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Thursday, July 28, 2011

My Grandpa's Speghetti Sauce

1 lb. ground beef
1 onion
2 tblsp Garlic
Preferred Seasoning (salt, pepper, etc)
1 15 oz. can of Italian tomatoes
1 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes
2 squirts of Worcestershire Sauce
Dash of sugar
1 pkg of Spaghetti sauce mix
1 can Mushrooms
1 small can of tomato sauce

Brown beef in a large pot.  Drain fat.  Although my mom doesn't drain all of it for flavor.  Put all ingredients together and simmer for at least 2 hours on low heat.

Depending on what noodle you use, this sauce can be turned into different meals. Add a larger size elbow noodle for Goulash or Spaghetti noodles for Spaghetti.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sweet N Sour Chicken

1 can pineapple chunks
1 bottle of your favorite sweet and sour sauce
2 cups of rice
2-3 chicken breasts, frozen
1 cut up red pepper
1 onion, cut
2 tblsp olive oil
1 cup chicken broth

Heat pan and spread with olive oil. Fry onion and pepper together for a few minutes. Add juice of pineapple and then chunks. Bring to s boil. In another pan boil frozen chicken in broth. Season as you desire. When pineapple juice has decreased a little add the bottle of sweet and sour sauce. Turn heat off. Cut chicken into pieces and add to sauce. Sauce will thicken. Serve over rice.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Deep Fried Oreos

2 quarts vegetable oil for frying
1 large egg
1 cup milk
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 cup pancake mix
powdered sugar
whip cream
chocolate syrup
1 (18 oz.) pkg cream filled chocolate sandwich cookies

Heat oil in fryer until temp reaches 375 degrees.  Whisk together the egg, milk and oil until smooth.  Stir in the pancake mix until there are no lumps. Dip the cookies in the batter one at a time, and carefully place them into the fryer. Fry about 4 or 5 at a time to prevent crowding. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes.  Drain on a plate lined with paper towels. 
Sprinkle with powdered sugar, add a dollop of whip cream and top with chocolate syrup. 
So So So So  good!
Recipe adapted from

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Banana Bread

1 cup sugar
1/3 cup margarine, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (3-4 med. size)
1/3 cup water
1 2/3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Heat oven to 350.  Grease bottom only of loaf pan.  Mix sugar and margarine in a bowl.  Stir in eggs until blended.  Add bananas and water; beat for 30 seconds.  Stir in remaining ingredients, except nuts, just until moistened.  Stir in nuts.  Pour into pan.  Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (about 60 minutes). Let cool for 5 minutes.  Loosen sides of loaf pan;remove from pan.  Cool completely before slicing.

Adapted from Betty Crocker Cook Book

Spring Salad


1 head red lettuce
1 head green lettuce
1 head iceberg lettuce
1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese
2 cups parmesan cheese
1 pkg slivered roasted almonds (roast almonds in oven for 5 minutes)
1 pkg slived mushrooms
1 pkg crasins
1 pound bacon, crumbled


2 cups sugar
1tsp salt
4 tsp dry mustard
1 cup oil
1 cup red onion

Blend, in a blender, first 5 ingredients together.  Slowly add the oil.  1 tsp poppy seeds are an optional add in.