Thursday, May 20, 2010

Baked Beans

When we moved to Colorado, we were invited to a block party our first 4th of July here. This was served there (made by a friend). My mother and I just loved them. I got the recipe, and thought I'd share it with everyone since it's getting to be the BBQ-time-of-year. Thanks Shauna & Collin--we miss you!

Make the night before and warm before your event!

ingredients:
3 28-ounce cans pork & beans
2 lbs. seasoned sausage
1 large onion, diced (I dice mine FINELY)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp. dry mustard

directions:
1. Brown sausage & onion, drain.

2. Heat in sauce-pan: sugar, ketchup and mustard.

3. Combine meat and onions with beans. Add sauce.

4. Cover and cook at 300 for 1-2 hours. Let set overnight & reheat to serve.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

This is the fastest cookie recipe ever! PLUS--there is no egg (and this thrills those of us that have children with egg allergies). Either way, it is quick, easy and yummy (my 3 requirements). I first had these at a church Enrichment function...I think it was "Cooking with your Food Storage" or something along those lines. A sweet lady (actually "Super-Mom" would be a more appropriate title) brought the recipe and samples. There is no oil, no fats added, no egg--so it's gotta be a better choice for dieters too!

ingredients:
1 15 oz. can pure pumpkin
1 spice cake or carrot cake mix (I think you could use yellow cake too, and add your own spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves)
1 bag chocolate chips*

directions:
1. Cream together pumpkin and cake mix until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips.

2. Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes, until not-gooey anymore.

*I'm thinking RAISINS would be good with this instead of chocolate chips...or WITH the chocolate chips.