Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Fudge Jumbles

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream together:
1 C. Butter
2 C. Brown Sugar

Beat in:
2 Eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla

Sift together:
2 1/2 C. Flour
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Soda

3 C. Quick oats

1 (12 oz) pkg. Milk Chocolate Chips
1 can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Tbsp. Butter
2 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 tsp. Salt

Spray Pam on cookie sheet (jelly roll pan) and spread dough saving 2/3 cup for the topping.  Pour the chocolate mixture over all the dough.  Dot with the remaining 2/3 cup batter.  Bake 20 minutes, or until lightly brown.

Marilyn's Chicken Pasta Salad

Cook according to package directions:
12 oz. Bowtie Pasta
12 oz. Spiral Colored Pasta
2 Cups Chopped Celery
4 Green Onions, chopped
1 Cup Cashews
1 Cup Red Grapes, halved
20 oz. can Pinapple tidbits
4-6 Chicken Breasts, boiled and cubed

Dressing Mixture:
1 Bottle Kraft Coleslaw Dressing
1 Cup Mayonnaise
Lemon Juice to taste
Salt & Pepper

Sunday, September 15, 2013

6 hour crockpot chili


  • 3 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 5 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 14-oz. cans chopped tomatoes, with juices
  • 2 14-oz. cans tomato sauce
  • 3/4 c. ketchup
  • 2 c. low sodium beef stock
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 c. cornmeal
  • 3 to 6 T. medium chili powder, to taste
  • 2 tsp. dried Mexican oregano
  • 3 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 to 1/2 c. brown sugar, to taste
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


In a large, heavy saute pan over medium-high heat, brown the beef. Using a slotted spoon, transfer beef to a slow cooker. Pour out any fat left in the saute pan. Add the ground turkey to the saute pan, brown it, and transfer it to the slow cooker with a slotted spoon. Add all the remaining chili ingredients to the slow cooker and stir to blend. Cover and cook for 6 hours.

Ladle chili into warmed bowls and garnish with sour cream, chopped red onion, grated cheddar cheese, and chopped cilantro. Also great with fritos or cornbread muffins.

Crockpot Curry Chicken

 6 TO 8-5oz. pieces of chicken (breast or thigh)
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1/2c. water
1/2 tsp. chicken bouillon
2 T. Butter
1 T. Dry minced Onion
2-3 green onions, chopped
2 T. Curry Powder

Combine all ingredients in 4Q slow cooker. Cook 3-4 Hrs. on high. Serve over rice. P