I also cook


I thought that pan frying Brussels sprouts was an innovation.
Preheat oven to 375°
Chop a head of broccoli (do not rinse, immediately prior to preparing!)
Mince 2-3 cloves of garlic
Put broccoli, garlic, 2 tbsp. olive oil, and a few shakes of salt and pepper in a ziploc bag.

Shake it up!!

Spread out on baking sheet, place on top rack, and bake for about 30 minutes.

Broccoli will be crunchy and delicious! I make this at least 3 times a week and have to control myself once I take it out of the oven, I could eat this alone for dinner!


I need to make these too….

So I am sharing so it will be easier for me to find later.

Broken Glass Cupcakes
1 Can white frosting
1 Box Red Velvet Cake Mix

(ok, so this really isn’t cooking)

  1. Sugar Glass
  2. 2 cups water
  3.  1 cup light corn syrup
  4.  3 1/2 cups white sugar
  5.  1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar


  1.  Edible Blood:
  2.  1/2 cup light corn syrup
  3.  1 tablespoon cornstarch
  4.  1/4 cup water, or more as needed
  5.  15 drops red food coloring
  6.  3 drops blue food coloring
  7.  Directions
  8.  Prepare Red Velvet Cake Mix According to box, line cupcake tins with paper cupcake liners.
  9.  Divide cake batter between lined cupcake tins.
  10.  Bake according to box instructions. Let cool and frost cupcakes with white frosting.
  11.  Make the sugar glass. Mix 2 cups water, 1 cup corn syrup, white sugar, and cream of tartar in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Use a candy thermometer and boil sugar syrup until temperature reaches 300 degrees (hard ball), stirring constantly. The mixture will thicken as water evaporates. When sugar reaches 300 degrees, quickly pour onto a metal baking pan. Cool until completely hardened. Break into “shards” using a meat mallet.
  12.  Make the edible blood. Mix together 1/2 cup corn syrup and cornstarch in a large bowl. Slowly stir in the 1/4 cup of water, adding more if necessary, until the corn syrup mixture has thickened to the consistency of blood. Stir in the red and blue food coloring.

Stab each frosted cupcake with a few shards of broken sugar glass. Drizzle on drops of “blood” to complete the effect.

About Rick Wasserman

Here is my second round of blogging as my first round in Blog 1 seems to have evaporated. I have been writing for decades. Most of it is crap, but you probably figured that out on your own.
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