Saturday, December 27, 2008

Raspberry Honey Butter

1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. honey
8 oz. raspberries (fresh or frozen*)
Whip softened butter and honey together until smooth and then add berries and mix well. Serve on rolls or homemade bread. Will keep for a week or so. You can use any berry you want to but we like raspberries or triple berries the best.
*if using frozen berries thaw at room temperature, not in microwave as it makes them too juicy
Mom (Kenalou) gave this as neighbor gifts this year for Christmas along with a loaf of warm homemade bread.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

S.W.A.T Team Chicken

This is actually Sean's recipe. He got it from his good friend Officer Howell when he went with him to SWAT team training one night up the canyon as they had fun setting off bombs and explosives (boys). It is so yummy!!!!!

SWAT team chicken

12 boneless skinless chicken thighs

Grill on the BBQ grill after sprinkling with paprika, salt and pepper. Just sear them, you don't have to cook all the way through.
Put a layer of chicken in the bottom of your dutch oven or crock pot.

Mr. Yoshida's Teriyaki flavor sauce

Chunked Pineapple (drain juice off)

Drizzle chicken with Mr. Yoshida's sauce and put 1/2 the can of pineapple chunks on top. Then put another layer of chicken and drizzle more sauce, then put more pineapple chunks on top. Put crockpot on low and cook for 2-3 hours. Three hours is almost too much. We used about 1/3 bottle of the sauce total.
When we made it for the family party, we did 36 thighs, 1 bottle of sauce, and 2 cans of pineapple. We just kept layering it in the dutch oven until it was full to the top and cooked it over coals for 1 hour. We served it with rice and a stir fry vegetable.
So, you can use the crock pot, or a dutch oven.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Blonde brownies

2/3 cup melted margarine/butter
2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together margarine, brown sugar, vanilla and eggs. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle top with 1 cup of chocolate chips if you wish. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

I know we are out of season kind of for this recipe, but it is one of my kids favorites and I did have a picture also, so here you go. Thanks for making this blog. It will be fun!  This cake tastes better on day 2!

Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Chocolate Glaze
2 c. flour
1 1/2 c. sugar
3/4 c. cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 eggs
1 1/2 c. canola oil (or 3/4 c. oil and 3/4 c. applesauce)
3 c. grated zucchini
3/4 c. chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a bundt pan with non stick cooking spray. Stir together all dry ingredients. Add eggs, oil (applesauce) and zucchini. Mix well. Stir in nuts if desired. Pour into pan. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Drizzle with glaze while still hot. I didn't put the nuts in because my kids don't like them. I ended up just throwing chunks of the zucchini in my blender and mushing it up that way.

Chocolate Glaze
3/4 c. semisweet chocolate chips
3 T. butter
1 T. light corn syrup
1/4 tsp vanilla.
Put everything but vanilla in a glass microwave safe bowl. Cook for 30 -60 seconds, stirring every 20 seconds. When all melted and smooth, add vanilla and stir well. Drizzle over top of warm cake.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Shortly before Christmas 2007 my husband and I were cleaning out the attic when I ran across an old Christmas present from 1977. I couldn't resist re-gifting it to the original recipient. It was a present made by my step-daughter, Beth for her sister Renee. They all got a big kick out of it and Beth remembered painting it all those years ago. My family all enjoy chocolate and fudge is a favorite at Christmas time. This recipe is easy and always good. Don't be fooled by the ingredients - it's delicious!

"Best Ever Fudge"


(2) cups butter
(1#) pasteurized processed cheese (like Velveeta)
(4#'s) confectioners sugar
(1 cup) cocoa
(1T) vanilla extract
add nuts to your taste or leave out if you don't like nuts


1 Melt together butter and cheese
2 Mix in confectioners sugar and cocoa into the butter mixture.
Stir in vanilla and nuts. Spread on two big cookie sheets.
Cool, cut and store in refrigerator

(makes 8 dozen pieces)

Here's the deal!

I wanted to start this blog as a place where we can share recipes with each other, and have a Family Cookbook. Please feel free to add your recipes and if you have a picture of it put that on too! I hope that we can all have fun with this and start something that we can have generations of recipes.

Make sure to put labels on it down in the bottom right corner of where you post. For example: Appetizer, cheese, Heidi