Sunday, November 13, 2011

Crock Pot Apple Bread Pudding

Cut 8 slices of bread (I used homemade bread-don't use Wonderbread type loafs) into cubes and mix in a large bowl with 1 stick melted butter, 1 c. packed brown sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg and a dash of salt until thoroughly coated. (Can also add 1/2 c of raisins and/or nuts if desired). It will look like this.

Peel and dice 4 medium sized apples-the juicier the better. I used Honey Crisp.

Layer in the crockpot as follows : apples, bread, apples, bread, apples (layers will be thinnish).

Let her rip on high until the apples are done to your liking. I like mine fairly soft so I let it go 2 and a half hours or so. I checked it every 30 minutes.

Oooh ya baby! Ooey gooey good!
Would be great warm with ice cream or:

                                                                    Whipped cream!

Bonus: It smells great cooking! Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Snicker Bars

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 9x13 pan with Pam.  Press a roll of chocolate chip cookie dough (either use the regular size one of 1/2 of the big roll) into the pan. Bake 13 minutes.
While it's baking, cut up 6 full sized snicker bars. I but them down the middle the long way and then into slices.
When the 13 minutes is up, the dough will be slightly browned but not done.  It'll look like this.
 Sprinkle the chopped up Snickers on the hot cookie dough.
 Bake 7 minutes and it will look like this.  Sorta melty but not really 'out of shape' really.
Carefully smoosh the hot Snickers bars around the top of the dough.
 Bake seven more minutes.
Let cool completely and cut into bars.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies

  • Either make your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough or buy the already made kind in the store.
  • Mold a couple of teaspoons of dough around a double stuff Oreo. Use enough to cover the cookie and seal the edges, but just use as much as you need, not more.
  • Place on parchment paper covered cookie sheet.
  • Bake @ 350° for 13-15 minutes or until choc. chop dough is cooked. Let sit 3-4 minutes. Remove to wire rack.
Excellent when warm!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Molly's Taco Soup

One of my favorite soups is Taco Soup but the recipe I usually use is full of carby potatoes and Campbell's tomato soup so I tinkered with my recipe and came up with a lower carb version that is YUM!

Brown 1-1.5# lean ground beef, 2 minced garlic cloves and 1 large diced onion.
Add McCormicks Taco Seasoning packet and 3/4 of water and cook according to taco packet instruction.
Then add:
1 reg size can low fat beef broth
1 8oz can of tomato sauce (lowest salt and sugar content you can find)
1/2 c water
1 reg. size can of stewed tomatoes
1  reg. size can of black beans
2 TBS Chili Powder.
If you can have corn, add one of the small cans.

Bring to a boil and simmer everything together for 15 minutes.  You can eat it now, but it's better if you put the whole works in the fridge and reheat it the next day.  Something magical happens in the ice box.

Serve with fat free sour cream and low fat sharp cheddar cheese.