Thursday, January 29, 2009

Homemade Maple Syrup & Pancakes

Thick Homemade Maple Syrup

You will need...........

2 Tbs. Water
1/4 cup Sugar
1 1/2 cup Corn Syrup
1/2 to 1 tsp. Maple extract ( to taste)

Combine all ingredients in saucepan. Boil for 2 minutes. Mixture will cool as it thickens

Grandpa Dan's Pancakes

(my Father-in-law)

You will need..........

1 cup Flour
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tbs. Sugar

Mix all together


1 Egg
1 cup Milk
3 tbs. Oil (vegetable, or bacon grease)

**make sure all lumps are out, but don't over mix, cook immediately after mixing (you will loose the fluffy part if you let it sit)**

Cook at 400 on a griddle


Apple Crisp

This is a really quick and easy apple crisp. The receipe came from Emily. My family loves it when I make it.

You will need a 9 x 13 pan......
8 Cups of apples ( peeled and sliced)
1 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Flour
1 cup oats
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup margarine (softened)
mix all the above into a crumble like mixture and sprinkle over apples
Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until golden brown ( I cook it for about 45 minutes)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders

This is a two thumbs up for our family I got this recipe from the Rachael Ray show. It was really easy to make. I served it with a large green tossed salad. YUM!

Honey Mustard Chicken
1/2cup Honey
1/2cup Dijon Mustard
2 Pounds all-white meat boneless,Skinless chicken tenders(I used 2 pounds boneless,skinless chicken breast cut into strips)
2cups bresdcrumbs
Canola oil

In a small bowl combine the honey and Dijon mustard. Place chicken in a shallow dish and season with salt and fresh ground pepper(optional). Spoon the honey-mustard mixture over all the tenders and spred it around so each tender is throughly coated.

Place breadcrumbs in another shallow dish, then add honey-mustard coated chicken tenders to the dish one at a time, covering them completly in breadcruombs(press chicken down to make sure they stick).

In a large skillet over medium heat, add about an inch of canola oil. When the oil is hot, fry the chicken tenders until golden browm on each side and cooked through, about 3 minutes on each side. Repeat this prcess until all the chicken is cooked, placing finshed pieces on a baking sheet in a 200*F oven to keep warm and crispy. Enjoy!

Cakes, Cakes, Cakes!!!!

Teresa and I have both made a lot of cakes. This Is one of our favorite things to bake

New Name

So I changed the name of my blog. I wanted to have my friend Teresa be able to post her yummy recipe's also. This way you will get more ideas of things you can cook, bake, and eat. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Pasta Pizza

Do you like pasta? Do you like pizza? Well if you do then this recipe is for you!!!!
Please forgive me I forgot to take a picture of this. I guess that means we will have to make it again real soon(I know my fmily will not mind). Everyone in my family would give this two thumbs up!!!
Pasta Pizza
1-pakg Lasagna noodles-cooked using directions on box
1-can spagehtii sauce
any pizza toppings you like we like the following
pineapple tidbits
green pepper(diced)
cheese(we like colby jack)

Use a cookie sheet put a thin layer of sauce directly on the cookie sheet(this prvents the noodles from sticking to the cookie sheet),then layer ingerdients in the following order
some of all of your pizza toppings(don't forget a little cheese in each layer)
Repeat in that order until lasgna noodles are gone and last topping is cheese.
Bake at 350 for aprox. 20 minutes or until bubbly and hot! Enjoy!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Taco Soup

This recipe is so easy but super yummy. Tom brought it home from work. It came from Stephen R. Covey's book and is Called Highly Effective Soup. He said it best when he said "My wife Sandra makes this soup because it's fast, good, and nutritious." You should try it my family loves it.
Highly Effective Taco Soup
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 16-ounce can cut corn, drained
1 16-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 28-ounce can stewed tomatoes
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
grated cheese
sour cream
tortilla chips

* In a large saute pan, brown the ground beef. Drain.
* In a separate saute pan, heat the oil over medium,and cook the onion until limp.
* Add the onion to the ground beef, and stir in taco seasoning, corn, kidney beans,stewed tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Simmer 20-30 minutes.
* Top with grated cheese, sour cream,and tortilla chips.
Serves 6.

I hope you enjoy this one I know I do!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Lets get Started

So I like to look at reciepe blogs and reciepe books. So I decided to start a blog of reciepies I have made. I will try to post as often as I can. I will only post reciepes I have made, but I will give credit to where I find my reciepies(does that make sence?). Feel free to try out the reciepes and rate them. I would love to know what you think. This should be fun!!!!

Yummy-o Easy-o

OK so last night was YW/YM combined activity and for treats we decided to do popcorn I was to bring the buttered popcorn and Leisa brought the Carmel corn. This Carmel corn is soooo yummy I had to get the recipe. So today I made it for an after school snack for the kids and it is sooo quick and easy to make. Everything is done in the microwave!!! I thought I would share the recipe here it is(not the healthiest but way yummy):

Carmel Corn

1 bag popped popcorn(8 cups)discard unpopped seeds

1 stick butter or margarine

1/2 cup brown sugar

10 large marshmallows

Put butter and brown sugar in a microwave safe dish. Cook 1 minute. Stir well. Add marshmallows cook 1 more minute. Stir well. Pour over pop corn and stir well. ENJOY!!!

So easy I would let my kids make it on there own.