Almost Famous Chocolate Mousse Cake Recipe!

Chocolate Mousse Cake

I don’t know about you all but chocolate is a food group for this girl just something about it makes the day seem so much better! :-) If you are like me you will devour this awesome Almost Famous Chocolate Mousse cake recipe.  It’s layered with a delicious creamy mousse on top of a crunchy chocolate crust.  Who can resist that?! ;-)

This can also be prepared way in advance so it’s a great recipe if you have company coming and want a special treat.

Ingredients:For the cake and mousse:
1 18 .25-ounce box devil’s food cake mix (plus required ingredients)
14 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks)
unsalted butter, diced
1/4 cup strong coffee
10 large eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups plus 6 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups cold heavy cream
  • Make the cake: Prepare the cake mix as the label directs for a 9-by-13-inch cake. Bake; cool slightly in the pan, then invert onto a rack to cool completely.
  • Clean out the cake pan and line it with plastic wrap. Cut the cake in half lengthwise, then in thirds crosswise to make 6 rectangles. Using a serrated knife, slice each rectangle in half to make two layers. Arrange half of the pieces snugly in the cake pan. Crumble the remaining pieces and press tightly into 6 small balls; arrange 1 cake ball in the center of each cake rectangle in the pan.
  • Make the mousse: Heat the chocolate, butter, coffee and 1/4 cup water in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water (do not let the bowl touch the water), stirring, until melted. Remove the bowl from the pan; stir until cool. Reserve the simmering water. Fill a large bowl with ice water.
  • Whisk the egg yolks, 1 1/2 cups sugar and 2 tablespoons water in a separate large heatproof bowl. Set the bowl over the saucepan of simmering water and whisk until pale yellow, 6 to 8 minutes. Add the chocolate-coffee mixture and the vanilla and whisk until combined, about 2 minutes. Remove the bowl from the pan and set in the bowl of ice water; whisk until slightly cool but not thick, about 4 minutes.
  • Beat the egg whites and salt in a bowl with a mixer until foamy. Add 2 tablespoons sugar and beat until almost stiff; gently fold into the chocolate-yolk mixture to make a dark chocolate mousse. Spread 5 cups over the cake and cake balls. Freeze until firm on top, about 30 minutes.
  • Beat the heavy cream and the remaining 4 tablespoons sugar until soft peaks form; fold into the remaining mousse. Remove the cake from the freezer; spread with the light chocolate mousse, cover with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, at least 6 hours or overnight.
Shell & Sauce:
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
3/4 cup heavy cream
5 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
To serve:
1 1/2 cups cold heavy cream
1 tablespoon sugar
1 pint vanilla ice cream

  • Stir the chocolate, heavy cream and 4 tablespoons corn syrup in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water (do not let the bowl touch the water) until melted. A spoonful at a time, spread half of the shell mixture over the frozen mousse. Return to the freezer.
  • Make the chocolate sauce: Add the remaining 1 tablespoon corn syrup and the butter to the remaining chocolate shell mixture. Microwave 30 seconds, then stir until glossy.
  • To serve the cake, beat the heavy cream with a mixer until foamy. Add the sugar and beat until soft peaks form. Remove the cake from the freezer; invert onto a baking sheet and unmold, then invert again onto a platter, chocolate shell-side up.
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Breakfast Omelet Muffins

breakfast omelet Muffins

If you can never find the time to cook something yummy and healthy for breakfast this is it!  I make these for our family and they will save you money and fill you up with something healthy!

Breakfast Omelet Muffins

Ingredients
1 pound Italian Sausage (you could also use bacon)
1 cup mushrooms chopped and sauteed
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 red onion chopped and sauteed
8 large eggs
1/4 cup milk (or half and half depending on how you’re feeling that day)
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
salt and pepper to taste
Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese as needed

What’s great about this recipe is you can tailor it and use any veggies you like in an omelet! :-)

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. In a large saute pan, over medium high heat, brown Italian Sausage and chopped onion and mushrooms for about 5 minutes, or until the sausage is no longer pink. Remove from heat and stir in tomatoes.
3. Whisk together eggs, milk, oil and baking powder.  Season with salt and pepper.
4. Lightly spray a 12-cupcake pan with oil.Spoon out the sausage and veggie mixture evenly into each cupcake.
5. Ladle the egg mixture over sausage and veggie mixture.
6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
7. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

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Homemade Jiffy Cornbread Mix!

