Sunday, May 29, 2011

Easy-Peesey Blueberry Cobbler


1 - cup All-Purpose flour
2 - teaspoons baking powder
1/2 - teaspoon salt
1 - cup sugar
1 - cup milk
 - stick butter (1/2 cup)
2 - cups fresh blueberries
2 - 3 tablespoons additional sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add butter to a 8x9 inch baking pan and place in the oven so the butter can melt.

While the butter is melting, mix flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and milk together into a lumpy batter. 

Remove pan from the oven and pour the batter over the melted butter. Place the blueberries on top and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Do not stir. 

Cook until the top is brown (about 30-40 minutes).  The cobbler will pull away from the sides of the pan.

Let the cobbler cool a little before serving. The cobbler can be served alone, with whipped cream or ice cream.

Recipe was found at Mommy's Kitchen.

I'll be making these tomorrow.  I'll let everyone know how they turned out in my next blog post!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Making Pierogi

I had a wonderful morning making the pierogi dough with my kids.  Addy-B absolutely loved mixing the flour around the bowl and X-man enjoyed trying to kneed it. We spent about an hour preparing the ingredients. Tomorrow, it's off to the grocery store for the rest of the items we need.  Then, on to stuffing them and "cripping" them closed.  Most likely, we will have them for lunch!

I never realized how much fun it is to "cook" with kids! I plan to try cooking something from scratch with them at least once a week.  I'm already looking for a recipe for Friday. Hope you enjoy the photos of the kids cooking!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Home-made Pierogi - Canadian Style!



      • 3 cups all-purpose flour
      • 1-1/2 tsp salt
      • 1 egg
      • 3/4 cup water (approx)
      • 4 tsp vegetable oil

    • Combine the flour and salt in a bowl. 
    • In a separate bowl, beat the egg, water and oil together 
    • Stir the liquid mixture into the powder mixture. The dough should be soft but not sticky. It should hold together in ball. If it needs more water, add 1 tbsp water at a time, being careful not to make dough sticky. 
    • Place dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth (approx 10 times).
    • Cut the dough in half; place each in a metal bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a damp cloth. Let the dough set for at least 20 minutes.


      • 1 tbsp butter 
      • 1 small red onion finely chopped
      • 1 1/2 cups cold mashed potatoes
      • 3/4 shredded Cheddar cheese
      • 1/2 cup bacon chopped into bits
      • 1/2 tsp salt
      • 1/4 tsp pepper
    • In a skillet, cook the red onions until they are tender
    • Transfer to a bowl and mix with the potatoes, cheddar, bacon bits, salt and pepper.
    • Roll out a portion of the dough to about a 1/16th inch thick. Keep the other dough under the damp towel so it does not dry out.
    • Use the rim of a glass or cup to cut out circles approx 3 inches around.
    • Spoon approximately 1 tsp of the filling into the circle
    • Lightly moisten the edge of the dough with water, fold the other side over to form a half circle and seal the edges together by pinching and crimping.
    • Place on a towel and cover with a damp towel to prevent drying.
    • Repeat for each pierogi.
    • this recipe should make about 24-36 pierogi.

    • Boil them in a large pot of salted water.
    • Be sure you do not boil them all together, the need room to move and float once they are cooked
    • After they are boiled they can also be fried with onions and butter.
    • Freeze any uncooked pierogi.
Some alternative Fillings:
  • pie fillings
  • cottage cheese and blueberries
  • potatoes and chives served with sour cream
  • potatoes, chopped broccoli and cheddar cheese
  • Hamburg, taco mix, cheddar cheese, and onions served with sour cream
  • you can add just about anything into this dough!
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know if you tried it!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

RI Style Chili Dogs!

I have been reading a website for some time now called Mommy Hates Cooking.  The Mommy is Kristy and the website is great providing lot of easy to prepare healthy recipes.  I loved love to try them all however, you've all ready my title! I was so surprised and delighted to see Kristy posted a recipe for Rhode Island Style Chili Dogs! She found the recipe in a book by the television cook Guy Fieri, Food: Cookin' It, Livin' It, Lovin' It!

Check out her post for the recipe.  It seems so simple. I'm glad I finally found the recipe!!!

Mommy Hates Cooking! RI Style Chili Dogs