Friday, October 3, 2008

Recipe #16 Scalloped Potatoes

Easy Scalloped Potatoes

1 bag frozen French-fries 1-2 c. grated cheese
2 cans cream of mushroom soup 1-2 c. milk
diced green onions olives, sliced
Put potatoes in 9x13 inch pan. Mix soup, milk, cheese, onions, olives and seasonings (salt, pepper, parsley flakes and what ever else you want) together and pour over potatoes. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until done.

Recipe #17 Navajo Fried Bread

Navajo Fried Bread

2 c. flour 1 tsp. Salt
2 T. Shortening 1 c. warm water
3 tsp. Baking powder
Mix dry ingredients. Add melted shortening to water and mix into dry ingredients. Form a soft dough. Pat and roll lightly (1 inch thick). Cut into pieces and fry in oil at 350° until lightly brown.

Eat the same as you would a taco, just add the toppings and some chili as a base, it's great!

Recipe #15 Pecan Pie

Southern Pecan Pie

1 c. sugar
½ c. corn syrup
¼ c. butter (melted)
3 eggs (well beaten)
1 c. pecans
1 unbaked 9” pie shell
Combine sugar, syrup, butter, add eggs and pecans to mixture, mix thoroughly. Bake 375° for 40-50 min.

Recipe #14 Chicken Paprikas

Chicken Paprikas

1 onion chopped ½ pint sour cream
1 T. salt 1 T. paprika
4-5 lb. Chicken 2 T. flour
1 tsp. Pepper 1 ½ c. water
Brown onion in fat, add seasonings and cut up chicken. Brown. Add water, cover and let simmer slowly until tender. Remove chicken, add 2 T. flour to sour cream, then and add liquid to pan and mix. Heat slowly until slightly thickened. Add dumplings (or rice or egg noodles) and chicken. For more gravy add 1 cup milk to sour cream.
3 eggs beaten 1 T. salt
3 c. flour ½ c. water
Mix well. Drop batter by tsp. into boiling salted water. Cook 10 minutes.

Recipe #12 Buttermilk Pancakes

Favorite Buttermilk Pancakes

1 C. flour 3 T. melted butter
1 c. buttermilk 2 tsp. Baking powder
1 egg ¼ tsp. Salt
2 T. sugar
Combine all ingredients in large bowl and mix for on minute until smooth. Heat grill to 350° and cook pancakes as usual. Top with drained apples and cool whit or powder sugar.

Recipe #13 Mexican Casserole

Mexican Casserole

1 pkg. Corn tortillas 1 lb. Hamburger
1 can enchilada sauce (mild or med.) 1 can cream Chicken soup
1 can tomato soup shredded monterey jack/colby cheese
1 sm. Can green chilis (optional)

Brown hamburger. Add enchilada sauce and soups. Add ½ can mild and green chilis. Put layer of tortillas in 9x13 pan. Put layer of meat sauce. Sprinkle on layer of cheese. Repeat with tortillas, sauce & cheese, usually 3 layers. Bake in 350° oven for 25 min. Serve with sour cream, salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, and olives.

Recipe #10 Streusel Coffee Cake

Streusel Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Streusel
1/3 c. Bisquick mix 1/3 C. packed brown sugar
½ tsp. Cinnamon 2 T. butter (firm)
Mix together and reserve.

2 C. Bisquick mix 2/3 c. milk or water
2 T. sugar 1 egg
Mix & spread in pan. Spinkle cinnamon streusel on top.
Bake 18-22 min. at 375° in a 9” round pan.

Recipe #11 Corn Dog Batter and Onion Ring Batter

Corn Dog Batter and Onion Ring Batter

½ c. milk plus a little 1 c. flour
1 ½ tsp. Baking powder ½ tsp. Salt
2 beaten eggs

Mix batter well. Dip hot dogs, onion rings, mushrooms, etc. in batter and fry in hot oil.

Recipe #8 Pizza Dough

Pizza Dough (Vonda's recipe)

1 Pizza
¾ C. water
2 T. oil
½ tsp. Sugar
½ tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Yeast
2 c. flour

3 Pizzas

2 1/4 c. water
6 T. oil
1 1/2 tsp. Sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
2 T. yeast
6 c. flour

Combine all ingredients adding flour last.  Cook at 425 for 15-18 min. for large, 10-12 min. for a medium size pizza.

