Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Overnight Cherry-Almond Oatmeal

This oatmeal recipe was a big hit with my family I love how easy it is. I found it here at taste of home.
4 cups almond milk
1 cup steel cut oats
1 cup dried cherries
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 ground cinnamon

  1. Spray a 4 quart crock pot with Pam. 
  2. Combine all ingredients and cook on low 7-8 hours. Serves 6. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pumpkin Poppers

I found this recipe on pinterest. The blog I foiund them is Just the little things.  They make a good breakfast or a dessert. The kids loved them. Let's just say out of the 40 they made only 11 were left by the end of breakfast. So yummy.

1 3/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoons ground cloves
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup pumpkin
1/2 cup milk

For coating
1/2 cup butter melted
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and spray mini muffin pan with Pam. 
  2. In a bowl whisk together the  flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ground cloves.
  3. In another bowl mix together the egg, oil, brown sugar, vanilla, milk and pumpkin. 
  4. Blend in the dry flour mixture until just combined. 
  5. Fill mini muffins tins until almost full. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Melt butter in a small bowl. Mix sugar and cinnamon in another bowl. 
  7. After poppers have cooled for a few minutes coat in the melted butter and roll them in the cinnamon sugar. Makes about 40.  Betcha  can't eat just one? enjoy. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Hearty Mushroom and Barley Soup

My kids found this to be a warm and inviting soup. the perfect supper on a cold winters day.

9 cups chicken Broth
1 package(16 ounces)  sliced mushrooms
1 onion chopped
2 carrots chopped
2 celery ribs chopped
1/2 cup uncooked pearl barley
3 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 pound ham steak diced

  1. Combine broth, sliced mushrooms, onion, carrots, celery, barley, garlic, salt, thyme and pepper in a crock pot. 
  2. Cover and cook on high 4-6 hours. Near the end of cooking time dice and add in the diced ham steak.Serves 8.