NO BAKE – Cream Cheese, Coconut, Snowball’s


INGREDIENTS:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened.
1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained.
1 cup chopped pecans
3 cups flaked coconut.

DIRECTIONS:
In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and pineapple until combined then fold in the pecans. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Take out of refrigerator and roll into 1-inch balls; then roll the balls in the coconut. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Yield: about 2 dozen.

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn


Movie night treat: Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn. 1/2 c. brown sugar 1/2 c. butter 9-10 marshmallows 12 c. popcorn. Microwave brown sugar and butter for 2 minutes. Add marshmallows. Microwave until melted, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Pour over popcorn.

Granny’s Peanut Butter Cake


1/2 tsp. baking soda 
1 tsp. hot water
2 1/2 cups sugar, granulated
1 1/2 cups cooking oil
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups finely chopped dry roasted peanuts
1 cup peanut butter chips
3 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a Jelly Roll baking pan. Dissolve soda in hot water; set aside. Cream together oil (I use coconut oil) and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix peanuts, peanut butter chips, flour and salt together. Mix flour mixture and buttermilk into sugar mixture. Add soda water mixture, blend in well. Bake for 30 minutes. Frosting: 4 ounces white chocolate 1 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup butter 3 cups powdered sugar 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla 4 Tbsp. water Melt chocolate, peanut butter and butter. Add powdered sugar, egg, vanilla, water and mix well. Frost cake. 

Melting Moments Recipe


175g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
40g icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
175g plain flour
40g cornflour (cornstarch)

How to make it :
With an electric mixer, cream butter and icing sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and beat for a few seconds.
Sift the flour and cornflour together over the butter mixture and mix until smooth.
Spoon the mixture into a piping bag fitted with a large star-shaped piping nozzle. Pipe into the required shapes on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Space the shapes well apart.
Bake the cookies in preheated oven at 180degC for 12 minutes or until they are a pale golden colour. Leave for a few minutes on the baking tray to firm up slightly before transferring to wire rack to cool.

Note: To prevent the cookies from spreading and hold the shape better, after piping, chill the tray of unbaked cookies in the fridge for about 30mins before baking.

Omelet Biscuits


Ingredients

1/3 C. shredded low fat sharp cheddar cheese
3 T. margarine, made with canola oil
1/2 C. chopped canadian bacon
1/2 to 3/4 C. skim milk
2 C. self rising flour
1 egg, scrambled

How to make it

Place the flour into a mixing bowl, add the margarine and using a pastry blender or fork cut the margarine into the flour. Once combined, add in the canadian bacon, cheese and scrambled egg. Slowly add in the milk, a little at a time, mixing with a fork. Once the dough forms (do not get it too wet so it is not sticky), flour your hands and knead the dough just a little, not to over work. With floured hands pinch off some of the dough and gently roll between your hands. Place on a lightly sprayed (I used canola oil cooking spray) baking sheet and lightly press down. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 12-14 minutes or until tops begin to lightly brown. Brush with a little melted margarine if you desire

CHEESEY STUFFED PEPPERS


6-8 green, orange, or yellow bell peppers
1-2 pounds ground beef
1 medium white onion, chopped
1 large can of diced tomatoes
2 garlic wedges, minced
1 cup of cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Cut the tops o瑴栽 the peppers and remove all the seeds and white stu瑴栽. Simmer peppers in boiling water
for 5 minutes
Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Stir in onions, garlic and diced tomato and fry for about 3
minutes. Stir in ground beef. Cook the meat until it is no longer pink.
Stu瑴栽 the mixture into the hollowed-out peppers. Place stu瑴栽ed peppers onto a baking tray
Bake in preheated oven for 12-15 minutes. Top with cheddar cheese and bake for 5 additional minutes


CHICKEN FRIED STEAK


4 (1/2 pound) beef cube steaks
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 egg
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™)
2 cloves garlic, minced
2.5 cups canola oil for frying
Pound the steaks to about 1/4-inch thickness. Place 2 cups of flour in a shallow bowl. Stir together the baking powder, baking soda, pepper, and salt in a separate shallow bowl; stir in the buttermilk, egg, Tabasco Sauce, and garlic. Dredge each steak first in the flour, then in the batter, and again in the flour. Pat the flour onto the surface of each steak so they are completely coated with dry flour.

