Friday, June 17, 2011

Thimble Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1 egg white
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup jam or jelly

Cream butter and sugar, add yolk and vanilla. Add flour and form a ball...make little one inch balls, roll in egg white then chopped nuts. Place on cookie sheet and make a dent and fill with jam.

Bake 350F for 12-15 min

Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding:

1 cup uncooked white rice

2 cups water

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp butter

8 eggs

4 cups milk, heated

1 1/2 cups white sugar

dash of salt

2 tsp vanilla

a dash of nutmeg and a dash of cinnamon

Bring water to a boil and add the rice, 1/2 tsp salt and butter. Stir. Reduce heat and cover. Steam the rice until done, about 20-25 minutes. The rice should be tender. While the rice is steaming, beat eggs slightly; add sugar then the milk. Add vanilla, cooked rice and a dash of salt. Stir all ingredients together. Pour into large pyrex baking dish (9 x 11) and sprinkle with a little nutmeg and cinnamon.

Set the pan into a larger baking pan and add hot water to the BOTTOM pan. This will create a steam bath for the rice pudding. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-55 minutes. Bake until the center is firm and an inserted knife into the center comes out clean.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Almond Cookies

Almond Cookies

1 C. Margarine

1 C. sugar

1 egg

2 tsp. Almond extract

1 tsp. Vanilla

2 1/4 C. flour

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

blanched almonds

Combine margarine, sugar, egg, almond extract and vanilla, beat until fluffy. Mix dry ingredients and add to the margarine mixture. Chill dough. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape dough into 1” balls, dip in sugar and push on an almond. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 12 min. or until lightly brown. Enjoy!~P

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Quick Blueberry Struesel


2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter or marg. (room temp)

Mix with pastry blender until well blended, but crumbly. Put 1 1/4 cups aside for topping. To the original mix, add:

2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 egg beaten with fork in meas. cup, then filled to 1 cup with buttermilk

Mix baking powder and soda into dry ingredients, then add egg and buttermilk.
Spread into greased 10"round, 9x9 or 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with 2 cups blueberries and crumb mixture. Squeeze crumbs a bit as you drop them by handfuls.
Bake in upper part of oven, at 375F for 35 - 45 min. Cool or serve warm with ice cream.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Yummo Salad Dressing

4 oz red wine vinegar
1/2 clove garlic
4 oz olive oil
1/8 cup sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 c grated parm cheese

Pour over green leafy salad mix, sliced red peppers and sliced red onion....or whatever you have in your fridge!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Herb Grilled Chicken

Herb Grilled Chicken

A pound or two of chicken breasts, tenderloins, legs and thighs, or wings (every part of the chicken works well with this! My favorite are legs and thighs.)
Olive oil to coat chicken
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbs garlic, minced
Fresh rosemary *
Fresh thyme *

Lay chicken pieces in a mixing bowl or container. Cover in olive oil. Add a liberal amount of salt and pepper. Press garlic cloves in a garlic mincer and cover the surface of the chicken. Now sprinkle with fresh herbs, sliced in 1/2 inch pieces.

Flip over chicken and repeat for opposite side.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rhubarb Surprise

Mix up one yellow cake mix following the directions on the box. Pour into a greased cake pan.
Put three cups of chopped rhubarb over the top.
Sprinkle one cup of sugar over the top of that.
Pour a pint of whipping cream over the top of that. (I only had half and half and that worked fine)

Bake according to the cake mix (mine needed an extra five minutes)….It isn’t really pretty looking when it comes out. To serve it, flip the portion upside down. Whip cream would be WONDERFUL on this.

The cream and sugar makes a custard like pudding on the bottom of the pan. Definitely try this recipe…if you like rhubarb, you’ll love it! I would refrigerate it…and it’s even better the next day….yum.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Cinnamon Toast Strata

3 Tbsp granulated Sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
soft butter to spread on bread
10-12 slices of bread....white, raisin, cranberry, fruit

6 eggs
2 C. milk
1 tsp vanilla

Grease 13"X 9" cake pan. Set oven to 350F.

Butter one side of half the bread, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mixed together.
Cover with unbuttered a cinnamon/sugar sandwich.

Cut each sandwich in 4 triangles.
Stand up in dish.
Beat eggs, milk, vanilla and pour all over bread. Let soak in. You can leave this over night in the fridge if you want.
Bake 35-40 minutes until golden. You can start by covering with foil so it doesn't brown too much.
Serve with syrup!! Delish!!