Apr 25, 2011
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup packed brown sugar
12 canned pineapple rings in juice
(20 oz can and a 8 oz can)
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 cup butter (1 stick) softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
13x9x2 inch baking pan
Preheat oven to 350 degree.
Butter the bottom and sides of a 13X9X2 inch baking pan.
Line the bottom and two long sides with parchment paper. Set pan aside.
Melt 1/2 cup butter in a medium saucepan over low heat. Stir in 1 cup brown sugar. Bring to a light boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Pour into prepared pan on parchment paper. Drain pineapple rings. Make sure to reserve 1/2 cup pineapple juice. Fit 12 ring into bottom of pan.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. In a large bowl, beat together softened butter, granulated sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed. Add eggs combine. On low speed add the flour mix from medium bowl add reserved 1/2 cup pineapple juice, milk and vanilla at the end and mix.
Place in oven at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
Let cool for about 10 minutes, then flip over on a serving tray of cookie sheet. I like to flip mine onto a piece of wax paper or parchment paper so then if I want to move it again I can. After you flip the cake remove the parchment paper and you should see the pineapples on the top of the cake.
Serve this yummy cake warm with some whipped cream and a maraschino cherry on top. Very tasty
Apr 22, 2011
Many years ago one of my boys brought home a recipe for Monkey Bread. I turned them into Monkey Muffins. My boys still love them. These are not diet muffins, maybe that is why they are just so yummy.
When I was making my Monkey Muffins I noticed I didn't have the brown sugar out. That means it wasn't in the picture. Sorry.
Cupcake paper cups
2 tablespoon cinnamon
3/4 cup white sugar
2 packages biscuit dough
1/2 cup butter
1/2 brown sugar
Get everything out and put your paper cups into your muffin pan. Preheat the oven to 400.
Cut each biscuit into 8 pieces. I like to use a pizza cutter to do this but you could use kitchen scissors or a knife.
In a bowl combine the 3/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon blend together.
Place the 8 biscuit pieces into the sugar mixture. Make sure they are not touching each other.
Flip the pieces around in the sugar till they are all covered completely.
Place sugar coated biscuit pieces into a muffin cup. All 8 pieces should fit but sometimes they don't. Don't worry just put it into the next cup.
Melt the 1/2 cup of butter (1 stick) then add brown sugar and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon. Stir together.
Place about 2 tablespoons of butter, brown sugar mixture on top of each muffin.
Bake for 20 minutes. They smell so good.
Take your monkey muffins out of the muffin pan right away and place on paper towel. They come out easy this way but don't burn your fingers.
For easy clean up clean your muffin pan right away. Extra butter will be in the muffin cups and sugar baked around the cups. Much easier to get off when it is still warm.
Apr 15, 2011
McDonald's (the golden arches) turn 56 today. Do you think Americans would be eating different today if there was no McDonald's. I don't know. I'm sure there would still be fast food but would it be burgers???? This is what I found on the McDonald's wedsite about their history. Since 1955, we’ve been proud to serve the world some of its favorite food. And along the way, we’ve managed not just to live history, but create it: from drive-thru restaurants to Chicken McNuggets to college credits from Hamburger U and much more. It’s been quite the journey, and we promise this is just the beginning-we’ve got our hearts set on making more history.
Apr 13, 2011
Last weekend we went to Cincinnati, OH for a baseball tournament. We did have a little extra time to do some sightseeing. Just down the road from our hotel was a place called Jungle Jim's International Market. The guys took the kid's over to the baseball fields and us girls headed over to Jungle Jim's. Jungle Jim's is huge! There is food from all over the world here plus a normal everyday grocery store. There was also fun displays for each area. This is from the Jungle Jim's website: Discover a World of Food and More! Jungle Jim's International Market is a superstore unlike any other you've ever experienced. Explore our miles of aisles to find all the hidden gems of the Jungle. With 1 1/2 acres of produce, 50,000 international products and cigars from 70 countries, there is so much to discover. At Jungle Jim's we also offer more gift shops, restaurants and conveniences than any other supermarket in the region. Dazzling displays of fresh produce, aisles of wine and beer, artisan breads, exotic spices and more are around every corner. Enjoy freshly baked goods hot from the oven, food demonstrations and made-to-order delicacies from our Sub Shop. Be amazed by our selection of fresh-caught seafood, meat, deli products, imported cheeses and international foods - plus all the groceries and household items usually found in a supermarket. Just when you think you've seen everything, wander through our Candy Department and be serenaded by Elvis the Lion, learn new culinary techniques in our Cooking School and even create your own fresh bouquet in our Greenhouse. We love to watch Chopped on the Food Network. I found many idea's from Chopped here at Jungle Jim's . I hope we do this tournament next year because I want to go back to Jungle Jim's. Next time I'm going to have a list of thing I want to get.
Apr 4, 2011
Phil and I really like to eat at Chili's. I love their chips and salsa. To me their chips are perfect, nice and thin plus very crispy. If you go sign up on the Chili's home page you will receive a coupon for a free chips and queso. I used my coupon last week and the chips and queso were very yummy!