Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Americanized Lebanese Fatyres

This will become a may even become a comfort food!
Are you ready? Okay...let's go for it!

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Okay, here are the ingredients:

2 lbs. of 80/20 cooked ground beef
1 onion cooked together with the ground beef

Set aside:
1 bag of Simply Potatoes Hashbrowns (raw, do not cook)
2 bags of Colby Jack Cheese
Grands Biscuits, Jr. (Butter Tastin'-10 in each tube)
Flour (to roll out each biscuit)
Rolling pin

Drain cooked hamburger meat with diced onions:

Add bag of shredded potatoes and stir well:

Add 2 bags of cheese and stir well until evenly mixed

Take biscuits out of tube and place flour on counter and on biscuits:

Roll and flatten each biscuit:

Place a handful of meat mixture in the middle
of flattened biscuit:

Fold from bottom, then fold over from the right
and then the left:

The end result will be as pictured below.
Place each fatyre on cookie should be able to place
at least 10 fatyres (meat pies) on cookie sheet

After you bake on 350 degrees for about 25 minutes
this is what it will look like:

EAT! 'Mangi'! AWAD!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It's been a LONG while...

Yes, me Teresa, am a great example of starting something with a vengeance and then fizzling quickly like a bottle rocket...hence, this blog. are you all ready for a yummy recipe? Me too! Haahaahaa! Sorry, that wasn't funny, but I gotta laugh at myself, right?

Alright! I have been making some delicious cookies for our family, neighbors, and some businesses within the is one of the fastest cookie recipes and it takes a few minutes, resulting in the most deliciously finished cookies that you may ever have.

The recipe comes in a bag...yes! A bag.

I use the Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip mix, by mixing the pre-mixed batter with one stick of melted butter in microwave (50 seconds), also mix with one egg...mix the ingredients with a spatula, mashing together ensuring the powdered mix and egg and butter is fully mixed.

Place the mixed batter (mix with small spatula) into an 8 x 8 metal pan, spread evenly in pan and place in 350 degree oven and depending on your oven, bake for 20-25 minutes. Let it cool down and then cut into bars! So delicious!

For best warm cookie bar in a bowl and top with vanilla ice cream...O so yummy!!!!!


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Easy Ice Cream Sandwiches

This is so easy...especially for the summer!!!!
OK...I confess this is the difference between Holly and I...when cooking I look for the least root of resistance...LOL...And here is a recipe to prove this:

What you will need:
Chocolate Chip ready to bake cookie dough
Vanilla Ice Cream (Or whatever flavor you prefer)
Wax Paper

*After baking the cookies; let them cool for about 15 minutes
*Usually 24 come in a 'ready to bake' cookie dough packet
*Flip 12 of the 24 over and
*Take a scoop of ice cream and spread carefully on the backside of the cookie
*Take another cookie and place on top of the ice cream, making a sandwich
*Do this until you're finished
*Wrap each one individually into wax paper
*Place in freezer immediately for at least two hours and they are ready to serve!

They melt fast; so eat as fast you can without getting a brain freeze and ENJOY!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Corned Beef/Cheese Dip! Yummy!

Ok Mrs. Holly! You kicked me in the booty and I am actually posting the first page of your recipe book. It is the 'Yummified, Droulified' Dip my family and I have had yet!!!! O wow! This was so easy, so quick and o wait! That's the title of my recipe book you gave me...
"Only The Easiest, Quickest and Best Recipes"
From Holly's Kitchen to Yours

Well Holly, I must say that you weren't lyin'...'s the appetizer recipe for:

Corned Beef/Cheese Dip
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
* 8 oz. cream cheese
* 2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese
* 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
* 1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
* 2 cups mayonnaise
* 1/2 onion, minced
* 1 jar or can of mild green chiles
* 3 pckgs. Buddig Corned Beef, you will need to chop
* 1 can sliced black olives
Mix first seven ingredients and one package of corned beef.

After mixing well, place in glass 13 x 9 pan...
Bake at 325 degrees until bubbly (35-45 minutes).
Sprinkle remaining corned beef and black olives on top.

Return to oven until all is heated (Approx. 5 more minutes)
Serve with Ritz crackers or yummy Triscuits!