Heat the oil in a deep cast-iron skillet to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Fry the steaks until evenly golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Place fried steaks on a plate with paper towels to drain. Serve with gravy of your choice.

Baby Blooming Onions


Baby Blooming Onions — Spicy breaded fried onion with delicious chipotle mayo! You won’t be able to resist!

Ingredients
1/2 cup mayonaise
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce minced (more or less to taste)
1 tablespoons of the adobo sauce (more or less to taste)
1 small garlic clove finely minced
1 green onion chopped
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons yellow mustard (the hotdog kind)
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 cup flour
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
3-4 small onions
Vegetable Oil

Instructions
Combine mayonaisse, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, minced garlic, green onion, lime juice and mustard in small bowl. Cover and place in refrigerator.
Whisk egg and milk in bowl deep enough to dunk the onion.
Mix flour, paprika, salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic powder, oregano and cumin in bowl deep enough to fit the onion.
Cut a small part of the onion of the top and the bottom creating a flat surface and peel any old skins off the onions. Cut onions in pie shape without cutting all the way through. Cut them in 12ths so they will spread out a little bit. Gently work to spread them out. Dip the onion in the egg mixture and then in the flour mixture. Back into the egg mixture and then back into the flour mixture, You will need to gently work the the mixtures into the petals of the onion. Refrigerate the onions for 15-30 minutes.
Heat oil in a heavy pan to 350 degrees. You will need just enough oil to cover the onion. Fry the onions right side up for 6-9 minutes. Stay close so they do not get too brown. Drain on paper towels.
Serve immediately with the chipotle mayo.

COCONUT CREAM POKE CAKE


INGREDIENTS:
18-ounce box white cake mix + ingredients called for in package directions or you can bake your favorite white cake from scratch if you prefer
15-ounce can cream of coconut (like coco lopez).
Heavy Whipping Cream, whipped with 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8-ounce package unsweetened coconut flakes


DIRECTIONS:
Prepare the white cake mix according to package directions, bake in a 9-inch-by-13-inch pan according to directions on box.
After the cake has baked but still hot (VERY important to do while still hot), use the handle of a wooden spoon or a straw to poke holes all over the top
of it. (the more holes the better). Heat the cream of coconut in microwave for about 1-2 minutes to thin it out some and pour over the cake while it is still hot. Spread it evenly all over the top so it will soak in and cover all the holes. Cool completely.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours but best if it sits overnight in the fridge. Frost with the whipped cream and then top with the shredded coconut. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Coca Cola Chicken Wings


What you will need:
3/4 cup Coke
1/4 cups Soy sauce
2 tablespoons Brown sugar
1 tablespoon Mustard
10 Chicken wings separated; At the joints makes 20 pieces

Directions:
First, mix all your ingredients to make your sauce. Whisk well. Put 20 chicken pieces in a pan on high heat along with the sauce. Stir to coat all wings or legs well. Bring to a boil on high heat and lower heat to medium heat. Cook for about 40 minutes on medium heat or till chicken is cooked all the way through and the sauce is thick. At 40 minutes the sauce should be sticky. Most of the liquid should have boiled down. This is what you want. IIf at the 40 minute mark the sauce is not thick yet, raise the temperature and eventually the sauce will thicken up. Stir one final time before serving onto plate to coat all the chicken nicely.
Note
If sauce gets thin from cooking and the wings are not done yet, just add a little more coke.


