Saturday, June 5, 2010

sugar donut muffins

Sugar Donut Muffins
(from Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice)

3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg (I left this out so I could have more freedom later with flavorings)
1/4 c. vegetable oil
3/4 c. milk (low fat is just fine!)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbl. butter, melted
1/2 c. sugar (plus 1 tbl. cinnamon if you want cinnamon sugar)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a muffin tin or a mini muffin tin with vegetable spray.
In a large bowl, beat together the sugar and the egg until light in color. It won't take long at all.
In another bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Mix it all together.
Add the flour mixture to the egg and sugar blend along with the oil, milk and vanilla extract. mix everything together and divide evenly among the muffin cups, filling each of them 3/4 full. (Should make about 10 normal muffins or 32 mini muffins)
Bake 15-18 minutes for normal muffins or 13-15 minutes for mini muffins. Test doneness with a toothpick.
After the muffins come out, brush them with butter and roll in sugar

1 TBSP white vinegar for every cup milk. Works just as well and saves my check book
I saw this recipe on The Domestic Engineer

oatmeal chocolate chip muffins

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins
1 – 1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
1 – 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used melted butter)
3/4 cup brown sugar (packed and divided)
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup nuts(I used walnuts – but pecans would be wonderful also)
1 – 1/4 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a medium bowl combine the oatmeal and milk; allow to stand for 15 minutes. Grease or line muffin tin with paper liners.
Stir egg, oil, 1/2 cup brown sugar, chocolate chips, and 1/2 cup nuts into the oat and milk mixture.
In a large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Add the oatmeal mixture to the flour mixture, stirring until just moist.
Fill each muffin cup 2/3 fill.
Combine the remaining brown sugar and nuts, sprinkle on top of the muffins.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
I copied this recipe from Melinda at Chocoalte Lady Dishes

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I found this recipe in my Betty Crocker party cake book.
1 package yellow cake mix
1/3 cup water
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
preheat oven to 375

okay, I am not listing there directions because I did not follow them. Mix all ingredients together and then I used the pampered chef mix and chop instead of a fork on the top (no idea why but it worked great), sprinkle with sugar before baking
bake 10-12 minutes

Cookies n Cream Torte
1 package devil’s food cake mix
1 1/3 cups water
½ cup vegetable oil
3 cups eggs
6 Oreos ( I used generic of course) crushed
12oz cool whip thawed
1. Heat oven to 350. Grease two round pans
2. Beat all ingredients together
3. Bake 27-33 minutes, let cool
4. Fold cookies into cool whip
5. Layer cake, cool whip, cake cool whip and sprinkle oreos on top

Monday, May 3, 2010

Chicken and Cheese biscuits

Blessed with Grace

Chicken & Cheese Biscuits
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup flour
4-5 chicken breasts (cooked and cut up)
1-14oz can chicken broth
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
milk *optional*
1 can biscuits (I like to use Pillsbury Grands)

Place cooked and cut chicken in a greased 9x13 pan.
Simmer butter, salt, pepper, and broth in sauce pan.
When melted and hot, add flour and whisk until smooth.
If your sauce is a little too thick, you can thin it down with a little milk or broth.
Pour sauce over chicken.
Sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
Top mixture with biscuits.
Bake according to directions on biscuits
I got this recipe from Tidy Mom

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Coffee cake

Blessed with Grace

1/2 cup butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons milk
1 cup confectioners' sugar

1.In a large bowl, blend together butter or margarine, white sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla. Add to these ingredients the flour, baking powder, and soda. Blend until smooth.
2.To Make Filling: Combine cinnamon and 1/4 cup brown sugar.
3.Grease and flour a large Bundt pan. Pour 1/2 of the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mix on top of the batter in the pan, and cover with the remaining batter.
4.Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 to 50 minutes. Cool.
5.Make a thick glaze by mixing together confectioners' sugar with 2 to 3 tablespoons milk until smooth. Pour over cooled cake, and add sprinkles if desired.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Fried Oreos

Blessed with Grace there was a fair in our town and while I had no desire to spend the money to go I did see a sign for fried oreos and fell in love. I knew I had to make them. The recipe was so simple.
1. freeze oreos
2. make pancake mix
3. heat oil to 375
4. dip oreo in pancake batter
4. fry until brown on both sides
5. sprinkle with powder shirt
6. cool on paper towel
if you have any extra pancake mix then you can just fry it to make funnel cakes

If you have not entered my give away there is still time. Check it out here.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sugar Oatmeal Cookies

