Monday, May 30, 2011

Oreo Truffles

I am probably the only person in America that has not heard of Oreo Truffles. A friend of mine, thanks Sal, told me about these and boy am I glad she did. They are easy to make and a crowd pleaser. I made them for a class party that Raven has been working with in our local school and they were a big hit. Of course all of those folks have probably had them before haha. They were just too kind to say so. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.

1 box of Oreo Cookies
1 package Cream Cheese-softened to room temperature
2 lb. white chocolate
1 T Canola oil

Place Oreo cookies in your food presser and whirl away. Next pour Oreo crumbs in a bowl and mix very well with cream cheese. Now place bowl covered in the fridge for 1 hour. Now is the time to get going. I scooped out about 1-1 1/2 T of the mixture and then formed that into balls and placed the balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Continue making the balls until you have none left. Now place balls, covered, overnight in the freezer. Before taking them out of the freezer, melt white chocolate with 1 T of canola oil in a double boiler. Stir when melted until very smooth. Dip balls one at a time in the white chocolate and then place back on parchment paper. Place on a pretty tray and serve.

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Apple Muffins

I have been so busy canning strawberry jam and making everything under the sun, with strawberries, that I almost forgot to blog...Bad Stacey... I have a very strong weakness for Stilwell strawberries. They are grown locally and taste so divine that words cannot describe. Raine and Ransome went with Sean and I to get them this year, a first time for them. Raine's face was red from her nose down by the time we got home. She too shares my love of strawberries. This recipe has nothing to do with strawberries but it rocks in the same way! Apple muffins are quite tasty with a hot cup of tea or a glass of iced tea. This is one of the many things that are What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.


2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 t baking soda
1 t cinnamon
1 t salt
2 eggs
1 cup apple juice
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 Granny Smith Apples-peeled, cored, and chopped

Mix your wet ingredients together. Now add to all of your dry ingredients. Now add in your apples and stir just until mixed well. Place 1/2 cup into a muffin pan that is lined with cupcake liners. Bake at 325' for 20 minutes.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Apple Brownies

Apple brownies???? Give them a try before you say WHAT? As you know I like anything with apples in it

. This is a moist cake like brownie but not like an apple cake. The kiddos even devoured them and that's a good thing. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.


1/2 cup butter-softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 apples-peeled, cored, and chopped
1 cup flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon

Cream butter and sugar, beat in egg, then mix in apples. Sift dry ingredients and work into the first mixture. Pour into a buttered, 8 x 8-inch baking dish and bake at 350' for 40 minutes.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Easy Peasy Coconut Cake

Ransome absolutely loves anything coconut! He has been feeling the allergy season up close and personal this week so I thought a special treat was in store. Nothing hard or difficult,

too much going on this week, like my retina being reattached.... Anyway this cake is super easy and super good. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.


1 yellow cake mix-baked according to instructions on box(Told you this was easy)
1 boxes instant coconut pudding-made according to directions on box
1 tub Cool Whip

I am embarrassed to tell you the directions because I am sure you will know what to do but here goes. Take cooled cake, top with coconut pudding, top pudding with Cool Whip. EAT!!!!!

The Best Rice Pudding You Will Ever Cook!!

This is the best rice pudding I have ever eaten. Way better than my mother’s, sorry mom, but it is true. Everyone in the family loved it including Ransome who is not a big fan of raisins. This is quick to prepare and would be great on these cool Spring days. This is What’s Cookin on Beaty’s Creek and many more days to follow.


2 cups white rice(I used Uncle Ben's that I received through Foodbuzz,yeah me!)
4 cups water
4 cups whole milk-divided
2 cups sugar
1 t salt
2 eggs-beaten
2 cups raisins
½ stick butter
1 vanilla bean-scraped

In a pan, bring water to a boil, when boiling add rice and raisins, cover with lid and lower temperature to low. Cook for 20 minutes or until rice is tender. Here is something my grandmother told me, “If you add your sugar to rice that is still hard, it will never soften up.” Sounds weird but it is so true. Now in another pan add 2 cups of milk with sugar, vanilla scrapings, butter, and salt. Heat over medium heat until hot but not boiling. Now add in rice and stir until creamy. Mix your eggs and 2 cups of milk very well. When the rice mixture is creamy remove from heat and mix in egg mixture and stir like crazy. Return to heat and keep stirring until rice mixture gets thick and creamy. Serve warm with a little cinnamon on top.