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Our Favorite Recipes 

Orange Fruit Baskets
A naval orange for each person
Fruit of your choice (Strawberry, Apples, Mango, Pears...)
24 miniature marshmallows
Pecan halves (or nut of your choice, optional)
Small amount of coconut
Chocolate syrup

Cut orange so that it is in the shape of a basket (see photo). Slice both sides creating a handle.  Remove the orange sections and cut into smaller pieces with other fruit.  Place the fruit in each basket with marshmallows and nuts.  Sprinkle with coconut and lightly drizzle with chocolate syrup. 

Fish Tacos
8 cooked frozen fried fish patties or fishsticks
8 corn tortillas
Taco Sauce
Tarter Sauce (see recipe below)

Place warm cooked fried fish in a corn tortilla and heat in microwave for 30 seconds.  Spread approx. 1/2 tablespoon of tarter sauce inside the taco and drizzle on your favorite taco sauce.  Serves 4.  We saw these on a menu at a seafood restaurant and thought-how gross.  Well we tried our own version at home, and we loved them!

Lobster Stuffed Mushrooms 
2 Tbps Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise
2 fresh or frozen small lobster tails
1/2 stalk of celery
Tony Chachere's Seasoning or Emeril's Original Essence
12 large mushroom caps
1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup of butter

Mix top four ingredients in a food processor until smooth.  Stir in cheese.  Stuff mushroom caps with mixture.  Place pieces of butter on bottom of baking dish with mushrooms on top.  Bake at 400 for 15 minutes.

Chili Relleno Casserole 
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups of milk
2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
21 oz of whole green chilies (split chilies open so they lay out flat)
1 lb of shredded cheddar cheese
1 lb of shredded Monterrey jack cheese

Lightly grease 13 x 9" glass baking dish.  Beat together in medium bowl the first 5 ingredients.  Arrange chilies in baking dish, covering bottom completely.  Sprinkle with 1/3 of the cheese.  Repeat layering twice.  Pour egg mixture over cheese.  Let stand 30 minutes.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake until casserole is slightly puffed in center and golden brown -- about 45 minutes.  Cool 10-20 minutes before serving to allow to set.  This dish is basically a quiche.  Serves 8. 

Homemade Tarter Sauce and Cocktail Sauce 
Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise
Relish
Lemon juice
Tony Chachere's Seasoning or Emeril's Original Essence
Catsup (Heinz Ketchup is our favorite)
Horseradish

Tarter sauce for two:  mix two tablespoons of Miracle Whip with one teaspoon of relish.  Add a squirt of lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon of the seasoning.  Stir well.

Cocktail sauce for two:  mix two tablespoons of ketchup with 1/2 teaspoon of horseradish.  If you are brave make it one teaspoon.  Stir well.

Bangkok Burrito 
2 boneless skinless chicken breast
Thai Peanut Sauce
1 cup cooked white rice
fresh sliced tomato
garlic stuffed green olives
sour cream
4 burrito-size flour tortillas

Marinade the chicken breasts for several hours in the Thai peanut sauce, then grill. Prepare rice.  Slice chicken into thin strips.  Place warm chicken and warm rice in large warmed flour tortilla.  Place sliced tomato, sliced olives, and a dollop of sour cream on top of chicken and rice.  Roll up tortilla, folding one end to seal.  Makes approximately four burritos.

Albuquerque Jambalaya
3 boneless skinless chicken breast
1box of New Orleans Style Jambalaya Mix
2 fresh Serrano peppers
4 sprigs of cilantro

Boil the chicken breast until done. Prepare jambalaya mix according to package directions. Meanwhile cut up the cooked chicken into bite sized pieces. Mix chicken, Jambalaya, cilantro, and sliced fresh Serrano, or jalapeno, peppers.  Serve with tortilla chips.

Uncle Darryl's Cake-in-a-Cup
4 tbsp of sugar
4 tbsp of flour
3 tbsp of milk
3 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 egg
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp of cocoa powder (optional)

Combine the dry ingredients in a large ceramic coffee mug.  Mix very well.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Microwave for three minutes.  Remove and let cool.  Slide cake out of mug.  Ice as desired.  Makes one serving.

