Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Peach Dessert

2 Cups Water (or fruit juice)
2 Tbs. Corn Starch
1 Cup Sugar
1-3 oz Pkg Peach Jello
4 C. Peaches
2 1/2 Cups Crushed Graham Crackrs
6 Tbs. Powdered Sugar
1 Cube Butter
1-8 oz Cream Cheese
1 Pint Whipping Cream Whip'd
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
Mix cornstarch and sugar with water and bring to a boil. Add jello and make sure it is all dissalved. Then chill in the fridge.
Mix graham crackers, 6 TBs powdered sugar and 1 cube butter. Put half of mixture in bottom of 9X13 pan. Save the other half for the top.
Fold together whipping cream with 1/2 Cup powdered sugar and beaten cream cheese. Blend till smooth.
Spread 4 Cups sliced peaches on top of graham cracker crumbs, then pour chilled jello mixture over peaches. (I let it sit in the fridge again for another 10 to 15 mintues to set up a little) Then spread cream cheese mixture on top of jello/peach layer. Sprinkle the remaining half of graham cracker mixture over the top.
Chill over night or for several hours.
I hear its very good with Rasberries as well!!!

I put it in the fridge to chill and I came back the next morning and this is what I found!!!

These are pictures from Jasons phone so they just dont show just how amazing this is! So get off the computer and go make it now....I said...NOW!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Peanut Butter Balls (aka Heaven)

2 c. Peanut Butter
2 Tsp. Vanilla
4 c. corn flakes (crush after measuring)
1 lb. Powdered Sugar
1/2 c. Butter

Mix all ingredients together, roll into balls.
Dip the balls in melting chocolate and allow to set.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

FAMOUS CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES, served at Mickala's wedding

Some claim this to be Neiman Marcus recipe.

2 c. butter or margarine
4 eggs
2 c. granulated sugar
2 c. brown sugar

Beat above ingredients until light and fluffy
5 c. old fashioned oats, ground in blender until powdery
2 tsp. baking soda
4 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla

mix well: stir in:

c c. chopped pecans (optional)
24 oz. chocolate chips
3 oz. milk chocolate( grind to powder in blender)

Drop by teaspoon on greased cookie sheet; bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes
These stay chewy if kept in airtight container.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Lettuce Wraps

These take some work to make, but are delicious! Any ingredients that you can't seem to find will probably be in the Asian section of your grocery store.

Start by making the special sauce. This is for dipping the lettuce wraps in when you're ready to eat.

Special Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon hot mustard
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 1-2 teaspoon garlic and red chile paste

Dissolve the sugar and water in a small bowl. Add soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ketchup, lemon juice, and sesame oil. Mix well and refrigerate until you're ready to serve.

Mix hot water and hot mustard and set aside, as well. Just before serving add desired amount to the special sauce. Also, add desired amount of garlic and red chile paste (both of these can be left out to save on cost, especially if you don't want very spicy wraps).

  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup water chestnuts
  • 2/3 cup mushrooms
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 4-5 leaves iceberg lettuce

Bring oil to high heat in a wok or large frying pan. Saute chicken breasts for 4-5 min. per side until done. When done, remove from pan and let cool. Leave the oil in the pan.

While chicken is cooking and cooling, mince the mushrooms and water chestnuts to the size of small peas. Make sure garlic and onions have also been chopped.

Prepare stir fry sauce.

Stir Fry Sauce:

Prepare the stir fry sauce by mixing the soy sauce, brown sugar, and rice vinegar together in a small bowl.

When chicken is cooled, mince it as the mushrooms and water chestnuts are.

Add another tablespoon of oil to the wok or pan and return to high heat. Add chicken, garlic, onions, water chestnuts and mushrooms to the pan. Add the stir fry sauce to the pan and saute the mixture for a couple minutes.

Spoon chicken mixture into lettuce wraps to serve. Dip in special sauce.

Orange Rolls

3 packages Pillsbury refrigerator country biscuits

Mix together:
1 cube melted butter
1 cup sugar
Shavings from an orange peel

Dip each roll in the sugar mixture and line up in a well-greased bundt pan. Pour any extra sugar mixture over the top. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes.

