Showing posts from July, 2013

Homemade Maple Butter Pancake Syrup

My husband and I have different opinions on syrup. I want mine warm he wants his refrigerator cold. No matter, we both like lots of syrup on pancakes, waffles and French toast. Mom always made simple maple syrup when we were growing up which was sugar, water and the maple flavoring. It is good and if you are lacking all the ingredients it will satisfy that sweet maple flavor we need on our breakfast foods. If you want to spend somewhere in the middle of simple syrup and the name brand butter flavored syrup then this recipe is what you need. This does not make very much syrup. Depending on how much syrup you like and how many you are feeding you may want to double the recipe. Maple Butter Flavored Pancake Syrup 1 1/2 cups light corn syrup 1/4 cup sugar 2 Tablespoons water 1 teaspoon Mapleine or maple flavor 1/2 teaspoon butter flavor extract Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to boil for 1 minute. Thickens as it cools. Can be reheated or eaten cold. Store in re

60 Minute Dinner Rolls

I'm always on the hunt for the perfect easy dinner roll. Then a picture showed up on Facebook for quick dinner rolls. You can see it here . It seemed easy enough and would go perfect with the slow cooker roast beef slices for dinner. It turned out well enough but to me there was too much flour by the final step. This recipe reflects the lesser amount of flour. I am going to make these again soon with less flour to see if they are even better. 1/4 cup milk 2 Tablespoons sugar 2 Tablespoons butter 1 packet active dry yeast (These packets come in strips of three, use one from the strip.) 3/4 cup warm water (105F – 115F) 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt Microwave milk, sugar, and butter together at 20 second intervals just until butter is melted, stirring to dissolve sugar. Cool to about 105 F. Pour into the bowl of a stand mixer. (Or regular mixing bowl if you don't have a stand mixer.) Add the warm water and yeast. Stir gently. Let stand for 10

Peach Cobbler Bars

We love peach cobbler around here. It's also super easy to make but we all need some variation once in a while. I saw a picture for these on Facebook I think. I didn't care for some of the ingredients or for the enormous size the original recipe made. No problem. A few simple changes and made it my own. Preheat oven to 350F. 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 cups sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 (21 ounce) peach pie filling ¼ cup brown sugar ½ tsp cinnamon Amazing Glaze 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon milk Whisk all together until smooth. Add only drops of milk to desired consistency. PRINT RECIPE Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Mix in vanilla and salt. Add flour to the creamed mixture. Mix until combined. In a separate bowl, combine peach pie filling, brown sugar and cinnamon. I used my homemade peach pie fill

Sour Milk Spice Cake

Last week I made applesauce. There was still some left and I didn't want it to go to waste. Second problem was I had milk in the fridge that had gone sour. I found a solution. Spice cake. Spice cake with cream cheese frosting. Let's make this better and not add any egg and reduce the fat and still get a heavy moist cake. Yum! I mixed everything up and the scent from all the spices was heavenly. I asked my husband to smell it and he said "I don't like spice cake." Sigh. Oh well, guess this one's for me. Later he had to try a piece that was devoured. Guess it must be good. If you do not have sour milk you can sour your own with a 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice in 1 cup milk. Let it set to curdle while getting everything else ready. 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teasp

Crockpot Salisbury Steak

Sometimes I want to be lazier than others. Sometimes I think that using a crockpot might help me accomplish that. Sometimes I'm wrong. There was prep work in this that didn't make it the easiest dinner but it's still one of those that you can put together early and then not worry about the rest of the day. In the end it was worth it and turned out wonderful. I should add that mushrooms are another food I hate. Maybe that's not correct, it's a food I won't eat because of texture but I do love the flavor of mushroom soup. If you just can't handle the mushrooms substitute some other cream soup. Ingredients: 2 pounds lean ground beef 1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs (recipe here for cheaper homemade version ) 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup all-purpose flour salt pepper 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup (I used two batches of my homemade cream of mushroom soup and a