Thursday, November 10, 2011

Taco Ring Recipe

1 lb ground beef
1 pkg taco seasoning mix
1 cup (4 oz) cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp water
2 (8 oz) refrigerated crescent rolls

Green bell pepper
Chopped onion
Sour cream

1. Preheat oven to 375
2.  Brown beef and drain grease.
3.  Stir in taco seasoning, water and cheese.
4. Unroll crescent rolls and separate.  Arrange triangles in a circle on a round baking stone with wide ends overlapping in center and points toward the outside.  There should be about a 5" diameter in the center.
5.  Scoop meat mixture evenly onto widest end of dough at center of ring.  Bring points in and over and tuck underneath the wide end.
6.  Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
7.  Garnish with toppings

Cheesy Chicken Ranch Lasagna

2 (12 oz) cans evaporated milk
1 (1 oz) pkg dry Ranch dressing mix (not the dip blend)
3 cups chicken, cooked and cubed
1/8 tsp pepper
1 (16 oz) lasagna noodles, cooked (I used 9 noodles)
1 1/2 to 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 1/2 to 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated

1. Combine evaporated milk, ranch dressing and pepper in a 3 qt heavy saucepan.  Heat over low heat, stirring frequently until dry ingredients are dissolved.
2.  Simmer, uncovered, 25 minutes stirring frequently.
3.  Sauce will thicken slightly.
4.  Layer half of lasagna noodles, chicken, sauce and cheese in well-greased 9x13 pan.
5.  Repeat layers again.
6.  Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until hot and bubbly.  Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

DIY Sonic Cherry Limeade

1 can frozen limeade concentrate
1-2 liter bottle Sprite
Juice from one 10 oz jar maraschino cherries
Fresh limes (opt)

1. Put all together.
2. Add slices of limes and cherries to glass

Pizza Dip

4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup mozzarella, grated
1/4 cup parmesan, grated
1 cup pizza sauce
2 oz pepperoni, sliced
2 tbsp green pepper sliced
2 tbsp black olives, sliced

1. Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, mozzarella and parmesan and spread it across the bottom of a pie plate.
2.  Spread the pizza sauce on top and sprinkle on the cheese, pepperoni, green pepper and olives.
3. Bake in a preheated 350 F oven until the cheese has melted, bubbling and golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Heavy Cream Subsitute

3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted and cooled

1. Melt butter
2. Pour it into the milk and stir
3. Use in place of one cup of heavy cream