Sunday, January 25, 2009


When Jason and I were engaged, my mom's side of the family gave me a shower. She asked her sisters (there are 4) and sister-in-law to write down recipes for me to put into a book. This is one from my Aunt Beckie (she lives in Loveland,Co and is a retired first grade teacher AND she just became a grandma to the prettiest little girl names Kerington Rae!):

Peach Cobbler

1 stick of butter
1 large can of sliced peaches
Melt butter in dish, add peaches, juice and all

Mix 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of flour, 3/4 cup milk, 1 tsp. baking powder, dash of cinnamon
Pour on top of peaches and butter.
Bake 350 degrees for 30-45 min. Top with vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

(You can also use cherries or apples)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Breakfast recipe

Here is one of my family's favorite recipes:

Ugly Biscuits
1 lb. sausage: crumbled, cooked and drained
8 oz. shredded cheese
3-4 scrambled eggs
2 pkg (or 2 cups) of Bisquick mix
1/4 to 3/4 c. milk
Mix all ingredients. Tear into small pieces. Bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 min.

I sometimes cook the sausage at night and then just cook the eggs and mix all ingredients and cook in the morning.

This is from my good friend: April Maddox. We met in a Sunday School class and have been friends for several years. I am so blessed with her friendship! Thank you, April for sharing this wonderful recipe! Love ya!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

No cooking

This has been one of those crazy weeks where we haven't been home any night yet so, no new recipes, no cooking has taken place. What an expensive week this has been. But, tomorrow, night, we are staying home; not going anywhere; food will be cooked at this house. Not sure just what, but something will be cooked. Probably the most popular meat: chicken! Tune in tomorrow for the exciting details.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

No new recipe

Sorry, no new recipe, just a question for ya- What is with the Walgreens shopping that I hear about, I do not understand the way you shop and then get so much $ for the next trip. I've tried to find information on it, but haven't been very successful. Do you know?

Friday, January 9, 2009

Chicken Spaghetti

I have seen several recipes for this one, but I've made my own and it is so easy.
Sorry no pictures, I forgot to take them!

Chicken Spaghetti

3 chicken breasts
1 lb of spaghetti noodles
1 can of Rotel
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 lb. of Velveeta
salt and pepper to taste

1. I put the chicken breasts in a small crockpot, cover with water, add salt and pepper and cook all day. When cooled, shred up chicken and set aside.
2. Boil noodles, drain and return to large pot
3. In a medium, microwave-proof bowl, melt Velveeta and rotel for 3 min. Stir. Add both soups and stir well.
4. Add chicken to noodles and pour rotel and soup mixture.
5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
6. Bake 350 degrees for about 20-30 min. Just enough to heat up soups.

I always serve this with green beans, salad and rolls.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Italy, my dream vacation: Chicken Parmesan

Last night, I made Chicken Parmesan. It was so good and soooo easy!
Here's the recipe for you:

4 chicken breasts (I used chicken tenders and they were good)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. Italian seasoned breadcrumbs (I used the Progresso brand)
1 lg. egg, beaten
1 T. oil (I usually use olive oil, but I was out and used vegetable)
1 jar of marinara sauce ( I use Newman's Own Marinara and it is wonderful!)
Spaghetti noodles

1. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper
2. Combine breadcrumbs and remaining salt.
3. Dip chicken in egg and dredge in breadcrumb mixture.
4. Cook chicken in hot oil. Remove and drain well.
5. Add to cooked noodles and cover with heated-up marinara sauce.

I cooked the chicken first and then just covered it with foil and it was still warm when we were ready to eat.
Wonderful recipe!!!! I would have posted a picture, but I think my camera has died!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year

I can't believe that it is already 2009. I am not ready to return to the "normal" life I lead- vacation is really fun.

Here are the first recipes for you:

Southern Sweet Tea

12 bags black tea
6 c. boiling water, plus additional cold water
1 to 1 1/2 c. sugar
Lemon wedges or fresh mint sprigs, optional

Place tea bags in a large heat proof 1 gallon pitcher. Add the boiling water and steep for 5 min. Spoon out the tea bags and squeeze them into the tea, then discard the tea bags. Stir in 1 c. sugar. Add enough cold water to fill the pitcher. Taste and adjust with remaining sugar as desired. To serve, pour into ice-filled glasses, then garnish with lemon wedges or fresh mint. Makes 1 gallon

**recipe from: Southern Living Magazine

Chocolate Eclairs

1 box of vanilla pudding (mix according to directions)
1 8 oz. tub of cool whip
graham crackers
chocolate frosting

After mixing pudding and letting it sit for a few minutes, mix in cool whip. Lay down one layer of graham crackers in dish, layer pudding mix, graham crackers, etc. until all of pudding is used. Put one more layer of graham crackers on top. Melt chocolate frosting in microwave until melted enough to pour over top of dish. Refrigerate over night or at least several hours.

**My sister-in-law, Barbara Turner gave me this recipe and it is wonderful and easy!