Salad

Teauna’s Coleslaw

Teaunas Coleslaw

It’s that time of year where we finally can see grass instead of all the snow and we can start thinking about barbeques and get-togethers.

I love cooking outdoors!  It’s one of my favorite things.

Being able to keep the mess out of the house for the most part is probably my favorite part :)!

I also love being able to have a big ol’ spread of yummy foods. Salads, desserts, and fresh FRUIT!

Oh my! I seriously am getting anxious for all the cook-outs.

This is one of my most favorite salad recipes I came up with years ago.  I love coleslaw!  And I love dill, so I put the two together in a salad and voila! This is what I came up with!

Teauna's Coleslaw

Ingredients:

  • 1 head cabbage
  • 3 carrots (peeled)
  • 1 1/2 cups mayo
  • 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp mustard
  • sprinkle of onion salt
  • 2 tblsp + dill weed

Directions:

  1. Slice cabbage really thin and shred carrots.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine all other ingredients.
  3. Pour over cabbage and carrot mixture in a large bowl until just moistened.
  4. (I had 1 cup dressing left. If you have extra, either add more cabbage or refrigerate for later use:))
  5. Chill until ready to serve.

original recipe from becauseican.me

Much Love & Happy Spring!
Teauna
Bar Cookies, Cookies, dessert

Sugar Cookie Bars

sugar cookie bars

I can remember the first time I made these sugar cookie bars and posted them on my old blog.

I’m a huge fan of sugar cookies, but I keep my recipe to myself. It’s one I just don’t share. Maybe someday I will.

Doubtful.

I prefer my sugar cookies to be soft, chewy, and flavorful without the chalky flavor that some sugar cookies have.

But… I’ll admit… if I’m not in the mood to spend a good amount of time in the kitchen but want cookies, sugar cookies just aren’t my choice. They make a mess, some recipes require chilling time, and they require being frosted.

Just being real. You’d never know that frosting cookies isn’t my most favorite thing to do.

So now when you’re in the mood for a delicious sugar cookie, you can make these in a flash and they’re delish!

and….. you’re welcome.

Sugar Cookie Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp soda

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease cookie sheet.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla.
  4. In a medium bowl combine flour, salt and soda and gradually add to creamed mixture.
  5. Press dough into cookie sheet with greased hands. (spray your hands with cooking spray and press dough into pan)
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes. 15 minutes was perfect for me! They will be a beautiful golden brown around the edges when done.
  7. Remove from oven and cool completely before Frosting.
Frosting Ingredient:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-4 Tbsp milk

Directions:

  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add vanilla and just enough milk until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Frost cookie bars.
  4. DON’T FORGET SPRINKLES!

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Much Love,

Teauna

Kid Friendly, Pasta

Mac N Cheese

mac n cheese labeled.jpgI am not a fan of pasta.  Except for my grandma’s spaghetti salad.  But that’s it.  However, that doesn’t mean that my kids don’t love pasta, especially homemade macaroni and cheese.

This has always been one of my boys favorites and for as long as he’ll let me cook it for him, I will.

I realize that as a food blogger, I should have covered it in buttery bread crumbs and broiled it for that perfect picture, but… that’s not how he likes it.

I’m just being real.  Not everything gets all sorts of pretty and garnished around here. And school lunch doesn’t give us time for pretty garnishes anyways.

So, here it is… all simple and gooey with the cheese that is all creamy and stringy.  It looks good. And it must taste good. B ate 2 whole bowls and K ate almost a full bowl too.

mac-n-cheese

I had myself a turkey sandwich.

Homemade Mac N Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cooked (2 cups uncooked) shell macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheese of your choice.  I use cheddar.

Directions:

  1. Cook and drain your pasta as directed on package.
  2. In a deep frying pan or saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour, salt, pepper and Dijon mustard and stir with a whisk until combined. Add Worcestershire. Stir. Stir in milk and cheese and stir constantly until it’s all melted and combined.
  3. Stir cooked & drained pasta into sauce.
  4. I then like to add a handful of shredded cheddar and stir it in.
  5. Serve while warm.

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Much love,

Teauna