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Thursday, December 21, 2006 Homemade Orange Julius

I think these are better than what Orange Julius serves up. Jordan used to make these for my sisters when they were young so they thought he was pretty cool .;)

1/3 c. frozen orange juice concentrate
1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. water
1/2 doz. ice cubes
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Mix everything together in a blender until desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.

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Reeses Peanut Butter Bars

My mother in law has made these since Jordan and I were pre-teens hanging out in his livingroom. They are so easy and delicious!

2 c. peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
3 c. icing sguar
1 c. melted margaine
3 c. of graham crumbs
12 oz. bag of chocolate chips

Mix first 4 ingredients together. Pat into large cookie sheet. Melt bag of chocolate chips and spread on top.

See ... easy as pie!

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Banana Bread

The best. A la Auntie Keri.

1/2 c. oil
1 c. sguar
2 egg whites
3 mashed bananas
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Beat oil & sugar. Mix in egg and banana. Add dry ingredients and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into greased loaf pan. bake 350 for 50 minutes.

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Jordan's Favorite Brownies

If I ever want to make Jordan's day, I bake these.

1 c. margarine
1 c. cocoa
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. nuts or granola - (Granola is way better)

Fudgy Frosting
3 tbsp. melted butter
1/4 c. cocoa
1/4 c. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. icing sugar

Melt 1 c. of margarine on the stove. Removed from heat. Stir in cocoa, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add in flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the nuts or granola. Pour into 13 x 9 pan.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 mins.

While brownies are baking, prepare the frosting. Combine the melted butter with cocoa. Blend in milk and vanilla. Add icing sugar and blend until smooth.

Frost once brownies have cooled.

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Butter Tart Squares

All the taste of butter tart with half the work. My kind of baking!


2 1/4 c. flour
3 tbsp. icing sugar
3/4 c. margarine


3 eggs, beaten
2 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. melted butter
2 tbsp. vinegar
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 c. raisins

For base, cut together all ingredients with pastry blender. Pat into 9 x 13 pan and bake for 15 minutes at 350.

Mix all topping ingredients together. Pour over base. Bake at 350 for an additional 20- 25 minutes.

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Pulled Pork Sandwhiches (Slow Cooker)

From my Momma. Perfect on a cold day.

Lean pork (I use tenderloin) cubed
7.5 oz. tomato paste
1/2 c. ketchup
1 c. chopped onion
1/3 c. vinegar
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. mustard
1 tsp. worchestershire
1 tsp. chili powser
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsbp. fancy molasses
2/3 c. water

Combine all ingredients except buns in shlow cooker on low for 8-10 hours or high 4-5. With approximately one hour remaining, shred the pork with a fork.

Serve over warm, toasted buns. Open faced or as a sandwhich. Reeeeaally good.

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Buttermilk Pancakes

I make these almost every weekend. They are a favorite around here.

2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 c. buttermilk
3 eggs, separated
1/4 c. melted butter

Sift together flour, soda & salt in mixing bowl. Stir in buttermilk and well beaten egg yolks. Stir in butter; beat until smooth. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. (I never do this.) Fold into batter. Bake on hot, lightly greased griddle until edges dry. Turn to other side.

Yields: 16 -4" pancakes.

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Monday, December 11, 2006 Almond Bark

My favorite of all the Christmas baking. :) Not your typical Almond Bark. Really quick and easy.

Soda crackers, unsalted
1 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. chocolate chips
1 c. slivered almonds

Boil butter and brown sugar for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Lay crackers on a cookie sheet. Pour mixure over crackers. Bake at 350 for 7 mins. Remove from oven and sprinkle chocolate chips. Spread until melted. Press 1 c. slivered almonds on top of chocolate chips. Freeze one hour and break into pieces. Voila!

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Friday, December 01, 2006 Best Ever Potato Skins

I made these for Jordan and I as a late night snack last night. They were the absolute best potato skins either of us had ever had the pleasure of biting into. SO GOOD!

4 large baking potatoes, baked
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon grated
parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon
1/4 teaspoon
garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon
1/8 teaspoon
8 slices
bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 cups shredded
cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
1/2 cup
sour cream, optional
green onions, sliced

Cut potatoes in half lengthwise; scoop out pulp and discard (or save for another use) leaving 1/4-inch shell. Place on a greased baking sheet.

Combine oil, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic powder, paprika and pepper. Brush all over potato skins.

Bake at 475* for about 8 minutes and turn over. Bake for another 8 minutes or so and then turn right side up.

Sprinkle bacon and cheddar evenly inside of skins. Bake 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Top with sour cream and onions, if desired.

* by CrAzYcOoKeR222 from Recipezaar

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