Friday, May 30, 2008


We had BLT's at our house tonight.
(although, we didn't have the L, so it was a BT sandwich)
I'm sure I don't need to post the recipe...I'm just here to put an easy summer dinner idea into your head!
You're welcome!
I DO miss my co-chefs...
I wonder what they're eating these days!
toast bread. spread with mayo. top with BLandT.

Monday, May 19, 2008




2 cups flour
1t. salt
2/3 crisco (i like butter flavored)
Mix with pastry blender to pea size pieces.
then add 5-7T. ice cold water-stir with fork
flour counter top, divide dough in half and roll out bottom crust.
Fill with apple filler~
7 apples (mac's) peeled and sliced thin
3/4 c. sugar
2T. flour
1t. cinnamon
1/2t. nutmeg
1/4t. salt (at most)
dot with butter (about 1/4 cup)
roll out top crust, slice top and bake!
375. 45 minutes.
SO SO YUMMY! serve warm with vanilla ice cream!

Swedish Meatballs

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1/4 pound Jimmy Dean sausage (or favorite ground sausage)
1 egg
1/4 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 clove minced garlic
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 cans Cream of Mushroom soup
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 dash Tabasco sauce
1/4 cup milk

Mix all ingredients together for the meat mixture. DO NOT OVER MIX! Roll into small balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake 45 minutes or until browned. In a medium bowl mix sauce ingredients together. Place meatballs in a skillet or crock pot. Simmer for 45 minutes. May be used as main dish served over rice or noodles or as an appetizer served with toothpicks.


Scrumptious Coffee Cake

1/2 c. butter 1 c. sugar 2 eggs 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla 2 c. flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1 c. buttermilk


1/2 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. white sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

2 Tbsp. flour

2 1/2 Tbsp. butter, melted

1/2 c. chopped walnuts Mix butter and sugar.


Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Add this mixture alternately with the buttermilk to the egg mixture. Mix with mixer.
Pour half of batter into a 9 X 13 in. greased pan. Sprinkle 1/2 of the Topping Mixture over batter. Then add remaining batter. Put remaining Topping Mixture over batter. Pat crumbs lightly into cake mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Frozen (virgin) Margaritas

In honor of Cinco De Mayo we made these YUMMY drinks...

2 tablespoons kosher (coarse) salt
1/2 lime, cut into 4 wedges
1 can (6 ounce size) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
1/4 cup orange juice
4 cups ice cubes
Place the salt in a shallow dish. Rub the rim of each of 4 margarita glasses with a lime wedge and dip the rims into the salt; set the lime wedges aside. In a blender, blend the limeade, orange juice, and icecubes on high speed for 1 to 2 minutes, or until well blended and the ice cubes are crushed. Pour evenly into the glasses and garnish with the lime wedges. Serve immediately.
Bon Bon

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Crunchy Asian Salad

1 env. GOOD SEASONS Italian Salad Dressing & Recipe Mix
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 pkg. (3 oz. each) ramen noodle soup mix
2 pkg. (16 oz. each) coleslaw blend
4 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup PLANTERS Dry Roasted Sunflower Kernels
1/2 cup PLANTERS Sliced Almonds, toasted
PREPARE salad dressing mix in small bowl as directed on envelope. Stir in sugar and soy sauce.
BREAK apart Noodles; place in large bowl. Discard Seasoning Packet or reserve for another use. Add coleslaw blend, onions, sunflower kernels and almonds to noodles; mix lightly.
ADD dressing; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Parmesan Zucchini

4 medium zucchini (about 1 lb.), thinly sliced
8 oz. mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 cup spaghetti sauce
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
1/3 cup KRAFT 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese
PREHEAT oven to 400°F. Toss zucchini with mushrooms in large bowl. Add spaghetti sauce; mix lightly.
PLACE in 13x9-baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
BAKE 25 minutes; sprinkle with cheeses. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until mozzarella cheese is melted.
(i must be hungry. everything looks good. I have NOT tried this recipe, just ook it from the Kraft website. perfect for summer gardens)
T. Scrumptious

Meatball Subs

1 cup spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp. KRAFT 100% Grated Parmesan Cheese
12 oz. (3/4 of 1-lb. pkg.) frozen cooked meatballs
4 crusty sandwich buns, split
3/4 cup KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
COOMBINE spaghetti sauce, water, Parmesan cheese and meatballs in large skillet. Bring to boil on medium-high heat.
REDUCE heat to medium; simmer 8 min. or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.
SPOON into buns; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

these are YUMMY!


Easy Honey-Garlic Chicken

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced
3 cups frozen stir-fry vegetables
1/2 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
2 Tbsp. honey
4 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 tsp. ground ginger
3 cups hot cooked long-grain rice

COOK chicken in large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 5 min., stirring occasionally.
ADD vegetables, dressing, honey, garlic and ginger.

COOK and stir an additional 5 min. or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are heated through. Serve with rice.