Lemon Chicken

Forget those Chinese take-out menus in the drawer; you can make authentic Chinese lemon chicken in no time. It has just the right amount of crisp and zest to leave you licking your fingers and going back for more. It’s so easy, you can make it in just five steps. Crispy Chinese Lemon Chicken Recipe For the Chicken 3-4 chicken breasts 2 eggs 2 tablespoons water 2 cups panko vegetable oil for frying Lemon Sauce 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup chicken broth 1 teaspoon lemon zest 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 garlic …

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3 Step Spumoni No-Churn Ice Cream

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This 3-step spumoni no-churn ice cream is an easy ice cream to make. Whip up the cream, fold in the goodies, and freeze it in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator. If you like cherry pie, you will love this ice cream. And we’ll give you your money back if this isn’t the best cherry filling you’ve had. It is neither regular ice cream nor original spumoni. But it’s good and easy to make. It’s sure to become a new summertime favorite. Understanding the Differences in this No-Churn Ice Cream Regular ice cream is made with paddle or churn to …

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Easy Spumoni No-Churn Ice Cream with Maraschino Cherries

This no-churn spumoni ice cream is an easy ice cream to make. Whip up the cream, fold in the goodies, and freeze it in the freezer compartment of your refrigerator. It makes a light, delightful dessert. It isn’t your regular spumoni ice cream because it only has the cherry flavor, but it has delicious maraschino cherries, chopped almonds, and chocolate chips to make it an absolute delight. The No-Churn Spumoni Ice Cream with Maraschino Cherries Recipe Ingredients 2 cups whipping cream 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon cherry flavor 1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring 1/2 teaspoon rum flavoring 2 drops …

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How to Make Rainbow Slice and Bake Cookies

These make great kid cookies, holiday cookies, and party cookies. Think of these rainbow cookies as a method, not a recipe. By changing flavors and colors with these slice and bake refrigerator cookies, you can make any combination of colors and flavors you desire. Use your imagination. How to Create Your Own Rainbow Cookies You can spend forever exploring shapes, colors, and flavors. You make these cookies by dividing your dough into three or four parts and coloring and flavoring each part before rolling it all together. Preparing the Dough You can use our simple slice and bake cookie dough …

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The Search for the Best Chiffon Pies

Dennis Weaver & Debbie Frantzen Chiffon pies are ethereal–light and dreamy, refreshing, melt-in-your-mouth affairs. They are perfect for summertime as well as anytime a light, less-filling dessert is desired. We set off to find the best chiffon pies.  Mostly, it was Debbie’s project but she and I (Dennis) collaborated, and, as usual, she did the photography and I did most of the writing. About Chiffon Pies A requirement of chiffon pies is gelatin, whether it be unflavored or commercial brands with flavor and sugar such as Jell-O®.  We concentrated on recipes using unflavored gelatin so that we could experiment with …

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How to Paint Cookies with Food Colors

The Fun Way to Decorate Cookies When I was a child, my mother made sugar cookies for the holidays. We frosted them and sprinkled them with decorations in different colors. We looked forward to it every year, the bright cookies and that chance to be creative with different colors. It was a happy time. So fun!Painting cookies is more fun than decorating cookies with frosting and sprinkles, and even adults get hooked. The kids are sure to have a blast. Time to be artistic! Let your creative side go wild as you paint patterns, pictures, and even delicate scenes on …

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Ten Ways to Make Flavored Whipped Cream

Make the Best Desserts Ever with Flavored Whipped Cream! Look at All the Different Kinds of Whipped Creams You Can Make! If you want to make the best desserts on the planet, use flavored whipped cream—like caramel or strawberry or chocolate or even peanut butter. Just let your imagination roam. Consider different flavors but don’t overlook inclusions—like peanut butter, chopped nuts, minced pineapple, spices, zest, flavored syrups, chocolate, jams, and pastry fillings. Think of all the ice cream flavors. You’re making whipped cream instead of ice cream, but the concept is the same. Consider different textures. The contrast of chopped, …

