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!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sweet and Sour Chicken

2-6 chicken breasts
1/4 cup flour
1 cup cornstarch
garlic salt
1 egg
2 tbl milk

1/4 cup chicken broth
2 tbl soy sauce
1/4 cup ketchup
3/4 cup sugar
slowly heat til dissolved

Heat oil in a pan
slice uncooked chicken breasts into strips
in a large plastic bag mix flour, cornstarch and garlic salt and SHAKE
in a bowl mix milk and egg
add breaded chicken to egg/milk mixture
BROWN chicken on both sides
Pour sauce over the chicken
add chopped onions and peppers (optional)
Bake on 350* for 1 hour
Serve with cooked rice

This is super duper yummy. I don't even like Chinese food and I love this!
The original recipe came from Natalie at the Cooking Chicks.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

How to Make a Truck Cake!

For Dallin's 2nd Birthday, I made a big rig truck cake!

I used three bread pans.

One regular size for the bed of the truck (the white part)

And two small ones for the front of the truck (in red)

I cut one of the small ones in half lengthwise and placed it on top of the other small bread pan.

Then I used food coloring to dye Betty Crocker cream cheese frosting red. My recipe? The vanilla cake from the Betty Crocker cookbook. Very easy!

Then, the fun part, accessories! Skittles for the headlights and taillights, mini doughnuts for the wheels, and dots and candles for the thingamajings on top!

The final touch. . . the writing! I didn't have any fancy shmancy cake decorating tips, so I just used a plastic bag, put frosting inside, and cut a small hole. It worked! At least you can tell what I wrote :).

I would have LOVED to decorate the pan to look like a road, but time/supplies would not permit me. I think that would be awesome though!
All the hard work paid off when I showed the cake to Dally boy! He LOVED it!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Grandma's Chocolate Cake

This is by far the best chocolate cake EV.ER!
No lie.
Look at it.. is your mouth watering?

This is my grandma.
She is awesome! What do you think of her apron?
Pretty cool, huh?!
Anywho. She gave me this recipe and I have to share it!

Here's the recipe card. Copy, paste, print, bake!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Lemon Drops

I've also heard these babies called Lemon Blossoms. Either way they are delicious!

Right click and copy this recipe card. Then paste it into a word document, print and cut it out! And tada, the recipe is all ready for you!!

Happy Baking!

Tiffany's Peaches and Cream


1 large box vanilla pudding mix

¾ C flour

1tsp baking powder

1tsp salt

3T butter, softened

1 egg

½ C milk

Mix dry pudding, flour, baking powder, salt, butter ,egg and milk, mold to bottom and sides of 8x8 pan or casserole dish.


1 large can of peaches - or – 2 13oz cans of peaches, drained but reserve 3T juice

8oz cream cheese

½ cup sugar

Mix reserved peach juice, cream cheese and sugar. Beat until smooth.

Pour peaches on top of crust mixture then put cream cheese mixture on top of peaches.

Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

If you want to double this, use a 9x13 pan instead.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

By Emily

*This is SO good and SO easy! Everyone who tastes it is always amazed at how simple it is!

Filling: 1 large or 2 small chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cups frozen veggies
½ cup milk
¼ tsp garlic mix seasoning (optional)
2 pie crusts
Simmer chicken in a small amount of water and dice into ½ inch cubes. Stir all filling ingredients together. Pour into unbaked pie shell and cover with other pie shell. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden and heated through. (It always takes about an hour for me)

Pie Crust:
2 cups flour
½ tsp salt
¾ cup shortening
½ cup very cold water
Directions: mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening with a fork until well blended. Add water. Cut dough in half and use to roll out one pie crust. For the bottom crust, after rolling and placing in pan, poke several holes in the bottom with a fork (between 15 to 20 times)


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