Friday, June 26, 2009

Cinnamon Quesadillas

These are a quick treat my kids LOVE. The kids named them last night when I made them after dinner. Cut up tortillas into strips. Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry the strips in the oil. Turn with tongs until the strips are evenly browned. Lay them on a plate lined with a paper towel. Dab off the grease. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on the strips. Enjoy!

ETA: Yes, I realize "quesadillas" mean with cheese...but my kids named them this so that's what they'll be... "Cinnamon Quesadillas"

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Crunchy Sheet Cookies

These bar cookies are my hubby's very favorite as a way to say "thank you" for the kitchen...I had to make them for him. :)
2 eggs
2/3 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup whole wheat flour
¾ tsp salt
¾ tsp nutmeg
¾ tsp soda
2 cups oatmeal

Mix all ingredients together. Spread onto a large cookie sheet to within 1” of the sides. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Cut into squares immediately. Frost with a lemon frosting, if desired. (I just put about 2 cups of powdered sugar in a bowl and squeeze a fresh lemon into it. Mix and pour over the cookies)

Friday, June 12, 2009

No-Bake Cookies

One of our favorite treats :) They remind me of elementary school...I loved it when they served these for lunch. I remember all the kids lining up for seconds after everyone had gone through. You could buy an extra one for a quarter.

2 cups sugar
1 cube butter
2 TBL cocoa
½ cup milk

Mix and bring to a boil-stir-boil for one minute. Take off heat and add:

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup coconut
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups oats

Stir well. Spoon onto waxed paper or cookie sheets and let set in the fridge. I usually double this recipe because they don't usually last long :)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Garlic Bread

We're back in our kitchen completely as of midnight!!!!!! Last night for dinner I actually was able to use my stove top so I made a very yummy Cheesy Veggie Chowder that I added about one cup of chopped ham to. I also made DELICIOUS garlic bread that I was craving more of all night!!! I didn't even get a picture because it was devoured so quickly.

I bought a loaf of French bread earlier that morning. I preheated the pan I was baking it on at 350 degrees for 10 minutes while I prepped the bread. I laid out a piece of foil, cut the bread in half, and made this mixture in a bowl: 1/2 cup margarine, 2 cloves of garlic pressed with my Pampered Chef garlic press, and about 1/2 tsp parsley. Mix together well and spread on top of each half of bread. I then sprinkled grated Parmesan Cheese on top. By this time, the pan was warm, so I switched the oven to Broil (high) and added the bread to the top of the pan with the foil under the bread. I broiled the bread for about 3 minutes. Checked it and broiled it for one more minute. PERFECT-O!!!!!! The kids ate more soup than they ever have because they had something yummy to dip in it. Give it a try :)