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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pepperoni Pasta Salad

2 cups uncooked small pasta shells
3/4 c. chopped green peppers
3/4 c. chopped fresh tomatoes
1 c. chopped pepperoni
3/4 c. black olives quartered
3 oz. cheddar cheese cubed
1/3 c. chopped onion

1/3 c. vegetable oil
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
2- 1/2 Tbls. sugar
1 -1/2 tsp. salt
1 -1/2 tsp. ground oregano
1/2 tsp. pepper

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. Meanwhile prepare vegetables cheese and meat and place in large bowl. Pour strained and cooled pasta in. In a jar with a lid combine the dressing ingredients, shake well. Pour over pasta mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving, at least 3 hours.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Chicken Enchiladas

12-16 flour tortillas
3 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (I boil than shred with a knife and fork)
1 pint sour cream
1/2 Large Can cream of chicken soup (1 small might work)
1 can black olives, chopped
1 pound pepper jack cheese
1/2 pound cheddar cheese
1-1 1/2 can's red enchilada sauce

(when making reserve some of each the cream, cheese and black olives)
Place small amount of enchilada sauce in bottom of a 13*9 pan (enough to cover the bottom). Mix soup and sour cream. Mix shredded cheeses. Fill tortillas with a spoonful of creamed mixture, handful of chicken, handful of cheese, some black olives. Roll each tortilla and place in pan seam side down. Pour remaining cream mixture over the top and spread evenly. Pour enchilada sauce on next and finish with remaining cheese and black olives. Bake at 350* for 34-40 minutes.

Chicken A La' King

1/4 c. margarine
1 c. sliced mushrooms
1/3 c. flour
1 3/4 c. milk
1 can chicken broth
2 c. cooked chicken or turkey
bread toasts or rice
salt and pepper

In saucepan melt margarine, add mushrooms, cook til' tender. Stir in flour, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp. pepper, milk and broth. Cook and stir til thick and bubbly. Add chicken. Heat through. Pour over bread or rice.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Ziplock Bag IceCream

1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar (or to taste)
6 tablespoons salt
Put milk, vanilla and sugar into a pint or quart-sized freezer bag. Seal well.
Fill a large, gallon-sized freezer bag with ice. Add the salt. (We used rock salt.)

Put the smaller bag into the larger bag and seal.

Shake and mix until the ice cream thickens, about 10 minutes. You can also let the kids gently throw the bag back and forth to help mix the ice cream. The bag gets very cold, so you might want to use towels to hold it. Makes for a fun family night or Birthday activity.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Salmon Corn chowder

2 cans creamed corn
1 can canned salmon
3 medium potatoes, cooked and cubed
celery salt
dill seasoning
salt and pepper

Put corn, potatoes and salmon in pot, dump enough milk in to make a nice consistency. Season to taste. use wondra flour if it's not thick enough. Simmer on medium heat til warm.

Will get measurements next time and update

Favorite Cinnamon Rolls

5 1/2 c. flour
4 1/2 tsp. yeast (2 pkgs)
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. milk
1/4 c. margarine
1/2 c. water
2 eggs

1 lb. powdered sugar
1/4 c. soft butter
6 oz. cream cheese
3 Tbls. milk

1/2 c soft butter split
brown sugar

In Bosch combine 2 cups flour with yeast, sugar and salt. In small bowl combine milk, water, and butter and place in Microwave for 45 seconds or until warm. Add to flour. Add eggs and blend until moistened, mix on (2) for 3 minutes. Add remaining flour and blend for 2-3 more minutes. Cover in greased pan and let rise til doubled. Punch down and divide. On floured surface, Roll each half to a 12*9 rectangle. Brush with butter, sprinkle generously with cinnamon, brown sugar and raisins (I'm talking a good amount of cinnamon and maybe 2 handfulls of sugar per roll). Press this mixture with your hands into dough. Roll up, scrunch in edges to make uniform roll, cut each roll into 12 pieces. Place in greases 13*9 pans, let rise til doubled again. Bake at 375* for 20 minutes. Frost and eat! makes 24

Chicken "Crunch" Fingers

3-4 Chicken breasts cut into strips
10 ounces crushed saltine crackers
1/4 c. flour
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 eggs
1/4 c. milk

combine dry ingredients in one bowl. Combine eggs and milk in another bowl. Place chicken into egg wash than into dry mixture. Bake at 350* for _____ minutes. (til no longer pink)

Sorry, have to get the minutes when I make these again...

