June 25, 2007
posted by Amber at 11:37 AM

1 cup Butter
1 1/2 cups White Sugar
1 1/2 cups Brown Sugar
3 Eggs
3 tsp Vanilla
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
1 1/2 cups White Flour
1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
2 cups Oatmeal
2 cups Chocolate Chips
2 cups Smarties

Cream together butter, sugars, and eggs. Add vanilla and stir. Mix dry ingredients in seperate bowl, then add to creamed mixture. Add oatmeal, chocolate chips and smarties and mix. Drop by tablespoon on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. NOTE: Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
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June 20, 2007
posted by Amber at 2:42 AM

2 cups Sugar
2 tbsp Cocoa
1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Milk
2 tsp Vanilla Flavoring
1/2 cup Peanut Butter
3 cups Oatmeal

Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil over medium heat & boil for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat & add peanut butter, stirring until the peanut butter melts. Then add vanilla flavoring & oatmeal. Mix well. Drop spoonfuls as small/big as you want the cookies on aluminum foil & let cool completely. Once cool, place in a covered dish. Enjoy :) Yields approx. 20 cookies.
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June 17, 2007
posted by Amber at 12:00 AM

The meat mixture can be made ahead and frozen. You can use instant potatoes if you're in a hurry. Prep time: approx 20 minutes. Cook time: approx. 25 minutes. Ready in approx. 45 minutes. 6 servings.

1 lb Potatoes, peeled & chopped
1 tbsp Canola Oil
1 lb Ground Beef (I've substituted ground turkey and it was fine)
1 large Onion
2 cloved Garlic
1 14 oz can Beef Broth
2 tbsp Ketchup
1 tbsp Soy Sauce
1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp mild Curry Powder
1 tbsp Cornstarch
1/4 cup Milk
1 tbsp Butter
1 cup shredded Extra Sharp Chedder

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain, and return to pan. While potatoes are boiling heat oil in a large skillet. Cook ground beef with onion and garlic until evenly brown. Stir in beef broth, ketchup, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, and curry powder. Bring to a boil, and simmer 3-4 minutes. Mix cornstarch with a little water to form a paste, then stir into skillet. Cook until thickened. Spoon into a casserole dish.Preheat oven to broiler setting. Add milk and butter to cooked potatoes and mash potatoes. Spoon potatoes on top of meat mixture and spread. Sprinkle cheese ontop of potatoes and put under broiler until cheese melts. FYI: you can add veggies to the meat mixture if you want. Like a 16 oz. package of frozen mixed peas and carrots.
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June 16, 2007
posted by Amber at 1:44 PM

1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Margarine
2 Eggs
1 cup Milk
1 tsp Vanilla
2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 1/2 cups diced Rhubarb

Topping:
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Cinnamon

Beat sugar, margarine & eggs. Add milk & vanilla. In a seperate bowl combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Stir in dry ingredients & rhubarb only until moist. Fill muffin tin 2/3 full, sprinkle topping over top and bake @ 350 for 20 minutes.
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June 13, 2007
posted by Amber at 7:20 PM

2 cups Carrots
2 large Onions
2 Zucchini
1 Red Pepper
1 Green Pepper
4 cups Mushrooms
Olive Oil
cooked Ravioli
3 cups grated Mozzarella Cheese
1 cup Parmensan Cheese
2 tsp Italian Seasoning
2 jars Classico Pasta Sauce or any choice

Chop the vegetable in the size and shape you prefer and saute til tender. Mix the vegetables with the sauce and then add to the cooked ravioli. Toss in the mozzarella and spread this mixture in a large baking pan. Top with the parmesan cheese. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

I serve this with roasted asparagus and cornmeal muffins.
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