Thursday, December 16, 2010

From the Kitchen of Rachel Geer

So Ed sends me an email Monday at work that says, "Wednesday is our holiday luncheon and I have to bring something."  That means, I am giving you two days notice to cook something for all of my coworkers to eat. (Two days is plenty of time.  I thanked him for that.  Once he "forgot" and told me the night before.  Not the day before but the night before.)  Then he proceeds to tell me later, "I told everyone at work you were a good cook."  He works with all women.  No pressure or anything...

So here is what I made.

Ed's request: Crab Stuffed Deviled Eggs
I have made these before and he liked them so I obliged.

The required ingredients
First you have to boil 12 eggs for approximately 10-12 minutes.  I have this great egg timer that my Aunt Diana gave me and it tells me when the eggs are soft, medium & hard.  It's great.  After the eggs are cooked, place them in cool water for about 10 minutes so they will be easier to peel.  Peel the egg shells and discard.  Slice the eggs length wise and place the cooked yolks in a bowl.  Set aside the egg whites.
For the filling: add Old Bay, mayonnaise, mustard, water, chives, lemon juice, oregano, onion powder, worcerstershire, garlic powder, salt & pepper to egg yolks and mash with a fork.

Fold in crab meat
Taste filling and adjust seasoning as necessary
Fill egg white shells with mixture.  I used a plastic sandwich bag with a small corner cut out to pipe the mixture in but you can use a spoon or anything you want.

Top eggs with sprinkling of paprika.
Yummy!  Ed said they were a hit and were devoured pretty quickly!

Then I got brave and thought I would try a new recipe for Oreo Balls.  I've never made them before and Ed told me the eggs were enough but I just got this desire to make them so I did.

The required ingredients
Using a blender or a hand-held mixer, mix the Oreos and cream cheese together.  I don't have a mixer (I have since asked for one for Christmas) so I used a blender.  I discovered that it is easier to blend a few oreos at one time and empty them in to a bowl.
Next mix in the cream cheese.  I imagine this would be much easier with a mixer...
You should end up with a dough of Oreos
Roll the "dough" in to walnut sized balls, place on wax paper and chill for an hour.
Melt either 3/4 package of white chocolate or milk chocolate chips in a bowl.  Insert a toothpick into each Oreo ball.
Using the toothpick, coat each ball in the chocolate and place back on the wax paper.  Allow to harden.  I put them back in the fridge for about 15-20 minutes. 
Then melt some more chocolate chips of your choice (about 1/4 package) and add to piping bag.  Again, I used a sandwich bag.  Once balls have hardend decorate with the piping.  Use food coloring with white chocolate if you wish.
So I didn't get to try one of these bad boys out before Ed took them to work because I wanted him to have as many as possible.  Plus I made 24 and I didn't want him to take an odd number to the party.  (Yes, weirdo.  I know.)  So I was nervous about how they would taste but he sent me a text that said they were "incredible" and tasted like oreo fudge.  So he saved me one and brought it home.  Seriously delish!  I will be making these again!

Deviled Egg Ingredients:1 doz eggs, 8 oz cooked crab meat, 1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning, 3 tblsp mayonnaise, 2 tblsp Dijon mustard, 1 tblsp yellow mustard, 2 tblsp cold water, 1 tsp finely diced chives, 1/2 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp onion powder, 1/2 tsp worcestershire, garlic powder, salt & pepper to taste, paprika for display

Oreo Balls Ingredients:
1 package of regular sized Oreos crushed, 1 8oz pkg of cream cheese, 1 pkg white chocolate morsels, 1 pkg milk chocolate morsels, toothpicks, cupcake holders, food coloring (optional)


  1. Way to go Rachel. See Ed was are a good cook! When you cook with love it always turns out better. I will have to try those Oreo Balls for our next office gathering. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays Geer Family!


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