I thought it would be a good idea to keep some of my recipes here in a blog. Easy to find and easy to share them with you all.
I've tried keeping the recipes in a few on line food web sites in years past and they all have disappeared.



Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Chicken in a bag

Chicken in a Bag
Ingredients
  • A 14 x 20 oven bag or bigger
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1/3 Cup water
  • 1/2 Teaspoon EACH Basil, thyme, and salt
  • 1 med onion
  • 2 potatoes
  • 4 carrots 
  • 1 red pepper
  • Chicken pieces - seasoned with paprika

Directions
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
  • Shake flour in bag, place in baking pan.  
  • Add water, basil, thyme and salt to bag.
  • Squeeze bag to blend ingredients.
  • Cut onion and potatoes into wedges. 
  •  Slice carrots and pepper into cubes.


  •  Add vegetables to bag.  
  • Turn to coat.
  • Arrange in even layer.  
  • Place chicken in bag and close with tie.
  • Make 6, 1/2 slits in top of bag. 
Bake 50 - 55 minutes.

Nothing fancy but it was good, easy to make, and a very easy clean up. 😊
 
Happy Eating  🍴

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Welsh Cookies

Welsh Cookies
Ingredients
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup currants (I use 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips and 1/4 cup dried cranberries)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
Directions
  • Mix flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in medium bowl until well blended.
  • Cut in butter and shortening with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.
  • Toss in currents.
  • Beat egg and milk with a fork and add to flour mixture.
  • Mix until blended.
  • Dough should be consistency of pastry dough.
  • Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with 3 inch cookie cutter.
 
  • Heat greased griddle over moderate heat.
  • Cook cookies 3 minutes or until golden brown.  Turn and cook another 3 minutes.
  • Remove and cool on wire rack.  Let cool completely, then wrap in plastic wrap to store.
  • Can also be frozen
Not a real sweet cookie but very good.

Happy Eating  🍪

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Smoked Sausage

Smoked Sausage Skillet
Ingredients 
  • 1 pkg Hillshire Farm smoked sausage, diagonally sliced thin
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 small onion, sliced thin
  • 1 pkg frozen broccoli, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/ cup tomato sauce
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  • Heat olive oil an garlic in skillet
  • Stir in smoked sausage slices and cook until browned.
  • Add pepper, onion, broccoli, broth and tomato sauce and simmer for 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender and the liquid is absorbed.
  • In the meantime, prepare rice according to package instructions.
  • Stir rice into the skillet, sprinkle with cheese and serve.
I made this for the first time this evening for supper.  Ken and I both thought is was tasty and delicious.   Will certainly be making this again.

It is quick and easy too and serves 4 - 6.

I didn't have have a red bell pepper so used a green bell pepper.  Next time I'll use a red one, which will make it more colorful.

Happy Eating🍴

Monday, March 27, 2017

Cheese Cake

 Cheese Cake
My mother gave me this recipe for cheese cake years ago 
and it is really really good.  
It is easy to make but has a few steps and a long process of cooling down.
The egg whites get folded into the cream cheese mixture
and then into the graham cracker crust.
Then in the oven to bake and it comes out looking like this.  We like it plain but a lot of people like it with  blueberry or cherry pie filling on it.

  • 1 lb cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 1 pint sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
 Line a 9 inch spring form pan with graham cracker crust.
Stir cheese to soften
Add sugar - cream well
Add unbeaten eggs yolks - stir to blend
Stir in sour cream, vanilla, & lemon juice
Fold in stiff beaten egg whites
Pour into pan & put in 300 degree preheated oven
Bake 1 hour
Let cake remain in oven with heat turned off for another hour
Open oven door and let remain for 1/2 hour
Refrigerate overnight - if you can wait that long. : )

Happy Eating 🍰

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Snickerdoodle Cookies

Snickerdoodle Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla 
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cream together by hand, butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, and vanilla.
  3. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt.
  4. With small ice cream scoop, shape dough into small balls. I used the Pampered Chef small scoop.
  5. In ziplock sandwich bag, mix the 3 Tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon.
  6. Drop one ball of dough in mixture at a time and coat well.  I did two at a time.
  7. Place on ungreased baking sheet
  8. Bake 8 minutes, remove immediately from baking sheets and cool on wire rack.
I couldn't find the recipe I used last time so found this one on line.
Glad I couldn't find it because I like this one better.

Have fun baking and enjoy a cookie or two. 🍪

Monday, January 30, 2017

Zucchini Pizza Casserole

Zucchini Pizza Casserole
  • 4 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 oz) Italian tomato sauce
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place zucchini in colander, sprinkle with salt.  Let stand 10 minutes, then squeeze out moisture.

Combine zucchini with eggs, Parmesan and half of the mozzarella and cheddar cheese.  Press into a 13 x 9 greased baking dish.  Bake 20 minutes.
Zucchini has been baked in oven and now ready to add rest of ingredients.
Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook the beef and onion (I added a some garlic too) over medium heat, crumbling beef, until meat is no longer pink, drain.  Add the tomato sauce.

Spoon over zucchini mixture.  Sprinkle with remaining cheeses and chopped pepper.

Bake another 20 minutes.

Happy eating. 🍴

8 servings
Per Serving
  • 315 calories
  • 20g fat (10g sat. fat)
  • 119mg chol
  • 855mg sodium
  • 10gr carb
  • 4g sugar
  • 2g fiber
  • 25g pro

Friday, January 27, 2017

Roast Potatoes

Roast Potatoes
  • 2 lbs small red potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary (sometimes I add dill instead)
  1. Mix olive oil and spices in roasting pan.
  2. Cut potatoes and add to pan.  Toss to coat.
  3. Roast 30 minutes in a preheated 450 degrees oven or till fork tender and golden brown.  Stir half way through cooking.
Happy Eating 🍴