Saturday, August 30, 2008

Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Cake

Prep Time:
20 min
Total Time:
1 hr 20 min
16 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) devil's food chocolate cake mix
4 squares BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
12 OREO Cookies, coarsely crushed

HEAT oven to 350°F. Prepare cake batter and bake in 2 (9-inch) round cake layers as directed on package. Cool in pans 10 min. Invert cakes onto wire racks; gently remove pans. Cool cakes completely.

MICROWAVE chocolate and butter in small microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Cool 5 min.

MEANWHILE, beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gently stir in COOL WHIP and crushed cookies. Stack cake layers on plate, spreading cream cheese mixture between layers. Spread top with chocolate glaze. Let stand until firm. Keep refrigerated.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Spinach, Artichoke, Alfredo Sauce over Pasta

Alfredo sauce: 1/2 pt. heavy cream
1 stick butter
1 onion, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic minced
about 1 cup pecorino romano cheese
salt and pepper
splash of sherry

Melt butter and a little olive oil in a pan. Add chopped onion and garlic and saute until tender. Add heavy cream and cheese and seasonings. Stir until cheese is melted.
Add one package of thawed and drained spinach and one can of artichoke hearts.

Serve over linguine or any pasta of your choice.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Carmelized Onion Tart

Italian String Bean Salad

Fresh green beans
red onion
red potatoes
grape tomatoes
garbanzo beans (drained)
Good Seasons Italian Dressing
Seasonings: salt and pepper, basil, parsley, and a little oregano

Steam and drain green beens and potatoes separately. Mix together with tomatoes, onion and italian dressing. Tastes better if marinated overnight.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tarragon Chicken Salad Wrap

Quaker's Tantalizing Baked Chicken

Pesto Pasta with Vegetables

Penne with Spinach and Beans


Pasta with Spinach and Feta

Nestle Toll House Pan Cookie

Nestle Oatmeal Scotchie Pan Cookie

Mexican Pizza

Lowfat Honey Mustard Chicken

Jan's Ungalala

Jan's Spanikopita

Granny's Bread

Fresh Tomato and Basil Pizza

Edible Tortilla Bowl

Deluxe Cheesecake

Cowboy Coffee Cake

Chocolate Fudge Cookie Bites

Chicken Carciofi

Artichoke, Romaine, and Cherry Tomato Salad

Artichoke Dip

Antipasto Sandwiches

Monday, August 18, 2008

Carrot Cake

2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon

Add in this order:
4 eggs
1 1/4 cup oil
3 cups finely grated carrots

Blend well at medium speed. Pour into 2, 9 inch round cake pans. Bake at 350 degees for 25 minutes.

1-8 oz cream chees
1 box confectionary sugar
1 stick margarine or butter
1 tsp vanilla

Cream together well and spread between layers and on top. Sprinkle with toasted pecans on top.

Easy Elegant Chicken

2 lbs chicken
1 10 oz can cream of mushroom soup
1/3 to 1/2 package dry onion soup mix
1/2 cup white wine

Place chicken in baking pan. Add no seasonings. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Serve over rice or noodles.

Yolanda T's Pizza Dough

6 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar-in the yeast
1/3 cup oil
scant tablespoon of dry yeast

Mix flour, salt. Mix yeast and sugar with 2 1/4 cups warm water

Mix and let it rest 5 minutes. Knead and let rest until double. Let rise in pan.

Layer dough with swiss cheese and fried onions. Cook for 20 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with pecorino cheese and bake another 10 minutes.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Chubby’s Cheesecake

Prepared graham cracker crust


3 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 tsp almond extract

1 tsp vanilla

2 large cream chesse

3 – 16 oz containers sour cream

Mix as listed above. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Turn oven off and let set 45 minutes more.


2 packages thawed strawberries

½ cup sugar

1 tsp almond extrace

Red food coloring

Add all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Mix 5 tsp cornstarch and water to form a paste to thicken.

When cool, add strawberries to glaze.

Greek Butter Cookies

Greek Butter Cookies

2/12 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp salt

2 sticks butter

½ cup sugar

1 egg

½ tsp vanilla

¼ tsp almond extract

Confectioners' sugar

Oven temperature 350 degrees.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Beat butter, sugar and egg until light and fluffy. Add flour mixture to butter and mix until well blended. Add vanilla and almond and mix well.

Form dough with hands; ½ tablespoon at a time into crescents, balls or S-shapes. Bake 15-18 minutes until barely brown.

Remove from cookie rack. Sprinkle cookies with confectionary sugar with sifter.

Makes three dozen.

Penne with Spinach and Beans

Pasta with Spinach and Feta

Jan's Ungala

Giambelli or Saviordi

Deluxe Cheesecake

Cowboy Coffee Cake