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How to Make Your Own Homemade Playdough

“This is the best!!! My lil girl loves it and plays with it every day. We use cookie cutters and my stamping up stamps to add to the fun.”—Peggy F Playdough is every child’s best friend growing up as they experience the joys of creativity, bright colors, and developing fine motor skills. That’s why we love homemade playdough.  This article will give you two recipes for homemade playdough—cooked and uncooked. Safe for curious mouths! Whether it’s cooked or uncooked, homemade playdough is non-toxic and perfectly edible. No more panicking when your little one stuffs a handful into their curious, little …

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Cherry Spritz Cookies

This is a cherry variation of the classic spritz cookie. It’s a simple recipe that makes pretty, pink, pressed cookies.  You’ll need some cherry flavor, red food coloring, and maybe some maraschino cherries for decoration.  These are fun cookies to make. How to Make Spritz Cookies Classic spritz cookies are crisp, buttery, and sweet to easily keep their shape. Simply make the dough, load it into a cookie press, and press the cookies onto the pan. They always turn out beautiful, but they’re also super easy. Consider Spritz cookies as your new go-to holiday cookie. Get your cookie press here. …

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Super-Easy No-Cook Huckleberry Fudge Recipe

This huckleberry fudge recipe and so tasty, you won’t want to g back to regular fudge. It uses real huckleberry flavor and purple food coloring to give it a real pop, but you can also use this easy fudge recipe as a template to make your favorite flavors. Ingredients 8 oz pkg cream cheese 4 cups powdered sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons huckleberry flavor 12 oz. pkg white chocolate wafers 3 drops purple food coloring (optional-our electric purple was perfect) 3/4 cup pecan pieces (optional) Directions Beat cream cheese at medium speed with electric mixer until smooth. Add powdered sugar, 1 …

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Cherry or Strawberry Marshmallow Cream

This marshmallow cream is a great filling for sandwich cookies. It’s a fruity variation of the original Homemade Marshmallow Cream. Ingredients: 3 large egg whites 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/3 cup water 3/4 cup light corn syrup 2/3 cup granulated sugar 2 or 3 drops of red food coloring 1 teaspoon strawberry or cherry extract or liqueur Directions: In a very clean glass or metal bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until light and foamy. With the mixer still running, sprinkle in the two tablespoons of sugar. Continue beating until soft peaks …

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Cookies on a Stick

These are simple and so much fun! Use a cookie mix or your favorite recipe.  Just choose a drop cookie with a flat profile.  Make the cookie dough according to directions.  Scoop dough onto the cookie sheet and insert sticks into each of the cookies.  With the cookies that we’ve used, we have not had to flatten the cookies to keep the sticks in place. Bake the cookies. Remove the cookies to wire racks to cool completely. Make the frosting according to directions.  You may need to thin the frosting just a little to get a smooth layer of frosting …

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How to Make Delightful Frostings with Whipped Cream

One Saturday, I was tinkering in the test kitchen. I had a ripe pineapple and we were serving cupcakes downstairs in our store. What’s a baker to do? I sliced and trimmed the pineapple. Then, using a chef’s knife, I minced the pineapple. I put the pineapple in paper towels and wrung the juice out of it. Then I made our standard whipped cream frosting—the recipe follows. After whipping, added strawberry flavor and a couple drops of pink food coloring and then folded in the pineapple. I used a little more meringue powder for stabilizer because of the residual moisture …

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How to Make Frozen Leprechaun Pies out of Limeade

By Dennis Weaver St. Patrick’s day is like the beginning of Spring around here and we are ready to start seeing some green after the white and brown of winter. These fun little pies bring in the green even if Mother Nature doesn’t deliver. Plus, the limeade has such a fresh, happy flavor that they even taste like Spring. These are individual frozen limeade pies made in cupcake pans instead of one spring-form pan. The cupcake pans are great because they don’t take as long to freeze, and nobody has to endure the headache of slicing a frozen pie. These …

