Friday, October 22, 2010

Alfredo Sauce

This recipe is NOT for the "low fat" diet concious :-)

1 Cube real Butter
1 Cup Heavy Cream
3/4 Cup fresh grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 tsp. Garlic Salt

Mix all ingredients into a small sauce pan. Heat on medium until butter and cheese are melted and sauce is smooth.

Pour over your favorite pasta. I add cooked chicken or shrimp and broccli to make a complete meal then serve with garlic bread. It is super delicious!! Better than any restaurant

(I cut up chicken into bite size chunks. Stir fry in butter and sprinkle with Lawrey's Salt. Same with shrimp - just buy the kind with no shells and stir fry the same way)

To make easy garlic bread just cut french bread in half (lengthwise) spread with butter and sprinkle lightly with garlic salt and parsley flakes. Toast in a toaster oven (or under broiler) 'till golden brown. Remove from oven and slice into individual size servings.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Chicken Supreme

This is one of my kid's most favorite meals.
Layer the following in a 2-qt casserole dish:
1 cup rice, cooked
1 cup cooked, cut up chicken
1 can cream of something soup mixed with 1/2 cup milk and 1 cup peas.
The top layer is uncooked stuffing, crushed, mixed with 1/4 cup melted butter.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

This recipe is easily adjusted to your family's preference. (ie. more or less chicken, more or less peas.)

Posted by Kate (Ginger's sister)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

super simple Peach Cobbler

If you haven't guessed yet, I LOVE desserts. I also love baking, I prefer it to cooking. This may be why I am responsible for 7 of the 10 dessert recipe posts now. :)

9x13 baking pan
1 or 2 Large can of peaches in HEAVY SYRUP
yellow cake mix
stick of margarine

Pour the can of peaches into the baking dish. (I personally like a lot of peaches so I use 2 cans but I drain most of the juice from the second can.) Pour the yellow cake mix evenly over the top of the peaches. Slice the margarine into thin squares. Place on top of the cake mix evenly all over trying to cover as much space as possible.

Bake on 350degrees. It usually takes around 45min. Watch it and take it out with the butter is completely melted and the cake mix looks a golden brown. It will thicken as it cools. Don't worry if there are a couple spots of dry cake mix, it will still taste yummy.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Chicken and Dumplings

So I have a husband who LOVES chicken and dumplings. I've tried it a couple times since being married and have never been able to get them to turn out correctly. Today I came across this very easy recipe! I don't have a soup recipe for you because usually I just wing it. I typically just make a thick chicken broth and add chicken, carrots, peas, and celery. Anyway here is the dumpling recipe:

2 Cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 Tbsp soft margarine or butter
1 Cup milk (or more)

Combine: lour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Cut in soft butter. Gradually stir in milk (add enough to be sure dough stays very moist and sticky).

Drop dumplings into simmering soup. You can drop in about a tsp for small dumplings and about a Tbsp or larger ones. (They do not need to be round because they are going to plump up anyway). Place lid on pan and simmer on a low heat. Check after 10 minutes. You can check with a knife to be sure center is cooked through.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


These brownies are to die for. I HATE cakey brownies and these are moist and yummy. If you're a chocolate lover you have to try it out. Don't make these if you're on a diet. :)

2/3 cup butter or 2/3 cup margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar (reduce to 1-1/4 cups for a less sweeter taste)
1/4 cup water
4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided (24 ounces) You can use semi-sweet, dark, or milk chocolate depending on what you like. I use the milk chocolate.
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon  baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Directions:

  1. Set oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  3. In a heavy saucepan, bring butter, sugar and water to a boil, stirring constantly until the butter is melted and sugar is dissolved (about 3 minutes).
  4. Remove from the heat, with a wooden spoon, stir in 2 cups chocolate chips until melted; cool slightly, beat in vanilla.
  5. In a mixing bowl,whisk eggs, gradually add in the chocolate mixture, beating with a wooden spoon until completely mixed.
  6. Mix together flour, baking soda and salt; add to the egg/chocolate mixture; mix well to combine.
  7. Stir in the remaining chocolate chips.
  8. Spread into prepared baking pan.
  9. Bake for 35-40 minutes (don't over bake) Mine took just over 40min.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Breakfast for Dinner???

I love breakfast for dinner! My stomach is never awake enough to enjoy it in the morning. I hope a pancake recipe doesn't sound lame, but I hate box pancakes, the consistency is never how I like it. So here is the scratch recipe I like to use:


1 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1 tablespoon of white sugar

1 1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
3 tablespoons butter or margarine; melted

Mix dry ingredients first. Then add milk, vanilla, egg and melted butter. Mix until most of the lumps are gone. Cook on griddle at 350 degrees. Yields 12-14 pancakes depending on how big you make them.