Monday, August 27, 2012

Warm Bacon Cheese Dip

Everytime we have a family party I am asked to bring this dip.  It is super yummy! It is from Better Homes and Garden cook book.

1 Round Loaf sour dough or shepherds bread
1 8oz Cream Cheese(softened)
1 1/2 cup Sour Cream
2 Cups Shred Cheddar Cheese
1 1/2 tsp Worchestershire Sauce
1 Package of real bacon bits
1/2 cup Chopped green onion
assorted crackers (I always use the sea salt pita chips from Sams Club)

Cut the top off the loaf of the bread.  Carefully hollow out the bread leaving a one inch shell.  In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese.  Add the sour cream, shred cheese, and worchestershire sauce.  Stir in the bacon and green onions.  Spoon into the bread shell and put the top piece of the bread back on the loaf.  Wrap in tinfoil and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until heated through.  Serve warm with crackers.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Sesame Noodles with Chicken and Veggie

image via pinterest

So a while ago Chad and I went on a health challenge with a bunch of other people.  Chad lost 26 pounds in 8 weeks, I lost 9 pounds in 5 weeks and then got pregnant :)  But we tried a bunch on healthy recipes and so I am going to start posting again on here and I'll start with the healthy stuff we liked. 

Sesame Noodles with Chicken and Veggies

Cook some spaghetti noodles, we used wheat ones.  We really liked the ronzoni ones because they tasted very similar to regular noodles.  My kids couldn't tell the difference.  Set the noodles aside

In a bowl mix this sauce together
1/4 cup soy sauce (we used lite)
2 T sugar
1 T minced garlic
2 T rice vinegar
I T sesame oil
1 t hot chili sauce (use more for Josh)
2 T olive oil

Add what you want, we did chicken, red peppers, mushrooms and broccoli. But you could add anything, it would be good with snap peas or cabbage or what ever... anyhow cook your meat and saute your veggies and then dump the noodles and sauce in a hot skillet and mix, cooking for maybe 3 to 5 minutes until all mixed and warm. Then eat and enjoy!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Teriyaki Burger

This is more of an idea then a recipe....

The other day I wanted burgers on the grill. I was also craving a Teriyaki Burger from Carls Jr. I decided to make my own. I had a fresh Pineapple in the house so why not!

Hamburger Patties
Hamburger Buns
Teriyaki Sauce
Freash Pineapple
Cheese (swiss if you want it to be like the Carls Jr. one

Grill burgers, put on bun, add the toppings you like and enjoy. (you could also add Mayo if you like it. I do not like it and it isn't very good for you so I leave that off)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The BEST chocolate cake and frosting

WOW... it's been a long time since anyone has posted on here!  I actually
have quite a few good recipes, I'll try to share.  Alot of 
yummy healthy ones too!  

But here is a classic one that I love and thought I had on here, but I didnt.
If you love some yourself some chocolate cake, this certainly won't disappoint!

I honestly can't remember where I found it, sorry to whoever's recipe it is for not giving you credit, but it's really really yummy!  I want to say it was in LDS living magazine???

The BEST Chocolate Cake and CUPCAKES!

 sift together:
3 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. baking cocoa

slowly add:
2 c. cold water
3/4 c. vegetable oil (I use Canola . . . it’s healthier)
2 Tb. white vinegar
2 tsp. vanilla

Pour into 9×13 pan – cook at 350* for 30-35 mins (depending on your oven & altitude, it can take even longer than 35 mins. Poke the middle with a toothpick & if it comes out clean, the cake is done).

This recipe also makes great cupcakes (just cook for 15-18 mins) or two cake rounds (cook time will be similar to that of a box cake).


Perfectly Perfect Chocolate Frosting

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt butter. Stir in cocoa. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk, beating to spreading consistency. Add small amount additional milk, if needed. Stir in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting.