Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Recipes. Show all posts

Monday, April 6, 2015

Trisha Yearwood's Skillet Apple Pie Made In A Cast Iron Skillet.

A couple weeks ago, I made Trisha Yearwood's recipe for an Apple Pie in a cast iron skillet. 

It was so delicious that I thought I better share it with you guys.

Believe me, you're going to want to try it.

I love watching Trisha's cooking show.

I'm inspired each week to make one of her meals.

It's really fun and so far all the meals have been awesomely delicious.

This apple pie is so easy, I actually had my 19 year old son, Stone make it.

The photo here is copied from the Food Network.

Unfortunately, my photos were blurry.

Here's the link to watch the video and get the recipe details.

Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Peanut Blossom - The Holiday Cookie Recipe

I hope that you all enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving.  Mine was really nice.  My entire family gets together in a church basement, as our group has grown quite large.  It was really special when we all held hands and before the prayer each person said what they were most thankful for this past year.  Overall, we were most thankful for family and being together. 
Amen to that! 
My traditional holiday cookie is Peanut Blossoms.  I only make them twice a year, on Thanksgiving and Christmas. 
  Now some people will just make these cookies using a peanut butter cookie recipe.  It's not the same.
Here's my secret recipe and my tips for making them unforgettable!
1 3/4 cups Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Egg
2 tablespoons Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla
48 Chocolate kisses
In large bowl mix flour, soda, salt. Add all remaining ingredients, mix at medium speed.  Chill 30 mins. then Roll into 1 inch balls and roll in white sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes
My tips:  Don't roll the dough into sugar.
Use Chocolate Kisses with Almonds
Take out of oven before they look done.
Enjoy the compliments.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Banana Bread Muffins

I'm tired of throwing away Bananas that have gone dark and soft.  I tend to stay away from baking Banana bread because for some reason the center of my loaf is always mushy.

Still, what could I do with those Bananas?

I know, Banana muffins!

So easy, and they turned out perfect and delicious.
Gather your ingredients.

1/2 cup butter or margerine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
4-5 over-ripe bananas mashed
1 cup walnuts (optional)
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
Pour into muffin tins or paper tins
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Check if done by inserting a knife into the center of a muffin.
If it comes out clean, they are done.  If not, bake for another
5 minutes, or until knife comes out clean.
Mix all ingredients together.
Bake & TaDa!
I added some chocolate chips to a few of them.
Add butter if you like and enjoy!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce - Billy's Syrup.

Do you love ice cream?  Us too.  So, tonight we were all ready to have us some ice cream when we realized we were out of chocolate sauce.

No problem, I remembered a recipe we used to make all the time when I was a kid.  It's called, "Billy's Syrup" named after my cousin.  Probably not because he created it, I'm guessing because it was his favorite.  Most of our family recipes have someone's name in front of it. 


Billy's Syrup - The Best Hot Fudge Ever! is easy to make and just as delicious as I remembered.

Here's how.

In a small sauce pan add:   1/4 Cup Butter
                                            3/4 Cup Sugar
                                            1/3 Cup Milk or Cream
                                            1/4 Cup Baking Cocoa

Bring to boil for 2 minutes. 

Cool and stir till creamy

Add to your ice cream sundae and enjoy!


Last Sunday, I found myself walking the isle's of one of my favorite stores - IKEA.

I warn you tho, do not go to this store on the weekend.  It is way too crowded for inspired browsing.
Some how, I managed to find a treasure in the short time we stayed.
My new cutting board.
I love the look of Butcher Block, wish all my counters were this.
Oh well.
This cutting board is large so you have plenty of space for chopping lots of vegetables.  I also appreciate that it locks in place on my counter's ledge.
For the price of $10.00, you can't beat it.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pinned There, Done That. Philly Cheese Sloppy.

I found this recipe on Pinterest

I've been trying to find some new meals for my family.  This photo just looked so delicious. 

We basically followed the same recipe with a few changes.  Here is what I did.
1 lb. Ground Beef
1/4 Steak Sauce
1 Tblsp. Dried Onion Flakes
1 Cup of Beef Broth
Salt & Pepper
I buttered and broiled some hamburger buns.
Added meat to bun, and added a slice of Provolone cheese on top.
Back in the oven to melt for a second.
That's it.  This was a very easy meal to make.  My family gave it

  My friend Laura over at her blog  has a "Pinned There Done That" linky thing going on.
Join in the fun and use it as motivation to actually make some of the things we pin.
I hope to see you there.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

BBQ Potato Chip Chicken - Easy Meal.

This meal gets requested almost weekly from my kids.  Lucky for me, it's an easy meal to make.  I serve it with another favorite Anne's Mac & Cheese.

Here's all there is too it.

4-5 Chicken breasts - I usually thaw mine out, but sometimes I'll even do it with frozen ones.

1/2 cup Butter - melted.   (I've used olive oil, even a mix of milk and eggs.  Basically, to coat the chicken.)

Next, smash a bag of Potato Chips - any flavor you like.  We like the BBQ flavor, but without MSG please whenever possible.

Coat the chicken breast with the potato chips and put into a greased pan.

Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until thermometer reads 180 degrees.

Serve and enjoy!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Congo Bars - A New Favorite.

I admit it.
I'm a sucker for a really good chocolate chip cookie.
So, when I saw this photo from
I couldn't resist the urge to
make some for myself.
Here's the recipe which is very easy to make.
I added all the ingredients into a bowl and mixed.
Then, I added the chocolate chips and nuts.
Congo Bars Recipe:
(Recipe adapted from Bakerella)

2 3/4 c. all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 c. butter, softened
2 c. brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 package milk chocolate chips
1 c. chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Set aside. Combine butter and sugar using a mixer until blended. Add eggs, one at a time to sugar mixture, mixing on low in between each addition. Add vanilla and mix. Add flour and mix until combined. Stir in chips and then nuts (optional).

Coat a 9x13 pan with non-stick spray and spread batter evenly into dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.
They are DELICIOUS!  A great bar to take on
a picnic or to a family gathering.