chicken, chinese, dinner

Sweet and Sour Chicken

The Best Sweet And Sour Chicken   Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe Do you want to learn how to make the yummiest homemade Chinese food? You can make crispy sweet and sour chicken at home. There is only a few simple easy steps.  My husband is a fan of sweet and sour chicken so I thought I would try this recipe. It was a huge hit in our house and even the boys ate tons of it! Definatly a keeper for a easy go to dinner meal This sweet and sour chicken is easy to make and super yummy. You …

dessert, shower food, summertime

Sand Bakkles

These are one of my all time favorite desserts! I am a tart and sugar cookie kind of gal! These are a little time consuming, but the presentation is amazing! They are perfect for any special occasion or baby shower!   The tart shells can be found at specialty cooking stores. In Arizona there is a place called Shars that carries alot of Bosch items and they have these there. For those of you not in Arizona they sell them at Williams Sonoma here is just one of the options they carry.   Sand Bakkles recipe by: Elizabeth Banks Shell: …


Hot Fudge

Hot Fudge recipe by Elizabeth Banks 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup flour 2 Tablespoons cocoa 1 cup evaporated milk 1/2 cube butter Mix sugar, flour, and cocoa together and add the milk and butter. Put in pan and cook until thick; stiring constantly. If there are any lumps you can put it in the blender for 30 seconds. Sauce will thicken when you return it to the stove.

cookies, dessert

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

This is my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe! I know everyone likes their chocolate chip cookies a different way but I love the course sea salt in the recipe and the flavor that it gives these cookies! Give it a try!   And if you are looking for a fun dessert put the dough in some ramakins (fill 3/4’s full). I also like to buy the small tin foil (to-go) containers and do it in them.     Add a scoop of ice cream   And some hot fudge for the chocolate lovers!       AND ENJOY!     …

dessert, easy, summertime, treats

Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats

Growing up my mom didn’t make rice krispies treats that often. I’m not exactly sure why…she was the more gourmet treat or frosted sugar cookie kind of mom! And I didn’t mind one bit! And I still don’t mind!     My neighbor across the street always makes rice krispies! Extra Butter, Extra Marshmallows with M & M’s in them! She would bring me a plate and I would eat it all by myself after the boys were in bed!     So when I came across cake batter rice crispy treats I knew I had to do one …

holiday, sides, vegetable

Twiced Baked Mashed Potatoes

This is my go-to mashed potatoes recipe. Its simple, easy, and delicious! First you peel and boil the potatoes After they are done I strain the water and place the HOT potatoes in my bosch.   Add butter, sour cream, cream cheese, salt, and pepper   Add milk if it is too thick   Continue to mix until at the right consistency (small peaks form) Place potatoes in a buttered 9×13 dish. Add about a Tablespoon of butter on top with more salt and pepper Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes   Enjoy!   Twiced Baked Mashed Potatoes   …

bread, breakfast, yeast

24-Hour Cinnamon Rolls

These cinnamon rolls may look like they take a lot of time. But they don’t if you plan ahead! I make these before I go to bed at night and then wake up and cook them and they are all ready to go! Combine yeast, sugar, and water and let sit for 10 minutes. Add salt, eggs, oil, and 5 cups of flour. Mix for 5 minutes. Add the remaining 5 cups of flour and mix for 5-7 minutes. Let rise an hour. Place dough on a floured countertop   Roll into a rectangle. Spread with melted butter (I use …

bread, yeast

Momma’s White Bread

White Bread This is the white bread that my mom would make for us all the time when growing up! Hers ALWAYS looked perfect and was baked to perfection! It has taken me quite a few tries to get mine looking almost as good as hers! I think this is one of the recipes that I would say reminds me most of my childhood. And its a good one! How to make homemade white bread First you mix the water, yeast, and sugar together and let sit for 5 minutes. Add your salt, powdered milk, and oil and mix. Then …

chicken, grill, main dish, summertime

Chicken and Mango Kabobs

The other night for dinner I decided to do a kabob night for dinner. It was something different and the kids thought it was fun to eat! The chicken and mango kabobs were some of my favorite kabobs I have ever had! Chicken and Mango Kabobs (adapted from Williams and Sonoma) 6 Tablespoons Olive oil 1/4 cup lime juice 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into small 1- inch cubes) 3 ripe (but still firm) mangoes (cute into 2-inch cubes) In a bowl wisk together …

berries, dessert, pie, summertime

Blueberries and Cream Pie

This pie has been a hit recently in our home! I brought it to a friend who had a baby and she said it was one of the best pies she has ever had! Since I am not the biggest pie fan and have only made a few pies myself, I am not the best pie judge. But it was easy to make and it was delicious!       I didn’t have much time before dinner so I opted for the store bought frozen pie crust.   And it worked just fine!   After I placed the blueberries inside …