Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gayle's Fat-in-a-bowl

Okay, I know the name sounds so NOT appealing BUT this is sinfully good. My sister started making this and didn't know exactly was it was called, so she called it so lovingly fat-in-a-bowl because basically that's what it's made of!


2 bricks cream cheese
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup raisens

Mix all ingredients together well and chill in refrigerator. Serve cold with buttery crackers like Ritz or Townhouse.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Melly's Mac & Cheese

I have no clue how to make mac & cheese NOT out of a box. So, Melly as usual is here to rescue me! Here's her recipe so I don't lose it!

elbow macaroni (cooked as usual)
shredded cheese (I usually use a combination of cheddar and colby jack
1 c. milk
1 egg
salt and pepper
a few pats of butter (about 5)
I put a layer of elbow macaroni, then a layer of cheese, then another layer of macaroni and another layer of cheese. Then I beat the egg in a mixing cup and add the milk to 1 c. Sprinkle in salt and pepper and stir. Then pour egg mixture over the top of the layered macaroni and cheese. Top with pats of butter. Bake @ 350 degrees for about 45 minutes.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Amber's Italian Gringo Lasagna

This concoction I came up with at the spur of the moment in an effort to use up some of the chili I had made.


1 batch of Foster's Famous Gringo Chilie
1 package of lasagna
4 cups colby/jack cheese

1. Make your chili and boil the lasagna until al dente.
2. In a 9x13 pan layer as follows: lasagna, chili, cheese. This usually makes 3-4 layers. Do whatever you are happy with and that won't overflow in your oven. This is kind of the dump method, not real rocket science!
3. Top with chili and cheese. You will have a lot of chili left over. Freeze or make freeto pies another day, take your pick!
4. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

If you'd like to change it up a bit you could layer with corn tortillas as well. Haven't tried it yet but am planning on it in the near future.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Melly's Cornbread

My friend Melly has the best recipes for bread and well, for just about any and everything.  Here is her Cornbread. All of her recipes can be found at

1 cup flour
4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1 egg
Add ingredients to mixing bowl in order. Mix, but do not overbeat. Pour into greased 9x9 baking pan.
Bake at 425 degrees for 20 minutes.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Chicken Broccoli Delight

Someone shared this on an email group I belong to. It sounded pretty tasty so I wanted to make sure I saved it!
1 pkg frozen broccoli cuts, thawed
3 1/2 cups cooked cubed chicken
2 cans cream of chicken soup undiluted
1 cup mayonaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon curry powder ( i am going to use garlic powder this time)
2 cups shredded chddar cheese
1 cup (about 25) butter crackers like Ritz

In 9x13in pan layer broccoli and chicken. Combine soup, mayonaise, lemon juice, and curry. Pour over chicken. Sprinkle w/ cheese and cracker crumbs. Bake @350 for 1 hr.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Tuna Noodle Casserole

1 package Egg Noodles
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1/2 can Milk
1-2 cans of Tuna
6 slices of American Cheese
1 can Vegetables (I like to use green beans or peas & carrots)
Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup Butter

Boil egg noodles until done. Mix together soup, tuna, milk and vegetables. In casserole dish, layer half of the noodles noodles , butter, 3 slices of cheese and half of the tuna mix, then again with the other half of the ingredients. Top with bread crumbs and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.