Aug 24, 2011

Moist Zucchini Cake

Moist Zucchini Cake


3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
3 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
2 cups grated zucchini
2 cups flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda

Beat eggs, add sugar slowly. Add oil, vanilla, and zucchini. Sift together flour, cinnamon, salt, soda, mix in well. Last, fold in chopped nuts. Bake in a bundt tube pan that is well greased and floured good. Dribble frosting over cake when cold. Serves 12-16. For a 9 x 13 pan bake 50 minutes and add frosting when cake is cold.


1 cup powdered sugar
2 ½ Tbs milk
1 ½ Tbs margarine, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Mix together with whisk or electric beater. Pour over cake when cold.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

½ cup softened margarine
½ cup oil
1 ¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
½ cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups grated zucchini
2 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4-1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Cream margarine, oil, and sugar, then add egg, buttermilk and vanilla; mix well. Then add grated zucchini. Then add dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, salt, soda, and cocoa. Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Bake at 325o for 40-50 minutes. Serves 12-16

Jan 28, 2011

Barbeque Meatballs

Barbequed Meatballs - kid tested, kid approved.

2 lbs ground beef

1 lb ground sausage

12 oz evaporated milk

1 cup oatmeal

1 cup cracker crumbs

2 eggs

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 tsp garlic powder

2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1 tsp chili powder


2 cups ketchup

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp liquid smoke

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 cup chopped onion

To make meatballs, combine all ingredients (mixture will be soft) and shape into walnut sized balls. Place in a single layer on wax paper-lined cookie sheets; freeze until sold. Store frozen meatballs in freezer bags until ready to cook. To make sauce, combine all ingredients and stir until sugar is dissolved. Place frozen meatballs in 9 x 13 pan. Pour on the sauce. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Makes 80 meatballs.

** you may also make them fresh (larger) at 350 for an hour.

Jan 12, 2011

Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole

Hash Brown Casserole
like Cracker Barrel’s

1 can cream of chicken soup
8 oz shredded cheese
½ cup melted butter
1 small onion
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
2 lb bag frozen shredded hash browns

Combine soup, cheese, butter, onion, salt, and pepper in mixing bowl. Add potatoes and mix. Pour mixture into 9 x 13 x 2 greased baking pan. Bake 35-40 minutes at 350o.

Jan 10, 2011

Easy Chili

This is my favorite winter meal. I got this recipe from my aunt Connie Wagler :)

Easy Chili

1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 Tbs butter
2 lb hamburger
1 1/3 cup ketchup
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 Tbs lemon juice
1 Tbs brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vinegar
1/4 tsp dry mustard
15 1/2 oz kidney beans ( can use black beans as well)
1 1/2 pt tomato juice
1 tsp chili powder

Saute onion in butter and add hamburger. Brown this mixture. In another saucepan, mix the rest of the ingredients and then add your drained hamburger mixture. Simmer for an hour or until celery and beans are soft. Serve with shredded cheese, tortilla chips, and sour cream.
Makes 10 servings. Per serving: 200 calories, 16g carbs, 6g fat, 21g protein, 8g sugar, 57g cholesterol

* I add fresh green pepper to saute with the onion and hamburger

** great meal to freeze for quick meals later.

Jan 7, 2011

Broccoli Rice Casserole

This is a very delicious, easy, casserole to make any time of the year. Makes a great side or main dish. :)

Broccoli Rice Casserole

3 cups Minute rice ( uncooked) can use white or brown
1 cup diced celery
1 cup chopped onion
16 oz cheese whiz (jar)
1 stick butter
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
16 oz frozen chopped broccoli

Spray 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Mix ingredients and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. (Make sure you mix very well or else you will end up with some uncooked rice.)

* You can add chicken to the dish to make it more of a main dish, but also add a little extra cheese to keep it moist

** can replace cheese whiz with melted velveeta cheese sauce

***for a healthier recipe I use 2% velveeta cheese, melted with skim milk, lowfat butter, and brown rice.