Monday, June 29, 2009

lemon bars

Lemon Bars

1 cup butter
1 3/4 cup flour
2/3 cup confectioner's sugar (plus more for dusting)

1 1/2 cup plain sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup lemon juice

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease and flour a 9 X 13 pan
To make crust:
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and confectioner's sugar
Cut in butter until combined and crumbly.
Press mixture into bottom of pan.
Bake for 20 minutes or until golden.

To make topping:
While crust is baking, prepare topping
In a larger bowl, add sugar, flour, and baking powder
Then add slightly beaten eggs and lemon juice
Mix well and pour on top of warm baked crust

Bake for 20-25 minutes
When cool, dust with confectioner's sugar and refrigerate
Cut into bars and enjoy them cold!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

skillet Mac and Beef

Skillet Macaroni & Beef

One Pot Meals
1 ½ lbs ground beef
2 c elbow macaroni, uncooked
½ c onion, minced
½ c green pepper, chopped
2 8-oz cans tomato sauce
1 c water
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper

Lightly brown beef in skillet; drain. Stir in macaroni, onion and green pepper; heat until onion is soft. Add remaining ingredients. Lower heat; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until macaroni is tender, stirring occasionally. Serves 6 to 8.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Italian Peas

SUBMITTED BY: WORSHIPWARRIORMT PHOTO BY: Cookies "This is my mom's recipe. Let's just say, you'll never look at peas the same way again...they are sooo good."

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2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
16 ounces frozen green peas
1 tablespoon chicken stock
salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in onion and garlic; cook about 5 minutes. Add frozen peas, and stir in stock. Season with salt and pepper. Cover, and cook until the peas are tender, about 10 minutes.

Friday, June 19, 2009

German Pancake

Puff Up Pancake
1/2 C butter
5 eggs
1 1/4 C milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 C flour
Melt butter in 9 x 13 pan in oven while oven is preheating to 425 degrees. Mix eggs, flour and milk with wire whisk or use blender. Add batter to dish and bake for 20-25 minutes. Serve with fruit, powdered sugar and lemon juice

Quick cheese bread

Quick Cheese Bread

3 ounces Parmesan cheese, shredded on large holes of box grater (about 1 cup)
3 C (15 ounces) all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper4-5 ounces sharp or extra-sharp cheddar cheese, cut into ½-inch cubes
1 1/4 C whole milk (2% milk may be substituted but don’t use skim milk)
3 Tbsp butter, melted1 large egg lightly beaten
3/4 C sour cream

Adjust an oven rack to the middle position in the oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 5 by 9-inch loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray, then sprinkle 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese evenly in bottom of pan.

In a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper to combine. Using a rubber spatula, mix in cheddar cheese cubes, breaking up clumps, until cheese is coated with flour. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, melted butter, egg, and sour cream. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just combined (the batter will be heavy and thick). Do not overmix. Scrape batter into prepared loaf pan; spread to sides of pan and level surface with a rubber spatula. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan evenly over surface.

Bake until deep golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack 5 minutes; invert loaf from pan and continue to cool until warm, about 45 minutes. Cut into slices and serve.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Poylnesian Pork Ribs

Polynesian Pork Ribs in the Crockpot
therapflu (from Cola022)

3 lbs. boneless country-style pork loin ribs
1 garlic clove, minced
1 small onion, sliced
1 8-oz. can crushed pineapple in unsweetened juice, undrained
3/4 cup ketchup
3 Tbsp. brown sugar
3 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
1 tsp. grated gingerroot

1. Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Place pork ribs, garlic and onion in cooker. Spoon about half of the pineapple with some of the juice over the ribs. Reserve remaining pineapple and juice. 2. Cover; cook on LOW for 8 hours. 3. About 35 minutes before serving, drain and discard cooking juices from slow cooker. In small bowl, combine ketchup, brown sugar, hoisin sauce, gingerroot, and remaining pineapple with juice; mix well. Spoon or pour evenly over ribs. Increase heat setting to HIGH; cover and cook an additional 25-30 minutes or until ribs are glazed.

Unbelievable Chicken

(recipe from

1/4 cup cider vinegar
3 tablespoons prepared coarse-ground mustard
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 lime, juiced
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
ground black pepper to taste
6 tablespoons olive oil
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

In a large glass bowl, mix the cider vinegar, mustard, garlic, lime juice, lemon juice, brown sugar, salt, and pepper. Whisk in the olive oil. Place chicken in the mixture. Cover, and marinate 8 hours, or overnight.
Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
Lightly oil the grill grate. Place chicken on the prepared grill, and cook 6 to 8 minutes per side, until juices run clear. Discard marinade.

or just broiled the chicken.

Chicken Scampi

Chicken Scampi
Cyndy (MyPB&Jelly)

25 min 10 min prep
SERVES 2-3 , 1 13x9 pan

4-6 garlic cloves, pressed
2 T fresh parsley, chopped
2 T lemon juice
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano (I used Italian seasoning)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup olive oil (I only used 1/4 cup and it was plenty)
1/4 cup white wine or chicken broth
1/4 cup chili sauce (I have used ketchup and it worked fine)
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, bite-size pieces
angel hair pasta or linguine, cooked per pkg directions
grated romano cheese, for sprinkling

Preheat the oven to 450; grease a 13x9 pan.
In the pan, combine everything except the pasta and cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes (chicken should be white inside).
Serve over pasta, sprinkle with cheese.