No Bake Cookies

I love no bake cookies! I don't make them very often because I have no self control and will eat the entire batch within a day haha. My favorite thing about this recipe is that it is peanut butter free! Maybe I am the strange one, but I prefer no bake cookies without peanut butter, and they are almost impossible to find that way.

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
2 cups white sugar
5 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
3 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup coconut

Mix the butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes.

Remove from heat. Add a splash of vanilla. Mix in the oats and coconut.

Drop by spoonfuls onto wax or parchment paper. Let cool. Enjoy!

Sweet Hawaiian Cheesy BBQ Sloppy Joes

These are SO good! It technically started off as a burger, but was so messy so we tried turning it into sloppy joes. Easier to eat (although still messy!), but just as deliciouis! It is definitely a regular supper item in our household. The name is really long...but the food is so good, it is worth the long name!

 The recipe makes around 8 sloppy joes, depending on how much filling you use.

1.5 lbs ground beef
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 yellow onion, minced
1/4 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese
1/2 honey BBQ sauce (maybe a little more if you like it saucier)
Can of crushed pineapple, drained (but save some juice!)
8 slices cooked bacon
1/2 lb sliced cheddar cheese
Kings Hawaiian Original hamburger buns
french-fried onions

Brown the ground beef and onion in large skillet. Drain fat.
Add in the garlic, onion, Colby Jack, BBQ sauce, and some pineapple juice (I don't measure, but I would say a couple Tablespoons worth). Mix well and let simmer.

Split the buns and put them face up on a baking sheet. Put a slice or 2 of cheddar cheese on the top halves. Broil for a couple of minutes, until cheese is melted.

Put meat mixture on bottom half of bun, followed by crushed pineapple, french-fried onions, and a slice of bacon (we use 1 slice broken into 2 pieces). Enjoy!

Cheesy Ranch Dip

Matt and I were in the mood for a snack, but didn't have much on hand. We came up with this. It is now one of our favorite dips. Best with pretzels, but awesome with tortilla chips and crackers too.

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 ounce package dry Ranch Dip mix
1 cup shredded cheddar

Mix all ingredients together. Eat right away (delicious) or let sit in fridge to blend the flavors together (even better!).