The Peanuts Cook Book – ICING

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The Peanuts Cook Book – ICING

 

I was 1 years old when The Peanuts Cook Book was published, 10 years later, I tried out the first of many recipes from this book. So as a man who learned early how easy it is to bake as a kid, let’s take a look at my first recipe I followed by the book – ICING.

 

ICING recipe

 

1 Cup Confectioners sugar

1 ½ tablespoons of very soft butter

1 tablespoon of vanilla or orange flavoring (actually any flavor you want)

Dash of salt

1 unfrosted cake

 

Blend sugar, a little at a time, with the butter. Add a dash of salt. When the sugar and butter are thoroughly mixed, blend the vanilla or orange flavoring. Add a few drops of milk if icing seems very dry. It should not be runny, but smooth and soft enough to spread. Pour on to top of cake and spread lightly over the cake with a knife of  spatula.

 

Pretty simple, right? Totally is. In fact, if you want add a little color to this, you can. Add your desired amount of food coloring (one drop for light color, multiple drops for darker /richer color).

And when you want to make frosting, it’s practically the same recipe, but less runny. Use the BakerMaker frosting tips for cool decorations.

 

FUN FACT: My brother and I went to an elementary school that had this cook book in its library. We would check it out every two weeks for months at a time just so we could read the comics and try out the recipes. We checked out this book so many times that the librarian asked us to stop for a while so other kids could have a chance at checking it out.

True story.

 

 

Kid recipes – Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

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Kid recipes – Oatmeal cookie recipe

 

We’re start a series of kid recipes that are easy to make, starting today with kid recipes – Oatmeal cookie recipe, I was an elementary school kid in the 80s who baked. A boy who baked, (Insert cruel jokes here). The real reason I started baking was for selfish reasons, my mom wouldn’t buy (or rarely, very rarely) my younger brother and I store-bought cookies. She always wanted us to eat healthy, or healthier. No Oreos, no Chips Ahoy, no Nilla Wafers – you get the idea.  So, in an effort to get my way, I asked my mom if she could teach me how to make my cookies.

The first cookie recipe my mom would allow me to make were oatmeal cookies ( see the “health” angle). So, “healthier, easy to make and very tasty.

 

Here is that recipe.

 

2/3 cup granulated sugar

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup butter or margarine

1/2 cup shortening

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2  teaspoon salt

2 eggs

3 cups old-fashioned Quaker Oats

1 cup all-purpose flour

 

BONUS ADD-ONS (mix in with wet ingredients).

1/3 cup rasins

1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips

 

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In large bowl,, mix all ingredients (except oats, flour and raisins) with big wooden spoon or electric mixer on medium speed. Stir in oats, flour and raisins.
  3. On an un-greased cookie sheet, drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. Remove from cookie sheet and place on a cooling rack immediately.

That’s it. They’re delicious. I must admit, my mom would not let us add chocolate chips at first, but like any kid, I always pushed the limits. Eventually we got to add chocolate chips as an “experiment”, an experiment that we made a few dozen times.

 

 

 

BakerMaker Supply Company encourages young bakers to try all recipes under “kid recipes.” These are kid tested, tried and true.

5 REASONS YOU SHOULD TRY SILICONE BAKEWARE

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Today, silicone happens to be one of the hottest trends in cooking tools and bakeware. Silicone is not the same thing as silicon; Silicone is human-made substance derived majorly from SILICON and some other chemicals while silicon itself is a chemical element. Silicone is rubber-like-plastic tools used in kitchens. Here are few major reasons why silicone bakeware is the Best.

 

HEAT RESISTANCE

Silicone bakeware and cooking tools have the ability not to conduct heat unlike ceramics, glass, and metal equipment. Silicone bakeware cools down very quickly which gives you the instant opportunity of touch. Silicone bakeware can go right away from freezer to oven without any baking problems. Silicone bakeware’s ability to distribute heat evenly makes every baked good come out perfectly baked. Ceramics, glass, and metal materials will conduct the heat and continue to cook the food for several minutes after been brought out but Silicone bakeware cools off immediately and leaves your baked goods as perfect as you want it to be.

