Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

1 Duncan Hines Golden Butter Recipe Cake Mix
1 pkg small instant chocolate pudding
8 oz sour cream (if you use cream cheese by mistake, I've found it's also pretty good)
6 oz milk chocolate chips
1/3 cup water
1 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs

Mix all except eggs and chocolate chips. Add 4 eggs. Fold chocolate chips into mix. Grease and flour a bundt cake pan. Pour the mixture in. Bake at 325 for 1 hour. *This cake is better and more moist a day or two after you make it, so I usually plan to make it ahead.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Monkey Bread

The official name of this recipe is "Overnight Coffee Cake" but there is already a recipe named that on this blog. Plus this tastes just like Monkey Bread, but it's way easier to make than the other recipes I've seen.

1 pkg frozen rolls (24 rolls work best, I use Rhodes Rolls)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup white sugar
1 3.5 ounce package Cook N' Serve Butterscotch Jello (NOT Instant)
1/2 stick margarine or butter

Spray Bundt pan with Pam. Arrange rolls in bottom of pan. Combine next 4 ingredients and sprinkle over rolls. Cut butter into small pieces and place on top of rolls. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise overnight.

In the morning preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes. Place the Bundt pan on a cookie sheet so as to avoid spillover. Cover with foil after 15 minutes. When done place a plate over pan and invert. Serve warm.

Friday, January 11, 2008


This recipe is stolen from a place in Fort Worth call "Jazz Cafe"

1 box plain cous cous (It's called Far East or Near East)
1/2 a small bottle of olive oil
4 roma tomatoes
1 yellow onion
1 bundle cilantro (I leave this out)
1 garlic clove
3 jalapeno peppers (I leave this out)
juice from 1 lime

Put cous cous in a bowl. Fill the bowl with cool water until it covers the cous cous about 1/4 inch. Chop all vegetables and herbs intovery small pieces. Mix vegetables together and squeeze in lime juice to make a pico de gallo. After the cous cous has soaked up the water, mix it with the pico de gallo and add the olive oil. *The olive oil should just coat everything.

Can be served as tacos in warm white corn tortillas with black beans (canned) and cheese.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Shopping List Tool

HEB has a great online shopping list tool for those. You can even make a weekly list and add or subtract items.

It definitely makes shopping more organized and easier.