Sunday, December 19, 2010

Peppernint sugar cookies

One of my favorite sugar cookie recipes,with the addition of the peppermint

candies makes such a great Christmas dessert,enjoy everyone

Peppermint Sugar cookies

Sparkling Peppermint Sugar Cookies (makes about 24)

• 3/4 C sugar

Or you can also the sugar free sweetner, for Baking Splenda or my favorite sugar free sweetner taste so much like sugar,you can also buy sugar free peppermints for this recipe too.i have made these cookies before with sugar free candy and did soo well

• 1/2 C butter (1 stick),

softened• 1 egg

• 1/2 t vanilla extract

• 1/4 t mint extract

• 1 2/3 C all-purpose flour

• 1 t cream of tartar

• 1/2 t baking soda

• 1/2 t salt• 1/2 C crushed candy canes or peppermint candies (about 7 candy canes)• 1/4 C sugar, for coating
(pre-heat oven to 350 degrees)


Have a Merry Christmas

I hope everyone is doing great and has a Merry Christmas,i will be adding more recipes this week

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Creamy carmel candy

Sharing one of my favorite carmel candy recipes.
hope everyone is doing well..stop by sometime :)
Creamy carmel candy
Creamy Caramels
1 Cup sugar
1 Cup Butter or Margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup dark corn syrup
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
Line an eight inch square pan with heavy aluminum foil. Butter foil and set aside. In large sauce pot, place sugar, corn syrup, and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil slowly for four minutes without stirring and then remove from heat. Stir in sweetened condensed milk. Return to medium heat and place candy thermometer in pot. Cook, stirring constantly, until thermometer reads Soft Ball Stage (238 degrees). Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Pour into prepared pan. Allow to cool until able to handle. Cut into one inch squares and place each square (which will look like a blob at this point) in the center of a wax paper square, roll up and twist ends

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sugar topped molasses cookies

Sugar-topped Molasses Spice Cookies
My favorite molasses cookies.enjoy

2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup molasses (not blackstrap) 1 large egg Sugar, for rolling Whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, allspice and pepper. Beat the butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add the brown sugar and molasses and beat for 2 minutes or so to blend. Add the egg and beat for 1 minute more. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the dry ingredients, mixing until the flour and spices disappear. If some flour remains in the bottom of the bowl, to avoid overbeating the dough, mix in the last of the dry ingredients by hand with a rubber spatula. The dough will be smooth and very soft dough. Divide the dough in half and wrap each piece in plastic wrap. Freeze for 30 minutes, or refrigerate for at least 1 hour. (I left in the refrigerator overnight and baked the cookies the next day.) Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment. Put the sugar in a small bowl. Working with one packet of dough at a time, divide it into 12 pieces, and roll each piece into a smooth ball between your palms. One by one, roll the balls around in the bowl of sugar, and place them on the baking sheets. Dip the bottom of a glass into the sugar and use it to press down on the cookies until they are between 1/4 and 1/2 inch thick. Bake the cookies one sheet at a time for 12 to 14 minutes, or until the tops feel set to the touch. Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool to room temperature.

Broken glass jello

Sharing one of my favorite new recipes,a dear friend sent me this recipe and i wanted to share can be so festive for Christmas or any holiday ..perhaps blue and red for Independence day or Red and green for Christmas,enjoy everyone .and have a great day.Cilla

Broken Glass Jello

4 small boxes (3 oz. each) of Jello or store brand "gelatin dessert" in different colors.

(I used strawberry, lime, orange and blue. My store only sells the big 6 oz. box of blue jello so I weighed 3 oz. or half of the package).1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk (don't get evaporated milk)2 envelopes unflavored gelatin (that Knox stuff)
For each flavor, dissolve one box of jello in one cup of boiling water. Pour into a container and chill (overnight is probably best, but I chilled it 3 hours until firmAfter chilling the four flavors, cut them into small blocks.
Carefully mix the blocks in a 9 x 13 pan.
In a separate bowl, sprinkle 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin into 1/2 cup cold water. After the gelatin blooms, add 1 1/2 cup boiling water and dissolve. Add the can of condensed milk. Stir and cool. Pour cooled milk mixture over jello and chill overnight.
Cut into blocks or shapes and serve!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Old fashioned potato candy

One of my new favorite recipes, a dear friend sent this too easy too make and delish..enjoy everyone.and have a great week..Cilla

Old Fashioned Potato Candy
1 small potato
2 pounds confectioner’s sugar
peanut butter
Peel and slice potato. In small sauce pot, cover potato slices with water and cook over medium heat until soft. Drain potato and place in mixing bowl. Beat until mashed. Add 1/2 sugar and mix well. Mix in remaining sugar, scraping down sides as needed.
Line a countertop with a sheet of waxed paper dusted with confectioner’s sugar. Scrape out dough onto waxed paper and dust top with more confectioner’s sugar. Roll out to a thickness of about 1/4 of an inch (don’t go getting a ruler here, just eyeball it. This isn’t rocket science). Spread dough with peanut butter and roll up like you are making cinnamon rolls. Once you have rolled up into a log, roll log up in your waxed paper and cut in half. Place halves in a gallon zipper seal bag and store in the fridge until ready to serve.
When ready to serve remove waxed paper an slice into 1/4 inch slices. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Creamy hot cocoa

One of my favorite home made hot cocoa recipes,such a nice beverage on a cold winter day..i hope everyone is doing well...stop by sometime.

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup white sugar
1 pinch salt
1/3 cup boiling water
3 1/2 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup half-and-half cream
Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn't scorch. Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat until very hot, but do not boil! Remove from heat and add vanilla. Divide between 4 mugs. Add the cream to the mugs of cocoa to cool it to drinking temperature.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Simple bread pudding

Bread pudding,this recipe it so easy too make.great dessert on a cool Autumn evening
..i hope everyone is doing well...stop by sometime .Cilla :)

Simple Bread Pudding
A loaf of stale bakery bread, torn or cut into 1-inch bread cubes
3 cups milk, half-n-half, or a combination of both
1/2 stick butter (4 Tbsp.)
1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
Extra sugar and cinnamon for sprinkling on top
Preheat the oven to 350-degrees and butter an 8-inch square baking pan. Toss the milk, butter, cinnamon and sugar into a saucepan, and heat gently over medium heat until the butter has melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.Place bread in a large bowl. Pour the milk mixture over the bread, making sure to cover all the bread. Weigh the bread down by placing a plate or pan on top of the mixture, held down with a few cans from the cupboard. Let sit for about five minutes, making sure the bread gets good and soaked.Beat the eggs and pour on top of the bread mixture; stir to thoroughly combine. Pour mixture into 8-inch pan and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.Place the pan into a larger baking dish and place in the oven. Add enough hot water to the larger dish until the water reaches about an inch from the top.Bake for 45-70 minutes. The pudding will be puffy and golden when it's done; when a knife stuck into the center comes out fairly clean, the pudding is done.Enjoy it warm (with vanilla ice cream) or cold. Bread pudding keeps well for a couple of days; just cover and store in the fridge.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

have a great week

Hope everyone is doing well .and having a great week,,will be posting
more recipes this week :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Pumpkin pie

one of my favorite desserts to make on Thanksgiving is Pumpkin pie
and the crust for this pie is so easy to make,since it uses Bisquick ,

Pumpkin pie

cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
cup Original Bisquick mix
cup sugar
cup evaporated milk
tablespoon butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
teaspoon vanilla
Whipped topping, if desired
Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease 9-inch pie plate.
Stir all ingredients except whipped topping until blended. Pour into pie plate.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 3 hours or until chilled. Serve with whipped topping. Store covered in refrigerator.

