Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Word for the -Bland Wednesday-

So, last night we had Burgers and Fries. I added some seasoning to the fries which I thought would be too salty, but it turned out great!! So, here it goes:

French Fry Seasoning

Seasoning Salt
Black Pepper
Sugar (granulated/table sugar)

Preheat oven as directed. Sprinkle a single layer of the seasoning salt and pepper onto the layer of fries.. Shake the pan and toss (like you would with the veggies in a frying pan, you know, like Bobby Flay...). Then, add a second layer of the seasoning salt and pepper. Only the second time, you are going to sprinkle about 1-2 Tbsp of sugar along with the salt and pepper.
Bake fries as directed. If you want crispier fries after you have allotted the normal baking time, put the fries back in for a few more minutes until the desired crisp.

==Andersen Girlie Tip==
This seasoning could also be used on Onion Rings or Fried Zucchini. YUM!!

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Homemade Twix Bars

So, I was perusing a site, you know, because I can, and I came upon this recipe and I was like, "COOKIE!!!!" because I LOVE the twix cookie part more than the rest of it. There's no doubt that Twix is freakin' delicious, but to have the recipe for just the cookie life is complete. Now your life can be complete. You know why? Because I'm going to share the recipe with you, thanks to Amanda at The Sweet Details. Amanda, I don't know you, but THANK YOU for this recipe. Now, straight from her page, the recipe:

1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (4Tbsp or 2oz)

1/2 cup butter
2Tbsp Corn Syrup
1/2 cup condensed milk (not evaporated milk. they are 2 completely different milks.)
1/2 cup brown sugar

100g Milk chocolate (I think that the more silky milk chocolate is better. it's going to be melted anyway, but it'll probably just be better.)

-Oven 325dF
-mix together base until crumbly. pour into 9x9 pan. Press down and bake for 20 minutes.
-Combine filling in pot or saucepan. Stir constantly until boiling. Reduce heat, and continue stirring for 5 minutes. Pour over the hot base.
-Melt the chocolate and pour over filling. Cool and let set before cutting.

==Amanda's Tip==
After I put the filling in, I usually put it in the fridge for about an hour and then I melt the chocolate and pour it over the caramel. Then I still let it sit for about an hour for the chocolate to set before cutting it.

==Andersen Girlie's Tip==
There are a couple of different ways to melt the chocolate. I think the best way would be, if you don't have a double boiler or know how to make your own double boiler, is to have a glass bowl. Cut or break up the chocolate into small chunks/pieces, and place in the glass bowl. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time and stir. Repeat until chocolate is completely melted. If you want to thin out the chocolate a little bit, add 1 Tbsp shortening (Crisco), not butter.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Word for the -Bland Wednesday-

French Bread Sticks

So, over the Fourth of July weekend, I had griddled up some french bread that turned out fantastic. So, to make your Wednesdays less boring...and you know, less SSSLLLOOOOOOOOWW... Here is how I made the bread. Of course, this will be pretty general. You could make these during Brunch time and eat them throughout the day.

1 or 2 loafs of store bought French Bread (preferably the ones around 2ft)
Olive Oil / Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Italian Seasoning


Slice the bread diagonally, to get longer pieces.
Heat up your pan/griddle to med-high heat. Possible medium heat.
Brush oil lightly onto both sides and place either side down on the pan. Repeat until pan is full, but do this quickly so bread doesn't burn, but is a golden brown or crunchy. After the pan is full, lighlty sprinkle seasoning and salt onto the bread. Flip slices over to cook 2nd side. If the first or either side isnt as good looking as you think it should be or want it to be, flip it and continue cooking.

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