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Sunday, March 30, 2008

German Pancakes

Hello everyone. I've been reading your blogger buffet for a while now, and thank you everyone who post's their recipes- I've used some and I love getting ideas from here! I just was added as a chef, so I thought I'd post one of our favorite things for breakfast. I'm not sure if everyone already knows how to make this or not... but I didn't until recently- So here you go... :)

3 Eggs
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 450, and while it's heating, melt butter in a 8 inch pan in the oven. Meanwhile, whip eggs until think and lemon colored. Add milk, flour, salt, and vanilla. Pour egg mixture into melted butter, and put back in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until puffy and edges are golden brown. Cut and serve with syrup, or powdered sugar.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Raspberry Jell-O Fruit Salad

One of the best fruit salads/desserts EVER...

1 small pkg. Vanilla Pudding
1 small pkg. Tapioca Pudding
1 small pkg. Raspberry Jell-O
3 C. water

1 pkg. Frozen Raspberries
1 10 oz. cool whip

Pour water over dry ingredients in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Refrigerate for 2 hours (just put sauce pan in fridge). Add fruit and fold in cool whip.

Chill & Serve

Crock Pot Sweet & Sour Meatballs

These are soooo good. Everyone will ask you for the recipe--that's how I got it from my friend.

Place all of the following in the crockpot for 6-8 hours on low or 2-4 hours on high.
1 Bag Meatballs (I believe it is 75 count - around there)
1 Large Green Bell Pepper, cut into pieces
1/2 C Sugar
3 T Vinegar
1 T Soy Sauce
3 T Cornstarch (I only used 1 T because I like the sauce thinner)
* In last 15 minutes stir in pineapple
2 Can (15 oz) Pineapple Chunks

Serve over rice.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Chinese Chicken Salad

1 head romaine lettuce
1 head red leaf lettuce
grilled or boiled chicken (use as much as you want)
linguine noodles ( i usually use about 1/2 the package and break them in half)
pea pods (as many as you want)
chow mein noodles
you can add any other vegies you want

wash and cut up both heads of lettuce
cook linguine (instructions on package)
cut the pepper
cut ends off the pea pods (optional)
put it all together in a big bowl

1/2 cup vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 cup vegetable oil (don't use olive oil)
  1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 bag frozen onions
mix it all together (it usually tastes better if you let is sit in the fridge for a while before putting it on the salad, i usually try to make it the night before)

when you're ready to eat, add the dressing and the chow mein noodles ( if you add the chow mein noodles before this point they will be soggy)

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Rice Supper

This is one of those meals that you make when you forgot to plan for dinner.

It is really easy, and is ready in like 20 minutes.

8 oz Canadian Bacon (I have used ham slices also)
3 green onions, chopped
1 cup Minute Rice
6 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cup shredded cheese

Line the bottom of an 8x8 pan with Canadian Bacon (overlap where necessary). Sprinkle rice, green onions, and one cup water over meat. Sprinkle salt and pepper. Pour Eggs over rices, sprinkle salt and pepper again, and then layer cheese on top. Microwave covered for 6 minutes. Uncover and microwave for 4-6 minutes, or until eggs are set.

Hamburger Stroganoff

I have not put this on because I kind of thought everyone probably already knows this recipe. Then my sister called the other day and asked how I make this dish? So I figured maybe not everyone knows and it is one of our families favorites. Super Easy!!

Brown 1 lb hamburger and strain
Saute mushrooms in a little butter (optional I also sometimes saute onions too)
add 1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 16 oz. tub of sour cream (you don't have to use all of it I just do it to taste)
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk
a few squirts of Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper (you can use garlic salt)
let simmer until hot all through

Serve over wide egg noodles or rice.
I put a cooked veggie with it and that's it. It is easy and tastes good.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Pistachio Dessert

(I made this for my kids tonight, wanted to put it on my blog, and then realized, "Hey, I could just put it on the Blogger Buffet and link it. Thanks for the outlet!)

Pistachio Dessert

1st Layer
1 c. flour
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1/2 c. margarine

Press into a greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Cool completely.

2nd Layer
Beat together:
1 8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 c. powdered sugar
1 c. Cool Whip

Spread on to 1st layer. Chill for 30 minutes.

3rd Layer
Beat together:
2 sm. pistachio pudding packages
3 c. milk

Spread on top of cream cheese mixture. Chill for 30 minutes. Top with rest of Cool Whip.

Aloha Pork Chop Skillet

First... THANK YOU for all of your delicious food ideas! I have tried at least a dozen of them and have loved them all:) Please keep posting!

Prep Time:5 min
Total Time:30 min
Makes:4 servings
2 tsp. oil
4 bone-in pork chops (1-1/2 lb.)
1 medium each: red and yellow pepper, cut into chunks
1 1/2 cans (8 oz. each) pineapple chunks in juice, undrained
1/2 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup KRAFT CATALINA Dressing
1-1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1-1/2 cups instant white rice, uncooked

HEAT oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chops; cook 5 min. on each side or until browned on both sides. Season with salt and pepper.

