RSS

Tag Archives: easy

Sugar Dipped Butter Cookies

My Mom found this sugar cookie recipe on the Land O Lakes website. She is in Florida for the winter, so I made some the other day and mailed them to her. They came out quite delicious! The cookie is tender and the top is covered in crunchy sugar. This is also an easy recipe to make since all of these ingredients are staples in your kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • water

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375 F
  2. Combine 1 cup sugar and the butter in mixing bowl. Beat on medium, scraping bowl, until creamy. Add egg and mix until well combined. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix on low until well combined.
  3. Place remaining 1 cup of sugar in a small bowl, and fill another small bowl with water. Shape dough into 1 inch round balls. Dip balls halfway in water and then into sugar. Place on baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes or until very lightly brown on edges.

image

 
2 Comments

Posted by on January 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , ,

Sunday Slow Cooker Chili

It is Sunday and chilly outside so I can’t think of anything better to do than make chili and hang out indoors all day. My husband and I researched slow cooker chili recipes yesterday and this is the recipe we developed.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 3 stalks of celery, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 28 oz can tomato puree
  • 15 oz can dark kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz can light kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 cup of water

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to slow cooker and mix well. 
  2. Cook on low for 8 hours.

 

 
1 Comment

Posted by on January 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , ,

Taco Pie

My mom gave me this recipe one day. She said she used to make it because it was easy and tasted yummy. It is a quick dinner for my husband and I to have on a weeknight. The leftovers are perfect for lunch too.

Thanks for the great recipe Mom!!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups of crushed Fritos
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 oz can diced green chilies
  • 1/2 cup shredded mexican cheese

Directions:

  1. Brown ground beef. Add taco seasoning and water and simmer until thick.
  2. Place crescent rolls in an 8 or 9 inch pie pan to create the crust. Sprinkle with crushed fritos. Spread taco meat over the chips. Layer the chilies on the meat. Spread sour cream over top next. Cover everything with cheese and sprinkle more crushed Fritos on top.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes and enjoy!

image

 
1 Comment

Posted by on December 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , , ,

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

My sister’s birthday was on 12/12/12. A while back she was on pinterest and saw this recipe and emailed it to me. She wrote “Mmmmm, these look good. We should make them.” So I made them for her on her birthday. They are really good. Taste exactly as you would imagine…. mint and chocolate, the perfect combination!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/4 tsp mint extract
  • 8 drops green food coloring
  • 1 egg
  • 4.67 oz package Andes creme de menthe, cut in pieces
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, mint extract, food coloring, and egg until dough forms. Stir in creme de menthe pieces and chocolate chips.
  2. Use a cookie scoop and arrange 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool and enjoy!

image

 
1 Comment

Posted by on December 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , ,

Italian Meatballs

This afternoon I made a big batch of meatballs. We had it for dinner and then I put the rest in the freezer for future meals. I did this last year right before I gave birth and it was an easy meal for us to have on hand.

Ingredients:
2 pounds ground beef
2 beaten eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp italian seasoning

Directions:
Heat oven to 400 F
Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix with your hands until combined.
Use a cookie scoop to make balls. Place on a sheet pan covered in nonstick foil. Once all balls have been scooped roll each one in your hands to make perfect balls.
Bake meatballs for 20 minutes.
Serve with spaghetti and tomato sauce or cool and place in freezer bags for future use.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on November 28, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , ,

Goblin Cookies

It’s almost Halloween. I saw a recipe on Pioneer Woman for monster cookies and thought they looked delicious. I’ve read that monster cookies are supposed to have peanut butter and you omit the flour. I altered the monster cookie recipe and changed the name to goblin cookies. All the little chips and M & M’s looks like spooky goblin eyes watching you!

Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla 
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup quick cook oats
  • 1 cup regular oats
  • 1 cup M & M’s
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2-1/2 cups Rice Krispies

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream butter with sugars until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and beat.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and kosher salt to bowl and mix till combined. Next add in oats, followed by M & M’s and chocolate chips.
  4. Add Rice Krispies at the very end, mixing until just combined, being careful not to over mix. 
  5. Use a cookie scoop to scoop heaping balls of dough onto a cookie sheet. Bake 12 minutes, then allow to cool on a rack.

image

 
1 Comment

Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , , ,

Aside

It’s Sweetest Day, so I thought I’d make my husband a breakfast bake. His favorite meal of the day is breakfast, so this was perfect. I found a recipe on Betty Crocker‘s website.

Makes 12 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages (12 oz each) bulk pork sausage
  • 1 medium bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 3 cups frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
  • 1 cup Original Bisquick® mix
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 eggs

 Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Grease rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches. Cook sausage, bell pepper and onion in 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Stir together sausage mixture, potatoes and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese in baking dish.
  2. Stir Bisquick mix, milk, pepper and eggs until blended. Pour into baking dish.
  3. Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or just until cheese is melted. Cool 5 minutes.

 

* If you’d rather make a smaller recipe using a 9-inch pie plate, cut all ingredient amounts in half and bake 30 to 35 minutes.

image

Easy Breakfast Bake

 
1 Comment

Posted by on October 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Tags: , , ,