Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Caramel apple dip

From: Unknown...

1 cup sugar
2 T light corn syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 butter
1/4 cup of whipping cream
1 T Sour cream
3/4 t. coarse sea salt

In a 2 quart pot stir together sugar, corn syrup and water then heat over medium high heat (don't stir while it's boiling) let boil until it's a medium amber color, be careful not to let it get too dark.  Turn off heat and add remaining ingredients, whisk really well and pour into a glass dish.  Delish!

Mom's zucchini bread

From: Allrecipe's...

3 cups flour
1t. salt
1t. baking soda
1t. baking powder
3t. cinnamon
mix this

In a separate bowl beat:
3 eggs
1 cup veg oil
2 1/4 cup sugar
1 T vanilla

Add dry ingredients to the wet and mix.  Add to that 2 cups of grated zucchini and 1 cup of chopped walnut (optional)
Poor into 2 sprayed and floured bread pans and bake at 325 for about 1 hour, check for doneness.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Eclair dessert

From: Catherine...

8 oz. container of cool whip
2 small pkg. french vanilla instant pudding
3 1/2 cups milk
3 pkg. of graham crackers

2 cups of powdered sugar
3 T cocoa powder
2 T vegetable oil
3 T milk
Mix well in the kitchen aid

Mix the milk and pudding together, when it thickens fold in the cool whip in a 9X13 dish. Put a layer of graham crackers down and then pour 1/2 of the pudding mixture down.  Then put another layer of graham crackers down.  Pour over the rest of the pudding mixture down and last layer of graham crackers upside down.  Carefully spread frosting over the top.

Honey bun cake

From: Catherine Sanders...

1 yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1 c. sour cream
3/4 c. oil
1 c. light brown sugar
2 t. cinnamon

2 c. powdered sugar
4 T. milk
2-3 t. vanilla

    Combine cake mix, eggs, sour cream, and oil until well blended; set aside.  Mix brown sugar and cinnamon in separate bowl.  Spread half of the cake batter into a 9x13 pan.  Sprinkle half the cinnamon mixture over the top.  Spread the remaining cake batter over the top and sprinkle with remaining cinnamon mixture.  Use a knife and swirl the batter.  Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean).
    Mix the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth.  Pour over the hot cake right when it comes out of the oven.  Serve warm or at room temp.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Pulled Pork Burrito's

From:  Andrea (cafe rio)...
3 lbs. pork roast
1 t. ginger
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup Worcestershire sauce (I only ever do 1/2 cup)
1 t. dried oregano
1 t. salt
1 t. chili powder
1 t. garlic powder
2 T dried minced onions
Cook on low setting in your crock pot for 8 hours, 1 hour before serving pull out meat and shred, drain liquid, return meat to crock pot and add 1 large can of enchilada sauce and 1 cup of dark brown sugar.  Cook remaining hour.

Serve with lime rice, black beans and tomatio sauce!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Cake mix cookies


1 package of cake mix (any flavor)
1 large egg
1/4 cup of oil
1/4 cup of water
1 cup of chopped nuts, raisins, oatmeal, coconut, chocolate chips, M&M'S® etc. (anything you like in cookies)

Preheat oven to 350°F.Combine cake mix, egg, oil, and water. Beat until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredient (s).
Drop by teaspoon about 1 inch apart onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 15 minutes or until done.
Makes about 4 dozen. Yummy!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Homemade Granola


8 cups rolled oats
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1 cup of flax meal {optional}
1 cup sliced almonds or whole raw almonds chopped or your favorite nut.
3/4 cup coconut oil or safflower oil or canola
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 tsp. salt1 T. vanilla
{Optional} 1 cup of dried fruit of your choice such as raisins, blueberries, cranberries, or banana chips.

Step 1: Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.  Measure the oats, coconut, nuts, flax meal and put in a large mixing bowl and stir well.
Step 2: In medium saucepan heat the coconut oil, brown sugar, honey and salt  on medium stirring until the sugar dissolves. Then add the vanilla and stir well.
Step 3: Pour the sugar mixture over the oats and stir well until combined.
Step 4: Spray 2 12 X 17 inch pans with cooking spray then half the oat mixture between the two pans. Spread the oats out evenly. Bake for about 20 min. stirring at least twice while the granola bakes, it should be a golden brown color. Cool completely, then add the dried fruit if using and store in airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
This is very good, it tastes fabulous, all I had on hand was canola oil and so that's what I used, it was perfect!