Bon was a HIT! Here's one of our critics...
I think her face says it all...
The chef in our house (My husband) was definitely
impressed which left me in elated shock!!! Heehee!
Within a few minutes the kids and my husband had almost
half of the dip devoured. It was 'palate-blowingly awesome'!
When you try it...please leave a comment on our blog and let us
know your 'review'...we would love to hear!!!!
Grocery bill was less than $'s an inexpensive, great dish
and goes a long way!!!
It would make a great appetizer dish for a party!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

German Chocolate Brownie Torte

Would you all please stand for the German National Anthem..... I mean, if they were really the ones who invented this German Chocolate frosting thing, then it's the least that we can do!!

I made this dessert up one day, having never made an actual German Chocolate Cake before, because I never really liked the cake part of the German Chocolate Cake, so I fixed that!! I used a brownie instead; I like brownies. Now, for those of you who are sticklers about such things, I KNOW this isn't truly a "torte" in the true sense of the word. A "torte" by definition is a heavy, flourless cake but I still called it a "torte" because it sounded better in the name; so there.

Now, this isn't my easiest recipe, by any means, but it's truly not hard. I have confidence in y'all!

German Chocolate Brownie Torte

  • 1 9x13 brownie mix
  • 1 stick margarine
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten with 1 tsp. water
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 4 oz. chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • chopped pecans for topping

Bake brownie mix according to directions on box in a 9-inch springform pan. Cool and separate from pan.

Cook butter, milk, sugar & eggs on top of stove (on medium low) till boiling around the edges; then cook for additional 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Take off of heat and add the vanilla, coconut and the 1 cup pecans. Cool slightly, then pour onto cooled brownie. Spread just to the edges. Let cool completely.

Melt chocolate chips and drizzle top in a criss-cross pattern (this is optional, but it makes the thing look like you REALLY know what you're doing!!)

Whip cream till stiff, then add powdered sugar and whip till blended. Put whipped cream in pastry bag and pipe around edges. (AGAIN, this is optional, but AGAIN, do you want to look like you know what you are doing?) Sprinkle pecan pieces on top of whipped cream.

And then just relish in the applause. aahhhhhh.

Strawberry Jam'n Bars

It has fruit in's GOT to be healthy, right?! That's what we tell ourselves as we dive into these scrumptious bars. Now, as I look at this picture of them, above, I have admit, they don't look all that "scrumptious"; my camera doesn't do them justice. It's a good thing I know what they really taste like!!! Otherwise I'd be missing out!

Strawberry Jam'n Bars

  • 1-1/3 cups margarine
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2-1/4 cups quick oatmeal
  • 8 ozs. fruit jam (any flavor can be used, we like strawberry best)
  • vanilla frosting for drizzle

Mix first 6 ingredients together well. Pat 2/3 of the mixture into bottom of 9x13 pan. Spread jam on top evenly, which I heat slightly in the microwave to make it easier to spread. Take remaining oatmeal mixture and crumble on top of the jam. Bake at 350 till just slightly browned on top and bubbly around edges. Let cool completely. Drizzle with vanilla frosting. Easiest way to do this (I have found) is to put the frosting in a ziploc bag, heat in microwave for about 10-15 seconds, snip corner of bag and drizzle!

And remember as you slice and partake; these are healthy, right?!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

"The best darn bundt cake ever."

This is the moistest, easiest bundt cake that I've found. I make it often, usually making it a poppy seed cake (my hubby's favorite) but have also used mini chocolate chips.

One side note: don't use the poppy seeds if you foresee having a drug test in the near future, as it will make your test come out a positive for opiates. Seriously, it will; because the poppy seed is obviously in the family of opiates, but with no "high". This cake will make you giddy though!

Poppy Seed Cake

*1 yellow cake mix, dry

*4 eggs

*1 cup water

*1/2 cup oil

*2 TBS lemon or orange juice

*1 small pkg. vanilla instant pudding

*1/4 cup poppy seeds, or mini choc chips

*4 TBS of white and chocolate frosting for drizzle

Combine all ingredients well. Bake in well greased bundt pan. Cool for 10 minutes. Invert pan onto plate. To drizzle with frosting; I use left-over frostings in my refrigerator from other cooking projects, however, if you don't happen to have that at the time, you may certainly use the "canned" frostings. I put a small amount of frosting in a ziploc bag, then microwave it for approximately 10-15 seconds, softening the frosting slightly to the melted point. Clip a very small hole in the corner of the bag and drizzle over the top of cake, using one flavor, then the other.

This cake gets moister as it sits, so it's best if you wait for the next day to dive in, but don't feel obligated to do so!