Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Best Baby-Back Ribs

4 lbs pork baby-back ribs
1 tsp garlic powder
1  tsp seasoned salt
1 tsp pepper
1 medium onion - sliced
1 cup kitchen
1 cup chili sauce
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tbs dried minced onion
1 tbs liquid smoke
1 tbs molasses

Place ribs bone side down in a large roasting pan. Combine garlic powder, seasoned salt and pepper; sprinkle over ribs. Top with sliced onion. Cover tightly and bake at 350 for 2 1/2 hours.

In a bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drain fat from pan; discard sliced onion. Brush ribs with half of barbecue sauce. Cover and bake for 30 minutes longer or until ribs are tender. Serve with remaining sauce.

Yields 4 servings.

Banana Bars

1 cup butter - room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
3-4 ripe bananas
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda

Bake for 20 minutes at 350

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
1 pkg cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla

Blueberry (or Cherry) Cheesecake

20 squares graham crackers, crushed
3/4 stick margarine, melted
1/4 cup sugar

Mix Well. Spoon into a 11x7x 1 1/2 inch dish. Pat down evenly. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes. Remove and cool thoroughly.

1 pkg *8 oz* cream cheese
1-2 Tbs Milk *I use 1 1/2*
1 cup sugar
2 cups whipped topping *8oz container*
1 can *1lb 5oz* prepared blueberry, cherry, or your choice of pie filling.

Combine cream cheese and milk. Beat until smooth. Add sugar. Beat well. Fold in whipped topping. Spread evenly over graham cracker crust. Spread evenly over all : blueberry (cherry, or your choice) pie filling. Refrigerate.

Baked Potato Strips

3 large baking potatoes
2 egg whites
2 Tbs Parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic powder

Cut potatoes lengthwise into thin 1/4 inch strips. Pat dry with paper towels. Combine egg whites, Parmesan, and garlic powder. Add potatoes and toss to coat. Place in a single layer in a 15x10x1 in a pan coated with cooking spray. Bake uncovered at 375 for 35-40 minutes or until potatoes are golden & tender - stirring several times

Easy Bistro Chicken

2 tsp oil
3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 med onion
1 *15oz* can stewed tomatoes
1/4 cup Italian dressing
3 Tbs tomato paste
1 lb chicken
1 cup mozzarella cheese
2 slices of bacon

Heat oil in skillet. Add mushrooms & onions; Cook for 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes with their liquid for the dressing and tomato paste. Add chicken, cover. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 12 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with cheese and bacon and simmer.

Breakfast Crescent Casserole (Pizza)

2 pkg crescent rolls
1/2 lb ground sausage *meat*
4 eggs
1/3 cup water
2 cups shredded cheese

Bake for 20 minutes at 350.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

1 1/2 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 nutmeg
3/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup shortening
1 egg well beaten
1 cup mashed bananas
1 3/4 cup rolled oats
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt

Bake for 15 minutes at 400 degrees

Butterceam Icing

1 1/2 cup PS99
1/2 cup brite white
2 lb powdered sugar
2 Tbs meringue powder
dash salt  *1/8 tsp*
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp butter flavoring
1 tsp almond flavor

4 Tbs - Stiff
6 Tbs - Medium
8 Tbs - Thin

Chocolate Alternative:
3/4 cup cocoa
3 oz bakers chocolate melted

Broccoli Cheese Soup

2 Tbs oil
3/4 cup onion
6 cups water
6 chicken cubes
16 oz package bow tie pasta
1 tsp salt
20 oz broccoli
1/8 tsp garlic
6 cups milk
lb Velveeta
Pepper to taste

Blueberry Pinwheel Cobbler

2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 cup butter flavored shortening
3 cups self-rising flour
2/3 cup milk
3 cups blueberries
1/2 cup butter

Combine sugar and water in saucepan, stir well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Stir in vanilla & lemon juice. Set aside. Cut shortening into flour mixture *resembles course meal* Add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface and kneed lightly 4 or 5 times. Roll dough to a 12x9 inch rectangle. Spread blueberries over dough. Roll up jelly roll fashion, beginning with the long side. Set aside melted butter in a 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Cut dough into 12, 1 inch slices. Place slices, cut side down, in butter. Pour sugar syrup around slices. Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes or until golden brown.

Blackberry Cobbler

Heat until boiling and remove from heat:
6 cups blackberries
3 cups sugar
3 Tbs lemon juice
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon

Mix until smooth and add to berry mixture:
8 Tbs flour
1 1/2 cup cold water

Roll out 3-4 recipes pie crust dough in 9x13 pan and add 6 Tbs butter. Poke holes and add berry mixture. Bake for 40-45 minutes at 375.

Best Bread Machine Bread

1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
2 tbs white sugar
1 (.25 ounce) package bread machine yeast
1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 cups bread flour
1 tsp salt

Place the water, sugar, and yeast in the pan of the bread machine. Let the yeast dissolve and foam for 10 minutes. Add the oil, flour and salt to the yeast. Select Basic or White Bread setting, and press Start.

Baked Fudge

Cream together:
4 eggs
2 cups sugar

1 cup melted butter

Sift and add to moist mixture:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa

2 tsp vanilla

Pour into 9x13 pan
Set into a pan of hot water
Bake @ 325 for 45 minutes to 1 hour - the top will be crusty

Banana Bread

1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 tbs butter
1/3 cup milk
2 eggs
2 small bananas sliced
1 tbs vinegar or lemon juice
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup nuts *optional

Blend and beat 2 minutes

Annie Pierce's Icing

Cook until thick:
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup thick cream
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup nuts

Spread on cake quickly