Jiffy Cornbread mix is always one of those things I grab at the store to have on had. We use it as a side for so many items, it’s quick, easy and inexpensive.  Then I found out how simple Homemade Jiffy Cornbread mix is to make at home and now I will never purchase it again.  It’ 6 ingredients you probably already have on hand. :-)

I store single mixes in bags in the freezer and it’s ready to use when I need it.

Homemade Jiffy Corn Bread Mix

Ingredients

  • ½ cup yellow cornmeal
  • ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Keep for about a week in a glass jar in your refrigerator or store in zip-lock bags in your freezer.

To mix up the muffins simply

  • Use 1 “Jiffy” Cornbread Mixture (recipe above)
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup milk (or yogurt or sour cream)
Directions:
  1. Mix all ingredients. Fill oiled muffin tins and bake at 400 F for 15-20 minutes.

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In-N-Out Burger CopyCat Recipe!

In-N-Out Burger CopyCat Recipe

In-N-Out Burger CopyCat Recipe

I hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend!  Our was nice my daughter (she’s 8) took dad out for Starbucks and fishing in the morning, we then had a picnic for lunch and spent the afternoon lounging by the pool.  If was a gorgeous weekend and we even had a chance to grill out!  My husband’s favorite food is burgers and these had become my favorite as well.  I think you will agree.

I am always looking to try new ways to cook our burgers and I simply love this In-N-Out Burger CopyCat Recipe and it’s going to save you a Ton of money since it’s saving you a trip to California :-)

In-N-Out Burger CopyCat Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 small yellow onion, grated (about 1/2 a cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 slices american cheese
  • 6 hamburger buns (seedless)

Secret Sauce Recipe

  • 1/3 cup Mayo
  • 2 tablespoons Ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Dill Pickle Relish
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika

Directions:

  1. TO MAKE SECRET SAUCE: Mix all of the ‘secret sauce’ ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. DIRECTIONS FOR BURGERS: In a large bowl, add ground beef, egg white, grated onion, worcestershire sauce, seasoning salt and pepper. Using your hands or a fork, gently mix together. Shape mixture into 6 thin patties. Place patties on grill or skillet and cook until no longer pink on the inside. About 3-5 minutes per side. Place one piece of american cheese over the burgers during the last minute of grilling.
  3. Spread the secret sauce on each inner bun. Place grilled patties on bottom bun and top with lettuce, tomato and onion. Enjoy!Repin it buttonfollow on Pinterest

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Homemade Snow Cone Syrup Recipe!

Homemade Snow Cone Syrup Recipe

My daughter got a snow cone maker for her birthday and it’s perfect timing because it’s hot and she loves these for yummy treats on hot days.  Normally we get them at the soccer field and they are $3 a piece!  Yeah not so frugal for some flavored ice.  :-)  I was looking around our local Kroger and found some snow cone syrups however they were $3 a bottle and contained some not so great ingredients.  So I was on a mission to figure out a yummy Homemade Snow Cone Syrup Recipe!

Many of the recipes were not flavored enough or just plain gross but can you believe you can make your own Homemade Snow Cone Syrup recipe for literally pennies!! Your kids will love these and so will you because you won’t be spending $3 for a snow cone any more!

Homemade Snow Cone Syrup Recipe

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 package of unsweetened drink mix (Kool-Aid or other brand).
  • Plastic container or bottle to put syrup in.  I like these bottles because their easy to squirt.

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together the sugar and water.
  2. Bring to a boil, stir until sugar is dissolved while boiling for about 1 minute.
  3. Remove pan from heat and stir in flavored drink mix
  4. Allow to cool completely and transfer to container for pouring. Syrup will get thicker as it cools.
  5. Prepare shaved ice and pour on top.

