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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Cinnamon Fudge

3 cups granulated sugar
¾ cup butter
2/3 cup evaporated milk
10 ounces cinnamon chips
7 ounces marshmallow creme
2 tsp vanilla extract

1 Line a 9x13-inch pan with foil; coat with cooking spray.

2 In a heavy bottom 3 quart sauce pan, combine sugar, butter and milk. Bring to a rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.

3 Boil for 5 minutes, stirring all the time- if using a candy thermometer- let it get up to at least 234 degrees. Remove from heat and stir in the cinnamon chips until melted. Add marshmallow creme and vanilla; beat until blended.

4 Carefully pour mixture into the prepared dish. Let cool to room temperature; gently lift out of the pan and place on a cutting board. Cut into squares.

Yield: About 32 pieces
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CHOCOLATE FUDGE


White Chocolate Fudge
Posted by: Kim

Holidays are just around the corner and these little treats will satisfy anyone with a sweet tooth. They make great gifts too.

2 cups sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup butter
8 ounces white chocolate, chopped
1 cup tiny marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped unblanched almonds, toasted
1. Line an 8x8x2 inch baking pan with foil. Extend foil over edges of pan. Butter the foil and set aside.

2. Butter sides of a heavy 3 -quart saucepan. Combine the sugar, evaporated milk, and butter in the saucepan. Cook and stir until mixture boils. Clip a candy thermometer to the side of the pan and cook until thermometer registers 234 F ( ~ 15 min). Stir frequently. Remove from heat.

3. Add chopped white chocolate, marshmellows, and vanilla; beat until melted. Quickly stir in coconut and chopped almonds. Pout into prepared pan. Score into squares while warm.

4. When fudge is firm, use foil to lift it out of the pan. Cut into squares. Store tightly covered.

Pumpkin Bars

4 eggs
1 2/3C sugars
1 c oil
1 16 oz can pumpkin

Mix together well, set aside.


2 c flour
2 t baking powder
1 t baking soda
2 t cinnamon
1 t all spice
1 t nutmeg
1 t ginger
1 t salt
whisk together. Then pour into the pumpkin mixture.

Pour into jellyroll pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 min. Cool on wire rack.
Icing:
1 stick butter
8 oz. Cream cheese
1 t vanilla extract
2 c confectioners sugar
Mix all together. Spread on cooled pumpkin bars.
This recipe was on the Amish Recipe Site posted d5enzo

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

HOLIDAY CRANBERRY SALAD


CRANBERRY SALAD

1 lb. cranberries
1 sm. orange
2 c. sugar
1 pkg. lemon Jello
1 pt. hot water
1 c. nuts
1 c. marshmallows
1 c. celery
1 c. apple
1 c. crushed pineapple

Bring the cranberries and orange; add sugar. Mix and let stand
overnight. Dissolve Jello in water and when half set, add to first
mixture and add nuts, marshmallows (cut in pieces), celery, apple, and
pineapple. Pour in mold and chill.
ISTMAS CRANBERRY SALAD

HOLIDAY CRANBERRY SALAD

CRANBERRY SALAD

1 lb. cranberries
1 sm. orange
2 c. sugar
1 pkg. lemon Jello
1 pt. hot water
1 c. nuts
1 c. marshmallows
1 c. celery
1 c. apple
1 c. crushed pineapple

Bring the cranberries and orange; add sugar. Mix and let stand
overnight. Dissolve Jello in water and when half set, add to first
mixture and add nuts, marshmallows (cut in pieces), celery, apple, and
pineapple. Pour in mold and chill.

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pie


Old-Fashioned Chocolate Pie
Taste of Home -

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Pinch salt
2-1/4 cups water
1 tablespoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
Whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles
Directions:
In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, flour and salt; gradually add water. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla.
Pour into pastry shell. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Deep-Dish Pumpkin Pie


Deep-Dish Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup cold butter or margarine, cut into small pieces
1 cup chopped nuts
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin (2 cups)
1 (14-ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk)
2 eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, combine flour and sugars; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in nuts. Reserving 1 cup crumb mixture, press remainder firmly on bottom and halfway up sides of greased 12x7-inch baking dish.
In large bowl, combine pumpkin, EAGLE BRAND®, eggs, cinnamon, allspice and salt; mix well. Pour into prepared dish. Top with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 55 minutes or until golden. Cool. Serve with ice cream if desired. Store leftover covered in refrigerator.

Brussels Sprouts with Apples


Brussels Sprouts with Apples
Southern Living

2 1/4 pounds fresh brussels sprouts, halved
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons salt, divided
1/4 cup butter or margarine, divided
1 medium onion, diced
1/4 cup apple juice
1 large Red Delicious apple, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon sugar
1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg


Bring brussels sprouts, lemon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and water to cover to a boil in a saucepan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and keep warm.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion, and sauté 15 to 20 minutes or until caramel-colored. Add apple juice, and cook 2 minutes, stirring to loosen browned particles.

Add apple, garlic, and sugar; cook, stirring constantly, 5 to 6 minutes or until apple is tender. Add water chestnuts, next 4 ingredients, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 2 tablespoons butter; cook, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes. Gently toss in brussels sprouts.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Zippy Cranberry Appetizer
From Taste of Home

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup water

1 package (12 ounces) fresh or frozen cranberries

1 to 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

Assorted crackers

DIRECTIONS
In a large saucepan, bring sugars and water to a boil over medium heat. Stir in cranberries; return to a boil. Cook for 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Cool.
Stir in horseradish and mustard. Transfer to a large bowl; refrigerate until chilled. Just before serving, spread cream cheese over crackers; top with cranberry mixture. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Lemon Pineapple Cake


Lemon Pineapple Cake

1 (18 oz.) lemon cake mix
4 eggs
20 oz. can crushed pineapple, undrained

Beat eggs at high speed until frothy. Add cake mix and pineapple. Beat at medium speed for 1 minute. Spread into a well greased and lightly floured 9"x13" pan. Bake 350° 30 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool and frost.

8 oz. softened cream cheese
1 lb. can lemon frosting
Coconut (optional)

Beat cream cheese. Beat in the frosting. Spread over cake and sprinkle with coconut, if desired. Slice and top each piece with a maraschino cherry before serving.

Cherry Rum Balls


Cherry Rum Balls
2 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers ( 40 to 50)
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped red candied cherries
1 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup rum
3 tablespoons corn syrup
3 tablespoons butter melted
1/2 cup powdered sugar
In medium bowl, combine crushed wafers , 1 cup powdered sugar, cherries, and pecans. Add rum, syrup and butter. Blend well. Shape into 1 inch balls. Roll in the 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Cover tightly; let sit 24 hours for flavors to blend

Cherry Cream-Filled Cookies


Cherry Cream-Filled Cookies

1 (20-oz.) pkg. Pillsbury Refrigerated Sugar Cookies

FILLING
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
1/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries
1 teaspoon cherry liquid
1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened

GLAZE
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 drops red food color, if desired

DECORATION
Maraschino cherries, fresh fruit, decorator frosting or candy hearts.

Heat oven to 350 F. Spoon and shape heaping teaspoonfuls of well-chilled cookie dough into balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake at 350 F. for 10 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheets with spatula. Cool completely.

In small bowl, combine all filling ingredients; blend well. Spread about 1 tablespoon filling on bottom of cooled cookie. Top with another cookie, bottom side down, to form sandwich. Repeat with remaining cookies.

In large bowl, combine all glaze ingredients; blend at low speed until moistened. Beat at high speed until smooth. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons additional water if glaze is too thick.
Arrange filled cookies on wire rack over 15x10x1-inch baking pan.

