Saturday, 26 June 2010

Chocolate Frosting

When I moved out and started making my own cakes I always bought the frosting. I would wonder why mine never tasted quite like my moms. It turns out it is because she didn't cut corners on her frosting. She always made her frosting from scratch. It is so yummy. I will admit that I will never make a cake from scratch to this day cause the box usually taste better and it is cheaper, but the frosting is now homemade just like my moms.

3-4 cups powdered sugar
4-6 T cocoa
1/2 cup butter softened
1 tsp vanilla
4-5 T whipping cream or milk
Mix together in a mixing bowl. The frosting should peak when you pull out the beaters. It should spread easily but not run off. Just add more powdered sugar if to thin and more whipping cream if to thick. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Grandma Dorothy's Teriyaki Steak Sandwiches

If you know my family you know we love these sandwiches. These are a must whenever we have company over for a BBQ. My siblings always request this when they are in town. It doesn't look like much but, oh, it is delicious. My mom's side of the family always have these at big get togethers. They remind me of cousins, and having a wonderful time together. There is something so special about playing in the back yard with your family and the smell of the BBQ in the air. Oh, I love it. Seriously though, make these this summer. Try it out and tell me how you like it. My hubby doesn't love the butter on the roll, but I think he is missing out.

Sirloin Tip roast about 5 lbs. cut into thin slices (uncooked) We ask the butcher to cut it as thin as he can without it falling apart.

1/2 cup oil
2 T. Vinegar
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 T. minced onion
1/3 tsp garlic powder

Blend the ingredients. Toss with thinly sliced beef and marinate for 24 hours. Cook on grill for about 1 minute on each side until done. Serve on buttered potato rolls. and you will ENJOY (I promise) Serves about 15-20

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Strawbana berry Smoothie

This is my kids most favorite breakfast. They love when we buy strawberries at the grocery store, which is practically every time. The first thing they ask is "Can we make a smoothie for breakfast?!?" I like it cause it is healthy. My little angel doesn't so much love fruit so this is the perfect disguise for her much hated fruit. She drinks this right up.

1 raspberry yogurt
1-2 ripe bananas
1 pint strawberries (about 8-10)
Handful of raspberries (optional)
Handful of blueberries (optional)
Handful of spinach (optional)
1 T flax seed (optional)
1 T Honey
1 cup orange juice
3 cups crushed ice

Add all ingredients together and blend until well blended. Add the ice and blend again. Blend until ice is chopped up. Serves 4-6 Enjoy!