–adapted from this recipe at wholesomebabyfood.com

1 cup flour
1 cup dry infant rice cereal with bananas (or other flavored or unflavored infant cereal)
3 tablespoons cooking oil
ice water


Preheat oven 425F
Mix flour and cereal.
Gradually stir in oil. Mix a little ice water at a time (start with 1/4 cup) until dough begins to form a ball and pull away from the bowl.
Roll out to the thickness of a cracker on a floured surface and cut into desired shapes.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet 10-12 min. or until lightly brown. Cool completely.

Store in an airtight container. (you may want to try 1/2 plain and 1/2 flavored baby cereal as the taste when using full flavored baby cereal is very strong!)

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I used baby oatmeal, as opposed to cereal

I also sprinkled a tablespoon of wheat germ into the mix as well

It took about 1.5C water to get to the right consistency

Treats To Try

March.21.2009

Ok, once again, I’m going to change things up a bit…

The list last week was very overwhelming in trying to decide something new to try, soooooo…

My new Treats To Try will be one new recipe I intend to try the following week (as in, the one I post today will be tried for dinner one day this week). It will not always be a dinner, this one just happens to be. But this will be less overwhelming for me! 🙂 Please, feel free to join in in trying a new treat each week (doesn’t have to be this one, just a NEW one!)

My plan is to report back after trying the recipe and give a review on it…this could occur at anytime during the week, depending on when the recipe is tried!

With that being said! This weeks’ treat will be:

Kraft Food’s Cheeseburger Roll-Ups. I found this recipe via Feasting Fun this week and I am way too excited about it!

1 lb. lean ground beef
4 slices  OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 lb.  (8 oz.) VELVEETA Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 pkg. (13.8 oz.) refrigerated pizza crust

HEAT oven to 400°F. Brown ground beef with bacon and onions in large skillet on medium-high heat; drain. Return meat mixture to skillet. Add VELVEETA; cook until melted, stirring frequently. Cool 10 min.

UNROLL dough onto baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Press into 15×8-inch rectangle; top with meat mixture. Roll up, starting at one of the long sides. Rearrange if necessary so roll is seam-side down.

BAKE 20 to 25 min. or until golden brown.Kraft Kitchen Tips (they are SO good about these!)

Serving Suggestion
Balance this indulgent “cheeseburger” with a mixed green salad and fresh fruit.
Special Extra
Serve with your favorite condiments, such as CLAUSSEN Dill Burger Slices, mustard, ketchup, sliced tomatoes and/or TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick ‘N Chunky Salsa.
Variation
Prepare using VELVEETA 2% Milk Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product and substituting 1 can (7 oz.) chopped mushrooms, drained, for the bacon.

Cracked Eggs?

March.20.2009

Easter is coming up and many people hard-boil eggs for painting and hiding.

Do you constantly find your eggs are cracking while boiling? Add a tsp. or 2 of vinegar to the water – this should prevent your eggs from cracking! Let me know if this works for you!

Bulk Breakfasts

March.18.2009

This is one of my favorite things to make in bulk – pancakes, waffles and french toast. Keeping them separate is simple – just place a piece of wax paper in between each item and throw them in ziploc baggies!

When you’re ready to eat, just heat them up!

I like to do them in the toaster, to make them a bit crispier, but microwave works just as well! 🙂

Enjoy!!!

Terra’s Crock Pot BBQ

March.16.2009

OK, I’m giving in…the ‘secret’ to my amazing BBQ 😉 sigh….

Chicken
BBQ sauce – which ever style you prefer –
are you NC style or Memphis?? Memphis all the way! 😉
…Dr. Pepper
Burger buns

Throw the chicken in the crock pot (I usually use 1lb of breasts, but, like to double to freeze)

Dump in ‘some’ BBQ sauce (can you have too much? No didn’t think so!)

Pour in 3/4 can Dr. Pepper (drink the remainder!)

Let simmer on low for 6-8 hours

Shred and put on buns!

Treats To Try!

March.14.2009

Do you love girl scout cookies? Here is a Thin Mints recipe (and links to others, that I have not checked out yet)–Thanks, Little Birdie Secrets!