Remove from oven and immediately invert onto a plate. Serve hot.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Chocolate Mints

1 Pkg. Mint Oreos
8 oz. Pkg. Cream Cheese
Dipping Chocolate

Crush Oreos in the blender. Mix in the cream cheese. Roll into balls (approx. 1 Tbsp each). Freeze balls for 1-2 hours. Dip each ball in the melted chocolate and allow to set up in the fridge or freezer.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Ham Glaze

8-10 lb fully cooked, bone in ham.
1 1/4 c. Brown Sugar
1/3 c. Pineapple Juice
1/3 c. Honey
1/3 c. Orange Juice
2 Tb. Dijon Mustard

Combine all ingredients except the ham in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.

Preheat oven to 325. Place ham in roasting pan. To keep ham from drying out I wrapped it in tinfoil, making a "tent" on the top. Cook ham for 2 hours, remove from oven, baste with the sauce. Return to oven and continue basting every 10 minutes for the next 30-45 minutes.

*When I made this I doubled the sauce. I made one batch that I poured over the ham when I first put it in the oven. I then made another batch to baste with during the last hour of cooking. I used the remainder as a sauce to dip the ham in.

I also cooked the ham longer at a lower temperature to help it from drying out.

Crockpot Mashed Potatoes

5 Lb bag of potatoes
1 package of cream cheese, room temperature
1 c. sour cream
1 chicken bullion cube
1/2 cup water, reserve from boiling the potatoes
1 tsp. garlic powder

Wash and peel potatoes, cutting into halves or quarters. Cover completely with water and boil for 15-20 minutes.
Remove 1/2 c. water from the potatoes, add the chicken bullion cube, mix until dissolved, set aside.
Drain potatoes, return to pot. Add the cream cheese, sour cream, chicken bullion water and garlic powder. Mash the potatoes well.
Put the potatoes into a 4-6 Qt. crock pot on low heat for 2-4 hours.

This recipe is especially nice when you have a big meal and don't want to have to wait until the last minute to make the potatoes.

Chicken Enchilada Dip

2 packages (8 oz.) Cream Cheese
2 c. Mayo
2 c. Sour Cream
2 cans of Green Chilies
2 c. shredded Cheddar Cheese
3 Chicken Breasts, cooked and shredded.

Put all ingredients in crock pot and warm for several hours.

Sweet Chex Mix

1 c. Karo Syrup
1c. Sugar
3/4 c. butter (not margarine)
A pinch of baking soda
18 c. of mixed Golden Grahams and Rice Chex*

Preheat oven to 250.

Bring first three ingredients to a boil on the stove top, then add the baking soda.
Stir over the cereal mix to coat evenly.
Spread over a large cookie sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and spread on a sheet of wax paper to cool, breaking up the pieces.

*You can use any combo of the two cereals to equal 18 cups, or you can change it up a bit, using some of your favorite cereal or nuts.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Taco Pie

1 lb hamburger
1 can tomato soup
3/4 cup salsa
8 oz sour cream
1 can corn
1 small can slices olives
1 huge handful of shredded Mexican style cheese

2 boxes of jiffy cornbread
(for cornbread)
2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
1 1/2 table spoons sugar.

Brown hamburger. While hamburger is cooking, mix cornbread with eggs, milk and sugar. In a seperate bowl mix tomato soup, salsa, sour cream, corn, olives and cheese. Drain hamburger and add to the soup mixture. Pour hamburger mixture into casserole dish. Pour cornbread over mixture and smooth out. Sprinkle 1/2 tablespoon of sugar over cornbread. Bake at 425 degrees for about 25 mins.

***I found a recipe that was similar to this one. But I added quite a bit of things. So I'm not sure on the exact amounts for each ingredient!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Apple Cinnamon Bread

3 Large Eggs
1 1/2 c. Sugar
3/4 c. Vegetable Oil
2 c. Flour
1 1/2 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
3 Honeycrisp Apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/2 c. chopped nuts
Whipped Cream or Ice Cream

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Grease an 8 inch square baking pan. In large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, and oil until blended. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Mix until well combined. Stir in apples and nuts. Spread batter in pan and bake 65 to 70 minutes or until wooden toothpick comes out clean. Serve w/whipped cream or ice cream.

