Oreo cookie balls

from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD
Try this three ingredient treat this Halloween! Decorated with a Jelly bean, they make perfect mini pumpkins!
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Ingredients

1 (20 oz.) pkg. Oreos
1 (8 oz.) cream cheese
12 oz. of chocolate coating

Preparation instructions

Place cookies in food processor; cover and process until finely crushed. In small bowl, beat cream cheese and crushed cookies until blended. Roll into 3/4 inch balls. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour. Dip into melted chocolate. Drizzle with white chocolate if desired.

Submitted by: Kim D

Virginie’s note: I used Orange Candy melts. Before they were completely dry, I used a toothpick to draw the lines of the pumpkin.

 

Waffle cookies

from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 Stick Margarine
3/4 C. Sugar
1 Egg
2 squares chocolate ( or 3T cocoa & 1 T fat for each sq of choc.)
1/2 t Vanilla
1/2 C. Milk
2 C. Flour
1/2 t soda
1/4 t salt

Preparation instructions

Mix all of the ingredients together and bake in a waffle Iron

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting:
6 T Butter (softened)
3/4 C. Cocoa (or less)
2 2/3 C. Powdered Sugar
1/3 C. Milk
1 t vanilla
Mix all together with an electric mixer

Submitted by: Rebecca P

Congo bars

from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

2 3/4 c. flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup butter or oleo
1 lb. brown sugar
1 12 oz. pkg. of chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
1 c. nuts (if desired)

Preparation instructions

Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Melt butter; add sugar and blend well. Add eggs one at a time, beating well. Add flour mixture, nuts, chocolate chips, and vanilla. Pour into 9X13 inch pan and bake for 25-30 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Do Not Overcook! Should be chewy. Will be thick to spread in pan so you may have to use a little water to spread them.

Submitted by: Kim D

Apple cake

from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1/2 c. butter or margarine
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
Dash of cinnamon
Dash of salt
4 c. raw apples, diced
1/2 c. walnuts

TOPPING:
1 scant c. brown sugar (do not pack down)
1/4 c. soft butter
2 T. flour

Preparation instructions

Mix together and put into a greased 9 X 13-inch pan. Combine topping ingredients and put on top of batter. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

Submitted by: Joyce K

Minerva`s cajun chicken linguine

from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 lb. chicken breasts, cut in pieces
1 bunch fresh broccoli
2 peppers (green, red or yellow)
1 sm ctn heavy whipping cream
1T flour
1/2 can chicken broth
Chef Paul Frudhommes Poultry Magic

Preparation instructions

Season chicken with poultry magic. Cook until browned. Put 1 stick butter in large frypan on medium -high heat. Remove chicken when cooked thouroghly. Use juice left as sauce base. Add whipping cream, broth, flour and more magic seasoning. Heat to boiling on medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Add chicken and simmer on low 5 minutes. By now you should have cooked linguine. Season to taste. Drain and add to chicken mixture, stir. Can be topped with fine parmesan cheese or almonds.

Submitted by: Susan W

Barbecued chicken

from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Preparation instructions

Select a 3 lb ready to cook broiler fryer chicken, cut up. Brown slowly in 1/4 cup salad oil. Remove chicken and add 2 medium onions, sliced in 1/4″ slices and 1/2 cup chopped celery. Cook until tender, add 1 cup ketcup, 1cup water, 1/4 cup lemon juice, 2 to 3 Tbls. worcestershire sauce, 2 Tbls brown sugar, vinegar and prepared mustard. Simmer 10 minutes. Place chicken on baking dish. Pour sauce over chicken and bake uncovered in slow oven (325) 1 1/4 hour or until done, basting occasionally.

Submitted by: Susan W

Oven beef stew

by Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 1/4 lb. lean stewing beef cubes
4 med. carrots, sliced (can use baby carrots instead)
1 med. onion, sliced
3/4 c. celery, cut up
1 2/3 c. potatoes, cut in 3/4″ cubes
1 c. tomato juice
1/3 c. water
1 T. sugar
1 2/3 T. Minute Tapioca
Salt, to taste

Preparation instructions

Mix all of the above ingredients well and cover in a large casserole or enamel roaster. Bake at 250 degrees for 5 hours. Do not brown or do not uncover once. You’ll be tempted, but DON’T PEEK.

Submitted by: Joyce K

Pork roast oriental

from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1Tbls flour
1 tbls sugar
1/2 tsp ginger
1 clove garlic (minced) or 1/8 garlic powder
1/2 cup sherry cooking wine
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 soy sauce
1Tbls ketchup
5 to 7lb loin pork roast

Preparation instructions

Mix and marinate pork several hours. Then bake 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Submitted by: Susan W

Cowboy tacos

from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 lb boneless pork loin, cut into 1-inch strips
1 (1 1/4-oz.) pkg. taco seasoning
1c salsa
1 (15-oz.) can spicy chili beans, undrained
1/4 c. apricot preserves
1c. cooked sweet corn kernels (opt.)
flour tortillas

Preparation instructions

In a shallow bowl, combine pork and taco seasoning. Coat hot frying pan with cooking spray and stir fry pork until no longer pink. Stir in salsa, beans, preserves and corn (if using). Reduce heat to low and simmer 10-12 minutes. Spoon mixture into flour tortilla shells and garnish with shredded cheese if desired.

Submitted by: Susan W

Meatball subs

by Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 lb Ground beef
2 Tbsp. minced garlic
1Tbsp. worchester sauce
1 tsp. oregano
salt
pepper
1/2 cup finely chopped spinach (optional)
2Tbsp. olive oil
8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 diced tomato
2 tsp. oregano
Mozzerella cheese
Hoagie Rolls or French Bread Loaf

Preparation instructions

Mix the ground beef with the garlic, worchester sauce, and oregano. Add dashes of salt and pepper. Add the spinach. Divide mixture into 1-2 inch pieces and roll into balls. Place large skillet on the stove and add olive oil, turn to medium heat and add meatballs. Cook until no longer pink. Add tomato sauce, tomato, salt, pepper and oregano. Heat through.

Turn on the oven to 350 degrees. On a cookie sheet cut the hogie rolls or french bread and dig a small trench in the bread. Put meatballs into the trench of the bread and add sauce. Place strips of mozzerella cheese over the meatballs and sauce and put in the oven for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Add fries and a salad on the side.

Submitted by: Mandy D

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