Made from Scratch Blueberry Muffins
Feasted on these this wonderful Labor Day Monday morning. Put All-Star flags in them because we are truly All-Stars.
We used one carton of blueberries (2 cups), not the recipe’s 2 1/2 cups. It was just the right amount of blueberries. Baked for just over 20 mins. Brunch was served.
Recipe from Food.com
Made these in the crock-pot! They were excellent. Couldn’t find any unseasoned ribs at the store, so we settled for ones that already had bbq sauce. No big deal, just needed less ingredients for cooking.
I combined 1/2 cup paprika, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup onion powder, 1.5 tsp. of salt, 1/5 tsp. pepper. Generously season the ribs with this mixture. Put the ribs (divided into sections of 3 or 4 bones) into the crockpot and pour 2-3 bottles/cans of beer over them (I used cheapo Bud Light Lime). Cook on high for 2hours. Then blend bbq sauce (depends on how much you need-I used 1 bottle) and 1/2 cup of honey and pour over the ribs. Cook for 1.5 hours on high. Garnish with white sesame seeds.
As you can tell from the pics, they were goooood.
Recipe from Crock-Pot: Best-Loved Slow Cooker Recipes.
Homemade White Bread
I make this all the time! We got a breadmaker as a wedding gift and we use it often. Pro Tip: Use the breadmaker’s dough cycle and bake the bread in the oven, rather than the whole process being done in the breadmaker. It’s 10 times better this way.
Ingredients (I know these like the back of my hand..)
1 cup hot water
1.5 tsp. bread machine yeast
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 cups of bread machine flour
Once the dough cycle is complete, I put the dough in a breadpan, preheat the oven, cover the bread and let it rise a little more to the top of the breadpan. Bake @ 350 for 20 minutes. Brush some butter on the top afterwards for a shiny look. You can also brush an egg white on the top before you bake for a darker/cracked look.
Recipe from Food.com.
Southwestern Skillet Burgers
Found this one in one of my best cookbooks, Taste of Home’s Simple & Delicious. I highly recommend it to everyone. After having a few cookbooks that list a million ingredients and a 3 hour prep time for every recipe, this one is chocked full of great recipes that don’t take too long.
Essentially you take ground beef, add a taco seasoning packet and breadcrumbs, sear the burgers on both sides to cook them mostly through, then continue cooking w/ a can of tomatoes and a can of bean with bacon condensed soup. These turned out really good!
Recipe from Taste of Home’s Simple & Delicious.
Sour Cream Apple Cardamom Bread
I’ve had an inkling to make something else with cardamom ever since I first used it when I made shawarma. So this is that recipe.
Features 3 grated apples (I chose fuji), walnuts, and cardamom. It took pretty long to cook (almost an hour and a half!), but it turned out wonderfully. Perfectly balanced. The apple, cardamom and walnuts match exquisitely together.
Recipe from Food.com
Another recipe from my mom, ‘twas a classic in our house.
Grilled these on the 4th of July for Mollie and I.
1 lb. ground turkey
Small zucchini, shredded
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Tablespoon of Montreal Steak seasoning
Breadcrumbs (add as much as you’d like, and/or as much needed to keep the burgers from falling apart)
Mix them all together and grill ‘em up. Thanks mom!
Recipe from my mother.
Ginger and Lime-Glazed Corn on the Cob
I made these to celebrate a very special birthday: America’s. ;).
They weren’t that hard at all, and they turned out VERY delicious. You essentially make a glaze, and make sure to keep basting it while turning it on the grill. I was very pleased with how these turned out.
Normally w/ corn on the cob, Mollie and I will put butter and salt and pepper on ours. This recipe was so delicious that it didn’t need any additional flavor.
1/3 cup chicken broth
Half a stick of butter
Tablespoon of sugar
Teaspoon of lime zest
Teaspoon of kosher salt
Teaspoon of ginger (I used powder)
Mix everything together and then boil it for a while in a saucepan to thicken it up. Glaze before you put them on the grill and frequently as you turn them. Thazzit.
Recipe from Weber’s Way To Grill
Lemonade Icebox Pie
If this treat isn’t in your life, it should be. PERFECT for hot summer days. And it’s one of the easiest recipes ever. So easy, I’ll give it to you:
8 oz. pkg cream cheese
14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
Can of lemonade concentrate (can use pink lemonade, limeade, etc. if you’re feeling jazzy)
8 oz. carton of coolwhip
Graham cracker pie crust (get the one with the “extra serving” if you can. If not, no biggie, you’ll just have some left over.
Instructions: Thaw out your cream cheese, cool whip, and lemonade concentrate. If you don’t, you’ll get cream cheese stuck to the sides of the bowl and not in the pie.. Then mix them all together w/ an electric mixer. That’s it. Start w/ the cream cheese, then milk, then lemonade concentrate, then cool whip. Pour it in your pie crust. Slap that baby in the freezer. Enjoy a beautiful treat just a couple hours later..
Recipe from my mom :)
Mollie made these simple treats and yes, they were as delicious as they look.
Recipe from Mollie