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cupcakes, dessert, recipes

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour1 cup sugar1/3 cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa (or other baking cocoa)1/3 cup sour cream1 1/2 sticks butter (at room temperature)1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda2 eggs (at room temperature)2 teaspoons vanilla Directions: Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl combine all ingredients and […]

frosting, icing, recipes

Dark Chocolate Icing

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar1/4 cup butter (at room temperature)1/4 cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa (or other baking cocoa)3 tablespoons milk1/2 teaspoon vanilla Directions: In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Excellent on Dark Chocolate Cupcakes

cupcakes, dessert, recipes

Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients: 2 cups flour1 cup cocoa2 tsp. baking powder1 tsp. baking soda2 cups sugar2 sticks butter (softened)4 eggs1 1/3 cups milk (may need to add a little more if batter looks dry)2 tsp. vanilla Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour pans if making cake or line with […]

frosting, icing, recipes

Buttercream Icing

Ingredients:1 lb. Confectioner’s sugar1/2 cup butter1 tsp. vanilla3 tblsps. milkA few drops of food coloring (optional) Directions:In a large bowl, beat together sugar, butter, vanilla, and milk until smooth. If necessary, add more milk until frosting is spreading consistency. Add food coloring and blend thoroughly. Makes enough to fill and […]

cheesecake, recipes

Quick Summer Cheesecake

Ingredients:8 oz cream cheese (the kind you get in a brick), softened10 oz tube refrigerated flaky biscuits (not the extra large kind)*½ cup sugar1 tablespoon flour1 eggstrawberries for serving Directions: Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine, sugar, flour, cream cheese and egg until smooth. Open the tube […]

recipes, vegan

Rice, Beans and Peas

Ingredients: 1 teaspoon butter OR oil1 1/2 cups basmati rice15 oz canned red runner beans OR kidney beans1 cup peas1 medium onion, chopped1 teaspoon cumin seeds1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes1/2 teaspoon Texas-style chili powdersaltfresh black pepper Directions: In a medium sauce pan, bring 2 1/2 cups of water to […]


Okra with Tomato, Rice and Black Beans

Ingredients: 1 cup jasmine rice1 1/2 cups water or broth1/2 cup frozen okra2 green onions, chopped and seperated10 oz Ro-tel tomatoes and chiles15 oz canned black beansfrozen or fresh shrimp, peeled (optional) Directions: In a large pot, bring water, rice and the white part of the onion to boil. Reduce […]

recipes, soup

Potato Leek Soup with Bacon

Ingredients: 4-5 slices lean bacon, in 1/4 inch strips2 lbs leeks, cut into 1/4 inch strips2.5 lbs. small red skin potatoes, cubed1 1/2 quarts chicken stock or water (or a combination of the two) Directions: Brown bacon in a 5 quart pot. Stir frequently then add leeks when bacon has […]