Apple Crisp Recipe

This was so easy and so yummy!  YAY – an easy after dinner nibble or an accompaniment to breakfast.

Apple Crisp Recipe

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Apple Crisp Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 - 4 cups peeled, sliced apples
  • 1/2 cup unsalted softened butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Grease 8x8 pan
  3. Place sliced apples in pan
  4. Mix flour and sugar together, add in cinnamon and salt
  5. Cut butter in with 2 knives, until crumbly
  6. Pour over apples
  7. Bake approximately 50 minutes or until apples are soft
  8. Remove from oven, let cool
  9. Serve with ice cream or whipped topping
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Snickerdoodle Muffin Donut Recipe

I saw this recipe and immediately thought “yummy”.  And so here you go 🙂 And so they are!!
I delivered packages of these to the neighbors on my evening walk.  Neighbors were happy 🙂

Snickerdoodle Muffin Donut Recipe

Category: Breads/Muffins

Snickerdoodle Muffin Donut Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted melted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup milk (skim, 1%, 2%, or whole)
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • -------------
  • Dipping Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Spray mini muffin pans with non-stick cooking spray - I used 1-24 + 1-12 muffin pan
  3. In large bowl, mix melted butter, sugar and vanilla - mix until smooth
  4. Pour milk over mixture, don't mix; set aside
  5. In a medium size bowl, mix the remaining dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cinnamon, cream of tartar)
  6. Pour the dry ingredients over the butter/sugar mixture -and stir until just blended
  7. Use a muffin scoop, fill each muffin slot about 3/4 full
  8. Place in oven on middle rack and bake 9-10 minutes, until lightly golden brown
  9. Melt butter
  10. Mix sugar and cinnamon in small bowl
  11. Remove from oven and after cooling 5 minutes, remove the donut muffins, and dip them completely in melted butter and roll them in cinnamon sugar mixture
  12. Place on rack and allow to cool completely
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Shrimp Orzo with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

This was amazing.  Simply amazing.  VERY easy and so good.  Leftovers (just orzo and sauce – we ate all the shrimp!) were mixed in with sauteed veggies and that made a second meal which was equally awesome!

Shrimp Orzo with Roated Red Pepper Sauce

Category: Pasta, Seafood

Shrimp Orzo with Roated Red Pepper Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo e uncooked
  • 10-12. peeled and deveined extra large/jumbo shrimp
  • 16 oz. jar roasted bell peppers
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (or to taste) (we used more!)
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions
  2. Place entire jar of roasted red peppers along with juice in blender, process until smooth
  3. Heat a large, non-stick pan. Add all the butter, garlic, shrimp, paprika, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through. Add salt and cook an additional minute
  4. Remove the shrimp from the pan; pour in the roasted red pepper puree into same pan and cook 8-10 minutes
  5. Add in parmesan cheese, cook and stir 1 minute
  6. Add in half and half, stir one minute, remove from heat
  7. Plate the orzo, pour sauce over, place shrimp on top
  8. Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese if desired
  9. Serve immediately
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Mini Pecan Banana Muffin Recipe

I had two very ripe bananas that needed to be used, so I whipped up these pecan banana muffins.  They are very moist and perfectly bite sized!

Mini Pecan Banana Muffin Recipe

Category: Breads/Muffins

Mini Pecan Banana Muffin Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 medium very ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted/cooled
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Grease 1 - 24 mini muffin pan and a 1 - 12 mini muffin pan
  3. In large bowl, mash bananas until small chunks remain; add in cooled/melted butter and stir til well combined; stir in egg and vanilla until well combined
  4. Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; stir gently til combined; do not over-mix!
  5. Add in chopped pecans
  6. Divide batter evenly into muffin pans using a small muffin scoop
  7. Immediately place into preheated oven, bake approx 7 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (pay close attention - they bake very quickly!)
  8. Remove from oven, cool 5 minutes, pop out of pan and place on rack to cool
  9. When cool, place in container or zip lock bag
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Boneless Beef Roast Instant Pot Recipe

Cooking a lot these days.. So I whipped up this for dinner the other night!  Yummy!

Boneless Beef Roast Instant Pot Recipe

Category: Beef

Boneless Beef Roast Instant Pot Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 2.5-3.5 pound chuck or shoulder beef roast
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbs tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 3 cups low salt beef stock
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 springs fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried thyme leaves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 large carrots, cut into 2" pieces
  • 4-5 mushrooms, cleaned, stemmed and cut into large pieces
  • 2 Tbs cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Heat 6 quart instant pot to high saute level
  2. Season beef liberally with salt and pepper
  3. Add olive oil to instant pot, add roast, turning to brown evenly on all sides, about 2-3 minutes per side; remove from pot and set aside
  4. Add onion, and cook until translucent; add garlic and tomato paste and cook an additional 2 minutes, stirring constantly
  5. Stir in red wine, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pot
  6. Stir in beef stock, Worcestershire, rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, carrots and mushrooms
  7. Select manual, adjust pressure to high, set time for 60 minutes
  8. When timer goes off, use quick release to release pressure
  9. Remove beef and carrots from pot
  10. Whisk cornstarch with 1/4 cup water
  11. Heat instant pot to high on saute setting, whisk in cornstarch mixture, cook, until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes; add more water if gravy is too thick
  12. Serve beef with carrots and gravy immediately
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Mini Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe

These are fabulous for a party or a get together as they are perfectly bite sized!!  I make them quite often and they typically get gobbled up in no time!

