Sunday, May 17, 2009

Send me Your Favorite Recipe!

This is a shout out to you great cooks!
If you have a recipe you want to
share, please send it to me and if 
possible, send a photo too!


My sister Laura's 
Spicy Pretzels!

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and Finished Product! 

2 Box's of Snyder's Fat Free Pretzels Sourdough
1 package of Ranch Salad Dressing Mix
1 Cup Olive Oil
1 Tablespoon Steak Seasoning
Montreal Spicy McCormick
1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1 1/2 Dill

1) Break up packages of pretzels, each box on
a separate baking sheet. Sprinkle 1/2 cup oil
on each Baking sheet.

2) Mix dry ingredients. Sprinkle 1/2
on each sheet.

3) Bake 1 hour @ 200 degrees.  Then turn
pretzels and add remainder of dry mix
Bake 1 hour.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sylvia's Santa Hats

Sylvia says" They are easy to make. 
 They are like a "sea foam" cookie."

Santa Hats

2 egg whites (room temp.) 
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 
1/4 tsp. vanilla 
1/2 cup white sugar 
Red colored sugar (sprinkles)

Beat whites until soft peaks form.  Beating whites, add cream of tartar, vanilla.  Then slowly add white sugar. 
Beat until peaks stiffen.  Spoon meringue into plastic bag.  Snip corner. 

Pipe 2 dozen 1 1/2" tall Santa hat triangles onto parchment lined baking sheet.  (1/4 meringue should be left.) 
Sprinkle triangles with red sugar.  Add pompom and trim at base of hat. 

Bake hats until hard but not brown at 200 degrees--approx. 1 hour and 20 min. 
Turn off oven--leave hats in it for an hour to crisp before moving.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Dangerous Chocolate Cake-In-A-Mug!

Thanks Jo!!

This is an awesome recipe that I recently cut out of our paper. I tried it tonight and it really works and is very tasty! I may make these as Christmas Gifts by putting the dry ingredients into a baggie with the choc. chips in a separate baggie then putting cellophane or colored plastic wrap around a Christmas mug and tying off with a ribbon.......punching a hole in a piece of paper with the recipe on it. The only thing the receiver would have to do is mix with the wet ingredients and.......voila!

Dangerous Chocolate Cake-In-A-Mug

1 coffee mug
4 Tbs. flour (cake or all-purpose)
4 Tbs. sugar
2 Tbs. cocoa
1 egg
3 Tbs. milk
3 Tbs. oil
Small splash of vanilla
3 Tbs. chocolate chips

Add dry ingredients to mug and mix well with a fork. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Add in milk, oil and vanilla and mix well. Add chocolate chips. Put mug in microwave and cook for 3 minutes for a 1,000 watt oven. Cake will rise over the top of the mug - It's OK! Allow to cool a little: tip onto a plate if desired. Serve with vanilla ice cream if desired

Monday, October 6, 2008

Deb's White Chicken Chili

We went to a Chili Cookoff this weekend and this was the winning recipe, unfortunately I wasn't the winner. I did manage to get the recipe from the winner--it is easy and good!

2 lbs chicken breast, cooked & shredded (I used canned chicken when I made it this weekend)
1 4oz can diced green chilies
2 cups chicken broth
1 16 oz jar chunky salsa (The winner used medium)
1 48 oz jar great northern beans
16 oz shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

Cook in crockpot on low for 4 to 6 hours until cheese is melted and chili is thick.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Teddy Totters

This recipe comes from my niece Cheryl. It's called 
Teddy Totters! Jr is adorable and by the look
on his face, he's enjoying this recipe!

Here is a great snack for the kiddos!
I can believe Jr. ate it.......he's my picky eater.

You need:

Teddy Grahams Chocolate Chip
Peanut Butter

Cut your apple into wedges
Spread some peanut butter onto the wedges
Place around 3 Teddy Grahams onto the peanut butter

Now enjoy!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Strawberry Scones

Brittany treated us to Strawberry Scones tonight!
The first photo is the finished product.
Britt says she will be making these again!

4 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar, plus additional for sprinkling
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 pound cold unsalted butter, diced
4 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup cold heavy cream
3/4 cup small-diced dried strawberries
1 egg beaten with 2 tablespoons water or milk, for egg wash

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine 4 cups of flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in the cold butter at the lowest speed and mix until the butter is in pea-sized pieces. Combine the eggs and heavy cream and quickly add them to the flour and butter mixture. Combine until just blended. Toss the strawberries with 1 tablespoon of flour, add them to the dough, and mix quickly. The dough may be a bit sticky.

Dump the dough out onto a well-floured surface and be sure it is well combined. Flour your hands and a rolling pin and roll the dough 3/4-inch thick. You should see lumps of butter in the dough. Cut into squares with a 4-inch plain or fluted cutter, and then cut them in half diagonally to make triangles. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Brush the tops with egg wash. 

Sprinkle with sugar and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the outsides are crisp and the insides are fully baked.

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