Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ula's hip hugger bars

1 c brown sugar                                                       1/4 t salt
1/2 c butter                                                              1 t vanilla
1 egg                                                                       Filling:
1 1/4 c flour                                                             1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 c oatmeal                                                        1 T butter
1/2 t soda                                                                6 oz chocolate chips

Mix oatmeal mixture thoroughly. Pat 2/3 of the mixture on the bottom of 9 X 13 greased pan. melt the filling ingredients over low heat. Spread filling on top of the oatmeal mixture. Sprinkle remaining mixture over filling. bake 20 at 350*F.

Broccoli salad

5 c chopped broccoli                                                3 T vinegar
1/2 c raisins                                                              1 c mayonnaise
1/4 c chopped red onion                                           10 slices cooked bacon
2 T  brown sugar                                                      1 c sunflower seeds

Mix vinegar, mayo, and brown sugar. Add to vegetables. just before serving add the bacon and sunflower seeds.

Graham Crackers

1 3/4 c whole wheat flour                                         1/2 c flour
1/3 c brown sugar                                                    1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda                                                     1/2 t salt
1/4 t cinnamon                                                         5 T honey
1/4 c water                                                              1 t vanilla
1/2 c butter, melted

Heat oven to 350* F Mix the dry ingredients all together. then add the liquid ingredients stir this all well until a ball forms.put dough onto a greased bar pan and spread with a greased rolling pin or hands to cover the pan.
Cut into 2 in squares and prick with a fork. Place in the oven and bake for 18 minutes. turn the oven off  and leave crackers in the oven for another 20-40 minutes.


10 c oatmeal                                                             1/2 c oil
2 c wheat germ                                                         1/2 c honey
2 c coconut                                                              2 t vanilla
1 1/2 c brown sugar                                                 1 t salt
1 cup walnuts

Mix together the ingredients and pour the mixture into shallow pans. toast it at 275* F for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown stirring it occasionally.

Apple Donuts

1 1/2 c flour                                           1/3 c. shortening
1 3/4 t. baking powder                             1 egg
1/2 t salt                                               2/3 c grated apple
1/2 t nutmeg                                         1/4 c milk
1/2 c sugar                                           1/2 c butter

Mix dry ingredients. cut shortening. Mix in egg, milk and apples. fill greased muffin tins 2/3 full. bake20-25 min at 350 degrees. remove from pans and roll in butter and cinnamon and sugar.

Monday, April 4, 2011

English Sticky Toffee Pudding

  • 1 cup plus 1 T. flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 3/4 cup pitted chopped dates
  • 1 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 t. vanilla
Toffee sauce:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  Preheat oven to 350* F. grease 10 in round or square baking dish. Sift the flour and baking powder together. Chop the dates fine. Place in a small bowl and add the boiling water and baking soda, set aside. In a bowl of electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, mix well. gradually beat in the flour mixture.Add the date mixture to the batter and fold until blended with a rubber spatula. pour into the prepared baking dish. Bake until pudding is set about 35 minutes. Remove from oven to wire rack
Toffee sauce:
Combine the butter, heavy cream and sugar in a small heavy sauce pan, heat to boiling stirring constantly. boil gently over medium low heat about 8 minutes. Spoon about 1/3 cup of the sauce over the pudding. spread evenly over the top. Place pudding under broiler until the pudding is bubbly.about 1 minute. serve immediately spooned into dessert bowls. Drizzle with toffee sauce and top with a spoonful of whipped cream.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Yankee Pot Roast

Six generous servings:

1 bone – in piece of chuck roast, 4- 5 pounds, trimmed of excess fat
Sea salt or kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Vegetable oil, such as canola
4-5 cloves garlic, sliced
1 large carrot, chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
2 teaspoons dried thyme or 6 sprigs fresh
2 bay leaves
3 tablespoons flour
3 ½ cups water or half chicken stock, half water. Do not use beef stock.
2 tablespoons tomato paste
8 – 10 small onions
5 carrots in 1 -2 inch pieces
1 pound red potatoes or larger white potatoes in chunks
1 pound large mushrooms, quartered

Over high heat, pour sufficient oil to cover the bottom of a large Dutch oven or
other large heavy pot (we use a large French enameled iron pot), generously salt
and pepper both sides of the roast and sear meat until well browned on both
sides. Remove meat and pour off oil. Return pot to medium heat and add
chopped carrot, celery, onion and the garlic. Cook stirring, adding a small
amount of oil if necessary, until softened but not browned. Sprinkle flour over
vegetables and stir for 2-3 minutes. Return meat, adding water, tomato paste and

Bring to a simmer on top of the stove, cover (use aluminum foil under cover if it
does not fit tightly). Place into preheated 325 degree oven and cook for 2 hours.
Check at 1 hour and turn meat if it is not covered by liquid; add additional water
if liquid is too thick – it should be the consistency of thin gravy.

At 2 – 2 ¼ hours, add remaining vegetables; the time varies according to size.
Cook for a total of 3 hours. If the vegetables are not quite cooked, cover and let sit
– cooking will continue using retained heat. Check for seasoning, adding salt or
pepper to taste.

