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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fresh Apple Cake




About 5 to 7 granny smith apples (or whatever you prefer), peeled, cored & thinly sliced
1 (9 ounce) package yellow cake mix
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 stick real butter

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Cut apple slices crosswise in half.
3. Place in pan; sprinkle with dry cake mix.
4. In small bowl, combine sugar & cinnamon; sprinkle over cake mix.
5. Drizzle with butter.
6. Bake 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown.
7. Serve warm with ice cream, if desired!




FRESH APPLE CAKE

Layer your apple slices (or other fruit) at the bottom of a pan that has been coated with non-stick spray.
Sprinkle on boxed cake mix.
Pour melted butter over the fruit and dry cake mix.
Bake at 180/350* for approximately 35-45 minutes -- it's done when it is nice and bubbly.

Six Minute Caramels




Six Minute Caramels
SOURCE: Melody Murray

Ingredients
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Directions:

1 Combine all ingredients.
2 Cook 6 minutes on a medium high heat, stirring every minute.
3 Stir and pour into lightly greased dish.
4 Let cool.
5 Cut, wrap in wax paper & store in an air tight container 


Added info From Bob Potter 

With any candy. The boiling point is 360 for 4 to 5 mins. Stirring constantly . Then remove from heat and pour. Try this it should turn out. This is for a soft firm candy.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Apple Pecan Crisp


Apple Pecan Crisp
1 Cup Chopped Pecan
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 cups apples - peeled, cored and chopped
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Drizzle a little caramel syrup on top.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 8-inch round pans.
In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, flour and butter. Mix until crumbly. Do this in each pan-->Place half of crumb mixture in pan. Spread the apples evenly over crumb mixture. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and top with remaining crumb mixture. Then top each pie with chopped pecans.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Don't forget to drizzle the caramel on top when its done. 


Friday, September 27, 2013



50 HOUSEHOLD TIPS

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Most people are watching their dollars and working off a budget to make ends meet. Many are also now looking for natural alternatives to live a more wholesome and chemical free life. Following are a few ways in which you can have both of the above. These uses are becoming more prevalent and are easy to do it yourself. So, here are great easy uses for common household items to make your life more chemical free and your wallet a little fatter.


1) Toothpaste: Buff a CD/DVD
Apply toothpaste to a cotton ball and wipe the disc. Wash with water afterwards and you’ve got a brand new disc!

2) Cornstarch: Untangle Knots
Sprinkling cornstarch into tough knots, such as shoe laces helps loosen them.

3) Walnut: Buff Dings out of Wood Furniture
Get rid of unsightly scratches and dings on wood furniture by rubbing a walnut on the areas. The blemishes will vanish quickly and your furniture and pocket book will be saved.

4) Club Soda: Make Your Breads Fluffier
When baking, where recipes call for water, add club soda instead to make pancakes, waffles and any other breads fluffier.

5) Salt: Keep Windows Frost Free
Pour a cup of salt into a liter of water. Sponge the liquid onto the inside of window to prevent frost from forming during the winter months.

6) Rubbing Alcohol: Remove Permanent Marker
Dab the surface that has the permanent marker on it with a cloth or cotton ball covered in rubbing alcohol to make it disappear quickly.

7) Chap stick: Stops Bleeding When Nicked Shaving
Cut yourself shaving? Just swipe some chap stick over the cut to stop that constant bleeding. No more tissue squares!
Apple Juice: Removes Dandruff
Don’t ask how it works, but it does! Instead of buying a special shampoo, just wash your hair in apple juice to rid your scalp of pesky dandruff.

9) Aspirin: Get Rid of Armpit Stains on T-Shirts
Grind up an aspirin tablet or two, then make a paste out of it using water, lemon or vinegar. Spread the paste on the stained area and let sit for an hour before washing.

10) Olive Oil: Make Pets’ Coat Shinier
Add a bit of olive oil to your pet’s food to give them a healthier, shinier coat of fur.

