March 24, 2018

Cake Cookie Bars

1 cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup melted butter
2 cups m&m's or chopped candy

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cake mix, eggs, and melted butter. Then stir in candy. Spread batter into greased 9x13 pan and bake 15-20 minutes.

From here.

Chocolate Brownie Cake

1 chocolate cake mix
1 brownie mix
4 eggs
1 1/4 cup water
1 cup oil
1 can store-bought chocolate frosting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cake mix, brownie mix, eggs, water, and oil. Pour into greased bundt pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Cool cake completely; melt chocolate frosting in microwave and drizzle over cake.

From here.

October 22, 2017

Chicken Fajita Pasta

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 envelope (3 tablespoons) taco or fajita seasoning 
  • 2 cups diced onion (about 1 whole onion)
  • 2 cups diced bell peppers (2-3 bell peppers)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 (10-oz) can Ro-Tel Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles
  • 8 oz (about 3 cups) penne pasta
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces. Season with half of taco seasoning. In a 12-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over high heat. When the oil is very hot, carefully add the chicken in a single layer and cook without stirring until one side is seared and browned, about 1-2 minutes. Flip the chicken to the other side and cook until browned. Remove the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  2. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet with the heat still on high. When the oil is very hot again, add the onions, bell peppers, and remaining taco seasoning. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are slightly blackened. Turn heat to low, add minced garlic, and stir until fragrant and well combined, about 30 seconds. Remove the veggies to the plate with the chicken.
  3. In the same skillet, add the broth, cream, diced tomatoes, uncooked pasta, and salt. Stir to combine and bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook for 15 minutes until pasta is tender and liquid is mostly absorbed. Add the chicken and veggies back into the skillet and stir to combine until heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve with buttery garlic bread and enjoy!

From here

March 29, 2017

Carrot Cake

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 cups oil
4 eggs
3 cups grated carrots

Bake at 350 degrees in a greased 9x13 pan for 45-60 minutes.

From Olive Fagg

March 5, 2017

Sugar Cookie Bars

1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla 
5 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.  Add eggs, mixing well, then vanilla.  Add dry ingredients.  Spread on a greased jellyroll pan (13x18).  Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until light golden brown.  Cool completely and frost.

Sourdough Pancakes

2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
1 cup sourdough start

Mix ingredients together and let sit on counter 6-8 hours or overnight.

Remove 1 cup of start for next time.  Store in refrigerator.

With remaining batter add and mix in:
1 egg
3 Tbs. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda

Cook pancakes.

December 11, 2016

Brown Sugar Balsamic Pork

1 (2 lb) boneless pork tenderloin
1 tsp ground sage
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 c water

1/2 c brown sugar
1 Tbs cornstarch
1/4 c balsamic vinegar
1/2 c water
2 Tbs soy sauce

Combine sage, salt, pepper, and garlic.  Rub over roast.  Place is slow cooker with 1/2 c water.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.  About 1 hr before roast is done, combine ingredients for glaze in a small sauce pan.  Heat and stir until mixture thickens.  Brush roast with glaze 2 or 3 times during the last hour of cooking.  Serve with remaining glaze on the side.

From here