Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Chocolate M&M Cake Mix Cookies


I made up some chocolate cake mix M&M cookies. The recipe for these cookies can be found at Cooks.com.

Here is the recipe for how I made these cookies:

1 box of chocolate cake mix
1 large egg
1/4 cup of oil
1/4 cup water
1 cup of mini baking M&M's

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine cake mix, egg, oil, and water. mix until well blended, then stir in the M&M's
Drop by teaspoon about 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheet.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until done ( I did mine for about 12 minutes)
Makes 4 dozen ( I don't think I got 4 dozen, I must of made my cookies a little larger)

These cookies did turn out really yummy!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thankful Thursday




I am new to using the Mr. Linky links. This is the first one for this blog. This one is Thankful Thursday. So I am thankful for the support of my family. I sometimes forget that they are there to support me whenever I need it. So the picture is of a my grandmother's birthday cake, she turned 90 this past September.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pulled Pork Sandwich


Sunday we made up some pulled pork sandwiches for dinner along with some rustic potatoes. So here is the recipe for some tasty pulled pork pork sandwiches:

One 4lb pork roast
3 bottles of your favorite BBQ sauce
1/2 cup dark molasses
1/2 cup packed Brown Sugar
1 thinly sliced yellow or red onion

In a large sauce pan combine BBQ sauce, molasses, and brown sugar. Bring to boil, lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

Put half of the BBQ sauce mixture, pork roast, and 1/2 of the onion in a slow cooker and cook on high for 5 hours.

Remove roast and let cool. Pull apart the meat and put in large saucepan with the remaining BBQ sauce mixture. Heat and reduce liquid. Serve on favorite bun or bread with remaining onion slices as garnish.

Enjoy!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

We Have Been Baking






Today we are doing a lot of baking. We have been going crazy with Kit Kats. First David made up some vanilla pudding and added some Kit Kats topped with whipped topping. Then I made some cream cheese cookies, mainly because I wanted a picture to go with the recipe. Then I made chocolate chip cookies, stuffed with a Kit Kat. Finally I made a brown sugar cookie with chopped Kit Kats and mini chocolate chips. Recipes for the cream cheese cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and the brown sugar cookies came out of Betty Crocker's Cookie book. This book dates back to the early 1960's. I got the reproduction copy. My mom has the original book. I think she go it as a wedding gift. David also made up some Nutella Rice Crispy squares. So with all these goodies I will probably bring some to church for fellowship.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Mexican Mac Bake


Made up a Mexican noodle bake using boxed macaroni and cheese.I am not sure what inspired my husband to make this, but here is his recipe:

1 pound ground beef
6 ounce jar of salsa
1/4 cup sour cream
2 Boxes macaroni and cheese (1/2 cup milk and butter to prepare the macaroni and cheese)
8 ounces of taco cheese
1 yellow onion
1/4 cup bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Brown ground beef and onion, drain well. Prepare the macaroni and cheese as instructed on the box. Mix beef with sour cream and salsa. Mix the macaroni and cheese with the beef mixture. Place into large (9 x 13) casserole dish, spreading out evenly. Top with taco cheese and bread crumbs. Bake 20 minutes is until cheese is melted

Runza or Cabbage and Beef Pockets



A tradition in my husband's family for as long as I have known him. It is a bread pocket filled with meat and cabbage. So here is his recipe and it does make a lot, 18 servings:

3 pounds of ground beef
1 large red onion, diced
1 large head of cabbage
3 loaves of frozen wheat bread, thawed, but not yet risen
1/2 pound of shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 pound of shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons seasoning salt
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup oregano, split into 2 1/4 cups
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Brown ground beef with diced onion, salt and pepper. Drain excess grease.
Shred cabbage and boil until tender, and salt and pepper to taste.
Drain cabbage and combine meet mixture and cabbage in a large mixing bowl with 1/4 cup oregano and seasoning salt. Place in refrigerator to cool.
Mix Swiss and cheddar cheese and set aside. Melt butter in microwave (or stove top). Cut bread loaves into six equal portions. Roll out to 1/4 inch thick. Place 1/2 cup of beef/ cabbage mixture in the middle of the rolled out bread and add 1/8 cup of Swiss/Cheddar cheese mixture. Lift up and overlap the ends of the bread and place the ends down on greased baking sheet. Brush rools with melted butter and sprinkle with oregano and Parmesan cheese. Bake 18 minutes or until brown

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Ice Cream

I am overdue in making some ice cream, these pics are from a few years ago...

Monday, June 06, 2011

Orange Cranberry Cookie



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Preheat oven to 350 degrees

1 Cup (2 sticks) butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 orange pureed
1 1/2 cup sugar
4 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups orange rind
2 cups dried cranberries

Combine butter, eggs, milk, orange, and sugar until well combined.

Combine flour and baking powder and add to wet mixture.

Drop by tablespoon on greased cookie sheet and cook for 10-12 minutes.

Remove from cookie sheet and cool on cooling rack.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Mexican Fun Food

This recipe comes from Myrecipe.org. This looks really tasy, I may have to try this sometime.


2 LBS GROUND ROUND

1 JAR OF NACHO CHEESE

1 PACKAGE OF TACO SEASONING

1 BAG OF FRITO'S

BROWN AND DRAIN GROUND BEEF AND ADD 2 CUPS OF WATER AND THE PACKAGE OF TACO SEASONINGS TO GROUND BEEF COOK DOWN. ADD NACHO CHEESE TO MEAT AND COOK UNTIL ALL OF IT IS WARM. SERVE WARM OVER FRITO'S ON A LARGE PLATTER.

Made Some Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies




Today I made up a batch of Flour-less Peanut butter cookies. The recipe is found at the side among the list of recipes. What I did different was added a little honey. I used mainly Equal for the Sugar, though there is some real sugar in it. I also fattened the cookies with a fancy cookie mold instead of fork.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Tasty Cookie


These cookies turned out really tasty! this has to be one of the best cookies that I made so far. To make these yummy cookies all I did was follow the Nestle Tool House Chocolate Cookie Recipe (see recipe link in this blog) and added about two cups each coconut and pecans. I was going to use the pecans an coconut in the Paradise Bars recipe (see recipe link in this blog), but just decided to add them to these cookies (good idea!). There also is white chocolate and butterscotch chips in these cookies.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Almost Like Payday Bars

 Edit July 28, 2011: I finally got a chance to make these bars and included a picture. These bars are soft and rich, really good. We can rename this recipe Better Than Payday Bars.

 

I found this recipe off TalkFood forum found at Cooks.com.


Almost Like Payday Bars!

12 oz. butterscotch chips
3 tbsp. butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
24 oz. dry roasted peanuts, broken
2 c. miniature marshmallows

Crush nuts coarsely and pour half into a buttered 9x13 pan. Melt chips and butter in saucepan. Blend in milk and add marshmallows. Cook till marshmallows are melted. Pour over peanuts and press down. Pour remaining peanuts over and press down again. Cool and cut.
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