Chicken Stew

2 chicken breasts
2-3 large potatoes, cubed
2 stalks chopped celery
1/2 large onion, chopped
2 C. baby carrots, split
2 bay leaves
6 chicken bouillon cubes

Cube uncooked chicken. place in pot with carrots, add enough water to cover. Boil on medium high heat for 10 minutes. Add potatoes, celery, onion, bay leaves and bouillon. Add more water cto desired consistency Cook on low-medium for 45-1 hour. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Sweet and Sour Chicken

1 pound chicken, cubed and cooked
1 bag frozen veggies
1 -8oz can pineapple, juice reserved
2 Tbls. cornstarch
1/3 c. apple cider vinegar
1/3 c. brown sugar packed
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 c. Chinese sweet and sour sauce
cooked rice

Drain pineapple reserving juice. Combine cornstarch, vinegar, sugar, pepper, sweet and sour sauce and pineapple juice. Put 3 Tbls butter in skillet, cook veggies til tender, than cook chicken in a couple Tbls of butter. Add sauce and cook 5 minutes more til bubbly. Add veggies and pineapple , serve over rice.

Kiddo's favorite stuffed chicken Breasts

6 chicken breasts
1 package stuffing
1 c. boiling water
2 eggs
1 c. cheddar cheese
1 small can cream of chicken soup
1/2 c. milk
Salt and Pepper

Mix stuffing with the 1 c. boiling water, let stand 5 minutes while you Prepare breasts. Butterfly cut them to make 2 fillets per breasts (you'll end up with 12 stuffed breasts). place 2-4 fillets into a large Ziploc bag (they shouldn't be on top of each other but side by side) and with a meat mallet flatten them to about 1/4 inch thick. do this to all the chicken pieces. Mix egg and 1/2 the cheese in with the stuffing mixture. Place large scoop of stuffing into center of each breast, roll up and place seam side down into 13*9 pan. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix soup and milk and pour on top, sprinkle with remaining cheese and paprika. Bake at 400* for 35 minutes.

Chicken and Stuffing Casserole

3-4 cooked and cubed chicken breasts
2 boxes chicken stuffing
1 bag frozen broccoli, chopped, cooked and drained
1 large can cream of chicken soup
salt and pepper
cheddar cheese

I cube, than cook my Cook chicken in butter, dump into 10*13 casserole dish, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook stuffing according to package directions and layer on top of chicken. Next layer cooked broccoli. mix soup with some milk til a thick pouring consistency and pour over top. Layer with a good layer of cheese. Bake at 350* for 40 minutes.

Chicken or Turkey Pot Pie

12 ounces frozen vegetables
1/2 c. onion, chopped
1/2 c. mushrooms
1/4 c. margarine
1/3 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. marjoram
2 Tbls. dried parsley
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 c. chicken broth (1 can)
3 c. cooked cubed chicken or turkey

2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 c. shortening
7 Tbls. ice water

Preheat oven to 450*. Prepare crust. Cook veggies, and drain. Cook onion and mushrooms in skillet with margarine until soft, stir in flour, pepper, spices, broth and milk and cook til thick and bubbly. Stir in veggies and turkey or chicken. Pour into crust, bake at 450* for 15-20 minutes or til pastry is golden brown.

Caramel Apple pie

1 9 inch unbaked pie shell
3/4 c. sugar
3 Tbls. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
6 apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 c. caramel ice cream topping

1 c. flour
1/4 c. chopped pecans
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. firm butter

Preheat oven to 400*. combine sugar, flour and cinnamon. Toss with the prepared apples. Spoon into unbaked shell then drizzled the caramel topping over the top. Combine crumb topping ingredients by blending until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over apples. place in middle of the oven for 45 minutes. Cool for 1 hour before slicing.

Tiff's Chocolate chip Cookies

1 c. butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
2 1/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2 c. chocolate chips

melt butter in a mixing bowl. Add brown sugar, sugar, vanilla and egg. Stir until blended well. Add flour- do not stir. Add salt and baking soda on top of flour. Stir salt and baking soda into flour gently. Then stir flour mixture into wet ingredients. Add chocolate chips. Bake 10-15 minutes at 375*. When done drop pan onto stove top, this flattens the cookies, but still keeps them chewy!

Easy Peach Cobbler

2 large cans peaches, drained
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. flour
2/3 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. oatmeal
2/3-1 c. margarine

Empty peaches into 3 quart dish. Mix remaining ingredients and sprinkle on top of peaches. Bake at 425* for 15-20 minutes.

Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1 c. soft butter
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
3 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 c. semi sweet chocolate chips

Blend wet and dry ingredients separate from each other, than combine. Drop by Tbls. onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375* for 9-11 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes. Remove onto wire racks.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

3/4 c. sugar
2 1/2 Tbls. cornstarch
1/3 c. flour
1-16 oz. package sweetened strawberries or 1 lb. fresh strawberries sliced and sweetened
3 c. rhubarb
2 Tbls. margarine
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 -9 inch pie crusts

Heat oven to 400*. Prepare crusts. mix sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch and flour, dump onto rhubarb and strawberries and stir. Pour into crust, dot with sliced margarine. Cover with top crust, cut slits. Seal and flute edges. Sprinkle crust with sugar and place on foil lined cookie sheet. Bake 50 minutes at 400*

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

1 -9 inch unbaked pastry shell
1 -15 ounce can pumpkin
1 -14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. salt

Single Crust for the ambitious
1 1/4 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 c. shortening
4 Tbls ice water

Preheat oven to 425*. Beat pumpkin, milk, eggs, spices and salt. Pour into crust. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 350* and bake an additional 35-40 minutes. Cool, serve with whipped cream and enjoy!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Yummy!)

1 c. sugar
2/3 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1 c. rolled oats
2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips

Cream together sugars, butter and peanut butter in Bosch. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients and blend. Stir in Chocolate chips last. Drop by Tbls. onto sprayed cookie sheets. Bake at 350* for 10-12 minutes. They will seem very soft when taken out. Let cool before eating.

Lemon Meringue Pie

1 Pillsbury pie shell prebaked
3 whole eggs
4 egg yolks (save whites for meringue and keep at room temperature)
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
1/4. cornstarch
1/8 c. lime juice
1/3 C. + 3 Tbls. lemon juice
2 Tbls. zest
1 Tbls. butter

4 egg whites
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 c. sugar

beat egg yolks with whole eggs, add water, lemon and lime juices, and than add sugar and cornstarch. Place over medium heat stir constantly til thick (about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat add butter and zest. Let filling cool while you make meringue.

For meringues, add cream of tartar and salt to egg whites. beat on high til soft peaks form. Sprinkle in sugar, beat til firm peaks form. Put filling into a prepared crust, top with meringue bringing to edge of crust, form peaks with a knife, and bake at 350* for 10 minutes. Let cool and than refrigerate.

Matt's Banana Fritters

1 tsp. baking powder
1 c. flour sifted
1 Tbls. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/2 c. milk
2 Tbls. vegetable oil
6 medium firm bananas
oil for frying
confectioners sugar (for topping)
Butter (for topping)

Sift flour, sugar, powder, and salt in one bowl. In another bowl beat eggs, milk and oil with whisk. Combine with dry ingredients and stir until flour is moistened. Prepare bananas by cutting in half and than split each half (4 pieces of banana for every banana). Drop split bananas into batter with fingers. Slowly drop into hot oil a few at a time, turning once during the cooking process. Cook 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately. We split the top open, spread on some butter and than sprinkle with powdered sugar.

This is a real treat when Matt makes these for us.

Crescent pecan pie bars

1 can crescent rolls
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. corn syrup
1 Tbls. margarine
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 beaten egg

Heat oven to 375*. Press dough into 13*9 pan, press 1/2 inch up sides to form crust. Bake at 375* for 5 minutes. meanwhile combine remaining ingredients, and pour filling over cooked crust. Bake an additional 18-22 minutes or til golden. Cool at least 1 hour til set, and cut into bars.

Individual Apple Dumplings

This recipe may be hard to understand, I saw it on a cooking show and duplicated to the best of my viewing capabilities, I know what I'm doing, so the recipe may not make sense to anyone else especially since I haven't written down amounts of things, I'll make sure to update this when I make it again and write down amounts, sorry.

4 apples peeled and cored
brown sugar
lemon juice

1 c. white sugar
3/4 c. margarine
1 1/2 c. water
2 Tbls. cinnamon

1 1/4 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 c. shortening
3-4 Tbls. cold water

Prepare apples. Make dough, and than wrap the apples in the dough, leaving opening at top. Fill apples with sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice. Fold dough over top at this point and place small casserole dish. Boil sauce ingredients on stove and dump over apples. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon and sugar, bake for 1 hour at 350*

Marble Cookies

2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. light brown sugar packed
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. soft butter
1 egg
1/2 c. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 300*. Combine first 3 ingredients. Beat remaining ingredients til fluffy. Add flour mixture, blend on low speed til combined. Place chocolate chips in double boiler, melt. Cool chocolate for a few minutes, and than FOLD into dough, so not mix chocolate in completely. Drop by Tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. bake for 18-24 minutes. Do not brown. Quickly transfer to wire racks to cool.

