Friday, September 12, 2008

Peanut Butter Corn Flake Balls

1 cup sugar
1 cup corn syrup
1 jar (180z) peanut butter~ crunchy or smooth
6 cups corn flakes
3 oz good quality chocolate


Combine sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Place over medium high heat and stir until the mixture comes to a full boil. Remove from heat and stir in the whole jar of Peanut Butter...Mix well. Add corn flakes to a large bowl. Pour peanut butter mixture over corn flakes and mix well to coat all the flakes. With a tablespoon or cookie scoop, scoop out and form into 1-2 in balls, depending on your preference, and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.

Put the chocolate in a small bowl and melt in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Stir until smooth. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookie. Let cool and don't hurt yourselves eating these...

Apple Nut Cake

3 cups flour
1 1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups apples..peeled and chopped
1 cup pecans, slivered almonds, or walnut pieces
Preheat oven to 350

To make:

In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, baking soda)
until thoroughly combined. Mix together the wet ingredients (eggs, oil, and vanilla) and stir into the dry ingredients. Stir until all mixed together. Fold in apples and nuts. The batter will be fairly stiff. Add 1/4 cup water if too stiff. Spread the batter into a bundt pan or 9in by 11in by 2 in. baking dish Bake 60 to 70 minutes until toothpick inserted in the batter comes out clean.

My mother in law makes this cake...but this is Mimi's recipe. It makes a really good moist cake!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

potato soup

1 lb. ground beef
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 can red kidney beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can whole white corn
1 package taco seasoning
1 package ranch dressing mix

Brown ground beef and drain off fat
Transfer the ground beef to a large pot and add all cans (undrained), taco seasoning and ranch dressing mix. Let simmer at least 30 minutes...

This is good to cook on low in your crock pot....

Heavenly Ham Casserole

6 medium potatoes, sliced thin
1 medium onion, chopped
1 lb ham, cubed
1 cup cheese, shredded (cheddar)
1 can cream of mushroom soup

Put 1/2 potatoes, then 1/2 onion, then 1/2 ham and cheese....repeat with the rest of potatoes/onions/ham/cheese.
Spread soup over top so air doesn't get to potatoes if possible.
Sprinkle with Paprika.
Cook on low for 8-10 hours....

Friday, September 5, 2008

Corn Fiesta Dip

2 large cans of Mexi corn..drained
1/4 cup of green onions chopped finely
1/4 cup jalapenos chopped2 cups of Monterrey Jack Cheese..shredded (the bag will do)
2 to 3 shakes of Morten's or Lawry's Season Salt

*Mayo to stick...little as possible, just enough to stick

Mix and put in the fridge until ready to serve

Stold this one off someone else's blog....can't remember who, but it sounds good...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Stove Top Easy Chicken Bake

1 pkg (6oz) Stove Top Stuffing Mix
1 1/2lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 in pieces
1 can (10-3/4 OZ) Cream of Chicken Soup
1/3 cup Sour Cream
1 bag (16oz) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed, drained

Preheat oven to 400. Prepare stuffing mix as directed on package; set aside.

Mix chicken, soup, sour cream and vegetables in a 13x9 inch baking dish; top with the stuffing.

Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Peanut Butter Chex

1 stick butter
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. onion salt
1 box Rice Chex

Melt butter and peanut butter in a large Dutch oven. Add onion salt and stir cereal in over low heat. Cover and let set 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Pizza Dip

1 8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1 jar pizza sauce
Mozzarella or pizza cheese

Mix cream cheese and sour cream and spread on bottom of baking dish. Cut Pepperoni into quarters and sprinkle on top of cream cheese mixture. Pour pizza sauce on top and then spread cheese. Bake at 250 until hot throughout and cheese on top is bubbly.

Sometimes I add sausage, ham, mushrooms, onions and could add whatever pizza ingredients you like...Serve with tortilla chips, corn chip scoops, crackers,or toasted bread slices.

note: when adding more ingredients I usually have to add more pizza sauce...

Salmon Appetizer

1 15 oz can salmon
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
Salsa~4 tablespoons
2 tablespoons parsley
1 teaspoon cilantro
1/4 teaspoon cumin/optional
8 8 inch tortillas

Drain Salmon, remove any bones. In a small bowl combine salmon, cream cheese, salsa, parsley and cilantro. Spread 2 tablespoons of mixture on tortillas.

Roll each tortilla and wrap each individually with plastic wrap. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours. Slice into bite size pieces.

Pizza Swirls

1 10 oz can refrigerated pizza dough
1/4 lb Genoa salami, thinly sliced
1/4 lb pepperoni, thinly sliced
1/4 lb provolone cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease baking sheet

Layer with Genoa salami, pepperoni, and provolone cheese
Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese to within 1/2 inch from edges of the dough
Roll jelly style
Seal edges with a fork

Bake 25 minutes or golden brown....Slice