Friday, March 4, 2016

Filled Oatmeal Bars

My friend gave me these cookies after I had my first baby and they were mind blowing.  I think that was mostly in part to post labor starvation, but they are still good today.

Somehow my kids ate all the cookies before I got a picture of them.

Chocolate Filled Bars:
    Melt and mix together...
1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
12oz pkg. milk chocolate chips (or whatever kind you like)
3 Tbsp. butter
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup nuts (optional)
Cream together...
1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
3 c. oats
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
Press 2/3 of the dough into bottom of 9x13 pan. Pour chocolate or butterscotch mixture on   top.
Sprinkle with remaining dough.
Bake @ 350 for 20-25 min. 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Pigs in a Blanket

Every week I ask my family what they want for dinner and every week my five-year-old says, "Hot Dogs."  Sometimes I tell him to come up with something else and sometimes I just let him have hot dogs.  This week we did Pigs in a Blanket to spice things up and it allowed him to help.

I used my favorite bread stick recipe for the dough:

Bread Sticks

1 Tbl. Yeast
1 Tbl. Sugar
1 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cups water
3-1/2 cups flour

I mix this all in my bread machine.  Let rise 30 minutes.  Roll into sticks and cover till they rise some more.  Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.  

First roll the bread stick dough into balls and let sit while you prep everything else.

I sprayed a little Pam on my counter so it would be easier for my son to roll out the dough. 

Then he just rolled and sometimes we added cheese or mustard before rolling the dough and hot dog up.

Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.