Wednesday, January 28, 2009

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Drops

Thanks to Susan E. for our first contribution! You're fantastic!

Preheat: --
Group: Desserts

2 Cups Sugar
1/2 Cup Cocoa
1/2 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup (1 Stick) Butter
1/2 Cup Peanut butter
3 Cups Oats
1 Teaspoon Vanilla

1. Boil Sugar, Cocoa, Milk, Butter. Use a saucepan and keep the heat on medium-low, stirring regularly.

2. Remove saucepan from heat.

3. Stir in Peanut butter, Oats and Vanilla.

4. Spoon into two to three-bite lumps onto wax paper and allow to cool. My mom lines her cookie sheet with wax paper and puts the entire thing into the refrigerator where it will cool even faster. That translates into being ready to eat more quickly. ;)

Poppyseed Muffins

I got these from a mission companion. They are TOO good and make me wish I had those gigantic muffin forms!

Preheat: 375*
Group: Breads

Yellow cake mix
6 oz. Instant butterscotch pudding
2 Tablespoons Poppy seeds
1 Cup Oil
4 Eggs
1 1/4 Cup Water
Cinnamon Sugar

1. Mix all ingredients except cinnamon sugar. Mix it just like you would if you were making cake.

2. Grease cupcake pans; coat each cup with cinnamon sugar. You can use butter, margarine or shortening. The coating of cinnamon sugar is divine. :)

3. Bake at 375* until baked. Notice there is no amount of time to bake! Pay attention to how long you should bake cupcakes (based on what the cake mix box says) and use the timer for the shorter of the time range. Test your muffins' doneness by poking with a toothpick. You can eat these while warm, but my bias is to let them cool completely. Or eat one while warm, one while cooled--but save at least one until the next day. Mmm.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


I had to hurry and create a blog!! I needed a place for reference for this new Relief Society for its Facebook group! So post, post, post, and even though it's boring for the moment, it'll soon have recipes! If we're really good, we'll have to publish a favorites recipe book at the end of 2009. Wouldn't THAT be fun!!