Friday, December 10, 2010

Kari's Chocolate Chip Cookies


Here we go! I think I have finally perfected this dang cookie! This recipe makes a TON (about 8 dozen 2 inch cookies) so unless you need a ton, feel free to cut this recipe in half or just make those Subway sized cookies and get 4 dozen or so. Either way, if you like Chocolate Chip Cookies, you will LOVE this recipe!


INGREDIENTS:

4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt (only add if you are using unsalted butter!)

1 1/2 cups butter; softened

1 1/4 cups sugar

1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1 TBSP vanilla

2 cups semi-sweet/or dark chocolate chips


DIRECTIONS:

same as all c.c. cookie recipes! mix dry ingredients, set aside. Beat butter and sugars until creamy. Add one egg at a time and blend well. Add vanilla. Slowly and gently mix in dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips.

Bake at 375* for 10-14 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes on the pan. (My oven was perfect at 12 minutes for the first batch and then 11 for the rest of the batches. Last batch I accidentally put 12 instead of 11 minutes, and they burned bad SO watch them carefully. The second they get slightly brown on the edges, take them out and they can finish cooking while they sit for the 5 minutes.) Remove to a cooling rack to finish cooling.


ENJOY!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mouth Watering Stuffed Mushrooms

INGREDIENTS:
12 Mushrooms; cleaned and dried
1 TBSP oil
1 TBSP garlic
1 8oz pkg. cream cheese
1/4c. grated parmesan cheese
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
crab meat optional

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350. Spray baking sheet or mini muffin tins. Twist and remove stems from mushrooms and finely chop them.
Heat oil in large skillet adding garlic and chopped mushroom stems. Cook until all moisture is gone, careful not to burn garlic. Set aside to cool.
When mixture is cool, add cream cheese, parmesan cheese, crab and the rest of the spices stirring well. Spoon into a ziploc bag. Cut off tip of a corner and "pipe" into mushroom caps.
Bake for 20 mintues.

Optional toppings : bread crumbs, melted butter, cayenne pepper, parmesan cheese...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pumpkin Cheesecake w/ Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Cinnamon Whipped Cream Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
For the crust
1/2 cup gingersnap crumbs
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

2 tablespoons sugar

For the filling
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
14 ounces cream cheese (do not use light cream cheese)
1/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the whipped cream

1 cup heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

Cooking Instructions

Preheat an oven to 325 F. Lightly butter the wells of a miniature cheesecake pans.

To make the crusts, in a small bowl, combine the gingersnap crumbs, cinnamon, butter and sugar and stir until blended. Divide the mixture among the prepared pans and press evenly into the bottoms.

Bake until the crusts are set, about 10 minutes. Transfer the pans to a wire rack and let cool completely. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 F.

To make the filling, in a small bowl, stir together the pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the flat paddle and set on low speed, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition, and then beat in the vanilla. Add the pumpkin mixture and beat until completely blended, about 1 minute. Pour the batter into the crusts, dividing it evenly among the pans.

Bake until the filling is set, about 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before unmolding.

Before serving, make the cinnamon whipped cream: In a medium bowl, beat the heavy cream with the vanilla and cinnamon until soft peaks form. Spoon onto the cheesecakes and sprinkle with the grated nutmeg.

Makes one 9 inch cheesecake or 12 mini cheesecakes.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

6 Grain Bread/Rolls

Dough:
2 c warm water
3 tsp yeast
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 c oil
2 eggs
1/2 c honey
1/4 c flax
1/2 c Cream of Wheat
1 c oats
1/2 c wheat germ
1 c white flour
2 c wheat flour
about 2 c cake flour

Bake at 350 F for 20 mins

Melt butter over the top of the baked rolls

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cranberry Caramel Bars





Ingredients
2 cups fresh cranberries or blueberries
2 tablespoons sugar (stir in cranberries and set aside)
2 1/3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups old-fashioned oatmeal
1 cup coconut

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup melted butter
3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (12 ounce) jar caramel sauce
Directions
1 Combine 2 cups flour (save the 1/3 cup for the caramel) and the next 5 ingredients.
2 Stir in butter until crumbly.
3 Reserve a cup of this mixture.
4 Press remaining mixture into lightly greased 13x9" pan.
5 Bake 350ºF for 15 minutes.
6 Sprinkle with cranberries or blueberries, pecans, and chocolate chips.
7 Stir together caramel and 1/3 cup flour.
8 Spoon or drizzle over cranberries.
9 Sprinkle with reserve 1 cup mixture.
10 Bake 25 more minutes.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Arby's Barbecue Sauce

1 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons water
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco pepper sauce
1. Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan and cook over medium
heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce begins to boil,
5 to 10 minutes.
2. Remove the sauce from the heat. Cover and allow to cool.
3. Pour into a covered container for storage in your refrigerator.
Keeps for a month or two.
Makes 1 cup.

Almond Joy Bars

Ingredients (26 servings)
4 c (8 1/2−oz) shredded coconut
1/4 c Light corn syrup
1 pk (11 1/2−oz) milk chocolate pieces
1/4 c Vegetable shortening
26 Whole natural almonds (1−oz)
Line two large cookie sheets with waxed paper. Set large wire cooling rack
on paper; set aside.
Place coconut in large bowl; set aside.
Place corn syrup in a 1−cup glass measure. Microwave on high (100%) 1 minute
or until syrup boils. Immediately pour over coconut. Work warm syrup into
coconut using the back of a wooden spoon until coconut is thoroughly coated.
This takes a little time, and yes, there is enough syrup.
Using 1 level measuring tablespoon of coconut, shape into a ball by
squeezing coconut firmly in palm of one hand, then rolling between both
palms. (HINT: Measure out all of the coconut then roll into balls.) Place 2
inches apart on wire racks. Let dry 10 minutes. Reroll coconut balls so
there are no loose ends of coconut sticking up.
Place milk chocolate and shortening in a 4−cup glass measure or 1 1/2 quart
microwave−safe bowl. Microwave on high 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture can
be stirred smooth and is glossy; stirring once or twice.
Working quickly, spoon 1 level measuring tablespoon of the chocolate
over each coconut ball, making sure chocolate coats and letting excess
chocolate drip down onto waxed paper. While chocolate coating is still soft,
lightly press whole almond on top of each. Let stand to set or place
in refrigerator. Store in a single layer in airtight container.
Keeps best if refrigerated. Makes 26.

Aunt Jamima Maple Syrup

2 Cup Water
1 Cup Sugar
2 Cup Dark corn syrup
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Maple flavoring
Combine the first four ingredients in a saucepan over med. heat. Stir
occasionally, until the mixture comes to a full boil. Let it boil for 7 min.
Turn the heat off and let the syrup cool for 15 min. Add the maple flavoring
and stir. When completely cool, transfer the syrup to a covered plastic or
glass container.
VARIATION: For syrup with a butter flavor, just add 3 tbsp. of butter to the
mixture before heating. For a lighter syrup, use a sugar substitute instead
of the regular sugar.

Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia

1/4 cup shaved semi−sweet chocolate bars
1/4 cup fresh Bing cherries, halved and pitted (you may
use canned cherries, but be sure to drain the syrup)
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy or whipping cream
1 cup milk
1. Place the shaved chocolate flakes and the cherries in
separate bowls. Cover and refrigerate.
2. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1
to 2 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then
continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute
more. Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend.
3. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze
following the manufacturer’s instructions.
4. After the ice cream stiffens (about 2 minutes before it is
done), add the chocolate and the cherries, then continue
freezing until the ice cream is ready.

Ben & Jerry's Heath Bar Crunch Ice Cream

4 Heath Bars
2 Cup Heavy or whipping cream
2 Large Eggs
1 Cup Whole milk
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 Teaspoon Vanilla
Using a sharp knife, cut the candy bars into 1/2 to 1 inch chunks. You
should have about 1 cup. Place the chucks in a bowl, cover and freeze.
Whisk the egg in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1−2 minutes. Whisk in
the sugar, a little at a time, then continue to whisk until completely
blended, about 1 minute more. Pour in the cream, milk, vanilla, and whisk to
blend. Transfer the mixture to ice cream maker and freeze following
manufacturer's instructions.
After the ice cream stiffens (about 2 minutes before it is done) add the
candy, then continue freezing until the ice cream is ready.

Ben & Jerry's NY Super Fudge Chunk Ice Cream

1/4 cup White chocolate; chop coarse
1/4 cup Semisweet chocoate; chop
1/4 cup Pecan halves; chopped
1/4 cup Walnuts; chop coarse
1/4 cup Chocolate covered almonds; cut in half
4 oz Unsweetened chocolate
1 cup Milk
2 Large Eggs
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Heavy or whipping cream
1 teas Vanilla extract
1/2 teas Salt
Combine the coarsely chopped chocolate, pecans, walnuts and chocolate
covered almonds in a bowl, cover and refrigerate. Melt the unsweetened
chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, not boiling water.
Whisk in the milk, a little at a time, and heat, stirring constantly,
until smooth. Remove from the heat and let cool. Whisk the eggs in a mixing
bowl until light and fluffy, 1−2 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, a little at a
time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more.
Add the cream, vanilla and salt and whisk to blend. Pour the chocolate
mixture into the cream mixture and blend. Cover and refrigerate until cold,
about 1−3 hours, depending on your refrigerator. Transfer the cream mixture
to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer's instructions.
After the ice cream stiffens (about 2 minutes before it is done), add the
chocolate and nuts, then continue freezing until the ice cream is ready.
Makes one Quart.

Ben & Jerry's Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup Butter, room temperature
1/4 cup Granulated sugar
1/3 cup Brown sugar
1 Large egg
1/2 teas Vanilla extract
1 cup (+ 2 teas) All Purpose Flour
1/2 teas Salt
1/2 teas Baking Soda
1 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Coarsely Chopped Walnuts
1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
2. Beat the butter and both sugars in a large mixing bowl until light
and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix well.
3. Mix the flour, salt, and baking soda in another bowl. Add the dry
ingredients to the batter and mix until well blended. Stir in the
chocolate chips and walnuts.
4. Drop the dough by small scoops 2 to 3 inches apart on an ungreased
cookie sheet. Flatten each scoop with the back of a spoon to about 3
inches in diameter.
5. Bake until the centers are still slightly soft to the touch, 11 to
14 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer
to racks to cool completely.
Makes 12 to 15 cookies.

