Strawberry and Raspberry HOMEMADE Cake
This is what to do when you have too much time on your hands and just want to make something productive by hand. Also, just to let you all in on a little secret: I’m the lesser half of this cooking duo. Also, I do not have a prime camera so the pictures might be either non-existent, cell-phone worthy, or featuring a nicely lit picture of half-eaten food. This does not mean that I love this...
WHAT YOU’LL NEED -1 uncooked pie crust -3 eggs, beaten -1/4 tsp salt -1/2 tsp vanilla extract -1/2 cup sugar -1 cup Karo light corn syrup -1 cup pecans, chopped This may or may not be the most unhealthy pie ever, in the history of pies. But, of course, that means it is the most delicious. Also, super easy. I MUST WARN YOU, THOUGH- If you like to place a couple decorative pecans...
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: -1 pre-made pizza crust -Olive oil -3 cloves garlic, minced -1/2 red onion -3 small yellow potatoes -Mozzarella -Parmesan -Thyme Most of this recipe is prep with the vegetables, but it’s all pretty simple. First thing, boil the potatoes for about 10 minutes, until they’re soft when you poke them with a fork. Set them aside to cool down while you work...
Meatloaf & Seasoned Potatoes
WHAT YOU’LL NEED -1 lb Meatloaf Mix ground meat -1/2 lb Ground Beef -3 slices of bread -1 egg, beaten -1/4 cup minced onion -1 1/4 tsp salt -1/4 tsp each: pepper, celery salt, garlic salt, dry mustard, sage -1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce This is another combine-and-move-on recipe. Throw everything in a bowl and mix it together. My dad and I prescribe to the...
Super Easy Guacamole
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: - 2 avocados, ripe (soft to the touch, but not squishy) -1 small tomato -Lemon juice -Lime juice -Cilantro, if you have it (I never do) Cut the avocados in half and take out the pit, then scoop the guts out like a pumpkin and dump them in a bowl (get EVERYTHING out of the skins, even the darker green stuff, but DON”T USE ANYTHING BROWN). Mush it a little with...
One Pot Chili
WHAT YOU’LL NEED -1 lb ground beef, browned -1 can chili beans -1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed -1 can chopped tomatoes -1 green pepper, chopped -1 packet chili seasoning Easiest recipe ever. Brown ground beef Put in pan. Dump in everything else. Heat over medium until hot and you’re ready to eat. Serve over pasta if you feel like it. DONE. E
Pumpkin Bread (made from REAL pumpkins!)
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: -2 small baking pumpkins, or 1 pie pumpkin (I used baby bear pumpkins, but anything that says “baking” works) [works out to about 2 cups of puree] -4 eggs, beaten -1 cup vegetable oil -1/2 cup water -3 1/2 cups flour -2tsp baking soda -3 cups sugar -1 1/2 tsp salt -2 tsp cinnamon -2 tsp nutmeg -1/2 tsp allspice (yes, I know this is a lot...
CrockPot Apple Sauce
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: -10 Apples (They don’t all need to be the same size or kind, and don’t worry if they have a bruise or two. They’re all going to end up mushy and brown anyway.) -1 tsp Ground Cinnamon -1/2 Cup Water -1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar -1/3 Cup Brown Sugar (Please note that while adding the brown sugar, you MUST sing the Rolling Stones.) -A CrockPot or slow...
Lonely Shrimp Over Pasta (Cooks for 2)
WHAT YOU’LL NEED: -Shrimp! I used 1/2 lb. of medium sized, cooked, de-veined, tail-on shrimp (more than 2 people would need more). You can use raw or unprepared shrimp, but I usually go for the already ready stuff because de-veining shrimp myself means I have to think about what I’m cutting out… -Fresh basil, chopped. I used just a handful that I bought in a package...
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Emily and Tasha (get it? Emisha? Yeah, clever, I know) live in Illinois and Nebraska, respectively, but used to live together in Minnesota. During the two odd years they spent under the same roof, the ladies developed a mutual love of velociraptors, driving across the state line to go shopping, mixing vodka with sports drinks, and trying to cook things beyond their abilities. Now that they...