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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Butterfinger Cookies

These cookies have a light butterfinger taste slightly crispy and chewy good

What you Need:
1 and 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
1 large egg, at room temperature
8 fun sized butterfinger candy bars, chopped

How to make them:
Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl and set aside. With
an electric mixer, beat sugar and butter until creamy. Beat in egg until
just combined.
Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in butterfinger pieces by hand.
The dough will be very thick. Drop by slightly rounded tablespoonfuls
onto ungreased baking sheet. I actually used a melon ball scoop for these
they turned out nice shaped.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool on the
baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool

Make ahead tip: Cookies stay fresh covered at room temperature for up to
1 week. Baked cookies freeze well - up to three months. Unbaked cookie
dough balls freeze well - up to three months. Bake frozen cookie dough
balls for an extra minute, no need to thaw.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Swedish Meatballs in Mushroom Onion Gravy

This recipe is rich in flavor and oh what a delicious brown gravy full of mushrooms and onions caramelized

What you need:
1 Egg
1/3 cup Dry Bread Crumbs
10 3/4 ounces Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup -- divided
dash of Onion Powder
1 pound Lean Ground Beef
1 1/2 cups Sliced Fresh Mushrooms
1 medium onion sliced or diced
1/4 cup butter
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup Milk
1 tbs Worcheshire sauce
1/4 teaspoon Browning Sauce -- (optional)
2 tbs red cooking wine
1/4 teaspoon Salt and Pepper
dash of garlic powder
1 tsp thyme

How to make it:
In a bowl, combine the egg, bread crumbs, 1/4 cup soup and onion powder and garlic powder Crumble the ground beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into small meatballs, I use a melon baller for this. In a large skillet, brown the meatballs then drain if needed. Set aside
Put butter in skillet add onions mushrooms into skillet and cook till caramelized and golden brown
not stirring too much so they caramelize correctly Then add soup, milk, worcheshire sauce, browning sauce, and seasonings stir till it heats up then let simmer about 15-20 minutes

Spanish Paprika Chicken & Rice Bake

This dish is just a little spicy and creamy with paprika baked chicken on top, it's oh so good
you can cut this recipe in half, I'd use 1 can of soup and 1 can of tomatoes your choice and half the rest of ingredients for 2-3 people.

what you need:
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can roasted diced tomatoes with herbs
1 can diced rotel tomatoes with green chilies(drained)
1/2 cup water or milk
1 can whole kernel corn drained
2 cups cooked long-grain white rice
6 boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup velveeta cheese cubed
1 cup canned black beans, washed (optional)
 salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp smokey paprika

How to make it:
Mix soups, milk, corn,  cans of tomatoes, and beans(optional), 1 cup velveeta cheese, seasonings and cooked rice in large baking dish. Top with chicken (seasoned with salt and pepper and smokey paprika)and sprinkle with chili powder. Cover tightly with casserole lid or
foil. Bake at 375° F for 45 minutes or so. Sprinkle with cheese. if you like
Serve with a little sour cream on top and chives or sliced scallions.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Taco Burgers

Love Tacos Love Burgers?
Here is my recipe for making homemade Taco Burgers and they are easy and taste good.

What you need:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup salsa
1 (15.25 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained (Optional)
1 pound ground turkey or ground beef
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix (I make my own)
1 cup salsa
6 hamburger buns
6 tablespoons sour cream
2 cups shredded lettuce
You can top with melted cheese or slices of cheese

How to make them:
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, and saute the onion, green pepper, and garlic 5 minutes. Then add the meat and cook till done, chop up meat as you cook it to crumbly texture Remove from heat, and cool slightly, add corn and Put into a food processor and chop quick till slightly fine texture, not too long.
Now mix the salsa and taco seasoning, and  you can put back in skillet to keep warm till ready to serve..