Bennigan's Broccoli Bites

3 eggs
6oz. shredded monterey jack cheese
6 oz. shredded colby cheese
1− 16 oz. box frozen chopped broccoli, thawed, drained and dried
2 1/2 ozs. bacon pieces
1/2 oz. diced yellow onion
1 oz. all purpose flour
Italian bread crumbs as needed
Drain thawed broccoli thoroughly by pressing through a strainer. Beat eggs
in a mixing bowl with a whisk until well blended. Place all the ingredients
into a plastic container, except the bread crumbs. Stir together with a
spatula until thoroughly combined. Refrigerat mixture for about 1 hour. This
will help to bind the mix making preparation much easier. Heat about 4 cups
oil in a fryer or deep pan for frying at 350F. Set up a shallow pan with
bread crumbs. Scoop about 1/2 oz. portion of the broccoli mixture into the
bread crumbs. Form each portion into a ball and coat it well. Place broccoli
bites into the fry basket or frying pan. Make sure they do not stick
together. Fry for one minute, then remove and place onto a plate lined with
paper towels to absorb excess oil. Serve with : HONEY MUSTARD DRESSING 3/4
cup sour cream 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup dijon mustard 1/3 cup honey 1
Tbsp. + 1 tsp. lemon juice In a mixing bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise
and mustard. Blend thoroughly using a whisk. Slowly pour in the honey and
lemon juice, continue mixing until smooth and well combined.

Black−Eyed Pea's Baked Squash

5 pounds medium−size yellow squash
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup bread crumbs plus additional bread crumbs for topping
1 stick butter or margarine
1/4 cup sugar
Salt, to taste
2 tablespoons chopped onion
Dash of pepper
Cut tips off squash and cut each squash into 3 or 4 pieces. Drop squash into
a large saucepan with enough boiling water to cover. Return to boil, reduce
heat and cook until tender. Drain in colander and mash. Combine with beaten
eggs, 1 cup bread crumbs, butter, sugar, salt, onion and pepper. Turn into
3−quart casserole that has been lightly greased or sprayed with nonstick
spray. Cover with light layer of bread crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to
25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Bob Evans Peanut Butter Pie

1 5 oz. pkg. Jell−O Instant Vanilla Pudding
2 cups cold skim milk (you could use any milk you like)
1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped
1−1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 prebaked pie shell of your choice (use a ready made, refrigerated
crust, or you can bake your own), lightly browned
1 − 8 Ounce container of Cool Whip (or store brand equivalent)
Garnish: chocolate syrup & crushed peanuts
Whisk together pudding mix and cold milk in bowl until creamy. Add 1/2 cup
whipped whipping cream, peanut butter. Whisk until completely blended. Pour
into baked pie shell, cover with generous layer of Cool Whip whipped
topping. Put in freezer for 1 hour until set. Remove from freezer, drizzle
with your favorite chocolate syrup & crushed peanuts. Cover, chill 2 hours,
serve.

Chi Chi's Mexican Chicken Salad

1 Pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
1 cup chi chi's salsa, drained
2 hard cooked eggs, finely chopped
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayo
2 tbsp. finely chopped onion
1 tsp. grated lime peel
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
lettuce leaves
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except lettuce leaves. Mix well.
Serve over lettuce leaves.

Chi−Chi's Baked Chicken Chimichangas

2 1/2 cup chicken, cooked, shredded
2 Tblsp Olive oil
1/2 cup Onion,chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 Tblsp chili powder
16 Ounce salsa (choice of hotness)
1/2 Teaspoon cumin,ground
1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of salt(if necessary)
6 −10 inch flour tortillas, nice flexible ones; if stiff, warm before filling
1 cup refried beans
Olive oil (for basting)
Sour Cream
Guacamole
In large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in chili
powder, salsa, cumin and cinnamon. Stir in shredded chicken. Let cool. Heat
oven to 450. Grease rimmed 15 x 10 x 1 baking pan. Working with one tortilla
at a time, spoon a heaping tablespoon of beans down center of each tortilla.
Top with a scant 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture. Fold up the bottom, top and
sides of tortilla; secure with wooden toothpicks if necessary. Place
chimichangas in greased baking pan, seam side down. Brush all sides with the
oil. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and crisp, turning every 5
minutes.

Chili's Pico, Guac and Queso on Nacho Burger

Pico de Gallo:
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup diced Spanish onion
2 teaspoons chopped fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and de−ribbed
2 teaspoons finely minced fresh cilantro
Pinch of salt
Guacamole:
2 small or 1 large Haas avocado
2 tablespoons sour cream
1/4 cup diced tomato
1/2 teaspoon diced jalapeno
1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
Chili Queso:
3 ounces ground beef
1 teaspoon all−purpose flour
pinch of salt
pinch of ground black pepper
16−ounce bottle Cheez Whiz
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 pounds ground beef
4 large sesame seed buns
2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded or chopped thin
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 green onion, chopped
16−20 tortilla chips
2−3 fresh jalapenos, sliced
1. First make the pico de gallo. This is easy. Just combine all of the
ingredients for the pico in a small bowl and mix well. Cover bowl and
chill in the refrigerator.
2. Now we'll make the guacamole. In a small bowl, smash up most of the
avocado, but be sure to leave several unsmashed chunks. Add the
remaining ingredients for the guacamole to the avocado and mix well.
Cover bowl and chill in the refrigerator, next to the pico.
3. Next we'll make the chili queso. In yet another small bowl, mix together
ground beef, flour, a pinch of salt, a pinch of black pepper, and a
pinch of chili powder. Use your hands to work the dry ingredients into
the ground beef. Brown the beef in a small skillet over medium heat
for about 5 minutes. Use a spoon or spatula to crumble the beef as it
cooks. Cook until it's brown, then set aside.
4. Melt the Cheez Whiz with 2 tablespoons of milk over low heat. When milk
and cheese has been combined, add the remaining queso ingredients.
Heat while stirring often until cheese is smooth and creamy,
then cover saucepan and remove it from the heat.
5. Pre−heat a griddle or large frying pan over medium heat. Lightly butter
the face of each bun and brown the buns face−down on the heat.
6. Separate the ground beef into four 1/2−pound portions. Roll each portion
of meat into a ball and then pat the meat down into a circular patty
slightly larger in diameter than the hamburger buns. Cook the hamburger
patties for 5−10 minutes per side, until done. Lightly salt and pepper
each burger patty.
7. Build the burger open−faced in the following order starting with
the bottom bun:
On Bottom Bun:
1/2 cup shredded lettuce
hamburger patty
2 tablespoons chili queso
4 or 5 crumbled tortilla chips
2 teaspoons green onion
On Top Bun:
1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise
2 tablespoons pico de gallo
2 tablespoons guacamole
4 jalapeno slices
Serve burger with extra queso and guacamole. May also serve french fries
on the side and use the chili queso for dipping. Makes 4 burgers.

Cream Cheese

1 gallon whole milk
1 quart cultured buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pour milk and buttermilk into a large pan and suspend the thermometer in the
milk. cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the termperature
reads 170 degrees.
Keep the mixture on the heat and the temp of the milk between 170 and 175
degrees. After 30 minutes, the mixture should start to separate into curds
(the lumps) and whey (the liquid).
Line a strainer with several lavers of moistened cheesecloth and set it
inside a large bowl to lift the curds from the milk mixture and lay them in
the cheesecloth. Pour the remainder of the whey through the cheesecloth
and save the whey for other recipes.
Let curds drain at room temp for 2−4 hours. Remove the cheese from the
cheescloth and place in blender with the salt. Blend until creamy.
Store the cheese in small containers with tight fitting lids and refrgerate.
Cheese can also be frozen thawed and then beaten again in blender until
creamy.
Cream

Cinnamon Glazed Almonds

1/3 cup butter
2 egg whites, at room temperature
Pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
3 cups whole natural almonds
4 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place butter in a 13" X 9" pan;
place in oven to melt butter, about 7 minutes. Meanwhile, beat
egg whites with salt until frothy; gradually add sugar, beating to
stiff peaks. Gently fold in almonds and cinnamon. Pour almond
mixture onto pan; toss with butter. Bake about 40 minutes,
tossing every 10 minutes, until almonds are crisp. Serve warm or at room
temperature. Store cooled almonds in airtight container up to 2 weeks.

Heath Bar Candy

1/2 lb Butter
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Nuts, finely chopped
1/3 cup Chocolate chips
Combine first 3 ingredients and boil, stirring constantly until it
thickens and looks like a brown paper bag. Pour on greased cookie
sheet. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. Let melt and spread
smooth over the mixture.
Let cool and harden. Break into pieces.

Kenny Rogers Fire−And−Ice Chili

1 20−ounce can pineapple chunks in syrup
2 pounds lean boneless pork roast cut into 1−inch cubes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium yellow onion chopped (1/2 cup)
1 clove garlic minced
1 28−ounce can tomatoes cut up
1 6−ounce can tomato paste
1 4−ounce can diced green chili peppers drained
1 green pepper chopped 3/4 cup)
1 medium yellow onion chopped (1/2 cup)
2 cloves garlic minced
1/4 cup chili powder
4 teaspoons ground cumin
1 to 3 tablespoons seeded and finely chopped jalapeno pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Chili toppers: sliced onions, sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese
1. Drain pineapple, reserving syrup.
2. In a Dutch oven, cook pork, half at a time, in hot olive oil till brown.
Return all the meat to the pot. Add the first chopped onion and 1 clove
garlic. Cook over medium heat till onion is tender, stirring occasionally.
3. Add the reserved pineapple syrup, undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, green
chili peppers, the green pepper, 1 onion, 2 cloves garlic, chili powder,
cumin, jalapeno pepper and salt.
4. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer the chili for 1 1/2
hours, stirring occasionally. Add the pineapple chunks. Cover and simmer for
30 minutes more.
5. Let diners add their own toppers. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
Note: To increase the spiciness of the chili, add 2 more tablespoons of the
jalapeno pepper.

