Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Cheesy Chicken and Rice

1 can condensed cheddar cheese soup
1 cup water
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
¾ cup uncooked regular white rice
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 
To freeze:  Dump all ingredients into 1 gallon Ziploc freezer bag.  Lay flat in freezer. 
To cook:  Thaw in refrigerator.  Place all ingredients in a 2 quart shallow baking dish.  Cover.  Bake at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes or until chicken and rice are done. 

Side Note- Try it with a can of cheddar broccoli soup and add broccoli florets for added color and nutrition. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Eggs

I had the most fun making these amazing marshmallows with Ruth and Tina!    
Seriously- DELICIOUS!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

yield 8 -10


  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 package (32 oz.) of frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 1 lb of bacon – cooked, drained and cut into pieces
  • 1 lb of sausage, browned and drained
  • 1/2 cup diced green onions
  • 1 diced green bell pepper
  • 2 1/2 cup Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Layer potatoes, bacon, onions, green pepper and cheese in the crockpot in two or three layers.
  2. Add cheese.
  3. Beat the eggs, milk and mustard, salt & pepper together.
  4. Pour over the whole mixture.
  5. Cook with slow cooker on low for ten to twelve hours or until eggs are set and thoroughly cooked.

Thanks to :  Moms with Crockpots at https://momswithcrockpots.com/crockpot-breakfast-casserole/

French Toast Sausage Roll Ups

  • 8-10 slices bread  , white or wheat sandwich bread
  • 8-10 sausage links , cooked
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  1. Slice crust off of bread. Use a rolling pin or your hands to flatten the bread. 
  2. Place a sausage link on the front edge of the bread and roll up tightly like a taquito. 
  3. Preheat griddle or skillet over medium heat. Grease well with butter.
  4. To a shallow dish add the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, and flour.
  5. Dip sausage roll ups into the egg mixture, rolling gently to coat all sides, and place on hot griddle. 
  6. Cook for a few minutes, turning gently as you go, until golden brown on all sides. Serve warm, served with syrup.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Crockpot French Toast

Breakfast French toast
-1 whole loaf of bread
--1 dozen eggs
--2 t vanilla
--4 cups of milk (1 used 3 cups of soy, and 1 cup of heavy cream)
--1/4 t salt
--2 t cinnamon
--1/4 cup brown sugar
--1/4 cup walnuts, or other desired nuts (optional. I did not use nuts this time.)

The Directions

I used a 6 qt Smart-Pot Crock-Pot for this. I'd recommend a 5 or 6qt for this dish. If you have a smaller crock pot, scale back a bit. Maybe only use 1/2 a loaf of bread.

Grease the inside of your crock pot very well with butter, shortening, or cooking spray. Slice your bread into large slices (if it's already sliced, just dump it in) and place the bread into the crock pot.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla together. Pour on top of the bread.

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. This is done when the bread has soaked up all of the liquid and the egg has cooked (you can tell because you'll see bits of cooked egg stuck to the bread). The bread will expand---it's like one of those spongy foam things that come in the capsules and turn into a dinosaur. Very cool.

After 8 hours, I had a bit of liquid left in the crock pot, but the bread on top was browned nicely and the egg was done. I took the lid off and went hunting for the camera, and then checked email, and then watered the garden. 30 minutes had passed before I remembered that I had left the lid off of the crock pot, and that it was still plugged in. BUT! all the moisture was gone and the French toast was perfect.

so there you go. I'd give that a try.

The Verdict.
Very good! We ate this for dinner, but I will most definitely make it again for a nice family breakfast or brunch.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Aebleskiver's Danish Buttermilk Pancake Balls

2 cups buttermilk   
2 cups flour
3 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp soda
2 Tbsp sugar

Beat yolks, add sugar, salt, milk and flour.  Add soda and baking powder sifted together.  Last- add stiffly beaten egg whites.  Bake in shortening in Monks pan.  Turn w/ fork when brown and bake on other side.  

1 ½
1 ½

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Fried Rice

3 cups cooked white rice
3 tbs sesame oil
1 cup frozen peas and carrots (thawed)
1 small onion, chopped
1tsp minced garlic
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup soy sauce

On medium high heat, heat the oil in a large skillet or wok. Add the peas carrots mix, onion and garlic. Stir fry until tender. Lower the heat to medium low and push the mixture off to one side, then pour your eggs on the other side of skillet and stir fry until scrambled. Now add the rice and soy sauce and blend all together well. Stir fry until thoroughly heated. Try adding some green onion.

All day Sunday Pot Roast

One frozen pot roast
1 packet of onion soup
1 onion, cut into rings

Put your roast in a crockpot full of water.     Add one packet of onion soup and one onion cut into rings.    Cook on low for 12 hours.    Enjoy.

