Thursday, December 18, 2008

Breakfast burritos

2 packages of link sausage or ground will work
2 pounds of hash browns
18 to 24 eggs
one med package of grated cheese
18 tortillas
can be cut in half this is what my family eats.

brown sausage set aside
cook hash browns
once the hash browns are cooked to desired crispiness scramble eggs pour on to hash browns, cook until slightly runny add sausage. Finish cooking until eggs are all cooked add as much cheese as you like.
warm tortillas add egg mixture to tortillas sprinkle with little cheese. Add salsa or ranch or whatever you like on eggs and roll up and enjoy.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Here are some ingredient substitutions for those times that you just do not have what you need.

Baking powder: for each teaspoon of baking powder use; 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar, or 1/4 teaspoon baking soda plus 1/2 cup buttermilk (decrease liquid in recipe by 1/2 cup)

Brown sugar: for 1 cup packed brown sugar use; 1 cup White sugar, or 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar or 1 cup whit sugar plus 1/4 cup molasses decrease the liquid in recipe by 1/4 cup. If you need to use white sugar it will taste almost the same; white sugar has no real flavor, just sweetness; but it will have a slightly different texture. Brown sugar is now days a blend of white sugar and molasses. It at one time was an unrefined form of whit sugar. Just make sure it gets dissolved and mixed in well to not taste gritty.

Butter (salted): need one cup. use 1 cup margarine or 1 cup shortening plus 1/2 teaspoon salt or 7/8 cup vegetable oil plus 1/2 teaspoon salt or 7/8 cup lard plus 1/2 teaspoon salt

Butter (unsalted): need 1 cup, use 1 cup shortening or 7/8 cup vegetable oil or 7/8 cups lard

Buttermilk: need 1 cup, use 1 cup yogurt (unflavored) or 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 cup.

Fats for baking: need 1 cup, use 1 cup applesauce or 1 cup fruit puree

Cream (heavy): need 1 cup, use 1 cup evaporated milk or 3/4 cup milk plus 1/3 cup butter.

Cream of tartar: need 1 teaspoon use 2 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar.

I hope some of these help some one out. If you need to find another sub. ask and I will see if I have it on my list.

Monday, November 24, 2008

I have been tagged

Thanks Angie.
Ok this is not a recipe but I have been tagged and I need to follow rules.


1- link to the person that tagged you;

2-post the rules on your blog

3-share 6 non-important things habits/quirks about yourself

4-tag 6 random people at the end of your post, by linking to their blogs

5-let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a a comment on their website

6-let your tagged peeps know once your entry is up

6 non-important things about me

1- I can never concentrate on one thing at a time.
2- I have to have a Pepsi first thing in the morning.
3- This might not be non-important thing, but I have never read Twilight or do I plan on it. (but my daughter has read each book like 3X each.)refer to #1
4- In the morning I love to cuddle up with my baby girl and watch all of her shows. Like "Dora, Diego, wonder pets, Wow Wow Wubbzy ect...
5- My favorite cereal is Cheerios NO sugar.
6- Right now I am sitting here thinking "Do I even know of 6 different people with bloggs to tag?"

Well here it goes,
My 6 tag victums,
1- Amy
2- Leslie
3- Paula
4- Shauntelle
5- Tina
6- Kim

Truly I am not copying Angie, I just do not know others with blogs at this time. I am rather new at this.
This is fun.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Carnitas and potatoes

2 or 3 potatoes cut and boiled.
flour tortillas
grated cheese or sliced cheese.
Go to Costco and get a package of Carnitas. (For those that do not know what Carnitas is, it is pork, it is pre cooked and you just need to follow instructions to fix).
Take flour tortillas, Line tortillas with cheese, put potatoes on, add carnitas top with salsa, ranch, taco sauce or any other toppings you like. Carnitas are very versatile, You can do so much with it.

Sugar cookies

Sorry I have not done the sugar cookie recipe. It will come sometime.

Buttermilk Pancakes

This is from a cousin of mine, Thank you Carisa.

1 cup flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg
2 Tablespoons oil
1 cup buttermilk, or 1 Tablespoon vinegar and milk to make 1 cup (let set 5 minutes)

Mix dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix eggs, oil and milk. Combine wet and dry ingredients just until smooth. Drop from a spoon onto a hot greased griddle. Cook until top is full of tiny bubbles. Turn over and brown other side.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Banana Nut Bread

2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
6 eggs
6 bananas
2 tsp. soda
6 Tablespoons sour milk
4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 cup nuts chopped

Dissolve soda in sour milk; set aside. Cream together sugar and shortning until smooth.
Add salt, eggs, and bananas. Alternate the flour and milk mixture; beat well. Add the nuts.
Bake 50-60 minutes at 375. Makes 3 loaves

To get sour milk add about 1 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar and enough milk to make the 6 Tablespoons needed. Let stand 3 or 4 minutes to thiken. Then desolve the soda in the milk.

