Sunday, September 1, 2013

Beef Noodle Bowl

I got this recipe from my cousin-in-law.  We love it and it's super easy!!  Win, win!

Beef Noodle Bowl                                                                 

8 oz linguine                                                                3 cups broccoli florets
3 medium carrots peeled and sliced                            2 tsp veggie oil
1 pound sirloin steak cut into strips                            1/2 cup Italian dressing

1/4 cup teriyaki sauce                                                  1 tsp ground ginger

Cook pasta as directed on package, adding broccoli and carrots to the cooking water for the last 2 minutes.  Meanwhile heat oil in skillet add meat cook until browned on all sides. Then stir in dressing teriyaki, ginger; cook until sauce thickens, stirring occasionally.  Toss pasta and meat mixture in large serving bowl and EAT!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Pizza Balls

3 cans Pillsbury Buttermilk Biscuits (10 per can)
Pepperoni slices and/or Canadian Bacon slices
Cheese (We used Cheddar)
1 beaten egg
Parmesan cheese
Italian season
Garlic powder
Pizza sauce (I always use spaghetti sauce)

Cut the cheese into 30 squares.  Flatten a biscuit and stack meat-cheese-meat on top.  Pull up the edges of the biscuit.  Line up the rolls in a greased 9x13 pan.  Brush tops with egg.  Sprinkle with Parmesan, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.  Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.  Use the sauce of dipping the biscuits.  **Next time I think I'll try adding sauce on the inside and adding the spices to both sides of the biscuits, but we really enjoyed these.

Peanut Butter Balls

Syd had a homework assignment where she needed to make food into shapes.  We ended up making these Peanut Butter Balls that my mom use to make me as an after-school snack.  Perfectly easy for a 5 year old to make and shape!

3-4 sq graham crackers                                                1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup powdered sugar                                                 ½ cup instant nonfat dry milk
1 cup peanut butter (preferably crunchy)                       3 TBL water

Crush graham crackers with your fingers onto sheet of waxed paper.  Mix remaining ingredients thoroughly in bowl.  Shape teaspoonful of the mixture into 1-inch balls.  Roll the balls in the graham cracker crumbs until coated.  Chill for 20 minutes.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Chocolate Mud Cake

Last week we had a church meeting where we served this Chocolate Mud Cake, and it was DELICIOUS!!!!!!  The recipe came from here!  Topped with vanilla ice cream, it is perfect!

1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
6 TBL butter
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1 cup sugar (2/3 cup & 1/3 cup...added separately)
3 TBL plus 1/3 cup cocoa
1 TBL vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup milk
1 egg yolk
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups hot water

Coat the crock pot with a cooking spray (we just used a crock pot liner).  Mix together the flour and baking powder in a bowl and set aside.  In a bowl, melt the butter and chocolate in the microwave.  Mix in 2/3 cup sugar, 3 TBL cocoa, vanilla extract, salt, milk, and egg yolk.  Add the flour mixture and stir until mixed.  Pour the batter into the slow cooker and spread it evenly.  In a bowl, whisk together the remaining sugar, cocoa, and hot water until sugar is dissolved.  Pour the mixture over the batter in the crock pot.  Cover and cook on high for 1-2 hours.  When it's done, it will be very moist and floating on a layer of molten chocolate but the edges will begin to pull away from the sides.  When it's done, turn off the power and remove the lid.  let it cool for 25 minutes, then serve it in bowls topped with ice cream.  Makes 6-8 servings.

I've doubled this recipe, and it turned out okay.  It just needed to cook more than 2 hours :)