Sunday, May 15, 2016

Oatmeal Dinner Rolls

These were really good warm out of the oven, but John really liked them made into sandwiches.
John's Rating: 8 (rated them 9 for sandwich bread)

Recipe from: A Recipe a Day

1 tablespoon yeast
1 cup warm water
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons oil
3 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar, salt, rolled oats, egg, oil and 2 1/4 cups flour. Turn onto floured surface and knead in remaining flour. Knead for a few more minutes. Let rise in warm place for 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
Shape dough into balls and place in greased pan. Let rise about one hour.
Bake at 350º for 20-25 minutes. Butter tops while still warm.
Makes 12-16 rolls depending on size.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

S'more Rice Krispies

My kids love s'mores and the other day I made these no fire involved, cold lunch compatible s'more creation. So not a lot of Rice Krispies here, much more "s'more" ingredients, but served like a rice Krispy treat. 

1 box Golden Grahams (12 oz)
1 bag mini marshmallows (16 oz)
1/4 cup butter
2 Hershey bars
1/4 cup of mini dried marshmallows
2 (ish) cups Rice Krispies

Melt butter in a large bowl.  Stir in marshmallows and coat the marshmallows with butter.  Microwave 2 minutes on power level 4.  Stir until smooth.  
Pour over Golden Grahams and Rice Krispies stir until all are coated. Mold in a buttered 9x13 pan. Gently press mini marshmallows and chocolate Hershey bar chunks on top. Cool completely and serve. 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Copycat Chic-Fil-A Lemonade

This is my favorite lemonade, and it turns out it is quite easy to make at home. I used a bag of lemons from Costco and had enough juice for 3 batches.

1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup sugar
5 cups water 

Mix all together until sugar is dissolved. Serve cold. 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Pressure Cooker Steel Cut Oats

I used my instant pot to make steel cut oats. They turned out perfect! This coconut almond flavored recipe turns them into a treat.

1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 cup steel cut oats
3 1/2 cups almond milk
1/2 can coconut milk (around 3/4 cup)
1 tsp  vanilla
1/2 tsp coconut flavoring
1/4 cup agave or sugar (I used agave)

Add oil to pressure cooking pot, select Sauté.  When oil is melted add the oats and toast, stirring constantly, until they smell nutty, about 3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and stir.

Select high pressure and set 10 minutes cook time.

When beep sounds, turn off pressure cooker and use a natural pressure release for 10 minutes and then do a quick pressure release to release any remaining pressure.
When valve drops carefully remove lid.

Stir oats. Cover and let sit five minutes until oats are desired thickness.

Top with shredded coconut, chocolate chips, sliced almonds, and splash of milk.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Copycat Chic-Fil-A Sauce

This sauce was a great copy of Chic-Fil-A sauce, but I need to try making copy cat chicken for a complete copy. 

1/2 cup Mayo
2 Tsp mustard
1 tsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp smokey BBQ sauce (I used masterpiece)

Mix all together and serve.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Spinach Pesto

Recipe from: Nate Berkus Show

2 C Fresh spinach
2 Roasted Garlic cloves
1/4 C Extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon lemon juice
Sea salt to taste

1 teaspoon lemon zest to garnish
1. Cook pasta as directed on package, strain and stop the cooking process with cool water. Set aside.

2. Blend up your spinach pesto in a food processor. Adding in the spinach, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and season well with sea salt to taste.

3. In a large bowl, add the strained pasta. Toss in the spinach pesto, 2 cans of tuna with oil, sea salt and lemon zest. Toss well to coat, all of the pasta.

4. Garnish with lemon zest and serve up warm!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Instant Pot Applesauce

10 apples-peeled, cored, and sliced
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1/4 cup apple juice 
1 tsp cinnamon

Put all ingredients in pot and stir. 
Set high pressure 5 minutes. Quick release. 
Mash with potato masher and serve warm or chill.