Matt' caramel popcorn

10-12 quarts popped popcorn (no butter or salt added)
1 pound brown sugar
1/2 c. light Karo syrup
1/2 pound butter
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
a few dashes of salt

Put the popcorn in a big buttered oven proof pot and keep warm at 250*. In a pot on the stove combine sugar, syrup, butter, cream of tartar and salt. Bring to boil over medium-high heat stirring constantly til 260* is reached on a candy thermometer (about 5 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in baking soda quickly and thoroughly. Pour syrup over hot popcorn stirring to coat. Bake at 200* for 1-2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes. Test occasionally for doneness. The popcorn should be crunchy, not chewy. Turn popcorn out onto waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight containers.

Rice Pudding

3 eggs
6 Tbls sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. milk (1/2 c. nonfat milk to 3/4 c. water)
3/4 c. evaporated milk (2/3 c. nonfat dry milk to 3/4 c. water)
1 1/2 c. cooked rice
1/2 c. raisins
2 Tbls. honey
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Beat eggs, add remaining ingredients. Place in 2 quart casserole dish and bake at 325* for 45 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Disclaimer: Never made this, but want to try it

No Bake Cookies

2 C. sugar
4 Tbls. cocoa powder
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. milk
3 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla

In saucepan bring sugar, cocoa, margarine and milk to a rapid boil, once at a rapid boil time for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add oatmeal, peanut butter, and vanilla. Mix well. Drop by tablespoons onto waxed paper and let cool.

Super Easy Quick Chili

2 lb. hamburger
1 lg. onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced (or almost 4 tsp.)
2 -15 oz. cans kidney beans
1 -15oz. can chili kidney beans
1 -15 oz. can tomato sauce
2 -15 oz. cans diced tomatoes
2 packages mild chili powder

In pot cook meat, onion, and garlic til browned. Add remaining ingredients, and cook down til thickened about 1 hour.

Lion House Dinner Rolls

2 C. warm water
2/3 c. dry milk
2 Tbls. yeast
1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. butter
1 egg
5 1/2-6 C. flour

In Bosch combine water and milk, mix til dissolved. Add yeast, sugar, butter, egg and 2 cups flour.. Mix on low speed til wet. Add remaining flour, mix for 4 minutes. Put into oiled bowl, cover let rise 1 hour. On floured counter roll out til 18" *8". BRUSH WITH MELTED BUTTER. Cut in half, than cut into 12 strips (making 24 rolls.) roll up dough with butter on the inside. Place into 2 greased 15*10 pans, cover, let rise til doubled. Bake at 375* for 18-25 minutes, or til golden. Brush tops with butter and serve with honey butter.

One of our favorite recipes, I've NEVER screwed this one up.

Corn and 3 Bean Salad

1 can garbanzo beans
1 can green beans
1 can kidney beans
1/2 of a chopped red bellpepper
1/3 c. chopped red onion
1 Can Corn Kernels
1/2 tsp. celery salt
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
Tbls. sugar
2 Tbls. vegetable oil
1 tsp. minced garlic

Combine all beans and corn in a collinder and rinse. Place in bowl. Add, pepper and onion. For dressing in a jar combine the remaining ingredients and shake well. Pour over vegetables and beans stir, cover and chill...may be eaten immediatly but it actually gets better the longer it chills. Stir often.

My favorite summer salad, it's soooooooo refreshing I can't get enough of it!


1 Package scoops chips
pot of our homemade "super easy chili"
shredded cheddar cheese
1 can black olives sliced
head of lettuce, shredded
3 tomatoes, diced
sour cream
Ranch dressing

Starting with scoops and continuing in the order above layer all ingredients and top with sour cream AND ranch (I know it seems like overkill but it's just yummy)

Vegetable Pizza

2 packages croissant rolls
2 packages cream cheese
1/2 C. + 2 Tbls. mayonnaise
1 tsp. dill
2 tsp. packaged dry ranch
1 C. mozzarella cheese
1 head of broccoli cut
1 can black olives sliced
2-3 tomatoes diced
1 red pepper diced
1/2 bunch scallions (green onion)

Flatten croissants onto cookie sheet sealing cracks. Cook for 10 minutes according the package temperature. remove from oven and cool. Blend creamy ingredients, dill and ranch in food processor, chill for 1 hour. Spread cream mixture onto cooled croissants. Layer vegetables and sprinkle top with cheese. Press all vegetable and cheese into crust with hand so they don't fall off.
This is our families favorite summer time dinner, so good


2 lb.s ground beef
1/4 C. finely chopped onion
2 eggs
1 C. dry Italian bread crumbs
1/2 Tbls. salt
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder

Mix all ingredients using hands. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place on cookie sheets and bake at 400* for 10-15 minutes turning half way through cooking. Drain, use them hot or cold. May also be frozen until ready to use.

