Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ½ cups flour
2 cups Old Fashion Oats
1 cup Raisins

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cream shortening and gradually add the sugars. Add eggs and vanilla.
3. In a small bowl combine flour, salt, cinnamon and baking soda. Slowly add to wet ingredients.
4. Stir in oats and raisins.
5. Form into small balls and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Taco Bake


1 lb hamburger meat
1 can refried beans
1 large onion, chopped
1 large bell pepper chopped
1 can green chilies
2 – 3 cloves of garlic
Taco seasoning (Recipe Here) or 1 package taco seasoning
1 can tomato paste
2/3 cup shredded cheese


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Take a casserole dish and spray with cooking spray.
2. Spread refried beans on the bottom of the casserole dish and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes.
3. Sauté meat, onions, bell pepper and garlic until meat is brown. Drain the meat and add the taco seasoning and cook for about 3minutes.
4. Add green chilies and tomato paste to meat mixture and water if it is not moist enough.
5. Take the casserole dish out of the oven and pour meat mixture on top of the beans. Cover with cheese and back for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Bowtie Festival Pasta

3 slices of bacon chopped
2 chicken breast chopped
1 tablespoon butter
1/8 cup diced red onion
1 t. chopped garlic
¼ cup diced Roma tomatoes
1 – 2 tablespoons Heavy whipping cream
Alfredo Sauce (Recipe here)
1/8 cup Asiago cheese
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups cooked bowtie pasta

  1. Cook bacon until slightly crunchy then remove from pan.
  2. Add chicken and cook until done then remove from pan.
  3. Add butter and saut̩ onions for 2 Р3 minutes then add garlic and cook until onion is translucent.
  4. Return chicken and bacon to pan with onions and garlic. 
  5. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, garlic powder, heavy cream and Asiago cheese.
  6. Once cheese and cream have reduced by half add Alfredo sauce and cooked pasta.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Alfredo Sauce

1/4 cup butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. 
  2. Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, pepper and cheese and whisk quickly, heating through. 
  4. Stir in parsley and serve.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Taco Seasoning

1 tablespoon chili powder 
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 
1/4 teaspoon onion powder 
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 
1/4 teaspoon paprika 
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin 
1 teaspoon sea salt 
1 teaspoon black pepper

Friday, November 11, 2011


1 ½ cups flour
3 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 ¼ cups milk
1 egg
3 tablespoons melted butter

1. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
2. Make a well in the center and pour the milk, egg and melted butter and mix until smooth.
3. Heat pan or griddle over medium heat. Pour about ¼ cup batter per pancake onto griddle or pan. Brown on both sides.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Chicken Giggle

1 to 2 chicken breast (cooked and chopped)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
½ cup chopped onion
½ teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon Chili powder
1 bag Doritos
1 to 2 cups Shredded Cheese

1. Mix together soups, pepper, chili powder, onion and chicken in a casserole dish.
2. Take half bag of Doritos and place them into a Ziploc bag and crush. Once all chips are crush pour over soup mixture.
3. Cover casserole with shredded cheese.
4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.