Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Skor Trifle

This is one of those recipes that you can't go wrong with...

Skor Trifle

1 Chocolate Cake (mix and bake according to package directions)
Chocolate Pudding (1 pkg. mixed according to package directions)
Butterscotch Pudding (1 pkg. mixed according to package directions)
3 cups Chocolate Chips
1 pkg. Skor Bits
3 cups Whipping Cream (before whipping) and then add sugar and vanilla as you would to make
whipped topping

Layers:
1/2 the Chocolate cake
1/2 the Chocolate pudding
1/2 the Butterscotch pudding
1/2 the Whipping Cream
1/2 the Chocolate Chips
1/2 the Skor Bits

Repeat layers.... Enjoy!! :)

Maple Glaze Cinnamon Buns

Not many words for these, other than DELICIOUS!! :)
Maple Glaze Cinnamon Buns

Dough:
1/2 cup Water
2 (8 g) packages active dry Yeast (4 tsp)
2 Tbsp. Sugar
1 (3 1/2 ounce - 2 cup) pkg. Vanilla instant pudding mix
1/2 cup Margarine, melted
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Salt
6 cups Flour

Filling:
1/2 cup Margarine
2 cups Brown Sugar
4 tsp. Cinnamon

Topping:
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Maple Syrup
2 1/2 cups Cream
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 Tbsp. Cornstarch

In a bowl combine water, yeast and sugar. Stir until dissolved. Set aside. In large bowl, take pudding mix and prepare according to package directions. Add margarine, eggs and salt. Mix well. Then add yeast mixture. Blend. Gradually add flour; knead until smooth. Place in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled. Punch down dough and let rise again. Then roll out on floured board to 34 x 21" size. Take 1/2 cup soft margarine and spread over surface. In bowl, mix 2 cups brown sugar and 4 teaspoons cinnamon. Sprinkle over top. Roll up very tightly. With knife, put a notch every 2". Cut with thread or knife. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet 2" apart. Take hand and lightly press down on each roll. Cover and let rise until double again. Bake at 350 15-20 minutes. Remove when they start to turn golden. DON'T OVER BAKE.

Sauce: Mix all ingredients together in medium pot. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it bubbles and get thick. Pour over cinnamon buns and ENJOY!!

Steak Marinade

Steak Marinade

1 ¾ cup Bulls Eye BBQ Sauce
3 Tbsp. Soya Sauce
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbsp. Montreal Steak Rub
1 Tbsp. Morton’s Salt
1 ½ Tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
¼ cup Lemon Juice
2 Tbsp. Garlic

Mix ingredients together. Marinade steaks for 4 days and BBQ.

Steak Quesadilas

We had these for supper yesterday! This is a great way to use up those leftover steaks. They were super good!! :)...

Steak Quesadilas
1/2 large Red Pepper, cut into pieces
1 Onion, cut into pieces
6-7 leftover Steaks, cut into pieces (http://tasteofhomemade.blogspot.com/2011/04/steak-marinade.html)
Cheese (Mozzarella or Cheddar)
Flour Tortillas

Fry pepper and onion until soft. In a bowl, mix together Steak pieces, Onion, Peppers and cheese. In a greased skillet, place 1 tortilla shell and spread chicken mixture over ½ of the shell. Fold over and fry for a few minutes, until bottom side is browned. Flip over and fry other side until browned. Cut in half. Serve with Salsa.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Cheesy Apple Melt

I'm pleased to announce a new category on my blog (Cooking for Kids). My girls each got a Company's Coming Kids' Cookbook for their birthday. They love helping me in the kitchen and can't wait to try out a bunch of new recipes! :) H got a camera for Christmas, so the recipes in the "Cooking for Kids" will be featured using pictures taken by her. :)
Cheesy Apple Melt

1 slice Bread
8 thin Apple slices
2 Cheddar Cheese Slices (we used Mozzarella, because that's what we had at home)

Toast the bread. Place it on the plate. Arrange the apple slices on the toast. Place the cheese on top. Microwave, uncovered on high for about 30 seconds until the cheese is melted. Serves 1.

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbox Cupcakes

I found the coolest idea on the net for making rainbow cupcakes. It took a long time to make, but it's really easy!
Mix a white cake mix as you would normally. Seperate batter evenly into 6 bowls. Add food coloring to each bowl to make Purple (blue&red), Blue, Green (yellow&blue), Yellow, Orange (yellow&red) and Pink. You can add whatever amount you'd like, however bright you like the colors to be. :)
Fill cupcake holders about 2/3 full. I filled them WAY too full and they went over into my oven and I had to cut some of the the tops off partially. So, learn from my mistakes!! :)
This is what the inside looked like. I'm thinking if I would've filled them less, it would be more of a definite layering...
I mixed together whipping cream (2 cups) and vanilla pudding (1 pkg) and added food coloring once mixed.
I borrowed this cupcake holder from my sister, and it worked really nicely....

Birthday Cake Ideas 2011

These are the birthday cakes I made for my girls this year... This was E's birthday cake (Thanks Steph for the great idea) ;)...


This was H's birthday cake...

and this was C's cake...

Apple Streusel Muffins

I made these for our Women's Bible Study wind-up on Tuesday. Apple Streusel Muffins

2 cups Flour
1 cup Sugar
1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
1 ¼ tsp. Cinnamon
½ tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Baking Soda
2 large Eggs, beaten
1 cup Sour Cream
¼ cup Margarine, melted
1 cup Apples, unpeeled & finely diced

Streusel Topping:
¼ cup Sugar
3 Tbsp. Flour
¼ tsp. Cinnamon
2 Tbsp. Margarine

In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Set aside. In small bowl, beat eggs, sour cream and margarine. Add all at once to dry ingredients, along with apples. Stir just until moistened. Fill lined muffin tins 2/3 full. Combine topping ingredients. Sprinkle on top. Bake at 375F for 15 – 20 minutes. Makes approximately 18 muffins.

Spelt Bread

This bread is really good, but alot denser than white bread is. My kids & I really enjoyed it, but Garry didn't like it. He LOVES white bread!! ;) Ready for the oven...
All baked and ready to slice...
All sliced and ready to eat, yummy!!...

Spelt Bread

1 1/4 cup Water
1 1/2 tsp. Yeast
2 Tbsp. Oil
2 Tbsp. Honey
4 cups whole Spelt Flour
1 1/2 tsp. Salt

Mix all ingredients in Braun machine in order given. Kneed for 9 minutes. Let rise for 1.5 hours. Roll out dough to width of pan and then roll-up and place into pan. Let rise in pan for another 1.5 hours. Brush top of loaf with an egg mixed with a little bit of water. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Makes 1 loaf.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hot Broccoli Dip

Wow, it looks like I haven't updated my blog for a very long time!! I do have a bunch of recipes that I do need to post. I have been doing a "Candida diet" since February, so I have tried to stay away from even looking at any food containing dairy, yeast or flour. (which is pretty much everything!!) :) But, I do still cook regularly for my family, but haven't tried as many new and exciting recipes lately... :( I started putting the cheese on top and then quickly took a picture before finishing, so you could see what the dip itself looks like... Hot Broccoli Dip

1 cup Broccoli, chopped
2 Tbsp. Onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. Red Pepper, chopped
¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
1 clove Garlic, pressed
1 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
½ cup Sour Cream
½ cup Miracle Whip
1/8 tsp. Pepper

Mix all ingredients and pour into casserole dish. Bake at 375oF for 20 – 25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle extra cheese over top (if you'd like). Serve with baked pita chips, chips, crackers or vegetables. Enjoy! :)