Monday, July 27, 2009

Sweet and Sour Chicken

2-6 chicken breasts
1/4 cup flour
1 cup cornstarch
garlic salt
1 egg
2 tbl milk

1/4 cup chicken broth
2 tbl soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
3/4 cup sugar
slowly heat til dissolved

Heat oil in a pan
slice uncooked chicken breasts into strips
in a large plastic bag mix flour, cornstarch and garlic salt and SHAKE
in a bowl mix milk and egg
add breaded chicken to egg/milk mixture
BROWN chicken on both sides
Pour sauce over the chicken
add chopped onions and peppers (optional)
Bake on 350* for 1 hour
Serve with cooked rice

This is super duper yummy. I don't even like Chinese food and I love this!
The original recipe came from Natalie at the Cooking Chicks.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

How to Make a Truck Cake!

For Dallin's 2nd Birthday, I made a big rig truck cake!

I used three bread pans.

One regular size for the bed of the truck (the white part)

And two small ones for the front of the truck (in red)

I cut one of the small ones in half lengthwise and placed it on top of the other small bread pan.

Then I used food coloring to dye Betty Crocker cream cheese frosting red. My recipe? The vanilla cake from the Betty Crocker cookbook. Very easy!

Then, the fun part, accessories! Skittles for the headlights and taillights, mini doughnuts for the wheels, and dots and candles for the thingamajings on top!

The final touch. . . the writing! I didn't have any fancy shmancy cake decorating tips, so I just used a plastic bag, put frosting inside, and cut a small hole. It worked! At least you can tell what I wrote :).

I would have LOVED to decorate the pan to look like a road, but time/supplies would not permit me. I think that would be awesome though!
All the hard work paid off when I showed the cake to Dally boy! He LOVED it!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Grandma's Chocolate Cake

This is by far the best chocolate cake EV.ER!
No lie.
Look at it.. is your mouth watering?

This is my grandma.
She is awesome! What do you think of her apron?
Pretty cool, huh?!
Anywho. She gave me this recipe and I have to share it!

Here's the recipe card. Copy, paste, print, bake!