Friday, January 29, 2010

Haystack Cookies

I made these for a snack to take to our WOW Meeting (Women of Worth)

Super Simple Haystack Cookies:

1 c. butterscotch chips
1 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. peanuts
2 c. chow mein noodles

Into 2 quart dish microwave at 50% power. Melt the chips and peanut butter (3-5 minutes). Stir in peanuts and chow mein noodles. Drop on wax paper. Put in refrigerator for faster set or let sit overnight on counter.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie

here is a great recipe for chicken pot takes simple and all ready at home ingredients and the preparation time from start to end is under an hour

pictured here are the ingredients that you will need...stove top stuffing, cream of chicken or mushroom soup, frozen vegetables, left over chicken or pork chops, or turkey, milk and pam spray for the casserole dish. before starting to make the casserole, microwave one cup of water and two tablespoons of margarine or butter in a microwave casserole dish, and then add the box of stuffing and cook on high for five minutes. as this is cooking, you will be preparing the following.
cut 3 cups of left over chicken into cubes. and put into a 3.2 l dish. add three cups of frozen vegetables and mix them together.
mix the can of cream soup with 1/2 cup of milk.
pour into the chicken and vegetables and mix them together

top the chicken and vegetable mixture with the stuffing you have prepared.
bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Easy Chocolate Eclair Cake

If you are a Chocolate lover this recipe's for you!

Line a 9x13" pan with Graham Crackers. Mix 2 boxes regular size Instant Vanilla Pudding with milk. When set, fold in a large container of Cool Whip and 1/2 tsp. vanilla...blend well.
Next, put 1/2 creamed pudding mixture over crackers, top with another layer of crackers. Add rest of pudding mixture and top with another layer of crackers.
Then frost.
Frosting...Bring to a boil, 1 stick butter or margarine (I use butter) 4 Tbsp. Cocoa, 6 Tbsp. Milk. Remove from heat and add 1 box Confectioners Sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla. Frost crackers while warm.
Refrigerate overnight...Oh, honey you're going to love this!

Friday, January 08, 2010

Easy Crockpot Stew

This is a stew that I make for my family. It's easy, you can throw in what you like for stew, it has a "secret" ingredient that I will share with you and it's yummy, especially on a cold day.

In our crock pot I put in ground beef (I usually use one of the 2 lb. packages), potatoes and carrots. Like I said, you can put in whatever you like, but that is what my family likes in it. We don't get too fancy around here...LOL!

Then, I add in the "secret ingredient" that my Nana always put in her stews. Ragu sauce, added to the stew makes a nice tasty gravy for everything. I am sure that other sauces would work, but we are partial to Ragu, since my Dad worked at Ragu for almost 30 years before he retired!

You can't see the ground beef because it's on the bottom, but I give it a stir every hour or so to make sure everything get's cooked nicely. After about three hours the "gravy" really starts to appear.

And this is the finished product. Now we are just waiting for Andy to come home so we can enjoy. To go along with them I will cheat a little more and pop some Pillsbury Crescent Rolls into the oven. :0)

Friday, January 01, 2010

Mexican Wedding Cake

I made this today, it is so quick and easy I thought I'd share it. Deb asked me for the recipe on it is sister friend!

2c. flour (don't use self-rising)
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
2 eggs
1 20 oz. can crushed pineapple
1c. chopped walnuts
2 c. confectioners sugar
1 stick soft butter
1 8 oz. cream cheese
1 Tbsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350'. Grease 13x9 inch pan. Mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, eggs, pineapple (not drained) and walnuts.
Pour into pan and bake 35 to 40 minutes.
Mix together confectioners sugar, butter, cream cheese and vanilla. Spread on cake while warm. Refrigerate cake.