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Monday, September 29, 2008

Blonde Brownies

I got this recipe off Good Things Utah. It's perfect if you're craving chocolate chip cookies, but don't want to do all the work of spooning them individually on a cookie sheet.

2/3 cup margarine, melted
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tbls. water
2 3/4 cup flour
2 cup chocolate chips

Mix first 7 ingredients together then add flour. Blend together. Add chocolate chips and stir. Spread mixture into a 9x13 baking pan. Bake @ 340 degrees for 22-24 minutes depending on your oven. Bake only until brownies begin to slightly brown on edges.

I dusted mine w/ powdered sugar, I liked it, but Dustin liked it without. Go figure?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Zucchini Bread

I got this recipe from Heather yesterday and it was delicious! A great way to use zucchini!

3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups grated zucchini
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
3 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Beat eggs until frothy; Mix in vegetable oil and sugar. Stir together grated zucchini and vanilla and add to mixture. Sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to mixture. Pour into 2 greased and floured loaf pans.
Bake at 325 degrees for 60-70 minutes. Enjoy!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sloppy Joe's

This is Ray-Ray's favorite dinner. She likes that there is ketchup and mustard in it.

1 lb hamburger, cooked and drained
Flaked onions
Salt and pepper
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 c. ketchup
1 can tomato sauce (8 oz.)
1/2 Tbsp. mustard
1 Tbsp vinegar
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp brown sugar

Simmer 20-30 mins.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip or Raisin Cookies

I don't like Oatmeal raisin cookies, but a lot of people do. More than I would have thought. I like this recipe because it makes a ton so I usually do half with raisins for Dustin and half with chocolate chips for the rest of us.

2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
4 cups flour
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
5 cups oatmeal
2 packages of chocolate chips
4 cups raisins
*or separate the dough in two parts and do half w/ 1 bag chocolate chips and the other half w/ 2 cups raisins*

Bake for 6-10 minutes at 350 degrees on ungreased cookie sheet.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


My Family and my Friends love these.
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour

  • 2 sticks of softened butter

  • 1 cup of sugar

  • 1 cup of brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp of salt

  • 1 tsp of baking soda

  • 1 tsp of vanilla

  • 1 dry package of instant chocolate pudding

  • 1 package of butterscotch chips

preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Cream the butter and add the sugars. Add the eggs then add the salt, baking soda, and vanilla. Add the dry package of pudding. Add the flour a little bit at a time, don't over mix. Mix in the chips by hand.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Every oven cooks differently so you should watch these the first time, because they are dark it might be hard to tell if they are done or not. I use a baking stone and so I bake them for 13 minutes the first time but they only need 10 minutes after that.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Creamy Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

This is my favorite soup recipe!!! Its autumn now so it's time for soup and rolls right?

4 cups chicken broth
2 cups water
2 cooked boneless chicken halves shredded
1 (4.5 oz) pckg quick cooking long grain and wild rice with seasoning packet (I use Uncle Bens)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
2 cups heavy cream or milk

Bring broth, water, and chicken to a boil then stir in rice (do not add season packet yet). Follow the directions on rice bo x for how long to cook. Then in another bowl add salt, pepper, flour. In a saucepan over medium heat melt butter then stir in season packet reduce heat to low and then stir in flour mixture a little at a time to form a roux. Whisk in cream a little at a time as well until incorporated. Cook until thickened (about 5 minutes). Stir in cream mixture to broth and rice and cook until heated through about 10 minutes.

Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

1 ½ lbs. chicken breasts, cubed 2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar 1 tsp. dried oregano
½ lime, juiced 10 (6") tortillas
1 tsp. white sugar 1 tomato, diced
½ tsp. salt monterey jack cheese
¼ c. shredded lettuce ½ tsp. pepper
salsa 2 green onion stalks, chopped

Sauté chicken in a medium saucepan over medium high heat for about 20 minutes. Add vinegar, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper, green onion, garlic and oregano. Simmer for an extra 10 minutes. Heat an iron skillet over medium heat. Place a tortilla in the pan, warm and turn over to heat the other side. Serve lime chicken mixture in warm tortillas topped with tomato, lettuce, cheese, and salsa

Simple Salad

I love this recipe! I got it from my friend Erica, and she is a fabulous cook!

1 bag romaine lettuce 1 bag coleslaw
1 bag spinach 1 bottle Brianna’s Poppy seed dressing
1 bag craisins 1 can honey roasted peanuts
Toss dressing with the rest of the ingredients and serve.

Almond Gooey Bars

Sorry this took me so long to add Heather!

1 8 oz package cream cheese (softened)
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure almond extract
1 stick butter (melted)
3 3/4 cup powdered sugar

1 plain yellow cake mix
1 stick butter (melted)
1 large egg
1/2 cup slivered almonds

Place cake mix, butter, egg and almonds in large mixing bowl. Blend on low spped for 2 minutes. Then press into a 13 x 9 pan. For filling beat cream cheese until fluffy, then add eggs, almond extract and melted butter. Next add the powdered sugar. Beat until smooth consistency and spread over crust. Bake at 350 for 45- 47 minutes. I think they taste better after then have been refrigerated for a few hours.

Freezer Rolls

Making homemade rolls is a little bit of work, but if you do these freezer rolls you only have to spend one afternoon making them. The rest of the month you can pull them out of the freezer and have fresh yummy rolls!

2 1/4 cup milk (pour in glass bowl microwave for 3 minutes)
3 cubes butter (add to milk and microwave for 3 minutes)
let stand till room temperature

3 tbsp yeast
3/4 cup water (kind of warm but not hot)
1 1/2 cup sugar
let the yeast work and get all bubbly then add:
9 eggs
2 1/4 tsp salt
then add in your milk/butter mixture

Put in your kitchen aide or bosch and add:

12 cups of flour (about 3 cups at a time)

Knead for 12 minutes

Then cover and let rise for 1 hour (or until about doubled in size)

Roll dough out in sections (about 1/4 of the dough at a time) in a pizza form
then spread butter on the top. Use pizze cutter to cut in triangles and then roll up (cresent style). Place on a cookie sheet and freeze for about 2 hours. Then place the frozen rolls in a zip loc bag. When ready to use, take out and let raise for 5 hours, then bake at 350 for 15 minutes.