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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Marry Me Cookies...

These cookies are delicious! I have had many marriage proposals after the first bite. Men LOVE these cookies!
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 A friend is having a milestone birthday this weekend. 
They are coming to our house for the Red Bluff Bull & Gelding Sale this weekend.
 So I called his wife to see what dessert he wanted for his birthday on Saturday. An almost immediate response was; "Will You Marry Me" Cookies!
 Happy Birthday Fred...enjoy YOUR day and the COOKIES!
We LOVE you! }...
We have had over 3k hits for this recipe!
"Will You Marry Me Cookies"
by NeeCee
"Will You Marry Me Cookies"
 2 cubes of softened butter
1 cup of packed brown sugar
1/2 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of pure vanilla
1 1/2 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon nutmeg 
1/4 of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of salt
3 cups of oatmeal, old fashion oats
1 cup of chocolate chips
1 cup of toffee bits (8 ounces)
1 cup of chopped pecans
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes
Cool cookies for one minute before removing from cookie sheet.
Store in an airtight container.
 Cream together butter, brown sugar, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
Blend well.
Add flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and oatmeal.
Blend well.
 Next add chocolate chips, toffee chips and pecans. 
Blend well.
 Use a table spoon to scoop out the cookie dough.
Prepare your cooking sheets with cooking spray.
 Roll & shape into balls. Set your oven to 325-350 degrees.
 (start with 350, lower if needed to 325, every oven can be different)
Bake @ 10-12 minutes until done.  
Cool for 1 minute, but not longer than two minutes.
Spray your spatula with cooking spray to remove cookies easily from the pan.
 
 Ohhh yum... these are GOOD!
 Little crispy edges and soft middles....OH MY!
Happy Birthday Fred...
Let's Do your Birthday with Style... 
All photo's belong to NeeCee @ Pine Creek Style
Awesome with a cup of coffee!
 **If you want to serve the cookies warm...turn the oven on to heat. Preheat at 350 for a few minutes. Then turn the oven off and set a few cookies on a baking sheet warming slightly...Serve with coffee or milk!
 Helpful Hint:
If you want to freeze cookie dough for later;
make a cookie log and wrap in foil & freeze.
Mark the outside with the date and the name of cookies.
Then freeze until needed.  This saves a lot of time. 
These are great to have on hand for unexpected guests. 
Simply, partially thaw, slice and bake!
Ta`dah.....Cookies Ready! 
Enjoy...
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Friday, April 22, 2016

Taco Salad....

Taco Salad....
Served this for Dice night with the girls....Oh YUM!

 Taco Salad
 PineCreekStyle
Serves 4-6

     *I usually set up "Buffet Style" so people may pick & choose the food items they want on their  salads.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2- 2 pounds of hamburger, cooked & crumbled with seasoning.
  • 1 can of black beans drained, chilled
  • 4-6 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 1 stalk of green onions, sliced
  • 5-6 radishes, sliced thin & halved
  • 1 can of black olives, sliced
  • 2-3 cups of shredded Cheddar or Mexican cheese
  • 1 can of green chili's, drained and chopped
  • 1 head of Lettuce, prepared and sliced or chopped small
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole, see recipe here (500* hits on this recipe)
  • 1 package of Taco seasoning for meat
  • Garlic Pepper to taste...see recipe here ( over 1k hits on this recipe)
  • 4-6 extra large tortillas
  • Sliced Jalopeno's as desired!
  • small amount of oil for cooking
Directions:
  1. Prepare all the veggies & chill till serving 
  2. On a grill or a large frying pan, prepared with oil, roast the tortilla's, frying on both side, lightly cooking
  3. In large individual salad bowls prepared with cooking spray, place each tortilla in the bowl...place a coffee cup or smaller bowl on top..See photo below...Bake in the oven at 250 degrees for about 15 minutes...watch for browinng...turn off the oven and let the bowls cool slowly in the oven while you prepare the meat
  4. Cook the hamburger with the seasonings until done
Assembly:

  • Use the cooked Taco shells for your salad bowl...(I removed coffee cups, but left the shell in the bowl for serving)
  • Fill your taco salad as desired...**I started with the meat first
  • Top with Guacamole & Sour Cream, Sprinkle with Cumin
  • Serve alone or with your favorite dressing...
  • Fix and Serve
Enjoy!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Fruit Nacho's for Dessert...

Fruit Nacho's.... I recently had the girls over for Dice night! I fixed this awesome dessert...It was a big hit!

