Sunday, January 31, 2016

Microwave Fudge

Melanie Beth Kerwin 
borrowed and Shareing
Microwave Fudge
1 lb powdered sugar
2/3 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Sift powdered sugar, cocoa, and salt into a 1 quart microwave safe bowl.
Stir in milk and vanilla.
Mix well.
Place butter on top.
Microwave on high, 2 minutes.
Beat with wooden spoon until smooth.
Stir in nuts (OPTIONAL).
Spread in 8 X 8 X 2 inch baking pan.
Chill about 1 hour or until firm.
Cut into pieces.
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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Mini Meatloaves

Meatloaf! It's what's for supper! And I made "mini meatloaves".... they cook more evenly, faster and freeze well for last minute leftovers!!! 
1 1/2 pound lean ground beef
1 pound bulk ground sausage
1 cup quick oats (yes... oatmeal!)
1 envelope Onion Soup Mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup ketchup (I was out, so I used tomato juice)
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
Mix well, make into baseball size balls, bake at 375 for 35-45 minutes... or to your specification!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Jumbo Chocolate Chip Cookies 

2 1/4 cups flour 
2 teaspoons cornstarch 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar 
1/2 cup granulated sugar 
1 egg 
1 teaspoon vanilla
 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips 
DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350° and line 2 sheet trays with parchment paper. Set aside. In a small bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Stir and set aside. In a large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Mix until fully combined. Add in the egg and vanilla and mix well. Stir in the flour mixture and mix until no dry pockets remain. Fold in the chocolate chips. Measure dough into 1/2 cup portions using a measuring cup. 
It should make 6 large cookies. Roll balls so they are smooth and place 3 on each sheet. Bake 1 tray at a time, for 17-18 minutes. They will still be soft when they come out so let them cool on the sheet tray for 5-10 minutes. Servings: 6
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Sunday, January 17, 2016

Creme Carmel Squares

Tickled Pink
4 hrs

Borrowed and Shareing
Crème Caramel Squares
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened 
1/4 cup sugar
3-1/4 cups cold milk, divided
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided ( whipped Cream )
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Butterscotch Flavor Instant Pudding
1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping 
Mix graham crumbs and butter; press onto bottom of 13x9-inch dish. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
Beat cream cheese, sugar and 1/4 cup milk in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gently stir in 1 cup COOL WHIP/ Whipped Cream ). Spread over crust.
Beat each flavor pudding mix with 1-1/2 cups of the remaining milk in separate bowl with whisk 2 min. Pour in layers over cream cheese filling; top with remaining COOL WHIP/ Whipped Cream. Refrigerate 4 hours. Drizzle with caramel topping just before serving.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Pork Chop Casserole

Robert Nichola

Borrowed and Shareing
Pork Chop Casserole -- One of my FAVES 
4 boneless pork chops
2 C. cooked rice (I used a boil in bag one)
1 10.5oz. can cream of mushroom soup
1 C. frozen peas and carrots, thawed
1/4 C. milk
1/2 C. French Fried Onions
1/2 C. grated cheddar cheese
pinch of salt
my house seasoning mix (posted earlier)
1 T. olive oil
In a bowl, combine rice, soup, milk, peas and carrots, 1/4 of the fried onions, 1/4 of the cheese and a pinch of salt. Pour into a well greased 9x9 pan. Heat the oil in a skillet, season the chops with the house seasoning (garlic powder, onion powder and pepper). Fry each chop a minute or 2 on each side to get a little brown. Remove and place on top of the rice. Cover with foil and bake for 25 min. Uncover and top with remaining cheese and fried onions. Return to oven for an additional 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted and onions are lightly browned.
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Lunchroom Ladies 50 year old recipe for the best BROWNIES ever .. (even better than my wife's but sshhhhh)
1 c butter
1/2 c cocoa
2 c flour
2 c sugar
4 eggs
4 tsp vanilla
1 c chopped nuts
Pour in 9x13 pan, bake 20-25 mins on 350.
Check at 20 mins
1/4 c softened butter
¼ c can milk (regular milk is fine)
1/4 c cocoa
3 c powdered sugar
dash salt
Mix all together & frost as desired

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Message to My Teenager

2 hrs

Stephen Sadowski

MESSAGE TO MY TEENAGER ~ (author unknown)
1. Yes, your freshman AND Sophomore years count towards your GPA for college entrance. Screw it up and you’ll work for crap wages your whole life.
2. No means NO. In every possible circumstance.
3. Join every sport, every club, every after school activity no matter what the cost. It’s cheaper than bail.
4. Repeat after me: I am never in that much of a hurry…I am never in that much of a hurry. Now say that every time you get behind the wheel. It will save your life and that of your best friend in the seat next to you.
5. Don’t do drugs or drink - it is so not worth the trouble.
6. Don’t get a credit card. You earn it or you live without it.
7. If I yell at you, it’s because I love you. And also, because you pissed me off. To avoid the latter, don't be an idiot. And don't disappoint me. More importantly, yourself.
8. Make a vivid picture inside your head of every great moment of your childhood. You’ll need those to get through adulthood.
9. Make snow angels as often as possible. Make a bucket list. Check it off!
10. Stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves.
11. Be always benevolent. Yes, that’s a word. Look it up.
12. Call me for a ride even if you are so drunk you barely know my number. I’ll probably be mad for a while but I’ll respect you for calling and I won’t kill you. Riding with someone who is drinking will. (PS - remember #5?)
13. Be a leader, not a follower. Unless you are following the kid with the highest GPA and (s)he is going to a study group, then by all means be a follower!
14. Love your siblings, even when you don’t like them. Some day you will be trying to get them to take care of me in my old age. If they are mad at you, you are stuck with me.
15. I’ve been there, done that on more things than you can imagine. I’m not stupid and I know what you are doing. I was once you (times ten).
16. Work hard at everything you do. Anything worth doing is worth doing well.
17. Cover it. (Enough said.)
18. When I tell you to clean your room, do not point at my messy room and raise your eyebrows. I’m trying to raise you to be better than me.
19. Learn to type; to budget; to spell correctly and to pray. All are equally important.
20. Never be sedentary. Someday soon you will no longer be able to move like that. Enjoy it.