Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Grilled Asparagus

Well everyone, I have a very delectable way to prepare asparagus.
Grilled is by far the BEST way to prepare asparagus.

Tonight, this is what I made~

After washing the asparagus spears, make sure that they are dry.
Coat with olive oil, and sprinkle with Garlic Salt and Pepper.
Using a Griller (George Forman, Cuisinart Griller, etc.)
place the asparagus spears on the hot grill for about 2 to 4 minutes.
Remove and serve immediately. ENJOY!!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cake

Well, last week I was asked to make a cake and this is what I made.
Chocolate Chip Cake! It is a family favorite in my family.
Very easy and fast when you want a tasty dessert.

Here it is~

And the recipe:

1 "Butter" Betty Crocker Cake mix
1 small "Chocolate" Instant Pudding mix
1 small "Vanilla" Instant Pudding mix (i prefer Jello Brand)
5 eggs
1 1/4 cup water
1/3 cup oil
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (floured)

Preheat oven to 350F.
Mix dry cake mix, and pudding mixes, eggs, water, and oil in medium mixing bowl on high until smooth. Then add chocolate chips. Pour into a greased and floured Bundt Pan. Bake for 55 minutes or until done in center.

Garnish with sifted powdered sugar and ~ Enjoy!!!

(Tip: an easy way to flour chocolate chips is to put the cup of chocolate chips in a sandwich bag and add a spoonful of flour to the bag. Close and shake the bag until the chips are all floured. Then pour into a strainer to get rid of excess flour, then add to cake batter.)

I'm also working on a "Low Fat" version:

using sugar free pudding mixes for the vanilla and chocolate
substituting the 5 eggs with 3/4 cup and 3TBSP of "Egg Whites"
substituting the 1/3 cup of oil with the "Smart Balance" oil
substituting the chocolate chips to 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips

I'll let you know how it turns out, next time I make the low fat version.