Spoon glaze evenly over tops and sides of cookies. Glaze that drips off can be reused. Let stand until glaze is dry. Decorate as desired with maraschino cherries. Store in refrigerator.
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DECADENT CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE


DECADENT CHOCOLATE FUDGE CAKE

1 cup butter or margarine, softened

1 ½ cups sugar

4 eggs

½ t. baking soda

1 cup buttermilk

2 ½ cups all purpose flour

1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate mini-morsels, divided

2 (4 oz) bars sweet baking chocolate, melted and cooled

1/3 cup chocolate syrup

2 t. vanilla extract

4 oz white chocolate, chopped

2 T. plus 2 t. shortening, divided

Chocolate and white chocolate leaves (optional

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition

Dissolve soda in buttermilk, stirring well. Add to creamed mixture alternately with flour, beginning and ending with flour. Add 1 cup mini-morsels, melted chocolate, chocolate syrup, and vanilla, stirring just until blended. Do not overbeat

Spoon batter into a heavily greased and floured 10 inch Bundt pan. Bake at 300 for 1 hour and 25-35 minutes or until cake springs back when touched. Invert cake immediately onto a serving plate, and let cool completely

Combine 4 oz chopped white chocolate and 2 T. shortening in tope of a double boiler; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until mixture is melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Drizzle melted white chocolate mixture over cooled cake. Melt remaining ½ cup mini-morsels and 2 t. shortening in small saucepan over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat, and let cool; drizzle over white chocolate. If desired, garnish with chocolate and white chocolate leaves

Thursday, October 2, 2008

APPLE PIE IN A JAR



APPLE PIE IN A JAR

INGREDIENTS (Nutrition)
4 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup cornstarch
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
10 cups water
3 tablespoons lemon juice
7 quarts peeled, cored and sliced apples

DIRECTIONS
Place a rack in the bottom of a large stock pot. Fill pot with hot water. Sterilize 7 1-quart canning jars, 7 lids, and 7 rings by placing on rack, jars upright. Bring water to a boil. Boil 10 minutes. Remove with a holder and allow jars to air-dry. Save water for processing apples.
Combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and water in a large saucepan. Place over high heat and cook until thick and bubbly, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.
Tightly pack apples into sterilized jars. Slowly pour syrup over apples, covering them completely. Gently tap jars on countertop to allow air bubbles to rise. Screw lids on jars.
Carefully lower jars into pot using a holder. Leave a 2 inch space between jars. Add more boiling water if necessary, until tops of jars are covered by 2 inches of water. Bring water to a full boil, then cover and process for 30 minutes.
Remove jars from pot and place on cloth-covered or wood surface, several inches apart, until cool. Once cool, press top of each lid with finger, ensuring that seal is tight (lid doesn't move up or down at all). Sealed jars can be stored for up to a year

CHRISTMAS COOKIES IN A JAR

Cookies in a Jar


Cookies in a jar make a nice, home made holiday gift. You might also make some up in case you need a quick cookie gift.

Basic cooking instructions.
You need to include these with all jars.

Empty cookies in a jar mix into a medium bowl. Stir in one stick of melted butter or margarine, one large egg, and one teaspoon vanilla until well combined.
Shape into one inch balls. Place on greased baking sheets.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are a light golden brown.
Makes about 30 cookies.
Take the ingredients listed below and layer them in a one quart mason jar (see the picture above). Most people put the “special” ingredients in first so they are most visible. If there is space available at the top after all ingredients have been used you can add some more of what makes the recipe special at the top. After the lid is placed on the jar you can cover it with an eight inch fabric circle secured with a ribbon or rubber band. Instructions can be put in the jar or done up as a card that you attach to the ribbon.

For each jar you will need the following basic ingredients.

1 cup biscuit baking mix
½ cup light brown sugar
1 cup biscuit baking mix
½ cup dark brown sugar
Add the items listed below to this basic mix to create different kinds of cookies.

HAZELNUT COOKIES

1 cup chopped hazelnuts toasted and cooled completely.

WHITE CHOCOLATE-MACADAMIA NUT COOKIES

½ cup chopped Macadamia nuts
½ cup white chocolate chips

BUTTERSCOTCH-OATMEAL COOKIES

½ cup butterscotch chips
1 cup old fashioned oats

OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES

1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup old fashioned oats

CRANBERRY COOKIES

2/3 cups sweetened dried cranberries
½ cup chopped pecans

CHOCOLATE LOVER'S COOKIES

1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1/3 cup white chocolate chips

CRUNCHY TOFFEE COOKIES

2/3 cups toffee chips
½ cup chopped pecans

CHOCLATE COVERED RAISIN COOKIES

½ cup old fashioned oats
2/3 cups chocolate covered raisins

CHUNKY CHOCOLATE COOKIES

1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
½ cup sliced almonds

M & M CHOCOLATE COOKIES

1 cup chocolate M&Ms

You get the idea. About one to one and a half cups of "special" ingredients for each batch. Make up your own!

Orange Slice Cookie Mix In A Jar


Orange Slice Cookie Mix

3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1-3/4 cups flour mixed with 1 tsp. baking powder and 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1½ cups orange slice candies, quartered (wrap in plastic wrap)

Layer ingredients in jar in order given. Press each layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient.

Recipe to attach to jar:
Remove candies from jar and set aside. Empty cookie mix in large mixing bowl; stir to combine. Add 1/2 cup softened butter, 1 egg slightly beaten and 1 tsp. vanilla; mix until completely blended. Stir in orange candies.

Roll dough into walnut-sized balls. Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 375º for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: 2½ dozen.

Butterfinger Cookie Mix in a Jar


Butterfinger Cookie Mix in a Jar

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon powdered vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, making sure there are no lumps in the brown sugar. Store in an airtight container.

If giving as a gift, attaching the following instructions:

Butterfinger Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter
1 large egg
1 cup Butterfinger bar, broken into pieces
Contents of jar or tin

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Beat butter until smooth with electric mixer. Add egg, and beat until combined. Add Butterfinger pieces, contents of the jar or tin, and blend on low.

Form cookies into 1 1/2-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until edges are golden. Remove from oven; let rest 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Makes 3 dozen cookies.

Almond Joy Brownie Mix or Cupcake in Jar


Almond Joy Brownies Mix in a Jar

2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder (wipe jar after this layer)
1 1/4 cups flaked coconut, sprinkled with 1 teaspoon
almond extract and tossed to blend
3/4 cup coarsely chopped whole almonds
1 1/4 cups flour mixed with 1 teaspoon baking powder
and 1 teaspoon salt

Layer ingredients in order given in a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar. Press each layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient.

Attach the following instructions on a gift tag:

Almond Joy Brownies or Cup Cakes

Makes 2 dozen
Empty jar of brownie mix into large mixing bowl. Use your hands to thoroughly blend mix.

Add:

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine (not diet), melted
4 eggs, slightly beaten

Mix until completely blended. Spread batter in a sprayed 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Cool completely in pan, then cut into 2-inch squares.

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies In A Jar


Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup buttermilk biscuit and baking mix
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup buttermilk biscuit and baking mix

Instructions for layering ingredients:

In 1-quart wide-mouth glass jar, gently layer and pack ingredients in the order listed. If there is any space left after adding the last ingredient, add more baking chips, dried fruits or nuts to fill the jar

Place lid on top. Cut an 8-inch circle of fabric to cover lid. Place fabric over lid; secure in place with a rubber band, then ribbon or raffia. Decorate as desired.

Note: When measuring brown sugar, crumble it between your fingers for uniform texture. Be sure to pack the brown sugar firmly in the jar to prevent the baking mix from sifting down through it.

Make a gift card to attach as follows: "Empty contents of jar into medium bowl. Stir in 1 stick of butter or margarine, melted; 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla until well combined. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown.
Makes 2-1/2 dozen cookies

Substitute almond extract for vanilla in cookies containing almonds.