Best oven baked hot wings


INGREDIENTS:
1 1/3 C flour
2 T cayene pepper
2 T black pepper, coarse ground
1/3 C (plus a little) Chili powder
2 1/2 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tsp salt, sea prefered for its fine grain
*each of these measurements is approximate -- I tend to cook by eye, but this time tried to measure while eyeing the amount

1 large bottle of Frank's Hot Sauce
1 stick of butter


Directions:
Combine dray ingredients in gallon Ziploc bag.
Place 12 wing portions in the bag, close and shake until all portions are completely covered in the spice mixture.
Using a sieve, shake off the excess flour-spice. I generally put 3 or 4 in the sieve at a time and shake until only a thin layer is left. By the way, I usually put a paper towel in the sink and sieve over it. When I'm done most of the flour-spice is contained on the paper towel and goes easily into the bag with the leftover flour and into the trash.
Place wings on a standard plate and refrigerate for 30 - 40 minutes.
Toward the end of the 30 minutes, pour about 1 1/2 T vegetable oil onto a standard cookie sheet (jelly roll pan, technically). Spread oil all over pan by brush or just by moving the pan back and forth.
After the 30 minutes of refrigeration is finished, repeat flour-spice process for a second coating. Shake off excess and place side by side on the oil-prepared pan.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Flip the wings over once on the pan to coat both sides with oil.
Place in the 375 degree oven and set timer for 60 minutes.
After 30 minutes of cooking, remove briefly from the oven and turn each portion over to crisp and cook on the reverse side.
Combine 1 bottle of Frank's RedHot sauce and 1 stick of butter in a small saucepan. Warm until butter melts.
After 60 minutes (total) has passed, remove chicken from the oven and let rest 5 minutes.
During the 5 minute rest, prepare "serving dish" and "refuse dish." Long ago, I began putting a paper towel inside a grocery/plastic bag and place it in a bread pan. Clean up is quick and easy!
After 5 minute rest, place all wings in a metal or glass bowl. Pour sauce mixture over the wings.
Place them in the serving dish. Grab a beer or margarita and ENJOY!

AMAZING POTATO SOUP


WHAT YOU NEED


2 1/2 pounds baby red potatoes, sliced into small bite sized pieces
1/2 lb. uncooked bacon, finely diced
1 medium onion, diced
1/4 bunch celery, diced
8 cups milk
3 cups water
4 chicken bouillon cubes (use 1 cup of the hot potato water to dissolve, then use the 3 cups of water)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup salted butter
3/4 cup flour
1/4 bunch freshly chopped parsley
1 cup whipping cream

For garnish
Shredded cheese
fried bacon bits
chopped green onions

HOW TO MAKE IT



LEMON MERINGUE CUPCAKES


Lemon Filling:
3 egg yolks (reserve whites for meringue)
3/4 cup granulated white sugar
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
pinch of salt
3 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp. lemon zest, loosely packed
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

Cupcakes:
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
3 tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

Meringue:
3 egg whites
pinch of salt
1/4 cup sugar

1) Make lemon filling: In small saucepan over low heat, whisk egg yolks, sugar, flour, and salt; whisk in lemon juice, lemon zest, water, and melted butter; increase heat to medium and, whisking constantly, cook until lemon filling is smooth and thick, about 7 minutes; remove from heat and set aside
2) Preheat oven to 190C/375F degrees
3) Make cupcakes: In medium bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy; beat in eggs, lemon juice, baking powder, and salt; beat in flour until just combined
4) Divide cupcake batter between 12 cupcake liners in a muffin pan; bake 15-16 minutes until center of cupcakes firms up; remove cupcakes from oven and cool 5-8 minutes (do not turn off oven)
5) Meanwhile, make meringue: beat egg whites with salt until mixture begins to stiffen; add sugar and beat until meringue is stiff and forms pretty peaks (don't overdo it)
6) With a sharp knife, remove center of each cupcake (about 1" in diameter), leaving a layer of cupcake beneath cut out; discard cupcake core (or treat the weary baker to a tart little snack); fill cupcake centers with lemon filling
7) Divide dollops of meringue between cupcakes, spreading out to edges and gently tapping with back of spoon to form peaks; return cupcakes to oven and bake an additional 5-6 minutes until meringue peaks are golden brown; remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes; refrigerate an hour or more before serving
Makes: 12 absolutely delicious cupcakes.

Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan (No Breading)


6 boneless skinless chicken breasts...
1 (16 ounce) bottle light Italian dressing
1⁄2 cup light ranch salad dressing
2 tablespoons olive oil
5 tablespoons minced garlic, divided (I used the pre-minced stuff from the jar)
2 1⁄4 cups shredded parmesan cheese, divided (not the stuff in the green jar)
1 tablespoon dried parsley
olive oil flavored cooking spray
1⁄3 cup finely chopped white onion (mild in flavor)
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
3 tablespoons dried basil, divided
3 tablespoons dried oregano, divided
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
1 1⁄2 cups 2% mozzarella cheese, grated

The morning or the night before serving, combine italian dressing, ranch dressing, 3 tablespoons minced garlic and 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large zip lock bag. Squish bag around to combine all ingredients. Add chicken breasts to bag, close and squish until they are well coated in the dressing mixture. Put the bag in bowl (to prevent spills) and refrigerate all day or overnight up 24 hours.
When ready to cook, Preheat oven to 400*F. Then mix 2 cups parmesan cheese, with parsley, 1 1/2 tablespoons of the basil and oregano (each).
Spray a large baking dish (big enough for all six breasts) with olive oil cooking spray.
Remove chicken from baggie one by one and "dredge" in the cheese and spice mixture, until thoroughly coated in cheese mixture. Then place chicken in a single layer in the dish.
When all chicken is coated, place chicken in oven and bake for 20-25 minutes (or until the internal temp is 155*F).
While chicken bakes, in a large non stick sauce pan, make the sauce.
Spray sauce pan with olive oil cooking spray (or use 1 tablespoon olive oil but do not use another flavor spray). Then saute onions and remaining garlic until tender and onions are translucent.
Add tomato paste and tomato sauce to garlic and onions. Stir until smooth. Then add the remaining, oregano and basil and the other spices including the bay leaf. (At this point if sauce looks to thick for your liking add 1 tomato sauce can of water) Allow to simmer for the remainder of the baking time until you need it.
When chicken has baked 20 minutes, remove from oven and top each breast with sauce (to your liking, we cover the whole thing) then top with 1/4 cup of mozarella cheese (again to your liking) put baking dish back into the oven for 10 more minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Then switch your broiler on to brown cheese (optional).
Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese.
Serve it up, I have never had anyone not finish this!
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Oven Baked Fajita


Ingredients:

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 Tbsp coconut or olive oil
2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with green chilies (Rotel)
1 medium onion, sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1/2 green bell pepper, cut into strips

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place chicken strips in a greased 13×9 baking dish.
In a small bowl combine the oil, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, dried oregano, and salt.
Drizzle the spice mixture over the chicken and stir to coat.
Next add the tomatoes, peppers, and onions to the dish and stir to combine.
Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender.

IRON SKILLET COWBOY CORNBREAD


Serves 8-10

Ingredients:
2 lbs of lean ground beef
2 cans of Rotel tomatoes, drained
2 cans of Ranch style beans, drained
2 packages of Mexican style cornbread per directions
1 can of cream style corn
2 cups shredded cheddar

Directions:
Start with cooking the ground beef in a large sauce pan, season as desired, add drained Rotel tomatoes and drained Ranch style beans. Simmer 10 minutes. Mix the two packages of Mexican style cornbread per directions.
Add a can of cream style corn to cornbread mix, toss in 1 cup shredded cheese and stir. Pour half of the cornbread mix in the bottom of your greased Iron Skillet, then pour on meat mixture, top with 1 cup shredded cheese, pour remaining cornbread mix on top.
Bake at 350 for about 20-30 minutes or until cornbread is golden brown.
Quick and easy to make! Really good on cold night when you're tired.
Enjoy!!

