Thursday, February 26, 2009

Shreaded Beef with Mushroom Sauce

Cook your roast the way you like it saving the drippings.
Shred your roast and put it in a Crock pot. Mix cream of mushroom soup(for an average size roast I add about a full 26oz can of soup) and some of the drippings until the consistency that you like. Let this cook in the crock pot on low for a couple of hours and serve over rice.

Cheese and Ranch Biscuts

Mix all together:
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup milk (buttermilk also works)
grated cheese (as much as you would like)
dry ranch dressing mix (about 1/2 a package)

Bake at 450 for about 7-10 min or until golden brown.

Banana Bread

Cream together:
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs

4 tablespoons milk
1 2/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Make sure all of this is well mixed and then you can add 1/2 cup chopped nuts if you would like and 3 Large banana's. Put in well-greased and floured pans. Bake at 350 for about an hour.

Nana's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cream together:
2 cups brown sugar
1lb butter
1 1/2 cups sugar

3 tablespoons vanilla
3 eggs

Slowly Add:
6 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
4 cups chocolate chips

bake at 375 for about 8-12 min. let cool on pan for about 3-5 min before removing them.

(I also like not putting all the flour in and adding oatmeal about 1 1/2-2 cups of oatmeal. I just keep about 1/4-1/2 cups of the flour out when adding the oatmeal)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Quick Chocolate Mousse

1(14oz) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 cup cold water
1(4 serving size) package instant chocolate flavor pudding mix
1 cup whipping cream, whipped(I used cool whip and it tasted good)

In large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and water. Add pudding mix; beat well. Chill 5 minutes. Fold in whipped cream or cool whip. Spoon into serving dishes; chill. Garnish as desired store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Beef & Asparagus Stir-fry

1 1/2 pounds asparagus
8oz spaghetti noodles
1/2 cup light soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoon cornstarch
4 teaspoons vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 pound top round steak, thinly sliced
1 Tablespoon oil
1 small tomato, seeded & diced

In medium bowl mix soy sauce, ginger, cornstarch,vinegar, sugar, garlic and 1/2 cup water. Add beef, tossing to coat well. Set aside.

Cut asparagus into 2 inch long pieces. In a 12 inch skillet over high heat. Add oil and cook asparagus, stirring frequently, until tender-crisp. Add beef and sory sauce mixture and cook over high heat, stirring constantly, until beef just looses its pink color and sauce boils and thickens slightly.

To serve spoon meat mixture over spaghetti noodles and sprinkle with diced tomato.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Buttercream Frosting

6 tablespoons butter, softened
Cocoa powder, see below
2 2/3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For light chocolate frosting use 1/3 cup cocoa powder. For medium chocolate frosting use 1/2 cup cocoa powder for dark chocolate frosting use 3/4 cup cocoa powder.
In mixer bowl cream the butter. Add the cocoa and powdered sugar alternately with milk. Beat to spreading consistency adding more milk if needed. Blend in vanilla.
This makes about 3 1/4 cups. You will need to double it or triple it for the 3 layer cake.

Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

4 sqrs Baking Chocolate
1 cup Butter (softened)
2 1/4 cups Granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups Buttermilk or sour milk
3 cups Sifted cake flour (I used regular flour)
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
5 Large Eggs, Separated
1 tsp Vanilla

Melt the baking chocolate over simmering water, and add to the butter and sugar creamed together well. Add Buttermilk and flour which has been sifted with the baking soda, baking powder, and salt, alternately, then add the well-beaten egg yolks, and the egg whites, stiffly whipped, and lastly the vanilla. Pour into prepared cake pans (Three 9 inch round pans) that have been greased and floured. Bake at 350 for about 30-35min

Alec's Chocolate Butterscotch Cookies

1 cake mix (I like dark chocolate or german chocolate)
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
Lots of Butterscotch chips

Mix all together and bake at 375 for 7-10min.

They are really good.