Fruit Nacho's
   The CattleQueen Cooks


Ingredients:

  • 8 regular sized flour Tortillas
  • 3-4 tablespoons of softened butter
  • 1/4 cup of cinnamon sugar
  • 1 package of fresh Strawberries, prepared and sliced
  • 1 package of fresh Blackberries, washed
  • 1 package of Blueberries, washed
  • 1 small carton of Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar , Splenda brand works well too
  • **1/4 cup of Vodka or Tequilla, optional
Directions:


  1. Spread the butter one side of the flour tortillas, then stack them, 4 at a time, and slice into strips. Lay on a prepared baking sheet
  2. Sprinkle with Cinnamon Sugar. Place in a preheated oven at 250 degrees, Bake about a 1/2 hour, turn off the oven and let sit for awhile longer
  3. Prepare and mix the fruit together. ** Add the alcohol if desired. Refrigerate the fruit to chill.
  4. In a chilled metal bowl, add the brown sugar & whipping cream. Mix well with an electric mixer until the cream is thicken...do not over whip or you will have butter. Chill until serving.
Assembly:

On a plate layer the sweetened nacho chips, fruit and then top with Whipping Cream. Garnish with a scan of cinnamon on top of the Whipping Cream.

This dessert is amazing!

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Cinnamon Twists...

Bakery fresh Cinnamon Twists...made easy and quick! Simple ingredients & frozen bread dough let you look like a baking queen! :)

Cinnamon Twists
   The CattleQueen Cooks at PineCreekStyle

Ingredients :
1 frozen white bread dough, thaw over night in the fridge
Cinnamon Sugar blend, about a half of cup
1 cube of butter , softened
1 egg & a scant of water for an egg wash, mix well


Directions:
1.Thaw the frozen bread overnight in the refrigerator in a gallon bag prepared with cooking spray (or follow directions on the package)

2. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin on a prepared counter or board prepared with cooking spray.  Make an oblong shape. With the softened butter, spread across the rolled out bread.  Then sprinkle with Cinnamon Sugar to cover. Reserve some Cinnamon Sugar for the finish.

3. Cut dough into three lengthwise sections, see photos. Then fold each prepared section in half. Next, twist each section lengthwise.

4. In a prepared, round pan, take one twisted strip and roll in a circle , starting withe middle/center to the pan. Take  the second strip, connect to the first strip and wind around the dough cycle. Repeat withe this twist. (see photos) It will rise while cooking.

5. Gently egg wash the twisted dough. Sprinkle the remains Cinnamon Sugar on top.

6. You may let the dough rise in a warm area for about 20 minutes or just let it rise in the oven.

7. Cook according to the directions on the frozen dough package. Cover lightly with foil if it browns too quickly. Serve warm.

Note: You may also make a powdered sugar glaze to drizzle on top.





Great with your Coffee in the morning!


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Saturday, April 9, 2016

Chili Rellano Cheese Bombs...

Chili Rellano Cheese Bombs.... How many ways can I say YUM!!! We had been gone to the Central Valley Ranch for several days...no much food in the fridge at the River Ranch...Craving Mexican food, I wanted something to satisfy my craving!And quick....I wanted Chili Rellenos but no large chilis were in the pantry! So I came up with a solution! These can be served with any meal...in several different ways...  Tonight we ate them as an appetizer/ meal...AMAZING! My craving was satisfied!

Chili Rellano Cheese Bombs
       The CattleQueen Cooks
Recipe makes #16 cheese bombs

Ingredients:

1 can of large Biscuits, your favorite brand, 8 count
1 large can of chopped green chili's, drained well
Serveral thin slices of jack cheese, enough for 16 cheese bombs
Garlic Salt for seasoning, as needed
1 egg for and egg wash, with a splash of water, mixed well

Directions:
Roll out all 8 Biscuits with a rolling pin, into a thin oblong shape. Cut in half, into two's.
Layer the center of each biscuit dough with some Jack Cheese. Leave some edges of dough bare for rolling later.
Next, layer some chopped Chili's, in the center of the cheese.
Top with more Jack Cheese.
Roll the dough closed to enclose the Chili & Cheese.
Brush on the Egg wash on each roll.
Sprinkle with Garlic Salt to taste.
When the rolls are finished, bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 13-15 minutes,or according to your biscuit package.

Serve warm....Yummy, ooey good!






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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Beer Brownies???

I love baking with beer. It adds moisture and height to your breads, cakes and brownies. Here are to simple adaptions to regular boxed brownies that take your brownies to the next level!

Beer Brownies


Ingredients & Directions:
1 box of your favorite brownie mix
*Follow directions  & ingredients on the box, eggs, oil, etc.
Replace the water on the box with an equal amount of beer, I used "805" Beer.

Mix as directed and bake according to the package.
I doubled my recipe with no problems.
I added small amounts of chocolate frosting as a topping...I also added some caramel topping to the frosting and mixed well.....


Hard Root Beer Brownies:


Instructions & Directions:
1 box of your favorite brownie mix.
Follow directions & use ingredients on the box, eggs, oil , etc.
Replace the water with equal amounts of Hard Root Beer, I used Coney Island Hard Root Beer.
Add 1 tablespoon of powdered vanilla, mix well.
Bake according to the packaging. This recipe doubles well.

I used a vanilla frosting to decorate the top. I added some extra powdered vanilla to "beef up"  the vanilla taste.

I made these brownies for a recent birthday party for my brother inlaw and they were a hit!

**Add nuts to either recipe if desired.

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