Dark Chocolate Cake with Dark Chocolate Fudge!

I made these lil cakes in custard cups. Each person got their own individual cake vs. the traditional cutting, slicing cake other option. These cakes weren't exactly molten chocolate, but very similiar. If you want to make molten chocolate cake, the custard cups are a great choice. You can always take the cake out and call them molten lava cakes!!

Easy, you will need:
1 box chocolate fudge or dark chocolate cake
follow recipe on box.
1 jar of Hershey's Dark Chocolate Fudge topping (found in ice-cream isle with other ice-cream toppings.)
Oven safe custard cups
Grease each custard cup, and the pour a puddle of fudge on the bottom of each cup. Add batter and then more fudge and then more batter and then on top of the cake, more fudge. Bake the cups for about 30 min. Toothpick it to check middle. Make sure cake is done.
Top with more hot fudge, whip cream, caramel, cherries or anything else you like.

Hamburger Or Turkey Stuffed Rolls Repost (Made with ground turkey meat this time)

An absolute favorite of mine since the 7th grade. These stuffed rolls have been in my life many times and will until I am 101. These rolls are so good, I could eat 4. Imagine eating a mushroom burger loaded with cheese, but having something that taste yummier and healthier too. I love them and you will too if you promise to make them.

Hamburger or Ground Turkey Stuffed Rolls

1 pound of lean turkey or hamburger meat
1/2 c. chopped onions
2 cans of cream of mushroom soup (I used 1 1/2 c. of soup, and will save the other half for something else).
1 tsp. onion powder
1 pck. cheddar cheese (zero saturated fat, now available at Wal-mart).
about 2 dozens hard rolls
foil for wrapping

brown meat in skillet, add onions and powder. Add soup. Once done, cut a hole in each roll and stuff with mixture, add cheese to your liking and then replace the bread that was cut to make the hole. Stuff all rolls and then wrap individually in foil and bake at 350 for about 20 min. (pictured above: jumbo rolls made with french bread)

Taco Soup

Taco soup is a must have since I loooove anything with tomatoes. This soup is so quick to make. Perfect for a cold day, or any day for that matter! I used the taco seasoned turkey meat, potatoes and cilantro from my previous post and just cut the meal in half adding part of the mixture to the soup and the other part for burritos. Isn't that cool?!

Taco Soup
1 pound of taco seasoned lean turkey or hamburger meat (use all or half it like I did for another meal)
1/2 c. cilantro
1 large potato cubed
Cook meat thorougly, add potatoes, then add cilantro last (once meat and potatoes are cooked).
1 can of diced petite tomatoes
1 can of black beans
1/4 c. chopped onions
1/2 c. water
1 T. olive oil
Let simmer until done. Top with corn chips, cheese, sour cream, avocado, or anything your heart desires.

Taco seasoned Ground Turkey, Potatoes and Cilantro

This is a great combination of flavors. Take ground turkey meat, add taco seasoning, cubed potatoes, and chopped cilantro. Add on corn or flour tortillas for a hearty burrito.

1 pound of lean turkey or lean hamburger meat
1 large potato cubed
1/2 c. chopped cilantro
taco seasoning to taste
cook meat, then add potatoes. Add cilantro to mixture once turkey/hamb. and potatoes are well cooked.


Gazpacho (Re-post)

This week is eat your veggie week! This soup is amazing and popular this time of year and into summer. Served chilled, it consists of lots of good crunchy veggies. I look forward to making this soup a lot this summer. My garden consists of everything to make this soup except for the celery and cucumber, but I am hoping to start cucumber soon, depending on how the tomatoes, onions and cilantro do.

Everything you need to make Gazpacho soup! Made with
cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, celery, chicken broth and
red wine vinegar. You can add cilantro and bread crumbs

Gazpacho soup

1 cucumber, chopped
6-7 Roma tomatoes chopped
1/2 c to 1 c. chopped celery
1 can chicken broth
1/8 c. red wine vinegar
1/4 c. red onion chopped
1/2 c. finely chopped cilantro
1 garlic clove finely crushed
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
pepper to taste
Combine all ing. and let chill in fridge for a couple of hours. Serve well chilled.
Source: my own creations


Mango Salsa (see January archive on right for recipe)