Monday, October 20, 2008

can you say yummy!

Got this recipe from another blog, It looks delicious! I think I am going to make it real soon!

S'more Brownies

1 box brownie mix

10 whole graham cracker squares, broken into pieces

2 cups miniature marshmallows

1 cup milk chocolate morsels

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. Mix brownie mix according to package directions. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 18 minutes.

Remove from oven. Sprinkle with graham cracker pieces, pressing down lightly. Sprinkle evenly with marshmallows and chocolate morsels. Return to oven, and continue baking for 12 minutes. Let cool, and cut into squares.

I am going to a party on Friday, just then maybe...or sooner...hmmm.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Its been to long

Wow time goes by so fast. But at the same time so slow. Anyways I have been very busy. I have been cooking and baking a lot this summer. I have a lot to show you. I hope to get that all posted very soon.
Well for Labor day we went to my brothers house and had a great time. I made something very yummy. I don't have a name for it. I just made it up. I guess it can be called Chocolate Strawberry Angel food trifle.

Chocolate Strawberry Angel Food Trifle (very easy to make)

1 large box of instant pudding mix
1 angel food cake
strawberries (I used frozen because they were cheaper)
Then I just added layers
first angel food then pudding then strawberries. It was so so easy peasy!
If you don't cook or bake you should still try this out!

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Mini-Nutella Cupcakes

1 box of yellow cake mix
1/2 jar of Nutella
1. Mix cake batter as directed on box.

2. Fill muffin pan/tins 3/4 of the way full with batter.

3. Drop 1/4-1/2 tsp of nutella onto the top of each one. Swirl with a toothpick.

4. Bake on 350 for about 9 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Banana cupcakes and icing

I found this on another blog and the were so good.
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter melted, 1 stick
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups bananas, mashed (about 4)
1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake tray with wrappers. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. In the main mixing bowl, blend together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and mix well. Add the bananas and vanilla. Mix int he dry ingredients. The batter will be a little thiner than usual but it will be ok in the end.

Fill cupcake liners about 3/4 full. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until the tops turn golden and a toothpick comes out clean. Place on a rack to cool.

Honey cinnamon Frosting
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1.5-2 cups powder sugar
1 Tbsp honey
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together, with more or less sugar for taste and consistency.

Canadian Living's best chocolate chip cookies

So I needed some cookies for our VBS. These turned out really well. They were also flat too. Sorry no picture for this one.


* 1/2 cup butter
* 1/2 cup shortening
* 1 cup granulated sugar
* 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
* 2 large eggs
* 2 teaspoons vanilla
* 2 cups all-purpose flour (for a firmer cookies, add about 1/4 cup more flour)
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 2 cups chocolate chips (I used mini chips)
* 1 cup walnut, chopped (I'd add more chocolate chips if you do not include pecans) (optional)
or pecan


In a large bowl, cream together butter and shortening; gradually mix in sugars, creaming thoroughly.
Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt; blend into creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
Chill for a few minutes or let stand at cool room temperature for 30 minutes.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets.
Flatten slightly and smooth edges to make 1/2-inch thick cookie.
Bake in a 375°F oven for 8-9 minutes or until golden brown around the edges and still slightly under-baked in the center. Let stand on baking sheet for 5 minutes; remove to racks to let cool completely.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


So my husband Jeffrey cooked out the other night. He really likes to experiment when he cooks. So I really don't know what to expect some times. So this particular night we had Grilled chicken and dipping sauces. Which they all turned out good. Here is what he did.
Good Bread

This is grilled chicken marinated in Italian dressing. Then adding of some swiss cheese on top of the chicken. With wheat bread that was grilled in olive oil.

1337 Sauce (I need to mention that he named everything too) sautéed in olive oil celery and onions, then add about a quarter cup of the 3 cheese Kraft ranch dressing, add milk enough to thin it out a little, bring to boil, stirring often. (this was his favorite)

Epic Sauce
stir fry sauce, Worcestershire sauce, hickory smoke bbq, and sautéed onions. (he did not measure anything out just added till it was good) (this was my favorite.)

amazing sauce of Carmel +1

4 tablespoons of butter, brown sugar, and grape jelly (this one is best served warm)
Also might be good with vanilla ice cream

Sunday, April 27, 2008

26 today

So for my birthday I got this Sicky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey. I am so excited to start making new things. More posts to come. Happy Birthday to me!

