I hope you will experiment too. If you give this recipe a try please let me know...
So when I started out making my pumpkin bread I realized I did not have the self rising flour or the sugar...oops. With one child asleep I could not just run to the grocery store to fix this small yet BIG issue. So said OK what would Paula Deen? Make do with what you have on hand. So I made my own Self Rising flour with All-Purpose Flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Then realizing I did not have sugar either I called my Brother in Law Jamie to help figure out some measurement details with some Truvia only to realize that would not work. So in the end. I used Maple Syrup with a little sugar. When ended up being a whole bottle and 1/2 cup of sugar. Yes that much since the recipe called for 3 cups of sugar. So in the end I learned that you can just play with what you have on hand if you have the guts!!! lol
I hope you will experiment too. If you give this recipe a try please let me know...
You may think of Pumpkin Bread only in the Fall but I like to have all year round. I just love the taste. You can buy pumpkin puree in the can anytime of year. This year for the first time Paul and I put some in the Freezer. Yes it was a task but well worth it. No it does not come out looking like the can. I will post a picture later in the post. It will look weird. So I have no idea how they get that kind of color out of the canned pumpkin in the grocery store. I do know that we got two different colors but they were still really runny and not thick and we drained it prior to putting into the freezer bags. My Dad's Mother inspired a lot of my cooking. I would sit on the barstool and just watch her for what seemed like hours. She always said I was too little to help, but that would never stop me from just watching. Her food was her artwork. How about your Grandmothers? Nanny was such a Godly woman. She would pray while stirring the pot or making the biscuits...Oh if I could be little again!! Ok back to the recipe
3 cups Self-Rising Flour
3 teaspoons Cinnamon
3 cups Sugar
1 cup of Pumpkin or 1 Can of Pumpkin Puree
4 eggs, beaten
1/2 vegetable Oil
Mix First 3 ingredients. Add Pumpkin.
Mix Well, then add remaining three ingredients, stirring lightly. Pour into 2 greased and floured loaf pans.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean in the middle.
Let cool in pans for 10 minutes and put cooling rack.
You can also make in a regular muffin tin just reduce your cooking time to about 20 minutes or so. Check your time and adjust until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cream Cheese Icing
I really don't have a specific recipe for the icing I just eyeball everything. But this is what I do.
I use the Neufellta Cream Cheese about Half a block softened. Splash of Milk at room temp, and teaspoon of vanilla. Blend that together with a hand blender. Then keep adding powdered sugar until you get a nice icing consistency. You may need to add a little more milk as needed too.
If you want to keep it simple I have also bought the the whipped cream cheese icing in the can and that is really close to homemade as well.
Many of you can see that I am not computer savvy. I can not figure out how to get my blog link to come up so you can go directly to my page. So just bare with me as I try and figure a few things out. I don't think I set up my Facebook page up right either. But anyway, this is just for fun. I just like sharing my recipes for others to try out in their kitchen. Please let me know if you do try any of them out. I would love to hear your input!!
Thank you so much for patience!!!
Sometimes I get tired of the same old same old for breakfast. How about you? So
This morning I came up with these buttery sandwiches. So here we go...
1 can of your favorite croissant rolls ( I used pepperridge farm honey butter)
2 Large Eggs
Shredded Cheese or Thin Slice Cheese
Your Favorite breakfast meat (sliced deli meat, link sausage, canadian bacon)
Preheat your oven to 400
Cook your sausage or bacon first. Set aside
Then scramble your eggs to a soft scramble.
You are then ready to assemble. Unroll each triangle, place about 1 tablespoon of scrambled eggs on bottom.
Top with one piece of meat and then with a small amount of cheese. Roll up tightly and Bake for 14-16 min or golden brown.
Let me just tell you how easy this recipe is. All you need is a Slow Cooker, Large Saute Pan, and a few ingredients. I have done this a few different ways depending on how much time I have and what mood I am in that day. Well, really it depends on what mood Giana & Julia are in lol...We like Mexican at our house so I fix this meal at least once a month. It makes enough for three meal all together so that is a extra bonus for me!!! So here we go.
1 package of Pork Tenderloins
1 Jar of Green Salsa (Pictured below Here)
1 packet of Low Sodium Taco Seasoning or 2 Tablespoons of Homemade ( details to follow)
1 small Sweet or White Onion cut in Ribbons
1 small package of your Favorite Mushrooms if you like
Rub your Pork down with Oil First. Then season it with the taco mix. You will not use it all and that is ok. Sear the meat on all sides with a little Oil. Transfer to Slow Cooker. Then Cook your Onions with 2 Tablespoons of Butter and 1 Tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Season with Salt and Pepper to taste. When they begin to soften then add your Mushrooms. Once they begin to break down and are nice and brown transfer them to the Slow Cooker as well.Pour the remainder of your taco seasoning over the veggies then pour the jarred salsa. Cook on Low for about 6 hours. Take out and Shred with two forks. Put back in the Liquid until ready to serve.
