Monday, October 26, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies:
You love the ice cream, now sink your teeth into gooey cookie dough brownies! Mixes for brownies and cookies make it extra easy.

Prep Time: 15 min; Total Time: 1 hour 55 min; Makes: 48 brownies

1 box Betty Crocker® Original Supreme brownie mix (with chocolate syrup pouch)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
2 eggs
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® chocolate chip cookie mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
1 container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting

1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray, or grease with shortening. Make brownie mix as directed on box, using oil, water and 2 eggs. Spread in pan.
2. Make cookie mix as directed on pouch, using butter and 1 egg. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls evenly onto brownie batter; press down lightly.
3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool on cooling rack 30 minutes. Frost with frosting. For brownies, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Fruit Pizza

Sugar Cookie Crust
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Cook for 10-12 min. @ 350 degrees

1/2 of cream cheese (4 oz.)
1/6 cup powder sugar
1 small or 1/2 big container of cool whip

Mix the cream cheese and powder sugar until soft and smooth then add in the cool whip.
Place any kind of fruit on top and refrigerate and enjoy!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Yummy Yummy Carmel Popcorn

1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 lb. or 2 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 can sweet and condensed milk
1 cup light corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
3-4 bags of microwave popcorn (2 gallons of popped popcorn)

melt butter, stir in sugar and syrup, bring to boil, take off stove and add milk, then slowly bring to a boil for 5 - 6 minutes (until soft ball stage) and then take off heat and add vanilla (mix in greased bowl and lay on a greased cookie sheet).

From: Christine Carson

Friday, June 5, 2009


Pizza crust:
1 T yeast
1 cup warm water
1 T sugar
1 t salt
1 t garlic powder
3ish cups flour

Dissolve the yeast in the water and let sit awhile. Add the sugar, salt and garlic. Add 2 cups of flour and mix. Add enough more flour to make the dough handle-able. Sometimes it's 2 1/2 cups total, sometimes more than 3. Knead on floured surface until smooth and elastic. Roll out to desired size. I use a (14 inch?) pizza stone, but sometimes I use a cookie sheet, whatever works.

1 can tomato sauce
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Seasoning salt

Mix sauce with spices to taste. I never measure, but it's probably about 1 teaspoon of the basil, oregano, garlic, and onion, with a little less of the seasoning salt and pepper, and maybe a 1/4 tsp of sugar. (If you can't tell, I'm totally guessing. I really never measure.)

Spread sauce on crust (I don't use all of it, maybe half). Top generously with mozzarella cheese. Add your favorite toppings. Our usual is pepperoni (or ham), pineapple, canned mushrooms, onions and olives on Tom's half.

Add some more cheese (mozzarella and Parmesan) on top.

Bake at 425 until it looks like you want to eat it (usually about 12-15 minutes).

Slice and eat!

BY: Janelle (my mother's cousin's daughter)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Quick and Easy Chicken and Tomato Pasta


  • 1/2 (16 ounce) package angel hair pasta
  • olive oil
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic and herb seasoning blend
  • 1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
  • 1 (8 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans diced tomatoes
  • freshly grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Boil pasta for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Sprinkle chicken with seasoned salt, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in drained black olives and mushrooms. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until chicken is golden brown. Strain chicken juices from pan, and reduce heat to low. Stir in tomatoes, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  3. Toss the pasta and chicken mixture together, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, and serve.
(Found on All Recipes submitted by Tiffany)

Penne with Chicken


3/4 pound chicken breasts boneless
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 cup scallions, spring or green onions
3 each garlic cloves crushed
28 ounces italian plum (roma) tomatoes with juice
12 each basil fresh, chopped
1 can olives pitted, ripe, drained
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes crushed
10 ounces pasta penne
3 ounces mozzarella cheese part skim, diced
1 tablespoon parsley leaves fresh, chopped
1/2 cup parmesan, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, grated grated


Earlier in the day, add enough water to the skinned chicken to cover it.

Poach chicken in simmering water (uncovered) until chicken is no longer pink.

This will take about 8 minutes.