BBQ mop, Pastry Brush, Silicone Basting Brush

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEIGHT

Silicone bakeware sets are flexible, and that makes the storage easy i.e. It is easy to be stored in your cupboard or storing on the top shelf of your kitchen cupboard, and it can never break. Silicone bakeware sets are lightweight materials which make it very easy for you to take on camping trips. It’s easy to fold and light to carry.

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MATERIAL

Silicone bakeware doesn’t break, smash or chip because it is made of rubber and that makes it durable. It is made of rubber, so it doesn’t rust and no material transference to the baked goods.

Baking, Reheating, Mat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAFETY

The primary concern we have most times when stepping into the kitchen is safety. As we are always cautious in the kitchen, silicone bakeware is safe to use cook all sort of baked goods without causing any harm whatsoever to your health. You don’t need to apply fatty butter to your baked goods to avoid sticking, and this feature guarantees your heart health than any other bakeware. A simple twist is all that is needed to make the baked goods on the sides of the pan to fall away.

Silicone Baking Gloves, Silicone BBQ Gloves, Silicone oven gloves with fingers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAINTENANCE

Silicone bakeware is easy to maintain in the sense that you don’t need much lemon paste and elbow grease. All you need to do is soak for a while in warm water, apply little soap and scrub gently. You don’t need to scour the surface because it’s non-sticky.

Silicone bakeware sets are brightly colored. They have colorful designs which are the best for storing your baked goods. Silicone bakeware comes in a variety of pretty and attractive colors, so this makes it presentable for serving. Silicone dishes always looks new after every use, and that makes it seems it just came from the store.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can use it, and your children can use it as a cooking practice tool because it’s safe. Do you want a silicone bakeware and you love to experience the benefits? Why not start small and try out BakerMaker Supply Company today. http://bakermakersupplycompany.com/  At Baker Maker Supply Company (BakerMaker for short), we sell the best possible baking products. We know the demands of every baker can be unique, that’s why we offer a wide variety of fantastic baking products to suit the preferences of our customers from all walks of life. From Grandmothers to mothers, to sons and daughters. Once you start using our BakerMaker products, you’ll enjoy them ever more. You are a click away… http://bakermakersupplycompany.com/

 

How to Make A McDonald’s Shamrock Shake

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As a kid, I drank more than my share of McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes. As an adult, I realized it’s time to learn how to make my own.

 

It’s been awhile since I’ve eaten at a McDonald’s, going on 10 years to be exact, and I still miss it – sometimes. But what I really miss is the McDonald’s Shamrock Shake. So I figured, it was time for me to reminisce about the good o’ days of eating at McDonald’s and sipping  my favorite seasonal milkshake drink. So let’s learn how to make a shamrock shake at home.

Here is your unofficial shamrock shakes recipe.

 

 

 

Now that you have your cool, refreshing, minty McDonald’s Shamrock Shake, how about enjoying a few nostalgic vintage McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes commercials.

 

P.S. I loved Mint Shamrock shakes without the cherries and whipped cream, and I’ll continue to drink them that way, because I’m a purest, and I don’t need the extra calories.

 

McDonald’s – Mint Shamrock Shakes and Sundaes TV Commercial, 1980

 

 

McDonald’s – Shamrock Shake! TV Commercial, 1983

 

 

McDonald’s Shamrock Shake – Triple Thick

 

 

shamrock shake mcdonalds  – Vintage Commercial – Uncle O’ Grimacey

 

 

Top 10 U.S. Valentine’s Day Songs

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Express your love to your partner with our Top 10 U.S. Valentine’s Day Songs

 

So what are you planning to do this Valentine’s Day? A romantic candlelight dinner? Party with your friends? Going on a romantic short trip with your loved one? Greeting your partner with flowers and roses at your own peaceful place? Hiring a limo to propose your girlfriends in a memorable way? No matter what you’re doing this 14th February, you got to have a soundtrack to boost your candlelight dinner or proposal value. Here is a list of top 10 Valentine’s Day songs you can use to express your love to your partner:

1.  “I Won’t Give Up”

Artist: Jason Mraz

Yes, please make a promise to your partner that you’re gonna give up on him/her at anytime ever in life.

