Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Death by Chocolate!

Death by Chocolate Cake
Amy - amylz

3/4 cup sour cream
4 eggs
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup oil
1 chocolate cake mix
1 small box instant chocolate pudding
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat sour cream, eggs, water and oil together in a large bowl until thoroughly mixed. Add cake mix and pudding mix. Stir in chocolate chips. Place batter in a greased and floured bundt pan. Bake 45-55 minutes, or until a fork inserted into cake comes out clean. While still hot, invert cake onto a serving platter. When cool, sift powdered sugar over top of cake.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Soup

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Soup
4-6 chicken breasts
3 large diced carrots
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 onion, diced
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup flour
1 qt. half and half (can do 2 cups milk, 2 cups half and half)
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 lb fresh broccoli cut into pieces, or 2 10 oz packages frozen broccoli
1- 16 oz package velveeta cheese, cut into cubes
Boil chicken, carrots, celery, and onions until done. Remove chicken and vegetables and save 3 cups of the broth. Cube the chicken and set aside. Discard the rest of the broth. In a pot melt butter and stir in flour. Slowly add broth and half and half. Heat until thick. Add the velveeta cheese and stir until melted. Add chicken and vegetables.  Heat thouroughly and enjoy.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Amish Meatloaf

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed butter-flavored crackers
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together ground beef, crushed crackers, onion, eggs, 3/4 cup ketchup, and 1/4 cup brown sugar until well blended. Press into a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Lay the two slices of bacon over the top.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until cooked through. While the loaf bakes, mix together the remaining 1 cup ketchup, vinegar, salt, mustard and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Spread over the top of the meat loaf for the last 15 minutes of baking.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 464 | Total Fat: 21.1g | Cholesterol: 124mg

Friday, January 13, 2012

beef tips over noodles


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 pounds cubed beef stew meat
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (.75 ounce) packet dry brown gravy mix
  • 1 cup water


  1. In a large skillet heat oil over high heat. Saute the onion until almost translucent.
  2. Add the stew meat and cook on high heat until meat is browned on all sides; about 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Pour 2 cups water, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce into the skillet. Stir in garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  4. Meanwhile combine the gravy mix with 1 cup water. Mix thoroughly and stir into the meat mixture. Bring to a boil stirring frequently until slightly thickened.