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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Wing Dip By: Lindsey

If you like spicy stuff and a great appetizer than this is for you. But, I must warn you, this appetizer is not very pretty. Ha! Ashley and I don't love bringing it places because if someone hasn't had it they won't dive in because it looks kind of weird. Anyways, our family loves it, so we will make and leave it on the stove all afternoon just to snack on.

1 Jar of Blue Cheese Dressing (I use the jars you get in the section where you buy veggies and lettuce)
1 Regular size bottle of Franks Hotsauce
1 8 oz. block of cream cheese
1 chicken breast
1 bag or blue corn tortilla chips

Boil your chicken breast. Mix all other ingredients in a pot on the stove. Add shredded chicken to the ingredients. Heat up and dip away!! I, personally, think that blue corn tortilla chips are best with this dip. Hope you like it!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Cheeseburger Paradise Soup by Donna

Okay, fist of all, the name of this soup doesn't really do it justice. It is really good, but tastes nothing like a cheeseburger.

Ingredients:

6 potatoes, chopped
1 small carrot-grated
1 small onion chopped
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 jar chopped jalapenos and 1/2 juice ( I would not put this much. I made it and it was so hot!!!. Be careful with the peppers.)
3 C. water
3 beef bouillon granules
2 heaping Tbs minced garlic
1/8 tsp pepper
2 lbs sausage
2 Tbs butter
5 C. milk
6 Tbs all-purpose flour
1 pkg 16 ounce Velveeta cubed
crumbled bacon

Directions:
Combine first 9 ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. In a large skillet cook sausage, drain, add to soup. Stir in 4 cups milk, heat through. In small bowl combine flour and remaining milk until smooth, gradually stir into soup. Bring to boil, stir 2 minutes until thick. Reduce heat. Stir into cheese until melted. Garnish with Bacon!!

*Makes alot. You could freeze half.

Mexican Corn Bread by Donna

This is for Kelly. Sorry it took so long.

Ingredients:

1 C. Mozola Corn Oil
2 C. Self Rising Corn meal
1 can of cream style corn
5 Eggs
1 1/2 C. milk
3 Tbs. jalapenos, chopped
3 Tbs. jalapeno juice
2 C. grated onion
2 C. grated cheese
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar

Directions:
Combine all ingredients, pour mixture in a large skillet or pan. Cook in oven at 450 until brown.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Choc. Chip Banana Muffins(Makes 12 muffins) By: Lindsey


All I can say is DELICIOUS! Above is the picture of took of them fresh out of the oven. Sorry...I could have made it a prettier presentation.


1 1/2 Cup flour(all purpose)

1 Cup Sugar

1 Tsp. baking soda

1 Tsp. salt

1 Egg

1/2 Cup Miracle Whip

3 ripe bananas, mashed

1 Cup Choc. Chips(semi sweet morsels)



-Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in big bowl.

-In seperate bowl beat egg, stir in Miracle whip.

-Add to flour mixture

-Stir in mashed bananas

-Spoon into muffin pan(makes 12 muffins)

-Sprinkle choc. chips on top.

-Bake at 375 for 20-25 min.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Apple Salad by Ashley

This is a recipe I received from my sweet friend Joanie. It is a hit and I have made it a million times since she passed it along.

Ingredients:

Romaine

Sugared Almonds (put sliced almond and sugar in skillet, coat almonds until sugar melts, pour onto wax paper)

1 granny Smith apple

Dressing:

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

2/3 cup olive oil

Angel Hair Pasta by Ashley

This is my go to dish for when new people are coming over for dinner. I have passed this recipe along so many times.

Ingredients:

Olive Oil

1 Box of Angel Hair Pasta

Pine Nuts

Minced Garlic 3-4 Cloves

2 Shallots

Fresh Basil

Fresh Parsley

3 tomatoes

1 Container of Feta

1 Package of Parmesan Cheese

Make Angel Hair Pasta according to the package.

Pine Nuts: put on a cookie sheet and place under the broiler for roasting then set aside. These burn fast, so be careful.

Chop: shallots and tomatoes, basil and parsley

Put about 1/4 inch olive oil in a skillet and heat on medium heat. Add shallots and garlic. Saute for 1 minute. Add parsley and basil. Add tomatoes. (Doesn't need to be in very long).

