Monday, June 15, 2009

Chocolate Delight - Jill Thurman (by Gramzie)

1 cup self-rising flour
2 sticks melted butter
1 cup chopped pecans
- Melt butter, add flour - mix well- add pecans and press into 13x9 pan.
-Bake @ 375 for 15 min. Let cool

1 - 8oz. package cream cheese (softened)
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 large cool container cool whip
-Blend cream cheese & sugar. Add about 2/3 of cool whip. Spread over crust (reserve remaining cool whip for topping)

2 packages chocolate instant pudding (1 large & 1 small)
4 cups milk
-Blend pudding and milk until thick. Spread over cheese layer
-Top with cool whip & sprinkle with nuts.
-Chill and Enjoy!
You can change the pudding to lemon and make Lemon Delight.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easy Chicken Potpie-Renee' Jones

4 c. Boiled Chicken torn in bite size pieces
2 cans of mixed vegetables or Vegall (drained)
1 can of cream of celery soup
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 c. self-rising flour
1 stick of margarine
1 cup of milk
In a buttered 13x9x2 inch cake pan line the bottom with chicken. Pour the cans of veggies over the chicken, pour soup of the veggies. Mix the flour, margarine, and milk together and stir well. Bake at 350 until the crust gets light brown approximately 30 to 40 minutes.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Loaded Potato Soup-Heather Bradburn

4 large baking potatoes
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup flour
6 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
12 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 green onions, chopped (I omit this)
8 ounces sour cream

Wash and bake potatoes at 400 for 1 hour or until done. Scoop out insides. Discard shells.

Melt butter in large pot. Add flour, stirring until smooth. Cook one minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add milk. Cook over medium heat until thick and bubbly, stirring often.

Stir in potatoes, salt, peppper, cheese, bacon, and onions. Cook until heated (do not boil). Stir in sour cream. Cook until heated (do not boil).

You can add bacon and cheese on top of soup when you serve it or serve with homemade bread.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Almond Salad - Mandy Jones

1/4 cup veggie oil
2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. sugar
dash of salt and pepper

Chopped green leaf lettuce
Saute 1/2 cup sliced almonds over medium heat with 1 Tbsp and 1 Tsp sugar until it has coated the almonds - let dry on wax paper
16 oz can mandarin oranges, drained

Chocolate Sauce - Mandy Jones


1 stick butter (not margarine)
6 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup sugar
small can of evaporated milk

In a small saucepan melt 1 stick butter over med-low to low heat
Slowly add chocolate chips stirring constantly until melted
Slowly add sugar stirring until dissolved
Slowly add evaporated milk
Remove from heat

SO GOOD! Great with strawberries, ice cream, chocolate cake, etc. Put it in the fridge and re-warm it up for a treat the next day!

Mexican Casserole - Mandy Jones

My boys LOVE this and there are a lot ways to serve it...

Pound of ground beef
package of taco seasoning

1 cup cooked white rice
1 can black beans
1 can red kidney beans
1 can crushed tomatoes
1-2 cups shredded cheese

Brown ground beef. Add taco seasoning with some water (about 1/2 cup)
Remove from heat
Combine rice, beans, and 1/2-3/4 can crushed tomatoes to meat
Pour in 9x13 pan and cover with cheese
Cook at 350 for about 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted

We eat ours with Tostito chips and sour cream. You can also put it in a taco shell with all the taco fixens - YUM-O

Friday, March 27, 2009

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake -Janis Franklin

Janis sent this to me, but I haven't tried it!  Sounds like a very bad idea because it looks so easy and quick!

4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
A small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug (MicroSafe)

Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous).