Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Hot Chocolate Mix

This is a fabulous recipe graciously given to my by a fellow teacher. My children and I love to mix up this recipe and give it as gifts at christmas. We also like to keep a little for ourselves. If you like your hot chocolate to have a lot of chocolate flavor double the amount of hot cocoa in the recipe.

Hot Chocolate Mix

1 lb. Hot Chocolate Mix (I like the Great Value brand-purple lid)
1 lb. Powdered Sugar
1 6oz. jar powdered Creamer
1 8qt. box Powdered Milk

Mix thoroughly (I like to put mine through a sifter). Use 1/3 to 1/2 C of mix in a cup and fill with hot water, milk, or coffee.

I like to mix this and give it as a small gift at Christmas. It looks nice in a baggie with marshmallows attached to a coffee cup or in a canning jar with Christmas fabric and ribbon decorating the top.

Make'em Smile Pumpkin Pie

I am going to step out on a limb here and say that everyone who bakes has a recipe for pumpking pie but just in case you don't here is my favorite (read easy and tastes great) recipe for Thanksgiving pumpkin pie.

Make’em Smile Pumpkin Pie

1 (9 in) unbaked pastry shell
1 (15oz.) can pumpkin this equals 2 cups if using fresh
1 (14oz) can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. each; ground ginger, ground nutmeg, and salt

Pre-heat oven to 425°. In large bowl, beat all ingredients with mixer or whisk until well blended. Pour into crust and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° and bake for 35-40 minutes longer. Cool and serve.

This is the pumpkin pie that I make every year for my family enjoy!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Before I say anything else I have to tell you that this is not my recipe so I will not be posting it here, I will however provide you with a link to the recipe so that you can check it out for yourself.
A few months ago I decided I would try freezer cooking for my lunches at work. The first recipe I tried was this one and it is amazing and freezes really well. Tammy has a wonderful blog with amazing recipes. Have a click and Check it out Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup I also blogged about her broccoli cheese soup on my family/knitting blog here

After making a huge pot of this soup I let it cool and then ladel it into quart size freezer bags. After the bags have completely cooled I lay them flat on a cookie sheet and place them in the freezer. Don't forget to write the contents and the date on the bag before filling!

This is a freezer cooking blog right?

Freezer cooking will begin soon but because it is a holiday week I decided to share some of my favorite holiday recipes with all of you. The first is my recipe for Pecan Pie, I tried for years to find just the right recipe and eventually decided to combine two and now have exactly what I want. Kentucky Pecan Pie has become a family favorite and every year at Thanksgiving my family asks me to bring it along.

Disclaimer I did not say that this recipe was healthy or even remotely good for you but it sure does taste good!

Kentucky Pecan Pie

1 (9 in.) pie shell
½ C Light corn syrup
½ C Dark corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
½ tsp. salt
1/3 cup melted butter
3 whole eggs
1 cup pecans

Combine all ingredients and place in one 9-inch pie shell.
Bake at 350° for about 45 minutes or until set.

Friday, November 20, 2009


Welcome to my freezer cooking blog.  I would like for this blog to be a community resource for everyone who visits, please post recipes and advice in the comments for everyone to enjoy.  I look forward to creating a blog that not only serves as a reminder for me about what my family likes and dislikes but I hope it also helps me plan and prepare meals for freezer cooking.   I will let you in on a little secret or two, I love to bake but I don't like to wash the dishes and I usually don't like to cook especially when it is 5:00pm and I have no idea what we are going to have.  I hope that this blog will help with my meal planning. Now if only it could do the dishes.