Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Oatmeal Cookies

Today is
Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup light brown sugar
1 stick butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup uncooked rolled oats
1 cup raisins, soaked for 10 minutes in hot water and drained


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together the brown sugar and butter. Mix in the egg, vanilla and milk. Stir in the flour, baking powder and soda and salt until well combined. Stir in the oats and the raisins. Grease a cookie sheet and drop batter using a spoon. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hot Fudge Sundea's

Today will be Hot fudge sundea's
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
cup granulated sugar
tablespoons baking cocoa
teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon salt
cup milk
tablespoons vegetable oil
teaspoon vanilla
cup chopped nuts, if desired
cup packed brown sugar
cup baking cocoa
1 3/4
cups very hot water
Ice cream, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • 2 Mix flour, granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa, the baking powder and salt in ungreased square pan, 9x9x2 inches. Mix in milk, oil and vanilla with fork until smooth. Stir in nuts. Spread in pan.
  • 3 Sprinkle brown sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa over batter. Pour water over batter.
  • 4 Bake about 40 minutes or until top is dry.
  • 5 Spoon warm cake into dessert dishes. Top with ice cream. Spoon sauce from pan onto each serving.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Granola Bar

Granola bar

  • 2 1/2 cups (230 grams) old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (80 grams) whole almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup (113 grams) honey
  • 1/4 cup (56 grams) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup (50 grams) packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (60 grams) dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons (67 grams) mini chocolate chips
Prepare Oven and Pan
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Line bottom and sides of a 8-inch or 9-inch square pan with aluminum foil.
Toast Oats and Nuts
  1. Add oats and almonds to a small baking sheet then bake 5 minutes, stir and bake another 3 to 5 minutes until lightly toasted. Transfer to a large bowl.
Prepare Granola Bars
  1. Combine butter, honey, brown sugar and the salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until butter melts and the sugar completely dissolves.
  2. Pour butter mixture in to bowl with toasted oats and almonds. Mix well. Let cool about 5 minutes then add cranberries and a 1/4 cup of the mini chocolate chips. Stir to combine.

  • Transfer oat mixture to lined pan then use a rubber spatula to firmly press the mixture into the pan. (Press hard here, this way the bars will stay together once cooled and cut).
  • Scatter remaining 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips over pressed granola mixture then use a rubber spatula to gently press them into the top. Cover then refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • Remove block of granola mixture from pan then peel away aluminum foil. Cut into 12 bars.

  • Enjoy your granola bar!

    Sunday, April 7, 2013

    A-Z blogging challange: F

    Today is the 7th day of April.
    Today we will be making:
    • 1/4 cup canola oil
    • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
    • 2-3 Tbsp. The Spice Hunter Fajita Seasoning
    • 1 lb. chicken or sirloin, thinly sliced, or
    • shrimp, peeled and deveined
    • 1 medium red pepper, sliced
    • 1 medium green pepper, sliced
    • 1 small red onion, sliced
    • 3 green onions, chopped
    • salt to taste
    • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
    • 4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
    • 1 dozen corn tortillas, warmed

    • In large bowl, combine oil, lime juice, and Fajita Seasoning.
    • Add meat, peppers, and onions.
    • Stir until thoroughly coated.
    • Heat large skillet on high. Pour meat and vegetables into hot pan, cooking and stirring until meat is cooked throughout.
    • Fill tortillas with meat and vegetables.
    • Sprinkle with cilantro and cheese.

    Thursday, April 4, 2013

    A-Z Blogging Challenge- D

    The fourth recipe will be a 

    Daddy White Cake

    You will need 

    1. 2 c. butter
    2. 2 c. sugar
    3. 5 eggs
    4. 1 (8-oz) pkg. cream cheese-softened
    5. 2 c. all-purpose flour
    6. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    7. 2 heaping tsp. baking powder
    8. dash of salt
    9. Cream Cheese Icing:
    10. 1 (8-oz) pkg. cream cheese-softened
    11. 1/2 c. chopped pecans
    12. 2 c. powdered sugar
    13. 1 c. Cool Whip
    1. Mix butter with cream cheese really good. Add sugar and eggs one at a time, beaten well after each addition. Add to mixture. Pour batter into 3 greased round 8-9 inch cake pans. Bake at 325 degrees F.for 35 minutes. Cream Cheese Icing: Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and Cool Whip together. Stir in chopped pecans. Frost tops and sides of 3 layer cake.


    Wednesday, April 3, 2013

    A-Z Blogging Challenge- C

    The 3rd recipe will be delicious!
    Chocolate Coconut Drops
    What you will need
    2 squares of unsweetened chocolate (2 Ounces)
    1 can of sweetened condensed milk (12 Ounces)
    2 cups of  flaked coconut (Packed) (7 Ounces)
    1/2 cup of chopped nuts
    Heat oven to 365 degreese

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013

    A-Z Blogging Challenge- B

    The second Recipe starts with a B.
    Banana Split
    You will need
    1. 1 Banana
    Cut the banana in half. Place the banana halves in a shallow dish.
    Top with a scoop each of
    1. Vanilla Ice Cream
    2. Strawberry Ice /cream
    3. Chocolate Ice Cream
    Spoon over ice cream with
    1. Chocolate Sauce
    2. Fruit Syrups
    Top it off with
    1. Whipped Cream
    2. Fruits
    3. Nuts
    Hope you enjoy it if you try it!