Green bean casserole

Green bean casserole

such a easy side dish to make for Thanksgiving dinner,enjoy


Green bean casserole

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Dash ground black pepper
4 cups cooked cut green beans
1 1/3 cups French's® French Fried Onions
Stir the soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper, beans and 2/3 cup onions in a 1 1/2-quart casserole.
Bake at 350°F. for 25 minutes or until the bean mixture is hot and bubbling. Stir the bean mixture. Sprinkle with the remaining onions.
Bake for 5 minutes or until the onions are golden brown.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

have a great Thanksgiving

I hope everyone,has a Happy Thanksgiving next weeek, i will be post some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes this week

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cold brewed coffee

Cold brewed coffee

one of my favorite ways to have my coffee and so easy to make

and much lower in acid that coffee pot brewing

enjoy everyone ,and have a great week

Cold Brew Coffee
1 Cup ground coffee
32 ounce container (1 quart)
Large basket type coffee filters
Place ground coffee in container, fill with cold water. Cover and let sit for twelve to fifteen hours. Place strainer over large bowl and put coffee filter inside. Slowly pour over about half of the coffee and let sit until strained. Replace filter and repeat.
To make regular coffee: place equal parts coffee concentrate and water in cup and heat.
To make iced coffee: Place equal parts concentrate and milk in glass. Add ice, sweetened as desired.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

have a great week

I hope everyone is doing great,and has a nice week ahead, i will be adding some of my favorite

thankgiving recipes this week

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Coconut cream Meringue pie

One of my favorite desserts in this Coconut cream Meringue pie ,

soo yummy,i hope everyone is doing great


Coconut cream Meringue pie
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 cup flaked coconut, finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) pastry shell, baked
3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
6 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup flaked coconut
In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Gently stir in chopped coconut, butter and vanilla until butter is melted. Pour hot filling into crust.
For meringue, in a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Spread evenly over hot filling, sealing edges to crust. Sprinkle with flaked coconut.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-15 minutes or until the meringue is golden. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Eggnog Cookies

One of my favorite Autumn cookies recipes,

soo easy to make and so yummy,enjoy

everyone and have a great week

EggNog Cookies
1 1/4 cups white sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup eggnog
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Cream sugar and butter until light. Add eggnog, vanilla, and egg yolks; beat at medium speed with mixer until smooth. Add flour mixture and beat at low speed until just combined. Do not overmix.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg. Bake 20 to 23 minutes until bottoms turn light brown.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pumpkin spice latte

One of my favorite fall beverages is a pumpkin spice latte,

this taste so much like the one they have at Starbucks,

enjoy everyone

Pumpkin Spice Lattemakes 1-2 servings
Ingredients:2 cups milk2 tablespoons canned pumpkin 2 tablespoons sugar or sugar substitute - you can halve this amount2 tablespoons vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice1-2 shots espresso (about 1/4 cup of espresso or 1/2 cup of strong brewed coffee if you don't have an espresso machine.)
Directions:In a saucepan combine milk, pumpkin and sugar and cook on medium heat, stirring, until steaming. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and spice, transfer to a blender and process for 15 seconds until foamy. If you don't have a blender, don't worry about it - just whisk the mixture really well with a wire whisk.
Pour into a large mug or two mugs. Add the espresso on top.
Optional: Top with whipped cream and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice, nutmeg, or cinnamon on top.

Blueberry muffins

I hope everyone is having a great week

BlueBerry muffins

so easy to make and so yummy


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar (i use the sugar free sweetner Ideal )
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.
To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Easy pumpkin muffins

Easy pumpkin muffins
these are so easy to make and soo good..
i hope everyone is doing well.and having a great Autumn

1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12 cup muffin pan or line with paper liners.
In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves until smooth. Spoon equal amounts of batter into the prepared muffin cups.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center of one comes out clean.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Have a great weekend

I hope everyone is doing well,and has a great weekend

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

chicken planks

this such a easy chicken plank recipe and soo good
i hope everyone is doing well and having a great week
a dear friend sent me this recipe,i so wanted to share it with everyone
Chicken Planks
Chicken Breasts1 -3 Sleeves Saltine Crackers2 eggsCooking Oil
Pour oil in large skillet to a depth of 1/4 inch. Heat on medium while you prepare the chicken.Place chicken in gallon ziplock bag and beat out until 1/4 inch thick. Crack eggs into bowl and beat with fork. Crush saltines and put in a separate bowl.
Cut each chicken breast into three strips and dip each piece first in egg mixture, then in cracker crumbs, being careful to coat completely. Drop each piece into oil and cook, turning once, on medium to medium high heat until browned on both sides. Drain on paper towel lined plate.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

chili mac

chili Mac

such a easy dinner to make and so yummy.

I hope everyone is doing great

Ground beef and macaroni skillet recipe with beans and other chili seasonings.
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 pound lean ground beef
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
8 ounces elbow macaroni
1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, undrained
1 large can (16 ounces) tomato sauce
1 cup water
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
In a large skillet, brown onion with ground beef. Add macaroni, kidney beans, tomato sauce, water, chili powder, and salt. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese; cover and continue to heat until cheese is melted.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Flourless chocolate brownies

one of my favorite flourless dessert recipes,i had never made

these before until a few weeks ago and they are good,

I hope everyone is doing well and having a great week

Flourless Chocolate Brownies

Estimated Times Preparation Time: 20 mins

Cooking Time: 35 mins Cooling Time: 4 hrs 30 mins refrigerating Servings: 16 brownies Ingredients
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels, divided

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, cut into pieces

2 tablespoons water

1/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa

4 large eggs

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup pecans, finely ground (optional)

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream Directions
PREHEAT oven to 300º F. Line 9-inch-square baking pan with foil. Grease bottom and sides.HEAT 1 1/2 cups morsels, butter and water in medium, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until morsels and butter are melted and mixture is smooth. Stir in cocoa until smooth. Remove from heat.BEAT eggs and sugar in medium mixer bowl until thick, about 4 minutes. Stir in vanilla extract. Fold 1/3 of egg mixture into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining egg mixture, one half at a time, until thoroughly incorporated. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan.BAKE for 35 to 40 minutes or until risen in center and edges start to get firm and shiny (center may still move and appear underbaked). Cool completely in pan on wire rack (center may sink slightly). Cover; refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight. PLACE cream in small, uncovered, microwave-safe dish. Microwave on HIGH (100%) power for 25 to 30 seconds. Add remaining 1/2 cup morsels. Let stand for 2 to 3 minutes; stir until chocolate is melted.SPREAD ganache over chilled brownie. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Using two opposite sides of foil, carefully lift the entire brownie out of the pan and place on cutting board. Carefully peel away foil from brownie. Cut into bars. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Apple oatmeal muffins

