Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Nectarine Banana Smoothie

I have been on a smoothie kick lately. I love smoothies!! I love trying out different combinations of fruit and seeing what tastes the best together. Since my fridge is somewhat bare this week because we are in between vacation weekends this is what I had on hand and it was SO yummy.

1 medium banana
1/2 nectarine (I leave the skin on because I think it adds flavor but whatever floats your boat)
1/2 c. low fat vanilla yogurt
3/4 c. apple juice
6-8 ice cubes (if you plan ahead of time you could slice the nectarine and freeze it the night before and omit ice cubes but I was going on a whim here.)

Add all ingredients to a blender and whip it up until its nice and smooth. Yummy!

*I don't have a picture because the kids and I chugged them down so quick but it is the request with breakfast tomorrow so I will try to snap one then.*

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Monkey Bread

My daughter loves to cook. She asks everyday what she can help me make in the kitchen, and sometimes what I can teach her to make on her own. Today we happened to have all the ingredients for monkey bread so that's what we made. I have tried several different methods/recipes for this and I found this one here and it is definitely my favorite. Cooking it at a lower temperature for a little longer make it so that the middle doesn't end up doughy and the outside isn't over cooked. Hope that you enjoy it as much as we did!

Ingredients:

4 cans of biscuits

1 cup sugar
1 bowl with 1 cup sugar, 2 tbsp. cinnamon mixed
1 cube butter
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Directions:

Cut each biscuit into quarters. Then roll* each quarter in the Cinnamon-Sugar mix. Drop into a well greased Bunt pan. (Layer in the pecans if you choose to use the pecans) In a saucepan, combine the butter and 1 cup of sugar until it's simmers. Pour over the biscuits in the bunt pan. Bake at 300° for 30 minutes or till golden brown.

*instead of rolling each piece in the cinnamon sugar mixture I put it all in a large zip lock bag and shake it up until each piece is coated. It makes less of a mess.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ranch Cheese Ball

This can make a large cheese ball or 2 medium size.

3-8oz packages cream cheese
1 packet of ranch dip mix
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 slivered almonds

Mix cream cheese, ranch dip, and cheddar cheese together well. Roll into a ball shape and then roll in the almonds to coat the outside. Enjoy with your favorite brand of crackers.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Buffalo Roast

OK so this is a little bit of a more expensive cut of meat, but its what I had in the freezer from a friend of my husband's so I used it, and oh was it ever so yummy!!

4-5 lb. Bone-in Buffalo Round Roast
1 1/2c. apple cider vinegar
1/4c. oil
2 TBSP. Worcheshire Sauce
2 TBSP. Soy Sauce
6-8 whole cloves garlic
12 or so radishes cut in half or quartered depending on the size
salt and pepper to taste

Sear outside of the roast on all sides. This takes about 1-2 minutes on each side depending on how hot you get your pan. Add all other ingredients to a crock pot and mix until combined. Next add your roast. Put the lid on, turn it on low and let it cook for 7-8 hours. After the roast is done and falling off the bone remove from crock pot with the garlic and radishes. Pour the remaining juices into a sauce pan and reduce it to about 1/2 (it took me about 5 minutes to get it to the reduction I liked). Pour the reduced juices over the roast and serve. Yummy!!

This picture doesn't do the dish justice. I forgot to take a picture last night when I had it all dished up nice. It is yummy none the less.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Steak Marinade

Here is the recipe for my steak marinade. Sorry it took me more days than I thought to get it posted. Things have been a little bus around our house.

Camille’s Steak Marinade

½ c. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/8 tsp dry mustard
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

Combine all ingredients in a shallow dish big enough to hold the steak you are going to marinade. Put the steak in the dish, press it down into the marinade, turn press down again, and turn one more time. Let set in the fridge for no less than 3-4 hours. It can be let to marinade over night. Grill or broil to desired wellness and enjoy!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Coming Tomorrow for Dinner...

Steak Marinade!! I couldn't find the marinade recipe that I was looking for tomight so I made a new one!! I will post it and a picture tomorrow evening.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Meatloaf

This is a recipe that I got from my mom. It is yummy! Everyone was diggin' in and I almost didn't get a picture before it was all gone!

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 c. italian bread crumbs
1 egg
1/2 c. luke warm water
1/3 c ketchup

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Shape into a loaf and put in a pan (I use my bread loaf pan). Bake at 350 for 50 minutes. Dig in!