Monday, January 25, 2010

"Make It" Monday - Jan 25th

Click HERE to read about "Make It Monday", and get the code.

The theme this week is BREAKFAST!

Breakfast Sausage
1 1/2 lb ground pork or beef
1 1/2 tsp sage
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3/4 tsp thyme
small amount of water
In mixing bowl, combine meat and spices until thoroughly blended. Add water if needed to hold meat together. Shape into patties. refrigerate in airtight container for 2 days to allow flavors to blend.
Cook over medium heat until golden brown.

Post your recipe on your blog and play along with us :-) Add your link using MckLinky, and I'll drop by for a visit.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Two cakes this week....

For the Maple Leaf fan :-)

... and the piano student.

Monday, January 18, 2010

"Make It" Monday!

Welcome to my newest feature on my blog -- a recipe blog carnival! I don't know about you, but I often get into a cooking "rut" and get tired of serving the same meals/snacks all the time :-) I'm sure my family gets tired of it too. LOL!

Click HERE to read about "Make It Monday", and get the code.

The first theme for my carnival is COOKIES!


ROCKY ROAD Marshmallow Cookies

3 Tbsp peanut butter
3 Tbsp margarine or butter
1 package chocolate chips
1 package mini-marshmallows

Melt first 3 ingredients in saucepan. Let cool a minute. Stir in marshmallows and spread in a greased 8x8 pan. Let harden in refrigerator.


Post your recipe on your blog and play along with us :-) Add your link using MckLinky, and I'll drop by for a visit.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

"Make It" Monday -- NEW Blog Carnival!!

I thought I might open up something new here on my blog. Since I am always interested in finding new recipe, I thought a blog carnival would be a good way to do that.

Each Monday I will post the THEME for that week. If, for instance, the theme is beef dishes, I would post a beef recipe. You can also post a recipe on your blog and link it here on mine (I will have MckLinky set up on the post)

There are benefits for all of us -- we get to see some new recipes, and we also get to visit others' blogs.

Hope you will pop back and join me on Monday for my first carnival!

Don't forget to nab my blinkie (code is below) and add it to your blog!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Cakes that I forgot to post....

These are from last year.

52 Weeks of CAKES!

Trying to keep track of all the decorated cakes I do this year. So far, I have had 3 orders, with another two for this weekend.

TOTAL for 2010: 3

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Banana Bread

This is the recipe we mostly use for banana bread. Originally got it from Marion, while I worked at Stepping Stone's Daycare a LONG time ago :-)

Banana Bread

1/4 lb butter (1/2 cup)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 bananas (mashed)
1-3/4 cups flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk

Cream together the butter, sugar, and eggs. In separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Alternately add the milk and dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Fold in mashed bananas.

Bake in a greased and floured pan at 325 deg for 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

I usually bake this in 2 bread pans for about 40 minutes.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Yummy Apple Dip

My friend Deana introduced this yummy dip to me :-)

Apple Dip

1 large package cream cheese
1/2 cup brown sugar

Cream together and spread on serving plate.

Drizzle caramel sauce over the top. Crush 3 SKOR bars and sprinkle on top.

Slice Granny Smith apples, and dip!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Recipe INDEX

Just a reminder that you can see an INDEX of my recipes in the sidebar on the left.

Drumstick Dessert

We made this one time for Luke's birthday. In August (with 3 family birthdays) we get a bit tired of cake :-)

Drumstick Dessert

1 pkg vanilla wafers (crumbs)
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup nuts (crushed)
3 TBSP peanut butter

Mix and press into 8x8 inch pan. Freeze for 1 hour before topping with filling mixture.

Whip up one 500 gram package of Nutri-Whip. Set aside.

1/2 cup icing sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla
3 eggs

Beat first 3 ingredients until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well with each addition.

Mix with Nutri-Whip. Spread over crust layer. Drizzle with chocolate sauce and crushed nuts. Keep frozen. ENJOY!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Tasty Pinwheels

Tasty Pinwheels

1/2 cup cream cheese (small package)
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
2 tsp cinnamon/sugar mixture

Cream together. Spread on tortilla shells. Roll up and cut into bite-sized pieces. Dip into applesauce or yogurt. Yummy!

Another yummy variation:

1/2 cup cream cheese (small package)
1 Tbsp mayonnaise
2 Tbsp taco seasoning (to taste)

Mix and roll as above. Dip in salsa.


Seems like I've been sadly neglecting my cooking blog. With the new year, I shall try to post at least once a week. With that said, here's a recipe for you :-)


Bottom layer:
2 cups graham wafer crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter

Mix the crumbs and sugar. Melt butter and add to crumb mixture. Press into 9x13 pan. (Reserve 1/4 cup for top) Bake at 325 deg. for 10 minutes.

Middle layer:
1 lg package of cream cheese
1 cup icing sugar
1 package of Dream Whip (I also have used small box of Nutriwhip)

Mix Dream whip according to directions on the box. Add in the cream cheese and icing sugar and blend well. Spread over cooled bottom layer.

Top with a can of cherries. Sprinkle with reserve crumbs. Chill for 3-4 hours before serving.

One of my favorite alternatives is Bakeapple cheesecake. Delicious! And..... I think I have a bag of bakeapples in the freezer. Yaah!