July 4, 2011

Story Teller's Cafe French Toast

Story Teller's Cafe French Toast

Vanilla Sauce:
2 Egg Yolks
2 TBSP Sugar
1 C Milk
1 1/2 Tsp Vanilla

Whisk together the yolks and sugar in a small bowl. In a a saucepan, bring the milk and vanilla to a low boil then remover from heat. Add a little of the heated milk to the egg mixture to temper it, then add to the heated milk. Simmer over medium heat for a few minutes, stirring constantly until lightly thickened, but do not boil. Transfer to a bowl and set aside in an ice bath.

Caramel Sauce:
4 TBSP Butter
1/2 C Brown Sugar
1/4 C Heavy Cream

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add brown sugar and mix well. Add cream and bring to a simmer. Keep warm until needed.

French Toast:
1 Jumbo Egg
1 C Milk
1/8 Tsp Vanilla
8 Slices of Bread

In a shallow bowl, beat together the egg, milk and vanilla. Dip bread into mixture and cook on skillet over medium-high heat. Brown each side then transfer to a plate and spread the Vanilla Sauce on one slice then place another slice onto to make a sandwich. Cut diagonally and cover with the Caramel Sauce.

July 1, 2011

Frog Eye Salad


1 1/3 C. (8 oz) Acini Di Pepe uncooked
1 Can (20 oz) Pineapple Chunks, reserve 1/4 C. Juice
1 3/4 C. Milk
1/4 C. Sugar
1 (3.4 oz) Instant Vanilla Pudding
1 Can (8 oz) Crushed Pineapple, drained
2 (11 oz) Cans Manderine Oranges
2 C. Cool Whip, thawed
3 C. Rainbow Mini Marshmallows
3/4 C. Coconut Flakes

-Cook pasta 11 minutes. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
-In large bowl, beat reserved pineapple juice, milk sugar and pudding for 2 minutes.
-Gently stir in pasta and remaining ingredients, cover.
-Refrigerate at least 5 hours

January 20, 2011

Chocolate Frosting

Try this easy frosting on your next chocolate cake!

Chocolate Frosting
2 cups cream
1 1/3 cup milk
6 oz box of chocolate pudding

Mix until fluffy and creamy

January 10, 2011

Chewy Granola Bars

Extra chewy granola bars. You can make them your own by picking different ingredients to add in! Try using any combination of miniature chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, raisins, chopped dried fruits, mini M&M's or Reeces Pieeces, chopped nuts, etc

* 4 1/2 cups rolled oats
* 1 cup all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2/3 cup butter, softened
* 1/2 cup honey
* 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
* 2 cups miniature semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease one 9x13 inch pan.
2. In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, flour, baking soda, vanilla, butter or margarine, honey and brown sugar. Stir in the 2 cups assorted chocolate chips, raisins, nuts etc.
3. Lightly press mixture into the prepared pan. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool for 10 minutes then cut into bars. Let bars cool completely in pan before removing or serving.