Sunday, November 25, 2012

Homemade Egg Noodles

1 beaten egg
3 T. milk
1 tsp. salt
1 cup flour
Add milk and salt to egg. Beat well. Add flour and mix well. Roll thin. Let sit for 15 minutes. Cut into long narrow strips. Let stand another 15 minutes then add to boiling liquid (such as chicken broth for chicken noodle soup) and cook until done.

Microwave Peanut Brittle

1 cup sugar
1/2 cupwhite Karo
1 dash salt
1 cup raw peanuts
1 T. butter
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoonvanilla
Line baking sheet with wax paper. Spray wax paper with Pam. Combine sugar, salt and syrup in a 3 qt. microwave safe glass bowl. Stir in peanuts and microwave on high until light brown (8-10 minutes) stirring at least 2 times during cooking. Remove from microwave and stir in remaining ingredients adding baking soda last (mix will be foamy). Stir quickly and pour onto wax paper. Spread thin for brittle candy. Cool and break into pieces.

"No Peekie" Beef Stew

1 1/2 lb. stew meat
5 cubed carrots
5 cubed potatoes
2 chopped onions
1 qt. tomatoes
1 cup water
2 T. Worchestershire sauce
3 T. instant tapioca
1 tsp. salt
dash pepper
Cover tightly and bake at 250 for 6 hours. Do not peek or stir.

Whole Grain Pancake Mix

4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
3 1/2 cups oatmeal
3 T. sugar
3 T. baking powder
1 T. salt
1 T. baking soda
1/2 cup canola oil
Grind oatmeal in blender until fine, but not a powder. Add dry ingredients. Mix on slow speed and drizzle oil in while mixer is running. Store in airtight container for 2 weeks or indefinite in fridge or freezer.
To make:
1 cup mix
1 cup butter milk (or 1/2 cup plain yogurt and 1/2 cup milk)
1 egg
1 T. orange juice (optional)
Let stand for 10-20 minutes. Will thicken as it stands. Makes 8-4" pancakes.

Wholewheat Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 cube light margarine
1/2 cup applesauce
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2-2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups oatmeal
Cream sugars and butter. Add egg. Mix remaining ingredients. Add chocolate chips and/or raisins. Bake 375 for 10 minutes.

Easy Rocky Road Fudge

Put 2 cups mini marshmallows in freezer.
In a bowl:
1 stick butter
6 oz. chocolate chips (Nestles semi-sweet work best)
1 tsp. vanilla
chopped walnuts (optional)
Set aside. In saucepan combine:
3/4 cup evaporated milk
2 cups sugar
10 regular sized marshmallows (or 100 mini)
Bring to rolling boil on medium heat and boil 6 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour into bowl of chocolate chips, etc. and stir; then cool slightly. Stir in frozen marshmellows and pour into a foil-lined 8x8 pan. Let set in fridge overnight. Store in fridge. (Recipe can be doubled.)

Bird's Nest Cookies (aka M&M cookies)

1 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, separated
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
finely chopped nuts
M&M peanut candies
vanilla frosting
Cream butter and sugar: add egg yolks one at a time. Add vanilla, blend well. Add flour and salt and blend well. Chill for 1 hour. Roll into walnut sized balls. Roll in slightly beaten egg whites and then chopped nuts. Bake 350 for 5 minutes. Press thumbprint into each one and bake 5 more minutes. Cool. Spread a little frosting into center and top with one candy.
Alternate option: Fill thumbprint with jam.