Peanut Butter Bars

1 cup white Karo Syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup margarine

6 cup Rice Krispies
1 bag Chocolate Chips

Mix first four ingredients and bring to a boil. Stir in Rice Krispies. Put in 13x9x2 greased baking dish. While warm, top with chocolate chips. Let melt. Spread out or top with favorite topping.

Soft Caramel Dip

50 wrapped caramels
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup sour cream

Unwrap and melt caramels over low heat in a double boiler. Combine cream cheese and sour cream and mix well. Stir into caramel. Mix until well blended (this may take several minutes). Serve as a dip for apples, oranges, strawberries or any other fruit chunks.

Rollo Pretzels


So easy, and so good!! Line a baking sheet w/tin foil. Place pretzels in a single layer on sheet. Using your thumb, slightly flatten 1 Rollo, then place on top of pretzel. Place 1-2 peanuts on top of each Rollo. Heat in oven at 375 for 5-6 minutes. Let cool completely before removing from the pan. These taste the best once they are completely cooled. I will usually freeze them for a few minutes.

Chex Party Mix

6 Tbsp butter or margarine
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 Ts garlic powder
3 Cups corn chex
3 Cups rice chex
3 Cups wheat chex
1 Cup mixed nuts
1 Cup bite size pretzels
1 Cup bite size bagel chips
Heat oven to 250. In a ungreased large roasting pan mix chex, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips. In a pan bring butter, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic and onion powder to a boil. Pour over the top of chex mix and stir until evenly coated.
Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool about 15 minutes.

Chex Muddy Buddies

½ c peanut butter
1 c. chocolate chips
½ c butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2-3 cups powdered sugar
10-12 cups of Chex Rice Cereal

I know that this recipe differs slightly from the “official” Chex recipe, but after much testing, this seems to work better.
Melt peanut butter, chocolate chips, and butter in a large bowl in the microwave 1-2 minutes. Add vanilla. Gently mix in the cereal. Allow to cool for 5 minutes. Add half of the mixture to a gallon size baggies filled with half of the powdered sugar. Shake to coat. Pour on a cookie sheet cover with wax paper to cool. Repeat with the second half of the mixture and powdered sugar.

Mini Haml Tarts

Mayo or cream cheese
Shredded cheese, any flavor
Chopped ham

Line a greased mini muffin tin with a square of regular bread, pressed into each muffin cup until the bread takes the shape of the muffin cup. Spread on a mixture of mayonnaise or cream cheese, shredded cheese and chopped ham. Bake at 350' for 5-10 minutes.

Chicken Spaghetti

1 pkg. spaghetti noodles
2 chicken breasts, boneless & skinless
1 16 oz Velveeta Cheese, Mexican flavor
½ can Diced Green Chilies
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
Milk to the consistency that you want it

Cook and season chicken w/Mexican seasoning and then cut into small pieces. Combine cheese, soup, and chilies on med. heat, making sure that you don’t scorch the cheese. Stir until cheese is melted, add chicken. Serve over spaghetti.

Chili Mac

1 Box Velveeta Shells and Cheese
1 Can Chili (any variety, we prefer beanless)

Prepare Velveeta as directed, heat can of chili on the stove and add to the pasta. Super easy!

Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu

6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup milk
4 ounces sliced ham
4 ounces sliced Swiss cheese
1 (8 ounce) package herbed dry bread stuffing mix
1/4 cup butter, melted

Mix together the cream of chicken soup and milk in a small bowl. Pour enough of the soup into a slow cooker to cover the bottom. Layer chicken breasts over the sauce. Cover with slices of ham and then Swiss cheese. Pour the remaining soup over the layers, stirring a little to distribute between layers. Sprinkle the stuffing on top, and drizzle butter over stuffing. Cover, and cook on Low for 4 to 6 hours, or 2 to 3 hours on High.

