1- ½ pounds ground beef (one pound is not enough, I have also used two)
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon instant minced onion
2 can (15 oz) tomato sauce divided
Reserved tomato sauce- 1 can
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
½ cup sugar
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
Mix together beef, bread crumbs, salt, pepper and eggs. Add onions and one half of tomato sauce. Form into loaf in a 9×9 glass pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. In saucepan combine topping ingredients; bring to a boil. Slit meatloaf several times after the 50 minutes are up. Then pour topping over the top, bake 10 minutes more.
I had this loaf of thawed bread in the refrigerator that I had to do something with. I intended to make a crusty french bread pizza with it. G1 and G2 (kids) both wanted cinnamon rolls in the morning for breakfast. I just don’t have the time to make my famous cinnamon rolls in the morning before we all head off to school, then work, so we put our thinking caps on and came up with these incredibly yummy muffins.
They smelled up the house so much like a cinnamon dream that we actually ate them for snack before bed instead of breakfast! Darn!
I did not realize until I uploaded this photo that I left one poor chicken wing uncovered. And we ate all of them, so I could not reshoot! Darn, but good for us that this was a really good hit for supper. My daughter loves to go for chicken wings, but I wanted to see if I could recreate the thick, sticky sauce that she loves so much without spending a night waiting for deep fried wings.
I think we made a winner!
These wings are healthier since they are not deep fried.
These wings use no commercial sauce with preservatives.
So there, they are just better!
And Easy, one of the most important things.
For a family of four, we used a 4 pound bag of chicken wings from Tyson foods in the freezer section of Walmart. Make sure they are defrosted, or you will end up with a crockpot of water.
4 pounds of Tyson chicken wings- brand does not matter.
½ cup of honey
½ cup of brown sugar
⅓ cup of balsamic vinegar
⅓ cup of soy sauce
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp sriracha – or your favorite hot sauce
1 Tbsp cornstarch
Place chicken wings in crockpot. Combine all ingredients except for the cornstarch. Place in saucepan and boil until sugar dissolves, then poor over the top of the wings. Make sure all wings are coated. Leave in crockpot on low for 4 hours.
Take wings out of the crockpot and add cornstarch to the crockpot. Turn to high, the sauce will thicken, add the wings back into the sauce to coat.
This is the best pan of Banana Bars I have ever made. The cake is moist, flavorful, perfect texture and endures only about a day on our counter. I knew as soon as my extra banana’s turned a spotted brown, they were ready for this recipe.
The cream cheese topping is out of this world with the addition of cinnamon and a little vanilla extract.
The pecans are just on the top, so in our house, half of the pan is pecaned, the other half is plain for the kiddo’s.
Unbelievably good, the pictures make my mouth water.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients (except frosting and pecans) in a large mixing bowl, mix with an electric mixer on low speed for 2 minutes. Pour mixture into a buttered 9×9 baking dish and spread evenly into pan. Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 1 hour (I’d recommend covering with saran wrap after cooling 20 minutes to help retain moisture). Frost with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkle optional chopped nuts evenly over top. Cut into bars.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, mix until smooth and fluffy 1-2 minutes.
I thought I would start the weekend off on a good note.
Fourteen Girls, a pool party, pizza and THIS CAKE!
Titled the Best Sheet Cake Ever…from the talented and popular Ree at www.thepioneerwoman.com
I have to say this is the best sheet cake I have ran across. This was the only piece left from the whole sheet cake. My oldest child loves Reeces, so I spelled out Happy Birthday with Reeces, simple and easy and it looked nice.
I made minor adjustments to the recipe, and did not add pecans due to the kids party, but make it with the pecans. It can only get better.
In a saucepan, melt butter. Add cocoa. Stir together.
Add boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Pour over flour mixture, and stir lightly to cool.
In a measuring cup, pour the buttermilk and add beaten eggs, baking soda, and vanilla. Stir buttermilk mixture into butter/chocolate mixture. Pour into sheet cake pan and bake at 350-degrees for 20 minutes.
While cake is baking, make the icing. Chop pecans finely. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add cocoa, stir to combine, then turn off heat. Add the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Stir together. Add the pecans, stir together, and pour over warm cake
Deer hunting opener in Minnesota this weekend. To warm our hunters up, I made some delicious baked potatoes last weekend and individually froze them in tin foil and placed them in a zipblock for future use.
While I was not paying close enough attention to what I was buying at the store, I ended up with Jumbo Russet Pototoes.
Jumbo means really big and these suckers weighed over a pound each. Since they were so big, they are almost a meal in themselves.
This is my husbands favorite type of potato, he grew up on a farm and is a meat and potatoes person, so this is right up his alley.
Enjoy! And to all of the hunters out there, GOOD LUCK!
When we have a birthday party we try to make our guests want to know they are going to get a good meal! I dug through the freezer for ideas and realized that we still had 3 brisket cuts from the last 3 quarters of beef that we ordered.
We normally get the brisket from the locker-some do not get this and if not they just grind it into hamburger.
Normally we slow grill these in the summer months, but in Minnestota now we are waking up to 20 degrees, so I stumbled upon a old cookbook recipe for braised beef brisket. It looked so good I knew I had a winner.
The good part about this is if you want to add BBQ sauce, you can, just spoon it over the top. I have a homemade BBQ sauce that I am posting in a little bit that tastes wonderful with this.
This is super easy, I just started the brisket in the oven at 10:00 at night, got up at 6:00 to scrape the fat off and cut it up and stuck it back in.
This is great for a party or even a nice Sunday dinner.
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