Monday, October 31, 2011

Honey Butter

Oh my will think you have died and gone to honey heaven!  This is so  most freakin' delicious!  It is fabulous on fry bread and corn bread and would be good  on toast too!  It certainly is most delicous right off the spoon or your finger!  Enjoy!

Honey Butter
1 cup honey
1 cup softened butter
1 tsp vanilla powder
Beat with mixer on high til thick. 
I used a hand mixer. 

I got this recipe from the Allison's Pantry website.  I also get my vailla powder from them too.
If you live in the Riverton area Billie Kellog is the rep and you can order from her.  Message me on facebook and I will get you her number.  I'd post it here but I am to lazy to get up and find it!  She is also on facebook! 

Thursday, October 27, 2011


I love cookbooks.  I read a cookbook like people read novels.  I have a good collection of them and some are just plain useless and others I can't live without.  One that I can think of that is useless is one by Martha Stewart titled Martha Stewart's Dinner At Home.  Here is one meal from her summer menu collection:  Broiled Black-Pepper Tofu, Soy-Lemon Dipping Sauce, Soba Noodle Salad and Baked Apricots with Almond topping for dessert!  Yum...NOT!  The only use for this book is as a wedding gift for someone I don't like!  Yeah..I would do that. 
One of my favorite cookbooks is called Country Fair Cookbook.  I looked it up on and you can purchase it there.  I highly reccomend it.  I have never been disapointed in any recipe I have tried from this book.  Tonight I baked mini cupcakes for Marlyee to take to her class tomorrow for her birthday.  I used a chocolate cake recipe that I had written ''good, real moist" in the margins.  Indeed it is most delicious!  I was too lazy to take pictures but I will share the recipe. 

Moist Chocolate Cake Supreme
2 cups sugar
1 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup oil
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
2 cups warm water
2 1/4 cup flour
Combine sugar, cocoa, salt and oil in bowl; beat until well blended.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Beat in vanilla.
Combine baking soda and water.  Add flour to cocoa mixture alternately with soda mixture, beating well after each addition.  Pour batter into greased and floured 9 x 13 pan .  Bake in  350 oven 45 minutes or until cake tests done.  Cool in pan on rack 15 minutes.  Remove from pan; cool on rack.  Frost with Chocolate Satin Frosting.  Makes 16 servings. 
**I have never removed it from the pan!***
Chocolate Satin Frosting
Combine 3 tbsp butter or regular margarine and 1/3 cup milk in 2 qt saucepan.  heat until butter melts.  remove from heat.  Sift together 3 cups sifted confectioners sugar and 1/2 cup cocoa.  Stir into hot mixture; beat until smooth.  Beat in 1 tsp vanilla.  Spread quickely on cooled cake. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rolo Cookies

A month or so ago a new family moved into our ward, and was assigned our family to home teach and visit teach.  They came over to introduce themselves and brought us a plate of most delicious cookies.  I had to have the recipe!  I have made it twice.  They are oh so most delicous! 

Rolo Cookies from Julia Shumway
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup water
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 bag rolos

In heavy saucepan combine brown sugar, butter and water, cook and stir til butter is melted and mixture is smooth.  Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate chips, stir til they are melted.
Transfer to mixing bowl and let stand 10 minutes. 
Mixing on high add eggs 1 at at time beating well after each. Combine dry ingredients and add to chocolate mixture beating til well blended. 
Refrigerate 1-3 hours. 

Take a tbsp of dough and roll it into a ball, flatten in the palm of your hand and wrap it around a rolo to cover completely.  Roll in hands to form a ball.  Place on lightly greased cookie sheet  and bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes or until slightly puffed and cracked. 

Lasagna and Enchiladas!!

This is another recipe that I have made for years and have never had a recipe for.  It is always most delicious!  Start with browing your hamburger, add some diced up onions if your family likes them.  When my kids were home they didn't like onions so I would cut them either really big so they were easeir to pick out or really small so they blended in.  Accomodating of me don't you think!  While your burger is browning boil your noodles to.  To figure out how many noodles you need line your pan with a couple layers of uncooked noodles so then you have the correct amount. 

Begin layering.  I always put a scoop of sauce on the bottom of my pan, then a layer of noodles, several scoops of the sauce...

a couple big spoons of cottage cheese.  Smear it around to cover the layer of sauce....

Then a layer of cheese.  I used a good handful and sprinkle it around.  Continue layering til your pan if full.  Bake 350 til hot and bubbly. 

My recipe for the sauce is just this:
brown your hamburger, drain grease. 
Add 2 cans of tomato sauce and a can of tomato paste
Season with a good palmful of Italian seasoning and Oregano.  You don't have to use both.  Salt and pepper. 
Taste, if it needs more of something I add it. 
My secret ingredient in all my tomato based dishes is a palmful of sugar.  It cuts the acidity of the tomato sauce. 

One for my family and one for my mother!

For the enchiladas, I use the recipe in the Pioneer Woman cookbook.  It is a multiple step recipe but very most delicous!  Here goes!!

You need to heat some oil and lightly fry your corn tortillas to make them plyable.  I put them in the hot oil covering both sides and take them right out and put them on a paper towel lined plate to drain..

Here they are all limp and ready to roll!
First dip them into yoru sauce.  I found out today that making the sauce ahead of time and letting it cool doesn't burn your fingers when you dip them.  I have tried using tongs to dip them but the tortillas are too fragile and they rip. 

Lay the dipped tortilla on a plate, put on a spoon of meat mixture, a dab of cheese and roll...
Place seam side down in your pan...
Pour leftover sauce over and top with cheese.  Bake til hot and bubbly!
Another one for me and another one for my mother! 
Simple, Perfect Enchiladas...from The Pioneer Woman Cooks, page 176

The Sauce
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp flour
cook in a pot for 1 minute then add
1 can (28 ounce) enchilada sauce
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer while you prepare the rest.  I take it off the stove and set is aside.

The Meat

1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion
2 cans diced green chilies
1/2 tsp salt
Brown the ground beef and onion, drain and stir in the green chilies.  Turn off heat and set aside.

In a small skillet heat some oil and lightly fry the corn tortillas.  Drain on paper towels. 
Dip tortilla in red sauce, place some hamburger and a little cheese, roll and place seam side down in baking dish.
Pour leftover sauce over top and sprinkle with cheese. 
Bake 350 for 20 minutes. 


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Winter Warmers

These are two of my favorite wintertime drinks.  Actually I just discovered the Vanilla Warmer this fall, and it is most delicious!  I have been making the hot cocoa mix for years and have given tons of it away as little gifts. 

You can see in this picture there is cream.  That makes the hot cocoa and the vanilla warmer ever so most delicious!  The little girls like to have their cocoa topped off with the cream in the can. 

Hot Cocoa Mix

10 cups powdered milk
2 lbs Nestles Quik
1 11 ounce powdered coffee creamer
3 cups powdered sugar
Mix together real good and store in an airtight container.
Use 1/3 cup of mix to a cup of hot water.  Stir and add a splash of cream! 

Vanilla Warmer

1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup powdered milk
1/2 cup vnilla coffee creamer
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp vanilla powder
Mix together, store in an airtight container.  Use 2 heaping tbsp in a cup of hot water, add that splash of cream and enjoy!