Sunday, January 20, 2019

Mug Muffin

I don't want to bore all of you with my WW stuff, but I thought I'd share this one. (I refuse to go all crazy with dieting because I don't think that mindset is healthy and literally no one wants to hear about every little thing I eat, but now that my master's is almost done and I have a job I love most of the time, its time to tackle the next thing and thats getting rid of pregnancy weight from 7 years ago...) Its a 3 point recipe and easy to make. My kids fought over it, so I didn't really get to try it, but that means it was probably good.

1/4 oatmeal (some sort of flavored oatmeal works best, I'm told, but I did it with plain, and the kids ate it just fine).

1 egg

1/4 unsweetened applesauce

1 banana if you want, or a few chocolate chips if you prefer. Probably not the chocolate chips if you are doing an apple flavored oatmeal, but if you want, go for it.

Mix well in a mug, microwave for 3 minutes and let sit for 30 seconds. I flipped this onto a plate so I could wash the mug right away, and it cleaned really easily.

High protein and long burning carbs make it diabetic friendly as well (although the applesauce is a bit problematic, but I think the others outweigh it). Its not perfect, but it will suffice when what you really want is a giant cinnamon streusel muffin from the bakery with the big sugar pieces on top that make you remember that those people who say nothing tastes as good as skinny feels are lying to themselves and the world.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Easy Peach Ice Cream - Uses Canned Peaches

2.25 c milk
1c whipping cream
2/3 can of peaches in light syrup, mashed
1c sugar


Best Chocolate Ice Cream Ever... and simple

As I've been cooking almost strictly with things in our pantry, I invented a chocolate ice cream recipe out of necessity.  Stef says it is the best chocolate ice cream she has ever had period, which is praise she does not give out easily... 

3/4 cup cocoa
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups milk
dissolve in saucepan, refrigerate

Add 1c whipping cream
1c sweetened condensed milk


Obviously this is not a healthy recipe.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Monday, November 28, 2016

Really Quick and Yummy Rolls

I was shocked to find a quick roll recipe that was good. These are the best rolls I have ever made while not being directly supervised by my mother-in-law. I got this recipe from: You can click the link and get it from there, or else I've pasted it below, in case it ever disappears from the other site.


  • 2(1/4 ounce) packages yeast
  • 12-4 12cups white bread flour
  • 3tablespoons sugar
  • 1teaspoon salt
  • 1cup milk
  • 12cup boiling water
  • 14cup butter, room temperature

    1. In a small bowl, mix milk with water. Add sugar, yeast, and butter. Stir until yeast is dissolved and set aside for 10 minutes or until yeast has foamed up a bit.
    2. In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. Use the lower amount of flour to start with and add more only if the dough is really too sticky.
    3. Add yeast mixture to flour and mix.
    4. Knead until smooth and elastic. (I use a hand mixer with a kneading attachment.).
    5. Place in greased bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place for 15 minutes.
    6. Oil your hands and shape the dough into rolls and place in a well-greased pan. I use 2 round non-stick cake pans.
    7. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise another 15 minutes.
    8. Bake at 400 for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
    9. Let these cool down before you remove them from the pan or they will likely tear.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Russian Tea

I need to get in the holiday spirit soon, so I think it is time to add some more family holiday recipes here. My mom just asked whether we want her to send us some of that Tang drink that is Merle's recipe. I had forgotten to make that the last few years! I searched my email and found this recipe, which I had given to her and my sister upon request.

2c. Tang
3 oz. Countrytime Lemonade (I think it is about half of the amount of Tang)
1 1/3c. sugar
1 tsp Cinnemon
1/2 tsp. cloves
mix in 2q. jar
to serve: add 2-3 tsp. to hot water

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Cinnamon Rolls - Mothers Day Version

Mix together
4 yolks + 1 egg
¼ c. Sugar
6 Tbsp (85 Grams) butter, melted but not hot
¾ c Buttermilk

Add 15 ozs (3.5c) flour
¼ oz (2.5 tsp) yeast
1-1/4 tsp salt

Mix, let rise.

Roll out; spread
1-1/2 TBSP Melted Butter

Sprinkle filling:
8ozs Brown Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
Pinch salt
1-1/2 TBSP Melted Butter

Roll, cut, lay out in greased pan.  Let rise overnight in refrigerator

Bake  (either start with hot or cold oven depending on whether rising worked well.  (375ish for ½ hour ish)

2.5 ozs Cream Cheese
2 tbsp milk

5.5 ozs Powdered Sugar