Marie Callender's Corn Bread

1 (9 oz.) box Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1 (9 oz.) box Jiffy Yellow Cake Mix
Prepare each box according to package directions and gently fold together.
Pour into a greased (with strained bacon fat) 9 x 13 pan. (You can sprinkle
with a little crisp bacon.) Bake according to box directions for the yellow
cake mix.
Here's the Honey Butter Recipe:
1/4 pound BUTTER
1/4 cup strained bacon drippings
4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
Beat butter until light and creamy. Add drippings and bacon. Take equal
amount of honey (approx. 2/3 cup) and beat into butter mixture until light
and fluffy (almost floats out of the bowl) Can be frozen (will last up to a
year).
Marie

Manwich Sloppy Joes

8 oz. can Hunt's tomato sauce
1 cup ketchup
1 Tbls. dried minced onion
1 Tbls. green pepper, diced fine
1 teas. salt
1/2 teas. dried minced garlic
1/4 teas. celery seed
1 teas. prepared mustard
1/2 teas. chili powder
Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Brown 1 pound ground beef, drain fat, add sauce.
Bring to boil, lower heat, simmer for 10 minutes.
Serve with toasted hamburger buns.

Marie Callender's Pie Crust

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1 1/4 cups all−purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons ice water
1/2 teaspoon vinegar
Beat together butter and shortening until smooth and creamy; chill until
firm. Sift together flour, sugar and salt in medium bowl. Using fork, cut
butter and shortening into dry ingredients until mixture has a consistent
texture. Mix egg yolk, ice water and vinegar into dough, then form into ball
and refrigerate about 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 450 . When dough has chilled, roll it out and press into pie
plate. Press parchment paper or aluminum foil into crust and weight crust
down with ceramic pie weight or another pie plate filled with dried beans.
Bake 15 minutes, then remove weight or pan filled with beans and prick crust
with fork to allow steam to escape. Bake another 5−10 minutes or until crust
is golden brown. Let crust cool.
Makes enough dough for one 8− to 10−inch single crust pie.

Pizza Hut Dessert Pizza

Pizza Crust:
1 cup warm (105F) water
2 cups flour
1−1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
Fruit Filling:
1 − 21 oz. can pie filling (cherry, blueberry, or apple)
Crumb Topping:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup quick oats
1/2 cup firm butter or margarine
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Vanilla Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoon Milk
1 tablespoon Melted margarine or butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine yeast and warm water and let proof for 3 minutes. Add to
other crust ingredients in a large bowl and knead for 10 minutes.
Cover with plastic wrap, and allow to rise for about 12 hours.
Preheat oven to 500F. Roll the dough on a floured surface until it
is about the diameter for your 16 inch pizza pan. Place in pan and
form the dough to the edge. Brush with vegetable oil and prick with
fork. Prebake for 3 minutes. Remove from the oven and spread with
pie filling. Mix crumb topping ingredients with a fork or pastry
blender. Spoon over pie filling. Return pizza to the oven and
continue to bake for 10−15 minutes or until crust is light golden
brown. Remove and drizzle with vanilla glaze.

Pizzeria Uno's Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Pan Dough:
1 cup Warm tap water (110−115ø)
1 pkg. Active dry yeast
3 1/2 cups Flour
1/2 cup Coarse ground cornmeal
1 teas. Salt
1/4 cup Vegetable oil
Pizza Topping:
1 lb. Mozzarella, sliced thin
1 lb. Italian Sausage, removed from the Casing and crumbled
1 can Whole tomatoes, drained and Coarsely crushed
2 cloves Garlic, peeled and minced
5 Fresh basil leaves, chopped fine
4 tbls. Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
Pour the warm water into a large mixing bowl and dissolve the yeast
with a fork. Add 1 cup of flour, all of the cornmeal, salt, and, and
vegetable oil. Mix well with a spoon. Continue stirring in the rest
of the flour 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough comes away from the
sides of the bowl. Flour your hands and the work surface and kneed
the ball of dough until it is no longer sticky.
Let the dough rise in an oiled bowl, sealed with plastic wrap, for 45
to 60 minutes in a warm place, until it is doubled in bulk. Punch it
down and kneed it briefly. Press it into an oiled 15−inch deep dish
pizza pan, until it comes 2 inches up the sides and is even on the
bottom of the pan. Let the dough rise 15−20 minutes before filling.
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
While the dough is rising, prepare the filling. Cook the crumbled
sausage until it is no longer pink, drain it of it's excess fat.
Drain and chop the tomatoes.
When the dough has finished its second rising, lay the cheese over the
dough shell. Then distribute the sausage and garlic over the cheese.
Top with the tomatoes. Sprinkle on the seasonings and Parmesan cheese.

Planters Heat (nuts)

2 cups hulled raw peanuts (or almonds, pecans, etc.)
3 teas. Worchestershire sauce
1−2 Tbls. liquid smoke
2 Tbls. butter
2 teas. distilled white vinegar
2 teas. hot pepper sauce
3/4 teas. salt
1/8 teas. cayenne pepper
Line jelly roll pan with foil. Toss nuts with liquid smoke and let
marinate for at least 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Postion rack in center of oven and preheat to 325F. Melt butter
in heavy large skillet over med−low heat. Cool slightly. Stir in
vinegar, hot sauce, salt, and cayenne. Return skillet to heat.
Scrape in nuts and marinade. Stir to coat nuts, about 30 seconds.
Return nut mixture to jelly roll pan. Bake until deep golden brown,
stirring at times, about 20 min. Transfer pan to rack to cool.
Nuts will crisp as they cool. Store in an air tight container.

Red Lobster's Shrimp Diablo

3 lb. Large Uncooked Shrimp In the Shells (no heads)
Milk
1/2 lb. Unsalted Butter
1 Jar Kraft BBQ Sauce
1/2 Cup Ketchup
1 Tablespoon Fresh Ground Pepper
1/4 Cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce
Wash shrimp in cool water and remove heads if needed.
Soak shrimp in milk overnight.
Mix all sauce ingredients in a sauce pan and stir until boiling.
Remove from heat and refrigerate for at least four hours.
Drain milk from shrimp, place them in a baking pan, and cover
evenly with the sauce. Let stand 1 hour.
Bake uncovered in preheated oven (450F) for 15 minutes
(less time for smaller shrimp).

Red Lobster Cheese Biscuits

Dough:
1 1/4 lbs. Bisquik
3 Oz. freshly shredded cheddar cheese
11 Oz. cold water
Garlic Spread:
1/2 cup melted butter
1 teas. garlic powder
1/4 teas. salt
1/8 teas. onion powder
1/8 teas. dried parsley
To cold water, add Bisquik and cheese, blending in a mixing bowl.
Mix until dough is firm.
Using a small scoop, place the dough on a baking pan lined with
baking paper. Bake in 375 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until
golden brown. While biscuits bake, combine spread ingredients.
Brush baked biscuits with the garlic topping.

Red Lobster's Clam Chowder

2 tablespoons butter
1 cup diced onion
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced leeks
1/4 teaspoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoons flour
1 quart milk
1 cup clams in juice
1 cup diced potatoes
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
1 teaspoon dry thyme
1/2 cup heavy cream
1) In a soup pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery,
leeks and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes mixing often.
2) Remove from heat and add flour, mixing well.
3) Add milk and whisk vigorously.
4) Drain clams and add juice to soup.
5) Slowly bring to a boil, mixing often. Reduce heat to a simmer.
6) Add potatoes and seasonings, simmer 10 minutes.
7) Add clams and simmer 5 − 8 minutes.
8) Finish with heavy cream. Serve.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

6 oz. Pkg semi sweet chocolate chips
4 Nestles milk chocolate bars
1 1/4 cups Peanut butter
Put chocolate chips, chocolate bars, and 1/4 c peanut butter in top
of double boiler over HOT, not boiling water, stirring till smooth.
Use small muffin tin liners, or cut regular cupcake liners down to a
1" depth. Spoon HALF of the chocolate mixture equally into the
liners. Melt the rest of the peanut butter over hot water, and spoon
this equally over the chocolate layer. Top with remaining chocolate.
Refrigerate to allow cups to set up before serving.
Makes: 24 tiny/12 large

Schlotsky's Deli Rolls

1/2 Cup Lukewarm Water
1 Tbls. Sugar
1 Package Active Dry Yeast
3/4 Cup Lukewarm Milk
1/2 Teas. Salt
1/4 Teas. Baking Soda
2 1/2 Cups Flour
Yellow Cornmeal
In an 8 oz. measuring cup, stir together first 3 ingredients; let mixture
stand until it bubbles to top of cup. Dissolve baking soda in 1/2 Tbs.
warm water. In medium bowl, combine milk, salt and soda−water mixture
with 1 cup flour, beating with wire whisk until smooth. Beat in yeast
mixture and then remaining flour, using a sturdy spoon. Batter should
be thick and sticky but smooth, with all flour thoroughly dissolved. Put
dough in 2 small pie pans that have been sprayed with non−stick spray and
dusted with cornmeal. Cover with wax paper or plastic wrap that has also
been sprayed. Let rise about an hour.
Remove plastic wrap and discard. Spray tops of buns with non−stick spray
and bake on center rack at 375F about 20 min. or until golden brown.
Let rolls cool in containers on a rack for 20 min. Spray tops with more
non−stick spray to keep crust soft. Let cool 1 hour before slicing and
filling with sandwich meats and cheeses.

See's Fudge Candy

4 1/2 Cup Sugar
3 Packages Chocolate chips (12 Ounces each)
1/2 Pound Margarine
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 can Evaporated milk
7 Ounces Marshmallow cream
2 cups Nuts
Mix 4 1/2 cups sugar with one (1) can evaporated milk. Boil 7 to 8 minutes,
stirring often. (rolling boil) Mix together in a large bowl; 3 packages
chocolate chips, 7 oz. jar marshmallow cream, 1/2 lb. melted margarine.
Cream margarine and marshmallow together and add chocolate chips. Pour hot
mixture over chocolate mixture. After chocolate has melted, add 2 cups of
nuts and 1 tsp. of vanilla, blend well, pour into buttered pans and chill in
refrigerator. Cut into squares before firm.
This recipe makes about 5 lbs of fudge.

Tootsie Rolls

1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup light corn syrup
2 Tablespoons shortening
4 teaspoons cocoa
2 Tablespoons evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
In a bowl, combine sugar, shortening and cocoa. Mix well, and
pour into a saucepan. Bring to a boil, and then simmer until
temperature reaches 275 degrees (you will need a candy thermometer).
Allow to cool for about ten minutes; add the evaporated milk and
vanilla. Use an electric mixer to beat until very thick. Scrape
candy onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and allow to cool.
When cool, mold pieces into desired size and shape.