If you do not have the time for all the extra steps just put it all in the slow cooker and let it go. The Meat tends to stay more moist if you sear it, but it is still good either way.
We use it for taco filling or I drain the liquid and put it over a bed of lettuce.
For a different use I even serve it over a bed of rice or mash potatoes.
I hope you will try this recipe out. Let me know if you do.
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix:
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Use 2 Full Tablespoons per 1 lb of Ground Meat of your choice ( This would make a great gift for a cook)
I found this recipe over at Real Mom Kitchen and thought I may try it. And I am so glad I did. It was really easy to put together and I had all the ingredients anyway. I am really trying to stick to Real Food as much as possible. I know it is really hard to do. It is so much easier just to buy pre-packaged food and just go with it!! I know I know but I want my kids to be healthier. I want to be healthier as well. I have Fibromyalgia. With that I have a lot of pain and if I change my diet I find it help out a lot. Anyway, I know you just you want me to get to the food so here we go...
1/4 Brown Sugar
1/4 Creamy Peanut Butter (I used Jiffy Natural)
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
2 Cups Oats
1 Cup Rice Cereal ( I used Gluten Free Rice Krispies)
1/4 Cup mini Chocolate chips (I used regular)
In a large Sauce Pan combine the Butter, Honey, Brown Sugar, Peanut Butter on Medium to Low heat.
Stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. When it begins to bubble let it cook for 2 more min.
Take off heat and then add your vanilla, oats, and cereal. Combine until mixture is well coated.
Pour into a greased glass 8x8 dish or a square dish lined with parchment paper. Press into pan with the back of the spoon.
Next sprinkle your chocolate chips on top and press down gently.
Let Cool and cut into bars.
I found that they do not hold together well so we hate them on plates. But they were really tasty. We had some of the kids next door over to play and they kept asking for more so I think this was a keeper and I need make another batch today!!
Good Morning!! I asked Giana and Julia what they wanted for breakfast and they really didn't have a preference so I just looked at my fruit bowl and saw I had a ripe banana. Light bulb.... Oatmeal! So I made up this recipe.
1/2 Oats (not instant)
1 ripe medium banana
1-2 Tablespoons of Real Maple Syrup or None if you are watching your sugar intake
Sprinkle of Cinnamon
In a Medium Saucepan combine liquids and salt to a simmer. While that comes to a simmer mash your banana with a fork and sprinkle cinnamon on top to taste and combine. Add Oats and Banana mixture. Cook for 6 minutes or until thick. Serve Warm.
If you like Banana's you will really enjoy this oatmeal. It really gets you going in the morning and should last you until lunch time. I hope you will add this to your Morning recipe collection. Enjoy
8 Cups of Good Quality Low Sodium Chicken Stock
2 Large Chicken Breast or Combo of Breast & Thigh
Cracked Black Pepper & Salt
Milk- Added to Chicken Broth
Cream of Chicken (Homemade if Possible)
Cook Chicken however you prefer. I like to bake mine in the convection oven in foil to keep the moisture in then shred. In a large stock pot combine the rest of the above ingredients. Season to taste with the garlic powder, onion, pepper, and salt. When the liquid starts to get heated then add your Cream of chicken and splash of Milk. This added a nice creaminess to the broth. Once it has come to a boil add your rolled out pastry SLOWLY. If it stops boiling stir then let it come back to a boil then add more until all of your pastry is added. Cook for at least 30 min then test one of the strips for tenderness.
2 Cups of All Purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 pinch of salt
2 Tablespoons of COLD cubed butter
1 Cup of Cold Milk
Combine all ingredients into food processor except milk until the butter resembles peas. Then add almost all of your Milk until the dough forms a ball. Then take the dough out and put on your cutting board and sprinkle flour on it and form a disc. Put back into the fridge and chill for at least 30 min. Cut the disc into four pieces. Roll out into thin strips. Unless you like thick pastry.
I am not sure where I found this recipe: but my family has really enjoyed every time I have made it. Enjoy
Today I tried to cook Hash browns in the Waffle Iron!! Well it did not work out like I thought it would. I don't know if you have seen the posts on Facebook by other blogs or Pinterest but this was a fail attempt for me. They just didn't get that crisp.
Today is my first post and I am so excited to share my thoughts with you. I have been asked by family and friends many times to start a blog so they can have somewhere to go and look at what I do in the kitchen. So here I go.