"To make cookies as bars: Empty contents of jar into medium bowl. Stir in 1 stick of butter or margarine, melted; 1 large egg, and 1 teaspoon vanilla until well combined. Press into an 8x8-inch baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 24 minutes or until bars are light golden brown and center is almost set

Double-Fudge Brownie Mix in a Jar


Double-Fudge Brownie Mix in a Jar

2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup cocoa (not Dutch process)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chocolate chips

Mix all the ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

Attach this to the jar:

Double-Fudge Brownies

Makes 24

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
4 eggs
1 package Double-Fudge Brownie Mix

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 12 x 9-inch pan.

In the large bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add the Double-Fudge Brownie Mix and continue to beat the mixture until it is smooth.

Spread the mixture into the greased pan, and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.

CHRISTMAS JAM


12 jams of Christmas part 1

Make several batches of jam in 4 oz jars and give as a collection of 12 jams for people on your Christmas list-

1 CERTO® Strawberry Jam
Prep Time: 45 min
Total Time: 45 min
Makes: Makes about 8 (1-cup) jars.
4 cups prepared fruit (buy about 2 qt. fully ripe strawberries)
7 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl
1/2 tsp. butter or margarine (optional)
1 pouch CERTO Fruit Pectin
BRING boiling-water canner, half-full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot, soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain well before filling.
STEM and crush strawberries thoroughly, one layer at a time. Measure exactly 4 cups prepared fruit into 6- or 8-quart saucepot.
ADD sugar; stir. Add butter to reduce foaming. Bring to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
LADLE immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/8 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with 2-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add boiling water, if necessary.) Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 10 minutes. Remove jars and place upright on towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middle of lid with finger. (If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.)


2 Framboise Raspberry Jam
Recipe By:
Serving Size: 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories: Desserts
Amount Measure Ingredient __ Preparation Method
________ ____________ ____________ _________ _________ __
ingredients:
4 1/2 cups fresh raspberries
3 cups sugar
1/4 cup framboise
Servings: makes 4 _ 1/2 pint jars Notes: The combination of the delicacy of fresh raspberries and the mellow framboise (raspberry brandy) makes a remarkable jam. Use both as a spread and as a dessert garnish.
DIRECTIONS: Place all ingredients in heavy saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. When mixture comes to a boil, raise heat to high and cook, stirring constantly, for about 20 minutes. As mixture begins to thicken, watch carefully to prevent sticking. When mixture has reached a jam like consistency, immediately remove from heat. Pour into hot sterilized jars and vacuum seal (hot water bath method, or can be refrigerated up to 6
weeks). Source: Gourmet Preserves by Judith Choate, ISBN# 1_55584_038_ 8 From: Sallie Austin


3 CERTO® Black Raspberry Jam
Prep Time: 45 min
Total Time: 45 min
Makes: Makes about 8 (1-cup) jars
3-1/2 cups prepared fruit (buy about 2-1/2 qt. fully ripe black raspberries)
1/4 cup lemon juice
7 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl
1/2 tsp. butter or margarine (optional)
1 pouch CERTO Fruit Pectin
BRING boiling-water canner, half full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain well before filling.
CRUSH black raspberries thoroughly, one layer at a time. (Press half of pulp through a sieve to remove some of the seeds, if desired.) Measure exactly 3-1/2 cups prepared fruit into 6- or 8-quart saucepot. Stir in lemon juice.
ADD sugar; stir. Add butter to reducing foaming. Bring to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
LADLE immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/8 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with 2-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add boiling water, if necessary.) Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 10 minutes. Remove jars and place upright on towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middle of lid with finger. (If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.) This is my #1 very favorite jam! CJ

4 CERTO® Blueberry Jam Prep Time: 45 min
Total Time: 45 min
Makes: Makes about 9 (1-cup) jars.
4-1/2 cups prepared fruit (buy about 4 pt. fully ripe blueberries)
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
7 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl
1/2 tsp. butter or margarine (optional)
2 pouches CERTO Fruit Pectin
BRING boiling-water canner, half full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain well before filling.
STEM and crush blueberries thoroughly, one layer at a time. Measure exactly 4-1/2 cups prepared fruit into 6- or 8-quart saucepot. Stir in lemon juice.
STIR sugar into prepared fruit in saucepot. Add butter to reduce foaming, if desired. Bring to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
LADLE immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/8 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with 2-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add boiling water, if necessary.) Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 10 minutes. Remove jars and place upright on towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middle of lid with finger. (If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.)


5 CERTO® Peach Jam
Prep Time: 45 min
Total Time: 45 min
Makes: Makes about 8 (1-cup) jars.
4 cups prepared fruit (buy about 3 lb. fully ripe peaches)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
7-1/2 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl
1/2 tsp. butter or margarine (optional)
1 pouch CERTO Fruit Pectin
BRING boiling-water canner, half full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain well before filling.
PEEL and pit peaches. Finely chop or grind fruit. Measure exactly 4 cups prepared fruit into 6- or 8-quart saucepot. Stir in lemon juice.
ADD sugar; stir. Add butter to reducing foaming. Bring to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
LADLE immediately into prepared jars, filling to within 1/8 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with 2-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. (Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches. Add boiling water, if necessary.) Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 10 minutes. Remove jars and place upright on towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middle of lid with finger. (If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.)


6 CERTO® Raspberry-Peach Melba Jam
Prep Time: 45 min
Total Time: 45 min
Makes: Makes about 8 (1-cup) jars.
3 cups peeled, pitted and crushed peaches about 3 lb. fully ripe peaches
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
7-1/4 cups sugar, measured into separate bowl
1 cup crushed red raspberries
1/2 tsp. butter or margarine
1 pouch CERTO Fruit Pectin
BRING boiling-water canner, half full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain well before filling.
CRUSH raspberries thoroughly, one layer at a time. Sieve 1/2 of the pulp to remove some seeds, if desired. Measure 1 cup prepared raspberries into separate bowl. Peel, pit and finely chop peaches. Measure 3 cups prepared peaches into sauce pot with half the sugar (3 ½ cups); mix well. Stir in lemon juice. Let sit for 20 minutes.
STIR in remaining sugar and raspberries and heat over medium low until sugar is dissolved. Add butter to reduce foaming, if desired. Increase to medium high and Bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly. Stir in pectin. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon. Let mixture stand for 5 minutes to cool after
removing from heat, stirring occasionally to keep fruit from floating to top of jam.

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Black Cherry Jam
Recipe By: Red Fla
Serving Size: 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories: Condiments Low Fat
Amount Measure Ingredient __ Preparation Method
________ ____________ ____________ _________ _________ __
4 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups pectin
4 pounds sweet cherries
2 tablespoons cherry brandy
In a large pan dissolve the sugar in the apple pectin over low heat, stirring occasionally to keep the sugar from sticking. Pit the cherries. Tie several of the pits in a piece of cheesecloth and crack them with a rolling pin. Add the cheesecloth bag to the pan. Bring the syrup in the pan to a boil and add the pitted cherries. Bring the syrup back to a boil; cook the mixture rapidly for 15 minutes or until the jellying point is reached. Let it cool for 15 minutes. Discard the bag of pits. Stir in the kirsch. Ladle the jam into warm sterilized jars and seal.


