Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Safe to Eat Raw Cookie Dough


I tried this yummy goodness and decided to post it for my prego sister and friends. When I was pregnant with my daughter I just wanted to eat cookie dough all the time and this is perfect because it doesn't contain eggs.

1 c. butter
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 box instant vanilla pudding
1/4 c. milk
1/2TBSP vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 c. flour
2 c. choc. chips

In large bowl cream softened butter and sugar until fluffy. Add pudding{3 oz box} and stir well. Add milk, vanilla, and baking soda. Slowly mix in flour until smooth. Dough will be slightly sticky. Stir in choc. chips and chill. DO NOT BAKE!

*Here's the most fun and delicious part that you HAVE to try...
To make truffles{Yes I said TRUFFLES!}
form chilled dough into balls and freeze. Dip balls in melted chocolate and chill again to set. I dipped in both white and milk chocolate and I LURVED the white chocolate which says a lot because those of you that know me know that I'm not a fan of white chocolate. I'm just sayin...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Creamy Raspberry Pie

Plan ahead...needs to chill

1 small pkg raspberry gelatin
1/2 c boiling water
1 c frozen vanilla yogurt
1 c fresh or frozen raspberries
1/4 c lime juice
2 c whipped topping
1 nilla wafer pie crust

*In a bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in frozen yogurt until melted. Add the raspberries and lime juice. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon into crust. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm. Garnish with raspberries and whipped topping if desired.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Gooey Pineapple Cake

This recipe was my Great Grandma's and my absolute favorite when we'd go visit her. You really can't taste the pineapple too much, but just enough to make it sooo yummy!!

2 small cans crushed pineapple (8 oz)
1 egg
1 1/2 c sugar
2 c flour
2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt
Mix together first 3 ingredients. Add flour, soda and salt.
Pour into greased 9x13 pan. Bake 350 for 25 minutes.

While cake is baking make topping:
1 cube butter
2/3 c evaporated milk
2/3 c sugar
1 egg yolk
Bring to boil for 6 minutes.
Pour over hot cake.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Orange Dreamsicle Delight

That's not really the name, but it should be. My Otha Motha called me and gave me this fab and easy recipe. I don't have any pics because I ate the whole thing and then thought about pictures{I'm pregnant I have a good excuse}.You'll just have to trust me on how fabulous this one is. Here's what you'll need....

1 small box tapioca cook n serve pudding
1 small box vanilla cook n serve pudding
1 small box orange jello
3 cups water {a cup of water for each box}
1 small can of mandarin oranges
whipped cream

*Bring first 4 ingredients to a boil until thickened. Pour into a large bowl and refigerate until set. Right before serving add mandarin oranges and whipped cream.

Monday, February 1, 2010

M&M'S Cookies

1 small box vanilla pudding
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1 bag m&m's

*preheat oven to 375. Combine dry ingredients in small bowl. Beat butter, sugars, & vanilla. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Add m&m's. Drop by TBSP onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake 9-11 minutes.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Pepper Steak with Potatoes

This is one of my favorite dinners paired with a side green salad and my recipe for Mayonnaise Chocolate Cake.

5 medium red potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch slices
1/2 c. water
1 lb. boneless beef sirloin steak, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 medium green pepper, julienned
1 small onion, chopped
pepper to taste
4 tsp cornstarch
1 c. beef broth

*Place potatoes and water in microwave safe bowl; cover and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute beef and garlic in oil until meat is no longer pink. Remove and keep warm; drain drippings. In the same skillet, saute green pepper and onion until crisp and tender. Return beef to the pan. Add potatoes and pepper; heat through.

In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and broth until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Drizzle over meat mixture; toss to coat.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Sugar Cookies

These are by far the moistest sugar cookies I've ever tried and the hint of peppermint in the frosting just screams Christmas!

1c. butter, softened
2c. sugar
2 eggs
1c. sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp. soda
4 tsp. baking powder
4 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt

*Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add sour cream and vanilla. Add all dry ingredients. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes.

1 cube softened butter
3/4 bag of powdered sugar
4 TBS milk
1 tsp mint extract

*Whip butter until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar and milk. Add mint extract.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sweet and Sour Chicken

For those of you that have ever eaten at The New Hong Kong here in town and have tried their sweet n sour chicken, you must make this!! It tastes the same. It's really good paired up with Aunt Pat's Fried Rice {recipe below}.

3 lb. chicken breasts
1 tsp. garlic slat
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 beaten egg
6 TBSP. flour
3/4 c. sugar
3 TBSP. vinegar
1/2 c. chicken broth
3 1/2 TBSP. ketchup
1 TBSP. soy sauce
*Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt and pepper. Let stand for 1 hr or more. Preheat oven to 325. Dip chicken in egg and then in flour. Brown in hot oil. Place in baking dish.
Cover with following sauce: Mix sugar, vinegar, chicken broth, ketchup, and soy sauce in saucepan and heat. Pour over chicken. Bake uncovered for 1 hr. Turn chicken once. Makes 6 servings.
* I like to reserve a little sauce for dipping afterwards:)

Aunt Pat's Fried Rice
3 TBSP. vegetable oil
4 c. cooked rice
1 c. diced ham {or shrimp, chicken, etc.}
1 c. green peas
1/2 c. chopped green onion
4 eggs-broken, fired and chopped up
2 TBSP. soy sauce
salt to taste
*Heat oil in wok or skillet until it sizzles. Add rice and slat stirring constantly so rice doesn't stick. When rice is thoroughly heated add ham, peas, egg slivers, and soy sauce. Stir well. Toss in green onions, mix and serve.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Lush Pie

This is so yummy made with chocolate pudding or pistachio pudding.

1 c. flour
1 cube butter, melted
1 c. finely chopped nuts {i always omit these since the hubs doesn't like them}
Mix together and press into bottom of 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Cool.

Cream cheese layer:
8 oz. softened cream cheese
1 c. powdered sugar
1 c. Cool Whip
Mix and spread over prepared crust.

2 small pkgs instant pudding
3 c. cold milk
Beat for 2 minutes and spread over cream cheese layer. Top with Cool Whip. Refigerate before serving.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Soup Natzi Baked Potato Soup

This soup is oh so good and filling! I usually serve mine with rolls.

1 lg. onion, chopped
4TBSP. butter
4TBSP. flour
1 qt. milk
1/2lb. bacon, cooked & crumbled
5 baked potatoes, chopped

*Cook onion slowly in butter until caramelized. Add flour and stir until lightly browned. Add milk slowly, stirring constantly until smooth and thick. Add bacon, potatoes. Heat thru. Add a shot of Tobasco. Salt and pepper to taste. Serves six.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Banana Bread

I've had this recipe since I got married 8 years ago. It was my husband's great grandma Adams recipe. I tried it a couple months ago when I was at my fabulous sister's house and decided to make it faithfully from there on out. It is so moist and delicious.

*Mix together*
2 c. sugar
1 c. shortening

*Then add*
2 eggs
5-6 ripe bananas{if your bananas are going brown and you don't have time to make banana bread for a while, just throw them in the freezer until you do!}

*After you've mixed above ingredients add*
4 little cups of flour
dash of salt
1 heaping tsp baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla

*Mix well and bake for 1 hour at 350. Makes two loaves.