Friday, May 25, 2018

Peanut Butter Caramel No Bake Bars

These are easy and delicious! Try them soon!
Peanut Butter Caramel No Bake Bars
adapted from

6 cups Rice Chex cereal
1-1/4 cups cocktail peanuts,
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup creamy peanut butter Beth used 1/2 crunchy
1 Tablespoon pure Vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
6 oz milk chocolate chips

Spray a 9-inch x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray, and set it aside. In a large bowl, gently combine the Rice Chex and chopped peanuts. Set aside.

In a microwave safe mixing bowl, stir together the corn syrup and brown sugar. Microwave on high for 2 - 3 minutes, or until the mixture is bubbly.

Stir in the peanut butter, vanilla extract, and salt until everything is fully blended.

Pour the mixture over the cereal and nuts, and gently stir to evenly coat. Pour the caramel-coated cereal mixture into the prepared pan. Gently spread it out and press evenly into the pan. Let cool to room temperature.

Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and spread the melted chocolate over the top of the bars. Let the chocolate harden, then cut into bars. Store the bars in an airtight container.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Meatballs with Cream Sauce Recipe

Jenna made this for dinner a week or so ago. We doubled the cream sauce and Don ate his over mashed potatoes. We all loved this.

Meatballs with Cream Sauce Recipe

Michelle Thompson, Taste of Home 2000 Annual Recipes
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup 2% milk
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean) We used 1 #

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
1 can (14 ounces) chicken broth
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, milk, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, oats, onion, parsley, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. 

2. Place meatballs on greased racks in shallow baking pans. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 15-20 minutes.

3. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour, thyme, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add broth and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
4. Drain meatballs on paper towels; transfer to a serving dish. Serve with sauce; sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 6 servings.

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    Sweet Onion Muffins

    Jenna made these for dinner one night. They are DELICIOUS! She got 24 mini muffins and 5 regular sized muffins.

    Sweet Onion Muffins 
    Mildren Spinn, Taste of Home 2000 Annual Recipes
    18 servings(mini muffins)

    1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/2 cup sugar
    1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 eggs
    1 cup finely chopped onion
    1/2 cup butter, melted
    1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts

    1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat eggs, onion and butter until blended; stir into the dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in walnuts. we added a splash of milk to the batter

    2. Fill greased or paper-lined miniature muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 3 dozen mini muffins or 1 dozen regular muffins.

      Tuesday, May 22, 2018

      Rice Krispie Cookies

      This recipe doesn't use flour, so I had to know how the cookies would turn out. They were very good, but fragile. I had some patriotic rice krispies left, so used them. Don't let the cookies sit on the pan too long after baking or you will not get them off nicely!
      Rice Krispie Cookies
      adapted from Amy Engbretson Horse and Buggy Montana

      1 c sugar
      1 c brown sugar
      1 c peanut butter Beth used crunchy
      1 c butter
      2 eggs
      1 t baking soda
      1 t baking powder
      2 t vanilla
      8 c Rice Krispies
      12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips

      Cream butter and brown sugar in a large bowl.  Add peanut butter and beat well.  Add rest of ingredients and mix well.  Use a cookie scoop to drop onto greased cookie sheets

      Bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes or until browned.  Cool on pan for 2-3 minutes before removing from pan.  Beth got 7 1/2 dozen cookies.

      Monday, May 21, 2018

      Chicken with Pineapple Sauce

      This was easy to put together and tasted very good. Next time I will cut the chicken into chunks. I served this over rice.
      Chicken with Pineapple Sauce
      Amy Engbretson Horse and Buggy Montana

      1 T honey
      1 T cornstarch
      1 20 oz can pineapple Beth used tidbits
      1/4 c soy sauce
      1/4 t garlic powder
      1/4 t ground ginger
      1-2 # chicken breasts

      In saucepan, combine all ingredients.  Cook and stir over low heat until thickened.  Pour over chicken and bake at 350 for 1 hour.

      Sunday, May 20, 2018

      Chili's Copycat Ranch Dressing

      Jenna found and made this recipe while I was gone. It is so very yummy! The pickle juice makes the recipe great!
      Chili's Copycat Ranch Dressing

      1/4 cup mayonnaise 
      1/4 cup sour cream (add another dollop for a thicker dressing)
      1 tablespoon  dill pickle juice
      1 tablespoon buttermilk
      1/8 teaspoon salt
      1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
      1/4 teaspoon onion powder
      1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
      1 t pepper

      Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, and dill pickle juice in a medium size bowl.  Add in buttermilk and stir.  Mix in the rest of the ingredients.  Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.  Give it a stir before serving.

      Saturday, May 19, 2018

      Spicy Chocolate Chip Bars

      I made these to take to our last Ladies Bible study this spring. Everyone liked them.
      Spicy Chocolate Chip Bars
      Faith Ann Yoder Horse and Buggy Montana

      1 1/2 c shortening(Beth used 1 c butter Crisco and 1/2 c butter)
      1 1/2 c sugar
      1 1/2 c brown sugar
      4 eggs
      2 t vanilla
      4 c flour
      2 t baking soda
      2 t salt
      4 t cinnamon
      1 t cloves
      1 t nutmeg
      1 12 oz bag chocolate chips

      Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

      Cream shortening and sugars together.  Add rest of ingredients in order given.  Grease a jelly roll pan and spread batter into pan.  Bake for 20-25 minutes.