Monday, February 24, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookies


I have had problems with my favorite chocolate chip recipe and this one solves the problems. 


Soft and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies by Martha Stewart
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour      
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (about 12 ounces) semisweet and/or milk chocolate chips
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; add the salt, vanilla, and eggs. Beat until well mixed, about 1 minute. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
 
Drop heaping tablespoon-size balls of dough about 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
 
Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, but still soft in the center, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Chocolate Ice Box Pie

 


Chocolate Ice Box Pie

1st layer
1 ½ Cup flour
1 ½ Cubes Butter
1 Cup pecans
**Mix all together and pat mixture in the bottom of a large greased 9X13 Pan and Bake at 350 degree F for 10-15 minutes and let cool.

2nd layer
6-8 oz of cream cheese
1 Large Tub Cool whip
1 Cup Sugar
**Mix together and pour over cooled crust

3rd layer 
2 Large packages of Chocolate Pudding
4 Cups Milk
**Mix together until pudding consistence and pour over the 2nd layer

4th Layer 
1 Large Tub of Cool Whip

**Pour on top with as much of this tub you want to have as the top layer

Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and serve.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Honey Cornbread Muffins

I made these for the Trunk or Treat Ward Party. They are really good and easy to make.

Prep Time:  10-15 minutes
Cook Time:  15 minutes at 400 degrees F.
Makes 12 Muffins

Ingredients:
1 Cup Yellow Cornmeal
1 Cup all-purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Milk
2 large Eggs
1/2 stick Butter, melted
1/4 Cup Honey

Place paper muffin cups and a 12 -cup muffin pan

Directions
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
In a large bowl combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
In a small bowl combine the milk, eggs, melted butter and honey and add to dry ingredients and stir until all dry ingredients are just mixed together.
Scoop cornbread mixture evenly into the 12 cups. Bake for 15 minutes until golden.
Cool a bit and eat warm or cool.


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Semi-Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

My daughter always tells me how much better her friends, moms, spaghetti sauce is better then my out of the can spaghetti sauce.  While on vacation with their family, I was able to taste it and I did agree.

I don't have a picture, will try to insert one next time, that is if I can get one before my family eats it all up!!

"The Girls" Spaghetti Sauce - Michele Potter
1 big can tomato sauce (28 oz)
1 smaller can diced tomatoes (16 0z)
1 can mushrooms,
3 celery stems,
1/2 lg onion
1/2 lg bell pepper
1 pk dry Italian dressing
1/2 pound cooked ground beef
Add everything to a big pot, bring to boil and then let simmer on low for 2-3 hours...


Another Variation that I made when I didn't have the above ingredients...
1 28 oz can tomato sauce
1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes
1/2 large onion
1 bell pepper
2 diced zucchini's
l pound cooked ground beef
1 packet of Italian Spaghetti Mix
I threw it in the crock pot and cooked it all day on low!!

Both are very yummy, not sure I will go back to spaghetti sauce out of a can or jar again!!!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Meat Loaf

My Meat Loaf

2.5 lbs Ground Beef
2 large eggs
1/2 Green Pepper
5 Green Onions
1 Tablespoon Worcester Sauce
1 Tablespoon of mustard
2 Tablespoons of White flour
Salt & Pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Cut green onions in small pieces starting at the end cutting all the way into the white part.

Green pepper, for pickier eaters, I use my food processor and chop up green pepper almost pureeing it.

In a large bowl, mix everything together.  I use my kitchen aid stand mixer for this.

After everything is mixed well, I put into a 9x13 glass pan and mold into a longer skinny loaf. 

Cook in oven for about 1 hour or until your meat thermometer reads 170 degrees F.  When done, let it rest for 10 minutes, slice into 1/2 -1 inch pieces and serve.

I like to serve with Baked Potatoes and Corn.

For my family or for 10 people, I always double this recipe!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Potato Casserole ala Funeral Potatoes

1 Large package frozen southern hash browns
1/2 Cup chopped onion or less (you can use frozen chopped onions)
1 can cream of Chicken soup
1 Cup sour Cream
1 cube margarine
salt and pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese


Mix all ingredients together and scoop into 9X13 glass pan


Bake for 40-50 minutes in a 350 degree oven


Some people add a topping of corn flakes with 4 Tablespoons of melted butter
Mix together and put on top of potatoes and then bake.


When I make this recipe I always double it except I use
1 large bag of southern hash brown potatoes and
1 bag of O'Brien Potatoes
then you can eliminate the onions




Mix all ingredients in a larger Tupperware bowl and put in a larger casserole dish or divide into smaller pans and refrigerate until ready to use. You may just have to add 20-30 minutes to the baking time if it has been in the refrigerator.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cyndi's Frosted Sugar Cookies

Cyndi's Frosted Sugar Cookies


About a year ago, I went on a quest to find some yummy sugar cookies. Most of the sugar cookie recipes I found were hard and dry, and I personally am not a fan of dry cookies that taste like I am eating a cardboard box. Or I found recipes that were more moist but flattened out too much.


I posted a plea to all my friends on facebook and one friend said she had a recipe from a friend that was just like the frosted sugar cookies you find at the grocery stores. So I thought I would give it a try.


Out of all the sugar cookies I tested, these are my favorite!! While these are very similar to the frosted sugar cookies you find in stores, I think these are sooo much better.


Cookie:
Cream until light and fluffy
1 1/2 c sugar
1 c cold butter
1 c sour cream

Add:
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
Mix dry ingredients and fold into cream mixture
1tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 1/2 c flour

Chill 1 hour and bake 425 for 4-5 minutes. I used my 1 table spoon scoop and then rolled into balls and flattened to about 1/3 of an inch. You can make them bigger but this size is perfect since they are very rich.


Frosting
1 cube butter
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 bag powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
(I add a little milk to help thin it out to the consistency that I like.)


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