Saturday, November 22, 2008
I was looking for a recipe for fudge, but did not have any evaporated milk on hand...I quickly discovered that there are few recipes for fudge that do not include this ingredient-so, I made my own!
1/2 c. milk
1 3/4 c. sugar
3/4 t. salt
1 c. chocolate chips
1 1/2 c. miniature marshmallows
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1 t. vanilla (or peppermint) extract
*nuts, dried fruit, etc. optional
Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil and cook, stirring constantly for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Stir well and quickly pour into greased 8x8 pan. After fudge is set, cut into squares.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
This is a recipe of my Mothers. This is an ideal meal to make for guests who are less adventurous in their eating. The flavors are familiar but the dish is put together in a slightly different way. While this recipe does not photograph well, it is an easy crowd pleaser!
Italian Meat Pie
1 1lb. ground beef (I use turkey)
salt and pepper
1 small onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1 pkg. dried spaghetti mix
8 oz. sour cream (I use light)
8 oz. shredded mozzarella
1 pkg. crescent rolls (I use reduced fat)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown meat in a little oil. Season with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Add onion and garlic and stir until just softened. Remove from heat and add tomato sauce and spaghetti mix. Stir and spread into 9 x13 casserole dish. Spread sour cream evenly over meat mixture. Sprinkle cheese over sour cream. Unroll crescent rolls over top of casserole and stretch to fit dish. Brush with melted margarine and sprinkle with garlic salt. Bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until crescent rolls are done.
Greta's rating: yum.yum.yum.yum!