Monday, March 30, 2009

Creamy Cheesy Butter Pasta Sauce

My mom made this recipe up the other night, and I wanted to make it for lunch today, so I had her walk me through how she made it, so I could write down an actual recipe :).
This would be scrumptious with grilled chicken cut up in it! YUMMO!
I hope y'all enjoy!

Creamy Cheesy Butter Pasta Sauce

Melt 1 stick of butter in sauce pan. Whisk in 1/2 cup of flour, add salt, pepper and garlic salt to taste. Stir until thickened. Pour in 3 cups milk and stir until smooth. Add about 1 cup and 1/2 grated Parmesan cheese. Stir. Add dried parsley for a bit of color, if desired. Stir occasionally until all the cheese is melted, and the sauce is smooth and thick.
Pour over your favorite pasta, and enjoy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mushroom Turnovers

Mushroom Turnovers:
Cream 1/2 cup softened butter with 9 ounces softened cream cheese. Blend in 1 1/2 cups flour to make a soft dough. Foll in waxed paper and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Chop 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms fine and 1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons onions. Saute in 3 Tablespoons butter for 5 minutes. Blend in 2 Tablespoons flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 dashes of pepper and 1/4 teaspoon Thyme. Stir in 1/4 cup sour cream and remove from heat. Roll dough thin and cut in 3" circles. Place a tiny amount of filling in the center of each circle. Wet edge before sealing. Fold over and press edges shut with fork. ( I used a Pampered Chef turnover maker that I found at a yard sale for 10 cents.) Beat 1 egg and lightly brush over tops. Prick top once with fork and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 12 minutes at 450 degrees. These can be frozen, thawed and reheated.

Spinach Dip

Spinach Dip:
1 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 16 oz. container of sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 package Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix
1 can water chestnuts, chopped
Combine all ingredients and chill overnight. Serve with veggies and crackers.
1 bunch green onions, chopped

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Triple Chip Cookies

This is one of our favorite cookie recipes:
Triple Chip Cookies:
4 cups unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 cup white Chocolate Chips
1 cup Milk Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda in medium bowl. Beat butter and sugars in large mixing bowl until creamy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chips. Drop by tablespoons onto an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Holiday Potatoes

This recipe is one that we make at every holiday dinner. Hence the name holiday potatoes. ;o)
Holiday Potatoes:
2lbs. frozen cubed hash brown potatoes (I buy the bag that has onions and peppers in it)
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cream of potato soup
1 cup sour cream
chopped onions to taste
chopped green peppers to taste
Salt and pepper
Mix well, put in greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley flakes. Bake at 300 degrees uncovered for 1 1/4 hours.
Can mix together and put in freezer for later use.

Chicken Tetrazzini

Chicken Tetrazzini

1 large frying chicken
4 cups spaghetti (broke into pieces)
1 large chopped onion
1 large chopped green pepper
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 small jar of mushrooms
1 stick of butter
1 pound Velveeta cheese, cubed
1 package shredded mozzarella cheese
Salt, pepper, garlic powder, and oregano

Boil chicken, seasoned with salt, pepper, 1 teaspoon oregano, and a touch of garlic powder, in a large pot.
Cook until tender. Remove chicken and boil spaghetti in broth. Debone chicken and cut into small bits. Saute onions and green peppers in butter. Add mushrooms. Mix sautéed stuff, Velveeta cheese and chicken. Add soup. Pour into greased casserole dish. ( I use 11x15) Top with shredded mozzarella. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes at 350°.