Saturday, September 19, 2009

Fruit Pizza (for Kaitlyn)

8 oz. cream cheese
1/3 cup powder sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 large roll Pillsbury sugar cookie dough

glaze: 2 TBS cornstarch
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup orange juice

slice cookie dough and pat it down in a round pizza pan, bake according to directions on the package, or until golden brown. Cool completely. Mix together until smooth cream cheese, powder sugar, and vanilla. Spread over the cooled cookie dough. On top of the cream cheese mixture, I always put grapes, blueberries, kiwi, strawberries, nectarines or peaches, any fruit you like that is in season. After the fruit is arranged I make the glaze, Mix all the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan over med heat until it is think, MAKE SURE YOU STIR THE WHOLE TIME. then drizzle over the pizza.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Cream Filling for Cupcakes

Cream Filling Enough to fill and decorate 24 cupcakes

2 tsp very hot water
1/4 tsp salt
1 (7 oz) jar marshmallow cream
1/2 cup shortening
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Dissolve the salt in the hot water and allow to cool.

Whip the marshmallow cream, shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla until it begins to get fluffy. Add the water and whip well.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Chicken Chowder (for Mysti)

2 large cans of chicken broth
2 packages 8 oz of cream cheese softened
1 chopped onion
2 garlic cloves chopped
1 bunch of cilantro chopped
1 TBS chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
2 Cups or 16oz can Med Pace Picante
3-4 cans of chicken or you can boil and chop fresh chicken
1 cup or milk or cream
2 cans of whole corn
1 can black beans

Saute onion and garlic in 2 TBS olive oil, add broth, milk or cream, cream cheese, corn, salsa, beans, bring it all to a boil then I like to add the cilantro and chopped avocado at the very end of cooking. Options are adding sour cream dallop, and crushed corn chips.