Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Sweet & Salty Bark

recipe from Kraft Food & Family

6 oz (1 1/2 pkg) Bakers Semi-Sweet Chocolate
6 oz  (1 1/2) pkg Bakers White Chocolate
1 cup chopped pretzels
1/3 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped

melt chocolate in microwave
stir after 1 minute
continue in microwave for 15-30 seconds
stir until melted completely

add in pretzels and peanuts, mix well

spread onto a wax paper-covered baking sheet

refrigerate 1 hour or until firm, then break into pieces

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Buffalo Chicken Dip

recipe from Kim

2 cans premium chicken (12 oz cans)
1 block cream cheese
1/2 ranch dressing
1/2 cup Franks Red Hot sauce
1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese

soften cream cheese
shred chicken
mix all ingredients together
heat in oven or crock pot until warm

Hashbrown Casserole - DeZwaans

recipe from Chris

2 lbs frozen hashbrowns, Southern Style
1 cup sour cream
1 can cream of chicken
8 oz shredded chedder cheese
1/2 cup melted butter

mix together and place in 9x13 pan

now mix
1/4 cup melted butter
2 cups crushed corn flakes
pour over top potato mixture

cover and bake at 350 for a minimum of 1 hour
uncover, and bake additional 10 minutes, or a bit longer for added crunch!)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Meat Loaf

recipe from Aunt Judy

2 lbs ground beef
3/4 cup milk
1 1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
1/8 tsp pepper
1 small onion (optional)
2 beaten eggs

1/4 cup ketchup
3 Tbsp brown sugar
2 Tbsp mustard

mix all ingredients together, except topping
place in loaf pan
mix together topping ingredients, and pour over loaf

bake at 300 for 1 1/2 - 1 3/4 hours
pour out grease before serving

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Swiss Steak

recipe from Aunt Barb

cube steak, as many as you would like (4-6)
1 onion cut up
1 small box mushrooms
(washed and sliced)
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 can French onion soup
1/2 soup can filled with water

1. press flour into cube steaks, brown meat in fry pan
2. mix together onion, mushrooms, and soups
3. layer in crock pot, soup mixture, steaks, mixture, steak, mixture
4. cook on low for 10-12 hours

You also have the option to bake this meal...
bake uncovered at 350 for 2 1/2 hours

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Black Bean Salsa

Recipe from Sarah

1 can diced tomatoes, drained
2 cans corn, drained
2 cans black beans, drained
2 avocados, diced
Onion, diced
Cilantro, chopped
Red wine vinegar
Lime juice

Mix together and enjoy!!

Chex Mix

Recipe from Kerri

2 cans mixed nuts , approx 10oz each
1 box Rice Chex
1 bag pretzels

Melt 1 stick butter and 1 stick margarine

Add in...
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp celery salt
1 tsp garlic salt
1 tsp onion salt

Mix all together
Spread out on 2 large baking sheets
Bake for 1 hour at 250 degrees
Stir every 15 minutes

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Chicken n' Rice

Recipe from Eric's mom

1 cup+ white rice (not instant rice)
1 can chicken broth
Boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can cream of mushroom
1 can cream of chicken
1 can French onion soup

In a buttered 9x13 pan layer...
Rice and chicken broth
Chicken, cut to your preference
(I cut each into 3 or 4 pieces)
Mix all the soups together and pour over

Bake at 350
Covered for 1 hour then
Uncovered for 45 minutes

One Dish Meal

Recipe from Overisel Christian Reformed Church cookbook

Layer the following in 9x13 dish

1 lb Hamburg, browned
1 layer carrots, sliced thin
1 layer onion, chopped
1 layer potatoes, sliced thin
1layer corn
Mix 1 can cream of chicken and 1/2 cup milk
Pour over casserole

Cover, bake at 350 for 1 hour
Bake additional 30 minutes uncovered

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cookie Cake

recipe found at Pincookie

3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg ( or 1/3 cup applesauce)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup + 1 Tbsp flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup M&M's

preheat oven to 325 degrees
cream butter and sugar
add in egg (or applesauce) and vanilla and blend
add in flour and baking soda, mix until well blended
fold in M&M's
place in greased pie pan
bake 25-30 minutes

Parmesan Crisps

recipe from Food & Family

3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
substitute cayenne pepper or smoked paprika for the pepper

heat oven to 350
combine cheeses
spoon into 14 mounds, 2 inches apart on a baking sheet
using about 1 Tbsp. cheese mixture for each
flatten mounds slightly
Sprinkle with pepper

Bake 6 minutes or until golden brown, rotating baking sheet after 3 minutes

immediately transfer to wire racks, cool completely

store in airtight container at room temperature for up to two days.

I tried this recipe simply because I had extra shredded Parmesan cheese to use up. I would maybe serve it as a side with a pasta dish, appetizer, or on a salad, but everyone enjoyed them as a snack!

Chocolate Chip Dip

recipe from Taste of Home

8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup mini chocolate chips
graham cracker sticks, honey scooby doo crackers, or animal crackers

In a small bowl beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.
Add sugars and vanilla, beat until smooth
Stir in chocolate chips
Chill in fridge
Serve with graham crackers