Friday, November 30, 2012

Carrot Cake Pancakes

These were yummy! A little more moist then pancakes normally are but good! My picky 3 year old had no idea it had carrots in it!

Make your favorite pancake recipe and then add

1/2 cup shredded carrots (you can add more if you want, I just kinda guessed. Also, I shredded really fine so my daughter wouldnt see them)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground clove

Combine and cook like normal.

For the "syrup"
1/2 block Cream cheese (4oz)
1 teaspoon milk (I used almond milk)
powdered sugar

Combine until you have the consistency you want. I didnt put a measurement for the sugar because it really depends on how you want your consistency. Some like it runny like syrup and some like it thicker like a sauce.

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

This is from and then I tweaked the recipe. These sneak some good stuff in to my girls diet and they dont know it. :-)

1/2 Cup butter
1/2 Cup Coconut oil
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup Brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 cups oats
3 teaspoons Flax seeds (I put them in the blender and make it really fine)
1/2 cup craisins
1/2 Cup White chocolate chips

In a bowl combine butter, coconut oil, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Beat until combined. Add the rest of the ingredients. Place by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Chicken Bean Dip

I usually make something like this and serve it on tortilla shells as tacos. We didnt have taco shells but we had a giant box of Tortilla chips here so I changed it up a bit and served them as a dip. Really yummy! I pretty much just dumped as I went so the measurements are just my estimates

3 chicken breast (cooked and shredded)
1 can black beans, drained
1 can rotel, drained
1 Cup corn (you can use 1 can of corn but I used our corn we freeze from the garden each year)
1 T. Ranch dressing mix
1 T. taco seasoning
 1/2 cup Sour cream
1/2 cup mayo

Combine all ingredients and place in a 9x13 baking dish. Cover top with shredded cheese. Bake 30 minutes. Serve with chips.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Potato Soup

In a crockpot combine 6-8 cups Chicken base, a sprinkle of parsley, 1 garlic clove minced and 2 T. diced onion. Add 6 cubed potatoes and 1/2 cup carrots. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8. In a blender place 1 box cream cheese and 1/2 of the soup mixture from the crockpot. Blend until smooth. Add back into the crockpot. Cook another 20 minutes. I added sausage right before serving  as well but its totally your choice. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Grilled Chicken marinade

Sorry I dont have a photo, I forgot everytime we made it  but I promise it is AMAZING!!

Grilled Chicken Marinade 

2 teaspoons light brown sugar
2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 Large chicken breast cut in half or 4 small

 Defrost chicken first if it is frozen. Combine the brown sugar, dry mustard, onion powder and salt. Rub on the chicken on both sides. Let marinade in the fridge for 30 minutes. Grill over medium heat for 20ish minutes. Depending on the size of your chicken.

Original poster of this recipe available HERE

Round Steak- Crockpot Edition

*I appologize for the photo, its crap I know. Busy mama with 2 kids!*

This is super tender and the flavor is amazing!!

Round Steak (I think mine was about 2# worth)
1 can Condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 Tablespoon chopped onion (I used dried)
1/2 package Italian Dressing mix
1/4 red pepper sliced
6 baking size potatoes

In a crockpot place the round steak on the bottom. Pour mushroom soup over the steak. Sprinkle with onion and dressing mix. Lay sliced red peppers on the steak. Lay potatoes on top of the steak. Cook on High 5 hours.   Enjoy! 
Note: you can easily add carrots as well, I just didnt have any here.

Friday, February 17, 2012

V-day Edition

"Reeses" Hearts i made from the recipe HERE . They are better the store bought in my opinion.

The Strawberries are cream cheese stuffed then drizzles with chocolate. I used the recipe from HERE only I added some cool whip to the cream cheese mixture.