Monday, December 29, 2008

Ham and Bean Soup

Hubby and I wanted to try some Ham and Bean soup in the crockpot so we basically made up our own recipe. I put 8 C water in my slowcooker, added 2 C of pinto beans (next time I will add at least 3 maybe 4) We put in the Ham bone with a little meat on it from Christmas and also a whole onion chopped up. Cooked that for several hours and when the beans started to get soft we added salt and pepper, a little thyme and garlic powder, and some more chunks of ham..simmered some more, when beans were mostly done we added 1 28 oz can of whole tomatoes chopped up (we leave big chunks lol)and also a can of tomato paste, turned out really good. We were quite pleased with ourselves :D
I think next time I will add in some chopped celery or carrots too. I think it took about 6-8 hours cant remember exactly

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ham and Cheese Stromboli

Ham and Cheese Stromboli (TO TRY SOON)


• 1 tube crusty french bread, refrigerated
• 2 cup(s) mozzarella cheese, shredded
• 1/4 lb deli ham
• 1 tbsp butter, melted
• 1 tbsp parmesan cheese, grated

1. Unroll dough and shape into 12 X 14 inch rectangle.
2. Sprinkle mozzarella over dough. Top cheese with ham.
3. Roll tightly from the short side and pinch to seal. Brush with butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
4. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and slice.
Note: Fill this pretty sandwich with anything your family likes. Try swiss and bacon or provolone and sliced pepperoni.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Yeast Rolls

Yeast Rolls

Cathy and Randy THANK you soo much for this fabulous recipe. I will be making these from now on as my main roll recipe, they are just SOO good.
Yeast Rolls

Cathy Hogan

1 cup water

¾ cup sugar

2 pkg dry yeast

3 eggs

½ cup butter

5 ½ cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 stick butter, melted

1. Mix together 3 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt.
2. Warm water and ½ cup butter on stove, remove when very warm, but not boiling.
3. Beat eggs and add to water.
4. Add to flour mixture with mixer.
5. Add remaining flour with spoon.
6. Heat oven to warm, turn off, or cover in warm room.
7. Put dough in and let rise until double in size.
8. Punch down and divide into 3 equal parts.
9. Roll each into a circle, about 12-14 inches, brush with melted butter, and cut into 12 equal pieces with a pizza cutter.

10. Roll each piece and put into buttered 8 inch cake pan.

11. Let rise again in warm oven or room until double in size.

12. Bake @ 350* for 10-15 minutes. Brush tops with melted


Posted by shweetpotato at Sunday, December 14, 2008

Hamburger Soup Ohh Myy

Hubby isnt a fan of soup really , he seems to think its not filling and more of a side dish..well I proved him wrong tonight with this YUMMOLA soup. you MUST try it, heck add some potatoes for more body if you want. I did add a 28 oz can of whole tomatoes which I chopped up, liquid in too :D soo good omgosh let me know if you try it and how you like it. My carrots were frozen from the freezer, so easy to add in.

Hamburger Soup

1 1/2 to 2 lb ground beef
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/4 t oregano
1/4 t basil
1/8 t seasoning salt/lawrys
1 pkg dry onion soup mix
6 C hot water
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 Tablespoon Soy sauce
1 C celery chopped
1/4 C celery leaves
1 C carrot (I used frozen)
1 C macaroni
I also added a 28 oz can of whole tomatoes that i cut up YUM

Brown meat and add all spices
add water, tomato sauce and soy sauce
Cover and simmer for 15 mins
then add veggies and simmer 30 more mins..

then add macaroni and boil about 20-30 more mins til noodles are done.. k...EASY right ? Yep Go try it and let me know how it turns out :D

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Anthonys Home Fries

YUM I only had green peppers but these were SO tasty, I didnt boil my potatoes, I washed them, poked them with a knife a few times and put them in a plastic shopping bag then into the microwave for 10-15 mins til mostly cooked, I left the peels on as you can see in the pic

Anthony's Home Fries Recipe
Source: Food & Wine
4 servings
4 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
1/2 medium red bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1/2 medium green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Hot-pepper sauce, for serving

Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and coarsely chop the potatoes.
In a large heavy skillet, preferably cast iron, melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in the vegetable oil. Add the onion and red and green peppers and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until wilted, about 4 minutes. Mix in the potatoes and press into an even layer in the skillet. Cook over moderate heat until browned and crusty on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Turn the potatoes, adding the remaining 1 tablespoon butter to the skillet as you turn, and cook until well browned, about 5 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve with hot sauce.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Food and Wine. All rights reserved.

Kitchen Sink Cookies

Kitchen Sink Cookies
these are delicious and I made some up and froze them for Christmas , I used choc chips, coconut and walnuts in mine perfectly yummy


* 1 cup butter, softened
* 2 cups packed brown sugar
* 2 eggs
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 2 cups rolled oats
* 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
* 1 cup vanilla baking chips
* 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
* 1 cup chopped pecans


1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in the oats, chocolate chips, vanilla chips, butterscotch chips and chopped pecans. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Cookies should be at least 2 inches apart.
3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Cute Christmas Twitter Duck

Check out my new cute christmas twitter duck pic that you can use to follow me at twitter, its SO adorable, I got it here, pick any of the sizes, love them

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Ive been tagged :D how fun.. had to play along now that I actually have a little extra time lol

I've Been Tagged by JULIE of the Sporadic Cook

Random facts about me.. Not too exciting really lol

1. As a teen my walls were covered in David Lee Roth mom hated him but I LOVED him
2. I LOVE potatoes and cheese.. no wonder Im chunky
3. I WISH I could make mexican food someone teach me porfavor lol
4. I sing in the shower ALWAYS cant help it I also wake up with a song already stuck in my head
5.I wont talk on the phone
6. I hate yogurt
7. I have 4 cats and feel like a cat lady
8.I have 2 vacuums and both are dead
9.I sleep on a couch most nights because hubby sleeps in our room with his dog
10.I love to bake

OHhh also I had a stroke 8 yrs ago and have a hard time remembering things SOO I will be picking out some peeps to pass this on to tomorrow, if I dont someone give me a hollar and a kick lol

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Turkey Pot Pie

Turkey Pot Pie
recipe from All Recipes

omgoodness was this good, I actually made 2 and we are eating the second one tonight. Rave reviews from Hubby and Daughter Yayyy. I didnt use celery because I was out, I also left the peels on the potatoes. YUUMMMOOO


  • 1 recipe pastry for a (10 inch) double crust pie
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 3 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked turkey, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Roll out bottom pie crust and place in the 10 inch pie pan and set aside.
  2. Place 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet. Add the onion, celery, carrots, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until the vegetables are soft. Stir in the bouillon and water. Bring mixture to a boil. Stir in the potatoes, and cook until tender but still firm.
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in the turkey and flour. Add the milk, and heat through. Stir the turkey mixture into the vegetable mixture, and cook until thickened. Pour mixture into the unbaked pie shell. Roll out the top crust, and place on top of filling. Flute edges, and make 4 slits in the top crust to let out steam.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking for 20 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Amish Friendship Bread

Just showing off this loaf I made, I have already posted the recipe before so you can do a search for it if you want :D

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