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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Chocolate Flan Cake

1 bxdevil's food cake mix
1 can(s)coca-cola
12 ozcan evaporated mik
14 ozcan sweetened condensed milk
1 Tbspvanilla extract
1/2 btl(23.3 oz) cajeta or any caramel topping/sauce
Make devil's food cake mix according to directions on box, substituting Coke for the water.
Put aside.

Combine evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, eggs,and vanilla; mix with mixer or in a blender for 2-3 min. Set aside.

Spray Bundt pan with cooking spray. Pour 1/2 bottle of Cajeta into bottom of Bundt pan, then pour cake batter in on top of caramel. (You will pour the flan mixture down the side of the Bundt pan and chocolate cake mixture. Flan mixture will go down the side and below the chocolate cake.)

Get a pan that the Bundt pan will fit in. Fill pan with water, then set Bundt pan in water and place in oven. Cook at 400 degrees for about 1 hour. Start checking at 45 min. Use toothpick in the center of the cake to check if done. (Cake will also separate from sides of pan when done.)

 You must cool this cake in the refrigerator at least 4-5 hours so that the flan sets up. (I make mine the day before serving and put it in the fridge overnight.) When cooled, put large plate or serving tray on top of Bundt pan and flip over. This cake is very messy because the caramel drips down when you turn it. Remove from refrigerator at least 2 hours prior to serving.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Shu Mai (Dim Sum)

Shu Mai (Dim Sum)

1 pound Ground Pork
1 pound shrimp (chopped)
green onions (chopped)
1tbs. grated ginger
1 onion (minced)
1 can water chestnuts (chopped)
fresh cilantro (chopped)
1 tbs. oyster sauce
1 tsp. rice wine
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tbs. corn starch
salt/pepper (to taste)

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl.  2 pkgs. won ton wrapper.  place 1 tbs of mix into wrapper. wet outside the wrapper with egg and wrap.  line the steamer with lettuce. place shu mai on top of lettuce. do not over crowd shu mai or it will stick together.  steam for 10 minutes.
serve with sauce.

This dish came out really good. Very tasty! this is my very own creation! :)
I got alot of compliments on this dish!  Some say its better than the Shu Mai you buy already cooked! 

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

sour cream coffee crumb cake

Sour Cream Coffee Crumb Cake

2 cups flour

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 tablespoons Cinnamon, Ground

1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter, cut into chunks

1 package (18 1/4 ounces) white cake mix

1 egg

1 cup sour cream

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, sugars and cinnamon in large bowl. Cut in cold butter and mix until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

2. Beat cake mix, egg, sour cream, melted butter and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or just until mixed.


3. Spread evenly in greased  13x9-inch baking pan. Sprinkle evenly with topping mixture.

4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes,

I always wanted to make coffee cake.  I have tried a few recipes but so far, this is the best one I found.  Moist and tasty. Best when served warm.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Cabbage Meatball Soup

Cabbage Meatball Soup

2.5 lbs. ground beef
2 carrots (grated)
2 celery (diced)
1 cup panko (bread crumbs)
1 large onion (diced)
5 eggs
garlic salt
1 large Napa Cabbage (chinese cabbage)

Mix all ingredience together except cabbage. 

In large pot fill with water and bring water to boil.  Cut cabbage at the bottom and boil until tender.
 (do not over boil cabbage)  

form meat mixture into balls. place balls in the middle of cabbage and roll and secure with toothpick.
set it aside.

1 large can tomatoe sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
1 large can (campbells) tomatoe soup
garlic salt and pepper

Bring all ingredience to boil then add cabbage rolls to soup. turn down the heat and simmer for 1 hour covered.

This is my oldest daughter Madeline's favorite dish.  
My grandma Evelyn taught me how to cook this recipe.
Its very tasty! My family like to eat it over rice with soy sauce.  I like it spicy! I always add Tobasco!

Malasadas (hawaiian style donuts)

Malasadas (hawaiian style donuts)

1 1/2 cup Bisquick pancake mix
1 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Egg
3/4 cup Milk
6 Slices sandwinch bread
Oil for deep frying
Sugar for coating

Mix together all ingredience except for bread and oil. Heat oil in pan.  Cut the bread slices in 6 pieces each.
Dip bread squares into batter.  Fry in oil until brown. Coat with sugar. serve warm.
It cooks fast make sure you turn down the heat while cooking!

Special requested recipe by my friend Jocelyn. 
I got this recipe from an old cookbook that my Auntie Rose had given to me. 
I have made these at parties and for my children for afternoon snack. Its cheap, fast and easy to make!
Crispy and light!  I can eat alot of them and not feel the fullness!  But later on, I start to feel the fullness as the bread expands in my stomach! LOL! This is really ONO!!!  (delicious)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Cheesy Chicken Chowder

Cheesy Chicken Chowder

2 (14-oz.) cans chicken broth
2 cups diced, peeled potatoes
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced onion
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup flour
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups diced or shredded cooked chicken

Bring chicken broth to boil in large saucepan.  Reduce heat. Add potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, salt and papper. Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender. (about 15 minutes)

Brown chicken in medium saucepan. Remove chicken aside to a bowl or plate.

Melt butter medium saucepan. Add flour and mix well.  Gradually stir in milk and cook over low heat until slightly thickened.  Stir in cheese and cook until melted. Add cheese mixture to broth and vegetables along with chicken.  Cook and stir over low heat until throughly heated.
*serves 8*

I found this recipe in a newspaper and thought it sounded real good.  it really is good as it sounds! everyone went for seconds and i was impressed by how well it turned out!  the soup tastes just like you buy at a restaurant! i really had to pat myself on the back with this one! and thank my hubby for helping me cook tonight!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Delicious Crepes

Delicious Crepes

4 eggs (beaten)
1 1/3 cup milk
2 Tbs. Butter (melted)
1 cup flour
2 Tbs. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt

In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, melted butter, flour, sugar and salt until smooth.
Heat medium size skillet over medium heat.
Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Using 1/3 measuring cup, scoop crepe batter into hot pan tilting the pan so that the bottom surface is evenly coated.
Cook over medium heat, 1-2 minutes on a side, or until golden brown.
Fold over crepes on each side and turn over and cook for 30 seconds and then serve.

you can use any topping of your choice!
fruits, chocolate or caramel syrup, whip cream and etc...

I found this recipe from Winco! Thought i'd give it a try! so good... that my children ate 3-4 crepes each! their favorite topping was using Nutella!  Its chocolate with hazelnut. Its fun when you have a buffet of toppings on the table and let the children pick and add their own toppings!  In the picture is my plate! I added thinly sliced bananas, chocolate syrup, sprinkled powdered sugar and then topped it off with whipped cream! Its yummy!!