 

2.  “I Really Like You”

Artist: Carly Rae Jepsen

 

Starting to fall in love with someone lately? This song perfectly describes your feelings. It contains music from 70s and 80s disco pop songs and its music video features Tom Hanks and Justin Bieber.

 

3. “Thinking Out Loud”

Artist: Ed Sheeran

Simple, sweet yet mesmerizing and energetic song! Don’t think of it just being a wedding song but Ed’s guitar and acoustical voice has the capability to express how deeply you’re in love with someone and can’t wait to live with them for the rest of your life.

 

4. “Little Things”

Artist: One Direction

 

It simply expresses the “Little Things” boys usually love about the ones whom they’re in love with. It features from a simple smile to bedtime tea time.

5. “I Will Always Love You”

Artist: Whitney Houston

This is the perfect song to be played when you’re proposing your partner on Valentine’s Day. There is no song that can really match this iconic song by Whitney Houston. It was recorded in 1992 and is considered one of the saddest love songs.

INTERMISSION

Buy this

 

 

 

 

6. “The Heart Wants What It Wants”

Artist: Selena Gomez

 

Every girl like Selena Gomez and it’s better if you play this song in the background while proposing and romancing with your partner. It came out when she was in relationship with Justin Bieber.

Best Lyrics of the song:

“There’s a million reasons why I should give you up,”

. “But the heart wants what it wants.”

7.”Fool for You”

Artist: Zayn Malik

 

Title might look an old fashioned statement but it actually work when it comes to love songs. It’s a solo record of Zayn Malik and has the capability to swoon us all.

8.”Take Care”

Artist: Drake and Rihanna

 

The magic of Drake and Rihanna makes it pretty intense yet energetic personal chemistry. This song describes love, loss and protecting your loved one from the world. Do check out this duo’s more work like “Work” and “Too Good”. You’ll certainly enjoy.

9.”Teenage Dream”

Artist: Katy Perry

 

It will make you feel exciting as well as scary at the same time. It’s like to remember your first love and the feelings when you fell in love for the first time.

10. “Love Story”

Artist: Taylor Swift

 

Want to enjoy some of the best Taylor Swift’s songs? “Love Story” is the one where you can enjoy your secret meetings with your loved one which eventually ended up in marrying the other person.

Bonus Songs

“Smooth Sailin'”

Artist: Leon Bridges

 

“Lovebug”

Artist: The Jonas Brothers

 

“Adore You”

Artist: Miley Cyrus

 

“The Way”

Artist: Ariana Grande and Mac Miller

 

“YOUTH”

Artist: Troye Sivan

 

“Heart Attack”

Artist: Demi Lovato

How to find a Valentine for Valentine’s Day

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Are you still single and afraid of spending another Valentine’s day alone? Don’t worry we’ll let you find a Valentine for your Valentine’s day. First of all, don’t underestimate yourself even if you’re in your 20s and had no girlfriend in the past. Stop feeling like a loser and energize yourself as here are some ways which you can follow to find a valentine for yourself on Valentine ’s Day:
1. Try Dating Apps

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Go online. It’s Valentine and obviously people are desperately looking to make new relationships. You can browse popular dating apps such as Tinder. It’s the easiest way to find yourself a Valentine this year. Blind date is option to go for.

 

2. Go to Your Local Bar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, it’s great idea to hit your local bar or bars if required. Do you know why I did not suggest you to go to restaurants or movie theaters to find yourself a date? It’s because people would be bringing their partners there. Not many people, who are serious in their relationships, bring their partners to a local bar. Mostly single people visit the bars and there is your chance to get a date on this Valentine’s Day.
3. Hit the Gym Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, you will find many single men there easily. Your timing to hit the gym is important, so prefer to go there in the early morning before work or right after work.
4. Attend Functions and Social Gatherings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Even if you’re not a person who likes to socialize, still you get invited to many functions and social gatherings each month. Let’s not miss this month if you really want to find your valentine.

