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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Red Velvet Truffles for Valentine's Day

Surprise your Valentine this year with these Red Velvet Truffles! They are simple and easy, but will look like you spent all day to make them happy on your special day! 



Cake
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons cocoa
3 tablespoons red food coloring
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon soda
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs. Mix well. Mix cocoa and food coloring in a cup. Add to eggs and sugar. Add vanilla. Sift flour and salt. Add, alternating with buttermilk. Add soda and vinegar. Let foam and FOLD into mixture. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Icing
2~ 8 ounce blocks of cream cheese, room temp
1 lb box powdered sugar (10X)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Blend cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar and vanilla. Blend well.

Truffles
Crumble cake in a large bowl and add icing, mixing until it is the consistency of fudge. Scoop with a 1 inch cookie scoop or by the teaspoon full. Roll into a ball if using the teaspoon. Place on a sheet of wax paper on a cookie sheet. Freeze for about an hour. Melt white chocolate in a medium bowl (by double boiler or microwave) and coat each red velvet round. Set on wax paper to set. Return to freezer for 5 minutes, if necessary. Yields about 45, 1 inch truffles.


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Ranch Trio Snack Mix

This is the perfect snack mix to set out for snacking during the upcoming game. Just be sure you make plenty, because it disappears quickly!



Oyster Crackers 9 oz bag
Cheese Crackers 9 oz
Cashew haves and pieces 6 oz bag
1/3 cup oil
1 1/2 packages Ranch Dip Mix
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dill weed

Mix crackers and nuts in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine oil and spices, and pour over the cracker mixture. Toss until combined. Transfer to a  plastic container with an air tight lid. Shake crackers and flip container every 10 minutes or so. I make these a day ahead for the oil and flavors to set.


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such as wings, dips, stuffed mushrooms etc.
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