Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Peach Dessert

Peach Dessert

6 peaches sliced
4 oz cream cheese
1 c. powdered sugar
8 oz cool whip
1/8 t. almond extract
3 T. butter1
1/2 c. pecan sandie cookies (about 1/2 package) crushed

To make the crust, generously butter a 9-inch glass pie plate. In a large bowl, stir together the cookie crumbs and the melted butter. Using your fingertips, firmly and evenly press the mixture into the bottom and sides of the pie plate. Then I usually put it into the fridge to set up while I do the rest.

Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, cool whip, almond extract in large bowl. Pour this mixture into crust.

Add peaches on top (better if mixed with a glaze you can either buy or make by heating 1 smashed peach, 1 t cornstarch, 1 T water, 1/2 c. sugar)

This is actually good with different fruit like, raspberries or strawberries. I hope you enjoy!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Almond Cinnamon Crunch

(C) Rhodes (I think -- I got this recipe from my cousin-in-law)

12 Rhodes rolls, thawed
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. almond flavoring
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 c. chopped slivered almonds

2 tbsp. butter
1 c. powdered sugar
2 tbsp. milk
1/4 tsp. almond flavoring

Let rolls thaw and rise according to package directions (approximately 2-4 hours). Cream 1/2 c. butter and brown sugar. Add flour, 2 tsp. almond flavoring, and cinnamon. Stir in slivered almonds. Put mixture in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Push dough into a ball and roll out to a rectangle. Crumble mixture on top of rolled out dough. Roll up dough and mixture like a jelly roll, rolling lengthwise. Cut roll in half lengthwise. Turn halves face up so layers can be seen. Pinch the tops of the layers a bit, then twist the two halves like a braid. Let rise 30-45 minutes on baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

To make icing, brown butter before adding other ingredients (butter can be simply melted, but the icing will taste different if you actually brown the butter). Drizzle over baked bread.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Main Dish Pasta Salad kids love

One package cooked/chilled Penne Pasta
Head of Broccoli chopped into small mouth bite size pieces
1/2 bag of baby carrots chopped
Can of sliced olives
Cucumber diced
Red Onion chopped finely
Handful of cherry tomatoes
Cooked and shredded chicken
Package Feta cheese

Basiclly just put all of above, or whatever you like, in a BIG bowl and then toss it with cracked pepper and Italian dressing.

This makes a ton so you can eat it for days to come and the noodles don't go weird. Kids love it because they can use their fingers. Also very colorful and a fun side to take to parties. Sometimes I leave the chicken out.

I stalk these food blogs

The Pioneer Woman. Now, don't go thinkin' she's a Mormon pioneer, cuz she surely is not. She does live on a ranch so I think that counts as being a pioneer. Her recipes are usually easy, stick to your ribs type food made with lots of butter (yummmm!). I have made a couple of her recipes and am constantly printing more out to try. She posts tons of pics and has great commentary.

Stephanie is a local, which means I really like her. And she does cooking classes at her house for a reasonable price. I took my sis-in-law to one and it was a lot of fun. She does gourmet food that is easy for anyone to make. She's also super cute and nice!

I get good ideas from The Picky Palate, but I know that my kids picky palates wouldn't eat most of the recipes. Major bonus: tons of treats!! Yummy!

These last three were recommended by my google reader (which I love) and I've enjoyed reading them.



And of course, I post my recipes on my blog. I will re-post some here too.

Other recipe site

Great idea Alisha! I've done this for my work too--http://cpixrecipes.blogspot.com/. You guys can check that site out as well for other ideas.

How Fun!!

Is this for posting recipes and such!? I love it! I'll be back with a recipe, when I can find some good pictures (or take pictures of my own!). Great idea, Alisha!

The Best Sloppy Joes!

1 lb ground beef

1/2 cup onion

1 cup Ketchup

1 TBL Vinegar

1 TBL Lemon

1 TBL Worchestershire Sauce

1 tsp Mustard

1 TBL Brown Sugar

Brown Hamburger, add ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes. Place on Buns, that is it!! Top Sloppy Joes with chees, pickles, lettuce whatever! No more Dinner out of a can!

Welcome Friends

Okay, so I've had this idea for a while now, and I am finally getting it going. Most of you know that I LOVE food and I always love getting new recipes. So I thought I would give this blog a try. You have all been invited to administrate this blog. I was thinking that whenever you have a great recipe that you have tried and would like to share it, post it here. We can all try it and comment on it. So what do you think? If you would rather not be a part of this I totally understand and I will remove your name. Thanks ahead of time for all of your great recipes!!

PS- Don't forget to label your posts: Appetizer, Main Dish, Dessert, Salads, etc. That way we can keep things organized!