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Friday, May 3, 2013

Quick Chicken Salad
one of my favorite sandwiches oh mmy so yummy
•2 ( 12.5 oz) cans of chicken (or 3 cups diced cooked chicken)
•3/4 cup light mayonnaise
•1 cup red grapes, halved
•1 green onion, diced
...•1 stalk celery, diced
•1/2 cup diced apple
•salt and pepper to taste
•pecans or cashews, optional
1.In a bowl, combine the chicken, mayo, grapes, green onion, celery, apple, salt, and pepper. Combine until well blended.
2.Serve on rolls, bread, or croissants sprinkle with some cashews or pecans. This can also be served on a lettuce leaf.

What A delicious cake

BUTTER PECAN CAKE why not one of my favorite ice creams now in a cake and icing yummy recipe found on facebook

2-2/3 cups chopped pecans
1-1/4 cups butter, softened, divided
... 2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk

1 cup butter, softened
8 to 8-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Place pecans and 1/4 cup butter in a baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream sugar and remaining butter until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition. Stir in 1-1/3 cups of toasted pecans.
Pour into three greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
For frosting, cream butter and confectioners' sugar in a large bowl. Add milk and vanilla; beat until smooth. Stir in remaining toasted pecans. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

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oh my a summer time favorite here and if you have not tried it then perhaps you should


 3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. pepper
1 c. buttermilk
1 qt. hamburger dill chips
Vegetable oil

Combine flour, salt, and pepper, mixing well. Dip pickles into buttermilk and dredge in flour mixture. Deep fry coated pickles in hot oil (350 degrees) until they float to surface and are golden brown. Drain on paper towels or brown paper bags and serve immediately. Makes 8 dozen.
this recipe from hillbilly recipes

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Black Berry Pie Bars

Crust and Topping
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled

Fruit Filling:
4 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup flour
pinch salt
zest of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp almond extract
2 (16-oz) packages frozen blackberries, thawed and drained

To make the crust and topping, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times to mix. Cut the butter into 1/2-inch cubes, and add to the flour mixture. Process until the butter is evenly distributed but the mixture is still crumbly, 30-60 seconds.

Reserve 1 1/2 cups of the mixture to use as the topping. Press the remaining mixture into the bottom of the pan, and bake 12-15 minutes. Cool for at least 10 minutes.

To make the filling, whisk the eggs in a large bowl, then add the sugar, sour cream, flour, salt, lemon zest, and almond extract. Gently fold in the berries and spoon the mixture over the crust. Sprinkle the remaining flour mixture evenly over the filling, and bake 45 to 55 minutes.

Cool at least 1 hour before cutting into bars, or scoop out of the pan to serve cobbler-style.

Whatever Goes Wednesday

Sex In A Pan

Sex in a Pan

... 1 cup pecans, chopped
3 tbsp white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour

Cream cheese layer:
1 8 oz package cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup whipped cream or cool whip

Vanilla pudding layer:
1 package of instant vanilla pudding (5.1 oz or 144 g)
3 cups milk
Chocolate Pudding layer:
1 package of instant chocolate pudding (5.1 oz or 144 g)
3 cups milk

Last layer:
2 cups whipped cream or cool whip
shaved chocolate


Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

In a mixer mix all the crust ingredients together and press the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
Bake it for about 20 minutes.

Prepare the vanilla pudding as per the instructions on the package.

Prepare the chocolate pudding as per the instructions on the package.

In a mixer add the cream cheese, powdered sugar and the cup of whipped cream. Mix until light and fluffy.

Let the crust cool. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the crust evenly.

Spread the chocolate pudding over the creme cheese filling, then the vanilla pudding over the chocolate.

Top with the whipped cream and sprinkle with the chocolate.
Refrigerate for a couple hours so that it sets

Monday, April 29, 2013

Dip recipe

 Texas Trash Warm Bean Dip

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
2 cans (16 ounces, each) refried beans
1 packet taco seasoning
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups monterey jack cheese, shredded

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together cream cheese and sour cream in a large bowl. Mix in refried beans until combined. Stir in taco seasoning.

Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray. Spread mixture evenly into the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle the top with both cheeses.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until cheese in melted and slightly browned. Serve with tortilla chips.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes

I can remember the first time that I made these it was in Mrs. Wathens home-ec class and I had never heard of them before but it was a class assignment to make a potato dish and there were 4 groups of us to come together for a delicious taste test. I have been making them every since I hope you enjoy them as well.

2 large baking potatoes
salt to taste
 pepper to taste
3 Tbs milk
2 Tbs butter
2 Tbs sour cream
1 tsp fresh chives, diced
¼ cup shredded Swiss, Cheddar or your favorite cheese, optional
Bacon, cooked and crumbled, optional

  Preheat oven to 200 (400 degrees F). Scrub potatoes, prick with fork and bake for about an hour or until tender. Remove from oven and let potatoes sit for 15 minutes to cool slightly.
Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Carefully scoop out pulp leaving a thin layer in shell. Mash potato, then use an electric mixer on low until smooth.

Heat milk and butter over medium low heat in saucepan until butter is melted. Add to mashed potatoes; cream together well. Stir in sour cream, and 2 Tbs cheese if using. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Heap mixture into potato shells. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon if using and remaining cheese if using.

Place potatoes in baking dish; bake another 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven, garnish with chives and serve.

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