Monday, May 22, 2017

Cajun Chicken Pasta


About 3/4 package of thin noodles
2 Chicken breasts
2 Tablespoons Butter
3 Cloves of garlic
1 bunch green onions chopped
1 Tablespoon cajun seasoning
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 (or less depends how spicy you want it) cayenne pepper
8 oz heavy cream
1 green bell pepper chopped
1 red bell pepper chopped
1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated

1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium head. Add chicken and cook 6-8 minutes until slightly brown.
2. Add garlic, onions, peppers, and seasonings
3. Cover and cook for about 5 minutes until peppers are tender. (stir frequently)
4. Stir in cream and let simmer about 2 minutes
5. Add cheese and remove from heat.
6. Once cheese is melted in add the pasta

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Perfect Baked Salmon

1 Salmon fillet (about 2 pounds)
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1/4 C chicken broth or soy sauce and honey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, or rosemary, or any spice that is good with fish

Rinse salmon and pat dry.  Place in a greased baking dish.  Brush with butter.  Combine remaining ingredients; pour over salmon.

Bake uncovered, at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.  160-165 degrees internal temp.
Yields:  8 servings

Dill Sauce

1/2 C sour cream
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons dill
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
pinch of sugar

Heat until warm, but do not boil.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

No bake cookies

Boil for one minute:
1 cube butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
/4 cup cocoa

Add:
3 cups oatmeal
1/2 c. Crunchy peanut butter
1tsp vanilla

Spread on wax paper or buttered pan and let cool

Friday, December 16, 2016

Candy Cane Cookies

1 C. Butter, softened
1 C. Shortening
2 C. Confectioner's Sugar (this is powdered sugar)
2 Eggs
3 tsp. Almond Extract
2 tsp. Vanilla
5 C. Flour
2 tsp. Salt
Red Food Coloring (I only add enough to make it dark pink)
3 Peppermint Candy Canes (crushed)

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix thoroughly butter, shortening, confectioner's sugar, egg, and flavorings.  Blend in flour and salt.  Divide dough in half; blend food color into one half. (Or make all the dough red and use the icing to make it striped.)

If using two colors of dough, shape about 1 teaspoon dough from each half into a 4-inch rope.  For smooth, even ropes, roll them back and forth on board or countertop.  Place ropes side by side; press together lightly and twist.  Complete cookies one at a time.  Place on ungreased baking sheet.  Curve top down to form curve of cane.
Bake 9-11 minutes or until set and very light brown.  Cool.

Frost with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with crushed candy canes.  These freeze well.

Frosting:  1/2 C. butter, softened, 8 oz. cream cheese, softened, and enough powdered sugar to make a thick frosting.  (about 3-4 cups), 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 teaspoon almond.  Mix until smooth.

Makes between 2-3 dozen depending on the size of cane.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Peach and Cream Cheese Pie (mom's recipe)

Crust:
8 Graham Crackers-crushed
3 T. Sugar
6 T. Butter, melted
1 tsp. Cinnamon ( I add this, but it wasn't in the original)
Mix together and press into pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees, 5-8 minutes.
Chill until completely cooled down.

Cream Cheese Filling:
3 oz. cream cheese-softened
dash of salt
1/3 C. Powdered Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Almond (I add this, but it wasn't in the original)
1 C. Whipping Cream-whipped
Blend the cream cheese, salt, powdered sugar, vanilla, and almond together, then fold in the whipped cream.  Put in cooled pie shell and refrigerate.

Topping:
Cook and mash (2) peaches until liquid
Blend 1/2 C. Sugar with 3-4 T. cornstarch, add to peach mixture and stir.
Add 1 tsp.  Lemon Juice
Stir and cook until thickened and clear.

Add 3 sliced peaches to this mixture and cool.  When cool pour on top of pie and chill.

I double this sometimes and put in a 9x13 pan and cut into squares when serving.










Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Power Balls

2 cups oatmeal (dry)
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup flaxseed
2/3 cup (raw) honey
2 tsp vanilla
(add mini m&m's if desired)

Combine all in a bowl. Roll into balls and set in fridge to set up.