Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Pot Roast

From New Crockery Cooker Cook Book

2 1/2 - 3 lb beef chuck pot roast
1 T cooking oil
1 1/2 C tomato juice
1/4 C wine vinegar
2 t Worcestershire sauce
1 t sugar
1/2 t salt
1/2 t basil
1/2 t thyme
1/4 t pepper
1 clove garlic
6 carrots - 1/2 inch pieces
6 boiling onions (I also add potatoes)
1/4 C quick cooking tapioca or corn starch (I use flour)

Trim fat. Brown roast on all sides in hot oil. In a bowl combine tomato juice, basil, thyme, pepper, and garlic. Place carrots and onions in a crock pot. Sprinkle tapioca/corn starch/flour. Place roast on top of the veggies and pour tomato mixture over the roast.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Old-Fashioned Oatmeal Honey Apple Cake

from Cooking Light

1 C quick-cooking oats
1 C hot water
1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/3 C packed light brown sugar
3/4 C chunky applesauce
1/3 C honey
2 large eggs
Cooking spray

1/4 C butter
1/3 C packed light brown sugar
1/4 C honey
1/2 C coarsely chopped almonds, toasted

Remaining Ingredients: 1 C frozen whipped topping, thawed

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Combine oats and 1 C hot water in a small bowl; set aside.

3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, level w/a knife. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Combine sugar, applesauce, honey, and eggs in a large bowl; beat with mixer at high speed for 1 minute. Add oat mixture; beat at low speed until well blended. Add half of flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat well. Add remaining flour mixture; beat well. Spoon batter into an 11x7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 48 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Place dish on a wire rack.

4. Frosting: melt butter in a small saucepan over med heat. Add sugar and honey; cook 2 minutes or until bubbly, stirring constantly. Stir in almonds. Quickly pour frosting over cake. Spread evenly.

5. Preheat broiler.

6. Broil cake 1 min or until frosting is bubbly and golden. Cool completely on wire rack. Serve with whipped topping, sprinkle with cinnamon.

Yield: 16 servings

* I baked it in a round cake pan and cut the frosting in half. I personally would prefer vanilla ice cream instead of the whipped cream (but I'm not really a fan of whipped cream).

Monday, April 27, 2009

Best Brownies

I got this recipe through Kelsey a while ago and I finally tried it out.

Oh my goodness. So. Good. By far the best brownie recipe I've tried.

As my friend Tyler said, "It's like a chocolate punch to the face."

For the Best Brownies, Click Here.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Taco Soup

Cooked Chicken (I shred it)
2 Cans of beans - your choice (Black beans and black-eyed peas are fantastic)
1 Can corn
1 Can rotelle tomatoes
1 Can chicken broth
1 pkg Taco Seasoning
1 pkg ranch dressing

Throw it all in a crock pot for a few hours and top with Sour Cream and Cheddar Cheese for serving.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Crustless Quiche

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