Bake Pops ~ An Easy Holiday Treat

It’s been 25 years since I have done a lot of holiday cooking. On Black Friday this year I was browsing at Bed, Bath and Beyond and came across the Bake Pop Baking Pan and Accessories kit and decided to give them a try. I found this official instruction video on YouTube:

Watch on YouTube

I was surprised to find there were an abundance of videos on the subject and discovered several cooks had hand-rolled their pops, using pre-cooked cakes. When you watch this particular video on YouTube you will see many of those videos included as additional viewing recommendations.

BBQ London Broil Steak

Picked up some london broil on sale for $1.99/LB yesterday at Safeway and decided to Google for a good recipe. Came across the Barbecue Pit Boys YouTube video and decided to try their recipe with a few substitutions:

YouTube URL

Ingredients: 

  • 2-3 LBs of London Broil (4 Steaks)
  • 1 12 to 16 oz bottle beer
    (I used Blue Moon Beligian White Wheat Ale)
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 T. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 2 T. Worcheschire Sauce
  • 1 T. Peppercorns (Substituted 1 T. Weber Grill Creations Black Peppercon Marinade Mix)
  • 1 T. Prepared Horseradish
  • Juice from 1/2 fresh lemon (Substituted 1/8 cup bottled lemon juice)

Mix ingredients thoroughly, split mixture into 2 half-gallon Zip-Lock bags, placing two steaks in each bag. Marinate steaks between 4-6 hours minimum. Since this cut of steak is tough, marinating overnight produces even better results. Preheat grill to 375 degrees (roughly medium); cook each side approximately 8 minutes for medium rare. For best results use a meat thermometer. Temperature desired for medium rare steaks is between 130 and 135 degrees. Cut steak across the grain in thin slices.

Barbecue Pit Boys website: Steak Recipes