Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fudge Bars

My mother-in-law made these when we visited this summer. So good.

1 stick of butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 c flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
2 c. oatmeal
1 t vanilla

Mix above ingredients. Press 1/2 of the mixture into greased 9x13 pan, reserving 1/2 of mixture for later.

Melt 6oz chocolate chips, 1 can sweetened condensed milk and 1 tsp butter.  Add 1/4 tsp salt and 1 tsp vanilla.

Pour melted mixture over dough.  Drop reserved dough over chocolate layer.

Bake 20-25 minutes at 350degrees.

Homemade Ranch Dressing & Dip

I have been in search of my favorite homemade ranch dressing. This combination of spices has been my favorite so far. This recipe was combined from two or three other recipes I found.

3 T. dried parsley
2 T. dried minced onion
2 T. black pepper
2 T. garlic powder
1 t. paprika
2 t. season salt
2 t. dried dill
1 t. cayenne pepper

Combine all and mix well. Store in airtight container.

1/2 c. mayonnaise
1/2 c. sour cream
1-3 T. of dry mix or to taste.

Add milk, to thin to dressing like consistency.

Thursday, April 18, 2013


2 cups flour
1 cup white sugar
1 pkg. instant vanilla pudding
1 pkg. instant butterscotch pudding
2 T. Baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup water
3/4 cup oil
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup of brown sugar
1 T. cinnamon

Mix and pour 1/2 batter into greased 9x13 pan. Add 1/2 topping. Add remaining batter. Add remaining topping. Bake at 350degrees for 35-40 minutes.

I find the cup of brown sugar for the topping to be too much. I usually cut it in half.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Kim's Buttermilk Pancakes

A Recipe of Kim W.

Melt 2 T butter. Set aside to cool.

2 cups flour (I use whole wheat)
1 1/2 T sugar (or to taste)
3/4 t baking powder
3/4 t baking soda
1 t salt

In a separate bowl, beat 2 eggs until frothy.

To eggs add:
2 cups Buttermilk*
1/2 t vanilla

Once butter has cooled, add to liquid mixture.

Add liquid mixture to dry ingredients. Do not over mix. Mix batter until flour is combined. Batter will be lumpy.

Let the mix rest a few minutes while your griddle or pan heats.

*I rarely have buttermilk so I add 2T of lemon juice to 2 cups of milk.

Recipe can be doubled. Recipe also works for waffles.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Jalapeno Bites

One of Ben's favorite appetizers.
Original Recipe Source
makes 24

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 12 Jalapenos, halved & seeded
  • 24 – six inch pieces of bacon, uncooked
Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine cream cheese and spices in small bowl.  Spoon mixture into each pepper half, until level.  Wrap each in bacon, and place on baking sheet.  Bake for 40-45 minutes.  Remove and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mary's Lazy No Banana Muffin Recipe

2 cups unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs
2 T honey
1/2 cup whole milk plain yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup old fashioned oatmeal

Combine applesauce, eggs, honey, yogurt. Add whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Stir until dry ingredients are moistened.  Add chocolate chips and oatmeal and finish mixing.

Bake at 350degrees for 22 minutes.  I was able to make 22 muffins in the silicon baking cups.

Next time I am going to use raisins and add more cinnamon for the raisin batch.

Sarah's Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

recipe made 22 muffins using 12 silicone muffin liners and 10 paper muffin liners

3 mashed bananas
2 eggs
2 Tbl to 1/4 honey  (depending on how much sweetness you prefer)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla
1-3/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup old fashioned oatmeal

Mash bananas using mixer.  Add eggs through vanilla and mix ingredients thoroughly.  Add whole wheat flour through cinnamon and mix until just moistened.  Add chocolate chips and oatmeal and mix until just incorporated.  Bake at 350* for 20-22 minutes.