5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE..too easy…too good!

I first posted this DELICIOUS RECIPE……on Tuesday, October 28, 2008. The recipe got a lot of hits! Everyone loved it! I thought it would be GREAT for the holidays! Let me know what you think after you make it!

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
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4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mugAdd dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

 

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!

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Chocolate Pudding in a Mug
Serves 1

In the early days of microwave ovens, a recipe like this was always part of the demonstrations given by manufacturers’ home economists. It proved how fast and how much fun the microwave could be. It still does.
1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 tablespoons sugar

3/4 cup milk

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. In a large mug (at least 12 ounces), dissolve the cornstarch, cocoa, and sugar in the milk.

2. Microwave on high for 90 seconds, or until mixture boils.

3. Stir in the vanilla extract.

4. Chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.

Substitutions: Instead of cocoa, use 3 tablespoons chocolate bits. Stir them into the hot pudding with the vanilla. Instead of vanilla, use orange zest, grated or very finely julienned.

Idea from my friends. Let me know if any good! Will also try it.

You have KRISTI to thank for this one!

SPACE ADVENTURE*

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SOON…YOU WILL BE GOING INTO SPACE….TO THE MOON, FOR 6 MONTHS. WHAT WOULD YOU LOVE TO HAVE AS YOUR LAST “REAL MEAL” ON EARTH BEFORE YOU GO?

Diana Krall – Fly me to the moon

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MAXINE takes on MARTHA in the KITCHEN…LAUGH with DORAZ*

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Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of an ice cream cone to prevent ice cream drips.
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Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Pete’s sake! You are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it, anyway!

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To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
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Buy Hungry Jack mashed potato mix. Keeps in the pantry for up to a year.

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When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won’t be any white mess on the outside of the cake.

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Go to the bakery! Hell, they’ll even decorate it for you!
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If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it’s still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant ‘fix-me-up..’
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If you over-salt a dish while you are cooking, that’s too bad. Please recite with me the real woman’s motto: ‘I made it, you will eat it and I don’t care how bad it tastes!’
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Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.
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Celery? Never heard of it!

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Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.

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The Mrs. Smith frozen pie directions do not include brushing egg whites

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Cure for headaches: take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead.

The throbbing will go away.

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Take a lime, mix it with tequila, chill and drink! All your pains go away!

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Don’t throw out all that leftover wine. Freeze into ice cubes for future use in.
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Leftover wine??????????? HELLO!!!!!!!

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Lastly, if you don’t share this with your friends within the next 5 minutes, your belly button will unscrew and your butt will fall off.

Thanks Kristi!

7/21…What do you have to say?

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If a STRANGER wanted to give you $5000.00, and all you had to do is EAT some food they cooked…no questions asked….WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Fun Cartoon for a Saturday~~~*

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If you shop at COSTCO…you will get this CARTOON from Kristi*

A GUIDE for the SINGLE MAN……….*(*

This is the ultimate guide to good food eating for bachelors…

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1. BREAD: Sesame seeds and Poppy seeds are the only officially acceptable “spots” that should be seen on the surface of any loaf of bread. Fuzzy and hairy looking white or green growth areas are good indications that your bread has turned into a pharmaceutical laboratory experiment.

2. CANNED GOODS: Any canned goods that have become the size or shape of a softball should be disposed of. Carefully.

3. CARROTS: A carrot that you can tie a clove hitch in is not fresh.

4. CEREAL: It is generally a good rule of thumb that cereal should be discarded when it is two years or longer beyond the expiration date.

5. CHIP DIP: If you can take it out of its container and bounce it on the floor, it has gone bad.

6. DAIRY PRODUCTS: Milk is spoiled when it starts to look like yogurt. Yogurt is spoiled when it starts to look like cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is spoiled when it starts to look like regular cheese. Regular cheese is nothing but spoiled milk anyway and can’t get any more spoiled than it is already. Cheddar cheese is spoiled when you think it is bleu cheese but you realize you’ve never purchased that kind.