 

5. Present Yourself Better

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the most important point here. There are chances that you’re single as you don’t care about your looks. Here are a few ways which can help you present yourself better in front of a potential partner:

• Wear a nice and attractive dress no matter you’re a boy or a girl. No one likes to date a messy person. Do use a charming perfume if you got one.
• Be confident when you ask out a potential date especially if you’re guy. Don’t accuse me of being a sexist now but that’s how things work in the real world.
• Timing is important. Don’t ask out on 14th February. Use the weekend before that.

Top 10 Food Favorites for your Super Bowl Party

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Missed out on your Super Bowl tickets? We did too. So what’s the second best thing to being there? Throwing your own kick ass Super Bowl party.

 

But, wondering what to serve your party guests this Super Bowl Sunday? Pretzels? Candy? Vegetable tray? You serve that crap and you might just get your ass kicked, by your friends – in your own home. Serve your friends and family quick and easy foods that will make you the MVP of this game. Follow our guide and we guarantee your guests will love it. If they don’t, we blame you for being a horrible host.

So let’s eat like our New Year’s Resolution never happened. It’s the Big Game #SB51, have fun!

 

1 Game Day Sliders

Yeah, sliders. Quick, easy, tasty and just a sample of what your guests will love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game Day Sliders Recipe

 

2. Crispy Loaded Hasselback Potato Bites

This, This is awesome, you CANNOT go wrong with this little bite of Auh-mazing.

CRISPY LOADED HASSELBACK POTATO BITES

Crispy Loaded Hasselback Potato Bite Recipe 

 

 

3. Antipasto Salad Kabobs

This snack treat says, “Yeah, I like Italian food, whacha gonna do about it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Antipasto Salad Kabob Recipe

 

4. Hummus with Crudite

So simple, so nutritious, Kick out any guest that passes this wonderful dip up. They’re not worthy of your friendship anyway.

 

Hummus with Crudite

Hummus with Crudite Recipe

 

5. Peanut Butter Football Cookies

You cannot go wrong with peanut butter cookies with chocolate frosting, even kids with peanut allergies will say, “screw it, I’ll deal with the consequences tomorrow.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peanut Butter Football Cookie Recipe

 

 

6. Salami & Cream Cheese Roll Ups

Even a lazy host, like yourself, can whip this super easy treat up fast.

 

Salami & Cream Cheese Roll Ups

 

 

7. Mini BLTs

The No Fail easy to make bite-sized mini BLTs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mini BLTs

 

8. The Ultimate Guacamole

Next to hummus, guacamole is our favorite, and this guacamole recipe is our ultimate favorite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Guacamole Recipe

 

 

9. Low-Carb Pepperoni Pizza Cups

The great thing about this is, you can add whatever you want. You will not go wrong!

Pepperoni Pizza Cups Recipe

 

10. Cast Iron Skillet Brownies

Nothing, and we mean nothing will ever come out of a cast iron skillet tasting better.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cast Iron Skillet Brownies Recipe

 

BONUS Napkin Penalty Flags

Just for being adorable. So awesome you guests will rather use their sleeves to wipe themselves. 

Super bowl, Big Game

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits – A Reddit Recipe

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We found this amazing Homemade Buttermilk Biscuit recipe on Reddit and just had to share.

 

All Reddit credit to mommystorms for this homemade buttermilk biscuit recipe, and a big THANKS for allowing us to share on our blog. We LOVE reading r/baking and this is the first time we found a recipe we felt we needed to share. Just look at how tall and flakey these biscuits are. So. Many. Layers!

Where’s the butter and honey?

Let’s get started.

INGREDIENTS (Makes 8-9 biscuits)

2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons granulated sugar
3 tablespoons butter, cubed and frozen (simply chilled also works)
3 tablespoons shortening, chilled
1 cup buttermilk, chilled
1 tbsp butter, melted, for brushing (optional)

 

Baking Instructions

  1. To start, preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  2.  In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut butter and shortening into dry ingredients until mixture looks like coarse crumbs; alternatively you can use your fingers to rub the butter and shortening into the flour mixture– but the faster the better, you don’t want the fats to melt!
  3. Make a well in the center and pour in the chilled buttermilk. Stir just until the dough comes together. The dough will be very sticky.
  4. Turn dough onto floured surface, dust top with flour and gently fold dough over on itself 5 or 6 times. This will create layers in the final baked biscuits. Press into a 1 inch thick round. Cut out biscuits with a 1.5 or 2-inch cutter, being sure to push straight down through the dough. Do not twist the cutter! Twisting the cutters inhibits rising. Place biscuits on baking sheet so that they are half an inch apart. Reform scrap dough, working it as little as possible and continue cutting. (Biscuits from the second or third pass will not be quite as pretty as those from the first, but they’ll still taste great.)
  5. Bake until biscuits are tall and lightly golden on top, about 15 minutes.
  6. Brush biscuits with melted butter right out of oven, if desired.

