Thursday, August 14, 2008

Yummy Meatloaf!

This is a VERY good meatloaf recipe that I found in a random cookbook. I normally use ground turkey for this one, but ground beef is okay as well.

1 1/2 lb. ground beef or turkey
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 tbsp. horseradish
1 ½ tsp. salt
2 tsp. prepared mustard
1 egg
½ cup plain bread crumbs
1 small onion, chopped
1-2 cups grated sharp cheese
8 oz. tomato sauce

Mix all ingredients together, except tomato sauce. Pat into rectangle loaf pan. Sprinkle with 1 ½ cups grated sharp cheese. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Pour the tomato sauce over meatloaf. Bake 15 more minutes.

Side Suggestions:
Mashed potatoes (or any of your favorite potatoes), green beans, squash, rice, salad. You can pretty much put anything with this!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Blog-A-Thon: Best Brownies Ever!

Thanks to everyone who supported this first-ever blog-a-thon for me! Notice the last two brownie recipes are below. Sorry it took so long to post them! I have been insanely busy at work, and try to stay OFF the computer at night!

More to come!

Keep cooking!

Gwen's Gooey Brownies

Instead of buying a box mix, here is Gwen's version of a simply brownie.

1 stick margarine, melted
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cocoa
2/3 cup self rising flour
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
Optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips or pecans or both!

Stir in all ingredients and pour in a greased 8x8 dish. Bake at 350 until done or toothpick is clean when tested.

Can't Miss Krissi's Brownies

Here is another yummy brownie variation from my friend Krissi:

1 box brownie mix (dark chocolate)
All ingredients on box
6-8 Hershey bars (with or without nuts)
A bag of Andes mints

It’s really just a variation on a box mix recipe.

You need a box of dark chocolate brownies and all the ingredients that the box says you need. I make mine according to the cake recipe. You also need about 6-8 Hershey bars (w/ nuts is optional, of course). Mix brownies. Pour half of your mix into a greased pan. Anyway. After you pour half the batter in your pan, lay the bars of chocolate on top. Then, pour the rest of your batter on top. Bake for about 25 minutes and then watch them.
I make two boxes for one big batch in a half sheet pan. ALSO – Instead of Hershey Bars, I sometimes use Andes Mints. Yum-O!