Grilled Orange Chicken & Snowman cupcakes

Grilled Orange Chicken & Snowman cupcakes (Thanks Tami!)

 

Picture_11

 

Grilled Orange Chicken

 

Ingredients

 

 

  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 (3 pound) chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat a grill for medium heat.
  2. Combine the marmalade, vinegar, olive oil, and sage in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat for 2 minutes until smooth. Stir in the chives, then remove 1/3 of the sauce to serve with the chicken later on.
  3. Season the chicken pieces with garlic salt and pepper. Grill for about 15 minutes on each side, then brush with glaze. Continue cooking until done, 20 to 30 minutes, turning occasionally, and brushing with additional glaze. Serve with reserved marmalade glaze.

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 597 | Total Fat: 32.5g | Cholesterol: 146mg

What to Drink?

Wine Riesling
Cocktail Tom Collins
Beer Beer
Chilled Non-Alcoholic Boston Iced Tea

More Recipes at AllRecipes.com

 

SnowMan Cup Cakes

http://o.aolcdn.com/videoplayer/AOL_PlayerLoader.swf
 

Picture_12

About The Snowman Cupcakes

To make Karen and Alan’s snowmen, you’ll need three vanilla cupcakes baked with foil wrappers. Store-bought vanilla frosting makes a neutral white base, and either coconut or coarse white sugar creates the effect of snow. Thin chocolate wafers are transformed into jaunty hats, and chocolate chips make perfect little eyes. Colorful chocolate candies are the snowman’s buttons, and a sliver of an orange fruit slices becomes a carrot nose. You can even make a scarf from fruit leather to ward off the chill. Have fun and be creative — there’s no wrong way to make a snowman.To make your own Snowman Cupcakes, you’ll need the following:
10 vanilla cupcakes baked in foil liners
1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
2 cups sweetened coconut or white decorating sugar
Chocolate chips
Orange fruit slices
Chocolate wafer cookies
Red and green candy-coated chocolates

Here are Karen and Alan’s easy decorating steps:
1. Place the coconut or the decorating sugar into a shallow bowl. Spoon 1/4 cup of the vanilla frosting into a resealable bag.

2. Spread a mound of vanilla frosting on top of a cupcake. Gently roll the top of the frosted cupcake in either the coconut or sugar and coat completely. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes.

3. For the hats, use a serrated knife to cut 1/3 from a chocolate cookie for the cap. Place the larger piece on the top edge of one of the decorated cupcakes. Add the smaller piece as the brim with the cut edges touching. Snip a small corner from the bag with the vanilla frosting and pipe several lines on top of the cap and a line along the edge to secure. Add a small candy at the top for the button. Or trim 1/2 inch from either side of a cookie to make a top hat. Insert a small knife into the top edge of the decorated cupcake and insert the small end of the cookie. Use one of the trimmed edges as the brim. Secure with a decorative line of vanilla frosting. Add some small candies as decorations.

4. Arrange the cupcakes in rows of two or three lengthwise to make the snowmen bodies. Use the chocolate chips for the eyes, pointed end in. Cut small pieces of the orange slices for the noses and press them into the center of the face cupcake. Press some of the red or green candies into the frosting as buttons.

Learn more about Karen Tack, Alan Richardson and Hello, Cupcake!

 

 

 

Advertisements

About anisesmith

I have a Masters Degree in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University. I am a Marketing & Social Media College Instructor, Course Developer, Digital Webinar Developer and Social Media Strategist. My Marketing experience consists of, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare Content, Direct Response, Mobile, Email and Digital. I am also proficient with Augmented Reality,Web Analytics, Print and Promotional Products. I have a special interest in NFC (Near Field Communications), Virtual Worlds and the Semantic Web because I believe these technologies are the wave of the future. Proficient in: Microsoft Office Suite, Basecamp, Moodle [LMS], Constant Contact, WordPress, basic HTML, iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, Key Note, ScreenFlow and Google Analytics. Demonstrated knowledge in: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, Instagram, Buffer, Triberr, Pheed, Tumblr, Vine, FourSquare, Slideshare, Layar, Tailwind, Houzz, Second Life and other related platforms. When I am not online I am a rabid Philadelphia EAGLES Fan, closet Foodie and mom to a miniature male version of myself.

Posted on September 15, 2011, in Asian, Chicken, Pie, Cake & Cupcakes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: