Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Strawberries and Cream Stuffed Crepes

This has to be our favorite BREAKFAST for DINNER food.
Mostly because Makayla will eat as much as I do.


1c. Flour

1 1/4 c. milk

3 eggs

2 Tbs. oil

1/4 tsp. salt

Put in blender and blend for 10 seconds. Scrape sides with spatula and blend another few seconds.. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hr.

*I posted a video below of how to cook crepes in a pan in case you have never done it before. It is fairly easy to do. I usually use 1/3c of batter at a time to work with in my 14 in pan.

*When the pan in quite hot spay with cooking spray. As you add the batter swirl in in a circular motion to thinly cover the pan.

*When the surface looks dry and the sides lift up, flip with spatula and cook on reverse side till lightly brown 30 sec. or so. (FYI-the first crepe is always a dud)

I usually make these ahead of time and put them in a tortilla/pancake keeper in the refrigerator.


1pkg. cream cheese

1/4c. brown sugar

1/4c. sour cream

1/4c. Fresh or frozen fruit (optional)

*Beat filling all together until smooth.

*Spread 2 Tb. filling on the light side of the crepe and roll.

* Place on baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar.

* Bake @375 for 15 min or until warmed through and sugar begins to crystallize.


1/2 c. sugar

3 c. Strawberries (fresh or frozen)

*Mash all together and warm on stove top.

*Pour over the top of the warm baked crepes.

Crepes are also yummy and fun to have on hand to eat with peanut butter, nutella, or with omelet like fillings.

How to Cook a Crepe

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Creamy Twice-Baked Potatoes

Doesn't the picture make you want to just eat them?

6 medium baking potatoes

4 T. butter

1/8 c. milk

1/2 tsp. salt

4 T. cream cheese

1/2 c. sour cream

1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

1 bunch chopped green onions (optional)


Pierce potatoes and bake @ 375 for 1 hour or until tender. Cool. Cute a thin slice off the top of each potato. Scoop out the pulp and place in a mixing bowl. Add butter, milk, and salt; beat until fluffy. Beat in cream cheese, cheese, sour cream, and onions. Spoon into potato shells. Sprinkle with paprika. Place on a baking sheet. Bake, uncovered at 350 20-25 min. or until heated through and tops are golden.

Chocolate Peanut-Butter No Bake Cookies

2c. sugar
4 T. cocoa
1 stick butter
1/2 c. milk
1 c peanut butter
1 T. vanilla
3 c. quick oats (oatmeal)
Waxed Paper

In a heavy saucepan bring to a boil, the sugar, cocoa, butter, and milk. Let boil for 1 minute, remove from heat, then add peanut butter, vanilla, and oatmeal. Stir together till combined well. On a sheet of waxed paper, drop by teaspoonfulls until cooled and hardened.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Taco Soup

It's so easy to make, and SO good, and it feeds a ton of people! Go get the ingredients today. But, we have a warning that young children might refuse to eat it, more for us adults!
1 lb hamburger (or less)
1/4 cup diced onions
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can corn, drained
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 11.5 oz can of V8 juice
1 package/envelope taco seasoning

Corn chips, sour cream, chopped green onions and/or grated cheddar cheese for toppings.

Brown hamburger in a large soup pot. Add onions and cook for a minute or two. Add in seasoning and stir. Add remaining ingredients except toppings and bring to a boil.