Drain Pasta. In a large bowl, add pasta, herb mixture, add pine nuts and cheeses and toss together.

Zatarain's Rice and Beans

Okay, before you say "what?" just hear me out. If you have been around our gang very much you know Lindsey, Kimberly, and I cook this at least once a month if not more. It isn't that original, but I had to share it. Red beans and rice will always remind me of sweet times with my family.

Ingredients:
1 Family box Zatarain's Rice and Beans
1 Package of Smoked Sausage or Smoked Turkey Sausage
Extra Rice
1 box of Jiffy Cornbread mix
Franks Red Hot Sauce (optional)

Directions:
Cook Zatarain's according to package. Cook cornbread according to package. While rice and beans are cooking slice sausage and brown in a skillet until cooked on both sides. Also, cook your extra rice. When Zatarain's is finished add sausage. (If you want more rice just add it, if not it is still really good)

Carolina Vegetable Soup by Ashley

I absolutely love this soup. We eat it for days on end. It is a lot of chopping, but so easy and so good.
Ingredients:

3 tbsp veg oil

2 cups chopped onions

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 cup peeled & chopped carrots

1 cup peeled & cubed sweet potatoes

1/2 cup chopped celery

1 1/2 cup chopped zucchini or gr beans

1 cup fresh, frozen, or canned butter beans

3/4 cup frozen corn kernels

1 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomatoes or1 can

1/2 tsp fresh thyme (1/4 tsp dried)

1/2 cup BBQ Sauce (mildly smokey)

4 cups water

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

Directions:

In a large soup pot, warm the oil on med heat & saute the onions & garlic about 10 minutes. Add carrots, sweet potatoes, & celery & saute 3 minutes. Add next 6 ingredients. Stir & add water, salt, & pepper. Cover & bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low & simmer 20 minutes.

Corn Dip...Oh my!

Hey! I CANNOT believe I FORGOT to post this. I have had this recipe for a month now. I guess I have been hiding it for myself. Ha ha! Just kidding. My good friend came into town and made this for me. It is so good it is ridiculous. And I am sucker for dips! My wedding had TONS of dips at it just because that is totally me. :)

1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 16oz. bag of FROZEN corn
1 stick of butter
1 jar of jalapenos

Chips of preference BUT fritos are wonderful with this.

1. Melt butter and cream cheese in microwave
2. Add corn, jalapenos, and jalapeno juice(1/2 the jar of juice). Microwave until hot. You will have to continue to stir and reheat if not hot enough. Add more juice if you want it spicier.
3. Eat with Fritos.

You can also bakes this in the oven for 35 min. on 350. Whichever way is faster for you.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

BIG news! LABELS

Guess what? I found out how to add a label section to the side of the blog!! Yay! So far I have quite a few labels over there. I am sure it will get more detailed than that. Hopefully if any of you are looking for something in particular you can just click on our labels and find what you need. BTW, if it is a main dish and also Italian(or whatever) I have it labeled for both. So, it should come up either way. Alright...peace to all!! :)

Creamy Chicken and Rice By: Lindsey

Hey All!!! All...I mean Y'all!! Ha ha! I made a really good chicken and rice recipe tonight and it was EASY!! It is from the famous "Voice of Truth" cookbook(my mother in law's church...wow...they can cook!). Here it goes!

1 can cream of chicken soup
1 1/3 cup water
3/4 cup uncooked rice
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 1/2 lb. boneless chicken breast
1 cup shredded cheese

Mix soup, water, rice(uncooked), onion powder, and black pepper in baking dish. Top with chicken(uncooked), sprinkle more pepper on top. Cover and bake @ 375 for 1 hour. Uncover and sprinkle chicken with cheese. Bake until cheese is melted.

