Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pumpkin Muffins

This is a good fall recipe, as long as you like pumpkin. I believe my sister makes the same recipe as cookies instead of muffins.

All you need is 2 ingredients:

1 spice cake mix
1 can pumpkin

You mix the two together. It makes 12 muffins. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

I have also included these ingredients in my short-term food supply because it's a great food storage recipe.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Perfect Pancakes

Pancakes are usually our Saturday-morning tradition. One morning, I had a little fun with them and made them into pig shapes:

My mother insists the best pancakes are made from Bisquick. Sometimes they are a little too thick for me, but you can always add a little more milk. For the basic recipe, you mix together:

2 cups Bisquick

1 cup milk

2 eggs

You all probably know the rest: pour onto hot skillet, and flip when you start to see bubbles on top.

I did try making Martha Stewart's Perfect Pancakes one time for an Enrichment Night I was in charge of, but they ended up being more like crepes! So, I've had the most success with the above recipe.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cookies-Small Recipe

This is actually a different recipe than I normally use; I usually use the recipe off the back of the Nestle chocolate chip bag (which I can post later). I tried this recipe because it was in a recent magazine and had the title "the perfect cookies." The taste was similar, but what I really liked about it was that the recipe made only 20 cookies. So this is a great recipe to use if you don't want to have a lot of leftover cookies. Sometimes I freeze the extras or share them with others, but you don't have to worry about it if you use this recipe.

1 ¼ cups flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
½ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl and set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter and sugars on medium speed until creamy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Reduce speed to low; beat in flour mixture just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips.

Drop dough by heaping tablespoons, 2 inches apart, on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes or until golden around edges. Cool on wire rack.

See cookie tip here.

This is T after eating one of these cookies: