Saturday, February 12, 2011

Beef Quesadillas

This is super easy. Nothing spectacular, but my kids LOVED it. They all three scarfed it down and then asked for more.

2 T plus 4 t canola oil
1/2 red onion, chopped
12 oz. ground beef
pinch cayenne pepper
kosher salt
black pepper
4 8-inch flour tortillas
6 oz. Monterey Jack, grated

Heat 1 T of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, 2-3 minutes. Add the beef, cayenne, 1/2 t salt, and 1/4 t black pepper. Cook, breaking up the beef with a spoon, until no longer pink, 3-5 minutes more.

Heat broiler. Brush one side of each tortilla with 1 t of the remaining oil. Place 2 torillas, oiled-side down, on a foil-lined baking sheet. Top with the beef mixture, Monterey Jack, and remaining torillas (oiled-side up). Broil until crisp and the cheese melts, 1-2 minutes per side.

I did the second batch without brushing the torillas with oil and I liked it better. We seved it with sour cream and salsa. This recipe came from Real Simple Magazine.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mix Dry Ingredients and Set Aside:
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 C oats
1 ½ C flour
Cream together:
½ C butter
½ C shortening
¾ C granular sugar
¾ C brown sugar (gently packed)
Add in and blend well:
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tb hot water
Then blend in the dry ingredients and add:
~12 oz choc chips
1 C chopped nuts (optional)
(grease cookie sheets if they are not non-stick)
Bake at 375 for 10-12 min
High altitude tips:
Slightly decrease:
Fats (butters, shortening, oils)
Baking soda/powder
Slightly increase:

Recipe from Sharron's Grandma Ruth Inghram

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cranberry Oatmeal Bake

3 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup dried cranberries
1 t salt
2 t cinnamon

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.

3 cups milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 T vanilla
3 egg whites

Whisk liquid ingredients and add to dry ingredients. Stir to combine. Pour into greased 9x13 dish. Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes. Cut into squares and serve with milk poured over.

This recipe comes courtesty of Mary Van Horn.