Easy Brownies

This easy brownies recipe is one that our daughter found and picked for us to make one weekend.  Now she is able to make these on her own and will proudly announce that “brownies are ready”!.  They are great snacks to have around, as long as you don’t eat them all.  On her last batch of brownies she decided to sprinkle confectioners sugar on top to finish them off.  Give these a try to take care your sweet tooth.  Enjoy!

 

Easy Brownies

Easy Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter
  • ? cups of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Coat a 9x13 non stick baking dish with butter.
  3. Melt 1 cup of butter.
  4. Mix cocoa powder into the melted butter and set aside.
  5. Whisk eggs, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl.
  6. Add the butter mixture to the large bowl of egg mixture. Stir until mixed thoroughly.
  7. Add flour, salt and the baking powder to the mixture and stir. Mix until ingredients are combined.
  8. Slowly pour the batter into the 9x13 pan and allow to settle.
  9. Place pan on middle rack of oven and allow to back for 25-30 minutes.
  10. Check brownies with a toothpick or fork to make sure they are cooked all the way through.
  11. Remove pan from oven and allow brownies to cool.
  12. Once brownies are cool cut into squares or other fun shapes. Top with sifted confectioners sugar if desired. Enjoy!
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Quick and easy Chicken Stroganoff

This recipe is a different way to use chicken for a easy family weeknight meal.  We all have our go to recipes for those busy weeks where there never seems to be enough time to slow down and make a full meal for dinner.  Our family loves beef stroganoff and this quick and easy chicken stroganoff was a hit as well.  The recipe comes together quickly and can be served with or without a side dish.  Our children loved it the first time we tried it, and now it is one of our go-to meals.  It is quick, filling, and delicious.  Enjoy!

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Quick and easy Chicken Stroganoff

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces wide egg noodle
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups Portobello mushrooms sliced
  • 1 pound skinless chicken breast cubed
  • ½ cup flower
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook egg noodles according to directions on package and set aside.
  2. In a large pan add olive oil on medium heat. Add chicken and allow to cook until no longer pink. Remove and set aside.
  3. In the same pan add 2 tablespoons of butter and allow to melt.
  4. Add onions and cook until tender.
  5. Add mushrooms and garlic, Cook for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the remaining butter and allow to melt.
  7. Add the flour and paprika, stir for about 45 seconds.
  8. Add the chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce and chicken. Bring to a gentle simmer and allwo to cook until sauce has thickened.
  9. Stir in sour cream and add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Add noodles to the pan and stir.
  11. Serve with favorite side or alone. Enjoy!
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Easy Cornbread

Cornbread is a southern staple.  This recipe is so simple even a kid can make it. Our 9 year old actually made this all by herself.  It is a great addition to any meal.

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Easy Cornbread

Ingredients

  • 1 cup yellow corn meal
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup of milk

Instructions

  1. 1 cup yellow corn meal
  2. 1 cup all purpose flour
  3. ¼ cup honey
  4. 1 tablespoon baking powder
  5. 1 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
  7. 1 large egg
  8. 1 cup of milk
  9. Directions
  10. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  11. In a large bowl, add dry ingredients.
  12. Then add milk, honey, oil, and egg
  13. Mix until batter is fairly smooth.
  14. Pour the batter into a cast iron skillet,
  15. Bake for 20-25 minutes and top is brown.
  16. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
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Oven Baked Mini Omelettes

For a busy family, getting everyone fed and out the door for school is usually total chaos. Having an easy breakfast on the go that is not sugar filled is a must!!!

The kids love these little mini omelettes and they can easily carry them to the bus stop.

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Our nine year old loves to cook and often makes many meals unassisted (yes, we are lucky).  She can make these all on her own.  Some weeks this is her family chore.  We usually make a batch on Sunday evening for the week. They also freeze and reheat well.

Happy Eating!

Recipe originally found here.

Oven Baked Mini Omelettes

Ingredients

  • 8 medium eggs
  • ¼ cup Milk
  • ½ teaspoon Vegetable Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • ¾ cup of shredded cheese
  • ½ cup diced onions
  • ½ cup fresh Spinach (chopped)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Brown sausage and drain.
  2. Place onion in same pan that sausage was cooked in, using left over sausage grease to sauté the onions. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl mix eggs, milk, oil and baking powder.
  4. Add salt and pepper to your taste. Set mixture aside.
  5. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  6. Add about ½-1 tablespoon of sausage to each muffin mold.
  7. Layer onion and spinach on top of sausage. The amount of onion and spinach is really up to you, Sprinkle a little of the shredded cheese in each mold
  8. Pour egg mixture into each mold. Pour enough mixture to fill mold to about ¾ full.
  9. Place in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.
  10. Check them at about 20 minutes and remove if they are starting to brown.
  11. Allow to cool for 5-7 minutes before removing from the molds.
  12. You can change up the ingredients. I suggest mushrooms, ham, green peppers. Anything you would add in a regular omelet will work great.
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