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  1. Wednesday, January 31, 2007

    Chicken Croissants

    Since posting originally posting this recipe at this URL, I have written a blot post about it, with much more thorough directions and measurements. Please click here for the full recipe!


  2. Puffed Oven Pancake (aka German Pancakes)

    puffed oven pancake

    Update 4/5/2011: This recipe is fine. I’ve been using it for years. But I feel I must tell you that I’ve discovered a better version – my friend’s family’s traditional Yorkshire Pudding recipe. Same ingredients, different proportions, so much better. So, you can use the recipe below if you like…or you can click here to see the new and improved Yorkshire Pudding recipe. I recommend you do the latter.

    Puffed Oven Pancake (aka German Pancakes)
    From Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book
    Recipe type: Main Dish, Breakfast
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 3 eggs
    • ½ cup milk
    • ½ cup flour
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put butter in baking dish (I just use an 8-inch casserole, I think the recipe calls for a round oven skillet or something)”¦heat in oven 3-5 minutes, til butter melted.
    2. Beat eggs. Add milk, flour and salt. Beat til smooth. Pour immediately into baking dish. Bake 25 minutes, or until puffy edges and looks done in center. Serve with fruit, syrup, powdered sugar, whatever you like!


  3. Mini Molten Chocolate Cakes

    Better Homes & Gardens New Baking Book
    3/4 C butter
    6 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
    Granulated sugar
    3 eggs
    3 egg yolks
    1/3 C sifted powdered sugar
    1 1/2 t. vanilla
    1/4 C flour
    2 T unsweetened cocoa powder

    1. In heavy saucepan, combine butter and chopped chocolate; melt over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool. Grease six 1-cup souffle dishes/ramekins or 6-oz custard cups. Coat with granulated sugar.

    2. Beat eggs, egg yolks, powdered sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed about 5 mins or until thick and pale yellow. Beat in chocolate mixture on medium speed. Sift flour and cocoa over chocolate mixture; beat on low speed just until blended. Spoon into prepared dishes.

    3. Bake in a 400 degree oven 12-14 mins or until cakes rise slightly and feel firm at edges and softer in the center when pressed gently. Cool in dishes 5 mins. invert with pot holders onto plates. Cool 15 mins before serving. Can sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar and top with spiral garnishes and raspberries.

  4. Baked Stuffing-Coated Chicken

    Since posting this recipe I here, I have since written a post about it with more detailed directions. Click here for the updated post and recipe! 

    Baked Stuffing-Coated Chicken
    Recipe type: Main Dish, Poultry
    This isn’t even really a recipe – it’s that easy. Just coat your chicken breasts in Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom soup, then coat that in some prepared stuffing (like Stove Top). Bake in 350 oven until the chicken is done. That’s it. Cate GOBBLES it up. You can even do chicken breasts still on the bone, but I usually do boneless/skinless – easier to eat.


  5. Debbie’s Easy Crockpot Chicken

    Debbie's Easy Crockpot Chicken
    From Debbie Blomquist, my aunt
    Recipe type: Main Dish, Poultry
    Cuisine: American
    • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • 3 cans cream soup (2 chicken, 1 celery is good)
    • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
    • 1 package Good Season Italian Dressing
    1. Place chicken breasts in bottom of crock pot. Blend soups, cream and cheese. Add italian dressing mix. Pour over chicken breasts. Cook for 8 hours on low or 3½ on high. Serve with white rice. Sauce may also be spooned over rice as a gravy.


  6. Tostada Goop

    Tostada Goop
    From Barbara Tanner, my aunt
    – 1 can cream chicken soup
    – 1 can green chiles
    – 1 chopped onion (I do less than a 1 whole onion)
    – 1 can chopped tomatoes
    – 1 can black beans (just long enough to heat)
    – six (or so) boneless skinless chicken breasts (can cut into chunks now or cook whole then shred it up later, which is what I usually do)

    cook in a crock pot on low forever (as in 8 hours or so…all day works). add beans at the end. serve over tostada shells and top with lettuce/tomatoes/sour cream/cheese/whatever suits your fancy!

  7. Rosemary Chicken with Artichokes & White Beans

    Rosemary Chicken with Artichokes & White Beans
    From Jennifer Schulte
    Recipe type: Main Dish, Poultry
    • 4-6 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
    • 1½ teaspoon dried rosemary
    • ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper (I use Kosher salt, it’s saltier!)
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 14 ounce can, diced tomatoes
    • 1 14 ounce can, white beans drained (I use ”˜great Northern beans’ from Bush’s)
    • 1 14 ounce can, artichoke hearts (quartered if you can find them, if not just drain & roughly chop up whole ones into quarters)
    • ¼ cup chopped Kalamata olives
    1. Mix the spices together and sprinkle on one side of the chicken breasts. Heat the oil in large skillet to med high (I use a sauce pan, higher sides), add chicken seasoned side down and brown (3-4 min). Turn over chicken and add tomatoes, beans and artichokes, cook 5 min. Reduce heat and stir in olives, cook another 5 min or until chicken is done through and sauce thickens a little.
    2. Serving = 1 breast + ½ cup or so of the chunky sauce! I serve this with brown rice, cooked in chicken broth.


  8. Blueberry Muffins

    From: Mary/Grammy McCarthy
    These are the best… and when you don’t have blueberries, mini chocolate chips work. 🙂

    • 1 1/2 C flour
    • 1/2 C sugar
    • 2 t. baking powder
    • small 1/2 t. salt
    • 4 T butter
    • 1 Egg
    • 1/2 C milk
    • 1 C blueberries

    Mix dry ingredients together. Work in the butter. Add egg and milk, which have been whisked together. Carefully fold in blueberries. Sprinkle tops with sugar. Bake 400 degrees for 20-25 mins.

  9. Grandma Blomquist’s Brownies

    Grandma Blomquist's Brownies
    Cuisine: Dessert
    • 1 square butter
    • 2 squares baking chocolate (equiv: 6 tablespoons cocoa and 2 tablespoons butter)
    • 2 tablespoons karo syrup
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 well beaten eggs
    • ½ teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup flour
    1. Melt butter, chocolate, karo.
    2. Add sugar.
    3. Add eggs.
    4. Add dry ingredients.
    5. Bake 350 degrees for ~ 25 mins in a greased 8X8 pan.

  10. Chocolate Bread Pudding

    Chocolate Bread Pudding
    From Cuisine at Home magazine (DELICIOUS RECIPE! YOU GOTTA TRY!)
    Recipe type: Dessert
    • Melt:
    • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips (12 ounces)
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1 stick unsalted butter, cubed
    • Whisk together; Pour over:
    • 2 cups whole or 2% milk
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
    • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 13 slices Texas toast, staled and cut into 1”³ cubes (1 lb)
    • Fold in:
    • Chocolate mixture
    1. Preheat oven to 350; coat a 9”³ springform pan with 1 tablespoon unsalted butter. Melt chocolate chips, sugar and butter in saucepan over low heat. Stir frequently until chips are smooth, about 8 mins. Whisk milk, eggs, vanilla, espresso and salt together and pour over bread cubes. Toss well so the bread absorbs most of the liquid and begins to lose its shape. Fold the melted chocolate into the bread mixture, then transfer to prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour, or until the center springs back when gently pressed. Cool on a rack for 15 mins, remove the sides of the pan and slice.