What Is It Dessert

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My mother in law found this recipe in a newspaper when my husband was a kid. He has loved it since then and we still make it at our home (not as often as he would like I’ve been told).

There are many other names for this treat, some are funnier than others.

What is it

1st layer:

1 cup of flour

1/2 cup of butter soften

With a fork or pastry cutter, mix it well, press it on a greased 9×13 and bake it at 350 for 10-15 minutes

2nd layer:

1 8 oz package of cream cheese

1/2 of a 16 oz Cool Whip Container (I use whipping cream, just whip 4 cups of the cream and sweetened to taste, still add the cup of powder sugar to the layer)

1 cup of powder sugar

Beat the cream cheese, add the sugar slowly and then add Cool Whip or whipped cream. Let the crust cool and then add this layer to it

3rd layer:

1 lg box of chocolate pudding

1 lg box of vanilla pudding

When adding the milk, do 2 cups per box instead of 3. Place this layer on top of the cream cheese one.

Kurt likes it with the cooked kind, I’ve used both and they are both very tasty.

Topping:

Spread the rest of the Cool Whip or whipping cream to it. Refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving, it sets up nicely.

Dessert Squares

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These have a lemon bite with the richness of cream cheese. My kind of treat!
The crust is:
1 box of either white or yellow cake mix
1 egg
1 cube of butter
Mix it well and press it into a 9×13 greased pan
In a separate bowl mix
1 8oz package of cream cheese (soften)
3 cups of powder sugar
2 eggs
3 Tbsp of lemon juice
Pour it over crust and bake it ar 325 for 45 minutes.
Sprinkle powder sugar over it.
Enjoy!

Homemade Oreo Like Cookies

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If you like chocolate cookies, you will think these are a party in your mouth.
1 box of chocolate cake mix
3/4 c of Crisco
2 eggs
Mix it all, with a beater, use a cookie scoop. I use parchment paper to bake my cookies, bake them at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Let it cool and then ice with white frosting or cream cheese frosting. Before you use the frosting, take it out of the container and beat it. It makes it go further, don’t buy the whipped one. Or you can make your own frosting.
Also you can do white cookies with chocolate frosting.
This is a family favorite!

Finger Licking Good Chicken Nuggets

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So, I watched this show Restaurant Impossible and the guy showed how to do deep-fried I think it was fish, not sure, however, I decided to try his advice on chicken nuggets.

Success! It was yummy! I had to post!

And of course, fries to go with it.

Cut up chicken into bite sides (I used 9 pieces of boneless thighs)

White flour with whatever seasoning salt you like (I ended up using a little over a cup of flour with 1 tsp of seasoning salt)

Bread crumbs mix (I used about 2 cups)

egg mix with milk (5 eggs with 1/3 cup of milk)

Dip the cut up chicken in the egg mix then the white flour. Dip it again in the egg mix and in the bread crumbs. Then fry!

It was very tasty!

Chicken Dumplings

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My 10-year-old requested we had this for dinner last night. Easy and tasty…why not?

I used

5 crescent roll cans

3 13oz cans of chicken

2 cans of cream of mushroom

1 cup of sour cream

milk

parmesan cheese

1/2 onion minced

2 Tbsp of butter

Melt the butter and add the onions, brown them until golden. Add the chicken, break it up into small pieces. Add the soup, sour cream and milk to thin it to taste.

Then open the rolls, put the filling in each individual roll on the wider part of it, sprinkle a bit of parmesan cheese into it, bring the corners together and pour a little more of the chicken sauce on top of it. Bake it as the directions of the can of rolls and enjoy!

