Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cooking With Court has MOVED!!!!!!!!!

Due to some issues I've been having with Blogspot, my cooking blog has massively suffered over the past several months.

After finally getting all my old posts transferred over, I'm happy to announce my BRAND NEW Cooking With Court Blog is up and running! You can expect a lot more recipes coming your way soon.

Please join me over at my NEW SITE. All previous recipes can also be found there as well.

Please BOOKMARK this new web address:

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Grandma's Ramen Noodle Coleslaw

This was a huge staple within my family growing up. It made an appearance at almost every family BBQ or family get-together when we were up in Michigan visiting my grandparents. It remains a huge favorite within my family today. It is SOOOO easy to make. I had the whole thing whipped up in under 10 minutes. Perfect compliment to any summer meal you plan to make!

Grandma's Ramen Noodle Coleslaw

2 seasoning packs from ramen noodles (BEEF flavored)
3/4 cup of canola oil
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2/3 cup of sugar (we used Splenda)

Mix above ingredients in a jar and refrigerate

1 pkg coleslaw
1 large sweet onion
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 1/2 cups slivered almonds

Pour dressing over salad and mix.

Add 2 pkgs of crushed ramen noodles just before serving.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Good For You" Bars

Hands-down some of the yummiest bars I've ever had. And SO easy. I was surprised just how many of the ingredients I had on hand already in my kitchen.

Try em!!

"Good For You" Bars

4 cups of oats
1 cup of packed brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup of creamy peanut butter

Mix all ingredients and press into a 9 x 11 pan. Bake at 375 for 12-14 minutes, until edges are golden brown.

1 pkg. of butterscotch chips
1 cup of chocolate chips
2/3 cup of peanut butter
1 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts

Melt the chips and peanut butter until smooth. Add the peanuts and pour over the bottom mixture.  Let stand in fridge for about 1 hour or until firm.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Ziti with Meat Sauce

On the menu this week!

Got this recipe from my lovely mother and wanted to share it with you all.

Love me some pasta!  Really simple and easy dish to prepare that will definitely leave your tummy very satisfied. Feed the hunger. Carb load.

Ziti with Meat Sauce

Serves 6

1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
l red onion
Olive oil
1 garlic clove
1 lb. ground sirloin or round
3 sweet Italian sausages, cut into rough chunks
1 bunch parsley
Basil, salt, and pepper, to taste
1 lb. ziti
Ricotta and grated Parmesan

Drain juice from tomatoes and reserve liquid.  Simmer, covered, in a large pot.

Chop onion.  Saute, using enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the skillet, over medium-low heat until translucent. Mince garlic and add to the onion.

Put sauteed onions and garlic into the tomato pot.

Brown chopped meat and sausage in skillet.  Add to tomato pot.

Add cut up parsley and basil; season with salt and pepper to taste.  Simmer for several hours.   Add some reserved tomato juice, if needed.

Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente.

Spoon pasta into bowls with sauce.  Add a dollop of ricotta cheese and a sprinkle of Parmesan, to taste.  Finish with fresh basil.