Thursday, November 23, 2006 

Brownie Bites the form of a cookie. I made them for the first time yesterday. Oh. Man!


4 squares unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour


Preheat oven to 350.Microwave chocolate & butter on high for 2 minutes. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in sugar. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, mix well. Refrigerate 15 minutes or until dough is easy to handle.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on greased baking sheets.

Bake 8 minutes, or just until set. Let stand on baking sheet 1 minute; transfer to wire racks and cool completely.

Try to stop at just one. It won't happen.

Saturday, November 04, 2006 

Sweet Marie Bars


1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
3 Tbsp. butter
2 cups rice krispies
1 cup salted peanuts


Melt together the first four ingredients. Mix with the last two ingredients. Spread and squish into an 8x8 pan and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Put under the broiler just until the chocolate is melted. You will want to double this...and they freeze well.


Caramel Corn


1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1/4 cup white corn syrup
1/2 tsp. salt


Melt all these in the microwave for 2 min. in a large bowl. Stir, then boil 2 min. more in the microwave. Add 1/2 tsp. baking soda. It will get kind of foamy. Stir well.
Pop one batch of popcorn- make sure to pick out all the un-popped kernels. Pour all the popcorn into a large paper shopping bag. Pour the sauce from the microwave on top of the popcorn. Roll the top of the bag and shake it well.
Microwave the bag with the popcorn/sauce in it for 1 min. more.
Shake the bag well. Microwave 1 min. more. Done!! Be careful not to burn yourself when you open the bag and scrape it all out into a bowl.


Peanut Butter Cookies


1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt


Cream sugars, margarine and then add eggs and peanut butter. Add dry ingredients last. Drop by Tbsp. onto an ungreased pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 min. or not overcook so they remain chewy.


Sweet and Tangy Chicken


1 small onion chopped
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup salsa
1/8 tsp. cayenne


Pour this on top of a maximum of 4 chicken breasts (double if more). Bake at 350 degrees for 50min. Serve with basmati rice and corn. Easy and yummy.




1 cup sifted flour
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. melted butter


Put in blender on high until smooth. Pour a ladle amount into a hot greased pan, spreading the batter thinly around the pan. Flip when it bubbles up. Serve with cinnamon and cottage cheese rolled inside, or syrup, fruit, ice cream, peanut butter etc.


Uncle Paul's Chili

an interesting variation of the classic chili...does not use chili powder...more of a creamy chili


1/2 lb. bacon
2 lb. ground beef
1 stalk of sliced celery
2 cans of kidney beans
2 cans of pork and beans
1 can of mushrooms
2 jalapeno peppers
1 green pepper
2 large onions
1 large can of tomatoes
1 can of tomato soup
1 can of mushroom soup


Fry up the bacon. Drain off most of the fat and add the onions and celery. When they are soft, put aside in a large pot, and fry up the beef. Then put the beef into the large pot as well, and add all the rest of the ingredients. Stir well, bring to a boil and then simmer for awhile. (This recipe will feed a small army).


Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

What's orzo, you ask? It's pasta shaped like pearls of barley; frequently prepared with lamb in Greek cuisine


3 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 cups orzo
3 cups chicken broth (750ml)
1/2 cup grated parmesan
6 Tbsp. chopped basil or 1 1/2 tsp. dried
salt and pepper


Melt butter in skillet over medium-high heat. Add orzo and saute 2 min. until slightly brown (watch closely as it can burn). Add broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until orzo is tender and liquid is absorbed...20 min. or more. Mix in parmesan and basil. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to shallow bowl. Serves 6. A good alternative side-dish if you're getting tired of rice.




5 cups flour
1 cup margarine
2 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. sugar

2 Tbsp. yeast
1 cup of warm water
2 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 cups of milk
2 eggs


Mix these together into a crumble as you would for a pie crust. Put aside. Then soak 2 Tbsp. yeast in 1 cup of warm water with 2 tsp. sugar. Warm 1 1/2 cups of milk. Beat in 2 eggs, mix with the yeast. Stir into the crumbs to make a soft dough. Put in the fridge for at least 2 hours or up to two days. The dough may be very moist. Just add flour until it is workable. Roll out the dough to 1/4 " thickness on a floured surface. Cut into strips 1 " wide. Twist each strip into a rope, curl into a loose pinwheel. Or cut dough into triangle shapes to roll up. Let rise in warm place for approx. 1/2 hour to an hour. Spread out between 3 cookie sheets at least. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 min. Can drizzle with a simple butter icing or icing sugar mixed with water and vanilla. Makes 3 dozen butterhorns. Quite fussy, but worth the hassle!!


Chinese filled Buns


16oz bread or pizza dough
2 tsp. curry powder (save half for later)
4 Tbsp. soy sauce (save half for later)
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. grated ginger (1/2 tsp. if ground)
2 crushed garlic cloves
1 lb. hamburger
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. water
2 Tbsp. veg. oil
1 small chopped onion


Brown the hamburger with onion (and oil if necessary) Add all spices to the beef. Mix the saved 1/2 of soy sauce and curry with the cornstarch and water. Add to the beef and let simmer. Cool. Roll dough out into one long rectangle like you are going to make cinnamon buns. Spread the filling on top of the dough and roll it up. Cut into individual buns. (If you prefer, you can make little circles and make them more like pizza pockets) Place 2 " apart onto greased cookie sheet. Let rise for 20 min. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 min. Makes 2 dozen buns.

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