Have a Halloween hangover? Cure it with one last treat before you put away those decorations!

Spooky Chef Scott here with another Gruesome installment for your Holiday Season.

 

Let me say right up front that I made a Grave mistake in my video. With regards to how much milk I used in the pudding formula… I should have said 1 (one) and ¾ Cups of milk per batch. But in my defense I was working in a haunted house, so I may not have been in my right mind. You may be saying, “and that’s different from any other day, how?”

 

Just enjoy the video, and try not to judge.

 

Here’s what you need…

 

Tools:

  • Tall Cup (2 if you have them)
  • Party Mug
  • Cross Blade
  • pudding serving cups (I only use 4 in the video, but I had enough pudding for a 5th and maybe even a 6th)
  • A stir stick (I used the handle of a spoon)

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 ½ Cups of milk divided (1 ¾ Cups each)
  • 1 Package (small) INSTANT Chocolate Pudding mix
  • 1 Package (small) INSTANT Pistachio Pudding mix
  • Oreo Cookies (with the tops unscrewed and reserved. Feel free to eat the filling and the bottoms)
  • Bugles (if you can find chocolate bugles, use them. If you can’t, then dip your own in melted chocolate and chill)
  • Gummy Worms

 

  1. Put 1 ¾ Cups Cold milk in the tall cup. Add Chocolate Pudding and blend for 10 seconds.
  2. Immediately pour the chocolate pudding in the party mug for safe keeping.
  3. If you only have 1 Tall cup then act fast! Rinse the tall cup to proceed. If you are among the fortunate few that have 2 Tall cups… then just move on.
  4. Repeat Step #1 with the Pistachio Pudding mix
  5. Pour both flavors of pudding into each pudding serving cup
  6. Swirl with the handle of a spoon or similar.
  7. Add 2 Gummi Worms for legs
  8. Add an Oreo top cookie and a bugle for a hat.
  9. Chill and Serve!

 

The spookiest kids pudding cup since the Wonderful World of Oz!

Don’t Get Skeered!!!

Chef Scott

 

 

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Full Throttle Thursday – I’m FALLiiiing in Love

Lauren here, your Magic Bullet Blender Kitchen Magician – and single white female – comin’ atcha from the great state of Connecticut, yet again.

I may be that girl who ‘falls in love’ once a week – but this time – it’s for real.

And it’s head over heels – with, of course, a food –  SWEET CINNAMON BUTTER.

This little dollop of joy is beyond easy [granted, many things are when using the Magic Bullet Blender] and gives your fall dinners a different twist. Toss this on the table during your Thanksgiving Dinner instead of your standard, boring, out of the wrapper butter and impress ya guests.

Got some new in-laws coming over? Do it.

Just you and your significant other? Do it.

A random Tuesday night where you are craving carbs and just want to watch A&E re-runs of the overly sensored cable version of The Sopranos alone? Buy some rolls and Do it.

MAGIC BULLET BLENDER PARTS:

  • Magic Bullet Blender Tall Cup
  • Magic Bullet Blender Cross Blade

INGREDIENTS:

  • [1] stick of butter, softened
  • [1 Tablespoon] light brown sugar
  • [1 Tablespoon] honey
  • [1] pinch of salt
  • [1/2 Teaspoon] cinnamon

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. –          Add all ingredients to tall cup
  2. –          Blend for 5 seconds
  3. –          Get all Eddie Money on that cup and give ‘er a good shakin
  4. –          Blend additional 5 seconds
  5. –          Refrigerate and save, or slam some of that stuff on bread – yum

As you can see by the above – you got both the SALTY and the SWEET covered. Make this delicious goodness FAR in advance – refrigerate in a cute container – whip it out a game time – and YOU ARE GOLDEN – like that crazy group of girls. So go get all ‘Betty White’ on that butter and try it out.