I keep saying that I’m going to make more of our bread and I never do…these burger buns and english muffins look amazing!!!!–Thanks, Frugal Village!

Making our own tortillas is also on the ‘to-do list’….–Thanks, Feasting Fun!

Yum! (Granola!)–Thanks, Cooking for Seven!

I hope to make this for our Freezer Meal Swap Group someday…or just us!! We LOVE burgers!–Thanks, Meal Planning Mommies!

Along the lines of bread, here’s a recipe for homemade whole wheat bread (we’re white bread addicts!)–Thanks, The Homemade Baby Food Recipe Blog

My dear friend, Angela, shared her story of baking for her hubby along with her Mamaw’s Chocolate Pie, does it not look INCREDIBLE!!!!–Thanks, Angela!

We make pizza all the time and next time, I’m going to experiment with making our own crust! Also, do you LOVE the Blondies from Applebee’s? I do!!–Thanks, 24 Hour Menu!

Hawaiian chicken sounds AH-mazing!–Thanks, My Favorite Recipes!

….We’ll stop there for this week!! Let me know if you try any of these treats!!

**also, I’d like to make a button for this weekly “gathering”…can anyone help me with that??

A schedule of sorts…

March.13.2009

Just in case any one really reads this (please tell me – I mean, I am 4 hits away from 2000 visitors!!!!!!!!!!! – surely there is someone out there reading!)

I’ve decided to make this blog a bit more predictable…

With that being said, here’s what I’ll be scheduling so you (the readers…right?) have something to look forward to

Mondays – a recipe (this could be anything, breakfast, snack, drink, etc…)

Wednesdays – a freezer meal recipe (usually something to make in bulk…)

Fridays – a cooking tip

Weekends – a round up of recipes that I want to try (they will be linked, once I try them, I’ll post them here…)

sound good???

Let me know if you’d rather see something different…

Egg Substitute

March.13.2009

I went to make pancakes the other night…and then realized we had no eggs!

I had tried applesauce in place of eggs before but hated the texture…

I had tried bananas, but of course we were out of eggs as well…

I was frantic! Then I found this

EGG SUBSTITUTION FOR PANCAKES
Quincy Vagell from Woodstock, CT writes; “Want to make Pancakes without added cholesterol and fat? For each egg, take a teaspoon of sugar, mixed with a teaspoon of flour. Mix the two and add a few drops of water. The mixture will make a creamy paste, which is similar to that of a scrambled egg. Add this mixture into pancake mixture and your pancakes will come out tasting great, and just a little bit healthier!” Thanks Quincy! This recipe is not only healthy, but oh so yummy!

I even tried it on a cake yesterday & it worked just as well!!!

4 cups apples, sliced & peeled
2 tbsp. flour
1/8 tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 box “In Your Oven” for Pork
1/3 C. sugar
4 lean pork chops

Place apples in a well greased 9×9 dish. Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle evenly on apples. Prepare pork chops as directed on package (shake with seasoning in bag). Arrange pork chops over apples and bake, uncovered for 45 mins at 375.

To freeze: Line baking dish with foil. Prepare as directed (but do not bake). Secure another sheet of foil and fold all sides. Freeze and then remove baking dish. Thaw for 24 hours in fridge. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes at 375.

Beef Noodle Casserole

February.28.2009

Cooking instructions: Everything in the dish is fully cooked, so you just need to defrost and heat covered at 375 for about 1 hour (unitl bubbly). Uncover and turn the broiler on for the last few minutes to brown the topping.

Recipe:

1 lb egg noodles cooked and drained
1.25ish lbs ground beef browned and drained. (I use 85/15 so it’s still
1 lb once drained)
2 cans Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom soup
2 cans Campbell’s Cream of Chicken soup
1.5 – 2 cups Sour Cream (depending on your tastes)
1 can (15 oz?) corn drained, or frozen equivalent.

Combine all ingredients and spread in large casserole dish and sprinkle with topping:

1 stick melted butter
about 2 cups Progresso Italian bread crumbs (enough to make moist and crumbley)

Bake at 375 till bubbly, and broil to brown topping.