Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Breakfast Casserole-Rebecca

Christmas Breakfast Casserole

9x13 dish buttered
10 eggs beaten
1/2 cup flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pint small curd cottage cheese
1 pound Jack Cheese, grated
8 ounces diced green chilies
1/2 cup melted butter

Stir well and pour into well buttered pan.
Bake at 350 degrees 40-50 minutes or until top is light brown and knife poked into center comes out clean.
Serve with sour cream and salsa.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Style Memphis Chicken

Slower Cooker Rotisserie Style Memphis Chicken

1 whole chicken 4-5 lbs.

Rub Ingredients:
1/4 cup paprika (I used less)
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon celery salt(I didn't have any, so I didn't use any)
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder

Aluminum foil rolled into 7-8 1 inch balls.

Roll aluminum foil into balls and add to bottom of crock pot.
Rinse and pat dry whole chicken, then rub the "Rub" all over the chicken and inside of the cavity too.
Set chicken on top of foil balls and set slow cooker to high and cook for 8 hours, or until chicken reaches 165F.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pizza Noodle Bake

Pizza Noodle Bake

10 ounces uncooked egg noodles
1 1/2 lbs. beef or ground turkey
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 jar (4 ounces) pizza sauce
1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 package (3 1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni

Cook noodles according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.

Add pizza sauce and mushrooms. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat: simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Drain noodles.

In a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish, layer half of the noodles, beef mixture, cheeses and pepperoni. Repeat layers. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
Yield: 6

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Peanut Butter Jumbos

Peanut Butter Jumbos

In a bowl add these first 5 ingredients and blend until fluffy.

1 cup butter or margarine (I use Imperial Margarine)
1 cup peanut butter (I use crunchy-any brand)
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs

Add the next 3 ingredients and mix well.

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet any brand)

Drop dough on greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
Cool on sheets for a few minutes before you put them on the cookie cooling rack.

Easy Chicken Bake (Stove Top Stuffing Mix box)

Easy Chicken Bake

1 package (60z) Cornbread Stuffing Mix
1 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 can (10 3/4) condensed cream of chicken soup
1/3 cup sour cream
1 bag (16 oz) frozen mixed vegetables, thawed, drained.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare stuffing mix as directed on package; set aside.

Mix chicken, soup, sour cream and vegetables in13 x 9 baking dish; top with prepared stuffing.

Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Makes 6 servings.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Patchwork- Magic Bars for Drew (Aunt Judy)

Patchwork-Magic Bars for Drew

Mix together and press in bottom of 9 x 13 pan
2 cups graham cracker crumbs and 1/2 cup melted butter or margarine.

Spread on top
1 can condensed sweetened milk

1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup nuts
1 cup shredded coconut

Bake 350 degrees for 1/2 hour

Patchwork-Moist Chocolate Cake (Aunt Sue)

Patchwork- Moist Chocolate Cake

2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup baking cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup strong brewed coffee
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar

In a large mixing bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed for 2 minutes (batter will be thin.) Pour into a greased and floured 10 inch fluted tube.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield 12 servings.

Patchwork- Mrs. Field's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies (Mary)

Patchwork- Mrs. Field's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cream together:
1 lb. softened REAL butter
2 cups dark brown sugar
1/12 cups sugar

Beat in 2 Tablespoons vanilla.
Add in 3 eggs and beat 3-4 minutes

Mix Together
6 cups flour
1/1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda.

Stir together and add to the creamed mixture. Mixture is now sticky and dry.

Stir in:
4 cups chocolate chips (2 bags)
1 cup chopped nuts-optional

Drop by small scoops onto parchment paper.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Allow to cool 5 minutes on cookie sheet before removing.
(I think mine usually take 12 or so minutes).

This is a HUGE recipe, so you will probably want to half it. Since it calls for an odd number of eggs, I usually use 1 whole egg and the yolk of a second egg.

