Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Angel Pillows

 These are more of a dessert than a breakfast food and they are fun for the kids to make. My only caution is the baking temperature: bake them high and fast or the marshmallows will ooze everywhere and make caramel candy on your baking sheet.

You are going to need some cinnamon sugar, some melted butter, large marshmallows and a can of cresent dough. Dip the marshmallow into the butter, then the cinnamon sugar, then roll it in the dough. Seal all of the edges and place on a line baking sheet.

Bake at 400* for 6 to 8 minutes. Careful when you remove them, hot marshmallow can burn the fingers!
Eat while warm - Enjoy!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Easy Chocolate Croissants

These are totally kid friendly! 
Take a package of cresent dough and a few handfuls of dark chocolate. 
Roll 'em out, sprinkle the chocolate, roll 'em up and bake.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

I am not sure which I like better: the whole roasted brussel sprout or the crispy leaves that fall off. So, I try to make both in one pan! After trimming the stems, peel off some of the outer leaves to bake into "chips". Wash and toss with some olive oil and seasonings. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes for the leaves to crisp, remove them and place the tray back in until the little cabbages are tender!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Sausage Stew

Easy, easy crockpot dish! Brown a package of sausage - use polish or italian, depending on your taste. I used one red onion, a handful of sliced carrots and a few stalks of celery. Saute them in some olive oil until they are soft (and makes your house smell like Thanksgiving!).

Slice the sausage and place in crock pot with cooked vegetables. Add a drained can of beans and a can of diced tomatoes plus a can of water. Stir and set for 8 hours (or more if needed).

Monday, October 8, 2012

Easy Burritos

I took some leftover ground turkey and heated it with a packet of taco seasoning. Spread a few spoonfuls on the tortilla (any size will do) and sprinkle some shredded cheese on top. Roll them up, tucking the sides in and place in a medium hot pan.

Brown on each side and top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes or even salsa! Enjoy!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Jacob's One Bowl Brownies

1/2 cup butter
2 oz dark chocolate
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
Spray an 8x8 pan
In a microwave safe bowl (large enough to mix all ingredients in), melt together butter and dark chocolate. Only heat for 30 seconds at a time, stir and repeat.
Allow butter mixture to cool a little bit so that your eggs don't scramble.
Whisk in sugar and cocoa powder. Then whisk in eggs, one at a time. Finally, whisk in the salt and vanilla.
Put the whisk down...use a spoon and mix in the flour but just until incorporated.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour batter into pan.
Bake for 30 - 35 minutes.

We ate ours warm with chocolate gelato!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Danish Coffee Cake with Peaches

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2/3 cup greek yogurt
1 tsp vanilla

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 (or smaller rectangle pan).
In a bowl, mix eggs. oil, yogurt and sugar. Just a spoon...the dough will get too thick for a whisk
Add the vanilla and flour and baking powder and combine.
Press into prepared pan.

 8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 peaches, sliced

Using a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy.
Add vanilla and egg.
Spoon this cheese mixture into the center and spread, leaving a one inch border of just cake.
Top with slices of peaches.
Bake fr about 55 - 60 minutes. Cool in a pan.

Monday, October 1, 2012


My rockin penpal, Jenny from The Spicy Simmer  sent me the best package! Jenny has some great posts on CSA's and what to do with all of those goodies. Now, on to the package...
Blueberry Jam
Plaid Cat Pancake Mix
Toasted Sesame Ginger Quinoa
Jane's Seasoning

Such a fun box! The Simple Pleasures chocolates are DIVINE!

The Blueberry Jam is locally made and so good that I wanted to eat it with a spoon straight from the jar!

 I used the Gluten Free Pancake Mix and the Blueberry Jam to make dinner last night for the kiddos. Because of the jam, we didn't need any syrup. I was a little nervous to use a gluten free mix, but you would have never know the difference! Check out their whole line of items here: