Sunday, March 29, 2009

Pumpkin Fudge

3 C sugar
3/4 C melted butter
2/3 C evaporated milk
1/2 C canned pumpkin
2 T corn syrup
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 12 oz package white chocolate chips
1 7 oz jar marshmallow creme
1 C chopped pecans, toasted
1 tsp vanilla extract

Stir together sugar, butter, evaporated milk, pumpkin, corn syrup and pumpkin pie spice in a sauce pan over medium high heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Continue to cook until you get to the soft ball stage, about 12 minutes.

Remove pan from heat, stir in remaining ingredients until well blended. Pour into a foil lined greased 9 inch square pan. Let stand 2 hours or until completely cool.

If you want to make truffles out of it, roll it into balls before completely hardened and let harden on wax paper on a cookie sheet. (I froze mine) Melt 1 bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips or wiltons candy melts and pour into a deep mug. Dip fudge balls in chocolate and let harden back on the wax paper.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

2 Cans diced tomatoes
3 C. chicken broth
1 1\2 lb diced chicken cooked seasoned W 2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Pkg Vigo Red beans and Rice. Prepared
Montery Jack Cheese shredded

Combine tomatoes and chicken broth , boil add chicken reduce heat cook 7 min add prepared rice and beans heat through and serve w crushed tortilla chips and cheese on top

Baked Beans

1 lb mild sausage
1 lb hot sausage
54 oz pork and beans
16 oz ketchup
1 garlic bud
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 heaping cup brown sugar
1 tsp dijon mustard
2 lg onions
2 green peppers

Brown sausage saute onion and green peppers add remaining ing. mix well bake 350 for 1 hr

Apple Crisp

3 lb bag apples
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
mix all together well put in 9X13 pan

2 c oats
2\3 c. butter melted
2\3 c. flour
1 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp cinnamon

mix topping and crumble on top of apple mixture bake 350 45-60 min

Peanut Butter Bars

1 C butterp
3\4 c. Brown Sugar
3\4 c. sugar
1 1\2 c. Flour
1 1\2 c. oats
1 tsp Soda
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
3\4 c. peanut butter

mix and bake at 350 for 15-20 min
top with peanut butter then choc frosting

Strawberry Spinach Salad

2 Heads Romain lettuce torn in eatable pieces
1\2 bag of spinach from costco
1 can mandarine oranges drained
1 pint strawberries sliced
3\4 c. sliced toasted almonds
1 c. mozzarella cheese grated on lg hole
1 c. dried cranberries
Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing with poppy seeds
mix all together and serve

Corn Salsa

1 bunch green onions
1 bunch cilantro
2 avacados
2 tomatoes
1 can black eyed peas w juice
1 bag frozen sweet corn
1 envelope Good Seasonings itialian dressing
1\4 c. vinegar

Wash and chop green onions, cilantro, dice tomatoes cube avacados stir in peas, corn vinegar and dressing. Serve W tortilla chips

Thursday, March 26, 2009

White Chicken Chilli

1-2 lbs. chicken breasts, boiled and shredded
(can use canned chicken or turkey chunks)
4 15 oz. cans Northern White Beans, do not drain
2 14 oz. cans of chicken broth
4 4oz. cans chopped green chilies
(can add or subtract depending on spiciness wishes)
1 T. dried minced onion
2 tsp. Garlic powder
2 tsp salt
2 tsp. Cumin
2 tsp. Oregano
1 tsp. Black pepper
can also add ½ tsp cayenne pepper is desired
2 c. sour cream
1 c. milk, half and half or whipping cream
Pour all ingredients into a large pot. Bring to slow boil, add sour cream and milk, half and half or whipping cream.
This makes a lot! Usually half of this feed a family

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Apple Enchiladas

This dessert tastes just like apple pie, but is way easier to make. It's a fun recipe to make with kids.

1 (21 oz) can apple fruit filling
6 (6 inch) flour tortillas
ground cinnamon
1/2 C. granulated sugar
1/2 C. packed brown sugar
1/2 C. water
1/3 C. butter or margarine
Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream

1. Spoon fruit filling evenly down the center of each tortilla, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll up each tortilla, and place, seam side down, in a 2 qt. baking dish.
2. Combine both sugars, water, and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes.
Pour sauce over enchiladas; let stand for 30 minutes.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream and/or ice cream, if you'd like. Makes 6 servings

Sunday, March 22, 2009

White Chocolate Lemon Streusel Bars

1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) White Chips, divided
2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups regular rolled or quick-cooking oats
3/4 cup toasted pecan pieces*(nuts can be omitted)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon shortening

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Combine sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice and lemon peel in medium bowl; set aside. Measure out 1/4 cup and 1/3 cup white chips; set aside. Add remaining white chips to lemon mixture.
2. Beat butter and brown sugar until blended in large mixer bowl. Stir together flour, oats, pecans, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture, blending well. Remove 1-2/3 cups oats mixture; set aside. Add egg to remaining mixture, blending until crumbly. Press egg/crumb mixture on bottom of prepared pan. Gently spoon lemon mixture on top, spreading evenly. Add reserved 1/3 cup white chips to reserved crumb mixture. Sprinkle over lemon layer, pressing crumbs lightly.
3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan on wire rack. Place remaining 1/4 cup white chips and shortening in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave at HIGH 10 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Drizzle over bars. Allow drizzle to set; cut into bars. About 36 bars.
*To toast pecans: Heat oven to 350°F. Spread pecans in thin layer in shallow baking pan. Bake 7 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown; cool.