Tuesday, June 28, 2011


I'll admit...
I do not normally like meatballs...
but this recipe is exceptional!
My SIL ran across it in the Worldwide Ward cookbook and we have been making it ever since she introduced us to it!
It's delish!

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 cup quick oats
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup dehydrated oonion
2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Form into balls using the pampered chef medium scoop. Place in a 9X13 casserole dish. Cover with sauce (below). Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Serve over rice.

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
2 teaspoon mustard
1/2 cup barbeque sauce {Tony Romas Carolina Honey is the best)
2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Combine ingredients and blend thoroughly.  Note:  We usually 1 1/2 times the sauce cuz it's so good.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

French Silk Pie...

I don't know how many of you are fans of this pie but around these parts...
we are HUGE fans!!!  
Every February, June and October in the past we would normally rush out the door to purchase one of these from the famous Marie Callender pie sales...
but have you noticed the price increase as of late???
So awhile back we were visiting my SIL and she whipped up one of these babies...
and let me tell you what...
it's FABULOUS and dare I say Much better than ol' Marie's version...
(not to mention way more cost friendly)
And this Father's day dessert was none other than...
French Silk Pie a'la Amy...
(or Sarah, depending on how you look at it!)

French Silk Pie:

Oreo pie crust (it MUST be oreo or otherwise your whole pie is a disaster)

1 cup sugar
¾ cup butter, softened (real, not margarine)
3 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs

Beat sugar and butter for 4 minutes.  Add chocolate and vanilla.  Add eggs one at a time, beating on high speed after each egg and scraping sides of bowl several times.  Transfer to shell, cover and chill for 5-24 hours.  (better the longer you wait!)

Top with whipped cream and chocolate curls.

Note:  I discovered that beating the butter and sugar for a minimum of 4 minutes is mandatory or your pie will be grainy in texture...this last time I mixed for well over 4 minutes and my pie was delish!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Rice Krispy Candy...

 These little beauties are so delish...
I whipped up a batch of them yesterday and forgot all about them sitting in the refrigerator...
thankfully Taylor found them and wanted to try them...
who knows how long they would have been hidden in there...

Rice Krispy Candy:

2 cups Karo corn syrup
2 cups peanut butter
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 cup chocolate chips
7 cups Rice Krispies

Combine the corn syrup, peanut butter, butterscotch chips and chocolate chips in a large saucepan.  Melt over medium heat until smooth.  Add rice krispies and mix well.  Pour into a 9X13 pan that has either been sprayed with pam or lined with parchment paper sprayed with pam.  Refrigerate until set up (don't forget about them) and cut into small squares!