Monday, May 24, 2010


Brad planted a bunch of Kale in our early spring garden - I've never cooked with it before. Anyone got some recipes or pointers. Some will be ready this week, I think.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Funky Chunky Chocolate Bars

Funky Chunky Chocolate Bars

1 yellow cake mix
1 stick margarine, plus 2 TBSP
2 eggs
1 can sweetened cond .milk
1/2 package chocolate chips

Mix cake mix, melted stick of margarine and eggs together. Spread 2/3 of this in the bottom of a greased 9x11 pan.
Mix sweetened cond milk, chocolate chips and 2 TBSP margarine over low heat until melted, then spread this evenly over the cake mix layer.
Drop remaining cake mix batter over the top.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes

Darci made them for mother's Day and they were great. I made them at Maeve's request and used Chocolate cake mix.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Slow cooker pork recipes

This Italian Roast Pork was so easy, delicious and done in 5 hours on LOW. I was concerned, but the thermometer read done! Nice meal to come home to!

I love my BBQ Ribs: I put a rub on them, then grill them, and finish them off in the oven with a mixture of BBQ sauce and beer. I tried these last weekend for a family get together, I wanted something in the crock pot so I could go to an AM soccer game and a PM baseball game and have things ready when we walked in the house. I may never go back to my original:)

Monday, May 10, 2010

in home cooking blog

Looking for a yummy, quick, healthy, hot dinner on this cold day? Check out the Black bean soup recipe I just posted at in home cooking blog.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Beef advice

I am having my in laws back to the house for a BBQ Saturday, after soccer and baseball games. I will do ribs ahead of time and have them warming in the oven. I want to have Beef also. Any suggestions on a good cut, that is easy to cook and relatively quick? Also, any favorite rub or marinade ideas would also be appreciated from this non-beef lover:)

Monday, May 3, 2010


My family suddenly loves pesto. I've been making it and adding it to all sorts of things. I add it to my pizza dough as well as on the pizza before the tomato sauce. I have added it to bread, Omelettes, and of course pasta. I have made it with basil, spinach, arugula, for nuts I've used pine and walnut. My girls have always complained about the minced spinach I put on our pizzas last night as she was eating pizza with spinach pesto she said the nuts sure make it better. So I am sold and planting basil and spinach with the hope of fresh pesto all summer and some to freeze for next winter. Here is one fun new recipe for arugula-walnut-pesto.