Tuesday, January 26, 2010

home made poptarts

Blessed with Grace I just love the name of it. Jump over and find some new fun recipes. I caved and bought pre made pie shells at Christmas. Then I did not have the guts to use them so they just set in the fridge staring at me. Since we are moving I decided they needed to be used. A friend was talking about toaster strudels. So I made some.
pie shells
strawberry jam or any other flavor you like
1. roll out dough and cut into squares
2. i put my dough on parchment paper and then put jam on top of pasty, layered with another pastry
3. bake 350 for 10-12 minutes
4. i took them off the parchment paper as soon as they come out of the oven so that the jam that had come out of the sides would not have time to harden
5. I did add a powder sugar icing to the top
These turned out better than I thought. I can not wait to get moved and re try them and try to freeze them

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

pizza caserole

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. 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

Sunday, January 10, 2010

chocolate chip cookies

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.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


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

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.

Friday, January 1, 2010

dog biscuits

When we were looking for Christmas cookie cutters we found a dog bone. Well actually Rob did. So I was on the search for a dog biscuit recipe. Honest they are a little too big for our little dog so next time we will roll them thinner but our big dog WOW. Every night before we lock him up we give him a treat, a hotdog, piece of leftover dinner or something. Now we give him these, he loves them.
I did not have spelt flour so i used all whole wheat. i am on a hunt for a small dog bone cookie cutter. I know I could they do not have to look like dog bones but I think it is cute

2 cups whole wheat flour, or as needed 2 cups spelt flour 2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats 1/4 cup flax seeds 2 1/2 cups warm water 1/2 cup natural peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Combine wheat flour, spelt flour, oats, and flax seeds in large bowl. Stir in water and peanut butter. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface, mixing in more flour as needed until dough is smooth and no longer sticky. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with small cookie cutters into desired shapes, and place 3/4 inch apart on greased cookie sheets.
Bake 40 minutes. Turn oven off; leave biscuits in oven until completely cool.

cake pops

I have wanted to make these for a long time. My husband assures me I have made them before but I do not remember. I will say in theory they were really easy. The white went as planned then I added red food coloring (like i would use in my frosting) and it became a paste and was un use able. So I threw it out and then I used regular food coloring and it was not good either. Please let me know what you used. I had some red chocolate that I could melt.
Okay the recipe is simple. It is on bakerella, wwww.bakerella.com
Bake a chocolate cake mix as normal, when it is done baking put in food processor. then add the cream cheese frosting, about a cup. which I got from mckmama's site that I use all the time. www.mycharmingkids.net
8 oz. package cream cheese, softened

6 T. butter, softened

1 t. vanilla

1T. cream (or milk)

3 cups powdered sugar

roll into balls and chill. while it is chilling melt the chocolate. dip and DONE. YUMMM