Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Easy Peach Cobbler

I made Peanut Butter and Jelly bars today and used 1/2 a white cake mix for those....I had the other half of the cake mix left and thought hmmmm what am I going to do with this?    I looked around my cupboards and saw some canned peaches and it hit me... peach cobbler... I love peach cobbler...and lots of other cobblers,  apple, cherry, blueberry etc.... You can substitute a can of cherry pie or apple pie filling for the peaches, or even peach pie filling... anything goes... Even though I ended up only using about 1 cups worth of cake mix (I still have enough for another cobbler yeah :) or you can use a small Jiffy cake mix instead of the cake mix...(you can use either white or yellow cake mix, I happened to have a white one. use what you have on hand and you like :)  You can for added yumminess serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream or even a drizzle of half & half or heavy cream over the top... Enjoy

Easy Peach Cobbler

1 cup cake mix (or a small Jiffy brand cake mix)
1 can peaches in 100% juice
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 stick butter melted
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 350.  In 8" square pan spray with nonstick spray.  Pour in can of peaches making an even layer (Do not drain peaches).  In bowl add cake mix, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and almonds mixing well.  Drizzle over melted butter.  With a fork mix well until mixture is crumbly,  I used my hands towards the end making a crumbly mixture.  Sprinkle mixture evenly over peaches.  Bake for around 20-25 minutes until peach mixture is bubbly and top is light golden brown.  Remove from oven and serve.  Refrigerate any leftovers.  Enjoy

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Cheesy potatoes

Who doesn't love cheesy potatoes?  Nobody I know of...we all love them...oozing and bubbly with cheese and yumminess.... they are super easy to make.  You basically dump all of the ingredients in a large bowl, mix together, place in a sprayed baking dish and bake... easy schmeasy... that's what I like... easy and delicious. I usually use the frozen cubed potatoes with onions & peppers added (sometimes called southern style) but you can use shredded or plain cubed frozen potatoes.  Use what you like... I also use a mixture of cheddar & co-jack cheese, but again you can use what you have on hand... it's a great way to clean out that cheese drawer... Enjoy

Cheesy Potatoes

1 package Cubed frozen potatoes
1 onion, peeled and diced fine
1 cup sour cream (an 8oz container)
1/3 cup milk
1/2 stick melted butter
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cups shredded cheese

seasonings of your choice ( I use seasoned salt, garlic & onion powder, & pepper)

Heat oven to 375.  Spray a baking dish.

In a large mixing bowl add all of the ingredients, mixing well.   Place in sprayed dish.  Bake covered for 1/2 hour.  Uncover potatoes and bake for an additional 1 hour until potatoes are bubbly (in center too) and lightly golden brown.  Remove from oven & serve.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Walking Taco's for Cinco de Mayo

Happy May 5th or better known as Cinco de Mayo.... alright for the history lesson.... it is a celebration of Mexican celebration and pride... even though I am not of Mexican heritage..ever since I have worked in Ann Arbor, MI & was told that I cannot believe you have never celebrated Cinco de Mayo I quickly got a history lesson and have been celebrating ever since... so it is a necessity that you eat what else Mexican food... & since I have to work tomorrow it looks like some "quick" mexican food...LOL 
Walking tacos are basically Doritos chips and taco meat and toppings.... either served in the little individual bags of Dorito cheesey chip bags, or layered in a bowl.... kids especially love that you open the little individual bags of dorito chips, crunch them a little inside the package, layer taco meat and toppings (like what you would put on a taco, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, shredded cheese etc.) and then eat them with a fork right out of the bag... you can also put this in a bowl and eat it that way too.   Use whatever toppings you like....Enjoy

Walking Tacos

1 pound ground beef
1 package of taco seasoning
water called for on seasoning envelope
Toppings of your choice ( I use shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sliced green onions, shredded cheese and sour cream)

Cheese Doritos (either individual bags or a big bag)

Cook beef and crumble.  Drain any fat off.  Add taco seasoning and water.  Simmer according to package directions, turn off heat.  In small bags of doritos, (or in a bowl you can add slightly crushed Doritos) crush chips a little.  Spoon taco meat over the chips and add topping ingredients.  Serve immediately.