Saturday, April 30, 2011

Fluffy Orange Fruit Dip

1- 8 0z package cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons orange zest
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice(use some juice from the orange that you zested)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
1- 7 oz jar marshmallow cream

Beat cream cheese, orange zest, orange juice, vanilla and salt until smooth and creamy. Add marshmallow cream and beat until combined.

Serving suggestion: Serve with fresh cut fruit. I used strawberries, oranges, apples, bananas, kiwi and fresh pineapple.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Kung Pao Noodles

Instead of copying and pasting and posting the recipe just go to this link for what we had for dinner tonight.

Let me just say, this is the fourth night of dinners in a row that all five of my family members ate everything without a tiny bit of complaining.  They are either just really hungry or I've been on my game this week.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Smothered Burritos

This was all that was left from a 9x13 pan of these burritos (we all like them at our house)

2 tbsp. vegetable oil
3 tbsp. flour
1 or 2  four-ounce can of green chilies
about three cups cubed or shredded cooked pork divided (mine was just a pork roast cooked in the crock-pot so it was shredded)
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp. chicken bouillon
about 1 cup water or chicken broth
8-10 flour or corn tortillas
3 cups refried beans
Grated cheese

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large skillet. Stir in flour to make thick paste.  Add 1 cup of pork (juice included if there is any), green chilies, chili powder, chicken bouillon, and about a cup of water (or chicken broth) if you don't have enough juice from the pork.  Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.  Turn to low until you need it.  Spread about 1/3 cup refried beans, some pork, and a little cheese, in each tortilla.  Fold up burrito style.  Place burritos in greased 9x13 dish.  Cover with all the pork/green chile sauce and a little more cheese.  Bake at 350 for 30 min. or until cheese is melted and sauce is a little bubbly.
Optional: after plating add a little sour cream on top.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Grandma's Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These cookies are very delicious! My aunt made them for me while we had the babies in the NICU. I got the recipe and have made them twice in the 3 weeks we've been home.

Grandma's Oatmeal Raisen Cookies

Combine 3 large eggs with 2 cups of raisins and 1 Tbsp vanilla. Let sit for half hour to an hour.

1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar

Add raisins and mix well.

2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 cups quick oatmeal

Roll into balls and place on cookie sheet. Dip the bottom of a drinking glass in sugar and smash down each ball, dipping in sugar after each cookie.

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

Note: I have to add a little bit more flour (1/4 cup) than the recipe calls for. Do a test cookie. first.