Friday, February 22, 2008
Happily Created By: Erika Guymon at Friday, February 22, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Sorry everyone, I will not be posting for about a week or two. I have a feeling I won't be doing any cooking anytime soon with us moving. Besides, all my recipes were packed in boxes today...sad, I know! Until Next Week! Wish us luck!
Happily Created By: Erika Guymon at Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
*You could do this for any holiday
Ex. Green 4 leaf clovers on St. Patricks day, A blue balloon on a birthday etc.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce (or spaghetti sauce)
*Optional: Peperoni Slices, chopped green bell pepper, green onion slices
In a bowl combine cream cheese and Italian seasoning; spread onto bottom of 8" microwavable dish. In small bowl, combine mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese mixture over cream cheese mixture. Spread pizza sauce over mozzarella cheese mixture; sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella cheese mixture. Microwave for 2-3 minutes on high. Serve with crackers or bread pieces. Enjoy!
*O.K., so this isn't Adah's EXACT recipe, but it's close. She is one of those, add a little of this, and a little of that type of cooks. (The kind I wish I could be like).
*This is a kids favorite. It is quick and easy, and It really tastes like pizza!
Monday, February 11, 2008
2 c. pre-cooked rice (instant, or non-instant)
2 eggs, beaten
1 c. frozen peas, thawed
2 Tbls. finely grated carrot
1/2 c. diced onion
1 1/2 Tbls. butter
2 Tbls. soy sauce
Optional -chopped pieces of ham
1-Cook the rice following the instructions on the rice package. This should take about 20 minutes.Pour the rice into a large bowl to let it cool.
2-Scramble the eggs in a small pan over medium heat. Chop scrambled chunks of egg into small pea-size bits with your spatula while cooking.
3-When the rice has cooled to room temp, add the peas, carrots, eggs and onion to the bowl. carefully toss the ingredients together.
4-Melt the butter in a large frying pan over med/high heat.
5- When the butter has completely melted, dump the rice mixture into the pan and add the soy sauce plus a dash of salt(Remember the soy sauce is already very salty) and pepper. Cook the rice mixture for 6 to 8 minutes stirring often.
*I must admit, this is the best fried rice I have ever had! YUM!
*This is a great recipe to use if you have left over rice
1 can frozen apple juice
1 1/2 to 2 cans cold water
1/2 tray of ice cubes
Add the can of frozen apple juice to a blender. Next add the water to the blender (If you like a thicker slushy, add less water). Add the ice cubes and blend or pulse on high for a few seconds.Enjoy!
*My kids enjoy this one a lot! Especially when they are sick.
1 c. milk
1/8 tsp. maple flavoring or vanilla
1/3 c. quick-cooking oatmeal (Or blend old fashioned oats in a blender)
1 tbsp. oil
1/8 tsp. soda
Mix together pancake mix and oatmeal. Add to other ingredients and mix. Let stand 5 minutes.
*These are very thick "stick to your ribs" kind of pancakes. My family was full after 1 pancake (which is very odd for them).
We used 2/3 c. buttermilk pancake mix w/ 1/3 c. honey whole wheat pancake mix. They turned out great!
*If you want a lower sugar version,you can add sugar free or low sugar applesauce over the pancakes
Friday, February 8, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
1 1/4 c. Flour
1/2 c. Brown Sugar
1/2 c. Almonds, Finely Chopped
1/2 c. Shortening
2 (8-oz) pkgs. Cream Cheese, Softened
2/3 c. Sugar
1/2 tsp. Almond Extract
1 c. Berry Preserves or Jam
In a mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and almonds. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Set aside 1/2 cup crumb mixture for topping. To make crust, press remaining crumb mixture into bottom of 13" x 9" baking pan. Bake in a 350 oven for 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden.
In another mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and almond extract until smooth. Spread over hot crust and return to oven for 15 minutes. Spread jam or preserves over cream cheese mixture, set aside. Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture on top of cheese cake bars. Return to oven and bake 15 minutes longer. Cool in pan on a wire rack, chill for 3 hours before cutting into bars, store in refrigerator. Makes 32 bars.
* We just use any jam we have in the fridge at the time. (Strawberry, Raspberry, Apricot, ect.) I put the jam in a plastic sandwich bag squeeze out all the air and tie a knot on the end. Then I cut off the tip of the bag with scissors. Lastly, I squeeze the jam onto the cheesecake mixture.
*I know these look like a lot of work, but they really aren't. These are WONDERFUL!!!!
1 Stick Butter
1 Pint Heavy Cream
1 tsp. Garlic Powder (little more if necessary)
Salt & Pepper To Taste
A dash of Cayenne Pepper
3/4 c. Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1/4 c. Cream Cheese
1 lb. Box Fettuccine-Prepared As Directed
Chopped Fresh Parsley-For Garnish
In a saucepan over medium/low heat, melt butter; add cream, garlic powder, salt & pepper, and cayenne pepper. Simmer for 20-30 minutes stirring constantly, until thick. Add cream cheese.
Remove sauce from heat and stir in cheese. Serve sauce over hot fettuccine noodles and sprinkle with parsley.
*You cannot rush this sauce
*You can also add grilled chicken strips to make it a fuller meal
* This is one of my very favorite recipes, I also love it with the homemade soft breadsticks (I'll post that recipe later)
Monday, February 4, 2008
1 c. Margarine or Butter, softened
1 c. Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 c. Granulated Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 1/2 c. Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Salt
3 c. Quaker Oats
1 c. Raisins
Heat oven to 350. Beat together margarine and sugars until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Add combined flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; mix well. Stir in oats and raisins; mix well. Drop by rounded Tablespoons onto cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet; remove to wire rack.
Makes about 4 dozen cookies
*To make bar cookies bake 30-35 minutes in a 13 x 9 " metal baking pan.
* Mike loves Raisin Oatmeal cookies..I think these are his very favorite!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
1 c. Milk