Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Laura's Hershey Kiss Peanut Butter Cookies

** I got this recipe from Kim and I always forget where I wrote it down, so I figured I would post it here for easy finding.  And I think it came from her sister Laura -- so when you think they are delicious, thank them!!

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup soft margarine
1/4 cup shortening
1 egg
1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Hershey's kisses
(1 bag did exactly one batch of cookies)

Mix sugars, peanut butter, margarine, shortening and egg.  Then add dry ingredients after blending.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.  Press kiss into center of cookie immediately after taking out of oven.


White Chicken Chili

4 Cups Northern Beans
2 lbs. Cooked Chicken cubed
1 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth
1 medium onion chopped
1-  4 oz can green chilis
2 T. cumin
1 1/2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 cups cream

Put everything in a crock pot on low for at least 4 hours.  You can make this on the stove as well and just cook for 1 hour over med/low heat after bringing to a boil.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Boston Cream Pie

This cake is so delicious and it looks pretty fancy, but is easy to make!


1 yellow cake mix
oil and eggs according to cake mix directions

1 large instant vanilla pudding
1 tub of Cool Whip

8 oz chocolate chips
1 cup whipping cream (not whipped)


Bake the cake mix according to directions in a 9x13 pan.  Cool and remove from the pan. 

Slice it across the middle, and then put the bottom back in the pan or on a platter.

Mix up the pudding using only two cups of milk.  Fold in the tub of whipped topping.  Spread on to the bottom layer of cake and then add the top layer.

Put the chocolate chips in a glass bowl.  Bring the whipping cream just to a boil in a small saucepan, then pour over the chocolate chips.  Let it sit for a couple of minutes, then stir with a small whisk.  When it gets shiny you know you are almost done.  Let it cool for just a minute or so, then pour on top of the cake.

Put the whole thing in the fridge for at least an hour.  YUM!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Rice Krispies 4- Layer Bars

I got this recipe from a teacher and tried it tonight.  It was delicious.  Hope you enjoy
Butter, softened
Brown Sugar
Egg Yolk
2 C
4 C
Rice Krispies®, divided
14 oz
28 OZ
Vanilla Caramels (about 48)
3 T
6 T
2 C
4 C
Semi-Sweet Chocolate
½ C
1 C
Pecans, toasted/coarsely chopped

1.  In a large bowl combine butter & brown sugar; stir in egg yolk. 
2.  Stir in flour & 1 cup of RICE KRISPIES. 
3.  Spread mixture into 13x9 baking pan lined with foil. 
4.  Bake at 350ยบ for 18-20 minutes or until light brown.
5.  In a medium microwave-safe bowl combine caramels & milk. 
6.  Cook, uncovered, at medium (50% power) for 4-6 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes, until melted & smooth. 
7.  Spread melted caramel atop crust layer.  Chill until firm. 
8.  In a medium bowl place chocolate morsels; cook, uncovered, at medium (50% power) for 2-3 minutes, stirring once until melted & smooth.
9.  Spread half the chocolate mixture over caramel. 
10.                   Sprinkle with 1 cup of the cereal & pecan pieces. 
11.                   Drizzle remaining melted chocolate evenly over cereal mixture. 
12.                   Let stand until chocolate is set.  

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

San Diego Temple Chicken

Brett and I went to the San Diego Temple recently. After a wonderful experience there, we decided to eat lunch in the cafeteria. The chicken we ate there was sooooo good. I asked the cook if he would share the recipe with me. He didn't give me any exact measurements, but from his instructions, I was able to recreate it at home. Enjoy!

1 sweet onion, diced
1 1/2 tsp. turmeric
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
1 1/2 tsp. curry powder

Saute onion with spices in 2 T. olive oil until softened. Remove the onion and spices to a plate. Brown chicken 8 chicken thighs in the pan with all the juices. Remove chicken and add slices of a red and green pepper to the pan along with the onion and spices again. Place chicken in crock pot and put the contents of the pan on top. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Serve with rice.