Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Easy Mexican Casserole

Easy Mexican Casserole
1 lb lean ground beef
2 c salsa
1- 16 oz can chili beans, drained
2 c sour cream
1- 2 oz can sliced black olives, drained
.5 c chopped green onion
.5 c chopped fresh tomato
3 c crushed tortilla chips
2 c shredded Cheddar cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350*.
2. In a large skillet, brown meat over medium-high heat.
3. Stir in salsa, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, or until liquid is absorbed; stir in beans, and heat through.
4. Spread beef mixture in greased 9x13 pan; spread sour cream over beef, and sprinkle with olives, green onion, and tomato.
5. Top with tortilla chips and cheddar cheese. Bake for 30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.



Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Easiest Fudge Ever

This is seriously the easiest fudge ever. Hence the name.

Easiest Fudge Ever
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 bag (2 cups) chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
2 handfuls of chopped walnuts (opt)

1. Grease an 8x8 pan with butter.
2. Combine milk and chocolate chips in a medium-sized saucepan, over medium heat.
3. Stir constantly until chocolate chips are melted and smooth; stir in vanilla and nuts.
4. Pour into greased pan and chill in fridge for at least 1.5 hours.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cowboy Grub

Hubby calls it chili; I call it cowboy grub because I don't like chili. :)

Cowboy Grub
1 lb. ground beef (can be frozen)
1 can tomato sauce
1 can diced tomatoes in juice
1 can tomato soup
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can corn, drained
1.5 cups water
2-3 cups BBQ sauce (we use Rudy's)
1 onion, diced
*Make it your own - add jalapenos, bell peppers, whatever you want!

1. Mix everything in slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours if beef is frozen. If beef is not frozen, cook on low for 8 hours or high for 2.5 hours.

Can be served over rice or mashed potatoes, or eaten straight out of a bowl.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Easiest Snickerdoodles

I got this recipe from Cassie Hurst and it's so yummy, and SO easy!

Easiest Snickerdoodles

1 box white (or chocolate) cake mix
2 eggs
.25 c vegetable oil
cinnamon/sugar mix

1. Preheat oven to 400*.
2. Mix all ingredients. Roll into balls and cover in cinnamon/sugar.
3. Bake for 10 minutes on greased cookie sheet.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Texas Sheet Cake

It's been called Texas Brownies, Mississippi Mud Cake, Texas Sheet Cake, etc. Whatever you call it, it's delicious!
Texas Sheet Cake

Chocolate Mix-
1 stick of butter
1 c water
1/2 c shortening
4 T cocoa
Cake Mix-
2 eggs
2 c sugar
1 t cinnamon
1 t baking soda
1 t vanilla
1/2 c buttermilk*
2 c flour
Frosting-
1 stick of butter
4 T cocoa
6 T milk
1 t vanilla
3-4 c powdered sugar, sifted
1 c nuts, in small pieces (opt)

1. Preheat oven to 400*.
2. Place ingredients for Chocolate Mix in a small sauce pan, on low, until melted and well mixed. Take off heat and set aside.
3. Mix Cake Mix in a large bowl. Add Chocolate Mix.
4. Grease and flour a jellyroll pan (with 1/2" sides). Pour batter on pan, spread evenly, and bake for 22-25 minutes until it passes toothpick test.
5. Once cake is out of the oven: melt butter, cocoa, and milk in a small sauce pan, on low. Take off heat, add vanilla and powdered sugar until desired consistency. Mix well.
6. Let cake cool for at least 10-15 minutes before you spread frosting on it. Sprinkle nuts quickly after spreading frosting, if desired.
*To make "buttermilk", combine 1/2 c milk with 1 tablespoon vinegar. Mix well and let sit for 5 minutes before adding to recipe.

As you can see, I didn't sift the powdered sugar and it left lumps...