Cooking With The Lewis Sisters

A Blog of Recipes We Love and Enjoy!

Tropical Fruit Salad June 26, 2017

Filed under: Dessert,Side Dishes,Snacks — lewissisters @ 9:37 pm

Hi guys!
I hope you are having a lovely day. I have a fantastic summer recipe for you. It is another version of our fruit salad. For the original recipe click the following link. https://lewissisters.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/fruit-salad/
A couple weeks ago, I made the original fruit salad, with strawberry yogurt and cheesecake pudding, for a barbecue my parents were attending; when an idea struck me for a tropical version of this dish. Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to make the tropical version and the verdict is… The salad is fantastic; to add more coconut flavor garnish with some toasted coconut, or, crushed graham crackers (regular or gluten free).
Have fun adding your own fruit.
This salad is a hit at any summer barbecue. Give it a try!
 
Lewissisters Tropical Fruit Salad


12 ounces Cool Whip
1 small box coconut pudding
18 ounces vanilla yogurt
1 pound sliced strawberries, one package.
2 or 3 cups small marshmallows, optional
2 or 3 sliced bananas
1 Cup mandarin oranges
1 Cup pineapple
Directions:
1. Put the yogurt, pudding and Cool Whip in a large bowl and mix everything together with a wisk.

2. Cover the bowl and put it in the fridge to thicken; for one hour or more.

3. Wash, hull, and slice the strawberries; slice the bananas, drain the oranges and pineapple.

4. Fold the fruit and marshmallows into the cream mixture and garnish with a little toasted coconut or crushed graham crackers; serve immediately. This dessert is even better the next day!
Enjoy!

 

Gluten Free Pound Cake May 21, 2017

Filed under: Cakes,Dessert,Gluten Free — lewissisters @ 10:07 pm

Hi readers!
Last Friday, 19 May 2017 marked the fifth year of the blog. I can’t believe it! Thank you for sticking with us; since we do not post regularly, it’s so nice to see you come back and share/like our posts.
Last month, I announced my upcoming novel; it is still in the final stages so here is a peak at what it’s about.
“When a doctor and nurse are kidnapped during an Ebola epidemic in Liberia, more than their well-being will be threatened when their past and secrets must come out.”
Keep an eye on my Facebook page for more upcoming information about the book. The page is: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMacyLewis.
The recipe for this month is from my friend Mikelle, it is a delicious and easy pound cake! I made it for Mother’s Day dessert and served it with strawberries and whipped cream. It was delicious! I omitted the almond extract because my niece has a nut allergy and added a little more vanilla extract; making the cake gluten free is very easy.
I hope you give this cake a try!
Pound Cake Recipe


2 c. Butter (4 sticks)

3 c. Sugar

6 eggs

1 Tsp. almond extract

1/2 Tsp vanilla

1/2 Tsp baking soda

3 c. flour (gluten free)

1 c. Sour cream

Directions:

Mix everything in a large bowl.

Bake at 350 for one hour in a greased bunt pan 🙂

You can also cut up strawberries and put whipping cream and strawberries on top!

Only let the cake cool in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes, or it may not come out very easily.
Enjoy!

 

Roast Beef and Veggies April 1, 2017

Filed under: Dinner,Gluten Free,Slow Cooker — lewissisters @ 10:01 pm

Hi everyone!
I hope you are having a delightful spring! I have a wonderful recipe for you today, and I would like to tell you about something that is coming up for me in the near future.
In a few months, I am going to release a novel. If you would like to stay up-to-date with information, feel free to like the Facebook page I have created for the book. http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMacyLewis.
Now, for the recipe… This is our own recipe for roast beef and vegetables. It is simple to throw together and your slow cooker does all the work! It is delicious the day of an even better as leftovers.
I know you will love this dish!
Roast Beef and Vegetables


1 beef roast
Potatoes cut in pieces (we use small red potatoes with the skin left on, use as many as you want)
Carrots (baby carrots or carrot slices with ridges, as many as you want)
Seasoning (we use 1 package Liptin onion soup mix)
2 cups water
Directions:

1. Spray a large Crock pot with cooking spray. 

2. Place vegetables in crock pot, sprinkle half of the soup/seasoning on top. 

3. Add roast beef and sprinkle with remaining soup/seasoning. 

4. Add 2 cups water. 

5. Cook on high 6 to 8 hours or on low 10 to 12 hours or until vegetables are tender.

 

Enjoy!
 

 

Andes Mint Cookies March 4, 2017

Filed under: Cakes,Cookies,Gluten Free — lewissisters @ 11:55 pm

Hi guys!
This recipe comes from the same cookie bake off I told you about in January. See the following link: https://lewissisters.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/chocolate-crackle-cookies/ 
I made these cookies today; they are fast to throw together and a hit! I love the frosting from the Andes Mints; the mints make the cookies so tasty! Don’t leave the cookies on your cookie sheet for a long time because they will be harder to take off, even if your cookie sheet is greased.
Give these cookies a try, you will love them!
Andes Mint Cookies


1 package Devil’s Food cake mix (gluten free)
2 eggs
½ cup oil
1 cup chocolate chips
1 package Andes mints
Mix together first three ingredients, then add chocolate chips.
Drop onto a greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 7 to 9 minutes at 350 degrees. The cookies may not look done, but do not overbake.
Place one Andes mint on top of each cookie. Let it melt and then swirl it around with a knife to frost.
Allow cookies to cool and chocolate to set before serving.
Enjoy!

