Wednesday, October 26, 2011

First 5 Recipes in my mailbos this morning

10 (Easy) Halloween Snacks to try
1. Batty chips: Cut out Halloween shapes in soft tortilla's. Lightly spray
with vegetable oil. Bake in 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes on both
or until brown and crispy.
2. Edible eyeballs: Make simple deviled eggs with mayo, mustard and paprika.
Slice a pimento-stuffed green olive in half. Place a half on each deviled
3. Mummy hot dogs: Buy a tube of breadsticks. Roll a hot dog in each
breadstick leaving one end with a space for eyes. Bake according to
breadstick instructions.
Dab on dots of mustard for eyes.
4. Scary sandwiches: Layer Pastrami and deli meats with cheese on top cut
out with Halloween cookie cutters.
5. Worms on a bun: Cut a hot dog into narrow strips. Microwave until the
strips are curled, about 50 seconds. Place on a bun and serve with ketchup.
6. Chocolate frogs: Dip gummy frogs in melted chocolate. Let dry on wax
7. Candy corn crackers: Cut white cheese into triangles. Place on
triangular-shaped chips or crackers. Cut a second piece of yellow cheese and
place on
top removing one corner so the white cheese shows through. Melt slightly in
the microwave.
8. Spooky spiders: Spread peanut butter between two round crackers. Add
eight straight pretzel sticks for legs and two chocolate chips for eyes.
9. Monster pizza: Spread a toasted English muffin with pizza sauce. Cut out
sliced cheese with Halloween cookie cutter and melt slightly on top.
10. Witches hats and broomsticks:
Hats: Place a Hershey's Kiss on a chocolate cookie held together with a bit
of peanut butter or orange frosting.
Broomsticks: Cut a fringe along a length of fruit rollup. Carefully roll it
around the end of a pretzel stick.
2 small packets yellow gelatin
1 - 1/4 cups boiling water
24 blueberries
Pour boiling water over the gelatin and stir to dissolve completely. Pour
the mixture into ice cube trays with rounded bottoms (there should be enough
fill two trays). Refrigerate until partially set, about 20 minutes. Push the
blueberry eyeballs into the partially set gelatin and refrigerate until
set. Dip the ice cube trays in warm water for 15 to 30 seconds and run a
knife round the edge of each ice cube. Turn the "eyes" out onto a serving
and refrigerate until serving time.
Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes-Low Calorie

1 pkg. Yellow Cake mix (sugar free)
1 pkg. Sugar Free Vanilla Instant Pudding mix
1 Cup canned pumpkin
½ oil (use applesauce)
½ water
3 eggs (use Eggbeaters)
1 ¼ tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. vanilla

Beat all Ingredients with electric mixer on low.
Spoon batter in 24 paper-lined muffin cups.
Bake at 350 for 20 min. Makes 24 cup cakes.

Linda's Marinated Chicken Breast

I always cook big for the holidays because that's when all of
my family gather. So here is an excellent recipe that is
requested by all. It's also healthy.

24 pcs. of boneless skinless 4oz chicken breasts
1- small bottle of red cooking sherry
5- bunches of fresh green onions
6 large containers of fresh mushrooms
1 or 2 large cans of Beef broth

Wash and season chicken with salt, pepper, and flour.
Heat skillet with the oil of your choice
Brown chicken on both sides and layer in baking dish, On top
of stove, put your beef broth, sliced mushrooms, chopped green
onions 1 bottle of cooking sherry in pot and let it come to a
boil and boil for at least 15 to 20 minutes. After the liquid
has cooked, take a soup dipper and broth over chicken and bake
in oven for about 45 minutes.

This chicken cooks so tender and has such a beautiful
presentation. They will be coming back for more. Serve on top
of wild rice. I also use this for my catering.

Applesauce Banana Bread
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. allspice
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
2 medium bananas, mashed
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 Tbs. canola oil
1/3 cup fat-free milk
Heat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine the flours, sugar, baking
powder, cinnamon, allspice, ginger and salt. In a medium bowl, combine
egg, bananas, applesauce, oil and milk. Add the banana mixture slowly
to the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Do not overbeat.
Spray a 9x5" loaf pan with nonstick spray. Dust the pan lightly with
flour. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake the banana bread
for 45-50 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out
clean. Let the bread cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Then turn the
loaf out onto a rack and cool completely. Makes 1 loaf.
I have been baking breads for my Christmas baskets so I thought I would send on the recipes to you all. These are all TNT ("tried 'n true") if you are getting into the baking mode, you can have some new recipes to try! These are all yummy! I will try to post them all today instead of one day at a time....just because "Christmas is coming soon"!!
Banana Bread
½ cup softened butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 very ripe bananas)
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350.
Cream butter and sugar together. Add one egg at a time and beat until smooth. Blend in the mashed bananas.
In a separate bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and nuts.
Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture until well blended.
Grease (or use baking spray) one regular size loaf pan or 4 mini loaf pans. Add batter and bake for 1 hour for the larger loaf or 35 minutes for the smaller loaves. Do not overbake. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes then remove from pans and let cool on wire rack.
Recipe source: A thru Z crafts and recipes yahoo group, submitted by Shawn  
Billie C.

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