Tuesday, November 1

Angela's Pear Salad

1 Cup candied pecans ( melt one cup of sugar in frying pan and mix in pecans. Coat and then turn out on wax paper. When they are cool - break apart)
Spring mix
Pears - sliced thin
Feta cheese
Mix the ingredients and serve with Girards Champagne Dressing.
This is Angela Larsen's recipe. It is such a winner. My mouth is watering just typing.

Tuesday, July 19

King Ranch Chicken

• 3 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cooked and cubed
• 2 cans low-fat condensed cream of mushroom soup
• 2 cans low-fat condensed cream of chicken soup
• 1 can Ro-Tel® tomatoes with green chilies
• 1 green pepper, chopped
• 1 large onion, chopped
• 1 - 6 1/2 ounce package corn tortillas
• 2 cups shredded fat free cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 300°F.

Sauté green pepper and onion in nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking oil spray.

Mix sautéed green pepper and onions with both soups, tomatoes with chilies and cubed chicken.

In a 13 x 9 casserole dish, layer mixture alternately with tortillas and cheese. (Make sure fat free cheese is not on top - it melts in better)

Bake at 300°F for 40 to 45 minutes

Apricot Honey Grilled Chicken

• 1/3 cup Grey Poupon Honey Mustard
• 3 tablespoons apricot preserves
• 1 teaspoon ground ginger
• 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

Blend mustard, preserves and ginger. Brush mixture on chicken. Grill or broil 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until done. Brush frequently with preserve mixture.

Monday, June 27

Chinese Chicken Salad Homemade Dressing

2 TBS brown sugar
2 tsp soy sauce
1 TSP sesame oil
1/4 Cup oil
3 TSP rice vinegar

Mix and chill 30 minutes prior to serving.

Wednesday, June 22

Treasure Cookies

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 25-30 squares)
1/2 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/3 cups coconut
2 cups (1 package) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup walnuts, chopped (I usually leave these out due to my husband’s preference – the cookies are delicious with or without nuts)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, flour and baking powder. In a large bowl, beat sweetened condensed milk and butter until smooth. Add graham cracker crumb mixture; mix well. Stir in coconut, chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 9-10 minutes or until lightly browned.

I am cleaning out my email and keep finding recipes that Rachel has sent me - makes me miss her.

Almond Cake

1/2 cup melted butter

1 cup sugar

1 c. flour

2 eggs

1 teaspoon almond extract

Melt butter first then add the sugar

Then add two eggs and beat just slightly

Add almond extract

Add a cup of flour

Stirring just as little as possible

Get at least a 9 inch round pan

Butter bottom pan

Pour batter in

Chop up almonds and put them on top

Bake 350 – 25-30 minutes

This recipe is from Rachel's friend Peter Carroll.

Monday, June 6

Lemon Fluff Dessert

1 pint chilled whipping cream
2 cups homemade lemon curd
2 1/2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (or a little more depending on your taste)
2 T. grated lemon peel
Beat cream in large bowl until stiff peaks form. Mix lemon curd, lemon juice and peel in another large bowl to blend. Fold in whipped cream. Can be made 2 hours ahead. Serve by dolloping on a slice of pound cake or angel food cake. You may want to mix in some raspberries or just top with berries.
Lemon Curd
3 lemons (about 1/2 c. fresh lemon juice)
2 large eggs
3 egg yolks
2 Tbsp. milk
1/2 c. sugar
6 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
Wash and dry lemons. Before juicing, grate the zest of one of the lemons. Beat eggs, yolks, milk and sugar together. Stir in the lemon juice and zest. Set the mixture over medium-low heat and whisk until the eggs are thickened and warm. Add the butter a few pieces at a time, stirring until each addition is blended into the eggs. Continue stirring until mixture is thick enough to coat a spoon. When thick, pour into a bowl or glass jar to cool. Cover with plastice wrap touching the surface so a skin doesn't form and refrigerate. Makes 2 cups.
Always Moist Pound Cake
1 Duncan Hines brand all butter cake mix
4 large eggs
3/4 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. granulated sugar
8 oz. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
All ingredients should be at room temperature. Preheat oven to 350*F. Combine cake mix, oil, sour cream and sugar. Add eggs one at a time until thoroughly mixed. Stir in vanilla. Spray (or grease) bundt pan and sugar coat the inside of pan (this creates the crisp crust found on the old fashioned pound cakes). Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until cake test is done.

This is a dessert that April Steimle made for our pre-ward conference meetings. It was so yummy!!!

Thursday, February 10

Toffee Squares

  • 2 sticks Butter
  • 1 cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Chocolate Chips (milk Or Semi-sweet)
  • ¾ cups Finely Chopped Pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and flour and mix until combined. Spread on cookie sheet with an offset spatula until thin. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden. Remove pan from oven and sprinkle on chocolate chips. Return to oven for 1 minute. Remove from oven and spread chocolate thinly over the cookie layer.

Sprinkle with chopped pecans. Cut into squares.

Made these for Jeffrey's artists reception in Utah. They were fantastic. Got the recipe from Pioneer Woman Cooks.

Wednesday, January 12

Black Bean Soup

1 large onion, chopped
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
1 larch green bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 chicken breasts, cooked and cubed
1 can diced tomatoes with juices
1 can diced green chilies
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt
1 can chicken broth
4 cans black beans, rinsed and drained

Saute onion, peppers, and garlic with the oil until tender. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes. Garnish with sour cream, cheddar cheese, and cilantro.