Super Easy Beef Enchiladas

2 lbs ground beef
1 large onion
1-10 oz can cream of chicken soup
1-10 oz can cream of mushroom soup
1-10 oz can enchilada sauce
1 lb. grated cheddar cheese
15 corn tortillas-quartered

Preheat oven to 350. Cook beeef and onion in skillet. Add soups and sauce to beef. Greasse a 13*9 pan, layer tortillas, beef, and cheese like a lasagna. Cook for 35-45 minutes.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Yummy Wheat Rolls

2 packages dry yeast
1 3/4 c. warm water
1/2 c. sugar plus 1 Tbls.
1 tsp. salt
1/4 c. butter, melted and cooled
1 egg, beaten
2 1/4 c. whole wheat flour
2 3/4 c. white flour
1/4 c. butter, melted (for tops)

Dissolve yeast in warm water with the one Tbls. sugar for about 10 minutes. Mix in sugar, salt, butter, egg and whole wheat flour. Set Bosch to speed 1 for 30 seconds. Mix in white flour and set speed to 3 for 8 minutes. Place dough in oiled bowl, cover and let rise 2 hours or til doubled. Punch down, let rise 1 more hour. Grease 2 -15*10 pans, squeeze dough through thumb and finger to form 24 perfect balls. Brush with melted butter, let rise til doubled. Bake at 400* for 15 minutes. Brush tops with melted butter.

Honey Fried Halibut

1 egg
4 Tbls. honey
1 C. crushed saltines
1/2 C. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tps. pepper
1/4 tsp. Cayenne pepper
4 Halibut fillets, cut up into large cubes

Beat egg and honey in one bowl. In another bowl mix remaining ingredients. Dip fish into eggs and honey, than crumbs. In large skillet heat about 1/2 inch oil til hot. Fry fish on medium high for 3-4 minutes on both sides.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tuna Noodle Casserole

2 1/2 c. uncooked macaroni
1 c. dry Italian bread crumbs
2 -10 oz cans cream of mushroom soup
2 c. milk
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
8 oz. cheddar cheese
3 cans tuna, drained

Mix soup and milk in a 15*10 pan. Cook noodles, drain and add to pan. Add in cheese, the drained tuna, and salt and pepper. Top with bread crumbs. Cook in 375* oven for 35 minutes.

Candied Salmon

1/4 c. margarine
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2-3/4 tsp. mustard
1/2 -1 tsp. terriyake sauce
1/2 tsp. soy sauce
dash of salt
2 drops of liquid smoke (optional)
4-6 salmon fillets, cleaned, deboned and patted dry.

Skin fish, place on aluminum foil in a 15*10 pan. slat and pepper fish. Baste the top of fish with combined ingredients. Bake at 350* for about 25 minutes, or til no longer translucent, basting once in the process. We pour the sauce that leaks around the fish over the fish and almost always have this with rice which we also put the sauce on.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Funeral Potatoes

8 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 c. sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 c. milk
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper

Prepare potatoes, boil til soft but not mushy about 10-15 minutes. Place in bottom of 13*9 greased pan. Combine other ingredients, stir into potatoes. Bake at 350* for 25-30 minutes.

Turkey Enchiladad

12 Flour tortillas
4 c. cubed turkey
1 -14 oz can cream of mushroom soup
1 can black olives
1-16 oz. can sour cream
1/2 can milk
1 pound cheddar cheese, grated
2 1/2 c. salsa

combine soup with 1/2 can milk, 1/2 can water. Fill tortillas with handful of turkey, 2 Tbls. soup mix, spoon full of salsa, sour cream, some cheese and olives. Put 1 cup cream of mushroom soup in bottom of casserole dish. Place filled tortillas seam side down in casserole dish. Pour the rest of soup over the top, cover with remaining cheese and olives. Bake at 350* for 30-40 minutes.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Stuffed Bell Peppers

2 large green bell peppers
1 lb. ground beef or turkey
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 -8oz can chopped tomatoes
1/2 c. long grain rice uncooked
2 Tbls. terriyaki sauce
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1 1/2c. shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 tsp. salt and pepper each

halve peppers lengthwise, immerse in boiling water til semi soft. Sprinkle insides with salt and pepper. Place upside down on paper towels to drain. in skillet cook meat and onion, drain fat. stir in remaining ingredients plus 1/2 c. Water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 minutes. Stir in half the cheese and fill peppers with mixture and top with remaining cheese. Bake at 375* for 15 minutes or til heated through.