So here is what I did! Ha ha! I did not have onion powder so I combined minced onion and garlic salt into my recipe. And I did three chicken breasts(don't think that is 1 lb. and a half). I guess it depends on how soupy you want it. I served it with green beans and cresent rolls. You might have to add some salt...but it was tasty!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Parmesan Pull Apart Bread By: Lindsey

1 can(10 count) of buttermilk flaky biscuits
3 TBL spoons of melted margarine
1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Grease bottom and sides of a loaf pan. Spoon cheese into a small bowl. Cut each biscuit into quarters. One at a time, dip biscuit quarter into melted margarine, then into cheese. Place coated biscuit quarters into loaf pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Sweet Mama Rose's Oatmeal Apple Raisin Muffins By: Lindsey

My husband's grandmother, Mama Rose, is so sweet!! Derek says I don't make any of her stuff....and I will tell you why. It is all made from SCRATCH!! Lasagna, brunswick stew, muffins, cakes, etc. Whew!! It is good food, don't get me wrong. But, my goodness...who has time for recipes all from scratch?? So, I am going to try my hardest to start making some of them. This morning I made her Oatmeal Apple Raisin Muffins. Derek loves them and has mentioned to me before about making them. Keep in mind that Mama Rose is diabetic. Which means, that lots of things she makes is healthier for us. Ha! These muffins are a tasty, healthy treat for you and your kiddos. I love muffins! So, it is fun eating them when I know they have ONLY 1/3 cup sugar and apples and raisins in them. Parker, my son, also loved them. I didn't add any butter to the top of his and he ate them like crazy.

1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1 cup raisins
1 apple, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup oil(I used vegetable oil)
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup quick oats
1/3 cup sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. cinnamon

Beat egg. Stir in remaining ingredients, mixing first to moisten. Pour into 12 greased muffin cups until 3/4 full. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. Serve cool or piping hot with butter.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Rotel Cheese Soup By: Lindsey

My small group leader in B'ham used to make this and Derek and I loved it. Serve with tortilla chips. Mmmmm good!

4 Chkn. breasts
1 Yellow Onion
1 Box(Large) Velveeta
1 Can Rotel
1 Can White Shoepeg corn
Garlic Salt
Salt
Pepper

-Boil chicken breasts in water along with chopped yellow onion(a little more than half of the onion), garlic salt, salt, and pepper.
-After Chicken is done take it out of broth(KEEP THE BROTH) and tear a part and place back in broth.
-Add Velveeta to broth. I would suggest chopping the velveeta up in small squares. It is easier to melt that way.
-Add rotel and corn to broth.

Cook and Simmer until hot. Stir often. The velveeta will burn to the bottom of the pot if you don't stir often. Taste the soup and see if you would like more garlic salt flavor. I personally, like a lot.

Taco Soup By: Lindsey

Well...everyone it is that time of year. Cool weather, coats, hats, and scarves. What a better time than now to come home to a hot bowl of soup? Ha! I sound like a commercial. This Taco Soup recipe is so yummy and has a little bit of a kick to it. Sometimes, if it is a big group we are feeding, we also serve sausage cheese dip and chips with it.

1 White Onion, chopped
2 Cans chkn. broth
2 Cans rotel
1 Can red kidney beans, drained
1 Can black beans, drained
1 Can whole kernel corn, drained
1 Pkg. taco seasoning
1 Pkg. powdered ranch dressing
1 lb. hamburger meat

Cook Hamburger meat. Then mix all ingredients in pot until hot. Serve.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Shawn's Pumpkin Iced Cookies

This is a recipe that my good friend, Shawn, introduced to me. She made them this weekend and busted them out when all of us girls were hanging out at the hotel. My husband and I were in Atlanta for a wedding. These are YUMMY! And perfect for the fall weather. :)
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsps ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground cloves (I leave out)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 CUP(not the whole can) canned pumpkin puree
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract


(Glaze)
2 cups confectioners' sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground cloves, and salt; set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 cup butter and white sugar. Add pumpkin, egg, and 1 tsp. vanilla to butter mixture, and beat until creamy. Mix in dry ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet by tablespoonfuls; flatten slightly.
3. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Cool cookies, then drizzle glaze with fork.
4. To make glaze: Combine confectioner's sugar, milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Add milk as needed, to achieve drizzling consistency:-)

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Greens and Beans by Ashley

This is a recipe I tried from Parenting Magazine. Jeremy, Blake, Tyler, and I loved it. Gray didn't love it and Sam absolutely not!!!

