Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fruit Dip

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
16 ounces marshmallow creme
1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice

1.Place cream cheese and marshmallow cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Place in microwave and cook on medium-high for 20 seconds increments, until softened.
2.Stir cherry juice into the cream cheese and marshmallow creme mixture. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pizza Sauce

1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 tablespoon ground oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
1 teaspoon ground paprika

1.In a medium bowl, Mix together tomato sauce and tomato paste until smooth. Stir in oregano, garlic and paprika.
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BBQ Sauce

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 onion, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons liquid smoke flavoring

1.In a medium saucepan, mix lemon juice, onion, distilled white vinegar, water, brown sugar, prepared mustard, ground black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper and vegetable oil. Bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered 20 minutes.
2.Stir ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and liquid smoke flavoring into the mixture. Return to boil, then remove from heat. Refrigerate until ready for use.
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Guacamole Dip

2 avocados
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 ripe tomato, chopped
1 lime, juiced
salt and pepper to taste

1.Peel and mash avocados in a medium serving bowl. Stir in onion, garlic, tomato, lime juice, salt and pepper. Season with remaining lime juice and salt and pepper to taste. Chill for half an hour to blend flavors.
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Friday, August 6, 2010

Beef Dinner

1 lb. chuck or other cut beef
1 onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, chopped
2 carrots, sliced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 can (14.5 oz.) stewed tomatoes
1 pkg. lipton onion/mushroom soup mix
1 tbsp. Kitchen Bouquet
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 can mushrooms (optional)
2 tbsp. flour (for thick gravy)

`Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery to the crockpot.
`Place meat on top of vegetables.
`Add the Worcestershire sauce, Kitchen Bouquet, dry soup mix.
`Last, pour the stewed tomatoes over the top. Cooked this on Low heat for 7 hrs, then add the mushrooms and let it cook for an hour or so more.
`When done, remove the meat and if a thicker gravy is desired, stir in 2 tbsp. flour and set crockpot to high while stirring for a minute or so. Serve with rice or noodles. (Or can add cut up potatoes with the vegetables)

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