I hope everyone is doing great,and having a nice weekend,

enjoy these muffins,they are so easy to make and very moist from the

fresh apples

Apple oatmeal muffins

2 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oat
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tart cooking apples cored,peeled,and chopped

Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2 Grease a 12 cup muffin tin.
3 In a mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs; add milk and oil, stirring until just blended.
4 Stir in flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon, mixing until only just moistened (do not overmix).
5 Gently fold in the apples.
6 Spoon batter into the muffin tin, dividing evenly among the cups.
7 Bake in a preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
8 Cool in pan 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.
9 Serve warm or cool; store unused portions in an airtight container.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Chicken lettuce wraps

Such a easy recipe to make and low fat too,these remind me so much of the

wraps from the Asian Restaurant PF Changs

Enjoy everyone and have a great week.

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (can substitute leftover ckn or turkey – about three cups)
3 green onions
Small can water chestnuts
1 Cup mushrooms
2 T brown sugar
3 T Soy Sauce
Rice Sticks and oil to cook them in
Head of lettuce to serve them in
In large skillet, heat one tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add chicken, cut into pieces, and cook while stirring until cooked through. While chicken is cooking, finely dice mushrooms, water chestnuts, and green onions. Remove chicken from heat after it is done and dice.
Combine soy sauce and brown sugar, stir well. Add chicken, mushrooms, water chestnuts, and green onions back to skillet. Stir in sauce. Cook and stir over medium heat until heated through.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Baked sweet potato fries

Such a easy side dish to have with a Burger,they are soo

yummy and low fat too..Enjoy everyone,and have a great week

Baked Sweet Potato Fries


2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. light brown sugar

1/2 tsp. kosher salt,

plus extra for sprinkling1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Directions:Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil greased with cooking spray.
Halve the sweet potatoes lengthwise and cut each half into long spears. (Soak in cold water for 20-30 minutes before continuing for crispy texture outside. Drain well and pat dry.) Place the potato spears on the sheet pan and toss with olive oil. Spread them in a single layer. Combine the brown sugar, salt, and pepper and sprinkle on the potatoes. Bake for 15 minutes, then turn with a spatula or tongs. Bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Sprinkle lightly with kosher salt and serve hot.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Sausage Cresent breakfast Casserole

Sausage breakfast casserole

this is such a easy casserole to make for Breakfast

and low fat too .Enjoy

Sausage Crescent Breakfast Casserole
1 8 0z. container fat free cream cheese
1 lb. sausage
2 cans reduced fat crescent rolls
Brown sausage in skillet. Add cream cheese to sausage and mix until combined. Line a 9 x 13 glass baking dish with one package crescent rolls. Top with sausage & cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining can of crescent rolls. Bake according to the directions on the crescent roll can.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Homemade chai tea

sharing one of my favorite tea's.I enjoy this so much as the weather starts getting cooler,

,Enjoy everyone and have a great weekend

1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 cup French vanilla flavored powdered non-dairy creamer
2 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
In a large bowl, combine milk powder, non-dairy creamer, vanilla flavored creamer, sugar and instant tea. Stir in ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. In a blender or food processor, blend 1 cup at a time, until mixture is the consistency of fine powder.
To serve: Stir 2 heaping tablespoons Chai tea mixture into a mug of hot water.

Super easy chicken chili

sharing one of my favorite meals to make as the weather starts getting cooler
this fall...i hope everyone is doing great and having a nice week.Enjoy

Super Easy Chicken Chili

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth
2 (15.5 ounce) cans great Northern beans
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
1 roasted chicken, bones and skin removed, meat torn into bite-size pieces
3 tablespoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1 (8 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onions, and cook until softened and translucent, about 3 minutes. Pour in chicken broth, great Northern beans, chopped chiles, and torn chicken. Season with cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper. Increase heat to medium-high to bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer for 10 minutes.
Stir in sour cream and simmer for 5 minutes. To serve, ladle into bowls and sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

sugar free peanut butter cookies

Sugar free peanut butter cookies

i love making these they are so good

I hope everyone is doing well.and has a great weekend

cup granulated sugar ( i use Ideal sugar free sweetner and Ideal brown sugar blend
cup packed brown sugar
cup peanut butter
cup shortening
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/4
cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon salt
Mix sugars, peanut butter, shortening, butter and egg in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm.
Heat oven to 375ºF.
Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with fork dipped into sugar.
Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

southern life

If you want a glimpse of Southern life, Come close and walk with me; I'll tell you all the simple things, That you are sure to see. You'll see mockingbirds and bumblebees, Magnolia blossoms and dogwood trees; Caterpillars on the step, Wooden porches cleanly swept; Watermelons on the vine,
Strong majestic Georgia pines
Rocking chairs and front yard swings
Junebugs flying on a string
Turnip greens and hotcornbread,Coleslaw and barbecue Fried okra, fried corn,fried green tomatoes, Fried pies and pickles too. There's ice cold tea that 's syrupy sweet, And cool, green grass beneath your feet;Catfish nipping in the lake, And fresh young boys on the make. You'll see all these things And much, much more, In a way of life, that I adore.

Cinnamon spiced coffee

Cinnamon spiced coffee
My favorite coffee in the mornings with breakfast
Hope everyone is having a great week

2/3 cup MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup granulated sugar or firmly packed brown sugar Or sugar free sweetner
I use Splenda or splenda brown sugar )
6 cups cold water
Place coffee and cinnamon in filter in brew basket of coffee maker. Place sugar in bottom of carafe of coffee maker.
Fill coffee maker with water; brew. When brewing is complete; stir with wooden spoon until well mixed.
Serve immediately with milk and additional sugar, if desired.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

slow cooker pinto beans

One of my favorite slow cooker recipe for pinto beans
Enjoy :)
Slow cooker pinto beans
S1 pound dry pinto beans
1 teaspoon chili powder1
teaspoon dried oregano 5 slices of bacon, cut into small pieces
(I cooked my bacon first, but you don't have to)
2-3 cloves of minced garlic
2 cups water
2 cups of chicken stock
1 onion, chopped
Garlic salt
Season salt
fresh cracked pepper
Wash the beans and soak overnight in cold water. Drain the beans in a strainer and rinse with cool water. Dump into slow cooker. Stir in chili powder and oregano.
Add bacon and minced garlic to slow cooker with beans. Add about 2 cups of water and 2 cups of chicken stock, or until beans are covered. Add onion to slow cooker with beans and meat. Stir well.
Season, to taste, with garlic salt, season salt and pepper. Cover the pot, and cook on high until beans are very tender, about 5-6 hours.
Serve with cornbread.

