Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Brownie Lady Brownies

I haven't tried these yet, but want to. I don't want to loose the recipe, so here they are.

Brownie Lady Brownies

2/3 C Cocoa
2/3 C Shortening, Melted (NOT NOT NOT butter flavored)
4 Eggs
2 C Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/2 C flour
1 teaspoon baking POWDER
1 teaspoon Salt
1 to 1 1/2 C minature marshmallows
1 C Chopped nuts (optional)

Mix Cocoa and melted shortening in bowl. In seperate bowl beat eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add to cocoa mix. Add dry ingredients EXCLUDING marshmallows to cocoa mixture. Mix well. Stir in marshmallows. Pour into 9x13 pan and bake @ 350 for 25-35 minutes. Your fork or toothpick won't come out super clean because of the marshmallows.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Strawberry Spinach Salad

1/2 head romaine
1 small sliced red onion
1 pkg slivered almonds
1/2 bag of fresh spinach
1 pint sliced strawberries
2 Tbs sugar

Place almonds in frying pan with sugar and toast until slightly brown

Dressing: 3/4 cup sugar
1 cup oil 1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 cup vinegar 1 T Poppy Seeds
1 tsp dry mustard

Put ingredients in container with lid. Shake until well mixed. Chill Pour over salad and toss just before serving.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Chicken Parmesan

Sorry it's taken me so long to post this, Paige.

4 chicken breasts (or how ever many you want)
bread crumbs - I buy the Italian seasoned ones by Progresso
parmesan cheese
2 beaten egg
spaghetti sauce - I like Prego mushroom. It is a little sweet.

Put the chicken breast in a ziploc bag and pound it until it's a thickness you like, I like it kind of thin.
mix bread crumbs with some parm cheese. Beat eggs with a fork in a bowl. Dip chicken in egg and then in bread crumb mixture. Cover on both sides and brown in a frying pan with some olive oil. Brown on both sides and put in a 9X13 pan. Do this with each chicken breast. Then cover with sauce. Cover and cook at 350 for about 45 minutes to hour. Uncover for the last 10 minutes and put some mozzarella cheese on top.

I'm sure you can find other recipes for this, but this is the way I do it.

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

I love this stuff. We have a lot of left over ham from Easter so I'm sure I'll be making this.

link is here: Split Pea Soup

Cook Time: 8 hours

* 1 (16 oz.) pkg. dried green split peas, rinsed
* 1 meaty hambone, 2 ham hocks, or 2 cups diced ham
* 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
* 1/2 cup chopped onion
* 2 ribs of celery plus leaves, chopped
* 1 or 2 cloves of garlic, minced
* 1 bay leaf
* 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped, or 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
* 1 tbsp. seasoned salt (or to taste)
* 1/2 tsp. fresh pepper
* 1 1/2 qts. hot water

Layer ingredients in slow cooker in the order given; pour in water. Do not stir ingredients. Cover and cook on HIGH 4 to 5 hours or on low 8 to 10 hours until peas are very soft and ham falls off bone. Remove bones and bay leaf. Mash peas to thicken more, if desired. Serve garnished with croutons. Freezes well.
Serves 8.

Chocolate Chip Banana muffins

I had these delicious muffins at my brother and SIL's house a few weeks ago. The recipe is from All Recipes, but I wanted a place to keep it. He told me he used sour cream instead of the yogurt.

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins


* 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 3/4 cup sugar
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 egg
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil
* 1/2 cup plain yogurt
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
* 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the egg, oil, yogurt and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in bananas and chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.