Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Free Cake!!

I'll make this brief.  I am in a contest...a battle of kitchens, if you will.  I'm neck and neck with another contestant battling for first place.  I NEED your votes.  Whip out your pcs, your smartphones, Ipads, ANYTHING that has interent access and vote for my Yummy Banana Cake.

I do not lose gracefully, people.  I'm a sort of a sore loser.

Also, bambi eyes...
How can you say no?  You can't.  If you can, it means you are a cruel jerk that kicks kittens and puppies, slaps babies, and punches old people.  I'm just saying!

So, to prove to everyone you aren't a big meanie pants please visit Big K Little a and vote.  The poll is located on the left hand side of the page.  Please cast your vote for my Yummy Banana Cake.  When I win, I will give all of my supporters a slice.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

For When You're Feeling A Little Lazy

Another recipe from Kraft Foods conquered!  I had never tried the new cooking crèmes by Philadelphia before and I thought I’d give them a whirl.  Now I can’t wait to try the other flavors.
I found this recipe in an advertisement in the Food & Family Magazine.  Of course, I made a few minor changes but nothing too severe.

Easy Beef Stroganoff

What You’ll Need:
1 lb. ground beef
½ cup onions, chopped
1 tbsp. butter
1 jar sliced mushrooms, drained
½ tsp. pepper
1 tub of Philadelphia Original Cooking Creme (8 oz. cream cheese, softened and ½ cup evaporated milk blended together well can be used as a substitute)
1 cup of beef broth (I use bouillon cubes and water.)
2 cups hot cooked egg noodles
1 tbsp parsley

1.)  Cook meat and onions in skillet on medium heat approx. 5-6 minutes or until meat is brown and onions are tender.  Drain. 
2.)  Add butter to unwashed skillet.  Melt. 
Add mushrooms and pepper.  Cook about 5-6 minutes.
3.)  Add cooking crème.  Blend well, stirring slowly for about 2 minutes. 
Return meat to mixture.  Stir in broth.  Cook 5 minutes.
4.)  Add parsley andstir.  Cook 2 minutes. 
Add noodles and stir. 
Remove from heat.  Sprinkle parsley over each serving.