1 (14−ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk

1 3/4 cup Whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup White flour
1/3 cup Oil
3/4 teas. Salt
1 cup Water
1. In large mixing bowl, combine the flours and thoroughly mix.
2. In separate bowl blend the oil, salt, and water.
3. Add liquid mixture to dry, mixing well but as little as possible.
4. Roll as thin as possible on unoiled cookie sheet − not more than 1/8"
thick. Mark with knife for size crackers desired, but do not cut
through. Prick each cracker a few times with fork. Sprinkle lightly
with salt or onion salt, if desired.
5. Bake at 350F until crisp and light brown, about 30 minutes.
6. When cool, separate into individual crackers.

York Peppermint Patties

1 (14−ounce) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 tablespoon peppermint extract
green or red food coloring, optional
6 cups confectioners' sugar
Additional confectioners' sugar
1 − 16 oz. bag semi−sweet chocolate chips
In large mixer bowl, combine Eagle Brand, extract and food coloring if
desired. Add 6 cups sugar; beat on low speed until smooth and well blended.
Turn mixture onto surface sprinkled with confectioners sugar. Knead lightly
to form smooth ball. Shape into 1−inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on wax
paper−lined baking sheets. Flatten each ball into a 1 ½−inch patty. Let dry
1 hour or longer; turn over and let dry at least 1 hour.Melt the chocolate
chips in a microwave set on high for 2 minutes. Stir halfway through the
heating time. Melt thoroughly, but do not overheat. Melting the chocolate
chips can also be done using a double−boiler over low heat. With fork, dip
each patty into warm chocolate (draw fork lightly across rim of pan to
remove excess coating). Invert onto wax paper−lined baking sheets; let stand
until firm. Store covered at room temperature or in refrigerator.

Wendy's Chili

1 pound ground chuck
1 15−ounce can of diced tomatoes (liquid included)
1 15−ounce can of red kidney beans (liquid drained)
1 15−ounce can of pinto beans (liquid drained)
1 8−ounce can Hunt's tomato sauce
1/2 medium white onion, diced
1 4−ounce can diced green chilies (with liquid)
2 Tablespoons chopped celery
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1/2 Tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup water
1. Brown the ground chuck over medium heat, breaking into small pieces with
the spatula. Add a dash of salt and pepper while cooking.
2. Empty the cooked meat into a spaghetti strainer, and rinse well under
very hot water. This removes the bulk of the fat.
3. Transfer the beef into a dutch oven, and add the remaining ingredients.
Stir together to combine thoroughly.
4. Over medium heat, bring to a simmer. Reduce the burner to low, and
continue simmering 50−60 minutes, stirring occasionally.

V−8 Juice

8 carrots, cut into chunks
4 stalks celery, cut into chunks
6 tomatoes, cut into chunks
1 bunch fresh spinach
handful of parsley
1/2 a white onion
1 fresh, raw beet, cut into chunks
1 or 2 cloves fresh garlic
Run all ingredients through your juicer. Stir, chill, stir and serve.

Twix Bars

35 individual Kraft caramels
1/4 cup water
1 box Nabisco Lorna Doone shortbread (about 40)
2 − 12 oz. bags milk chocolate chips
Combine the caramels with the water in a small pan and melt over
low heat. Place the shortbread cookies side by side on an ungreased
cookie sheet. Spoon a small amount of caramel onto each cookie.
Refrigerate cookies until the caramel is firm.
In the meantime, in a double boiler over low heat, melt the chocolate
chips. You may also use the microwave for melting the chocolate.
Just heat the chips for 1 minute on high, stir, then heat for
another minute.
Remove the cookies from the refrigerator. Rest each one on a fork and
dip it into the chocolate. Tap the fork on the side of the pan or bowl
to knock off any excess chocoloate. Then place each one on a sheet
of waxed paper and let them cool at room temperature (65−70F).
This could take several hours, but the bars will set best this way.
If you want to speed up the process, put the candy in the
refrigerator for 30 minutes.

T.G.I. Friday's Sizzling Vegetable Fajitas

8 oz. chopped cilantro, for pesto
3 cloves garlic, for pesto
1/2 cup olive oil, for pesto
salt and pepper, to taste, for pesto
2 oz. freshly grated Parmesan cheese, for pesto
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 tbsp. margarine
carrots, zucchini and yellow summer squash, cut julienne−style
broccoli and cauliflower, cut into small florets
green pepper and mushrooms, thinly sliced
snow peas, whole
juice of 1/2 lemon
3 flour tortillas, warmed
lime wedge, for garnish
To make pesto, put cilantro and garlic in a food processor and
process until finely chopped. With machine on, gradually add olive oil.
Season and blend in cheese.
Slice enough onion to equal about 1/2 cup. Saute with margarine in a
small cast−iron skillet over medium−high heat. Cook past translucent
stage until browned, about six to eight minutes.
Prepare about 2 cups of vegetables −− the combination depends on
personal taste. Cook all vegetables except mushrooms in lemon juice
and 2 tablespoons of pesto over medium to medium−high heat. When
almost at al−dente stage, add sliced mushrooms. Continue cooking for
about one minute. (The remaining pesto can be refrigerated for future
use.)
Place vegetable mixture over sizzling onions, then spoon
vegetable−onion mixture into center of warmed tortillas. Top with
condiments (guacamole, sour cream, shredded Cheddar cheese, salsa)
to taste, then roll up tortillas.

Snickers Candy Bar

1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/8 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups powdered sugar
35 individual Kraft caramels
1 cup dry−roasted unsalted peanuts
1 − 12 oz. bag milk−chocolate chips
With the mixer on high speed, combine the corn syrup, butter, vanilla,
peanut butter, and salt until creamy. Slowly add the powdered sugar.
When the mixture has the consistency of dough, remove it from the bowl
with your hands and press it into a lightly greased 9x9−inch pan. Put in
the refrigerator.
Melt the caramels in a small pan over low heat. When the caramel is
soft, mix in the peanuts. Pour the mixture over the refrigerated nougat
in the pan. Let this cool in the refrigerator.
When the refrigerated mixture is firm, melt the chocolate over low heat
in a double boiler or in a microwave oven set on high for 2 minutes.
Stir halfway through cooking time. When the mixture in the pan has
hardened, cut it into 2x1−inch sections. Set each chunk onto a fork
and dip into the melted chocolate. Tap the fork against the side of the
bowl or pan to knock off any excess chocolate. Then place the chunks on
waxed paper to cool at room temperature, or refrigerate for quicker cooling.

Sbarro Chicken Francese

5 − boneless 5 oz. chicken breasts
5 eggs
3 oz. Romano cheese
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 cup flour
pinch of white pepper
1 cup chicken stock
1/2 pound butter
juice from 2 lemons
1 1/2 cups oil (10% olive oil, 90% vegetable oil)
lemon slices and chopped fresh parsley for garnish
Pound chicken breasts flat and cut in half. Set aside.
Scramble eggs in mixing bowl. Add Romano cheese, parsley,
and white pepper. Blend and set aside.
Put flour in a large shallow bowl.
In a skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Check
temperature by dipping a corner of a chicken piece in oil.
If it boils slowly, oil is ready.
Coat both sides of a piece of chicken with flour. Dip chicken
in egg mixture, making sure all flour is covered with egg. Let
excess egg drip off, then place chicken in hot oil. Repeat
with 4 more pieces. Fry each side of chicken until a light
blond color. Remove from oil to a serving plate − keep warm.
Repeat with other chicken pieces.
Bring chicken stock to a light boil. Add butter, stirring
continuously, until melted. Add lemon juice and cook for
1 minute while stirring continuously.
Pour sauce over chicken and garnish with lemon slices
and chopped fresh parsley.

Sbarro Spinach and Cheese Rolls Florentina

2 − 10 oz. packages frozen chopped spinach −
Thawed in refrigerator overnight
1 lb. ricotta cheese
3/4 lb. shredded mozzarella cheese
2 oz. grated Romano cheese
1/2 teas. black pepper
1/4 lb. (1 stick) butter or margarine, lightly melted
12 lasagna noodles
16 oz. jar spaghetti sauce (thinned with a little water)
Cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. Drain
carefully so as not to break noodles. Rinse and lay out flat
on a cookie sheet. Set aside.
Squeeze the excess moisture out of spinach. Place in a bowl
and add ricotta, mozzarella, Romano, pepper, and melted butter.
Mix just long enough to combine ingredients; the ricotta should
not be green.
Evenly divide the spinach mixture among noodles. Spread
mixture evenly over noodles leaving a one inch space on top and
bottom. Starting from one end, roll each noodle up over
filling. Place them seam side down in a lightly oiled casserole
dish allowing only one layer of rolls. Pour warmed sauce over
all, cover, and bake at 350F for 20 − 30 minutes or until
heated throughout.
NOTE: The spinach mixture is the same as used in spinach and
cheese calzones.

Sanders Hot Fudge Topping

1/3 cup whole milk
1 lb. caramels
1/2 lb. Sanders milk chocolate
1/2 pint Sanders vanilla ice cream or 1 cup soft ice cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Place milk and caramels in double boiler, heat and stir until hot, smooh
cream is obtained. Chop the chocolate and add it to the above hot cream.
Stir until melted. Mix in soft ice cream and vanilla extract, and stir until
smooth.
Variation: Instead of using whole milk, substitute 1/3 cup very strong
coffee.

Rib Shack Bar−B−Q Sauce

1 Cup Catsup
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Celery Seed
3 Dash Bottled Hot Pepper Sauce
Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan. Heat to boiling, then
reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Makes enough sauce for basting
pork loin back ribs, pork chops or roast, chicken or hamburgers.

Red Lobster's Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

1 pound fresh mushrooms, approximately 35−40
1/4 cup celery, finely chopped
2 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/2 pound crab claw meat
2 cups oyster crackers crushed
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/2 cup water
6 white cheddar cheese, slices
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2) Saute celery, onion, and pepper in butter for 2 minutes, transfer to a
plate and cool in the refrigerator
3) While vegetables cool, wash mushrooms and remove stems
4) Set caps to the side and finely chop half of the stems. Discard the
other half of the stems or use elsewhere
5) Combine the sauteed vegetables, chopped mushroom stems, and all
other ingredients (except cheese slices) and mix well
6) Place mushroom caps in individual buttered casseroles or baking
dishes (about 6 caps each)
7) Spoon 1 teaspoon of stuffing into each mushroom
8) Cover with sliced cheese
9) Bake in oven for 12−15 minutes until cheese is lightly browned.

