Monday, January 31, 2011
Ham and Cheese Potato Bake
1 1/2C milk
salt and pepper
6-8C frozen hashbrowns, thaw and pat dry
1 1/2C chopped ham
1C sour cream
1 1/2C shredded cheese
Preheat oven to 400. Grease 13x9 dish(or 2 8x8). In saucepan, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1minute. Whisk in the milk, salt, pepper. Cook over medium heat until bubbly and thickened. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, ham, sour cream, cooked sauce and 1 C of the cheese. Spoon into the greased pan and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese. Bake for 15-25min or until bubbly. I like to also add cornflakes tossed with a bit of melted butter to the top and bake 5-10min longer. Use your light sour cream and 2% cheese and lowfat milk to make the recipe healthier.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
You've got to try these, you will be the number one mom! My son's eyes roll back as he is stuffing the 5th biscuit in his mouth...he is in heaven and at the same time he has this worried look in his eye that he may explode and to help him! lol
Paula Deen's Biscuits
2 C self rising flour
1 1/2 C heavy whipping cream
Mix all together until dough forms a ball. Put onto a lightly floured surface and knead 5-7times.
Pat dough into a 1/2inch thickness and cut out 3inch circles. Place on a greased baking sheet 1 inch apart and cook at 500 degrees for 10minutes. If you don't have self rising flour do this:
For each cup of self rising flour substitute 1 C all purpose flour + 1 1/4t baking powder and 1/8t salt.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Today I will post the recipe for her lemon cake, I'm not making it until the party tomorrow so I don't have a picture to post yet.
1pkg lemon cake mix, 1 small pkg lemon pudding mix, 1 3/4C water, 3 egg whites, 3/4C milk, 1/2t lemon extract, 1 small pkg vanilla or lemon pudding mix, 8oz tub cool whip. Spray 10x15 pan and preheat oven to 350. In bowl mix cake mix and pudding mix and pour in water and egg whites and mix 1minute on low. Switch to high and beat 4 more minutes. Pour batter into pan. Bake 25-30min or until done and cool completely. In another bowl mix extract, pudding mix and milk on low for 2 minutes. Fold in cool whip and frost cake and store in fridge.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
6 slices rye bread, cubed
1(16oz)can sauerkraut, rinsed and drained
1pd deli sliced corned beef, cut up...or leftover corned beef
3/4C russian style salad dressing
2C shredded swiss cheese
Preheat oven to 400. Spray 13x9 and layer meat on bottom and then sauerkraut, russian dressing then swiss cheese and then cubed rye bread. Bake 20 min or so until bread is toasted and casserole is heated through.
Easy Salisbury Steak
1pd lean ground beef
1 C stovetop stuffing(just dry)(I used savory herb)
1pkg onion soup seasoning, or
1/2t onion powder and garlic powder if you don't have the onion soup mix
1C beef broth(I boil 1C water and add 2 beef bouillon cubes and stir)
1 can cream mushroom soup
Mix together the beef, stuffing, egg and seasoning. Form into patties(I made 7) and cook in a large skillet until browned on both sides(don't cook all the way through). Remove from pan and set aside. In the same pan add soup and beef broth and bring to gentle boil and add 2T flour and mix well. If your family likes mushrooms and onion you can saute these and add the flour to this and then add the soup and broth. After adding the flour gently boil for one minute and then add the patties back in the pan. Cover and simmer for 15minutes. I flip them half way. Serve with mashed potatoes and veggie and rolls. My family liked ketchup on the patties.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Crockpot Turkey Breast
Wash turkey breast off and place in crockpot. You can add a few raw bacon strips to the top of it and sprinkle some onion soup mix to the top of it. You can put water or chicken broth in the bottom, just enough to cover the bottom. Cook on high 4-5hours or low 8-10. Sometimes I turn it on before going to bed at night. Then let cool and debone. You can keep the leftover broth in the crockpot and then add all the bones to the broth and add in a couple carrots and celery and turn it on low or high and let simmer for several hours and have your own turkey/chicken broth, just strain into containers or mason jars and freeze.
Easy Chicken Pot Pie
2 (9in) frozen pie crusts, or refrigerated
1 pkg frozen mixed veggies
2C cooked, diced chicken or turkey
1 can cream chicken soup, or cream celery soup
Preheat oven to 350. Combine the mixed veggies, chicken, soup and milk. Pour into the crust. Place the top crust on and seal the edges. Poke holes in the top. Bake 350 for 30min or until golden brown
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Cream Cheese Banana Bread
8 oz cream cheese, softenend
1 C sugar
2-3 mashed bananas
2 1/4C flour ( I use half white, half white wheat)
1 1/2t baking powder
1/2t baking soda
1C chopped nuts, optional
sugar cinnamon to sprinkle on top
preheat 350 and grease bread pan, or 4 mini loaves
In large bowl, mix cream cheese, sugar and butter. Mix in banana and eggs until creamy. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into pan(s), sprinkle with sugar or sugar cinnamon mixture and cook 60-70 min, or until brown on top
Friday, January 21, 2011
Remember that saying?.....you are what you eat! I like my sweets and fries like anyone else, but the key is moderation....and study your recipe and see where you can make healthier choices, like buying light or low sodium, 100%whole grain, unprocessed,etc.
Quick and Easy Lasagna
16 lasagna noodles, cook and drain (I used what noodles I had, egg noodles)
2pd ground beef, cook and drain
1 (28oz jar) spaghetti sauce
1pd cubed velveeta
Cook noodles and drain. Cook beef and drain. Add sauce to beef and heat through. Rinse and drain the noodles. Grease a 13x9 dish, layer 1/3 meat and half noodles and then 1/2 cheese. Repeat. Top with the rest of the meat sauce. Cover and bake at 350 for around 35min
Note: I will add a layer of cottage cheese next time to keep it moister
Source: I got this from a magazine years ago, but don't remember which one
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Recipe #1 (so cool!)
Easy Noddle Dish (don't know where I got the recipe?)
1pd cooked ground beef
1 can corn, undrained
1 can diced tomatoes,undrained
1pkg ramen noodles
Take cooked beef and stir in flavoring packet from ramen and stir. Add in undrained corn and tomatoes and break up ramen noodles and add and stir. Bring to boil, reduce heat and cover and simmer for 10min. stirring every so often to break up clumps.