Our Favorite Recipes
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
sauce for two: mix two
tablespoons of ketchup with 1/2 teaspoon of horseradish. If you are
brave make it one teaspoon. Stir well.
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 with one end folded inside to seal.
Makes approximately four burritos.
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.
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
|8 teaspoons Apricot Preserves|
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.
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!
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
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.
48 peppers-serves 12.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
with a fresh garden salad topped with sesame seeds and crispy Chinese
noodles. We enjoy this dish with Lumpias (fried Philipino meat
-This recipe courtesy of
Britany Klauda (pictured).
Kids Definition: Vegetable-A basic food known to satisfy
kid's hunger--but only by sight.
all of the ingredients together. Great side dish to ANY meal! Serves
Kids Definition: Thirsty-How your child feels after you've said your final
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Kids Definition: Measuring Cups-A kitchen utensil that is stored in the sandbox.
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.
Kids Definition: Kitchen-The only room not used when eating crumbly snacks.
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
Kids Definition: Germs-The only thing children share freely.
|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!
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".
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
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.
|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-A eating utensil made obsolete by the discovery of
|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
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.
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
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.
|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.
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.
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.
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
|Buttermilk Pound Cake
|2 cups sugar|
|1 cup butter (softened)|
|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|
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.