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Cheddar Biscuits

Posted by cuppiecakes on January 30, 2009

One of my favorite parts (and I know I’m not the only one) of going to Red Lobster is that nice basket of warm yummy “Cheddar Bay” biscuits!  I am also a fan of the websites that  are full of recipes that are copycats of restaurant recipes.  The few recipes that I have tried have turned our pretty much like they are in the restaurants!  So I figured that these would be ridiculously easy and HAD to taste like the ones they serve at Red Lobster.  Well, they were super easy and INSANELY good!  My friend Kat and I made the biscuits and then with some of the remaining batter, we made two GIANT biscuits, then cut them in half and made cheese sandwiches out of them!!  I cannot even begin to explain how fantastically delicious that sandwich was!  (The only thing that could have made that sandwich better was if I had tomatoes on hand to slap a slice on top of the cheese…oh well, next time!)

I have seen some other recipes for these that call for milk instead of the wine.  I recommend using the wine (we used Columbia Crest’s Two Vines Chardonnay on recommendation from the man at the liquor store) it gives it a little different taste than you’d have if you used milk.

SO DELICIOUS!

Ingredients

Biscuits

Garlic Butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine garlic butter ingredients, mixing well.
  3. Combine biscuit ingredients in a medium bowl.
  4. Mix until well combined.
  5. Drop approximately 1-2 Tablespoon portions of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Brush garlic butter on top before baking.
  7. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light brown.
  8. Brush garlic butter on top before serving.
  9. Serve warm.

Cheddar Biscuit sandwichCheddar Biscuits

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Caramel Nut Cupcakes

Posted by cuppiecakes on January 30, 2009

I found this recipe online and decided to try these out.  They were very easy to make and very tasty.  They actually had more of a muffin texture than that of a cupcake.  I made them using the regular (not sugar-free/reduced sugar) cake mix, frosting, and caramel topping because I already had them in my pantry.  Here’s what  you need for the cupcakes.
Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
1 (18.25 oz.) package Pillsbury® Reduced Sugar Yellow Cake
3 tablespoons Crisco® Pure Canola Oil
2/3 cup water
3 large eggs
3/4 cup Smucker’s® Sugar Free Caramel Spoonable Ice Cream Topping
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup Pillsbury® Reduced Sugar Vanilla Frosting
1 tablespoon Smucker’s® Sugar Free Caramel Spoonable Ice Cream Topping

Directions:

1 HEAT oven to 350°F. Place 24 paper baking cups in muffin tins. Lightly coat baking cups with no-stick cooking spray.
2 COMBINE cake mix, oil, water, eggs, 3/4 cup caramel topping and cinnamon in large mixing bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer for 2 minutes. Stir in walnuts. Fill each baking cup with a scant 1/4 cup batter.
3 BAKE 25 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on cooling rack.
4 PLACE frosting and 1 tablespoon caramel topping in resealable plastic bag. Knead until blended and smooth. Cut a small tip off one corner. Drizzle caramel frosting over cooled cupcakes.
TIP Be sure cupcakes are completely cooled before removing baking cup.

Caramel Nut Cupcakes

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Cinnamon Ornaments

Posted by cuppiecakes on January 21, 2009

Ok, so I know that I am posting this AFTER the holidays, but better late than never!  This is an easy “recipe” (they ARE NOT edible!) for great smelling Christmas ornaments.  It is also a fun craft to do with your kids, as it is relatively mess free.  You will need:

 

1 cup ground cinnamon
4 tbsp. white glue
3/4 to 1 cup water 

   

Stir together cinnamon, glue and water.
Mixture should be as thick as cookie dough.
Refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours.
Sprinkle cinnamon on you work surface.
Knead the dough until smooth.
Sprinkle more cinnamon on your work surface and roll the dough to about 1/3 inch thick.
Cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Using a straw, poke a hole at the top of each ornament, for hanging.
Bake the ornaments in a warm oven (about 250 ° to 270 ° ) for two hours.

 

Cinnamon ornaments
Cinnamon ornaments

When I have made these in the past, I have also added about 1 tablespoon of cinnamon colored (bronze etc…) glitter.  You can find glitter like this at your local craft store (Martha Stewart’s line of craft products has a great shade of glitter that would be perfect for these!)  It adds an extra little sparkle that looks great on your tree!

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Philadelphia Flyers cake

Posted by cuppiecakes on January 8, 2009

Philadelphia Flyers cake

Philadelphia Flyers cake

My friend Kat is obsessed with the Philadelphia Flyers and pretty much hockey in general.  So for her birthday I decided to make her some mini cakes and “Flyer” them up as best I could.  I am pretty happy with how they turned out.  Kat absolutely LOVED them!  Her and the boyfriend, Kevin took them with them to the hockey game and ate some cake while they were tailgating!  Mmmm cake and beer:)  I made the cakes in my mini springform pans that I got at work (www.kitchenkapers.com )  I stacked two cakes together and it made a really cute little cake!

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