Friday, August 22, 2014

Sweet Baby Ray's Crock pot Chicken..pinned it and tried it

Pinned it, tried it, and LOVED it!

I have to say there aren't very many things I pin that I don't like. There are a million good recipes on Pinterest!

This is one of them..quick and tasty..perfect for an easy week night meal!

Sweet Baby Ray's Crock pot BBQ Chicken

4 to 6 chicken breasts
1 (18 oz.) Sweet baby Ray's BBQ sauce
2 Tbsp. vinegar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Mix all the ingredients together and pour over chicken in crock pot. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours until pull apart tender.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Peaches and Cream Cups....

This is a great "recipe for two" when peaches are in season. 

Cool and refreshing, it's a perfect little dessert!

Peaches and Cream Cups
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1 ginger snap cookie, crumbled
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1 carton (6 oz.) peach yogurt 
1/4 c. cream cheese, softened
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/3 c. sliced fresh peaches

Mix the crumbs and ginger and set aside. Beat the yogurt and cream cheese, stir in the vanilla.Fold in the peaches and spoon into 2 bowls. Top with crushed gingersnaps.(You can also use low fat yogurt and cream cheese)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Blueberry Muffins

These are listed as "Too die for Blueberry Muffins" over at allrecipes. There are a TON of reviews, so of course I had to try them out.

While they are a wonderful tasting muffin,bursting with blueberries, complete with a nice crumb and sweet topping, I can't say they are "to die for." They are a REALLY good muffin, but not outrageous good.

The first time I made them , they were a bit dry,so I tried them again. I read some of the reviews, and added some vanilla, a splash of milk, decreased the topping by half, and baked it  few minutes less and wow..they were great!

Moist and delicious! I will definitely make these again.

Blueberry Muffins

1 1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/3 c. oil
1 egg
1/3 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. fresh blueberries

Mix the salt, flour, sugar, and baking powder. Pour the oil in a measuring cup and add the egg, milk, and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into dry ingredients ans mix just until moistened. Spoon into paper lined muffin tins.

1/2 c. sugar
1/3 c. flour
1/4 c. butter, cubed
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Mix with fork and sprinkle on top of muffins. Bake at 400 for 20 to 25 minutes until done.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Spring Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

I'm not sure why this is called a "Spring Salad," as around here, berries are fresh in the summer. But whatever it's called, it is a VERY delicious fresh tasting salad. Sometimes I put leftover chicken on top,too. It really tasted good with the orange vinaigrette.

I don't ever get tired of salads, I love them year round. This makes enough for the two of us for a couple of meals!

Spring Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

Romaine lettuce, torn
1 orange, peeled and cut up
1/2 c. sliced strawberries
1/2 c. fresh blueberries
1/2 c. fresh raspberries
1/2 c. sliced almonds. toasted

1/4 c. oil
1 Tbsp. orange juice
1 Tbsp. honey
1 tsp. grated range peel
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper

Shake well and pour over salad.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Ice Cream Torte

My sister in law gave me this REALLY good recipe years ago, and I dig it out of my recipe box and make it every summer. It's made in a 9 x 13 pan, but I made it in a 11 x 7 pan this time.

Why, you ask? Well, so the crust would be nice and thick,of course!

That's the best part, it's crunchy, nutty and caramel like because of the butter and brown sugar. You can really taste the coconut,too, as it bakes, it gets a toasted flavor.

Yep, it's a good one!

Ice cream Torte

3 c. rice Chex, crushed
1 1/2 c. coconut
3/4 c chopped nuts
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. butter, melted
Mix together, reserve 1/3 for top. Pat the rest in a lightly greased 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Cool completely. 

1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened

Spoon the softened ice cream on top and sprinkle with remaining topping. Freeze.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Veggie Pizza

Hi everyone!

Just popping in to share a quick recipe today...a summertime favorite, veggie pizza.

I usually make this with a dry ranch dip mix, but I didn't have one on hand, so I used my mom's recipe. It's a handy dandy one... the ingredients are in your cupboard! You just need dill weed and garlic powder. They give a light, mild flavor to the cream cheese, and let the veggies shine.

Have a great day!

Veggie Pizza

2 cans crescent dough
1 (8oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. sour cream
1 tsp. dill weed
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 c. broccoli, chopped
1/2 c. carrots, shredded
1/2 c. red pepper, chopped
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 small can black olives, sliced

Pat the crescents into a jelly roll pan to form a crust. Bake at 375 for 15 to 17 minutes. Cool. Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, dill weed, and garlic powder. Spread onto cooled crust. Top with veggies, olives, and cheese.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Frozen Yogurt Banana Pops

Pinned it, tried it, and loved it!

Cool, creamy and frosty..... these are a fun summertime treat. 

They are so easy to make, I think this would be a fun recipe for kids. 
Healthy too!

Frozen Yogurt Banana Pops
bananas, cut in half
Greek yogurt
crushed walnuts
Popsicle sticks

Mix the yogurt and cinnamon. Put the bananas onto the Popsicle sticks. Spread the yogurt onto to bananas and roll in crushed nuts. Lay on parchment paper and freeze for 45 minutes. Enjoy!