Saturday, December 29, 2007

Berry Fudge

1/4 lb. butter
12 oz. can of evaporated milk
3 1/2 c. sugar
10 oz. Hershey's raspberry chocolate chips
2 oz. bittersweet chocolate
7 oz. marshmallow creme
1 tsp. vanilla

In a heavy saucepan melt the butter.
Add the evaporated milk and sugar
and bring to a rolling boil,
stirring constantly until the
temperature reached 325 degrees.

Remove from heat and add the
raspberry chocolate chips
and the bittersweet chocolate.

Stir the mixture until all ingredients are melted.

Add marshmallow cream and stir until blended.
Stir in the vanilla.

Pour into a lightly greased 9" x13" pan.

Cut into bite size squares.

Variation: For Mocha flavor add 1 heaping teaspoon
of instabt coffee in Step 1.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Hard Meringue Cookies

I loved these as a kid, especially with chocolate chips.
They are low fat also.

6 egg whites
3/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Beat together egg whites and cream of tartar
in a large mixing bowl until foamy.
Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time,
beating constantly until sugar is dissolved
and whites are glossy and stand in stiff peaks.
Beat in vanilla.

On a waxed papered baking sheet,
drop a teaspoon or more dollop of meringue.

Bake 18 minutes at 350 degrees.
Let cool.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Pear Tea Bread with Lemon Glaze

1 can (16 oz) of Barlett pear halves, undrained.
2 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c.sugar
1 Tb. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground cardamon
1/4 c. corn oil
1 egg slightly beaten
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1/2 c. chopped pecans
Lemon Glaze

Drain pears and save syrup.
Set aside one pear for garnish.
Puree remaining pears.
Add pear syrup to pureed pears to equal one cup.
Lightly stir flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cardamon.
Combine pureed pear mixture with oil, egg and lemon peel;
stir into the dry ingredients.
Pour into a greased 9 x 5 inch loaf pan.
Slice reserved pear into sixths; arrange slices on top.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 50 - 55 minutes,
or until bread tests done.
Let cool in pan for 5 minutes; turn out on wire rack
and sppon Lemon Glaze on top.
Cool completely; wrap in foil and let stand overnight.


1/2 c. confectioners' sugar
1 Tb. fresh lemon juice

Blend the two ingredients to make a thin glaze.


Sunday, June 17, 2007

Chocolate Banana Bread

1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. cocoa
2/3 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. shortening
1 c.mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
2 eggs, slighlty beaten

Combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking poweder,
baking soda and salt in a large micxing bowl;
cut with two knives or pastry blender
until mixtures becomes like coarse crums.
Add bananas and eggs; stir with fork until blended.
Spread evenly into a greased and floured 9 x 5 x 2 3/4 inch loaf pan.
Bake in 375 degree preheated oven for 50-55 minutes,
or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes
out clean.
Cool in pan 10 minutes.
Remove from pan; cool completely.
Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Shrimp Pasta Salad

1 package (9.7oz)ranch pasta salad.
! cup cooked medium shrimp
1 can (7 oz. ) salmon, draine dand broken into chunks
Green onion strips or slices.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Chicken Tetrazini

2 chicken breast, boneless, skinless.
1 c. low fat milk
1 can reduced sodium Cream of Mushroom soup
1 c. Chicken broth
2 TB. wochestershire sauce
1 buillion cube
1 bag No Yoolks fine noodles
1/4 c. Parmesan/Ramano chees

Boil chicken until cooked, about 30-40 minutes. Save the broth.
Cook noodles and drain.
in a separate casserole dish, mix milk, stock, soup, buillion cube,
worchestershire sauce and cheese until hot an dissolved.

Cut up the chicken and mix it with the noodles.
Pour sauce over, cover .
Bake 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes

Friday, February 16, 2007

Crab and Shrimp Quiche


1 c. flour
1 Tb. sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 lb. butter

Sift flour, sugar, salt and baking powder together.
Blend in butter.
Mix with hands until rolling consistency.
Roll or pat into a 10 inch pie plate.


1/2 lb. Swiss cheese
1 c. crab meat
1/2 can small cooked shrimp
1 1/2 c. light cream
4 eggs, beaten
1 Tb. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
dash of pepper
dash of cayenne
2 Tb. butter, melted
2 Tb. dry sgerry

Cut cheese into 1/4 inch slices.
Place cheese in the bottom of the unbaked pie shell.
Cover with crab and shrimp.
Beat well the remaining ingredients.
Pour over filling in crust.
Refrigerate or freeze.
When ready to serve, bring to room temperature.
Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes or until browned.
let satnd for 20 minutes before serving.
Serves 4-6.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Spareribs with Raspberry Barbecue Sauce

Marinate ribs for 6 hours for the best flavor.
The left over sauce keeps well in the refrigerator for 3 weeks.

4 lbs. pork spareribs
cut into 3 -4 rib sections.
Cold water
1 pkg. raspberry gelatin
1 c. boiling water
1 bottle (12 oz) tomato chili sauce
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
5 drops hot pepper sauce

Put ribs in a large pot with cold water to cover.
Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer
uncovered for 30 minutes or until the meat
can be pierced easily with a fork.
Remove ribs, drain and cool.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl dissolve the gelatin
in the boiling water: stir in the remaining ingredients.
Place ribs in a double plastic bag and add one cup sauce.
Turn a few times to coat.
Close bags and refrigerate, turning occassionally,
six hours up to two days.

Drain meat and reserve the sauce.
Place ribs meaty side up on rack in a broiler pan.
Broil at least 5 inches from the heat source,
brushing 4 times with the reserved sauce
and turning ribs once, 30 minutes or until the meat
is a reddish brown.
Cut between the ribs into serving side portions.
Serves 4 with 2 1/2 cups extra sauce.