Wednesday, March 31, 2010
This one is so easy.
Heat oven to 350
1 yellow cake mix
2 sm lemon instant pudding
1/3 cup poppy seeds
1/2 cup oil
1 cup water
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 large eggs separated
1/2 tea. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tea salt
1 1/2 cups finely chopped nuts, ( I have used almond, pecan and walnuts. Almond or pecan is my favorite. I have a friend who was one of the bakers for Safeway who loved them so much with walnuts he asked for the recipe and started selling them in the bakery over 25 years ago in Morgan hill.
In a large bowl beat butter with sugar until creamy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. In another bowl mix flour and salt, slowly add to butter mixture.
In another bowl lightly beat egg whites with fork.
Roll dough into balls dip each in egg white and roll in nuts press thumb in middle. bake for 15 minutes, cool and fill with jam.
Heat oven 375
Pastry for 1 single crust pie crust.
2 Tablespoon soft butter
1 cup cooked turkey (diced or shredded)
1/3 cup chopped green onions
2/3 cup sliced celery
1/3 cup sour cream
I always made small ones instead of one large one.
The next recipe is my favorite for bread Sticks
1 pkg yeast
1 1/3 cup warm water
3-3 1/2 cups flour
3 T vegetable oil
1 tbl honey or 1 tea sugar
1 egg white beaten.
Dissolve yeast in warm water in a large bowl. Stir in one cup flour, oil, honey and salt. Beat until smooth. Stir in remaining flour. Cover and let rise in a warm place until double in size, about 45 minutes.
Heat oven to 400 stir down dough by beating about 25 strokes. Shape into ropes, brush with egg white sprinkle with coarse salt and bake until golden about 15 minutes.
I will add more later since I need to get ready for my son's ball game.
Okay these are my favorite cutout cookies, every time I go to make these I cannot find the recipe, now I will have it on here and be able to find it when I need it.
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups powder sugar
1 cup butter, soften
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp almond extract
Frosting....I will admit I do not frost mine, I don't like really sweet cookies.
4 cups powder sugar
1/2 cup butter
3-4 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla
In large mixer bowl combine all cookie ingredients, beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often until mixed well ( 3-4 minuted. If necessary chill dough about 2 hours. Heat oven to 375. Roll out dough 1/2 at a time on well floured surface ( I also do not like to use flour but powder sugar)
Roll 1/4" thickness, cut with cookie cutters. Place 1" apart on cookies sheets. Bake for 6-10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
In mixing bowl combine all of frosting ingredients, beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until fluffy. If desire add food coloring. Decorate cookies.
if you would like to hang these on your tree at Christmas then while still warm use a straw to put a hole in the cookie.
24 hour Mexican Chicken Casserole
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 large can diced green chili's
2 can's Ortega green salsa
Corn tortillas cut into triangles
Mexican blend cheese
Mix soups and salsa and diced onion together, Chop up chicken and cut tortilla into triangles. Butter casserole pan. Lay down tortilla to cover bottom of dish, add some soup salsa mixture, chicken, cheese and chopped chilies. Keep layering.
Chill over night.
Cook 1 hour at 350