Friday, December 2, 2011

New Cooking for Real Saturday!! Sugar, Pumpkin Pie Spice and Everything Nice

Hey there! I was thinking this morning how busy it's been and how I haven't been able to blog as much. I really miss it and I'm going to try to do more in the coming months. If you missed me on GMA a couple of days ago, I'll post the video at the end of this blog.

Just wanted to let you know, in plenty of time for the big day, my holiday episode of Cooking for Real airs tomorrow morning at 8:30, then runs again Monday at 3:00pm.

I titled it Sugar, Pumpkin Pie Spice and Everything Nice and it's just that! I have a nice amount of sugar going on, another way to use up that pumpkin pie spice you may have left over from Halloween and Thanksgiving and a new twist on the green bean casserole! It's a really easy menu and the thing I love the most about it is dessert. Now, let's talk about that dessert ....

Sometimes things get cut for time and it's always really hard to pick what doesn't make it. It was REEEEEEEALLY hard for me to part with the topping that goes on the bread pudding, so...only here on my blog will you get the way to truly bring this dish home!! Now, don't get me wrong, it's great without it, but there is just something about the texture you get when you top it this way that I just suggest you try :-). I mean look at the texture ...
Crazy. Okay, so here goes addition to the recipe for my Double Chocolate Bread Pudding with Bourbon Whipped Cream:

Follow the recipe as is, but before you put it in the oven make the topping:

6 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into small cubes

2 tablespoons flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 cup pecans, chopped

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon maldon salt

In a medium bowl combine butter and toss with flour to coat all sides of the butter. Then add brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon and salt. Mix together with your hands to get butter to blend into all the ingredients. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the dish.

Then, continue with the recipe as is, baking it and topping it with the Bourbon Whipped Cream! See, you really get some inside stuff here :-). I taped this episode earlier this year, so I cannot remember if I even allude to the missing topping, but there it is for you and I really, REALLY suggest you try it :-)!!

Ok, please spread the news!! It's the last new ep of the year and I wanna go out with a bang! :-)

Cooking for Real!!! Sugar, Pumpkin Pie Spice and Everything Nice!!

Saturday at 8:30AM and Monday at 3PM

Ok, now here I go on GMA ... a quick note, it's live TV so I accidentally said Mother's in New Orleans puts

fruit "juice" in their bread pudding, I meant to say fruit "cocktail". :-)

Ok, here goes... several things are in the video, but the star was my Cinnamon Toast Pudding!


Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos said...

DVR is set. The lil' one has a doc appt. early Sat. but will watch when I get back. Now - I have to point this out, when you cook on a morning show, the hosts all hover around during the cooking segment and it's like a feast :) Great segment!

Machelle's Cooking Corner said...

Congrats on everything sunny! Glad your posting again :)

- Machelle's Cooking Corner

Nate V said...

Sunny just wanna say I love your show can't wait for next season ... Hey FYI the cheesecake with the sour cream top is becoming a big hit in my family ... On that not I used Philly cream cheese that tells you where I'm from an I know that you mentioned you are fond of Philly chreesesteaks .... Just wanted to say that across the bridges in to south jersey ... There is a real hot spot I believe it was actually in guy's show called Carmen's deli ... Hook yourself up with some cheesesteaks there and the hoagies are great as well ... Actually the place is legendary, but on your way there check out the Philly pretzel factory store there all over the Camden county area ... Possibly you will be inspired to grace us with a pretzel recipe ... Ok thanks let me know if you need help locating these hot spots....

Nate V

Ponderings: Donder and Blitzen said...

Great blog!

P.S. Your Quick Apple and Sweet Potato Soup recipe is sure to get a thumb's up from anyone eating it while watching today's game!