ADD peppers, pineapple, broth, dressing and garlic powder; mix well. Bring to boil.

STIR in rice; cover. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 min. or until chops are cooked through (160°F). Remove from heat; let stand 5 min.

***You can substitute 4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.) for the pork chops. Prepare as directed, increasing browning time to 5 to 6 min. on each side.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Shredded Pork

Sandwiches, Salads, Burritos anyone?
Crock Pot Barbecue Pork

6 pounds pork
18 oz bottle barbecue sauce of your choice
1 tbsp onion flakes
1/4 tsp garlic salt
2 drops liquid smoke
1/2 tsp dry mustard
3 teaspoons brown sugar
1 cup cola (soda/pop)
Cook the pork on low in the slow cooker for 8 hours. Shred the meat and remove fat. Mix the remaining ingredients and add it to the shredded pork. Return to slow cooker and cook 3 hours on low

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Crock Pot Sweet and Sour Chicken

Ok, so I am not the biggest fan of sweet and sour chicken but my husband Loves it so I thought I would try to make it. I found this recipe in one of my books and decided to try it since it was so easy and I had everything that was in the recipe. I made it and we both LOVED it!

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup of water
3/4 cup of ketchup
1/2 cup of sugar
2 T. vinegar
2 T. worchestershire sauce
4 T. soy sauce

Place chicken breasts in crock pot. Combine other ingredients and pour over chicken. Cook on high for 5 hours or on low for 8 to 10 hours. THAT'S IT!!

I served this chicken on some rice, cooked peppers, and steamed broccoli. I added more sauce on top. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Rasberry Trifle

This recipe is so good and as kids we loved it!!! It has more ingriedients than most moms like... but it is delicious and kids like it, i use strawberries instead of rasberries too sometimes.. this is jsut better than having cookies and ice cream all the time!! So i thought i would post it!!

Mom’s Raspberry Trifle

1(5 ¼ pkg.) instant vanilla pudding
1 pt. whipping cream
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 16 oz. jar seedless raspberry preserves
1 lb. angel food cake
½ cup slivered almonds
½ cup fresh raspberries

Make pudding according to directions on package. Whip cream to soft peaks, then add sugar and vanilla, whip till stiff peaks. Fold ½ whipped cream into pudding. Warm preserves till liquid (not hot). Tear cake into bite size pieces. Layer in large bowl: ½ cake, ½ preserves (drizzling all over the cake), ½ almonds, ½ raspberries, ½ puddings. Repeat layers. Top with whipped cream, garnish with raspberries and almonds. Chill 2-4 hours. Serves 16

Carrot Cake

I don't usually get excited about carrot cake, but my mother in law makes this and it's my favorite cake, really. She makes it in a jelly roll pan (a cookie sheet with sides).

2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup oil
2 cups flour
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp soda
3 cups grated carrots (she grinds them in the blender by filling up the blender with wather, adding the carrots, blending, then draining the carrots. If you do it this way, add 1/4 cup more flour.)
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

Bake at 350 for 35-40 min. (In a jelly roll pan)

1lb. powdered sugar
1 3-1/2 oz. pkg cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter
2 tsp vanilla

Bagel Pizzas

You may have done this before but we hadn't. Ali came up with the idea for us! So fun for kids! Quick,Easy & Yummy!

plain bagels
pizza sauce
mozzarella cheese
any toppings you want

Cut the bagels in half

spread as little or as much sauce as you want on each half
do the same with the cheese
now add your toppings
put a little more cheese on top
We cooked them at 350* until the cheese was melted and brown(next time I think I will do it at a higher temp.)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Steak and Tomatoes

This is one of those great meals with freezer and pantry ingredients. It's so comforting and good.

1 tenderized (cube) steak for each person
about 3 cans stewed tomatoes

Add one can of stewed tomatoes to the crockpot. Sear the meat in a frying pan (season with salt and pepper), layer over tomatoes in crockpot. Deglaze pan with another can of tomatoes, and add to pot. Depending on how much meat you have in the pot, add one more can of tomatoes for every 2 people. (I like lots of tomatoes and juice to pour over the rice) Cook 8 hours. (The tomatoes get sweet and savory as they cook long and slow. Serve over rice.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Coke Chicken

This recipe is extremely easy.

4 chicken breasts
1 can Coke
1 cup Barbeque Sauce
1/2 cup Ketchup

Throw it all in the Crockpot for 4-5 hours. I pulled mine out at 3 hours and shredded it then turned the crockpot to warm for another hour. Serve over Rice. You can use leftovers for sandwiches too.

Very Yummy!