Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Ward Breakfast recipes

Italian Strata
1 ½ lbs Italian Sausage (cooked and drained)
9 eggs
2 ½ cups milk
9 slices bread broken into pieces
1 ½ cups grated cheese
1 ½ tsp. ground mustard
1 can cream of mushroom soup 
4-5 green onions chopped
¼ tsp salt
To prepare: mill all ingredients together except green onions and sausage. Pour into sprayed 9x13 pan.  Put sausage and onions on top.  Bake at 350 degrees for 60- 80 minutes.  Check often after 1 hour. 

Cinnamon Toast Strata
1 lb cinnamon bread broken into pieces
8 eggs
2 ½ cups milk
6 Tbsp. melted butter
¼ cup maple syrup
1 apple chopped (peeled)
To prepare: Mix all together.  Pour into sprayed 9x13 pan.  Top with 8 oz. cream cheese (diced) on top.  Bake at 350 degrees approximately 60 minutes.  

Apple Syrup
 ½ cup sugar
4 tsp. cornstarch
½ tsp. cinnamon (whisk in)
½ cup apple juice
1 tbsp. lemon juice
To prepare: bring ingredients to a boil.  Stir and cool until thickened.  Stir in 2 Tbsp. butter

Christmas Dinner Rice

Rice Pilaf with Toasted Pine Nuts and Craisins   (Sherry Loudon)
2 T Oil                                                                            2 tsp Salt
2 C Rice       1 C Pine Nuts
2 T Chicken Base (bouillon)     1 C Dried Cranberries/Craisins
4 C Water

Toast pine nuts in skillet until lightly browned. Set aside. Heat oil in a stock pot and add rice, stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Add water, chicken base, salt and craisins. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook 20-25 minutes. remove from heat, let rest with lid on for 5 minutes. Fold in pine nuts and fluff with fork. Serve immediately.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Relief Society Recipes (July)

Easy, Velvety  Microwave Hot Fudge Sauce
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 20 servings   
Microwave chocolate sauce that you can make in just 5 minutes! This is soooooo yummy!
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Dash of salt

  1. Combine 1 cup milk chocolate chips, ½ cup corn syrup, ¼ cup butter in a 4-cup glass dish and microwave for 1 minute. Stir well.
  2. Add 1 can sweetened condensed milk,1 tsp. vanilla, and a dash of salt.
  3. Blend well and microwave until bubbly (about 1 minute). Stir and serve over ice cream. Refrigerate remaining sauce in an air-tight container. Will keep for several weeks.

Pressure Cooker Mexican Shredded Pork   My Way by Nancy Judd   
Makes servings Adjust Recipe (Help)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Lemon Drops (Patti Jones)

Lemon Drops

Cream Together
1 cup butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp lemon extract
1 tsp vanilla

Mix in Bowl: Then add to creamed mix- Then add 4 oz lemon drops crushed (1/2 bag) 
1 1/3 cup sugar
Zest of one lemon (save lemon)

Sift Together
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt

Add dry to above mixtures.  Do not over mix.  Roll into 1” balls. Flatten with your hand.  Bake 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

1 ½ cups powdered sugar
3 TB lemon juice from “naked lemon”

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

This Paula Deen recipe is great because it's just like pumpkin pie, but without the crust (which is my least favorite part)


  • 1 (18 1/4-ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 8 tablespoons butter, melted



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer. Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan. 
To make the filling: In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and pumpkin until smooth. Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter, and beat together. Next, add the powdered sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mix well. Spread pumpkin mixture over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Make sure not to overbake as the center should be a little gooey.

Serve with fresh whipped cream.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Creamy Tomato and Tortellini Soup

When a recipe is cheap, easy, and gobbled down by adults and kids alike, it achieves a recipe trifecta and definitely blogworthy. Enjoy!

Creamy Tomato and Tortellini Soup (from "Soup's On!" cookbook)
2  14 oz. cans chicken broth
1  9 oz. pkg refrigerated cheese tortellini
1  6 oz. can tomato paste
1  15 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 t. dried basil
1 T dried chopped onion
1 T sugar
1 t. garlic powder
1 C. milk
8 oz. cream cheese (I use less b/c I like it thinner)
salt, pepper
shredded parmesan and croutons

Bring broth to boil. Add tortellini and cook 5 min. Stir in paste, tomatoes, sugar, spices, and milk. Turn heat to medium and simmer 10 min. Cut cream cheese into chunks and add, whisking until mixed. Simmer 5 more min. Season and top with cheese/croutons.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Apple Pie Filling

Fall is here, and the apple tree are almost ready to harvest. If you're wondering, like I am, how to use them all, here is a fabulous recipe to try.(Thanks to Meghan B!)

Apple Pie Filling

4 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. cornstarch
2 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
3 T lemon juice
2-3 drops yellow food coloring
5-6 lb. apples (peeled, cored, sliced)
1 t. salt

Mix first 4 ingredients plus salt in a pan, plus 10 cups of water. Stir until thick and bubbly. Add lemon juice and color. Put sliced apples into jars, leaving 1 in. headspace. Fill with hot syrup, leaving 1/2 in. headspace. 20 min. in processor.

If you have any other GREAT apple recipes, send them this way!