Recipe #9 Marty's Bean Dip

Marty’s Bean Dip

Layer 1:
I can of refried beans
Layer 2:
2 mashed avocados ¼ tsp. Salt
1 T. lemon
Layer 3:
½ cup sour cream ¼ cup mayonnaise
1 T. taco seasoning
Layer 4:
Diced tomatoes grated cheese
Bacon Bits

Recipe #6 Reindeer Fodder

Reindeer Fodder

2 lbs of white chocolate- melt
Add 3 cups of each of the following:
Captain Crunch Cereal Rice Krispies
Dry Roasted Peanuts Miniature marshmallows
Stir and drop by tablespoon on waxed paper.

Recipe #7 Frosted Banana Bars

Frosted Banana Bars

½ cup butter or margarine, softened 1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour
1 teaspoon soda ¼ teaspoon salt
2 medium ripe banana, mashed (about 1 cup)
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened 3 ¾ cups powdered sugar
½ cup butter or margarine ( I use less) 2 teaspoons vanilla

In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt, gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in bananas. Spread into greased 15 in. x 10 in. x 1 in. pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool. For frosting beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla, gradually add enough sugar to achieve desired consistency. Frost bars. Store in refrigerator.
Yield: 3-4 dozen

Recipe #4 Dishpan Cookies

Dishpan cookies

2 cups margarine (butter) 1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups white sugar 1 teaspoon salt
2 packed brown sugar 4 cups cornflakes
4 eggs 1 ½ cups rolled oats
4 cups all purpose flour 2 cups flaked coconut
2 teaspoons baking soda 3 cups chocolate chips

1. Preheat 350 degrees
2. in a large bowl, cream together the margarine, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until just blended. Then mix in the corn flakes cereal, rolled oats, coconut, and chocolate chips. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake for 8-10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
Prep time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

Recipe #5 Waldorf Astoria Stew

Waldorf Astoria Stew

2-3 lb. Stew meat 2 medium onions chopped
1 C. chopped celery 2 C. sliced carrots or baby carrots (add a little more than 1 c.)
3 medium potatoes diced (more if desired) 1 large can tomato sauce and equal parts of water
2 rounded tsp topioca 1 lg tb. Sugar
salt and pepper – (use plenty of pepper)

Put diced meat in bottom of casserole dish, then onions, celery, carrots, and potatoes. Sprinkle tapioca and sugar on top. Use plenty of salt and pepper. Pour tomato sauce on top and then the water. Bake in covered casserole dish at 250° for 5 hours without taking the lid off. Ready to serve.

Recipe #3 Butterscotch Haystacks

Butterscotch Haystacks

1 pkg. Butterscotch chips 1 cup peanut butter
melt together and add…
4 cups marshmallows 4 cups Chinese Noodles
Mix together and place on wax paper in little haystacks

Recipe #2 Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie

1 graham cracker pie crust 4 oz cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar 1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup milk 9 oz cool whip

Blend cream cheese and sugar until smooth.  Add peanut butter and milk, mix well.
Fold in Cool Whip and pour into graham cracker crust and freeze.

Recipe #1 Cheese Cake

Cheese Cake (Mexican style)
 * Crust:
2 Cups of Graham Crackers
1/2 cup of Butter
2 Tablespoons of Sugar

5 pkg (8 oz) Cream Cheese
1 cup Sugar
3 Tablespoons Flour
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
1 cup Sour Cream
4 Eggs

Mix the cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla.  Add sour cream.  Add eggs 1 at a time mixing well after each time.  Bake at 325 F for 1-1.5 hours.  When top is turning light brown, cracked and no bubbles it's done.  Refrigerate.  

Reason why we Blog FOOD!

So I've been thinking for a very long time that we should start a cooking blog.  I got the idea from Ashley Riske, but she hasn't done much to her blog.  So not to outdo her, but seriously we need a quick and easy way to get new recipes that we know work!  So hence, my cooking blog.  As we all know, food is the way to a man's heart, this should help in so many different cases of our lives.  Good luck finding something you'll like and if you have any recipes that I should post, e-mail them to me and I'll get them up ASAP!  Have fun making Cooking Magic in your kitchen!

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