Patchwork-Lost Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe (Rebecca)

Patchwork-Lost Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

2 cup flour
4 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cream of tarter
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 cup Crisco
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cream of tarter and sugar.
Cut shortening into flour mixture with pastry blender or knife or fork, until resembles coarse crumbs.
Add buttermilk all at once. Stir only until dough follows fork around bowl.
Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface and knead 1/2 minute.
Pat or roll kneaded dough about 1/2 inch thick. Cut with biscuit cutter or jelly glass.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Makes 10-15 biscuits.

Patchwork-Pasta Salad (Tim & Mary)

Patchwork-Pasta Salad

Boil and chill 12 oz. spiral pasta
Mix diced: red bell pepper, olives, salami, green onion, parsley, artichoke hearts.
Stir together with Bernstein's Garlic Cheese Italian dressing.
Add freshly grated Parmesan Cheese to top.
Add an avocado right before serving.

Patchwork-Apple Dip with Crisps (Carol)

Apple Dip with Crisps-Patchwork

Pastry for double-crust pie (9inches)
2 Tablespoons plus 3/4 cup sugar, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
6 medium tart apples, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cold water

For crisps, on a lightly floured surface, roll pastry to 1/8 inch thickness. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle over pastry. Cut with cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 4-6 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute apples and remaining butter until apples are tender. Combine flour and cold water until smooth and stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Spoon into serving dish. Serve warm with crisps.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Patchwork-Baked Spaghetti (Carol)

Patchwork-Baked Spaghetti

1 package (8oz) spaghetti, cooked and drained
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 container (24 oz) Ricotta or Cottage Cheese
1 lb. ground beef
1 jar (28 oz) chunky garden-style pasta sauce (or your favorite)
1 package (8oz) shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Preheat oven 400 degrees.
Line a 13 x 9 x2 baking pan with foil, or grease pan.

Combine: hot cooked spaghetti with butter; stir until butter melts and coats spaghetti. Add 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese; stir to coat. Arrange spaghetti in even layer in pan. Spread ricott/cottage cheese over spaghetti. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese. Brown ground beef and drain; add pasta sauce and heat until bubbly. Spoon over cheese. Top with Mozzarella Cheese and remaining Parmesan Cheese.

Cover with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Remove foil, cover and continue baking 15 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Patchwork-S'More Bars (Carol)

Patchwork-S'More Bars
From Family Fun Magazine

1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup crushed graham crackers
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
3 1.55 ounce chocolate bars
1 7 oz. jar of marshmallow creme

Grease an 8-inch square baking pan. Heat the oven to 350 F. In a large mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Add crushed graham crackers. flour, salt and baking powder and beat until well mixed, stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl. Spoon half of the dough into the pan and spread it evenly with your fingertips. Break chocolate bars into pieces and arrange over the dough. Spread a layer of marshmallow creme over the chocolate. Finally flatten the remaining dough into pancakes and lay them over the marshmallow. Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool. Makes 16 squares.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Blueberries for Sal

Blueberries for Sal
By: Robert McCloskey
A sweet and perfect read aloud book. Sal and her mom go to Blueberry Hill to pick blueberries. At the same time a mother bear and her cub search for blueberries.
After reading this book, it would be fun to eat fresh blueberries, or make Aunt Judy's Blueberry Salad. Of course it would be fun to go pick blueberries and take your tin pail with you!!

Patchwork-Traditional Easter Blueberry Salad (Aunt Judy)

Patchwork- Traditional Easter Blueberry Salad

2 packages (3 oz.) black raspberry geletin
2 cups boiling water
1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple
1 can (16 oz.)blueberries, or 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries plus 1/2 cup water

8 oz. soft cream cheese
8 oz. sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix gelatin and boiling water and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Add pineapple with juice and canned blueberries with juice, or fresh berries and water. Pour into 9 x 13 inch pan and chill until congealed.

Cream together cream cheese, sour cream, sugar and vanilla, and spread over gelatin. Refrigerate. Serves 8-10 or everyone at Easter dinner.

