Sunday, October 30, 2011

Beef Stroganoff

This is a recipe that I came up with last week when the weather turned cool.  It is warm and yummy...not necessarily the most healthy though.  Good comfort food!!

1 lb. beef, any kind (I used stew meat)
1/2 c. diced or dried onion
2 small cans of cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 c. sour cream
1/3 c. milk
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 lb. egg noodles, cooked

Cook beef in large skillet.  Add onion and cook over medium heat until tender.  Add soup, sour cream, milk, paprika, and garlic powder.  Let simmer until heated through.  Serve over noodles.

Source: allrecipes.com + lots of tweeks

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Heath Bar Cookies

This is a recipe that I came up with when I had some extra Heath bars.  You could use any candy bar...or leftover Halloween candy!!

1 French vanilla cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 c. oil
1/3 c. water
1 c. chocolate chips
2 Heath bars, chopped into small pieces

Combine make mix, eggs, oil, and water.  Mix well.  Stir in chocolate chips and candy bar.  Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet (or parchment paper...my favorite).  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Source: my own creation

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Quick Fried Apples

This was a quick dish that I came up with in a hurry the other night.  It can be served along side pork chops, or used as a topping for ice cream.

2 cans apple pie filling  
1/2 tsp. cinnamon  
1/2 c. chopped pecans
 
Pour apples into medium skillet and stir in cinnamon and pecans.  Heat through, stirring occasionally.  Serve.

Source: my own creation 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Roast in the Crockpot and Beef Noodle Soup, 1 meat = 2 meals

Roast in the Crock Pot  
  • Roast, any kind  
  • Spices (Italian seasoning, French onion soup mix, etc.. whatever you like)  
  • Water
 
Put roast in crockpot (can be frozen), cover with water, sprinkle with spices.  Cook on high for 6-8 hours. Serve. Save leftover meat and broth in crockpot for soup.

Beef Noodle Soup  
  • Leftover roast meat  
  • Leftover broth from crock pot  
  • 3 cans of veggies, not drained (I added 1 can of corn, 1 can of green beans, and 1 can of mixed veggies) 
  • Reames frozen noodles (use 1/2 of package, or add more water to use the whole package.  The noodles will thicken the soup creating the need for more water)
 
Cut up leftover meat and add back into broth in a large soup pot.  Add any cans of veggies you like.  Heat to a boil.  Add frozen noodles and boil for 10-15 minutes depending on tenderness of noodles.  Reduce heat to medium-low and serve.

Source: my own creation 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Coconut Cake

This recipe was my "mess up" cake.  I started to make cookies from the cake mix and didn't pay attention to the ingredients.  In the end, I made the cake batter.  So, after my kids went to bed I created this recipe that was a hit with my co-workers.


1 yellow cake mix (ingredients noted on box)  
1can of sweetened condensed milk  
1 tub of Cool Whip  
coconut extract
coconut
 
Make cake batter as directed on box, add 3 tsp. coconut extract to batter, stir well.  Bake as directed on box. While hot, poke holes into cake with fork.   The more the merrier!!  Mix 1 tsp. coconut extract into condensed milk.  Drizzle and spread into holes over top of hot cake.  Let cool completely in refrigerator.  Frost with Cool Whip and sprinkle with coconut.  Serve and enjoy!!  Store in refrigerator.