Saturday, October 10, 2009

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

You will need:
1 Box cake mix- any flavor you like
24 Ice Cream Cones

*Mix cake according to directions on box
*Place cones in pan and fill each cone about half full
*Bake 25-30 min. at 350 degrees
*Let cool completely
*Put frosting on if desired

This is my favorite recipe for butter cream frosting:
1 cup (2 sticks) butter (room temperature)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1b. powdered sugar
1-3 teaspoons milk

Chicken Noodle soup- crock pot

This is a very different take on chicken noodle soup and I love it! Very easy to make and it tastes great.

You will need:
1 1/2 cups already cooked chicken meat
6 cups water
1 or 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chunked
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
1 cup broccoli florets
1 small onion, diced
1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
kosher salt to taste (probably a good 1 teaspoon, since the base is water)
handful of raw spaghetti noodles to add at the end
1 large handful raw spinach leaves to add at the end (I used more- about half a bag)
Parmesan and Asiago cheese, optional garnish

*Put everything in the slow cooker except for spaghetti, spinach and cheese.
*Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours, or until sweet potatoes are tender and the onion is translucent.
*15 minutes before serving, put in raw spaghetti noodles and spinach. Cover and flip to high.
*Garnish with parmesan and asiago cheeses, if desired.