Monday, December 26, 2011

Oreo Fluff

Oreos are a family favorite at our house, so is just about everything that I make that has oreos in it.  So when my MIL introduced the recipe to us some time ago, it didn't take long for it to be a "go to" recipe.

Oreo Fluff

1 large instant vanilla pudding
1 1/2 cup cold milk
12 oz cool whip, thawed
15-20 oreos, crushed

Mix together pudding and milk until well blended; stir in crushed oreos.  Fold in cool whip.  Store in Fridge.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Whiskey Slush: a family tradition

When Mike and I were dating I was introduced to this Whiskey Slush recipe.   Every Christmas Eve, the Schipper family (Mike's mom's family) gets together for Christmas, and there has never been a party in the past 14 years that there hasn't been whiskey slush....and I'm pretty sure it's been going on a lot longer than that.

(Imagine a picture of Mike with drink in hand)

Whiskey Slush
9 cups of water
3 tea bags
2 cups sugar
1 can frozen OJ
1 can frozen Lemonade
1 pint Whiskey

Boil 2 cups of water; put tea bags in boiling water and let set until well dissolved.  Add rest of the ingredients and frozen.

Serve with 7-up

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Bran Muffins

What is it about a warm bran muffin.  
You put butter on it and the butter melts into the good!!!!    

Bran Muffins

1 cup Crisco
2 cups boiling water
3 cups sugar
3 tsp salt
4 eggs
5 cups flour
5 tsp baking soda (mix in a little buttermilk)
1 quart buttermilk
2 cups Kellogg's All Bran
4 cups Kellogg's Bran Buds

In a small bowl mix together crisco and boiling water until the crisco has dissolved.  In an extra large bowl cream eggs and sugar; add crisco mixture.  Add salt, flour, soda; mix well.  Slowly stir in Buttermilk.  Add bran cereals.

Bake at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Note:  taste better if batter is in the fridge overnight

Friday, December 23, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ever since we moved to our house in Freeport, I have had a hard time making a good chocolate chip cookie.  Every recipe I try the cookies end up being flat as a pancake and just look horrible to serve others.  I have finally find a cookie that works in my oven...that's who what I blame the problem on.  Enjoy!!!

1 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1 box instant vanilla pudding
2 1/4 cup flour
12oz chocolate chips

1.  Cream together butter, sugars, baking soda, vanilla and eggs.
2.  add in flour and pudding
3.  add chocolate chips
4.  Drop by teaspoon on un-greased cookie sheet.
5.  Bake 375 degrees for 10 minutes.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Cinnamon Rolls

There are two foods that my husband loves...I think each could have it's own food category in his book;  Oreo Cookies and Cinnamon Rolls.  
If I could figure out how to get both into one recipe he would be in his glory. :)  Thankful I haven't come across anything yet, cause it doesn't sound very good to me.

We, I mean Mike has tried lots of different recipes to find just the right amount of gooey-ness and sweet all wrapped up into one roll.  I think we have finally find success...cause we aren't sampling different recipes anymore.

these Cinnamon rolls have a special ingredient in them...

do you want to know what it is????

 it's something you would never expect in cinnamon rolls....

it's ICE CREAM!!!!  
Yup that's right, our rolls has ice cream in them...I swear that's why Mike likes them so much.

So without farther's the recipe

Cinnamon Rolls
Dough in the bread machine
6 oz Milk (90-100 degrees F)
1 Egg
3 cups bread flour
3 TBSP sugar
1/2 tsp salt
4 TBSP butter
1 1/2 tsp Fast Rise Yeast

Add warm milk and egg to pan.  Next add bread flour, sugar and salt to pan.  Tap pan to settle dry ingredients then level ingredients, pushing some of the mixture into corners.  Place butter into corners of pan.   Make a well in center of dry ingredients; add yeast.  Program your bread machine for DOUGH.  When done, remove dough from bread machine.  Place dough on floured surface.  Knead dough about 1 minute, then let rest 15 minutes.

Caramel Sauce
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ice cream

Meanwhile; in a small sauce pan; melt  butter.  Add brown sugar and ice cream; bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.  Pour caramel into the bottom of a lightly greased 9x13 inch pan.

1/2 cup butter, softened (for spreading)
brown sugar

After dough rest for 15 minutes, roll dough into a rectangle, about 15x10 inches.  Spread butter over dough to within 1 inch of edges.  Then sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and crumble brown sugar over the top.  Roll up and seal the edge.  Cut into 12 rolls and place in prepared pan of caramel.  Allow to rise in warm, draft free place until double in size, about 45 minutes.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.

Finally top with a glaze or a frosting.  I really don't have a recipe to speak of for that.  I just mix some powder sugar with some milk to make a thick glaze.  You could add some vanilla flavoring to it if you want.  OR  if you prefer a cream cheese frosting of them you could do that too.  Whatever you prefer.

There that our recipe, hope it's not too complex for you.  These cinnamon rolls are so worth take
the time and make them.  
They are so good!!!!!