Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It maybe cold but Funnel Cake is always good...

I absolutely love love Funnel Cake but as the years have gone by the cost of this delightful treat has gone up to 12 to 14 dollars with all the toppings including ice cream and without its about 7-10 dollars so I had to find away to tickle my craving but also save some money!

I was truly surprised when I went to the local Dollar Tree and found some of the ingredients; the Mixture and powder sugar.  I went to the local grocery store and got the chocolate syrup(SN: you can get any syrup you like), chopped nuts, ice cream any flavor although I prefer vanilla when eating funnel cake!

It is very easy to make and very cost effective because you can make up to 5 funnel cakes with one box! So for the price of one at the fair I have and plenty to share with friends!

In the end I can do my happy dance for a fantastic recreated treat for half the cost!

Caramel Apple Pizza |

Caramel Apple Pizza |

Monday, October 29, 2012

Cornish Hens

I truly enjoy eating and cooking cornish hens!
I prefer to cook them in my roaster at a low setting to allow all the natural flavors to mingle with each but if you don't have a roaster you can use your oven.
What I do is preheat the oven on 400 degrees while I'm cleaning the hen or hens.
After, the cleaning rather I use the roaster or the oven I pat my the hen with a paper towel to get rid of some of the excess water.
If I'm using the roaster I don't worry about foil but if I'm using the oven I line my pan with foil but I also pull off extra so that I can cover the hen with the foil after I season it to help keep in the moisture of the hen.
When seasoning my hen it really depends on how I feel
I will use sage, polutry seasoning, peper, Nature's Seasoning, Garlic Powder or Onion Powder!
I also cut margarine or butter and place it around the hen to help it get that golden brown color!
I have tried that spray butter but I don't like the taste of the skin when the dish is done so I stick with the real stuff in regards to that!
When you place your hen in the oven turn it down to about 300 to 350 degrees.
After about 30 mins you can base the hen by dipping a spoon or a baser in the juices in the pan and drizzle it back over the hen then place the foil back over the hen.
let it cook for about 30 more mins and repeat the first step but this time keep the foil off of it so that the hen can get brown.
If you have it in the roaster you can base the hen and just let it continue to cook and will get a great golden brown skin.
Let the hen rest for about 5 mins then cut and serve!!!
I am not a chef but I am a home cook these are steps that I use when cooking I am not responsible if something isn't done correctly.