Nevada Miner Tarts
1 can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 
8 teaspoons Apricot Preserves

Roll out crescent dough and place approximately 1 teaspoon of Apricot Preserves in center of dough.  Roll up dough as you would for a crescent roll.  (Be sure to seal the preserves as best you can.  It will seep out.)  Bake as directed on crescent roll package.

Tio Jorge's Peanut Blossom Cookies
1 3/4 cup flour (sifted)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening (Crisco)
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 egg
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp vanilla
about 40 Hershey's Kisses

Combine all ingredients, (except kisses), in large bowl. Mix on lowest speed until dough forms. Shape into balls using rounded teaspoon for each. Balls end up about the size of a quarter. (You should get about 38 _ 40 balls from one recipe). Pour some white sugar in a bowl, 1/4 cup or so. Roll each ball in sugar to coat thoroughly. Place each ball on ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven. Immediately (while cookies are still hot) smash a Hershey's Kiss in the middle of each cookie. Pour a tall glass of milk and enjoy!

Tortilla Topped Tilapia
6 Fresh of Frozen Tilapia Fillets
1/2 c. Tortilla Chips (crushed)
2 Tbsp. Butter or
1/2 Lime
1 Tsp. Cajun Seasoning
1/4 Tsp. Chili Powder
1/4 Tsp. Cayenne
1/8 Tsp. Salt
Pepper to Taste

Preheat oven to 375*F. Place fillets in baking dish. Evenly coat the fish in lime juice. Mix Spices in a small dish, and evenly sprinkle the mixture over fillets. Place approx. 1/2 tsp. of butter on each fillet. Top with crushed tortillas. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Serve with white rice and homemade tartar sauce.

Granny's Stuffed Jalapeno Peppers
24 large fresh jalapenos
8 oz pkg cream cheese,
1/2 lb Jimmy Dean breakfast sausage

Cut peppers in half length-wise and cut out the middle vein with the seeds. Spray large cookie sheet with vegetable oil cooking spray, and preheat oven to 375*F. Crumble and brown the sausage in small skillet. Drain grease. Cool meat and mix with the cream cheese.  Stuff each pepper half with 1 tbsp mix and bake for 20-25 or until lightly brown. 

Makes: 48 peppers-serves 12.

Pico de Gallo Grohman Style
1 large ripe tomato
1 medium size white onion
1 large garlic clove
1/2 cup of fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno or habanera pepper 
squirt of lime

Mix all the above ingredients in a food processor or chopper. Combine to desired consistency.  Goes great with almost every meal.  We not only enjoy with tortilla chips, but it adds zest to lasagna, tacos, and even roast beef. 

Desert Turkey Bake
2 to 3 cups of cubed turkey meat
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 soup can of water
1/2 soup can of milk
1 can of Rotel tomatoes and green chilies (hot is best)
Salt (to taste)
Black pepper (to taste)
4 flour tortillas

Topping

10 green olives (sliced)
10 black olives (sliced)
1 clove of garlic (chopped)
1/4 cup white onion chopped
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms fresh or canned
1 1/2 cups of Monterrey or Mexican style shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray the bottom and sides of 13 X 9 pan with vegetable oil cooking spray.  Place the tortillas so they cover the bottom and sides of the pan.  Spread turkey meat, soup, water, milk, and tomatoes and green chilies evenly in pan.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. In a separate bowl mix together topping ingredients, excluding the cheese.  Spread evenly over turkey mixture.  Top with grated cheese.  Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Chipotle Chicken
3-4 Boneless, skinless chicken breast.
Garlic salt (to taste)
Black pepper (to taste)
1 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. B˙falo brand Chipotle Mexican hot sauce (very hot)

Season the meat with garlic salt and pepper and grill on a bar-b-cue pit. Melt butter and mix with B˙falo brand Chipotle Mexican hot sauce. Five minutes before the chicken is done brush with butter mixture. Grill until done. Serve with garlic green beans and scalloped potatoes.

