Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Holly Clusters

1/2 stick butter
1 bag Kraft  marshmallows
1/2 tsp. green food coloring (or as much as you like to get desired color)
4 1/2 c. cornflakes
Red Hots (red cinnamon candies)

Melt butter in saucepan on low heat. As the butter begins to melt, add the marshmallows. Stir constantly. Add the green food coloring when the marshmallows are mostly melted. Stir until melted. Turn off heat. Add cornflakes and stir until they are coated. Drop a spoonful of cornflakes on waxed paper and press 3 red cinnamon candies on each cluster. Let dry about one hour. Makes about 30. You might want to double this recipe. Eat them up, yum!

**I use the microwave for this recipe, too.  Microwave butter and marshmallows on high for about 2 minutes.  Stir. Then microwave for another minute or so.  Add food coloring and proceed from there.  It helps to have an assistant put the red hots on while you are trying to get the cookies off the spoon and your hands as you go!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes

Go HERE for this recipe! It's fantastic! I use home ground whole wheat, but store bought should be just fine, too. Use very ripe bananas for the best result--lots of brown spots. 1 batch made 15 small/medium pancakes. I like to add a little more milk to thin it a little.

Monday, November 12, 2007

5 can Soup

1 can Hormel Chili, no beans
1 can white corn
1 can Veg-All
1 can Rotel (I use mild)
1 small can tomato sauce
1 pound browned ground beef

Combine everything in pot (or crockpot!) and serve with shredded cheese and sour cream. We like to serve with our favorite cornbread and scoop with tortilla chips! This recipe is very forgiving and you can modify it how you like or double it.  Doubling it feeds our family of 9 with some leftover.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Texas Two-Step Chicken Picante

2 cups Pace Picante Sauce (3 cups if you like a lot of sauce)
6 T brown sugar
2 T dijon mustard
2 pounds chicken breast (I buy cutlets or tenderloins)

Mix sauce ingredients in a medium bowl. Place chicken in a shallow baking dish (9x13 is fine). Cover with sauce mixture and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until done. I serve this with yellow rice and a salad. All the kids love it and it's easy!

Friday, March 2, 2007

White Chicken Chili

Here you will find some family favorite recipes. I will add as I have time! This is one the whole family just loves. We got it from the momys cookbook. I changed it a little bit to make it easier. Yum!

White Chicken Chili
2 cans navy beans
2 cans chopped green chilis
1 can of corn 
4 cups chicken broth/1 cup water
2 t ground cumin
1 1/2 t dried whole oregano
2 cloves garlic
1/2 t ground red pepper(cayenne)
1 t salt
4 cups chicken--I rip up a rotisserie chicken
Put all ingredients in large crockpot. Cook on low 4-6 hours. I serve with shredded cheese and cornbread. Yummy!