8 * Exported from Mastercook *

Kiwi Daiquiri Jam
Recipe By:
Serving Size: 4 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories: Condiment Preserve
Amount Measure Ingredient __ Preparation Method
________ ____________ ____________ _________ _________ __
5 Ea kiwi fruit, peeled
3 cups sugar
1 cup unsweetened crushed pineapple
1/3 cup fresh lime juice
1 pouch 85ml/3oz liquid pectin
green food color, optional
4 tablespoons rum (or sub. fruit juice?)
Fill boiling water canner with water. Place 4 clean half-pint mason jars in canner. Cover, bring water to a boil; boil at least 10 min to sterilize jars at altitudes up to 1000 ft. Place snap lids in boiling water, boil 5 min to soften sealing compound. In a large stainless steel or enamel saucepan, mash kiwi fruit to applesauce consistency. Stir in sugar, pineapple and limejuice. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Stirring constantly, boil vigorously for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in pectin. Continue stirring 5 minutes to prevent floating fruit. (If desired, add green food coloring to create a livelier, intensely green jam.) Stir in rum. Ladle jam into a hot sterilized jar to within 1/4 inch of top rim. Remove air bubbles by sliding rubber spatula between glass and food; readjust headspace to 1/4 inch. Wipe jar rim removing any stickiness. Center snap lid on jar; apply screw band just until fingertip tight. Place jar in
canner. Repeat for remaining jam. Cover canner, return water to a boil, and process 5 minutes at altitudes up to 1000 ft. Remove jars. Cool 24 hours. Check jar seals. (Sealed lids curve downward.) Remove screw bands. Wipe jars, label and store in a cool dark place. TIP- watch food coloring- it gets really green fast!
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Mango Jam
Recipe By:
Serving Size: 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories: Desserts
Amount Measure Ingredient __ Preparation Method
________ ____________ ____________ _________ _________ __
4 cups mango pulp (buy about 6 lb)
1/4 cup lemon juice
6 cups sugar
1 packet dry pectin
Wash fruit, peel, seed & cut in cubes. Mash with a potato masher or run through a food processor or blender _ try NOT to puree. In a 10 qt pan, mix fruit, lemon juice and pectin. Place over high heat; stirring constantly, bring to a rolling boil that cannot be stirred down. Still stirring, add sugar. Return to a boil that cannot be stirred down, then boil for exactly 2 minutes. Remove from heat; skim off foam. Ladle hot jam into prepared half-pint jars. Wipe rims clean. Place lids on jars and firmly screw on rings. Process in boiling water bath for ten minutes. Makes about 6 1/2 cups. Posted by Terri St.Louis_Woltmon


10 CERTO® Dutch Apple Pie Jam
Prep Time: 45 min
Total Time: 1 min
Makes: Makes about 6 (1-cup) jars.
3-1/2 cups prepared fruit (about 1 lb. Granny Smith or other tart green apples)
1-1/2 cups water
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
4-1/2 cups granulated sugar, measured into separate bowl (See tip below.)
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp. butter or margarine (optional)
1 pouch CERTO Fruit Pectin
BRING boiling-water canner, half-full with water, to simmer. Wash jars and screw bands in hot, soapy water; rinse with warm water. Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan off the heat. Let stand in hot water until ready to use. Drain well before filling.
PEEL and core apples. Chop finely or grind. Add water and raisins. Measure exactly 3-1/2 cups prepared fruit into 6- or 8-quart saucepot. Stir in lemon juice, cinnamon and allspice.
STIR sugars into prepared fruit in saucepot. Add butter to reduce foaming, if desired. Bring mixture to full rolling boil (a boil that doesn't stop bubbling when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly.
STIR in pectin quickly. Return to full rolling boil and boil exactly 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim off any foam with metal spoon.
LADLE quickly into prepared jars, filling to within 1/8 inch of tops. Wipe jar rims and threads. Cover with two-piece lids. Screw bands tightly. Place jars on elevated rack in canner. Lower rack into canner. Water must cover jars by 1 to 2 inches; add boiling water if needed. Cover; bring water to gentle boil. Process 10 minutes. Remove jars and place upright on a towel to cool completely. After jars cool, check seals by pressing middle of lid with finger. (If lid springs back, lid is not sealed and refrigeration is necessary.)


11 Jamaica Banana Jam
1/4 cup FRESH lime juice (about one medium lime)
3 1/2 cups diced firm ripe bananas
2 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
Place limejuice in a one quart measure. Peel bananas and dice directly into limejuice. Stir with a WOODEN spoon. Keep stirring as you dice each banana into the limejuice to prevent darkening. Measure sugar and water into a wide 2 1/2 quart saucepan, and stir to dissolve sugar as you bring syrup to a boil. Cover tightly for the first 2 minutes (so the steam will wash sugar crystals from side of saucepan), then uncover, add bananas (with lime) and boil over low heat for about 30 minutes or until thick. Stir often to prevent sticking, especially during last 10 minutes. Jam is done when a spoon
scraped across bottom of pan leaves a track that closes slowly, or when jam mounds while stirring. Spoon at once into hot sterilized jars and seal. Process in water bath for 10 minutes.
Makes 4 Cups.


12 Berry Christmas Jam
3 c Fresh cranberries
1 med Seedless orange, peeled and quartered
1 pkgs (10 oz) frozen sliced strawberries, slightly thawed
1/4 ts Ground cloves
1/4 ts Ground cinnamon
4 c Sugar
1/2 c Water
1 Pouch (3 oz) liquid fruit pectin

In a food processor, combine the cranberries and orange quarters; process until coarsely chopped. Add strawberries, cloves and cinnamon; process until mixture is finely chopped. In a heavy large saucepan, combine fruit mixture, sugar and water until well blended. Stirring constantly over low heat, cook two minutes. Increase heat to high and bring mixture to a rolling boil. Stir in liquid pectin. Stirring constantly, bring to a rolling boil again and boil one minute. Remove from heat; skim off foam. Pour into heat resistant jars with lids. Makes about 3 pints of jam.
Considered for 2005 but became runners up

Cranberry Ketchup Recipe
DESCRIPTION:
4 pounds cranberries
1 ½ Cups Vinegar
Wash and pick over the cranberries. Cover them with vinegar and cook
until they burst. Force through a coarse sieve.

2 pounds Brown Sugar
2 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp paprika
To the Pulp add the other ingredients, return the mixture to the heat
and simmer 30 minutes until thick. Seal in clean, hot 4 or 8 oz.
jars. Boiling water bath process for 10 minutes.
Serve as a relish with fowl or meat.

Tropical Sauce
Recipe By : n/a
Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Canning Fruit
Sauces
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 quart strawberries -- chopped
3 ripe peeled pitted mangos -- chopped
2 kiwi fruit -- peeled, chopped
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup orange marmalade
2 tablespoons orange liqueur
2 tablespoons cherry brandy

Follow manufacturer' s directions for preparing home canning jars and two-piece vacuum caps. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepot. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Skim foam if necessary. Carefully ladle hot sauce into hot jars, leaving 1/2-inch headspace. Wipe jar rim clean. Place lid on jar with sealing compound next to glass. Screw band down evenly and firmly just until a point of resistance is met -- fingertip tight. Process 20 minutes in a boiling-water canner. This recipe yields about 3 pints.

Spiced Pumpkin Spread

2 cups canned pumpkin
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
3 1/2 cups granulated sugar, measured into separate bowl (See tip
below.)
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar, measured into bowl with
granulated sugar
3/4 cup water
1 box SURE.JELL Fruit Pectin

RINSE clean plastic containers and lids with boiling water. Dry thoroughly.
MEASURE 2 cups pumpkin and spice into large bowl. Add lemon juice. Stir sugars into pumpkin. Let stand 10 minutes; stir occasionally. MIX water and pectin in small saucepan. Bring mixture to boil on high heat, stirring constantly. Continue boiling and stirring 1 minute. Stir pectin mixture into pumpkin mixture. Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved and no longer grainy, about 3 minutes. (A few sugar crystals may remain.)
FILL all containers quickly to within 1/2 inch of tops. Wipe off top edges of containers; quickly cover with lids. Let stand at room temperature 24 hours. Spread is now ready to use. Store in refrigerator up to 3 weeks or freeze extra containers up to 1 year. Thaw in refrigerator.

Monday, September 29, 2008

All Day Macaroni & Cheese (Crockpot)


All Day Macaroni & Cheese (Crockpot)

8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
1-1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Place the cooked macaroni in a slow cooker that has been coated with
nonstick vegetable spray. Add the evaporated milk, milk, eggs, and 3
cups of the Cheddar cheese. Mix well. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup
cheese, then cover and cook on the Low setting for 5 to 6 hours, or
until the mixture is firm and golden around the edges. Do not remove
the cover or stir until the macaroni has finished cooking.

