We love good food in our home. I love to cook and bake for my family. I have shared recipes and pictures of our yummy goodness on different venues. Many have suggested a blog to share the recipes.

*DISCLAIMER* I am not a professional cook, photographer or writer!

I will always try to give credit for recipes. Many I have collected over the years off of TV, various websites, friends and family.

Please leave comments if you try a recipe or share variations of things I post, I always love learning new tricks of the trade.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Easy Beef & Broccoli

Yesterday was my youngest son's birthday and as is the case in our home, each birthday kid gets to choose dinner and dessert. He chose Beef & Broccoli with Sushi Rolls (not real Sushi, very Americanized Sushi) I found this recipe in one of my old Taste of Home magazines and it is now a family favorite. It's so easy!

  • 1 lb boneless round steak
    • 1 lb charcoal chuck steaks, cut into thin 3-inch strips
    • 1 small onions, cut into wedges
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 cup water, plus
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/3 cup soy sauce
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
    • 2 tablespoons water, divided
    • 3 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
    • 4 cups broccoli floret
    • hot cooked rice, to taste
    Prep: 15 min
    Cook: 10 min


    • In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons water and garlic powder until smooth.
    • Add beef and toss.
    • In a large skillet or wok over medium high heat, stir-fry beef in 1 tablespoon oil until beef reaches desired doneness; remove and keep warm.
    *Stir-fry broccoli and onion in remaining oil for 4-5 minutes.
    • Return beef to pan.
    • Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and remaining cornstarch and water until smooth; add to the pan.
    • Cook and stir for 2 minutes.

    • Serve over rice

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

These are probably my favorite cookies ever, I seriously have no self control when these cookies are in my house which is why I do not make them very often!

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 stick butter
1/2 cup plain or chunky peanut butter
4 Tbsp cocoa
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 tsp vanilla

Boil: sugar, milk, butter and cocoa for 1 1/2 minutes (start timing when mixture comes to a full boil). Remove from heat.

Add: peanut butter, oats and vanilla. Mix until well blended.

Drop by teaspoon (or however big you want them) onto waxed paper and let cool