Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

October 7, 2013
pumpkin coffee cake with maple glaze

Make this next treat as a coffee cake for breakfast or brunch, or serve it after dinner with coffee and freshly whipped cream with a dash of cinnamon. Ingredients: ·         One (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree ·         One-third cup Hiland Sour Cream ·         One tablespoon Griffin’s vanilla ·         Two eggs ·         Two teaspoons pumpkin pie spice […]

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One-Dish Spaghetti and Meatballs

October 5, 2013
one dish spaghetti and meatballs

This fabulous spaghetti and meatballs entree is baked with cream cheese, sour cream and cottage cheese for a delicious one-dish dinner. Ingredients: ·         Eight ounces spaghetti ·         One pound JC Potter Italian Style Sausage ·         Two cloves garlic, chopped ·         One (28-ounce) jar spaghetti sauce ·         One cup Hiland Small Curd Cottage Cheese ·         One-fourth […]

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Bacon Maple Rolls

October 4, 2013
bacon maple rolls

Ingredients: ·       10 slices Bar-S Fully Cooked Bacon ·       One package Shawnee Mills Buttermilk Biscuit Mix ·       One-half cup Hiland milk ·       One-quarter cup light brown sugar ·       One cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese ·       One cup Griffin’s syrup Preparation: 1.      Cook the bacon in microwave. Crumble, then set aside. 2.      Stir together the biscuit […]

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Sausage Tortellini Soup

October 1, 2013
Sausage Tortellini Soup

Ingredients: ·         One pound Mountain View Meat Co. Smoked Sausage ·         One medium onion, diced ·         One (32-ounce) carton beef broth ·         One (8-ounce) can tomato sauce ·         One cup dry red Oklahoma-made wine ·         One teaspoon Daddy Hinkle’s Original Instant Meat Marinade ·         One teaspoon dried Italian seasoning ·         Two (14.5-ounce) cans Italian-style tomatoes […]

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Espresso Scented Coffee Cake

September 27, 2013
espresso scented coffee cake

  8 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and diced, plus more for the pan 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups light brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3/4 cup pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped 11/2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup buttermilk 1 egg, at room temperature 1 tablespoon instant espresso […]

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Peanut Butter Cupcakes

September 20, 2013
Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Winning recipe in Delectable Desserts category Made in Oklahoma Coalition Submitted by Summer Lewis of Tahlequah   Cupcake ingredients: One-third cup Garden Club creamy peanut butter Three-fourth cup water One-half cup Hiland butter One cup sugar One cup brown sugar Two cups Shawnee Mills All-Purpose Flour One teaspoon salt One teaspoon baking soda Two eggs […]

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Fat Free Entertaining

September 13, 2013
fat free entertaining

Entertaining is a big responsibility. Party hosts welcoming guests into their homes must prepare their homes for guests and plan a meal as well as any entertainment, while those hosting a night out on the town must find a restaurant that's conveniently located and offers a menu that's versatile enough to cater to guests who […]

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Indian Cuisine with a Little Less Kick

September 11, 2013
indian cuisine with less kick

Indian cuisine is known the world over for its flavorful and often spicy dishes. But not every Indian dish is overwhelmingly spicy. For those who want the flavor but not necessarily the kick of Indian cuisine, this mildly spicy recipe for "Vegetables With a Minty Lamb and Rice Stuffing" from Ruta Kahate's "5 Spices, 50 […]

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Skinny Solutions to Weight Loss

September 10, 2013
the real skinny

Soup-only sustenance, detoxifying smoothies and fat-burning superfoods are just a few of the many ways people have attempted to lose weight in recent years. Although many diets can help a person shed unwanted pounds or get healthier, many more fail to address the problems boomerang dieters often face: the fundamental lifestyle choices that lead to […]

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Cheater Cheater Spaghetti Eater- A fast weeknight dinner with leftovers

September 8, 2013

A quick but yummy dinner is a valuable commodity at my house. Most days we are coming home after a long day of school/work plus an after school activity like karate, basketball, or the gym. I love making cheater spaghetti because it's fast, pretty good, and makes quite a few leftovers for lunches. To start, […]

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Easy Peanut Brittle

September 7, 2013
easy peanut brittle

Ingredients: ·       One cup white sugar ·       Two cups salted peanuts ·       One teaspoon Griffin’s Vanilla Extract ·       One tablespoon Hiland Butter ·       One teaspoon baking soda   Preparation: 1.      Spray a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside. 2.      Combine corn syrup and sugar in a large microwave-safe bowl, […]

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How to cut back on the sugar in your diet

September 6, 2013
cut back on sugar

Many people have a love-hate relationship with sugar. They may love how it tastes, but they also may hate the effects sugar can have on their bodies. As a result, many men and women would love to reduce their sugar consumption. The American Heart Association reports that the average adult in the United States consumes […]