Green Tomato Relish

The best green tomato relish i have ever had

this recipe was passed down to me from my grandmother


24 large green tomatoes
3 red bell peppers, halved and seeded
3 green bell peppers, halved and seeded
12 large onions
3 tablespoons celery seed
3 tablespoons mustard seed
1 tablespoon salt
5 cups white sugar
2 cups cider vinegar
In a grinder or food processor, coarsely grind tomatoes, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, and onions. (You may need to do this in batches.) Line a large colander with cheesecloth, place in sink or in a large bowl, and pour in tomato mixture to drain for 1 hour.
In a large, non-aluminum stockpot, combine tomato mixture, celery seed, mustard seed, salt, sugar, and vinegar. Bring to a boil and simmer over low heat 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Sterilize enough jars and lids to hold relish (12 one-pint jars, or 6 one-quart jars). Pack relish into sterilized jars, making sure there are no spaces or air pockets. Fill jars all the way to top. Screw on lids.
Place a rack in the bottom of a large stockpot and fill halfway with boiling water. Carefully lower jars into pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between jars. Pour in more boiling water if necessary, until tops of jars are covered by 2 inches of water. Bring water to a full boil, then cover and process for 30 minutes.
Remove jars from pot and place on cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press top of each lid with finger, ensuring that seal is tight (lid does not move up or down at all). Relish can be stored for up to a year.

Grandma's buttermilk cornbread

My favorite Southern buttermilk cornbread

great with Pinto beans and green tomato relish


Have a great week everyone

1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees . Grease an 8 inch square pan.
Melt butter in large skillet. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Quickly add eggs and beat until well blended. Combine buttermilk with baking soda and stir into mixture in pan. Stir in cornmeal, flour, and salt until well blended and few lumps remain. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Peach muffins

A easy muffin recipe great for Breakfast or a evening snack
enjoy everyone...and have a great weekend
1 3/4 c. sifted flour
1 cup sugar (I use the sugar free sweetner Ideal for baking )
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. lemon rind
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 c. corn oil
1/3 c. milk
1/2 c. pureed fresh or well drained peaches
2 tbsp. sugar1 tsp. cinnamon
Spray 12 (2 1/2") muffin pan cups. Mix all ingredients. Sprinkle with topping and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Check after 15 minutes. If too brown cover with foil. Run knife around and cool on rack.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fresh apple cobbler

I went too the apple orchard today and bought some apples

so for dessert tonight after Dinner I'm making fresh apple cobbler

such a yummy dessert.enjoy everyone

4 cups of sliced apples (about 5 apples)

*1/2 cup of sugar

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

1/2 cup of pecans or walnuts,

divided1 cup of self rising flour

1 cup of sugar

1/3 cup of butter

, melted1/2 cup of milk

1 egg

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Prepare a 8 x 8 inch glass baking dish with butter or non-stick spray. Melt butter and set aside to cool.In a small bowl, whisk together the 1/2 cup of sugar, cinnamon and half of the pecans. Peel, core and slice apples. Place apples into the bottom of the baking dish and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.In a large mixing bowl, sift in the flour and sugar. To that, add the butter, milk and egg and mix together until well blended. Pour over the apples and sprinkle the top with the other half of the pecans.Bake at 325 degrees for 55 minutes to one hour or until golden brown. Serve warm with a dollop of cream

Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Old Fashioned Potato Salad

Such a yummy easy side dish .enjoy everyone
I hope you are having a great week

5 potatoes
3 eggs
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup sweet pickle relish
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool, peel and chop.
Place eggs in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil; cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and chop.
In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, eggs, celery, onion, relish, garlic salt, celery salt, mustard, pepper and mayonnaise. Mix together well and refrigerate until chilled.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Candied Apples

Candied apples

1 package cinnamon candies (1 to 1-1/2 cups)
4-5 apples, peeled and chopped (about three cups chopped)
1/4 Cup butter
Place apples in a large skillet. Pour candies over them and add butter. Place over medium high heat and cook, stirring often, until candies are all melted. Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer until apples are fork tender. Serve hot or cold

Such a easy side dish,enjoy everyone

Saturday, September 11, 2010

home made pancakes

Easy Home made pancakes

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter, melted
In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Make a well in the center and pour in the milk, egg and melted butter; mix until smooth.
Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.
I serve mine with surgar free syrup too . enjoy

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

easy swedish meatballs

Such a easy swedish meatball recipe.I made these for
Dinner this evening so good.Enjoy

1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 cups boiling water
3/4 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
In a large bowl, combine ground beef, ground pork, chopped onion, bread crumbs, egg, and milk. Season with parsley, Worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Mix well with your hands. Shape into walnut-size balls, and place on baking dish.
Bake for 30 minutes in preheated oven. Turn frequently so they brown evenly on all sides.
To make the sauce: In a saucepan, combine oil, flour, paprika, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Cook over medium heat until sizzling. Stir in hot water and sour cream until smooth and heated through.
When meatballs have cooked 30 minutes, pour sauce over the top, and return to the oven for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Serve with Egg noodles

Sunday, September 5, 2010

sugar free southern buttermilk pie

such a easy southern dessert,and sugar free as well.enjoy

Have a great week everyone

Southern Buttermilk Pie

3 eggs (or 4 eggs for less sweet version)
1 cup sugar ( I use the Sugar free sweetner Ideal ,it is great for baking
2 tablespoons flour, plus a little for dusting
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup buttermilk (or 1 1/2 cups buttermilk for less sweet version)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Beat eggs slightly and add sugar and flour. Then add melted butter and mix well. Add buttermilk and vanilla and mix.
Dust the unbaked pie shell with a little bit of flour. Pour batter into shell, and then sprinkle a little more flour on top.
Bake at 325 degrees until the custard is set, approximately 1 hour.

Friday, September 3, 2010

chocolate egg cream

Chocolate Egg Cream

such a yummy beverage.i have never had one until a few weeks ago,i friend of mine from

New York told me about them and how to make a egg cream .oh my soo yummy .enjoy

1/4 cup chocolate syrup
1/2 cup cold milk
2/3 cup carbonated water, chilled
Pour chocolate syrup into chilled large glass. Gently stir in milk. Holding the carbonated water about 5 inches from the top of the glass, slowly pour into the glass until a thick foam comes to the top of the glass.
Using a long swizzle stick, stir the mixture once quickly, make sure the foam does not bubble over the glass. Serve immediately.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

mini meatloaf muffins

so easy to make ,and so good ,making them for dinner tonight

enjoy everyone ,and have a great night

2 lbs. ground sirloin.

