Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Chocolate Eclair

Make this dessert one time, share it with your friends and be prepared to make it again and again and again! That's how good this dessert is! People will either want you to make it for every get together or will want the recipe from you so they can make it themselves. The great part's really easy to prepare and you already probably have most of the ingredients needed to make it.

What You'll Need:
(Chocolate Sauce)
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
(Pudding Mixture)
2 boxes instant vanilla pudding
3 cups milk
8 oz cool whip

Graham Crackers

What You'll Do:
Put all chocolate sauce ingredients into a small, heavy pot on stove. Melt over medium heat, stirring often. Boil for one minute, stirring constantly. Make sure not to scortch the chocolate. Remove from heat and allow to stand for a few minutes. It will thicken slightly as it cools.

In a very large bowl, mix together the instant pudding and milk with a whisk. Fold in the cool whip with a spatula.

In a 9 x 13 pan, put a layer of graham crackers on bottom. Next, add a layer of pudding mixture. Top pudding with layer of chocolate sauce. Repeat layers so that you end up with 3 layers. You should end up with chocolate on top.

Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

BBQ Bacon & Cheese Fudburger

Hello yumminess! Is that a word? This recipe comes from an issue of the "Puck Fudder" that I was browsing through at Fudpucker's Restaurant a couple of years ago while at the beach. This burger is so delicious, definitely the best I've ever made at home. The BBQ sauce and bacon add a special touch to the burger, but what really makes it special is the basting sauce. Everyone in my family polished off their burgers in no time...even my almost 2 year old! I halved this recipe and it made 4 burgers. Also, I used regular salt and pepper and our favorite BBQ sauce since I didn't have the Fudpuckers brand. I served these burgers with grilled corn on the cob and guacamole with tortilla chips.
What You'll Need:
(Burger Mix)
2 pounds ground chuck
2 Tbsp. onions, finely diced
1/2 Tbsp. fresh garlic, finely diced
1 tsp. fresh ground pepper
2 tsp. fresh ground sea salt
(Basting Sauce)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. granulated garlic
What You'll Do:
Combine burger mix ingredients in bowl and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Combine basting sauce ingredients in bowl, mix thoroughly and set aside.
Pre-heat chargrill on high until very hot as you'll want to sear in the flavors as quickly as possible. Remove the burger mix from refrigerator and form into patties.
Place patties on pre-heated chargrill. (Do not press with spatula as this will dry them out and cause them to stick.)
Cook burgers for approximately 2 1/2 minutes and then brush with basting sauce. Flip burgers over, brush with basting sauce and cook for another 2 1/2 minutes or until done to your satisfaction. Remove from grill and garnish with cheddar cheese, bacon, Crazy Mother Pucker's Original Formula BBQ Sauce and other accompaniments of your choice.