Archive for December, 2007

This is probably the best & easiest cinnamon bun recipe you could make! This one is posted for Grampa!

Get this one ready the night before…..

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Cinnamon Buns (Land of Nod)

20 frozen dough rolls
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vanilla instant pudding
1-2 tbsp cinnamon
3/4 cup raisins
1/4-1/2 cup melted butter

Grease a 10″ bundt pan and add frozen dough rolls. Sprinkle with brown sugar, pudding powder, cinnamon and raisins. Pour melted butter over all. Cover with a clean, damp cloth and leave at room temperature.

In the morning and when ready to chow down, preheat oven to 350F and bake for 25 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes and then turn out on a serving plate.


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One word describes this treat – Yum-o! I make it early and stash it in the freezer and it’s very rare that it even makes it until christmas! Eating it right out of the freezer is a nice treat!

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Cranberry Pistachio Bark

1lb good quality white chocolate
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup shelled pistachios

Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler. Let cool to room temperature. Roast pistachios at 350F for 5 minutes. Set aside.

Stir cranberries and pistachios into melted & cooled chocolate. Pour onto foil-lined edged cookie sheet (or jelly rollpan, the larger the better). Refrigerate for at least 1 hour, then break into pieces. At this point I put it into a ziplock freezer bag and store it in the freezer.

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We tried this the other night and it was a very interesting flavour combination. Even Rob didn’t mind the taste! (he’s come a long way since steak & potatoes!)

Shrimp Brochettes in a Black Bean Sauce

6-8 Shrimp Skewers (3/4lb)

1 cup orange juice
1 1/2 tsp fresh garlic
1 1/2 tsp fresh ginger
1/3 cup black bean sauce
1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp dried coriander and/or fresh cilantro

Preheat oven to 450F. Lay shrimp skewers in a shallow pan.

Pour orange juice over skewers. Spread garlic & ginger over each skewer of shrimp. Drizzle or use a brush to apply black bean sauce over each skewer. Sprinkle with brown sugar, coriander and cilantro. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Place shrimp pan in the oven and cook for approx. 10 minutes.

Serve with rice and any green veggie or salad. Yum-o!

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