This recipe is still under construction, in other words I'm still tweaking it, not quite there.

Chicken and Rice

4 boneless chicken breasts
1 can cream of mushroom soup
3/4 c. uncooked rice
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 c. water

In a 2 quart casserole dish mix soup, water, rice, paprika, and pepper. Place chicken on rice. Sprinkle with additional pepper and salt. Cover, bake at 375* for 45 minutes.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Halibut Olympia

2 lbs. halibut fillets, washed and patted dry
1 1/2 c. sour cream
1 C. mayonnaise
3/4 c. chopped onion
1/2 lb. cheddar cheese
1 C. dry Italian bread crumbs
salt and pepper

Place fish in buttered baking dish. Salt and pepper the fish generously. Put onions, than half the cheese onto fish. Mix mayo and sour cream together. Spread onto fish. sprinkle on remaining cheese, and bread crumbs and paprika. Bake at 500* for 20-30 minutes or til fish is no longer translucent.

I know, I know, I'm taking a healthy fish and slabbering it with this stuff...but hey it's really creamy and yummy what can I say?

Creamy Red Cabbage Slaw

1 lb. red cabbage, shredded
1 small red onion, sliced thin
1/3 c. sour cream
1/3 c. mayonnaise
1 tsp. tarragon
1 Tbls. balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper

Combine ingredients, cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sugar Cookies

3 c. flour
1 c. margarine
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

6 oz. cream cheese
1/2 c. soft margarine
2 tsp. vanilla
4 1/2 c. powdered sugar

Mix dry ingredients and margarine. In another bowl beat eggs, sugar and vanilla. mix with dry ingredients. Refrigerate if you have time for 1 hour. Roll out 1/4 inch thick on floured board. This is a soft dough so you can use lots of extra flour. Cut with cutters, bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375* for 5 minutes. Cool and frost.

Whole Wheat Brownies

1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
6 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chocolate chips for top
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder

Melt 1/2 the butter with chocolate in microwave. Cream the other 1/2 of the butter and the sugar, add eggs and vanilla. Beat. Mix in melted chocolate. Beat in flour and baking powder. Pour int a greased and floured 13*9 pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 c. chocolate chips. Bake at 350* for 35 minutes.

Ice Cream

9 oz sugar
8 large egg yolks
3 c. half & half
2 tsp.vanilla
1 c. heavy cream

On medium heat mix half and half and cream. Simmer, scold the dairy, whisk yolks, add sugar SLOWLY. Whisk briskly to ribbon stage. Bring dairy to light bubble stage. Slowly add 1/3 dairy to egg mixture-use ladle. Then pour in the rest. Put back on stove on low-bring up to 170* ( a spoon should be coated in the mixture at this stage). Chill. Add vanilla flavorings and or 1 tsp. flavored oils, and any mixings you want to add. Seal in airtight container, and freeze mixture for 4-8 hours before eating.

Peanut Blossom Cookies

48 Hershey's' kisses
1/2 c. shortening
3/4 c. peanut butter
1/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. brown sugar
1 egg
2 Tbls. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Heat oven to 375*. Beat shortening and peanut butter til blended. Add sugars. Beat til fluffy, add egg, milk and vanilla. Beat. Stir in flour, soda and salt. Add into wet mixture. Shape dough into balls, roll in sugar, place on ungreased cookie sheet, bake 8-10 minutes. Immediately press a kiss into center, cookie will crack around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to rack to cool completely.

Classic Apple Pie

7 large granny smith apples
1 c. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 c. cornstarch
1 Tbls. lemon juice
1/4 c. butter
(egg wash: 1 large egg, 1 Tbls. sugar)

2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 c. shortening
7 Tbls. cold water

peel and cut apples into slices. Mix with sugar, Cinnamon, nutmeg,cornstarch and lemon juice. Place into prepared crust. Slice butter and layer on top. Put on top crust and crimp edges. Bake in preheated 400* oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350* and bake for 40 minutes more, or til golden brown.

Cake Mix Cookies

1 (18.25 oz.) box cake mix without pudding
2 eggs
1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 c. chocolate chips, peanut chips, coconut, raisins or nuts

Combine ingredients. Drop by teaspoon onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake in preheated 350* oven for 9-12 minutes.