You can also go here and get lots of other cool flavors if you are looking for a specific kind and these will work great if you use 1/2 teaspoon in the mix instead of the drink mix above.

 

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Free Homemade Pizza Class from Craftsy!

Homemade Pizza

Now that the kids are back in school you might be able to treat yourself to a little me time ;-) There is a great new FREE Homemade Pizza Class from Craftsy going on right now.  I have taken some of the cake decorating classes and I love all of them so this one I am sure will be just as great.

These are awesome because you can just go through them at your own pace and on your own time, you will be amazed at the little tips and tricks you will learn.

Stretch your dough and your imagination as Peter guides you through each step of making a pizza. You’ll make pizza sauces, consider cheese options and bake five types of dough in your conventional home oven.

Impress Italian purists with a slice of your Sicilian-style homemade pies, cook creative flavor combinations for more adventurous palates and even provide gluten-free pizza lovers with mouth-watering meals.

Peter, the instructor of Artisan Bread Making, will fill your head with professional pizza-making tips so you can fill your table.

Sign up today for Perfect Pizza at Home to learn the secrets of building and baking “the perfect flavor delivery system”!

 

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Homemade Ranch Seasoning Recipe!

Homemade Ranch Seasoning

Why buy premade packets of Ranch Seasoning when you can make your own!!  You most likely also already have the items in your pantry to make this awesome Homemade Ranch Seasoning recipe plus all the packets these days seem to have MSG in them, so you will not only be saving money but this is so much healthier for you and your family.

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Recipe

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried dill
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion flakes
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp pepper

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix.  This recipe makes 1 packet that you would buy at the store.  If you want to make this into a ranch dip for veggies or chips simply whisk – 1 Tablespoon of Mix and  ⅓ Cup of Mayonnaise ( or ⅓ cup non fat Greek yogurt) + ¼ Cup of Milk + Salt to taste

You can use the ranch mix to make Ranch Dip by mixing in sour cream.

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Crockpot Chili Dogs Recipe!

Originally published in Woman’s Day July 2012 Magazine

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Crockpot Chili Dogs

Ingredients

  • 1 can(s) (28-ounce) whole tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon(s) chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • Black pepper
  • 8 ounce(s) ground beef chuck
  • 4  hot dogs
  • 4  hot dog buns
  • 2 ounce(s) sharp Cheddar, shredded
  • 4  pickles, for serving

Directions

  1. Place the tomatoes and their juices in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, breaking them up with your hands as you add them. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, all but 3 tablespoons of onion, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; refrigerate the remaining red onion.
  2. Add the beef, break it up and stir to combine. Cook, covered, until the meat is cooked through and liquid begins to evaporate, 5 to 7 hours on low or 3 to 4 hours on high.
  3. Fifteen minutes before serving, add the hot dogs to the slow cooker and cook, covered, until heated through. Divide the hot dogs among the buns and top with the chili, Cheddar, and remaining onion. Serve with pickles, if desired.

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Dole Whip Recipe!

Dole Whip Recipe

If you have ever had a Disney Dole Whip your mouth may be watering right now as these are SOO good and is a great light treat for the hot summer days ahead.  This is THE Disney recipe that comes straight from Disney’s Tiki Room!

Dole Whip Recipe

Ingredients

2 20 ounce cans Dole crushed pineapple with juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons lime juice
⅓ cup sugar
1 &½ cups heavy whipping cream, whipped

Directions

1. Drain pineapple; reserve 2 tablespoons juice. Set aside.

2. Place pineapple, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar and reserved pineapple juice in blender or food processor container; cover and blend until smooth.

3. Pour into two 1-quart freezer zipped bags and store bags flat in freezer.

4. Freeze 1-1/2 hours or until slushy.

5. Stir pineapple slush gently into whipped cream until slightly blended, in large bowl.

6. Return to freezer until completely frozen, about 1 hour.

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Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe!

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Who can resist a delicious chocolate chip cookie?  Not me that is why I was in search for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and I found it.  You will absolutely love the light crunchy texture on the outside and chewy middle and it’s so easy to make.  You can also make this dough and freeze it for when you just want to pop a few cookies in the oven.

Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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