Mini Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe

Category: Pie

Mini Chocolate Chess Pie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 unbaked room temperature, store bought refrigerated pie crusts or make your own dough for a double crust pie
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 squares semi sweet baking chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs – beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dash salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Grease mini muffin pan – you’ll need 2-24 mini muffin pans (probably won’t use all of second pan). Roll out store bought crusts to 1’ larger. Cut small rounds with sharp cookie cutter or top of a wine glass or small juice glass, that are perfect size for your muffin pans. Place each mini crust on top of each muffin slot, and press gently down with back of small spoon. Do NOT press in completely, otherwise they will stick in the pan and be terribly difficult to get out of muffin pan without ruining them.
  3. Melt butter and chocolate together on low in microwave in glass bowl. Blend in sugar and vanilla and salt. If chocolate mixture is hot, stir to cool it down or let cool a few minutes before whisking in eggs. If you don’t, the eggs will cook from the hot chocolate mixture. Use a small muffin scoop to put batter into each prepared muffin tin. Bake approximately 12-14 minutes (my last batch was only 11 minutes!)
  4. Cool 5 minutes, then remove from muffin pan, place on cookie rack until completely cool. Place in container and cover.
  5. Do not refrigerate. Well, you’ll eat them fast enough that there won’t have to refrigerate!!
  6. 🙂
  7. ENJOY!
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Ooohhh La Laaa Drink Recipe!!

Yum scrum!  I made this on a whim for a ‘hood gathering at my house!  And let me say – it was delicious!  I changed it up from the original recipe I saw somewhere (! – because I’m *always* collecting recipes!) and I am very happy with the refreshing yummy flavor!  YAY ME!

Also – it was a hit with the “girls”!  🙂

Ooohhh La Laaa Drink Recipe!!

Category: Drinks

Ooohhh La Laaa Drink Recipe!!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pineapple vodka
  • 1/2 cup peach schnapps
  • 2 cups cranberry juice (I used no sugar added juice)
  • lime juice
  • lime wedges

Instructions

  1. Mix vodka, schnapps and juice, squeeze in lime juice to taste
  2. Serve over ice with a wedge of lime.
  3. Yummy!
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Dog Treat Recipe!

Sumatra turned 15 and I made these awesome treats for her.  She wolfed them down in ONE bite!!  PIG!

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Dog Treat Recipe!

Category: Dog Treats

Dog Treat Recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 large apple, peeled, cored and diced into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup dog healthy peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a small bowl, mix everything together until well combined
  3. Spoon the mixture into well greased mini muffin pans
  4. Bake until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 14 minutes for me!
  5. Cool for 5 minutes, pop out of the pans and place on a rack til completely cool
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Honey Wheat Bread Recipe (non bread maker!)

Honey Wheat

I love to make bread, and I typically use my breadmaker to make the dough, but in this case, my friend asked for this NON breadmaker recipe so here it is!  

Honey Wheat Bread Recipe (non bread maker!)

Category: Breads/Muffins

Honey Wheat Bread Recipe (non bread maker!)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups warm (not HOT or it will kill the yeast!) water
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted softened butter
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons fast rising yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 2/3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee (optional)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, or in a stand mixer bowl, combine water, unsalted butter, honey, sugar and yeast. Let rest 2 minutes, mixture should become foamy. Stir until well combined. Add in bread flour, cocoa, instant coffee, and salt. Mix until combined. Add half the whole wheat flour, stirring until combined. Add rest of wheat flour, stir until dough is well combined. Continue stirring the mixture using hands or mixer until the dough begins to pull away from bowl (in stand mixer) then it’s time to knead!
  2. Knead the dough, by hand or mixer, for about 10 minutes. Continue pressing out, folding over on itself, pressing again into a large square and folding again and again until smooth. Transfer it to a lightly greased bowl, and turn to coat all sides. Cover the bowl tightly, and allow the dough to rise until doubled, about an hour.
  3. After dough has doubled in size, remove from bowl and divide the dough into 8 pieces. Shape each piece into small loaves. This dough is very soft, be prepared, you may need to grease your hands when working with it . Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the loaves on the sheet. Cover with a tea towel. Let them rise for about an hour, or until they look a bit puffy, but not necessarily doubled in size.
  4. Bake the bread in a preheated 350°F oven for 15-20 minutes. The loaves will appear slightly darker on the top when they're fully baked. Remove from the oven, and place on a wire rack to cool.
  5. Cool completely before storing. Use within 3-4 days.
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Salted Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Pie

Another – on a whim – recipe!  Delicious and not too sweet and not too heavy!  YUMMY!!!

Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Pie

Category: Cheesecake, Pie

Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust, room temp
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 cups salted caramel sauce (or plain caramel sauce) -- see link in post for my Salted Caramel Sauce recipe!
  • Optional: additional caramel sauce for topping as well as whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Line large deep dish pie pan with pie crust, crimping edges
  3. In small bowl, beat cream cheese with sugar, 1 egg, and vanilla, until cream, spread evenly into pie prepared pie shell
  4. Sprinkle with chopped pecans
  5. In small bowl, whisk remaining 3 eggs then whisk in caramel sauce until blended and smooth
  6. Pour slowly over pecan mixture
  7. Bake 35-40 minutes or until mixture is set, loosely cover edges with foil after 20 minutes to prevent over browning
  8. Cool on wire rack for 1 hour
  9. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight before slicing
  10. Serve with additional caramel sauce and whipped topping
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