Carrot Cake

2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
3 c shredded carrots
1 c. vegetable oil
4 eggs

4 3/4 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. soft butter
6 oz. cream cheese
2 tsp. vanilla

Combine all ingredients, mix well with Bosch. Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 inch round pans. Bake at 350* for 35 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Make frosting and layer it on.

Honey Butter

2 sticks soft butter
1/2 jar marshmallow cream (small jar)
1 c. honey

Blend ingredients and chill. Serve with all breads and enjoy!
This is so easy and yummy it's sinful, we love it especially with Thanksgiving dinner rolls

Naeman Marcus Cookies

1 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
12 oz. chocolate chips
1 1/2 c. walnuts or pecans
4 oz. grated Hershey bar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 c. blended oatmeal (measure, than blend)
2 c. flour

Cream butter and both sugars in Bosch. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients, blend with wet. Add nuts and chocolate pieces. Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375*.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Deluxe Food Storage Apple Pie

1 3/4 c. dried apples
1 1/3 c. sugar
2 Tbls. lemon juice
1/2 c. cold water
6 c. warm water
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 1/2 Tbls. cornstarch
2- Pillsbury crusts

Add apples and warm water to saucepan and boil. Simmer for 45 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Blend sugar and cinnamon, add to lemon juice and add to apples. Bring back to a near boil. Mix cornstarch into cold water and add to apples til thickened. Add filling to a 9" crust, top with top crust. Bake at 400* for 45 minutes or until golden.

O.K. so I had this in my recipe book, but don't remember making it. So I'm putting it in here so someday I can make it and remember if we like it or if it even turns out. I'm not responsible for your disasterous pie if this is gross!

Pumpkin Bars

4 eggs
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. apple sauce
2 c. sugar
1 -15 oz. can pumpkin
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cloves

4 oz. cream cheese
3 Tbls. soft butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 c. powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350*. Combine first 5 ingredients. using a wire whisk, mix flour, powder, soda,salt and spices. Add to pumpkin mixture, mix well. Pour into floured and greased 15*10 pan. Bake for 25 minutes (if doubling the recipe bake 2 pans for 37 min). Cool and frost. Cut into bars

Date Crumb Bars

1 lb. pitted dates
2/3 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. orange juice
1 Tbls. vanilla

1 1/2 c. oats
1 1/2 c. flour
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 pinch of salt
1 c. unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
3/4 c. walnuts, chopped

Stir dates, sugar and juice in saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Simmer til dates are tender and syrup is thick. Cool. Mix in vanilla. Puree in food processor til smooth. Preheat oven to 350*. Butter a 13*9 pan. Mix crumb ingredients with fingers, minus the nuts. Press 1/2 crumb mixture into pan, spread filling on top. Add nuts to top crust and sprinkle over filling. Bake for 40 minus or til golden. Cool, cut, serve.

Lemon Bars

2 1/4 C. sugar
6 eggs
6 Tbls. flour
Zest of one whole lemon
3/4 c. lemon juice
powdered sugar
3 drops yellow food coloring

1 c. soft margarine
3/4 c. sugar
3 c. flour

Combine ingredients for crust, press into ungreased 15*10 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or til golden. Combine other ingredients, beat for 2 minutes. Pour over hot crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Sift top with powdered sugar.
These are one of my husbands favorite treats, he gets them for special occasions like fathers day and birthdays.

Oatmeal Raisin Chews

2 1/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. quick oats
1 c. dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. white sugar
1 c. salted butter, softened
2 Tbls. honey
2 tsp. vanilla
3 large eggs
1 1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. walnuts, chopped
1/2 c. coconut
1 c. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 300. In a medium bowl combine flour, soda, salt and oats. mix well. In a large bowl blend sugars with electric mixer, add butter and mix to form a grainy paste. Add honey, vanilla, and eggs. Mix at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add in the flour mixture, raisins, walnuts, coconut, and chocolate. Do NOT over mix. Drop by Tbls. onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 18 minutes at 300.

Peanut Butter Balls

2 -2 1/2 lbs. powdered sugar
2 sticks soft margarine
1 can eagle condensed milk
1 1/2 -2 c. peanut butter
2 packages chocolate chips
shaved parafin wax

Mix using hands or Bosch. Roll into 1 inch balls, chill at least 1 hour. Melt chocolate and small amount of parafin wax over double boiler. Dip balls into chocolate using toothpicks. Place on wax paper to cool. Keep refrigerated after being made.