Now before I go – I have a question for you – if anyone can think of SOMETHING for me to do during my videos during the, say, 10 seconds that I am blending, INSTEAD of awkwardly looking at the camera like Paula Abdul during an American Idol panel – I will:

A. give you my undying thanks.

B. give you a SICK shout out during the next vid.

C. use your suggestion.

D. something else, I don’t know, maybe a gift card to a coffee joint or something.

Alrighty kiddos –  got a bunch to do. Hitting up Jersey to see one of my best little pumpkin’s hockey games – and some NYC action.

Get after it.

Until Tuesday – Happiest Blending, from my big, bulky heart in Connecticut – to all of Yours.

Xo Lauren

Colonel CustARD had a pumpkin..

My little goblins –
Lauren here – Magic Bullet Blender Kitchen Magician by day, History enthusiast by night.

Below is the exact recipe and instructions per the video for PUMPKIN CUSTARD TOPPED WITH SWEET CINNAMON WHIPPED CREAM. Make it the night before and make yourself look like a top chef in front of company this weekend.

MAGIC BULLET BLENDER PARTS:

Magic Bullet Blender Tall Cup

Magic Bullet Blender Short Cup

Magic Bullet Blender Cross Blade

Magic Bullet Blender Flat Blade

INGREDIENTS:

PUMPKIN CUSTARD

  • [1] egg
  • [1 Cup] pure pumpkin
  • [3 oz.] granulated sugar
  • [5 oz.] evaporated milk
  • [1/2 teaspoon] ground cinnamon
  • [1/4 teaspoon] ground ginger

SWEET CINNAMON WHIPPED CREAM

  • [1/2 Cup] chilled whipping cream
  • [1/2 teaspoon] granulated sugar
  • [1/2 teaspoon] ground cinnamon
  • [1 teaspoon] vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. –          Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. –          To tall cup add sugar, egg, cinnamon and ginger
  3. –          Pulse 5 times with cross blade
  4. –          Add pumpkin and evaporated milk
  5. –          Blend for 10 seconds
  6. –          Fill [3] 4. oz custard cups all the way with tall cup contents
  7. –          Fill a medium sized baking dish 1/3 of the way with hot water
  8. –          CAREFULLY place custard cups into baking dish
  9. –          Bake for about an hour until center is set up
  10. –          Let cool completely and refrigerate [I like to do it over night]

BEFORE SERVING

  1. –          Add whipping cream, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract to short cup
  2. –          Blend for 10 seconds – break – blend for 7 seconds
  3. –          Top each of the custard cups with a dollop of whipped cream
  4. –          Optional – garnish with a cinnamon stick

 

You. Are. DONE.

THESE ARE SOOOO EASY and SOOO impressive!!! Try them out this weekend while you are rocking out to Monster Mash dressed up as A.C Slater or Madonna or whatever. You won’t be disappointed Kiddos.

Until next time – HAPPY HALLOWEEN – AND HAPPY BLENDING, from my Big Heart flying all over New England this weekend – to all of Yours.

Best regards,

‘Bitter in CT because I was going to be Bret ‘the Hitman’ Hart and now I’m going to be a ballerina’ Lauren xo

Hi Everybody!

It’s me Chef Scott from… not so sunny St. Petersburg Florida.

 

“We’re Sorry, the 3:00 Performance Of Scooters Across America has been Canceled due to Inclement Weather.”

 

Oy. Grounded. Luckily, I got a can of pumpkin a couple weeks ago thinking, I should do a pie in my bullet.

 

First I looked for a recipe on the back of the can. I didn’t have 2 of the ingredients. Then I consulted my many cookbooks and baking bibles… I didn’t have MOST of the ingredients.

 

In instances like these, where I have a hankerin’, but limited resources… I picture Gene Wilder in Young Frankenstein flipping knobs and spinning dials… Lightning… Crazy hair… rubber gloves! Y’know, gotta build it yourself… Mad Scientist Style!

 

So in the interest of the season, I now present,

 

The Pie of Frankenstein… (don’t be skeered!)

