Monday, December 27, 2010

15 Bean Soup with Ham

This recipe is SOOO easy!!!
*All I did was got a bag of Hurst's HamBeens  (I bought mine at the local grocery store, the beans that it has are: Northern, pinto, large limas, blackeye, garbanzo, baby limas, green split pea, kidney, cranberry bean, small white beans, pink beans, small red, yellow split pea, lentil, white kidney, navy, and black beans)
*Ham Seasoning (came in the packet with the beans)
*About 4 cups of chopped ham (leftover Ham from Christmas)

First, you pick over the beans (make sure there's no rocks, dirt clumps, or yucky beans) Once you have them picked over put them in a colander and rinse them off really good. Put them in your crock pot and fill it up with water and let them soak over night. 
When you are ready to start your soup drain all the water off the beans and put them back into the crock pot. Add 4 cups of chopped ham, give it a good stir and add just enough water to cover the beans and ham. Turn crock pot on high and let cook for about 4 hours.  Stir it good a couple of times during the first four hours. After the 4 hours are up add the Ham Seasoning and salt and pepper and turn down on low, and let cook for about 3 more hours. I love this recipe because I don't think there's any way you can mess it up.  It is sooooo yummy and smells wonderful!!!  Happy cooking, my friends!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Simple Fudge

I can't remember where I got this recipe, but it simple and OH SO YUMMY!!!!

You will need:
1 Sm. bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
1 stick of butter
1 egg
1 TBLSP. vanilla
1 16 oz bag of powder sugar

Butter your cake pan!! Put chocolate chips and butter in a microwave safe container and heat together for 1 min. Stir well and add egg and vanilla. Stir well again and add powder sugar.  Mix well and put into cake pan.  It will be thick so you will need to spread it.  I leave this in the fridge for about an hour then cut into pieces and store in the fridge in an air tight container!!!  ENJOY!!!

Peanut Brittle

This is another of my G~ma Hardy's recipes.  I remember her making it when I was younger, and then as I got older my Mom making it, and now I am.  This is a YUMMY recipe!!!

You will need:
2 C. Sugar
1 C. Karo syrup (I just use the store brand)
2 C. Spanish raw peanuts
1 Tblsp. Butter
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

Butter your cookie sheet first!!  Boil sugar, and Karo syrup together until they spin a thread, (this part takes FOREVER) then add the two cups of peanuts and a tablespoon of butter and mix together until the mixture gets golden brown.  Then add vanilla and baking soda and stir together quickly.  This is going to get kinda foamy like and you have to hurry so you don't burn it, or yourself.  Dump onto a buttered cookie sheet and put in the refrigerator until set up.  I leave mine in for about 45 mins. to an hour!! When it's set up and cooled break apart into pieces and store in an air tight container!! ENJOY!!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Chicke Salad Sandwiches

This is my G~ma Hardy's recipe!!!

It's oh so YUMMY and EASY PEASY!!!!  
2 Lg. Cans of Chicken (drain and shred)
1/2 c. celery (Optional)
1/4 c. onion
2 TBLS. sweet relish
1 to 1 1/2 c. Miracle Whip
Salt and Pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and put on rolls or bread!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Carmel Corn

I got this recipe a few years ago from a friend!!! It is OH SO YUMMY!!!!!!  
You will need:

*3 Gallons of ALREADY buttered and popped popcorn (I use buttered microwave popcorn, after I pop it I put it in my colander/strainer and get all the un~popped seeds out)
*1 1/4 cup of white corn syrup
*3 cups of brown sugar (packed)
*1/2 cup butter or margarine (I use the squares)
* 1 15 1/2oz. can Sweetened Condensed milk

Combined brown sugar and corn syrup.  Cook until it comes to a boil. Stir in sweetened condensed milk.  Cook and stir over medium heat until it comes to a boil again.  Then add butter. Continue stirring.  Bring to a boil and keep boiling for 2 minutes.  Remove from stove and pour over popcorn.  Mix well and ENJOY!!! (I put wax paper on my kitchen table and dump the popcorn on it, then when the Carmel mixture is done cooking I pour it over the popcorn and mix it that way.  It is VERY HOT so be careful!!)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Chicken Enchiladas

2-4 chicken breasts -cooked and cubed
1 Onion- saute in butter
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 can diced green chilies
1- 16 oz. sour cream

Mix all ingredients together.  Place mixture in flour tortillas (can put green enchilada
sauce and cheese inside as well) and roll up. 
Save some mixture and pour it on top.  Green enchilada sauce and
cheddar and monteray jack cheese on top.  Top with olives if you want.
Bake at 350 for 30-45 min. 

*Submitted by Tara Braegger