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Homemade Miracle Whip Recipe

This is a recipe to make homemade Miracle Whip which I think is arguably better than store bought.

 

What you will need:

–   3 large egg yolks at room temperature
–   2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
–   2 Tbsp honey
–   1 tsp salt
–   1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
–   1 3/4 cups light olive oil

 

What you will need to do:

1.   In the bowl beat the egg yolks until they are thick and sticky.

2.   Add the vinegar, honey, salt and mustard.  Continue to beat for about a minute.

3.  Very slowly add the oil while continuing to mix.  Be patient on this step to get the best tasting Miracle Whip.  It’s best to add only 1 Tbsp at a time.

 

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Homemade Creme-Filled Eggs Recipe

Here’s a recipe that will save you money during Easter.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sweet unsalted butter (softened)2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 10 cups white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow food coloring
  • 1 pound semi-sweet chocolate
Directions:
    1. Combine butter, salt and vanilla in a bowl.
    2. Beat content in the bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy
    3. Add the condensed milk and continue to mix together.
    4. Then slowly add the sugar 1 cup at a time.
    5. After mixture has become quite stiff, place on a counter with sugar sprinkled on surface.
    6. Knead the mixture for 5-10 minutes until it becomes smooth.
    7. Roughly take 1/4 of the mixture, add yellow food colouring and then continue to knead. coloring to it and knead it in.
    8. Once the food colouring is evenly distributed, divide into 20 small balls.
    9. Divide the white dough into about 20 larger, egg shape pieces.
    10. Press into the center of each and place one of the yellow balls into the white mixture.
    11. Gently work the white filling around the yellow ball, covering it completely.
    12. Gently shape each piece into an oval and put aside.
    13. Place the chocolate melts in the microwave for 15 second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth.
    14. Finally, take a fork to dunk each egg into the chocolate to coat it completely and then place on wax paper.

*Note:  The eggs should be kept in the fridge until served.

Peeps (Marshmallow Chicks) Recipe

Here’s a recipe so you can make these yummy treats at home. It’s so easy to do but beware, it can get messy.

What You Will Need:

  • 3 cups sugar
  • Yellow food colouring
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
  • 13 x 9inch baking pan
  • 1 package of unflavored gelatin

What You Will Need to do:

1.    Pour 2 cups of sugar into a plastic bag. Add a few drops of yellow food colouring to the sugar. Massage the contents in the bag together, while adding extra food colouring, if necessary.  Using a plastic bag seems to be the easiest way to mix these ingredients together well.

2.   Combine the gelatin and 5 tablespoons of cold water in a small bowl and stir. After the contents of the bowl are completely mixed.

3.    Line a 13 x 9inch baking pan with plastic wrap, oil and then dust the bottom and sides with some of the sugar mixture you made in step 1.

4.   Next, mix 1 cup of sugar and 4 tablespoons of cold water into a saucepan and slowly bring to a boil.  I can’t stress the slowly part enough as it’s so easy to burn the sugar.

5.    After, remove the pan from the heat and add the gelatin to the contents in the saucepan.  Stir the gelatin into the saucepan slowly to avoid lumps.

6. Once the gelatin is just warm, pour the contents in the saucepan into a bowl and then use an electric mixer to mix.  When the contents have become a whitish colour, add the vanilla, 3-5 drops of the food colouring and continuing mixing until the candy is stiff.

7.    Pour the mixture into the prepared, plastic wrap pan.  Even out the top and then sprinkle the sugar mixture that you made in step 1 over the mixture. Let the pan stand at room temperature until dry.  Don’t be surprised if this takes a couple of hours.

8.    When ready to cut, place contents of the pan onto a cutting board.

9.  Now take either a chick or bunny cookie cutter and cut out your Peeps.

10.    Melt roughly 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips in the microwave and then use a toothpick to make eyes for your Peeps.

 

DIY/Frugal Tip ~ Chip Clip as Bookmark

Here’s a great way to keep your cookbooks open when you’re trying to make a recipe.  Use a chip clip to your cookbook.

 

 

Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Here a tasty recipe that is a twist to the usual stuffed mushrooms that you see or make.

 

What You Will Need:

 

–   1 cup hot water

–   1 pkg Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Chicken

–   roughly 30 fresh mushrooms

–   1 Tbsp butter margarine

–   1 minced clove garlic

–   1 pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well-drained

–   3/4 cup grated Mozzarella

–   3/4 cup Parmesan Grated Cheese

 

What You Will Need to do:

 

1.   Preheat your oven to 400°F.

 

2.   Add the hot water to the stuffing and stir until it is all moist.

 

3.   Remove stems from the mushrooms.  Then chop the stems up and place in a saucepan with butter.  Add the garlic to the pan and cook until tender.

 

4.   Add the spinach, cheeses and stuffing to the saucepan and mix together.

 

5.   Spoon the mixture into the mushroom caps.  Place stuffed mushrooms in a pan and bake for 20 minutes.

 

 

Sesame Dressing Recipe

Here’s a great Japanese restaurant in the city I live in and I absolutely love the sesame sauce that they serve with the steak and rice.  I’ve been on the lookout for a comparative, yet easy, recipe and this is the closest that I’ve come.  It’s sooo good!

 

What You Will Need:

 

–   1 Tbsp of minced garlic

–   1 Tbsp of minced ginger

–   6 Tbsp of soy sauce

–   1 Tbsp of rice wine vinegar

–   1 Tbsp of sesame oil

–   1 Tbsp of sugar

–   3/4 tsp of red pepper flakes

–   2 Tbsp of mayonnaise

–   1/4 cup of vegetable oil

 

What You Will Need to do:

Place all the ingredients into a blender and mix well.  Enjoy!

DIY ~ Apple Candles

Make your home smell delicious by coring an apple, place a candle inside and enjoy!

 

 

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