Puppy Paws(Chocolate Bear Claws)

 

Filling:

1 egg

2 tablespoons milk

1 cup plain bread crumbs

2 tbs of granulated sugar

2 tbs melted butter

1/4 cup water

1 cup of chocolate chip morsels

2 tsp almond extract

Glaze:

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup water

1 tablespoon corn syrup

Rolls:

1 can of crescent rolls

sliced almonds

Icing: 

1 cup powdered sugar

2 tbs water

1. Heat oven to 375.  In medium bowl, beat egg lightly and place half in another small bowl.  Beat in milk until its well blended and sit aside.  Melt butter and chocolate chip morsels.  To the remaining egg bowl, stir in the rest of filling ingredients until well blended adding in the melted butter chocolate chip mixture. 

2.  In a saucepan mix the glaze ingredients, and heat until boiling.  Remove from heat and let cool.

3.  Unroll dough and pinch the seams to seal.  Press into a rectangle and spoon the filling along a 1/3 of the dough.  With hand, fold over dough and flatten into 1 inch wide strips along the edges.  Cut dough into 6 pastries.

4. Lightly brush egg-milk mixture over pastry.  Place almonds on top of the pastries. 

5.  Bake 15-18 minutes.  Remove and cool for 5 minutes.  Drizzle the glaze over each pastry.  In another bowl, mix icing ingredients until smooth.  Drizzle icing overtop.

Frankencake

Picture 0425 1 box of yellow cake

1 can of vanilla frosting

green and black food coloring

ziploc bag

 

Directions:  Bake cake as directed by box…let cool.  Take cake out of pan and cut shapes for head, nose, and ears and place them accordingly.  Take some of the frosting and mix with green food dye in a bowl.  In a separate bowl mix frosting with black food dye.  Cover the cake with green icing and black icing as desired.  For the stitches use the ziploc bag and cut a hole in the bottom of one bag to use to squeeze out the icing in the desired shape.

This was a difficult cake to make because of all the pieces.  However, the end product turned out really cute and tasty.

Spiderweb Pizza

Picture 0424Pillsbury pizza dough roll

mozarella cheese

8 ounces of alfredo sauce

8 ounces of pizza sauce

toppings(we used chicken, spiced with garlic, chili pepper and crushed red pepper.  Also a few jalapenos)

plastic spider

ziploc bag

Directions:  Preheat oven as directed. Grease cookie sheet.  Unroll pizza dough onto cookie sheet. Cook toppings if needed.  Place into oven for 4-5 minutes.  Take out and add toppings, then mozzarella cheese.  Pour the pizza sauce over top.  Place alfredo sauce in the ziploc bag.  Cut a small hole on one of the corners.  Squeeze alfredo sauce out until you get your desired look.  Finish baking until crust is golden brown.

This was one of my favorite halloween dishes we have made so far.  It tasted really yummy and looked cool too.

Mummy Dogs

package of hot dogs

tube of crescent rolls

mustard

Dip:

Dijon Mustard

Mayonaise

Oregano

Directions:  Break hot dogs in half.  Flatten out crescent rolls into square and cut thin strips.  Take the strips and wrap around hot dogs as desired.  Grease cookie sheet and place in oven according to crescent roll directions.  While that is cooking mix the ingredients of the dip together.  When mummy dogs are done.  Take a ziploc bag and put a little bit of mustard in it and cut a small slit at the end of the bag to help put eyes on the mummies.  Simple and yummy!

Beau didn’t listen when I told him to wait before I came up with the ziploc bag idea and his eyes came out a little off but still look cool.  They were really yummy and the dip was surprisingly tasty also.  However, I think there is such a thing as too many hot dogs in ones tummy at a time.  I got so full!

Buffalo Zone

2 boxes of jiffy pizza crust mix

2 small/medium boneless chicken breasts

Mexican Cheese

Buffalo Sauce

diced jalapenos

chili powder

garlic powder

taco bell taco seasoning-sparingly

cajun seasoning

For the glaze: 

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

chili powder

oregano

basil

garlic

Directions:  Cut chicken breast into cubes and cook in skillet with jalapenos, chili powder, garlic powder, taco-bell seasoning, and cajun seasoning.  Once chicken is mostly cooked drain juices and add buffalo sauce.  Leave on heated burner until sauce thickens around the chicken.  For the crust, follow the directions on the jiffy box and “toss in a little love.”  Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease cookie sheet.  Take half of the jiffy mixture and smooth it onto a cookie sheet(to be used as the bottom crust). Place chicken and cheese onto the bottom crust.  Then apply top layer.  Mix the glaze ingredients and paint the top of the calzone with it.  Place in oven until golden brown.

Ribs with special mashed potatoes

Ribs:

1 pack of boneless ribs

chili powder

crushed red pepper

garlic powder

grainy mustard

barbecue sauce

Mashed Potatoes:

3 cups Idaho instant potatoes

cream of mushroom soup

can of corn

1/2 tablespoon of chili powder

Directions for ribs:  cover pan with aluminum foil place ribs in.  Make a rub out of the chili powder, mustard, garlic, and crushed red pepper and rub it onto each piece of rib being used.  Coat the bottom of the pan with water and cover with aluminum foil.  Place into 350 degree oven until light brown(40 minutes).  Take out, uncover and pour water out, pour barbecue sauce over the ribs and place back into the oven uncovered for 30 minutes.

Directions for Mashed Potatoes:   Follow the directions on the box for the amount of mashed potatoes you would like.  While cooking, substitute cream of mushroom soup for milk, and stir.  While still hot add the can of corn, and chili powder.

Chicken Pot Pie-Not all pies are bad

1 chicken breast

2 cans of mixed vegetables

1 can cream of chicken

1 can cream of mushroom

package of 2 pie crusts (in rolls)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Cut chicken breast into small pieces and cook in skillet until brown.

3. Mix in bowl, chicken, cans of mixed vegetables, cream of chicken, and cream of mushroom.

4. Take one of the rolls of pie crust and place in bottom of round oven safe dish. Then take the mixture in the bowl and place onto the pie crust in dish.  Then take the additional pie crust roll and place it on top of the filling and for design use a fork to hold the two pie crusts together.

5. Cook for 45 minutes or until brown/flaky. (optional: when part of the way done apply a small coating of egg on top to give it a darker brown prettier look.)

This is a recipe I have made a few times, its pretty inexpensive and tastes really good and is one of the few pies I will eat.