April 16, 2012
This mini homemade version of one of our favorite store-bought treats, will run rings around the original. Why? Because nothing beats the taste of fresh out of the oven homemade Mini Fruit Pockets oozing with our favorite fruit preserves. Makes: 12 pastries Cooking Time: 7 min Ingredients 1 (14.1-ounce) box rolled refrigerated pie crust 1 / 4 cup strawberry preserves or your favorite flavor 1 cup confectioners' sugar 1 tablespoon milk Decorative sugar for garnish (optional)
March 30, 2012
Why add sour cream to a cake mix? For the luscious moist texture it adds to every bite. Our decadent Chocolate Sour Cream Cake delivers slice after slice of pure heaven. Serves: 9 Preparation Time: 5 min Cooking Time: 25 min Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons baking cocoa 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 / 4 teaspoon salt 1 cup sour cream 1 egg Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
January 27, 2012
Panna cotta is a chilled Italian-style dessert with a custard consistency. It may have a fancy name but this panna cotta recipe is easy as can be! Serve it when you want to impress, and you're sure to be on the receiving end of loads of raves! Serves: 6 Preparation Time: 5 min Chilling Time: 6 hr Cooking Time: 5 min Ingredients 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1 / 2 cup milk 2 1 / 2 cups heavy cream 1 / 2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Instructions In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over milk; let stand until gelatin is softened, about 5 minutes.
July 29, 2011
Teach your kids a few tasty skills in the kitchen while having fun! Bake up this treat together and enjoy our cheery Sunny Lemon Squares filled with the taste of sunshine. Cooking Time: 40 min Ingredients 2 1 /2 cups all - purpose flour , divided 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 cup confectioners' sugar, plus extra for topping 2 cups granulated sugar 4 eggs 1 /2 cup lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon extract Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups flour, the butter , and 1 cup confectioners' sugar; mix until crumbly.
July 1, 2011
Luscious and rich-tasting, our easy blender Watermelon Lemonade recipe is sure to quench even the biggest thirst. Chunks of seedless watermelon make for an exciting flavor option for this favorite summer sipper. Serves: 12 Ingredients 3 cups seedless watermelon chunks 8 cups water 1 cup lemon juice 3 cups sugar Instructions Place watermelon in a blender and process until smooth.
April 1, 2011
A parfait glass filled with pureed fruit and clouds of whipped cream swirled together is the classic British dessert coined a "Fool. " Don't let the name put you off though. Our easy Berry Fool recipe is a welcome weeknight or company-fancy dessert. Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 (12-ounce) package frozen raspberries or strawberries (not in syrup), thawed 1 /4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided 1 cup heavy whipping cream Instructions In a blender or food processor, combine raspberries or strawberries with 1/4 cup sugar.
February 10, 2011
Wine in tea biscuits? OUr melt-in-your-mouth novel Wine Biscuits will add a touch of fancy to any of your entertaining. These easy to bake wine tea biscuits have a flavor that'll make you the toast of the town. Cooking Time: 15 min Ingredients 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 cup red wine 1 1 /2 cups granulated sugar 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Confectioners' sugar for sprinkling Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F.
December 28, 2010
African-inspired, southern-style Benne Wafers are a sesame seed flavored cookie that are popular as part of traditional Kwanzaa celebrations but Benne Wafers can be enjoyed anytime. Ingredients 3 /4 cup butter, softened 1 1 /2 cups light brown sugar 2 eggs 1 1 /2 cups all-purpose flour 1 /2 cup toasted sesame seeds (see Note) 1 /4 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions Preheat oven to 325°F.