Graham Cracker Cake

Graham Cracker Cake

 

SERVES 15
COOK TIME 45 Min

Graham crackers aren’t just for making s’mores! They’re one of the main ingredients in our recipe for Graham Cracker Cake! The next time you’re looking for something a little different, give this cake recipe a try. Just be sure to have some milk close by!

What You’ll Need:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 (13-1/2-ounce) package graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup milk 
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (16-ounce) box confectioners’ sugar (3-1/2 cups)
  • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, beat 3/4 cup butter and granulated sugar 3 to 4 minutes, or until creamy. Add graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla, and beat until well mixed. Stir in coconut and pecans until well mixed then spread batter into baking pan.
  3. In a small bowl, combine remaining 1/4 cup butter, confectioners’ sugar, and pineapple until well mixed; pour evenly over batter. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Allow to cool then cut and serve, or cover until ready to serve.

Egg Clouds

From The Perfect Egg by Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park

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NOTES

This simple dish is as delicious to eat as it is appealing to look at, with whole creamy yolks and a cloud of egg whites baked to perfection. For an even more flavorful treat, add one or more of your favorite ingredients to the beaten whites before baking. We’ve enjoyed mixing in crumbled cooked breakfast sausage or bacon, or sautéed diced yellow onion and bell pepper seasoned with minced fresh herbs.

Easy Baked Egg Recipe

8 eggs
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper

  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Separate the eggs, being careful to keep the egg yolks whole. Put the egg whites in a clean bowl and beat with a stand mixer or handheld mixer on medium-high speed until medium-stiff peaks form that hold their shape when the beater is lifted but are not at all dry. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the Parmesan and salt in a few quick strokes, taking care not to deflate the whites.
  3. Scoop the egg white mixture onto the prepared baking sheet in 8 mounds, using 1/2 to 3/4 cup for each mound and spacing the mounds at least 1 inch apart. Using the back of a spoon, create a small well in the center of each mound. Carefully place an egg yolk in each well.
  4. For creamy yolks, bake for 14 to 16 minutes, until the yolks have set and the whites are light golden brown. For runny yolks, remove from the oven after 8 to 10 minutes.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and serve hot.
Source: Reprinted with permission from The Perfect Egg, by Teri Lyn Fisher and Jenny Park, copyright © 2015, published by Ten Speed Press

You Need These Cheat Sheets In Your Life

You Need These Cheat Sheets In Your Life
Power Up Your Printer, the Whoot has placed all the Cheat Sheets they found on the web in one place:
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You Need These Cheat Sheets In Your Life

We’ve put together stacks of handy Kitchen Cheat Sheets that will have you cooking like a Pro. View them all now!

Kitchen Measurements
Need a little hand in the kitchen?  You will love this collection of handy Cheat Sheets including 20 amazing Microwave Hacks,  tips for Cooking times for Veggies, Egg Substitutions plus substitutes for Butter.
We’ve also included a Chalkboard DIY that will be perfect for the inside of your Pantry. It’s a great way to keep cups and tablespoons on hand or pop your weekly shopping list there! Find out how to reduce a recipe, how long to freeze and whether or not your Eggs are fresh. We have lots of printables and great information so be sure that you view our post all the way to the end and Pin as you go.Cooking Cheat Sheets
These Kitchen Cheat Sheets will come in very handy and you can print them out and pop them on your fridge if you like. We found them on the ‘Fresh and Organised’ Site Fridge Freezer Storage Cooking Times
Choose and Brew The Perfect Cup of Tea
This handy chart shows you how to brew the perfect cup of tea and most importantly how long to steep your teabag for the desired result. We found it here

Baking Pan Conversions Chart

This Baking Pan Conversions Chart is brilliant and will come in very handy.
Kitchen Pouring Spout
This Kitchen Pouring Spout clips on easily and is great for draining off fat or water from pasta, there are so many ways to use this handy gadget. It’s available on Amazon for a small price and you can find the details here

Kitchen Cheat Sheets

This Infographic converts Farenheit to Celcius, Cups to Tablespoons and Metric to Standard. Be sure to Pin it for reference and you can download your free Printable for this very handy here

Cup Equivalents

You can grab a Printable version of this Cup Equivalents Chart here

Measurement Equivalents Printable
Kitchen Helper SheetsThis Measuring Equivalents Chart was found on the Martha Stewart Site and you can find the Printables here
Common Kitchen MeasurementsHere’s another great Printable that was found on ‘One Good Thing By Jilly’ – You can find it here

Egg Substitutions Cheat Sheet

Egg Substitution Cheat Sheet

Kitchen Volume Conversion Chart

Kitchen Volumes Cheat Sheet

How To Cut A Recipe In Half

How To Cut A Recipe In Half

Veggie Cooking Cheat Sheet

Veggie Cheat Sheet

Home Cook Kitchen Cheat Sheet

Home Cook Kitchen Cheat Sheet

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Kitchen Measurements

Kitchen cheat sheet
Roasting Vegetable Sheet
Making Half or a Third of a Recipe
egg-substitutes
Kitchen Cabinet Conversion Chart

How To Make The Best Detox Smoothie

Simply Recipes

How To Make The Best Detox Smoothie

Detox Smoothie

I’ve created this Detox Dynamite Smoothie with the top detox foods. I’ve kept the base recipe very mild for children, but add the cayenne for added cleanse and kick!

Feel free to swap out, or add in, any other ingredients you like!

  • Prep time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings

INGREDIENTS

Suggested smoothie ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw coconut water or filtered water, plus more as needed
  • 1 medium green apple, skin on, cored and diced
  • 1 small raw red beet, peeled and diced (grated for conventional blenders)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 small avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

Optional nutritional boosters:

  • 1/4 cup frozen raw broccoli
  • 1 teaspoon freeze-dried broccoli sprout powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

Special equipment:

METHOD

Throw all of the ingredients into your blender, and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy.

Blooming Cakes to Celebrate the Return of Spring (10 Pics)

Spring is here, and it not only looks good but tastes amazing as well! To prove this, pastry chefs from all over the place have gone online to share their food art in the form of blooming flower buttercream cakes!

The cakes come in different colors, forms, and sizes, but what they do have in common are these vibrant floral toppings. They are made of butter, powdered sugar, food coloring, and sometimes some additional flavoring as well, all of which give them that velvet-smooth texture.

Gosh, even talking about them makes my mouth water… so without further ado, let’s jump into these beauties and pick the best blooming flower cake!

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