Showing posts from May, 2015

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whenever I make these, I automatically make a double batch! These are delicious and so easy to make! We love to share them with our friends, neighbors and family! Follow these simple instructions to make your own!

3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups flour
2-3/4 cups oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 Degrees FBlend butter with sugars and eggs in large mixing bowl.Add eggs, vanilla, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Mix well.Add flour and mix completely.Add oatmeal and make sure everything is combined.Add chocolate chips and mix well.Using 1-1/2 inch scoop, scoop onto ungreased cookie sheets.Bake for 8-10 minutes or until starting to turn golden at the edges.Let cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing from pan. Now, the only part you need to do is eat and enjoy!

Baked Italian Meatballs

I love prepping some food ahead of time. It makes things so much easier when I am getting dinner ready with Carter (my 2 year old grandson) helping me! LOL As soon as I am done baking these, I usually just put some waxed paper on a clean cookie sheet and quickly freeze them for later. After they are frozen, I store them in airtight containers.

3 pounds ground beef
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 eggs
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to 425 Degrees FSpray cookie sheet with cooking sprayCombine all ingredients in large mixing bowl and mix by hand until well combined.Scoop out 1-1/2 inch balls and roll by hand until round and place on cookie sheetBake 15-20 minutes or until done. I normally get about 55 meatballs or so, but I plan on an even 4 dozen to freeze. They are really good and do get gobbled up when they come out of the oven! LOL

Blueberry Buttermilk Muffins

These are one of my favorite muffins. They are so simple and taste so good, why would you even want store bought muffins when these are so easy to whip up.

2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
3 cups frozen blueberries (do not thaw)

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl except sugar, flour and blueberries with a wire whisk.Add sugar and whisk well.Stir in flour with spatula. It is ok to have a few lumps - they tend to make better muffins.Fold in blueberries. Now, you have a choice. Do you want mini muffins or regular sized muffins? I use a cookie scoop that I have (it holds a little less that 2 Tablespoons). For the mini muffins, I spray the pan and place 1 scoop in (it basically fills it almost to the top). For regular muffins, I place a…