Allow chicken to cool in poaching liquid.

Cooling it in the liquid makes it more tender) Later, remove chicken from poaching liquid and chop it into small or bite-size pieces.

Save the poaching liquid to add to the water you're going to cook the pasta in.

In large non-stick pan, cook the onion and garlic in heated olive oil until softened.

Add hot pepper flakes and tomatoes and juice.

Cook about 30 minutes over medium heat until sauce thickens.

Cook penne in poaching liquid with additional water as needed.

Combine chicken with the sauce mixture in serving bowl.

Add parsley and cheese.

Sprinkle with parmesan and serve immediately.

(Found on

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Cafe Rio Burritos

Oh baby!
All you need is this meat below and black or pinto beans inside of a 'homemade' burrito tortilla ... and heaven will appear. One burrito with about a cup of meat is enough for anyone. Then cheese goes on top of the burrito, broiled for a minute or two. Pour Creamy Dressing on top.

The Pork:
1lb. pork tenderloin---can use pork roast
2- 15oz. cans tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups brown sugar (it was too sugary for us...use less!)
1 can of coke
1 garlic clove, diced
1/4 cup cilantro, minced

Place all ingredients in Crock Pot on Medium for at least 4 hours ... we did 6 on low, great!

The Creamy Dressing --- (Iusually just half this)
1pkt. Hidden Valley Ranch Mix
8oz Salsa Verde Green Salsa (La Victoria brand)
1/2 bunch of cilantro wiht the stems
2 cloves garlic
3/4 c. mayo
3/4 c. sour cream
1/8 tsp. hot sauce – I don’t add this. . .
Mix in Blender. If needed, thin with Buttermilk

On the side:
The Rice (best ever! Carter loves this) -- I actually quarter this AND I put some in the burrito
8 cups water
8 cubes/tsp. chicken bouillon
2 tsp. cumin
4 cloves garlic
12 tbsp.butter
12 sprigs cilantro
4 cups rice

a random Guacamole recipe
2 avocados
1 t olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T cilantro
1/4 c chopped tomato
2 T chopped onion (optional)
1/2 t. salt
1/2 fresh lime juice

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Shepherds Pie (Tomato Soup)

Tomato Soup Shepherds Pie

This easy shepherd's pie variation is made with green beans and tomato soup.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 chopped onion
1 can tomato soup
1 can green beans, drained (can substitued frozen)
prepared mashed potatoes (4-6 servings)
cheddar cheese


Brown ground beef and onion in frying pan. In the bottom of the casserole dish, place browned ground beef and onion. Then add tomato soup and green beans.
On top of that, spread your mashed potatoes. Pop it into the oven and bake. (350 degrees) When it's almost done, put some slices of mild cheddar cheese on it, and stick it back into the oven until the cheese is melted. - Bonnie

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Otis Spunkmeyer Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
3 tsp vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips
1 cup chopped English Walnuts

Cooking Directions:

1. Combine flour and baking powder in a small bowl and mix with a whisk. Set aside. Melt butter/shortening in a microwave oven (use a microwave safe mixing bowl or a glass measuring cup) stopping and stirring every 15 seconds. Stop when the butter is more of a paste (usually about 45-60 seconds). Pour over granulated sugar, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and beat well. Add each egg separately beating until creamy. Add flour mixture (1/2 cup at a time) while beating. Refrigerate for 1-3 hours in covered bowl. Pre-heat oven to 375
2. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

White Chicken Chile

Seriously so Good! My changes are in red.

1 lb chicken diced (1 use 2 large chicken breasts) *half a pound
1 med onion
1 ½ tsp garlic powder or 3 cloves fresh garlic
1 Tbsp oil
Cook together

2 c. chicken broth *three cups
1 tsp salt *1 1/2 tsp. chicken bullion
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp oregano
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
2 cans white beans, drained
1 4oz can diced green chilies

Bring to a boil and cook uncovered for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Turn off heat and add:
1 c. sour cream *1/2 cup
½ c whipping cream *I used 2% milk

Serve with grated cheese, olives, tortilla chips, avocado, and whatever else.