Nuked Nachos

Ingredients 1 (16 oz.) can refried beans (Opt for mild rather than spicy for late-night fare) 1/2 reduced-fat or regular sour cream 3/4 bottled salsa 1 cup shredded Cheddar or Mexican Blend cheese 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish Directions A few big handfuls of yellow corn tortilla chips With large spoon […]

Easy Elegant Waffles For Two

Ingredients 4 frozen waffles 1 large can cling peach slices, undrained whipped topping cinnamon Directions Heat peach slices and their juice in microwave. Toast waffles. Spoon hot peach slices over toasted waffles, top with dollop of whipped topping and dash of cinnamon. For added elegance, top with fresh strawberry and mint leaf (or maraschino cherry). […]

Broccoli-Walnut Noodles

Ingredients 5 ozs. extra-wide curly “no yolk” noodles 1 lb. broccoli, steamed (florets and peeled stems, cut in 1/2-inch slices) 1/2 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 chopped California walnuts juice of 1/2 lemon juice of 1/4 orange grated zest of 1/2 lemon dash of ground pepper Directions Cook noodles al dente, about 5 minutes. Steam broccoli […]

Tomato Slices With Feta And Chopped Herbs

Ingredients Strong Vinaigrette: 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1 heaping teaspoon green-peppercorn mustard 1/2 (scant) teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil Directions Whisk all ingredients together. Makes about 1/2 cup. Cut tomatoes in half crosswise and fish out the seeds. Place on a […]

Ole Omelet

Ingredients 2 eggs 3 tablespoons water 1/2 teaspoon chives, minced 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon dill weed 1 tablespoon butter 1/4 shredded Cheddar cheese 1/4 salsa sour cream and additional salsa, optional Directions In bowl, beat eggs, water, chives, hot pepper sauce, salt, pepper and dill until […]

Summer Squash Casserole

Ingredients 2 small yellow summer squash, sliced 1/4 onion, chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 1 egg 1/4 mayonnaise* 2 teaspoons sugar pepper to taste 1/4 shredded Cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons cornflakes, crushed 1 1/2 teaspoons butter, melted Directions In small saucepan, combine squash, onion and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cover with water. Bring to boil. Reduce […]

Creamed Chicken Over Biscuits

Ingredients 1 cup potato, peeled, cubed 1/2 carrot, diced 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup milk 2 1/2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed 1/2 frozen peas, thawed 4 warm buttermilk biscuits Directions

Touch Of Honey Biscuits

Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/4 cold butter 1/3 milk 1 teaspoon honey Directions In bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk and honey just until moistened. Turn onto floured surface; […]

Cheese Soup

Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons butter 1/4 each, onion and celery, chopped 4 1/2 teaspoons flour 3/4 milk 1 cup (4 ozs.) shredded Cheddar cheese 1 cup soup stock, thawed dash pepper chopped parsley Directions Melt butter in 1 quart saucepan; add onion and celery and saute 5 minutes. Blend in flour. Remove from heat; gradually […]

Peanut Butter Soup

Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons each, celery and onion, chopped 4 1/2 teaspoons flour dash salt 1/2 milk 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter 1 cup soup stock, thawed Directions Melt butter in 1 quart saucepan; add celery and onion and saute 5 minutes. Blend in flour and salt. Remove from heat; gradually add […]

Pickled Poached Salmon For Two

Ingredients 1 1/2 s water 1/4 dill pickle juice 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt 2 salmon steaks (1 inch thick) Sauce: 1/4 mayonnaise 2 teaspoons dill or sweet pickle relish 1 teaspoon dill pickle juice 1 teaspoon Catalina salad dressing sweet red and green peppers, chopped, optional Directions In large skillet, combine water, […]

Creamed Chicken Over Biscuits

Ingredients 1 cup potato, peeled, cubed 1/2 carrot, diced 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup milk 2 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cubed 1/2 frozen peas, thawed 4 warm buttermilk biscuits Directions Place potato and carrot in small saucepan. Cover with […]

Touch Of Honey Biscuits

Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/4 cold butter 1/3 milk 1 teaspoon honey Directions In bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and cream of tartar; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in milk and honey just until moistened. Turn onto floured surface; […]

Cafe Au Lait Pudding

Ingredients 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 2 cups 2% lowfat milk (divided) 2 to 3 teaspoons instant coffee 1 (1.1 oz.) pkg. sugar-free vanilla instant pudding and pie filling* 2 egg whites whipped cream, if desired Directions Sprinkle gelatin over 1 cup milk. Add instant coffee. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is dissolved; set […]

Mocha Treat

Ingredients 2 pkgs. coconut macaroons, crushed 1/4 rum (add as desired or substitute strong coffee) 1 quart mocha ice cream 1 cup heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee semisweet chocolate shavings Directions Add rum to macaroons until a thick, dry, pasty consistency is reached. Press macaroon mixture to sides of compote or individual sherbet dishes. […]

One Layer Mocha Cake

Ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1/4 unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 to 2 tablespoons instant coffee 3/4 milk 1/4 shortening 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg Directions In bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Dissolve coffee in milk. […]

Cocoa Glaze

Ingredients 3 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 full tablespoons baking cocoa 1 cup 10x confectioners sugar Directions Bring water and butter to boil. Remove from heat; add cocoa immediately. Add sugar and vanilla; stir until smooth. Pour over cake while warm.

Black Joe Chocolate Cake

Ingredients 2 cups brown sugar 2 cups flour 3/4 baking cocoa 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup hot coffee 1/2 oil Directions Blend all ingredients in large bowl. Beat well with egg beater or mixer. Pour into greased 12x8x1 1/2-inch pan. Bake at 350° 30 minutes. […]

Mocha Toffee Squares

Ingredients 1 cup chocolate wafers, finely crushed 3 tablespoons margarine or butter, melted 2 teaspoons instant coffee crystals 3/4 sugar 1/2 margarine or butter 4 egg yolks 1 (1 oz.) square unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 4 egg whites 2 (1 1/8 oz.) bars chocolate-covered English toffee, crushed (1/2 cup) Directions For […]

Mocha Chiffon Pie

Ingredients 4 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 sugar 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1 tablespoon instant coffee 2 (2 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate, melted 4 egg whites 1/3 sugar baked pastry shell Directions Beat egg yolks and vanilla about 5 minutes or until thick and lemon colored. In saucepan combine 1/2 cup sugar and gelatin. […]

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