Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Potato cheese soup

4 Large Potatoes, peeled, cubed
2 Cups water
1 tsp. dried minced onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 Cup milk
1/2 cup grated cheese blend (I like fiesta)
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. chicken bouillon granules
1 tsp. fresh parsley, minced

In large saucepan, combine potatoes, water, onion, garlic, salt and pepper; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Do not drain. Mash potatoes in liquid until almost smooth. Add remaining ingredients; cook and stir until cheese is melted.
*I like to add a couple strips of chopped bacon for more flavor.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Orange Crescents

2 Cups of Wheat Chex
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Karo Syrup
1 Tablespoon Gated Orange Peel plus some juice
1 Tube of Crescents

Put Chex in a Zip Lock bag and crush with a rolling pin. Mix in a bowl with brown sugar, syrup, peel and a little juice. Unroll each crescent and put a spoonful of the mixture in and roll them up. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.

1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 teaspoons of Milk
A little bit of Vanilla or OJ.

I would recommend doubling them, at least. They are so yummy. They are going to be a Christmas morning staple from now on. You can make the filling the night before to save some time. I made them up completely the night before and refrigerated them. They did not turn out as good as they could have but still fantastic none the less.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Twice baked potatoes

Poke potatoes with a fork and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake for about an hour at 450.

Remove from oven and cut off tops. Spoon out insides of potatoes and mix in a bowl with the following:
1/4 c. cottage cheese
1/4 c. sour cream
1 tsp. ranch seasoning (the dry dressing mix)
garlic salt to taste
onion powder to taste

Spoon back into potato shells.

Top with cheese and bake about 10 minutes at 350, until cheese is melted.

The ultimate comfort food.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Mom Question

Sorry no recipe, I need help that only mothers can give. What stain remover do you use?

I have always used spray and wash because that is what my Mom used. But I noticed something funny, it has never worked for me. But yet when I run out of stain remover I go to the store and come home with yet another bottle of spray and wash. It's a habit I guess.

What do you use? And what works better on what stains etc....

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Holiday Munchy Mix

----Holiday Munchy Mix-----

5 1/2 c. Corn Chex
5 1/2 c. Rice Chex
5 1/2 c. Chocolate chex or golden grahams
1 1/2 c. slivered almonds
1 1/2 c. shredded coconut
1 c. light karo corn syrup
1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Add cereal, almonds, and coconut in bowl and set aside. Combine sugar, karo syrup and melt over med. heat. Bring to a boil and boil for two minutes, remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. pour liquid mixture over dry ingredients and mix well. spread on wax paper to cool.

Recipe from Felicia DeNovellis in the ward.