Friday, April 30, 2010

Old World Manicotti

I got this recipe from an issue of Home Cooking magazine (now out of print). I think I actually like this manicotti more than the meat filled kind.

12 large manicotti shells
4 C. shredded mozzarella cheese,divided
2C. ricotta cheese
6T. fresh or 2T. dried basil
1(26oz) jar of spaghetti sauce,divided
1/2 C. grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13x9" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Cook pasta according to package directions;drain. Rinse well with cool water. Let pasta dry on paper towels.(I didn't do this).

For filling, in medium bowl, stir together 3 cups of mozzarella cheese with the ricotta cheese and basil. Using a teaspoon, carefully stuff pasta shells with prepared cheese mixture.

Spoon 2 cups spaghetti sauce into prepared baking dish. Arrange stuffed pasta over sauce. Pour remaining sauce over top of pasta. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.Bake manicotti for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan or Romano cheese and bake 10 minutes longer. Serve immediately. Serves 4.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Grandma's Buttermilk Pie

I got this recipe from the Homestead Blessings(The West Ladies) website. My oldest ds absolutely loved it.It is easy and delicious!

1 stick butter

2 cups sugar

3 Tbsp. flour

3 eggs, beaten

1 cup of buttermilk

1 teaspoon vanilla

½ teaspoon nutmeg

1 pie crust

Cream butter and sugar together; beat in flour and eggs. Blend buttermilk, vanilla, and nutmeg; stir into flour mixture. Spoon into pie crust and bake at 350 for 40 to 50 minutes or until center is firm and set. Cool well before serving.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Smoked salmon dip

8oz. block cream cheese, softened
1T. milk
3 green onions,(whites only), chopped
2oz. smoked salmon, chopped

Mix together cream cheese and milk until smooth. Mix in onions and salmon. Refrigerate overnight giving time for flavors to meld together.Serve on Club crackers or other "fancy" crackers.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Old fashioned chocolate pudding

I got this recipe from a Gooseberry Patch cookbook and it is a keeper!My kids and I love it.

1/2 C. sugar
2 heaping T. flour
1 egg
1 3/4 C. milk
1t. vanilla
1t. butter

In a mixing bowl combine sugar,flour and cocoa with enough water to make a paste. Mix in egg and beat well. Add milk, stir well and pur into a saucepan. Cook over medium heat until bubbly. Let cool then add vanilla and butter. Serves 4(if you want to share! HA!)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Hawaiian Chicken Salad

This recipe would be perfect for any up and coming bridal or baby showers you may be having this spring or summer.

4C. cubed,cooked chicken breast
2C. diced celery
1C. mayonaise
1C. sliced almonds
2(11oz) cans Mandarin oranges
1(20oz) can pineapple tidbits, drained
1lb. seedless green grapes, cut in half

In a large bowl. combine chicken,celery,mayonaise, and almonds and mix well. Gently fold in oranges,pineapple and grapes. Serve on croissants.

Yield: 8-10 servings