11) Newspapers: Clean Windows and Mirrors
Instead of using a spray and a streaky cloth, use only newspaper to clean off your mirrors and windows for a streak-free finish.

12) Baking Soda: Remove Bugs from Windshield
Mix baking soda with warm water to make a paste. Spread the paste over your windshield for fifteen minutes. Then wipe or spray off with a hose.

13) Bleach: Extend Life of Flowers in Vase
Add a few drops of bleach to vase water to prevent the build-up of the slime caused by bacteria. It works just like chlorine in a swimming pool.

14) Kitchen Dish Soap: Flea-Killing Dog Shampoo
Kitchen dish soap (not dish detergent) can double as dog shampoo for its flea killing abilities.

15) Coke: Remove Blood Stains from Clothing
Soak the stain in coke until the stain is dissolved, then wash the clothing as usual. Wash before the coke dries, though.

16) Honey: Remove Blemish Overnight
Have a blemish you need to get rid of by tomorrow? Put a dab of honey on the blemish and cover it up (it’s best to use a Band-Aid) and the honey’s natural antibacterial properties will clean out the bacteria by the morning.

17) Wax Paper: Clean Can Opener Gears
Run a few small strips of wax paper through the can opener to clean out of the bits and pieces that have built up in the gears throughout the year. The wax will also rub off on the gears to protect for future use as well.

18) WD-40: Remove Crayons from Walls
Use the lubricant and a cloth to remove stubborn crayon marks from the walls just by spraying the wall and wiping with a cloth.

19) Chalk: Keep Ants and Slugs Out of the House
Ants and Slugs Won’t Touch Chalk. So, simply draw a line in front of your doorway where you are having problems with these pesky critters and they won’t cross it, meaning they won’t be able to get into your house.

20) Vinegar: Kills Weeds and Helps Flowers Grow
Vinegar is a magic wonder when it comes to gardening. It not only kills weeds but they help flowers grow as well. Douse vinegar all around your garden to prevent weeds from popping up and to help your flowers to grow healthy and strong.

21) Mayonnaise: Remove Bumper Sticker
Spread mayonnaise on the bumper sticker and let sit for at least thirty minutes. Then, rub the sticker off with a towel, leaving a clean bumper!

22) Tin Foil Ball: Replace Dryer Sheets Permanently
Instead of using a dryer sheet ball up one or a few sheets of tin foil and toss it in the dryer. It removes the static electricity from your clothes and one can last up to a year.

23) Banana Peel: Polish Leather Shoes
Use the inside of a banana peel to give shoes a professional and natural shine that will last for quite some time.

24) Mouthwash: Cure Athlete’s Foot
Pour mouthwash on cotton balls and then swab your feet. The alcohol will disinfect the bacteria completely if you continue this for a week or so.

25) Baking Soda: Clean BBQ Grill
Mix a cup of baking soda with half a cup water to make a paste. Dip your brush into the paste and scrub the grill. The caked on pieces and black residue will come off much quicker and using baking soda is much safer and cheaper than using cleaning chemicals.

26) Coffee Grounds: Fertilizer
Coffee is full of nutrients and vitamins that are very beneficial to soil. That’s why some people include it in compost piles. If you want to get the most out of your coffee, pour the grounds on areas where you want more grass or flowers.

27) Olive Oil: Shaving Cream
The smoothness of the oil can replace the need for shaving cream, and it also provides great moisture.

28) Dryer Sheets: Gets Rid of Static Electricity
Use dryer sheets to remove static electricity from things such as clothing, TV screens or your own hair. Tame fly away strands by running a dryer sheet over them.

29) Freezer: Freeze Candles to Make Them Last Longer
Put candles in the freezer for at least 2 hours before using. Once you burn them, the wax will melt at a much slower pace, making them last much longer!

30) Two glasses of water: Cure Headache
Water is the cure to most common headaches. To make the headache go away quickly, drink two cups of water very quickly.

