The Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe – Adventures of Mel

The Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe – Tips for how to make the best buttercream frosting for cake decorating. Smooth, creamy, and bursting with vanilla flavor, it’s the perfect recipe for cupcakes! While I consider this recipe to be the best buttercream frosting ever, … Continue reading The Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe – Adventures of Mel

Dark Chocolate Sandwich

Serves: 8 Preparation time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1/4 cup fat-free evaporated milk 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened 8 slices thin whole-wheat or white sandwich bread 3 tablespoons bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips 2 tablespoons chopped toasted hazelnuts (optional) Preparation 1. Heat evaporated milk just until boiling. Add chocolate, let stand for 1 minute, then whisk until smooth. Let cool slightly. 2. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Divide the chocolate mixture on the unbuttered side of 4 slices, leaving a little border. Press chocolate chips and nuts, if using, into … Continue reading Dark Chocolate Sandwich

Citrus Strawberries

Serves: 4 servings, 3/4 cup each Preparation time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier or other orange liqueur 1 teaspoon lemon juice Preparation 1. Combine strawberries, sugar, Grand Marnier (or other orange liqueur) and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Let stand, stirring once or twice, until the strawberries release their juice, about 10 minutes. Continue reading Citrus Strawberries

Broiled Mango

To cut a mango, slice both ends of the fruit off, and set it upright to remove the skin with a sharp knife. With the seed perpendicular to you, slice the fruit from both sides of the seed, yielding two large pieces. Next, turn the seed parallel to you and slice the two smaller pieces of fruit from each side. Last, cut the fruit into the desired shape. Serves: 2 Preparation time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 mango, peeled and sliced Lime wedges Preparation 1. Position rack in upper third of oven and preheat broiler. Line a broiler pan with foil. … Continue reading Broiled Mango