My petite 10-year-old girl eat 5 of them…we are not going to count how many of them my teenage boy can put away 🙂

Smoothie For Health

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At our home we like to drink smoothies. My husband and son ask if it is healthy or tasty. Sometimes is more of one than the other.
My measurement usually is a handful of this, a handful of that.
This one has kale, a cutie little orange, frozen mixed berries, frozen strawberries, frozen peaches (they were sweet as candy in the summer, so I bought a bunch and froze them), frozen plums (someone gave us some during the summer and we couldn’t eat them fast enough, so I froze them), a Tbsp of Chia seed, frozen banana (when they are too ripe to eat, I peel them and wrap them individually in plastic wrap), half of an avocado and water. And if your greens are going bad faster than you can use them, freeze them too.
That’s my son’s lunch (by choice) and mine.
It tastes good. I should warn you, if you like it on the sweet side, add a spoon of honey or a few drops of stevia.
May I add, my son hates fruits and veggies, and mom is happy he drinks them without complaint. Because I am blending them, the whole thing is in there.

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Sweet Tooth, Raw Brownie

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I used to have an extremely sweet tooth. Sometimes it resurfaces…so being treats free, I thought it would be wise to keep something sweet that I can eat handy in the freezer.
My friend gave me this recipe.
Equal parts of raw honey, coconut oil and raw cacao.
Mix it, spread in a glass pan and score it. Put it in the fridge to set (15 minutes) and then cut it into SMALL pieces. Wrap it in plastic wrap and freeze.
It does give me the sweet and chocolate fix when I need a little something:)

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Breakfast For Dinner

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So, on Friday night I was tired and didn’t want to cook. I looked in my freezer and found a bag of sausage gravy that I had made a few weeks ago.
2 cans of crescent rolls rolled out into a crust on a cookie sheet. Poured the gravy over it, sprinkled mozzarella cheese and baked it for the time it said to in the can.
Here is the gravy
1lb of pork sausage
1/2 small onion chopped
1 Tbsp of minced garlic
Brown it until sausage is cooked
Add a can of cream of mushroom
1/2 cup sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Milk to thin it to preferred consistency
Voila!

To say this was a hit, I think I’ll post a picture..here is how much my growing boy (he is 14) left from the first pan 🙂

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Sweet tart deliciousness

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I enjoy sweets. That can be a problem if I am off sugar…haha…not so. I have decided to go off refined sugars. So, when I have sweets it is the healthy kind.
This was my dessert yesterday
My granola with vanilla yogurt and frozen berry.
May I say yummy!?

A Party in My Mouth! Delicious Salad!

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I’ve told you my kitchen is like a play ground, right?

Well, yesterday at the store, all these things sounded good. So I bought them…then it was…what do I do with them?

Well, I went to play and here is what I came up with.

A Party in my mouth!

2-3 Tbsp of butter

1/4 of large onion chopped

2 garlic cloves minced

3 small colored peppers

1 thick slice of red cabbage chopped up

1 handful of bean sprouts

2 cups of cooked rice

chilli powder to taste

Soy sauce

a generous handful of organic Kale mix from Costco

a generous handful of the green organic mix from Costco

a serving of homemade dressing my friend gave to me

and a big appetite!

In a frying pan I browned the onions, garlic, peppers and cabbage until soft and yet still crunchy (I don’t like soggy veggies). Then I added the bean sprouts, rice and spices. Cooked until everything is warm.

On the plate I placed all the greens, drizzled the salad dressing and put the mix above over it. Yup, it was a party in my mouth! Scrumptiously Delicious!

Here is Amber’s dressing

Which she put it all in the blender in a canning jar (Pinterest), when you are blending something that goes in a jar, just use the jar instead of the blender cup. I thought that was a great suggestion. I can’t use it because my blender doesn’t have a base on it, the cup goes right onto the machine (love my Blentec). However, if you can, there you have a time-saving step for you.

2 cloves of garlic

3/4 cup of Balsamic Vinegar

1/2 – 3/4 cup of Olive Oil

1/4 cup of soaked cashews (soak them for a couple of hours, no longer than that)

1 Tbsp of mustard

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp of nutritional yeast

1 small apple

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