Henry’s Creations

Chocolate Dipped Peppermint Oreos

These cookies were Henry’s idea and it was a great idea!  He loves chocolate and peppermint.  We bought lots of different kinds of chocolate at the baking shop.  There were lots of different prices and qualities of the chocolate and it turns out the Guittard chocolate was the best.  We made more using a cheaper candy coating chocolate and both…

Kittencal’s Buttery Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

I don’t know who Kittencal is but her recipe for sugar cookies is a good one!  She also includes the recipe for icing that hardens but we never tried that as we were dipping in melted chocolate. I followed it exactly and it was perfect! INGREDIENTS 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla 1⁄2 teaspoon…

Henry’s Deep Fried Big Mac!

This was a side project of Henry’s when I got out the deep fryer out to make the egg rolls for the Vietnamese Bun.  Henry concocted some kind of batter to smear over it and dropped it in the hot oil.  It was surprisingly good for a few bites.  He also deep fried the McDonalds apple pie but that was…

Henry’s Vanilla Macaroons with Double Chocolate Ganache

Henry went to a cooking camp at Sur La Table in the summer and learned how to make these.  These pictures are from two different attempts.  The first time the batter was too thick and had a little peak on top that kept them from laying level which was a problem because they kept slipping apart once the filling was…

Bechamel, Pasta and Keilbasa with Vegetables

Henry made this dinner while we were staying in our Laguna house on vacation.  I added the vegetables.  He learned how to make béchamel and added parmesan for the sauce.  I can’t remember the ratios for the béchamel but he did a good job.  It tasted great with the smoked sausage.  I hadn’t eaten that stuff for a long time.…

Henry’s S’mores Brownies

This was Henry’s second attempt at S’mores Brownies.  The first had the marshmallows cooking in the brownie batter and turned into a thick chewy but delicious candy like thing.  These turned out much better and more like a real s’more.  I would have added chocolate chips on top of the brownie to give it the strong chocolate flavor you expect…

See’s Candy Butterscotch Squares

Henry and I were in the Orange County Airport waiting for our flight back to NYC after 3 weeks in California.  I opened Pandora’s box by contemplating buying a little bag of 12 butterscotch squares (my favorite See’s candy!)  Henry didn’t understand why I was debating the purchase so much.  I didn’t want to remind myself how much I liked them…

Henry’s Cinnamon Orange Rolls

Sending Henry to some cooking classes has yeilded quite a few fun things recently.  I am going to have to ask Henry the details of this recipe as I can’t remember exactly how he made these but they were amazing!   Henry made his own yeasted dough to which he added some orange zest.  He made the filling with brown…

Henry’s Scrambled Egg Pizza!

        I don’t even know how to start to describe this!  During spring break a friend of mine was in town and invited me to see Wicked with her extra ticket.  I had made a lasagna for the family to eat while I was gone and left a clean kitchen and a nice lasagna on the stove…