Pancit Bihon
1 package rice stick bihon (rice noodles) 
3 pieces of boneless chicken
3/4 cup thinly sliced carrots
3/4 cup thinly sliced celery
1 onion
2 cloves of garlic
2 chicken flavored bouillon cubes
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup+ soy sauce
1 tbsp Dashida (beef stock)
1 tsp black pepper

Soak the bihon rice noodles in hot water for 15 minutes. Drain water and add cool water to cover. Grab a handful of noodles and hold above pot, with food scissors cut noodles about 2 inches below your hands. (Like I am doing in the picture.) Continue cutting all the noodles until you can grab any handful without them needing to be cut. 

Put chicken in pot and cover with water, boil for 10 minutes. Remove chicken from pot. Set broth aside. Let cool, and cut into bite-size pieces. SautÚ garlic in large skillet or wok. Add onion and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the bite-size pieces of chicken. Then, add the THINLY sliced carrots and THINLY sliced celery, and mix. Cook until veggies are tender.

Re-heat broth and add a tablespoon of oil.  Bring to boil.  Combine cut noodles and chicken in  wok/skillet, and cook over medium-high heat.  Fold all together, while slowly adding soy sauce and pepper to desired taste.  Add the broth a little at a time until all the broth is gone.  While continuously stirring noodles, chicken, and veggies, add approximately 1 tablespoon of Dashida.  Continue stirring and mixing until all the noodles are lightly brown.  

Serve with a fresh garden salad topped with sesame seeds and crispy Chinese noodles.  We enjoy this dish with Lumpias (fried Philipino meat rolls).

Serves 6                                   -This recipe courtesy of Britany Klauda (pictured).

Kids Definition: Vegetable-A basic food known to satisfy kid's hunger--but only by sight.

Peanut-Coconut Slaw
2 cups chopped green cabbage
2 tablespoons finely chopped peanuts (we used salted)
1 tablespoon coconut
1/3 cup miracle whip or mayo

Mix all of the ingredients together.  Great side dish to ANY meal! Serves 4

Kids Definition: Thirsty-How your child feels after you've said your final "Goodnight."

Pastrami on Rye
1/2 lb. Pastrami
10 slices of fresh Rye bread
1 1/2 sticks butter
1/4 c. grated cheese

Dressing-

1/2 c. Miracle Whip
2 Tbsp. Southwest Sauce
1 Tbsp. Horseradish

Mix Miracle Whip, Southwest Sauce, and Horseradish in a small bowl-set aside. On a large griddle melt 1/2 stick butter. Grill 5 slices of Rye on both sides, and place on platter. Add another 1/2 stick of butter and grill other 5 slices on both sides. Spread dressing on one side of all 10 slices of Rye. With remaining 1/2 stick butter sautÚ Pastrami in skillet, once heated thoroughly, sprinkle cheese atop meat, turn off heat. Place meat evenly on 5 slices of Rye, and top with 5 remaining slices of Rye. Serve with potato chips and pickles. Serves 5

Atomic Steak

Steak of your choice ( (Approx. for 3 steaks--T-Bone, Filet, NY Strip, etc...)

Atomic Sauce:                                    

1  Tsp. Chili Powder
1/2 Tsp. Garlic Salt
1/2 Tbsp. Sriracha Hot Sauce
1/2 Tsp. fresh, ground, coarse, black pepper
1Tsp.Tony Chacheres
1/2 c. Ketchup
1-4 Hot Cayenne Drops
Mix the sauce ingredients together. Grill steak on a charcoal grill to desired doneness. Half way through the cooking brush the sauce on the steak.  Enjoy this HOT steak. Serves 3.

Kids Definition: Refrigerator-A very expensive and inefficient room air conditioner.

Spicy Middle East Salad
1/2 head of Romaine lettuce
1 medium tomato, chopped
1/2 of a cucumber, chopped
1 celery stalk, sliced thin
1 carrot, peeled and sliced
5 fresh green beans, chopped
1 Thai pepper, sliced thin
1 garlic clove, minced
5 green jalapeno stuffed olives, sliced 
8 Greek olives
1 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp olive oil

Mix all the ingredients (excluding the lettuce) together in the bottom of a large salad bowl.  Pour vinaigrette and olive oil on the ingredients and mix well. Chill for 5 minutes.  During that time chop up the lettuce into bite-sized pieces.  Add to vegetables. 

