Monday, December 31, 2012

Easy Sweet Cornbread

Need an easy cornbread recipe?  Do you like sweet cornbread?  If you answered "yes" to both questions then I have the recipe for you.  This is delicious and everyone will think you make it from scratch!

Easy Sweet Cornbread

1 box Jiffy corn bread mix
1 box Jiffy yellow cake mix

Put both mixes in a bowl and add all the ingredients (listed on each box) needed to make each mix.  Put in a greased 8 x 8 pan and bake at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes until done.

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy New Year!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Reindeer Noses

Just had to post this one last Christmas idea. . . . . . . 
I saw this on Pinterest and thought they were so  cute !   I made them for my Young Single Adults (notice I said "my").  I just love working with them.  They make me feel young again!  Also gave them to some of the children in our home ward.

These were so easy to make.  All you need are 8 malted milk balls, 1 red sour cherry (or any other round red candy) , a snack bag and a label.  Of course we know the red one is for Rudolph's nose.  Can you name the other eight reindeer noses?  Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Easy Hot Dog Chili

Hot Dog Chili, Hot Dog, Chili
Last week the Young Single Adults had an activity at the Institute building.  We had hot dogs, then went caroling, and came back for hot chocolate and donuts.  Since we were having hot dogs, I decided to make some hot dog chili.  I wanted a chili that was quick and easy to make and of course, it had to taste good.  Everyone enjoyed it--I even saw a few just putting the chili on the bun without the hot dog.  So next time you serve hot dogs, make it special by making this chili.

Easy Hot Dog Chili

1 pound ground beef
1/3 cup water
2/3 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon (heaping) sugar
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
dash of Worcestershire sauce

In a large sauce pan put the water and ground beef.  Use a potato or avocado masher to break the meat apart while cooking.  When meat is browned, stir in tomato sauce, ketchup, chili powder, salt, pepper, sugar, onion powder and Worcestershire sauce.  Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat about 20 minutes until chili has thickened.

I doubled the recipe and put it in a small crock pot to keep the chili warm.  Everyone said it was really good chili.  I love keeping my Young Single Adults happy and full :-)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Gluten Free Brownies

Gluten Free Brownies, Brownies, Gluten Free
I've been wanting to post this recipe since April when I went to Utah for BYU Women's Conference.  (Better late than never!)  My daughter-in-law made these brownies for everyone.  (Her son is suppose to be on a gluten free diet.)  Well, these brownies were absolutely delicious!  She made a homemade chocolate icing to put on the top.  Ummm, so moist and choco-licious!  But you really don't need the icing.  These brownies definitely can stand on their own.

Gluten Free Brownies

1 (16 oz) jar of creamy roasted almond butter
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups agave nectar or pure maple syrup
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 
Using a mixer, blend almond butter in a large bowl until smooth.  Add eggs, agave or maple syrup, and vanilla.  Blend in cocoa powder, salt and baking soda.  Then fold in chocolate chips.  Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 glass dish.  Bake for 35 - 40 minutes.