31) Lemons: Deodorize Garbage Disposal
Toss whole slices of lemon into the garbage disposal then run it. The acidity of the lemon will rid your sink of all odors and leave a fresh scent that usually lasts for a few months.

32) Alka Seltzer: Remove Burnt-On Grease and Food Stains
When letting your pots and pans soak, throw in one or two Alka Seltzer tablets and the caked on residue from cooking will come off easily when you scrub/wash.

33) Apple Cider Vinegar: Relieve Diarrhea
Mix two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into eight ounces of water to soothe your stomach. The taste may not be the greatest, but the antibacterial properties of the vinegar will end the unpleasantness of the bowel problems.

34) Toothpaste: Remove Scratches from Glass
Apply toothpaste to scratch, then rub with a cloth until the scratch is gone. Make sure the glass is clean beforehand.

35) Cheerios: Relieve Pain from Poison Ivy, Chickenpox and Sunburns
Pound one to four cups of Cheerios into a powder and add to your bath to soothe your skin while you soak. You may not feel relief while in the tub, but you will soon after.

36) Buttons: Sort Earrings
Organize your earrings and prevent them from becoming entangled by using spare buttons as holders for each pair.

37) Corn Oil: Prevent Hairballs for Pets
Add a few drops of corn oil to your pets’ food to prevent hairballs from forming. The thick oil helps the fur pass through the animal’s system much quicker and easily.

38) Whipped Cream: Remove Gum from Hair
There are many remedies for removing gum from hair, but this is a lesser known one. Give it a try rather than peanut butter the next time you’re in need.

39) Coke: Remove Oil Stains from the Driveway
Oil stains are very difficult to remove pavement, but one method guaranteed to work is Coke. The highly acidic drink will eat away at the oil until clean.

40) Brown Sugar: Facial Scrub
A scrub is good to do about once a month to remove dead skin and bacteria built up in pores and remove excess oil from the skin. Brown sugar does just as well as expensive products and will definitely result in a clearer and smoother complexion.

41) Dryer Sheet: Lint Brush
You already know that dryer sheets remove lint in the dryer. Well, it can do the same thing out of the dryer, too. When you’re in a fix, use a dryer sheet. It works just as well as a lint brush, and if you like the scent, it’s an added bonus.

42) Newspaper: Deodorize food containers and Food Drawers in the Refrigerator
For that stinky Tupperware or smelly refrigerator drawer that is too much to deal with, toss in a sheet of newspaper overnight before you deal with it. The paper will absorb the smell greatly reducing it or eliminating it completely.

43) Olive Oil: Unstick a Zipper
The oil will help the zipper slide more easily, fixing the problem!

44) Salt: Cool Something Quickly
You know that feeling when you’re having a BBQ and someone asks for a drink and you realize that no one has put them in the cooler? There’s nothing worse than a warm drink on a hot day. Chill a drink quickly, by adding salt and water to your ice. The drinks will be cold in a matter of minutes; saving your party and making you look smart all at once.

45) Scotch Tape: Prevent Wall from Chipping When Nailing
The wall can leave unsightly chips when hammering in a nail. Prevent this by simply placing a piece of scotch tape over the area you’re going to nail. The wall will be held tighter, preventing chips from occurring.

46) Alka Seltzer: Soothe Insect Bites
Dissolve two tablets into a glass of water. Then use a cloth or cotton ball to apply it to the affected area. The red will go down and most importantly, the itchiness will vanish usually in fifteen minutes.

47) Lemon: Whitens Whites
Add about half a cup of lemon juice to your load of whites to makes them extra white. You can use lemon juice with bleach or detergent, so don’t worry about mixing chemicals with the acidic lemon.

48) Banana Peel: Whiten Teeth
This may sound a little odd, but rub the inside of a banana peel on your teeth twice a day for two weeks and you will receive the same effect from a teeth-whitening kit. Plus, you’ll save yourself money and the hassle of using chemicals.

49) Hair Dryer: Free Photos Stuck on Pages
If you have a photo stuck on a page that you can’t get free, try using a blow dryer on the back of the page. It will loosen the photo from the page and the adhesive holding it there.

