Friday, 22 April 2011

German Berry Pancakes

My family loves German Pancakes. I have decided if we are going to have these delicious but not good for you meals I need to at least start adding something good. It is the exact same recipe as the other German pancakes with the addition of berries. My kids LOVED them. They are getting antioxidants and I can't complain about that.
1/4 cup butter
1 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
4-6 eggs
2 cups frozen berry mix

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the butter in a 9x13 pan and place in the oven to melt while the oven is preheating. While the butter is melting mix all of the ingredients together until well mixed. I use a hand mixer, my mom uses a blender. Either works well. Once the mix is mixed together, stir in the berries, get the pan out of the oven with a hot pad and roll the melted butter all over the inside of the pan. Then pour in the mixture. Place in the oven and bake for 25 minutes. Place a toothpick in the middle and it should come out clean. Sprinkle with powdered sugar right away.

We used coconut syrup. It is delish. Mmmm Enjoy.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Coconut Syrup

When we went to DC last fall, my cute little sis made me the yummiest breakfast I have ever had. I have been wanting to make this since but for some reason it took until this Sunday for me to finally do it. It was just as good as I remembered. Everyone in the family with the exception of one loved it.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup cool whip
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp coconut extract

Heat all ingredients except coconut extract in a sauce pan.  Bring to a boil.  Let boil 1-2 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in coconut extract. We serve over German Pancakes, or French Toast.   Enjoy.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Exciting News

I have been doing this blog all by my lonesome for some time now.  My first 50 posts were easy enough, but lately I have been struggling to come up with recipes I haven't already done.

I kept thinking it would be fun to do this with my cute little sis.   
Well, she has FINALLY agreed to become part of this with me.  


I begged, and begged asked her a few times to join and she thought she didn't really make anything all that special.  That is where she was wrong.  She doesn't think this but I know she is the talent in the family.  She tries things I have never even dared to attempt.  In fact she is going to show me up.  You might think it isn't fair that she gets the looks and the talent but really if Ive come to terms with it YOU should too.

Enough of my rambling,

here is the girl we have all been dying to meet....

My cute baby sister


She is married to the love of her life Ryan.
She has been blessed to be a mother to a beautiful little girl Lucy.
She lives in our nations capital.
She enjoys the big city life.
She is preggers with her 2nd child.  Yipee
She is tall, dark, and beautiful.
She is freakishly smart.
She is good at every thing she does.
and she can COOK!

I could go on and on but that would be bragging about my most favorite sister.

I hope you are all as excited as I am.
Now go get your cooking on, and ENJOY

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Black Bean Enchilada's

My mom saw this recipe on KSL a few years back and she thought it looked pretty good.  We have fallen in love with this one and it is now a family favorite.  I love enchilada's but this one just taste unique to most that I have had.  It is a fairly easy recipe and I usually have most of the ingredients on hand.

2-3 chicken breasts diced
8 slices of bacon
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 16 oz can black beans
1 red pepper
1 1/2 cup salsa
1 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
12 flour tortillas
1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

In a large fry pan cook chicken and bacon, add the remaining ingredients except green onion, cheese, and tortillas.  Bring to a boil.  Remove from heat add in the green onion.  Fill the tortillas with the sauce amount to your liking, add cheese.  Roll.  Place in a 9X13 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 min.  Use the remaining sauce on top.  Place this on after 15 minutes will just a little more cheese.  Cook on broil for about 3 minutes or until the tortillas start to brown.  Serve with lettuce, guacamole, and sour cream.Enjoy.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Our good friends and us always have a dinner in December. We trade off every year the house we go to. One of the years we went to their house and Jana made the yummiest Sweet and sour chicken. My mom also makes a very scrumptious sweet and sour chicken recipe. The other day I was thinking this sounded like a great idea. That was until I went to make it and I didn't have the right ingredients. I hate when that happens. Luckily for me I had to recipes to go off of and so I tweaked them to make a recipe I had all ingredients for. So in this post you are getting to recipes of Sweet and Sour Chicken. Both of them are tried and true and both are yummy!!
Mom's Recipe:

1/2 Cup flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp canola oil
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup chicken or pork tenderloin cubed

Mix dry ingrdients then mix with water and oil to make a batter. Dip chicken pieces in batter. Fry in small amount of canola oil.


1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 T corn starch
1 can (8 0unces) pineapple tidbits, drain and reserve liquid
1/4 cup vinegar
2 T ketchup
1/4 cup onion, diced
1/4 cup green pepper, diced
1/4 cup celery, diced

In 2 quart sauce pan mix sugar, cornstarch. Add enough water to reserved pineapple juice to measure 1 cup. Stir syrup mixture, vinegar, and ketchup into cornstarch mixture. Cook and stir constantly until it boils and thickens. Stir in pineapple, onions, green pepper, and celery. Cook until tender. Add chicken and serve over rice.

Jana's Recipe

5 chicken breasts cut up
Marinate in garlic salt


1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup vinegar
3 T ketchup
2 T soy sauce
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup chicken broth

mix together

roll chicken in corn starch then egg deep fry. Set on paper towel. Dip in sauce place on cookie sheet. Pour remaining sauce over chicken. Bake at 350 30-40- min.

I hope you enjoy these to wonderful dishes.