Out of Powdered Sugar? I have a solution for you!

Powdered Sugar

So the man wanted to make some Butter Cookies tonight and every recipe he came across called for Powdered Sugar. I kept telling him we didn’t have any but he just really really wanted those Butter Cookies. So I came up with a cheap and easy fix. Make your own powdered sugar at home, no need to run to the store.

All you need is

1 cup of sugar

2 tbs of cornstarch

Place it in a mixer/blender/bullet and let it spin for a while until it becomes powdery in texture.

Yup just as simple as that and it turns out great!

No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookies

 

So I was really wanting something sweet the other night and decided to try to make some No-Bakes. They turned out super yummy.

Here is my recipe.

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What you will need

1/2 cup milk

2 cups sugar

1/4 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups rolled oats 
This made about 48 cookies. Depends on how big you want your cookies.

In large saucepan, mix sugar, butter, and milk

Bring to a roiling boil over med heat. 
Boil for one minute stirring constantly.
Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla stirring until peanut butter is melted.
Stir in oats.
 
Drop spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let sit to cool for a few hours. Then eat up and enjoy! 

Super Easy and Quick Un-Stuffed Pork Chops

I had these super thick Pork Chops and wanted something new to do with them.  So after some searching and tweaking I can up with the Un-Stuffed Pork Chops.

Ingredients you will need:

Pork Chops:  Any thickness will work since we are not stuffing them.

1 Box of Stove Top Stuffing:  I used Pork Flavor

1 Can of Cream of Mushroom Soup

 

Un-Stuffed Pork Chops

 

First fill a pan with a little oil and pan sear your chops.  They don’t have to be cooked all the way through, you just want them good and brown!  While these are browning up go ahead and fix your Stove Top according to the directions on the box.  Pre- heat your oven to 350

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Once your chops are browned and your stuffing cooked, you are ready to assemble.  I lined a 9×13 pan (I love easy clean up).  I placed the chops in the bottom of the pan.  I added about two Tablespoons of Stove Top to each chop.  Once the Stove Top was in place I spooned the Cream of Mushroom soup over the chops.  Covered the pan with foil and baked for about 35-40 mins, depending on the thickness of your chops, you may need to bake a little longer.

Add what ever sides you would like and dinner is served.  Super fast and easy!

Resurrection Rolls and Easter

Resurrection Rolls and Easter

There are two times a year that I just love, love, love!  Christmas cause we observe the birth of my Savior Jesus and Easter because my Savior loved us so much that he gave his life that we may live.  I am humbled by that love.  Being a mom with only one child I can not imagine giving the life of my only child for anyone.  There is no other love that compares to the one that God has for us.  I really want Mini to understand that Easter is more than Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs, so we set out to make Resurrection Rolls and tell the story God’s love!

Resurrection Rolls and Easter

 We gathered our ingredients for our Resurrection Rolls

1-2 cans of Crescent Rolls – these represent the burial cloth that Jesus was wrapped in

1 Bag of Large Marshmallows- these represent Jesus, all white and pure because he is without sin

Melted Butter- this represents the embalming oil

Cinnamon sugar-this represents the spices that were used for burial

 

Resurrection Rolls and Easter

Preparing Jesus for Burial:  Roll the Marshmallow in the oil and then in the cinnamon sugar

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Next wrap Jesus in the burial cloth.  Make sure you pinch all the seams or you will end up with a Marshmallow mess. (only two of ours turned out right)

 

Resurrection Rolls and Easter

The oven is used to represent the tomb that Jesus was placed in.  Cook the crescent rolls according to the directions on the package. While the rolls baked we read John 20:1-18.

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He has risen:  After the rolls are cooked let them cool and then cut them open.  Mini was shocked to see that Jesus was no longer in there.   Taking the time to do this helped Mini SEE not just hear that Jesus rose.  What a great way to not only tell, but show your Mini-Me’s the true meaning of Easter.

This idea was not my own!   A quick search on the internet will bring you lots of posts on Resurrection Rolls!

Resurrection Rolls and Easter

On my Dinner Table: Crispy Tilapia Strips with Garlic-Lemon Mayonnaise

 

On my Dinner Table: Crispy Tilapia Strips with Garlic-Lemon Mayonnaise

So I love to cook and try new things. I love making up ideas on my own or taking a recipe and spicing it up. Trouble is I am horrible at measuring the stuff out I use. So I will do my best with the correct measurements in this recipe. If you make any of my recipes I post please come back and leave me a comment with what you and your family thought of it. I love getting feed back from our fans.

Crispy Tilapia Strips with Garlic-Lemon Mayonnaise

What you will need2 lbs tilapia fillets

2 lbs tilapia fillets
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs beaten
2 cups Italian flavored bread crumbs                                                                                                                                                                                                         1/2 cup of shredded cheese
salt
pepper                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        olive oil

Garlic-Lemon Mayonnaise
2 tbs of minced garlic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1/3 cup lemon juice                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1 cup mayonnaise

Direction

Rinse each Fillet and lay on paper towel to dry.

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While waiting for Fillets to dry, get 3 shallow large bowls. Fill one bowl with flour, salt, pepper. Fill second bowl with 3 eggs beaten. In the third bowl add bread crumbs and cheese.

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Finish drying fillets by patting with a paper towel. Cut fillets in half.

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Lay out a sheet of wax paper. Dip strip first in flour shake any extra flour back into the bowl. Then dip both side of the strip into the bowl of eggs. Next roll both sides in the bread crumb bowl. Lay on wax paper and continue until all fillets are completed.

