Friday, April 10, 2009

Yummy party dip *Lauren Perry*

1 packet of Knorr Vegetable Recipe Mix

1 cup of Mayonnaise

1 container of sour cream

1/2 package of frozen spinach, thawed and stems removed

1 package of Swiss cheese, shredded
1 bunch of chopped green onions (optional but yummy)

(some Parmesan goes great on top, but it isn't needed)

mix all of the above and put it in a casserole dish - bake in oven at 350 for about 30 minutes, until bubbly and golden on top

1 loaf of shepherds bread- pull into pieces of bread, tortilla chips, Triscuts, or Wheat Thins....

dip and enjoy! I always get compliments on this

Yummy Whole Wheat Bread

From: Pat Hansen

7 c. whole wheat flour
2/3 c. vital wheat gluten
2 1/2 Tbs. instant yeast
5 c. hot water (120-130 degrees)

Mix together the first three ingredients in a bowl with a dough hook. Add water all at once and mix for 1 min. COVER and let rise for 10 min. (this is called sponging)

2 Tbs. salt
2/3 c. vegetable oil
2/3 c. honey
2 1/2 Tbs. bottled lemon juice
4 cups flour (2 c. wheat and 2 c. white, or you can use all wheat if you like)

Add salt, oil, honey, and lemon juice and mix for 1 min. Then add the last of the flour, one cup at a time beating between each cup. Mix for 6-10 min. 'til dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. This makes a very soft dough.

Turn on oven to 350 degrees and preheat for 1 min., then turn it off.

Turn dough onto oiled counter top, divide, shape and place into greased pans. Let rise in warm oven for 10-15 min., or until bread reaches top of bread pan.

Don't remove bread from oven, turn oven on to 350 degrees and bake for 30 min (or until brown on top). Remove from pans and cool on rack.

I use Baker's Secret non-stick pans...8"x4"...these work great. Makes 4 loaves.

Pat's Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

3 cubes butter (softened)
2 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
3 eggs
3 c. flour
3 c. quick oats

Mix in this order. Grease and flour a large cookie sheet. Pat in the cookie dough.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 min.

Spread peanut butter over top while still warm. Then put in refrigerator and cool (appox. 1 hour). When cool, frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Enchilada Stew - Amanda Nemelka

This is a really easy and quick "throw it all together" meal. It's pretty hearty and fills you up quickly.


1 can corn
1 can black beans
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can diced tomatoes w/ green chiles
1 can diced green chiles
1 1/2 cups cooked rice
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken breast

Cook and shred chicken. Cook 1 1/2 cups of rice. Add all ingredients together in a big soup pot and heat on low until warm. If it seems too thick, you can add some water to it too. Best if served with shredded cheese mixed in and with tortilla chips.