Shepherd's Pie

1 lb hamburger
1 small onion
1 pkg frozen peas or carrots & peas
1 can tomato soup
1 T Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
3 cups mashed potatoes
1 cup shredded cheese

Cook hamburger with onion.   Add tomato soup, salt, and w. sauce.  Layer in casserole dish.   Hamburger then defrosted vegetables.  Spoon on mounds of potatoes.  Cook until hot.  Add grated cheese.

Poor Mans Hamburger Steaks

2 cups cooked white rice
5 cans cream of mushroom soup
3 cups ground beef

Mix well
Serve warm with homemade rolls.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Pina Colada Cake Mix Cookies

1 box white cake mix
1 stick butter-softened
2 eggs
8 oz crushed pineapple, drain well, reserve juice
1 tsp coconut extract
2 T flour

1 1/2-2 cups powdered sugar
Reserve pineapple juice
1/2 tsp coconut extract

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl with electric mixer.
Drop by teaspoonful onto a baking sheet.
Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes
Stir glaze- add only enough pineapple juice to get a spreadable consistency.
Frost cooled cookies.

Strawberry Icebox Cake

1 1/2 lbs strawberries, top removed
2 sleeves graham crackers
8 oz cool whip

Slice 2/3 strawberries into thin slices, cut remaining berries in half.  Spread a small amount of the cool whip at the bottom.   One layer strawberries, then put graham crackers on top of strawberry slices.  break them off to fit into the nooks and crannies.

Pres down crackers and repeat.   End with cool whip.  Put halved berries on top.   Refrigerate overnight.

Frozen Lemonade Treat

Graham Crackers (one sleeve crushed)
1 pink lemonade concentrate
1 quart Breyers Vanilla Ice-cream
8 oz thawed cool whip
Mix well

Put crushed graham crackers in a large nut cup.  Size bowl.   Add frozen lemonade mix.  Refreeze.   Peel off wrapper and serve.

The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup Hershey Cocoa
3 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup hot water

Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.   Add eggs, oil, buttermilk and hot water.   Mix all together and pour into cookie sheet pan.   Bake at 350-375.   Bake for 20 minutes


Melt 1 cube butter
4-6 tsps cocoa
4-6 T milk
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Mix and spread over luke warm cake.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Baked Ziti

16 oz Ziti Penne
1 onion chopped small
1 1/2 lb ground beef
1 28oz marina sauce
1 14oz diced tomatoes (basil, oregano, garlic)
1 8 oz softened cubed cream cheese package
1 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 350.   Spray 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.  

Prep pasta according to directions.

While that is cooking, cook onion, ground beef.    Add sauce, tomatoes.    Simmer 20 minutes.   Add cubes of softened cream cheeses.  Stir Well.

Spoon mixture into dish.  Top with cheese.   Cover with foil.   Bake 25 minutes.   Uncover.
Bake 5-10 minutes.

Crockpot Fajitas

4-6 Chicken Breast
1 bottle Zesty Italian Dressing
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 onion

Place chicken in crockpot add peppers and onions.  Cover with entire bottle of Zesty Italian dressing. Cook 4-6 hours on high.  

Shred chicken, serve on tortillas with traditional fajita toppings.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Cilantro Lime Chicken with Corn and Black Beans

1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts Juice from 2 limes 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped 1 16 oz bag frozen corn 2 tsp minced garlic 1/2 red onion, chopped 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 tsp cumin salt and pepper --I added green enchilada sauce and some salsa verde to give it more flavor. You can also add some melted cream cheese at the end to make it creamer if you want. Directions- Place all ingredients in a resealable gallon sized freezer bag. Mix together and zip bag closed. When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Cook on low for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours. Serve with tortillas or tortilla chips. Add fresh cilantro, sour cream, guacamole, salsa and cheese.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Creamy Cranberry Salad

  • 3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (thawed), chopped
  • 1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 medium apple, chopped
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  1. In a large bowl, mix the first six ingredients until blended. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Just before serving, fold cream and walnuts into cranberry mixture. Yield: 16 servings (1/2 cup each). 

Thanks Taste of Home

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Heather's Chocolate Chip Cookies

·        1 ½ cup Crisco
·        1 ½ cup sugar
·        1 ½ cup brown sugar
·        3 eggs
·        ½ tsp salt
·        ½ tsp baking soda
·        3 tsp vanilla
·        4-5 cups flour
·        Package of chocolate chips

375 for 9-10 minutes

Monday, August 15, 2016

Girdle Buster

**so good it will pop your girdle**
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup nuts *optional*
Press into 9x13 pan.  Bake for 350 for 15 minutes.

8 oz cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 (13oz) Cool whip

Large Instant Chocolate Pudding (mix for pie)
Cool Whip