Sunday, September 12, 2010

Best Beef Dip Ever Recipe

Got this off It is super yumminess!

4 pounds beef chuck roast
1 T minced garlic
3 bay leaves
1 T dried rosemary
1 cup soysauce
6 cups water

Place roast in slow cooker. Season with garlic, rosemary, and bay leaves. Pour in soy sauce and water. Cook on low setting for 6 to 10 hours. Unlike most roasts, the longer the better.

Note: My hubby can't have garlic so I didn't put that in and I completely forgot about the bay leaves. Haha. But it was still soo good and soo easy and soo yummy! Hope you love it! We also thought it would be good to melt a slice of provolone or mozzarella cheese on the french roll.

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Chili and Cornbread


2 pounds ground beef

1 onion, chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoons chili powder

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 (14.5 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes

1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes

2 can chili beans

1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

2(15 ounce) can kidney beans with liquid

Combine ground beef, onion, and garlic in large stockpot. Cook and stir over medium heat until beef is brown. Drain. Stir in chili powder, salt, oregano, tomatoes, and tomato sauce; break up tomatoes while stirring. Add beans. Heat to boiling, reduce heat to simmer, and cover. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour. You can also do this in a crock pot:)Prefect With:

Fake Cornbread

¾ c butter or margarine

3 eggs

3 ½ c flour

1 c cornmeal

4 t baking powder

1 t salt

1 c sugar

1 ½ t vanilla

2 ¼ c milk

Combine flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt and set aside. Mix butter and sugar together with electric mixer and beat until smooth. Add eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and milk until all blended. Spread batter into a 9x 13 baking dish. Bake at 400 for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out dry.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 t nutmeg
  • 1/4 t cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  1. Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, spices, and salt. Add baking soda. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
  2. Add vanilla and chocolate chips.
  3. Drop by spoonful on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for approximately 12 minutes or until lightly brown and firm.
And my house smelled amazing:)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Octopus for Dinner!

These little octopuses are so fun and easy! You and your kids will love making them!
Basically, you stick spaghetti noodles in cut up hot dogs... like so...

or like so... {if you're my son}

Then you throw your little octopuses... octopi... whatever their called... into some boiling hot water.


and scarf!



Wednesday, September 16, 2009


THE BEST BANANA BREAD EVER! TRY IT, YOU'LL NEVER GO BACK TO YOUR OLD RECIPE! 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup very ripe bananas-mashed (about three)
½ cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½ cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt

Mix butter, sugar, and eggs in mixing bowl until well blended. In separate mixing bowl, mix bananas, sour cream, and vanilla until well blended. Add mixture to butter, sugar, and eggs. In third mixing bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add and mix together with other ingredients. Do not over mix; batter should be a little lumpy. Our into greased bread pan and bake at 350 degrees for one hour, or until fork comes out clean.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Have your cake and veggies too!!

Chocolate Zucchini Bread/Cake

I'm not a huge fan of pineapple so this is a great twist for me on the zucchini bread thing. Its so yummy you will die of yummy-ness!!

Here's what you need:
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
3 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
1 Tb vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini

Here's what you do:
In a large bowl combine oil, sugar and eggs. In a separate bowl sift dry ingredients. Add together, add milk and mix well.
Melt baking chocolate in the microwave for 20-30 second intervals until just melted.
Blend chocolate and vanilla into batter.
Stir in zucchini.
Bake at 350* in greased 9x13 baking dish for 25 minutes
Bake at 350* in two greased bread pans for 45 minutes.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Apricot Chicken

This recipe tastes like you took a lot of time preparing it, but actually, it is super easy! I love making this dish for company because it appears fancy when it is really simple!

5 chicken breasts or 1 large whole chicken
½ cup Russian salad dressing
¾ cup apricot-pineapple jam
½ pkg. Dry onion mix

Use 9 x 13 pan. Clean and remove skin from chicken. Salt lightly. Mix together jam, salad dressing and soup mix to make sauce. Pour over chicken. Bake at 360 for one hour.

Or, mix everything together and put in a crock pot on high for four hours or low for six!