Ingredients:
1 pkg corn muffin mix (i used jiffy)
1 tbs olive oil
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 15-oz cans Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 pkg (10 oz.) frozen spinach, thawed and drained
1/2 c. chicken broth
1/2 c. water
2 Tbs. finely shredded Parmesan cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:
1. Prepare corn muffin mix according to directions.
2. In the meantime, heat the oil on medium-high heat in a large skillet. Add red pepper and garlic; cook for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Mix in the canned beans. Add spinach, chicken broth, and the water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 3 to 4 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
4. Put in bowls and top each with cheese and serve with cornbread.

****Jeremy really liked it but he didn't think it was filling enough, so you might want to make it as a side or maybe you could add grilled chicken.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sock It to Me Cake by Ashley

This is a recipe from my friend Mary.  It is so yummy and so easy!!  Take it to your next MOPS group, small group, or biblestudy and you will have many friends. 
 
Sock it to me Cake:
 
1 Duncan Hines Butter Cake Mix
1/2 cup Sugar
3/4 cup veg. oil
8 oz. Sour Cream
4 eggs
1 cup pecans
 
Mix all ingredients.  Pour 1/2 into greased bundt pan. 
 
Mix 2 tbs cinnamon and 1/4 cup brown sugar.  Sprinkle mixture over cake. 
 
Pour Remaining batter in.
 
Bake 1 hour @ 350 degrees

Friday, August 15, 2008

Memaw's Vegetable Soup By: Lindsey

Although it is summer this recipe is yummy! AND what is even better is that you can freeze whatever you don't eat and thaw it out for a later date(which we did and it was still really good!). My husband absolutely loved this soup. And it is easy and cheap if you buy off brand veggies. BTW, this is my grandmother, Memaw's recipe. And I just found out about it. Crazy huh?

1-2 lb. ground beef, fry and drain(I only did 1 lb.)
1 Can of corn
1 Can of english peas
1 Can of green beans
1 Can of butter beans
1 Can of carrots
1 Can of potatoes, cut into quarters or slice
1 Onion, cut up
2 Can's of diced tomatoes(roasted garlic)
1 Can of tomato paste, small
Salt and Pepper to taste

After your beef is fried and drained add all the rest in large pot. DO NOT drain any of the rest. Mix and heat well.

I served it with Jiffy corn bread. And scooped out the veggies onto a plate for my 15 month old. He loved it too!

Skinner's Lasagna By: Lindsey

Hey! Haven't posted in forever. So, I am making the Skinner's (noodles) lasagna recipe that is on the back of the box tonight and I thought I would post it. Actually, I have never written this recipe down because I always trust that it is on the back of the Skinner's lasagna noodles box and yesterday it failed me. :( Thank GOODNESS I practically remembered it AND I had more noodles from before and it had the recipe on it. I love, love, love this homemade lasagna recipe. It is easy, yummy, and great for heated leftovers(for which we will do on Sunday, ha). It serves probably 6.

1 lb. ground beef
3 C. spaghetti sauce(28 oz. jar)
1-1/2 C. water
1-3/4 C. ricotta(15 oz. container)
2 C. shredded mozzarella
1/2 C. grated parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1/4 C. chopped parsley
1/2 TSP. salt
1/4 TSP. pepper
Box of uncooked skinner lasagna noodles

Preheat oven to 350. In saucepan brown meat; add spaghetti sauce and water; let simmer for 10 minutes. In bowl mix ricotta, 1 half mozzarella, parmesan cheese, eggs, parsley, salt, and pepper. In 13x9 dish pour 1 C. sauce on bottom. Then put 3 uncooked noodles lengthwise on top of sauce. Then pour sauce over noodles, then add ricotta cheese mixture over sauce, then noodles again. Repeat steps until out of sauce and cheese mixture. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella cheese on top. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. Then bake uncovered for 15 minutes.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Green Apple Toffee Dip

Green Apple Toffee Dip:

Green apples, sliced
8 oz. cream cheese
1/3c. brown sugar
1/4c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
toffee bits

Mix all ingredients and serve with sliced green apples. You might want to wait and put the toffee bits in the dip right before serving.

Baked Potato Dip by Ashley

Another great appetizer from my girlfriend Mary!  I have made this several times.
 
