Category Archives: Recipes

Trying Recipes From Pinterest


This is a recipe from Pinterest in my “Sweet Tooth” board.

It is called 2 ingredient pumpkin brownies.

Here are the 2 ingredients.

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This is what they ended up looking like.

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I did not like these at all.

They are very moist, but the taste is not good!

I am going to try to sample some of these great and not so great recipes that I have found on Pinterest and let you know what I think.

Have you tried very many recipes from Pinterest?

More later…………….Sally

Slow-Cooker Conversion


I don’t know about you all, but I have used my slow-cooker (crock pot) a lot lately.

 

I have found some great recipes on Pinterest.

But there are a bunch of recipes that I would like to try that are made for the oven.

 

 

Lucky for us I found this “Slow-Cooker Conversion Chart” in an old issue of Paula Dean Magazine.

 

Recipes for large cuts of meat, casseroles, soups, and stews are all terrific for slow cooking.

The main thing is to reduce the liquid to about 1/2 cup unless the recipe contains rice, beans, or pasta.

To figure the cooking time, use this guideline: 

 

~15 to 30 minutes conventional cooking time = 4 to 6 hours on LOW or 1 1/2  to 2 1/2 hours on HIGH.

 

~35 to 45 minutes conventional cooking time – 6 to 8 hours on LOW or 3 to 4 hours on HIGH.

 

Cook combinations of  raw meat and vegetables for at least 6 to 8 hours on LOW to give the flavors time to blend. 

 

I hope this helps you.

I am so very happy to have found this!

 

More later…………………………………..Sally 

  

Oreo Pudding


This is what I call Oreo pudding.

It is delicious.

This is what the inside looks like.

It has crushed Oreos on the bottom, a cream cheese layer, then pudding, and to top it all off whipped topping.

I found this recipe on Pinterest.

It came from www.house344.com.

1 regular package of Oreos

1/2  c. of butter

1 lg box of instant chocolate pudding
 
2-8 oz cool whips
 
8 oz. of cream cheese, softened
 
1 c. powdered sugar
 
Crush the package of cookies either with a food processor, or in a bag and a rolling-pin.  Save a 1/2 c. to sprinkle on top of dessert when it’s done.  Pour remaining crumbs in a 13×9 pan.  Melt butter and pour into crumb mix.  Stir it up good and press crumbs in bottom of pan to make a crust.  Make chocolate pudding according to package directions and let it setup in the fridge.  In a mixing bowl blend cream cheese until nice and smooth and then add powdered sugar, mix.  Then fold in 1-8 oz thing of cool whip.  Top Oreo layer with cream cheese mix, then pudding, then your last 8 oz thing of cool whip, and then sprinkle remaining Oreo’s on top.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. 
 
You will make this over and over, it’s that good!
 
More later…………………..Sally

Food and Family/Pasta and Kids


My daughters were in a wedding recently, so we just couldn’t resist a photo-op.

One of their high school buddies got married.

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Anytime all of my children are going to be home at the same time Mom and I have a dinner.

This time we had pasta.

Mom made her famous lasagna.

Recipe to come as soon as possible.

I made this Chicken Pasta Primavera.

It was very good.

Here is the recipe:

 

4 cloves chopped garlic

1 C cut up broccoli

1/2 C diced onion

1 C  bite sized carrots

1 C sliced zucchini

1 C sliced yellow squash

2 C  sliced white button mushrooms

1 chopped bell pepper

5 T  butter

2 T olive oil

1 1/2 lbs cooked whole wheat penne pasta

4 cooked and cut up, large chicken breasts

 

Sauce:

1 1/2 C  chicken broth

1 C  heavy whipping cream

1 C half-and-half

1 C grated parmesan cheese

basil leaves to taste

salt and pepper to taste

 

Cook all vegetables, a few at a time, until al dente in 4T of butter and the olive oil in your skillet on the stove top.

Then remove all the vegetables and make your sauce.

Pour your chicken broth in skillet, along with your remaining 1 T of butter for about 1 min.

Add whipping cream, half-and-half, grated parmesan cheese.

 Tear in your basil leaves.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Stir everything together at this point.

YUM

 

But the favorite dish that was made was a Oreo pudding dessert.

That recipe is coming up next.

 

 

More later…………………….Sally

Homemade Pizza and Grandkid Fun


Madison and I tried our hand at making pizza the other day.

I bought some pizza dough at Trader Joes and wanted to try it out.

One was called basil and garlic crust and the other was whole wheat.

Here’s a picture of  how Madison’s pepperoni pizza on basil and garlic crust started out. 

Big Ran didn’t think that it had enough pepperoni on it!

We just rolled out the crust in the shape that we wanted it, poured on the pizza sauce, and added our toppings.

Easy peasy.

The pizza that I made had hamburger, pepperoni, garlic, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.

It was delicious. 

Madison’s pizza just had pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

That’s the way she likes it.

This is the 4wheel riding crew.

Grandpa Randy, Gracyn, and Michael.

Here is the little guy who cried every time they came whizzing by.

Hudson.

 

           

Fun times.

Many blessings!

More later……………………….Sally

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