Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stuffed French Toast

Ok, so I love IHOP's stuffed french toast. Like, seriously LOVE IT! I decided to try my hand at making my own. I searched high and low for a recipe, and then I lost the recipe. So this is my homemade version of stuffed french toast.

What you'll need:
Cream cheese frosting
Chocolate chips (optional)

Betty Crocker's cream cheese frosting recipe :

1 package (8oz) cream cheese, softened
1 Tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 Cups powdered sugar

In large bowl, beat cream cheese, milk and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until smooth and spreadable. Refrigerate any remaining frosting.

Source : Betty Crocker Cupcakes

So I made the frosting first, while my griddle was heating up (350-400 works great!!). I found about 1 loaf of bread (we found 2 bags of bread, neither were full or even half!).

I guessed at how many eggs we'd need (ok, I only had 6 in the house!) then I added milk (about 1/2 cup) for the french toast coating. Which was the perfect amount of eggs for the amount of bread I had. The number of eggs will go up if you use more bread.

Spread the cream cheese frosting on 1 slice of bread, put another slice of bread on top, then dunk it in the french toast coating. Then when the "sandwich" was coated completely, I put it on the griddle and sprinkled cinnamon on the side that was up.

The Mr has been on a "cream cheese and chocolate chip" kick lately, so I put some chocolate chips in 2 of the sandwiches. He was grateful, and said they were amazing!

hen we flipped them over so the other side would cook. We then put the done toasts on a plate. Be sure to put the sandwiches flat on the plate, the frosting inside is "molten lava hot" and makes the bread slide all over.

Then, grab the milk, and the maple syrup (if you desire more sugar!) and dig in!!

The Mr put maple sugar on his, I ate mine without, I was in heaven!!

Any questions? Post a comment! ♥

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Free Valentines Day Printables

So, I put on my Facebook status : What is your favorite love song? I'm making Valentine's Day decorations... I got some responses back, and today, since I was up wicked early {Early for me!!} I searched those songs out and made them into printables!! I used Photoshop, although there is an awesome tutorial here : I am Momma Hear my Roar.

**The first 2 printables, Keep Calm and Kiss me AND Keep Calm and Love on, I DID NOT MAKE! I am not taking credit for them! **

I created my printables at 8x10. Just click on the picture, or right click to open a new window/page whichever is easier for you! {And yes, I really like that font!} Enjoy!

Keep Calm and Kiss Me!

Keep Calm and Love on!

My love - By Sia

I don't wanna miss a thing - Aerosmith

The promise - Tracy Chapman

I'm Yours - Jason Mraz

I want you to - Weezer

Bubbly - Colbie Callait

1 2 3 4 - Plain White T's

Are you gonna kiss me or not - Thompson Square

And last but not least, is the Subway Art printable I made :

I customized it when I gave it to the girls, this one says BOY & GIRL!

I'm going to check these right away. Let me know if any of the links don't work, this is my, uh, first time...
I checked them all, the links all work!

Love to those who love *free* things!! ♥

Food and Crafts

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