Saturday, January 28, 2012

Slow Berry Cobbler

This recipe comes from The Crockin Girls. You can also find them here  on Facebook.  Ken and I both thought it was really good.

1 (10-ounce) bag frozen strawberries
1 (10-ounce) bag frozen blueberries
1 (10-ounce) bag frozen raspberries
1/3 to 2/3 cup sugar, depending on your level of preferred sweetness
1/2 cup baking mix

2 1/4 cups baking mix
1/4 cup sugar, plus another 1/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  1. Spray the insert of a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, toss together all the frozen fruit, sugar and 1/2 cup baking mix.
  3. Transfer the fruit to the slow cooker.
  4. In another large mixing bowl, stir together 2 1/4 cups baking mix, 1/4 cup sugar, melted butter and milk with a wooden spoon.
  5. With your hands, drop bits of dough on top of the fruit in the slow cooker.
  6. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and ground cinnamon.
  7. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on top of the dough and place the lid on the slow cooker.
  8. Turn the power onto high and slow cook for 3 to 4 hours until the topping has puffed and the fruit is bubbling.
Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Rice Crispy Treats

This is any family favorite. What kid doesn't love Rice Crispy Treats. Even though most everyone knows how to make these, I thought I'd post them anyway. Yummy. I got them from my campfire mini marshmallow bag.
1/4 cup butter
6 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups Rice Crispy cereal 
  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat.
  2. Add Marshmallows and stir constantly until they are melted.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add Rice Crispy cereal and stir until well coated. Using a buttered spatula, or wax paper, press mixture evenly into a greased 13x9 pan.
  5. Cut into squares when cool.
  6. Makes 24. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Skillet Cassoulet Recipe

Skillet Cassoulet Recipe
This dish was created by Barbara Brittain from Santee California You can find it and more here
I love Taste of home.
1/2 pound smoked turkey kielbasa cut into 1/2 inch slices
1/2 fully cooked boneless ham cubed
4 medium carrots sliced
2 celery ribs sliced
1 medium red onion
4 teaspoon oil
4 garlic cloves
2 cans(15 ounces) kindney beans rinced and drained.
2 cans(14 1/2) diced tomatoes drained
1 1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • In a large skillet, saute the kielbasa,ham, carrots, celery, and onion in oil until sausage is brown and vegetables are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered for 4-5 minutes or until heated through. This is great served over rice. Yields 6 serving. 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Chewy Granola Bars

Chewy Granola Bars Recipe
My daughter Angela wanted to try these. They were so good and satisfying. We found them here Thanks Virgina M Krites, Cridersville, Ohio
1/2 cup butter softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups oat meal
1 1/4 cups crisp rice cereal
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup raisins or chocolate chips

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the honey vanilla and egg; mix well. Combine the flour, cinnamon baking powder,and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in oats, cereal, nuts chocolate chops and raisins. 
  2. Press into a greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yields 2 dozen.