December 1, 2015

“Grandma Emma’s” Sweet Rolls

2 pkg. (1/4-oz. each) acti­­­­ve dry yeast 1/2 c. warm water 1 t. sugar 2 c. warm water (110 to 120°) ½ c. sugar 2 t. salt ¼ c. canola oil 1 ½ t. vanilla 2 eggs, room temp, lightly beaten (warm to room temp. in a bowl of warm water or leave out … [Read more...]

Salsa Chicken

2 lbs. fresh or frozen chicken breasts 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 16-oz. jar salsa 1 15-oz. can corn, drained ½ of 1.25-oz. pkg. taco seasoning Place chicken in the bottom of a crockpot. Sprinkle taco seasoning onto chicken. Pour … [Read more...]

Chicken Spinach Pasta

8 oz. rotini or penne pasta 10-oz. pkg. frozen spinach, rinsed and dried (fresh works fine too) 2 T. flour ¼ t. salt ¼ t. paprika (optional) 8 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips 2 T. olive oil ½ c. Italian salad dressing … [Read more...]

Pretzel Rods

1 lb. dark chocolate 50 large pretzel rods different colored sugars Pour colored sugar on wax or parchment paper. Melt chocolate and pour into a tall glass. Hold onto end of pretzel and dip ¾ of the pretzel into the melted chocolate. Roll the pretzels … [Read more...]

Luau Bark

1 lb. white chocolate ¾ c. chopped pecans ¾ c. toasted coconut ½ c. miniature marshmallows ½ c. chopped dried cherries ½ c. chopped dried pineapple Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Add all ingredients and stir in. Spread on parchment paper in … [Read more...]

Lobster Mac and Cheese

kosher salt vegetable oil 1 lb. cavatappi (tubed corkscrew pasta) 1 qt. milk 8 T. (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided ½ c. all-purpose flour 12-oz. Gruyere cheese, grated (4 c.) 8-oz. extra-sharp cheddar, grated (2 c.) ½ t. freshly ground black … [Read more...]

Dill Shrimp Salad

4 c. cooked small shells or penne pasta 1 lb. cooked fresh shrimp, diced 1 c. frozen peas 1 c. small diced celery ½ c. chopped green onions, including tops ¼ c. minced fresh parsley 10 oz. plain Greek yogurt 1 c. mayonnaise ¼ c. fresh lemon … [Read more...]

Bratburger Summertime Sliders

1 pkg. bratwurst 1 lb. 80/20 ground beef 2 pkg. pretzel dinner rolls Onion Jam 3 T. butter ¼ c. olive oil 2½ lb. sweet onion, sliced thin ¼ c. balsamic vinegar 1 T. fresh thyme leaves (or 1 t. dried) 1 c. pure maple syrup salt and … [Read more...]

Bacon Blue Cheeseburger

½ lb. bacon, cut into ¼ inch slices 2 lb. 90% lean ground hamburger ½ t. garlic powder ½ t. onion powder salt and pepper, to taste 1½ c. crumbled blue cheese 8 burger buns lettuce sliced tomatoes sliced onions your choice of condiments In … [Read more...]

Campfire Chicken Package Meal

1 roll heavy duty foil 5 peeled carrots, cut into ½-inch slices 1 can peas, drained 1 can whole sweet corn, drained 1 lb. bacon, sliced into 1-inch pieces  4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut in ½-inch strips 3 large, peeled potatoes, cut into … [Read more...]