Monday, March 26, 2012

Blueberry Strawberry Muffins

Guys, I actually got creative and tried something different from what a recipe said.  And it was so good!  Here's my adaptation from regular blueberry muffins to.... blueberry strawberry muffins.  Be prepared to say "Oh my YUM!" when you eat them!


  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 c. fresh blueberries
  • 1 c. fresh strawberries, cut to blueberry size pieces

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper liners. Whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk vegetable oil, egg, milk, and applesauce together in a separate bowl until smooth, and stir the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture until moistened. Lightly stir in the blueberries and strawberries. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling them 2/3 full.
  3. Bake muffins in the preheated oven until they rise and the tops are golden brown, about 20 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin should come out clean.

I even think that you don't have to put in that much sugar, but Weston disagrees with me.  So if you try this with less sugar, will you let me know if your husband approves? Thanks!

Thursday, March 22, 2012


1 1/2 lb ground beef 1-6 oz Doritos, broken
1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 c chopped onions
1 can cream of chicken soup 1/2 lb cheddar or longhorn cheese, grated
1-14 oz can enchilada sauce 1 4 oz can chopped green chiles

Brown beef, season with garlic salt, salt, and pepper. Then mix with soups, sauce, and chiles. Place in 9x13 casserole dish, alternating Doritos and sauce. Sprinkle cheese and onions between layers

Bake 350, till bubbly


Crushed Doritos.
Cut up lettuce, onion, tomatoes in bowls
Meat mix: 2 lb hamburger, onions, hot sauce, tobasco sauce, worchestershire sauce (to taste), 1/2 c catsup or more if needed, salt and pepper.
2 cans chili beans Sauce - tomatoes and green chiles Velveeta cheese. Heat together over low heat to thin consistency.

Serve chips, vegetables, meat, beans, then sauce.

Cookie Recipes from Fran Ketcheson

Here are some recipes that Gary took from his mom when he left home. Liz copied and sent them to me. ENJOY!

GINGER SNAPS (full recipe measurements, followed by half recipe measurements)

3/4 c butter or shortening - 3/8 c 3 tsp baking soda - 1 1/2 tsp
1 c sugar - 1/2 c 5 c flour - 2 1/2 c
1 c brown sugar - 1/2 c 2 tsp ginger - 1 tsp
1 c molasses - 1/2 c 1/8 tsp salt - dash
1/2 c cold water - 1/4 c

Cream shortening and sugars. Stir in molasses to which soda has been added. Sift dry ingredients and combine with first mixture alternately with water.

Bake 350, 15 min

Liz added this note:

A word of warning - when you add the baking soda to the molasses, be sure your bowl is relatively large as the concoction will foam up and almost double in size. These cookies (because they have no eggs) can be baked for as long as your tastes allow. Shorter time makes a chewy version, longer time makes a dunking in milk or orange juice (coffee for us heathens) version.


2eggs 3/4 c sugar
2/3 c cooking oil 2 c + 1 TB flour
2 tsp vanilla 2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp grated lemon rind 1/2 tsp salt

Beat eggs with fork until well blended Stir in oil, vanilla, and rind. Blend in sugar until mixture thickens. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and stir into oil mixture. Drop with spoon on ungreased sheet. Flatten with greased glass dipped in sugar.

Bake 400, 8-10 min


2 cakes sweet chocolate 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c butter or shortening 1/2 c chopped nuts
1/2 c granulated sugar 1 1/2 c sifted flour
1/4 c brown sugar 1/2 tsp soda
1 egg well beaten 1 tsp vanilla

Cut each small square of chocolate in 6 or 8 pieces. Cream butter, add sugar gradually and cream together until light and fluffy. Add egg to mix well. Sift flour once, measure, add salt and soda and sift again. Add flour in two parts and mix well. Add cut chocolate, nuts and vanilla and mix thoroughly. Drop with spoon on greased baking sheet.

Bake 375, 10-12 min


18 double graham crackers, rolled 1 c chopped nuts
1 can sweetened condensed milk 1 6 oz pkg chocolate chips

Mix together and spread in 9x12 pan which has been greased and floured.

Bake 325, 20 min - DO NOT OVER BAKE