Monday, August 3, 2015

Banana Slush Punch

After getting a bit burnt out on the standard cranberry juice and pineapple punches, I tried this recipe for Banana Slush Punch. It was simply fantastic. The original recipe makes a LOT so I cut this in half. Many thanks to Macaroni & Cheesecake for this recipe.

Plan ahead as it needs to freeze overnight. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

BBQ Meatballs

I have come to realize that a lot of foods that require equal sized portions (muffins, meatballs, cookies) are made so much easier with the help of a scooper. I now have scoops in three sizes, an extra small scoop, a slightly bigger cookie scoop and a medium scoop which is the perfect size for muffins and these large meatballs. Everybody go out and buy a few scoops, I think you will love them.

Onto the meatballs. I loved these and they made the kitchen smell delicious. The sauce in particular is very tasty. I overcooked mine just by a few minutes as I wasn't sure how long they'd take being on the large size. Please note that the cooking time is listed for large meatballs. If you make small to medium sized portions with this recipe, cut down the cooking time as recommended below. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Cinnamon Brown Sugar Carrots in the Microwave

Keep the oven turned off and pop these sweet cinnamon carrots in the microwave. They turned out tender and delicious. I wasn't sure how I'd like them prepared in the microwave but they were fantastic. In fact I think I preferred them to roasting in the oven. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Blackberry Crumb Pie

I recently picked up a sweet little cookbook, "You Be Sweet" by Patsy Caldwell and Amy Wilson. I knew beforehand that the first recipe I was going to make was the Blackberry Crumb Pie featured on the front of the cookbook. It had been mentioned in many reviews of the cookbook as the best recipe in the bunch, so of course I had to try it.

Another recipe I'd love to try from this cookbook is a Pear Pie with Cheddar Cheese Pastry. Doesn't that sound great?

I did goof on not letting the pie brown on top, which was probably due to the fact that I took it out of the oven at 50 minutes instead of 55. Serve this with freshly whipped cream or ice cream. I prefer the cream just barely sweetened as the pie is very sweet on it's own.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015