Sunday, January 24, 2010
A carton of Welch's Orange Pineapple Apple Juice
2 litter bottle of Diet Sprite or any diet lemon-lime soda pop.
Just pour into a 1 gallon pitcher just before serving. We always serve over ice!!
They used to sell the Welch's mix in a Frozen Concentrate, but it is hard to find now. If you can find the juice in a frozen Can, just make juice as instructed on can and then add Sprite.
I really recommend using DIET Soda for this mix. Even with using Diet, it is still very sweet!!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place half of the zucchini and squash in a buttered 8" x 8" Casserole dish.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly.
I thought this turned out good enough to share with everyone. Everyone seemed to like it except not all my kids like zucchini but they just ate around it.
Bakes in 30 minutes at 375 degrees F. (Grease a 9X13 inch pan)
1/4 Cup margarine or butter
1 Cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Cup milk
2 Cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder
4 - 5 apples peeled, cored and sliced
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 Cup sugar
Add milk and vanilla
Add flour, salt and baking powder
Pour dough into greased 9X13 pan
Arrange apples into soft dough with thicker side up.
Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.
Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees
While still warm on the cooling rack drizzle cake with a powdered sugar glaze
Mix About 2 ½ Tablespoons of milk or lemon juice
2 Cups powdered sugar until it is a thick syrupy consistency and drizzle over cake
(add more sugar or the more liquid for the right consistency)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
This is not a post on how to BBQ but rather just a excellent marinade for chicken that will be BBQ'd or even baked. We have used Italian Dressing on our chicken ever since I can remember learning how to bbq as a Teenager. After all these years I have decided that my favorite marinade for chicken is Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing.
I know this sounds like a commercial and it kind of is. If you are pinching penny's, store brand Italian Dressing will do or if other brands are on sale you could use them too, but I prefer to spend the extra few and buy Kraft, don't skimp on the fat free...buy the good stuff!! Actually Kraft is one of the cheaper brands. Different brands have slightly different tastes, you might find you like another brand better!!
Marinade for as long as you can but if you are short on time, allow at least 1 hour . Tupperware has a good container for marinating, it's called the Season Serve Container...(Yes I used to sell Tupperware but don't anymore.) The Tupperware container allows you to flip the box over and over, without leaking to get the marinade flowing!! I can easily fit about 10-15 Chicken Breasts in this container!! Don't forget you can buy these on ebay and save a little money...opps did I say that? A large Zip Lock bag works good too, but they do tend to leak!!
Monday, January 4, 2010
In the same pan brown
Salt and Pepper to taste.
I remember having Chili and Scones every Halloween since I was a child. I have kept the tradition with my own family as well. This is not a heavy chili. It is a lighter, more tomatoey chili and I love it!! If you want it thicker, simply add more beans and meat. I have added diced jalapenos before but most people prefer to eat it with out that heat.
I always double or even triple the recipe when I make it, but I am usually cooking for a crowd. The basic recipe is good for one family with a little left over.
Check out our scone recipe to make with this, or simply serve with cornbread or rolls.
Carrot Cake ….. (My Wedding Cake)
Yup still my favorite recipe
1½ Cup oil
2 Cups sugar
2 Cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3 Cups finely grated carrots
½ to 1 Cup nuts (optional)
½ to 1 Cup raisins (optional)
Cream oil, sugar and eggs together
Add remaining ingredients and mix
Pour into a greased and floured 9X13 pan
Bake at 350 for 40-50 minutes
Test for doneness with a toothpick
Cream Cheese Frosting
4 oz cream cheese
¼ Cup melted margarine or butter(1/2 stick)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Up to 1 # powdered sugar
(Note from Leslie: I usually add all the powder sugar and then add milk until I reach the consistency I like. Also be careful with the vanilla. Some vanilla is stronger then others.)
Mix cream cheese, margarine or butter and vanilla until blended and smooth and add no more than 1 pound of powdered sugar for a good spreading consistency and frost the cake
Friday, January 1, 2010
Heat oven to 400 degrees F
1 1/2 Cups sugar
1/2 Cup butter (1 stick)
1/2 Cup Margarine (1 stick)
2 3/4 Cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Topping Mixture...1/4 Cup Sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon to roll dough in
3 Cups sugar
1 Cup butter (2 sticks)
1 Cup Margarine (2 sticks)
5 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Topping Mixture...1/2 Cup Sugar and 4 teaspoons cinnamon to roll dough in
2. Mix sugar, butter and margarine and eggs in a large bowl until nice and smooth. I use my big mixer with the cookie hook.
3. Add the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt and mix thoroughly
4. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls (we used a level scoop of a medium scoop from pampered chef, I don't know if that is what that apparatus is called)
5. Roll the balls in the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Or use colored sugar sprinkles at Christmas or Red at Valentines and Green for St. Patrick's Day or what ever color you like, etc. without the cinnamon.
6. Place balls two inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Gently flatten each ball just a bit. We fit 12 per cookie sheet.
7. Bake for 8-10 minutes. The very edges will turn just a slight shade of golden tan. Remove from oven and transfer cookies onto wire rack to cool. Store in a Tupperware, Rubbermaid or other airtight container.