Tuesday, May 31, 2011


This is one of our all time favorite meals (especially for summertime).

1. Marinate meat. I like to use deer steaks sliced thin, but you can use anything, steak, chicken, etc..I don't ever measure the ingredients for the marinade, but you can hardly go wrong with this! The ingredients are: Lemon juice, oil, salt, lemon pepper (or Mrs. Dash, or something like it), & garlic powder. I like to marinate it over night, but you don't have to...

Put the meat and a little of the marinade in a skillet and cook it till it is about done.

Then slice up your veggies, I use green peppers, onions and broccoli. I have also put other things in like cauliflower... Use your imagination!

Then throw the veggies in the pan with the meat and I like to add some water, put the lid on and let them steam, they aren't greasy that way.

Serve with fresh tomatoes and sour cream, salsa or whatever you like!! Eat on a tortilla or rice- brown is my fave!!!

Yummy, makes me wish we were having them tonight!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Banana Bread

  • 3/4C. Oil
  • 3 0r 4 Bananas
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1t. Vanilla
  • 1 1/2C. Sugar
Mix all together. In a seperate bowl mix:

  • 2C. Flour
  • 3/4t. Salt
  • 1t. Baking Soda
Curdle 1/2C. Milk with 2t. Lemon Juice or Vinegar. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet alternating with milk mixture.

I like to add chopped walnuts to mine. I don't measure them, but I probably end up putting about a cup in.

Bake at 325 for 1 hour and 20 minutes for a large loaf (or till done) and 30 minutes or so for a small loaf. Makes 2-3 large loaves or 5 small ones.

Pie Crust

  • 2C. Flour
  • 1C. Shortening
  • 1 shake salt
  • 1/3C. Milk
  • 1 T. Vinegar
Stir milk and vinegar, set aside. Mix the rest of the ingredients together until course. Add milk and vinegar and mix. Form into a ball. If it is too sticky, add more flour, too dry add more milk. Work with it until it is Playdoh consistency. Roll out and put in pie pans. Makes 2 crusts.

Pecan Pie

  • 1 cup Karo Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1-1/2 - 2 cups Pecans ( I like mine coarsely chopped)

  • Mix corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into pie crust.

    Bake for 60 to 70 minutes at 350. Make sure the center is done (not runny).

    Cinnamon Rolls

    1 T. Yeast
    1C. Warm milk or water*
    1/3C. White Sugar
    1/2C. Melted butter (make sure it isn't too hot when you put it in)
    1t. Salt
    *If using water- use 1T. Milk Powder
    2 Eggs
    4C. Flour (don't add all the flour at once)

    Dissolve yeast in warm water or milk. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Knead into a ball. Roll out to 1/4" thickness. Spread with filling:

    1/4C. Butter, softened
    1C. Brown Sugar
    3T. Cinnamon
    (mix and spread on dough)

    Roll up dough. Slice into 1" slices. (This recipe makes 12 pretty large ones, or 20 +/- smaller ones. Place in greased pan. Let rise. Bake 10 minutes (or so) at 400.

    When cool ice:

    1/2C. Butter, softened
    1 1/2C. Powdered Sugar
    1 oz Cream Cheese
    2T. Water
    1t. Vanilla

    Icing variations: Add a few tablespoons of concentrated orange juice for orange flavor, or maple syrup for maple flavor, or/and chopped nuts..

    These are so moist, gooey and delicioso!

    Monday, November 15, 2010

    Tomato Soup

    2- 15 oz Cans Chicken Broth
    1- 28 oz Can Crushed Tomatoes
    1C. Heavy Cream
    Fresh Basil
    Salt and pepper to taste

    Puree tomatoes in blender or food processor. Combine with broth in a pan over medium heat. When bubbling, stir in cream and reduce heat to low. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in basil to garnish.

    This recipe is oh SO good and easy! It is good without the basil, but VERY good with the basil...

    Serves 6

    Sunday, October 31, 2010

    Vanishing Bars

    1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
    1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
    2 cups chocolate chips
    1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
    1 cup chopped nuts (opt)
    1.Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat 13x9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray.
    2.Melt butter in baking pan. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over that. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over crumb mixture. Layer evenly with chocolate chips, coconut and nuts. Press down firmly with a fork.
    3.Bake 6-8 minutes. Cool. Cut into bars. I like to refrigerate them, and eat them that way. Serve, and watch them vanish :)


    I have never made them with nuts, I like them without. You can substitute other kinds of chips with 1/2 choc. chips and 1/2 other kind- butterscotch, peanut butter, etc. But I like the full chocolate :)