Patchwork-Bacon and Egg Puffs (Carol)

Bacon and Egg Puffs

1/3 cup small cubes or shredded Cheddar Cheese
3 strips bacon, cooked, torn into pieces
1 large croissant cut into 1/2 inch squares
1 green onion, sliced
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup half & half or milk
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray 6 muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, stir together cheese, bacon, croissant and green onions; spoon equal amounts into muffin cups. Beat together eggs and half & half in a small bowl; season lightly with salt and pepper, then pour over croissant mixture. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

I double the recipe.
It's like having your own personal quiche.

Patchwork-Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie (Jenna and Bisquick Box)

Patchwork-Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie

1 lb. ground beef or turkey
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup Original Bisquick mix
1 cup milk
2 eggs

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray or grease a 9 inch pie plate.
Brown meat and onion; drain. Stir in salt.
Spread in pie plate, sprinkle with cheese.

Stir remaining ingredients with fork in bowl until blended. Pour into pie plate.

Bake about 25 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

6 servings

Patchwork Lemon Grilled Salmon (Mary)

Patchwork-Lemon Grilled Salmon

2 tsp. snipped fresh dill or 3/4 tsp dill weed
1/2 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 salmon fillet (1-1/2 lb)
1/4 cup brown sugar
3 T chicken broth
3 T oil
3 T soy sauce
3 T finely chopped green onions
1 small lemon, thinly sliced
2 onion slices, separated into rings

Sprinkle dill, lemon pepper, salt and garlic powder over salmon. Place in a large zip-lock bag or glass dish. Combine brown sugar, broth, oil, soy sauce and green onions. Pour over salmon. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour, turning once. Drain and discard marinade. Place salmon, skin side down on grill over medium heat. Arrange lemon and onion slices over the top. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.

Salmon can be broiled instead of grilled. Broil on greased pan about 4 inches from heat. Salmon steaks also taste great cooked this way. Just cook about 8 minutes per side. Place the onions and lemon on the salmon after turning over once.

Patchwork-Cabbage Salad (Carol)

Patchwork Cabbage Salad

1 package shredded cabbage or 1 head of cabbage shredded
1 package Top Ramen noodles (Oriental)
1 bunch green onions chopped
1/2 cup sugared almonds

To sugar almonds; put almonds in skillet. Add two tablespoons sugar, stir until sugar is melted. Keep it on low so it won't burn. Cool on wax paper.

1/2 cup oil
3 tablespoons vinegar
seasoning from Top Ramen
Add these ingredients together and mix well.
Add to salad

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Patchwork-Snicker Bar Pie (Aunt Judy)

Patchwork-Snicker Bar Pie

9" unbaked pie shell
1/2 cup margarine, softened
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
4 Snicker Bars cut up (or Butterfingers bars)

Cream margarine, add eggs and vanilla. Combine sugar and flour. Add to creamed mixture. Stir in candy bars. Spoon into pastry shell. Bake at 350 degrees 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

Patchwork-Oatmeal Cookies (Grandma Betty)

Patchwork-Oatmeal Cookies

2 cups raisins
2 cups water
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 cups rolled oats
3 eggs
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
3 cups flour

Boil water and raisins together for 5 minutes and cool. Cream shortening and add sugar. Add beaten eggs, nuts and dry ingredients which have been sifted together, then oats.

That is all that is written. So, finish it as you think.

Patchwork-Fudge (Pat)


In large saucepan add:

4 1/2 cups sugar

1 large (12

Patchwork-Saucy Pork Chops (Carol)

Patchwork-Saucy Pork Chops
Found in Simple & Delicious
Jan./Feb. 2007

4 bone-in-pork loin chops
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups ketchup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. hickory-flavored liquid smoke

Sprinkle pork chops with garlic powder, salt & pepper. In large skillet, brown chops in oil on both sides; drain.

In a bowl combine the ketchup, brown sugar and liquid smoke. Pour half of the sauce into a 3 quart slow cooker. Top with pork chops and remaining sauce. Cover and cook on low for 4 1/4-51/4 hours, or until meat is tender. Yield 4 servings.

