Thursday, July 28, 2011

Frozen Fruit Salad

What You Need:
1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
3/4 cups of sugar
1 10 oz. package of frozen strawberries
2 bananas
1 cup chopped nuts
1 large can of pineapple drained
1 small container of cool whip
Mix softened cream cheese with sugar. Blend strawberries, sliced bananas, and pineapple, then fold in cream cheese and sugar. Fold in cool whip, nuts, pour into a 13x9 baking dish, and freeze.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Best Homemade Brownies Ever!!

Jami's mom makes these brownies for every home Clemson football game and well my husband it addicted to them. He finally talked Jami's mom into sending me the recipe. I made them today and I thought I had already posted this recipe to this blog, but apparently not. So anywho, here it is minus pictures...sorry!!

What you Need for Brownies: 
1 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of softened butter
2 eggs
3/4 cups of self rising flour
2 tablespoons of cocoa
pinch of salt
1 cup of chopped nuts

Cream sugar, softened butter, and eggs together. Mix together self rising flour, cocoa, and salt in separate bowl and gradually add to sugar mixture. Add nuts. Bake in a greased 8x8 dish for about 20-25 minutes on 400 degrees. 

What you Need for Icing: 
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 cups of 10x confectioners sugar
3 tablespoons of milk
1/4 cup of softened butter
pinch of salt
1 tsp of vanilla

Mix all the above ingredients together and spread over brownies once they are cool!! We like to top the brownies with vanilla ice cream!! 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Zucchini Bread

My FIL has an amazing garden and we have been fortunate to receive all kinds of great veggies this summer from him. Yesterday I made this amazing zucchini bread. I found the original recipe on pinterest, but changed it up a little because when I started making it, realized I didn't have the exact spices it called for. It still turned out to be very delicious!!

What you Need: 
2 cups grated zucchini, about 3 small to medium zucchinis (I used the largest zucchini in the picture above and it was exactly two cups.)
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ tsp all spice
¼ tsp cloves (Did not have this so I just doubled up on the all spice)
¼ tsp nutmeg (I used ginger instead)
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 large eggs
¾ C oil
1 tsp vanilla extract

The first thing I did was cut the zucchini and put it in my chopper just so it would be ready when I needed it.
Then mix all the dry ingredients together:

Then whisk together the eggs, vanilla, and oil in a large bowl:

Next, gradually stir in dry ingredients:

Finally, add zucchini: 

Mix well: 

Pour into a greased and floured 10 inch loaf pan: 

Bake for 60 minutes on 350 degrees. Let sit in loaf pan about 10 minutes after taking out of the oven.


Friday, July 8, 2011

Favorite Side Dishes!!

I am linking up with Kelly today for SUYL...Side Dishes. Click on the three links below to see my favorite side dishes!!

I promise in the next week I am going to update with more recipes. I have been so slack about updating this blog!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Mama's Beefy Baked Beans

I know it is about time I update the recipe blog. I promise I will get caught up this summer on here, but for now a quick, yummy recipe I made for the first time yesterday for our Memorial Day cookout!!

What you Need:

 1 28 oz. can of Bush's Original Baked Beans
1/2 a pound of lean hamburger meat (I forgot to put it in the picture!)
1/2 onion
1/2 green pepper
1 cup of ketchup
3 tablespoons of brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Brown hamburger meat with green pepper and onion and then drain.

Combine hamburger meat with remaining ingredients and mix together well.

Place in casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees for about 30-45 minutes.

Sunday, March 27, 2011


I made this one night last week and the hubs loved it, and it was so simple, which made it that much better! 

What you Need:
1 lb penne pasta
1 lb Italian sausage
1 28oz. jar of meatless spagetti sauce
1 egg, beaten
1 15 oz. carton of ricotta cheese
2 cups of shredded mozzarella
1/2 cups grated romano

Cook pasta & drain. While cooking pasta, brown sausage, drain, and then add spagetti sauce.

In a bowl combine egg, ricotta, and mozzarella cheese. 
 Mix cooked pasta into the sausage and sauce mixture:
In a greased, 3 quart baking dish, spoon 1/2 of the pasta mixture and layer with the cheese mixture. Then add the remaining pasta mixture. Cover and bake for 45 minutes at 375 degrees. Uncover and top with Romano cheese and bake for five more minutes. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cheesy Squash & Zucchini Casserole

Last night, Ray and I had bacon and cheddar burgers from Publix for dinner. We grill these about once a week these days and I was sick and tired of french fries, so I bought some squash and zucchini and made this yummy casserole to go with them! I meant to take step by step pictures, but of course I am no pioneer woman and I forgot, so sorry!

What you Need:  
small yellow squash and 2 zucchini
 1 teaspoon salt
1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese 
2 eggs
1/3 cup of milk
1/2cup of melted butter
1 cup of crushed Ritz Crackers
Wash and chop squash and zucchini in small pieces and boil with salt for 15 minutes or until soft. 
Drain well.
In a medium size bowl, mix cheese with squash mixture. Beat eggs and stir into milk. Add to squash mixture. Pour one-half of squash mixture into a 2 quart casserole baking dish. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cracker crumbs over and pour 1/2 of melted butter. Pour remaining squash mixture and repeat with remaining crumbs and melted butter on top.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes.