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Butter Pecan Turtle Bars

Butter Pecan Turtle Bars

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips

Combine flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter; blend until
crumbly. Pat mixture firmly onto bottom of ungreased 9×13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle pecan halves over the unbaked crust. Set aside.

In small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and 2/3 cup butter.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to
boil. Boil for one minute, stirring constantly. Drizzle the hot caramel mixture over pecans and crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes or until caramel layer is bubbly and crust is light brown.

Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Use a small spatula or butter knife to spread chips evenly as they melt.

Cool completely before cutting into squares.

January 8, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Cookie Recipes, Cookies, Cooking, Dessert Recipes, Family, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Holiday Lemon-Basil Turkey with Roasted Vegetables

Lemon-Basil Turkey with Roasted Vegetables

Vegetable cooking spray
2 medium lemons
8-lb. turkey breast
1 tbsp. butter OR margarine, melted
24 baby Yukon gold potatoes
1 lb. butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1″ cubes (about 3 cups)
8 medium beets, peeled and cut into 1″ cubes (3 3/4 cups)
12 small white onions, peeled OR 1 cup frozen small whole onions
1 tbsp. dried basil leaves, crushed
1 cup Swanson® Chicken Broth (regular, Natural Goodness™ or Certified

SPRAY 17″ x 11″ roasting pan with vegetable cooking spray.
CUT 1 lemon into thin slices.  Squeeze 2 tbsp. juice from remaining
lemon.  Loosen skin on turkey breast and place lemon slices under skin.
Brush turkey with butter.  Place turkey and vegetables in prepared pan.
Sprinkle with basil.  Mix broth and lemon juice.  Pour half of broth
mixture over all.   ROAST at 375°F. for 1 hr.   STIR vegetables.  Add remaining broth mixture to pan.  Roast 30 min. or  until done.  Serves 8.

December 25, 2008 Posted by | Christmas, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Events, Family, Food, Holidays, Lunch, Meals, Recipe, Recipes, Turkey, Vegetable Recipes, Vegetables | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment



1/2 Cup firmly packed flaked coconut
3/4 Cup chopped pecans
2 Cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 Cup flour mixed with 1 & 1/2 Tbsp. baking powder and 1/4 tsp. salt

Layer ingredients in order given in a 1-quart wide mouth canning jar. Press each layer firmly in place before adding next ingredient.

Attach the following instructions to the jar:

Butterscotch Brownies
Contents of gift jar
3/4 Cup (1 & 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, completely softened
2 eggs, slightly beaten
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 375ºF. Spray a 13 x 9-inch metal pan. Empty brownie mix into large mixing bowl. Thoroughly blend the mixture. Add butter or margarine, eggs & vanilla. Mix until completely blended. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes in pan.
Cut brownies into 1& 1/2-inch squares.

Yields 2 dozen brownies.

November 29, 2008 Posted by | Carnival Of The Recipes, Carnivals, Cookie Recipes, Cookies, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dessert, Family, Famous Recipes, Food, Holidays, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Famous Recipes – Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie Recipes


One quart of pumpkin, one cup of Orleans molasses, one cup of brown

sugar, one pint of milk, three eggs, one tablespoon each of nutmeg,

ginger, and cinnamon, and one teaspoon of salt. This will make two

large, or three small pies.

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October 22, 2008 Posted by | Baking, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Family, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Crock Pot Posole

Crock Pot Posole

2 cans (14-1/2 oz. ea.) golden hominy, rinsed and drained
1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chili peppers, undrained
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts and/or thighs, cut into 1″ pieces
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cans (14-1/2 oz. ea.) reduced sodium chicken broth
1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
2 TB fresh cilantro, chopped
Fat free dairy sour cream, for garnish

Place hominy, chili peppers, onion, garlic, chicken, tomatoes, chicken broth, oregano, and
cumin in a 3-1/2 to 5 quart crock pot.

Cover and cook on LOW heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on HIGH heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours.

Stir in cilantro. Garnish each serving with sour cream, if desired.

Makes 8 to 10 servings.

October 19, 2008 Posted by | Chicken, Chicken Breast Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Crockpot, Crockpot Recipes, Dinner, Family, Famous Recipes, Food, Ingredients, Recipe, Recipes, Soup, Soup Recipes, Soups | , , , , | 1 Comment

Carnival of the Recipes: Warm-and-Fuzzy Edition

This week, we’re diving into the warm-and-fuzzy food. (Not to worry. The food is warm, not fuzzy – but it just makes you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.) The Carnival of the Recipes: Warm-and-Fuzzy Edition is ready for your perusal: http://egoist.blogspot.com/2008/10/carnival-of-recipes.html
Be sure and link to the Carnival on your blog to show your support for our volunteers. We depend on our wonderful volunteers to sift through all the recipes each week (pun intended), so if you have not volunteered before it’s probably your turn! If you have volunteered before and you enjoyed it, feel free to volunteer again too. (It’s a great way to introduce new readers to your blog and share your love of cooking at the same time.)
I will host the Carnival next week at http://everythingandnothing.typepad.com as a farewell to being the Carnival organizer. Bill Austin, who runs several recipe sites, is taking over the reins at the Carnival of the Recipes (after months and months of begging on my part). I know he will do a great job, and I will continue to participate (and be around if he needs me). If you want to say Hi to Bill, drop him a line at bill (at) azhttp.com. If you have suggestions for the Carnival, I’m sure he’d be glad to hear them.
Anything goes next week! Send in your favorite recipe by 12 p.m. CST Saturday to be included. If you’re interested in hosting a future carnival send an e-mail with the word host in the subject line. (We need more hosts! Please volunteer!)
Visit our Carnival of the Recipes page on Blog Carnival to review all past Carnival of the Recipes. (The Blog Carnival page is down now. We’re working on getting it back up. In the meantime, please email recipes directly to recipe.carnival (at) gmail.com)

Barbecued Pork Chops posted at Phoenix Blog

Scallop Fish Tacos posted at Diabetic Meals

Italian Recipes posted at Recipes

Chicken Taco Soup posted at Slow Cooker Recipes

Quick Hearty Minestrone posted at Famous Recipes

October 12, 2008 Posted by | Chicken Recipes, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Family, Famous Recipes, Food, Ingredients, Meals, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Recipes – Saucy BBQ Chicken & Potato Skillet

Saucy BBQ Chicken & Potato Skillet

Famous Recipes – Chicken Recipes

10 new red potatoes, halved (1 lb.)
2 tsp. oil
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
1 medium onion, sliced
2 cups frozen peas
1/4 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
1/4 cup KRAFT CATALINA Dressing

PLACE potatoes in microwaveable dish; cover. Microwave on HIGH 15 min.
or until tender.
MEANWHILE, heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add
chicken and onions; cook 10 min. or until chicken is browned on both
sides, turning chicken over after 5 min. and stirring onions
ADD potatoes, peas, broth, barbecue sauce and dressing; mix well.
Cover. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 min. or until peas are
heated and chicken is cooked through (170°F.)

More Chicken Breast Recipes

August 16, 2008 Posted by | Carnival Of The Recipes, Carnivals, Chicken, Chicken Breast Recipes, Chicken Recipe, Chicken Recipes, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Family, Famous Recipes, Food, Ingredients, Meals, Recipe, Recipes | , , | 5 Comments

Stir Fried Rice Noodles with Shrimp

Stir Fried Rice Noodles with Shrimp – 37g Carbs, 4g Fiber

4 oz rice flour noodles, broken into 3″ pieces
1/2 cup low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
2 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp oyster sauce
2 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce
2 tsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp chile paste
1 tsp cornstarch
1 1/2 Tbsp canola oil, divided
1/2 lb small shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lg egg, lightly beaten
3 cup Wok Seared Broccoli **Recipe Below
1 cup frozen peas
1 oz low sodium lean cooked ham, cut into 1/4″ cubes (1/3 cup)

1. SOAK noodles in bowl of hot water 10 minutes. Drain and set
aside (yield: 1 3/4 cups).

2. WHISK broth, water, oyster sauce, soy sauce, vinegar, chile
paste, and cornstarch in small bowl and set aside.

3. HEAT 1/2 tablespoon of the oil over high heat in large wok or
wide skillet. Add shrimp and garlic and stir fry 1 to 2 minutes
until shrimp is just pink. Turn onto plate.

