Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Favorite Coffee Cake

Favorite Coffee Cake

1 1/2 cups flour -------- 1/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 tea. bak. pow. -------- 3/4 tea. salt
1/4 cup short. --------- 1 egg
¾ c milk
topping (below)

Heat oven to 375. Grease a square pan (8x8)
or I always double recipe in a 9 by 11 pan
Blend all ingredients except Topping. Beat vigorously .....spread in pan.

Sprinkle topping over batter. Bake 25 to 30 min. or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. serve warm. ................... Serves 9-12


Mix 1/3 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup flour, 1/2 tea. cinnamon and 3 tab. firm butter until crumbly.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Yield: 24 squares YUMMY!!!!
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
3 cups rolled ("old-fashioned") oats
12 ounces (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips**

1. Cream butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla with electric mixer on high.

2. Stir in flour, salt, and baking soda, all at the same time. Stir in oats. Last, add chocolate chips and stir them in (or use clean hands, if the dough is too stiff).

3. Press cookie dough into a greased 9x13-inch baking dish. Dough should be somewhat flattened, but it's okay for some cracks to remain. :)

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes (I cooked mine 30 min same like I over cooked them by just a couple min), or until lightly golden and cookies are set in the middle.

5. Cool for 20 minutes; cut into 24 squares. Delicious warm or cold! :)

Hot Potato Salad

I also added a bit of garlic and some cheese throughout and on top....
5-7 medium size potatoes ~ chopped and cooked (I used red and regular potatoes)
8-10 links of sausage or slices of bacon ~ cooked

4 green onions diced ~ green and white parts
3/4 cup real mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 package hidden valley ranch dry mix
2 tablespoons fat/grease from sausage or bacon (I didn't add any)

dice and boil potatoes until tender
dice and chop green onions
combine green onions, ranch, mayonnaise, sour cream and fat
After mixing sauce add potatoes and sausage. Pour into a 9 by 13 pan and cook uncovered at 375 degrees for 35 - 45 minutes - until dish is cooked through. Serve Immediately. .