Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Pineapple Loaf Cake

I like fresh pineapple, but I'm not fond of peeling and cleaning them. But...I hesitated to buy a pineapple gadget. I always wondered if I'd leave too much good pineapple behind. And I wondered if it would be easy to use. And I wondered if I'd use the gadget more than once.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Earl Grey Financiers

Earl Grey Financiers
by Sarah K

1 cup butter
2 Tablespoons earl grey leaves, ground
1 cup blanched almond slices
1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
6 Tablespoons cake flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
Pinch of salt
5 large egg whites, room temperature, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Savory Brunch Rolls

I thought I came up with a great recipe idea (and I was pleasantly surprised to have everything I needed on hand, including the dough from a double batch I made the night before, so no trips to the store)...use the cinnamon roll concept, only make it a savory roll. After a bit of recipe surfing, I quickly realized that this great idea had already been created. LOL And since my family loves the sweet smell of freshly baked anything coming from the oven, when they come down stairs for the first time in the morning it only seemed natural that I would make a new versions for them.

We served this for an impromptu Sunday brunch with family and friends and added scrambled eggs, avocado slices and fresh mango. Yum!

Here's my spin on this old classic.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lemonade with Frozen Creme de Menthe Bombs

It's not unusual to find my husband standing by the fence visiting with our neighbor in the back or our neighbor to the side. They can stand there and chat forever. Since Houston's summers get pretty darn hot, nothing makes those conversations more pleasant than a nice cool, refreshing drink. Having the Good Cook Dessert Bar Pan full of flavored ice in my freezer is perfect when I'm in a pinch to provide them with something fast.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Mocha Pudding Cups

In a hurry for a quick, easy to make, homemade dessert right from your pantry? You're in luck! These mini-pastry cups, made with Good Cook's Dessert Bar Pan, are a cross between a pie crust and shortbread. The best thing about them is that the crust doesn't require rolling or chilling! You can mix it up and immediately press it into the pan, which saves lots of time!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake is a staple in the South. Everyone knows someone who has made, eaten, and delivered it in times of distress. It is a simple, yet very delicate cake made even better by the typical cream cheese frosting. But we are not going to do a typical frosting. With the help of the Good Cook products, we are going to venture out and we are going to make them in an unconventional way using their wonderful Nonstick Dessert Bar Pan. I can actually relate to what some of you are thinking...I wouldn't want to have to wash that pan. I was skeptical at first, but this pan washes up so nicely. I was flabbergasted at the ease of the cakes coming out. It is worth a try!!