Yield: 4 servings

Apple Pecan Bread Pudding


Apple Pecan Bread Pudding

1 cup Pecans -- coarsely chop
3 Eggs
8 slices Raisin bread -- diced
2 cups Half & Half or milk
2 medium Apples, green
1/4 cup Bourbon or brandy
1 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Butter or margarine -- melted
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
Vanilla ice cream (opt.)
1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spread pecans in a shallow baking pan and bake until golden, about 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, place bread cubes in a greased 3 qt. or larger slow cooker. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples. Mix lightly together the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, add eggs and mix well. Blend in half and half or milk and then stir in bourbon or brandy.

Lightly mix pecans with bread and apples. Pour egg mixture over bread.

Drizzle with butter. Cover and cook on low until apples are tender when pierced and custard is set; about 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours. Let pudding stand, covered, for about 15 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream, if desired.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Cornbread Cake


Cornbread Cake
Contributor: Nancy Carol Elder

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil 1-1/2 cups self-rising flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups pecans, chopped
Cooking Instructions:
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking dish. Stir together sugar, brown sugar, eggs and oil in medium bowl. Stir until smooth. Stir in flour and vanilla; add pecans and stir until evenly mixed. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Pizza Casserole



3 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 jar (28 ounces) spaghetti sauce
2 jars (4-1/2 ounces each) sliced mushrooms, drained
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Dash pepper
1 package (16 ounces) wide egg noodles, cooked and drained
2 packages (3-1/2 ounces each) sliced pepperoni
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

In a Dutch oven, brown beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer
pink; drain. Add spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, salt, garlic powder, oregano and
pepper; heat through. Spoon 4 cups into a 6-qt. slow cooker. Top with half of
the noodles, pepperoni and cheeses. Repeat layers. Cover and cook on high for 1
hour or until cheese is melted.

Yield: 12 servings.

Printed from tasteofhome.com

Friday, July 11, 2008

Mini Quiches




Make bite-size quiche that deliver big taste! Serve them for a brunch buffet or a simple appetizer.

1 1/4 cups Original Bisquick® mix
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 tablespoons boiling water
6 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
1/2 cup half-and-half
1 egg
2 medium green onions, thinly sliced (2 tablespoons)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese (2 oz)

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Generously grease 24 mini (1 3/4x1-inch) muffin cups with shortening or cooking spray.
2. In small bowl, stir Bisquick mix and butter until blended. Add boiling water; stir vigorously until soft dough forms. Press rounded teaspoonful of dough on bottom and up side of each muffin cup. Divide bacon evenly among muffin cups.
3. In small bowl, beat half-and-half and egg until well blended. Stir in onions, salt and red pepper. Spoon 1 1/2 teaspoons egg mixture into each muffin cup. Sprinkle cheese over tops.
4. Bake about 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown and centers are set. Cover; refrigerate any remaining appetizers.

Mini Crescent Dogs



Mini sausages are all wrapped up in flaky crescents in an all-time favorite appetizer.

2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
48 cocktail-sized smoked link sausages or hot dogs (from 16-oz package)

1. Heat oven to 375°F. Unroll both cans of the dough; separate into 16 triangles. Cut each triangle lengthwise into 3 narrow triangles.
2. Place sausage on shortest side of each triangle. Roll up each, starting at shortest side of triangle and rolling to opposite point; place point side down on 2 ungreased cookie sheets.
3. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown, switching position of cookie sheets halfway through baking. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.

Cereal Peanut Butter Balls

1 1/2 cups peanut butter
1 cup corn syrup
1 cup sugar
4 cups rice crisp cereal
1. Mix together all ingredients.
2. Roll into 1” balls.
3. Store in covered in fridge.
Makes about 6 dozen.

HOT HAM SANDWICH (Makes 8 to 10)

Melt:
1/2 lb butter

Add:
2 T poppy seed
1 T Table mustard
2 T minced onion
8 to 10 hamburger buns

On bottom half of bun place 1 slice of ham and 1 slice of American cheese. On top half spread the hot butter mixture. Close buns and wrap in foil. Bake on cookie sheet at 350 for 20 min.

Hot Broccoli Cheese Dip

This is another wonderful dip to serve at a holiday gathering or
potluck, this one will really go fast! Serve with Crackers

3/4 cup butter
3 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1 onion, chopped
1 4-oz can sliced mushrooms, drained
3 Tbsp. flour
1 10 3/4-oz can cream of celery soup
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 10-oz package chopped broccoli

In a small skillet, melt the butter and sauté the celery, onion and
mushrooms. Stir in the flour. Place into a lightly greased slow cooker
and stir in remaining ingredients. Cover cook on High, stirring about
every 15 minutes until the cheese is melted. Turn to Low for 2 to 4
hours or until ready to serve.

Hot Artichoke Dip

1 can artichoke hearts, not marinated, drained
8 ounces light cream cheese
8 ounces light sour cream
8 ounces parmesan cheese, shredded
1/8 tsp dill weed

Directions:
Mix everything except enough parmesan cheese for sprinkling over the dip. Spread into a pie pan and sprinkle the parmesan over the top. Heat at 400 for 30-45 mins. Check at 30 mins. and keep checking until the edges are golden. Serve with sliced biguette, toasted round bread, or tortilla chips.

Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers with Barefoot Contessa

3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (4 lemons)
3/4 cup good olive oil
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves, or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 pounds boneless chicken breasts, halved and skin removed
Satay Dip, recipe follows

Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and thyme. Pour over the chicken breasts in a nonreactive bowl. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 6 hours or overnight.

Heat a charcoal grill. Grill the chicken breasts for 10 minutes on each side, until just cooked through. Cool slightly and cut diagonally in 1/2-inch-thick slices. Skewer with wooden sticks and serve with Satay Dip.

Crab and Artichoke Dip

8 oz. cream cheese
1 c. mayonnaise
1 package crabmeat (imitation)
1 can artichoke hearts drained
3/4 c. Parmesan cheese
1/3 c. finely chopped onion
Blend cream cheese and mayo together and stir in crab, artichokes, cheese and onion.
Place mixture in a 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 375 degrees, uncovered, 15-18 minutes.

CREAM CHEESE & HAM SPREAD

"Simple, but flavorful, spread that is great with crackers or celery."
INGREDIENTS:
1 (8 ounce) package cream
cheese, softened
2 1/2 ounces sliced ham, chopped
2 green onions, chopped

DIRECTIONS:
1. In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, ham, and onions. Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

1 (8 oz.) package reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 (6 oz.) package dried cranberries
4 (10 inch) flour tortillas
1. In a small bowl combine the cream cheese, feta cheese and
onions.
2. Stir in the cranberries.
3. Spread about 1/2 cup mixture over each tortilla and roll up
tightly.
4. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
5. Cut each roll into 10 slices.
Makes 40 appetizers.

CHERRY-CHEESE-PINEAPPLE KEBABS

1 can pineapple chunks, well drained, or 1 fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
1 packet Cheese cubes (such as The Laughing Cow Mini-Baby Bells)
1 jar maraschino cherries, well drained
Short bamboo skewers or cocktail toothpicks

Thread 2 or 3 pieces of pineapple, a cube of cheese & finally a maraschino cherry onto skewers to make each serving. Cover and chill until serving time.

Notes: You can also use other fruits on hand--such as grapes, peach pieces, etc.

CHEESY CHICKEN DIP

1 can white chunk chicken
1 8 oz. cream cheese
Place both in microvable dish and heat for about 3-5 min. until
melted. Mix together until smooth. Use your favorite crackers
and dip away.

