Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sticky Bun Breakfast Ring

This was another pinterest find. This is probably Stephen's new favorite dessert. It is fast, easy, and oh so sugary and delicious!

via Nicole Jones, Pinterest

2 small tubes refrigerator buttermilk biscuits OR 1 tube Pillsbury Grands buttermilk biscuits 
3 Tbsp. butter, melted
1/2 C. pancake syrup (any brand you like, I used Mrs. Buttersworth)
1/3 C. packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 C. chopped pecans, optional
1/4 C. chopped almonds, optional

Spray a fluted pan with non-stick spray. Combine the melted butter and syrup in a small bowl and set aside. In another bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts (if desired). Place about half of the syrup mixture in the bottom of the pan. Then sprinkle half of the brown sugar mixture on top. Lay the biscuits on the bottom of the pan, overlapping edges (closely together) to form a ring. Top with remaining syrup and sugar mixtures. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute in the pan, then invert onto a serving platter and enjoy!

WARNING: This is very sugary, but very good. Don't make it for just two!

Power Smoothie

This was a good change to smoothies, not so fruity but more creamy

1 banana, frozen works great
cooked oatmeal
Vanilla greek yogurt

-Mix together:)

Chocolate Banana Cream Trifle

I found this on pinterest too, best use of technology! I made it for Stephen's birthday party. It was a yummy treat that fed a lot of people, so it's perfect for a party, and it looks so pretty! Good thing my mom had just bought me a trifle glass

Chocolate Banana Cream Trifle


    18 whole graham crackers, divided3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels1 container (12 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided
    1 pkg (3.4 oz) banana cream instant pudding
    1 cup milk
    1 lemon or 2 tbsp lemon juice
    4 large bananas

1. Finely chop half of graham cracker and set aside. Coarsely crumble remaining crackers. 
2. For ganache, place chocolcate morsels and 1.5 cups of whipped topping in bowl and microwave on high for 45-60 seconds or until melted and smooth, stirring every 15 seconds. Combine pudding mix with milk and whisk until mixture begins to thicken. Fold in remaining whipped topping and set aside. 
3. Juice lemon or measure 2 tbsp. juice. Peel bananas and cut into 1.5" slices, add lemon juice and toss gently to coat. Set aside 12 slices for garnish.
4.To assemble trifle, place half of the crumbled graham crackers over bottom of clear bowl. Place half of the bananas over the crackers, arranging some of the bananas against the sides fo bowl and top with 1/3 of gthe ganache. (To get a good visual of the ganache layers, spoon ganache into resealable plastic food storage bag; secure with a chip clip. Trim corner of bag to allow ganache to flow through. Pipe around the inside edges of the bowl, then drizzle remaining ganache over the bananas.). Spread half the banana filling over ganache, spreading to edges. Repeat layers one time. Decorate with remaning ganache. Sprinkle top of trifle with chopped graham cracker. Arrange reserved banana slices around the edges of the trifle. 

Ranch Cheddar Chicken

Found this on pinterest, very tasty and flavorful

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons dry ranch dressing seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup panko (I used normal bread crumbs)
  • cooking spray
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place the chicken in a large baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ranch, and cheddar cheese. Spread on top of the chicken breasts.
  4. Sprinkle the panko on top and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Apple Nachos

I will be making these on Friday with FACS class. It is so easy and quick, and healthy enough that I don't consider it a dessert. Dad, you will love this!

-2-3 apples, I used Honeycrisps - they were delicious, thanks Grandma!
-peanut butter, natural, maybe not homemade
-coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
-Nuts, any kind you want
-Chocolate chips, any type you want

*this recipe can be made very healthy, semi-healthy, or more yummy

1. Cut apples, can remove skins if want
2. Lightly toss the apples with lemon/lime/pineapple juice to prevent oxidation:)
3. Melt peanut butter until liquid (this is why homemade might not work...)
4. Drizzle peanut butter on apples, as much as desire
5. Sprinkle coconut, nuts, and chocolate chips
6. Can then spread more peanut butter, because why not?!;)
7. This will keep for the night outside the fridge, too long the apples will just start to dehydrate

Hurrah to healthy desserts!

French Toast Muffins

I'll be making these in Foods tomorrow. They are very good and pretty simple. The steps are a little simplified, I wrote them for 9th graders:)

½ c. sugar
1 ½ c. flour
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. nutmeg
1/3 c. melted butter
1 egg
½ c. milk
*I want to add a little cinnamon to the batter

½ c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
½. Butter, melted

-Preheat oven to 350*
-In a medium-large bowl, sift together all dry ingredients.
-Add wet ingredients and stir until just combined – DO NOT OVERMIX
-Scoop batter into muffin tins, about 2/3 full, making 12 muffins
-Bake for 20 minutes, or until the tops bounce back and just golden brown
-While muffins are baking, combine topping sugar and cinnamon in a cereal bowl
-Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl at the proper heat level and timeJ
-Once muffins are done baking, let them cool just a minute, until you can touch them
-Dip the top of the muffin in the melted butter then dip in the cina-sugar mix, covering the top with a yummy treat!
-Cool, serve everyone, enjoy!

Yield: 1 dozen