Potato Rolls

Combine 1/4 cup warm water with 1 tablespoon sugar and 2 packages active dry
yeast in a small bowl. Stir and set aside. In a large bowl, mix 1 cup
buttermilk with 1 cup mashed potatoes, 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 large egg, 1
tablespoon sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt. Stir well and add the yeast mixture and
1 cup all−purpose flour. Work in another 3 cups flour, 1 cup at a time, until
the dough is stiff enough to knead. Knead for 4 to 5 minutes on a lightly
floured surface until the dough is smooth and elastic. Turn the dough into a
lightly oiled bowl, cover, and let rise for an hour, until the dough doubles
in size.
Grease 24 muffin tins. Punch the dough down gently and push out all the air
bubbles with your palm. Pinch off small pieces of dough to form 1−inch
balls. Put 3 dough balls in each muffin cup until all the dough is used,
cover, and let rise for 30 to 40 minutes. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F
oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until browned. Brush the rolls with melted butter
as soon as you remove them from the oven. Serve warm
Potato

Pizzeria Uno's Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

Pan Dough:
1 cup Warm tap water (110−115ø)
1 pkg. Active dry yeast
3 1/2 cups Flour
1/2 cup Coarse ground cornmeal
1 teas. Salt
1/4 cup Vegetable oil
Pizza Topping:
1 lb. Mozzarella, sliced thin
1 lb. Italian Sausage, removed from the Casing and crumbled
1 can Whole tomatoes, drained and Coarsely crushed
2 cloves Garlic, peeled and minced
5 Fresh basil leaves, chopped fine
4 tbls. Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese
Pour the warm water into a large mixing bowl and dissolve the yeast
with a fork. Add 1 cup of flour, all of the cornmeal, salt, and, and
vegetable oil. Mix well with a spoon. Continue stirring in the rest
of the flour 1/2 cup at a time, until the dough comes away from the
sides of the bowl. Flour your hands and the work surface and kneed
the ball of dough until it is no longer sticky.
Let the dough rise in an oiled bowl, sealed with plastic wrap, for 45
to 60 minutes in a warm place, until it is doubled in bulk. Punch it
down and kneed it briefly. Press it into an oiled 15−inch deep dish
pizza pan, until it comes 2 inches up the sides and is even on the
bottom of the pan. Let the dough rise 15−20 minutes before filling.
Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
While the dough is rising, prepare the filling. Cook the crumbled
sausage until it is no longer pink, drain it of it's excess fat.
Drain and chop the tomatoes.
When the dough has finished its second rising, lay the cheese over the
dough shell. Then distribute the sausage and garlic over the cheese.
Top with the tomatoes. Sprinkle on the seasonings and Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 15 minutes at 500 degrees. Then lower the temperature to 400
degrees and bake for 25 to 35 minutes longer. Lift up a section of the
crust from time to time with a spatula to check on its color. The
crust will be golden brown when done. Serve immediately.

Pizza Hut Original Pan Pizza

1 1/3 cups Warm water (105F)
1/4 cup Non−fat dry milk
1/2 teas. Salt
4 cups Flour
1 Tbls. Sugar
1 pk. Dry yeast
2 Tbls. Vegetable oil (for dough)
9 Oz. Vegetable oil (3 oz. per pan)
Butter flavored Pam
Put yeast, sugar, salt, and dry milk in a large (2 qt.) bowl. Add
water and stir to mix well. Allow to sit for two minutes. Add oil
and stir again. Add flour and stir until dough forms and flour is
absorbed. Turn out on to a flat surface and knead for about 10 minutes.
Divide dough into three balls. In three 9" cake pans, put 3 Oz. of
oil in each making sure it is spread evenly. Using a rolling pin,
roll out each dough ball to about a 9" circle. Place in cake pans.
Spray the outter edge of dough with Pam. Cover with a plate. Place
in warm area and allow to rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Sauce:
1 8 Ounce Can Tomato Sauce
1 Teaspoon Dry Oregano
1/2 Teaspoon Marjoram
1/2 Teaspoon Dry Basil
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic salt
Combine and let sit for 1 hour.
For Each Nine Inch Pizza:
1. Preheat oven to 475F
2. Spoon 1/3 cup sauce on dough and spread to within 1" of edge.
3. Distribute 1 1/2 Oz. shredded mozzarella cheese on sauce.
4. Place toppings of your choice in this order:
Pepperoni or Ham
Vegetables
Meats (cooked ground sausage or beef)
5. Top with 3 Oz. mozzarella cheese
6. Cook until cheese is bubbling and outer crust is brown

Pita Bread

2 tsp. dry yeast
1 cup warm water
3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
Dissolve the yeast in 1 cup warm water. Sift together the flour
and salt and mix in yeast and water. Work the mixture into a
dough and knead for several minutes. Cover the dough with a
damp cloth and let rise in a warm place for 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll into balls. With
either your hand or a rolling pin, pat and press each ball of
dough into a 5−inch circle about 1/2−inch thick. Place on an
ungreased baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until the
pita are light golden brown.

Peanut Butter Tastykakes

4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 cups flour
2 tbsp. melted butter or margarine
2 tbsp. oil
1 cup milk
1 tsp. baking powder
12 oz. chocolate chips
Creamy peanut butter
Combine sugar, oil, melted butter. Add eggs, mix well. Add remaining
ingredients except peanut butter and chips. Mix well. Spread batter into
jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Spread hot cake with layer of peanut butter (as much as you want). Put cake
in refrigerator to let peanut butter harden. When set, melt chips and spread
over the peanut butter. Place cake back in refrigerator for 10 to 20
minutes. Take out and score with knife for easier cutting. Return to
refrigerator to finish setting the chocolate. (Freezes well.)

Pepperidge Farm Sausalito Cookies

1 pound butter, softened
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
5 cups flour
1 1/2 12 oz. packages semi sweet choc. chips
3 cups chopped macadamia nuts
Cream butter, eggs, and vanilla in bowl. In a different bowl, sift
together the sugars, baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour.
Combine the dry mixture with the egg/butter mixture. Add the
chocolate chips and nuts. Shape into 1 inch balls, place 1 inch
apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375F for 10 to 11 min.

Pay Day Candy Bars

5 caramel squares
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon peanut butter
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
20 caramel squares
1 tablespoon water
2 cups dry roasted peanuts (slightly crushed)
Combine the first six ingredients in a sauce pan. Cook over low heat
until the caramel has melted and stirs smooth. Add 3/4 cup powdered
sugar and stir to mix in. Reserve the remaining sugar.
Turn heat to medium high. Using a candy thermometer, cook caramel
mixture until exactly 230F while stirring often. Remove from heat,
let cool for a few minutes, and add remaining powdered sugar. Use
a hand mixer to beat in the sugar for a couple minutes. Let candy
cool for 20 minutes. Divide candy into eight equal pieces and form
each into 4 inch logs. Place on wax paper and let cool for one hour.
In a double boiler, add remaining caramels and water. Melt until
smooth. Remove from heat, but keep hot water under the caramel so
it doesn't firm up. Use a pastry brush to coat one of the logs with
hot caramel. Roll in peanuts in a shallow dish. If any spots are
not completely covered in peanuts, apply more caramel and stick
back in peanuts. Repeat with the remaining logs.
Allow to cool completely before eating.

Panda Express Orange Chicken

2 lbs. boneless chicken pieces, skinned
1 egg
1 1/2 teas. salt
white pepper
oil (for frying)
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbl. cornstarch
1/4 cup flour
1 Tbl. minced ginger root
1 teas. minced garlic
dash crushed hot red chiles
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 Tbl. rice wine
1/4 cup water
1/2 to 1 teas. sesame oil
ORANGE SAUCE FOR STIR FRY:
2 teas. Minced zest and
1/4 c Juice from
1 lg Orange
1/2 teas. Sugar
2 Tbl. Chicken stock
1 Tbl. Light soy sauce
Combine all ingredients in small bowl and set aside.
Cut chicken pieces in 2" squares and place in large bowl. Stir in egg,
salt, pepper, and 1 T oil and mix well. Stir cornstarch and flour
together. Add chicken pieces, stirring to coat.
Heat oil for deep−frying in wok or deep−fryer to 375. Add chicken pieces,
a small batch at time, and fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden and crisp.
(Do not overcook or chicken will be tough.) Remove chicken from oil with
slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Set aside.
Clean wok and heat 15 seconds over high heat. Add 1 T oil. Add ginger
and garlic and stir−fry until fragrant. Add and stir−fry crushed chiles
and green onions. Add rice wine and stir 3 seconds. Add Orange Sauce
and bring to boil. Add cooked chicken, stirring until well mixed.
Stir water into remaining 1 T cornstarch until smooth.
Add to chicken and heat until sauce is thick. Stir in 1 teas. sesame oil.
Serve at once.

Outback Steakhouse Steak Seasoning

Mix together:
1 envelope Taco Seasoning Mix
1 envelope Good Seasonings Italian Dressing Mix
Pierce steaks in several places with tines of fork. Rub in oil and dust in
seasoning mixture. Then pour Coca Cola (Diet or Regular) around steaks in
deep plastic or glass container and seal with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for
24 hours. Drain, and grill or broil as you wish.

Outback Steakhouse Queenland Chicken and Shrimp

1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp. butter
1 cup cream
1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/8 − 1/4 tsp. cayenne (adjust to taste)
1/8 tsp. white pepper
1/8 tsp. onion powder
1/2 cup white wine
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 lb. linguine
4 chicken breasts
8 oz. shrimp
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Mix spices together thoroughly. Place cream and milk in pan
with butter and 1/2 spice mixture. Cook to thicken and set aside.
Cook linguine to the al dente stage. Saute chicken breasts with
wine and remaining spices until done. Remove and set aside. Saute
shrimp in pan, adding more wine if necessary. Serve each breast
on a bed of linguine with shrimp. Cover with sauce.