Serves 3 to 4.  Toss salad and serve with warm pita bread and humus.  (Humus recipe is January's recipe below.)

Kids Definition: Plate-A breakable Frisbee.

African Peanut Bread
2oz unsalted peanuts (shelled)
1 1/2 cups flour
a pinch of salt
3 tsp. baking powder
1 egg
1 cup milk
1/3 cups sugar

Grease a 7 x 11 x 1 1/2 inch pan with butter. Crush peanuts in a Ziploc bag with a rolling pin. Sift flour, salt, and baking powder together into a large bowl. Add beaten egg into flour mixture. Then, add the milk, sugar, and peanuts. Mix well! Pour into pan and let settle for 20 minutes. Bake for 45 minutes in a 350*F preheated oven. Let cool. Cut and serve with butter.

Kids Definition: Napkin-Any worn object, such as a shirt or pants.

Carne Guisada
2 Tbs. Oil
2 lbs. Cubed Round Steak or Roast cut in 1 inch cubes
1/2 Medium Onion
2 Cloves Garlic
1 Tbs. Flour
1/2 Tbs. Black Pepper
1 Tsp. Cumin
1 (8oz) can Tomato Sauce
1 1/2 c. Water

In a large skillet, brown meat in oil. Add onion and garlic; sautÚ until onion is clear. Add flour and brown, stirring constantly. Add pepper and cumin. Blend in tomato sauce and water. Simmer 10-15 minutes. Use meat to make soft tacos...enjoy.

Kids Definition: Measuring Cups-A kitchen utensil that is stored in the sandbox.

Bunuelos
12 flour tortillas
Oil for frying
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Mix sugar and cinnamon.  Heat enough oil in a large frying pan to cover tortilla. Fry tortillas in oil one at a time until golden and crisp, turning once. Drain on a paper towel.  While still warm place bunuelos in the mixture to completely cover both sides. You may want to serve with fruit or ice cream.  Enjoy.

Kids Definition: Kitchen-The only room not used when eating crumbly snacks. 

Ratatouille
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 c. eggplant, sliced
3 c. zucchini, sliced
3 c. squash, sliced
3 tomatoes, sliced
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley
1 c. chicken broth
Salt
Pepper
1 lb. penne pasta
1 c. Parmesan cheese

In an 8 qt. pot cook onion and garlic in olive oil until tender. Add eggplant and simmer for 10 minutes. Add zucchini, squash, tomatoes, parsley, and broth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Simmer on medium-low heat for 30 minutes until vegetables are tender. Stir frequently. You may need to add just a little more water for the dish to cook down. Meanwhile cook the pasta so it is al dente. Drain pasta and spoon into bowls. Spoon ratatouille over pasta. Sprinkle with cheese. Enjoy.  -This recipe courtesy of Leah Johanson.

Kids Definition: Germs-The only thing children share freely. 

Humus
1 can of chick peas also known as garbanzo beans (keep half of the water)
1 tsp. of cumin
1 or 2 cloves of garlic depending on your taste

Blend in a food processor until extremely smooth.

olive oil for frying
4 to 6 flour tortillas
Cut the tortillas into 6 triangles and fry until lightly browned in olive oil.  You will need to continuously add olive oil as the tortillas absorb a lot of the oil while being fried. Drain on paper towel.  Use these "tortilla chips" to dip into the humus. Goes great with any Middle Eastern or Eastern dish.  If you can get fresh pita bread or flat bread you can use instead of the tortillas.  Best if humus is cooled in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and when the bread is still a little warm. Serves 4 to 5 people.

Kids Definition: Frozen-Condition of children's jaws when spinach is served.  I agree! 