 

You need:

Tools and Equipment:

  • Tall Cup
  • Cross Blade
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spatula
  • Tesla Electric Coil ( just for effect, really. You could substitute spooky candles )

 

Ingredients: (the meat… wait, I thought you said it was pumpkin!?)

  • ¾ Cup Heavy Cream (substitute ½ & ½ )
  • 1 TBS  Orange Juice
  • ¾ Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Can   Pumpkin Puree (make sure to get 100% pumpkin. Not “Pie Filling”. You want it pure.)
  • 2          Eggs

 

SHOCKING SPICE MIX: (mix these together first before you start the recipe!)

  • 1 ¼ tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp   Ginger
  • ¼ tsp   Cloves
  • ½ tsp   Salt
  • ½ tsp   All Spice

 

 

you also need:

  • 1          9” Pie shell (either a pie d’oh you’ve made yourself… or frozen store bought. It’s okay.)

 

Do This… bwah ha ha ha ha ….!

okay, Now:

 

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. You will need to make this batter in 2 halves. Put half of each ingredient in the tall cup in the order listed. Blend until smooth. Shake like a cocktail shaker at least once.
  3. Pour mixture into the mixing bowl. You will add the other half to it.
  4. Repeat Step #2. and add to previous mixture. Stir to combine.
  5. Pour Mixture gently and carefully into your waiting pie shell.
  6. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes
  7. Reduce Oven Temp to 350, and continue baking for 30-40 minutes. Until center of pie is set. Don’t overbake, check pie at 30 mins and decide…

 

Now do this…muaw Muaw MUAW HAHAHAHAHA!!! and roll your eyes back…

Okay… if you made your own pie d’oh, then you should cut some decorative leaves or some other shape with a cookie cutter or knife. On a sheet pan lined with parchment, bake the decorations NEXT TO the pie. Remove Deco at the 15 minute mark, before you reduce the heat. (actually, check your deco at 10 mins)

 

The Pie will look inflated and puffed up in the oven, but will flatten as it cools. Cool on a rack until it reaches room temperature, then chillDunh DUNH dunh….> until ready to serve.

 

Place your decorations on top of the pie… make sure there aren’t enough to go around to help incite screaming and gnashing of teeth. You can serve it with a dollop of Whipped Cream made in your Bullet!

 

Yell this… “It’s a MONSTER!” and click the dining room lights off and on a few times just prior to service… your family will probably appreciate it, mine didn’t.

 

Happy Baking you Ghouls!

 

This recipe steps nicely through the rest of the season with you… just don’t serve it with all that eye rolling and crazy hair… it’s inappropriate.

 

Until next time…

I’m sending my warmest regards,

Chef Scott

PS: as this was pieced together from about 5 different recipes, much like the Frankenstein Monster, I hope that you can see just how easy it is to combine and substitute just to fit your needs … make it your own! I did!

 

 

 


Make this Halloween a REAL TREAT..

BOO!

Did I scare you?

…. Probably not.

Lauren here, your Magic Bullet Blender Kitchen Magician –

FACT – in 2004, I showed up in downtown Salem, MA dressed up as Lebron James.

FACT – in 2008, I dressed up as ‘Snakes on a Plane’ – reference photo – and go ahead and judge.

[ps – how amazing did my roommates look..? I am laughing alone right now.]

FACT – I am notorious for always having the worst costume. And damn proud of it. This year I am thinking of The Heartbreak Kid, Shawn Michaels.

FACT – I come from an ice cream infused family. My brother owns a Dairy Queen.

Alright so …. Halloween is cool –

good parties

good people

flying toilet paper

good TREATS

Today we are going Halloween Party – Ice Cream Bar Stylin. Easy. Impressive. Kid Friendly. But adults love it too.

Below are two recipes – one is for hot fudge, the other for peanut butter sauce – BOTH using what else..? But your Magic Bullet Blender of course 😉

I have also listed out what makes up both of the ‘monster’ sundaes attached..

