Thursday, December 23, 2010

postheadericon Cake Balls




Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) container prepared chocolate frosting
  • 1 (3 ounce) bar chocolate flavored confectioners coating

Directions

  1. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions using any of the recommended pan sizes. When cake is done, crumble while warm into a large bowl, and stir in the frosting until well blended.
  2. Melt chocolate coating in a glass bowl in the microwave, or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  3. Use a melon baller or small scoop to form balls of the chocolate cake mixture. Dip the balls in chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Place on waxed paper to set.
Sunday, December 19, 2010

postheadericon RUM BALLS


    Enjoy this delicious recipe for RUM BALLS and make everyone's Christmas 'Bright'!
  • 42 Servings
  • Prep: 40 min.

Ingredients


  • 2-1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 75 wafers)
  • 1 cup ground pecans
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup rum
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Additional confectioners' sugar and/or crushed vanilla wafers

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the wafer crumbs, pecans, confectioners' sugar and cocoa. Combine the rum, honey and water; stir into crumb mixture.
Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in additional confectioners' sugar and/or wafer crumbs. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.


    Nutrition Facts: 1 rum ball (calculated without additional sugar and wafers) equals 61 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 21 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.
    Saturday, December 18, 2010

    postheadericon I Just LOVE Christmas!

    Friday, December 17, 2010

    postheadericon My Apologies But New Things Are Coming and a Giveaway

    Hello. I'm glad to see you're still stopping by. I want to apologize for the absence. We've had 'issues' with the blog but....  Now, we're not only back but we're getting a Brand New Look! That's right! Girls With Goodies is scheduled to have its new look this weekend, thanks to 'Princess Jenn' and me being lucky enough to win the new background. I can't wait for you to see and comment (please) on our new look. We really, really like it.

    From there, we'll be back with full participation and continuous posting, which includes a Brand New Giveaway to go with our Brand New Look! So, stick around! It all starts..........NOW!

    Oops! As you can see, still a blog issue. Everything should be fine once the update is complete. Thanks for stopping by!
    Thursday, April 29, 2010

    postheadericon Blooming Popsicle Parfaits and Popsicle Giveaway - 10 Winners




    First, check out this tasty treat Popsicle has posted on their website. Sounds perfectly delicious! Then, go ahead and sign up for the giveaway and maybe make some for yourself ..... uh, I mean for the kiddos!




    Blooming Popsicle® Parfaits

    Try a tasty treat the kids young and old will love! Blooming Popsicle® Parfaits are fun to eat and so easy to make! The kids can even help you make them!


    •1 cup slices banana

    •2 cups your favorite Breyers® All Natural Ice Cream

    •½ cup crushed chocolate wafer cookies

    •4 Popsicle® Scribblers®, unwrapped

    •4 gummy worm candies

    Into 4 small ramekins or custard cups, evenly place banana. Evenly top with Breyers® All Natural Ice Cream, then sprinkle with cookie crumbs. Freeze 30 minutes or until firm. Garnish with Popsicle® Scribblers® and gummy worms. Serve immediately.

    TIP: To serve a crowd, line a clean, unused flower pot with plastic wrap, then layer as above, adding additional ingredients as needed.

    Giveaway

    Now for the best part. It's time to enter to win your very own box of Popsicles. Make sure you complete the mandatory entry first or all entries will be removed. Please leave a seperate comment for each entry.

    This giveaway will end on May 19th at 11:59 PM, CST. Good luck!

    Mandatory Entry

    Take a stroll on over to the Popsicle website and tell my your favorite pick from their "On The Go" line.

    Extra Entries

    (1) Follow Popsicle on twitter. They just love talking to fans and can sometimes be generous.

    (2) Follow TabithaMichelle on twitter

    (3) Follow SereneMoments on twitter

    (4) Be a public follower of this blog (3 entries)

    (5) Want more chances to win? Run over to my blog: Yummy! Yummy! Yummy! and enter to win 1 of 20 boxes of Popsicles. Come back and tell me you did and take another 5 entries.
    Wednesday, April 7, 2010

    postheadericon Chipolte Bacon Jam Recipe

    Here's a different kind of recipe that should be quite a hit for all the bacon lovers. I found this in Saveur Magazine online.



    Chipotle Bacon Jam


    1 pound of bacon

    4 cloves of garlic, minced

    1 sliver of onion

    1-4 chipotles en adobo (depending on the level of heat you can tolerate)

    2 teaspoons adobo sauce (from the can)

    2 teaspoons ancho chile powder

    1/2 teaspoon allspice

    1/2 teaspoon ground Mexican hot chocolate

    1 cup of brewed coffee

    1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

    Black pepper to taste



    Method:

    Cook the bacon until fat is rendered, but not too crisp. Cut cooked bacon into two-inch sized pieces.

    On medium heat, cook the onion and garlic in one tablespoon of rendered bacon fat in a medium-sized pot for two minutes. Add the cooked bacon, spices, apple-cider vinegar and coffee. Simmer on low for two hours, stirring occasionally. If jam starts to get dry, add water, 1/4 cup at a time.

    After two hours, place bacon jam into a food processor, and puree for two or three seconds, tops. You just want to bring it together but still have some chunks.
    Friday, March 26, 2010

    postheadericon Chicken Melt

    An English muffin sandwich made with sauteed onions and rosemary chicken, oozing with melted Swiss cheese.

    INGREDIENTS

    1 tablespoon butter

    1 onion, sliced into thin rings

    1 teaspoon garlic powder

    4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

    1/2 cup red wine

    1 teaspoon dried rosemary

    1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

    4 slices Swiss cheese

    4 English muffins, split and toasted


    DIRECTIONS

    Preheat the grill for high heat.

    Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Place the onion slices in the skillet, sprinkle with garlic powder, and saute until onions are translucent. Remove from heat, and set aside.

    Lightly oil the grill grate. Place the chicken breast halves on the grill, and sprinkle with wine, rosemary, and thyme. Cook for about 8 minutes. Turn, and continue cooking 8 minutes, or until juices run clear. Place a slice of cheese on each breast half, and top with onions. Cook until cheese starts to melt. Serve on toasted English muffins.
    Monday, March 15, 2010

    postheadericon The Irish Pirate (Adult Shamrock Shake) Cocktail



    Ingredients


    1 cup whole milk

    1 pint mint chocolate chip ice cream

    1 teaspoon pure mint extract

    3 tablespoons dark rum

    Directions

    1) Put milk, ice cream, mint extract and rum into a blender. Mix until smooth.

    2) Pour into chilled glasses and garnish with a sprig of mint.

    3) Optional: Drop the rum and you've almost got a Shamrock Shake
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