Saturday, September 15, 2007

Peanut Butter Honeybees

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 TS. butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 square semisweet chocolate
1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

* In a mixing bowl, cream peanut butter, butter and sugar until smooth. Add crumbs; mix well. Shape teaspoonfuls of dough into 1 1/4 in. ovals; place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet.

*Place chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl; microwave on high for 1 minute or until melted. Transfer melted chocolate to a resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in corner of bag.

* Pipe three stripes on each bee. Insert two almonds into each bee for wings; Use a toothpick to poke holes for eyes. Store in the refridgerator.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Tiffany's Hummus

1/2 can black beans
1/2 can garbonzo beans
2 cloves garlic
3 Tbsp. tahini
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 tsp. cumin
1/4 cup olive oil
juice from 1/2 lemon

Corn Chowder

1 medium onion, diced
1 can chicken broth
2 cups water
2 large potatoes
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 can corn (drained)
1 cup milk
1/4 cup flour

* Saute onion in some butter. Add broth, water, potatoes and bring to a boil. Then simmer, covered for 15 minutes. Add salt and pepper, corn and 3/4 cup of the milk.

*Combine flour and remaining milk in a separate bowl, stir until smooth---then add to the soup mixture.

Heavenly Orange Brownies

1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 cub butter
4 eggs
2 tsp. orange extract
1 tsp grated orange zest

1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbs. orange juice
1 tsp. grated orange zest

Preheat oven to 350
Grease 9x13 inch pan.
Stir together flour, sugar and salt. Add butter, eggs, orange extract, orange zest and beat with a handheld mixer until well blended. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and pierce cake with a fork.
Pour on glaze.

(These are divine when they are hot!)

Michelle's Corn Bread

1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups cornmeal
3/4 cup vegetable oil
6 tsp. baking powder
3 eggs

* Mix all ingredients in a bowl with a wire whisk until well blended. Cook in a 9x13 inch pan at 400 for 20 minutes.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Chicken Enchiladas

3-4 chicken breasts, cubed
1 cup chicken broth
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup onion
1/4 cup green chilis
dash of garlic salt
2 cups grated cheese

*Mix all together
* Tear up 6 CORN tortillas on bottom of 9x13 inch pan, pour 1/2 over the above mixture and top with 1 cups grated cheese. Repeat.
* Bake at 350 for 30 minutes

Easy Toffee

Last year the Relief Society presidency in my ward brought a bag of this over before I moved to Utah. I ate it all in one day. It is a perfect Christmas giveaway treat.

Line jelly pan with aluminum foil and oil or spray
Spread pan with saltine crackers with the salted side up
Boil one cup sugar and one cup butter for three minutes
Pour over crackers
Bake at 400 for 5 minutes
Remove from oven and sprinkle with 2 cups semi sweet choc. chips
Allow chips to melt for a few minutes, then spread lightly over the entire pan
Refrigerate to cool
Break into irregular shapes for a toffee appearance

Zach's Pizza Dough and Sauce

I got this recipe from my brother Zach. This pizza dough is great because it doesn't have to raise before cooking--so it is quick and easy

1 package or 2 1/4 tsp. of yeast
1 cup warm water
*Dissolve yeast in the water, let rest until foamy

1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 Tbs. oil
2 1/2 cups flour
*Beat vigorously about 20 strokes.
*Let sit for 5 minutes, then roll it out and start adding your toppings
* Bake pizza at 425 for 25 minutes!

1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp oregano
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1/8 tsp. garlic
1/8 tsp. pepper


I got this recipe from one of my friends in Wisconsin. The name sounds terrible but it is a great recipe for kids!

1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
8 oz cooked egg noodles
6-8 slices American cheese
garlic powder, salt, pepper and parsley to your own taste

*Cook noodles according to package directions. Set aside.
*Brown and drain ground beef. Set aside.
*Cook onions until tender. Add all ingredients to pan. Simmer about 1/2 hour stirring occasionally.