Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Chex Apple Pie Snack Mix

Chex Apple Pie Snack Mix
From: Chex

3 cups Cinnamon Chex Cereal
3 cups Rice Chex Cereal
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup margarine
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
2 cups dired or freeze-dried apples, coarsley chopped if necessary
1 cup white vanilla baking chips
1 tsp shortening

1. In large microwaveable bowl, mix cereals
2. In 2 cup microwavable measuring cup microwave brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg uncovered for about 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until smooth and bubbly. Pour over cereal and stir until evenly coated.
3. Microwave uncovered on High 4 minutes, stirring after each minute. Spread on waxed paper or foil to cool. Sprinkle apples evenly over cereal mixture.
4. In small microwaveable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips and shortening uncovered on High about minute or until chips can be stirred until smooth. Drizzle over cereal mixture. Let stand until set. Break into bite-sized pieces. Store in airtight container

I absolutely LOVE this recipe!!! I could sit and eat the whole batch myself!!!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Baked Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal

From: $5 Dinners

2 eggs
1/2 cup applesauce
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
3 cups of quick cooking oats
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 cup fresh blueberries
Vanilla or plain yogurt, or cream, or milk


1. In large mixing bowl, whisk 2 eggs, applesauce, sugar and milk. Once creamy, add oats, salt and baking powder and mix through. (If you wish to add in any fruits, add about 1 cup into the batter at this point.)
2. Pour batter into greased 9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle top with brown sugar and cinnamon. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Don’t wait too long, as you want to serve it warm! Top with your preferred topping: vanilla or plain yogurt, or cream, or milk.

I got this from $5 is SOO good! I didn't add any yogurt or milk to it! LOVE IT!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Homemade Reese Cups

Homemade Reese Cups

1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 12 crackers)
1 stick of margarine
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips, melted

Mix everything together in a large bowl. Press into a sheet cake pan. Press hard to make it all stick together. Melt the chocolate chips, pour over the peanut butter mixture. Let cool, and then cut into squares!

I like these...they are pretty good!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Cheesy Mashed Potatoes
From: 30 day Gourmet

3-3 1/2 pounds Potatoes
16 oz sour cream
1/2 cup melted butter
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Peel and cube potatoes. Put cubes in saucepan. Fill pan with wate runtil cubes are covered. Boil for 20 minute.s Drain water off. Put potato cubes in a large bowl, and beat with mixer. After the potatoes are mashed, add the sour cream and butter. Beat until well mixed. Add 2 cups cheddar cheese, and mix again. Add salt and pepper and mix until all ingredients are evenly combined. Place in a greased 13 X 9 inch pan. Top with 1 cup cheddar cheese. bake at 350 for 45 minutes. bake until cheese on top melts and the edges are bubbly.

Very good. We actually froze this and pulled it out and baked it for Thanksgiving. LOVE IT! Ivy really likes it too!

Pot Pie Soup (Chicken or Turkey)

Pot Pie Soup
By: Jena Lara and Peggy Clinton

2 cans cream of chicken soup
2 pounds cut up potatoes
7 oz carrots
1 cup celery
2 cups onions
2 cups milk
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 pound cooked turkey (or chicken)
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
Frozen veggies (we just did peas, but could also do green beans or corn, whatever you like)

Put everything in the crockpot except the frozen veggies. Cook until potatoes and carrots are tender. Add the frozen veggies. Cook till they are the consistency you would like. Put in bowls. We served them with rolls/biscuits broken in half and put on top for the crust.

We liked this a lot...would like it to be a little creamier, but it was good!



From: the book “Fudge Cupcake Murder” by Joanne Fluke

Preheat oven to 350, rack in middle position

2 cups melted butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
4 eggs, beaten
2 tsp vanilla
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
4 cups flour
3 cups sweetened dried cranberries (Craisins)
3 cups rolled oats

Preheat oven to 350, melt butter in large microwave safe bowl. Add sugars and let cool a bit. Add eggs, baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla. Don't forget to add the cinnamon and nutmeg! Add flour and mix. Then add the cranberries and oats and mix everything up. The dough will be quite stiff. Drop by teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Remove to rack to cool. Yield 10-12 dozen.

These are so good. Mom said they are one of her new favorites!!!


From: I can't remember where I got this one from.

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a large saucepan, melt the butter and peanut butter. Remove from the
heat; add sugar and flour. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Spread into a
greased and floured 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees
for 28-32 minutes or until lightly browned and edges start to pull away from
sides of pan. Yield: 2 dozen.

Very good!!