Worlds Best Recipes: November 2012

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My World Famous 7 Up Pound Cake Recipe

My Grandmother was the first one that I knew of that made this oh so wonderful pound cake. 7 Up was a very popular drink in the Charlotte area where I grew up as a kid. I remember those first 7 Up Pound Cakes that I ever got to taste.

My Grandmother Hattie made those first 7 Up Pound Cakes in round tube cake pans. I remember that we sold slices of plastic wrapped 7 Up Pound Cake for 50 cents a slice and people were happy to get it. If they came in and there was no 7 Up Pound Cake they were some disappointed shoppers.

My Grandmother made homemade cakes and pies all day every Friday and Saturday and by late Tuesday or Wednesday all of the cake and pies in the store were gone.

Seven Up Pound Cake Recipe

This is my secret recipe for 7 Up Pound Cake that I've been working on for about forty years.

7 Up Pound Cake Ingredients

1. Three Cups All Purpose Flour.

2. One Cup Butter Softened To Room Temperature.

3. Five Large Eggs At Room Temperature.

4. One Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.

5. One Teaspoon Almond Extract.

6. One Teaspoon Vanilla Extract.

7. One Half Cup Crisco Shortening.

8. One Cup 7 Up Soft Drink.

For Your Glaze You Will Need

1. One Fourth Cup 7 Up Soft Drink.

2. One Half Cup White Granulated Sugar.

Pre-heat your oven to 300 degrees and grease and flour a 10 inch tube cake pan.

You'll want to combine your shortening, butter, sugar, vanilla and almond extract in a large mixing bowl with an electric hand mixer. You'll want to beat the mixture until it's light and fluffy. At this point you'll want to beat your large eggs in one at a time. Be sure to beat all your eggs in well so that every thing gets very well mixed together.

You want to combine your flour and salt in a separate bowl and then add to your wet ingredients. Now you'll want to beat in one cup of the 7 Up. Be sure that all your ingredients get very well mixed together.

You'll want to spray the inside of a 10 inch tube cake pan with vegetable cooking spray and then put a tablespoon of flour in the pan and shake it around very well to coat the inside of the tube cake pan. Turn the pan upside down over a trash can or sink and tap out the extra flour.

Pour your mixed up 7 Up Pound Cake batter into the prepared tube cake pan allowing enough room for the cake to bake and expand. You'll want to bake for one hour and thirty minutes until a cake tester inserted into the cake in the center comes out clean.

Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then invert on a tray or plate and take the baked 7 Up Pound Cake out of the pan. Let the cake cool while you make the frosting.

While the cake is cooling make the frosting by combining one fourth cup of 7 Up with one half cup of sugar in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil and boil 1 - 2 minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved. Take a fork and stick holes gently down into your cake. Pour and spread the frosting over the cakes top and sides and allow it to cool. You'll end up with a oh so delicious pound cake that will have your family and friends begging for more and more.

You can if you wish serve this cake topped with strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries. Or your favorite berry or even peaches. I promise you this cake will be delicious with any fruit or berry. Give it a try and see what you think.

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Delicious Pound Cake Recipe, Just Possibly The Worlds Best Pound Cake

If your looking for a delicious pound cake that's easy to make and delicious then you need to check out this pound cake. It always turns out moist and its oh so delicious.

Ingredients

1 package Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix

1 package Instant Vanilla Pudding - 4 servings size

1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

1 cup Water

4 Eggs

If your looking for the perfect pound cake then you just may have found the most delicious pound cake that you'll ever taste in your life. Yes I know it uses a box cake mix and vanilla pudding but guess what. You end up with a pound cake that is going to be one of the best pound cakes you'll ever taste in your life.

Now that's quite a statement isn't it. Yes it is. But guess what? This will be the best pound cake you'll ever taste in your life. And if you make this pound cake for your family and friends they are going to be wondering. Now how in the world did he or she make a pound cake this wonderful.

Instructions

Blend all ingredients in a large bowl, then beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Bake in a greased and floured 10 inch tube pan at 350 degrees for about 45-55 minutes, until center springs back when lightly touched. Cool right side up for about 25 minutes, then remove from pan.

Blend 1 cup powdered sugar with either 2 tablespoons of milk or 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and then drizzle over cake.

I like to add a teaspoon of lemon zest to my pound cake topping. Be sure to get your lemon zest chopped up very fine. Use fresh squeezed lemon juice so your flavors will be just perfect.