CONNIE'S DANISH HEIRLOOM LAYER CAKE


So Light and moist ~ Not Too Sweet ~Perfect after a heavy meal!! 
This recipe is so different from any cake you have ever tasted!! Give it a try....I know you will love it!!

You can Freeze the layers easily and have a picture perfect cake ready at the drop of a hat!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup of sugar
pinch salt
1 egg
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 + 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pint whipping cream - whipped and sweetened with 1 Tbsp. icing sugar
1 - 2 pounds sliced slightly sweetened strawberries - or fruit of choice

Directions:
In a medium bowl, mix together with a whisk or wooden spoon, yogurt, sugar, sour cream, egg, salt, baking soda, baking powder. Add flour and vanilla.
Grease or spray 3 - 9" layer pans and divide batter evenly between pans. (the batter will seem skimpy....but spread as evenly as you can with a spatula in each pan - layers will rise on baking).
Bake at 350 oven (325 if using Convection oven 325 oven) Bake for only 10 - 12 minutes....till Very Light Brown. Cool on racks...and remove from pans with a plastic spatula onto racks to finish cooling as soon as you can handle the cakes.

IMPORTANT: Do NOT over bake!! If not using immediately - put wax paper between layers, cover with plastic and refrigerate or freeze till ready to assemble cake.
Layer cake layers: 1/3 sweetened whipped cream and 1/2 sweetened sliced strawberries, or fruit of choice - then 1/3 sweetened whipped cream and 1/2 berries. Last layer - just sweetened whipped cream. Decorate with berries.
This cake tastes even better the next day and the day after that....if there is any left!! The Trick is Not to Over bake the layers...or it will be dry and not nice and moist.
This will soon become Your Favorite Family Cake too!!

GRANDMA'S CUCUMBER SALAD


3 Med. Cucumbers Peeled and Sliced 1/4"
1 Med. Onion sliced and separate into rings
3 Med. tomatoes cut into wedges...
1/2 C. Vinegar
1/4 C. Sugar
1 C. water
1/4 C. olive oil
2 tsp.salt
1 tsp. ground pepper
Combine all in a large bowl, toss making sure everything is coated well. Refrigerate for at least 2 hrs before serving

The Absolute BEST Crockpot Beef Stroganoff


2 pounds cubed stew meat
2 cans Condensed Golden Mushroom Soup
1 largish onion diced
2-3-4 tabls of Worcestershire
1/2 cup water
8 oz of cream cheese
couple of dashes of Garlic Salt (1 tsp?)
couple dashes of Hot Paprika

In the slow cooker stir in all the ingredients together, (except the meat AND the Cream Cheese). Once combined add the meat and mix together.

Cook on Low for 8 hours.

Cut up the cream cheese into cubes just before serving and turn crockpot on high. Stir the cream cheese in until all combined. You might have to put the lid back on and leave for 10 minutes.

Oh my gosh! This was so good and so easy.
Oh, and I doubled it the second time I made it.
So good to freeze BEFORE adding the cream cheese. Just re-heat on the stove and add cream cheese 10 minutes before serving. The meat becomes even more tender when reheated after freezing-perfect for toast.

Salted Caramel Pretzel Bark


2 sticks of butter
1 cup of light brown sugar
1 reg. bag of pretzels
12 ounce bag of chocolate chips
Sea salt

Preheat the oven to 400.

Line a large bar pan with parchment paper, cover with pretzels
In a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium-low heat. When it begins to bubble add the brown sugar. Stirring occasionally let the butter/sugar mixture meld together and brown. This should take about 3 minutes. Do NOT let it boil, you will have sticky goo that is no good. When you have a nice, brown caramel pour it over the pretzels, slowly and evenly. You can then use a spatula to spread it out, you have to work quickly and gently. It hardens fast so even pouring is the best method.

