Sunday, November 30, 2008

Crockpot Candy

CrockPot Candy
16 oz. salted peanuts or mixed nuts
16 oz. dry roasted peanuts
24 oz. bag semisweet chocolate chips
24 oz. white almond bark
1 Baker's Sweet German chocolate baking bar

Place all ingredients in a large CrockPot on low for 3 hours. Stir to blend. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper or parchment paper.

**A combination of 1/4 cup additional mixed nuts, white chocolate (chips or a white chocolate bunny that may be hiding in your freezer since easter) and about a Tbsp of almond extract is usually cheaper to add than the almond bark.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Squares In A Snap

1 box low fat jello pudding
1 box spice cake mix
2 cups lowfat/skim milk
1 bag butterscotch chips

Prepare pudding mix as directed with lowfat or skim milk. Mix in cake mix (no other ingredients required ie: oil, eggs). Fold in chips. Place in greased 13*9 inch pan and cook according to the cake mix directions. There are a variety of pudding/cake mix/chip recipes to try so have fun!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Extraordinary Cheese Dip

1 pkg., spreadable cream cheese
1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp. VE Cheese, Chives & Bacon
1 tsp. VE 3 Onion Dip
1 tsp. VE Lemon Dilly Dip
1 sourdough loaf

Mix the first 7 ingredients until well mixed. Cut loaf in half and scoop out to
make a bread dish. Save remaining bread and cut into cubes for dipping. Spoon the mixture into the bread bowl. Place in a preheated oven at 250 for 20-30 minutes or until heated through. Take out and serve with bread pieces.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Chicken Cresecent Wreath

2 tubes refrigerated cresent rolls
1 cup shredded jack cheese
2/3 cup cream of chicken soup, condensed
1/2 cup chopped fresh broccoli
1/2 cup sweet red pepper
1/4 cup water chestnuts
1 can white chicken drained
2 Tbsp chopped onion

Arrange crescent rolls on a pizza pan, forming a ring with pointed ends facing the other edge of the pan, wide ends will overlap. Combine the remaining ingredients. Spread over the wide end of the rolls. Fold points over filling and tuck under wide ends. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts

2 cans whole water chestnuts
1 pkg. bacon, cut into thirds

1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. catsup
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Wrap chestnuts with bacon and secure with toothpick. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Drain grease. Cover each chestnut with sauce and bake 20 minutes. Makes 45.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Irish Cream Cake

1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
4 eggs
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup Irish cream liqueur
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup water
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan.
In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pudding mix. Mix in eggs, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 cup oil and 3/4 cup Irish cream liqueur. Beat for 5 minutes at high speed. Pour batter in pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then invert onto the serving dish. Prick top and sides of cake. Spoon glaze over top and brush onto sides of cake. Allow to absorb glaze repeat until all glaze is used up.

To make the glaze: In a saucepan, combine butter, 1/4 cup water and 1 cup sugar. Bring to a boil and continue boiling for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup Irish cream.

Try chocolate cake mix with either vanilla or chocolate pudding. 7 Minute frosting with a splash of irish cream added is nice on the chocolate cake. Kahlua may be substitued for the irish cream in the chocolate variety as well

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Plum Chicken

1/4 cup peach jam
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup plum sauce
1/4 cup soya sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp chili sauce
8-12 boneless skinless chicken thighs

Preheat oven or bbq to 350, best cooked in bbq with a foild diffuser (sheet of tinfoil doubled over with the shiny sides out) but an oven will do. Slowly whisk cornstarch with hoisin sauce to remove lumps. Whisk in remaining ingredients. Place chicken in a large cake pan and cover with sauce. Cook for 45 minutes

1 lb vermicelli
1 Tbsp honey
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tsp basil
2 tsp curry powder

Cook noodles according to directions. Drain. Whisk broth ingredients together and combine with noodles in the original pot. Serve with above chicken and green veggies.