Princess Pasta

2 T Butter
1 T Minced Onion
4 oz Mushrooms, washed and sliced
1/8 tsp Salt
4 oz Ham, thin slices
1 T Fresh Parsley, minced
1 lb. Penne or Mostaccioli Pasta
1/2 pt. Whipping Cream
1 C Grated Parmesan Cheese

Mix butter and onion in skillet on medium heat. Saute until soft and white. Add mushrooms and salt. When mushrooms are done stir in ham and parsley. Remove from heat. Cook pasta and drain. Return pasta to pot on medium high heat. Pour in the cream and stir pasta until the cream begins to bubble. And 3/4 c. Parmesan cheese. Blend well and remove from heat. Stir in the ham mix, holding some back for the topping. Pour the pasta into a casserole dish, scraping the cream from the pot. Cover with the remaining ham mix and then sprinkle with the last 1/4 c Parmesan cheese.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Cheese Balls

1/2 cup shredded carrots
1 cup fresh shredded cheddar cheese
8 ounces cold cream cheese
1 lb of your favorite deli meat
A box of your favorite crackers

Mix first three ingredients. Using a rubber spatula works best. Make sure the cream cheese comes straight out of the fridge or the mixture wont hold together. Immediately serve with crackers and top with deli meat.
For an extra fun twist roll into small balls and roll in walnuts

Parmesan Chicken

6-8 chicken breasts (boneless, skinless) cut in half
1 c crushed Pepperidge Farm herb seasoned stuffing mix
2/3 c Parmesan cheese (not fresh grated)
1/4 c parsley
melted butter

Combine the crumbs, cheese and parsley. Dip the chicken in melted butter, then roll it in the crumb mixture. Place chicken in greased casserole dish. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for one hour. Uncover the last 15 minutes to crunch up the chicken. I like to broil it for a minute or two after for extra crunchiness.

Serve over your favorite pasta and sauce.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Chicken Salad Croissants

2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
1 8 ounce can of crushed pineapple
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup celery
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cheddar cheese

12 small croissants

Mix the first seven ingredients together. Cut croissants in half and spread salad inside.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Chocolate Almond Creme Brulee

2 1/4 cups heavy cream
1 whole vanilla bean
1 (3.52-ounce) Toblerone chocolate almond bar, finely chopped
6 large egg yolks
1/4 cup sugar, plus more for topping

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

Pour the cream into a medium saucepan over low heat. Using a paring knife, split the vanilla bean down the middle, scrape out the seeds and add them to the saucepan. Put the vanilla bean in there too for extra flavor. Bring the cream to a brief simmer — do not boil, or it will overflow. Stir in the chocolate and remove the vanilla bean. Remove from the heat.

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the egg yolks and 1/4 cup of sugar with a whisk until the mixture is pale yellow and thick.

Slowly pour the chocolate cream into the yolks, continuously whisking. Do not add hot cream too quickly or the eggs will cook. Whisk until well combined.

Fill a baking dish a 1/4 full with water. Set 4 6-ounce ramekins in the water bath. Using a ladle, divide the custard into the ramekins, filling about 3/4 full. Bake until barely set around the edges, about 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from the water and cool. Refrigerate the creme brulee until completely cold, about 2 hours or up to overnight. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar on top of each one, caramelize the tops with a creme brulee torch and serve.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Cheesy Tator-Topped Chili

6 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), corn oil or vegetable oil
2 1/2 pounds ground sirloin
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
3 tablespoons (very red) chili powder
2 tablespoons cumin
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
Pinch of cinnamon
1/4 cup tomato paste
1 bottle stout beer
1-1 1/2 cups chicken stock
4 tablespoons butter
7 scallions, white parts finely sliced (use tender green parts for garnish)
1-1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
2 cups extra-sharp white cheddar, shredded