Patchwork-Reb's Right-On Pancakes (Rebecca)

Patchwork- Right-On Pancakes

1 1/2 cups oatmeal
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 bananas

To make oat flour, put oatmeal into blender container. Cover and process at grind until the consistency of flour. Remove from container. Put all ingredients into blender container in order listed above, with the newly made oat flour being last. Cover and process at blend until smooth. Allow to stand for 5 minutes before using. Pour onto preheated griddle over medium high heat. Put banana slices on top of newly poured batter can cook like a regular pancake.
Yield: 12-4 inch pancakes.
These pancakes are especially yummy with butter and warmed maple syrup.
I would recommend that you double this recipe for 4 or more people.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Patchwork-Chocolate Bars (Aunt Judy)

Chocolate Bars (Aunt Judy)

1 package butter recipe chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 egg
1 package (10oz.) chocolate chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees. If pan is glass, 325. Butter 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan. Mix cake mix (dry), butter, brown sugar, water and egg in large bowl. Stir in chocolate chips. Press firmly in pan. If walnut lovers will be around, add desired amount on top (a strip at each end). Bake 20-25 minutes or until top forms a crust that is dry to the touch. Cool completely. cut into bars.

Patchwork-Monkey Bread (Carol)

Patchwork- Monkey Bread

Mix together 3/4 cup white sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon.

4 tubes buttermilk biscuits. Cut or tear each biscuit into 4 pieces. Grease bottom of bundt pan, sprinkle some sugar mixture on the bottom of pan. Roll each biscuit piece into ball. Either roll the ball in the mixture of sugar and cinnamon, or put the sugar and cinnamon in a bag, and let the kids cover the ball with the mixture by shaking it. Put the sugar/cinnamon cover balls in.

Boil 1 cup sugar and 3/4 cup margarine, 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (don't let it burn). Pour mixture over top of sugar/cinnamon balls. Bake 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Once out of the oven, turn the pan over onto another plate and let it drizzle down. Enjoy!

Patchwork-Party Potatoes (Joanne)

Patchwork-Party Potatoes

8-10 Russet Potatoes
1 8 oz. cream cheese (soft)
1 8 oz. sour cream
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup chopped chives
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 tsp. salt

Cook potatoes, drain and mash. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add potatoes and all other ingredients except paprika. Beat until combined, and spoon into a lightly buttered 2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove 15 minutes before baking. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (longer if needed).

Patchwork- Pico de Gallo (Joel)

Patchwork- Pico de Gallo

1 small onion, finely chopped
1 green pepper, diced
4 medium to large tomatoes,diced
10 to 20 full sprigs (6" to 8") fresh cilantro, chopped
the juice of one lime (or generous squirts of lime juice from concentrate)
salt and pepper to taste

Combine first four ingredients in a medium size bowl. Squeeze or squirt lime juice over the vegetables. Add salt and pepper. Stir well.

Serve in place of (or in addition to) salsa with tortilla chips. (Excellent in place of salsa with Mary's Tortilla Soup recipe). A healthy, fresh-tasting alternative in chip dips.

Patchwork- Fudge (Pat)

Patchwork- Fudge (Pat)

Put into large saucepan:
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 can Carnation Evaporated Milk
1 1/3 cups Imperial Margarine
Over medium heat,bring to a full boil, constantly stirring. Boil 14 minutes. Pour mixture into bowl containing;
2 (12 ounces) packages of Nestle Semi-Sweet chocolate chips.
1 jar marshmallow creme.
Mix with electric mixer
When mixture begins to thicken, add two cups chopped walnuts
Pour into buttered pan. After several hours, the fudge is ready to be cut.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Patchwork- BBQ Chicken Pizza (Carol)

Patchwork- BBQ Chicken Pizza

Make or purchase pizza dough. (I can buy it at Winco for 98 cents)
Roll dough out and put on pizza pan.
Add BBQ Sauce
Add desired cheese (I like Mozzarella and Cheddar) onto pizza dough

In skillet, over medium heat add 1 tsp. vegetable oil.
Cut 1 piece boneless chicken breast into 1/2 inch cubes, add to skillet and stir.
Add BBQ sauce and stir.
Once chicken is cooked, add it onto the pizza crust.
Add 1/4-1/2 cup sliced onion and 1 tomato.
Add more cheese.
Bake as directed on pizza crust instructions.

