Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Meringues

A friendly little pixie left this recipe and yummy treats on our doorstep. They were so delightful, I made them for all my friends. Make some for yours too!

1 bag chocolate chips
4 c. corn flakes
1 tsp. vanilla
4 egg whites
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1 1/2 c. sugar

Beat egg whites until foamy. Add salt & cream of tartar. Continue to beat until stiff, but not dry. Add sugar gradually, add vanilla, fold in chocolate chips and corn flakes. Drop on parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake at 300 for 6-10 mins.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I've found that we have raisins in the cupboards more often than chocolate chips. So we make oatmeal raisin cookies quite often when we're in the mood for some sweetness.

1/2 c. butter
2/3 c. light brown sugar- packed
1 egg
1/2 tea. vanilla

3/4 c. flour
1/2 tea. baking soda
1/2 tea. cinnamon
1/4 tea. salt

1 1/2 c. rolled oats
3/4 c. raisins

Cream together butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth in large bowl. In a new (smaller) bowl whisk flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Then combine both bowls in large bowl. Stir in oats and raisins. Throw the bowl into the fridge to chill for a bit and then spoon onto parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 mins.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Eggnog Pumpkin Pie

1 can (15 oz.) pure pumpkin
1 1/4 c. eggnog
2/3 c. sugar
1 1/2 tea. cinnamon
1/4 tea. salt
3 lg. eggs
1 frozen deep-dish pie crust

In large bowl mix pumpkin, eggnog, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and eggs until well blended. Pour mix into crust and bake at 375 for 60-65 mins,

Friday, December 4, 2009

Broccoli Potato Soup

Brr! Allofthesudden it's cold! This calls for soup!

1 tbl. butter
1 c. chopped onion
1 1/3 lb. red potatoes, cut into 3/4 in. cubes
2 1/2 c. water
2 chicken bouillon cubes
10 oz. frozen broccoli cuts (thawed and drained)
6 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the onion and saute for 5 minutes. Add the potatoes, water, and bouillon cubes. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat to med. and cook until the potatoes are tender. (about 15 minutes) Remove 1 cup of potato cubes with a slotted spoon and set aside. Pour the contents of saucepan into a blender and process until smooth. Return to saucepan and add the reserved potatoes. Add broccoli and place over med-low heat- gradually add cheese stirring until heated through and cheese is completely melted. Season with salt and pepper.