In a large pot, boil the potatoes until they are fork-tender.While the potatoes are coming up to a boil, pre-heat a deep skillet or wide, heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add the EVOO and ground beef and crumble up the meat as it cooks, using the back of a wooden spoon or potato masher, for about 8 minutes, until brown and caramelized.Add the onions, garlic, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, cinnamon, salt and tomato paste to the meat and cook another 5 minutes. Add the beer and stock, and stir to loosen any bits from the bottom of the pan. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until thickened. Season the chili with salt to your taste.Once the potatoes are done cooking, drain and return them back to the same pot. Place the potatoes back over the heat, shaking them around a bit to dry them out. Add the butter and the whites of the scallions to the potatoes, and sauté the scallions 1-2 minutes, until tender.
Remove the potatoes from the heat then add in the milk, egg yolks, salt and ground black pepper. Mash them up with the potatoes masher. Fold the cheese into the potatoes and allow it to melt.At this point the chili should be ready to be poured into a casserole dish and topped with the cheesy scallion potatoes. Place the chili tater-topped casserole into the oven and brown the top, about 2-3 minutes. Garnish with the reserved green scallion tops and serve.

Sasha and I saw this dish prepared on the Rachel Ray cooking show. She decided she wanted to make it for my birthday dinner. It was delicious! I had never had cummin before and had no idea what I was missing out on all these years. (The stores were out of ground cummin, so we processed the cummin seeds in the vita-mix.)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pork Tacos and White/GreenSauce from family reunion, by Sandee

Pork Tacos
1 large Pork Roast
Brown the roast in a frying pan and then place in a large baking/roasting pan.In a blender place:
1 jalapeno pepper (cut seeds out)
1 onion
3 stalks celery
3 cloves garlic
1 cup water
1 tsp. chili pepper
1/2 tsp. cayene pepper
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. cumin
1/2 bunch cilantro
Blend the above ingredients in blender pour over the pork roast in the roasting pan.
Place 3 bay leaves and the other half of the cilantro on top of the roast/sauce.
Bake at 325 for 5 to 6 hours. (I cook my port roast in a large crock pot that I have. I cook it on low for 8-10 hours.)
When done cooking throw the cilantro and bay leaves away.
Take the meat out of the pan and "pull" the pork apart.
It will be very tender and easy to pull.
Mix with the meat 2 jars or cans of Herdez Salsa Verde sauce.
Serve with corn tortilla shells and shedded cabbage, cut limes and white sauce/green sauce.

White sauce/green sauce
2 cups of mayonaise
1 clove of garlic
1/2 bunch of cilantro
2 TBSP water
2 TBSP white vinegar
1 jalapeno pepper (cut seeds out)
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
Blend in blender. (I doubled the recipe for the family reunion)

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Chicken Enchiladas

4 Chicken Breasts
1 package tortillas
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 pint (2 cups) fat-free sour cream
shredded cheddar cheese

Boil chicken breasts until done and cut into cubes. Mix together chicken, cream of chicken, and sour cream. Stir in a couple handfuls of cheese.

Spread a layer of chicken mixture in the bottom of a large glass dish. Put tortillas in the dish and put two or three spoonfuls of chicken mixture in each tortilla. Roll the tortillas closed. The tortillas will stay closed if you squish lots of them together. Spread any remaining sauce on top.

Sprinkle cheese over all the tortillas. Cover with tinfoil. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake another 10-15 minutes until cheese is melted.

Monday, July 28, 2008


Rolo Cookies
1 c. butter or margarine
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. cocoa
13 oz bag Rolo candies

Cream butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla. Add cocoa, baking soda, and flour. Take one tablespoon dough, wrap around rolo candy, roll into ball and roll in granulated sugar. Bake at 375 for 7-10 minutes. Be very careful not to over cook. You can also try this recipe with out the rolo candies.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Philadelphia Oven Baked French Toast

1 Italian or French bread
1 pkg (250 g) Philadelphia Brick Cream Cheese, softened
3 eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup maple syrup

Cut bread into 8 to 10 thick slices. Beat cream cheese with an electric hand mixer until smooth. Add eggs, milk and maple syrup.

Dip bread slices in mixture and place in large casserole dish. Pour remaining liquid over bread. Let stand 1 hour or overnight in refrigerator.

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Place slices of soaked bread on 2 greased baking sheets and bake for 20 minutes, turning once, or until golden brown. Serve immediately with maple syrup and fresh fruit.

