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Friday, September 29, 2006

Easy Beef Stroganoff

This is my favorite Beef stroganoff recipe. It's easy and it tastes good. A great alternative to spegetti when you what the ease of pasta but a different taste.

Easy Stroganoff
Recipe By : Southern Living
Serving Size : 4
1 Pound ground beef
1 medium Onion -- chopped
2 tablespoons All-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon Garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon Pepper
4 ounces Can sliced mushrooms
10 3/4 ounces Can Cream of Mushroom soup Undiluted
8 ounces Sour cream
Hot cooked noodles

Cook ground beef and onion in a large skillet until meat is browned, stirring to crumble meat; drain.Stir in flour and next 3 ingredients; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in soup. Simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add sour cream, and heat thoroughly.Serve over noodles. Yield: 4 servings.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Chex Mix

Here is one of my favorite snacks! I recently found the original recipe for this fun treat! I love making it because I leave out what i don't like (bagel chips) and add what I Do like (more corn and rice chex).

Original Chex® Party Mix
Still great after all these years! Chex® Party Mix has been a party favorite for over 50 years.
Prep Time:10 min
Start to Finish:1 hr 25 min
Makes:24 servings (1/2 cup each)
6 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
3 cups Corn Chex® cereal
3 cups Rice Chex® cereal
3 cups Wheat Chex® cereal
1 cup mixed nuts
1 cup bite-size pretzels
1 cup garlic-flavor bite-size bagel chips or regular-size bagel chips, broken into 1-inch pieces
Preparation Directions:
Heat oven to 250°F. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in remaining ingredients until evenly coated.
Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.
Microwave Directions: In large microwavable bowl, microwave butter uncovered on High about 40 seconds or until melted. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in remaining ingredients until evenly coated. Microwave uncovered on High 5 to 6 minutes, thoroughly stirring every 2 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container.

Monday, September 25, 2006

New York Style Cheesecake

This is a recipe I got off of the Kraft website. I'm in the process of making it. I will comment on if it's as good as it looks later.

1 cup HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
3 Tbsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
5 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
4 eggs
1 can (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
MIX crumbs, 3 Tbsp. sugar and butter; press firmly onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 325°F for 10 minutes. (Bake at 300°F for 10 minutes if using dark nonstick springform pan.) MIX cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, flour and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add sour cream, mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Pour over crust.BAKE at 325°F for 1 hour 10 minutes or until center is almost set if using silver springform pan. (Bake at 300°F for 1 hour 10 minutes or until center is almost set if using dark nonstick springform pan.) Run knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Top with pie filling.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon Baking soda
3 soft, ripe bananas, mashed

Cream sugar and shortening; add eggs, flour, soda, bananas, and chopped nuts. Pour banana bread batter into 1 greased and floured loaf pan; bake at 325° for about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. This banana nut bread recipe makes 1 loaf.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Special Spice Cookies

These are some of our favorite cookies! Not very sweet, but full of flavor.

Special Spice Cookies

3/4 cup shortening
1 c. Sugar1 egg
1/4 c. Dark Corn Syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. Flour
1 1/2 tsp. Allspice
2 tsp. Cinnamon
2 tsp. Soda
1/2 c. Powdered Sugar

- Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
- Blend Shortening, Sugar, egg, corn syrup and vanilla.
- Gently stir in Flour, allspice, cinnamon, and soda.
- Grease cookie sheet.Roll dough into balls the size of pecans.
- Place two inches apart on cookie sheet.
- Bake 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees.
- While still warm dip cookies in powdered sugar.Shake of extra sugar.

Yield: about 4 1/2 dozen.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Chicken Marinade

This is really great for Chicken kabobs. Use chicken tenderloins and stick skewer through the end of the marinaded chicken, put on a slice of white onion and a pinapple tidbit, fold the chicken over and repeat pattern until skewer is full. Grill. Yumm!

GREAT Marinade for chicken:
1/2 c. Soy Sauce
1/2 c. Unsweet Pineapple Juice
1/4 c. Oil1 Tbs. Brown Sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Ginger
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Dry Mustard
1/4 tsp. Pepper

- Combine ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Let cool and add chicken.
- Marinate 1 hour.
- Brush remaining sauce on chicken while on grill.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Pizza Dough

Here is an excellent recipe for pizza dough. What family doesn't love pizza? And seriously why pay 4 times what it cost to make it? This recipe is for a bread maker, but I'm sure you could make it yourself. It should be the same ingrediants. If you do, let us know how it turns out.

Italian Pizza Dough
1 1/4 c. water
3 Tbs. Olive Oil
1 Tbs. Kosher Salt
2 Tbs. Sugar
1 c. White Flour
1 1/2 c. Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 c. Parmesan cheese
2 Tbs. Basil
1 Tbs. Oregano
4 Tbs. Quick Yeast

1. Place ingredients in bread machine in order listed. Select Dough Cycle.
2. When Dough is complete dust counter with flour and corn meal.
3. Roll dough around to thoroughly cover.
4. Roll out Dough to desired size, place on greased cookie sheet. Perforate with fork.
5. Blind bake at 400 degrees for 10 -15 minutes.
6. Add toppings and bake 10-15 minutes.
7. Let stand 10 minutes.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Poppy Seed Chicken

Here is one of my favorites! I hope everyone enjoys!

Poppy Seed Chicken
4 chicken breast (cooked and chopped)
1 Can cream of Celery Soup
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
1 small package slivered almonds
1 8oz package of Sour cream
1 Tbs. Poppy Seeds
1 tube Ritz crackers (crushed)
1 stick of Butter (melted)

Spray and 11 x 13 casserole dish with Pam. Place chicken on bottom of dish. Mix Soups almonds, and Sour cream. Spread mixture on top of chicken. Mix crackers, poppy seed, and butter. Spread on top of chicken mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

Monday, September 18, 2006

An Entree!

Ok I was told that I post too many sweets and not enough "real Food". So here goes. This is a recipe I got from Trish who got it from Nicki. I think Trish and I changed it a little.

Honey Mustard Chicken:
1/4 c. Honey
3 Tbs. White Wine Vinegar
1 tsp. Dry Mustard
1 tsp. Dijion Mustard
1/2 tsp. Thyme
1/4 tsp. Oregano
1 clove Garlic

1. Cut slits on sides of chicken breast.
2. Preheat Oven 400 degrees
3. Brush 1/2 mixture onto chicken.
4. Bake for 30 minutes, turn cover with rest of mixture.
5. Bake about 20 minutes.

This is really good served with mashed potatoes. I also like to marinade the chicken in the mixture for a while. Enjoy!