Sunday, February 27, 2022

No Bake Oreo Cheesecake

 I have made this tasty dessert before, however, my husband recently bought a springform pan, and I thought a no-bake cheesecake to be the inaugural dessert.

This was a learning curve for me, I have never used a springform pan. 

I did not use parchment paper, I wish it did. Even though it is supposed to be non-stick, it still stuck to the pan. I was also afraid I was going to scratch the brand new pan. 

To make this I used:
2 packages of cream cheese
1 small tub of Cool Whip
a package of Oreos
6 Tablespoons of melted butter
1/3 cup of sugar

Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature. 
Take about 25 Oreos and turn them into crumbs.  Add the melted butter and form it into the crust into the pan. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes. In the meantime, combine the cream cheese and the sugar. Add in the Cool Whip. Coarsely chop some more Oreos and add to the filling. Add it on top of the crust. Decorate with more Oreo crumbs and Oreos. Let it refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Enjoy!

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Sunday, February 20, 2022

Tasty Eats with Cocoa Bread Recipe

Hi, how is everyone. I am doing another edition of tasty eats. The first up is carrot cake with raisins. There were carrots left over from the chicken soup my son made when we were sick.  I have staring at the carrots for a while and used them up in this carrot cake.

 This is taco dip that my husband made for the Superbowl. The dip is a layer of refried beans, guacamole, sour cream, salsa, tomatoes and cheese.
I also made tortilla chips and chicken parmesan sliders along with the dip.

This is a ramen "hack". It is ramen noodles with melted mozzarella cheese, butter, and milk. It is topped with sliced chicken breast and pizza sauce (left over from the chicken sliders). I was impressed with this, it was delicious. 

Here is another ramen "hack". I believe this is the common recipe that is going around on Tic Tok. I think I messed up the egg portion of this recipe, but it was still tasty. 

Finally, I have a cocoa bread. I made this following from a vintage cookbook pamphlet. 
To make the bread you will need:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup baking cocoa
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup melted shortening
optional: about 1/4 cup chocolate chips (original recipe did not call for it)

Sift the first five ingredients.  Add the remaining ingredients Pour into a greased loaf pan. Bake in 350-degree (F) oven for about 45 minutes. 

In the mosaic photo, I have some Grown up Grilled Cheese.

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Friday, February 11, 2022

Chocolate Marble Bread

 Let me start our stating that the recipe for this is here.

It did not marble like I wanted it, but this was just the end piece.

I want to state that I did not have yogurt that the recipe asked for, I substituted it with sour cream. I am glad that it still worked out. This bread to me tasted like more like a cake than a bread. Adding a glaze on top just added to the cake element for me.

I will likely make this again.

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Tuesday, February 08, 2022

Salsbury Steak with Tomato Rice Pilaf and Bacon Green Beans

I mentioned in my last post that I was going to make Salsbury Steak. Here it is. It turned out tasty. I am usually not into Salsbury steak (at least not out of the freezer section), but this homemade version was very good. It was served with tomato rice pilaf, and canned green beans with left over bacon from breakfast.

Both the Salsbury Steak and Rice Pilaf are Taste of Home recipes.
I doubled the recipe to makes 4 patties.

2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 envelopes of brown gravy mix
2 teaspoons of dried minced onion
1 pound of ground beef
 1 1/2 cups of water
2 tablespoons dry mustard

Whisk the eggs and the milk, add breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons of the gravy mix, and the onion. Mix in the ground beef. Shape into 4 patties about 3/4 inch thick. broil 3-4 inches from heat for about 6-7 minutes on each side or no longer pink.

To make the gravy, add gravy mix, mustard, and water. cook over medium heat until thick.

Serve gravy over patties.

To make the Tomato Rice Pilaf
The Taste of Home recipe made this in the microwave, I made mine on the stove.
I also doubled the recipe.
1/4 cup butter
1 cup of rice
1 small onion
2 1/2 cups of chicken broth
1/4 cup each of chopped green onion and fresh parsley
1 chopped tomato

Chop up onion. Melt the butter on the stope top. Add the onion and rice and cook until the onion is soft, and the rice is lightly brown. Carefully add the broth, it is going to steam, cover and cook until the rice is done. About 20 minutes.  Add in the remaining ingredients.

The green beans were literally chopped up bacon added to a can of green bean. I did microwave this.

I hope you get a chance to make this.

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Sunday, February 06, 2022

Tasty Eats - COVID Edition

That nasty COVID had finally hit our home. I guess it was just a matter of time.  I am counting my blessings that our household can recover at home and not in a hospital and that we (or at least I) can still prepare a meal. Granted, we did resort to having food delivered to our home a few days.

This is a chicken and spinach dish. I had made this dish a few days before I got sick.  The story is that I was picking the quick philly steak for a dish that my son wanted to make. I saw the quick chicken verson, so I used that in my dish instead. I believe this is the second time I made this dish, and this is a solid favorite. You can find the recipe for this here.

First my husband got sick, and few days later my son and I got sick. A few days after that my stepson got sick. But before he got sick, he had made the rest of us some chicken noodle soup. What made this soup special is that it is infused with garlic and honey.

This next dish is a simple crock pot recipe, 2 pounds of stew meat, 1 can of cream of mushroom soup, 1 can of cream of mushroom soup with garlic, 1 envelope of onion soup mix, 1 chopped green pepper, and some chopped roasted red pepper from the jar.  Cook on low for about 7-8 hours. I forgot to get the initial photo. We had severed the stew over rice. I had combined the left-over stew with the left-over rice, this is my lunch the next day.

For our final dish we some quick cinnamon rolls. This is just a biscuit dough and not a yeast one. I had an idea to add a little instant coffee to the frosting. It was tasty. 

Nice cream has been my comfort dish throughout the whole process. I will either have it for breakfast of lunch.  If you don't know what nice cream is, it is the vegan version of ice cream. My version always has frozen bananas and peanut butter. I sometimes add cocoa powder and flax seed.

At the time of this blog post, we are still dealing with COVID.  Future dinner plans include Philly Cheese steak, which got put off because my son did not feel well enough to make it. I had also planned of making Salsbury steak, that got put off because I wasn't feel well and pizza sounded good.

I hope I am well the next time I put up a blog post.

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