Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Cookies Post #1

I got a head start on Christmas cookies this year. I always make 5 or 6 different kinds and make plates of cookies to take to our neighbors as a christmas gift.
Last week I made Monster Cookies and O Henry Bars.

Monster Cookies
10 Cups Oatmeal
1/2 Dozen Eggs
1/2# Butter
1-1/2 # Peanut Butter
4 t. Baking Soda
1# Brown Sugar
2 Cup Sugar
M & M's I didnt measure how much, I used the mini M&M's used for baking and just poured in. About 1/4 bag for 1/2 recipe. You can add more if you want more or less if you would rather not have as many.
Chocolate Chips I use mini Chocolate chips. And again I didnt measure. Just poured. I probably used about 1/4 bag of these too for 1/2 recipe.
Mix all together and drop by spoonfuls onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
This makes a HUGE batch so I only made half of a batch and had about 4 dozen cookies.

O'Henry Bars (No picture for these)
4 Cups Oatmeal
1 Cup butter
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Peanut Butter
Mix Oatmeal, Butter and sugars together and pat into a greased 10X15 pan. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes. Melt Chocolate Chips and Peanut butter together in a microwave safe bowl. Pour over hot bars. Let set til cooled completely. Makes about 24 bars or more.

Coming in the month of December
-Chocolate Raspberry Truffles
-Chocolate Mint Cookies
-White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
-Peanut Butter Blossoms

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Ok, I made chili last night and my husband said it was the best I have ever made, which is funny cause I didnt really follow a recipe. Lol.
But here is the recipe I made up/part of one recipe/part of another. . .

1 # Ground Beef, cooked
1 Roll of Chili with Beans. (Red package shaped like a roll I buy in the meat section at Walmart. )
1 Can Red Kidney Beans, UNDRAINED
5 Cups Water
Chili Powder
Brown Sugar

In a big pot put 5 cups water and the roll of Chili with Beans. Cook until the roll has dissolved. Add Kidney Beans, hamburger and Chili Powder, I just dumped chili powder until it tasted right. I used probably about 2 T. Spoons?? Stir. Then add some Ketchup and Brown sugar. Again I just dump. Ketchup was probably about 1/4 Cup and the Brown sugar about the same. You can add more brown sugar if you like a sweeter Chili or less if you dont.
Simmer on low for 1/2 hour or more.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Nothing New

I havent made anything new yet, I made the Oatmeal bars again that I made and posted in September. They were yummy as usual!
Tonight I will probably be making Chili.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Russian Tea

No really interesting new recipes this week. I made a Cheesburger soup yesterday but wasnt real impressed with it. So I will leave you with this recipe for Russian Tea I made yesterday. Its so yummy!

Russian Tea Mix

2 cups TANG
1/2 cup instant tea
1 package powdered lemonade mix
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix together well. Store in a covered jar.


Mix with hot water to taste, stirring well to dissolve.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Pumpkin Waffles

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup canned pumpkin

Mix together Flour, Sugar, Baking powder, Cinnamon & Salt. In another bowl mix together the eggs, milk, butter and pumpkin. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Pour into Waffle Iron ( I used about 1/4 cup for a 2 waffle Iron)