50) Banana Peel: Heal Most Skin Problems
Bananas are the magical fruit, because they heal many common problems on the skin. By rubbing the peel on your skin, you can heal bruises and cuts and eliminate rashes, itching and warts. Basically if you have a common skin problem, it can be cured by this fruit.

I hope you can put some or all of these to good use to save money and make your home a safer environment. There are tons more DIY uses for common household items like these. make sure to share the info with your friends!

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Apple Pull Apart Bread


Ingredients

For Apple Pie Pull Apart Bread:
Nonstick cooking spray
cup granulated sugar
1teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼teaspoon ground nutmeg
1(16 oz.) tube Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Biscuits
1medium apple, cored and thinly sliced
For Vanilla Glaze:
1cup powdered sugar
tablespoons milk, any kind
¼teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions




For Apple Pie Pull Apart Bread: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Mix sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a shallow dish and set aside. Remove biscuits from tube and slice each in half, creating 16 rounds. Coat each round and each apple slice with the cinnamon-sugar mixture and layer in the loaf pan, alternating biscuit rounds with apple slices. Begin and end with the biscuit rounds. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until bread is fully baked throughout. For Vanilla Glaze: Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl and drizzle over warm bread.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

How to make a Roux


How to Make a Roux

By The Paula Deen Test Kitchen
Making a roux is not difficult. It may sound super French and fancy (pronounced ROO) yet it’s a simple cooking technique that involves just a bit of patience and some basic cooking know how.
In simple terms a roux is equal parts cooked fat and flour. It’s used to thicken soups, stews and sauces; and in the south (and particularly New Orleans) it’s famously used in Gumbo and Etoufee. You can use any kind of cooking oil, butter, or bacon fat to make a roux. It just depends on what you are making and what kind of flavor you want to give your dish.
imageStep 1: Heat your oil or butter in a heavy bottomed skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat.

imageStep 2: Once hot, evenly sprinkle the flour over the oil.

imageStep 3: Start whisking or stirring the flour over medium heat. It will clump up slightly at first, but will loosen as it heats.

imageStep 4: Loosened roux.
Step 5: Keep your heat on medium and continue stirring for about 5-7 minutes.  At this point the raw taste of four has been cooked out and the roux is at its optimal thickening ability. This is called a blonde roux. If you are were making a white sauce (or b├ęchamel- another fancy word) you would whisk in the milk now. A b├ęchamel is often the base to stovetop macaroni and cheese. This is also a good color or stage if you’re making a pan gravy.

imageStep 6: If you keep on cooking and stirring your roux, it will get darker (as pictured here). The roux will still be able to thicken a soup or sauce- but not as much as the blonde roux. It will give your final dish a nice slightly nutty flavor.

imageStep 7: This dark roux is a nice milk chocolate color. This is the stage where people will make gumbo or other Cajun specialties like etouffee. It not only adds a very rich flavor but it’s what gives the gumbo that nice deep color. At this point roux does not have a lot of thickening power, which is why Cajun and Creole cooks will add file powder at the end of cooking.
   
So just remember to cook on medium heat and to keep stirring. You’ll have your own pot of Gumbo in no time!

Monday, September 23, 2013


Meatball Bubble Biscuits

Wrap refrigerated biscuits around purchased meatballs for a super-easy, crowd-pleasing appetizer.
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  • prep time15 min
  • total time40 min
  • ingredients7
  • servings20

Ingredients

1
can (12 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Jr. Golden Layers® refrigerated buttermilk or flaky biscuits
10
frozen cooked Italian-style meatballs (about 5 oz), thawed, each cut in half
2
sticks (1 oz each) string cheese, each cut into 10 pieces
1
tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1/2
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1
cup marinara sauce, heated



1Heat oven to 375°F. Separate dough into 10 biscuits. Separate each biscuit into 2 layers. Press each biscuit layer into 3-inch round.
2Place 1 meatball half, cut side up, and 1 string cheese piece in center of each dough round. Wrap dough around meatball and cheese, pressing edges to seal. In ungreased 8- or 9-inch round cake pan, place seam side down in single layer.
3Sprinkle evenly with Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and garlic powder.
4Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and biscuits are no longer doughy in center. Serve warm biscuits with warm marinara sauce for dipping.

