Tuesday, June 21, 2016

No Egg Chocolate Cake {Hundred Dollar Cake}

I love this recipe for those days when there isn't an egg to be found in the house.

A very moist chocolate cake due to the mayonnaise base, with a very rich frosting. The name of the cake comes from the story that somebody (I think around the turn of the last century) supposedly paid $100 to a restaurant in Chicago for the recipe--equivalent to paying several thousand dollars today. 

2 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa
1 c. cold water
1 c. mayonnaise
1 tsp. vanilla

Sift together dry ingredients and add water, mayonnaise and vanilla. Bake in greased pans 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees.

Secret KFC Fried Chicken Recipe

Who does not like Crispy Chicken pieces? Crusted chicken, tender and very delicious-but this recipe had a secret no one knew until now...

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Bacon Burger Bombs

Can I just say these are THE BOMB ! 
Meatballs inside an onion...wrapped in bacon, grilled  crisp...then slathered in sauce....
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup bread crumbs 
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese or/and shredded cheddar
  • 1 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 3 large yellow onions 
  • 1 package bacon
  • ½ c. favorite BBQ or teriyaki sauce
  1. Mix first 8 ingredients in a large bowl well, kneading it with your hands to incorporate all the ingredients.
  2. Cut top and bottom off onion, cut in half and peel off skin. Then separate the onion into layers. Use the  3 larger outside layers.
  3. Take a  handful of your meat mix and put it inside one onion layer, add as much needed to fill the onion . 
  4. Continue with the rest. Amounts can vary based on onion sizes.Also don't worry if they are not perfect...the bacon will cover it.
  5. Wrap each "bomb" with 3 slices bacon and secure with toothpicks if needed.

  Bake or grill on a rack with a pan underneath to catch grease at 450 for approx 50 minutes .

Brush your desired sauce all over and bake an additional 5  to 10 minutes and enjoy!

Friday, June 3, 2016

DIY Harem Pants

 Each piece makes one leg, sewn together in the U (make the U long enough to go from belly to back of waist), make tops of U long enough to reach or exceed 1/2 of belly / back area to each hip / side

Harem Pants
If you're  plus size these are the lightest most comfortable pants for Summer EVER!

1. Have someone hold the measuring tape at your spine where you want the waistband to be. Put the tape between your legs and bring it up to where you want the waistband to be in the front (same height as back).

2. Add, what, about 3"   or more for comfort so the seam isn't pressing into your crotch.

3. Add 2.5" inches at both top ends of the U so that you have enough fabric to flip the edges over and make a 2" casing for a drawstring, instead of those little shoelaces sewn to the corners.

4. Instead of 3/4s of waist circumference, give yourself a bit more fabric so that you have greater modesty re the side slits, especially when sitting down. The drawstring lets you adjust the extra fabric easily.

There! Don't wait to lose weight. You have the pretty pants now. The drawstring makes your weight loss irrelevant; they'll still fit.....
 grab one side and wrap it around your waist.