Outback Steakhouse Alice Springs Chicken

Honey Mustard Marinade:
1/2 cup Grey Poupon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup honey
1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Chicken:
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cups sliced mushrooms (10−12 mushrooms)
2 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper
paprika
8 slices bacon, cooked
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley
Using an electric mixer, combine mustard, honey, 1 1/2 teaspoons
oil and lemon juice in small bowl. Whip mixture for about
30 seconds. Pour about 2/3 of marinade over the chicken breasts
and marinate them (covered) in the refrigerator, for about 2 hours.
Chill remaining marinade until later. After the chicken has marinated,
preheat oven to 375 F and heat up an ovenproof frying pan
(large enough to hold all four breasts) with 1teaspoon of oil over
medium heat. If you dont have an ovenproof skillet, transfer the
chicken to a baking dish for the baking. Sear chicken in pan for 3−4
minutes per side or until golden brown. Remove the pan from heat,
but keep the chicken in the pan. As the chicken is cooking,
saute the sliced mushrooms in butter in a small frying pan.
Brush each seared chicken breast with a little of the reserved honey
mustard marinade (not the portion the chicken marinated in), being
sure to save a little extra to serveas a side. Season chicken
with salt, pepper, and a dash of paprika. Stack two pieces of
cooked bacon, crosswise, on each chicken breast. Spoon the
sauteed mushrooms on the bacon, being sure to coat each breast
evenly. Spread 1/4 cup Monterey Jack cheese onto each
breast, followed by 1/4 cup of Cheddar. Bake the pan of chicken
for 7−10 minutes or until the cheese is thoroughly melted and
starting to bubble. Sprinkle each chicken breast with 1/2 teaspoon
parsley before serving. Place extra marinade in small bowl
to serve on the side.

Outback Steakhouse Coconut Shrimp

1 1/2 lb large raw shrimp
1/2 cup all−purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 Tbl. salt
1/2 Tbl. white pepper
2 Tbl. vegetable oil
1 cup ice water
oil for deep frying
2 cups short shredded coconut
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup Grey Poupon country mustard
1/4 cup honey
3−4 drops Tabasco sauce
Peel, devein & wash shrimp. Dry well on paper towels. Set aside.
In a bowl, mix all dry ingredients for batter. Add 2T oil & ice water.
Stir to blend. To fry: heat oil to 350 in deep fryer or electric
skillet. Spread coconut on a flat pan a little at a time, adding
more as needed. Dip shrimp in batter, then roll in coconut.
Fry in hot oil until lightly browned, about 4 minutes.
Bake at 300 5 minutes to finish cooking of the shrimp.
Serve with sweet & sour sauce or the following sauce: Combine
marmalade, Grey Poupon mustard, honey & Tabasco sauce to taste.

Outback Steakhouse Ranch Dressing

1/2 Cup Sour Cream
1 Tbsp. prepared Horseradish
Dash cayenne pepper
Dash salt
Dash black pepper
Combine all ingredients and mix well

Orange Julius

6 ounces orange juice, from frozen concentrate, unprepared
1 cup milk, lowfat okay
1 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 ice cubes
Combine all ingredients, except ice cubes, in blender. Blend 1−2 minutes,
adding ice cubes one at a time, until smooth.

Creamy Pesto Dressing

1 cup salad oil
1/2 ounce sweet basil leaves
1/8 Teaspoon tabasco
1/4 rounded tablespoon salt
1/4 slightly rounded (big) cook spoon granulated garlic
1 − 32 Ounce jar mayonnaise
2 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup half and half
1/2 Pound grated Romano cheese
Combine ingredients in order given. Store in refrigerator. Makes 2 quarts

Macaroni Grill Foccacia Bread

1 Tablespoon Dry yeast
1 Teaspoon Canola oil
1 Tablespoon Sugar
Nonstick cooking spray
1 Cup Warm water
2 Tablespoon Margarine
2 1/2 Cup White flour
1/4 Cup Fresh rosemary; chopped − (or 2 tbsps dried)
1 Teaspoon Salt
Place yeast, sugar and water in a large bowl or food processor and allow the
mixture to become bubbly. Mix in 2 c of flour and salt. Knead for about 10
min or process in food processor for 15 sec until smooth and elastic; add
flour if necessary. Oil a bowl, put dough in it and cover with a towel. Let
dough rise in a warm place for 1 hr, until doubled.
Punch down dough and divide in half. Let the dough rest for a few minutes.
Coat 2 9−in square cake pans with nonstick spray.
Press dough into pans. Melt margarine. Brush margarine over the tops of the
loaves. Sprinkle rosemary over the loaves and lightly press into the
surface. Let the loaves rise again until doubled, about 45 min.
Preheat oven to 450 F. Lightly sprinkle salt over the loaves. Bake for 20 −
25 min, until lightly browned.

Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pies

1 Can vanilla frosting
2 Sticks margaine
3/4 Cup White sugar
3/4 Cup Light brown sugar
2 Eggs
1−1/2 Cup Cake flour or plain Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Soda
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Cups One minute oatmeal
Cream together margarine,sugars, and eggs mix flour,salt, soda and cinnamon
seperately add dry ingredients to sugar mixture and stir. Use a mixer for
this blend in vanilla and oatmeal. Drop by teaspoon on cookie sheet(use a
non stick cookie sheet) or can be baked on foil, lightly sprayed with pam.
bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Bake until almost done and then use the
broiler to finish the top... cool and then ice a cookie and place another on
top. until all are used..makes a lot. for keeping them fresh..then wrap each
cookie in a sandwitch bags and then put into a large freezer bag. The cake
flour is better than the plain flour.

Little Caesar's Pizza Sauce

1 12 ounce can Hunts tomato paste
1−1/2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon Accent (optional−−−but if you want it exact, use it.)
Pre−mix the dry ingredients, mix, and set aside. In a small saucepan,
combine tomato paste and water. Over medium high heat, bring to a simmer.
Add the pre−mixed spice, stir in well. Reduce heat to low, and simmer 35−40
minutes, stirring occasionally.
Cover sauce and refrigerate until needed. Makes about 2 1/2 cups.
(4 − 12" pizzas)

Italian Sausage

6 pounds meat (5 pork, 1 beef)
4 teaspoons of salt
1/2 oz fennel seed (or to taste)
1/2 oz crushed red pepper (or to taste)
1 Tablespoon Paprika
1/2 cup water
Remove the pork from the bone and cut into 1 inch cubes.
Cut beef into cubes. Toss meat with seasonings and 1/2 cup
water. Store in refrigerator over night and grind the next day.
Grind the meat twice with a course blade and make it into large
patties (1/2 cup measure of sausage), freeze them between
double layer sheets of wax paper on a cookie sheet and then
put them in plastic bags.
Make hot sausage sandwiches with fried onions and green
peppers on a hoagie bun. Grill sausage either in a frying pan,
or barbecue.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup semi−sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup flour
2 tbls. cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 cups vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line 10x15 cookie sheet with wax paper
& lightly oil paper. Melt butter and choc. chips, stir and allow to cool.
Beat together sugar & egg till pale & creamy. Beat in melted choc. and
vanilla. Add flour, cocoa, and baking powder. Continue beating until
incorporated. Transfer batter to pan and spread evenly to edges.
Bake 15 min., then remove from oven. Cool 10 min. and invert onto
cutting board. Carefully remove wax paper and, using sharp unserrated
knife, cut in half lengthwise. When completely cool, spread ice−cream
over one half of the chocolate biscuit evenly. Top with second wafer.
Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for at least 4 hr. Cut into 8 slices.

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

2 bags (1 lb. each) fresh spinach
1/8 lb. butter − not margarine
1 tsp. minced fresh garlic
2 tbls. minced onions
1/4 cup flour
1 pint heavy cream (whipping cream)
2 teas. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp. Tabasco sauce (to taste)
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
artichoke hearts, coarsely diced
Steam spinach − strain and squeeze through cheesecloth. Must be
very dry. Chop finely and set aside. In heavy saucepan, melt butter.
Add garlic and onions and saute about 3−5 minutes. Add flour to make
a roux. Stir and cook about 1 minute. Slowly add heavy cream, stirring
with a whisk to prevent lumping. Mixture will thicken at the boiling
point. When it thickens, add lemon jiuce, Tabasco, salt and
Parmesan cheese. Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes. Stir in
sour cream. Fold in dry, chopped spinach, coarse diced artichoke
hearts and Jack cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Serve
immediately, or portion and microwave to order. Serve with salsa,
sour cream and tortilla chips for dipping.

Houston's Grilled Chicken Salad

Lime Dressing:
1/2 cup lime juice
4 teaspoons honey mustard
7 1/2 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, minced fine
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
Peanut Sauce:
4 tablespoons Peanut butter
4 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons hot water
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon ground ginger
Mix ingredients for lime dressing, then mix ingredients for peanut sauce.
Salad ingredients for Houston's grilled chicken salad: mixed greens,
carrots, thin tortilla strips, and grilled chicken breasts sliced in thin
slices. Mix the salad ingredients with the lime dressing. Drizzle peanut
sauce on top.

Peanut Sauce

Peanut Sauce:
4 tablespoons Peanut butter
4 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons hot water
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon ground ginger

Lime Dressing

Lime Dressing:
1/2 cup lime juice
4 teaspoons honey mustard
7 1/2 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, minced fine
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Hooter's Buffalo Chicken Wings

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup Crystal Louisiana Hot Sauce
dash ground pepper
dash garlic powder
1/2 cup all−purpose flour
1/4 teas. paprika
1/4 teas. cayenne pepper
1/4 teas. salt
10 chicken wing pieces
vegetable oil for frying
Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375. You want just enough oil to cover the
wings entirely; an inch or so deep at least.
Combine the butter, hot sauce, ground pepper, and garlic powder in a
small saucepan over low heat. Heat until the butter is melted and
the ingredients are well−blended.
Combine the flour, paprika, cayenne powder, and salt in a small bowl.
If the wings are frozen, be sure to defrost and dry them. Put the wings
in a large bowl and sprinkle the flour mixture over them, coating each
wing evenly. Put the wings in the refrigerator 60−90 minutes.
This will help the breading to stick to the wings when fried.
Put all the wings in the hot oil and fry 10 to 15 minutes or until
some parts of the wings begin to turn dark brown. Remove from the oil
to a paper towel to drain. Don't let them sit too long, because you
want to serve them hot. Quickly put the wings in a large bowl. Add the hot
sauce and stir, coating all of the wings evenly.
Serve with bleu cheese dressing and celery sticks on the side.

Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing

15 Saltines
2 cups Dry minced parsley flakes
1/2 cup Dry minced onion
2 tablespoons Dry dill weed
1/4 cup Onion salt
1/4 cup Garlic salt
1/4 cup Onion powder
1/4 cup Garlic powder
Salad Dressing:
1 tablespoon Mix
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 cup Buttermilk
Put crackers through blender on high speed until powdered. Add
parsley, minced onions, and dill weed. Blend again until
powdered. Dump into bowl. Stir in onion salt, garlic salt, onion
powder, and garlic powder. Put into container with tight−fitting
lid.
Store dry mix at room temperature for 1 year. Makes 42 1
tablespoon servings. To use mix−−Combine mix, mayonnaise,
and buttermilk.
Yield: 1 pint.

Hershey's Chocolate Syrup

Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
1/2 Cup Cocoa
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup water
1 tsp. Vanilla
dash of salt
Combine cocoa, sugar, and salt in a saucepan. Add water, and mix until
smooth. Bring this mixture to a boil. Allow it to boil for one minute,
be carefull this does not over boil. Remove from heat, when this cools
add the vanilla.

Hellman's Mayonnaise

1 egg (room temp)
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
dash cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar
Place egg, mustard, salt, cayenne pepper and 1/4 cup oil
in blender and blend on low. While the machine is blending,
SLOWLY pour in another 1/2 cup oil. You may have to stop
and scrape down the mayo. Add the lemon juice/vinegar and the
remaining 1/2 cup oil. Blend until well combined.
Store in refrigerator.

Golden Corral Rolls

1 envelope Active dry yeast
1/4 cup Very warm water
1/3 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Butter or margarine
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Scalding hot milk
1 Egg −− lightly beaten
4 1/2 cups Sifted all−purpose flour
2 tablespoons Melted butter or margarine −− for brushing rolls
Sprinkle the yeast over very warm water in a large bowl (Very warm
water should feel comfortably warm when dropped on wrist.) Stir until
yeast dissolves. Add sugar, the 1/4 cup butter or margarine and salt
to hot milk and stir until the sugar dissolves and butter or margarine
is melted. Cool mixture to 105 to 115 degrees. Add milk mixture to
yeast, then beat in egg. Beat in 4 cups of the flour, 1 cup at a time,
to form a soft dough. Use some of the remaining 1/2 cup of the flour to
dust a pastry cloth. Knead the dough lightly for 5 minutes, working in
the remaining flour (use it for flouring the pastry cloth and your
hands). Place dough in a warm buttered bowl; turn greased side up.
Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 1/4
to 1 1/2 hours. Punch dough down and knead 4 to 5 minutes on a lightly
floured pastry cloth. Dough will be sticky, but use as little flour
as possible for flouring your hands and the pastry cloth, otherwise
the rolls will not be as feathery light as they should be. Pinch off
small chunks of dough and shape into round rolls about 1 1/2 to
1 3/4 inches in diameter. Place in neat rows, not quite touching,
in a well−buttered 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan. Cover rolls and let rise in
a warm place until doubled in bulk, 30 to 40 minutes. Brush tops of
rolls with melted butter or margarine, then bake in a 375 degree oven
for 18 to 20 minutes or until nicely browned. Serve warm with plenty
of butter. This recipe yields about 2 dozen rolls.

Girl Scout Samoa Cookies

6 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 of 14−oz can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 cups toasted coconut
1 cup semi−sweet or milk chocolate chips
In 2−quart saucepan over medium−low heat, combine butter,
sugar and corn syrup. Heat to a full boil, stirring constantly
with a wooden spoon. Boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
Slowly pour in sweetened condensed milk, stirring constantly.
Continue cooking over low heat until candy thermometer reaches
220−228 degrees. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Beat until
creamy. Immediately stir in toasted coconut and mix well.
Spoon mixture by teaspoonfuls into circular mounds onto
buttered waxed paper. Flatten slightly and with the end of a
wooden spoon poke a small round hole into the center of each
cookie. Cool completely.
Melt chocolate chips and drizzle thinly in stripes over
cookies and let chocolate harden at room temperature. Store
in airtight container.

Girl Scout Mint Cookies

1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
2 Eggs
2 Tbl. Water
2 Tbl. Cooking Oil
1/2 Cup Cocoa
1 pkg. Chocolate Chips
2−3 drops Wilton's Candy Mint Flavoring
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine cake mix, eggs, water, cooking oil,
and cocoa. You will need to blend this together well, this will be a
very sticky mess. Let stand for 20 minutes, and then shape into very
small 1/2 inch balls. Place these balls on a cookie sheet 2 inches a part,
and smash down flat. You will need to spray a large spoon with Pam to
make them flat. Bake for about 8 minutes. Let cool until they reach
room temperature.
Heat chocolate chips in either the microwave, or in a double boiler.
When completely melted add a couple drops of the mint flavoring.
Be carefull not to add too much, it is a powerfull flavoring.
You can either spread the melted chocolate on the cookies,
or you can dip the cookies into the chocolate.

Crab Cakes

2 pounds jumbo lump crabmeat
1/2 pound fresh codfish fillet
1/2 to 1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
2 tablespoons basil, julienned
Salt and pepper to taste
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Olive oil for sauteing
Pick through crabmeat, removing all shells but being careful not to
break up the large lumps too much. In a food processor, grind codfish
until pureed. Add 1/2 cup of heavy cream and puree until incorporated.
Then add more cream if needed. The mixture should be smooth and
shiny, yet firm enough to hold its shape.
Place this mousse in a metal bowl and add the other ingredients, except
for the olive oil. Take a small portion of the crab−cake mixture and saute
in hot olive oil until golden brown. Taste to adjust seasoning.
Form the rest of the crab cakes and saute in hot olive oil until golden
on both sides. Finish by baking in a 450−degree oven for 4 to 5 minutes.
Serves six to eight.

Fannie Mae Caramels

4 cups sugar
2 cups light corn syrup
14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup butter
2 teas. vanilla
2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans
Lightly grease a 9" by 13" baking pan. In a large sauce pan, combine
sugar, corn syrup, condensed milk, milk, cream and butter. Place over
medium heat and stir occasionally with a wooden spoon until it comes
to a boil. Attach a candy thermometer and continuously stir until
temperature reaches 240F. Remove immediately and stir in vanilla and
nuts. Pour into baking pan and allow to cool completely before cutting.
Cut into desired serving pieces. They can also be dipped in chocolate
that has been melted in a double boiler. Dip one at a time and allow
chocolate to harden.

Energy Bars

1 cup dark raisins
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/3 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup toasted wheat germ
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup nonfat dry milk
1 cup sliced almonds (optional)
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup skim milk
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Chop raisins (using a food processor if possible). Cream butter,
sugar, molasses and egg.
Combine flour, dry milk, wheat germ, baking powder, baking soda,
salt and ginger. Blend into creamed mixture with skim milk. Stir in
oats, raisins, and half the almonds (if desired).
Pour into greased 13x9x2 inch pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle
with remaining almonds (if desired).
Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 30 minutes. Cool in pan and cut
into 1x4 inch bars.

Emeril's Southwest Seasoning

2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 tablespoons paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon dried oregano
Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

Black Bean Soup

12 oz. dried black beans
8 cups chicken or vegetable stock
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
Fresh cilantro (optional)
Rinse and sort though black beans, discarding any that are
shriveled or discolored. Place beans in a large stockpot.
Cover beans with water and refrigerate to soak overnight.
Drain beans and return to stockpot.
Add stock and heat to boiling.
Meanwhle, heat olive oil over medium−high heat in a large
skillet. Add onion, carrot, celery and garlic and saute until
tender, approximately 5 minutes. Add to stockpot along with
oregano, thyme, bay leaf and cayenne pepper.
Cover stockpot and reduce heat to simmer for 3 to 4 hours.
Transfer soup to blender or food processor and puree to
desired thickness. Just before serving add lime juice and
garnish with a sprig of fresh cilantro, if desired.
Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Eatmore Bars

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup peanuts
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1−1/2 cup rice krispies
1/2 cup sunflower seeds (raw, shelled)
Simmer peanut butter, corn syrup, chocolate chips, and brown sugar together
for 8−10 minutes. Mix in remaining ingredients. Press onto cookie sheet.
Cool and cut into bars. Do NOT put in fridge as they'll become too hard.

Double Tree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup oats (uncooked)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup Dark Brown sugar
1 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon juice
12 oz. chocolate chips
1 1/2 cup walnuts
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
Place the butter in a large bowl and cream lightly with an
electric mixer. Add the sugars and beat on medium speed for
about 2 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well
after each addition. Add the vanilla and lemon juice and mix
well. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, oatmeal,
baking soda, and salt. Add to the creamed butter mixture and
stir well to blend. Add chocolate chips and walnuts and stir
to combine. Using a 1/4 cup measure or a 2−oz ice cream scoop,
drop the batter on the cookie sheets, leaving 2 −3 inches
between each cookie. Bake for 13 − 15 minutes or until lightly
browned around the edges. Remove from the cookie sheets and
cool on wire racks.

Cracker Barrel Cherry Chocolate Cobbler

1−1/2 cups flour
1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cups butter
1 (6 oz.) pkg. Nestle's semi−sweet chocolate morsels
1/4 cups milk
1 egg
1 (21 oz.) can cherry pie filling
1/2 cups nuts, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 350F. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking
powder, salt and butter; cut with pastry blender until crumbs are
size of large peas. Melt over hot (not boiling) water, Nestle's
semi−sweet chocolate morsels. Remove from heat and cool slightly
at room temperature (about 5 minutes). Add milk and egg to melted
chocolate and mix well. Blend chocolate into flour mixture. Spread
cherry pie filling in bottom of 2 quart casserole. Drop chocolate
batter randomly over cherries. Sprinkle with chopped nuts.
Bake at 350 F for 40 − 45 minutes. Serve warm with heavy cream.

Crab Ragoon

1/2 Pound fresh crabmeat, drained and chopped, or canned crab meat.
1/2 tsp. A−1 Steak Sauce
1 egg yolk, beaten
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 − 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese at room temperature
3 dozen won−ton wrappers
Combine crabmeat, steak sauce, egg yolk, and garlic powder, until
it forms a paste−like consistency.
Place rounded spoonful of mixture in center of each wrapper. Bring
4 corners of wrapper together, pinch to seal , brush with egg yolk
Deep fry at 375 degrees till golden brown. Serve with sweet and
sour sauce or Chinese mustard. Leftovers will only keep for a day
or two. Do not freeze.

