- 1 box regular boiled lasagna noodles. Cooked for about 10 min
- 1 lb ground beef or Italian sausage
- 4 cups mozzarella
- Cheese sauce
- 2 cups cottage cheese or Ricotta
- 2 eggs
- 1T Minced Garlic
- 2t Italian seasoning
- 1T Parmigiana
- Noodles base
- 1/2 the meat
- 1/2 jar spaghetti sauce
- 1/3 mozzarella
- Layer of Spinach
- All the cheese sauce
- 1/3 Mozzarella
- 1/2 Meat
- 1/2 Sauce
- Remaining Mozzarella
- Sprinkle top with oregano and parmigiana
Bake 350 for 45 min. Let sit for 15 minutes before serving
- 1-2 lbs Chicken Breast
- 1/2c Flour
- Salt, Pepper
- 2T Paprika
- 1/2c Butter (to saute)
- 2 Cans Chicken Broth
- 1 Onion
- 4T Sour Cream
- Egg Noodles
Cut Chicken into 1/3 breast serving portions. Combine 1 tablespoon paprika, with flour, salt and pepper. Dust chicken with flour mixture. In an oven safe pot melt butter over the stove and add chicken to slightly brown but not cook all the way. Work in small batches to brown the chicken. Once all the chicken has been browned remove chicken from pot, add onion and saute till softened. Add chicken broth and remaining Paprika and stir to form a sauce. Re-add chicken to the pot and bring to a simmer. Move pot to 300F oven for 1 to 2 hours till chicken is tender. Can be kept warm for far longer. Prior to serving add the sour cream. Serve over egg noodles.
A staple that makes an appearance whenever we have a large gathering. These au gratin style potatoes will feed a small army. (and sticks to your ribs too… so good)
Makes 10 servings.
- 1 – Medium Onion – Fine Shopped
- 1 can – Cream of Celery or Cream of Chicken Soup
- 32 oz – Frozen Cubed Hash Brown Potatoes
- 2 Cups – Sour Cream
- 2 Cups – Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- !/4 Cup – Melted Butter
- Salt & Pepper to Taste
- 2 Cups – Corn Flakes
- 1/4 Cup – Melted Butter
Combine all filling ingredients and press into large glass pan. Then combine topping ingredients and spread a thin layer over the top of the casserole.
Bake covered at 350 for 90 minutes. Remove cover for final 20 minutes.
Makes about 48 cookies
- 2/3c veg oil
- 1 egg
- 4T molasis
- 1c Sugar
- 1t ginger
- 1t cinnamon
- 1/2t salt
- 1/2t baking soda
- 2c Flour
Combine ingredients then roll into 1″ balls. Roll the ball in granulated sugar to coat (do not press flat). Bake at 350. 8-10 minutes for a Chewy cookie or 12 minutes for Crunchier cookie with cracked tops.
Makes 48 small cookies
- 1/2c shortening (Crisco)
- 1/2c sugar
- 1/2c molasses
- 1 egg
- 2 1/2c flour
- 1/2t salt
- 1/2t baking soda
- 1/2t ginger
- 1/2t ground cloves
- 1/2t nutmeg
- 1t baking powder
- 1 1/2t cinnamon
Combine ingredients and rest dough 2 hours in refrigerator. Roll out dough to about 1/4″ thickness or less. Cut into desired shape using cookie cutters. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 min
- 1 egg white
- 1/4t cream of tartar
- powdered sugar (to desired thickness)
This frosting will harden once it dries. Use a piping bag to draw edges on your shape or as desired.
A great appetizer that goes a long way with a group of 10 people.
- 2 Bricks of Cream Cheese
- 2 Bunches of Green Onions Diced
- 1 Small Can Chopped Ripe Black Olives
- 1 Small Can Chopped Green Chiles
- 1 package of medium size Flour Tortillas (10-12 pack)
- 1 Jar of your favorite salsa
- Toothpicks for serving
- Mix softened cream cheese, green onion, olive, and chiles together till well blended.
- Scoop a correct portion of the mix (based on how many tortillas. 1/10 of the mix) onto the center of a tortilla and spread evenly over the surface.
- Roll Tortilla into a long cylinder and set aside. Repeat till all tortillas and mix are gone.
- Refrigerate till about an hour before serving (about 24 hours max)
- Slice tortillas across the cylinder to make small wheels about 0.75 inches thick.
- Arrange on a tray and serve with salsa and toothpicks.
- Enjoy. Leftovers will save for a few days.
Melt in your mouth sugar cookies. Substitute peppermint extract for an especially delicious cookie. I make these every Christmas and they are usually gone within a few days. You can add colored sprinkles to the sugar at the end of the process to give the cookies a festive look. Makes about 48 cookies.
