Saturday, July 28, 2012

Freezer Meals

My husband has been making frozen meals for members of his family. He started to make them for his mom and eventually he started to make some for his brother, uncle, and cousin. What I have shown is a basic lasagna with layer of meat sauce, noodles, and cheese. Some of his other dished have included tuna casserole, chicken Alfredo , Swedish meatballs, and pasta primavera.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Show Your Stuff # 34

It is time again for another edition of Show Your Stuff. I am showing off some double chocolate Chip cookies. My husband had a craving for some chocolate. I search the Internet for a recipe and found this one on

So now it is time the show off what you are proud to show off.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Creamed Corn Macaroni and Cheese

I knew I had to make this after seeing one of the next Food Network Star, Yvan Lemoine, make this in his pilot. I have been follow this show since from the beginning and look forward to see who wins. I had to guess on the amounts of the ingredients, but I used:

1 can of creamed corn
about 1 cup milk
2 cups of macaroni, before it is cooked
2-3 cups grated cheese (I used a mixture of sharp cheddar and Mexican blend)
1 T cornstarch dissolve in  a little bit of water
Croutons (I had cheese and garlic flavor on hand)
Olive oil

I heated the creamed corn, added the milk, eventually add the cornstarch water mixture and heated until it was thick.

Meanwhile you are also cooking the pasta according to package directions.

Once the corn mixture is thickened, add the cheese. Combine the cooked noodles and the cheese mixture and add to a 2 quart casserole dish. In a bowl, drizzle some olive oil with some croutons, add the croutons on top of the macaroni and cheese. Bake at 350 degree for about 20 minutes.

My husband and son was skeptical at first when I said I was going to make this, but in the end, they did like it.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Show Your Stuff #33 - Upsidedown Brownies

I am excited for this weeks edition for Show Your Stuff, I took the next step and paid for an InLinkz subscription, so now I will have thumbnails of your links.
I am showing off an upside down brownie, a nut and oatmeal topping on top of a brownie.

So it is time to share the recipe:

First make the crumb topping:

1/3 cup flour
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup pack brown sugar
1/2 chopped nuts
1/3 cup melted butter

Combine all ingredients, pack down firmly into a lightly greased 9x9 inch pan.

Make the brown batter

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Mix thoroughly the first four ingredients, add in the dry ingredients. pour batter over the crumb topping. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Immediately turn brownies upside down. let cool before outing into squares.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Show Your Stuff #32 - Molasses White Chocolate Chip Cookies

It is time again for Show Your Stuff. For a while I have making chocolate chip cookies, however I wanted to make a different cookie. I went though my Betty Crocker's Cooky Book and decided to make Molasses Jumbles. The only difference I did was I added white chocolate chips and I used butter instead of shortening. So the ingredients are:
1/4 Butter
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Molasses
3 1/2 cups Flour
1 T Baking Soda (yes, that is 1 Tablespoon)
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup Cold water
12 oz package white chocolate chips

I creamed the butter, brown sugar, and molasses. I added the remaining ingredients. Drop by round teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes.

I found the molasses flavor a little strong, but I still like it. This might be the cookie for you if you like the flavor of molasses.

So now link up what you are proud to show off.

Show Your Stuff #63 - Home Made Ice Cream

I made Ice cream this past weekend and it turned out great.

So here is the recipe:

2 eggs
1 cup sugar
3 1/2 cream
1 cup milk
2 1/2 t vanilla

Combine all ingredients except vanilla in sauce pan over medium low heat till it reaches at least 160 degrees and coats the back of a spoon. Add vanilla, cool completely, refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Freeze in ice cream machine according to manufactures directions.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Peanut Butter Ice Cream

I first saw this peanut butter ice cream recipe On Sweet As Sugar Cookies blog. What really attracted me to this recipe is that is doesn't use any cream. The use of cornstarch in the recipe keeps the ice cream from getting "icy" and keeps it creamy. This recipe was originally a spicy peanut butter ice cream. I left out the spicy element and added a little cocoa. I also did not add the cinnamon, but that was on accident. So the original recipe can be found here.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Easy Orange Cranberry Sauce

My husband made an easy orange cranberry sauce with a can of jellied cranberry sauce 
He made it to go on top of fried fish, anybody who knows me will tell you I like a little fried fish with my tarter sauce. But I like the sauce with the fish and it probably has less calories and fat than the tarter sauce. I am sure that this sauce will go well with other meats,
So here is the recipe.

Easy Orange Cranberry Sauce

By David Huston

1 Can Jellied Cranberry Sauce
1/2 Cup Orange Juice
3T Sugar

Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth and just heat and serve.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Show Your Stuff #31

It is time again for another edition of Show Your Stuff. You may of notice that this blog got a face lift. During a visit to my daughters in Kansas, my daughter Ashley made changes to the header and gave egg icons for my social media. She also worked on my other blog, Treasures Made From Yarn. She also created a Facebook page, so now you can follow us on Facebook.
So go ahead and share what you are proud to show, and also see what other people are showing off.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Happy 4th July!

As with most people, I have the day off. We really have no plans for today. I have to be up really early tommorow, so we won't be doing any fireworks. Though I saw (and heard) a lot fireworks while going out for a walk yesterday evening.

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Never Seen Cereal Bar and New Facebook Page

First of all thank you Ashley for giving this site a new look and giving Just Winging It a Facebook Page. I really LOVE the egg icons for my social media.
So while in Lawrence, KS I actually saw a cereal bar tucked away inside a coffee shop (I could not remember the name of the coffee shop, may Ashley can leave the name of the coffee shop in the comments.) I hear of them, I never thought I would actually see one.

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