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Ummmm….yummy summer goodness.
I love a good popsicle. And although my kids are content with the el cheap-o package of popsicles I can pick up from the store, I’m afraid they don’t do much for me. My tastes are much more refined. Yes, I like classier popsicles.
I thought it might be fun to do a popsicle round-up, as these summer days get hotter and hotter. How about pulling out your favorite popsicle recipes, experimenting with fun flavors, or whatever, and coming up with popsicle ideas to share. All fruit popsicles, chocolate popsicles, fat free popsicles…the more variety the better.
I’m thinking about having a round-up the week after Father’s Day. Like, how about Friday, June 20? I may try to get a Mr. Linky working, and you can link to your popsicle recipe from there!
And does anyone know, should popsicles be capitalized? My spell check really wants that to happen. And if it should be capitalized, does anyone know why?
And yes, I could Google that myself, but I’m laaaaaaazy!!
Here is a yummy cookie recipe that I pretty much made-up. I got the idea for using a cake mix from All Recipes, but had so few ingredients needed that I basically made this up. It is good though. And incredibly easy….and fast!
2 sticks of margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1 devil’s food cake mix
2 cups oats
1 cup mini m and m’s
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream the margarine and brown sugar until well mixed. Add the egg and water. Stir well. Add the cake mix, stir until well blended. Mix in oats and MandM’s. Bake for 8-10 minutes!
This week’s Carnival of Beauty topic is on The Beauty of Comfort Food. When I saw this I laughed because, frankly, I love food…and find great comfort in it!
But the partiuclar food I’m going to write about is a childhood favorite of mine. A simple recipe but one that brings back fond memories….
Also one my children love and will hopefully have fond memories of as well.
5-6 cans of biscuts
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 stick of butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bundt pan with non-stick spray. Fill several containers with cinnamon sugar (I use as many containers as I have children participating in this cooking project!) Slice enough canned biscuts to fill up your pan (4-5 cans) into fourths.Place 5-6 pieces of biscut in each container of cinnamon sugar.
Go get your children. Give them each a container to shake….
Just a tip: Dancing makes it taste better!
When the biscut pieces are completely covered in cinnamon sugar like this…
…you can then remove the pieces with a fork and put them into the bundt pan.
Repeat until your pan is full.
Then put a stick of butter and a half cup of brown sugar into a saucepan and heat until you have a sticky sauce. Pour the sauce over your cinnamon sugar covered biscut pieces. Add chopped walnuts.
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 25 minutes.
Spoon the baked monkey bread onto plates as soon as it comes out of the oven.
Serve warm with glasses of milk. Smiles are sure to follow!
When I was a child, my mother would make monkey bread quite often. All the children would get to be involved in the “shaking” process. It was so much fun….we would dance around in delight while “cooking”.
This is a tradition I have continued with my children (even though I must confess today was the first time we made this in awhile…). They too danced, pretended their containers were steering wheels, crashed their cars, and a few other imaginative antics.
They had a blast making the monkey bread and I must admit, it was loads of fun watching them!
I’ve been in an experimental mood with the food lately. Joshua called from work yesterday to let me know he was on his way home and he happened to ask what we were having for dinner.
“An experiment”, says I.
I could hear the excitement in his voice. “Oh.”
But, it didn’t matter about his lack of enthusiam previous to dinner. His reaction to it after he tasted it was marvelous.
So….here’s a recipe that I adapted from something I read at All Recipes.
I have this nutty habit of reading a recipe and then trying to make it two weeks later without looking….and substituting any ingredients I don’t have with things I do have. Kinda weird, I know.
Honey Mustard Chicken
Thawed Chicken breast (boneless)
Mozerella Cheese slices
Garlic Herb Seasoning
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a glass pan with aluminum foil. Place the amount of chicken breasts you need in the pan. Drizzle the mustard over the chicken. Drizzle the honey over the chicken. (I try to cover the entire breast with mustard and honey. But use more or less to taste.) Sprinkle garlic herb seasoning over the chicken.
Bake the chicken in the oven for 25 minutes (until juices run clear). Remove it from the oven and cover each chicken breast with 2-3 slices of bacon. Put a slice of mozarella cheese over each chicken breast. Return to the oven and cook for another ten minutes (or until cheese is melted and bacon in crisp.)
Anyway….we enjoyed this tremendously. It’s great with Wheat Hawaiian Sweet bread rolls and baked potatoes!!
Okay, I have a confession. I do not like coffee. At all. I’ve tried all brands and flavors. Mocha, French Vanilla, Irish Cremes….I’ve tried over and over. Mostly becasue I love the smell, I keep thinking I will like the taste. I cannot drink any of it. I hope that Blest can still be my friend.
Anyway, I’m terribly cold natured. And the only was to warm up sometimes is to have a nice warm drink. And coffe will not do. So?
Do I settle for instant hot chocolate? Never!
I have the best recipe (and easiest) for the most wonderful hot cocoa in the world.
It probably came off a Hershey’s cocoa can or something. But my mom gave it to me many, many moons ago.
Per cup of cocoa (mix in the mug you plan to use)
2 tsp. Hershey’s powdered cocoa
2 tsp. sugar
Milk to fill the rest of the mug 2 tsp. divided
Mix the powered cocoa and sugar evenly. Add 2 tsp of milk and mix until you have a smooth syrup. Fill the rest of your mug with milk. Mix thoroughly. Heat in the microwave for approximately 3 minutes. Add 7 gazillion marshmellows. (Okay, I added in the 7 gazillion. Just add marshmellows to taste!)
Yummilicious hot cocoa. My family absolutely adores it. And are ruined for instant hot chocolate forever. Wretched stuff!
Hope you enjoy! I know it’s pretty simple for you cook’s who like challenging recipes…but hey. I’m a working mom!