Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Broccoli Salad

2 c. broccoli florets
1 bag of broccoli slaw (broccoli, carrots, and red cabbage)
1/2 c pineapple tidbits
1/4 c. chopped red onion
handful of sunflower seeds (shelled)
2 handfuls of golden raisins
Wash and pull apart broccoli , rinse the bag of broccoli slaw and mix together
Add other ingredients and toss together

In a separate bowl mix 1 1/2 c. mayo, about 4 Tbsp. of milk, 2 tsp. of sugar, and 1/2 tsp. lemon juice. Mix well and pour over veggies.
Stir well and serve. You can serve right away, but it's a little better when it has been chilled for a couple of hours.

Y U M M Y! !

Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce

Brown, drain, and rinse 1 to 1 1/2 pounds of Hamburger.
1/2 c. small yellow onion chopped. (optional, I add mine to the burger while it's cooking)
1/4 c. chopped green bell pepper (optional)
6 oz. tomato paste
lg. can of diced tomatoes (drained)
11 1/2 oz. V8 juice
1/2 tsp. flaked basil
1/2tsp. flaked oregano
(Mushroom and olives are optional too, I don't like either so I don't use them.)

Put all ingredients in your crock pot and stir together well.
Low setting about 4-5 hours, High setting about 2-3 hours.

Boil some spaghetti noodles, rinse well and serve.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Crock Pot Garden Stew

Excellent summertime recipe when you crave that garden-fresh taste!!
This recipe started out entirely different, so the measurements are all estimates.

1 bunch (approx 1 lb) Swiss chard (kale would also work great)
1 can white northern beans
2 cans tomatoes, pureed (I used 4 large fresh tomatoes)
Meat optional--original recipe was no meat (I added some mini pepperoni, also great with chicken, ground beef or sausage.)
Onion powder (to taste, approx 1/2 tsp)
Garlic powder (to taste, approx 1 tsp)
Salt to taste

Remove stems from Swiss chard. Chop & rinse. Add all ingredients to crock pot. Stir. Cook on low 3-5 hours, stirring occasionally. Optional cheddar or Parmesan topping when complete.

Sunday, June 27, 2010


Bake your favorite kind of cake and let cool.
Mix 1 pkg. of Strawberry jell-o like the directions say.

Poke holes in the top of the cake with a fork, and then pour the jell-o over the top of the cake. Chill for 2 hours.
Top with fresh Strawberries and cool whip and serve!!

(You can do any flavor of jello and fruit)

When U Just Can't Cook...

Contributed by Hope Clyde:

I don't cook much, but I wanted to contribute to your food blog. So here is THE recipe I know............

You will need approximately $15.00, a car, and a family to feed.

First, gather all of your family into the family vehicle. Once they are all secured with seat belts, head to the closest McDonald's to your home.

Pull through the drive-thru (don't worry, the arrows will tell you where to go).

While in the drive-thru, try to stay off your phone (they have an opinion about it there).

When you come to the magical box with "the voice", order the desired food for your family and head to the first window.

THAT is where the first person will want you to pay, at the second window is where the person will hand you your food.

Remember to be kind and ask for extra ketchup!!!!

While eating this delicious meal, think of Randy Clyde and how lucky he is to eat this meal ALL THE TIME!!!!!!

Now, you might want to copy and paste this so you get it exact. You don't want to vary from this recipe very much, it just isn't recommended!!!!!


Simple Ice Cream Sandwiches

2 chocolate chip cookies
a spoonful of vanilla ice cream
Put the ice cream on one of the cookies and smush together!!

Yummy treat for the warm heat!!

Kellie's Tater Tot Casserole

1 - 1 1/2 lb. browned, drained ground beef
1 can cream of chicken soup (This can be substituted with cream of mushroom)
bag of Tater tots
small bag of mixed veggies (you can use veggies of your choice, we just like it with mixed)
16oz grated cheese

Brown the hamburger, drain, and rinse
mix with can of cream of chicken soup
Pour tater tots in the bottom of a casserole dish
add mixture on top.
Then add bag of frozen veggies.
Bake on 350* for about 40 mins.
Take casserole out and add grated cheese to the top and bake for another 5-7 mins, or until cheese is melted.

We serve this with garlic bread and a green salad!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Chicken Salad in Pita Pockets!!

This is a big hit in the summertime at my house!!
(This came from my SIL Lynnel)

4 to 6 cooked, cooled and diced chicken breasts
2-3 celery pieces, chopped
1 lg can of pineapple tidbits (optional)
2 1/2 c. of purple grapes sliced in half
3/4 c. -1 1/4 c of Miracle Whip
1/2 c. of slivered almonds
pkg. of pita pockets

Mix all ingredients together in a big bowl!! Stuff in pita pockets and ENJOY!!!
Makes a nice cool dinner for the Summertime!!

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

3/4 C sugar
1 C flour
1 Tbls. cocoa
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 C milk
1/3 C melted butter
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C sugar
4 Tbls cocoa
1 1/4 C hot water

Preheat oven to 350.
Combine 3/4 C sugar, flour 3 T. cocoa, baking powder, & salt.
Blend in milk, melted butter & vanilla.
Beat until smooth.
Pour into 8x8 or 9x9 pan.
Combine brown sugar, 1/2 C sugar & 4T. cocoa.
Sprinkle evenly over top of batter.
Pour hot water over top.
Bake 40 minutes or until center is almost set.
Let stand 15 minutes.

Emily's Beef Stroganoff

1 lb. ground or shredded beef
1/2 chopped onion
8 oz sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
dash of Worcestershire sauce
salt/pepper to taste
rice or noodles

Brown ground beef with onion or use cooked roast that has been shredded. Drain grease.
Stir in sour cream, cream soup, and W. sauce until mixed.
Stir until heated through.
Add salt & pepper to taste if desired.
Serve over cooked rice or noodles