Recipes

Just a few recipes that I like and use a lot. Mostly put here for my reference in case I can't find them in the cook book.
Apple Coffee cake - Emeril know his stuff!
Banana Bread
Banana Brownies - the kids said they didn't like them... they LOVE them! Best brownies ever. Add a handful of chocolate chips (or two) at the end.

Banana Muffins

Banana Cake - so yummy!

Boursin cheese dip recipe - I add a splash of worchestire sauce to mine and only use 1 block of cream cheese.

Crazy Banana Cake

Crepes - single serving. From Food.com.
1 egg, 1 Tbsp Sugar, 1 1/2 Tbsp Milk, 2 Tbsp flour, 1/2 tsp vanilla, dash salt. Melt butter in a small pan on med-low and add mixture. Cook until set and ok to flip and cook a little bit more. 5-7 minutes total.

Baked French Toast

Blueberry Buckle Cake

Chicken Chili I use the leftover roaster chicken for this.

Fried Chicken - Oh so yummy!

Greek Orzo Salad

Hamburger buns

Pulled Pork in the crock pot.

Roasted Vegetable Hummus

Roasted Chicken in a crock pot.

Roasted Sausage and Veggies over Penne

Lentil Soup - crock pot

Monster Cookies - Jo's Country Junction Recipe.

Potato Leek Soup

Pumpkin Pudding

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Silly Cake

Taco Seasoning

Taco Salad

Cream of Mushroom soup ala Sweet Tomatos. 

Sweet Tomatoes’ Cream of Mushroom Soup
Hands on: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Makes 1 gallon
10 cups sliced mushrooms, 1/4-inch thick (about 2 pounds)
2 cups sliced celery, 1/2-inch thick (about 3 large ribs)
1 stick (4 ounces) plus 5 tablespoons salted butter, divided
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
9 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons beef base
2 tablespoons chicken base
2 cups whole milk
2 cups half-and-half
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a large saucepan, combine mushrooms, celery, 1 stick butter and pepper. Saute over medium heat for 15 minutes or until vegetables have cooked down and released their juices. Remove from heat and set aside. Do not discard liquid.
While mushrooms and celery are cooking, in a large saucepan, melt remaining 5 tablespoons butter over medium heat and stir in flour. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add water in 1/2 cup increments, stirring between each addition to be sure no lumps form. Add beef base and chicken base and bring mixture to a slow boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Soup will thicken. Stir in milk, half-and-half and reserved mushrooms and celery, with their cooking liquid. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve hot.


The BEST Sugar Cookies Ever - From FCQG Newsletter April 2010.
Makes 5 dozen 3 inch cookies. (I usually make half the recipe)

6 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp salt

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients and add a little at a time.
Chill 1-2 hours. Roll and cut into shapes. Bake at 350 degrees F. 8-10 minutes.


Buttermilk biscuits from Kristie Layne
My recipe....3 cups self-rising flower, 3/4 cup lard or Crisco, 1 cup more/less of buttermilk. I don't usually have buttermilk on hand so I take a cup of milk and add a couple tsp of vinegar in it, that will make buttermilk. Anyway, mix the flour and lard in the mixer. I just throw it in my Kitchen Aid and let it mix until the lard is completely mixed in and you have fine granules. Slowly add the buttermilk. Turn on a floured surface and pinch off dough balls and put on greased pan. You can also roll them out and cut them with a biscuit cutter. Bake at 350 until golden brown. I usually bake a few batches, let them cool, throw them in freezer bags, and store them in the freezer. Then when I need some, just pop a few in the microwave for a few seconds. They taste just as fresh as if you had just made them.

Sharese M - crepes for dinner.
Inside: 2 chicken beasts cooked and diced, 1 bunch broccoli sautéed with garlic and 1/2 bag spinach wilted. Handful mixed cheese and 1 egg.

Crepes: 1c flour, 1 1/2c milk, 1/4tsalt, 2 eggs, 1t oil. ..... 1/4 cup in sprayed pan over med heat till brown 
(1min) flip for 30 seconds

Spoon filling onto crepe and roll. Place in pan top with more cheese and bake at 350 for 20-30 mins

Sauce is just a basic Hallandale- 4 egg yolks, 2/3c cream, juice of 1 lemon; cook low heat till thickening then add 1/2 c butter stired in no heat. 

Spoon sauce over when ready to serve