Monday, January 30, 2012

Cream cheese pancakes

These are We ate a batch and a half of them. So good and moist. Beware when you cook them they stay pretty gooey, they dont get "crispy" when they are done.

1-1/4 Cup Flour
3 teas. Baking powder
1 T. Sugar
dash salt
1 Egg, beaten
2 T. Vegetable oil
1 Cup milk
6oz cream cheese, cubed
1 cup mixed berries (or just blueberries)

In a bowl combine the wet ingredients and cream cheese. Beat with a mixer til the cream cheese is a cottage cheese like consistancy. Add dry ingredients and stir. Add berries.
Cook like normal. These do take a bit longer to cook, i think we left them on about 7-10 minutes.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Pizza Bites & Strawberry Cake

First recipe- Strawberry Cake. It was good, but not amazing. My husband liked it but I personally thought the strawberries in the frosting was too much. Next time I will make the cake like the recipe but make the frosting just cream cheese frosting, not add the pureed strawberries. Here is where I got the original recipe from.

1 box white cake mix

3 TB. plain flour

1 (3 oz) box strawberry jello

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup oil

1 cup frozen strawberries, thawed and chopped up

4 eggs

Combine cake mix, flour, Jello and water. Add oil and eggs, one at a time, beating well between. Add strawberries. Beat 2 minutes. Pour batter into well greased and floured 9×13 pan. Bake at 350* for about 45 minutes.

Icing: Strawberry Cream Cheese frosting

(adapted from Paula Deen online recipe)

1 stick butter, softened

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened

1 (10 oz) pkg. frozen strawberries in syrup, thawed & pureed

7 cups powdered sugar

(Like I said, next time I will make the cream cheese frosting but omit the strawberries. It was just too much. The strawberries made the frosting really runny and I had to add like a whole bag of powdered sugar to make it thick enough and then it was way too sweet. Also, the frosting makes a TON so if you decide to make it with the strawberries I would half the recipe.)

Next recipe- Pizza Bites
I got this recipe HERE originally . I made it just like the recipe. They were awesome! Defiantly a keeper.

  • 2 cans refrigerated pizza dough
  • 8 oz block mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz thin sliced pepperoni
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • pizza or marinara sauce
Cut block of mozzarella into 48 cubes. roll one dough out into a large rectangle and cut into 24 pieces. Repeat with 2nd pizza dough. In each dough piece place a couple pieces of pepperoni and a cube of cheese. Seal dough around meat and cheese and place in pie pan.Repeat, placing approximately 16 dough balls in each pie plate.Once assembled, combine oil and spices and brush over the dough. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.When ready to bake: bake at 400°F for 16-20 min. Serve with warm pizza or marinara sauce.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Roasted Cauliflower

OH YUM. This was really good. I found several recipes on pinterest for this but didnt have all the ingredients for any recipe, so I made my own.

1 head cauliflower, cut into small pieces
2 T olive oil
2 T parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
sprinkle salt
sprinkle pepper

Wash cauliflower and toss in a bowl with olive oil. Spread on a cookie sheet and sprinkle spices and cheese. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Reese's Banana Bread

I found this recipe HERE and made it just like the recipe except I dont have a bread pan so I made them into muffins. This recipe made 10 regular size muffins. SOOO good!!!
  • 3 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 oz bag of Reese’s Mini cups


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Grease your loaf pan (I used an 8 x 4 pan) with butter or shortening.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together your flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  4. In a large bowl stir together your bananas, peanut butter, oil, egg and sugars.
  5. Pour your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and stir until just combined. Batter will be lumpy.
  6. Fold in your Reese’s Mini cups and spread batter into prepared pan.
  7. Bake for approx 1 hour or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then loosen the edges of the pan with a knife and remove from loaf pan, transferring bread to a cooling rack.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ranch Hamburger & Onion Rings

This Ranch Hamburger recipe I got from my sister. She got it from I changed the recipe just a bit, the recipe called for ranch dressing and I was out so I just used ranch dressing mix powder.

Ranch Hamburgers
1# Hamburger
1 T. Ranch dressing mix
1 small slice onion, chopped
dash salt
dash pepper
dash parsley
Combine all ingredients and form into patties. Cook on a grill or on the stove top until no longer pink.

The onion rings were a recipe I just made up. Next time I will slice my onion a little thicker because they were almost too flimsy.

Oven Baked Onion Rings
1 onion- sliced into rings, divide into rings
1 egg-beaten
1/4 cup milk
1 Cup bread crumbs
Combine the egg and milk in a bowl and put the bread crumbs in another bowl. I used italian seasoned bread crumbs. And you dont want to put all the bread crumbs in at once. I did 1/2 cup and did a bunch of rings then did the other 1/2 cup. Otherwise if you put them all in the bowl they get wet from the rings and dont stick as well. Dip onion rings in the milk mixture then into the bread crumbs. Place in a single layer on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes on each side. Serve with Onion ring sauce.

Onion Ring sauce
1/2 Cup Mayo
2 T. Ketchup
2 T. Horseradish
Salt and pepper to taste
1 teas. paprika
1 teas. Oregano
1/2 teas. Cayenne pepper

Combine all together in a bowl. Let sit at least 20 minutes before using. I didnt have any cayenne pepper so I didnt add any but I think it needs it. It was almost too sweet tasting, it needed the cayenne spice to make it more zingy.