Thursday, May 28, 2009

Beef Enchilada's

I made a great Enchilada recipe last night. It was actually for Chicken Enchilada's, but I adapted it to beef. I will share the chicken one when I make it, it looks and sounds so good.

Beef Enchilada

1 1/2 lbs of hamburger meat
chili powder OR taco seasoning
1/2 cup sour cream
jar of picante sauce
2 cups cheese
Enchilada sauce

Brown hamburger meat and onion together. Drain. Season meat to our liking with chili powder or taco seasoning.

In bowl, mix together sour cream, 1/2 jar of picante sauce, and a cup of cheese. Add meat. Stir till thoroughly mixed.

Fill tortilla shells, place in baking dish with the seam side down. Pour enchilada sauce evenly over the top of shells. Top with cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Moon Pie Cake

This year, S wanted a tiered birthday cake..."just like a wedding cake" she said.

She wanted it to be a chocolate cake with brown and pink frosting. So I decided to do a cake called Moonpie Cake. It is incredibly rich and so good!

Moonpie Cake

1 Devil's Food or any other Chocolate Cake Mix

Bake cake according to directions on the box. Cool completely.

In bowl mix together:

1 (8oz) box of cream cheese
1 cup powder sugar
1 small (8oz) tub cool whip

Put thick layer of filling between your cake layers.

For the icing, pour 1 (12 oz.) bag milk chocolate chips and 2 TBS of water in bowl. Melt in microwave.

Pour over cake while chocolate is hot.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Puff up Pancake

Your Homebased Mom shared another great recipe that we tried this week. It is called Puff Up Pancake.

1/2 C butter

5 eggs

1 1/4 C milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/4 C flour

Melt butter in 9 x 13 pan in oven while oven is preheating to 425 degrees. Mix eggs, flour and milk with wire whisk or use blender. Add batter to dish and bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve with fruit, powdered sugar and lemon juice.

I will just say that my five year old boy LOVES it! He wanted it for breakfast again today! The best thing about it is that you can change the toppings and make it new every time! I had blueberries in the freezer so we had ours with a blueberry topping...oh so yummy!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Crock Pot Steak

This is a quick easy meal for crock pot night.

1 pkg dry onion mix

1/2 cup of water

2 cans cream of mushroom soup

5-6 cube steaks

In bowl, mix together water and onion mix. Pour in crock pot along with the remaining ingredients.

Cook on low all day. Serve over rice.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Cinnamon Bun Coffee Cake

I found this recipe on Your Homebased Mom. She said she got it from another blog. Isn't that the great thing about blogs?

Cinnamon Bun Coffee Cake

1 yellow cake mix
3/4 cup Crisco oil
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1 (8 oz) sour cream.

Cinnamon Swirl: 1 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon cinnamon, 1 cup chopped pecans.

To make the batter blend the cake mix, oil, brown sugar, eggs, and sour cream together with an electric mixer. In a separate bowl make the cinnamon swirl by mixing the brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped pecans. Divide cinnamon swirl. Heat oven to 325 degrees.

Grease and flour a 9 x 13 cake pan. Pour half of the cake mix into the baking pan. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon and nut mixture over the batter. Pour the rest of the cake batter into the pan. Sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon nut mixture over the batter. Run a knife through the cake mix to swirl the cinnamon--be careful not to touch the bottom of the pan with the knife. Bake for 45 minutes.

Icing: 1 cup powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 tablespoon softened butter. Blend well and drizzle over the cake while still warm.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Teriyaki Burgers

Here is a new twist on hamburgers just in time for your summer grilling!

1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
3 Tbsp teriyaki or soy sauce
1 Tbsp honey
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp ground ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced

Combine ingredients; shape into 4 patties. Cook patties on grill.

These are perfect served with grilled pineapple!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Puppy Mix

9 cups Corn Chex, Rice Chex, Wheat Chex or Chocolate Chex cereal (or combination)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Measure cereal and pour into large bowl; set aside.
In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir.
Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth.
Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated.
Pour into 2-gallon ziploc bag.
Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated.
Spread on waxed paper to cool.
Store in airtight container in refrigerator.

My friend shared this recipe with me. Photo and recipe is from

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sausage Dip

2 lbs sausage
2 (8 oz) pkgs cream cheese
2 cans Rotel

Brown sausage. Drain well. Heat cream cheese and Rotel. Add sausage.
Serve warm with chips.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Chile Relleno Casserole

1 lb ground beef
1 small onion
2 (4 oz) can of green chiles, chopped
1 1/2 cup shredded cheese
1/2 cup all purpose flour
4 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cup milk

Brown ground beef and onion. Drain.

In baking dish, begin layering 1/2 of green chiles, 1/2 the amount of cheese, and 1/2 of the meat mixture. Repeat layers.

In separate bowl, combine milk, eggs, and flour; stirring well. Pour over top of layers. (Do not stir.)

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 - 50 minutes.

This is a recipe my aunt gave me. It is a family favorite when we have Mexican night!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Oreo Ice Cream Cake

1 gallon vanilla ice cream
2 tubs cool whip
2 pkg Oreos

Soften ice cream.
Crush Oreos.
Fold Cool Whip and Oreos into softened ice cream.

Super simple, super easy and sooo yummy!