Mominy’s Baking World

Baking and the crumbs that go with it…

Sicky February 29, 2008

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Not much baking these days. Why you ask? Basically because no one wants Sniffling, Sneezing, Coughing, Aching, or a Stuffy Head via biscuits baked by me! The aforementioned is an egregious plageristic attempt at humor at the expense of a well-known sleep-aid marketed as a cold remedy.

Yes, folks, it’s been a long snot-filled week (should I even say that on a BAKING BLOG?). At times it flowed, at times it just hung in there like the profanity tapestry in “A Christmas Story”. But more often than not, I was just wishing for either my bed or death…or both.

I think I’m nearing the end (maybe just wishful thinking) but I’ve been a good girlfriend and shared it with Ethel. I know she’s very thankful! I’ll be baking this weekend hopefully, and will be posting real messages again shortly!

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Happy Birthday Amber!! February 20, 2008

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For my peachy sister-in-law’s birthday / tornado drill, I made more cupcakes. I like cupcakes because they are really just a fancy holder for icing. They were yellow cupcakes with chocolate fudgy yumminess on the top, which I piped on with several different tips for lovely designs.

After they cooled, I piped thin designs in pink chocolate which mimiced the JOY I felt baking them.

I think they went over well!

 

Oh So Much! February 12, 2008

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Lots has happened since my last blog…but not much of it has been baking.

I did attempt a red velvet cake for Valentine’s Day. I actually made 6 tiny loaves and one pink pancake.

Upside:
They were yummy

Downside:
They took 3 hours and LOTS of patience!

I’ve also made some brownie cookies with piped pink-chocolate hearts and other decorations. What fun!

 

Cupcakes February 3, 2008

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The girls made some awesome Football Cupcakes. See below for the Master Creation!

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Sweet Football February 2, 2008

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For the Aforementioned Mother of All Football Games, I decided to be as festive with my baking as the event is.

I made my brownie cookies (see below for recipe) and piped on some white chocolate laces.

I also melted semi-sweet chocolate and piped football shapes onto waxed paper. After it cooled, I piped on some white chocolate laces. Can’t wait to EAT THIS STUFF!

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The Mother of All Football Games!

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You know what I’m talking about…the one that I can’t actually type because someone from the NFL will sue me for using a “term” which is licensed to them and cannot be said, typed, used or THOUGHT by anyone but them.

Food – oh right – food!

I will be making a pot of my Spicy Chili. It’s a hybrid from my mom’s recipe which I jacked years ago and have been tinkering with every since (being a veg and all).

Specific ingredients necessary unless otherwise noted!

29 oz Tomato Sauce
1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen Fire Roasted crushed tomatoes
1 can (14.5 oz) Del Monte Organic Diced Tomatoes
2 cans (15 oz each) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn
2 packages French’s Chili-O seasoning, or others as budget allows

Put all in a crockpot and stir. Cook on low for 8-10 hours.

Serve with cheese on top.
We also like Chipotle Tabasco Sauce – mmmm!

 

Just another Saturday with my kitchen

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The girls are here this weekend so I decided to make some stuff to fill the kitchen with undeniably great smells.

For breakfast, I baked some previously-made and frozen biscuits. They were just as good from the freezer to the oven (in the former for less than a week) as if I’d made them right then. The girls raved.

Despite being a vegetarian, I decided to finally cook the turkey that’s been taking up mucho space since Thanksgiving. I put it in around lunch and it was done about 4.5 hours later, filling the house with stupid good meaty scents reminiscent of holidays past. With it, I made FRESH homemade biscuits (I think that actually impressed my kids – yay!). I also sauteed broccoli, made green beans and rice on the side. I had a great Morning Star Grillers Prime “burger”…my favorite meat replacement. Oh – and I had cranberry sauce. Love that stuff.

After dinner, M went with my honey to pick out some movies and left me with L. We decided to make Turtles. The first stab was not so hot, so below we leave you with what DID work.

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1 bag of Kraft caramels, unwrapped
1.5 cups peanuts or rough chopped walnuts
12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

Place caramels in a large bowl and microwave for one minute on HALF power.
Check if melted…if not, try 30 seconds at a time on HALF power (try not to let it bubble)
Mix in peanuts and drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheets or silicone mats. DO NOT USE WAX PAPER (found out the hard way, friends).
Let harden – we put them outside because it’s semi-cold here.

Place chocolate chips in a medium bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, stir, 30 seconds, etc. until fully melted.
Spoon the chocolate into a sandwich sized Ziploc bag.
Carefully snip one corner (just so a very small hole is present).
Squeeze chocolate over “Turtles” to cover.
Allow candy to harden at least one hour (less if refrigerated).
Do not freeze as this will turn the chocolate white-ish and will turn your guests off.