Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Caramel Corn

1 1/2 c. unpopped corn
2 sticks butter
1/2 c, white corn syrup
2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp butter flavor
1/2 tsp salt

Boil butter, syrup, sugar, vanilla, butter flavor and salt for 5 minuets. Remove from heat add 1 tsp baking soda. Pour over popped corn and stir. Spread into deep oven pans and bake @ 250 for 40 mins, stirring every 10 mins.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Texas Turtle Sheet Cake


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bisquick Banana Muffins


  • 4 Medium Mashed Bananas
  • 3 T Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1/3 C Sugar
  • 2 C Bisquick Baking Mix
  • ½ C chopped nuts {if desired}
  • 1/2 C chocolate chips {if desired}

  1. Heat oven to 400. Paper line or grease a 12 muffin tin.
  2. Beat bananas, oil, egg and sugar in large bowl until well blended. Stir in baking mix, nuts, and chocolate chips just until baking mix is moistened (batter will be lumpy). Divide batter into muffin tin.
  3. Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool muffins in pan 5 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack. Serve warm {and with milk please} ;)

Cole slaw for pulled pork

  • 16 oz. package shredded coleslaw
  • 1/4 c. pepperoncini, chopped
  • 1/4 c. diced red onion
  • 1/3 c. mayonnaise
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 T. red wine vinegar
  • 1 t. granulated garlic
  • 1 t. Dijon mustard
  • 1 t. sugar
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. granulated onion
  • 1/2 t. lemon pepper

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Oatmeal Carmelita

I was looking for new Christmas goodies for our neighbor gifts.  My friend shared this recipe with me that her and her mom  make almost every year. They turned out really yummy!!!


 Oatmeal Carmelitas

~ 2 cups all-purpose flour
~ 1 teaspoon baking soda
~ ¼ teaspoon salt
~ 1 cup butter, at room temperature
~ 1½ cups light brown sugar
~ 2 cups quick-cooking oats
~ 14 ounces caramel candies, unwrapped
~ ½ cup evaporated milk
~ 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
~ 1 cup chopped pecans


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9x13-inch baking dish; set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
3. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar on medium speed until combined and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce the speed to low and slowly add the flour mixture until fully incorporated. Add the oats and mix on low briefly to just combine.
4. Transfer approximately half of the dough mixture to the baking dish. Spread and press the dough into the baking dish until you have an even layer with no cracks or crumbles. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from oven.
5. While the dough is baking, combine the evaporated milk and caramels in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir the mixture constantly until all the caramels are melted and you have a thick sauce. Allow to cool until cookie base comes out of the oven.
6. Once out of the oven, sprinkle the cookie base evenly with chocolate chips and pecans, and then carefully pour the caramel sauce over the cookie base, nuts, and chocolate. Use an offset spatula to spread the caramel sauce into an even layer.
7. Sprinkle the remaining cookie dough over the top of the caramel-chocolate-nut mixture a handful at a time, making sure to get an even coating over the whole dish.
8. Return the dish to the oven, baking until the topping is lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
9. Once out of the oven, cool the dish to room temperature and then refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Cut into 2-inch squares and serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Korean Beef

I came across this recipe and it called for ground beef. That is how I made it, but I don't think it worked. The taste was awesome, but the texture was off in my opinion so next time I will use flank steak.

 Korean Beef

~ 2lbs flank steak
~ 2 medium onions chopped
~ 1-2 T minced garlic
~ 1 cup brown sugar
~ 1 1/4 cup soy sauce
~ 2 T sesame oil plus 1-2 tsp more for sauce
~ 1-2 T, crushed red pepper flakes(depending on how spicey you like things
~ Salt and pepper to taste
~ 1 bunch green onions,

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add the 2 T.  sesame oil and ground beef and cook until almost done. Drain most of the fat and add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion is tender. Meanwhile, in a bowl Whisk the brown sugar, soy sauce,1-2 tsp sesame oil, grated ginger, and red pepper flakes. pour this mixture over the beef and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 20 minutes so the flavors can blend. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve over steamed rice and top with the green onions.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Homemade Laundry Soap

It started with homemade all purpose and window cleaner, now I make my own laundry soap. I got this recipe from a friend, who got it from a blog, who got it from another blog. Not sure where it originated but I love it and will probably never go back!

Homemade Laundry Soap

1 (4 lb 12 oz) Box of Borax
1 (3 lb 7 oz)  Box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 
1 (3 lb) OxyClean
2 Bars of Soap
1 (4 lb) Baking Soda
1-2 (55 oz) Bottle if Laundry Crystals
Grate soap and add all ingredients into a large trash bag to mix. I keep mine in a big bucket with a lid.  It smells awesome and you only need to use a little per load. Cheap(er) and awesome!