 

BBQ Pork Chops February 2, 2017

Filed under: Dinner,Gluten Free,Slow Cooker — lewissisters @ 10:53 pm

Hello everyone!
This month’s recipe was a creative accident that turned out to be delicious! In December 2016, we were going to have barbecue ribs, but my dad accidently bought pork chops so we decided: “What the heck, we will give barbecue pork chops a try.” I am telling you, they were delicious! You have got to try them because the way we make them is so darn simple; it makes the pork chops extremely tender. This is the same recipe for our barbecue ribs https://lewissisters.wordpress.com/?s=BBQ+Ribs 
We served this dish with rice and cooked vegetables.
 
Barbecue Pork Chops


1 cup plus a little more water

8 boneless pork chops (or more) 

1 bottle BBQ sauce (any kind) 

Cooking spray

Directions

1. Spray a small crock pot with cooking spray.
2. Put pork chops in crock pot, season chops with preferred seasoning, and pour water on top.
3. Cook on low 7 to 9 hours or on high 4 to 6 hours; drain water.
4. Pour BBQ sauce on top of pork chops and heat through.

Serve with rice and cooked vegetables; great as leftovers.

Enjoy!
 

 

Chocolate Crackle Cookies January 1, 2017

Filed under: Brownies,Cookies,Dessert,Gluten Free — lewissisters @ 5:09 pm

Hey readers!

We are so excited to begin another year. We would like to thank all of you who follow our posts, like and share them with your friends and families. It means a lot to us to have such a wonderful group of followers and we sincerely appreciate every one of you. Thank you for reading our blog!

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I made these cookies last month for our big family Christmas party and again a few days later for a party my parents threw and they were a hit at both events. A few days before the family party, on Christmas Eve, I made three batches of our pumpkin bread… https://lewissisters.wordpress.com/?s=pumpkin+bread Our family party was two days after Christmas Day, and I wanted to make a dessert that would be easy for everyone to eat while they mingled. I also wanted a recipe that was really easy to throw together because I was sick of measuring lots of ingredients. I looked through my files and found this easy cookie recipe. I knew I had to make it because it sounded delicious and I wanted simplicity. Making the recipe gluten free is very easy.

This recipe comes from the place where I served my mission, to see what I am talking about see the following link: https://lewissisters.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/reflections/. Anyways, the staff where I served loved to have different contests to share food and choose winners for favorite recipes, and as a foodie I was all over that; I loved getting the recipes that were shared. This recipe is from a Cookie Bake Off that was held.

The verdict for the cookies is… They are delicious warm and at room temperature. I love the crackle designs when they come out of the oven.

Try these delicious cookies today! We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 2017!
Chocolate Crackle Cookies


1 box Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie mix (gluten free) 

1 cup all-purpose flour (gluten free)

3 eggs

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup powdered sugar (reserved for coating dough)

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Place brownie mix, flour, eggs and oil in medium bowl. Stir until blended.

Place powdered sugar in separate bowl. For each cookie, scoop 1 rounded tablespoon dough and place in powdered sugar. Roll dough gently into balls, coating thoroughly with powdered sugar. 

Place 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 11 to 13 minutes. Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Enjoy!

 

Pumpkin Bread December 26, 2016

Filed under: Breakfast,Gluten Free,Pumpkin,Quick Breads — lewissisters @ 5:21 am

Hi guys!Here is a recipe we have been making for as long as I can remember at Christmas time. We have passed it out as neighbor and family gifts because it is so delicious!

This recipe says “Christmas!” to my family. We always have this bread for breakfast on Christmas morning, along with, Relief Society Potatoes https://lewissisters.wordpress.com/?s=funeral+potatoes ham and fruit. We love to top our bread with butter; this bread is wonderful gluten free or regular.

This recipe comes from the Betty Crocker Cookbook; I have no idea how many editions of that book exist, but when I searched online for the recipe a different one came up. So my guess is the recipe is only found in hard copy if you have the book; that is until now!

A word about the bread, if you make a double batch, it will take a very large bowl and if you have a smaller stand mixer, the batter won’t fit; however, a single batch of bread will fit just fine in your stand mixer. One more thing, if you use the disposable bread pans, you will get a lot of bread for your money, we use a combination of regular sized disposable bread pans and Minnie disposable bread pans when we make our bread.

I hope you try this recipe next fall, or Christmas, or make it right now before you make your New Year’s Resolutions. 🙂

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

 

 

Pumpkin Bread

 

From the Betty Crocker COOKBOOK

 

2/3 cup shortening

2 and 2/3 cups sugar

1 (15 oz) small can pumpkin

2/3 cup water

4 eggs

3 and 1/3 cups flour (gluten free)

2 tsps baking soda

1 and 1 half tsps salt

1 half tsp baking powder

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves

 

Directions:

 

Mix shortening and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs, pumpkin, and water and mix until blended. If you use a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour and spices together. Then, add dry mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix together until mixture is blended. If you want, you can just add the dry ingredients on top of the wet and mix it in; it is much easier and saves a bowl from being washed.

3. Pour into greased disposable loaf pans big and small. Fill pans ½ or 2/3 full.

4. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

5. Cool on cooling racks and store wrapped in saran wrap in the refrigerator. We love to top our bread with butter.

 

Enjoy!