Baked Potato Dip
 
1 8oz. Container of Sour Cream
1 8oz.  Container of Whipped Cream Cheese
1 8oz.  Pkg. of Shredded Cheese
Crumbled Bacon
1 Bunch of Green Onions chopped (optional)
1 Hawaiian bread loaf
Wheat Thins
 
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.  Transfer the mixture into the center of a carved out Hawaiian bread loaf.  Place on pan and put in oven at 350 for one hour.  Serve hot with wheat thins. 
 

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Crunchy Jumble Cookies By: Lindsey

These are a HUGE hit! My mom has been making them for years for us and as a kid my favorite thing was to get a huge spoonfull of the dough before she baked them. Although, I am sure that is not good for you...I will still allow my kids to do the same thing. I actually have already let my son do it. And he loved it...OF COURSE! :)

1 1/4 C. all purpose flour
1/2 TSP. baking soda
1/4 TSP. salt
1/2 C. marg. or butter(softened)
1 C. sugar
1 Egg
1 TSP. vanilla
2 C. rice krispies
1 6 OZ. Pkg. semichocolate morsels

Mix
1.) Flour, soda, and salt.
SEPERATELY MIX
2.) Softened Marg., sugar, egg, and vanilla

COMBINE 1 and 2-mix well and ADD
3.) Rice Krispies and Choc. Morsels

BAKE for 12 min. at 350

Aunt Cherrie Dale's Chicken Enchiladas By: Lindsey

Just made this the other night for the first time and they were yummy!!! Everyone loved them and I am actually taking them to a friend on Friday for a meal. I served them with rice, chips and salsa. This dish makes a lot! So, it is just two of you eating it or two adults and 1 child I would recommend freezing half of the recipe and cooking it later.

4 Chicken breast
4 oz. Cream cheese
2 TBSP. green chilis(or whole can)
2 TBSP. chopped onions
1 TBSP. butter-melted
2 C. shredded Monterey Jack with Peppers cheese(I used pepper jack cheese and shredded it myself)
2 C. cheddar cheese
1 C. salsa
1 C. whipping cream
8-10 lg. flour tortillas

Cook onions in butter until carmelized. Add green chilis and cream cheese. Mix in chicken.

Put 3 TBSP. of chicken mixture in each tortillas center. Then add cheeses. Then add salsa. Fold seam side down. Place in baking dish.

Pour whipping cream on top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese on top. Back on 350 for 30 min.

Strawberries and Cheese by Ashley

This is my Mom's recipe. It is an oldie, but a goodie!!!  This appetizer sounds a bit weird, but it is so good!
 
Strawberries and Cheese
 
4 cups shredded cheese (sharp and mild)
3 cups mayo
1 cup pecans-chopped
8 slices bacon-cooked and chopped
1 bunch green onions chopped
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 lg strawberry preserves
 
Serve with crackers.  The baked Wheat Thins are great with it.
 
Mix all ingredients, except preserves.  Before serving heat preserves in microwave for a few seconds and pour over the dip.  Refrigerate leftovers.
 
 
 

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Jarinda's Salad

This is a recipe from one of my mom's BFF's. She and her husband are amazing cooks!!! This one is a WINNER, especially for having people over.

Ingredients:

Romaine
Bacon-fried
Black Beans
Yellow corn
Onion
Mexican four cheese, shredded
Pecans
Ken's Thousand Island Salad dressing

Cut Romaine. Fry Bacon. Saute black beans and yellow corn in bacon grease. Chop onion. Toast pecans. Toss with dressing.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Peanut Butter Pie by Ashley

Ya'll this might be my favorite dessert to make and eat!!! ( I do love home made ice cream too!!)
 
Peanut Butter Pie
 
Ingredients:
1 graham cracker crust
1 cup Crunchy Peanut Butter
1 cup confectioners sugar
1 small instant chocolate pudding
1 1/2 c. milk
1 container of cool whip
 
Mix peanut butter and sugar.  Pat on top of crust.  (Save some to sprinkle on top)
Whisk pudding and milk according to package (2 minutes) pour over top of crust. 
Refrigerate for 3-4 hours.  Add Cool Whip and peanut butter crumbles.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Pepper Penne by Ashley

Oh My!!  We had this tonight for dinner.  All of the boys ate it, including Gray who is 1 and Sam who usually only eats the bread for dinner.  I loved it and it was so easy!  Enjoy!!!
 
