Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Chewy Granola Bars

2 1/2 cups quick rolled oats
1/2 cup Rice Krispies
1/4 cup coconut
1/2 cup mini M & M candies (The picture shows full size M&M's, I say, use what'cha got!)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp ground flax
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350.
Spray an 9 X 9 inch square pan (for thick) 9x13 (for thinner) with cooking spray.
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.
Press into prepared pan. (Spray clean hands with cooking spray before pressing in to pan will make it easier!)
Score before baking.
Bake 18 - 20 minutes, until golden brown.

Other mix in ideas...chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, craisins, raisins, peanuts, dried fruit, the options are endless!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Close to KFC Fried Chichen

2 tablespoons salt
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons pepper
4 tablespoons paprika
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon mustard, ground
1 tablespoon thyme, ground
1 tablespoon sweet basil
1 teaspoon oregano, ground
1 tablespoon ginger, ground

Mix all spices and flour together.
Take pieces of chicken and dip in slightly beaten raw egg.
Roll in spice mixture.
Fry chicken in oil. ( I use peanut oil)
Bake in foil, metal or glass pan in a 350F degrees oven for 45 minutes. Do not cover!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Chicken Pot Pie Cupcakes

2 cups of cooked chicken breasts; cubed
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup frozen mixed veggies
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tablespoon of dried basil
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 (10 oz) cans flakey biscuits

Preheat your oven to 400.
In a large bowl, combine the cooked chicken, cream of chicken soup, frozen veggies, cheese, herbs and spices.
On a cutting board flatten biscuits. Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin and place the biscuits into each cup, pressing into the bottom and up the sides.
Evenly spoon the pot pie mixture into each biscuit cup. Slide into the oven and bake for about 15 minutes. Check at the 12 minute mark.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Most Amazing Potato Soup

Today I tried another recipe from the Pioneer Woman! It is beyond fabulous! Creamy, Chunky, heaven! Not your throw together soup, but well worth the time!

Here's the link to the amazing recipe!


Barbecued Baked Beans

Sauté bacon until it's crisp and onion yellow…

4 strips bacon, diced
1 large onion, minced
Stir in…
2 cans baked beans (w/ pork) (Pork n' Beans)
1 tsp prepared mustard
¼ cup chili sauce
1 to 2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)

Pour into greased 1 ½ quart baking dish. Bake uncovered until beans are brown and bubbly. Serve hot. Temperature: 350 degrees Time: Bake for 45 minutes Amount: 10 servings

Six Week Raisin Bran Muffins

I believe these are the muffins my Mom used to make when I was a kid! These will be great for Breakfast and after school snacks!

4 large eggs
1 cup olive oil
3 cups sugar
5 cups flour
5 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
15 oz raisin bran cereal
1 quart buttermilk

In a very large bowl, combine eggs, oil, and sugar. You are creating an emulsion here, so wisk fast. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.

To liquid mixture, alternate adding flour mixture, raisin bran, and buttermilk, one at a time, stirring after each addition. Mix just until combined.

Bake at 425 for 8-12 minutes (my crappy oven took 16 minutes+)

Makes very large amount of batter (42 regular size muffins, to be exact). If desired, covered batter can be stored in fridge for up to six weeks (YES, really) and used a little at a time.
Makes 42 muffins at approximately 205 calories each.

She found the recipe!! Check it out!!