Snicker Doodles

Mix thoroughly
1 C. shortening
1 1/2 C. sugar
2 eggs

2 3/4 c. flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
cinnamon and sugar

Sift last 4 ingredients, blend with wet. Roll into balls, roll into sugar and cinnamon. Place on ungreased cookie sheet or silpat. Bake at 400 for 8-10 minutes, should be soft when they come out. Let cool slightly than repress into sugar and cinnamon.

Oats-n-Honey Pie

1/2 c.melted butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. corn syrup
3 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp.salt
2 packages (4 bars) Oats-n-Honey nature valley granola bars
1/4 c. oats
1/2 C. chopped walnuts
1/4 C. chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Mix wet ingredients, than add dry. Bake for 45 minutes at 350. Cover edges for last 15 minutes. Let sit for at least 1 hour before cutting.

Beans and Rice

1 medium onion
1/2 red pepper
1/2 green pepper
8 oz. can hunts tomato sauce
olive oil
salt and pepper
1 lb. black beans, cooked
cooked rice

Cut onion and peppers into small pieces and saute in olive oil. Add 1/2 -1 tsp. salt and pepper each. Saute on low heat til soft. Add tomato sauce and beans and cook OR place all ingredients in crock pot with a little water and let simmer on low for 8-10 hours. Pour bean mixture over cooked rice.

Still tweaking this

Praline Sweet Potato Souffle

2 - 29 oz. cans sweet potatoes, drained
2 eggs
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. milk
1 stick butter

3/4 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. flour
1 c. chopped pecans
1 c. shredded coconut
1/3 c. margarine, melted

Heat oven to 325. Combine yams, eggs, salt, sugar, vanilla, milk, and margarine. Blend with mixer until smooth and pour int o a 9 *13 pan. Prepare topping by combining brown sugar, pecans, flour, coconut and margarine. Sprinkle over potatoes. Bake for 45 minutes at 325*

This is almost a dessert it's so good. We only make this for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, but it's a well loved family favorite.

Crockpot Chicken Alfredo

3 chicken breasts (frozen)
1 pkg. Italian Dressing (the kind that's dry)
1 cube butter
1 can cream of chicken soup (or cream of mushroom)
8 oz. cream cheese cut into cubes
1/2 of the chicken soup can of water

Place chicken, butter and dressing in crock pot and cook for 2-3 hours on high. Check the chicken to make sure it is cooked all the way through. Remove and cut it up into pieces. Add the last three ingredients into the buttery stuff left in the crock pot and whisk to form a sauce. Put the cut up chicken back in the pot and let it heat and thicken. Serve over noodles or rice. ENJOY!!!

This can also be done on the stove top. prepare noodles. In large frying pan melt better, add chopped chicken and Italian seasoning. when chicken is cooked through, remove from pan with slotted spoon, meanwhile mix in water, soup and cream cheese, using wire whisk stir til melted, add chicken back to sauce. pour sauce over noodles.

Super Flaky Bisquits

1/2 c. butter
2 c. flour
2 t. sugar
4 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. cream of tarter
2/3 c. milk

Put all dry ingredients in a bowl with room temperature butter (margarine occasionally) Combine all ingredients using a fork (or pastry cutter) to cut the butter into the dry ingredients. Continue until the butter is at least pea size. Add the milk and continue to cut with a fork until barely moist. Drop onto baking sheets sprayed with Pam, and bake at 450* for 10-12 min.

For Garlic Cheese Biscuits:add 1/2 c. cheddar cheese to mix (or more - the more the better, right?). When cooked, brush on 1/4 c. melted butter combined with 1/4 t. garlic powder.

Okay, so my secret is to touch them as little as possible before baking. That's the only way to make them flakey!

This recipe came from Erin Behme, we had a girls night out and she made bisquits and gravy for us the next morning and these were divine!

Shepherd's Pie

2 Lb.s Ground Beef
2 cans corn or green beans
1 package turkey or brown gravy
4-5 cups mashed potatoes
1/2 c. onion
salt and pepper

Prepare potatoes. Whip with butter and milk and salt and pepper. Brown meat and onion in skillet. Drain fat. Meanwhile prepare gravy according to directions on package, add to meat. Place in the bottom of a 13*9 pan, and layer with veggies than potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika and bake at 350* for 24-30 minutes.

Sweet Sloppy Joes

2 lbs ground beef
1/2 onion
1/2 green bell pepper
2 tsp. worchestershier sauce
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp. yellow mustard
2 cups ketchup
14 cup water
1/4 c. plus 2 Tbls. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

brown meat, onion and pepper. Drain off the fat. Add remaining ingredients, simmer on med-low for 1/2 hour. serve over buns.
These are a sweet sloppy joe cause that's the way we like em' uh huh uh huh uh huh