I wish I knew where I got his recipe, it was from a blog and someone I did not write down the blog name. If this is your recipe PLEASE let me know so I can give credit where it is do.
okay I have told you how we made a TON of sugar cookies without great success this year and then I found this recipe, it worked wonderfully. They do not taste exactly like a sugar cookie but they are soft and yummy. I love the picture of Michael with his school books right next to his cookies, yes I let him take a break from school to ice a cookie

2.5 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1t salt
1/4t baking soda
3/4 c brown sugar
2 eggs
1t vanilla
3/4 c butter
2 cups oats
powder sugar
preheat oven 350 lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
sift together flour, sugar, salt and baking soda in large bowl. add brown sugar and eggs and vanilla. mix well. using dough beaters, cut in butter until resembles course crumbs.
add oats. work dough with fingers until it holds together. sprinkle powder sugar on cutting board. place half dough on board. roll to 1/4 inch in thickness. cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. arrange on baking sheet. repeat with remaining dough. bake 10-12 minutes and cool.
1 (16oz) package powdered sugar
1/4 t salt
1/4 cup milk
1 t vanilla
1/3 cup butter softened,
food coloring
combine sugar, salt, milk and vanillaand butter in bowl, beat until smooth and creamy, divide into 3-4 small bowls, add food coloring. frost cookies, decorate as decorated.
makes 2-4 dozens depending on size of cookie cutters.


Several weeks ago Michael took me to IHOP for lunch. He had pancakes with cool whip and Christmas sprinkles and all I thought was how easy that would be to do. We have pancakes at least once a week. On Christmas Eve I made these for the kids.

Chocolate fudge

This is so yummy and SO easy. My friends Angie gave it to me.

NO FAIL recipe: 5 cups sugar, 1 lg can of evaporated milk, 1 stick of butter, 12oz of marshmellow fluff, 1 tsp. salt combine in large sauce pan stir over low head until blended. Bring to boil over moderate heat. Boil slowly, stirring constantly for 5 min remove from heat. Stir in 24 oz of chocolate chips and 1 tsp ...vanilla until choc is melted. Pour into 2 buttered 9x9 pan (or 9x13) & cool Makes approx 5 lbs

pizza casserole

I just love the name of it. Jump over and find some new fun recipes
I found a new blog, have I said how much I love blogging. Honestly I stole this idea from the today show. So for Thanksgiving I decided I could do it and it turned out great.
I wish I could remember where I got this recipe but since I have totally made it my own it would not match.
1 bag egg noodles, cooked and drained
sausage already cooked
1 cup cheese
2 cans pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce if you do not have pizza sauce

1. layer pepporoni in the bottom of a 9*13 pan
2 mix pizza sauce, cheese, sausage, peporoni and any other pizza topping you would normally like, pour into pan
3. sprinkle with more cheese on top
4. bake 350 for 10-15 minutes. this is just to heat up the sauce and melt the cheese.

Chocolate chip, peanut butter cookies

Blessed with Grace I just love the name of it. Jump over and find some new fun recipes
I found a new blog, have I said how much I love blogging

I have seen this done several times and could not wait to make it. I used the blue bonnet chocolate chip cookie recipe. Only I used chocolate/peanut butter chips instead of plain chocolate chips. And when I ran out of peanut butter cups I used kisses I had in the freezer.
cookies2 1/4c all purpose flour
1t baking soda
1t salt
1 cup blue bonnet (2 sticks)
1 cup sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
2 eggs
2t vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips.

pre heat oven to 375
combine butter, sugar and brown sugar until combined. add eggs and vanilla, beat until well blended. add dry ingredients.
drop by spoonfull into mini muffin pans
bake 10-12 minutes, while baking unwrap candy.
as soon as the cookies come out of the oven insert a candy and push gently into the middle.

fabric softner

1 Container of Name Brand Fabric Softener
4 Inexpensive sponges, cut in half

Pour entire container of softener into a 5 gallon bucket. Fill empty softener container with water twice. (2 parts water to 1 part softener) Add sponges to softener/water mixture. When ready to use wring out extra mixture from one sponge and add to the dryer as you would a dryer sheet
when rob came home from school he picked up a shirt and commented on how wonderful they smelled. I posted this in August on my blog and 2 months we still are using the same one. This has really stretched a long way but not lost any smell or ability


I made mac-n-cheese from Pioneer Woman, It was so easy. I have decided to never make boxed mac n cheese again well after I use up the 12 boxes I have in the cabinet. This recipe made a whole 9*13 pan. We had enough for a couple of days. I can not wait to make it again. I am not listening the directions because I want to encourage you to look on her site to find more fun recipes. Thanks Becky for the cookbook