Thursday, October 24, 2013

Mini Beef Rolls

My husband told me about these Mini Beef rolls and bought the ingredients. Super easy to make if you are running low on time.

These look and taste pretty good.


All you need is:

  • sliced roast beef deli meat
  • a can (or maybe it's called a tube) of croissants rolls
  • sticks of string cheese

Take four pieces of string cheese and cut them in half (to fit in the roll without it poking out the sides). Then cut each of those half pieces in half the long way. Now you have four long pieces that fit nicey inside the roll.

Next, roll out the croissants and take two pieces of roast beef for each. Lay out one piece flat and roll up a cheese slice in it.

Take the other piece of beef and fold it in half, laying it on top of the flat croissant.

Place another piece of cheese on the wide part of the croissant. Lay the rolled piece of beef next to it and start to roll the croissant up with the meat and cheese in the middle.

Follow the directs on the croissant roll packaging for baking time and temperatures.

Serves 8

And you're done!


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Homemade Nutter Butter Cookies

I use to eat these as a kid. But they were a special treat, my mom didn't really ever buy junk food for us.


I like peanut butter cookies so I thought that these would be super soft and yummy. I'm not a chocolate fan, so I would pick a peanut butter cookie over chocolate chip any day!

I saw a recipe on Pintrest and thought that they would be super easy to make. To a novice, they are fairly simple, there is just more steps to follow.

The peanut butter filling is the pretty much frosting, so it's nice and easy to make. It took me a couple of hours to make everything (chill time, baking time etc..).

I took loads of photos so following along should be nice and simple. So, now on to the baking!


Nutter Butter Cookies

1 cup butter, room temperature

1 cup peanut butter (I used natural, no additives)

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup brown sugar, packed lightly

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspon baking powder

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/3 cup granulated sugar (for the top of the cookies)

Start by creaming the butter in a mixing bowl, then add the peanut butter. By creaming the butter first, you are making sure that there are no clumps of butter. Add the sugars and mix until fluffy.

Next, add the eggs and vanilla, beat until well combined.

In a sperarate bowl, mix the remaining dry ingredients (minus the extra 1/3 cup sugar). Then a little at a time, pour into the moist mixture, mix until nice and fluffy.

Place plastic wrap over the bowl and place in the refrigerator for one hour.

Meanwhile, make the filling.


1 cup butter, room temperature

1 cup peanut butter

4 cups powdered sugar

2 to 3 tablespoons milk


Begin by creaming the butter like you did with the cookies, then add the peanut butter. Beat until smooth.

Add the powdered sugar, a little at a time so there will be little to no mess.

Add the milk a tablespoon at a time, or until desired consistency is reached.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.


Take the chilled dough out of the fridge and start scooping out 1 inch diameter balls and rolling them into about three inch long logs.

Take a fork and place in sugar to start making the cross hatching on both ends of the logs.

Then pinch the middles inward to form the peanut shape.

Place in oven for 6 to 8 minutes. (oven temps may vary)

Let cookies cool for a couple of minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack.

Wait until cookies are completely cooled before you start applying the filling.

The final step to these wonderfully tasty cookies is the filling. You can simply spread the fillingon the underside of one cookie with a knife or spatula, then place another cookie on top, creating a sandwich!

Or, you can be all fancy and use a pastry bag and large tip and pipe out the filling.

And that's it, you're done!


Friday, October 4, 2013

Graham Cracker Crumbs with out a Food Processor

I was making a recipe that called for graham cracker crumbs from a box. I had hole graham crackers, but no crumbs.


This is an easy fix. It is very easy to throw the crackers in a food processor then turn it on and let it do it's job.

Or, you can crush them yourself. It just takes a little elbow grease.


All you need is:

  • rolling pin
  • plastic sealable sandwich bag (the large the better, if you're making a lot)
  • whole graham crackers

Place the crackers in the baggie and as you seal it push all the air out of it. This part is important, the extra air in there will make it more difficult and take longer to crush.

Once that is done you can start to crush the crackers with your hands and as the pieces become smaller, use the rolling pin by rolling it back and forth.

Use short movements and apply moderate to hard pressure.

Keep on doing this untl the crumbs are fine granules.

And now you are done! nice and simple! Looks pretty much like they can pre-crushed.