Monday, December 21, 2015

Best Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients 1 loaf white bread 3 C grated cheese 6 beaten eggs 1 1/2 tsp dry mustard 3 C milk 1 lb sausage salt and pepper to taste Cut off crust of the bread. Butter bread and place in the bottom of a greased pan. Brown sausage. Spread half of sausage and half of cheese over bread. Do another layer of buttered bread, sausage and cheese. Max eggs milk and seasonings in another bowl. Pour egg mixture over the top of the bread layers. Cover with plastic and let sit in the fridge over night. The next morning uncover and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

apple snickers salad

Ingredients 1-1/2 cups cold 2% milk 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed 4 large apples, chopped (about 6 cups) 4 Snickers candy bars (2.07 ounces each), cut into 1/2-inch pieces Directions In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Fold in whipped topping. Fold in apples and candy bars. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).

Chicken Fried Rice

Ingredients 1 lb chicken, about 2-3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded 3 cups cooked rice 2 Tbsp sesame oil 1 small white onion chopped 1 cup frozen peas and carrots thawed 2-3 Tbsp soy sauce (more or less to taste) 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2 tbsp chopped green onions (optional) Instructions Cook and shred the chicken. I highly recommend cooking in slow cooker in teryaki sauce. preheat a large skillet or wok to medium heat. Pour sesame oil in the bottom. Add white onion and peas and carrots and fry until tender. Slide the onion peas and carrots to the side, and pour the beaten eggs onto the other side Using a spatula scramble the eggs. Once cooked mix the eggs with the veggie mix Add the rice and chicken to teh veggie and egg mixture. Pour the soy sauce on top. Stir and fry the rice and veggie mixture until heated through and combined Add chopped green onions if desired.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Taco Soup

This is a really yummy and easy recipe! I used whatever beans I had. Ingredients 2 pounds ground beef 1 envelope taco seasoning 1-1/2 cups water 1 can (16 ounces) mild chili beans, undrained 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomato with green chilies 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, optional 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix Directions 1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning and mix well. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. Yield: 6-8 servings (about 2 quarts).

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Chocolate Cake

I love cake mix from a box and when I didn't have a mix I looked up this recipe and was pleasantly surprised that it tasted a lot like cake from a box or even better! I'll be using this recipe again, it's easy and tasty. Ingredients 2 C cake flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder 1 3/4 C sugar 1/2 C (1 stick) unsalted butter, very soft 1/3 C vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 C milk 1/2 C brewed, cooled coffee, or water 4 large eggs Directions 1. Place a strainer over a large mixing bowl. Measure in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa, and sugar. Sift/shake the dry ingredients through the strainer into a mixing bowl, to eliminate any lumps. 2. Add the butter and mix at low speed for 1 minute. With the mixer running, add the oil and continue mixing until the mixture looks like sand. 3. Combine the vanilla with the milk and coffee or water, and add all at once. Mix for 1 minute at low speed, stop and scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, then mix for 30 seconds. 4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well at medium-high speed between additions. The batter will be thin. 5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan of your choice (one 9 x 13 pan, two 9 in round pans, or three 8 in round pans.) Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 34 minutes for 9 x 13, 28 to 30 min for 9 in layers, or 24 to 26 min for 8 in layers. The cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack before frosting.

Cowboy Beans

This recipe is the BEST. What you need 1 pound bacon, cut in 2 inch pieces 1 small onion, chopped 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup ketchup 1/4 cup bbq sauce 2 tablespoons mustard 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 tablespoons molasses 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 (16 oz) can white/pinto beans, drained 1 (16 oz) can butter beans, drained 1 (16 oz) can red kidney beans, drained 2 (16 oz) cans pork and beans, UNDRAINED Fry bacon in a large skillet until cooked but not crisp. Add onion and pepper and cook for about 3 minutes. Drain off bacon grease and discard or save for another use. In a large baking dish, combine all ingredients. Stir in bacon, onion, and pepper mixture. Bake at 325 for 1 hour. Serves 12. For slow-cooker method: Fry bacon in a large skillet until cooked but not crisp. Add onion and pepper and cook for about 3 minutes. Drain off bacon grease and discard or save for another use. In a slow-cooker, combine all other ingredients. Stir in bacon mixture and put the lid on. Cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 2-4 hours.

Friday, March 20, 2015


This was a really good recipe and I will use it again. It's from the ward cookbook. I would even double the sauce to have enough for dipping. Meatloaf 1 lb ground beef or turkey 1 diced onion 3/4 C milk 1 egg 1 C oatmeal salt and pepper to taste Mix meatloaf ingredients and place in greased baking dish. Add topping mixture to the top. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 15 minutes. I add foil wrapped potatoes to the oven to bake with the meatloaf. Topping 1 C ketchup 1 tsp. dried mustard 2 Tbsp brown sugar

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

hamburger stroganoff

1 lb. lean ground beef 1 med. onion, chopped 1 T. Cornstarch 1/4 cup cold water 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. black pepper 2 cans cream of mushroom soup 1 (16 oz.) pkg. dried egg noodles 1 cup sour cream (or plain yogurt) Brown beef and onion in skillet till meat is done and onion is transparent. Drain grease. Dissolve cornstarch in cold water and pour onto meat. Stir in garlic powder, salt & pepper and soups. Cook for five minutes, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer for another 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook noodles according to pkg. directions. When done, drain . Remove meat mixture from heat and stir in sour cream and mix well. Add to noodles and mix till well blended.