Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Dessert: Spice Cake with Nuts

Spice Cake

As a super mom, you would definitely want to have the largest choice of dessert to serve to your family and visitors. Our blog posts a large number of healthy and delicious desserts from which you can choose. Enjoy!

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup golden syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 12 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 4 cups flour, whole wheat if possible
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup liquid milk
  • pinch of salt


  1. Combine the butter with the golden syrup in a food processor. 
  2. Beat until creamy, then add the eggs one at a time. Add the spice and the lemon zest.
  3. Mix the remained dried item in a large bowl, on the side. Flour, cocoa and baking powder and add the milk little by little while mixing or beating.
  4. the quantity of milk used depends on the consistence of the mixture. You may not need all the specified quantity. 
  5. Grease a small loaf pan, cover it with baking paper. 
  6. Pour the mixture into the pan.
  7. Bake over high heat 240 degrees C for 40 minutes.

Sugar Frosting
Mix 1 cup of confectionery sugar with 1 tbsp water.
Top your cake with the frosting and sprinkle some mixed nuts.

Allow your loved ones to help you bake this cake, you will both enjoy your time together!
Bon Apétit  from How to be Super Mom!

Paper Plate Crafts- Photo Frame

paper plate craft
Crafting with your children should be an essential part of your daily life. You might not find the time to craft every day, but try at least to create few simple projects with them at least twice a week this will help develop their creativity and imagination and you will be teaching them many needed skills.
How to be super mom posts many kids crafts to help you find many ideas for free. Paper plate crafts are easy, affordable and they don't require many supplies therefore every super mom on a low budget will be able to make them. Children are always looking for something new, especially the current  young generation who gets bored very easily so you should always refer to our blog for new and different ideas.

Supplies Needed
  • 1 White paper plate
  • 6*4"picture for your loved one
  • pink crepe paper
  • Red and yellow acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Pink marker
  • Scisors
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Stapler

  1. Cut the the border of the plate in v shapes forming the petal of the flower.
  2. Cut the picture in a circular shape similar to the center of the plate
  3. Paint the flower in yellow
  4. Before it dries, start applying the red to half of the petals creating the effects you see in the picture.
  5. Cut two large leaves, draw the leaf texture with a pink marker
  6. Glue the picture in the center of the dried painted flower
  7. Glue the leaves to the back of the flower

Monday, May 13, 2013

Daily Recipes: Spiced Beef and Onions

beef recipes

Beef lovers here's a free recipe you won't be able to resist from How to be Super Mom. Enjoy!

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Serves 4

1 kg steak
60 ml olive oil
500 g baby onions
4 cloves garlic, cut in half
1/2 cup red wine
1 cinnamon stick
4 whole cloves
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon red vinegar
2 tablespoons tomato paste
375 ml water
salt and black pepper to taste

  1. Chop the  meat into medium cubes.
  2. heat the oil over medium heat in a large heavy based saucepan. Add the onion and stir until golden. Remove from pan and drain.
  3. Add the meat to the pan and stir over high heat until the meat is brown and its liquid has dried out.
  4. Add the garlic, wine, spice, vinegar, bay leaf, tomato paste and spice to taste with black pepper and salt. Add boiled water, cover and simmer for one hour. Stir occasionally.
  5. Return the onions to the sauce pan and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Serve with steamed basmati rice.

How to be Super Mom is always posting easy recipes to help super moms, all around the world, serve new meals to their loved ones. Bon appétit!
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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Chicken Recipes: Roasted Rosemary Chicken

chicken recipes

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Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Serves 4

1.5 kg whole chicken, cleaned
4 large sprigs of rosemary
6 cloves garlic
4 tbsps oil

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Wipe the chicken inside and out, dry it well and season it with rosemary sprigs and garlic.
rub the outside with 1 tbsp of oil, season and place the chicken on its side in a baking pan.
Put another two sprigs of rosemary and  sprinkle oil all around the chicken.
Place the chicken in the preheated oven, keep turning every twenty minutes until well done.
Bon appétit from How to be Super Mom!

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Chicken Recipes: Circassian Chicken

circassian chicken

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Total cooking time: 1 hour
Serves 4

  • 1.5 tsp  paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 tbsp walnut oil
  • 3 chicken breasts, on the bone
  • 3 chicken wings
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stick celery, coarsely chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 3/4 tsp coriander seeds
  • 150 g walnuts toasted
  • 2 slices of white bread, crust removed
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic

  1. Pour the paprika and the cayenne pepper in a dry frying pan and heat over low heat for about a minute, then add the oil and set aside away from heat until ready to use.
  2. Put the chicken in a saucepan with the onion, celery, carrot, bay leaf, parsley, thyme, peppercorns and coriander seeds. Add 750 ml of water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes until the chicken is tender.
  3. Turn off the heat, allow to cool, then remove the chicken from the stock, remove the skin and shred the flesh. Season and sprinkle some stock and set aside.
  4. Blend the walnuts in a food processor to form a rough paste. Combine the bread with 1/3 cup of stock, and blend in the processor.
  5. Add extra paprika, garlic and some salt and pepper, keep procession until smooth.
  6. Gradually add 1/2 cup warm chicken stock until the mixture is liquid enough to be poured.
  7. Mix hald the sauce with the chicken and place on a serving plate.
  8. Pour the rest of the sauce to cover and serve.

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