K’s Keepers, Vol. 1

So, k had a great idea!  Let’s post some of k’s favorite recipes that I make, so that others can enjoy these super simple dinners and treats too!  Good job, k!  After every new dinner I make, I ask k if it’s a “keeper,”  meaning, do we keep this recipe in rotation or get rid of it because it’s poo.  K always says “keeper.”  So, that’s where the blog title, K’s Keepers, comes from.  I’m hoping to make this a recurring post, featuring some of k’s favorites.

I took a few pictures last night while cooking, but only of the finished (and almost gone) product. Nothing of the prep, how-t0, or anything in between.  These recipes are super simple (that’s the only way I cook, people) but if you have a question, let me know!

Crockpot Mac ‘n Cheese

(Makes 6 – 8 servings)

8 oz. Dry Wheat Elbow Macaroni, cooked (I used Penne because that’s what I had)
3-4 c. Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided
1 can (12 oz.) Evaporated Milk
1 1/2 c. Milk
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Salt
Onion Powder to Taste

1 – Combine all ingredients, except 1 c. cheese, in greased crockpot.  Sprinkle 1 c. cheese on top.

2 – Cover.  Cook on high, 3-4 hours.  Do not remove lid or stir until finished cooking.  

3 – Enjoy!

      1 – Mac ‘n Cheese cooking in crockpot. Not opening the lid and taking a peek was the hardest part of this recipe!   2 – Finished product, after I stirred it.  3 – Almost gone!  It was a very yummy dish!


(Makes 12 in Muffin Tin)

1 c. Flour
1 c. Yellow Cornmeal
2/3 c. Sugar
1 tsp. Salt
3 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1 egg
1 c. Milk
1/3 c. Vegetable Oil

*Can be made in cast iron skillet, muffin tins, or square baking dish.  (I used a square baking dish this time because I wanted extra-thick pieces).

1 – Preheat oven to 350*.

2 – In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients with a wire whisk.

3 – Grease pan and sprinkle cornmeal, making sure all side are coated.  Pour batter into pan.

4 – Bake 15 – 20 minutes, until top is golden brown.  (I had to add 10 minutes due to the thickness).

5 – Enjoy!


I love, love, love cornbread!  This recipe is super easy and very, very good!

Microwave Apple Crisp

(Serves 6)

4 Medium Tart Cooking Apples, peeled & sliced
2/3 c. Packed Brown Sugar
2/3 c. Quick Cooking or Old-Fashioned Oats
1/2 c. Original Bisquick Mix
3 tbsp. Butter, softened
3/4 tsp. Cinnamon
3/4 tsp. Nutmeg

1 – In an ungreased 2 qt. microwaveable casserole or 8 inch square dish, arrange apple slices, covering bottom of dish.

2 – In small bowl, stir remaining ingredients until crumbly.  Sprinkle over apples.

3 – Microwave uncovered on high, 7-10 minutes, until apples are tender.  Serve warm.

4 – Enjoy!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the first (of many) K’s Keepers post.  Let me know if you try these recipes and what you think!

Enjoy your day,


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