Thursday, December 18, 2008
1/2c unsalted butter
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup raspberry jam (or preserves, but I don't like the seeds)
Preheat oven to 350 degress and spray a 9x9 in pan. Set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar (it helps if the butter is soft) untill fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until mixed. In a seperate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
Add the dry ingredietns to butter mix and mix untill combined. Fold in 1 3/4 cup of oats. I like to do this with my hands as oposed to using a spoon or spatula, but you can do it however you like.
Press 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of the pan making sure you have an even layer. Spread the jam evenly over the oatmeal base.
Add the rest of the oats to remainder of the dough and mix together. Crumble the mix over the pan to provide a topping. Bake until nicely browned and the jam just starts to bubble at the edges. Let cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes then cut with a clean knife into squares. Let the squares cool an additional 10 to 15 minutes.
White Chocolate Drops
12 oz white chocolate chips
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup salted chopped nuts (I like walnuts or almonds)
In a microwave safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips on high for 45 seconds. Take out and stir. If the chips are not completely melted, heat for 10 to 15 second intervals until smooth.
Stir in the fruit and nuts. Drop heaping spoonfulls onto wax paper (parchment paper works too). Allow to set in fridge or in room temperature (room temp takes longer).
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
So as such, I present to you -- Peanut butter & Mayo Sandwich. Before you all run to the bathroom gagging, from what I have uncovered, it is an amazing sandwich. I will blog about this subject in the near future after I make one to let you know my views on it after the fact. But I will be trying this!
* 2 slices bread
* 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
* 2 tablespoons peanut butter
* 2 lettuce leaves
* Cheese (optional)
1. Spread one slice of bread with mayonnaise.
2. Spread the other slice with peanut butter.
3. Place lettuce leaves on top of the peanut butter
4. (optional) Place Cheese on top of lettuce
5. Top with the mayonnaise-side of the other piece of bread to make a sandwich.
Friday, November 21, 2008
1 pkg of chocolate chips
1 cup of peanut butter
1 stick of butter / margarine
1 box of Crispex
3 cups of powdered sugar
- Melt peanut butter, chocolate chips, butter.
- Pour over cereal, stirring to coat.
- Put coated cereal in bag, add powdered sugar, shake to coat.
- Refrigerate (optional)
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Here is my fabulous french toast recipe!
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
- 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- your favorite flavor bread slices
Warm frying pan, using spray, olive oil or butter to keep the toast from sticking... Whisk together cinnamon mixture, eggs, milk, and vanilla and pour into a shallow container such as a pie plate or Tupperware bowl.. Dip bread in egg mixture. Fry slices until golden brown, then flip to cook the other side. Top however you like your french toast... ideas: butter & syrup; peanut butter & syrup; butter & sugar; butter & strawberries; you get the point!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
#1: Porkchops with onions and carrots and a homemade reduction gravy.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Ultimate Pancake Recipe
-2 cups ready made pancake mix
-1/2c grated apples (tart)
-1 1/4c apple juice
-1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
-8 oz container of whipped cream cheese
-1 tblsp honey
-1 stick of softened butter
Whisk pancake mix, apple juice, grated apples, and cinnamon in a bowl
In a seperate bowl, combine whipped cream cheese and butter and honey
Measure out 1/3 cup of pancake batter and cook on both sides till golden brown (about 2 to 3 minutes on each side depending on the heat of your burner). Let cool.
Spread honey butter in between two pancakes and garnish with cinnamon sugar.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter.
Mix all together and roll into 1 inch balls. Flatten with fork and
place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes or
till golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes and then place on wire rack to
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tried and true, and guaranteed not to kill you!
Baked Chicken in Mushroom Sauce
(prep time: 20 mins. cook time: 30 to 45 mins. serves 4)
-4 chicken breasts rinsed and patted dry
-2 cups buttermilk (or normal whole milk)
-2 cups of all purpous flour
-1 tbsp paprika
-1 tbsp salt
-2 cloves garlic sliced
-1/4 cup cooking oil
-1 can cream of mushroom soup
-1 cup mushrooms sliced thinly (button mushrooms or shiitake or baby portabellas work best)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together the flour, paprika and salt in one tray and pour the buttermilk in another tray. Dip each chicken breast into the buttermilk and then lightly coat with the flour mixture. Heat the mushroom soup in a small pot (low heat).
Lightly sautee the garlic in the oil until the garlic is golden brown then take all garlic pieces out. Fry each chicken piece until halfway done. This should take about 2 to 3 minutes per side depending on how fat the breasts are. Set each piece aside on a paper towel to soak up the excess oil.
Place the chicken on a baking dish (the square pyrex dishes work really well) then layer the sliced mushrooms on top. Pour the mushroom soup over the chicken and mushrooms then bake for 30 to 45 minutes untill chicken is no longer pink in the middle.
Good serving suggestions: wild rice with a side of asparagus and then fried apple compote for dessert.