….  [my little nephew helped me make them… maybe?…  or maybe my 27 year old SUPER artistic friend…… ? 🙂  ]

DON’T YOU DARE JUDGE MY LOVE FOR HOT FUDGE

MAGIC BULLET BLENDER PARTS:

  • [1] Magic Bullet Tall Cup
  • [1] Magic Bullet Cross Blade
  • [1] Magic Bullet Steamer Top

INGREDIENTS:

  • [1/2 Cup] sugar
  • [1/2 Cup] water
  • [3 Tablespoons] unsweetened cocoa powder
  • [2] tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • [1 1/2 Tablespoons] cornstarch
  • [2 Tablespoons] butter
  • [1 teaspoon] vanilla extract
  • [1/4 teaspoon] salt

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Add sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, chocolate chips and salt to tall cup
  2. Add room temperature water
  3. Blend for 5 seconds, shake, blend for 5 more seconds
  4. Add steamer top and microwave for 45 seconds
  5. Put cross blade back on and blend for 10 seconds
  6. Microwave with steamer top again for 45 more seconds
  7. Put cross blade back on and blend for 10 seconds
  8. Add butter at room temperature, blend for another 10 seconds
  9. Add steamer stop and microwave for 20 seconds
  10. Blend for 10 seconds again, with cross blade
  11. Continue to microwave with steamer top for 15 second increments, followed by blending for 10 seconds until desired thickness
    * Note – The longer you alternate microwaving and blending, the thicker the sauce gets
  12. Once done microwaving, add to bowl and whisk in vanilla extract
  13. Pour that liquid heaven over some ice cream and dig in
    *Note – store in refrigerator for later use

Additional recipe [Sundae on left hand side]

[3] scoops of vanilla ice cream, [1] double chocolate chip cookie cut in half with a dab of icing for eyes on each half, [1] dollop of whipped cream, hot fudge mouth.

PEANUT BUTTER SAUCE .. it flows through my veins

MAGIC BULLET BLENDER PARTS:

  • [1] Magic Bullet Tall Cup
  • [1] Magic Bullet Flat Blade
  • [1] Magic Bullet Steamer Top

INGREDIENTS:

  • [1 Cup] peanut butter chips
  • [1/4 Cup] peanut butter
  • [1/3 Cup] whipping cream
  • [1/4 teaspoon] vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Add peanut butter chips and peanut butter to tall cup
  2. Cover with steamer top and microwave on 70% power for 30 seconds
  3. Add whipping cream to tall cup
  4. Blend with flat blade for 10 seconds
  5. Cover with steamer top and microwave on 70% power for 45 seconds
  6. Blend with flat blade again for 10 seconds
  7. Add vanilla extract
  8. Blend again for 10 seconds
  9. You are ready to indulge…

* Note – sometimes I like to add peanuts and blend for another 10 seconds at end for an additional crunch

* Note – another option, use 1/2 cup peanut butter chips and 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

Additional recipe [Sundae on right hand side – he kinda looks like a monkey, don’t you think?]

[3] scoops of vanilla ice cream, [2] sandwich cookies of your choice with a dab of icing on each and [2] pecans – one on each side for eyes, dollop of whipped cream, peanut butter sauce face, pecans for smile.

Please do yourself a favor and go get GHOULIA CHILD with yo bad selves.

Alrighty kiddos – I’ll be touching base on Tuesday – but until then –

All the best and happiest blending, from my icy cold heart in Boston – to all of Yours 🙂

xo Lauren

Hi Everybody!

It’s me Chef Scott from St. Petersburg Florida.

It has recently come to my attention that I love Breakfast! Oh sure, you can have a super smart smoothie whipped up quick as lightning in your Magic Bullet… but the breakfast I’m talking about is that tall stack with the maple syrup drizzling down… and a side of bacon, no sharing.

While developing new breakfast “grab and go” items for the Bistro where I work, I came upon a radical idea… How could I capture the flavors of my favorite sit down breakfast, and make them hand-held and portable? The answer my friends is the Pancake Muffin!