Another Wonderful Pound Cake Recipe, Orange Crush Pound Cake

Here's you another wonderful pound cake recipe. The flavor of this pound cake is oh so delicious and tasty. This is one of my favorite pound cake recipes. If your looking for a unique wonderful tasting pound cake this may be just the pound cake recipe for you.

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Margarita Shrimp Recipe

This recipe for Margarita Shrimp is oh so delicious. Look at the photo and you can see how wonderful and delicious this shrimp is.

PICO DE GALLO COCKTAIL SAUCE

1/2 cup Cilantro; - chopped fine

1 medium Serrano pepper; stem, seed & mince

2 medium Tomatoes; -diced fine

1 small Onion; - small dice

2 ounces Lime juice

8 ounces Ketchup

1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce

1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt

1/8 teaspoon Hot sauce; as required

MARGARITA SHRIMP

2 ounces Canola oil

2 cloves Garlic

2 medium Shallots; - diced fine

1 medium Jalapeno; - stem removed & seeded

1 bunch Cilantro

4 ounces Lime juice

2 ounces Tequila

2 pounds shrimp; 16/20 count, shelled & deveined

Margarita Shrimp Preparation

Pico de Gallo cocktail sauce

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Fold together. Cover and refrigerate until needed.

MARGARITA SHRIMP: In blender, add in canola oil, garlic, shallots, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice and tequila. Blend into a smooth puree. In the refrigerator, marinate shrimp in a large bowl in puree for 1 hour.

Grill over an open flame or in a grill pan or saute in 1 tablespoon oil.

Serve shrimp warm with Pico De Gallo Cocktail Sauce.

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Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread

This loaf is the perfect size for two people to enjoy a couple of slices soon after it comes out of the oven, and then again later.

Banana Bread Ingredients

1. One Half Cup All Purpose Flour.

2. Three Tablespoons Sugar.

3. One Teaspoon Baking Powder.

4. One Teaspoon Baking Soda.

5. One Half Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.

6. One Fourth Cup Sour Cream.

7. One Fourth Cup Mashed Ripe Bananas.

8. One Teaspoon Vegetable Oil.

9. One Teaspoon Vanilla Extract.

10. One Large Well Beaten Egg White.

11. Vegetable Cooking Oil.

Start by pre-heating your oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the first five ingredients in a medium bowl and make a well in the middle of the mixture. Combine sour cream and next four ingredients and stir well. Add to flour mixture. Stir just until moist.

Spoon batter into 6"X3"X2" loaf pan coated with vegetable cooking spray.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of the loaf.

Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and let it cool on a plate or wire rack.

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Twice-Baked Potatoes in a Dish and Potato Skins

Twice-Baked Potatoes in a Dish and Potato Skins

9 medium russet potatoes

4 ounces cream cheese

1/2 cup sour cream

4 tablespoons butter

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 to 1/2 cup milk (if potatoes are too thick)

1 jar bacon bits, or a half pound of bacon, fried and cut into bits, or cut into bits and fried

2 1/2 to 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese

canola oil to fry in

sour cream, if desired

3 green onions, sliced

Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Scrub and pierce potatoes several times with a sharp knife. Bake potatoes at 350° for about an hour, or until potatoes give when squeezed gently with an oven-mitted hand.

When potatoes are done, cut in half and carefully scoop out insides, leaving about a 1/4-inch layer of potato inside. Set skins aside.

For the Twice Baked Potatoes in a Dish:

Place potato insides in a large bowl or the bowl of a standing mixer. Mix briefly to break potatoes down a little. Add cream cheese, sour cream, butter, chopped garlic, and about 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon or so of pepper. Beat until thoroughly mixed, but don't mix to the point of gumminess. If the mixture seems really thick, add up to 1/2 cup milk to smooth it out to the consistency of mashed potatoes. Spray a large casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Spread potato mixture into the prepared pan.

Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes at 325°. Immediately after removing from oven, cover the top with 1 cup of cheese. Then sprinkle with about 2/3 of the bacon. Allow to sit for about 10-15 minutes before serving. The heat from the potatoes will melt the cheese perfectly. Makes about 9-10 servings.