Bake the sheet for 5 minutes.

Remove the sheet from the oven and sprinkle the whole bag of chocolate chips evenly over the mixture.

Place back in the oven for about 45 seconds. If you let it sit there too long the chocolate will burn.

Remove from the oven and use a silicone spatula to evenly spread the chocolate over the top.

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites


Ingredients
8 chicken tenders, flattened and cut in two
3-ounce package softened cream cheese
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
8 slices bacon, cut in half

Instructions
Dab ½ teaspoon (more or less) of cream cheese on top of each chicken tender. Sprinkle a scant ¼ teaspoon of peppers over cream cheese. Fold or roll chicken to enclose cream cheese mixture. Wrap each roll with one piece of bacon and secure with a toothpick.
Grill until bacon is brown and crispy on both sides.
Notes


 Be sure to wear plastic gloves when handling fresh jalapenos. The oil will attach itself to your hands and is not easily washed away. An inadvertent swipe of the hand close to your eyes could be an unforgettable experience.

 For reference, if you are substituting for the chicken tenders (i.e. dark meat, large pieces of chicken breast, game meat), the size of the tenders I used were 5-6 inches long and 2-3 inches wide before flattening and cutting in half.

 Try flattening meat inside a zip-lock bag as pictured above. No flying pieces, no contamination on your cutting board from the chicken, and cleanup is super easy.

Prep time 20 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Total time 30 mins

Beef Tips and Gravy


1 1⁄2 lbs beef tips
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups water
2 tablespoons ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 onion, sliced
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 tablespoons water

DIRECTIONS
Saute beef tips in olive oil until lightly browned. Place in a dutch oven and add water, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and salt. Cook covered on simmering low heat for approximately one hour.

Add sliced onions and cook additional 30 to 40 minutes on low heat, being careful to not let all water boil out. (You will need at least 1 1/2 cups of water left as gravy.).

In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in water and pour into beef mixture. stir well and cook an additional one minute while gravy thickens.
Serve over rice, noodles or mashed potatoes.
Enjoy!
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Dorito Chicken and Cheese Casserole


3 cups cooked chicken, chopped (can use a rotisserie chicken)
1 cup sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can of corn, drained
1/4 cup minced onion
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 medium sized bag of nacho cheese Doritos, crushed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Lightly spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Spread the bottom of the pan with half of the Doritos . Reserve one cup of cheese. Mix together remaining ingredients in a large bow. Pour chicken mixture over the Doritos. Top casserole with the remaining cheese and Doritos. Bake 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Roasted Prime Rib


A nearly foolproof and easy recipe for serving up a smashing Roasted Prime Rib for your special holiday dinner.
'I love using this method for roasting prime rib. It is nearly foolproof but several factors must be kept in mind for you to make the perfect rib roast. First, the roast MUST be at room temperature for several hours before roasting. 6 or more hours is preferred. You have to have accurate oven temp here. If you are not sure if your oven is accurate, try to get an oven thermometer and test it before attempting to roast this beautiful piece of meat. Next, you will need a calculator. Nothing serious here but you will need to calculate the poundage of your roast by 5 minutes. Using the example above, we are going to do this recipe using a 5.75 pound rib roast with 2 ribs. This will feed approximately 4 adults.

Step 1

So, my roast is 5.75 lbs. x 5 minutes = 28.75 minutes. I will round up to 29 minutes and add 1 minute for the heat lost when opening the oven door. Keep this in the back of your mind for future reference.

Ingredients:


1 5.75 pound prime rib roast of beef (2 bones)

There are no measurements here. Just generous amounts of the following:

Butter at room temperature
Herbs de Provence
Fresh cracked pepper
Kosher salt - a generous amount

Directions:

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F (this MUST be an accurate temp)

Put roast, rib side down in roasting pan

Mix the pepper and herbs in the butter until well combined.

