Saturday, February 28, 2009

Slow Cooker Pot Roast....

I'll be honest. I am not a fan of hunks of beef (steak, roasts, etc.) But, I knew my hubby would love this so I made it for him...and he did. Enjoy!

4 pounds chuck roast
montreal steak seasoning
1 packet dry onion soup mix
1 can beef broth
3 carrots, chopped
1 onion, chopped
3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 stalk celery, chopped

Take the chuck roast and season with montreal steak seasoing. Brown on all sides in a large skillet over high heat.
Place in the slow cooker and add the soup mix, broth, carrots, onion, potatoes and celery.
Cover and cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Nicole's Sloppy Joes....

Tonight I made a recipe from the blog of my Sister in Law, Nicole, I don't think I have ever made sloppy joes so I gave it a go. They were really good! Thanks Nicole for a great recipe. (I even stole the pic from her blog since I forgot to take a pic)
1 1/2 lean ground beef
salt and pepper
1/2 onion (chopped)
1/2 green bell pepper (chopped)
1/2 or 1 whole can of olives (depends on how many olives you want in it)
1 can tomato soup
1/4 cup ketcup
2 Tbsp. mustard
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp. vinegar
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
7 french sandwich rolls (I like Francisco roll)
2 cups of shredded cheese
7 sheets of tin foil

Brown meat in skillet with onions and green bell peppers. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes.
Scoop of the bread inside the rolls to make room for the meat mixture. Add the meat and cheese to the rolls and wrap them in foil.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake....

My grandmother is an amazing cook. Today, while visiting her and my grandfather, she brought out this yummy dessert. It was so delicious, I had to take a picture and get the recipe! I am excited to make it myself soon (first I have to purchase a spring form pan). Thanks Grandma!!

2 1/4 Cup flour
3/4 Cup sugar
3/4 Cup margerine or butter

1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese (softened)
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg

1/2 cup raspberry preserves
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Grease and flour bottom and sides of 9-10 inch springform pan.

In large bowl, combine flour & 3/4 cup sugar. Mix well. With pastry blender or fork, cut in margerine till mixed (will be like coarse crumbs).

Reserve 1 cup of crumb mixture. To remaining crumb mixture, add baking powder, baking soda, salt and sour cream, almond extract, and 1 egg. Blend well. Spread batter over bottom and 2 inches up sides of springform pan.

In small bowl, combine cream cheese, 1/4 cup cup sugar and 1 egg. Blend well. Pour into batter lined pan. Carefully spoon preserves evenly over cream cheese mixture.

Combine reserved crumb mix and sliced almonds and sprinkle over preserves. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes or until cream cheese is set and crst is deep golden brown. Cool 15 minutes. Remove sides of pan. Store in refrigerator.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Best No-Bake Cheesecake!!

I found this recipe on I followed a couple of the recommendations at the end of the recipe and I believe that this is the best no-bake cheesecake recipe I have made/tried! It is so so so easy and very yummy! Here is the recipe with the variations I used:

3/4 cup finely ground graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup pecan sandies cookie crumbs
6 TBSP butter- melted
3 TBSP white sugar

-combine ingredients and press into a pie pan or springform pan.


2- 8oz. pkgs. cream cheese-softened
1/3 cup white sugar
1 TBSP lemon juice
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream- whip with mixer before mixing in with other ingredients!!

-beat the cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Whip the heavy cream in a separate bowl and then fold into the cream cheese mixture. Spread over crust. Top as desired and chill until firm.

Topping (if desired):
-1/2 cup sliced strawberries

-or, as pictured above- I forgot to buy strawberries, so I melted together 1/4 cup Peanut Butter with 1/2 cup chocolate chips and drizzled over the cheesecake.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Food request

My son is allergic to eggs and I'm trying to find recipes for baked goods ie..cookies, cupcakes, breads, waffles, pancakes that don't have eggs. Or if anybody knows of a good substitute for eggs. Thanks.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Crock Pot Mango Chicken....

Crock Pot Mango Chicken
The Recipe Club
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups tomato based mango salsa (I found one at the local grocery store that was mango with lime, the original site I found this used mango peach from Costco.)
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 TBSP salt

put all ingredients in the crock pot on low for 8-10 hours or high for 4-6. shred chicken. use in tacos, burritos, enchiladas, nachos, ect.

**I love easy crock pot recipes. We really enjoyed this recipe. Its a little different because you are making your meat sweet instead of spicy for tacos or burritos but we ended up really liking it!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

valentine food request

Next Friday we are having a Valentine party playdate. We are going to have a potluck lunch. Last year I cut cheese slices and lunch meat into hearts and brought ritz crackers to eat them with. Any ideas of Valentine-y foods for this year? (Keep in mind that the kids are no older than 5).