Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Pizza Sauce

From Diana's Down Hidden Farm Lanes Blog
Di's NY Pizza Sauce ( Makes enough for 2-3 large pizzas):

1 large can Crushed Tomatoes ( I like Contadina..28 oz I think it is)
1 small can tomato sauce ( with italian herbs)
1 tsp Minced garlic cloves ( or 1/2 tsp garlic powder, NOT garlic salt)
1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes ( u may add more or less to taste)
1 tsp oregano flakes

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Cheeseburger Paradise Soup

Cheeseburger Paradise soup
Taste Of Home

I didnt have any bouillon granules so I used some beef stock. Also I didnt have mushrooms or bacon for the top but Oh My this is so creamy cheesy and delicious. I will definitely make this again :D


* 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
* 1 small carrot, grated
* 1 small onion, chopped
* 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
* 2 tablespoons chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
* 3 cups water
* 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
* 2 garlic cloves, minced
* 1/8 teaspoon pepper
* 2 pounds ground beef
* 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 5 cups milk, divided
* 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 1 package (16 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
* Crumbled cooked bacon

In a soup kettle, combine the first nine ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and mushrooms in butter over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add to soup. Stir in 4 cups milk; heat through.
In a small bowl, combine flour and remaining milk until smooth; gradually stir into soup. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. Garnish with bacon. Yield: 14 servings (about 3-1/2 quarts).

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine Oatmeal and M&M cookie bars

Thanks to Mommy's Kitchen for this great Valentines Day treat SOOO good, very soft and chocolaty with all the M&Ms

M & M Oatmeal Bars

1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup M & M candies
1 cup brown sugar, packed
(light or dark, whatever you have on hand)
2 cup Pioneer Biscuit & Baking Mix (I used Bisquick)
(any biscuit baking mix works)
1 Egg
1 stick margarine, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract

Combine everything in a mixing bowl except candies. Mix until well blended. Stir in candies, reserving a some to place on top. Pat into greased 8×8 pan and bake at 350 for about twenty minutes. Allow to cool and cut into bars.

I actually doubled this recipe and cooked them in a greased 13x9 inch pan. 350 degrees for about 35-40 mins til top was nice and brown

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies

I will be frosting some later, keep your eye out for pics :D

The Best Rolled Sugar Cookies
got my dough made, will be making some puurty cookies tomorrow :D



* 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
* 2 cups white sugar (I used 3 based on other reviews on the allrecipes site)
* 4 eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 5 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt


1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

Coney Island Hot Dog Steamer

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Presto Hot Dogger

Hubby Daves Chii Cheese dog made with the Hot Dogger

Hot Dogger
..YES I am a nerd AND????

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Big Batch Cheeseburger Bake

Big Batch Cheeseburger Bake
Original recipe here
I know the picture is awful but this stuff is SOO good, hubby and I both LOVE it :D

1 1/2 lb (at least 80%) ground beef
1 1/4 cups chopped onions (about 2 large)
1 can (10 3/4 oz) condensed Cheddar cheese soup
1 1/4 cups Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™ frozen mixed vegetables (I used one can of drained green beans)
1/2 cup milk
2 1/3 cups Original Bisquick® mix
2/3 cup water
1 1/3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (about 5 oz)
1. Heat oven to 375°F. Generously spray bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. In 12-inch skillet, cook beef and onions over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in soup, vegetables and milk.
2. In large bowl, stir Bisquick mix and water until moistened. Spread evenly in pan. Spread beef mixture over batter. Sprinkle with cheese.
3. Bake uncovered 35 minutes.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Do not add cheese before baking. Bake 35 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake about 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Thick n Chewy M&M Valentines Day Cookies

Thick n Chewy M&M Valentines Day Cookies
Recipe found at Grumpy's Honey Bunch

1 cup (1/2 lb.) butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups M&M candies
In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and brown sugar until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. (I did this by hand)

In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir or beat into butter mixture until well incorporated. Stir in M&M's

Drop dough in 2-tablespoon (1/8-cup) portions, 2 inches apart, onto buttered 12- by 15-inch baking sheets. (I made my nice and big instead I got 18)

Bake in a 400° oven until cookies are lightly browned and no longer wet in the center (break one open to check), 6 to 8 minutes; if baking more than one pan at a time, switch pan positions halfway through baking. (I still bake 6-8 minutes - they don't seem to get too brown to me - but I always check at 6 minutes first because after the first batch it can take less time)

With a wide spatula, transfer cookies to racks to cool. If hot cookies start to break, slide a thin spatula under them to release; let stand on pan to firm up, 2 to 5 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely

Grandma Ryan's Sloppy Joes

Grandma Ryan's Sloppy Joes

I got the recipe at The Greasy Skillet Blog


* 1 lb. ground beef
* 1 cup chopped onion
* 1 cup chopped green pepper
* 1 tablespoon vinegar
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 tablespoon sugar
* 2 tablespoons mustard
* 1 cup ketchup
* 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves


1. In a large skillet, brown the beef and drain excess grease. Set aside.
2. Saute onions and green peppers until soft.
3. Add beef to the onions and green peppers.
4. Mix remaining ingredients together and add to the meat.
5. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
6. Enjoy!

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