Sunday, November 2, 2014

Turkey Burger


Well, I've been absent from my blogging for almost a year so I thought I'd update it with a good ol' Turkey Burger Recipe.  I have been doing a lot of clean eating for the past year and am getting good at cooking up crazy recipes that are actually good for you.  This is a turkey burger, skinny mashed sweet potatoes and steamed broccoli.  I put BBQ sauce on the pattie to add a little more flavor. 

I took ground turkey (about 2 lbs) and added 1 1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard, 1 Tbsp hot sauce (like Franks or Tabasco), 2 cloves chopped garlic, 1 small chopped onion, 1/4 c oats & 1 egg.  The recipe called for Italian Seasoning but the meat was already flavored when I bought it. Mix all of the ingredients well.  I cooked them in Olive Oil flavored Pam on the stove top but I'm betting you could bake them too.  I might add a little cilantro next time.  But they were rather good!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

White Texas Sheet Cake

I'm going to start working on posting more of my favorite recipes. Really, I am! I found this one today and thought I'd start updating now...

White Texas Sheet Cake

1 c butter
1 c water
2 c all purpose flour
2 c sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 c sour cream
1 tsp almond extract
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

In a large saucepan, bring butter and water to a poil. Remove from heat; stir in flour, sugar, eggs, sour cream, almond extract, salt & bakin soda until smooth. Pour into a greased & floured 15x10x1 baking pan. Bake at 375 for 20-22 mintues or until cake is golden brown & "tests" done. Cool for 20 minutes.

While cake is baking, you'll want to make your frosting.

1/2 c butter
1/4 c milk
4 1/2 c powdered sugar
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 c chopped walnuts (or almonds)

Combine butter and milk in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat & add powdered sugar & extract; mix well. Stir in almonds/walnuts; spread over warm cake.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Blast

4 rectangles Honey Maid® Graham Crackers, crumbled (I omitted this part!)
1 16-ounce container Betty Crocker® Whipped Vanilla Frosting
3/4 cups peanut butter cups (the teeny tiny ones work great!)
1 18.4- ounce box Betty Crocker® Premium Brownie Mix—Original Supreme (oil and egg, see brownie mix box)

Heat oven to 350°F.
Line a 9x9x2-inch pan with foil, allowing foil to extend over pan edges. (I just greased the pan well & left them in the pan after cooking!)
Prepare brownie mix according to package instructions. Stir in 1 cup of the peanut butter cups. Spread batter into pan. Bake according to package instructions. Cool.
Spread frosting, top with graham crackers and remaining peanut butter cups.
Use foil to lift brownies from pan. (If you went this route!)

Paula Deen's Symphony Brownies

I made these brownies for Thanksgiving. I promise you, they are addictive but at least I'm telling you up front!! The bad part is that they are TOO easy to make!!!

All you do is buy a brownie mix with walnuts - large size or two small ones and then two family size Symphony bars with toffee and almonds.

Mix the brownie mix as directed, pour half into a greased 9x13 pan. Break apart the candy bar & place on top of the mix then pour the other half on top. Bake according to package directions.

Before I poured the other half on top, I added miniature marshmallows & coconut. As soon as the brownies were done, I covered with whipped fudge icing, pecans & toffee pieces. I read on one of my favorite recipe blogs that you can add chopped Milky Way bars rather than the Symphony bars or even chopped Twix.

I kept them in the pan so they wouldn't dry out but you could cut them, if you wanted. They are better the next day nuked in the microwave. Goodness gracious!!!