Thursday, March 26, 2009

Super Easy Cookie Cake

My mom made a Super Easy Cookie Cake for my nephew's birthday today.

A box of cake mix (she used yellow...I imagine you could use any kind), two eggs and 1/2 cup of oil.

She spread it on a pan, and baked it just as a cookie cake, and it turned out very nice...and LOTS cheaper than buying a roll of cookie dough, which is what we usually do! lol

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Just a quick post, so I don't feel I've abandoned this blog. ; )

I haven't been baking much....I made a sunflower seed crunch recipe, which I was going to share, but I burned it dreadfully, so I can't say much about it's taste or anything. ; )

I made lentil burritos again today...SO good! My DH made some taco salad with the ones which were left, and it was fairly good, too, except that he added a packet of taco seasoning, and, of course, I had already added one, so they were a bit on the salty side.

I guess I could share his way of making taco salad...his dad used to make this for supper sometimes, and I LOVED to eat with them when he did. It's simple, taco-seasoned meat (or lentils), a chopped tomato, a cup or so of chopped/shredded lettuce, a cup of salsa/picante sauce and broken corn chips. Mix it all together, top with shredded cheese and put in the oven for the cheese to melt (if the lentils/meat is cold you can heat it longer, until it's warm, although I've always liked it cold, too).

I mix it in a oven-safe bowl then pop the whole thing in the oven to warm...saves on dishes! lol

Monday, March 2, 2009


I'm experimenting with Lentils today.

I've never cooked any only experience with Lentils is that I remember my grandmother cooking them.

I soaked them overnight, like I do dry beans....I still don't know if that's necessary. : ) I might go read up on them, but I might not. lol

Basically, I've treated them just as regular beans, soaked overnight, plopped in the crockpot this morning with some fresh water and about a teaspoon of salt and a couple sprinkles of black pepper, then I dipped out about 1 1/2 cups and mixed with taco seasoning for refried beans for burritos...Delish! I added a can of black beans, a couple packets of chili seasoning and a can of diced tomatoes with garlic and onions to what was left in the crockpot for chili beans for supper. I haven't tried them yet....I hope they're good! The burritos certainly were!

I think I may like lentils, used in the place of regular dried beans......sometimes. ; )