Yogurt Fruit Dip

1 container of Cool Whip
2 individual containers of Yogurt (strawberry, raspberry, lemon etc.)

Mix Cool Whip and Yogurt together and serve with fruit.

Brown Sugar Fruit Dip

1 Cube of cream cheese, slightly softened
Approx. 1 cup of unpacked brown sugar
1-2 tsp of vanilla

Mix together until smooth. Serve with Apples, bananas etc.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Decadent Ham Sandwiches

Sliced ham (lunch meat, or from the deli)
Swiss cheese slices
8 dinner rolls
1 cup butter
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1-2 tsp. onion powder

Put together ham and swiss sandwiches on dinner rolls. Arrange them in a glass baking dish.

Melt butter and Worcestershire sauce over medium heat, then add onion powder. Pour this sauce in sandwiches and over them. Make sure they are closed tightly.

Bake sandwiches at 350F for 10 minutes.

Apple Bread

2 Med. Granny Smiths apples
1/2 cup butter or marg. (soft)
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tsp vanilla
2 Cups flower
1 Tsp baking soda
1/4 Tsp salt

Mix all dry ingredients except sugar together and set aside. Cream butter and sugar. Stir in eggs, lemon juice and vanilla. Peel, core and coarsely chop apples. Stir in dry ingredients then apples.


In separate bowl mix
1 Tbsp melted butter
2 Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tsp Cinnamon.

Pour 1/2 Batter in pan, then spread 1/2 streusel, then rest of batter and streusel on top. Bake at 350 for 55-60 Min.
Makes one loaf or three minis

Multi Use Bread Dough

Warm 1 cup milk for 1 minute. Pour into pan. Add 2 Tablespoon butter or margarine, 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp yeast and 2 Tablespoon sugar. Add 3 cups flour. Mix. Let raise for approximately 30 minutes or more. Shape, put in a bread pan and let raise more.

Dark Pan cook 325 degrees for 25 minutes (approx)
Regular/Glass pan cook 350 degrees for 25 minutes (approx)

Brush with butter. Can be used for bread, rolls, pizza dough, pretty much anything you need bread for.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Alfredo Sauce

8 oz Cream Cheese
¾ c. Butter (not margarine)
1/3 c. Parmesan Cheese
¼ tsp. garlic powder or 2 garlic cloves for flavor
1 c. milk

On very low heat, melt & stir together cream cheese and butter in a nonstick pan. This will take awhile, be patient. Do not let this boil. Add parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Add milk (up to 1 ½ cups) to consistency you like your sauce. Serve over noodles.

Beefy Cheese Spirals

2-3 cups uncooked spiral pasta
1-1 1/2 lbs. Hamburger
1 jar Spaghetti Sauce
1/2-1 cup sour cream
2 1/2 - 3 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded

Cook pasta in boiling water until tender. Brown hamburger and drain. Add spaghetti sauce and let simmer for 5 mins. Spray 9x13 pan with Pam. Put half the pasta in pan. Top with half the meat sauce mixture. Dollop sour cream by spoonfuls around the meat mixture. Sprinkle with half the mozzarella cheese. Spread the rest of pasta, meat sauce, and cheese on top of the first layer. Cover and bake 350 for 30 mins.

Beef Taco Bake

1 lb ground beef
2 cans Campbell’s Creamy Ranchero Tomato Soup
½ cup water
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
4-5 Tortillas, either corn or flour. (I use corn for this recipe)
Sour Cream 6-8 oz
Season All or Taco seasoning

Brown hamburger, drain. Season with season all or some taco seasoning. Not too much, but I ALWAYS season my meat, makes such a difference.
Cut the tortillas into bite size pieces.
Add soup, salsa, water, 2 cups cheese, and sour cream until blended. Remove from heat. Mix in tortillas and spoon into a baking dish. Cover so it doesn’t get too crispy on top.
Bake at 400 for 30 min and then sprinkle last cup of cheese over top.
**Serve with sour cream, Guacamole, etc.

