Quick Easy Crockpot Recipes Easy Slow Cooker Beans Foods Family Slow Cooker

If you’re confused like I was, let’s start off with a little clarification of crockpots and slow cookers. A crockpot is a slow cooker. Not every slow cooker is a crockpot. As a matter of fact, crockpot should be Crock-Pot, the brand name of a line of slow cookers. Calling all slow cookers “crockpot” is like calling all facial tissues Kleenex. It’s just a habit we’ve gotten into. My favorite slow cooker recipes are from Whole Foods for the Whole Family, La Leche League International’s member-created cookbook, edited by Roberta Bishop Johnson and first published in 1981. EASY BEANSAccording to […]

Recipes Easy Banana Bread

This very easy banana bread recipe is one that I received at my wedding shower before I knew how to cook more than mac and cheese. It is foolproof for almost anyone! A very tasty snack, or “on the go” meal. Easy Banana Bread *Ingredients2 1/2 cups flour2 tsp. baking powder3/4 tsp. salt1/2 tsp. baking soda1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (appox. 3 large bananas)1/4 cup milk2 tsp. vanilla1 cup sugar1/2 cup soft margarine2 large eggs *InstructionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 9×5 loaf pan.On wax paper, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.In small bowl, mix bananas, […]

Banana Blueberry Bread Dried Blueberries

With the abundance of recipes for banana bread available in cookbooks and on the Internet, you could serve a new version of this sweet and nutty quick bread every week of the year. The Betty Crocker website gives dozens of choices for satisfying your urge to bake. Their Banana Blueberry Bread is one that can be easily adapted to suit your family’s tastes. BANANA BLUEBERRY BREAD(BettyCrocker.com, with slight changes by this writer) 1/2-cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened3/4-cup granulated white sugar2 eggs2-1/2 medium-sized very ripe bananas, mashed1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream1 teaspoon vanilla1 cup all-purpose or unbleached white flour1/2-cup whole-wheat […]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake: A Heavenly Combination Chocolate and peanut butter is one of the most complimentary and delicious combinations. Even more so is the combination of peanut butter, chocolate and cheesecake for a divinely delicious dessert that will have guests singing your praises and begging for seconds. You will wow your guests with this rich, velvety peanut butter chocolate cheesecake, and it will definitely become an immediate favourite. The recipe can take a bit of time and patience, but it is definitely worth the effort and the wait, because the end result is to die for. Divine Peanut Butter […]

Cake Recipes

Strawberry Shortcake Ingredients 6 cups sliced strawberries1/2 cup sugar2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 cup margarine or butter1 beaten egg2/3 cup milkWhipped cream (see recipe down below)Serves 8 Whipped Cream Ingredients: 1 cup whipping cream2 tablespoons sugar1/2 teaspoon vanillaMakes 2 cups (8 servings) Steps: In a chilled bowl combine whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla. Beat with chilled of an electric mixer on medium speed till soft peaks form. Flavored Whipped Cream: Prepare as above, except add one of the following with the vanilla: 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder plus 1 tablespoon additional sugar; 2 tablespoons amaretto or coffee, hazelnut, […]

Cracked Wheatwhole Wheatblueberries Fluffy Pancake

This recipe is proof that cracked wheat and whole wheat is capable of producing very light and fluffy pancakes , without sacrificing taste and texture. In fact, the mild crunch of cooked cracked wheat yields an exciting sensation with every mouthful, while the  blueberries embedded within the thick pancake makes your breakfast more luxurious than usual. Try making these, using the egg separation method, and you would have the kids wanting it for tea breaks as well. Makes 6 big pancakes. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of cooked cracked wheat 1 egg, yolk and whites separated 3 tablespoons cold milk 50 grams  […]

Pancake Recipe Basic Pancake Mix Easy Pancake Toppings

I just love when we have breakfast for dinner. Probably because we’re not in such a rush in the evenings and can take time to leisurely enjoy our meal and talk about our day. Mornings are quite different because I have a chronic case of the “hurry up syndrome.” You know the one I’m talking about: “Hurry up and finish your cereal.” “Hurry up and grab your backpack before we’re late for school.” “Hurry up and brush your teeth.” “Hurry up and (you fill in the blank).” My internal RPMs are ready to combust before I even walk out of […]

Weight Watchers Lemonade Pie Cheesecake Fat Free Cool Whip Mixins Cream Cheese Diet

This pie is perfect for a hot summer day; it’s light, refreshing and low in fat and calories. The great part is that the pie is so easy to make, you can combine everything in one bowl, mix, spoon into the crust and refrigerate. I’ve brought this recipe to picnics and nobody believes me when I say that it’s a Weight Watchers recipe. Lemonade Cheesecake Pie 8-oz fat free cream cheese, softened8-oz fat free Cool Whip1 whole packet of Weight Watchers MixIns Lemon flavor (Crystal Light Lemonade travel packets are a perfect substitute if you like)1 (fat free or regular) […]

Vodka Vodka Mcgovern Mike Mcgovern Kinky Friedman

The Vodka McGovern is a highball that was created by Mike McGovern, a friend of Kinky Friedman’s. Highball’s are a family of mixed drinks that have an alcohol base and are mixed with fruit juice or soda.Well known high ball drinks are Captain Jack, Rum & Coke, Cuba Libre, and Fuzzy Navel, among others.A highball are usually served in a highball glass or a Collins glass, with ice. The drink, many claim, tastes a little like Orangina and can repair a hangover. It is low in calories and low carbs and is a hit with the Screwdriver crowd. It has […]

Great Pancake Recipes

Pancakes are one of the best comfort foods I know of, buttery and filling, sweet and substantial. There are so many different ways to make them that you could have them every morning and never get sick of them. One of my favorite recipes are these applesauce pancakes. They come out light and fluffy with a hint of apple and spice. What could be better on a chilly morning? APPLESAUCE PANCAKES *Ingredients2 cups Bisquick baking mix1 cup applesauce1/2 cup milk2 tbsp. packed brown sugar1 tsp. ground cinnamon1 tsp. lemon juice2 eggs *InstructionsHeat skillet over medium high heat, oiling if necessary. […]