Thursday, December 30, 2010

Split Pea Rice Soup

Ham bone with some meat on it
2 carrots
1 med size parsnips
1 bag split peas (rinsed clean)
Cooked rice

Cook Ham bone till meat falls away from bone. Drain and keep the liquid. Cut meat into chucks. Peel carrots and parsnips, slice carrots, cut parsnips in large pieces so that you can remove later.

Add water to cover all. Gently boil till peas are soft.

Add cooked rice to your liking.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Tam's Cheesebuger Soup


* 1/2 pound ground beef
* 3/4 cup chopped onion
* 3/4 cup shredded carrots
* 3/4 cup diced celery
* 1 teaspoon dried basil
* 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
* 4 tablespoons butter, divided
* 3 cups chicken broth
* 4 cups diced peeled potatoes (1-3/4 pounds)
* 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
* 2 cups (8 ounces) VELVEETA Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product
* 1-1/2 cups milk
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
* 1/4 cup sour cream


* In a 3-qt. saucepan, brown beef; drain and set aside. In the same
* saucepan, saute onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley in 1
* tablespoon butter until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. Add
* broth, potatoes and beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and
* simmer for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
* Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt remaining butter. Add flour; cook
* and stir for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add to soup; bring to a
* boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low. Add cheese,

Friday, December 17, 2010

Raisin Filled Cookies (niki A.)

1 c. shortening
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
5 1/2 +/- cups flour (I usually have to add more flour)
1 tsp. salt
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. soda
1 c. milk
2 tsp. vanilla

Cream shortening and sugar together. Add vanilla. Add eggs and beat until fluffy. Measure flour adn add salt, soda and baking powder. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk, stir until smooth. add more flour if necessary. Chill dough for several hours in frig. I take a little bit out at a time and roll it to 1/8" thickness. Cut with a round cutter and place 1 inch apart on greased cookie sheet, spread with the following filling:

3 c. whole raisins
1 c. sugar
1 c. water
2 tsp. flour
1/2 c. chopped nuts (I never used nuts in mine)

Combine ingredients and cook until thick stirring constantly. After cool then I run through my food processor, you don't have to, but we like our filling grounded now whole...So it's your choice...
Cool before spreading on cookies. Put a tsp. of filling in center of each and cover with another round of dough. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
*Makes 4 dozen cookies

*These really are easy to make the key is to make sure your filling is cool and your dough is cold, I usually put my dough in the frig at least 3 hours.... You don't have to put a hole in the top you can just put a slit on the top to vent it.
Enjoy :-):-)