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

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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

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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

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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

I have made home made poptarts before with store bought pie crust but this time I decided to make it. I used strawberry jam, nutella and apple butter in the center of these. I am freezing them to eat on busy days. For the shell
2 and 1/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup salt
1/2 shortening chilled
2 TBSP butter chilled
5-6 TBSP ice water

1. mix flour and salt together
2. cut in shortening and butter
3. add water 1 TBSP at a time
4. separate into 2 bowls and chill
5. roll out and fill, it really does not take much to fill them, seal the edges.

This week is extra special because I am using my new bakeware I won from The Legacy of Home. I am a die hard Pampered Chef stone person but these are wonderful. They worked better than I could have imagined. I can not wait to make pizza on them in the next couple of days

I won a jar of Marmite from Living Life the Large Family Way. I did not know what to think about it exactly. So I opened it and smelled it and then convinced 2 of my 4 children to try it. They were not happy. So I looked it up on line. Lots of people really eat it. I am determined to find a recipe to hide it in. I can not imagine eating it without hiding it in something. If you have ever had it and would love to teach me more about it let me know. I am so grateful for this prize and look forward to hearing more about it

1. What is Marmite?
Marmite is dark brown-colored savory spread made from the yeast that is a by-product of the brewing industry. It has a very strong, slightly salty flavor. It is definitely a love-it-or-hate-it type of food.
It comes in small (2-5 inches high) bulb-shaped glass jars with a distinctive yellow lid.
Children in Britain are generally fed it from the time they are weaned, and most never grow out of it. It has a high B-vitamin content, as well as riboflavin and niacin—and as such is very healthy. (The vitamin-B complex helps prevent a 2. What do I do with it?
The most common use is as a spread on toast or in sandwiches. Note: it is generally spread very thinly because of its strong flavor—don't use it like jam. It has drug-like qualities; the more you eat, the thicker you need to spread it to get the same mouth-burning effect. Some people have even called it addictive.
It is also delicious spread on hot buttered crumpets or ryvita crackers. A pregnant fan has reported a love for Marmite and bananas.
Phil Johnson's favorite way to eat it is thinly-spread on rye toast with slices of sharp cheddar cheese. Very satisfying.
One contributor to the "I love Marmite" Web site has this suggestion: "Eat it on raw spaghetti. It's true! Dip raw spaghetti in Marmite and then eat; it tastes just like Twiglets."
A lot of Brits have it on buttered toast. Do take care not to get butter or bread crumbs in the Marmite jar. It makes an unappetizing mess for the next person.
There is no feeling like the smugness you feel when you manage to scrape just enough Marmite from the jar for another piece of toast. Top tip (from James Kew): pour boiling water into a near-empty jar and drink the jar clean.
A teaspoon of Marmite can also be added to soups, casseroles, and almost any savory food for a wonderful, rich flavoring.
In England, pretzel-like morsels and other boxed fast-food snacks are available with Marmite flavoring. Fans of Mr. Bean will remember an episode where he made hors d'oeuvres for a party by spreading Marmite on twigs cut from a tree outside his kitchen window.
In some neighborhoods it is (apparently!) common for nursing mothers to dab a little on their nipples before feeding their infants.
3. What are the ingredients?
Marmite is made from (greater quantity first):
• Yeast Extract
• Salt
• Vegetable Extract
• Vitamin: Niacin
• Spices
• Vitamins: B1, B2, Folic Acid, B12

Today, I am re doing one of my favorite cake recipes. It is a rainbow cake. I learned how to do it from I am Baker . The pictures of the unbaked cake are from last weekend but the cake is from a few months ago. This is really a easy cake although it looks hard. I am not publishing the recipe so I can give credit where it is due.
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