Ingredients:
 
1 package of penne pasta (I used whole grain)
1/2 t. rosemary
2 packages of sliced pepperoni, halved ( I used 1 package and it seemed to be plenty)
1/4 c. pepperocini (omit if too spicy for kids, but it wasn't really spicy with it.  I will probably use more than 1/4 next time)
1 jar roasted red bell pepper, drained and chopped
3 1/2 c. boiling water
1/2 c. whipping cream (I used milk)
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
 
Directions:
 
In a large pot, layer pasta, rosemary, pepperoni, pepperocini, and roasted red pepper.
 
Add water and bring to a boil.
 
Reduce heat, cover, and let simmer until pasta is tender.
 
Add cream and cheese.  Toss to coat.
 

Friday, June 6, 2008

A Littel Tidbit by Ashley

Ok, so this isn't a recipe, but something tells me you will all want to know.  I have been meaning to tell my Mom, Lindsey, and Kimberly but keep forgetting.
If someone told me I could only have two things in my make-up bag, it would probably be eyeliner and mascara.  I found a new mascara that I love.  This is coming from someone who's favorite was $27 dollar a tube Lancome mascara.  It is lashblast from Cover Girl.  O magazine rated it #1 best mascara of this year! I love it!! Just thought I would share! 

Monday, June 2, 2008

French Onion Rice by Kimberly

Ingredients:
1 can of beef cons.
1 can french onion soup
2 cups of regular rice (not instant)

Brown rice with 2 tbsp butter.  add to casserole dish with other ingredients.  Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes.

Crock Pot chicken

Ingredients:
Boneless skinless chicken
cream of chicken soup
cream of onion soup

Mix together in crock pot on low all day.  Add cooked rice just before serving and mix together.  Easy!

Avocado Feta Salsa by Kimberly

Ingredients:
4 plum tomatoes chopped
2 tbsp finely chopped red onions
2 garlic cloves minced
1 (4oz) pkg crumbled feta cheese
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt.
2 avocados chopped

Instructions:
Stir together first 9 ingredients.  Gently stir in avocados just before serving.  Serve with assorted tortilla chips.

Monkey Bread

Ingredients:
4 can sof biscuits (cut into fourths)
3/4 cup of sugar
1 tsp. of cinnamon

Sauce Ingredients:
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 1/2 cup tsp of cinnamon
3/4 cup of margarine (1 1/2 sticks)

Place cinnamon and sugar in bowl with lid.  Add biscuits a few at a time making sure to coat completely.  Place in a greased bundt pan.  Mix sauce ingredients in microwaveable bowl bringing to a boil and stirring every minute for three minutes.  Pour sauce over biscuits in bundt pan. 
Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.  Turn out immediately.

Kimberly Lombard

Cheese Potatoe Casserole

Ingredients:
1 2lb bag of frozen hash browns
1 carton of sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of onion soup
1 tsp salt
pepper
1 stick of melted margin
1 10 oz. pkg of shredded cheddar cheese.

Instruction:
Mix all ingredients together.  Put in greased casserole dish.  Sprinkle a little cheese on top.  Bake at 350 for one hour.

Paula Dean Chicken/Pasta

Well, here goes!  I actually made time to post a few recipes.  Hope you enjoy.  I make this one for friends that just had a baby.  Its easy to prepare before you go, and then they can just stick it in the oven 30 minutes before dinner time!!

Paula Dean Chicken/Pasta (I'm sure there's a 'real' name for it, but I got this from my friend Lauren)

Ingredients:
3 cups of chopped cooked chicken
2 14.5 ounce cans of tomatoes with garlic, basil and oregano
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
2 cups of mozz. cheese
3/4 (small box) package of angel hair pasta
8oz. of cream cheese

Instructions:
Combine chicken, whipping cream and tomatoes.  Pour into skillet with 2 tbsp of olive oil and bring to a boil over medium heat.  Reduce heat to a simmer for 10 minutes.  Add cream cheese and 1 cup of mozz cheese.  Add cooked pasta to mixture.  Cover with the rest of the mozz cheese.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. 

