December 22, 2009

Feliz Navidad... Flan recipe

Only 3 more days til Christmas... trying out some new recipes. Our family does the whole tamales, enchiladas, rice, beans, thingy for Christmas. Along with all the cookies, fudge and this year I thought I would make FLAN. Shout out to fellow scrapbooker Bonnie for this marvelous recipe, so very easy and delicious. I tried it out on my friends at work and it was hit.

Try it, you'll like it.....

3/4 cup sugar, place in pan on medium heat till sugar is melted...(do not stir). Sugar will turn a golden brown. Move the pan around to make sure all the sugar has melted, then QUICKLY pour into flan pan or 8x8 pan (which is what I used). Set aside.

1 cup whole milk
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3 whole eggs
3 egg yokes
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond

Mix all these ingredients gently. Make sure your sugar mixture is cool, then pour your egg mixture ontop. Set the pan in another roasting pan and add hot water around the sides of your flan mixture. Bake in preheated oven 350 degrees for 1 hour or until firm.

When ready to serve, run a knife along the rim of the pan and invert the flan onto your serving dish and enjoy....

Feliz Navidad-Prospero Ano y Felicidad

December 21, 2009

Jingle all the way from our house to yours...

Mr & Mrs Claus were a bit tuckered out tonight for family photos, But they hung in there the best they could. What great sports they are. Wishing you a joyous Christmas season from our house to yours.

December 18, 2009

Have a Sweet Christmas

This weekend marks the beginning of my Christmas cookies and candy making for the holiday. I have been collecting for weeks different sprinkles and recipes. Always wanting to try something new, but usually going back to the old favorites. I did come across a new one though that I just think I'm going to have to try. I saw this on Elizabeth Hicks blog. It is white chocolate bark, with crushed peppermint sticks and oreo cookies. It looked real easy and fun to make. Here are her directions.

Peppermint Cookie Crunch Bark

1 lb. white chocolate melts
1/2 cup of peppermint crunch
1/2 cup of crushed oreos
Directions: Put white chocolate melts in a Pyrex dish and melt for 30 seconds and then mix. Continue to melt in 15 seconds increments until chocolate is smooth. Add crushed oreos and peppermint crunch and mix thoroughly. Lay out on waxed paper and spread out evenly to a 1/4 in thick layer. Let dry and harden for 45 minutes. Break up into pieces and eat till you get sick! It also tastes really yummy melted in some hot chocolate!

Thank you Liz for this really neat recipe... Gonna try it this weekend
art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.