Last Reply by NapoliGirl | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
With so many people sharing cookies this time of year, I thought sweet and simple muffins might be a nice alternative. Plus, I usually have all of the ingredients on hand.
Apple Puff Muffins
2 Cups Bisquick baking mix
1/4 Cup sugar
1 Teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 Cup applesauce
1/4 Cup milk
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
Mix together the Bisquick, sugar, cinnamon and applesauce. Add remaining ingredients and mix together with a wooden spoon for thirty seconds.
Drop by spoonfuls into muffin tins filling two thirds of the way.
Bake 12 minutes in a pre... Continue Reading
Last Reply by lOVETOSHOP | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
Since I shared one of my Mom's recipes with you last week, I thought I would share one of my Dad's with you today. Plus, I assume either your turkey is all finished or you are growing tired of it. : ) This one is simply called, "Dad's Easy Meatloaf" and I sure hope you enjoy it. Dad, this one's for you!Dad's Easy Meatloaf
3 Pounds ground beef
1 Cup quick oatmeal
1 Cup cracker crumbs
1 Can vegetable soup
1 Can tomato sauce or tomato puree
2 Tablespoons dried onions
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
3 Eggs, slightly beaten
1 Teaspoon salt
Mix all ingredie... Continue Reading
Last Reply by love_01 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Cookie Exchange
Growing up in Minnesota, we were always excited to see the first snow as kids, but by February, not so much! One year when I was about 8-9, we got over 100 inches of snow and my dad built us an igloo in the front yard. It was tall enough we could stand in it and we put a kid's size table and chairs with a light on an extension cord hanging inside it. Do you think we were "the place to be'" with all the neighborhood kids? You betcha!! One of my best memories of snow in my whole life!
I hope you enjoy my home-state cookies.
Minnesota Mint Snowballs
1 c... Continue Reading
Last Reply by vabreeze | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
Fall is a great time for crock-pot cooking and warm and "stick to your ribs" comfort food. This recipe is just that .... a hearty meal, great for the whole family when it's cold outside. I hope you will enjoy it. Hearty Beef N' Potato Casserole
2 Cups frozen tater tots
1 Pound ground beef
10 Ounces frozen chopped broccoli
16 Ounce can of French fried onions
1 Small tomato, diced
2 Cans of Cream of mushroom or Cream of celery soup
1/3 Cup milk
8 Ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 Teaspoon pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place tater tots in a ... Continue Reading
Last Reply by mamaw of 3 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends, Mom to Mom Blogs
I know you didn't know my Dad, but after reading this blog, you will have a very good idea of what kind of man he was.
My Dad loved to tell jokes, clean jokes, and he did so really well. Sometimes it was funnier just to watch him laugh while his belly and shoulders went up and down than the jokes themselves!
He was a very good singer and led the music in church for several years and he also sang in the choir. He inspired each of us kids to get involved in music in some way, too. He could spin tops better than anyone I've ever seen, some of which were called 'singing tops', be... Continue Reading
Last Reply by PJjamas | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities
In Minnesota we call it "dressing"; however, a lot of people I know call it "stuffing". Whatever you call it, it is a "must-have" on our Thanksgiving table. How about yours?
This will be my first Thanksgiving without either of my parents, so in their honor and with my love, I decided to share my mom's dressing recipe with you this week. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does. It brings back such sweet memories. It's funny and comforting how food or a certain smell can evoke such strong memories.
May you and your family enjoy a Thanksgiving of peace and love!! And whether two or twenty... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Exhilaration | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends
My mom and dad are both 50% Swedish and 50% Norwegian, so we grew up eating some Swedish foods and some Norwegian foods. Swedish: Swedish meatballs, Swedish Egg Coffee, pastries Krumkaka, Petit Fours, and Swedish Ring pastry, Swedish Rice Pudding (I loved all of the Swedish foods). Norwegian: Lefsa (a thin dough with butter and cinnamon sugar), Lutefisk ( I never liked this fish), Fruit Soup ( I didn't like it as a kid, but I do now). Those are the main things I remember.
Every family has foods from their ethnic background and it's important to keep those traditions passed down t... Continue Reading
Last Reply by gailinflorida | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Recipe Swap, Mom to Mom Blogs, Cookie Exchange
I love a simple cookie recipe, one that does not require a lot of fancy ingredients, yet satisfies the sweet tooth. This one is just that plus, all the things needed are usually in my cupboard. Enjoy!
Walnut Butter Balls
1 Cup butter
1 Cup packed brown sugar (the dark works best)
1 Teaspoon vanilla
2 Cups white flour
Walnuts (pieces or halves)
Small bowl of sugar to roll cookie dough in
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream together the butter, brown sugar and egg. Add vanilla and flour and mix until well blended.
Roll dough into walnut-sized balls. Roll in sugar and pla... Continue Reading
Last Reply by Cookie diva | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Hosts & Personalities, Among Friends
Here’s another tasty and easy cookie recipe. I hope you enjoy them!
½ Teaspoon salt
3 Egg whites
¾ Cup sugar
3 Cups cornflakes cereal
1 Cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Teaspoon vanilla
Add salt to egg whites and beat until stiff.
Add sugar and vanilla and beat until very stiff. Fold in remaining ingredients.
Drop by rounded teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until edges are slightly golden brown.
Counting our blessing!
Mary Beth Roe Continue Reading
Last Reply by maggie2044 | Started by Mary Beth Roe in Kitchen & Food Talk, Recipe Swap, Hosts & Personalities
Cheese-Topped Beef and Potato Bake
1-1/2 pounds ground beef
1 medium onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
32 oz. tomato sauce
4 oz. mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup water
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. pepper
3 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
4 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
Brown ground beef with onion and celery. Cook until the meat is no longer pink. Drain well.
Stir in tomato sauce, mushrooms, water, sugar, salt and pepper. Heat to boil; reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for five minutes.
In a 9" x 13" pan (or a roaster oven, I sometimes use a Nesco Roaster that unfortun... Continue Reading