Saturday, June 27, 2009

MLRE - desserts

And of course some desserts:

Brownie Trifle (WOW!!!)
Caramel Corn
Scotch-a-Roos (half with chocolate for Clark and half without for me)
Junior's Cheesecake
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
Dutch Apple Caramel Streusel Cheesecake
Strawberry Pie (Fresh Strawberries)
Caramels ( I have yet the skill to make this perfect, but it is my goal to attain it someday)

Favorites from MLRE is my go to website for several recipes and here are some of my favorite:

BBQ Chicken Pizza
Chicken and Three Cheese French Bread Pizza
Cream of Carrot and Tomato Soup
Creamy Meatballs and Potatoes
Stuffed Crescent Rolls
Tangy Barbeque Sandwhiches
Smoked Turkey Quesadilla Stack
Easy Baked Chicken Breasts

Friday, June 26, 2009

Buttermilk Syrup

Buttermilk Syrup

3/4 c. buttermilk
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 stick real butter
2 Tbsp. corn syrup
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine buttermilk, sugar, butter, corn syrup, and baking soda in a LARGE pot. Like one you'd make soup in. Yes, you'll have way more pot than ingredients, but this will boil all over your newly-cleaned stove if you put it in a smaller saucepan.

Bring ingredients to a boil and reduce heat to low (as long as it's still bubbling, you're okay). Cook, stirring very frequently, for 8-9 minutes. You're basically making candy here and candy-making requires constant vigilance.

When it's done, it should take on this luscious golden-brown color. Remove from heat and add vanilla.

You can save any unused syrup in the refrigerator and warm up another time. This didn't last more than a few days at my house though because I was looking for anything I could make to eat it with. YUMMMMM!!!!

Chicken and Bacon stuffed pizza rolls

WOW!!! This was delicious. I highly recommend it. I use the pizza dough recipe from this site also and used half the dough for the pizza rolls and the other half for cinnamon bread sticks! This was amazing, I can't believe I could actually make something this good. YUM! (obviously I recommend trying it)

as a side note: I used shredded mozzarella and I also added green onions.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Alfredo Sauce

1/2 cup cream
1/2 cube butter
3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 tsp fresh parsley chopped
1/8 tsp nutmeg

Combine butter and cream and cook on low in a small saucepan until butter is melted. Stir in parmesan cheese. Add salt, pepper, parsley and nutmeg. Serve over your favorite pasta. Also good over grilled chicken and pasta.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

No Bake Cookies

1-3/4 cups white sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
4 Tb unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 cups quick cooking oats
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa. Bring to a boil and cook for 1-1/2 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in peanut butter, oats, and vanilla. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let cool until set.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Scalloped Potatoes

1 can cream of celery or cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
dash pepper
4 cups thinly sliced potatoes
1 small onion thinly sliced
1 cup shredded cheese
1 Tb. butter
dash paprika

Blend souip, milk and pepper. In buttered 1-1/2 quart casserole dish, alternate layers of potatoes, onion, soup mix and cheese. Dot with butter. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and bake at 375 deg. for 1 hour. Uncover and bake 15 minutes more. Serves 6

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Frosty Strawberry Squares

1 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup butter melted
2 egg whites
1 cup sugar
2 cups frozen strawberries
2 T lemon juice
1 cup whipping cream

Mix together flour, brown sugar, nuts, and butter. Spread in shallow pan. Bake at 350 deg. for 20 minutes. Stir while baking as it burns easily. Spread 2/3 of the crumbs in cake pan. Combine egg whites, sugar, berries and lemon juice. Beat at high speed until stiff peaks form. Whip cream and fold into berry mixture. Spoon mixture over crumbs in cake pan. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mix. Freeze at least 6 hours.

Connie's Hamburger Sloppy Joes

2 lb ground beef
2 cans chicken gumbo soup (or 1 can chicken gumbo and 1 can tomato)
4 T ketchup
2 T dry mustard
1 lg onion chopped
2 T worchestershire sauce

Mix together and cook 4 to 5 hours in crock pot on low. Serve over toasted hamburger buns.

No Cook Ice Cream

1 quart cream
1 quart milk
1 can evaporated milk
4 eggs
2-1/2 sugar
1/2 t salt
1-1/2 T vanilla

Beat eggs good. Blend in sugar slowly. Add cream, milk, salt and vanilla. Put in freezer can and freeze as directed. Hint: The finer the crushed ice, the smoother the ice cream.

Buttermilk Pancakes

1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
2 T oil
1 cup flour
1 T sugar
1 t baking powder
1/2 t soda
1/2 t salt

Beat egg. Add remaining ingredients in order given, beat until smooth. If too thick, add milk until desired consistancy. Cook on hot griddle.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

French Toast Waffles

I was reading in my Southern Living Book last night and they mentioned you could cook your battered bread for french toast in a waffle iron! William always wants waffles so I tried it this morning and it was pretty good...not amazing, but good. I am always looking for new breakfast foods, so if you feel adventurous, give it a try. You could also try this syrup with them: