Monday, July 22, 2013

Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie

Place the following items in a single serving blender

1 1/2 cups almond milk
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup strawberries
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp chocolate protein powder (or unsweet cocoa)
2 tsp agave nectar
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cubes ice

Blend until smooth & enjoy!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Crock Pot Enchilada Chicken

10 chicken thighs (skinless)
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion, minced
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbsp chili powder
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp sugar
16 oz tomato sauce
1 cup water


  1. Mix all ingredients, except chicken, in a bowl
  2. Place chicken in slower cooker
  3. Pour ingredients from bowl on top of chicken
  4. Cook on high for 4-5 hours

Saturday, September 10, 2011

No bake cookies

2 cups of sugar
1/2-1 bag chocolate chips
1 stick butter
1/2 cup of milk
2 tsp. Vanilla
3 cups of oatmeal
1/2 cup of peanut butter

Put butter, sugar, chocolate chips and milk in a pan and let it boil for 3 minutes.
After 3 minutes, remove from heat, immediately add vanilla, peanut butter and oatmeal.
Spoon out onto waxpaper and let it cool, Get a cold cup of water. Drop mix into cup.
It is done when it makes a bake in the water


Monday, June 6, 2011

Whole Wheat Pancakes

Prep Time:
20 Min
Cook Time:
30 Min
Ready In:
50 Min


  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 1/3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter


  1. In a food processor or in a large bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, white flour, wheat germ or oats, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, and salt.
  2. Cut the butter into small pieces with a knife, and add the butter to the flour-mixture. Mix until the mixture has a sand-like consistency.
  3. Make a well in the center of the flour-butter mixture, and add the buttermilk and eggs. Stir until the liquids are fully incorporated.
  4. Heat a frying pan over medium heat and grease the surface with 1 tablespoon of butter or oil. Ladle the batter onto the surface to form 4 inch pancakes. Once bubbles form on the top of the pancakes, flip them over, and cook them on the other side for about 2 minutes.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Graham Crackers

1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk

In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and brown sugar. Stir in the vanilla. Combine the whole wheat flour, all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Cover and chill dough until firm.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into rectangles. Place 1/2 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until crisp. Edges will be golden brown. Remove from baking sheet to cool on wire racks.

Fruit Pastry

1/4 cup butter
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk (or 3 tbsps powdered milk mixed with 1 cup cold water)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups fresh or canned peaches or pears (pitted and sliced)

Melt butter or margarine in a 9 x 13 inch pan. Set aside to cool.
Stir together flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Mix in milk and vanilla. Pour batter over melted butter. DO NOT MIX OR STIR. Spoon fruit with juice over the batter. DO NOT MIX OR STIR.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 minutes.

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 cup butter
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon honey
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Stir in the eggs, vanilla and honey. Sift together the flour, baking soda and cinnamon, gradually stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the rolled oats and raisins.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto unprepared cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies start to brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

10 min for chewy cookies, 15 if you like them crunchier