Candy Hamburgers
1 bag of York Peppermints
1 tub of vanilla or white icing (creamy/classic is best-don't used whipped)
Red and green food coloring
1 box of Nilla wafers

Mix 5-6 drops of red food coloring with 3 teaspoons of icing to make a red layer. (mock tomato)  Mix 5-6 drops of green food coloring with 3 teaspoons of icing to make a green layer.  (mock lettuce)    Spread a layer of green icing on inside of NIlla wafer then place one York mint on top of icing then lightly coat the inside of another Nilla wafer with red icing then put on top of York mint.  See photo above.  Option mix yellow food coloring to make "mustard" or leave some white icing for "mayo".

Pumpkin Rolls
1 c. sugar
3 eggs
2/3 c. pumpkin
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 c. flour 

Filling:

1 (8oz) package of cream cheese
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp.
1 c. powdered sugar

Optional: 

pecans

Mix in this order:  sugar, eggs, pumpkin, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and flour. Bake in a wax paper lined 15x10x1 inch jelly roll pan at 375*F for 12-15 minutes. Remove from wax paper and place on paper towels. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Roll up cake and the towel together, starting at the small end. Cool. Mix cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Unroll cake and remove towel. Spread filling on cake (add pecans if desired on top of filling) and roll up cake like a jelly roll. Refrigerate. Slice to serve.

Kids Definition: Frozen-Condition of children's jaws when spinach is served. 

Chicken and Black Bean Dip
1 can black beans (drain)
1 box frozen corn
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. salt 
1cup salsa 
2 chicken breast
1/3 cup salsa
8 oz cream cheese

Mix together in a crock pot the first 5 ingredients. Place chicken and 1/3 cup salsa on top of mixture.  Cover and cook 3 hours on high.  Remove chicken, shred and set aside. Stir in 8 oz. cream cheese until smooth.  Put shredded chicken back into mixture. Serve with tortilla chips.  Add a side dish of plain white rice and a tossed green salad.  Leftovers are good warmed in flour tortillas as a burrito.

Kids Definition: Fried Foods-Gourmet cooking.

Chiricahua Egg Rolls
12 flour tortillas
1 cup cooked Hamburger, Shredded Steak or Shredded Chicken
1/2 cup black beans drained 
1/2 cup corn 
1/2 cup Monterrey Jack or Cheddar Cheese 
1/4 cup sliced black olives
Southwest Sauce
Sour Cream
Pico or Salsa

Fill each tortilla with 1 tablespoon of meat, 1/2 tablespoon corn, 1/2 tablespoon black beans, 5 slices of black olives, sprinkle with cheese and add a squirt of southwest sauce.  Fold in each end of the tortilla and roll it closed.  Heat oil in skillet.  Place egg roll with edge side down to seal.  Brown egg rolls turning once.  Top with sour cream and/or salsa.  Serve with rice or green salad.   (12 egg rolls-serves 4 to 6)

Kids Definition: Fork-An eating utensil made obsolete by the discovery of fingers. 

English Scones
1 cup of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
3 tablespoons of butter 
4 tablespoons of sugar 
1/2 cup of milk

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Sift flour and baking powder together in a large bowl. Cut the butter into little cubes, rub them into the flour mixture. The mixture should look like breadcrumbs. Stir in sugar, add and stir  the milk a little at a time. Flour your hands and a flat surface; then knead the dough into a ball. Add 1 teaspoon of milk if the dough is dry. Use a rolling pin to roll the dough 3/4 inch thick.  Use the open end of a drinking glass to cut as many circles as you can out of the dough. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 14 minutes. Cool.

IDEA: Slice some fresh strawberries and put them on the scones. Add whipped cream and serve!

Kids Definition: Floor-A place for all food not found on lap or chair. 

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
1 prepared box cake mix of your choice
24 to 30 FLAT bottom ice cream cones
Frosting of your choice*

Prepare the box cake mix. Preheat the oven (as listed on back of box for cupcakes) Set the cones on a cookie sheet and fill each one 2/3 full of cake mix. Bake in oven the amount of time directed on box for cupcakes. Take out, wait till cool, put on the frosting!

 * Use white frosting and separate into different bowls.  Color each with different food coloring so you can have an assortment of colors to frost the cupcakes.  Be creative.

