Friday, April 8, 2011

How to Make Chili Cheese Ramen

Chili Cheese Ramen - Recipe

Chili - about half a cup
American Cheese - one slice
Ramen Noodles - one package (discard the flavor packet)
Water - 3/4 to 1 cup
1 teaspoon beef base (beef bullion may be substituted)
Optional Spices - dry chili powder, garlic, comino (to taste)
Diced Jalapeno and Diced Onion to garnish

  • in a soup - size bowl, place 3/4 to 1 cup water put in 1 teaspoon of beef base stir well. Add optional spices if desired.

  • Open package of Ramen noodles. Discard the flavor packet. Break Ramen noodles into three or four pieces and place in the liquid.

  • Microwave on high for approximately 2 to 2 and 1/2 minutes, depending upon the wattage of the microwave you have.

  • Pull the noodles out stir Mix them around with a fork and 1/2 cup chili and top with one slice of American cheese.

  • Place back in the microwave and cook for one more minute.

  • Remove from microwave and topped with diced jalapenos and diced onion.

  • Serve.
Hope you enjoy this recipe. Have a great day and may God bless you and yours.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Crabby's Home Made Gatorade

How to Make Gatorade

It seems like everyone out there has their own version of this popular thirst quencher. The number of look-alikes are astounding - and the reason is simple - it is a very high profit drink. It takes pennies to make your own Gatorade equivalent homemade sports drink. Most of the ingredients for Gatorade are in this mix - although I have seen variants out there that include honey, lemon juice or orange juice. The home made drinks are low cost and you can control the flavor to please your tastes. Without water, this mixture can be stored in an air tight jar for a long time, so you can make up a cup or two when you want it. The jar won't be as cool as a gatorade can, but it won't cost you as much, and you can make gatorade when you want it.

This recipe is designed for those who must control their carb intake. As a diabetic, I have always wanted to have something that has little or no carbs in it. This fills the bill. If you want to use it to get carbs back into your system, just replace some of the sucralose sweetener with table sugar or fructose. I don't suggest corn syrup as it will raise your blood sugar more quickly than the other two sugars. I don't recommend aspartame (NutraSweet) because it has a lot of health issues related to it.

Hope you enjoy this recipe - it took me a while to get it the way I wanted it. Try it out and let me know if you like it.

May God Bless!

2 pkg soft drink mix (Kool-Aid or generic equivalent)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp salt substitute (potassium chloride)
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp Splenda (sucralose - generic equivalent)
2 quarts water

In a 2 quart container, mix ingredients well
Serve over ice

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cracker Pizza Bites - Quick and Easy - Great Snack for Kids

Cracker Pizza Bites

We have had a couple of days of sub-zero temperatures. Consequently, my kids are home and driving Dad crazy with a severe case of cabin fever. This afternoon I decided to make them a quick, essy snack that they could help me make - fun for all involved and tasty stuff to boot.

I made these in the microwave, and the video I am including on this site is based on that. You can use a conventional oven at 350° to do the same if you want Pizza Bites that are crisper.

  • Crackers
  • Sliced Cheese
  • Spaghetti or Pizza Sauce

  1. Place 4 crackers on a plate
  2. Peel sliced cheese
  3. Fold sliced cheese in half
  4. Fold sliced cheese in half to make 4 squares of cheese
  5. Place cheese on crackers
  6. Place sauce on top of cheese
  7. Add sausage, pepperoni, or whatever you want to the sauce
  8. Microwave on high for 30 seconds or until cheese melts
  9. Remove from oven and serve

Below you will find a video of this recipe. I hope you enjoy and May God Bless!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Pumpkin Cobbler

How To Make Pumpkin Cobbler

At the beginning of November, I found myself debating what to do with 2 large pumpkins. I got to looking at my recipe for fresh peach cobbler and I altered it slightly for freshly cooked pumpkin. When I got ready to use the second pumpkin, I discovered it had started to rot, so I threw it away. The problem is that after having two pumpkin cobblers from the first pumpkin, I just had to have some more, so I came up with this recipe that uses standard canned pumpkin. I hope you like it as well as my family did.

I used I Can't Believe It's Not Butter (ICBINB) and Splenda to make the recipe more diabetic-friendly. You can replace these with real butter or margarine and sugar if you like. Just remember that ICBNB has a higher water content to keep the fat down, so you should adjust your recipe accordingly.

1 15 oz. can Pumpkin
1 1/2 sticks (6 oz.)I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
2 tsp cinnamon
1 to 1 1/2 cups splenda
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a 2 quart bowl, melt 1/2 stick I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, add 1/2 cup splenda and mix with a whisk.
  3. Add the pumpkin and 1 tsp cinnamon and mix well.
  4. Taste for sweetness and add more splenda, if desired.
  5. Place 1 stick icbinb in a deep 4 quart oven-proof pan (I use a cast-iron dutch oven), and place in the oven to melt the butter.
  6. In a 2 quart bowl mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup splenda, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1 1/2 cups milk (mix only to bring together - small lumps are ok).
  7. Pull the pan out of the oven.
  8. Gently pour the batter into the center of the butter in the pan - do not mix.
  9. Scoop the pumpkin mixture into the center of the pan - spread it out in the center until it is almost level with the batter in the pan. Again, do not mix. You should have a border of 1 to 2 inches of batter around the filling.
  10. Mix together 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon and sprinkle it on the top of the entire cobbler.
  11. Place the pan in the middle of the oven and bake for 30 to 40 minutes.
  12. At the end of the baking time, brown the top by turning on the broiler on low for 2 to 5 minutes - be careful not to burn the top.
  13. Let it cool for 5 minutes and serve with ice cream or milk.
  14. Enjoy!

God bless you and yours and have a Great Day!