7. EGGS: When something starts pecking its way out of the shell, the egg is probably past its prime.

8. EMPTY CONTAINERS: Putting empty containers back into the refrigerator is an old trick, but it only works if you live with someone or have a maid.

9. EXPIRATION DATES: This is NOT a marketing ploy to encourage you to throw away perfectly good food so that you’ll spend more on groceries. Perhaps you’d benefit by having a calendar in your kitchen.

10. FLOUR: Flour is spoiled when it wiggles.

11. FROZEN FOODS: Frozen foods that have become an integral part of the defrosting problem in your freezer compartment will probably be spoiled (or wrecked anyway) by the time you pry them out with a kitchen knife.

12. GAG TEST: Anything that makes you gag is spoiled (except for leftovers from what you cooked for yourself last night).

13. LETTUCE: Iceberg lettuce is spoiled when you can’t get it off the bottom of the vegetable crisper without sandpaper. Romaine lettuce is spoiled when it turns liquid.

14. MAYONNAISE: If it makes you violently ill after you eat it, the mayonnaise is spoiled.

15. MEAT: If opening the refrigerator door causes all stray animals within a three-block radius to congregate outside your house, the meat is spoiled.

16. POTATOES: Fresh potatoes do not have roots, branches, or dense, leafy undergrowth.

17. RAISINS: Raisins should not be harder than your teeth.

18. SALT: It never spoils.

19. UNMARKED ITEMS: You know it is well beyond prime when you’re tempted to discard the Tupperware along with the food. Generally speaking, Tupperware containers should not burp when you open them.

20. GENERAL RULE OF THUMB: Most food cannot be kept longer than the average life span of a hamster. Keep a hamster in or near your refrigerator to gauge this.

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Smile of the Day……….*

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I love cooking with wine.

Sometimes I even put some in the food.

Your Holiday Mission: Gain 7 pounds…AGAIN!…ugh…Do you accept?

I can’t take it! Not again! Does this system ever fail? Can I ever win? Must I always be the loser? I am so TIRED of hearing from people that it is the time of year we are EXPECTED to gain 7 pounds, more or less! How does my body know when it is a holiday? Does it pick up signals from outer space from some demented alien who thinks it’s funny to see me get fatter? I work so hard at resisting temptation, and then I have that weak moment where i say, ” OH, what the h*ll, might as well!” So, I figured out a few things that may help me NEXT year. I realized we always make “special” recipes on “special occassions” only. Of course, we are going to keep looking at that fudge until we eat a few pieces, right? We are not going to resist grandma’s fresh made pumpkin pie, are we? NO WAY! So, I have a solution for NEXT year. I plan on baking all those “special” recipes WHENEVER I happen to want them. I am NOT waiting until the holidays anymore. I figure my brain will be happy to know it can eat those foods ANYTIME, so it will not be craving them! I mean, think about it. When we know we can have something in life, we decide we do not want it anymore. Once it is attainable, the challenge is gone! I believe this plan will work. Do you? Do you accept this mission?

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Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE..too easy…too good!

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mugAdd dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don’t be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).

 

And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!

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Chocolate Pudding in a Mug
Serves 1

In the early days of microwave ovens, a recipe like this was always part of the demonstrations given by manufacturers’ home economists. It proved how fast and how much fun the microwave could be. It still does.
1 tablespoon cornstarch

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 tablespoons sugar

3/4 cup milk

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. In a large mug (at least 12 ounces), dissolve the cornstarch, cocoa, and sugar in the milk.

2. Microwave on high for 90 seconds, or until mixture boils.

3. Stir in the vanilla extract.

4. Chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.

Substitutions: Instead of cocoa, use 3 tablespoons chocolate bits. Stir them into the hot pudding with the vanilla. Instead of vanilla, use orange zest, grated or very finely julienned.

Idea from my friends. Let me know if any good! Will also try it.

You have KRISTI to thank for this one!