Monday, February 13, 2017

Sheet Cake

For the cake

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp salt
4 Tbsp Cocoa
2 sticks butter
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 whole eggs, beaten
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

For Frosting
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1 and 3/4 cup butter
 4 tbsp cocoa
6 Tbsp Milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 pound minus 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Use an 18x13 sheet cake pan

In a mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, and salt

In a saucepan melt butter, add cocoa and stir together.  Add boiling water, allow mixture to boil for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Pour over flour mixture and stir lightly to cool.

In a measuring cup pour the buttermilk and add beaten eggs, baking soda, and vanilla.  Stir buttermilk mixture into butter/ chocolate mixture.  Pour into sheet cake pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

While cake is baking make the icing.  Chop pecans finely.  Melt butter in a saucepan.  Add cocoa, stir to combine then turn off heat.  Add the milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar.  Stir together.  Add the pecans and stir together.  Pour over warm cake.

Cut into squares, and enjoy.

I found this recipe here.

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken

3-5 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breasts
12 oz bottle Franks Red hot wings buffalo sauce
1 packet hidden valley ranch dressing mix

Place chicken into crock pot and pour the sauce over the top.  Sprinkle ranch on top.  Cover the lid and cook on low for about 5 hours.  Remove chicken and shred.  Add chicken back to the sauce and stir to coat.  Cook on low for another hour. 

Serve on hamburger buns.

I found this recipe here.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Slow Cooker Mexican Haystacks

1/2 package taco seasoning
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 cups salsa

1 can corn
1 can black beans
1 can sliced black olives
1 red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup cheese
1/4 cup sour cream


Place chicken in slow cooker.  Sprinkle taco seasoning on top, then spoon salsa over the chicken.  Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6-8 hours.  Shred meat.

Serve chicken over rice and add toppings.    You could also include cilantro, avocado, hot sauce, anything you want really.

I found this recipe here