Tuesday, August 31, 2010

S'mores Brownies

Bake brownies according to directions.
When they come out of the oven, top with mini-marshmallows and graham cracker bits and pieces.
Broil for around a minute, but watch carefully.
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Crispy Chicken

In one bowl, combine 2 eggs and 1/2 cup milk. In a second bowl, gently crush 3 cups of cornflakes and add a dash of salt and pepper. You can also had onion powder/flakes if you want. Dip pieces of raw chicken in egg batter first, then flakes. Bake at 350 for one hour.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

French Toast

This french toast recipe is also from the "Family Feasts" cookbook. I usually don't put flour or sugar in my egg mixture, but the addition made the toast extra good.

1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup milk
4 large eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla

Dunk Texas Toast (thickly cut bread) and cook on a griddle. (Really, I'm sure everyone knows how to cook French Toast....)

Vanilla pancake syrup

I just realize I haven't posted anything here since the 4th of July! I attribute half to a busy summer, but half to just being lazy in the kitchen, I guess. But school is starting next week, so I hope to crack open a few cookbooks and try some new things.

This one is so simple to make, and just tastes yummier than store bought syrup. I found the recipe in "Family Feasts for $75 a Week," by Mary Ostyn. I would recommend this cookbook highly to anyone trying to stretch a budget by making more things homemade instead of buying costlier store bought versions.

1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract

In a saucepan, combine sugars, water, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil until slightly thickened, about 7 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in salt and vanilla.

Cool for 15 minutes before using.

Store in a tightly covered bottle in the cupboard.