Sunday, June 25, 2006

Herbed Chicken Bake

Corn Meal
Italian Seasoning
Poultry Seasoning
Salt and Pepper
Chicken breast

Preheat oven.

Combine the corn meal, flour, and seasonings in a shallow bowl/plate. Crack egg and beat in small bowl. Add salt and pepper to egg. Dip chicken into egg. Dredge chicken breast through corn meal mixture. Dip in egg and dredge. Place on cookie sheet.

Bake until thoroughly cooked -- about 20 minutes. Remember to turn once about halfway through cooking.

This serves well with any number of vegetables: spaghetti squash, green beans, spinach, asparagus...

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Favorite Pancakes

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3 t baking powder
1 T sugar
1/2 t salt
1 beaten egg
1 cup milk
2 T vegetable oil

Mix together dry ingredients. Combine egg, milk and vegetable oil; add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Bake on hot griddle. Makes about 8 4-inch pancakes.(Add 2 tblsp. of milk to make thinner pancakes.)

Simple Syrup

1 c water
2 c sugar
1 t vanilla extract
1 t butter flavoring
2 t maple flavoring

Combine sugar and water. Boil. Add flavorings and vanilla extract. Remove from heat.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Tummy Brownies

1 box Devil's Food Cake
1 Egg
1 Stick Margarine or Butter (or 1/2 cup Crisco)

10 oz Powdered Sugar
2 eggs
8 oz Cream Cheese

Preheat oven to 350.

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Brownies pressed in pan
Combine brownie ingredients in a clean mixing bowl. Mix until crumbly in texture. Pour mixture into cake pan (9x9x9, 13x9, 13x8, etc). Press firmly into pan.

Combine topping ingredients in a clean mixing bowl. Mix until smooth. Pour topping over pressed brownie mixture.

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Brownie topping
** Normally, the recipe calls for 16oz of powdered sugar instead of 10oz. However, 16oz of powdered sugar is enough for almost three batches of brownie mixture. **

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Browning baking
Bake for 30 minutes. Check brownies. Topping should be crispy and golden brown.

If not done, bake at 10 minute intervals until done.

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Brownies cooling
When done: turn off oven, crack door, and let brownies rest 20-40 minutes [this will usually stop the topping from collapsing].

Remove from oven. Cool completely. Cut into squares. Serve and enjoy!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Messy Stack

1-2 T mashed avocado
3-6 slices of your favorite luncheon meat
2 slices of your favorite cheese
1-2 T Dill Pickle Relish
Condiments of your choice
2 slices of your favorite bread

The easiest way to make this sandwich is to layer each side of the sandwich: Bread, condiments, avocado, cheese, avocado, pickle relish. Add meat to one side. Then put the two side of the sandwich together.

Here are my faves:

Olive loaf with Munster
Hard Salami with Sharp Cheddar