Monday, May 31, 2021

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cereal Bars

  This can to be because my husband did not like the Annie's Cocoa Bunnies cereal. I did not want to waste the cereal, so I thought I would make them like the rice cereal treats. Adding peanut butter and additional baking cocoa was a nice touch.

Here is the recipe.

6 cups chocolate cereal of your choice

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup peanut butter

12 ounce bag of marshmallows

1/3 cup baking cocoa

Grease 9x13 pan with butter. Over low heat, combine butter, peanut butter, marshmallows, and cocoa. Add cereal.  Press into pan. Enjoy.

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Friday, May 28, 2021

Someone Else's Grocery List

 I had made up a grocery list to take to the store. I had forgot it. I had later noticed that there was grocery list left by someone else. Looking over the list, I had bought three things on this list: Bacon, eggs, and carrots.

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Monday, May 24, 2021

Black Cherry Jell-O Cookies /Jell-O Cookie Recipe

I have done Orange Jell-O Chocolate Chip cookies  and Lemon-Lime Jell-O cookies back in March 2013. 8 years later I have made Jell-O cookies again. This time I had a small box of Black Cherry Jell-O and I made cookies with it.

This time I formed the cookies in a vintage cookie cutter. 

So I thought I would put a generic recipe so you can make

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 - 3 oz package of Jell-O
2 large eggs
1 t vanilla extract (I used cherry extract for these cookies)
 2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
If you are going to add a mix-ins, add 1 cup

Mix butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients. Form 1 inch ball, roll ball in sugar, place on  baking sheet and flatten using bottom of a glass. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 8 minutes.

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Saturday, May 22, 2021

Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup

My son had made some comforting tomato soups and grilled cheese. From scratch. Most times he just buys us food, however he does occasionally cook.  Just like the name of this blog, my son did wing this recipe with a little help from the internet. 

The tomato soup has:
6 tomatoes (he used beef steak tomatoes)
2-4 cloves of garlic (he used a full head of garlic, so lots of garlic)
an onion
1- 2 T of fresh basil
2 quarts of chicken stock
Salt and Pepper to taste.

Cut the tomatoes in half and roast along with the garlic in a375 F oven for about 30 minutes.
In the meantime sauté onions in enough butter to cover the bottom of the pan and slowly cook them over low heat for also about 30 minutes.

So tomatoes, garlic, and onions are done about the same time. Put these ingredients in a blender along with the basil and blend until smooth. put back in a large enough pot to add 2 quarts of chicken stock. Simmer for about 2-3 hours. Salt and pepper to taste. 

 For the grilled cheese sandwich. My son used sourdough bread, shredded Gouda and smoked cheddar cheese and bacon, which he cooked in the oven with some black pepper.

This was a really tasty meal, I thought he over salted the soup. I hope he make it again in the future. 

I also need to encourage him to cook more and not always buy restaurant food.

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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Veggie Packed Lasagna an Individual Apple Pie

I am usually make dinner on Saturdays. I made lasagna and apple pie. This particular lasagna I added spinach, carrots, celery, garlic, and onion along with ground beef and canned spaghetti sauce (along with ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, and Parmesan cheese.) I usually don't add spinach, carrots, or celery to my lasagna, but these are veggies I needed to use up and had worked out to make a tasty lasagna.
The apple pie visually is hot mess, but still tasty. I could not find a pie plate, but I thought I would try to make individual pies in my large muffin pan. I did not make my bottom crust tall enough and the filling stich to the sides, making it difficult to remove the pies from the pan.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Canned Biscuit Waffles

 There is a can a biscuits in the frig and I made waffles out of it. It was easy to just pop the biscuits out of the can and put them in the waffle iron, but it was just not the same as actual waffles. I enjoyed them better plain than with syrup  on them. Probably because it was just a biscuit.

I did have to flatten them a little so it can fit better in my waffle iron. I might try the cinnamon rolls that come in the can next and see how they do.

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Saturday, May 08, 2021

Anzac Biscuits (Cookies)

 If you are from Australia or New Zealand, then you know what these are.

I have never heard of these before. It had oats and coconut in them so I knew I had to make these cookies, even though there are referred to as biscuits. 

Here is the video that got me into wanting me to make these:

These video will tell a little bit about the history behind these.

The things I found it interesting are that the butter is melted, the baking soda is dissolved in boiling water along with some golden syrup, and that there are no eggs in these. So this cookie has a potential to be vegan. Just find a butter replacement.

How I made these:

Heat oven to 300 F.
1 cup of oats
1 cup coconut (I used unsweetened)
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar

Melt 1/4 pound (1 stick) butter
Add to the dry ingredients 

in a 1/4 cup boiling water add 1 tablespoon golden syrup (I used dark corn syrup) and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Add to the other ingredients.

I added a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of vanilla, but these items I believe are not traditionally found in this recipe. I almost added chocolate chips, but decided against it.

I ended up baking the cookies for about 10 minutes. It is going to depend if you like them crunchy or soft. They did turn out thin. I thought these cookies were tasty. It has a buttery coconut flavor, who knows how it would of turned out if I added the chocolate chips.