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Baked Beans(No Other Way to Eat Them) Feeds: 6 By: Lindsey

1 large can(or 4 cans) Showboat Pork and Beans
Ketchup
Brown Sugar
Bacon
Yellow Onion

Put Pork and Beans in pot and turn eye on Medium. Start out by adding 1 cup of Ketchup and 1 cup of Brown sugar. Let simmer. Cut your yellow onion(if large onion, only use half) and add to Baked Beans. Fry about 8 slices of bacon. Crumble and add to Baked Beans. Also, add a little bit of the bacon grease to the baked beans. Let simmer.

Definitely taste it and see if you need to add anything. You will love these. We don't make them any other way!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Better Yellow Cake Cupcakes by Ashley

Some recipes that you see are from my sweet friend Mary.  We met in seminary and the girl has some great recipes.  I use this one all the time.  If you have preschoolers or elementary age kids you know how much you make cupcakes.  These are so moist and so easy and so fattening, but your making cupcakes c'mon!!
 
Yellow Cake Cupcakes
 
Ingredients:
1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup of whole milk
1 stick melted butter
3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
 
Mix for two minutes with electric mixer.  Bake according to box.
 
Alternative idea:  Make cupcakes as above, but serve with cool whip and strawberries for a delicious strawberry shortcake!!

Lemon Pepper Green Beans by Ashley

This is also a new recipe I got from my aunt!  I love green beans and especially like this!  The BBQ cups below are from me also!! Enjoy!!
 
Ingredients:
 
1 large can of french style green beans
1 pkg of slivered almonds
1/4 tsp. lemon pepper
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp butter
 
Boil green beans until dry.  In the meantime saute almonds, lemon pepper, juice, and butter.  When beans are dry add sauteed almonds and stir.

BBQ Cups

I am sorry, but I can't just post a recipe without telling you a little bit about it.  This is a new favorite.  It was tested by everyone in the family and got two huge thumbs up!!
 
BBQ Cups
 
Ingredients: 
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1/2 cup ketchup
1 Tbsp. onion chopped
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 pkg of biscuits (10 count, I use the flaky butter kind)
3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
 
Directions:
Cook hamburger-drain fat.  Add remaining ingredients, except biscuits and cheese.  Press biscuits into muffin pan (I spread my biscuits to fill up 12 cups instead of 10).  Fill with hamburger mixture and top with cheese.  Bake 10-12 minutes at 400.

Funny(Not a recipe)

Hey to everyone who reads this blog!

Ok, I will not do this often at all(where I write...it will almost ALWAYS be recipes). BUT, you will think this is funny. I JUST now realized that people have commented on my blog!! On my other blog I get e-mails when someone comments so I just thought no one was commenting. I was really hoping someone was even reading this blog. So, I just got so excited because there were like 6 comments on this blog that I JUST found. Yay! It gives me inspiration to post more recipes. I hope some of you are actually making these things. Ha! I know how sometimes it is easier to just make what we know how to make. But, I have found a new found love for making new recipes. I am about to make a "hot chicken salad" recipe today. I will post if it is good. Ok, thanks for the support. :) Love y'all!

Lindsey

Aunt Christy's Cole Slaw

1 Cabbage
1 jar of real mayo
Salt
Pepper


Here is the catch about this recipe. You add mayo, salt, and pepper to taste. I would start with a cup of mayo. Add salt and pepper, mix it up with the cabbage and then taste it. But, after you add mayo and it looks creamy let it sit for a little while. It will get watery and taste like it has way more mayo in it after it sits.

Pepperoncini Roast

1 roast
2 jars of sliced pepperoncinis OR 1 jar of whole pepperoncinis

Put roast in the crockpot in the morning. Turn on low. Pour jar(s) of pepperoncinis over the roast. Cook until dinner that evening.

