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Monday, January 10, 2011

Peanut Butter Cupcakes

1 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 c peanut butter
1 large egg
2 TBSP of sugar
1 1/4 c of milk

Preheat oven 350'.  Mix flour, baking powder, and salt...set aside.  Now mix pb, egg, and sugar.  When mixed well blend in milk completely.  Now whisk together your wet and dry ingredients.  Do not over mix.  Fill greased or lined muffin tins 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes.  Cool completely then frost if desired. 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ole' Dip

For the record, I genrally like healthy recipes.  I like the stuff I can use fresh, natural, organic type ingredients in.  With that said, some of the yuck food I know I should give up just finds away into my kitchen.  This recipe is a favorite of my college age niece.  She got it from a dear friend of our's who lost her battle with cancer last year.  I can't make it without think of Donna and smiling.  this one is for you Lauren and Donna!

Ole' dip:

One package of cream cheese...softened
One can of store bought chili...NO BEANS-I am not sure why...I LOVE beans in my chili!
One full package of shredded cheddar or mexican style cheese.

In a shallow dish, I use a pie pan, spread softened cream cheese on the bottom covering completely.
Evenly disperse can of chili over the cream cheese and then top with cheese.  Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is melted completely.  Feel free to add diced tomatoes or green onions on top after cooking.  Serve with chips.  My favorite with this dish are Frito Scoops.  Mmmmm...Enjoy!!!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

EASY Layered Bars

20-24 graham cracker squares
1 stick of butter
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 flaked coconut
1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350'.

Crush the graham crackers into fine bits.  Melt the butter and then mix with graham crackers.  Press mixture in to the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan. Layer chocolate chips, pecans, and coconut on top of the graham cracker crust.  Drizzle the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top of the other ingredients. Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Let cool for approx. 2 hours before cutting.