I was making a kid's rich, chocolate birthday cake and tried some experimenting. This turned out FABULOUS and hardens like a royal icing. The color is a light latté color and can be tinted most darker shades. This recipe requires POWDERED/CONFECTIONARY sugar! If you have a granular mess or weird texture it is because you used granular sugar.
I made this for a potluck and it was devoured. Several people asked for the recipe. It was one of those... "what do I have on hand" dishes. It has lots of flavor and I will definitely make this again. Good comfort food.
You will love this recipe. It is time consuming with lots of ingredients, but the end result is fabulous. I make large batches of it, wrap tightly and store in my pantry (don't refrigerate.) It took me hundreds of batches to get the consistency just right so follow the recipe exactly. My favorite is to flavor with orange or lemon extract. The taste is really good.
Comfort food at it's best! This is a great way to stretch that leftover lamb into a second meal. Smells DEVINE cooking. My hubby doesn't care much for leg of lamb - but tolerates it on occassion since the rest of us love it. He didn't even realize this was lamb - and he LOVED it! This would also work wonderful in a slow cooker / crock pot.
If you are looking for an incredible easy and well balanced flavorful way to cook that beautiful Tuna steak - this one won't disappoint you. Make it as hot or mild as you like. This is our families favorite and even the 4 year olds LOVE it!
This is a very flavorful, and hearty soup. It is great comfort food for those really cold nights. I made this for a Lent Soup/Salad dinner - literally making it up as I went a long. It was a HUGE success and everyone wanted to know exactly what I threw into the pot.
This soup is a great way to kick off fall. It is good hot, but even better served chilled. We always have this on the first day of fall, Halloween (before trick or treating,) and on Thanksgiving before the "big" meal. There are lots of things you can substitute with if they aren't on hand
Keep in mind this is a diet recipe. I combined several other recipes and modified to fit my dietary needs. It is a healthy way to curb that nagging sweet tooth. Replace the toasted almonds for any other type of nut (yummy with pumpkin and flax seeds too) and add dried fruit to your hearts content. A bit of added salt might add some more flavor too (I am watching my sodium.)
This is a pretty traditional recipe used to make fancy litttle cakes that adorn weddings, showers and high tea parties. Make subtle changes to make it your own signature dessert and watch the crowds oooh and awww over your marvelous creations. Adapted from a Betty Crocker recipe.