Wednesday, February 22, 2012

First 5 recipes in my email

Easter Angel Food Cake
1 pkg. Betty Crocker confetti or white angel food cake mix
1 (8 oz.) container frozen whipped cream topping, thawed
1 c. flaked coconut
6 drops green food color
Jelly beans

Bake and cool cake as directed on package, remove from pan. Frost with whipped
topping. In tightly covered container, combine coconut and food color and shake
vigorously until evenly tinted. Sprinkle over top of cake. Arrange jelly beans
on coconut. After serving, refrigerate any remaining cake.

Serves 12 people.
Ham and Pasta Salad (for leftover ham)

3/4 cup ranch dressing
1 1/2 cups tomatoes, chopped
1 medium cucumber , seeded and chopped
1/4 of a red onion, sliced very thin and separated
1 and 1/2 cups diced ham
3 cups cooked macaroni, or large shells, 2 1/2 cups dry

Combine, toss and chill for 4 hours. Serve with rolls or a nice quick bread and
raw vegetables.
Caramel Crispy Treats (No Bake)

4 (2.05 oz) Milk Way Candy bars
3/4 c. butter or margarine, divided
3 c. Rice Krispies
1 c. milk chocolate chips

In microwave, melt candy bars and 1/2 c.butter, stirring occasionly until smooth. Stir in cereal until well blended. Press into a 11x7 inch pan. Melt chocolate chips and remaining 1/4 c. butter.Stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and spread over top of bars. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm, cut into squares.

Makes 32 bars
Taquito Enchiladas

12 to 14 chicken Taquitos, such as Delimex
1 can green or red enchiladas sauce, 19 oz
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can sliced black olives, drained, 2.25 oz
Sour cream

Preheat oven to 425. Arrange Taquitos in shallow casserole dish in single layer. Cover with enchilada sauce. Sprinkle with cheese land olives. Bake for 20- 25 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes. Serve with sour cream. Makes 4 servings.
Tostada Pizza

1 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 pound ground beef
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 can refried beans, 16 oz
1 cup shredded cheddar or Jack cheese
1 jar salsa, 8 oz
1 can chopped green chiles, drained, 4 oz
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cup shredded lettuce

Preheat oven to 425. In a bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients. Stir until mixture leaves sides of bowl. Press into a ball and knead 10 times in the bowl. Transfer dough to a floured surface and roll out to a 13 inch circle. Put dough on pizza pan, turning edges up to form a crust. Bake for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, make beef with the taco seasoning as pkg. directs. Spread beans over crust and top with ground beef. Bake for 10 minutes more. Sprinkle with the cheese and return to oven for 2 minutes. Top with salsa and remaining ingredients. Makes 4 to 6 servings

Billie C.

"Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate
And though I oft have passed them by, A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East of the Sun."
- J.R.R. Tolkien

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