Saturday, December 31, 2011

Countdown To 2012 - Best Dessert Recipes



This week I'm linking up with a bunch of other wonderful bloggers. Today we're sharing our best dessert recipes of 2011. 

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Here is the schedule for the week.


December 26th – Best Breakfast Recipes
December 27th – Best Bread Recipes
December 28th – Best Soup & Stew Recipes
December 29th – Best Main Dish Recipes
December 30th – Best Crockpot Recipes
December 31st – Best Dessert Recipes


Friday, December 30, 2011

Homemade Crepes Recipe


These are fun to make.  My crepes aren't super light and flaky.  They aren't always the same.  But they do always taste good and the kids love them! 

Most of the time the kids like different things on the insides of their crepes.  Peanut butter, honey, jelly, powdered sugar, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, fruit, whipped cream; or a combination of any of the above.

I like having all the kids in the kitchen together, trying to come up with new variations.  We have a fun time making these.  They don't need to be perfect crepes; just fun homemade crepes.




Crepes


1 1/4 cup milk
1 cup flour
pinch of salt
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla
3 eggs


Add all ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth and no flour lumps remain.


Preheat a non-stick pan on medium heat.  Spray with cooking spray. Pour a small amount of batter into pan while swirling around to make it thin in an even coat.  Place pan back on heat and cook for 30 - 45 seconds on the first side, then flip and cook for about 10 - 20 seconds more until done.

Fill with whatever you want. My favorite is peanut butter, powdered sugar, honey and whipped cream.


One Year Ago...












Amish Friendship Cinnamon Rolls

This is linked with:
Sweets for a Saturday at Sweet as Sugar Cookies
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello

Countdown To 2012 - Best Crockpot Recipes



Today I am joining a bunch of bloggers; sharing our best Crock Pot Slow Cooking recipes.

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Find more Crockpot recipes at Finding Joy in My Kitchen, Cinnamon Girl Recipes, Loving My Domestic Life, Lynn's Kitchen Adventures, and Newleyweds Blog



Here is the schedule for the week.


December 26th – Best Breakfast Recipes
December 27th – Best Bread Recipes
December 28th – Best Soup & Stew Recipes
December 29th – Best Main Dish Recipes
December 30th – Best Crockpot Recipes
December 31st – Best Dessert Recipes


Thursday, December 29, 2011

Countdown To 2012 - Best Main Dish Recipes




Today I'm linking up my Best Main Dishes of 2011. 

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Find more Main Dish recipes at Finding Joy in My Kitchen, Cinnamon Girl Recipes, Loving My Domestic Life, Lynn's Kitchen Adventures, and Newleyweds Blog



Here is the schedule for the week.


December 26th – Best Breakfast Recipes
December 27th – Best Bread Recipes
December 28th – Best Soup & Stew Recipes
December 29th – Best Main Dish Recipes
December 30th – Best Crockpot Recipes
December 31st – Best Dessert Recipes






Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Mexican Corn Casserole




Looks can be deceiving.  This may look plain and uninteresting.  However, this was one of my favorite things that I have made.  It took a lot of self control not to eat more of it at a time.

I've been only semi recently trying to adapt to a gluten free way of cooking and I've been introduced to many new blogs as result. Book of Yum hosts Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger each month. We get to pick a blogger with gluten free recipes on their blog and highlight one of their recipes.  I chose Easy to Be Gluten Free.  I've already found several recipes I'd like to try! 


I think the only change would be to add another can of chiles, just to take the flavor a notch higher.  This was very filling and I ate these with just a bit of black beans with garlic on the side. Wonderful meal!





Mexican Corn Casserole
Adapted from Easy to be Gluten Free

4 eggs, lightly beaten
1 (15 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (15 oz) can cream style corn
1 1/2 cups cornmeal
1 1/4 cups sour cream
1 cup butter, melted
2 (4 oz) cans chopped green chiles
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tsp. baking powder
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 325.  Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Mix well.  Transfer mixture to a greased 9 x 13 in. pan.  Bake, uncovered for an hour and 15 minutes. Check to make sure middle is done, it may need to cook longer. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.

Total calories = 3630 calories
10 servings = 363 calories per serving

One Year Ago...







Cilantro Egg Salad Sandwich


This is linked with:
Ultimate Recipe Swap at Life as Mom
Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Project Linky at It's A Keeper
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum



 Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.

Countdown To 2012 - Best Soup Recipes




This week I'm linking up with a bunch of bloggers with our best recipes of 2011.  Today we'll be sharing our best soup/stew recipes.

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Here is the schedule for the week.


December 26th – Best Breakfast Recipes
December 27th – Best Bread Recipes
December 28th – Best Soup & Stew Recipes
December 29th – Best Main Dish Recipes
December 30th – Best Crockpot Recipes
December 31st – Best Dessert Recipes


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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Shredded Korean Beef Tacos


This is one of the easiest recipes in the world.  Chuck it all in the crockpot and let it sit all day.  Come home at the end of the day to some tasty Asian tacos. The seasoned coleslaw brought this to another level.  It added the perfect crunch.


They weren't the prettiest things in the world to eat but still very tasty.  I do think that next time that I will kick it up a notch and add more garlic and a bit more seasonings.





Shredded Korean Beef Tacos Recipe

Adapted from A Year of Slow Cooking


3 - 4 lbs. beef roast
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 head of garlic, peeled but leave cloves whole, about 10 cloves
1 tbsp. ginger, minced
2 tbsp. seasoned rice wine vinegar
1 tbsp. sesame oil
1 jalapeno, diced


Shredded Cabbage:
1 bag shredded coleslaw
1 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste


Throw in everything and cook all day on low, about 8 - 10 hours. Shred meat and stir to distribute the juices. Serve on corn tortillas with shredded cabbage.


Two Years Ago...











Fiesta Corn Chowder

This is linked with:
Hearth and Soul at The 21st Century Housewife
Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free
Kelly The Kitchen Kop at Real Food Wednesday
The Mommy Club at Crystal and Co.
Works for Me Wednesday at We are THAT Family
What's on the Menu at Dining with Debbie
Best Recipes at This Chick Cooks
Gluten Free Wednesdays at Gluten Free Homemaker
Ingredient Spotlight: Soy Sauce at Eat at Home

Countdown To 2012 - Best Bread Recipes




This week I'm linking in with a bunch of other fantastic bloggers to share our best bread recipes of 2011. 

 
Find more bread recipes at Finding Joy in My Kitchen, Cinnamon Girl Recipes, Loving My Domestic Life, Lynn's Kitchen Adventures, and Newleyweds Blog

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Here is the schedule for the week.


December 26th – Best Breakfast Recipes
December 27th – Best Bread Recipes
December 28th – Best Soup & Stew Recipes
December 29th – Best Main Dish Recipes
December 30th – Best Crockpot Recipes
December 31st – Best Dessert Recipes