....It is by far one of the best meals that I have ever made....

Lets Begin!!!!

Carne Adboda Tacos
More Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives by Guy Fieri

2 TB Cumin
2 TB California Chile Powder (I used regular Chile Powder)
2 TB Mexican Chile Powder (I used Ancho Chile Powder)
1 TB Cayenne
1 TB salt
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. black pepper
5 whole cloves
3 Bay leaves
2 cps. vegetable oil
3 lbs Pork Butt (I used about 4lbs pork loin)

1. In a small bowl combine all the seasonings.
2. Lay the seasonings in a large baking pan. ( I used my Le Creuset Dutch Oven)
3. Pat dry the pork loin and roll in seasonings. Pour the oil over and roll a few times. Add the Bay leaf and Cloves. Marinate Over night

4. Pull the pork loin out 30 minutes before cooking.
5. Cook on 325 for three hours until it easily shreds. (The cooked there pork for an hour. Removed cut in cubes and fried in a frying pan.

Serve on White Corn Tortillas with thinly sliced white onion, cilantro and a lime.

I made the Roasted Pineapple Habernero Salsa, also from the More Diners, Drive-thru's and Dives by Guy to serve with the Carne Advoda Tacos. It complimented it perfectly!

More Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives by Guy Fieri

3 medium tomatoes
4 jalapenos, stems removed
1-2 habeneros, stems removed
1/4 medium sweet onion (I used a whole sm. onion)
1 20 oz can of pineapple tidbits, with juice. (I used fresh pineapple with its juice)
1/2 cp. water, divided (if needed for consistency. I did not use any water)
1/2 cp. cilantro

1. broil the tomatoes, jalapenos, habenero and onion for 6 minutes on each side. When charred and carmalized on both sides then remove from the oven and let cool for 30 minutes.
2. Add all the roasted veggies and pineapple and pulse in the food processor. Add the cilantro and pulse. Add salt to taste. I also added a few tablespoons of olive oil.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Heath Bars

Sorry, I have been MIA. I have a good excuse. My computer CRASHED!!! This is the second time. This time I lost my hard drive which included all my pictures. :(((

I still have the hard drive, but I have to find a Data Specialist to remove all the information. I am a little bummed. All of the girls baby pictures are on that hard drive!

I have my computer. Finally. (Minus the photos)

I also had an amazing trip to the Gulf Coast this week with my husband and kiddos. We had a blast. Now, it is back to reality. (I will post a few pics at the bottom.) I returned home on Sunday and Alex was back in school on Monday. I had to make her cookies. I feel bad if she does not have a great treat in her lunch...I know. I know.I love to spoil my babies.

Anyway, this is what I came up with. A Miranda Original:

3/4 cp. unsalted butter
1 cp. brown sugar
1/2 cp. sugar
1 TB vanilla
2 Eggs

2 cps. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
pinch salt

2 cps Chocolate chips
1 cp. Heath crunch


1. In a small sauce pan brown the butter slowly. When the butter is brown and has a nutty smell then remove it from the burner. Add the sugars and vanilla. When the brown butter is cool add the eggs.

2. Sift the flour, baking soda and salt.

3. Add the flour mixture to the brown butter mixture. Add the chocolate chips.

4. Add to a 8x10 pan that has parchment paper. Then top with the heath .

5. Bake on 350 for about 45 minutes. I used a stone, so it may have taken longer because of that. When it is a light brown on top and firm to touch.

Here is some of my favorite pics of the beach:

Bailey walking the beach with me. It was a cloudy week with lots of crazy wind.

My Alexandra on the beach with sand in her hair.

Alexandra on our way home from Destin Beach.

Bailey Leland striking a pose on our mini vacation.

Enjoy your day and eat lots of yummy food!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Egglands Best!!

Let me just say, I am a HUGE fan of Eggland's Best.

I have been buying their products before Tastemaker Program featured their products. It is a staple in my home. The cost is only a dollar or so more then the average egg, but so worth it. Not to mention, the health benefit! Egg-Land's Best have higher Vitamin E, Omega 3 and 25% less saturated fat. Plus, THEY TASTE BETTER!

I have never been disappointed in Eggland's. The yolk of the egg is always a golden color and the white is clear and perfect. It is a fabulous all natural egg.

Notice the 18 pk!? That is what I buy TWICE a week. I make way to much cookies, scrambled eggs, and so on and so on.
Here is one of my favorite recipes using Eggland's Best Eggs:

Taco Egg Omelet

1/2 cp. leftover taco meat, (ground beef, seasoning, onions and peppers)
1/2 cp. cheddar cheese
4 Eggland's eggs, whisked
2 TB water
1/4 tsp each salt, pepper, chili powder

Salsa Verde

1. Warm up the taco meat. If your taco meat does not have onions and peppers. Please, saute onion and peppers and add it to the leftover taco meat.

2. Whisk the eggs and water. Add the seasoning. Put this in a heated and greased small saute pan. After the eggs are almost done. Add the half of the cheddar cheese and put under the broiler. When the eggs are cooked and the cheese is melted remove from the oven.

3. Add the taco meat and sliced jalapenos. Fold the eggs over. Top with cheese and put under the broiler again until the cheese is melted

4. Add to a plate. I topped with homemade salsa and salsa verde. I put guacamole on the side

Enjoy!!! :)