Monday, April 3, 2017

Low-Sugar Strawberry Freezer Jam


4 c strawberry puree (2-16 oz containers)
3 c sugar
1 box low-sugar pectin
1 c water

Hull and wash strawberries then blend in a food processor until desired texture is reached. Set aside. In a heavy-bottomed pan, whisk together sugar and pectin. Next, stir in water. Heat on medium-high, stirring often, until boiling. Boil for 1 minute stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add strawberry puree stirring constantly for 1 minute more. Pour immediately into jars. Let sit at room temperature for 24 hours before putting in freezer. Lasts for 1 year in freezer. Defrost jam in fridge before using. Once opened, lasts for 3 weeks in fridge. Makes 7 cups.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Zucchini Brownies

1/4 c butter or margarine, softened
1/2 c vegetable oil
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3 c flour
4 Tbsp cocoa
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 c buttermilk
2 c zucchini, shredded

Cream butter or margarine, vegetable oil and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder and baking soda until combined. Slowly add to wet ingredients. Add buttermilk and zucchini and mix until just combined. Pour into greased sheet cake pan. Sprinkle with cake topping (below). Bake at 350 for 30 to 35 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. 

Cake Topping:

3/4 c brown sugar
1 c chocolate chips

Stir to combine.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Doritos Corn Chip Skillet

1 lb ground beef
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 c water
1 can black beans
2 c Nacho Cheese Doritos, slightly broken
2 c cheddar cheese, shredded

Cook ground beef until done. Add taco seasoning and water. Simmer for 5 minutes or until water has evaporated. Stir in beans and simmer for 5 more minutes. Stir in chips and top with cheese. Cover and let sit until cheese is melted. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

Recipe from: Better Than Burgers.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Coffee Cake

2 c Bisquick
2/3 c milk or water
2 Tbsp sugar
1 egg

Stir all ingredients until blended. Spread in greased, 9 inch round pan. Sprinkle with streusel topping (below). Bake at 375 for 18 to 22 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Streusel Topping:
1/3 c Bisquick
1/3 c brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp firm butter or margarine

Mix all ingredients until crumbly.

*Double all ingredients to make a 9x13 pan.

Recipe from: Bisquick.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Carrot Casserole

1 - 2 lb bag carrots, sliced
1 1/2 c mayonnaise
1 Tbsp dehydrated onion flakes
season salt
1 1/2 c cheese, grated
4 slices bread

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add in sliced carrots and boil approximately 3 minutes or until crisp tender. Drain carrots saving approximately 1/2 c of the carrot cooking water. In a separate bowl, while carrots are cooling, stir together mayonnaise, onion flakes and paprika, season salt, salt and pepper to taste. Adding in just enough carrot cooking water to make a creamy sauce. Add in grated cheese and finish stirring. Layer carrots in the bottom of a deep, round casserole dish. Top with mayonnaise sauce. To finish, put bread slices in a food processor and pulse to make crumbs. Top carrots and mayonnaise sauce with bread crumbs and bake covered at 350 for 15 minutes. Uncover and continue baking for 15 more minutes or until heated through. This way the bread crumbs won't burn.

Friday, October 24, 2014


1 slice bread
1 egg
butter or margarine

With a biscuit cutter, press a hole in the center of the bread. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and melt a tablespoon of butter or margarine in the pan. Place bread in skillet and crack an egg in the center of the hole. Salt and pepper the egg and cook for approximately 1 minute before checking to see if it's ready to flip. Once flipped, salt and pepper the other side of the egg. When it's cooked to your liking, transfer to a plate. 

Recipe from: The Pioneer Woman.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

S'mores Dip

3/4 c milk chocolate chips
8 large marshmallows, halved
graham crackers

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Sprinkle chocolate chips in an even layer on the bottom of an oven-safe dish. As the oven is heating up, put the chocolate chips in to start melting just for a couple minutes. In the meantime cut marshmallows in half and place over chocolate chips. When oven is heated, bake for 6-8 minutes or until marshmallows just start to brown. Remove from oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve with graham crackers for dipping.