Nov11,2011

cranberry cookies

Author: Mama Bear Email  | Filed under: cookies with 144 words and 1770 views

Okay, I've got to get rjd of a big bag of fresh cranberries and not just make cranberry bread only. This recipe looked good.

Makes about 72

1/2 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons orange juice or orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier) or 1/2 teaspoon orange extract plus 1-1/2 tablespoon water
1 large egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
2-1/2 cups coarsely chopped frozen or fresh cranberries, or dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease baking sheets. Beat together butter and sugars until creamy. Stir in milk, orange juice and egg. Mix in dry ingredients. Stir in nuts and cranberries. Drop dough by tablespoons about 2" apart on greased baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes. Allow to cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet, then remove to wire cooling racks to cool completely.

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Nov11,2011

Yummy Yam Casserole

Author: Mama Bear Email  | Filed under: Side Dish with 164 words and 2211 views

Got this at allrecipes.com and thought that I'd try it this year.

4 pounds yams
2 eggs
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 ounces pecan halves
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup melted butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Poke yams in several places with a fork, then cook them on high power in microwave oven until heated through and soft, about 20 minutes. When cooled, remove skins and place the yams in a large bowl.

Beat yams until smooth. Then beat in one egg at a time, blending after each addition. Stir in 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/8 cup melted butter, salt, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg; beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.

Transfer mixture to an ungreased 3 quart casserole dish. Arrange the pecans in a single layer on top. Sprinkle with remaining brown sugar and drizzle 1/4 cup melted butter over the top.

Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until browned and bubbly.

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Oct10,2011

Lemon Drop Cookies

Author: Mama Bear Email  | Filed under: cookies with 128 words and 1196 views

This are really good cookies with recipes from here. They reminded me of Mexican wedding cookies.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar, plus more for dusting
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Grated peel of 1 lemon (about 1 1/2 teaspoons)

Stir together flour and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter and 3/4 cup powdered sugar with mixer at medium speed until flufy. Beat in lemon juice and lemon peel until blended.

Add the flour and salt mixture in 1/2 cup intervals but beating just until blended.

Bake for 20-25 minutes in a 300 degree oven or until cookies are lightly browned on the bottom. Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar to get a beautifully elegant look!

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Oct10,2011

tea eggs

Author: Mama Bear Email  | Filed under: appetizers with 133 words and 550 views

I got this recipe from here. Tried it and it turned out fine.

8 eggs
1 teaspoon salt

3 cups water
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon black soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons black tea leaves
2 pods star anise
1 (2 inch) piece cinnamon stick
1 tablespoon tangerine zest

In a large saucepan, combine eggs and 1 teaspoon salt; cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and cool. When cool, tap eggs with the back of a spoon to crack shells (do not remove shells).
In a large saucepan, combine 3 cups water, soy sauce, black soy sauce, salt, tea leaves, star anise, cinnamon stick, and tangerine zest. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 3 hours. Remove from heat, add eggs, and let steep for at least 8 hours.

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Oct10,2011

Ritzy Chicken

Author: Mama Bear Email  | Filed under: Main Dish with 75 words and 858 views

Mix together:
2 bags of Ritz crackers crushed
1 stick melted butter
Pat half of the mixture onto the bottom of 9x13 pan.

Mix together:
1 can cream of chicken soup, or cream of mushroom
1 cup sour cream, regular or reduced fat
1/2 cup chicken broth
4 boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and cubed

Distribute the chicken mixture onto the cracker "crust" then sprinkle the rest of the mixture on top of the chicken. Bake at 300F for 30-40 minutes.

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