For the Potato Skins:

After scooping out potato insides, you should have 18 half skins. Cut each of those in half, so you have quarter skins. Heat about 2 inches of canola oil in a pan (about 325°). Fry potato skins in batches, careful not to crowd the pan. Once skins are a deep golden brown, remove to a paper towel-lined cooking rack to drain. Place fried skins, open side up, on a baking sheet. Sprinkle each with cheese and a little bacon. Place in 325° oven for about 5- 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Top with sour cream and green onions, if desired.

Makes about 9 servings.

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Chicken Taco Salad Recipe

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This is a really great chicken taco salad that anyone can make and enjoy. If your looking for a really good chicken taco salad I think you'll find this one is wonderful.

Ingredients

3 tbsp Chili powder

1 tbsp Garlic powder

SPICY SOUTHWESTERN DRESSING

1 tbsp Vegetable oil

4 4-oz breastschicken thighs, skinned and boned

1/2 cup sweet red pepper, Chopped

1 tbsp Tex-Mex Spice Mix

1 tbsp Salt

4 10-inch diameter flour tortillas

TEXMEX SPICE MIX

Spicy southwestern dressing

2 cups bibb lettuce; Shredded

2 tbsp Ground cumin

2 tbsp Water

1 cup mango Chopped

1 tbsp Fresh Cilantro chopped

Vegetable cooking spray

1/2 cup Green Pepper Chopped

1/2 cjicama Chopped

1 1/2 teaspoon Ground red pepper

1 tbsp Black Pepper ground

1 teaspoon Sugar

1 tbsp Tex-Mex spice mix

2 tbsp Lime juice

Chicken Taco Salad Preparation

Coat chicken with Tex-Mex Spice Mix. Cover and chill 8 hours. Cook chicken in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat 4-5 mins on each side. Chill. Chop chicken and place in a medium bowl. Add mango and next 4 ingredients; toss with Spicy Southwestern Dressing.

Place each tortilla in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high 1.5 mins or until crisp. Place lettuce into tortilla shells and top with chicken mixture. To make Tex-Mex spice mix: Combine all spice mix ingredients thoroughly and store mixture in a sealed container in a cool, dark, dry place up to 3 months. Yields 8.5 tablespoons. TO MAKE SPICY SOUTHWESTERN DRESSING: Combine all dressing ingredients. Yeilds 6 tablespoons.

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Apple Praline Pie Recipe

Here is one of the best recipes for apple praline pie that you'll ever find. It's a wonderful pie that is oh so delicious and yummy. It's also easy to make and any average cook should be able to produce this oh so wonderful pie.

1 package refrigerated piecrusts -- (15-ounce)

6 Granny Smith apples -- peeled, cored, and -- sliced

1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons light corn syrup -- divided

1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon butter -- melted and divided

3 tablespoons sugar

1/4 cup all-purpose flour -- divided

1 teaspoon apple pie spice

1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Fit 1 piecrust into a 9-inch pieplate according to package directions. Arrange apple slices in piecrust, and sprinkle with lemon rind. Set aside.

Combine1/3 cup corn syrup, 2 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and apple pie spice. Pour over apple slices. Combine remaining 3 tablespoons corn syrup, remaining 3 tablespoons butter, remaining 2 tablespoons flour, brown sugar, and pecans. Spoon 1/3 cup mixture over apple slices. Unfold remaining piecrust. Cut 2 to 3 desired shapes from center, using a cookie cutter. Reserve cutouts.

Place piecrust over filling.

Fold edges under, and crimp. Brush cutouts with water, and attach to top of pie. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 425ΓΈ for 25 minutes; remove from oven, and dollop with remaining brown sugar mixture. Reduce heat to 350 degrees, and bake 10 more minutes. Cool completely. Makes 1 (9-inch) pie.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Most Delicious Peanut Butter Recipe Ever

Here I'm sharing with you the best recipe in the world for peanut butter fudge. If you looking for a really wonderful recipe for peanut butter fudge then here is truly one of the best peanut butter fudge recipes that you'll ever get to taste in your life.

I've been making this peanut butter fudge for over forty years now and now I'm sharing the secret recipe for peanut butter fudge with every one I know. I promise you that once you ever make and taste this peanut butter fudge that you'll make it again and again because it really is that good. So what are you waiting on. Lets make peanut butter fudge.

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

All Day Crock Pot Delight, Delicious Beef Stew

If your looking for a really delicious beef stew then here it is. What I do is use a lean boneless chuck roast for this recipe and it's oh so delicious. You want your pieces of chuck roast to be about one inch cubes for the best results. You also want to trim away the extra fat.

