Monday, March 29, 2010

Dessert Alert! Ooey Gooey Bars

This one is super easy and super delicious! It only takes a few ingredients and the taste can't be beat. When I make these at home they are eaten as quickly as I put 'em out.

What you will need:

3 eggs
1 stick of butter
1 box of cake mix (butter or golden)
1 small box of powdered sugar
1 box 8 oz. cream cheese


First: mix together 1 egg, 1 stick butter, and your box of cake mix, then spread it in your square pan. (make sure you use a non-stick spray first)

Next: mix together 2 eggs, 1 box powdered sugar, and your cream cheese, then spread this mix over your first layer.

Last: Put in your oven @ 350 and let bake for 20-30 minutes. You want the top to start turning a golden color and looking "cracked." Once done, take it out to cool and then slice into squares.

Note from the Chef:

These are really hard to mess up unless you let them burn. When I first started making them I just had to eyeball the color I liked on top and go from there.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easy Taco Soup!

Today's recipe is an easy taco soup. I LOVE to make this because it's so easy! (just like the title says) We never have any leftovers and on the rare occasion that we do, you CAN freeze this one for those days when you don't feel like cooking.

1 LB. Ground beef, turkey, or pork
1 large chopped onion
1 can pinto or red beans
1 can corn
1 can stewed tomatoes (Ro-Tel works good here)
1 small can tomato paste
1 pkg of dry Taco Seasoning
1 pkg of Ranch Dressing mix
1-2 cups water
Salt and Pepper to taste
Garlic Powder to taste
To Serve:
(all optional)
Grated Cheddar Cheese
Sour Cream
Corn Chips
Chopped Green Onions
Cooking Directions:
This one's really simple! Just brown your ground meat and drain. Then add all your ingredients into one pot (don't drain your corn or beans!) Heat everything till it comes to a boil. You can let it simmer for a while depending on how thick you want it.
Easy Peasy right? I like to stir my cheese, sour cream, and green onions directly in my bowl. The hubby likes to add the corn chips to the mix. It's a cheap meal too!
Hope you give it a try! If you do I'd love for you to let me know if you liked it.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Yummy Jambalaya Recipe

Ingredients you will need:
  • 4 cans stewed tomatoes

  • 1 (12 oz) can tomato sauce

  • 1 large can of tomato paste

  • 3 medium onions (chopped)

  • 2 finely chopped bell peppers

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup minced garlic
  • 8 cups cooked rice
  • 2 1/2 packages of sausage (chopped)

  • 1 pack of boneless chicken (chopped)

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1/2 or 2 inch think ham (chopped)

Cooking Directions:

Combine tomato sauce, paste, and stewed tomatoes in a slow cooker on high for 3-4 hours. While the sauce is cooking you can brown your onions and green peppers in a separate pan. After the sauce is cooked you can add your sugar, green onions, and garlic.

In your pan with the browned onions you can go ahead and add your sausage, ham, and a bit of water just to help with the cooking of the meat.

In another pot (yes, I know we're dirtying lots of dishes here LOL) you can brown (you want this cooked) your chicken. After your done with your chicken, add it into your previous pan with the onions.

Now *whoosh* yes we are almost done! Your sauce in the slow cooker should be finished. Once it is you'll add your meat and onions mixture. You want to let that simmer for a while...after that, you can just add 8 cups of cooled cooked rice, right into your slow cooker and stir.


Note from the Chef:

I realize that this seems like a jumble of a recipe, BUT that's how most recipes are in my particular part of the world. Most are handed down from your granny to you while you're helping her cook.

My granny used to tell me to "add a pinch" of that...what's a pinch? Well her advice was to just add till it seemed right. So that's what I've always done. This recipe is actually a pretty simple way to make your jambalaya and I hope you'll try it!

If you have ANY questions, please feel free to ask!

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