    The size of purchased meatballs varies. We used meatballs that weighed about 1/2 oz each for this recipe.

    Breakfast Cheese Danish





    What goes better with that hot cup of coffee than a fresh ...warm out of the oven...cheese danish? This recipe comes from Kitchen Girl and they are so easy to make and so delicious!


    Breakfast Cheese Danish 

    2 cans ready to use refrigerated crescent rolls
    2 (8-ounce each) packages cream cheese
    1 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 egg
    1 egg white

    Glaze:
    1/2 cup powdered sugar
    2 Tablespoons milk
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Preheat oven to 350* degrees and grease a 13X9-inch baking pan. Lay a pack of crescent rolls in the pan and pinch the openings together. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, and egg together until smooth. Spread the mixture over the crescent rolls evenly and then lay the second pack of crescent rolls on top of the cheese mixture and brush with egg white. Bake for 35-45 minutes until the top is golden brown. Top with glaze after cooling for 20 minutes.

    Sunday, September 22, 2013

    Cleaning Fruit Chemical Free



    Pumpkin Dump Cake - If You LOVE pumpkin!


    Pumpkin Dump Cake
    Ingredients
    1 15 oz can Pumpkin Puree
    1 10 oz can Evaporated Milk
    1 cup light brown sugar
    3 eggs (slightly beaten)
    3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
    1 box yellow cake mix
    1 cup (2 sticks) butter melted
    1 cup coarsely crushed graham crackers or pecans (walnuts are good too)
    1/2 cup toffee bits (optional)

    How to Make
    Preheat oven to 350
    Spray a 9×13 baking pan lightly with cooking/baking spray
    In a large bowl combine the pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, eggs and pumpkin pie spice. Stir to combine.
    Pour into your prepared pan.
    Sprinkle your entire box of cake mix on top, followed by your nuts or graham crackers and toffee chips.
    Pour your melted butter evenly on top.
    Bake for 45-50 minutes until center is set and edges are lightly browned.

    Notes
    serve with ice cream or whipped cream

    FALL DIP

    {Cool Whip, vanilla pudding mix, and a can of pumpkin}


    You use 16 oz of cool whip, 3 small boxes instant vanilla pudding *** dry mix only*** DON'T make the pudding*** , one small can of pumpkin. Mix everything together and then add some pumpkin pie spice. Serve with graham crackers. SOOO soooo good!!!

    Saturday, September 21, 2013

    Things Your Mother Should Have Told You





    Who Knew???

    THINGS YOUR MOTHER SHOULD HAVE TOLD YOU

    1. Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

    2. Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!

    3. Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

    4. Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

    5. To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.

    6. For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.

    7. Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

    8. Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simply chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream. Yummm!

    9. Reheat Pizza
    Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.

    10. Easy Deviled Eggs
    Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

    11. Expanding Frosting
    When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.

    12. Reheating refrigerated bread
    To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.

    13. Newspaper weeds away
    Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go. Cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.

    14. Broken Glass
    Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.

    15. No More Mosquitoes
    Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.

    16. Squirrel Away!
    To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.

    17. Flexible vacuum
    To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

    18. Reducing Static Cling
    Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and ... guess what! ... static is gone.

    19. Measuring Cups
    Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out. (Or spray the measuring cup or spoon with Pam before using)

    20. Foggy Windshield?
    Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

    21. Re-opening envelopes
    If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals easily.

    22. Conditioner
    Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair.

    23. Goodbye Fruit Flies
    To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2' with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

    24. Get Rid of Ants
    Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

    25. Dryer Filter
    Even if you are very diligent about cleaning the lint filter in your dryer it still may be causing you a problem. If you use dryer sheets a waxy build up could be accumulating on the filter causing your dryer to over heat. The solution to this is to clean your filter with with a toothbrush and hot soapy water every 6 months.