1. Two to Three Pounds Of Chuck Roast Cut Into One Inch Cubes.

2. One Cup Flour.

3. One Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.

4. One Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper.

5. One Teaspoon Ground Garlic Powder.

You want to mix together the flour, salt, pepper, and garlic and then coat the chuck roast cubes with the flour mixture.

In a little vegetable oil brown your chuck roast cubes on all sides.

Once you have all your chuck roast cubes browned pour them and the drippings out into a crock pot or slow cooker and then add the below ingredients to the slow cooker or crock pot.

1. One Cup Fine Chopped Sweet Onion.

2. Three Cups Peeled Potatoes Cut In Very Small Cubes.

3. One Cup Red Wine.

4. Three Cups Beef Broth.

Put everything in the crock pot and turn it on high for eight hours. Keep the lid on the crock pot or slow cooker and cook until the meat and vegetables are tender. You can if you wish add a cup of peeled and very thin sliced carrots to your stew. I like to serve my stew over homemade mashed potatoes or hot butteed white rice. Either makes a wonderful meal. Give it a try and see what you think.

If you want to you can make this stew with venison instead of beef.

16 Bean Soup Recipe

Sixteen bean soup is one of my favorite bean soups. I've been cooking this delicious soup for forty or more years and it really is delicious. The way I make it is almost like a minestrone soup.

I use mild Italian sausage in my soup but you can use hot Italian sausage if you like. I and my mom have worked on this 16 Bean Soup recipe for a number of years and over the years I've added to the soup and taken away from it while trying to come up with the perfect sixteen bean soup and I think I have what I consider the perfect sixteen bean soup. And I think you'll love it to once you give it a try.

For Your Sixteen Bean Soup You Will Need

1. One Package Sixteen Bean Soup.

2. One Pound Ham Cut Into Very Small Cubes.

3. One Large Purple Or Red Sweet Onion Chopped Fine.

4. One Heaping Tablespoon Minced Fresh Garlic

5. One Cup Celery Chopped Fine.

6. One Cup Bell Pepper Chopped Fine.

7. Four Cans Chicken Stock.

8. Two 303 Cans Diced Tomatoes.

9. Three Bay Leafs.

10. One Teaspoon Each Oregano, Ground Sea Salt, Ground Black Pepper.

When you cut up your vegetables and your ham cut them all up into very small pieces so you end up with all the veggies and the ham all about the same size.

You'll want to add all your ingredients to a large slow cooker or crock pot and turn it to high. Cook for about eight hours stirring your sixteen bean soup often about once a hour. Before you serve your sixteen bean soup you'll want to remove and discard the bay leafs.

If you need more liquid while the sixteen bean soup is cooking add chicken broth not water. This is very important so that you don't lose any of your flavor.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Pecan Crusted Catfish Fillets

Here is a recipe for Pecan Crusted Catfish Fillets that will have you wanting more and more. The first time I ever cooked these I was really surprised at how wonderful the flavor combinations were.

If you make these pecan crusted catfish fillets be sure to serve them with saffron rice, and steamed broccoli. I guarantee you that these flavors just go together perfect and once you taste it I think you'll agree.

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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Delicious Turkey Burgers

Have you ever thought of making a turkey burger. If not then you need to get busy making one real soon. These turkey burgers are oh so delicious and tasty.

Plus I share with you all the secrets of making the most delicious turkey burgers you will ever taste in your life. A lot of people make the mistake of not using a egg in their burger mixture before they make their burgers and grill them. If you'll use an egg when making your turkey burgers you'll find they will stay together and cook perfect.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Do You Need A Single Cup Coffee Maker

The question is do you need a single cup coffee maker. You just might especially if your in the habit of throwing away coffee. Plus with a single cup coffee maker you can try out all those little sample bags of coffee and maybe find a great new flavor of coffee you love.

I love using my single cup coffee maker.

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Cooking With Herbs Can Be So Much Fun

You can grow and cook with herbs and if you've never tried to grow and cook with herbs then you need to get started now. I grow my own herbs every year and use them in my cooking.

You've never lived until you use your own fresh grown herbs to make a delicious homemade basil pesto or marinara sauce. Purple heirloom basil is truly one of the best tasting herbs you will ever grow and taste.

You can grow a few herbs in a window or you can start a herb garden in your back yard. Maybe even start a home business growing and selling homegrown herbs.

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