My Magic Bullet is a dream come true in the prep kitchen. I hate to admit that it can do some things better than me and all my high falootin’ book learnin’, and can even do some things that I can’t do at all! To make sure that the flavor of these muffins goes through and through, I use the Bullet to pulverize bacon. This is a baking recipe where the Bullet adds the most insane flavor profile, I really hope you like it… cause I can barely keep up with demand in my shop, and I sort of need you guys to make your own…

Here We Go!

Tools:

  • Magic Bullet Short Cup
  • Magic Bullet Cross Blade
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Muffin Tin (you will get 9-12 or more muffins with this recipe)

Ingredients:

DRY-

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 TBS Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 5 Strips of Cooked Bacon

WET-

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 2 oz Butter (melted)
  • 1 ¼ Cups Sour Cream
  • 2 TBS Maple Syrup

TOPPING-

  • 5 Strips Cooked Bacon
  • ½ Cup Sugar

 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray your muffin tin with vegetable oil. You can use paper cups or not, that is up to you. Make sure that the top flat surface of the muffin tin is sprayed as these tend to stick.

 

  1. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt together.
  2. Put 5 strips of bacon in the short cup and pulverize it. Add this to the dry ingredients and mix together with a whisk or a fork.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, put the egg and 1 cup of sugar. Using a wire whisk, mix until completely combined and starting to lighten in color.
  4. Add the butter to the sugar/egg mixture and whisk until combined and smooth.
  5. Repeat with the Sour Cream, and Maple Syrup.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and mix until combined.
  7. For an oversized muffin, fill the cups all the way to the top… and maybe over just a little bit
  8. Place the last 5 strips of bacon and ½ Cup of sugar in the short cup… and you guessed it PULVERIZE!
  9. Sprinkle the bacon-y sugar goodness over each muffin
  10. Bake for 18-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean and the muffins are deep golden brown in color.
  11. Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then remove to a wire rack

I have found these to be a flavorful treat just as they are…. or you can take it way over the top and schmere on some butter and drizzle with more syrup… but thats just pushing it, don’t you think?

Happy Baking my little Bakers and Baker-ettes….

Until next time,

Sending my warmest regards,

Chef Scott

Happy Hump Day y’all!

I’m back with another fun condiment for you to tackle with your Magic Bullet! This is a vegan-friendly, hearty spread, that you are sure to enjoy.

So let’s get nutty with the Cashew Butter!

This is a great thing to spread on your toast in the morning!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups raw, unsalted cashews
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive or canola oil
  • Juice from one lemon
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of sugar or splash of agave nectar

1. Using your small Bullet cup and your flat blade, grind up the cashews into a fine powder.

2. Add the remaining ingredients, and blend for about 30 seconds. You might need to give a couple shakes and, using a knife, occasionally scrape down the sides of the cup to keep a good consistency.

3. Keep refrigerated in an airtight container.

Hi Everybody!

It’s me Chef Scott… From St. Petersburg Florida!

The weather has been Crazy! Am I right? Hurricanes and tropical depressions have shrouded our end of summer shenanigans with rain and despair… and in some areas, total grocery store nightmares!

But now that all of that has passed for the moment, I find the Gulf Coast of Florida to be the perfect spot! It was so great out today (my lucky “day off”) that I got a hankerin’ for one of my all time favorite treats… a Thick and Creamy Milkshake. And I wasn’t looking for no Drive Thru style, tastes like plastic fake shake… I wanted the gourmet real deal, so I employed the knowledge of Le Cordon Bleu. (how stuck up is THAT?!) and my Magic Bullet, And I just have one thing to say, Ganache, baby. (pronounce it: gah-nosh)

Ganache is one of those pastry shop basics that is both a go-to stand by, and a Show Stopper all at once. And of course we Bakers would like you to believe that it is not possible for you, a mere mortal to create it. Guess What. Super Easy! And with so many uses (frosting, mousse, milkshakes, by the freekin’ spoonful) you will want to give this a try!

