Friday, November 21, 2008

Crockpot Sweet Potatoes

6 medium (2 pounds) sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 1/2 cups applesauce
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped nuts, toasted

1.Place sweet potatoes in 2- to 3 1/2-quart slow cooker. Mix remaining ingredients except nuts; spoon over potatoes.
2. Cover and cook on low heat setting 6 to 8 hours or until potatoes are very tender.
3. Sprinkle with nuts.

Glazed Baby Carrots

  • 1 packet (1 oz) dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 package (16 oz) baby carrots- cooked (boiled or steamed)

Melt butter and sugar in large skillet or pan. Add carrots and dressing mix; still until well coated. Cook over medium heat until hot and glazed (about 5 min)

These are really easy and so good! They glaze is pretty thin and there is a fair amount of it so if you don't want them really "saucy" add more carrots than the recipe calls for!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies EVER!!!

So I made some cookies for a friend the other day and she told me I need to put it on the blog. So here is the recipe:
*1 cup butter or margarine, softened
* 3/4 cup white sugar
*1 cup brown sugar
*2 eggs
*1 teaspoon Vanilla
*3 cups flour
*3/4 teaspoon Salt
*3/4 teaspoon baking soda
*1 (12oz.)bag of Chocolate Chips
**Cream together butter,sugars,eggs, and vanilla. In a separate bowl sift together flour,salt,and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture and beat well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop onto greased cookie sheet by heaping tablespoons. Bake at 350* F. for 8-10minutes. Makes about 3 dozen.
So try it out and you will be the rave of the party!! (I think anyways!)
~Kathryn Yearsley

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Softest Ever Sugar Cookies & Frosting

You may not think that this is a Thanksgiving side, but I'm assigned to bring this to every Family get together, Thanksgiving, Christmas, you name it. Suppossedly they are low-fat, (not the frosting) but they are way too yummy to believe it. I have to quadruple the batch every time. Tip *set out your butter for the frosting before making the cookies

Lowfat Sugar Cookies

Cream together
1 C. Sugar
1/2 C. shortening
1 egg
1 C. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix in
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. salt

4 C. flour (may need more, just add enough flour to make your dough firm)

Roll out leaving thick on floured surface and cut into your favorite Shape
Bake at 325 for 10 minutes

makes 2 dozen

Butter Decorator's Icing
(This amount will frost about 4 batches of the sugar cookies)

Mix together and beat for 5 minutes

1/2 C. milk
1 stick of room temp margarine or butter - do not melt
1/4 C. shortening (can add up to 1 cup)
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
7 1/2 C. Powdered Sugar (whole bag)

*add more shortening for firmer icing

*add 1 1/2 C. cocoa for chocolate icing

Monday, November 17, 2008

{ Thanksgiving Yams}

This recipe has been passed down from who knows where and it is the ONLY way my family including extended family will eat yams. They are FANTASTIC but beware they are not for the " Light Hearted" they are fattening!

3 cups cooked, mashed yams
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs well beaten
4 TBSP. melted butter ( I like to use a little less butter)
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix together in a mixing bowl and pour into a 9x13 baking dish

1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch or flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup butter
Sprinkle on just before cooking. Bake 350* for 35-40 min. Serve warm.
I guarantee that this will become a family favorite with the young and old a like, Enjoy!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cinnamon Rolls

I got this recipe from Kristi. She made these and gave me four of them. Lets just say I ate three out of four.:) Anyway whenever I get a recipe from someone I have found it is easier for me to put it here on the website then trying to keep track of a hundred recipe cards.

Cinnamon Rolls
1 C. Sugar
3/4 C. Margarine
3 eggs
1 tsp Salt
1 C. Potato flakes
2 C. warmed milk
5 + C. Flour
(yeast mixture) 3 TBSP Yeast, 3/4 C. warm H20, 1 TBSP Sugar
(to go in middle of roll)1 Cube Margarine melted, Handful of brown sugar and chocolate chips/raisins and a sprinkle of cinnamon

Add warm milk, margarine and potatoes together.
Slowly add eggs and sugar.
Add yeast mixture and salt.
Add flour to soft dough stage. Let rise until double
Roll out dough, melt one cube of margarine and spread on dough. Layer with brown sugar, cinnamon and chocolate chips/raisins.
Roll dough into a long log and cut off in sections of however big you want them to be.
Bake @ 350 for 17 min or golden brown on top

You can also whip up some frosting or icing to top on these delicious cinnamon rolls!