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Heat olive oil in a on-stick pan over medium heat. Place tilapia strips in pan and cook about 2-3 minutes on each side.

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While cooking lets make the sauce. Take the minced garlic, lemon juice, and mayo. Mix in a bowl together.

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Take the same wax paper from before and add paper towels on top. When fish is completed transfer to wax paper with paper towels and let sit for a minute to drain any extra oil. Then spoon sauce over top of strips.

IMG_2089Then serve and eat up! This is really good and its kid friendly too. Here is my dinner plate we had teriyaki rice, and garlic butter broccoli.

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On My Dinner Table Tonight: Chicken Parmesan

 

On My Dinner Table Tonight: Chicken Parmesan

What you will need

Breaded Chicken Breast                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               (I got Koch Foods Italian Style Chicken Breast Fritters) IMG_1972

1 Jar Ragu Chunky Sundried Tomato & Sweet Basil

2 cups Elbow Macaroni

Shredded Cheese

Parmesan

 

Cook Chicken As Directed On Bag

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Cook Pasta As Directed

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Heat Sauce

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Layer plate as follows Noodle, Shredded Cheese, Sauce, Chicken, Sauce, Shredded Cheese, Parmesan

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Serve and Eat! This is a quick and easy meal the whole family will love.

 

 

On my dinner table tonight Quick & Easy Chicken Tortilla Bake

 

Looking for something different for your dinner table? Look no more I have a great recipe for you!

Whats on your dinner table? Tonight on mine is Chicken Tortilla Bake.

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What you will need
2 10 3/4 oz cans of cream of chicken
1 10 oz can of rotel tomatoes
10 8 in tortillas
3 lbs of cooked chicken
1 cup shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 350.
Chop Chicken into cubes. Fry in a frying pan.
Mix the both cans of cream of chicken and rotel tomatoes in a bowel. Add 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Stir well.
Chop the tortillas into bite size pieces.
Layer the bottom of baking dish with 1/3 of the tortillas.
Place 1/2 of the chicken on top of the tortillas.
Spoon 1/2 of the soup mixture on top of chicken.
Repeat layers ending with the last of the tortillas.
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Cover with foil bake on 350 for 45 minutes.
Top with cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes until the cheese melts.
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This meal is something amazing for that busy family on the go because it can be prepared and stored in the refrigerator until you are ready to bake it. Simple enough anyone can just pop it right in the over and in 45 minutes your dinner is done.
I like to add sour cream when done.
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If you make this meal please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Give them your Heart with this Easy to Bake almost Sugar Free Valentine Cake!

 

Give them your Heart with this Easy to Bake almost Sugar Free Valentine Cake!

What you will need

Sugar Free Cake Mix (flavor of your choice) I used White Cake Mix

Sugar Free Icing (flavor of your choice) I used Vanilla

Sugar Free Instant Pudding Mix (flavor of your choice) I used Banana

10 Fresh Strawberries

Red Food Coloring

Heart shaped sprinkles

 

Start by washing your strawberries and cutting the stem area off.

Chop strawberries to your liking. I like mine 3 long ways 3 side ways cuts. Set aside.

Mix pudding according to directions on the package. Set aside.

Mix cake mix according to directions on the package but DO NOT use water or oil. Pour all of pudding mix in instead. I REPEAT NO WATER OR OIL. The pudding will make the cake extra moist.

Mix in food coloring and strawberries. Mix well to make sure all the cake batter turns pink/red.

Pour into a round baking pan and the rest into a square baking pan. (I didn’t have a square pan so I did a rectangle and after baked cut into a square)

 

Bake according to directions on cake box.

Let cool for about an hour. If you used a rectangle pan cut a small portion off to form a square.  Cut circle cake in half. Place into a heart shape.

Put the icing on and decorate as you please.

That special someone will love you even more after seeing how much you care. And the kids will enjoy it and not even know its almost completely sugar free!

 

If you are looking for another great Valentine Dessert check out Easy, 5 Ingredient Homemade Strawberry Bread or Muffin Recipe.  This looks so yummy.

Need snack for the kids at school?  Check out this yummy Valentine’s Day Kids Treats – Sweet Heart Trail Mix this looks tasty and cute.

If you need a Valentine Dinner recipe check out this one Valentine’s Day Dinner for under $20!!!!

Budget tight for Valentine’s Day? Check out these great frugal ideas Frugal and Free Valentines Day Gifts.  I love these ideas.

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What a great dinner idea Amazing Steak without a Grill

Check out this Chocolate Bread Recipe – BEST Dessert Bread Ever

 

 

 

On My Dinner Table 1/18/13 Mini Sloppy Joe Pie

 

On My Dinner Table 1/18/13 Mini Sloppy Joe Pie

What you will need

Burger Mixture

1 lb ground turkey
1 can of sloppy joe
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
Baking Mixture
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix
2 eggs
  • Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 12 regular-size muffin cups with cooking spray.
  • In 10-inch skillet, cook ground turkey and onion over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; stir in the can of sloppy joe  and cheese.
  • In medium bowl, stir baking mixture ingredients with whisk or fork until blended. Spoon 1 scant tablespoon baking mixture into each muffin cup. Top with about 1/4 cup burger mixture. Spoon 1 tablespoon baking mixture onto burger mixture in each muffin cup.
  • Bake about 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, and muffin tops are golden brown. Cool 5 minutes. With thin knife, loosen sides of muffins from pan; remove from pan and place top side up on cooling rack. Cool 10 minutes longer, and serve!