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Monday, March 31, 2008

Hashbrown Casserole

I got this recipe from my friend, Carolyn. She moved away a few years ago and I really miss her! We'd often make this when our families got together for barbeques.

Hashbrown Casserole

1 pkg frozen hashbrowns
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1 can Cream of Chicken soup
1/2 can of milk

Mix all ingredients and put in casserole dish. Bake at 350 deg for 45 minutes.

YUM!

My kids don't like onion, so we never add that to our casserole. Tastes just as good!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

couple more cakes....



Sunday, March 9, 2008

Lassie Buns

For anyone who is from Newfoundland, you will know what I mean when I say "lassie buns" :-) They are yummy! Every time my youngest sister comes for a visit, I make her some molasses buns. She always says she gains 5 lbs when she comes here :-) Oh well!

Molasses Buns

1 cup molasses
1 cup melted butter
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
4 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp ginger
2 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt

Add melted butter to molasses and stir. Add milk and egg. Stir. Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl, then add to molasses mixture. Roll out on a floured board to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutter (I use a 2-inch round) and place on greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes at 300 deg.

We love them with butter though I know some people who eat them with a slice of cheddar cheese.

more decorated cakes...

only I don't have photos of all of them! LOL! Forgot to take them. Oops

I also did a Hannah Montana cake, two baby shower cakes and a regular chocolate cake with a barn on it.


Saturday, March 1, 2008

Granola

For the past 4 weeks, I've been making this yummy granola. It makes a big container that lasts us about a week. I found the recipe HERE. We've changed things up a bit in our recipe. You can start with the basic recipe, then add in your favorite dried fruits. We like it as a cereal (with milk), or as a topping for ice-cream, or just as a handy snack as is.

If you think your child won't eat it, try getting them to help make it -- that always seemed to work for me :-)

GRANOLA

In large bowl, mix 5 cups rolled oats (not quick oats, we prefer steel cut oats), 2 cups sliced almonds (we used sunflower seeds as we didn't have almonds), 3/4 cup shredded coconut, 1/2 cup milled flax seed and 1 tsp salt.

Melt 1/2 cup butter and mix together with 1 cup honey. Add this to the dry ingredients. Stir well. Spread in large baking dish. Bake for 1 1/2 hours at 250 deg. Stir every 15-20 minutes.

While this is baking, prepare your dried fruit.

1/2 cup dates (chopped)
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup dried apricots
1/2 cup dried apples

While your dry ingredients are still warm, add the dried fruit and mix it up. If you wait it will harden and the fruit won't mix well. Store in airtight container.