Sunday, November 29, 2009

Pumpkin Roll

3 eggs
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. flour
3/4 c. pumpkin
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. cinnamon (or I prefer pumpkin pie spice)

Mix all ingredients together. Grease bottom of a cookie sheet that has sides and cover bottom with a piece of waxed paper, grease again. Flour the waxed paper. Pour batter and sprinkle 1/3 c. chopped nuts (or I use cinnamon chips) on batter if desired.

Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Turn out on towel sprinkled with powdered sugar. Peel waxed paper off of cake. Fold end of towel over cake and roll up from the short end using the towel as filling. Refrigerate for 1 hour or more.

8 oz. cream cheese
3-4 T. butter
1 c. powdered sugar
1/3 c. cream or half/half
1/2 t. vanilla

Mix together until smooth. Unroll cake, spread filling, reroll cake. Place on a platter, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until served.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Serves 10-20

3 6oz packages stuffing mix, any flavor
1 pound ground sausage (sage flavored is best)
1 cup chopped onion (or Leek)
1 cup chopped celery
2 1/2 teaspoons dried sage (use a little less if you used sage sausage)
1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 apples, cored and chopped (granny smith and gala are my favs)
3/4 cup craisins (can do half golden raisins)
1/3 cup minced parsley
1 1/2 cup stock (or more if you like it more moist)
1 1/2 cups butter, melted

In a large skillet, cook the sausage, celery and onions over medium heat, stirring and breaking up the lumps until evenly browned.

Pour sausage mixture over bread in bowl. Mix in chopped apples, dried cranberries, parsley, and spices. Drizzle with stock and melted butter, and mix lightly. Spoon into turkey to loosely fill or bake at 350 for about an hour. Cover with foil for the first 30-40 minutes.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pumpkin Waffles with Buttermilk Syrup

I got this here. I haven't tried it yet, but I'm sure it's fabulous! Let me know if you try it!

2 cup flour
2 Tbsp baking powder
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt


4 egg yolks (save the egg whites)
1 cup pumpkin
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup melted butter
beat the 4 egg whites and until they form stiff peaks and fold into the batter

Makes about 15-20 waffles

Buttermilk syrup:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup sugar
1 tsp light corn syrup

Bring all ingredients to a boil and remove from heat.
Add 1 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp vanilla. Stir until mixture settles.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Olive Garden Salad Dressing

8 oz of Paul Newmans Olive Oil and Vinegar dressing
one clove of peeled minced garlic (or a teaspoon of crushed garlic from the bottle)
1 tsp of dried basil
1 tsp of dried oregano
1 tbsp of sugar or 3 packets of sweet and low
add a dash of parmasan the powder kind in the green bottle

Allow to chill at least 24 hours prior to serving.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Whole Jar PB Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1(18 ounce) jar Peanut Butter*
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped peanuts (which I replaced with milk chocolate chips)

In a large bowl cream butter, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Add the eggs, yolk and vanilla; mix until fluffy. Stir in the peanut butter. Sift together the flour baking powder and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture. Finally stir in the peanuts (or chocolate chips). Refrigerate dough for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet. (I chose to line baking sheets with parchment paper-much easier!)
Roll dough into walnut sized balls. Place on prepared baking sheet and flatten slightly with a fork.

Bake for 12-15 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies should look dry on top. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

Lazy Chiles Rellenos

8 whole Roasted, Peeled, And Seeded Green Chiles
1-½ cup Monterey Jack Cheese, Grated
5 whole Large Eggs
2 cups Whole Milk
Salt And Black Pepper To Taste
½ teaspoons Paprika
¼ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper

Preparation Instructions
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.Mix together eggs, milk, salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne.Cut chilies in half and add a single layer of chilies on the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish.Top chilies with half the grated cheese.Repeat with another layer of chilies and another layer of cheese.Pour egg mixture all over the top.Place into a larger baking dish or rimmed baking sheet. Pour in 1/2 inch of water and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until completely set.Cut into squares and serve with warm corn tortillas!

Taquito Crock Pot Chicken

*I found this here but I do it a little differently. I used dehydrated onions and omit the paprika, and use a little extra worcestershire for my own personal taste. It's very good! Great for salads and burritos too.

3 frozen chicken breasts
1/4 cup worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 onion, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper

combine in a crock pot and cook on low for four hours. shred and taste for seasoning. add salt and pepper if needed, and more paprika for color, if needed. keep warm.