Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Carmel Corn

This is a great fall treat from Sharon (Sorry, no picture - I only get to make it when Chad is out of town for a week)

Sharon’s Carmel Corn
1 cube butter
2 cup brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
4 bags microwave popcorn (I use more popcorn for mine)
Boil for 6 minutes. Pour over popcorn.

This is the sticky kind - I'll try to post the crunchy kind tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Calling Out Sharon

Hey, Come on and post a recipe already. I know you are making amazing dinners every night, plus you can't tell me you haven't made cookies at least 10 times since we started this blog. We need some yummy 'non-stevenson', no offense, recipes on here. And since I'm pretty sure David has banned most Stevenson creations in your house, you should have plenty of new deliciousness to share with us. Don't be shy, post some goodness.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Pumpkin Crumb Cake

4 eggs
1 c. sugar
1 lg. can pumpkin
½ tsp. salt
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
½ tsp. cloves(nutmeg opt.)
1 can evaporated milk
1 box yellow cake mix
1 c. butter
1/2 c. pecans, chopped

Combine all ingredients from eggs through nutmeg. Then add one can evaporated milk and stir. Pour into 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle with one box yellow cake mix. Dot with 1 cup butter. Add pecans. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

I'm making this tomorrow but I thought I would post the recipe now so I can find it again and add the picture tomorrow after I make it, plus a recommend once I've eaten it all.
So Yummy! It was a hit at family dinner, even Ryan ate it and he rarely eats my desserts. My sister in law who doesn't like Pumpkin Pie even liked it.

Friday, October 17, 2008

BBQ Meatballs

This sounds nasty but they were so good!
The sauce is simply equal parts grape jelly and ketchup. Pour over pre-made meatballs (Trader Joe's, Costco, etc) cook in slow cooker until hot.

That's it. Try it, really, it's very good. Really!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Beans and Chips

I asked Micah what we call this meal, just to make sure we didn't have some fancy name for it. Nope, its just beans and chips. I suppose if you knew how to cook you would add lettuce and other fancy things and call it taco salad. But for us, beans and chips is all it is.

Cook 1 lb of hamburger with taco seasoning.
Add one can each:
Pinto Beans, drained
Kidney Beans, drained
Tomatoes, undrained
Heat it all up, serve over tortilla chips and add some cheese.

That's it folks.

Tri-tip Dinner

In the olden days we used to slow cook tri-tip for several hours - now there is a faster way to do it.

Season an untrimmed tri-tip. I use a Santa Maria rub to season the meat. There is also a marinade with Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, lemon juice, and Lawry's seasoning salt. I also like to add ginger ale to the marinade to help tenderize the meat and help cover the meat.
Then you heat both sides of the grill. When it is hot enough turn off one side and place the meat on that side (Not on the direct fire), fat side up.
Cook for about 45-60 minutes. Don't turn over. You need a meat thermometer - 150 for medium rare, 160 for medium, 170 for well-done.
Take it off the grill and let sit for 5-15 minutes.
Slice thin slices...
Serve with green beans, rice & baked beans.

If you are not eating veggies for their healthful benefits this is a great way to cook them. Fry them up with bacon and almonds...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuna Burgers

AKA Tuna Melt

This is another Stevenson Classic.

It's your basic tuna fish, with cheese - no relish - then put it on a hamburger bun, wrap in tinfoil, put in the oven at about 350 for 10 min or until warm.

Sorry the picture isn't so great - there's really no way to make it look more appealing :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Stevenson Breakfast Cake

Stevenson Family Breakfast Cake!
1/2 cup of butter or margarine
1 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
2 cups regular all purpose flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sour cream or yogurt

3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbs flour
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbs butter or margarine
  • In a large bowl of your electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and sour cream or yogurt. Add flour with baking powder, soda, and salt.
  • Spread mixture in a greased baking pan (13 by 9 by 2 inches).
  • Sprinkle with topping made as follows;
Combine the brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon; mix together; cut butter until the consistency of corn meal. Bake in moderate oven at 350 , about 30 minutes Cut in squares and serve either hot or cold. Makes 12 servings

This is one of our favorite breakfasts! Avarie is a great help in the kitchen and Micah loves watching and cleaning
up in her own special way!
- The Hagers

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole
3 cups sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
1/3 cup butter

1/3 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1/3 cup butter, melted
Combine first seven ingredients and mix until smooth.
Pour into a 2 qt. casserole dish.
Mix all topping ingredients and spread over sweet potato mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes and serve warm.
It's fall food time and this has become a new favorite with Ryan's family. So much so it all got eaten up before I could get a picture of it. When I make it I usually use about twice the sweet potatoes and half the sugar because I tend to go a little overboard on the brown sugar topping. It got rave reviews last night even from people who usually don't like sweet potatoes. You have to try it, I promise you won't be sorry.