Hint: Do not store the cupcake cones in a air tight container; this makes the cones soggy!  Serve ASAP.

Kids Definition: Fat-Microscopic substance detected visually by children on pieces of meat they do not wish to eat.

Chicken in Coconut Sauce
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 of a small onion
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground chili powder 
3 tbsp. olive oil
4 skinless boneless chicken breast  
1 lemon
2 oz coconut 
1 cup of hot water
A pinch of salt & pepper

Peel and chop the onion. Crush the garlic in a press. Set aside.  Mix ginger, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the chicken and cook on low for 5 minutes on each side. Then dry them on a paper towel. Squeeze lemon onto chicken. Sprinkle chicken with spices, set aside. In a semi-large bowl mix coconut and water together until it looks like milk. Reheat the oil in the pan and add the garlic and onion cook on low heat until soft. Add the chicken. Pour in the coconut sauce. Stir. Cook for 30-45 minutes or until completely cooked. Serve with white rice. ENJOY!

Kids Definition: Evaporate-A magic trick preformed by kids when it comes time to clear the table or wash dishes.

Monkey Bread
4 cans of biscuits 
1/2 cup of sugar 
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1 stick of butter
1 cup of brown sugar 
2 tsp. water
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Divide biscuits into 4 pieces. Roll in cinnamon and white sugar mixture.  Put in a greased Bundt pan. Melt butter, brown sugar. and water. Boil for 2 minutes and pour over the biscuits. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  We like to place chopped pecans in the bottom of the pan before dropping in the biscuits! Serve warm.  This won't last long.  Great for breakfast or as a desert.

Kids Definition: Desserts-The reason for eating a meal.

Super Quick Stromboli Slices
Vegetable oil cooking spray
I loaf frozen white bread dough, thawed
1/4 pound ham, THINLY sliced
1/8 pound turkey or salami, THINLY sliced
1/4 pound pepperoni, THINLY sliced 
1/3 pound grated mozzarella cheese
1/4 pound grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray.  Roll out bread dough into a rectangle 14 inches by 16 inches.  Layer the ham, turkey, and pepperoni onto the bread dough leaving a 1-inch border all around.  Sprinkle the mozzarella, cheddar, and Parmesan cheeses evenly over the meats.  Roll the dough toward you and fold the ends and tuck them under the bottom.  Beat the egg with a fork in a small bowl.  Use a pastry brush to brush the top of the bread dough with the beaten egg. Place the stromboli on the cookie sheet with the seam side down!  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.  Slice the stromboli into 1-inch slices and serve.

Kids Definition: Cookie (last one)-An item that must be eaten in front of a sibling.

Mexican Jumpin' Bean Soup
6 strips of bacon
2 medium onions
2 tablespoons of butter
2 cups of water
2 15oz cans of pinto beans
1 15oz can of red kidney beans
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
3/4 cup of medium salsa (or hot if you want)
2 cups of shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
1 bag of Nacho Chips (optional)

Cook bacon until crisp.  SautÚ the onions in the butter in a large stockpot.  Crumble the bacon and add to the stockpot. Add water and stir well.  Drain liquid from the cans of beans.  Add the drained beans, salsa and cilantro to the stockpot.  Bring the mixture to a low boil.  Then simmer.  Cover the pot and cook for 30 minutes.  Ladle the soup into bowls and lightly sprinkle with Monterey Jack Cheese.  Garnish with chips.  Serves 6-unless they want seconds.

Buttermilk Pound Cake
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter (softened)
3 eggs
3 cups of sifted flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp almond extract
Fruit (optional)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Grease tube pan.  Cream sugar, butter and eggs.  Mix flour, baking soda and salt.  Add flour mixture slowly to the creamed mixture.  Add buttermilk, vanilla and almond extract.  Beat well.  Pour into greased tube pan.  Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes at 300 degrees.  Let cool and remove from pan.  Serve with fresh fruit (blueberries, strawberries or whatever fruit you like.) Enjoy. This cake freezes very well.

 

 

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