1 medium onion,

cut into chunks2 carrots, cut into chunks

1 green or red pepper, cut into chunks

1 egg, beaten

1 cup plain bread crumbs1 1/2 cup spaghetti or barbecue sauce

salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 450F.Put ground sirloin into a big bowl. Finely chop vegetables in food processor and add to meat bowl. Add egg, bread crumbs, sauce, salt, and pepper. Mix it altogether with your hands. (Or, in my case, make the kids mix it with their hands.) Wash up and spray two muffin pans with Pam. Use an ice-cream scooper to fill each tin with meat mixture. Should be nicely rounded when you drop it in.I like to then top each mini-meatloaf with an extra spoonful of sauce.Bake for 20 minutes. To double check, just cut one open and make sure there is no pink.If you like cheesy meatloaf, top each meatloaf with cheese in the last 5 minutes of cooking.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ideal sugar free sweetner

I wanted to share with everyone this new sugar free sweetner,

i found this week at the super market,it tastes so much like sugar,i

add it too my beverages and to some of my baked desserts.

the link I'm going to share also has some coupons you can print

for this sweetner.Enjoy

German potato salad

German Potato Salad

such a easy side dish to have with dinner.enjoy

4 potatoes
4 slices bacon
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons white sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup chopped green onions
salt and pepper to taste
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes; cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, cool and chop.
Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside. Reserve bacon fat.
Add the flour, sugar, water and vinegar to skillet and cook in reserved bacon fat over medium heat until dressing is thick.
Add bacon, potatoes and green onions to skillet and stir until coated. Cook until heated and season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.

old fashioned peanut butter pie

Sharing one of my favorite desserts,so easy to make ,and the family
will enjoy it so much ..I hope everyone is doing great and having
a nice weekend .

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Custard Pie
2 - egg yolks, beaten slightly
1 1/2 - cups of milk
3/4 - cups of sugar
5 - tablespoons of flour
1/4 - teaspoon of salt
1/2 - teaspoon of vanilla
¾ - cup of peanut butter
1/8 - teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 - teaspoon cayenne (optional) 1 - pie crust shell
Meringue ingredients:2 - egg whites1/8 - teaspoon of salt4 - tablespoons of sugar
In a pot, whisk together the egg yolks, milk, sugar, flour and salt. While stirring, cook on medium heat until it bubbles and thickens, about five to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla, cinnamon, cayenne and peanut butter. Meanwhile, poke holes in your pie crust with a fork and bake it at 350 until it’s brown, about 20 minutes.Beat your egg whites with salt and when they start to get fluffy add the sugar. Pour the peanut butter custard into the baked pie shell and top with the meringue. Bake pie until peaks on the meringue are lightly browned, about 10 minutes.

Friday, August 20, 2010

homemade oatmeal soap

I wanted to share one of my favorite homemade soap is so easy

and makes such nice soap.enjoy

Oatmeal Soap
Things You'll Need:
Blender or food processor
5 tbsp. old fashioned oatmeal
1 large bar of castile soap, or other natural, mild soap ( I use Dove Soap)
Large microwaveable mixing bowl
1 tbsp. water
Wooden spoon
2 soap molds (can be cups or small bowls)
Put about 5 tbsp. of old fashioned oatmeal in a blender or food processor and grind it just until it's coarse, but not a powder.
Grate 1 large bar of castile soap, or other natural, mild soap, into a large microwaveable mixing bowl.
Add 1 tbsp. water and microwave the soap and water on high for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the mixture is warm and the soap dissolves. Don't let the mixture bubble over the edges of the mixing bowl. Stop the microwave once or twice to stir the mix and check its progress.
Stir the oatmeal gradually into the soap with a wooden spoon until the mixture reaches the consistency you want.
Pour the oatmeal soap into 2 soap molds and allow it to cool and set up.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

mini ham and cheese frittatas

One of my favorite breakfast meals to make for the family.enjoy they are so good :)
Mini ham and cheese frittatas

Cooking spray
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
2/3 cup chopped reduced-fat ham (about 2 ounces)
1/3 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat extra-sharp cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 large egg whites
1 large egg
Preheat oven to 350°.
Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add ham; sauté 3 minutes. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Add ham mixture, stirring with a whisk. Spoon mixture into 24 miniature muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until set

chocolate chip fresh mint cookies

these are such yummy cookies,i hope you enjoy them,the fresh mint in them is
so much like the Andes chocolate mint candies.Enjoy,they are so good :)

1/2 c. butter, at room temperature1/2 c. loosely packed dark brown sugar1/3 c. white sugar1 egg, beaten1 tsp. vanilla extract1-1/2 c. of all purpose flour1/2 tsp. of salt1/4 tsp. of baking soda1 c. of chopped chocolate (or substitute morsels)chopped fresh mint leaves — coarse or fine, your choice (I used only 2 tbsp.; I recommend that you double the amount)
Preheat the oven to 350oF.
Line a cookie sheet with baking paper.

Monday, August 16, 2010

This is such a easy recipe.great for breakfast or evening tea.enjoy :)

Cinnamon Raisin Scones
Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter or margarine 2/3 cup milk 1 beaten egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup Sun-Maid Natural Raisins
HEAT oven to 400 F.COMBINE flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.Using pastry blender or fork, CUT IN butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.COMBINE milk, egg and vanilla.ADD to flour mixture; stir until dry ingredients are moistened.STIR in raisins.With floured hands, SHAPE dough into 8-inch round on ungreased cookie sheet.SPRINKLE with additional sugar, if desired.CUT dough into 8 wedges; slightly separate wedges.BAKE at 400 F for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve warm.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

southern buttermik mashed potatoes

One of my favorite side dishes,enjoy

Easy Southern Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes.
2 lbs of Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
1 tablespoon butter
1-1/4 cups non-fat buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepperCooking Instructions:
Place the potatoes in a large saucepan, then add enough water to cover by at least 1 inch.
Bring to a simmer and cook over medium heat, covered, until the potatoes are very tender, about 15 minutes.
meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
Stir in the buttermilk and heat until just warm (the buttermilk will curdle if you overheat it).
When the potatoes are done, drain them in a colander and return them to the pan.
Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or electric blender.
Stir in enough of the warm buttermilk mixture to make the potatoes fluffy but not soupy.
Season with salt and pepper.For an extra kick add 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives to your potatoes when you season them with salt and pepper. Easy Southern Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Saturday, August 7, 2010

low fat banana muffins

Low fat banana muffins

they are soo easy to make ,and so yummy .enjoy :)

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup canola oil
2/3 cup nonfat milk
1 egg lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
2 small ripe bananas, mashed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a nonstick 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray or line with paper cups.
In a large bowl, stir flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together. Make a well in the center.
In a medium bowl, combine canola oil milk, egg, vanilla. Add wet ingredient to dry mixture, followed by mashed bananas. Stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.
Fill muffins cups two-thirds full. Bake for 18-22 minutes

Optional extras to fold into the batter: 1/2 cup raisins, 1/3 cup miniature chocolate chips.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

peach freezer jam

Peach freezer jam

one of the easiest ways too have homemade jam during the winter

this is one of my favorite freezer jam recipes.Enjoy

4 cups peeled, crushed fresh peaches
1/4 cup fresh strained lemon juice
1 package (1 3/4 ounces) powdered fruit pectin
1 cup light corn syrup
5 1/2 cups sugar
Measure peaches into a large kettle; add lemon juice. While stirring with a wooden spoon, slowly add the pectin. Let stand 20 minutes; stir every 5 minutes to blend pectin with fruit. Add syrup and blend well; add sugar and blend well. Cook over low heat to about 100°, just warm to the touch. Do not allow mixture to become hot. Pour jam into jars to within 1/2-inch of top. Cover jars at once. Let stand until jelly consistency. Store in freezer until ready to use. Store in refrigerator once jar has been opened. Makes about 8 half-pint jars.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

oven baked corn on the cob

oven baked corn on the cob
such a easy way to enjoy this summer corn
enjoy :)


Corn on the cob, with husks left on
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Leave the husks on the corn. Place the corn on the cob directly on the oven racks. Bake for about 1 hr depending on size. When the husks have turned a light brown on outside they should be done. This is the best way to cook fresh corn on the cob.