BBQ Chuck Wagon Beans

1 lb. dry Pinto Beans
1/2 cup finely Diced Onions
1 Tbls. of Salt
1 tsp. of Pepper
1 Tbls. of Brown Sugar
2 tsp. of Chili Powder
1/2 tsp. of Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp. of Celery Salt
1/2 cup of Chopped Bacon
Cover beans with water. Bring to a boil and then turn off heat. Soak for one
hour aand then drain. Add more water to cover beans and add all remaining
ingredients. Cook on low to medium heat (you'll want a low boil) for 2 to 3
hours or until beans are done to desired tenderness.

Cinnamon Glazed Almonds

1/3 cup butter
2 egg whites, at room temperature
Pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
3 cups whole natural almonds
4 teaspoons cinnamon
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place butter in a 13" X 9" pan;
place in oven to melt butter, about 7 minutes. Meanwhile, beat
egg whites with salt until frothy; gradually add sugar, beating to
stiff peaks. Gently fold in almonds and cinnamon. Pour almond
mixture onto pan; toss with butter. Bake about 40 minutes,
tossing every 10 minutes, until almonds are crisp. Serve warm or at room
temperature. Store cooled almonds in airtight container up to 2 weeks.

Cinnabon Rolls

ROLLS:
1/2 cup warm water
2 packages dry yeast
2 Tbl. sugar
3 1/2 oz. pkg. vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup margarine −− melted
2 eggs
1 teas. salt
6 cups flour
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup margarine
1 teas. vanilla
3 cups confectioner's sugar
1 Tbl. milk
To make frosting, mix all ingredients until smooth.
In a bowl combine water, yeast and sugar. Stir until dissolved. Set aside.
In large bowl, take pudding mix and prepare according to package
directions. Add margarine, eggs and salt. Mix well. Then add yeast
mixture. Blend.
Gradually add flour; knead until smooth. Place in a greased
bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled.
Punch down dough and let rise again.
Then roll out on floured board to 34 x 21" size. Take 1
cup soft butter and spread over surface. In bowl, mix 2 cups brown sugar
and 4 teas. cinnamon. Sprinkle over top. Roll up very tightly.
With knife, put a notch every 2". Cut with thread or knife.
Place on lightly greased cookie sheet 2" apart.
Take hand and lightly press down on each roll.
Cover and let rise until double
again. Bake at 350 15−20 minutes. Remove when they start to turn golden.
DON'T OVER BAKE.
Frost warm rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting

Chili's Steak Fajitas

Mix together in a bowl:
1 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoons minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup water
In an appropriate size dish, place a:
2 lb. sirloin or flank steak
Pour sauce (reserve 1/4 cup) over steak.
Cover, and allow to marinate overnight.
Drain meat and slice into thin strips. Heat skillet over medium high.
Add drained meat and:
1 red bell pepper, cut in thin strips
1 green bell pepper, cut in thin strips
1 onion, thinly sliced
Stir−fry just until meat is done, adding reserved
marinade as needed to prevent sticking.
Serve with warmed flour tortillas.

Chili's Chicken Enchilada Soup

1/2 cup Vegetable oil
1/4 cup Chicken base
3 cups diced Yellow Onions
2 tsp. ground Cumin
2 tsp. Chili Powder
2 tsp. granulated Garlic
1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper
2 cups Masa Harina
4 quarts Water (divided)
2 cups crushed Tomatoes
1/2 lb. processed American cheese, cut in small cube
3 lb. cooked, cubed chicken
In large pot, place oil, chicken base, onion and spices. Saut until onions
are soft and clear, about 5 minutes In another container, combine Masa
Harina with 1 quart water. Stir until all lumps dissolve. Add to sauted
onions, bring to boil. Once mixture starts to bubble, continue cooking 2−3
minutes, stirring constantly. This will eliminate any raw taste from Masa
harina. Add remaining 3 quarts water to pot. Add tomatoes; let mixture
return to boil stirring occasionally. Add cheese to soup. Cook stirring
occasionally, until cheese melts. Add chicken; heat through. Makes 1 1/2
gallons or 16−20 servings.

Chili's Grilled Caribbean Chicken Salad

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup teriyaki marinade (store bought)
4 cups chopped iceberg lettuce
4 cups chopped green leaf lettuce
1 cup chopped red cabbage
5.5 oz. can pineapple chunks in juice, drained
tortilla chips
PICO DE GALLO:
2 med. tomatoes , diced
1/2 cup diced spanish onion
2 tsps. chopped fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and de−ribbed
2 tsps. finely minced fresh cilantro
pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and chill.
HONEY LIME DRESSING:
1/4 cup Grey Poupon dijon mustard
1/4 cup honey
1−1/2 Tbsps. sugar
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
1−1/2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1−1/2 tsps. lime juice
Blend all the ingredients in a small bowl with an electric mixer, Cover and
chill.
Marinate the chicken in the teriyaki for at least two hours.Use a resealable
plastic bag. Put in fridge. Preheat outdoor or indoor grill. Grill the
chicken for 4−5 mins. per side or until done. Toss the lettuces and cabbage
together and divide into 2 large serving size salad bowls. Divide the pico
de gallo and pour in equal portions over the two bowls of greens. Divide the
pineapple and sprinkle on salads. Break tortilla chips into large chunks and
sprinkle on salads. Slice the grilled chicken into thin strips and divide
among bowls. Pour the dressing into two small bowls and serve with the
salads.

Cheesecake Factory Pumpkin Cheesecake

Crust:
1−1/2 cups graham crumbs
5 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 Tbsp. sugar
Filling:
3 − 8oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup canned pumpkin
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. allspice
Whipped Cream
Mix crust ingredients together, just till coated and crumbly. Press onto the
bottom and 2/3 up the sides of an 8" springform pan. Bake for 5 mins. at
350. Set aside. Combine cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl, mix until
smooth with an electric mixer. add pumpkin eggs,and spices, beat till smooth
and creamy. Pour into the crust. Bake for 60−70 mins.or till the top turns a
bit darker. Remove from oven and allow to come to room temperature, then
refrigerate. After it has thoroughly chilled, remove the pan sides and cut.
Serve with whipped cream.

Bruschetta

1−1/2 cups chopped roma tomatoes
2 Tbsp.diced red onion
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp. salt
dash of ground black pepper
1/2 loaf french baguette or ctusty italian bread, sliced into 5−7 slices
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
2−3 sprigs italian parsley
In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, garlic and basil. Add 1/2 Tbsp.
of oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and mix well. Cover bowl and refrigerate
for at least an hour. Preheat broiler, slice the bread in 1" slices
diagonally to make 5−7 slices. Combine remaining 1 1/2 Tbsp. oil with the
garlic salt. Brush entire surface of each slice (both sides) with the olive
oil mixture. Broil slices for 1 1/2−2 mins. on each side, until surface
starts to brown. Arrange bread like spokes of a wheel on plate. Put the
chilled tomato mixture in a pile in the middle of the slices. Garnish with
italian parsley.

Casa Ole Green Sauce

4 Avocados
1 (16 oz.) Container Sour Cream
1 can Rotel tomatoes
1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
1 (4 oz.) Can Green Chili Peppers
2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Lemon juice
3 oz. Cream Cheese
Mix and blend all ingredients until smooth.

Cake Donuts

1−1/2 cups sugar
3 Tblsp. melted shortening
3 large eggs
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
5 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. nutmeg
2 cups mashed potatoes, cooled
3 to 3−1/2 cups flour
Beat eggs; add sugar, shortening and vanilla. Add mashed potatoes and milk
and beat with electric mixer until smooth. Add flour, baking powder, salt
and nutmeg. Stir in additional flour to reach batter consistency (this is
"by look and feel"−− It should still be somewhat sticky...it will pick up
more flour when you roll out the dough on a floured surface). Chill the
dough for several hours or overnight. Take a portion of the dough and rough
out to about 3/8 to 1/2 inch thickness, using flour as needed to prevent
your rolling pin picking up dough. Use a donut cutter and cut out your
donuts. Preheat oil in deep fryer to 375F (use a thermometer if you're using
a fry daddy!). Fry 3−4 donuts at a time −− turning when they are a nice
golden brown. Drain on brown paper bags to remove excess grease.

Bullseye BBQ Sauce

1/2 Cup chopped onions
1 can tomatoe sauce − 8 oz.
1 Cup water
1 1/4 Cup ketchup
2 Teaspoon brown sugar
2 Teaspoon prepared yellow mustard
1 Teaspoon olive oil
1 Teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1 dash tobasco sauce
Combine ingredients, cover and simmer for 30 mins

Bread Bowls

2 1/2 cups warm water (105−115 degrees Fahrenheit)
2 packages active dry yeast
1 Tbsp. salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. oil
6 1/2 − 7 1/2 cups bread flour
1 egg, beaten
1 Tbsp. milk
Measure warm water into large bowl. Sprinkle in yeast; stir until dissolved.
Add salt, sugar, oil and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Add enough
additional flour to make a stiff dough. Turn out onto lightly floured board;
knead until smooth and elastic, about 10 to 12 minutes. Place dough in bowl
that has been lightly coated with nonstick spray, turning to grease top.
Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
Grease outside of 12, 10−ounce custard cups or oven−proof bowls of similar
size.
Punch dough down; divide into 12 pieces. Cover and let rest 10 minutes.
Spread each piece into a circle about 6 inches in diameter. Place over
outside of bowl, working dough with hands until it fits. Set bowls, dough
side up, on baking sheet that has been coated with nonstick spray. Cover
with plastic wrap; let rise in warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes.
Combine egg and milk; gently brush mixture on dough. Bake at 400 degrees
Fahrenheit for 15 minutes until golden brown. Using potholders, carefully
remove the bowls. Set bread bowls open side up on baking pan; bake 5
minutes. Makes 12 servings.
For larger bowls, use oven−proof bowls that are approximately 6 inches in
diameter. Divide dough into 6 portions. Frozen bread dough also can be used.
A 1−pound loaf will make 2 large or 4 small bowls.