 

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Easy!

 

Our favorite way to eat fluffy, flaky homemade biscuits like these are straight out of the oven with butter and honey.

 

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Here are some tips to ensure that your biscuits are nice and tall!
1. Preheat your oven well! At least 30 minutes before you bake the biscuits.
Make sure your baking powder/soda are really fresh.

2.Keep your fats really cold!

3.The folding technique helps create lots of layers in the biscuits so don’t skip that step.

4.Never use a rolling pin when shaping the dough before cutting; use your hands to pat it into shape. Using a rolling pin will compress the layers too much and you risk rolling the dough too thin, which would create flatter biscuits. The dough should be relatively thick when you cut out the biscuits.

5. Never twist the biscuit cutter; always cut the biscuits in a straight up and down motion.

Some of these may be obvious but I learned a couple of these tips the hard way! Hope you enjoy them!

We want to send out a big thanks to mommystorms for this homemade buttermilk biscuit.

Do you have a great recipe you’d like to share with us on our blog? Contact us!

Happy Easter

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Happy Easter from all of us at BakerMaker. We do hope your Easter was spent with family and loved ones.

 

The Bunny Cake

My grandma made our family’s annual Easter feast even better when she’d bake my brother and I a Bunny Cake. She’d work tirelessly for us because she knew how much we loved this cake at Easter. She’d mix her special cake recipe and add coins, 5, 10, 25 cents (wrapped in aluminum foil), bake, form the ears and legs out of fondant, paint the ears with a little red food coloring, add green food coloring to some of the shaved coconut to make it look like a bunny playing in the grass. It was a lot of work, but she loved doing it for us.

My brother and I always got to help our grandma bake, but never the Bunny Cake, until now.

Our grandma “retired” from baking a few years ago, at 90 and with very poor vision, she had decided to stop making the Bunny Cake and most everything else for that matter. It’s been a few years since we’ve had a Bunny Cake for Easter it so my brother decided it was time to bring it back.

Below is the finished product. It may not look a beautiful as the one’s our grandma made but it was delicious, and gluten free.

Make a Bunny Cake for your next Easter

 

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1 round cake pan
1 cupcake pan
1 large marshmallow for the tail
White fondant for the ears front feet and back legs
1 bag of traditional jelly beans
1 bag of shaved coconut
1 green food coloring
1 red food coloring
Box of toothpicks
Your favorite cake mix recipe
Your favorite frosting recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directions

Take your favorite cake recipe and pour it into a round cake pan and bake. Don’t forget to save enough cake mix to make a cupcake for the head.

Bake this until perfect and let cool.

Release round cake from pan and cut in half.

Frost one half and stick piece together and place flat side down on serving tray.

Use toothpicks to hold cupcake to round cake (head to body)

Use fondant to make little front feet and place just under the head.

Make fondant rear legs

Frost it. Frost everything.

add coconut shavings

Add your fondant ears (use water and drop of red food coloring to make it look like a bunny.

take two cups of shaved coconut and place into a large Ziploc bag. Add 4-7 drops of green food coloring and gently mix it around to until completely covered. Add more drops if needed.

Lay “grass” around the body of the Bunny Cake

Use two pink jelly beans and cut the back side / larger side of the bean to make the bunny’s eyes.

One black jelly bean cut from the smaller end to shape the nose

Finish by spreading jelly beans all over the grass and around the bunny.

 

That’s it. Done.

Try your hand at making your own Bunny Cake for Easter. If you do, we’ve love to see it. Take a photo and share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest.

 

 

 

 

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