Monday, October 10, 2011

2 Hot Cocoa Mix recipes

Hot Cocoa Mix
1 1/2 cup powdered dry milk (make sure its fresh, not old and rancid)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup dutched cocoa (unsweetened will not taste as nice - Hershey's Dark Cocoa works alright)
1/4 cup dry creamer
1/4 tsp salt

Mix ingredients in a container.To serve, fill mug about 1/3 full with mix, add hot water and stir.

AB's Hot Cocoa Mix 

2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup cocoa (Dutch-process preferred)
2 1/2 cups powdered milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste

    Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and incorporate evenly. In a small pot, heat 4 to 6 cups of water.
    Fill your mug half full with the mixture and pour in hot water. Stir to combine. Seal the rest in an airtight container, keeps indefinitely in the pantry. This also works great with warm milk.

    Sunday, October 2, 2011

    Creme Brulee French Toast

    Perfect for holidays. Make ahead the night before to just pop in the oven in the morning.

    1/2 cup unsalted butter
    1 cup brown sugar
    2 Tbsp corn syrup
    sliced bread
    5 large eggs
    1 1/2 cups half and half
    1 tsp vanilla
    1/4 tsp salt

    in a saucepan, melt butter, brown sugar and corn syrup. pour into a 9x13 inch glass baking dish. Arrange bread pieces on top. Beat together eggs, half and half, vanilla and salt. Pour egg mixture over top of bread. Cover and chill overnight in the fridge. The next morning, bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    Pasta Salad

    Here's a yummy salad. Make a big batch of this for conference weekend.

    Pasta Salad
     3/4 lb spiral tri colored pasta noodles
    2 carrots
    2 ribs celery
    1 cucumber
    1/2 lb cherry or grape tomatoes
    1 can black olives
    1 stalk broccoli
    1/4 head cauliflower
    1/2 green pepper
    1/2 red pepper
    1/2 yellow pepper
    1/2 orange pepper
    1 bunch green onions
    1/2 lb cheese cubed
    salami, pepperoni, other italian meats (optional)
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 package good seasons italian dressing mix, made with no water plus add 1 Tbsp mayonnaise or italian dressing.

    Cook pasta according to directons and cut up vegetables and cheese. Mix together. Make ahead and add cucumbers and cheese just before serving. Parboil vegetables or leave raw.

    Recipe from "The Fat Sisters Cookbook"


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