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.