I should warn that the following recipe is Forbidden on Most Dietary Plans (unless you are Miss Piggy, which you’re not.) But with only 1 ride on the carousel, I say live it up!

Are you ready? Cause this is my Ganache-a-licious Milkshake! Enjoy!

Tools:

a bowl for ganache

spatula or spoon

Individual Party Mug and Color Cover Ring

Cross Blade

Straw (or 2… like you’re gonna share, Ha!)

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 ounces of Chocolate (use the highest quality that you feel like shelling out for. Grocery store bag o’ chips works great :o)
  • 6-8 Ounces Heavy Cream
  • 2 Large-ish scoops of your favorite vanilla ice cream
  • ½ – ¾ Cups Milk. (whole; 2%; skim; almond etc)
  • Secret Weapon Peanut Butter

(a note on the chocolate) I weigh just about every ingredient that I use. It’s just my way. I believe that Bags of Chocolate Chips at the grocery come in 12 ounce… or sometime 16 ounce sizes. I use the measure ”6-8 ounces” to actually mean, “Half of the Bag”. So look at the bag of chocolate chips and use about half of it. That will get you there. Use the same amount of Cream. Ganache is usually 2 ingredients. Cream and chocolate in equal portions.

  1. Place chocolate in a heat resistant bowl.
  2. Bring Cream to a boil. Don’t let it boil over.
  3. Pour boiling cream over chocolate and let rest for about a minute.
  4. Gently stir with a spatula or large spoon until the thick deep chocolate ganache comes together and is one solid color with no more streaks. Set aside in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes to cool. If you made ganache yesterday, you can get right on with it now!
  5. Add 2 scoops of your favorite vanilla ice cream to the Party Mug.
  6. Add 2 or 3 or more serving spoons of Chocolate Ganache
  7. Add ½ – ¾ cup milk.
  8. Add Peanut Butter (optional but… y’know “necessary”)
  9. Screw on and tighten the cross blade.
  10. Blend for 10 seconds…
  11. Enjoy!!

I left you extra ganache to share or not with you’re respective others. Trust me when I say, if they know it’s in the fridge… it won’t be for long!

Let me know what you think… or what crazy Milkshakes You’ve made…

Till next Time…

Chef Scott

Hey everyone,

Doesn’t it seem like not too long ago we were singing “No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher’s dirty looks…”? Well, summer is over, and it is officially the 2011-2012 school year!

 

As a tribute to teachers and students everywhere, this week, I’m focusing on APPLES!

 

Sure, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an apple a day can also get pretty BORING. That’s why I’m going to show you how you can spice up your regular ol’ pomme into a sweet little treat, with my EASY PEASY APPLESAUCE!

 

The best part? This cost me less than $1!

 

Ingredients:

1 apple, peeled and chopped into small chunks

1/8 cup of water

3/4 tablespoon honey

1/2 tsp cinnamon

 

Throw all of these into your small Bullet cup, blend for about 10 seconds (this varies on how chunky you like it) and in just a moment, you can savor those autumnal flavors that we’ll be delving further into over the coming month! This is a great way to get your kids to incorporate more fruit into their diet as well.

 

Enjoy! And see you next time!

Hey Bulleteers!

I am going to make this post quick, because here in NY, we are in serious panic mode. The entire subway system is being closed down tomorrow in preparation of Hurricane Irene, and parts of the city are already being evacuated. I have to admit, I’m a little scared. But before I start nailing boards to the windows, I want to share with you my final strawberry recipe before the weekend.

STRAWBERRY MOUSSE

Ingredients:

1.5 cups sliced strawberries

1 package of silken style tofu

1/4 cup brown rice syrup or maple syrup

dash almond extract

dash vanilla

 

Directions:

Put all the strawberries into your large Magic Bullet cup and blend until smooth. Then, add the remaining ingredients and process until the mixture is light and creamy.

Transfer the mousse to a glass bowl, cover, and chill for 1 hour.

Yields about 2 cups! Enjoy with a friend!