Friday, November 11, 2011


This morning I made waffles for Breakfast. I used Alton Brown's recipe for Oat Waffles.
They were really tasty. The only thing I added was a teaspoon of Vanilla extract. I also heated up some syrup with butter, YUM!

Here's the link:

The waffle has a chewy, crunchy texture that is a lot like a whole wheat bread. It does taste like Oats, but I like that taste, I would expect nothing less from an OAT Waffle! In my waffle iron I had to give it five extra minutes to make it nice and crispy.

Hope y'all enjoy this.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Granola Bar's

4 1/2 Cups Old-Fashioned Oats
1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Honey
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Chocolate Chips

Preheat Oven to 325 degrees.

In a sauce pan melt butter and honey, once melted remove from heat and let cool.
Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl combine oats, flour, brown sugar, and baking soda, mix until combined.Once butter and honey mixture has cooled mix it into the oat mixture, until well combined. In a small bowl or cup beat the egg with the vanilla, mix into the oat mixture. 
Before adding your chocolate chips, test your oat mixture to make sure you chocolate will not melt. (Now if you want chocolate Granola Bar's don't worry about having the butter and honey cool before mixing it into the oat mixture and then adding your chocolate chips.)

Once you have mixed in you chocolate chips and any other yummy mix-ins, you want to put your mixture in a greased 13x9 inch pan. Spread mixture out evenly. 
Bake for 18 minutes in 325 degree oven. Remove and press down with the back of a spoon until granola is flat, then bake for 5 more minutes. Remove and tap the pan on the counter to release the air. Let cool for 10 minutes, then cut bar's to desired size, let cool completely and then consume! Share if you feel so inclined.

These are YUMMY! I am going to keep making them. I've tried other recipes and this is the best one by far, I found it on one of my favorite recipe sights; . It is a great sight to find recipes that can help you make up your own. The recipe that I have posted in not the same as the one I found, because I have made it my own. I encourage all of you to do the same!


Friday, August 12, 2011


Okay so I do have some recipes that I want to put up on here. The problem is that I am in the midst of cleaning my BLACK HOLE! 
So my notebook that has my recipes written in it is currently missing in action. Once I find it I will steal the computer from my Sister and I will post some recipes! 
Sorry that I haven't been very good at posting things. I will try to be better! 
Keep On Cooking and eating Yummy Food! 

The Black Box

Okay so here are the pictures of the black box.
There are two chickens and one corned beef brisket.
They are all rubbed down with prepared yellow mustard, and a homemade seasoning rub made up of;
Dry Mustard
Onion Powder
Garlic Powder
Brown Sugar

Here are the pictures. Please try not to get drool on your computer!

The Black Box

The Black Boxes Temp

The Black Box

The top of The Black Box. With a peek at the Chicken!

Let the drooling begin!

The Chickens! Aren't they Pretty Birds!

The Pastrami!

Another shot of the Chicken!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Mint Lemonade

Spaghetti and Meatballs Cupcakes

Beehive Cupcakes

Fried Zucchini

Coconut Curry Chicken

Apricot Chicken, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Candied Carrots

Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Eclairs with Vanilla Bean Custard

Chile Relleno Casserole with Roasted Veggies

These are some pictures of different things that I have made. 
The sugar cookies are a family tradition that we do with my Grandma, Aunt's, Uncle and Cousins every year around Christmas.
I haven't put much up on here, but I thought some pictures might be nice. I will try to get recipes up.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Black Box!

My Dad got a new smoker for his birthday and it is a tall black box. Today I put two butterflied Chickens and a Corned Beef Brisket on there to smoke for his birthday dinner. They look really good.
We haven't had dinner yet, so I'm not sure how tasty they are, but they sure do look good.
      To go with the meat we are having Potato Salad, Grilled Corn on the cob, fresh baked Rolls, and for dessert Oatmeal Cake with Penuche Icing.
I will post pictures of the meal soon.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Mint Simple Syrup

Mint Simple Syrup
1 Bunch of Fresh Mint
2 Cups of Sugar
2 Cups of Water

Place sugar and mint leaves and steams into a blender or food processor. Blend together until sugar is green and mint in blended in. Put mint sugar into a sauce pan and add the water. Heat on high heat until it comes to a boil, reduce heat and boil for 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool for 10 to 15 minutes. Once syrup had cooled strain out the mint leaves and steams. The finished syrup should be green, and have a good minty flavor.

This syrup can be added to drinks, fruit, and desserts.

Mint Simple Syrup with Fresh Mint

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

New Recipes Coming Soon

Hey everyone. Sorry that I haven't posted any new recipes yet. I do have a couple in mind that I am going to post, I just need to get some pictures first. Here is a taste of what is to come.
Mint Simple Syrup
Mint Lemonade

Both of these are really good with out the simple syrup there would be no lemonade so they kinda go hand in hand.

I will work on some more recipes. Thanks again for reading my blog.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Kalua Pork with Roasted Green Beans and Brussles Sprouts

Pork Roast, Frozen
2 Tablespoons, Garlic Powder
2 Tablespoons, Onion Powder
1/2 teaspoon, Black Pepper
2 teaspoons, Coarse Salt
1 teaspoon, Citrus Soy Sauce (can use any soy sauce you like)
A very small splash (about a 1/4 teaspoon), Hickory Liquid Smoke
1 Tablespoon, Olive Oil
1/4 Cup, Chicken Broth

Mix the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper together in a bowl, set aside. Mix the soy sauce, liquid smoke, and olive oil together in a bowl, rub into the pork roast. Rub the dry seasonings onto the pork roast. Place in a crock pot, add the chicken broth and cook for about six hours until meat is cooked and tender. Shred meat and mix with juices that are in the crock pot.
NOTE: Using a frozen or partially frozen pork roast helps in not drying out the meat. By mixing the meat with the cooking juices, this also helps make a moister product.

1/2 lb. Green Beans, cleaned and trimmed
1/2 lb. Brussels Sprouts, cleaned and trimmed
1 Onion, cut to your liking
4 Garlic cloves, minced
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 teaspoons, Citrus Soy Sauce (can use any soy sauce you like)
3 Tablespoons, Olive Oil

Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil. If you line with foil you will need to oil it, extra oil is not need for the parchment paper. Cut veggies to desired size. In a bowl mix them with the onion, garlic, salt, pepper, soy sauce and olive oil. Arrange on the baking sheet. Place in preheated oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until veggies are cooked to your liking.

Serve this with rice and it makes a tasty meal. I like to use sweet rice, but you can use what ever you like.

Kalua Pork with roasted Green Beans, Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Rice.