June 27, 2010

Mushroom Sloppy Joes

I know, I know: This picture looks NOTHING like sloppy joes. Ha! Since I don't have a picture of the finished product, I have put of a picture of the contributor of this recipe. This is my uncle; and this is his mom's recipe (with a little Wilde tweek).

1 lb ground beef
1/2 onion chopped
1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 package hamburger buns

In large skillet, cook onion and mushrooms until just brown. Add ground beef and cook until no pink remains. Drain off excess grease. Mix in the soup and heat thouroughly. Serve on hamburger buns. Watch out, these are yummy!

June 23, 2010

Pound Cake

I was advised recently by a dear friend of mine, that my blog didn't do anything for her but help her pack on the pounds. Ha! Well, I never advertised my favorite foods to make as diet foods. As, you very well can see they are anything but that.

So, in like fashion, next up on my recipe list is Old Fashioned Pound Cake. Pound cake got it's name, not from it caloric content. The name is from the idea that if you mix a 1 pound portion of each of the basic ingredients a perfect cake comes out. So, in that fashion, here is one pound (approximately) of each of those basic ingrediants.

3 c. flour
2 c. butter, softened
8 large eggs
2 ½ c sugar

Mix well in a large bowl. Pour into a greased loaf pan or bundt pan and cook at 325 for approximately 70 minutes.

P.S. Once the basics are down this recipe can be dressed up with flavorings, etc. Enjoy!

June 21, 2010

The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

My friend Becky F. boasts that she makes the BEST chocolate chip cookies around. Know what? I really kinda believe her. Thanks Becky for this recipe contribution. I shall be making these soon, just to double check your awesomeness.

2 sticks butter (room temperature, IMPORTANT)
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 egg.
2 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
12 oz. chocolate chips

Mix together butter, sugars, and egg. Then add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well before adding in the chocolate chips. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 min.

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June 17, 2010

Peanut Butter Balls

A family friend asked for this recipe. My mom used to make this all the time growing up. It was the edible play-dough and kept us entertained for hours. Try this recipe with your own kids and see the results.

1/2 cup peanut butter (all natural, creamy <- i like Laura Scudders)
3 1/2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk

1/8 tsp honey

Mix all ingredients well. Roll into one inch balls and refrigerate. Add chocolate chips if desired.

June 15, 2010


Who doesn't love PANCAKES? I have memories of my mom, making pancake batter from scratch and then pouring me out designs in yummy pancake form. The easiest is the mouse head, but she would even try my most crazy requests, including elephants and cars. Forget the mix, try this simple homemade recipe and all will be well.

1 cup flour
1 Tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

3 Tbs sugar

2 Tbs vegetable oil

1 cup milk

1 egg

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl with a wire whisk. Pour 1/4 cup ladles full of batter onto a hot, greased skillet. Cook on on side until small bubbles begin to form and pop. Using a spatula, flip over and cook on other side until brown. Serve hot with syrup and other such toppings.

June 09, 2010

"Funeral" Potatoes

For those who have never been exposed to Utah culture, I call this cheesy hash brown casserole. For those who have been exposed to such culture, know exactly what funeral potatoes are and have eaten them before with ham or green jello. (I know, Utah is weird.) But, these potatoes, I love with scrabbled eggs and toast on a lazy Sunday morning.

1 tub of sour cream (16oz)

1 block of cream cheese (8oz) softened

2 cans of cream of mushroom soup

2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

2 lbs of frozen hash browns

Mix sour cream, cream cheese, and soup together. Add the cheese and then the hash browns. Place in a 9x11 cake pan and bake at 350 for approximately 45 minutes or until cheese is all bubbly. Enjoy!

June 08, 2010

Banana Bread

What is in a banana? Everything yellow and mushy and good. I love bananas. I have been buying 6-12 at a time recently. But the sadness comes when the bananas get too ripe too fast and I end up throwing some away. So, I asked for a good banana recipe; tweeked it a little bit; and, this is what I got. Wish me luck!

3 overripe bananas, mashed up
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

Mix butter and bananas in a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, egg, and vanilla. Then, add the salt, baking soda and flour. Mix with a large spoon. Pour into loaf pan(s). Bake for 1 hour at 350.

June 07, 2010

Pork Barbacoa

I know that is not "real" barbacoa in the tradition of the word. But it is some great mexican style food which is delicious in burritos, tacos, and whatever else you can think of.

2 lb pork roast (tenderloin is the best)
1 large can of green enchilada sauce
1/8 cup of brown sugar

Place the roast in the crock pot and cook on low for 8 hours (you can also do on high for 4 hours) until cooked thouroughly. Remove roast and shread meat. In crock pot mix enchilada sauce and brown sugar. Turn the heat to high and add back the shredded meat. Let heat another 30 minutes. Enjoy!

June 04, 2010

Meat Loaf

No no, not the singer. But, a delicious little Sunday afternoon treat: meatloaf. Yeah, I know what you are thinking, she didn't just use meatloaf and delicious in the same sentence. But, trust me, this is different from your grandma's meatloaf and for the better. There is a good reason that there are never any meat loaf leftovers in the Wilde house (besides the fact that I HATE leftovers).

1 and 1/2 lbs of ground beef
1/2 pound of regular pork sausage
1 egg
1 slice of white bread, torn into small pieces
1/8 cup ketchup

1/8 cup bbq sauce

1/8 cup milk

1/2 small can of diced green chilies

1/2 small onion, diced

1 block of cheddar or spicy jack cheese, cut into one inch cubes

Mix all ingredients together with hands in a large bowl. Place in a crock pot and cook on high for 4 hours. Enjoy!

I find this meatloaf is best served with hot sauce instead of ketchup as a garnish.