One Bowl Brownies

brownies

browniesNothing beats a chocolate brownie. I must say I never really been a fan of brownies until the day my husband ordered a warm brownie with a scoop of ice cream on the side. OMG!!!!!!!!! It was like love at first sight. I mean every bite was so mouthwatering and leaving you wanting one more piece. It’s like you never wanted it to end.  Honestly, I don’t like my brownies too chewy nor to taste like cake, so in that respect I came up with my own little recipe to give you the best of both worlds. Give it a shot and let me know what you think.

brownies

One Bowl Brownies
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Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 16
 
These wonderful brownies reflect a mild chocolate flavor while having similar attributes as a chewy cookie, but also a moisten cake.
Ingredients
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup oil
  • 3 T cocco
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup of flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8x8 pan.
  2. Beat eggs.
  3. Add the next 5 ingredients then beat until combined
  4. Add the remaining ingredients then beat until well combined.
  5. Pour mixture in the pan
  6. Bake for about 20-25 minutes.

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Sloppy Joes

sloppy joes

sloppy joes
There is nothing like a good ole sloppy joe sandwich. Some may think this is a kiddy meal for most, but I think not. Sloppy joes are so quick, easy and jammed packed with flavor.  It has been an all-time favorite on my list since I’ve been able to eat. This dish can easily get shuffled to the side with all of the different types of gourmet meals available to date. If I can have anything to do with it,  that definitely won’t happen on my watch.  One of the things that I absolutely love about this meal is how you can just throw everything in the pot, let it simmer for a few minutes, than voila. You have lunch, dinner, or maybe if your lucky, one of the best leftovers on earth!  Do your self a favor and go make these delicious treats and indulge in the goodness of Joe!

P.S. Don’t forget to get your shirt sloppy for mom! 😉

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Sloppy Joes
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lbs ground turkey
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 8 oz can of tomato sauce
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ T brown sugar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ⅛ tsp pepper
  • ⅛ tsp salt
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, place onions.
  2. Put in turkey and crumble with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  3. Drain grease, if needed.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and stir.
  5. Cover skillet and simmer about 20 minutes.
  6. Serve on your favorite bun.

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Tres Leches Cake

tres leche cake

tres leches cake
Tres Leches Cake is the topic of discussion on this beautiful Tuesday! I’ve seen and heard about this cake for a while but honestly I never gave it any additional thought to do anything with it.  So with Cinyo de Mayo, I decided to give it a shot.  I searched for a recipe and there were so so many to choose from. I decided to try one that several food bloggers have given great reviews about.

A couple of days later one of my closest  friends said that this is going to be there wedding cake. At that moment I knew I was going down the right track.  After making this cake and giving it a try I must say why didn’t I try a slice of this sooner. This cake is so moist and yummy. The whipped cream icing on top just makes it even more enjoyable. Now I might end up missing at the wedding because I’ll be at the cake table indulging in this deliciousness.  LOL!

tres leches cake

Tres Leches Cake
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • Cake:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup whole milk
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • Icing:
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Optional:
  • maraschino cherries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the egg yolk and ¾ cup granulated sugar on medium-high speed until the mixture is thick and pale yellow has developed.( About 5 minutes)
  5. Add the whole milk and vanilla extract and mix to combine. Pour the egg yolk mixture over the flour mixture and, using a rubber spatula, gently fold together until thoroughly combined.
  6. Wash out the bowl and the whisk. Add the egg whites to the bowl and whisk at high speed until soft peaks begin to form. (About 7 minutes) With the mixer still running, pour in the remaining ¼ cup of granulated sugar and beat until the egg whites are stiff but not dry.
  7. Working in three batches, gently fold the egg whites into the batter until just combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the surface with a spatula.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Turn the cake onto a cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
  9. After cake has cooled transfer the cake to a rimmed serving plate.
  10. Mix together the evaporated milk, condensed milk and heavy cream in a bowl or pitcher that is easy to pour with.
  11. When the cake is cool, pierce the surface of the cake all over with a fork. Slowly drizzle all but 1 cup of the milk mixture over the top of the cake, making sure to get around the edges of the cake. Allow the cake to absorb the milk mixture for about 30 minutes.
  12. For the icing whip 2 cups of the heavy cream with 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar until thick and stiff peaks form. Spread over the surface of the cake.
  13. Optional-Garnish with maraschino cherries

(Recipe from The Pioneer Woman)

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Fried Rice

fried rice

fried riceFried rice anyone? Who would pass up a good serving of perfectly fried rice? This is the foundation at Chinese restaurants but it can also be a signature dish in your home. It is easy to prepare and can be ready in minutes.  Also, you can customize this dish to fit your likings. The vegetables and/or protein can be changed or altered to reflect your personality.  I encourage my readers to whip this up for dinner as a side or entrée.  Have fun!

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Fried Rice
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Ingredients
  • 2 T your oil preference
  • 8 oz bag of frozen carrots and peas
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups of white or brown rice, cooked
  • ½ T Sesame oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional- 1 cup of cooked chicken, beef, shrimp etc
Instructions
  1. Put one tablespoon of oil in skillet and let heat on medium heat. Add beaten eggs and scramble, until cooked. Remove and set aside.
  2. Heat last tablespoon and then add frozen veggies and onions and sauté for about 5 minutes until onions are translucent.
  3. Add rice and season with salt and pepper. Stir for about a minute.
  4. Stir in eggs then add sesame oil and soy sauce. Add meat if you are using meat. Stir frequently until the dish is thoroughly heated.
  5. Enjoy!

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Guacamole

guacamole

guacamole

Guacamole oh how I love thee! LOL Let me tell you for about 21 years of my life I would always frown at the sight of that green stuff people called guacamole. Then one day, I was at work asking around to see if anyone had any snacks and a coworker said I have some guacamole. My face frowned and I was like no thanks. She stated “You don’t like guacamole, lady your missing out!”  I said no, I never tried it. She said well do yourself a favor and just try it, you never know. So, I tried the guacamole and low and behold I had found a new snack. I mean it was extremely creamy, flavorful and yummy.

After that I was on a guacamole kick. Soon thereafter I did some research to figure out what ingredients went into creating this amazing side snack masterpiece.  That weekend I decided to make it myself with some basic ingredients I had in the house and let me tell you it was quite tasty. So, if you ever have the urge to whip up a quick snack try out this flavorful guacamole.

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Guacamole
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • cap full of vinegar
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp cayenne
  • ¼ onion, diced
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
Instructions
  1. Slice avocados in half and discard the seed.
  2. Scoop out of shell with a spoon and place in bowl in a medium bowl.
  3. Pour vineger over avocado and stir.
  4. Pour lime juice over avocado and stir.
  5. Add salt, cumin, and cayenne and stir.
  6. Fold in onion, tomato, and garlic.
  7. Serve with chips.

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