Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Whopper Malted Ice Cream

I made this ice cream for my son's 21st birthday.

It was an easy ice cream to make. The recipe comes from Your HomeBased Mom. I modified it a little to fit my ice cream maker. The last time I made it there was extra. I would never want to waste potential ice cream! I also changed the ingredients some because I  didn't want to buy both heavy whipping cream and half-n-half. I already buy whole milk for my teenager. He doesn't have an extra ounce of fat on him so he doesn't need skim milk (lucky boy!).

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Whopper Malted Ice Cream from: Your HomeBased Mom

1 cup of sugar
2 cups whole milk
1/4 teaspoon of salt
2 cups whipping cream
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1/2 cup malted milk powder (I use Carnation)
1 cup coarsely chopped Whoppers  (I like some bigger chunks in there)

Mix everything but the Whoppers together and put in the ice cream bowl. My ice cream maker takes about 25 to 30 minutes to process. Add in the Whoppers at the end and put in the freezer until it is frozen to your liking. 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sloppy Joes

I have made these Sloppy Joes several times and it sure beats the canned stuff I had when I was a kid. My husband wouldn't even touch the stuff until I made this homemade version. The canned version seems overly sweet to me now.

Sloppy Joes from: The New Better Homes and Garden Cookbook

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 8 ounce can of tomato sauce
2 tablespoons of water
3 teaspoons chili powder ( the recipe calls for 1 tsp)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons hot sauce (use less if you don't like it with a little kick)
salt and pepper to your liking

Cook the beef, onion, green pepper and garlic in a skillet until the meat is browned. Drain the fat.
Stir in the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. I have cooked this up and put it in the crock pot to stay hot for a party before. This serves 3-4 people but can easily be doubled or tripled.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Homemade Granola

Who doesn't like granola? They say it can be fattening. This recipe has oil, but at least you know exactly what kind and how much is in it. I use canola oil in this.Of course if has honey and brown sugar to. Do the oats and nuts cancel out that?

Granola from: Once a Month Cooking from 1986-Here is a link to the newest edition

8 cups of rolled oats
1 ¼ cup brown sugar (I use dark brown sugar)
1-2 cups of wheat germ, bran, unprocessed wheat or I just grind up some more rolled oats in my hands
1-2 cups chopped nuts or a mix with sunflower seed
¼ cup canola oil (or you can use vegetable oil)
¾ cup honey
2 teaspoons of vanilla
2 cups of raisins or craisins or other dried fruit

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Mix the oats through the nuts together in a large bowl. Put the oil, honey and vanilla in a saucepan and heat while stirring until it gets bubbly. Pour this over the dry ingredients and stir well. Spread onto 2 large, rimmed cookie sheets and bake 20 to 25 minutes, stirring several times for even cooking. Remove from oven and cool completely stirring occasionally to keep it from clumping too much. Add the raisins. This should store for a least a couple of weeks, but it has never lasted that long here. Makes 14 to 16 cups. We like to snack on it or have it with milk.