- 1 Cup White Sugar
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 Sticks of Butter
- 1 Cup Minus 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 1 tsp Cream of Tartar
- 1 tsp Lemon, Vanilla or Peppermint Extract
- 4 Cups Flour
- Combine all ingredients except for flour in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly. Slowly mix in flour until well combined.
- Refrigerate mixture for at least 2 hours.
- Create 1 inch balls of dough and arrange on a cookie sheet.
- Using the flat bottom of a tumbler glass, dip the bottom of the glass first into sugar and then use it to smash down the dough balls till they are about 1.5 inches in diameter and about 1/2 inch tall. more or less. Repeat to flatten all the balls.
- Bake at 350F for 12-15 minutes or until outer edge of cookie is light golden brown.
The recipe is being created on the fly. The concept, as defined by the title of this post, sounds pretty delicious to me. Most of the ingredients being used are pulled because they are currently available in my kitchen and could easily be substituted. This is a Saturday afternoon thing, with no rush to get it done and nothing to do but drink margaritas and do laundry. Best part is that it combines 2 cooking techniques that should never be rushed; Smoking and Curry…
- 1/2 stick butter
- 3 Tbsp Flour
- Curry Powder
- 2 Cans Chicken Broth
- 1 lb raw chicken strips
- 1 medium onion. Coarsely chopped.
- 1 bell pepper. Coarsely chopped
- 1 small red apple. coarsely chopped
- 1 large Carrot. Cut into bite size pieces.
- 1/4 Cup Raisins
- 4 servings of cooked white rice.
- combine flour, 3 Tbsp curry power and butter and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes stir regularly
- Add 1 can of Chicken Broth slowly whisking to mix completely
- Add 3 Tbsp of Peanut Butter and whisk until peanut butter melts and combines with liquid. Then remove from heat
- Add salt and pepper to taste. About 1/2 tsp each
- Spoon a small amount of sauce onto chicken. Just enough to coat the surface of the chicken.
- Hot smoke chicken on a prepared smoker for a minimum of 1 hour. Chicken may be grilled instead if smoker is unavailable (cook chicken till slightly blackened).
- Meanwhile add 1 can of chicken broth to sauce and bring to a simmer.
- Add Onion, Apple, carrot and bell pepper to sauce and cook over low heat for 20 minutes stirring ocassionally.
- Shred Chicken and add to sauce. Note that chicken is most likely still not cooked all the way through and should therefore still be treated as raw chicken.
- Add Raisins.
- Return to Boil and then simmer for at least 15 more minutes
- Serve over rice and Enjoy!
I love Gyros!!! today I am trying to make them in sausage form so that I can freeze them and cook quickly whenever i want.
- 1lb Fine Ground Hamburger (High Fat)
- 1lb Ground Lamb
- 1 Medium Onion Minced
- 4 Minced Garlic Cloves
- 2 1/2 t Oregano
- 2 t Salt
- 1 t Black pepper
- 1 t Marjoram
- 2 T Dried Mint
Directions For Sausage
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Using a sausage suffer attachment or other sausage making method, stuff mixture into medium hog casings and twist into links. Allow to rest for a minimum of 2 hours. Prick the sides of each sausage to allow fat to drain during cooking. Bake at 350F for about 50 minutes.
For serving, slice the sausage into disks and saute for a few minutes to brown. Serve over pita with tatziki sauce and tomatoes or turn into appetizers with a touch of sauce and a cherry tomato.
Came out great as sausage!!
Directions for Loaf (Traditional) And/Or Tzatziki Sauce
Click here for traditional Gyro Post and Tzatziki recipe
This recipe has been at the Luken cottage in Cedar Lake WI for Thanksgiving dinner for as long as I can remember. Myself and the entire family now refer to it as Aunt Pam’s Famous Pumpkin Pie. It is outstanding!
Just a minor variation from normal pumpkin pie recipes this one uses slightly less sugar and the addition of nutmeg does the trick. Enjoy!
Ingredients for 2 pies
- 1 29OZ Can of pumpkin. (NOT Pumpkin Pie Mix, just plain 100% pumpkin)
- 2 Cans Evaporated Milk
- 4 Eggs
- 2 Cups Sugar
- 2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 2 9″ Pie Crusts (make your own or bye frozen to make life easier)
- Preheat oven to 425F
- Blend all ingredients except crust until thoroughly mixed
- Pour batter evenly into the 2 pie crusts
- Bake for 15 Minutes at 425F then turn heat down to 350F and continue to bake for an additional 45 minutes.
- Allow to cool at least 1 hour prior to refrigerating or serving.