I got this great recipe from my neighbor. My husband LOVES these cookies. They nearly disappeared before I got a picture! I won't lie, they aren't the prettiest cookies. They're not your typical rolling out or roll-into-balls cookies. But they are flavorful and you won't be disappointed.
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups applesauce
1 tsp soda
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
4 cups flour
Mix all together. If desired, add nuts or raisins or chocolate chips. We prefer not to put anything in it. We just like a light frosting on top. I will say that chocolate frosting on these cookies is best. I thought a regular cream cheese would be best, but the chocolate balances out the flavors and the cloves perfectly. Find the recipe here. The chocolate recipe is at the bottom of the post.
Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet. I haven't needed to grease the cookie sheet. This recipe makes about 4 dozen depending on the size of your spoonfuls. Mine made 3 1/2 dozen but my cookies could have been a little smaller.
Bake at 400 for 10 minutes. I promise, you don't want longer than 10 minutes. :) Cool and frost lightly with chocolate frosting. These aren't like sugar cookies where you go crazy with the frosting. ;) A little goes a long ways. I didn't thin my frosting down. I think the consistency was fine with the regular recipe.
Click here for the recipe. I just used the dough from a previous batch and let them thaw all day to room temperature.
Roll out one crust and place it in the bottom of 9 inch pie dish. Roll out top crust and leave until your filling is done.
2 chicken breasts, thawed
Place chicken in glass baking dish and sprinkle with salt & pepper. Cover with foil. Bake chicken at 350 for about 40-45 minutes or until done. Cut up all veggies while chicken is cooking. After chicken is done, put chicken on cutting board to cool. After it is cooled, cut up into desired chunks. (Note: I've found that baking the chicken keeps it much more moist than boiling it. If you don't care, then just boil it or for even quicker cooking time, cook it in a George Foreman grill and sprinkle with the salt & pepper. This takes about 15 minutes but it's a little crisper on the edges.)
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 Tbsp chicken soup base
1/3 cup carrots, chopped to desired size
Boil all veggies until they are still firm, but close to done. If needed, add more water if the veggies are absorbing a lot of the water. Add 3 Tbsp to 1/4 cup cream of chicken soup. Add more chicken soup base if needed to taste. Add salt -if needed- and pepper to taste. Stir in until blended, with a taste check afterward, of course! :) (If you want your pie more runny/juicy add a little extra soup/water.) Let cool slightly. Add in chicken and pour into pie dishes. I buy the foil individual pie dishes. They come in a pack of 6. I just reuse them and wash them in the dishwasher! Super easy. The pies cook better as individual rather than one big one.
Put top crust on top and flute the edges. With a sharp knife, cut about 4 slits in the center to let steam escape.
Note: You could do other veggies if desired. I'm not a pea or green bean person so I opted for potatoes, celery, and carrots. If you do peas, cook them separately and throw them in at the end with the chicken. I guess you could do frozen veggies, but I've found that fresh tastes soooooo much better. It's worth all the effort to cut it all up and have it taste so yummy.
This recipe is by French Canadian cook Jean Paré
1 White cake mix, 2 layer size
2 2/3 cup Milk
1/4 cup custard powder (Birds Eye... see link below)
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup Milk
3/4 tsp vanilla
1 cup whipping cream
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Make cake mix according to directions on box using 2- 8 inch round cake pans. Cool completely. Slice cake layers in half horizontally to make 2 thin layers each. Spread 2 layers with 1/4 cup jam each. Cut all 4 layers into cubes.
To make Custard:
Heat 2 2/3 cups milk in heavy saucepan on low heat until it simmers. (This is a slow process. Do not heat on high heat or it will burn your milk)
Stir custard powder and sugar together well in a small bowl. Mix in 1/3 cup milk and vanilla. Stir slowly into hot milk until mixture boils and thickens. Cool completely.
To Make Trifle:
Drain syrup from raspberries in bowl and reserve.
Spread 1/2 the cake cubes in bottom of 2 quart glass bowl. Pour 1/2 the raspberry syrup over the cubes. Sprinkle with 1/2 the raspberries. Spread 1/2 the custard over raspberries. Repeat with remaining cake cubes, syrup, raspberries and custard. Chill until cold.
Beat cream, sugar and vanilla in small bowl until stiff. Spread over top layer of custard.
*Note: Birds Eyes Custard Powder is a British/Canadian Product. I have not been able to find it in the grocery stores in States. But you can order it online at this website:
*You can substitute vanilla pudding for the custard but it definitely does not compare to a homemade custard!! :)
3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup water
1 small pkg (3 oz) lemon jell-o
Blend in blender. Add yellow cake mix. (Lemon can be used if desired). Blend until mixed well. Pour into greased/floured 9x13 pan. Bake for 30 minutes at 350. Poke cake all over with fork while cake is still hot.
Mix 1/2 cup lemon juice (I just use the ReaLemon concentrated stuff) and 2 cups powdered sugar. If you want your cake less juicy, half the lemon juice and powdered sugar. Pour over cake. And let cake cool completely.
