Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Rocky Road Fudge

1 package (12oz) semisweet chocolate chips 
1 cup butterscotch chips 
1 cup crunchy peanut butter 
1 tbsp margarine or butter 
1 package (10.5oz) mini marshmallows 

Grease 8x8 or 9x9 metal baking pan; line with plastic wrap. Get the wrinkles out.
In a 4 quart saucepan combine chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter and margarine. 
Cook over medium heat 2-3 minutes or until ingredients are melted, stir constantly. 
Remove from the heat. 
Stir marshmallows into fudge mixture. 
Pour evenly into lined pan - if you have any left over marshmallows you can sprinkle them on top.
Cover with plastic wrap and squish it all down so it's all level and the corners are filled.
Refrigerate until firm, at least 3 hours. 
Turn fudge onto cutting board. 
Remove plastic wrap and cut.

Try and share it. I dare you.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Tortellini Caeser Salad

Romaine hearts
Grated parmesan cheese
Caesar dressing

Cook the tortellini's.
Toss them in a bowl with some butter and salt.
Assemble salad in a big bowl.
Add tortellini's and toss with salad.
Serve with dressing.

It's so simple and hearty. I could eat it every day. Yum! You can also substitute tortellini's for ravioli.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Super basic Sweet and Sour sauce

1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1 (13 1/4 oz.) can pineapple chunks
1/3 c. white vinegar
1 tbsp. soy sauce


Mix brown sugar and cornstarch in skillet.
Stir in pineapple with juice, vinegar and soy sauce.
Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat.
Simmer a while.

I poured the sauce over frozen meatballs in the crockpot and cooked for a few hours then served it over rice.

This sauce is really easy and pretty basic. Feel free to add more things for flavour. Next time I might add some hot chilli paste to give it more flavour and zing.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

EASY No Flour Cookies

So Laura showed me this recipe a long time ago when we all lived back in Idaho! (okay... not really THAT long) They are yummy and delicious and SO EASY!

1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Peanut Buter
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4tstp salt
chocolate chips

(I like to add a little vanilla for flavoring but thats up to you)

Bake in the oven at 350 for 8-10 min depending on pan and altitude.


Thursday, May 7, 2009

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken enchiladas

1 lb chicken cut into strips (I usually buy the already cooked chicken at Costco.)
1 8oz package cream cheese, cut into cubes
1 4.5oz can chopped green chiles
1 package of soft flour tortillas
2 cans of green chile enchilada sauce (it's green sauce, not red. made that mistake once!)
shredded cheese

Oven 400*. Spray a 13x9 baking dish with spray.

Cook chicken. (I sprinkle in some taco seasoning cuz we like it hot)

Add cream cheese and chiles to cooked chicken pan. Stir until melted. (Keep on eye on it, the cream cheese burns pretty fast.)

Spoon chicken filling into tortillas; roll up and place seam sides down in baking dish. Pour enchiladas sauce over the top; sprinkle with cheese.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes.

This is my basic recipe. I add things to it like corn, or peppers, or whatever is in the fridge.

We top them off with sour cream and salsa.

It makes a whole pan full of enchiladas.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Taco Soup

This is a family favorite and is super easy! I will post a picture the next time I make it.

1lb ground beef
1 taco seasoning packet
1 can pinto beans
1 can black beans
1 can white beans
2 cans kidney beans (do not drain any of the beans)
1 can tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can corn (you can use frozen corn too)

Brown the ground beef, drain off fat, then add taco seasoning. Put beans, tomatoes, and corn in crock pot or large pot on stove, add the ground beef. Cook on the low in the crock pot for about 2hrs, cook for about 1 hr on the stove on low. It basically just needs to warm up but is much more savory if you cook it for a bit.

Serve with shredded cheese and sour cream on top. We like to add tortilla chips or Fritos to it to give it a little crunch. It freezes fabulously as well. Enjoy.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Skillet Enchiladas

These are easy and delicious.

You need:
1lb of meat - ground beef or chicken
Diced onion
1/2 cup of milk
1 10oz can of enchilada sauce - green or red, either is fine
1 can cream of mushroom soup undiluted
flour toritillas
grated cheese
2 tblsp diced green chili

Heat skillet and brown meat and onion.
Add enchilada sauce, soup, milk and chilis
Bring to a boil. 
Turn down. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Fill tortillas with cheese and roll up.
Bury in soupy sauce mixture.
Cover with cheese.

Cover and heat for 5 minutes or so until cheese is melty.

Serve with salsa and sour cream.

*You can use less meat and add some black beans to it instead. Whatever you fancy.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thai Red Curry:

For this delicious recipe go here. You won't be sorry!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hello and thank you for the warm oven welcome.....

This is such a simple recipe that I think it funny to even post but for the fact that many of us have extra potatoes ...We all need something warm to eat and this is so inexpensive to do ..Gama Idell taught me how to to this oh so easy and yummy potato recipe ...

Please forgive me as most of my recipes are from my mind measurements and I really do cook to taste....That is why I have given you all pictures

Pre-Heat Oven to 375ish depends on where you live altitude and all

Take 4 to 6 baking potatoes and cut them up into cubes
(Or the size that makes you happy)
Chop two onions
(What ever kind you have or like)
Now add chopped Garlic
(One clove is good but again your taste is important)
Now mix it all together on the baking sheet coating it all in Olive oil
Season to taste
Salt ---pepper---Paprika
and any other seasons that you like

Place it on the middle rack in the oven turn the potatoes once while cooking about 20 minutes in...then they become a bit brown yet not crunchy....

Voila yummy in the tummy roasted potatoes for all