Thursday, February 28, 2013

We're waiting.....

Well spring is almost here.  Can't wait for the trees to bloom and turn green again.  Kids are getting anxious for spring break, and are looking for some new treats to eat.   Here is an easy recipe for Peanut Butter Oreo Brownies.    They are really easy and fun to make.  Have the kids help.  See the recipe below.

1 family size package regular oreo cookies
1 jar of smooth peanut butter (use as much as needed)
1 box brownie mix (9x13) size

Bake 350 for 20 minutes
Bakes about 24 brownies

Line cupcake tins with papers.   Prepare brownie mix as stated on box.  Layer one oreo with peanut butter and lay another oreo on top.  Add peanut butter to that cookie and place the "decker" into cupcake cups.
After you have filled all cups with cookies and peanut butter,  with a spoon,  pour brownie mix on cookies an allow it to dribble down the sides of the cookies. 
Bake and enjoy!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Coconut Shrimp

Mardi Gras is just around the corner and then comes lent.  Here's a great, easy coconut shrimp recipe that your family will love.  They are not fried,  they are baked. 

  You will need raw shrimp, devained and peeled.  Coconut, cornstarch, salt, pepper and 2 egg whites.

Brush a 9x13 pan with a little oil.   Clean and pat dry your shrimp (approx 1 lb).  Slightly beat 2 egg whites.
Toast 1 cup coconut for 8 min in 400 degree oven.  Mix together the coconut - 1 - cup, cornstarch - 1/4 cup, 2 T sugar, salt and pepper.   Dip the shrimp into the egg whites and then into the coconut mixture.  Lay in single layer in pan.  Bake about 15 minutes at 400 degrees.  Serve with a pineapple cream dip and enjoy.  1/4 c crushed pineapple drained, 1/2 cup mayonaise.  Mix together and serve.

I served it with mashed potatoes and fresh tomatoes and olives.  Something different to try!  Enjoy!  

Monday, February 4, 2013

New Year 2013

A new year has come and one month is already gone!  I haven't posted since,  I have been really busy baking and cooking!    I will start posting now every other day and keep everyone up to date with new recipes and photos.  Glad to be back....