Patchwork- Paul's Ice Cream (Uncle Paul)

Patchwork-Paul's Ice cream

4 eggs
2 1/2 cups sugar
6 cups whipping cream
4 cups milk (we use 2 %)
2 1/2 tablespoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt

Beat eggs until light. Add sugar gradually, beating till thick. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Freeze in 5 quart ice cream freezer. Makes 1 gallon

Patchwork- Peanutbutter Bars (Jenna)

Patchwork- Peanut butter Bars

2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 pound powdered sugar
1 1/4 sticks butter (melted)
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
12 ounce package chocolate chips.

Mix together the first four ingredients and press into a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Melt chocolate chips in the microwave and spread the melted chocolate over the peanut butter mixture.
Cut into bars and refrigerate.
Serve chilled with a glass of milk.

Patchwork- Frozen Fruit Punch (Mary)

Patchwork- Frozen Fruit Punch

Puree together and freeze:
4 bananas
1 frozen orange juice concentrate
1 cup water

When time to serve the punch...


5 cups water
2 cups sugar
1 large can of liquid pineapple/grapefruit juice
3 large bottles of 7 up

Patchwork- Thousand Island Dressing (Pat)

Patchwork- Thousand Island Dressing

2 cups mayonnaise
1/4 cup chili sauce
1/4 cup pickle relish

In a bowl mix all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate.

Patchwork- Stuffed Buns (Mary)

Patchwork-Stuffed Buns

1 lb. ground beef, browned & drained

1 lb. cheddar cheese, grated

1 onion, chopped

1/4 cup oil

1 small can chopped olives

1 can tomato sauce (15 oz)

18 small buns

Cut off tops of buns an scoop out insides.

Fill buns with above mixture.

Wrap in foil.

cook 1 hour at 325 degrees.

(f you freeze these, cook for 1 1/2 hours.

Makes 18

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Patchwork-Tart Pastry (Mark & Sarah)

Patchwork-Tart Pastry

This recipe goes with the Cheese and Bacon Quiche Recipe

1 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 lb. cold butter, in small pieces

1 egg yolk

2 tablespoons ice water

Mix the flour and salt in a bowl.

Cut in the butter with pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse meal or tiny peas.

Whisk the egg yolk and water together in another bowl, add to the flour mixture, and blend until the pastry is smooth and holds together in a ball. It can be mixed in a food processor; process first theflour, salt and butter quickly together, then add the egg yolk and water through the funnel and process until the dough balls up around the blade. Wrap in foil or plastic and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. You can roll this dough out with a rolling pin, but you would have to chill it, wrapped in plastic for at least 20 minutes. It may be easier to pat it into a pie pan or spring form with your hadns. PUll pieces of dough from the ball and press them over the bottom and sides of the pan, using the heel of your hand. The dough should be thick enough to hold the filling, but be careful that it is not to thick around the bottom edge or the finished tart will seem coarse. If there is time, cover the lined pan snugly with foil and refrigerate it before filling and bake it. Bake as directed in the filling recipe. Prick boom with a fork and bake it unfilled for 12 minutes in a preheated 425 degrees oven. If you are using a spring form pan, do not remove the sides until you are ready to serve the tart.

Patchwork- Cheese and Bacon Quiche (Mark & Sarah)

Patchwork Cheese and Bacon Quiche

10 slices bacon, fried crisp and crumbled

1 partially baked tart pastry (recipe to follow)

4 eggs

2 cups light cream

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

pinch of cayenne pepper

1 1/4 cups grated Swiss Cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Sprinkle the crumbled bacon over the bottom of the tart shell.

Combine the eggs, cream, salt, nutmeg and cayenne pepper in a bowl and beat to mix thoroughly. Sprinkle the cheese over the bacon and ladle the custard over all. Bake for 15 minutes at 425, then lower the heat to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes more, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve in wedges, hot or cold.

