Thursday, September 29, 2016

Going to the Ritz

I will never forget the year 1996~ Monica made these cookies for me!  I just call them peanut butter Ritz Crackers dipped in Chocolate.  I am sure there is a  name for them but I haven't done any research.  Monica was from the south so I just tell all my friends the recipe came from the south. 

 Not a good picture of the chocolate ~ It is Wilton's Chocolate.  I buy it at Michael's or Joanne's.  I am sure they have it at Hobby Lobby









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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Bread Pudding


No one was eating the croissants I bought from Costco~  I wasn't planning on making bread pudding so I didn't buy cream or half and half.  After seeing the croissant sitting on the counter for 3 days I couldn't wait another day.  I don't know why I thought I had to use cream or half and half in bread pudding~  I decided to use milk instead to see what happens.  
Ingredients
   8 to 9 large croissants
   4 eggs, beaten
   2 cups milk
   1/4 cup brown sugar
   1/2 cup sugar
   1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoon vanilla
   1/3 cup melted butter
 
Cut the croissants in half and layer in a casserole dish.  I use the bottoms half of the croissants first and save the tops for the top layer of the Bread Pudding.  I like the way it looks with the golden brown tops on top.  See picture below.  Melt butter in a large mixing bowl, let cool for 10 minutes.  Put
sugars in the same bowl and mix butter and sugars together,  Add cinnamon, vanilla, milk and beaten eggs. I use the hand blender.
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes in a water bath.  The top should spring back when tapped.  My version of a water bath~ I put my casserole dish in a jelly roll pan or 9 by 13 cake pan (if the casserole dish will fit).  I do this when the pans are in the oven.  Then I put hot water in the jelly roll pan, not the casserole dish.  I put as much water as I can in the jelly roll pan.  When it is cooked I take the casserole dish out and let the jelly roll pan filled with hot water cool off before I take it out.
I liked this bread pudding as much as I did the ones with the cream.  I will never use cream again.



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Nicole's First Care Package

I haven't posted anything in a long time because I just haven't been motivated or inspired.  Then I got these cool pictures from my friend yesterday.  I thought it was the coolest care package I have ever seen.  I wanted to share the idea with all my readers or reader.  Don't think I have a big following and I can see why.  I dropped off the grid for 6 months. 






Nicole's First Care Package

I haven't posted anything in a long time because I just haven't been motivated or inspired.  Then I got these cool pictures from my friend yesterday.  I thought it was the coolest care package I have ever seen.  I wanted to share the idea with all my readers or reader.  Don't think I have a big following and I can see why.  I dropped off the grid for 6 months. 






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