Saturday, December 18, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
3 cups Quaker Corn Bran or Oatmeal Bran cereal
1 cup Quaker oats (quick or old-fashioned)
1 cup coarsely chopped nuts
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup butter or margarine
1/3 cup honey
¼ cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup raisins, optional
Heat oven to 325 degrees. In large bowl, combine cereal, oats, nuts, cinnamon and salt.
In small saucepan, combine butter, honey, and brown sugar. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until butter is melted and ingredients are well blended. Pour over cereal mixture; mix until thoroughly coated.
Spread evenly into 15x10 inch jelly roll pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until mixture is golden brown, stirring occasionally.
Immediately spread mixture onto waxed paper covered cooling rack. Stir in raisins, if desired. Cool completely. Store in tightly covered container in cool, dry place.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon salt
dash of black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground chili powder
Your favorite hot sauce, to taste
Brown a pound of ground beef with garlic and onion. Drain and return to pan. Add the salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, and some hot sauce.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
1 c. all purpose flour
1/3 c. firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 c. butter, softened
3 (80z) pkgs cream cheese, softened
3/4 c. granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1/3 c. sour cream
1/2 t. vanilla extract
1 (15.5 oz) container ready-to-spread chocolate frosting (optional)
garnish: fresh raspberries
Beat flour, brown sugar and butter at medium-low speed with an electric mixer until combined. Increase speed to medium, and beat until well blended and crumbly. Pat mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating at low speed just until blended after each addition. Add sour cream and vanilla, beating just until blended. Pour over baked crust.
Bake at 350º for 25 minutes or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 1 hour). Cover and chill 4 to 24 hours; cut into bars.
If desired, spoon frosting into a zip-top plastic freezer bag. (Do not seal.) Snip 1 corner of bag to make a small hole. Pipe a frosting monogram on each bar. Garnish, if desired.
Saturday, March 27, 2010
1 c. hot water
2 c. white flour
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 T. or pkg. active dry yeast
1 t. sugar
1 t. salt
1 T. canola oil
1 T. butter, melted
2 T. milk
Place all ingredients, except butter, in bread machine bowl. (The instructions that came with my bread machine say to put liquids in first, then other ingredients, yeast last) Set machine to dough cycle.
Once dough cycle is complete, flour your fingers, remove dough and place on floured surface. Shape into hamburger or hot dog bun sizes. Place buns on a greased baking sheet. Set aside and let the buns rise for at least 30 minutes in a warm place. Preheat oven to 350.
Bake buns in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, until slightly golden on top. Remove the buns from the oven, brush tops with melted butter, and return to the oven for 2 minutes. Remove and let cool on a rack. Cool slightly before slicing.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
The special day is just a week away, but I am already in the mood to cook something pretty. That is why I made these cookies yesterday. This recipe is not original with me. I have seen it posted here and here and here.
It is definitely a fun and yummy recipe, and I know I will be using it often!
1 box red velvet cake mix
1/2 c. oil
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix ingredients until well combined. Drop spoonfuls of cookie batter onto baking sheet about two inches apart. Using a spatula, flatten the dough slightly. This helps make uniform cookies.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool
Cream Cheese Filling:
1/2 c. butter, softened to room temperature
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 (1 lb.) box of confectioner's sugar
1 t. vanilla
In a mixer, cream butter, cream cheese and vanilla. Gradually add sugar and mix until smooth.
Spread cream cheese filling between two cookies. Use heart shaped cookie cutters to create valentines cookie sandwiches.
Monday, January 18, 2010
1 lg. onion, chopped
2 jars (28 oz. each) spaghetti sauce
1 (16 oz.) pkg spiral pasta, cooked and drained
4 c. (16 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
8 oz. sliced pepperoni
In a large skillet, cook beef and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and pasta. Transfer to two greased 13X9 in baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese. Arrange pepperoni over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
Can be frozen (before baking) for up to 3 months.
Follow this link to a tasty recipe for some get-your-morning-started-right muffins.
I recommend doubling the recipe, as the dozen muffins it makes didn't last long enough in my house! (The amount of frosting created by the recipe is enough to ice 24 muffins)
(photo by Nan Doud)
Monday, January 11, 2010
3 cups sifted all purpose flour
3 cups sugar
1 ½ tsp baking soda
¾ tsp salt
BRING TO BOIL:
4 ½ T cocoa
1 ½ cup water
¾ cup oil
1 ½ sticks butter
Pour over dry mix and stir well.
¾ cup buttermilk
Stir with wooden spoon until well blended and lumps are gone.
Bake in 2 8X8-inch well greased and floured pans at 350 for about 30 minutes. Cool in pan about 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Ice while warm.
1 stick butter
6 T. milk
4 T. cocoa
Pour into mixing bowl.
1 box powdered sugar
½ cup nuts (if desired)
Beat with electric mixer until well blended, about 2 minutes.
Pour over warm cake.