Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Angel Hair Pasta w/Beef - Jessica Perry

I made this dish last night for dinner and it was great! Trent loved it and it was not a totally heavy pasta. Plus it was so easy to make. It takes about 15 minutes to prepare and will Serve about 6-8 people, so for smaller families just adjust the amount of ingredients you use!

16 oz. angel hair pasta
2 T. Olive Oil
2 lbs. beef sirloin, thinly sliced
1 red onion, sliced
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
2 med yellow quash, sliced
2 med zucchini, sliced
1 tsp. minced garlic
2-14 oz. cans diced tomatoes, drained (I used the Italian Style)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. black pepper
parmesan cheese

1) Cook pasta as directed. Drain and cover to keep warm.
2) Heat oil in skillet over med-high heat. Cook the beef and onion, stirring continually, just until beef is slightly pink. (about 5 minutes)
3) Add mushrooms, squash, zucchini & garlic to beef. Saute until beggies are crisp-tender. (about 5 minutes)
4) Add tomatoes. Cook until tomatoes are heated through. Stir in seasonings. Add more if you want for taste.
5) Toss noodles & beef mixture together and top with parmesan cheese.

Serve with warm bread for a yummy and easy to prepare dinner that everyone will enjoy!!

Pumpkin Pie Dessert Squares-Jen Hansen

1 pkg. yellow cake mix minus 1 cup
1/2 c. margarine, melted
1 egg

Set aside 1 cup of the cake mix. Crust: Prepare the crust by combining the remaining cake mix, butter, eggs. Press into greased 9x13 inch pan.

1 large can pumpkin
2 1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice
1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
Prepare the pudding filling by combining pudding ingredients. Beat together until smooth and pour over the crust.

1 c. reserved cake mix
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. margarine
Prepare topping by combining all topping ingredients. Crumble and sprinkle over the pudding mixture. Bake at 35o degrees for 45 to 50 minutes until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Serve plain or with whipped topping.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Pumpkin Cake-Lori Hansen

1 small pumpkin in the can
1 1/2 cp. sugar
1 1/2 cp. Flour
3 eggs
1/4 cp. oil
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
-Bake @ 350 for 20 minutes in a large cookie sheet. Spray the pan and lightly coat with flour.

Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz. pkg cream cheese softened
1cp. soft real butter
2 2/3 cp. powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
Add a little milk (about 1 or 2 tbsp.) and whip a long time until really fluffy.

*With out fail everytime I make this people want the recipe. It is that good!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Tortellini Soup *Lauren Perry*

Cook in a pot-
1/2 lb of mild italian sausage
1/2 lb of hot italian sausage
1/2 lb of ground beef
3 garlic cloves, chopped
3/4 cup of onion, chopped

once cooked add-
1 16-ounce can of diced tomatoes (really good with oregano, basil, and garlic ones)
1 8-ounce can of tomato sauce
1 zucchini, cut sliced and then halved (looks like a half of a circle)
1 large carrot, same as above
1 can of red kidney beans (drained)
1 can of corn (drained)
1 batch of sliced mushrooms
1 tsp of basil
2 tsp of oregano
season with some garlic salt
around 6 cups of beef broth (I usually use 2 large box's and maybe half of 1 can)

-cook on stove for about 40 minutes
-add package of tortellini for the last 15 minutes

Hawaiian Braised Pork *Lauren Perry*

Ingredients for the pork-

3 1/2 pounds boneless country-style pork spareribs, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 garlic cloves, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped peeled fresh ginger
1 14-ounce can low-salt chicken broth
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 of a head of cabbage (wash and chop)

cook rice separately

Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add 1/3 of pork to pot and sauté until brown, about 6 minutes; transfer to bowl. Repeat with remaining pork. Add garlic, green onions, and ginger to pot; sauté 1 minute. Return pork and any juices to pot. Add 1 1/2 cups broth, soy sauce, sugar, crushed red pepper, and five-spice powder; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until pork is very tender, about 1 hour 15 minutes (add chopped cabbage with 30 minutes remaining). Stir remaining broth and cornstarch in cup to dissolve; mix into pork. Simmer until gravy thickens, stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes. Season with pepper. Serve pork with cabbage over rice.

Rollo Cookies *Lauren Perry*

Nobody has posted in a while, so I am going to post a few :) These are my favorite cookies! I made them at last years Hansen Family Christmas Party.....

set oven to 350 and get out those greased cookie sheets!

Cream the following-
1 cup of butter
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp of vanilla extract

once you are done creaming mix the following in-
2 1/2 c of all purpose flour
3/4 c of Hershey's Cocoa Powder
1 tsp of baking soda

-pour about a half of a cup of sugar into a bowl
-take the foil off of 1 bag of rollo's
-grab each rollo and some dough, put the rollo in the center and make it into a ball
-roll the rollo/dough ball in the sugar until its coated (repeat with rest of batch)
-add to cookie sheet and cook for about 10 minutes

on the stove or microwave-
-melt 1 bag of white chocolate chips
-drizzle over the top of the cookies and let them cool!

These are TO DIE FOR

Eat the whole batch yourself and gain 10 lbs! Its that simple!

Thursday, November 1, 2007

White House Baked Beans *Lauren Perry*

This is THE BEST baked bean recipe ever :) It is from the White House, yes, the President of the United States chef's baked bean recipe... use it with caution! You might have the Secret Service after you if you share this with too many people ;)

1 lb baked beans (preferable B&M brand) (do not drain)
1 lb of Kidney Beans (drain)
1 lb of Butter beans (drain)
1/2 cup of Ketchup
1/2 cup of Brown Sugar
2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
6 strips of cooked Bacon; chopped (save bacon fat to saute onions)
1 Onion; chopped
1/2 lb of Cheddar Cheese
dash of Mustard Powder
Garlic Salt to taste

-in a pot, saute onions
-drain kidney and butter beans add to pot
-add baked beans with sauce
-add ketchup, brown sugar, and Worcestershire
-add mustard powder and garlic salt
-cook on stove on med/low for an hour
-add chopped bacon and cheddar cheese for the last 15 minutes, stir