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Five Essential Frosting Recipes that Every Cupcake Lover Should Have

These are your “go to” frosting recipes.  These are all you’ll need for most of your cupcakes. Basic Buttercream Frosting Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Best Fudge Frosting Light and Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting Browned Butter Frosting The first four would make anyone’s list and I’m just in love with browned butter frosting.  It’s too good not to include. We also use buttercream frosting mixes for both vanilla and chocolate buttercream. They are nearly foolproof and save loads of time. Basic Buttercream Frosting Use this on cakes and cupcakes.  It can be piped or spread.  Add color and flavor to it to …

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How to Make Candy Popcorn with Pancake Syrup

Pancake syrup is sugar syrup made with flavors, juice, or maple. Candy popcorn is made with a sugar syrup cooked to the softball stage.    Why not cook a pancake syrup to the softball stage and make candy popcorn? We’ve done that.  We’ve cooked pancake syrups to the softball stage and made terrific candy popcorn.  Linde, in our store, doesn’t even bother doing that.  She simply pours the syrup over her popcorn. And now that we carry syrup mixes, they make perfect candy popcorn mixes.  Make it just like you’re making pancake syrup but cook it another five minutes or so, …

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Cherry Almond Monkey Bread Recipe

We got the idea for this monkey bread from a recipe that we found on our friend Linda Kilbride’s site, Recipe Goldmine. We thought our Swedish Vanilla Almond Bread would be a great starting point for this monkey bread. We drained the juice from the maraschino cherries and added that to the liquid for the bread. The result was a nice pink color in a cherry almond bread with a sticky glaze. 4 cups bread flour 1 seven gram instant yeast packet 1 10-ounce jar maraschino cherries 1 large egg 1 1/2 cup combination juice, water and egg 2 tablespoons …

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Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies

Strawberry Cream Brownies

Strawberry Cheesecake Brownies Make Strawberry Shortcake Brownies. Add fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream.  Consider Orange Cloud Whipped Cream.  Orange and chocolate is a surprisingly delightful combination. Here’s what you’ll need: Brownie mix (choose from seven) or a blondie mix (choose from five) Strawberry flavor Meringue powder  (slows melting of your whipped cream) Dessert sauce, chocolate, caramel or other Chocolate Curls   STRAWBERRY CREAM CHEESE WHIPPED CREAM Consider this as a colorful topping for any strawberry dessert.  It’s also a nice alternative to whipped cream in fruit salads calling for whipped cream 1/3 cup sugar 4 ounces cream cheese 2 cups whipping cream 2 …

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Dress up Your Cookies for Fabulous Treats

It started with macaroons, our coconut macaroon mix.  I love them.  They are our easiest mix to make.  Just add water.  This mix makes great thumbprint cookies.  I have a whisk with a nice round end on the handle—that’s my “thumb.”  I use the whisk handle to make the indentations and then fill them with pastry fillings—lemon, cherry, and raspberry are my favorites.  Sometimes I just press two chocolate wafers into the center.  A caramel placed in the center will add a pool of melted caramel.  It’s all good. (By the way, the pink macaroons to the right were made with …

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White Chocolate Cheesecake with Orange-Glazed Strawberries

This is a great cheesecake recipe. The white chocolate makes this cake particularly rich. Use a good quality white chocolate with high cocoa butter content. We topped this scrumptious cheesecake with orange glazed strawberries.  The glaze is a simple sugar syrup with orange zest added.  This makes a marvelous dessert. You will need a ten-inch springform pan. Our glass-base springform pans are perfect. This cheesecake was made with a square springform pan. Ingredients For the crust: 1 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 tablespoons granulated sugar For the filling: 4 8-ounce packages of cream cheese 1 …

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