Saturday, March 29, 2008

Apple Crisp

Today I am posting about Apple Crisp. I love apple crisp. The crispy apples and delicious topping make for on pretty good dessert. Even better if you put ice cream with it.

Mix Together:
1/2 c. sugar
sprinkle of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

Pour over pealed and slices apples in pan.

1 c. Flour
1 c. Oatmeal
1 c. brown sugar
1 stick of melted margarine

Sprinkle over apple mixture. Bake 350 degrees until apples are tender.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Sour Cream cake

This is a recipe I made Saturday. We had some older milk in the fridge, so we used that for the sour cream. It tasted really good! The original recipe called for instant coffee grounds, but we left that out. You can also make more layers of filling and batter, but I did just one layer of filling in the middle.

3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Set aside. In bowl combine 1 c. margarine and 1 c. sugar. Beat until creamy. Add 3 eggs, one at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add flour mixture alternately with 1 c. sour cream.

Filling Combine:
1 c. chocolate chips (semi-sweet)
1/2 c. brown sugar

Spoon 1/2 of cake batter into greased 10 inch bundt pan. Sprinkle with the filling mixture. Cover with the rest of the batter. Bake 350 degrees for 1 hr. and 10 min. (check after 40 minutes). Cool 15 minutes; turn out onto cake rack. Cool completely.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Homemade noodles

I love homemade egg noodles! And they are so easy and fast to make! Heres our favorite recipe.

1 cup flour
1 egg
1 Tablespoon oil
1 Tablespoon water

Put the flour, egg and oil in the food processor and buzz it. It should look like crumbs. Pour the water in and buzz again. It should stick together when you squeeze it. If you have pasta maker you can use that to make them into noodles. Or just roll out your dough and cut it into strips. Put them in boiling water, it really doesn't take long for them to cook! So watch them closely! You can top them with what ever you like. One of our favorite toppings is just some melted butter and Parmesan cheese. Yum!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Navajo Fry Bread

Here is another family favorite. Navajo Fry Bread. The recipe says you can put Taco fixings or honey on them. Sometimes we like to sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar while they are nice and hot for dessert. Yum!

Navajo Fry Bread

Sift into a bowl:
4 1/2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
2 t. baking powder

Stir in:
1 1/2 c. water
1/2 c. milk

Knead with your hands. Pat or roll into circles approximately 5" in diameter. With fingers make small hole in center. Fry in several inches hot oil at 400 degrees; electric skillet is convenient. Dough will puff and bubble. Turn when golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and serve hot with honey, or use while fresh for Navajo Tacos.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Snack Time!

One of my favorite snacks are honey milk balls. My family also loves them. They are really fast and easy to make. Although the recipe doesn't call for chocolate, we like to sprinkle in some chocolate chips sometimes. (Are you surprised?) You can also roll them in coconut or nuts.

Honey Milk Balls

Combine in bowl:
1/2 c. honey or corn syrup
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 c. dry milk solids
1 c. uncooked rolled oats OR 1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs.

Mix well, then knead by hand until blended. Shape into small balls. Makes 2 dozen.

They are really nice because you don't have to cook them. A perfect make and eat snack.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

A Tip

Today Mom and I were making chocolate chip/peanut butter cookies, but we realized we had no regular chocolate chips. (Can you believe it?!) So we simply took a big Crunch bar and a Hershey bar and smashed them up. It was a lot like Chocolate chunks. You could use any chocolate bar you want. It worked really well.