Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Easy Key Lime Pie

Sean and I have been watching the past seasons of the Dexter series from Showtime. Seeing all of the beautiful Florida scenes has made us both long for a Key Lime Pie. This pie had to be a no bake so it fits the warm weather image. I am not a believer in short cuts but this pie was so good I may never bake one again!  This is What's Cookin?? on Beaty's Creek this warm and sunny day.


1 graham cracker crust
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup of key lime juice
Zest from 2 key limes
1/2 t sea salt
1-8oz. container Cool Whip

Mix sweetened condensed milk, key lime juice, peel, and salt together.  Pour into pie crust and place in fridge until set.  I let my sit in the fridge for 4 hours.  Now spoon on Cool Whip and serve.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Raisin Oatmeal Bread

My oven is fixed!!! Hear the birds singing?? Oh no, that is just my kiddos wanting brownies,  hee hee.  I decided to celebrate my oven's return by baking like a mad woman. This is the first of several recipes I "baked" yesterday.  Raven loves a healthy breakfast so I try to mix it up a little for her.  You can only eat fresh fruit and have hot tea so many mornings in a row.  This is a pretty good raisin bread if you ask me.  Ask Ransome and he will tell you raisins are from the devil, funny kid he is.  If you are a lover of raisin bread, bake this and then toast it and slather it with some butter.  This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.


1 1/2 cups warm water
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup honey
1 t cinnamon
2 T yeast
1 T sea salt
1/2 cup corn oil
2 1/3 cups old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup raisins

Mix water, milk, yeast, honey, and salt together.  Add to it oatmeal, whole wheat flour, and all purpose.  Mix until well blended.  Now add in oil, and cinnamon, knead for 5 minutes.  Now with your hand knead in raisins.  Let rise for 2 hours.  Now divide dough in half and place in two loaf pans.  Let rise for 1 hour.  Bake at 350' for 40-50 minutes.  Remove from oven and butter top.  Remove from pans after 20 minutes.  

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Foodbuzz and Newman's Own Video--Finally

Hold your biscuit and cup of tea.  What's Cookin?? finally made the cooking video and posted it on YouTube. Check it out!  Thanks Foodbuzz and Newman's Own for this opportunity!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Foodbuzz/Newman's Own Video Day

Send good vibes my way today as I make my very first cooking video!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

And the news is........

What's Cookin was selected by Foodbuzz  and Newman's Own to make a video featuring my recipes using Newman's Own products.  As if that is not great enough Tulsa Kids Magazine has asked me to write their food section for July, August and September!!!  I am sooo excited  and scared!  Me on video?????  We shall see how it turns out.  All of you will be the first to see and hear all about it.  Thanks for reading my blog.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Exciting News!!!!!!

Let me catch my breath and I will tell you my GOOD NEWS!!!!  Stay tuned......