Friday, March 31, 2017

Flashback Friday - Bommin' Banana Recipes

WELCOME TO FLASHBACK FRIDAY! 



I have enjoyed making this french toast for many years...my kids enjoyed it over 3 decades ago! Serve with peanut butter or syrup...be sure to make extra! 






Oh so popular in my corner of the world.  Moist and perfect with coffee or milk.
This bread freezes great and can be made ahead several weeks. 









A simple treat that tastes like you've worked hard to make it.
YUMMMM! 







You'll be so happy to begin your day with this simple, ready-in-minutes
breakfast!  Or enjoy it at bedtime...always delish!! 





Friday, March 24, 2017

Flashback Friday - Best Quick Breads

WELCOME TO FLASHBACK FRIDAY!!! 




In my kitchen....The QUEEN of all Quick Breads - family favorite all year around! 

Perfect Poppyseed Bread





Love the flavor in cookies?  Wait til you try this sensational bread!! 




I love the flavor of this delicious bread...and the streusel topping is perfect!

Streusel Apple Pie Bread



A moist and flavorful bread that freezes great!  Keep some on hand for drop in company....



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Leader Enterprise - Crockpot Recipes - March 15. 2017






Crock pots are a good way to cook food without having to devote constant attention to a cooking appliance. People use crock pots to cook meals such as pot roasts, chicken dishes, stews, breakfast AND desserts! When your busy day allows you more time for preparation in the morning than in the afternoon, that's a good time to throw together a crockpot meal to enjoy later in the day with no fuss.

As oven temperatures vary, so do crockpot temps, so be sure to check before alloted time is up.

These first two recipes are ones that cook ALL DAY LONG so you can come home at the end of the day with dinner ready for you to enjoy. 
                                  



                                                 
CROCKPOT ROOT BEER BBQ HOAGIES 

3.4 - 4.5 lb. pork loin
2 liter bottle root beer
1 (18 ozs) bottle BBQ sauce
12 - 15 hoagie buns, split
Additional BBQ sauce and Ranch dressing, optional

Place pork loin in your crock pot. Pour enough root beer over loin to cover it (save the rest to enjoy as a tasty drink!) Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours, when pork is very tender, it is done. Remove loin from your crock pot (discard root beer) and shred with two forks or mixer. Stir in 18 ozs. bottle of BBQ sauce until all pork is well coated. Serve on hoagie buns with additional BBQ sauce and ranch dressing, if desired.

PERFECT CROCK POT BEEF ROAST

2 - 3 lb. beef roast
5 - 6 potatoes, peeled and sliced into wedges
1 bag of baby carrots
2 medium onions, sliced in half
1 envelope dry Ranch dressing mix
1 envelope brown gravy mix
(or use 2 envelopes brown gravy mix)
2 c. water, divided

Spray crock pot with non stick cooking spray. Place roast in crock pot. Place potatoes, onions and carrots around the roast. Mix together dry Ranch mix with 1 cup of cold water. Pour over your roast and veggies. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours (total). An hour before serving, combine brown gravy mix with 1 cup cold water, stirring until blended. Pour over roast and veggies. Cover again for the last hour of cooking. Serve with biscuits for a perfect meal. 

CROCKPOT CABBAGE CASSEROLE 
1/2 head cabbage, chopped
1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
1 med. onion, chopped
1 (18 ozs) jar spaghetti sauce 
(I substitute part salsa for sauce)
1 c. water
salt, pepper, herbs, garlic powder, etc. to taste

In 4 - 5 qt. slow cooker, place 1/2 the chopped cabbage.  Top with half the onions, half the beef and half the spaghetti sauce. Repeat, adding seasonings as you prefer (or you may add them after). Pour water around the sides into the slow cooker.  Cover and place on low for 5 - 6 hours or on high for 3 - 4 hours. Serve over rice if desired, or just as it is. 


My family enjoyed this luscious dish for brunch during the holidays last year. MMM! 

CROCK POT CINNAMON ROLL CASSEROLE

2 - 12 oz tubes of cinnamon rolls, cut into quarters-divided
4 eggs
1/2 c. whipping cream
3 Tb. (pure) maple syrup
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Spray crockpot with cooking spray. Place a layer of cut cinnamon roll pieces to cover the bottom of your slow cooker completely. (Reserve icing packets). Beat eggs, cream, maple syrup, vanilla and spices until blended well. Pour evenly over the rolls in the slow cooker. Place remaining roll pieces on top and spoon one packet of icing evenly over rolls. Cover and cook on low for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until sides are golden and rolls are set. Drizzle remaining icing over top and serve warm.

Audrey Hepburn has said "Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE, the words itself say I'M POSSIBLE". 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Flashback Friday - Luscious Breakfast Dishes


You just can't beat this awesome and tasty fruity dish!!
Made ahead...refrigerated overnight...what's not to LOVE????  
It makes me swooooonnn!  




My oh my! With layers of scrambled eggs & sausage gravy, topped with biscuits, this dish is sure to please any hungry man (or woman) you need to feed!





These magnificent 'muffins' are soo delicious - good for you - and versatile.
Add what your family loves best to the beaten eggs....veggies, cheese, meat....great to have on hand for a protein boost any time of day.



I've been making this for decades...it's quick and easy and a mighty good way to begin the day...perfect for anytime snacking too...

Quick Coconut Toast



Friday, March 10, 2017

Flashback Friday - Green Dishes for St. Patty's Day

We love the shakes at McD's but they are loaded with calories.
This recipe cuts the calories by more than 1/2.  Enjoy every 'skinny' sip!

Skinny Shamrock Shake



So quick and easy...and this one has a healthier option. 
Whip up a batch today! YUMM! 

Healthier Watergate Salad




Such a delicious & simple way to dress up yummy cabbage! 

Cheese Scalloped Cabbage



This scrumptious side dish is so tasty....roasting these little 'greens' makes them sweeter. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Flashback Friday - Healthy & Delicious Recipes using Oatmeal


This baked dish has so many options....and it's healthy too.  Don't miss this one!


Simple Baked Oatmeal (Healthy)

Such a tasty way to begin your busy day.  Mix it up the night before...whir
in the morning...Ready, set, go!


Banana Cream Pie Overnight Oatmeal Smoothie


You're sure to love all the options for this cold (or hot) way to start the day. 
Personalize each one for your family's tastes....YUM! 


Overnight No Cook Oatmeal Yogurt Cups


You'll be amazed over these awesome cookies...with
NO REFINED SUGAR OR WHITE FLOUR! YUMMM!!


Healthy Oatmeal Raisin Breakfast Cookies