Apr 282012

JoAnne’s Power Bar Recipe…mmm.  I Found this recipe at allrecipes.com. I love the fact they have sunflower seeds and walnuts.  Can’t wait to try them!

granola power bars


  • 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat and barley nugget cereal (e.g. Grape-Nuts‚ĄĘ)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 beaten egg
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 (7 ounce) bag chopped dried mixed fruit


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a 9 inch square baking pan with aluminum foil. Spray the foil with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, flour, cereal, and cinnamon. Add the egg, applesauce, honey, brown sugar, and oil. Mix well. Stir in the sunflower seeds, walnuts, and dried fruit. Spread mixture evenly in the prepared pan.
  3. Bake 30 minutes, or until firm and lightly browned around the edges. Let cool. Use the foil to lift from the pan. Cut into bars or squares, and store in the refrigerator.
Feb 082012
101 Recipes for Microwave Mug Cakes found at Amazon.com.
Kids would get a kick out of making their own special treat and then eating it out of the mug ūüôā
 101 Recipes for Microwave Mug Cakes: 
  Single-Serving Snacks in Less Than 10 Minutes
Dec 182011

Eggnog Coffee Punch Recipe

I came across this Eggnog Coffee Punch recipe on¬†allrecipes.com…doesn’t it sound so yummy? ¬†What a nice beverage this would make for the holidays. ¬†It’s easy to make yet looks so elegant. ¬†One reviewer suggested it tasted like Starbuck’s Eggnog Latte.

Ingredients (4 servings)
1 1/2 cups coffee ice cream
1 1/2 cups eggnog
1 cup hot strongly brewed coffee
4 tablespoons frozen whipped topping, thawed (I prefer real whipped or canned whipped cream)
4 pinches ground nutmeg   

Scoop the ice cream into a pan over low heat. Stir in the eggnog and coffee; and heat until warm, about 3 minutes. Pour into four glass or ceramic mugs. Top each with 1 tablespoon whipped topping and sprinkle with nutmeg. Serve immediately.

Dec 072011
This recipe sounds delicious and looks delicious if you like Snickers Candy Bars.  Found on cooking.com, it arrived in my email and I had to check it out.  Personally, I would switch out the semisweet chocolate chips for milk chocolate chips for the mere fact, I am not a fan of semisweet chocolate. 

Candy Bar Fudge
Yields: 4 Pounds (about 7 Dozen)
This simple dessert turns an ordinary candy bar into an elegant dessert perfect for holiday parties.


6 Snickers candy bars (2.07 ounces each)
3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter (no substitutes)
2/3 cup evaporated milk
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow crème
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Click {HERE} for the full recipe

Aug 182011
Yes, it is National Catfish Month! And to celebrate it, the Catfish Institute would like to give you a free Catfish Cookbook.

Now, I know the catfish they farm raise aren’t like the catfish/horn pout I fish for, but I bet I can use these recipes. ¬†Traditionally, we always fry our catfish/horn pout that we catch. ¬†In fact it’s almost time for a fish fry- we’ll see how many we catch tonight. ¬†Last week…we only caught three and a crap load of pond shiners.

Apr 062011
Have you ever wanted to copy a restaurants recipe at home? ¬†My daughter and I made the Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls a couple of years ago, and they came out just like Cinnabon’s. ¬†Absolutely delicious! Here’a a free eCookbook you can grab that has a total of 17 copycat recipes for Chili’s, Olive Garden, and Cracker Barrel, to name a few. ¬†Click Here

Mar 162011
 Play Dough Cookies Recipe

Although I have never tried this recipe it comes with great reviews from allrecipe.com members. ¬†It’s a great recipe to make with younger kids as well as the older ones.¬†Letting the younger kids join in when making these would promote fine and gross motor skills as well as eye and hand co-ordination. ¬†I’m gonna get my niece to make me some of these…I’d do it myself, but I truly hate making cookies! ¬†Here’s the link if you’d like to read the reviews first:¬†Play Dough Cookies¬†one reviewer suggests dipping the lollipop sticks in liquid egg whites before sticking into the cookie…this apparently makes it so the sticks won’t fall out after baking.

Play Dough Cookies


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • assorted colors of paste food coloring
  • 24 lollipop sticks
  • ¬†
  • Directions
  1. In a bowl cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir till soft dough forms. Divide dough into fourths. Tint each with a different food color. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Working with half of each color, shape dough into 3/4 inch balls and for each cookie place 1 pink, 1 green, 1 blue and 1 orange ball together to make 1 large ball. Shape into a 12 inch long roll (like a snake), starting at one end, coil roll to make a 2 3/4 inch round cookie. Place cookies 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Carefully insert lollipop sticks into bottoms of cookies.
  4. Bake cookies for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and store in an airtight container.

If you’d like to save this recipe…why not save it to recipenut.com? ¬†I happen to love this website for the mere fact that I use many sites for recipes and can never remember which site I got the recipe off of. ¬†Recipenut.com simplifies this for me. ¬†I add recipes from allrecipes.com, pillsbury.com, kraft.com…etc.

Mar 072011

Have You Ever Tried Cooking Your Beef Roasts Like This?

roast cooked using high heat method

If I could afford to eat beef roasts every day of the week…I would. ¬†I love steak and roast beef. ¬†The only way I cook my beef roasts is using the high heat method. ¬†In case you’ve never heard of this method…this is how you do it:

  • Preheat oven to 500*
  • Prepare beef with the spices you chose…today I used:¬† Pepper, Garlic Powder and Rosemary
  • When the oven is fully preheated, turn down the temp to 475* and put beef in oven, uncovered
  • Cook for 7 mins. per pound of beef
  • Turn oven off and DON’T open the oven door for 2 1/2 hours
  • The meat is ready to serve at this point. ¬†If you chose, you can heat it up for a few minutes, but I find I don’t need to. ¬†The meat is well-done on the ends and medium rare in the middle…it’s scrumpdillyicious!
  • Slice the meat into thin (1/2″ or thinner) slices if you’re using eye round roast.¬† This high heat method will take a tough piece of meat, when sliced thin, to a new level.

Give it a try…you’ll be amazed at how delicious this is and in case you’re wondering…most high scale restaurants cook their beef using the high heat method.

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