Monday, April 21, 2008

soft and chewy chocolate peanut butter cookies

So I have not posted anything in a long time. Sorry about that. I made these for a lunch that we had at work. It was very very easy to make. This recipe came from

Prep Time:
10 min
Total Time:
18 min
22 servings, two cookies each
1 pkg. (2-layer size) devil's food cake mix
4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 eggs

PREHEAT oven to 375ºF. Place ingredients in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 1 min., then beat on medium speed 1 min. or until mixture pulls away from side of bowl and forms soft dough.

SHAPE into 44 (1-inch) balls. Place, 2 inches apart, on baking sheets. Flatten each ball, in criss-cross pattern, with tines of fork dipped in sugar.

BAKE 7 to 8 min. or just until edges of cookies are set. (Do not overbake.) Cool on baking sheet 2 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
Kraft Kitchens Tips
Note from the Kraft Kitchens
Thank you. We heard your feedback and retested the recipe. Based upon our results, we added another egg to soften the dough and make it easier to blend together.
Jazz It Up
Add 1/2 cup chopped PLANTERS COCKTAIL Peanuts to dough before shaping into balls and baking as directed.
Frozen Nutty Buddies
For each frozen sandwich, spread 1 cookie with 1 Tbsp. thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping; cover with second cookie. Roll edge in chopped PLANTERS COCKTAIL Peanuts. Place in airtight container. Freeze up to 3 months. Serve frozen.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Maple Baked Apple Chicken

I made this tonight and we had a friend over. It was great, and really easy to make. The apples set it off just right. mm mm... definitely going to make this again.
Total time 40 min
Serving 4

4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb)
1/2 cup sliced onions (I used red)
2 red cooking apples, sliced
1/2 cup maple-flavored or pancake syrup
1/3 cup zesty Italian dressing

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray large oven proof nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 3 min. on each side or until lightly browned on both sides. Remove from heat.
Place onions on top of chicken, surround with apple slices. Mix syrup and dressing; poor over chicken.
Bake 20 to 25 min or until chicken is cooked through. Spoon the rest of the syrup mixture in skillet over chicken just before serving.

Hint: If you don't have an oven proof skillet, simply cover the handle of your regular skillet with several layers of foil before using as directed.

Wasp Nest Cake (or I cut them into bars)

Simple and very easy!

1 (3 ounce) box cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
2 cups milk
1 yellow cake mix
1 (12 ounce) package butterscotch chips

1. On the stovetop, mix pudding with milk and bring to a boil.
2. Dump in box of cake mix.
3. Stir and pour into a greased 9x13-inch pan.
4. Sprinkle on butterscotch morsels.
5. Bake in 350° oven for 30 minutes.
6. Let cool; serve.

Sorry I forgot to take a picture of it. Next time I make it I will and try to remember to post it. Have a great day!

bringing back some favorites

I am bringing over some of my favorite recipies I have made that are on my other blog. For now they are repeats. New ones coming soon (very soon)!

This is a really good recipe. I got a lot of complements on it.

* 1 fudge or chocolate cake mix
* 4 eggs, divided
* 1 stick (4 ounces) butter, melted
* 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, room temperature
* 2 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 8 to 12 chocolate sandwich cookies, coarsely crumbled

Mix cake mix with 1 egg and butter; press into greased and floured 13- x 9-inch pan.

In a mixing bowl with an electric hand-held mixer, beat confectioners' sugar with cream cheese, vanilla and 3 eggs until smooth. Pour about 2/3 of the topping mixture onto the cake mixture; sprinkle with crumbled cookies (or chocolate chips) then pour remaining mixture evenly over crumbs. Bake in a preheated 325° oven for about 50 to 60 minutes, (mine only took about 35 minutes) so watch it, or until topping is lightly browned.
Cool thoroughly and cut into bars. Keep refrigerated.

branching out

So I decided to branch out a little in the blog world. I was getting a little overwhelmed with having my crafting blog and food all in one. Well now I have a separate cooking blog. We will see how this works. If not to well then I will go back. But hey lets see.