Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pumpkin-Oatmeal-Choc. Chip Cookies *Lauren Perry*

I love when my friends find wonderful recipes and send them my way :) My sweet friend Tosha emailed me this yummy treat. Doesn't it sound like the perfect fall cookie?

1 cup flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of butter (1 stick), softenend
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 a cup of canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
2 cups of old fashioned oats
1 cup chocolate chips (i love milk chocolate)

Oven at 350 spray/grease cookie sheet
sift flour, cinnamon, spices, salt and baking soda in a large bowl
in another bowl, beat brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy
beat in egg and vanilla
mix in pumpkin, just blend at low speed- add in the sifted dry ingredients
add oats mix well
add in chocolate chips and stir
roll balls, 1 TBS in size, place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet
bake for 10-12 minutes (or until slightly brown)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Savanna's Cookie Salad

You will need:
2 cps. Buttermilk
1 lrg. vanilla instant pudding
1 small thing of coolwhip
2 cans mandarin oranges
2 cans pineapple tidbits
1 pkg. Keebler striped cookies

Mix 2 cps buttermilk with 1 Lrg. pkg. of Vanilla instant pudding

Then fold in a small Cool whip

In strainer for about an hour, drain juice from 2 small can's of mandarin oranges and 2 cans of pineapple tidbits.

Mix all together. Before serving add 1 pkg. of Keebler striped cookies. Enjoy!

Poppy Seed Bundt or breads

3 cps. Flour
2 1/4 cps. Sugar
1 1/2 cp. milk
1 1/2 cp. oil

Mix 2 minutes then add 3 eggs, 1 1/2 tsp. of poppy seeds, salt, baking powder, vanilla extract, butter flavoring, and almond extract. (so 1 1/2 tsp. each)

Bake 350 for 40-50 minutes. You can use a bundt pan or 3 loaf pans. It's good any way. Just use up the batter in whatever you have. ( Just make sure you don't over cook your bread.)

Glaze: 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cp. prepared Orange juice, 1/2 tsp. vanilla, 1/2 tsp. almond flavoring, 1/2 tsp. butter flavoring

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pulled Pork *Lauren Perry*

I am a HUGE fan of a good pulled pork! This is delicious, sweet and juicy!

4-5 lb pork butt or shoulder
1 can of soda pop (I've used Coke, Dr. Pepper and Rootbeer- they all work great)
2-3 TBS of garlic chopped
1 small jar of salsa, I like Mild Pace Picante
1 tsp of liquid smoke
3/4 to 1 cup of brown sugar
1-2 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
garlic salt (a few really good shakes) to taste
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
dash of salt and pepper to taste

throw all of the above in a crock pot and cook about 6-8 hours depending on how hot your crock pot gets

This is great buns with coleslaw (I will post an easy coleslaw recipe later) or its good in a salad.

A traditional salad or Cafe Rio like salad- romaine lettuce, can of black beans (drained), can of corn (drained), cilantro, 2 tomatoes chopped, 2 avacado's chopped, shredded cheddar cheese, fry up some tortilla strips. You could also make a cilantro lime rice to add. This is good with store bought ranch or you could make a packet ranch and use juice from 1 lime and a bunch of chopped cilantro and food process/ blend it to make it like a Cafe Rio salad.