Thursday, November 24, 2011

One of the best cranberry sauces I have ever eaten!

The first time I had this cranberry sauce was when I was preggo with Raine. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. My friend, RaeAnne, is a Martha Stewart woman. She even dressed as Martha at a Halloween party we had. I like my cranberry sauce but this one rocks!!! Thank-you RaeAnne and thank-you Martha Stewart!! This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek this Thanksgiving, actually the day before.


1 bag cranberries
5 ounces dried Calimyrna figs-halved-chopped
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup dry red wine or cranberry juice

In a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients; cook over low heat until most of the cranberries have burst, about 15 minutes.
Transfer cranberry sauce to a small bowl. Let cool, cover, and refrigerate up to 3 days. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake

I love being part of the Foodbuzz family! I was picked to receive Duncan Hines coupons last week and I was really happy! I use Duncan Hines products all the time and free coupons are just an added bonus! I really like gooey butter cake so why not add a little pumpkin? Now you have Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake! This would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving buffet. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.


1 Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
2 eggs-I use free range
1 stick of butter-melted

1 package cream cheese-softened
1 can pumpkin puree
3 eggs
1 t vanilla
1 stick butter-melted
4 cups powder sugar
1 t cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix cake mix, eggs, and butter very well in your Kitchen Aid Mixer. Smooth the mixture into a lightly greased 9x13 pan.
For the filling in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Now add eggs, vanilla, and butter. Beat together. Next, add in the powder sugar, cinnamon, and mix well. Pour pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake at 350' for 40 to 50 minutes. Don't over bake, the middle should still be gooey when done. Serve with Cool Whip.

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sweet Potato Cake

Sean's Aunt gave us some sweet potatoes from her garden the other day. I love sweet potatoes baked, mashed or fried. I decided to try out a new recipe and make these babies into a cake. They smelled so good baking that they almost did not make it to the cake. Raine at one time loved sweet potatoes, but now has decided the she doesn't...Good, more for me haha..... The cake on the other hand was a favorite! Make this for Thanksgiving and you are sure to be the most talked about cook, in a good way too. This is What's Cookin on this COLD Fall morning.


1 cup butter-room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 t cinnamon
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
16 ounces sour cream
1 cup mashed cooked sweet potato-2 medium sweet potatoes
1 vanilla bean
3 cups flour
1 t baking powder
1 t salt
1 t nutmeg

Sift your dry ingredients and set them to the side. Now combine the dry and wet ingredients together and blend well. Now pour into a greased bundt cake pan. Bake at 350' for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Keep an eye on it after 1 hour, my oven took the extra 15 but yours may not. Ice when completely cool with the following icing.

Cream Cheese Icing
2 package full fat cream cheese-softened to room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
2 vanilla beans scraped
3 T milk

Mix cream cheese until smooth. Now add in your vanilla bean scrapings, and powder sugar. Beat until smooth. Now add in milk a T at a time until it is smooth hand easy to pour. Now pour over cooled cake and enjoy with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk!

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Godiva Pumpkin Spice Latte

I love me some Godiva chocolates! I was offered Godiva Coffee for being a Foodbuzz featured blogger so I was jumping for joy. Fall is the time for coffee on Beaty's Creek because I am a seasonal coffee drinker. I like an iced coffee every once in a while but let it hit 60' and I am ready for my latte. I like my coffee with legs, meaning very strong. I always have 2 extra shots put into my latte when I order out so this recipe might be a tad strong, leave a shot out if you don't want a lot of energy. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek. Notice the cool glass the latte is in???? It is a Tervis smartcup....Love it. It keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot. They have lids available too so you can take your cup on the go. Raine will probably be getting a Cinderella one very soon.


4 shots of Godiva Pumpkin Spice Coffee
1/4 cup frothed
2 T sugar
1/8 t cinnamon

Make your espresso and place in a warmed mug. Now add your sugar. Top with frothed milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon. That is it, simple and good!

Chicken Noodle Casserole

I know I write a lot of casserole recipes but we really like a good casserole and for the most part, mine are good hee hee. This one came together while thinking about what to have for dinner last night and it turned out to be a winner. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek.

5 boneless, skinless, chicken breast
2 bags of Green Giant frozen broccoli
1 can corn-drained
1 large can cream of chicken
1 can evaporated milk
Garlic Pepper
Salt and Pepper
1 bag egg noodles-cooked and drained
1 pound cheddar cheese-shredded

First, coat chicken breasts with garlic pepper, salt and pepper and brown on both sides in a well greased skillet over medium heat. Chicken will not be cooked but will be browned. Once browned, slice into strips. Meanwhile mix noodles, corn, broccoli, cream of chicken soup, and evaporated milk together, now pour this mixture into a casserole pan and place chicken on top. Sprinkle 1 pound of shredded cheddar cheese on top and cover with a lid or foil. Bake for 35 minutes at 350' or until hot and bubbly.
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

This is what we will be eating this Thanksgiving. Many of the same ole same ole but a couple of new or and improved. This is What's Cookin this Thanksgiving on Beaty's Creek.

Brined and Roasted 20-22 pound turkey
Cure 81 Ham
Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole
Corn Casserole
Broccoli Casserole-Trying a new one this year too. Stay tuned for recipe.
Cranberry Sauce
5 Cup Salad
7 Layer Salad
Deviled Eggs
Hot Rolls
Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Pie
Chocolate Chip Pie
Buttermilk Pie
Cheesecake(not sure of what kind yet)
Coffee and Sweet Ice Tea

Monday, November 7, 2011

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Tater Tot Casserole

This was a HUGE hit last night. Ransome said it was better than chili cheese fries hee hee. Coming from him that is big! This recipe is super easy and super tasty. You can put it all together and place in the fridge until ready to bake. This will warm you up on a cool Fall evening. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today!


2 lbs. ground beef cooked and seasoned with salt and pepper to taste
1 2lb bag tater tots
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can evaporated milk
1 can cream of chicken soup
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Optional-Great with jalapenos or green chilies added in too

Brown and season you ground beef. Once browned place in a deep casserole dish. Now top with your tator tots. Now mix your two soups together with your evaporated milk. Once mixed pour over the top of the tator tots. Now sprinkle shredded cheese on top. Cover and bake for 30 minutes at 350'.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

I don't know about you but I love Thanksgiving and preparing for it! As I have said in the past I live with lists and Thanksgiving is no different for me. I make a list of my menu first off. Then I make a grocery list of what I need and a list of what I already have. I like those because it makes it a lot easier to shop sales and save the most! Right now I am making Turkey placemats. I have had the pattern for years and now I am finally making them with Raine's help. Should be super cute. I am not sure if you have heard about the EARTHQUAKES we are having in Oklahoma but they are real and rather spooky to say the least. I can handle ice, snow, and a occasional tornado but now earthquakes!! It is a lot to handle, let me tell you! I will post my menu tomorrow for our Turkey Day. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek this post earthquake morn....