Skim excess fat from the liquid, cut meat into serving size pieces, arrange on a
heated platter and surround with vegetables. Moisten with some of the liquid,
pass the remainder at the table and enjoy a true New England tradition.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Creamy Alfredo Chicken

1/4 cup flour                                                                   6 boneless,skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 t. salt                                                                        2 T. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced                                                   1 T onion, minced
1 1/2 cups whipping cream                                            1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 t black pepper                                                        1T chopped parsley
Preheat oven to 375*F. Place flour in shallow dish. Sprinkle chicken with salt and coat with flour. heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken, cook turning once until golden, 2-4 minutes per side. Remove chicken and place in 13"x9" baking dish.
 Heat olive oil in same skillet over medium heat and saute' onion and garlic until tender.Increase heat to medium-high, add whipping cream, Parmesan and pepper. cook until sauce is bubbly and slightly thickened. Spoon over chicken. Bake 8- 12 minutes.

Blueberry Muffins

1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries                               2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar                                                                  1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt                                                            1 egg
1 cup milk                                                                      1/4 cup oil
Preheat oven to 400* F. grease 12 muffin cups.Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix egg, milk and oil then add to dry ingredients until just combined. Add blueberries. spoon into prepared muffin cups. bake until golden, about 18 minutes.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Beef and Bean Enchiladas

3 Tablespoons flour                                                      1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon paprika                                                    1 1/2 cups milk
1 can (10oz) enchilada sauce                                        1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 lb ground beef                                                           1 onion, chopped
2 cups refried beans                                                     1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilies
1/8 teaspoon chipotle chili powder                               1 large tomatodiced
9 tortillas
In a 1 quart microwave safe bowl, combine the flour, 1/2 salt, paprika, milk and enchilada sauce until smooth. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 2 minutes, stir. Cook 4-5 minutes longer or until thickened, stirring every minute.
Saute' beef and onion until fully cooked. add the beans, chilies, chipotle, and remaining salt. Spoon 1/3 cup meat mixture and 1 Tablespoon tomato down the center of each tortilla, roll up tightly. Place enchilladas seam side down in an ungreased 11"x7" oven safe dish. Pour sauce over enchiladas and top with cheese. Bake 350*F for about 30 minutes or until bubbly around the edges.

Waikiki Meatballs

1 1/2 lbs ground beef                                                      1/3 cup minced onion
1/4 cup milk                                                                   1 egg, lightly beaten
1 1/2 teaspoon salt                                                         1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1 Tablespoon  oil                                                           1 (15oz) can pineapple tidbits in juice
1/2 cup packed brown sugar                                         1/3 cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch                                             1 Tablespoon soy sauce
1/3 cup chopped bell pepper
Combine ground beef, onion, milk, egg, salt and ginger in a large bowl. Shape the mixture into balls. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat, add meatballs. cook turning them frequently, until cooked through and browned. Remove the meatballs with a slotted spoon. Drain pineapple, reserving 3/4 cup of juice. Combine juice, brown sugar, vinegar, cornstarch and soy sauce in a small bowl. pour into skillet. cook the juice over medium heat, stirring continually, until thickened, about 8 minutes. Add the meatballs and pineapple and bell pepper and mix well. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 10 minutes. Serve with rice or however you like it.


1 (24 oz) container cottage cheese                                1/2 grated Parmesan cheese
1 egg                                                                           1 (32 oz) jar pasta sauce
lasagna noodles                                                           1 lb hot Italian sausage, cooked
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven to 350*F. In a bowl combine cottage, Parmesan cheese and egg, mix well. On the bottom of a greased 13x9" baking dish spread a little of the pasta sauce. layer lasagna noodles, cheese mixture, sausage, mozzarella and pasta sauce till full. top with sliced tomato and sprinkle with basil.

Egg and Cheese Bake

This is Grandma Cleone's recipe.
4-6 eggs                                         1/4 teas. dry mustard
2 T. butter                                      salt and pepper
2T. flour                                        1/2 buttered bread crumbs
1 cup milk                                     1/2 cheddar cheese
Grease 9x9" pan. Break eggs into pan without breaking the yolks. Salt and pepper to taste. Make a white sauce with remaining ingredients. pour hot sauce around and over eggs. Top with buttered bread crumbs.
Bake at 300* F uncovered for 20 minutes.

Danish Puff

Combine to make a pastry dough;
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1 cup flour
2 Tablespoons water
Divide into two balls. Press onto a ungreased cookie sheet into rectangles 12"x3" 3" apart. Set aside.
In a sauce pan,
1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup flour
3 eggs
Bring butter and water to a boil. remove from heat. Quickly stir in flour and almond extract.Stir vigorously over low heat until it forms a ball, remove from heat. Add all the eggs, beat until smooth. Spread half on each crust.
Bake until golden at 350*F. cool and frost with and almond glaze. Sprinkle slivered almonds over top.

Macadamia White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I shall begin with the most important part of ones diet; dessert!

1 cup butter                                         1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups sugar               1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup brown sugar        12 oz. package white chocolate chips
2 eggs                              1 1/2 cups chopped macadamia nuts
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups flour

Preheat oven to 350* F.
Cream butter and sugars until fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Blend in flour, baking soda and salt. stir in white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. 
 Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking pan. Bake for 1- -12 minutes.