Patchwork-Grandma Cookes or Gingersnaps (Pat)

Patchwork- Grandma Cookies

3/4 cup shortening (use Imperial Margarine sticks instead)

1 cup brown sugar (packed)

1 egg

1/4 cup molasses (may add slightly more)

2 1/4 cup flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon (may add more)

1 teaspoon ginger (may add more)

1/2 teaspoon cloves

1/4 teaspoon salt

granulated sugar

Mix thoroughly shortening, brown sugar, egg and molasses. Blend in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar. cover; chill 1 hour. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Shape dough by rounded teaspoons into balls. Dip tops in granulated sugar. Place balls sugared side up 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes or just until set. Immediately remove from baking sheet. 4 dozen cookies.

Patchwork-Debbie's Almond Rocha (Aunt Judy)

Patchwork-Debbie's Almond Rocha

Spray jelly roll pan with Pam.

Line pan with crushed saltine crackers.

Boil 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup butter for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Spread mixture over crackers.

Bake 5 minutes at 400 degrees.

Remove pan from oven. Turn off oven.

Sprinkle baked cracker mixture with 12 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Return pan to oven and allow chocolate chips to melt.

Spread melted chocolate out with a spatula or knife.

Sprinkle with roasted chopped almonds.

Allow to cool, serve, and enjoy!

Patchwork-Peanut Butter Cookies (Carol)

Peanut Butter Cookies
(Southern Living Magazine)

Cookies Without Flour!!!

1 cup peanut butter (I use crunchy)
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
chopped peanuts (optional)

Stir together the above ingredients (except chopped peanuts) in a large bowl until combined, shaped dough into 1 inch balls. Place balls one apart on ungreased baking sheets and flatten gently with tines of fork. At this point put the peanuts on top of the cookies if desired. Bake 325 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Patchwork-Pizza Meatloaf (Carol)

Pizza Meatloaf

2 lobs ground beef or turkey(we use turkey)
1 cup medium cracker crumbs( we used saltine)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. leaf oregano
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup milk

Mix all of the above ingredients together and put in desired pans. Makes about 2 medium sized loaves.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

When done cooking, put them in a different baking dish and cover with pizza sauce (I used Ragu brand, but whatever you wish), shredded mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, green bell peppers and olives. Return to oven for 8-10 minutes. Serve and eat.

You can use your own favorite meatloaf recipe instead, and just top with the pizza ingredients too!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Patchwork Recipes- Raspberry Jello (Aunt Sue)

Raspberry Jello

1 package (3 oz.) raspberry jello
1 10 oz. package frozen raspberries
3/4 cup crushed pineapple-DRAINED
1 small carton sour cream

Dissolve jello in 1 cup boiling water. Add raspberries. Stir to break u frozen clumps. Add pineapple. Stir. Pour 1/2 of this mixture into your mold or serving bowl. Refrigerate until set (20 minutes or so). Spread sour cram on top. Pour remaining jello on top. Refrigerate until set and ready to serve.
I always double the recipe. Purchase enough sour cream to make a good layer.

Patchwork Recipes- Date Bars (Patricia)

Date Bars

3 eggs
1 C. sugar
1 C. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 C. chopped nuts
1 1/2 cups chopped dates
1 tsp. vanilla

Beat eggs. Mix with sugar until thick. Add sifted dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Add dates, nuts and vanilla. Pour into greased 8 inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees. Cool slightly. Cut into squares and roll Date Bars in powdered sugar.

Patchwork Recipe- Snicker Salad ( Rebecca & Tom)

Snicker Salad

4 large Granny Smith Apples (no need to peel)

3 Snicker Bars (R) chopped

4 ounces milk

8 ounces Cool Whip(R)

1 small package instant vanilla pudding

Mix milk and Cool Whip together. Add the pudding to that mix. Stir in chopped apples and snickers.

Double this recipe for potlucks!!

Patchwork Recipe- Rice Pilaf (from Mary)

Rice Pilaf

1 cube butter
1 onion chopped
1 C. crushed vermacilli
6 C. water
6 tsp. chicken bouillion
2 C. rice

Brown onion, butter and vermacilli. Add water, coullion and rice. Boil and simmer on low for 30 minutes.