Bread, Uncategorized

Poor man garlic bread

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I know this sounds funny….But I do know all of you have had this experience before. You either have left over hot dog buns, left over hamburger buns, or….you forgot the stupid garlic bread at the store! On this night, I forgot the garlic bread. Husband and I were standing in the kitchen and he goes, Heather, you forgot the garlic bread! I replied “Oh dear husband, have no fear! We have hamburger buns.” He rolled his eyes and went to the living room.

Bread, of any nature

1/4-1/2 teaspoon Garlic

3 Tablespoons of butter

Parmesan cheese

Parsley

Mix butter and garlic. Spread on the bread. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and parsley. Bake on 350 until the butter is melted and bread is toasty.

 

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Breakfast, Uncategorized

Cooper’s Chocolate Gravy Oh YES!

I grew up with chocolate gravy. My mamaw would make this for us grandkids when I was little. I remember sitting around the table and us kids with a plate of biscuits and chocolate gravy. It was like heaven. It was the most amazing taste ever. The funny thing is as an adult I make it for my own babies. Sometimes they’ll tell people what they had and we get the weirdest looks. People think it must be gross. I suddenly let the Dr Seuss “Try it and you may like it” type voice come out….I’ve made it for several of the kids who have spent the night with us. They’ve all loved it. I’ve had parents come and say so and so “said that you made…” and then ask for the recipe. I encourage you guys to try it! You’re going to love it.

3 Tablespoons All purpose flour

2 Tablespoons unsweet cocoa

pinch of salt

2 cups of milk

4 Tablespoons sugar

2 Tablespoons Butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a frying pan. Start adding your milk stirring constantly to prevent flour from lumping up. Once the mixture is thickened add vanilla and butter. Serve.

Trips, Uncategorized

Dear Lancaster…

Dear Lancaster,

Let me tell you how I adore thee. Ok ya’ll. Don’t think I’m crazy, but I have a crazy obsession with the Amish. It’s something about the way they act, their beliefs, their lifestyle that fascinates me. Most of all their cooking and their crafting have me crazy excited! We went to Katie’s Kitchen when were in Lancaster. It was the most amazing restaurant. My husband had turkey, I had meatloaf, the boys had a philly cheesesteak burrito, and a mushroom swiss cheeseburger. I actually can say I didn’t care for the meatloaf, but the turkey I stole from my husbands plate was the most amazing thing ever. Then a whoopie pie for dessert….it was heaven. I have determined that I adore whoopee pies. I also love their cinnamon rolls, I just don’t care a lot for their icing. That’s just because I’m not really into sweet foods much. Guys if you go up go to Katie’s Kitchen and to the Bake Shop in Bird in Hand, Pa. You’ll love it.

Bread

Cinnamon Bread

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We used to have this when I was little. This is definitely an inexpensive meal. Usually I’d beg for it all the time, but usually I received this because we were almost out of food. All it requires is such a small amount of things, which all of these things are things we usually always had. It’s still a favorite of mine.

All you need is a few simple ingredients:

butter

sugar

cinnamon

 bread.

First spread butter on your bread. Don’t be too stingy, but don’t over do it either. Next you add sugar. I actually don’t add a lot to mine. Maybe about half a spoonful. Next you sprinkle on some cinnamon. Again I’m not a huge cinnamon fan, so I’m not one to add a ton on there. Next your going to put it in your oven at 350 degrees and you only do this until your butter is melted. Generally, I take mine out when it’s lightly toasted on the bottom, but if you prefer it more toasty, leave it in. It wont hurt nothing.

Bread

Banana Bread

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My son LOVES banana bread. I never put nuts in mine because I have an allergy. What I usually do is change it up a bit. Sometimes I do put chocolate chips in it. Sometimes I do not. It really depends on what I have on hand.  I have made French toast with it before and the kids loved it. This can be a snack for after school too. My littlest one likes to do that with his. You’ll love this recipe.

2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 ripe bananas

2 eggs

1/3 cup oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup chopped nuts, optional

1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional

Put bananas in a bowl and smash them with a fork. Add eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla and mix. Separately, add all dry ingredients to a bowl. Add the dry to liquid and mix. Pour into a bread pan and cook in a preheated 350 degree oven for 50-60 minutes until done.

Bread, Uncategorized

Cheesy Garlic Bread

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I love garlic bread. The smell, the buttery, garlicy goodness. Even the smell is amazing. I really love this recipe and I use it whenever I make pasta. You should give this a try. It’s really good.

One loaf of Italian or French bread

Parsley

1/2-3/4 cup Butter

2 teaspoons Minced Garlic

2 cups Italian Cheese

Cut bread in half. Mix butter and garlic. Spread mixture onto bread. Spread cheese over bread. Sprinkle with Parsley. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and bread is toasty.

Breakfast, Uncategorized

French Toast

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I love French toast. I prefer French toast over pancakes any day of the week. I don’t know exactly why. I’m thinking it’s because it’s really not a sweet meal unless you add a ton of pancake syrup. Sometimes I use like a teaspoon of syrup, simply because I’m not a sweets fan. Either way, you’re going to love this. Try sprinkling on some powdered sugar!

Eggs

Milk

Butter

Milk

 

I use 2 eggs in a bowl. I add just a little milk. Mix it all together. I put my bread into the mix turned it both sides dipped into the mixture. Put it on the skillet until browned on both sides.