Spread the butter mixture over the entire surface of the prime rib. The more the better.

Put the kosher salt over the entire surface of the butter. Be very GENEROUS. Use more than you think you should here. Most of the salt will run off and very little will remain on the meat. I can't stress the "generous" enough.

Put the roast in the 500 degree oven for 30 minutes as outlined in step 1. The time will be according to the size of your roast. After the 30 minutes, simply turn the oven off and walk away from it for 2 hours. Yup, just walk away. Do NOT open the door, fiddle with it or anything else. Pretend the roast does not exist.

After 2 hours, remove the roast, slice and serve. You can remove the rib bones for easier slicing and it also makes it easier to get 4 generous servings from the roast. Save the bones! Serve with au jus or horseradish sauce etc. Whatever you like. You will surely love this method. You will get a succulent, moist roast between rare and medium rare. Perfect!
(Courtesy The Chef Ron Lock)

Taco Stroganoff


Ingredients...
1 small onion, chopped
1 lb ground beef
1 (1 1/4 ounce) envelopes taco seasoning mix
1/2 cup water
1 (14 1/2 ounce) cans corn, drained ( use type with diced peppers)
1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese ( chive and onion flavor)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
8 ounces egg noodles, cooked and drained

Directions
Cook onions and ground beef in large saute pan until beef is browned. Drain fat. Add taco seasoning, water and corn to beef mixture in pan; cook 1-2 minutes.
Add cream cheese and cheddar; cook until it heated through and cheese melts.
Serve over noodles or toss with noodles.
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ALTERNATIVE to ICING


When you must have frosting but want a better alternative! 
Great icing!!
All you do is mix one instant vanilla pudding packet (or whatever flavor you would like) with half of the milk called for on the package.
Whisk until it begins to thicken.
Then fold in 1 8 oz container of Cool Whip.
A great frosting ....spread on cakes and piped onto cupcakes, a tasty filling in crepes or on waffles along with some fruit...way less sugar too!

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7-DAY DIET WEIGHT LOSS SOUP


½ head of cabbage, chopped
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup white or yellow onion, diced
1 cup carrots, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups chicken broth
14 oz can diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
and cayenne pepper
Salt and Pepper to taste

How to make it :
Heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add celery, onions, bell peppers, and carrots.Saute until slightly tender.
Stir in garlic.
Pour in chicken broth.
Stir in tomatoes and cabbage.
Bring to a boil and then reduce heat.
Cook until cabbage is tender.
Stir in oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, black pepper and salt (if using)
Taste broth and adjust seasoning if needed.
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The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe


Ingredients:
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
½ cup butter
½ cup oil
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups flour
2 cups milk chocolate chips

Instructions:
Cream butter, oil and sugars. Add eggs and beat until fluffy.
Add remaining ingredients.
Bake at 350 for 7-8 minutes

Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker


INGREDIENTS:
2 1/2-3 lb pork butt (also known as a pork shoulder)
24 oz. (2 cans) Dr. Pepper
1 medium onion, cut in quarters and then again in half
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons dry ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt and black pepper to taste
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
Barbecue Sauce of choice

DIRECTIONS:
Place the chopped onions in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the pork butt on top of the onions and add the garlic, ground mustard, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, apple cider vinegar and Worcestershire sauce. Pour the Dr. Pepper on top and cook on high for 4-5 hours (or on low for 8 hours).
Very carefully, because the pork will be hot, remove the meat from the slow cooker and place on a large cutting board. Using two forks, shred the pork by pulling away from each other. The meat should be very tender by this point. Place the shredded pork back into the slow cooker and continue to cook for an additional hour.
Drain the remaining juices and toss the meat and onion mixture in the barbecue sauce of choice. I don’t have an exact amount listed-just add a bit at a time until you get to your desired sauciness!

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