Friday, July 30, 2010

fresh peach pie

Fresh peach pie,i went to the peach orchard this afternoon and made the most

yummy peach pie this evening,enjoy everyone


3/4 c. sugar3 tbsp. flour1/4 tsp. nutmeg or cinnamonDash of salt5 c. sliced fresh peaches2 tbsp. butter1 unbaked pie shell 9" & top crust for pie
Combine sugar, flour, spice and salt. Add this to the fresh peaches and mix lightly. Pour this into the unbaked pie shell and dot with butter. Top the pie with strips of crust. Crimp edges. Bake in hot oven 400 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until brown. Serve warm with ice cream or whipping cream.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

cottage cheese pancakes

theyare so yummy,very moist,and tender
the cottage cheese in them makes them so much more
moist than regular pancakes.enjoy :)

1 cup unbleached flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 4 eggs 1 cup cottage cheese 1/2 cup milk 2 tablespoons canola oil Canola oil cooking spray
In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, salt and sugar. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, cottage cheese, milk and oil. Add flour mixture to egg mixture and whisk until completely blended. Spray a large skillet or griddle with cooking spray then heat over medium heat. Working in batches, form each pancake by spooning about 1/4 cup of the batter onto the skillet. Cook, flipping pancakes once, until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, about 5 minutes total. Transfer to plates and serve.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

sugar free banana pudding

sugar free banana pudding,such a yummy dessert.enjoy

Banana Pudding
2 Large packages of Sugarfree Instant vanilla or banana pudding5-6 BananasMilk (per package directions for pie)8 Ounces Sour Cream8 Ounces Cool Whip (Set aside 1/2 cup)1 Box ‘Murray’s Sugarfree Vanilla Wafers’ ( Use whole or break to bite-size pieces *)
Make pudding according to box directions for Pie. Set aside.
In a large bowl blend Sour Cream and Cool Whip.
When completely blended, fold in pudding until completely blended. Set aside.
Peel & slice bananas
Using large bowl or trifle dish, alternate layers of pudding mixture, bananas and cookies until all is used.
Garnish top with remaining Cool Whip, banana slices and/or cookie crumbs.

have a great day my dear friends

Have a great day everyone,i will be adding more recipes this evening :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

almond banana smoothie

almond banana smoothie
such a yummy breakfast smoothie
i made one this morning so good.
enjoy everyone

2 large ripe bananas, peeled, sliced
2 cups almond milk
2 cups ice cubes
2 tablespoons (packed) brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ground nutmeg
Blend first 5 ingredients in blender until smooth. Divide smoothies among 4 small glasses. Sprinkle lightly with nutmeg. Read More

Saturday, July 24, 2010

cinnamon toast muffins

Cinnamon toast muffins

soo yummy,great for breakfast or a evening snack.enjoy :)

Cinnamon Toast Muffins
2 eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 cup sugar
5 tbsps. butter
5 tbsps. vegetable shortening
3 tsps. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup sugar blended with 3 tsps. cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 350F and line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.
2. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar together.
3. Beat in the eggs, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.
4. Add the flour and milk to the bowl, alternating and stirring briefly between each addition until just combined.
5. Pour the batter into the muffin cups, filling about 3/4 full.
6. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool.
7. In a small bowl, melt the butter. In another small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.
8. Dip each muffin into the melted butter, letting the excess drip off, and then quickly dip into the sugar/cinnamon mixture.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

cream cheese carrot muffins

these muffins are so good,great for a evening snack or breakfast

enjoy everyone :)

Carrot Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling
I suppose you could also frost these with cream cheese frosting and turn them into cupcakes because if there’s any cake that’s the same as a muffin, it’s carrot cake.
Preheat oven to 350.
Sift together 1½ c. all-purpose flour, 1½ tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp.baking powder, ½ tsp. salt, 1 tsp. cinnamon, ½ tsp. nutmeg, and 1 c. sugar.
In a separate bowl, beat 3 eggs and 2/3 cup vegetable oil until lightened. Stir in 1½ c. shredded carrots, ½ c. chopped walnuts, and ½ c. raisins that have been soaked for 10 minutes in hot water (or warmed rum, if you’d like).

In another bowl, cream 4 oz. softened cream cheese with 1 egg yolk, ½ c. sugar, and ½ tsp. vanilla.
Fold the dry ingredients into the egg/oil mixture. Stir until just combined. Fill mini-muffin cups about ¾ full. Plop a generous teaspoon of the cream cheese filling on top of the batter in each muffin cup.
Bake about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake part comes out clean.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

baked sweet potato fries

these are soo yummy,i know you will enjoy them,i made them this evening for dinner,so good


baked sweet potato fries

2 large sweet potatoes
2 tbs. olive oil
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. cumin
1/8 tsp.
a few pinches of Celtic Sea Salt
Turn on oven to 375 and wash sweet potatoes
Cut sweet potatoes into 1/4 inch x 3 inch pieces (try to make them all uniform in size to help with even cooking)
In a large mixing bowl, drizzle the olive oil on the sweet potato fries and hand toss.
Add the seasonings and hand toss evenly to coat the entire fries
Place neatly on a cookie sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes

Thursday, July 15, 2010

oven baked chicken dijon

Oven Baked Chicken Dijon
INGREDIENTS7 to 8 chicken tenderloins or 4 chicken breasts
1/4 cup low fat or fat free sour cream...
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard,
1 egg, beaten3 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
,1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs ,1/2 tsp salt
Mix the sour cream, egg, Dijon mustard, salt, and 2 Tbsp cilantro in a large bowl. Let chicken marinate in this mixture for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Take the chicken from the mixture and coat both sides in panko. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until juices run clear. Garnish with remaining cilantro.
Enjoy this great recipe,i made this evening so good :)

have a great weekend

Hello everyone
i hope you are doing great,enjoy your weekend

Saturday, July 10, 2010

have a great weekend

Have a great weekend my dear friends,i will be adding more recipes this weekend :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

peach bread

this is one of my favortie peach bread recipes,i hope you enjoy it


1 1/2 c. sugar1 1/2 c. butter2 eggs2 1/4 c. fresh peaches, pureed2 c. flour1 c. chopped pecans, optional1 tsp. cinnamon1 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. baking powder1 tsp. vanilla
Mix all ingredients together, beat well, pour into 2 well greased loaf pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 55-60 minutes.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

have a great week

Have a great week my dear friends,will be adding more recipes this week

Sunday, July 4, 2010

happy july 4th

Have a great day everyone

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

home made sugar scrubs

I wanted too share with everyone these home made facial scrubs,while online this evening .i found these great scrubs,they look so lovely and you already have most of the ingredents in you kitchen,enjoy my sweet friends.. will be posting more food recipes this week :)

