Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Cashew Chicken Casserole

2 cups macaroni noodles, uncooked
3 cups chicken, cubed and uncooked
1/2 cup American cheese, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 cup green pepper chopped
1/2 cup celery chopped
1 can sliced waterchestnuts
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can chicken broth
1 1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup or 20 saltine crackers crushed
1 bag or 3/4 cup cashews

Layer first seven ingredients in bottom of greased 9 x13 pan. Combine soups, broth and milk and pour on top of pan. Cover and put in fridge overnight (you don't have to do this step). Before baking, mix melted butter and crackers and sprinkle on pan. Top with cashews. Bake at 350 for 35 min uncovered.

Mexican Cornbread

I posted this on my blog, but thought I'd add it again.

Mexican Cornbread

Brown: 2 lbs beef
¾ c onion, chopped

Drain fat and mix in:
2 pkgs taco seasoning
1 lrg can crushed tomatoes
1 sm can Mexican corn

Heat and put in 11x9 dish. Mix 2 boxes Jiffy Cornbread. Pour over meat mixture. Bake 400 til cornbread is brown.

Navajo Tacos

If you loved Frontier Pies hopefully you'll like this one. It's basically a taco salad on Navajo Fry Bread.

2 Frozen Bread Dough loaves
1 lb ground beef
1 can tomato soup
1 can kidney beans
1 pkg taco seasoning

Thaw bread dough and separate into 4 balls each, so 8 total. Stretch them out to circles. Fry in oil. Set aside.

Brown beef; drain. Add tomato soup, beans undrained and taco seasoning. Mix and heat until warm. Serve meat sauce on fried bread scones. Top with the usual-lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, etc. This sauce is good just as a taco salad on chips too.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Chocolate-Marshmallow Cookies

1 3/4 C flour
½ t soda
½ t salt
½ C cocoa powder
½ C margarine or butter
1 C sugar
1 egg
1/4 C milk
1 tsp vanilla

Combine dry ingredients. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg, vanilla, and milk. Add dry ingredients. Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes then take them out, top with half a marshmallow and cook 2-3 more minutes. Let them cool before frosting.

2 C powdered sugar, 1/8 tsp salt, 4-5 T cream or milk, 4 T cocoa powder, 3 T sftnd butter

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Special K Bars

These are very tasty! Very tasty. So tasty you might be in jeopardy of eating too many.

1 cup sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter

Mix in sauce pan under med heat. Stir.

Add Special K cereal (approx. 6 cups or so). Put into 9X11 dish.

Melt 1 cup chocolate chips and 1 cup butterscotch chips in microwave. Spread the yummy mixture over the top. Put in fridge for about one hour or until everything hardens. Eat your heart out!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Breakfast Duo--Pancakes and Waffles

I was a grown-up before I realized you could make pancakes and waffles without a mix!

Homemade Pancakes
1 1/4 cups flour
1 egg
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup sugar
1 heaping tsp baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup oil
1/4 tsp. salt
Use mixer or blender to make batter smooth.

Homemade Waffles
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup buttermilk
Wisk together then add...
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup sugar
Wisk until smooth.

Always keep buttermilk on hand, but you won't be able to get it at the Bottom Dollar, yet!

Chicken and Dressing

Here is a really good "no oven required" meal. You need the dressing with it to get the full effect.


1 small bottle Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
1 T chili powder
1 T cumin
3 cloves garlic—minced
5 lbs chicken breast (I never use this much chicken, usually 3 Costco chicken breasts)

Cook all together in a crock pot for 4 hours, shred meat and cook 1 additional hour.

Cilantro Dressing

1 1/3 cups sour cream
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 bunch of cilantro
1 package ranch dressing mix
4 tbsp. salsa verde (green salsa)
2 cloves of garlic
1/8 tsp. Tabasco sauce
juice of one lime
Mix together in the blender... and that's it!

Serve this as your taco salad meat and sauce.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Asian Grilled Flank Steak

Ok ladies, I need more entree ideas, so please post your favorites! Here is one of mine.
1 beef flank steak (1-1/4 lb.)
3/4 cup BULL'S-EYE Original Barbecue Sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup thin green onion slices
2 Tbsp. sesame seed
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. ground ginger

SCORE steak on both sides; place in shallow glass dish or large resealable plastic bag.

MIX remaining ingredients. Pour over steak; cover dish or seal bag. Marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours or overnight. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade.

PREHEAT grill to medium-high heat. Grill steak 15 to 20 minutes or until cooked through, turning every 8 minutes. To serve, cut steak across the grain into thin slices.

Confetti Ham and Cheese Roll Ups

I made these on Sunday for the first time in the attempt to find a new appetizer that I like and they were a big hit! My kids even ate the leftovers for lunch the next day!

16 Ounces of Cream Cheese
1 Package of Ranch Dressing Mix
2 Green Onions, Minced
4 Twelve Inch Tortillas
1 Two Ounce Can of Sliced Black Olives
1/2 Cup Red Bell Pepper, Diced
1/2 Cup Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
12 slices deli ham

Combine the cream cheese, ranch dressing mix and green onions in a bowl.Spread this mixture on each tortilla.Sprinkle the red peppers, celery, olives and cheese over the cream cheese mixture.Layer 3 slices of ham down the middle of each tortilla. Roll up the tortillas, wrap them tightly with plastic wrap .Chill 2 hours to overnight, (I actuall put them in the freezer for 3 hours to make them really easy to slice). Cut of the ends and then slice the remainder of the chilled rolls into 1 inch slices.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

You know I am all about easy,quick, pretty healthy, and something most of the family will eat kind of recipes! This fits the bill to a tee and it tastes good enough to serve to the company!

Crock pot here you come.

Frozen Chicken Breasts (as many as you want)
2 cups BBQ sauce
sliced onion
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp fresh garlic

Throw all ingredients in crock pot for about 4 hours on low. Stir it a few times. Before serving, chop or pull apart chicken. Place back in the saucy goodness and stir around one more time. Serve on your favorite bun with coleslaw!