    Friday, September 20, 2013



    Biscuit CINNAMON Roll!! 
    WOW these look Awesome and Delicious!!!

    Sticky Bun Breakfast Ring:
    2 small tubes refrigerator buttermilk biscuits OR 1 tube Pillsbury Grands buttermilk biscuits
    3 Tbsp. butter, melted
    1/2 C. pancake syrup (any brand you like, I used Mrs. Buttersworth)
    1/3 C. packed light brown sugar
    1/2 tsp. cinnamon
    1/4 C. chopped pecans, optional
    1/4 C. chopped almonds, optional

    Instructions:
    Spray a fluted pan with non-stick spray. Combine the melted butter and syrup in a small bowl and set aside. In another bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nuts (if desired). Place about half of the syrup mixture in the bottom of the pan. Then sprinkle half of the brown sugar mixture on top. Lay the biscuits on the bottom of the pan, overlapping edges (closely together) to form a ring. Top with remaining syrup and sugar mixtures. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 1 minute in the pan, then invert onto a serving platter and enjoy!
    ** You can use 1 1/2 tubes of the Pillsbury Grands buttermilk biscuits if 1 doesn't' seem like enough) and bake it for about 30 minutes

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013



    Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffett
    Ingredients:

    1 lb. lean ground beef
    1 large onion (chopped)
    1/2 teaspoon of seasoned salt
    1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
    a dash or worcester sauce
    1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (I used 3/4 cheddar and 1/4 mozzarella)
    1 cup of milk
    1/2 cup of Original Bisquick mix
    2 eggs
    Directions:

    Heat oven to 400°F.
    Spray a 9 inch pie plate with non-stick cooking spray
    Cook beef and chopped onion in a skillet over medium about 10 minutes or until beef is brown. Drain excess fat.
    Stir in salt, garlic powder and worcester sauce and then spread in pie plate
    Next, sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the beef
    In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs and Bisquick. Make sure you try to get as many lumps out as you can. Pour over meat mixture.
    Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean
    Bake in oven for 25 minutes
    cheeseburger pie Serves 4-5 people

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013


    ***Biscuits & Gravy Casserole***


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    Ingredients
    1 pound sausage
    1 1/2 ounces pork gravy mix ( 1 package of Pioneer Brand Peppered Sausage Gravy Mix )
    1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
    6 eggs
    1/2 cup milk
    to taste salt
    to taste black pepper
    1 Can (8 oz) biscuits ( 1 can Pillsbury Grands Biscuits )

    Directions

    Preheat oven to 350 degree's. Take a 9x13 pan and spray it with Pam or whatever you like to use. Then take the Biscuits and it into 1" pieces and line bottom of pan. Brown Sausage and scatter over biscuits. Sprinkle with Cheddar Cheese. Whisk eggs and milk with a pinch of salt and pepper and pour it over the pan. Make Gravy mix per package directions and pour over. Bake in the oven for about 30-45 minutes.

    Monday, September 16, 2013

    Peanut Butter No Bake


    Reeses peanut butter no-bake bars - I've been asked by many to repost this...so here you go!


    Ingredients
    1 cup salted butter (melted)
    2 cups graham cracker crumbs
    1/4 cup brown sugar
    1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
    1 cup peanut butter
    1/2 tsp. vanilla
    1 (11 oz) bag milk chocolate chips

    Instructions
    1. Combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips in a medium sized bowl. Stir until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
    2. Pour peanut butter mixture into a 9 x 13 pan.
    3. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave (at 50% power) for 1-2 minutes. Stir chocolate and pour over the peanut butter mixture. Spread chocolate with a spatula. To even out chocolate, tap pan on the counter.
    4. Refrigerate bars for one hour. Cut while bars are still cool. Enjoy!