Sunday, December 28, 2008

Broccoli Salad

4-5 spears fresh broccoli ,washed and chopped

1 pound bacon, cut to bits, and fried crisp ( I use scissors to cut it)

1 cup golden raisins, plumped (Soak for 10 minutes in HOT water, drain) Can also use Craisins straight from the bag

1/2 cup toasted almonds or 1/2 cup roasted sunflower seeds (or both)

In A bowl combine broccoli, raisins or craisins, toasted almonds or sunflower seeds, and bacon. Add dressing just before serving so the bacon doesn't get soggy.


Mix together and let sit for a least 3 hours, for flavors to develop:

3 Tablespoons red onion, minced

2 Cups Mayo (NOT Miracle Whip)

1 Cup sugar (Can use 1/2 c sugar, 1/2 cup Splenda)

1/2 Cup Red Wine Vinegar

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Chicken Cordon Bleu

finished product

-swiss cheese
-bread crumbs
-ham slices (deli slices)

Easiest recipe ever! Slice the chicken in half and place 2 ham slices and a piece
of swiss cheese inside. put flap of chicken back on and put bread crumbs, salt 
and pepper on top. Place in oven at 400 degree's, For 45 minutes.  When it's 
all cooked place another piece of cheese on top and put in oven again, for about
3 minutes, or until cheese is melted. 
Delicious, Easy, Filling meal

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Soft Sugar Cookies

Cream together:
½ cup butter
1 cup sugar

Add and Cream:
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg

½ cup sour cream

Sift separately and then combine with the mixture:
3 ¼ cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt

Roll them out thick and bake in 400 degree oven for 8-11 minutes

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

6 cups flour
3 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 tsp baking powder
3 tsp vanilla
1 ½ tsp soda, salt, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon
1 ½ cup shortening
29 oz can of pumpkin
2 bags milk chocolate chips

Cream shortening and sugar, add eggs, then pumpkin and vanilla. Sift flour and seasonings. Gradually add to pumpkin mixture. Mix in Chocolate chips. Bake about 10-15 minutes at 375, depending on the size. They're best if you cover and let them sit for several hours...they get softer.

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

....the softest, most wonderful-est ones ever, I might add.

2 ¼ cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter, softened (not too melted or cookies will come out greasy and flat)
¼ cup sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 small box instant vanilla pudding (3 ½ oz)
2 eggs
2 cups milk chocolate chips

Combine flour & baking soda; set aside. Cream butter, sugars, vanilla & pudding mix. Beat in eggs. Add flour mixture. Add chocolate chips. Bake 9-10 minutes in a 375 degree oven.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Cabinet Mountain Inn Rolls

2 pkg (4 1/2 tsp) fast rising active yeast
2 c warm water
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c shortening
1 tsp salt
4 plus c flour

Dissolve yeast in water; set aside 10 minutes. Blend in sugar, shortening, salt, and flour; knead well. Dough will be sticky; add more flour if needed until workable (I add quite a bit). Place dough into a buttered pottery bowl; cover with cloth and let rise in warm place for 1 hour. Remove cloth; punch down and roll into 2 inch balls. Place in buttered muffin tins or baking pan and let rise 1 hour or until doubled. Bake at 375 or until lightly golden. Makes 24 rolls. These are our favorites!

Note: If I do them in a large baking pan, I will sometimes drop the temperature to 350 and cook a little longer to make sure the middles are cooked.