1.Basic Sugar Scrub Recipe
All of my sugar scrubs are based on this basic recipe. The key is to make the scrub in small batches and use it fairly quickly because it doesn’t have any preservatives in the mix.IngredientsAn empty jar with a lid (a small jelly or condiment jar works great for this project)1 cup granulated white sugar1/2 cup olive oilLabel (if desired)Make it
1. Pour the granulated white sugar into the jar.2. Pour the olive oil into sugar and mix thoroughly until the ingredients are well blended. (I prefer the screw on the lid and shake method to mix my ingredients.)3. Label the jar as desired.2. Variations for the Basic Sugar Scrub Recipe
Oils: You can substitute sweet almond oil, jojoba or coconut oil (coconut oil may be already heavily scented and interfere with the addition of any extra essential oil or scent)
Extra moisturizer: 1 teaspoon cocoa butter
Natural preservative: 1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil
Scent your scrub using:- A few drops of your favorite essential oil (Lavender, Jasmine, Sandalwood, etc.)- Vanilla (A wonderful scent but it will color your scrub brown)- Body splash or perfume (This is a great way to use up bottle of body splash or perfume that you usually don’t usually wear. However you may want to avoid this method if you don’t like items made with synthetic ingredients.)
Color and texture: A handful of dried herbs or flowers for color (lavender, rosemary, chamomile, thyme, mint etc.) I usually use the things that I have in my pantry – olive oil and white granulated sugar (ironically organic sugar doesn’t work very well for this project) and my suger scrub works great. Even better, it’s less expensive than the body scrub I saw in Sephora that was $32 for a small jar of plain olive oil and sugar!3. Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar cane scrub ...An empty jar with a lid 1 cup granulated white sugar 6 candy canes/peppermint candy (approx ¼ cup), finely crushed into a powder1/2 cup olive oil (or any of the oils in the basic recipe)6 drops peppermint essential oil (optional)Label (if desired)
Make it:1. Pour the granulated white sugar and crushed peppermint into the jar.2. But the lid on the jar and shake it to mix thoroughly until the ingredients are well blended.3. Pour the liquid ingredients into sugar mix.4. But the lid on the jar and shake it to mix thoroughly until the ingredients are well blended.5. Label the jar as desired.Notes:
If you can find it, a bag of precrushed peppermint candies for baking are excellent for this project!
Once the candies are broken into chunks, I use my blender or food processor to further pulverize the candy into a fine powder.
I didn’t use peppermint essential oil and my scrub still smelled very pepperminty. As always, your mileage may vary.
The courser grains of the broken candy could do damage to delicate facial skin. It may be best to use this scrub strictly as a body scrub and not as a facial scrub. 3.
Vanilla Brown Sugar Scrub aka Kahlua Sugar ScrubAfter some experimenting I came up with this brown sugar scrub that smells just like Kahlua! Although I wouldn't recommend drinking it unless you like the taste of olive oil.Ingredients An empty jar with a lid1/2 cup granulated white sugar1/2 cup granulated brown sugar1/2 cup olive oil (or any of the oils in the basic recipe) 6 drops of vanilla (if desired)Make it1. Pour the granulated white sugar and brown sugar into a bowl and mix thoroughly until the ingredients are well blended.2. Pour the sugar mixture into a jar.
3. Pour the liquid ingredients into sugar mix.4. But the lid on the jar and shake it to mix thoroughly until the ingredients are well blended.5. Label the jar as desired.
enjoy these lovely scrubs

Friday, June 25, 2010

baked peach pies

these little pies are so yummy,if you want you can bake them in the oven ,or deep fry them.i hope you enjoy this recipe my family enjoys them
if you want too bake them.i bake mine at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes or until golden brown on top .enjoy :)


2 (8 oz.) pkg. dried peaches1/2 c. sugar2 tbsp. lemon juice1/2 tsp. cinnamon1/2 tsp. nutmegEgg pastryVegetable oil for frying
Cook peaches according to package directions; drain and mash. Combine with sugar, lemon juice and spices. Roll out pastry; cut into 5-inch rounds. Place 3 tablespoons peach filling on half of each round. Moisten edges with water; fold in half pressing edges together with a fork to seal.
In skillet, on thermostatically controlled gas burner set at 375 degrees, fry pies in 1 inch of hot oil until golden brown on both sides, turning only once. Drain well on paper towels. Makes about 1 1/2 dozen pies.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

hope everyone is doing great

Hello my dear friends,i hope everyone is doing well..stop by again soon,i will be adding more
recipes this week

Thursday, June 3, 2010

happy friday everyone

i hope everyone is doing great,sorry for not posting as much lately,the summer heat here has been so hot, will be posting some new recipes soon.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

have a great weekend

hope everyone has a great weekend ,will post some new recipes soon

Sunday, May 9, 2010

my new food blog,favorite foods from around the world

hello everyone,i hope you have a nice week,please stop by and check out my newest blog,where i will share some of my favore food from around the world.cilla

my newest blog :)

happy mothers day

Happy mother's day to my dear friends,enjoy your special Cilla

Friday, May 7, 2010

have a nice weekend my friends

have a great weekend everyone .stop by soon cilla

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

easy shepherd's pie

sharing with you a great shephers pie recipe,that i found on the net,i made for dinner last week
soo good and easy to make .enjoy :)

Easy Shepherd's Pie Recipe

1 1/2 lbs ground round beef
1 onion chopped
1-2 cups vegetables - chopped carrots, corn, peas
1 1/2 - 2 lbs potatoes (3 big ones)
8 tablespoons butter (1 stick)
1/2 cup beef broth
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt, pepper, other seasonings of choice
1 Peel and quarter potatoes, boil in salted water until tender (about 20 minutes).
2 While the potatoes are cooking, melt 4 Tablespoons butter (1/2 a stick) in large frying pan.
3 Sauté onions in butter until tender over medium heat (10 mins). If you are adding vegetables, add them according to cooking time. Put any carrots in with the onions. Add corn or peas either at the end of the cooking of the onions, or after the meat has initially cooked.

4 Add ground beef and sauté until no longer pink. Add salt and pepper. Add worcesterchire sauce. Add half a cup of beef broth and cook, uncovered, over low heat for 10 minutes, adding more beef broth as necessary to keep moist.
5 Mash potatoes in bowl with remainder of butter, season to taste.

