Thursday, February 23, 2017

Crock-Pot Root Beer Pulled Pork

2lbs pork roast
1 can root beer
1 (4oz) bottle liquid smoke
1 bottle barbecue sauce

Place roast in Crock-Pot
Pour root beer over roast.
Coat top of pork roast with liquid smoke.
Then coat roast with 1/4 cup barbecue sauce.
Cover cook 4 hour on low.
Drain juices then shred pork with a fork and pour the remaining barbecue sauce over the pork, cover let set on warm for half hour in Crock-Pot.
Serve on baked potatoes or on a bun.

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Fried Chicken

2 cups flour
1/8 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic salt
3 eggs
1/4 cup water
Frying oil
12 chicken drumsticks
Frying oil
*Salt and pepper to taste

Heat Oil to 350° on stove-top or fryer.
In a medium bowl beat the eggs and water together.
On a (deep) plate shift the flour, garlic salt, and pepper together.
*Season the chicken with your salt and pepper as much as you would normally.
Dip Chicken in the egg mix, then coat with the flour mixture.
Fry chicken until golden brown & inside temp is 165° actual cook time depends on stove-top or fryer.
Place on a layer of paper towels to absorb any excess oil.

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Year of Date Nights

52 paper hearts
1 empty mason jar
1 wooden heat
1 pair of scissors
Lace Tape
Goo Gone
2 pens or markers
Hot Glue

Clean an empty jar out and make sure it is thoroughly dry.
*If you don't have a mason jar use an empty plastic jar by- Removing any label on the front, back or side with Goo Gone. You peel as much up as you can then spray Goo Gone on and let it set for about 5 min.Then it will rub off, at least mine did.
Cut 52 hearts out of construction paper, *goes really fast if you have a die-cut or Cricut.
Decorate your wooden heart any way you want.
*I spray painted mine with chalk base paint then used a chalk to write on it.
Tape the lace around the bottom and the upper flat portion of the jar.
Glue ribbon around the lid.
Give you partner 26 hearts and a maker.
Start writing your ideas for 52 (one for each week in a year) different date nights.

Some ideas we had were:
Mini golf
Make a meal together
See a play
Go to a concert
Go dancing
See a movie
Go for a stroll on the beach
Dessert only
Go hiking
See a sport event
Go for a bike ride
Play a video game
Rent a paddle boat for an hour
Go to an art gallery
Netflix and popcorn
Play cards
Go bowling
Wife's choice
Learn something new
Go for a long drive
Drive-in theater
Go to a museum
Breakfast in bed
Get a pedicure together
Give each other a massage
Go to the aquarium
Walk in your local botanical garden
Wine tasting
Game night
Explore a park
Husband's choice
Play a board game
Star gazing
Go to the zoo
Play an outdoor game

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Captain Crunch Berry Cookies

1 box strawberry cake mix
1 (8oz) container of cream cheese (room temperature)
1/2 cup that's one stick butter (room temperature)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Preheat oven to 350°.
Beat the room temperature butter and cream cheese together till smooth.
Mix in the egg, almond and vanilla extracts.
Then beat in the cake mix.
Cover and refrigerate for about an hour.
Then scoop 1 inch balls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet about an inch apart.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove to a wire rack as soon as they come out of the oven, so they can cool.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Bread Pudding

6 cups bread (we used homemade unsweetened banana bread)
2 tablespoons butter melted
4 eggs beaten
2 cups warm milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon rum extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
2/3 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped and toasted walnuts

Preheat oven to 350°.
Tear bread apart, and place in baking pans. *(Either one 8 inch or four mini loaf pans.)
Melt butter and drizzly it over the top of the bread.
In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar, rum, cinnamon, and vanilla till well mixed.
Pour your wet mixture over the top of the bread making sure to cover the top of your bread. *(Lightly press down with a fork if needed to make sure the top is covered.)
Bake in the oven for 45 min till the tops spring back lightly when pressed.

Boil the brown sugar and water together.
Add the cream and butter and bring to a boil.
Remove from heat.
Fold in the walnuts.
Pour over the bread pudding.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

  • 1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese *room temperature
    1 (12 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
    1/4 cup peanut butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 cup chocolate chips
    1 (9 inch) pre-made graham cracker pie crust

    Using an electric mixer on medium, beat cream cheese till smooth.
    Slowly add in the milk, while beating.
    Beat in the peanut butter and vanilla.
    Scrape sides of bowl.
    Fold in the chocolate chips
    Pour mix into the pre-made pie crust.
    Cover and refrigerate until firm, 2 to 3 hours, then slice and serve.
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Friday, November 11, 2016

Kid Made Crock-Pot Pasta Dish

1 Box pasta
1 (24oz) jar pasta sauce  (or follow the link and make mine)
3-*5 mozzarella cheese sticks (*depends on how cheesy you want it)
3-*5 mini original Baby Bell cheeses
1 beef bouillon packet
24 oz warm water

Pam the inside of the Crock-Pot.
Pour the sauce in the bottom of the Crock-Pot.
Pour the uncooked pasta on top of the sauce.
Pour the bouillon packet into the warm water and let dissolve.
Then pour the water over the top of the pasta.
Mix all three together.
Place the cheeses on top.
Cover and set the Crock-Pot to cook for 4 hours on high.
Remove cover stir and serve.

Before cooking:

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