Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Crock Pot Brisket

This was was delicious and super easy. Will definitely make again. I took Pioneer Woman's recipe and adapted it a bit. I put the brisket in a crock pot on low with a bottle of chili sauce, a pkg of dry onion soup mix and a tablespoon of liquid smoke. Then I cooked it for 8 hours, until it was falling apart.

Cheeseburger Soup

This was easy to make and good. I am not a huge fan of Velveeta and you could really taste it. I think this is what I would do next time:

swap half the velveeta out for cream cheese (in other words 16 oz. of velveeta and 2 pkgs of cream cheese)
add a can of rotel and put a little less chicken broth in

Friday, January 24, 2014

Breakfast Pizza

This was easy and good. You can customize any way you want. I used Pillsbury pizza crust and a jar of Ragu double cheddar cheese sauce. First I  rolled out the crust in the pan and baked about 3/4 of the time called for. While that was baking, I scrambled the eggs. Then I spread the cheese sauce on the crust and topped with the scrambled eggs. I put Canadian bacon on the pizza, but you could use sausage or bacon or all three. Then I sprinkled a little shredded cheddar on top, and returned it to the oven until the crust was brown and the cheese was melted.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Amish Sugar Cookies

These sugar cookies were awesome and very easy to make. I recommend.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Oatmeal Chocolate Caramel Bars

These were very easy to make and tasted really good. Very sweet and rich, so a little goes a long way. This is another recipe that would be easy to customize. If you wanted to add pecans and they could be turtle bars. If you wanted to use chocolate cake mix instead of yellow, they would be even more rich. I am also wondering about using German chocolate cake and substituting pecans and coconut for the chocolate chips. This probably would be a good candidate for a gluten free recipe too. All you would have to do is use a gf cake mix instead of a regular one.

Juicy Lucy Rollwich

Made these cheeseburger roll ups over the weekend and they were awesome and very easy. You just take a roll of Pillsbury pizza dough and lay it out flat, then put your toppings on it, roll it up and bake it. This recipe has deli American cheese, relish, hamburger and onions, but you could really do whatever you wanted with this. You could do taco, pizza, bbq chicken, etc. I want to try bbq sauce, shredded chicken, and smoked cheddar.


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Chex Brittle (gluten free)

I made the Chex Brittle recipe because it was gluten free and easy. It tastes good, but not knock your socks off. It is sweet, but not too sweet.

Next time, I would melt some white and milk chocolate and drizzle it over the brittle while it is on wax paper.

I used mixed nuts rather than peanuts in this mix. Another variation you might consider is using coconut and almonds and changing the vanilla flavoring to almond.


Something new for the new year

I'm starting to get back into cooking again. I've decided to start using this blog to review recipes. I will post a link to the recipe and tell you how it turned out for me and whether or not I recommend it. We'll see how this works. I like having this blog as my personal recipe index. I am hoping this will help me to remember what worked and what didn't and to be able to find the recipe if I want to make it again.