Potato Pepperjack Soup

This soup comes from a neighbor and friend.
Thank you Leslie for this.
4 c. diced potatoes
1 med. Green bell pepper, diced
1 med. Red bell pepper, diced
1 carrot, diced and peeled
1 onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 T. olive oil
1 t. pepper
1 t. salt
1 t. thyme
1 lb. Pepperjack cheese (or 1/2 cheddar, 1/2 pepperjack)
3 c. chicken broth
1 qt. Heavy cream
½ c. flour
½ c. butter
Combine in medium sauce pan: olive oil, peppers, onion, garlic, and carrot.
Saute on medium heat until vegetables are soft.
Add chicken broth and simmer.
In separate pan, boil potatoes in water until tender (about 15 min.)
Drain and add to soup. Add cream, cheese, salt, pepper and thyme. Bring to a boil.
Prepare roux by melting butter and stirring in flour to make a paste. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Add roux to soup, stirring to desired thickness.
You can use ½ cheddar and ½ pepperjack for a less spicy soup.
• Serves 6-8 people

Monday, November 17, 2008

Kinder (HOT) Chili

This does make a big pot.
I am usally not a big fan of spicy food but i do like this recipe we came up with.

2 lbs Italian sausage (medium or hot your personal taste)
2 cans kidney beans, drain
2 cans black beans, drain
2 cans pinto beans, drain
2 medium potatoes chopped in to small pieces
2 sticks of celery chopped in to small pieces
1 or 2 habenero pepper(s)
1/2 onion chopped fine and small
4 cans of diced tomatoes with chipoltie peppers
1/4 teaspoon Season all salt
1 clove garlic minced
1/4 to 1/2 cup brown sugar
4 - 6 cups water

Brown sausage, add to big pot, add beans, tomatoes, potatoes, celery,onion season salt and garlic. Add water Little at a time. Use what water you feel you need.
slice the habenaro pepper in half, and de seed it. (you might want to wear plastic gloves when you handle these peppers.)put in pot.
Let it simmer, for about 20 minutes, for potatoes to get soft. Add brown sugar to taste
Let simmer until desired thickness
Take peppers out before serving.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


My boys love these. They ask for them all the time.

Preheat oven to 400
spray 2 9"x13" pans.
4lbs Hamburger
3 cans refried beans
3 cans olives
14 to 16 tortilla shells
2 large cans enchilada sauce
1 lbs grated cheese

Brown the hamburger. Add the beans to browned hamburger warm up. Slice up or crumble up olives into the hamburger mix. Pour some of the sauce in a shallow bowl. dip shells in the sauce, coat both sides of shell

Fill the shells with about 1/2 cup mix and a handful of cheese roll up and put in pan I put about 7 in a pan that is what the need is for 2 pans. once pan is full, pour sauce over enchiladas in pan to cover lightly.

Cover with foil. cook for 45 minutes or until heated all the way through. Remove foil cover with cheese as much or as little as you like. Cook for another 5 to 10 minutes or cheese is melted. then eat and enjoy.

If wanted you could add chopped green chilies or jalapenos to hamburger mix.

Please leave a comment after trying these.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Grandma Angus' Oatmeal Drop Cookies

This cookie recipe came from my great grandmother Minnie Angus. She has been gone for close to 30 years but I can still remember her wonderful cooking. These cookies are one of the things I remember the most growing up. I will more than likely be adding a lot more of her recipes.
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups shortening
1 or 2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
4 eggs
3 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups old fashioned oatmeal
nuts & chocolate chips as desired.

Combine sugar & shortening. Add salt, vanilla, cinnamon and milk mix.
Add flour, baking powder and baking soda. mix well. Add oatmeal nuts and chips.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 14 minutes. ovens may very.
Eat warm with a glass of milk.
you can cut the oats down to about 31/2 cups. Some family members think that the 4 cups make them to dry. Just a personal preference.
I hope you try them and like them. Please if you do try them let me know your comments on them. Thank you.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Well here it goes. This is my first attempt of blogging. My thoughts for this blog is to share recipes, and cooking tips. I like any type of recipes simple ones to the more complex. If anyone has any to share, just leave them here on the blog. Come back often to see if there are any recipes that might help you with that special dinner.