Tuesday, April 21, 2015


8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups sour cream (I used light)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 cup sliced green onion
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Combine softened cream cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon and green onion. Spoon mixture into a 1-quart baking dish and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese is bubbling and hot.
Serve with bread slices, crackers, or veggies.

coconut pound cake

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1¾ cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons coconut extract
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Coconut Glaze
  • 1½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter, sugar, and coconut extract together for 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and beat an addition minute per egg.
  4. In a separate large bowl, mix and combine dry ingredients together.
  5. Add dry ingredients alternatively with the buttermilk to the butter/sugar/egg mixture.
  6. Fold in shredded coconut.
  7. Grease and flour either 2 large bread pans or 3 small bread pans.
  8. Pour batter and bake at 350 degrees F for 55 to 60 min.
  9. Let loaves cool and pour glaze over them.
Coconut Glaze
  1. Whisk glaze ingredients together until smooth.

Texan Sheet Cake

Bring to boil:
1 stick of butter
1 cup of water
4 TBS of Cocoa
Remove from heat and add to:
2 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
Beat in :
2 eggs
1/2 cup of sour cream
Pour into large greased 15.5" x 10.5" pan.
Bake 20 mins 350 degrees
Let cool 10 mins and then ice cake.
Icing recipe:
Bring to boil:
4 TBS cocoa
6 TBS milk
1 stick butter
Remove from heat and add:
1 pound of confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup of chopped walnuts (optional)
Pour over and spread.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Cheesy Bacon Bombs

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Taco Pie

Refrigerated pie crust
1 pound ground beef
3 Tbsp homemade taco seasoning (below) or 1 pouch commercial seasoning.
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup salsa
1 cup lettuce, shredded
1 medium tomato, diced
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Sour cream (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Pat into pie pan ( preferably glass), sprinkle with a pinch of taco seasoning. Bake 7-10 minutes or until it just begins to brown.
3. In a medium skillet, cook beef and onions until beef is browned and cooked through. Drain.
4. Add salsa and all remaining taco seasoning. Cook 3-4 minutes.
5. Pour into crust and top with cheese. Bake for 15 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
6. Let cool for 5 minutes. Top with sour cream, lettuce and tomato.

Southwestern Chopped Salad

Southwestern Chopped Salad
(use organic ingredients)
Large head of Romaine 15 oz.
1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 large orange bell pepper
1 pint cherry tomatoes
2 cups corn (fresh or frozen, thawed)
5 green onions
Optional: avocado
1 cup loosely packed cilantro, stems removed and roughly chopped
1/2 avocado (or 1/2 cup plain vegan yogurt or Greek yogurt)
2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (about 1/2 lime), more to taste
1-2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. white wine vinegar
1/8 tsp. salt
Making the dressing: puree all ingredients in a food processor/blender until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Making the salad: Finely chop romaine, bell pepper, tomatoes, and green onions.Place all ingredients in a large bowl and stir to combine.Toss with desired dressing.