Friday, June 20, 2008

Mom's Sweet Spaghetti

This is still my favorite spaghetti sauce to date:

1/4 cup spaghetti seasoning
1-1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 quart canned tomatoes (or "stewed" tomatoes from the grocery store)
1 can tomato soup
salt and pepper to taste

Brown the beef with salt and pepper. In a blender, mix together tomatoes, soup, seasoning, and brown sugar. Add to beef mixture and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve with pasta. Easy!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Cocoa Surprise Cookies

My little sister randomly sends me recipes that she clips from magazines. She doesn't cook, but she loves for me to cook and try new things so I can tell her about them. Yes, she's a bit odd.
She sent me this recipe a while ago and I finally got a chance to try it.
They were a huge hit with my kids and with my class that I teach at church.

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup baking cocoa
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (I used a mixture of dark chocolate and semi-sweet chips)
2 cups miniature marshmallows, frozen

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa and baking soad; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips. Roll into 1-1/2 inch balls. Press 2 to 3 frozen marshmallows into each; reshape balls.
Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8 -10 minutes or until set. Cool 5 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Crock Pot Recipes!

I ran across a post on requesting crockpot recipes - see the comments on that post for lots of recipe ideas

Here's one of the links I found there: