How many times do I hear myself say, "where is that big orange binder?" or "has anyone seen that big orange binder?" The big orange binder has been accumulating recipes, kinspiration & original recipe cards tucked into plastic sleeves for my entire-almost-forty year existence. "The Big Orange Binder" is an organization attempt. It's a recipe with a story neatly packaged in a place where I'll always be able to find the ever-elusive . . . Big Orange Binder.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

French Toast a la MOTH

Papa says the secrets are:

1.  texas toast
2.  a big griddle
3.  lightly toast the bread before you dunk it in the eggie gunk

Whatever he does, he does it just right.  Papa cooks ONE meal in this house, and it's french toast.

Bread machine cinnamon roll dough

1/2 cup milk @ room temp
2 eggs, room temp
4 tbsp butter, room temp & cut into small bits
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups flour
1/3 cup corn starch
1 3/4 tsp yeast

Use dough setting. Scrape the sides 10-15 minutes into the program.

1/3 cup light brown sugar
3 tbsp sugar
1-1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
Butter to coat rolled dough

3 oz cream cheese
3 tbsp butter
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp milk, or enough for proper consistency

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Pumpkin Dump Cake. Stolen.

1 can (15 0z.) pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 can (12 oz.) evaporated milk

3 large eggs
1 cup sugar

1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 box Spice Cake Mix
1 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine pumpkin puree, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar and cinnamon until well-combined.
Pour into the baking dish. 
Sprinkle dry cake mix on top of it. 
Drizzle the butter over the top of that. 
Bake for about 55-60 minutes.
It might still be just a bit jiggly in the middle when done.
It will continue to set up as it cools.
Let it cool for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Add cool whip, ice cream or some other fabulous topping.