Saturday, October 8, 2016

Enchilada Casserole

1 rotisserie chicken (pulled from from bone, skin removed, and shredded) or cooked chicken
1 bag crushed tortilla chips, or corn tortillas
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can chicken broth
1/4 cup sower cream if desired
1 can green chili enchilada sauce
2 cups shredded cheese (more if desired)

Mix soup, broth, sower cream, green chili enchilada sauce. Cover the bottom of a large rectangle pan with chips or tortillas, add a layer of soup mixture, cheese, and repeat, top with cheese.  Bake at 350 until bubbly.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Granny's Butter Cookies

1 C butter
1 C powdered sugar
2 C flour
1 C pecans (optional)
1 t ice water
1 t vanilla
Cream butter and sugar together thoroughly, add other ingredient in order and chill.

Make small oblong rolls (about inches long). Press a pecan half into the top of each cookie.

Bake at 375 until light golden brown. Remove from oven and roll in powdered sugar.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Granny's Sugar Cookies

Sometimes the best recipes are written on old scraps of paper.

1 C powdered sugar
1 C granulated sugar
1 C butter
1 C oil
1 T vanilla

Add dry ingredients:
4 C + 4T flower
1t soda
1t salt
1t cream of tartar

Roll dough into balls and dip in sugar.  Place balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and press with the bottom of a drinking glass.

Bake at 375 until edges are light brown.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cake Mix Cookie Bars

1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
1 Small Box Vanilla Pudding Mix
1/4 C Water
3/4 C Vegetable Oil
2 Eggs
1 C Chocolate Chips or M&M's

Combine cake mix, and dry pudding mix in mixing bowl.  Next add water, oil, and eggs mix well.  Stir in chocolate chip or M&M's.

Pour batter into a greased 10x13 baking dish.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snow Ice Cream

Mom’s Snow Ice Cream

2 C milk or half and half
½ - 1 C sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla

Stir until well blended and sugar starts to dissolve.

Fill a mixing bowl with snow pour mixture over snow and stir, add more snow for desired consistency.
Fancy That Ice Cream made from snow! Doesn't get much better than that.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My mom gave me the coolest thing ever from Willaims-Sonoma . She gave me a pumpkin and apple shaped "hand pie" press.


This is what the finished product looked like...not as great as the ones in the catalog, but I'm happy, and to be honest the pies didn't last long enough for it to matter too much. The great thing about these presses is that the kids are able to help (very easy to use).


Fancy, that yummy little pies that little hands can help to make. DeeLight

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Oh My, Let's Make Some Pie

I love pie. Who doesn't? But it seems that many people don't like the idea of making their own crust (quite honestly I can't imaging using a store bought crust). So I'm sharing the crust recipe I use (if i can do it anyone can). I'm also sharing 2 recipes I made this week using pie crust (one's sweet and one's savory). Both are delicious.

Take the time to make your own crust, you won't be sorry!!
Pie Crust
2 1/2 C all purpose flour
1t salt
1t granulated sugar
1C cold unsalted butter (cut in small pieces)
1/4-1/2 cup cold ice water
Mix flour, salt and sugar together in mixing bowl, cut in butter with a pasty blender, until it resembles course meal. Add ice water and mix (I use the pasty blender) until no longer crumbly, but not sticky. Wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour (I never do this. That would take more planning ahead than I'm capable of). This makes enough for 1 double crust pie or 2 single.
Now you're ready to get started on Irish Beef Hand Pies.
Irish Beef Hand Pies

1 T vegetable oil
¼ head green cabbage shredded (I chop mine so the kids won’t know it’s there)
½ pound red potatoes scrubbed and diced
1-pound ground beef sirloin
3 T tomato paste
½ t Worcestershire sauce
½ t dried thyme
Course salt and ground pepper
Home made pie crust (full recipe)

heat oven to 400

Heat oil over M heat, in a saucepan. Add potatoes and cabbage. Cook for about 7 minutes. Add beef and cook until no longer pink. Stir in tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, thyme and 1-cup water. Cover and cook until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Lightly mash mixture with fork. Add salt and pepper. Let cool.

Roll half of crust into a square (about 14 inches). Cut into 4 equal squares place ½C filling on one half of each square. Brush edges with water fold over and crimp with fork to seal. Make vent by poking top with tines of the fork.

Transfer to baking sheets bake until golden brown 10-12 minutes.

Trust me this recipe is a keeper. The recipe comes from Martha Stewart's, Every Day Food magazine.

Now, you'll want to whip up another recipe of pie crust dough (or a 1/2 recipe) so that you can make this super yummy, old fashioned pie.

Lemon Chess Pie

2 C sugar
1 T flour
1 T corn meal
¼ t salt
¼ C melted butter
2 t grated lemon rind
¼ C lemon juice
½ t vanilla
¼ C milk
4 eggs
1 unbaked 9-inch pasty shell

Combine Sugar, flour, cornmeal and salt. Add butter, lemon rind, lemon juice and milk, mix well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well with a wire whisk after each addition. Pour into pastry sell. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.

Fancy That, I think I could eat pie for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!!