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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bites

I'm a part of a great book club. We meet at a local coffee shop called Book Bums. While discussing our latest book, we usually get some tasty drink and enjoy some of the baked goods that they sell. Several months ago, I tried their little bag of sugar cookie bites. They have a name, but I can't remember what it is. What I do know is that these little cookies are delicious. I have spent many hours trying to recreate them. I haven't quite perfected the frosting, but I think the cookies are pretty darn close! Here's my knock-off recipe:



Sugar Cookie Bites

Ingredients:
1c. unsalted butter softened
2/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. powdered sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3 c. flour

1. Combine butter and sugars.
2. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix well.
3. Add flour, salt and baking soda and mix.
4. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop out dough into even balls and place on a cookie sheet.
5. Bake for 7-9 minutes at 350F


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Vegetable Soup (broccoli version)

Again, I am on a soup kick and this is my other go-to veggie soup recipe, but somehow it's not on this blog. Shame on me! Here it is, try it and enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 slice of bacon
1 pound of stew meat
3 whole carrots, cut
1/2 an onion (or onion flakes)
2 cans of beef broth
1 can of tomato sauce
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 cup of water
2 cups of finely chopped broccoli
1 cup of brown rice

Directions:
1. Spray a soup pot/stew pot with cooking spray and cook stew beef cubes for about 10 minutes.
2. Remove the meat, add one slice of bacon, sliced carrots and onion and cook for another 10 minutes or so.
3. Add the beef back in along with beef broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, and one can of water. 4. Cook at medium heat until it comes to a boil.
5. Add broccoli and rice and let simmer for at least an hour.
6. Enjoy!

Vegetable Soup (with a sweet potato twist)

This is a recipe given to me by a friend from her friend. Now that the weather is getting cooler, I am craving soups. I thought I had shared this recipe before, but alas, I haven't! You all need to try this unique version of vegetable soup--you won't regret it!

Ingredients:
1 lb. ground beef
1/4 t. pepper
1/2 bag of baby carrots chopped
2 medium yellow potatoes, cubed
1 med sweet potato, cubed
3 stalks of celery chopped
1 cup finely chopped cabbage
3 cups water
1 large can of tomato juice
1+ T. worcestershire sauce
16 oz can diced tomatoes with green chiles, undrained 

Directions:
1. Brown the ground beef; drain.
2. In large pot combine other ingredients with the beef and stir.
3. Simmer until the vegetables are tender (I cooked mine for several hours).
4. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

This Week's Menu

It's been a while, but I was just making my grocery list and planning our family menu and thought I'd share--just in case anyone still checks this blog! (if you do, let me know, and maybe I'll try to be a little more faithful!) This week: Grilled Brats/Hot Dogs Tacos Pulled Pork (Boston Butt Recipe) Chicken Ring Breakfast (waffles, bacon and omelettes) Grilled Hamburgers Nothing too fancy--I'm pregnant with #4 and it's too hot to heat up the kitchen for long!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Milky Way Rice Krispy Treats

In November of 2010, we were introduced to two things which would forever be loved by our family: Will and a new version of Rice Krispy Treats. I know, putting love for a dessert in the same category as our third born might seem extreme, but once you've tasted these things you'll understand. Our dear friends, Ron and Pam, brought us a tasty meal complete with dessert of, you guessed it, Rice Krispy Bars. Only these were far greater than any other Rice Krispy bar we'd ever eaten. After Pete raved and raved about them, he finally got Pam to give us the recipe. Then I understood why they were so incredible. I mean how can you go wrong with the following ingredients: Milky Way bars, butter, Rice Krispies and semisweet chocolate. You can't. Pete requests them all of the time. I just made them yesterday as we began celebrating his birthday a couple days early. So enough babbling, let's get to this recipe:

Milky Way Rice Krispy Treats
3 King sized Milky Way Candy Bars (or 5 normal sized)
6 oz. of butter
3 cups of Rice Krispies
8 oz of baking chocolate, semi-sweet

1. Cut candy bars into pieces and put into a microwave safe mixing bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, then stir.
2. Cut the butter into pieces and add to the bowl. Microwave for 1 more minute, then stir. (if still not completely melted, add 20 seconds and stir again, repeat until melted)
3. Add Rice Krispies and stir*

4. Spray 9 x 13 pan with baking spray, then add mixture.
5. Melt the baking squares following the directions on the box. Pour over the mixture.
6. Refrigerate until solid.
*after step 3, take a spoonful of the mixture and eat it...you'll thank me later. YUM.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

This Week's Menu

Here's the menu plan for this week: Monday: Meatloaf, baked potatoes, rolls, and veggies Tuesday: Brats, green beans, applesauce Wednesday: leftovers Thursday: Marinated Grilled Chicken, salad, veggies, and rolls Friday: Pizza with our friends, the Hamiltons Saturday: Pete's Birthday, dinner to be determined

Monday, March 5, 2012

Pinterest Recipe Review Link

Since I started the reviews on the other blog, I figured I would continue them there as well. Here's the link to the first set of reviews and the second.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Pinterest Dinner Ideas

I recently posted some Pinterest recipe reviews on my family blog. If you're interested click here to see that post. This week, I'm going to be trying at least one more Pinterest recipe. Here's our menu for the week: Monday: Cracker Barrel Honey Glazed Chicken (Pinterest find) Tuesday: Date night? Wednesday: Pizza Thursday: Chicken Parm. Friday:Tacos Saturday:Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Menu for this Week

Stopping in quickly to post this weeks menu: Monday: Lasagna, salad, garlic toast Tuesday: Ham, potatoes, green beans, rolls Wednesday: leftovers Thursday: Roasted Chicken w/ potatoes and carrots Friday: Pizza Saturday: Date night!! :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Menu Monday

Long time no posting here on Feasting Fun. Don't worry, I'm still enjoying feasting with my family, we're just a bit busy right now, so I felt like something had to go--this was it! Here's a little something though: Menu Monday: Monday: Meatloaf, Baked Hasselback Potatoes, Rolls, and peas Tuesday: Chicken Enchiladas Wednesday: Breakfast for dinner: waffles, eggs, and bacon Thursday: Leftovers Friday: Chicken Ring, veggies, applesauce Saturday: @ a friend from church's house The Hasselback Potatoes are a pinterest find. I'll let you know how they turn out. They sure look yummy! :)