Friday, October 8, 2010

Breakfast Pies!

These are one of my new favorite breakfast-for-dinner meals! I can see many possibilities...I may try them with just bacon next time for the filling.

Adapted from Allrecipes

3/4 pound bulk sausage (I used hot italian sausage)
1/8 cup chopped onion
1/8 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 (12 ounce) can refrigerated biscuit dough (NOT Grands)
3 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons milk
1/3 cup sharp cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Brown meat and veggies in a skillet until browned and the meat is fully cooked. Separate the biscuits and press into bottom and up the sides of each muffin cup. Fill each dough cup with sausage mixture. Mix together eggs and milk, and divide between the cups. Sprinkle each cup with cheese. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until eggs are set.

Note: I used the Grands biscuits for these and they were WAY too big. There wasn't much filling in each cup:) They were still good, but I will definitely use regular biscuits next time.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Quick and Easy Cereal Bars

I LOVE these cereal bars. I found them on my friend Courtney's blog last year. They are really easy to put together and really tasty! They're also great to have for a relatively nutritious after school treat. Beware though, they are addicting!

1 bag mini marshmallows
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
4 cups cheerios
3 cups rice krispies (or omit rice krispies and and add 2 more cups of cheerios)
1 cup m&m's (best if frozen when added)

In a saucepan or microwaveble bowl, bring the marshmallows and butter to a boil. Add peanut butter, stir well, and heat for one more minute. Add the cereal to the melted mixture and stir well. Add m&m's and stir gently. (If they are not frozen, they will begin to melt quickly!) Press into greased 9X13 pan. Let it cool and serve (we cooled ours in the fridge so we could serve it quickly to the kids.)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

No Bake Cookies - to the Next Level!

Hello! I wanted to share this yummy no-bake cookie recipe I found on See Jane in the Kitchen Blog. Are ya ready? They are no-bake Rocky Road Cookies. I took them to my cousin's house last night for dessert. They were well liked:)

Bring to boil in a saucepan for 1 minute:

2 cups sugar
1 stick butter
4 Tbsp cocoa
1 cup milk

Then add in:
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla

Mix well and stir in:
3 cups oatmeal
2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup chopped peanuts
1 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)

Scoop with a cookie scoop (I used a medium scoop) onto waxed paper until cooled.

My 5-yr old, who does not like peanut butter, loved these. They are REALLY good!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Friday, August 27, 2010

I'm Back!

Hello! {{Big wave}}. Ok, so it's almost a year later, but I am finally back to a new kind of normal. It was a little rougher than I thought having a second little one running around, but with the help of emealz, we made it through!

Tonight I made this DELICIOUS chicken. My 5-year old ate two pieces. He wanted a third, but I told him he needed to eat his green beans and convinced him to save the 3rd piece for lunch tomorrow. I had to leave the cheese off of his. He doesn't like it. He doesn't know what he's missing.

I use the seasoning for this chicken all the time. It's a rotisserie knock-off seasoning I adapted from the crockpot365 blog. (Great blog, by the way - lots of ideas.)

Rotisserie seasoning:
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp italian seasoning
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (I dropped this down to 1/8 tsp tonight, adds just a little bit of spicy)
1/2 tsp black pepper
Next time I make this, I will probably add some garlic powder as well.
Rub chicken with olive oil, then sprinkle with seasoning and rub it in. Grill until cooked through and then top with sliced Monterey Jack cheese until melted.
This is a super simple entree that is PACKED with flavor. We had buttered rice and green beans with it.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

I'll be back!

I haven't given up on this blog yet! I am due any day now with our second child, and therefore haven't been cooking a whole lot lately. But when I get back up on my feet, I'll be back and hopefully posting some fall recipes!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lemon Pie

This is not your typical lemon meringue pie! I, for one, am not a fan of meringue but I do love the lemon part. I adapted this recipe from a quick key lime pie from The Pioneer Woman (great site by the way). It's super easy and delicious!

Lemon Pie

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1 tsp lemon extract
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 egg yolks
1 - 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk

Mix lemon extract, lemon juice, and egg yolks in a mixing bowl. Add in condensed milk and mix on high until smooth and thick. Pour mixture into crust and bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven, allow to cool, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour—more if possible.

Spread whipped cream over top and serve!

This is the pie before the whipped cream.

This is the pie after the whipped cream. It would have been prettier had I garnished it with a slice of lemon or something. Next time.

It's delicious! There's only 2 pieces left (we shared some with my parents.)

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Welcome to My Recipe Blog!

Welcome! Thanks for checking out my new blog. I already have a crafting blog, but I've really been wanting to expand into recipes too.

I LOVE to cook and bake, and have more cookbooks than I can probably use. I tend to collect recipes, and enjoy trying new ones all the time. So here is my first contribution.

This is my mom's family recipe for cinnamon rolls. Unfortunately it's a little vague, but that's how they cook. It's a pretty forgiving recipe though. We almost always make them for Christmas morning, but they are really easy (just not on the waistline) and are good for any special day! I would post a pic if I had one, but I don't, so here is a pic of a 6x6 recipe card I made for a swap on SCS instead.

Cinnamon Quickies
2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
5 Tbsp shortening
2/3 cup milk
softened butter
brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Mix flour, baking powder and salt, and then incorporate shortening (use fork) and then milk. Roll out to 1/4" thickness and spread with softened butter, sprinkle brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts. Roll into a tube and cut into 1/2" sections. Arrange in baking dish and bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.