Thursday, October 28, 2010

Popcorn Balls

We like to make popcorn balls around Halloween and the kiddos always look forward to it. I like to make them orange like pumpkins. Raine likes to help make these. She is the perfect little helper. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.


6 cups air popped popcorn
1 bag of marshmallows
1 stick of butter
1 t vanilla

Melt marshmallows and butter in a pan over medium heat. When melted stir in vanilla. Pour over popcorn and stir until coated. Butter up your hands because this is going to get messy. Scoop a cup of coated popcorn in your buttered hands and press like their is no tomorrow to form a ball. Store them in an air tight container.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I really like tabouli and could eat it everyday, with fresh pita bread of course. I made the family enchiladas and I was just not feeling in the mood for I decided to make me some good ole' tabouli. I think tabouli gets better with age, much better. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.


2 cups cracked wheat
2 cups very hot water
1 cucumber-peeled and chopped
2 tomatoes- chopped
1/2 cup fresh mint-chopped
2 cups fresh parsley-chopped


1 cup fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil
1 T pepper
2 T salt

Pour hot water over cracked wheat and let set for 1 hour. All of the water should be soaked up but if you have a little left over, pour it off.
Now take all of your veggies and pour lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper over them. Now add this to your cracked wheat and stir very well.
Place in fridge overnight. Serve with freshly baked pita bread.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Pumpkin Bread

Well it has been busy around here lately. Raven took off to see NYC and tour NYU. Yes, I cried at the air port. What is up with moms and good byes. She is having a blast! She is on the look out for John Mayer. ;) Back at home the kiddos and I are wanting to bring in Fall with some good ole' pumpkin bread. This recipe is moist and gets better with age in the fridge of course. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek while Raven is away.


1 can pumpkin
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
3 cups sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
2 t baking soda
1 t salt
1 t cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350'. Spray your loaf pans very well.
Mix pumpkin, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. Now add the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and stir well. Pour into the prepared pans.
Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.