6 Place beef and onions in baking dish. Distribute mashed potatoes on top. Rough up with a fork so that there are peaks that will brown nicely. You can use the fork to make some designs in the potatoes as well.
7 Cook in 400 degree oven until bubbling and brown (about 30 minutes). Broil for last few minutes if necessary to brown.
Serves four.

chocolate gravy

chocolate gravy,
thats right one of my favorite meals as a child was home made buttermilk biscuits and this yummy gravy,give it a try.i think you will love it :)
below is my recipe for home made biscuits as well ..enjoy
Chocolate Gravy
1/2-3/4 cup granulated sugar (to taste)1/3 cup Hershey's cocoa7 tablespoons flour (or Wondra)1 cup milk1 12 oz. can evaporated milk1 egg1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Mix flour, sugar, cocoa, egg and a bit of the milk in a separate bowl. Set aside.
In a pan sprayed with Pam, heat the milk until warm. Turn on medium heat. Transfer the flour and egg mixture to the saucepan.
Keep stirring as it thickens, so it won't stick or burn; reduce heat as necessary.
When it reaches a pudding-like consistency, remove from heat.
Stir in vanilla.
Gravy thickens slightly when removed from heat.
This is best prepared using an electric mixer or hand blender to help avoid any lumps.

Monday, May 3, 2010

have a nice week everyone

hello everyone, i hope you have a nice sorry for not posting more but this weekend in nashville ,Tennessee where i livek we had a lot of flood damage,if you want to know more go to CNN news.i ask for your prayers and love. will be posting later this week , for now hoping i can help support the people in my town, blessings to everyone .cilla

Thursday, April 29, 2010

happy weekend everyone

Have a nice weekend everyone,and stop by again soon :)

Monday, April 26, 2010

have a great week and enjoy this great recipe

this has too be the most yummy fried pies,i remember every Sunday going to my Grandma's and she always had these great little pies on the dinner table, i made some for my family last evening oh my soo good .enjoy Cilla


2 c. sifted all purpose flour1 tsp. salt2/3 c. shortening1/4 c. water3/4 c. sugar1/2 c. cocoa powderStick butterShortening or oil for frying
Sift flour and salt together. Combine 1/3 cup flour mixture and water to make a paste. Cut shortening into remaining flour with a fork or pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add flour paste and mix. Roll into a ball and chill. Combine sugar and cocoa powder, mixing thoroughly. Pinch off small pieces of dough and roll out into saucer size circles about 1/8" thick. Trim edges to make neat circles. Place about 2 or 3 tablespoons cocoa mixture on half of each pastry circle. Top with 3 thin slices butter and fold other half of pastry circle over top. Seal edges with fork. Heat a small amount of oil or shortening over medium-high heat in a heavy skillet and fry pies, a few at a time, until golden brown, serve warm.

Friday, April 23, 2010

have a nice weekend my friends

Have a great weekend my dear friends,Cilla

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

have a nice week friends

hello my friends i hope everyone is having a nice week.stop by soon cilla

Thursday, April 8, 2010

have a nice weekend my friends

hello my dear friends,i hope everyone is having a great week,sharing with you a great southern butermilk biscuit recipe ,soo yummy

Southern buttermil Biscuits
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting the board (if you can get White Lily flour, your biscuits will be even better)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder (use one without aluminum)
1 teaspoon kosher salt or salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, very cold
3/4 cup buttermilk (approx)
1Preheat your oven to 450°F.
2Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl, or in the bowl of a food processor.
3Cut the butter into chunks and cut into the flour until it resembles course meal.
4If using a food processor, just pulse a few times until this consistency is achieved.
5Add the buttermilk and mix JUST until combined.
6If it appears on the dry side, add a bit more buttermilk.
7Turn the dough out onto a floured board.
8Gently, gently PAT (do NOT roll with a rolling pin) the dough out until it's about 1/2" thick.
9Use a round cutter to cut into rounds.
10You can gently knead the scraps together and make a few more, but they will not be anywhere near as good as the first ones.
11Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet- if you like soft sides, put them touching each other.
12If you like"crusty" sides, put them about 1 inch apart- these will not rise as high as the biscuits put close together.
13Bake for about 10-12 minutes- the biscuits will be a beautiful light golden brown on top and bottom.
14Do not overbake.
15Note: The key to real biscuits is not in the ingredients, but in the handling of the dough.
16The dough must be handled as little as possible or you will have tough biscuits.
17I have found that a food processor produces superior biscuits, because the ingredients stay colder and there's less chance of overmixing.
18You also must pat the dough out with your hands, lightly.
19Rolling with a rolling pin is a guaranteed way to overstimulate the gluten, resulting in a tougher biscuit.
20Note 2: You can make these biscuits, cut them, put them on cookie sheets and freeze them for up to a month.
21When you want fresh biscuits, simply place them frozen on the cookie sheet and bake at 450°F for about 20 minutes. ....
enjoy everyone.....
Im hoping to have my new recipe site up soon,i will also have a nice little online store where you can buy some of your favorite items like vintage tea pots homemade jams and all my southern favorites.Cilla

Monday, March 22, 2010

have a great week friends

hello my sweet friends,i hope you are doing great,,stop by soon would love to hear from you :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

have a nice st patricks day

Hello my dear friends,i wish you a happy St patricks day,and much luck too you.and remeber to have your corned beef and cabbage :)

I will have a yummy st patrick day dessert posted on Wedneday

Monday, March 15, 2010

have a nice week everyone

I hope everyone is doing well ,have a nice week,stop by soon :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

happy weekend everyone

i hope everyone has a nice weekend.stop by soon :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

hi everyone

I hope everyone is doing great, check out my new recipes when you can,i think you will love the peach muffins

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

peach cobble muffins

these muffins have to be the best ever.i have made several times now and are soo good :)
Peach cobbler muffins
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups white sugar
2 cups peeled, pitted, and chopped peaches
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease 16 muffin cups.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix the oil, eggs, and sugar. Stir the oil mixture into the flour mixture just until moist. Fold in the peaches. Spoon into the prepared muffin cups.
Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before turning out onto wire racks to cool completely.

Monday, March 8, 2010

hello my friends

Hello my dear friend's thank you so much for coming by to visit daily and for your sweet comments,I'm hoping to get my new website up soon,also if anyone would like for me to design your blog ,i would be glad too :)

yummy chocolate cobbler

Growing up inthe south as a little girl ,i can always remember my Grandma making this dessert on Sunday dinner.its soo good ,enjoy everyone

Chocolate cobbler
6 tablespoons butter
1 cup self-rising flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups boiling water
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Melt butter in an 8x8 inch baking dish while the oven preheats.
In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, 3/4 cup sugar, and 1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa. Stir in milk and vanilla until smooth. Spoon this batter over the melted butter in the baking dish.
Stir together the remaining cup of sugar and 1/4 cup cocoa powder. Sprinkle over the batter. Slowly pour boiling water over the top of the mixture.
Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until set. Serve slightly warm with ice cream.
enjoy everyone

have a great week friends

Hope everyone has a great week,i will be posting new recipes this week for sure :)

Saturday, March 6, 2010

hi everyone

Have a great weekend,thank you all so much for stopping by,i will be adding more recipes this weekend ,and the most yummy peach cobbler muffins

Monday, March 1, 2010

have a nice week

hello everyone .i hope you are doing great ,stop by soon and have a nice week

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

happy wednesday

wishing everyone a great day,the photo here is of my lab ,Max he is such a happy boy

,we need too relaxe on this day and enjoy a nap too :)