Cheese Straws , Barefoot Contessa

2 sheets (1 box) frozen puff pastry (such as Pepperidge Farm), defrosted overnight in the refrigerator
Flour, for dusting
1 extra-large egg
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1 cup finely grated Gruyère cheese
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Roll out each sheet of puff pastry on a lightly floured board until it is 10- by 12-inches. Beat the egg with 1 tablespoon of water and brush the surface of the pastry. Sprinkle each sheet evenly with 1/4 cup of the Parmesan, 1/2 cup of the Gruyère, 1/2 teaspoon of the thyme, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, and some pepper. With the rolling pin, lightly press the flavorings into the puff pastry. Cut each sheet crosswise with a floured knife or pizza wheel into 11 or 12 strips. Twist each strip and lay on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned and puffed. Turn each straw and bake for another 2 minutes. Don't over bake or the cheese will burn. Cool and serve at room temperature.

CHEESE SQUARES

Ingredients:
2 large loaves white bread
2 4-oz jars of Kraft's Olde English
Cheese Spread
3 tbls. Beau Monde seasoning
1 tbls. Worcestershire sauce
Tabasco sauce
1 lb. butter
Preparation:
Trim crust off of the bread. Mix together the remaining ingredients very thoroughly. Spread mix on 3 slices of bread. Stack on top of each other. Cut into quarters. Repeat. Freeze on a cookie tray (don't leave this step out! It is important for the texture.) Keep frozen in plastic bags until ready for use. Can be kept up to 3 months, no problem. Bake for 8 minutes, at 400F.

Yield: about 80 squares

Serves: 20

Cheese Shortbread

Ingredients:-
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup grated cheese
1/2 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
few grains paprika

Method:-
Cream butter and cheese, add flour, salt and paprika.
Mix well and pack in a flat pan.
Chill.
Cut in finger lengths and bake on an ungreased baking sheet at 300F
for 25 to 35 minutes.
Makes 2 dozen.

CHEESE LOAF

2 c. (8 oz.) Kraft Cheddar cheese
1 tbsp. onion, chopped
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 (8 oz.) cakes of cream cheese
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. pimento, chopped
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Dash of red pepper
1 tbsp. green pepper (optional)
Dash of salt
Let sit at room temperature. Blend well. Form into small loaves and roll in chopped dried beef or parsley
or chopped nuts. ~ Hazel

Cheese Ball Pastry


1/2 cup of soft sharp cheddar cheese (jar cheese works best)
3 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon curry
Preheat oven to 400°. Cream together cheese and butter. Sift together remaining ingredients. Add sifted flour ingredients to cheese mixture, blend well.

Pinch off pieces of dough, then roll to form approximately 3/4-inch diameter cheese balls. Chill for 2 hours.

Place cheese balls on an un-greased cookie sheet. Bake about 10 minutes. Serve hot or cold. Yields about 24. Nana's Tip: Store cheese balls in an air tight container for use at your next party or celebration

Caramel Pretzels

4-5 quarts Pretzels
1 stick Margarine
1 cup Brown Sugar packed
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup dark Karo Syrup
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda

Use a 2 quart glass bowl. Melt Margarine in glass bowl for about 30
seconds or until liquid. DO NOT BURN!!! Add brown sugar, salt, and
karo, stir until blended. Cook on high for about 90 seconds or until
boiling. Cook for 2 more minutes, stirring after each minute. Add
baking soda and mix well. The caramel sauce will be a light brown.
Put pretzels in a large brown bag. Pour caramel sauce evenly over the
pretzels in the bag, be careful, it will be very hot. Shake well by
holding the bottom of the bag and rolling down the top of the bag.
Cook on high for 45 seconds. Repeat the shaking and cooking four more
times. Enjoy! *If you want to make Caramel Popcorn, use white karo
syrup instead of dark karo syrup.*

Bourbon Balls

2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs
2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup bourbon
sifted powdered sugar

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl, and stir well. Combine
corn syrup and bourbon; stir into crumb mixture, and shape into 1-
inch balls.

Roll each ball in powdered sugar. Store in an airtight container.
Reroll in powdered sugar before serving, if desired.
4 dozen

PEANUT BUTTER BALLS

PEANUT BUTTER BALLS
>
> 1 cup light corn syrup
> 1 cup sugar
> 1 cup peanut butter
> 6 cups corn flakes
>
> Bring corn syrup and sugar to a boil, stirring constantly. Boil for
> ONLY 3 minutes (any longer the balls will be hard).
>
> Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter. Pour over corn flakes and
> mix. Wait a few minutes, then roll into balls.

CREAM CHEESE & HAM SPREAD

Yummy cream cheese, Cheddar and ham spread! Great for a gathering! If
you like it spicier, add another jalapeno pepper.

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
8 ounces diced cooked ham
1 small onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 (1 pound) loaf round sourdough bread
1 cup buttery crackers

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese,
ham, onions and jalapeno peppers. Cut a circle out of the top of the
bread, and remove the center leaving a 1 inch shell of bread. Fill
bread with the cheese mixture.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until the dip is
heated through. Serve with crackers.

Apple-Cinnamon Spread

1/4 cup butter, margarine or reduced-fat spread
(1/2 stick) softened
8 ounces cream cheese softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons frozen apple juice concentrate
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Whip all ingredients together until thoroughly combined and smooth. Refrigerate until 1 hour before serving, then allow to reach room temperature for easier spreading. Serve with pumpkin apple bread.

APPETIZER MEATBALLS

1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks
3 Tbls. sugar
5 Tbls. Teriyaki sauce (divided)
1 Tbls. vinegar
1 Tbls. ketchup
1 Lb. lean ground beef
2 Tbls. instant minced onion
2 Tbls. cornstarch
1/4 cup water
Drain pineapple; reserve syrup. Combine syrup, brown sugar,
3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce, vinegar and ketchup; set aside.
Mix ground beef with remaining 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
and onion; shape into 20 meatballs. Brown meatballs in a large
skillet; drain off excess fat. Pour syrup mixture over
meatballs; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Dissolve
cornstarch in water; stir into skillet with pineapple. Cook
and stir until sauce thickens and pineapple is heated through.
Makes 6 to 8 appetizer servings

ALVIE'S HOT CRABMEAT DIP


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1 tub Philadelphia cream cheese with chives and onion (soft)
1/2 lb. imitation Crabmeat or 1 can crabmeat

Shred crabmeat, and mix all together well. Put in casserole dish; Bake at 350° for 15 - 20 minutes. Serve with triscuits or other crackers.

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Arkansas Sin

Yummy cream cheese, Cheddar and ham spread! Great for a gathering! If
you like it spicier, add another jalapeno pepper.

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
8 ounces diced cooked ham
1 small onion, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 (1 pound) loaf round sourdough bread
1 cup buttery crackers

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese,
ham, onions and jalapeno peppers. Cut a circle out of the top of the
bread, and remove the center leaving a 1 inch shell of bread. Fill
bread with the cheese mixture.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until the dip is
heated through. Serve with crackers.

TUNA - CHEESE SPREAD

4 ounces tuna -- drained
1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons finely chopped sweet pickle

Combine all ingredients; mix well. Chill

Saturday, May 31, 2008

S'mores Pizza



SERVES 6 -8
1 (16 1/2 ounce) package refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
2 cups chocolate chips
2 cups graham crackers, broken in 1 inch pieces
2 cups miniature marshmallows
chocolate syrup, for garnish (optional)

Spread the softened cookie dough into a lightly greased pizza pan, flattening it to the edges.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until it begins to brown .
Remove the cookie from the oven and sprinkle the top with with the chocolate chips, graham crackers and marshmallows.
Return the cookie to the oven for 5-8 minutes until crust is brown and chips and marshmallows are melted.
Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Garnish with chocolate syrup, if desired.
Recipezaar

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Fruit Cocktail Bars



1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 (17 oz) can fruit cocktail, undrained
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts
Glaze:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 Tbls milk
1/4 tsp vanilla

In a mixing bowl, cream sugar and eggs. Add fruit cocktail and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Pour into a greased 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Sprinkle with coconut and walnuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool for 10 minutes. In a saucepan, bring sugar, butter and milk to a boil. Remove from the heat; add vanilla and mix well. Drizzle over cake. Cool. Cut into bars.