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Po’ Boy

September 4, 2013

Po' Boys are actually really easy and a healthy, quick dinner. You can make the cole slaw and fish ahead of time if you want to. For the fish, I used tilapia because I already had some, but you can use any type of fish you want. This is really great with catfish. To make […]

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Okra and Jalapeno Hushpuppies with Sweet Tomato and Horseradish Dipping Sauce

August 31, 2013
Okra and Jalapeno Hushpuppies

Grand-Prize winner and winning recipe in Party Time Appetizers category Made in Oklahoma Coalition Submitted by Chad Davis of Oklahoma City   Hushpuppies ingredients: Peanut Oil, for frying One cup Shawnee Mills Cornmeal Three-fourth cup Shawnee Mills Self-Rising flour One teaspoon kosher salt One teaspoon brown sugar One-half teaspoon smoked paprika One small yellow onion, […]

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Granola and Greek Yogurt Parfait

August 30, 2013
Granola Greek Yogurt Parfait

To make granola: Ingredients: ·         Four tablespoons Griffin’s Original Syrup ·         Four tablespoons vegetable oil ·         One teaspoon Griffin’s vanilla ·         One cup old-fashioned rolled oats ·         One-half cup pecan halves or sliced almonds ·         One-quarter cup light brown sugar, firmly packed ·         One-quarter teaspoon salt ·         One-half teaspoon ground cinnamon ·         One-quarter cup mixed […]

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Kids Cooking – Italian Chicken Melt Sandwiches

August 28, 2013
Kids Cooking With Christopher 3

Chef Christopher is back to show you how to make Italian Chicken Melts. They only take about 10 minutes to make.

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Awesome Strawberry Cheesecake

August 24, 2013
Awesome Strawberry Cheesecake

Winning recipe in Small Bites category Made in Oklahoma Coalition Submitted by Mandy Ozment of Purcell   Ingredients: Twelve ea. prepared graham cracker mini pie shell One (eight-ounce) cream cheese, softened One (eight-ounce) Hiland sour cream Three-fourth cup sugar One tablespoon Griffin's vanilla extract One cup Hiland Whipping Cream One tablespoon granulated sugar Two cups […]

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Easily the Best Coleslaw Ever

August 21, 2013

I am not usually impressed by restaurant coleslaw. They either weigh down the freshness of the veggies or make it so tangy that you can barely eat it. This homemade slaw is great because it's not to heavy, has a little kick, and isn't too vinegary. It is super easy to make also! Prep TIme: […]

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Strawberry Banana Omelet

August 19, 2013
strawberry banana omelet

Ingredients 3T butter, divided 2T brown sugar 1/8t cinnamon 3 small bananas, firm 1/4t vanilla 4oz strawberries (about 1 1/2 cups) 6 large eggs 2T water 1/2t salt Confectioner's sugar In a saucepan, heat 1T butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, bananas, vanilla, and strawberries over med heat until sugar is melted. Remove from the heat and […]

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Freezing Onions

August 18, 2013
Freezing Onions

Stock up on onions when they are on sale. Cut them up and freeze up to 1 year. Frozen onions are best used cooked and not raw. Thaw in the fridge for the best flavor and texture.

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Brownie Ice Cream Cake

August 17, 2013
Brownie Ice Cream Cake

This yummy desert is a great way to beat the Oklahoma heat using products from the Made in Oklahoma Coalition. Ingredients: ·       One package Shawnee Mills Fudge Brownie Mix ·       One-half gallon Hiland Dairy Real Vanilla Ice Cream, softened ·       One cup hot fudge topping ·       Toppings: maraschino cherries, candy sprinkles, miniature chocolate chips   […]

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Baked Fish Nuggets with Sweet Veggies

August 14, 2013
baked fish nuggets with sweet veggies

If you are looking for a pretty simple but healthy weeknigh meal, you found it! This recipe works well with many different ypes of fish. We have used tilapia, cod, and catfish. We use tilapia the most often. For the breading I used Shake and Bake Extra Crispy with some shreddd parmesan cheese. Cut the […]

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Back to School Breakfast Ideas

August 12, 2013

I have banned the purchase of Pop Tarts at my house for this school year. While Pop Tarts are my kids favorite breakfast, and they are easy, those are really their only redeeming qualities. Plus, my kids eat them for snacks and sneak them when they are hungry because they didn't want what I cooked […]

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Chargrilled Chicken Kabobs

August 7, 2013
Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Ingredients This is one of those recipes I make a lot because you can prep the chicken and veggies the night before to save time when you are ready to cook dinner. All you have to do to cook is fire up the grill and put everything on skewers! 2 1/2 lbs chicken thighs (or […]