4. POUR remaining 1 tablespoon oil into pan and swirl to coat.
Add noodles and cook 3 to 4 minutes, until softened. Push to one
side of pan and pour in egg. Let set 30 seconds and then chop
coarsely with spatula. Stir in broccoli, peas, and ham and toss
to combine. Add shrimp back to pan, pour in broth mixture, and
toss again to coat. Cook 3 minutes longer or until heated through.

Servings: 4 (6 cups total)
Nutrition per Serving::
326 Calories, 21g Protein, 37g Carbs, 4g Fiber, 11g Fat,
1.5g Sat Fat, 143mg Cholesterol, 517mg Sodium

January 8, 2008 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dinner, Family, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Year Traditions

Carnival of the Recipes #175

New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve Traditions

Cooking for New Year’s Day and New Year’s Eve tends to be a random affair punctuated by comfort food and easy to prepare meals to be eaten at parties and in front of the television.

One of the most well-known traditions is that Black-eyed peas are traditionally eaten on New Year’s Day, often with collard greens or mustard greens. The tradition indicates that the eating of black eyed peas will bring good luck and fortune.

With that in mind, we have a couple of Black Eyed Peas Recipes submitted by various members of the Carnival of the Recipes.

Famous Recipes presents Black-Eyed Peas Recipes posted at Famous Recipes.

And here is another Black Eyed Pea Recipe for good measure:

Black Eyed Peas with Ham

Eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Eve is supposed to bring you luck, or so says Southern tradition. Why leave it to chance when you can cook up a delicious pot of black eyed peas instead?

Cooking black eyed peas at a low simmer instead of a boil will keep the skins from bursting and give the dish a better appearance. Also add salt after cooking is complete as it can make the beans tough.

3 1/2 C canned or frozen (and thawed) black-eyed peas thawed
3 C chicken stock or canned low-salt broth
4 oz finely chopped ham
1 C onion, chopped
2 T balsamic or red wine vinegar
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp thyme
1/4 tsp (more to taste) crushed red pepper
pepper to taste

Serves 6

Bring all ingredients to boil in heavy large saucepan. Reduce heat to a low simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until peas are tender, about 45 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. 

New Year’s Eve and New Years Day Holiday Traditional  Recipes

Slow Cooker Recipes presents Slow Cooker Scallop Potato-Tomato Pot posted at Slow Cooker Recipes.

Bill presents Surprise Dessert posted at Recipes – World Famous Recipes.

Famous Recipes presents Vanilla Cream Frosting posted at Famous Recipes.

Diabetic Recipes presents Diabetic Recipes – Vegetable-Barley Pilaf posted at Diabetic Recipes.

Crock Pot Recipes presents Chili-Cheese Taco Dip posted at Crock Pot Recipes.


Carnival of the Recipes #175

December 31, 2007 Posted by | Carnival Of The Recipes, Carnivals, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Crockpot, Crockpot Recipes, Diabetic Recipes, Events, Family, Famous Recipes, Food, Holidays, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 ounce liquid red food color
3/4 cup water
1 pudding-type cake mix (white or yellow)
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon butter flavoring
4 tablespoons buttermilk powder
1 tablespoon white vinegar


Heat oven to 325F.

Mix together cocoa powder, red food color, and a small amount of the water forming a paste. Add remaining ingredients except vinegar. Mix 2-3 minutes on medium speed until well blended. Add vinegar and blend completely. Pour batter into prepared 9″ x 13″ cake pan and bake for approximately 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

December 25, 2007 Posted by | Cake Recipes, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dessert, Family, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , | Leave a comment