December 13, 2009

3 Envelope Roast

This recipe and photo came from the real mom kitchen blog. A link to this blog is on my blog list.

3 Envelope Roast
3 pound beef roast (such as chuck roast)
1 envelope of dry Italian salad dressing mix
1 envelope of dry ranch salad dressing mix
1 envelope of dry brown gravy mix
2 cups water
Put the water in a measuring cup that is larger then the amount of water you are using. Now add and mix all three envelopes of dry salad dressings to the water. Mix until blended completely. Add the meat to your cooker. Pour the water, salad dressing mixture over the roast. In the slow cooker cook it on high for about 4 hours on low about 8 hours.
**Use the liquid in the crock pot to make gravy. I just lifted the roast out of the crock pot and to this liquid added 2 tbs. flour and 1tsp. beef bouillon. Mix well. Return roast to crock pot and cook on high for about 15 minutes to finish the gravy.


Jen: 8
Kile: 8
Kiley: too sick to eat =(

Madee: roast: 6 gravy: 9
Destrie: Good

December 11, 2009

Broccoli Salad

I got this recipe from a ward cookbook. This recipe was submitted by Julie Miller. I have made this recipe several times and it is so good. I get requests for it all the time.


6 cups broccoli florets
1 c. raisins
1 c. salted sunflower seeds
1/4 c. hormel real crumbled bacon

2 c. mayonaise
1/2 c. vinegar
1/2 c sugar

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients, saving the bacon until last minute before serving.
Toss with dressing and serve immediately.

Rate It!

Jen: 8.5
Kile: 9
Kiley: 6
Madee: 4
Destrie: Good

December 7, 2009

Destrie's Lemon Pie

I found this recipe on a blog and thought I would give it a try. It was odd to me that I picked this recipe because I am not a fan of lemon anything. It just sounded good to me, weird I know. I made this and I am calling it "Destrie's Lemon Pie because Destrie absolutely loved it! He ate like 4 pieces.


1 ready made graham cracker pie crust
1 can eagle brand milk
1/4 cup lemon juice
cool whip

Mix eagle brand milk and lemon juice together. Spread in bottom of pie crust. Cover this layer with cool whip. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Rate It!

Jen: 7.5
Kile: 6
Kiley: 9
Madee: 8
Destrie: VERY GOOD!

December 6, 2009

Fruit Salad
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 3 apples, cut in to chunks
  • 3 bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 1 can pineapple chunks (drain the juice)
  • 1 cup mixed berries (I used raspberry/blueberry/blackberry -frozen & thawed overnight)
  • 1 large container fat free strawberry yogurt
  • 1 cup Cool Whip


  1. In a large bowl, toss together strawberries, apples, bananas, pineapple, mixed berries Cool Whip and strawberry yogurt.
  2. Serve immediately.

Rate It!

Jen: 9
Kile: 8
Kiley: 6
Madee: 8
Destrie: Good

December 3, 2009

Fried Cheesecake

This recipe I got off a Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives episode. It looked so yummy that I wrote the recipe down and gave it a try. This stuff is delish!!!!


Small Flour Tortillas
1 package Cream Cheese
1 lb. Powdered Sugar
Strawberry Topping
Cool Whip

In a bowl mix together cream cheese (softened) and powdered sugar.
Spread cream cheese mixture on a flour tortilla.
Roll up tortilla.
Cook in hot grease until golden brown. About 1 1/2 minutes.
Remove from grease.
Sprinkle Cinnamon on top.
Top with Strawberry Topping and Cool Whip.


Rate it!

Jen: 10
Kile: 7.5
Kiley: 9
Madee: 7.5
Destrie: Good!

December 1, 2009

Rolo Pretzel Bites


Small Knot Pretzels
Rolo Candy

Place pretzels on a baking sheet.
Place a Rolo on top of each pretzel.
Place in an oven that has been preheated to 200 degrees.
Warm for 5 minutes.
Take out of oven and top with another pretzel.
Allow chocolate to set.

* This recipe came from my friend Erica.

Rate it!!

Jen: 9
Kile: 7
Kiley: 7
Madee: 8.5 really good
Destrie: Good!

November 28, 2009

Ranch Salad Dressing/Thanksgiving Feast

In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, this post is dedicated to our holiday feast. Our menu is the same every year, Turkey, Ham, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy (brown -for Madison and turkey) Corn, Tossed Salad w/Ranch Dressing, Cottage Cheese Jello Salad, Relish Tray with Ranch Dip, Rolls, Ritz Crackers w/ Easy Cheese, Stuffing, Banana Cream Pie, Cheesecake with Strawberry Topping and Turtle Pie. Whew... that's a lot of food! The recipe I will post today is for Ranch Dressing- a must have at our house.

Ranch Dressing
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup mayonaise-no fat free or light
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
3/4 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. accent
parsley flakes
*stir to combine. refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Rate it...

Kile 10-it's the only ranch dressing he will eat!
Destrie- good

November 13, 2009

Glazed Carrots

Recipe and photo from


• 2 (16 ounce) packages fresh baby carrots
• 1/2 cup butter or margarine
• 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
• 2 (1 ounce) packages ranch salad dressing mix

1. Place carrots in a saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside.
2. In the same pan, combine butter, brown sugar and salad dressing mix until blended. Add carrots. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until glazed.

Rate it!

Jen: 8
Kile: 3
Kiley: 4
Madee: 4
Destrie: Good

Scalloped Potatoes

Recipe and Photo from


  • 1 (10.75 ounce) can Campbell's® Condensed Cream of Celery Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can Campbell's® Chicken Gravy
  • 1 cup milk
  • 5 medium baking potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 1/2 cups diced cooked ham
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Stir soup, gravy and milk in bowl. Layer half the potatoes, onion, ham and soup mixture in 13x9x2" shallow baking dish. Repeat layers. Cover.
  2. Bake at 375 degrees F for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 25 minutes. Top with cheese. Bake 5 minutes more or until potatoes are tender and cheese melts. Let stand 10 minutes.

Rate It!!!

Jen: 6.5
Kile: 4
Kiley: 5
Destrie: Good

November 12, 2009

Easy Pumpkin Muffins


1 package butter flavor yellow cake mix
1- 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
brown sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 12 cup muffin tin.
In a large bowl combine all ingredients - except the brown sugar. Stir together.
Spoon equal amounts into each muffin tin.
Sprinkle a little brown sugar on top of the batter.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Rate it!
Recipes are rated on a scale of 1-10.
*Destrie will rate recipes as good or not good.

Jen: 8 I don't like pumpkin- but these were really good!
Kile: 6.5
Kiley: 8 YuMmY!!!
Madee: 8.5
Destrie: Good