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French Toast Casserole

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

1 loaf Italian bread
8 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar (divided)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla (or almond) extract
1/2 cup pecans
4 eggs
2 cup milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon (some like more)
2 tablespoon melted butter
Cut bread into 1 inch cubes. Place half of the bread cubes in a greased
9 x 13 baking pan.
Melt cream cheese in the microwave. Stir several times. (This […]

Simple Breakfast Casserole

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

10 eggs (egg beaters do fine)
2 1/2 cups of milk
1/4 cup of chopped onion
1/2 cup Velveeta cheese
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheese
3 slices bread buttered and cubed
1 cup sausage
1/4 cup green pepper chopped
Brown the sausage with onion and pepper. Drain sausage mixture on paper towel.
Blend eggs and milk.
Butter a 9″x13″ baking pan. Put bread cubes in […]

Texas Scramble

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

1/2 cup new red potatoes, cooked & cubed
1 tablespoon butter
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 green onion, sliced
1/4 lb. sausage, browned & drained well
1/4 lb. Canadian Bacon or regular bacon
1/2 each red & green bell peppers, diced
3 eggs, beaten
Black pepper to taste
Dash of Spanish paprika
1/2 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1/4 cup milk
In a […]

Decorater Icing

Monday, July 28th, 2008

1 1/2 cups shortening
1/2 cup water or milk
2 tsp. clear vanilla
2 tsp. almond extract (opt.)
2 pounds Powdered Sugar
Mix together for white icing that looks wonderful on your cake.  Use food coloring paste to create different colors.
Some tips:  Using water instead of milk makes the frosting last longer without spoiling.
4 cups of powdered sugar is about […]

Fresh Mozzarella Penne Pasta

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

This recipe was posted along with the information on avocados. I have never made it but it does look delicious. If anyone tries it, let me know how it turns out.
8 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes
3 medium tomatoes peeled and diced
2 avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 […]

Things To Do with a Good Biscuit Recipe

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

A biscuit recipe can be used for many last minute meal ideas. If you don’t have a favorite recipe, here is mine: Baking Powder Biscuits
Pigs in a Blanket: Roll out the biscuit dough until it is about a quarter inch thick. Cut the dough into strips and roll them around hot […]

My Mother’s Pancakes

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

My mother did not use recipes in her daily cooking. She memorized basic rules to cook the things she liked. To make pancakes, she memorized the simple ratios of flour to baking soda and baking powder.
For every cup of flour she taught me to add 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and […]

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