Thursday, April 30, 2009

German Nutella Almond Torte (EASY)

I totally needed something easy for my coworker's b-day. I knew I would be making a chocolate torte, but also wanted something a little different. I figured since he is from Germany (raised here, though) I would give him something reminiscent of his heritage. German tortes are desserts layered with nuts, fruit and cream. Ergo, I came up with this. It was so easy and tastes good too (unless you don't like nuts).

1 angel food cake

1 jar Nutella

1 C sliced almonds

1 C Whipped Topping

1 C fresh berries

Slice Angel food cake horizontally into three sections. Open Nutella, remove freshness seal, and microwave for about 20 seconds; stir with knife. Pour layer of nutella over first layer of cake; smooth with back of spoon. (work it gently to avoid picking up too many crumbs.) Add second layer of cake and repeat. Add top layer of cake, followed again by Nutella. Top with whipped topping. Cover with Almonds and garnish with fresh berries.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cupcake Cones

18 flat-bottomed ice cream cones
1 cake mix
eggs, according to mix
oil, according to mix
water, according to mix
Marshmallow Creme
Candies, Confections

Set cones in cupcake pans. Mix cake batter according to package directions. Fill each neck of the cone with batter. Bake according to package directions. Let cool completely. For the topping, I usually mix a half-tub of vanilla frosting with the entire jar of marshmallow creme. I have also done half-chocolate frosting mixed with marshmallow creme. The texture looks a bit more like ice cream than frosting alone. Of, if you really love marshmallow, just use that and omit the frosting all together. Decorate to resemble cones. Serve. Yummy!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Cheesy Chicken Wraps

I was thinking I still had some taco seasonings the other day for tacos. Nope. Wrong! I diced the chicken and reached for whatever grill spice and seasoned salt I had on hand and created these Cheesy Chicken Wraps for dinner. The kids gobbled them right up.

(recipe for 4)

Cooking oil or non-stick cooking spray
3-4 chicken breasts, diced
2 C Shredded Cheese
8 Tortilla wraps
Shredded Lettuce
Diced tomatoes
Ranch dressing, if desired

Add a little olive oil or cooking oil to large skillet or grill pan. Dice chicken and brown. Add spices and seasonings to taste and continue cooking. When chicken is cooked through, add shredded cheese and stir until cheese is melted. Serve cheesy chicken in tortillas. Add lettuce, tomatoes and a little ranch if desired.

My boys opted for no veggies, thank you very much! I, however thought the veggies were yummy on them! Oh - and my middle one said these top McDonald's snack wraps any old day!