Monday, March 30, 2015

My favorite Buttercream Icing

I have been trying different recipes to find the best Buttercream icing to decorate with.  I wanted a buttercream that would crust (get a little stiff) well but still taste buttery.  I have used an icing to decorate with that takes all crisco but I just did not care for the film it seemed to leave in the roof of my mouth.  I changed and started using half crisco and half salted butter and the new recipe I have come up with is dreamy good!

It also works well to decorate with.  These rose swirls were really easy to do and easy to keep them the same shape and size.  This will be my go to icing from now on,  If you wish to make these roses I used Wilton Large cake tip 1M

Buttercream Icing

1 C crisco
1 C salted butter, softened
2 t almond extract
2 t vanilla
3/4 C whipping cream
2 lbs powdered sugar

Whip together the crisco and butter until well combined.  Add the almond extract and vanilla and mix well.  Gradually add about half of the powdered sugar and then half of the whipping cream.  Add the remaining powdered sugar and whipping cream.  Whip until light and fluffy.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Chicken Marsala and Birthday Cakes

Billy was home this weekend so for supper tonight I made him Chicken Marsala.  Oh boy it was good!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Bacon Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Growing up I HATED Brussel Sprouts.  I believe mom would boil them and the serve them with melted butter.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

White Chicken Chili

Here is another Jones Family favorite meal.  This White Chicken Chili is a real comfort food when it is cold outside.  We like to crunch up tortilla chips for our soup.  I also sprinkle some shredded cheese in my bowl but Bill likes it without.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hershey's Spread Mint Brownies


For tonight's dessert I made a new brownie combination.  I am gearing up for St Patty's day with these mint brownies.  I just love the green icing peeking out from under the chocolate icing.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal

Today for breakfast we had this Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal.  It worked out perfect that I had it ready when we woke up as Bill got called out for an emergency call this morning to a Giant Eagle in Columbus.

Friday, March 6, 2015

White Chocolate Toffee Bites

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Crock Pot Caramel

WOW...WOW....WOW...Did I say WOW?  This caramel is out of this world delicious!  Way better then the ice cream topping caramel that you buy in the stores.  I have seen this technique floating around the Internet the last couple of years and thought it looked super easy....and it was!  It only takes about 5 minutes to get it in the crock pot, let it cook for 8 hours and wallah you have super delicious ooey gooey creamy caramel. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Buffalo Chicken Potato Nachos

We pretty much love anything with Buffalo Chicken flavor in our house.  The Nachos are made with potato slices instead of the traditional tortilla nachos and they were oh so good!!!