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Baked Chicken Parmesan

July 31, 2013

I LOVE chicken parmesan but I am not in love with the calories and more specifically the butter part. I set out to come up with a recipe that was healthier but still just as yummy. This recipe won. "It's two goods. It's a dillion good." ~Little Brother "I'm surprised this is so good.  I […]

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Sweet and Spicy Sausage Stuffed Pork

July 24, 2013
Sweet and Spicy Sausage Stuffed Pork

Winning recipe in Blue Ribbon Dinners category Made in Oklahoma Coalition Submitted by Mary Shivers of Ada   Ingredients: Two tablespoons Granny’s Good Ol’ Fashion Bacon Drippings One medium onion, diced fine One-fourth cup celery, diced fine One medium red apple, peeled and diced fine One cup firmly packed baby spinach Two teaspoons salt, divided […]

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Grilled Stuffed Zucchini Canoes

July 16, 2013
Grilled Stuffed Zucchini Boats

This recipe was one of those I just made up as I went along because I was in the mood for grilled zucchini and I'm trying to minimize the amount of carbs I eat. Ingredients: 4 zucchini 1 lb of mild Italian sausage 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper 1 TBSP chopped onion 1/2 cup […]

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Grilled Chicken with White Barbecue Sauce

July 9, 2013
grilled chicken with white bbq sauce

Follow my blog with Bloglovin One-fourth cup Hiland buttermilk One and one-half cups Garden Club mayonnaise One-fourth cup Garden Club apple cider vinegar One tablespoon Head Country All-Purpose Championship Seasoning Two tablespoons sugar One tablespoon black pepper One and one-half pounds bone-in chicken breasts, with or without skin   In a small bowl, whisk together […]

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Cooking for Kids – BBQ Chicken Sandwich

July 3, 2013

8 year old Chef Christopher is back with a great 4th of July recipe that kids can make.

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Kids Cooking With Christopher – Pizza Bagels

June 25, 2013

I am pleased to announce the first video of my oldest son's new YouTube channel, Kids Coking with Christopher! Please stop by and like his video and leave him a nice comment!  

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Grilled Corn with Spicy Citrus Butter

June 18, 2013
Grilled Corn with Spicy Citrus Butter

One-half cup Suan’s Scotch Bonnet Mango Lemon Fruit Butter One-fourth cup Hiland unsalted butter, softened One tablespoon lemon zest Eight ears fresh corn Two tablespoons olive oil Two teaspoons kosher salt One teaspoon fresh ground pepper   Combine Suan’s Scotch Bonnet Mango Lemon Fruit Butter, Hiland butter and lemon zest. Place in small bowl and […]

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The Adventures of Grilled Lamb

June 13, 2013
raw lamb steak

The boys and I started watching MasterChef last week. They both love Cake Boss so I figured it would be fun. I was right and I was wrong. After one episode Big Brother decided he wanted to try lamb. I've never cooked lamb. I've never even eaten lamb! Big Brother, with all the wisdom of […]

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Sweet and Smoky Sausage Kabobs

June 5, 2013
Sausage Kabobs

One-half cup Garden Club apricot preserves One-fourth cup Garden Club apple cider vinegar Three shallots, diced One teaspoon Daddy Hinkle’s Original Meat Marinade One pound Mountain View Meat Company mild or hot smoked sausage links Two bell peppers, cut into chunks One red onion, cut into chunks One-half pound whole mushrooms One large zucchini, cut […]

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Choc’ken Fried Chicken

May 7, 2013

Ingredients One and one-half cups Shawnee Mills All-Purpose Flour One tablespoon Daddy Hinkle's Original Onion and Garlic Dry Seasoning One-half teaspoon paprika Twelve oz. Choc Original 1919 Four Chef's Requested Foods Santa Fe Brand Chicken Breasts   Instructions: Preheat oil in deep fryer to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix together dry ingredients and […]

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Strawberry Bundt Cake

April 23, 2013
Strawberry Bundt Cake

Nothing makes me feel more ready for Spring and Summer than strawberries. And who doesn't love cake? Two cups All-Purpose Flour One and one-fourth teaspoons baking powder Three-fourths teaspoon salt One-half teaspoon baking soda Three-fourths cup unsalted butter, softened One and a half cups sugar Three-fourths cup strawberry preserves Four large eggs, room temperature One […]

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Farm Fresh Corn Salad

April 16, 2013

I am always looking for quick yet healthy things to pack in my lunch for work. This is a great cold salad that is super healthy! You could replace the green bell pepper for jalapenos if you wanted a but more kick to it. Two tablespoons olive oil Four cups fresh or frozen corn kernels […]

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