1 (6 oz.) orange Jell-o2 cups boiling water
1 cup mandarin orange and pineapple juice, reserved from the canned fruit
1 (6 oz) frozen orange juice concentrate
1 (3.4 oz) lemon pudding mix
1 (8 oz) carton of whipped topping
1 (20 oz)can pineapple tidbits, drained reserving juice (I don't use the pineapple, just the juice)
1 small can mandarin orange (I think these are like 8 or 10 oz), drained reserving juice
Mix boiling water and jello together for 2 minutes. Mix in frozen orange juice concentrate until dissolved. Mix in reserved 1 cup mandarin orange and pineapple juice. Add fruit. (If you don't include the pineapple like I do, you can use 2 cans of mandarin oranges so there are more oranges. I prefer to just use the pineapple in something else & take the juice and only use 1 can of oranges. I've never had any complaints.)
Put in a 9 x 13 dish and refrigerate until set. So that the oranges are well distributed throughout the salad, I carefully take a spoon and arrange the oranges in the pan. I usually do this while it is sitting in the fridge. Otherwise, when you move it from the counter to the fridge, all your "hard work" is out the window. ;)
Make pudding according to package directions. Pour over set jello and refrigerate for 5 min.
Drop whipped topping in several mounds on top of pudding layer and carefully spread. Look at those beautiful layers!
Note: I usually make this a day ahead. However, I do the jello part the night before and let it set up overnight. I also make the pudding and put it in a bowl. The morning of, I just take a paper towel and dab any water droplets from the jello if there is any. Then, just before I take it, I put all the layers together. It has seemed to be the most smooth process for transport and freshness.
In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tsp ground cinnamon...
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine:
1 cup butter, softened
2 1/2 cups sugar
Beat until light and fluffy.
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 Tbsp water
Beat until combined.
6 cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Shape dough by rounded tablespoonfuls. You can do them any size. (I made mine larger sized and baked for 11 minutes. I got 8 cookies to a pan.) Drop dough in cinnamon sugar mixture and roll around to coat the ball of dough. (I prefer to use a ziploc bag and shake!) Place on a cookie sheet. I use parchment paper. Bake 10-12 minutes or until they are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. If there are any left, store in a tight container.
½ cup cornmeal
1 ½ cup flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup oil
3 tablespoons butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1 ¼ cup milk
Add dry ingredients, make a well and add oil, butter, eggs, and milk into the center. Stir until just mixed (batter will be runny – don’t be alarmed!). Bake in an 8” square pan at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. (This doubles perfectly for a 9X13-inch pan.) I prefer to make an 8" pan for just my family, but if I am taking it somewhere, I either make 2 - 8" pans or I put it in a 9x13. Personally, I think 2 - 8" pans cook better.
2 sticks butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
Whip all together with an electric mixer and serve at room temperature (can be refrigerated and softened). This honey butter is so good! Mmmm......
5th recipe from Emily
3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
5 teaspoons active dry yeast
5 cups all-‐purpose flour
1/2 cup margarine, melted
1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, warm milk, water, sugar and salt. Remove from heat, and mix in the eggs and yeast.
2. Measure flour into a large bowl. Make a well in the flour, and pour milk mixture into it. Do not stir. Cover with a lid, and let stand for 20 to 30 minutes.
3. Pour melted margarine into flour, and mix well. Add more flour if too sticky. Knead lightly. Cover, and let rise for 20 to 30 minutes.
4. Shape the dough into crescent roll shape and place a little bit of butter in the middle before you roll it. Place on a baking sheet. Let rise again for 20 to 30 minutes.
5. Bake rolls in a preheated 400 degrees F oven for 15 minutes, or until done.
Approximate Prep Time: 20 minutes
Approximate Cooking Time: 70 minutes (rise and cook time)
We used homemade salsa and fresh tortillas (the kind you heat up on the skillet yourself). They really contributed to a restaurant-style fajita. I doubt I can eat a regular tortilla again. Mmmmmm...... What a fabulous meal it was! Just thinking about it again makes my mouth water. ;)
1 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1/2 teaspoon Oregano
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Red pepper
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
1/8 teaspoon Garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon Onion powder
2 Tbsp juice from a fresh lime
Small Dash of worcestershire
Cut steak into fajita strips. Pour seasoning over steak in a ziploc bag. Zip bag and rub seasoning all over meat. We didn't let it marinate. We didn't have time. We just cooked it. But it worked out just fine. You can add peppers and onions if desired. We cooked the onions in a separate pan to caramelize. Once the steak is cooked, pour off the juices and continue cooking steak to "dry it out" a little (not really dry, but not soggy meat pieces). Serve with desired toppings.
1 bg frozen hashbrowns
1 lb browned hamburger
1 can corn
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
½ cup sour cream
½ pkg Lipton Onion Soup
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Put about 1” of hashbrowns in bottom of greased 9 x 13 casserole dish. You can do more. I’ve just found that 1” to 1 ½” works well. That way the layers are even. Brown hamburger with Lipton Onion Soup and a dash of pepper. Layer hamburger on top of hashbrowns. Add corn. Combine soups & sour cream. Pour over corn. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover with foil. Bake at 350º for 45 to 60 min. Let sit a few minutes before serving.
Lo-fat tip: Use ground turkey and yogurt sour cream.