This is SO good! It makes my mouth water thinking about it. I made this with homemade cole slaw. I will post that recipe after this one. Yum yum!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Angel Hair Pasta

Angel Hair Pasta-one box
Pine Nuts-one jar
3 or 4 cloves of Garlic
2 Shallots
Fresh Basil
Parsley
3 Tomatoes
Feta-one package
Parmesan Cheese-one cup or more if you like it cheesy
 
Boil pasta just for a couple minutes and set aside in a colander.  Put water back in your pot and start it boiling.
Place pine nuts on a cookie sheet and place under broiler for roasting then set aside (they burn fast so be careful).
Mince garlic and chop shallots, basil, parsley, and tomatoes.
Put about 1/4 inch of olive oil in a skillet and heat on medium. Add the shallots and garlic, saute for a minute then add the parsley and basil.  Put the pasta back in the boiling water and add tomatoes to the skillet (tomatoes do not need to be in for very long).  Drain the pasta again and put in large bowl.  Immediately before serving put the herb and olive oil mixture on top of pasta and toss.  Add the pine nuts and the cheeses, toss again and serve.
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Crunchy Onion Chicken By: Lindsey

I just tried this recipe tonight and it was so good and so easy.

1 1/3 c. French Fried Onions
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
1 egg(beaten)

Crush fried onions in plastic bag. Dip chicken into beaten egg; then coat in onion crumbs. Bake for 20 min. at 400 until cooked through.

I made this with two pieces of chicken so I did everything by looking at it. I didn't use the exact amount. I also had corn casserole and steamed asparagus with it. Yum!

Good Ole Southern Sweet Tea By: Lindsey(Donna's recipe)

Here is a recipe for some really good sweet tea. I make it all the time. Especially since we are located in Austin( hardly nowhere here serves sweet tea).

6 Family Size Luzianne Decaff. Tea bags
4 Cups of water
2 Cups sugar


This makes a gallon. Place 6 tea bags in a bowl of some sort that has 4 cups of water in it. Put in microwave for 6 minutes. Take tea bags out of water, then add 2 cups of sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves. Pour in gallon pitcher(sp?). Then add water to almost the top. Stir and serve. So good! Now! If you like sweet tea but want something with a little less sugar you can replace the 2 cups of sugar with 1 1/2 cups of splenda and 1/2 cup of sugar. Still really good!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Oreo Balls(A GREAT dessert) By: Lindsey

1 pack of plain oreos
1 8 oz. cream cheese
1 package of white chocolate Almond Bark OR milk chocolate Almond Bark

Chop Oreos either by hand or by food processor(WAY easier) until very fine. Mix oreos(I do it by hand) with cream cheese. Roll mixture into little balls(bite size). Heat up Almond Bark in microwave(follow the directions on the package or else you will burn it and it will ruin everything). Dip oreos in the chocolate. Let dry on wax paper.

Yummm....I would like some now. :)

Yummy Corn Casserole By: Lindsey

Hey ladies! Well, just wanted to let you in on a GREAT recipe that my mother-in-law shared with me. EVERYTIME I make it people go on and on about how much they love it. The other day, at a neighborhood block party(where I knew no one) someone called me the corn girl and asked everyone to give me a round of applause for the corn casserole that I made(and they did). Ha! So, definitely try this one. You will LOVE it!

1 8oz. cream cheese
1 can creamed corn
1 can whole kernel corn(drained)
1 box of jiffy corn bread mix
1 stick of butter

Mix all the ingredients together(I would highly recommend using a mixer...not by hand). Spray a small pyrex dish(unless you double the recipe, then use a 9x13). Pour the mixture into the dish. Bake on 400 for 45 min-1 hour. Take out when it is a little brown.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Taco Bake(serves 4-6) By: Lindsey

1 box Deluxe Mac and Cheese
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup thick and chunky salsa

Preheat oven to 400. Prepare mac and cheese as directed on package. While mac and cheese is cooking, brown meat, drain. Add taco seasoning and water to meat; simmer 5 min. Stir sour cream into mac and cheese. Spoon half of mac and cheese mixture into 8 inch square or 9 inch round backing dish; top with layer of meat mixture, 1 cup of cheese and remaining mac and cheese mixture. Cover. Bake 15 minutes in oven. Then top with salsa and remaining shredded cheese. Bake uncovered for 5 additional minutes or until cheese is melted. Can also top with tortilla chips along with salsa and cheese.

I just made this last night. I actually continued doing layers until all my mixtures were gone. It definitely does not have to be perfect. I would also recommend serving it with rice and/or beans. ENJOY!