Easy Halloween Mummy Cupcakes

Easy Halloween Mummy Cupcakes

Even if you’re not an experienced cupcake decorator, these little mummies are super easy to make and my kids loved them at their Halloween party. You can use any dark-colored cupcake or muffin and turn them into a creepy mummy in a heartbeat.

 

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners, preferable dark-colored or Halloween-themed ones.

  • Combine cake mix, water, eggs, and oil in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened, about 30 seconds. Beat at medium speed until batter is smooth and creamy, about 2 minutes. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18 to 21 minutes. Remove from oven and cool tins on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove cupcakes from the tins and cool completely on a wire rack before decorating, about 1 hour.

  • Spoon frosting in an pastry bag or a plastic bag with the corner cut off. Pipe strands of frosting onto the top and bottom of the cupcakes, leaving an oval eye shape exposed in the middle. Pipe 2 dots in the exposed middle for the mummy’s eyes. Place 2 chocolate chips flat-side up in the middle of each dot for the pupils.

 

 

Editor’s Note:

The directions for making cupcakes are based on the particular brand mentioned. Follow instructions on the box if using a different brand.

 

Nutrition Facts

361 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 48g; fat 19.3g; cholesterol 27.5mg; sodium 205.2mg.

 
 

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Baked Pork Chops

Baked Pork Chops

This simple preparation is perfect for a weeknight — just shake and bake!

Level: Easy

Total: 40 min

Active: 10 min

Yield: 4 servings

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. 
  2. Combine the panko, oil, Parmesan, Italian seasoning and 3/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Put the pork chops in a large bowl and toss to coat with 1 tablespoon water. Place the pork chops in the bag and shake well to coat, pressing the breadcrumb mixture firmly into the meat.
  3. Place the pork chops on a wire rack set on a baking sheet and top evenly with any breadcrumbs remaining in the bag. Bake until the breadcrumbs are dark golden and the internal temperature of the chops registers 145 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer (avoid touching bone), 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately with lemon wedges if using.

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Mini Pork Wrapped Asparagus

Mini Pork Wrapped Asparagus

Servings: 2               Preparation: 10min            Cooking: 10min

 

One great way to serve asparagus is by wrapping them in pork loin. Many recipes use pork belly or beef, but by using savory pork loin that has low fat, you can still get a delicious taste while not overpowering the flavors of the asparagus. Adding our YAMASA Soy Sauce to this dish creates a wonderful burst of umami that will instantly make you come back for seconds!

Ingredients

  • 4 slices (approx. 100g) of thinly sliced Pork loin (or Bacon)
  • 4 asparagus spears
  • A (Sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons of REGULAR SOY SAUCE (Alternative Organic Tamari, Less Salt soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons of “Sake” (rice cooking wine or white wine)
  • 1 teaspoon of Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Vegetable oil

 

Instructions

  1. Trim asparagus. To separate the hard unwanted stem from the tender stem, grab several spears at once, grasping the stems in one hand and the bottoms in the other then snap.
  2. Spread a slice of pork, and roll a spear of asparagus diagonally, slightly exposing the top and the bottom of the asparagus. Make 4 rolls.
  3. Pour vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat and cook STEP 2.
  4. Turn the rolls over as you need until browned. Coat the Wrapped Asparagus with “A (Sauce)” and coat the rolls while cooking in pan. Slowly lower the heat after adding the “A (Sauce)”. Cut the rolls into easy-to-eat size, and serve.

 

 

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Cedar Planked Salmon

Cedar Planked Salmon

This is a dish my brother prepared for me in Seattle. It is by far the best salmon I’ve ever eaten. I like to serve it with an Asian-inspired rice and roasted asparagus.

 

Ingredients

 

Directions

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  • Soak the cedar planks for at least 1 hour in warm water. Soak longer if you have time.

  • In a shallow dish, stir together the vegetable oil, rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, green onions, ginger, and garlic. Place the salmon fillets in the marinade and turn to coat. Cover and marinate for at least 15 minutes, or up to one hour.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat. Place the planks on the grate. The boards are ready when they start to smoke and crackle just a little.

  • Place the salmon fillets onto the planks and discard the marinade. Cover, and grill for about 20 minutes. Fish is done when you can flake it with a fork. It will continue to cook after you remove it from the grill.

 

Nutrition Facts

678 calories; protein 61.3g; carbohydrates 1.7g; fat 45.8g; cholesterol 178.6mg; sodium 981.2mg.

 

 

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Grilled Salmon with Bacon and Corn Relish

Grilled Salmon with Bacon and Corn Relish

You are really going to love this exciting and vibrant new way to use salmon. It’s dressed up with an easy and summery relish. Did I mention there will be bacon? Oh, yeah.

 

Prep: 20 mins        Cook: 25 mins        Total: 45 mins        Servings: 2        Yield:2 servings

 

Ingredients:

6 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
2 ears white corn
¼ cup chopped green onions – white and light green parts separated from green tops
¼ cup diced red bell pepper
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 tablespoon rice vinegar, or more to taste
½ teaspoon vegetable oil
2 (8 ounce) center-cut boneless salmon fillets
1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 cup fresh spinach leaves (Optional)
 

Directions:

Step 1
Preheat an outdoor grill (preferably charcoal) for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

Step 2
Place bacon in a skillet over medium heat and cook until browned and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 3
Cut kernels from corn ears into a large bowl using a sharp knife held at a 45-degree angle. Scrape cobs with the back of the knife into the bowl to get the juices.

Step 4
Stir white and light green parts of green onions into bacon and add red bell pepper; cook and stir until vegetables just start to become tender, about 2 minutes. Stir corn into bacon mixture and let corn just warm through. Season with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, a few chopped dark green onion tops, olive oil, and rice vinegar. Turn off heat under relish.

Step 5
Spread vegetable oil onto both sides of salmon fillets and season fish with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.

Step 6
Cook on preheated grill until fish shows good grill marks, the flesh flakes easily, and fish is still slightly pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side. A crack that opens up in the salmon flesh as you cook will let you see how done the salmon is in the middle.

Step 7
Divide spinach leaves onto 2 plates and top each with a salmon fillet and half the bacon relish. Sprinkle on a few green onion tops for garnish.

 

Cook’s Note:

I didn’t have any in the garden, but a little fresh tarragon is great in this too.

 

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 605 calories; protein 56.6g; carbohydrates 20.2g; fat 33.1g; cholesterol 140.8mg; sodium 754.8mg. Full Nutrition

 

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