Makes 2 to 2 1/2 dozen.

CORN FRITTERS



2-3 ears of corn
1 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 lg. eggs, separated
1/3 c. milk
1 tbsp. corn oil
1 qt. corn oil for frying

Cut kernels from cobs. Measure 1 1/2 cups. Set aside. Stir in bowl
the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Beat in bowl the egg
YOLKS, milk and 1 tablespoon corn oil. Add to flour mixture. Stir
until moist. Add corn. Beat in bowl egg WHITES until peaks form. Fold
into corn mixture. Pour 1 quart oil into 3 quart saucepan. Heat over
medium to 375 degrees. Add batter by tablespoonfuls a few at a time.
Fry, turning once, 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain. Serve
hot with butter and honey, or syrup. Makes about 24.
Posted by: "Tona" haggermaker4@yahoo.com

CORN FRITTERS

2-3 ears of corn
1 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 lg. eggs, separated
1/3 c. milk
1 tbsp. corn oil
1 qt. corn oil for frying

Cut kernels from cobs. Measure 1 1/2 cups. Set aside. Stir in bowl
the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Beat in bowl the egg
YOLKS, milk and 1 tablespoon corn oil. Add to flour mixture. Stir
until moist. Add corn. Beat in bowl egg WHITES until peaks form. Fold
into corn mixture. Pour 1 quart oil into 3 quart saucepan. Heat over
medium to 375 degrees. Add batter by tablespoonfuls a few at a time.
Fry, turning once, 3-4 minutes or until golden brown. Drain. Serve
hot with butter and honey, or syrup. Makes about 24.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

GROUND BEEF AND POTATO CASSEROLE




1 1/2 lb. ground beef
1/2 env. dry onion soup mix
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 lb. frozen hash brown potatoes
2 tbsp. soy sauce
3/4 c. grated cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 soup can water

Brown meat and drain fat. Put into a large, greased casserole and sprinkle dry onion soup mix over meat. Top with frozen potatoes. Mix soup, water, salt, pepper, and soy sauce together until well blended.
Pour over meat and potatoes. Cover with foil or lid and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees.
Remove lid and top with grated cheese.

Bake for 15 minutes longer.

Serves 6.

Source: cooks.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Cherry Pie Cups


Cherry Pie Cups

Easy and adorable! Bake individual little pies in muffin cups using Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crust.

1 box (15 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling

1. Heat oven to 425°F. Remove crusts from pouches; unroll on work surface. With 3 1/2- or 4-inch round cutter, cut 6 rounds from each crust; discard scraps.
2. Fit rounds into 12 ungreased muffin cups, pressing in gently. Spoon about 2 tablespoons pie filling into each crust-lined cup.
3. Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until edges are golden brown and filling is bubbly.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Cranberry Relish


Ingredients
2 cups washed raw cranberries
2 skinned and cored apples
1 large, whole (peel ON) seedless orange, cut into sections
2 cups granulated sugar
Method
1 Set up the grinder with a medium-sized blade on the edge of a table with a large roasting pan or bowl to catch the mix as it grinds. These old fashioned grinders tend to leak some of the juice down the grinder base, so you may want to set up an additional pan on the floor under the grinder to catch the drips. If you don't have an old-fashioned grinder you can use a grinder attachment on a KitchenAid mixer, you can chop by hand (though that will take a lot of work), or you can chop in a food processor (be very careful not to over-pulse, or you'll end up with mush).


2 Run fruit through a grinder. Use the entire (seedless) orange, peels, pith and all.

3 Mix in the sugar. Let sit at room temperature until sugar dissolves, about 45 minutes. Store in the refrigerator.

Makes about 3 cups.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

ARTICHOKE DIP (Click to Enlarge)

HOT ARTICHOKE DIP


Delicious, quick and easy hot dip. Even the children will love it. Serve 6

14 oz can Artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/2 cup
Parmesan cheese, grated
1/2 cup
Asiago cheese, shredded or grated
4 drops Tabasco sauce
2 clove Garlic, minced
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Sour cream
Paprika and fresh chopped parsley (optional)

Preheat over to 350°F
Mix together artichoke hearts, cheeses, Tabasco, sour cream and mayonnaise. Put in a 8x8 glass pan or casserole. Top with paprika and parsley. Bake for 30 minutes. Serve with crackers or corn tortilla chips. I like to use Tostitos Scoops.

Apple Cake



3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cups diced peeled apples
1/4 cup chopped nuts
Whipped cream or ice cream

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg
and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to
creamed mixture (batter will be very thick). Stir in the apples, nuts. Spread
into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes or
until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with just a few crumbs.
Serve warm or cold with whipped cream or ice cream.

Yield: 9 servings.

Chicken Casserole

Chicken Casserole


2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 celery ribs, chopped
3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup crushed cornflakes
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup sliced almonds

In a large bowl, combine the first 12 ingredients. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x
9-in. x 2-in. baking dish; sprinkle with cheese. Toss cornflakes with butter;
sprinkle over cheese. Top with almonds. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30
minutes or until heated through.

Yield: 6-8 servings.
Recipe from TASTE OF HOME

Almond Chicken Casserole


2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 celery ribs, chopped
3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
1 can (8 ounces) water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup crushed cornflakes
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 cup sliced almonds

In a large bowl, combine the first 12 ingredients. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x
9-in. x 2-in. baking dish; sprinkle with cheese. Toss cornflakes with butter;
sprinkle over cheese. Top with almonds. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30
minutes or until heated through.

Yield: 6-8 servings.
Recipe from TASTE OF HOME

Strawberry Pie


3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups milk
3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 pint heavy whipping cream
1-1/2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 pie shell (9 inches), baked
1 pint fresh strawberries, halved
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

In a 3-qt. saucepan, combine sugar, flour and salt. Add milk, stirring until
smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Stir in small amount of
milk mixture into yolks, then return all to saucepan. Cook, stirring for 2
minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Cool 20 minutes.
Pour into pie shell; chill several hours until firm. Whip cream and sugar; spread
half over pie filling. Arrange berries on cream. Dollop or pipe remaining cream
around edge of pie.

Marinated Chicken

4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Combine the ingredients; spread on both sides of chicken. Place chicken
on plate. Marinate at room temperature for 10-15 minutes or for several hours in
the refrigerator. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat, turning once, for 10-15
minutes or until juices run clear.

Yield: 4 servings.

Strawberry Mousse



4 cups quartered fresh strawberries or frozen unsweetened strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 package (1 ounce) sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
1 carton (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed

In a food processor or blender, combine strawberries and sugar; cover and process
until smooth. Strain and discard seeds. Return strawberry mixture to the food
processor. Add pudding mix; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a large
bowl; fold in whipped topping. Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate until
serving.

Yield: 8 servings.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008



For the Cake:
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
8 large eggs
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the filling:

2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1 1/4 cups kirsch
2 (15-ounce) cans dark sweet pitted cherries in heavy syrup
2 tablespoons cornstarch

For the Frosting and Garnish:

1 pound confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 stick butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup boiling water
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoons sugar
3 ounces semisweet chocolate, shaved


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a small saucepan, warm the milk and 2 teaspoons of the butter together over medium-low heat. With an electric mixer fitted with a wire whip, beat the eggs and 1 cup of the sugar on medium-high speed in a large mixing bowl until the mixture is pale yellow, thick, and tripled in volume, about 8 minutes. With the mixer on low speed, beat in the warm milk mixture. Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt into a small mixing bowl. Add half the flour mixture to the egg mixture and blend thoroughly until smooth. Repeat with the other half. Add the vanilla and mix gently. Grease 2 8" round pans with the remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Pour the cake batter into the pan, spreading it evenly. Bake until the cake springs back when touched, about 15 minutes. Cool for about 2 minutes, then gently flip it out onto a large sheet of parchment paper. Let cool completely.
For the filling: Combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar, and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely. Stir in 1 cup of the kirsch and stir to mix. In another saucepan over medium heat, bring the cherries to a boil in their syrup. In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the remaining 1/4 cup kirsch and add to the cherry mixture. Whisk until it thickens, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and cool completely.