Crock Pot Taco Soup

1 lb. ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 16-oz. can chili beans, with liquid
1 15-oz.can kidney beans, with liquid
1 15-oz. can whole kernel corn, with liquid
1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
2 c water
1 14.5-oz. cans peeled and diced tomatoes
1 4-oz. can diced green Chile peppers (adjust to taste)
1 1.25-oz. package taco seasoning mix
Garnishes such as corn chips, shredded cheese and sour cream.

In a medium skillet, cook the ground beef until browned over medium heat. Drain. Place all items in crock. Mix to blend. Cook on low for eight hours. You can remove some of these items according to your family's preferences.
Top bowls with corn chips, shredded Cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

Homemaid Oreo Cookies

2 packages devil's food cake mix
1 1/2 c. shortening
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla

Mix all four ingredients together, roll into small balls. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Do not overcook! Allow to cool and then spread cream cheese frosting between two cookies.

Harvest Soup

3 tortillas, cut in strips
2 T oil
1 cup salsa
2 14-oz cans chicken broth
2 cups cubed, cooked chicken breast
1 small can of corn
1 large zucchini, coarsely chopped
sour cream

In a large saucepan combine salsa and chicken broth; bring to a boil over med-high heat. Stir in chicken, corn and zucchini; heat through.Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook tortilla strips in hot oil until crisp. Drain on paper towel.Serve soup in bowls, top with tortilla strips and sour cream. 3-4 servings.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

German Pancakes

8 eggs
1/2 c. milk
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cube of butter

Put cube of butter into 9x13 pan, place in oven and then preheat to 400. While butter is melting beat the other 4 ingredients together. Pour in pan over the melted butter and return to oven for 20 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz cream cheese
1 c. butter
2 tsp. vanilla
4 c. powdered sugar

Pumpkin Bars

4 eggs
1 2/3 c. sugar
1 c. oil
1 can (16 oz) pumpkin
2 c. flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
In a bowl, beat eggs, sugar, oil, and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Stir dry ingredients together. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and pour into an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Cool the cake completely before frosting with the cream cheese frosting!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

4 c. flour
1 c. sugar
2 c. brown sugar
1 egg
2 c. oats
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1½ c. butter
1 can pumpkin (16oz, although I usually use 1 ½ cans)
2 bags Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips

Heat oven @ 350
Combine butter, sugars, and egg. Next, add soda, cinnamon, and vanilla. Mix in the pumpkin and oats, stir, and then add the flour. Finally, add the chocolate chips.
Spoon small spoonfuls onto un-greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Do not over cook. This will make a lot of cookies, probably 6-8 cookie sheets full.

Twice Baked Potatoes

6 Potatoes
1 cube butter
1/3 cup milk
Chopped Onions/ Onion Powder
Salt and Pepper

Bake potatoes depending on the size, for about 2 hours. Then cut the tops off of the potatoes and spoon out all of the insides into a bowl. Mix 3/4 of the butter, milk, onions, salt and pepper. Now spoon all the insides back into the potato skins. Divide the rest of your butter evenly over the top of your potatoes. Sprinkle some more salt and pepper on top and bake for another 30 to 40 min.

Orange Julius

1 Large can frozen orange juice concentrate
1 1/2 Cans water
1 1/2 can milk
1 Teaspoon vanilla
1/4 Cup sugar

Blend all ingredients and serve. You can also blend with ice to make a little crunchy.

Better than Sex Cake

1 box Devils' Food cake mix
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 Heath candy bars, crushed
1 tub Cool Whip

Bake cake as directed on box. Once cooled, cut several slits all over the top of the cake. Pour entire can of sweetened condensed milk over the cake. Sprinkle about 1/3 of the candy bar pieces on top. Carefully spread the cool whip over the cake. Sprinkle with remaining candy bar pieces. Refrigerate at least one hour. Serve cold, and refrigerate leftovers.

Easy Cheesecake

8 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. cool whip
8 oz. sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 graham cracker pie crusts

Beat until smooth, first five ingredients.
Pour into pie crusts.
Refrigerate one hour before serving.
Top with cool whip or fruit.