Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

1 cup panko bread crumbs
4 T melted butter
2 cups cooked cubed chicken breast
8 ounces shredded swiss cheese, 
2 cups of diced ham
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 c. white wine
1/2c. buttermilk
1/2 t. black pepper

Mix melted butter and bread crumbs.
Put bread crumbs in bottom of 9x13 pain.
Layer chicken, swiss cheese and then ham.
Mix soup with buttermilk and wine and pour over all.

Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes, or until tender and bubbly.
I served with steamed broccoli, baked potatoes or zucchini.

Pumpkin Pie Cake

1  29 oz. can pumpkin puree
1  12 fluid oz. can evaporated milk
3 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 package yellow cake mix
3/4 cup butter
1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350°F
Lightly grease one 9x13 inch pan
In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, and pumpkin pie spice.
 Mix well. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Sprinkle the dry cake mix evenly over the pumpkin mixture.
Melt the butter or mararine, and drizzle it over the cake mix.
Sprinkle walnuts over the top.
Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until done.
Top with real whipped heavy cream, with a touch of powdered sugar and vanilla bean in it! YUM!


2 cups sugar
1/2 cup crisco
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 t. raspberry extract
2 t. lemon extract
2 1/2c. all purpose flour
1/2 t. salt
2 t. baking soda

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Mix first 4 ingredients until light and fluffy.
Then add flour ,soda and salt and mix again until well combined.
Drop by rounded teaspoons.
Flatten slightly and add your favorite sprinkles
Bake 6-9 min depending on if you like soft or crunchy cookies.
Take out at 6-7 min for soft.
Take out at 8-9 for crunchy..

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Buttermilk Pie

2 9-inch pie crusts, unbaked
3 cups sugar
1/2 cup sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 eggs, beaten
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
1 cup buttermilk
the zest of one lemon.
Mix sugar, flour and salt. 
Add eggs, butter, buttermilk, lemon zest and vanilla.
 Mix well and pour into two unbaked pie crusts and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees (check them at 50 minutes- if they’re too jiggly put them back in for a few more minutes. 
They shouldn’t jiggle very much at all when they’re done).
 If the tops are getting too brown, cover loosely with foil for the remainder of baking time. 
Let cool for at least 1 hour before slicing.
 I like mine ice cold, so I put in the fridge overnight before serving.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sweet Idaho Cornbread

Sweet Idaho Cornbread

1 cup margarine

1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 1/4 cups flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 cups white cornmeal
1 tsp. salt
2 1/4 cups milk

Cream the margarine, eggs  and sugar.

 Add dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, cornmeal and salt). 
Stir in milk until well combined.
 Pour in a greased 13x9 pan and bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes
To make sure it is done take a skewer and stick in the middle, if it comes out clean it is done!!

EXCELLENT topped with honey butter!!!