Assemble the cake: Using a serrated knife, carefully cut each cake horizontally in half to make 4 layers. Brush the tops of all the layers with equal amounts of the sugar syrup. (You will not need all of the syrup.) Let the liquid soak into the layers for about 30 minutes. Place the bottom layer on a large cake plate. Spread 1 cup of the filling evenly over this layer, then top with a second layer of cake. Spread 1 cup of the filling evenly over it. Repeat the same process with the third layer and another cup of the filling. Top with the fourth layer.

To Finish: Sift together the confectioners' sugar and cocoa powder into a medium size bowl. Add the butter and mix with an electric mixer until incorporated. Add 1 teaspoon of the vanilla and the boiling water and mix until smooth. Let cool. Combine the cream, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and the sugar in a medium-size mixing bowl and, using an electric mixer, whip until soft peaks form. Ice the sides and top of the cake evenly with the chocolate frosting. Spoon the whipped cream over the top of the cake and sprinkle with the chocolate shavings. Slice and serve the cake
BY: EMERIL

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Fabulous Fruit Bars (Cookie Mix


Fabulous Fruit Bars (Cookie Mix)

2 pouches (1 lb 1.5 oz each) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 eggs
Filling
1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
Topping
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon almond extract


1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
2. In large bowl, stir base ingredients until soft dough forms. Press half of dough in bottom of pan.
3. Spread pie filling over dough. Drop remaining dough by teaspoonfuls over filling.
4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 10 minutes.
5. In small bowl, stir glaze ingredients until smooth. If necessary, add additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle glaze over warm bars. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature

Strawberry and Peach Cream Trifle


2 packages (4-serving size each) vanilla pudding and pie filling mix, (not instant)
3 cups milk
1 1/2 quarts (6 cups) strawberries, sliced
1 large fresh peach, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup sugar
1 package (16 ounces) frozen pound cake loaf
1/4 cup peach or strawberry preserves
1/4 cup amaretto or orange juice
1 cup whipping (heavy) cream
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
2 large fresh peaches, peeled and sliced


1. Make pudding mix as directed on package for pudding, using 3 cups milk. Place plastic wrap directly on top of pudding. Refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled.
2. Mix strawberries, cubed peach and sugar. Let stand at room temperature 15 minutes.
3. Cut pound cake horizontally in half. Spread preserves over bottom half. Top with top half. Cut into 18 slices. Drizzle with amaretto. Place 9 slices in 3- to 4-quart straight-sided glass bowl. Spoon half of strawberry mixture over cake.
4. Beat whipping cream in chilled small bowl with electric mixer on high speed until stiff. Fold whipped cream into pudding. Spoon half of pudding mixture over strawberries. Repeat layers with remaining cake, strawberry mixture and pudding mixture. Refrigerate at least 2 hours.
5. Just before serving, sprinkle with almonds. Top with sliced peaches.




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Strawberry Trifle




1 box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
2 boxes (4-serving size each) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
4 cups milk
2 bags (16 oz each) frozen strawberries in light syrup, thawed
1 1/2 cups frozen (thawed) whipped topping
1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted


1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Make cake as directed on box for 13x9-inch pan. Run knife around sides of pan to loosen cake. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
2. While cake is cooling, in large bowl, beat pudding mixes into milk with wire whisk about 2 minutes or until blended.
3. Cut or tear cake into 1-inch pieces. In 3 1/2-quart glass trifle bowl, arrange half the pieces, cutting pieces to fit shape of bowl. Pour half of the thawed strawberries (with syrup) over cake; spread with 2 cups of the pudding. Place remaining cake pieces on pudding and around edge of bowl. Top with remaining strawberries and pudding. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours until chilled.
4. Spread whipped topping over top of cake. Sprinkle with almonds. Store covered in refrigerator up to 12 hours.

Key Lime Coconut Angel Cake


1 box Betty Crocker® white angel food cake mix
1 1/4 cups cold water
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/3 cup Key lime or regular lime juice
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
1 container (12 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 cup flaked coconut
Sliced kiwifruit and strawberries, if desired


1. Make cake mix as directed on package, using cold water. Cool cake completely. Cut cake horizontally into 3 layers. Place bottom layer, cut side up, on serving plate.
2. In large bowl, beat milk, lime juice and lime peel with wire whisk until smooth and thickened. Fold in whipped topping.
3. Spread 1 cup lime mixture evenly over top of first layer of cake. Place second layer of cake carefully on bottom layer; spread evenly with 1 cup lime mixture. Top with remaining layer of cake.
4. Frost top and side of cake with remaining lime mixture. Sprinkle with coconut. Garnish cake with kiwifruit and strawberries.

Lemon Chiffon Dessert


Lemon Chiffon Dessert

1 package Betty Crocker® 1-step white angel food cake mix
2 cups boiling water
1 package (8-serving size) lemon-flavored gelatin
1 can (6 ounces) frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 1/2 cups whipping (heavy) cream


1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Bake and cool cake as directed on package for angel food (tube) pan.
2. Pour boiling water on gelatin in large bowl; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Refrigerate about 15 minutes or until thickened but not set.
3. Add enough cold water to lemonade concentrate to measure 2 cups; stir into gelatin. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until foamy.
4. Beat whipping cream in chilled medium bowl on high speed until stiff; fold into gelatin.
5. Tear cake into about 1-inch pieces. Fold cake pieces into gelatin mixture. Spread in ungreased rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches.
6. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours until firm but no longer than 24 hours. Cut into squares. Store covered in refrigerator.

Ginger-Peach Dessert



40 gingersnap cookies (about 1 1/2 inches in diameter)
1/2 cup pecan pieces
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
2 quarts (8 cups) peach frozen yogurt, softened
1 container (8 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
2 medium peaches, cut into thin slices


1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Place cookies and 1/2 cup pecan pieces in food processor. Cover and process until crushed. Add butter; process until mixed. Press evenly in rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until center is set when lightly touched. Cool completely, about 25 minutes.
2. Spread frozen yogurt over cooled crust. Freeze 30 minutes.
3. Spread whipped topping over frozen yogurt; sprinkle with finely chopped pecans. Freeze about 4 hours or until firm.
4. To serve, let stand at room temperature 5 to 10 minutes. Cut dessert into squares. Top each square with 2 or 3 peach slices.

White Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries



Makes:18 strawberries


1 bag (12 ounces) white baking chips (2 cups)
1 tablespoon shortening
18 large strawberries with leaves
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening


1. Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper. Heat white baking chips and 1 tablespoon shortening in 2-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until chips are melted.
2. For each strawberry, poke fork or toothpick into stem end, and dip three-fourths of the way into melted chips, leaving top of strawberry and leaves uncoated. Place on waxed paper-covered cookie sheet.
3. Heat semisweet chocolate chips and 1 teaspoon shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate chips are melted. (Or place chocolate chips and shortening in small microwavable bowl. Microwave uncovered on Medium (50%) 1 minute; stir. Microwave 2 to 3 minutes longer, until mixture can be stirred smooth.)
4. Drizzle melted semisweet chocolate over dipped strawberries, using small spoon. Refrigerate uncovered about 30 minutes or until coating is set.

Makes:18 strawberries

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Butterscotch Pecan Cookies



1/2 cup margarine
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup butterscotch chips
4 cups quick oatmeal (have used the other & it turns out just fine)
1 cup chopped pecans

Put marge, milk, sugar in a pot.
Heat& stir until boiling.
Boil 1 minute Stirring constantly.
Remove from heat.
Add chips,pecans, stir well. Now add
the oatmeal & stir again.
Cool silghtly till it can be handled.
Drop onto greased cookie sheets.
Chill until firm.
Can be frozen for future use.

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