Monthly Archives March 2014

Bacon Wrapped BBQ Baked Potato

My husband loves bacon. Who doesn’t love bacon? He also loves the baked potatoes from Outback. I figured I would incorporate both to make this a dream side dish for any main course. You just can’t go wrong with this! i make the BBQ sauce one day ahead. Recipe link at the bottom. Give yourself a good 2 hours to prepare this, bake this, and assemple all the toppings. WORTH IT!
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TGI Fridays Jack Daniel’s® Signature Burger Sauce

My husband raves about this sauce that comes on the Jack Daniel’s Burger at a restaurant called TGI Fridays. Being pregnant and not eating meat I decided to call and put in a to-go order for a side salad...
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Jack Daniel’s Rib Glaze

This calls for quite a bit of Jack Daniel’s. When you smell it afterwards, you just get pure Jack Daniel’s in your nose. It will cook out as you cook your meat. The recipe I used this for was 3 different ways using Ranchers Reserve beef chuck flanken-style ribs. These ribs just fall right off the bone. I marinated some of the ribs overnight and cooked some in the oven and some on the BBQ grill...
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Jack Daniel’s Marinade

Perfect blend of sweet and salty! Because of the green onions, soy sauce, and brown sugar this marinade almost gives a Korean dipping sauce effect.
¼ cup Jack Daniel’s Whiskey

¼ cup soy sauce

¼ cup Dijon-style mustard

¼ cup minced green onions and tops (about 4 whole chives)

¼ cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1 tsp. salt

Dash of Worcestershire sauce

Pepper to taste...
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Cake, Cake, & More Cake

Cakes, cakes, and more cakes. YES, I love to bake. I also like surprising friends and family with making them their own special cake or cupcakes for their birthdays. Here’s just a glimpse of the many different cakes you will find on my food blog. Most of these are simple and not time consuming whatsoever.
Barbie Doll Cake & Ken Doll Cake:
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BEST Cream Cheese Frosting

For The BEST Cream Cheese Frosting EVER:
1/2 cup butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3 cups of confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
Optional: Add a ½ teaspoon or full teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa to give your frosting a chocolate beige coloring...
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St. Patrick’s Day Cauldron Cupcakes

  Ingredients for Cupcakes:
  1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist Butter Yellow Cake Mix, 15.25 oz.
  Cake mix requires: 3 eggs, 1 cup of water, and 1/3 cup of butter
  Ingredients for center filling:   
  1 cup of sour cream
  1 cup of white sugar
  1 cup of sweetened coconut
  Ingredients for frosting:
  6 oz. Ghirardelli Dark Melting Chocolate wafers
  6 oz...
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Ghirardelli Chocolate Cake Frosting


·         6 oz. Ghirardelli Dark Melting Chocolate wafers
·         6 oz. Ghirardelli Semi-Sweet or Bitter-Sweet Premium baking chocolate chips
·         1 cup of Sour Cream 
Optional: You can substitute chocolate for white chocolate…
Over a double boiler or in the microwave in a microwave save bowl, melt your chocolate and stir ...
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Dirt Bike Cake

My Grandma Bustle would make this cake for special occasions. My Aunt Peggy says it is her favorite cake which inspired me to make it. Best decision ever. This cake is delightful. I want to make it many more times!
1 box of cake mix, yellow cake mix or butter flavor. I used Betty Crocker Super Moist Butter Yellow recipe (15.25 oz...
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Southwestern Salsa

I’m always looking for delicious salsas to make. I really like this one because you can add in what you like and don’t like as well as make it as spicy as you would like. I love all the colors in this salsa and it just tastes so darn good!
½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
½ cup green bell pepper, chopped
½ cup yellow bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
4 tab...
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