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Snowflake Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

6 Jan

snowflake cupcakes

Icing recipe from AllRecipes.com

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy milk – unsweetened
  • Wilson’s gel food coloring – sky blue

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Texas Style Smoked Brisket

9 Dec

smoked brisket

Recipe from Home Sick Texan

  • 1 four-pound untrimmed brisket
  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 onion cut into slivers
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup black coffee
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 fresh jalapenos, sliced

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Rosh Hashana Honey Cake

22 Sep

Recipe from: http://www.twolazygourmets.com/2011/09/rosh-hashanah-honey-cake/

  • 3½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1½  cups sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup warm coffee or strong tea
  • ½ cup orange juice

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Chocolate Cupcakes

17 Jul

Recipe from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/beattys-chocolate-cake-recipe/index.html

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup soy milk, unsweetened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee

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Deschutes Corned Beef

1 Apr
  • 4 pounds corned beef brisket
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle Irish stout beer. Guinness was recommended, but I used Deschutes.
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Hamentashen

14 Mar

Recipe from http://www.jewishgiftplace.com/blog/best-hamentashen-recipe-in-new-york-dough-filling/

2/3 C. Margarine
1/2 C. Sugar
1 egg
3 T. Water
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 C. Flour
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Peppermint Bark

11 Dec

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  • 10 candy canes
  • 2 bags of white chocolate chips
  • Canola oil

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