Friday, November 23, 2012

What could be better than great food,  good friends and a million dollar view for Thanksgiving?  
This crust less apple pie comes close. Yum!!! Thanks Jeannie.

Green Apple Pie recipe. 
 8-10 granny smith apples. 
1/3 cup sugar,
 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. 
cut up apples, add sugar and cinnamon and stir to mix. 
in separate bowl blend 
soft butter(1/2 cup) 
1 cup brown sugar and 
1 cup flour, pinch of salt
.Place apples in well greased dish, and crumble other ingredients over the top. 
Bake @350 for 20-30 min. uncovered so it browns a little.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

Source: The Sweets Life


1 lb large strawberries

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

3-4 Tablespoons powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 - 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs


1. Rinse strawberries and cut around the top of the strawberry. Remove the top and clean out with a paring knife, if necessary (some of them are hollow already. Prep all of the strawberries and set aside.

2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Add cream cheese mix to a piping bag or Ziploc with the corner snipped off. Fill the strawberries with cheesecake mixture.

3. Once strawberries are filled, sprinkle or dip the tops with graham cracker crumbs. If not serving immediately, refrigerate until serving.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Ultrasport Energy Bars By, Kristen Dixon

1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup wheat cereal or puffed rice
1/2 cup wheat flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons ginger
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup apricot jam
1/4 cup honey
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/4 cup walnuts
1 cup chopped dried fruit (we used cherries, blueberries and dates)
1/4 cup hazelnuts
4 tablespoons sesame seeds
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Combine the first six ingredients together. Add in the eggs, jam, honey and oil. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Add in the remaining ingredients.

Place some aluminum foil into a 9-inch-by-13-inch baking pan. Butter the pan. Spread the mixture over the pan, using your hands to pat down the ingredients. Bake for 15 minutes. Let the baked mixture cool completely before you cut into squares or bars.
Makes about 20 bars or squares.

Kirsten Dixon is an award-winning chef who has cooked and lived the past 30 years in the backcountry of Alaska. To learn more about her, visit

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Puppy Chow Snack Kids love it, I love it!

How To;

From my classroom days.....


‎9 cups Corn Chex or Crispex
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1. Melt the chocolate chips and butter in a saucepan on low heat
2. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla
3. Take off heat
4. Add Chex cereal (***quickly, before the mix hardens!)
5. Pour powdered sugar into Ziploc bag
6. Add the mix into the bag
7. Shake bag until evenly coated

Spread on wax paper to cool.

Once you start you will not stop!!!

2 Cups Oyster Crackers
1 cup salad oil- olive oil works great
1 package Hidden Valley Ranch Packet
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Dill weed
Mix everything and pour over crackers in large container, shake several times over the next two hours- serve.

Mom's Roast Beef

It is a known fact that no one on earth can cook a roast beef like my mom so here is her secret.... it's all in the seasoning.

Garlic Powder (not salt)
Onion Powder (not salt)
White pepper
Use generously and rub all over the roast,
add a small amount of olive oil and water to the pan, roast.

Meats to use: Top Sirloin, Rib eye, Rump roast.

Friday, January 13, 2012


1 lb. ground venison or beef
2 lb. Velveeta, cubed
1 can of Rotel tomatoes with green chilies (original)
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup

Brown ground venison or beef. Drain. Combine all ingredients into slow cooker or sauce pan and cook on low heat until cheese is thoroughly melted, stirring occasionally.

Serve with tortilla chips.
Perfect for Dirty Bingo night with the girls.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The BEST Pumpkin Bread in the WORLD!!!

From Emily Slater Kodiak, Alaska

This recipe makes 2 or 3 loaves depending on how big you want them, if you like the size I gave you then make 3.
1 can pumpkin (15 oz)
4 eggs
1 cup canola oil
2/3 cup water
3 cups sugar
3 ½ cup flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp ground cloves
¼ tsp ground ginger
Beat eggs, add water, oil, pumpkin and beat well, add sugar mix well. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt and spices in a separate bowl. Then add to pumpkin mixture. Pour into greased loaf pans.
Bake at 350* for 50 minutes, bread is done when toothpick comes out clean.