Friday, March 23, 2012

Apple Crisp

Served warm with vanilla ice cream... best ever!

6 cups sliced, peeled cooking apples
3 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup chopped nuts or flaked coconut
vanilla ice cream

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl combine apples and granulated sugar. Transfer to a 2-quart baking dish.
    For topping, in a medium bowl combine oats, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buts. Sprinkle topping over apple mixture.
    Bake for 35-40 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla cream if desired.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Kansas City Steak Soup

Healthy and Yummy!

1.5 pounds ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup sliced celery (2 stalks)
2 cans beef broth (14-ounce each)
1 can diced tomatoes (28-ounce)
1 package frozen mixed vegetables (10-ounce)
2 tbsp steak sauce
1/4 cup all-purpose flour

    In a large pot cook beef, onion, and celery over medium heat until meat is brown and vegetables are tender. Drain, return to pot. Add 1 can of broth, tomatoes, frozen vegetables, steak sauce, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Bring to boiling, reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
    Whisk together the remaining can of broth and flour. Add to pot. Cook and stir until thickened. Cook for another 2 minutes.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Cheese Cupcakes with fruit topping

Got this recipe from Merada. If you are a cheese cake lover, you will absolutely love it! Look cute and taste amazing :)

1 small box Nabisco vanilla wafers
2 (8oz) packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 can pie filling / fruit topping (cherry, blueberry, strawberry or raspberry)
18 cupcake liners

    Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Beat eggs, sugar, cream cheese, vanilla and lemon juice. Place one wafer in the bottom of each cupcake liner. Pour in cream cheese mixture. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool. Spoon pie filling on top of each cupcake. Makes 18 cupcakes.

Cheeseburger Soup

Stole this recipe from Ginny's cooking blog. Loved it! Our new comfort/warmer food :)

1 lb ground beef
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped carrots
3/4 cup chopped celery
1 tsp basil (I used dried basil leaves)
1 tsp parsley (dried)
4 tbsp butter
3 cup chicken broth
4 cup peeled and diced potatoes
1/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1&1/2 cup milk
2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

    Brown ground beef in a large soup pot and then remove from the pot setting aside. In the same pot saute onion, carrots, celery with 1 tbsp butter until the vegetables are tender. Add the chicken broth, potatoes and beef, bring to boil. Simmer until the potatoes are tender.
    In a small saucepan melt the remaining 3 tbsp butter and add flour, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until thicken. Then slowly stir in milk. Simmer until thicken again. Add to the large soup pot. Simmer soup for another 5-7 minutes.
    Turn off heat and add shredded cheese, basil and parsley, stir until cheese melt.