Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bread Sticks

1 1/2 c. warm water
1 T. yeast
2 T. sugar
1/2 t. salt
3-4 c. flour

Dissolve yeast in water with sugar. Mix in flour and salt. Knead for about 3 minutes. Let rise for 20 minutes. Melt 1/2 cube (1/4 c.) margarine or butter in a large cookie sheet. Roll out to 1/2" thick, cut into strips and dip in margarine. Sprinkle with salad supreme (or parmesan cheese). Let rise for another 20 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 20 minutes.

by Cassy M.

French Bread

3 c. warm water
2 T. sugar
2 T. yeast
Mix together. Let bubble.

In mixer:
1 T. salt
2 t. oil (I use olive oil)
3 c. flour (I use 1 or 2 c. wheat flour)

Add liquid to dry ingredients and then about 4-6 cups flour; until it pulls clean. Mix for a couple minutes, let rise in bowl (about an hour). Divide dough in two. Roll out on lightly floured counter. Roll up (like cinnamon rolls) and put in french bread pan, sprayed with oil. Or you can put it on cookie sheet. Let rise 15-20 minutes. Make little slits with knife and brush with egg wash. (lightly beaten whole egg).
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20-25 minutes.

by Jessica H.

Lasagna Casserole

8 oz. pasta (penne) cooked and drained
1 jar (26 oz.) Ragu roasted onion & garlic sauce
2 c. cottage cheese
2 c. mozza cheese

Mix together. Put in a 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes.

by Jessica H.

No-Boil Lasagna

10-12 oven ready lasagna noodles (dry)
14.5 oz. can stewed tomatoes (can puree in blender if desired)
26 oz. can Hunt's Chunky Vegetable sauce
24 oz. cottage cheese
2 c. cheese
1 lb. ground beef (or 1/2 lb. Italian sausage, 1/2 lb. ground beef)
1/2 c. water
1 T. Italian Seasoning

Brown beef, then add tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, and Italian seasonings until it's all heated. Spoon a small amount of the sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan. Layer 1/2 of the noodles on top of sauce. Then, put 1/2 of the meat sauce on top of noodles. Next layer cottage cheese, 1/2 of the cheese, the remaining noodles. Then pour 1/2 c. water over the top of all the noodles until they are all wet. Add the rest of the meat sauce.
Bake at 375 degrees F. for 1 hour, covered. When done, uncover and add the remaining cheese. Let stand 10 minutes before eating.

by Sariah R.

Peanut Butter Squares

5 c. puffed rice
1 c. sugar
1 c. honey
1 t. vanilla
2 c. peanut butter

Put puffed rice in big bowl, set aside. Put sugar, honey and vanilla in saucepan. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, add peanut butter. Stir until smooth. Pour over puffed rice. Press into ungreased 11 x 16 cookie sheet.
Cool and cut into squares.

by Jo Ann G.

Double Peanut Butter Cookies

1 1/4 c. all purpose flour
3/4 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/4 c. margarine, softened
1/4 c. shortening
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1 egg
10 oz. pkg peanut butter & chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine flour, soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside. Beat margarine, shortening, peanut butter, sugars, and egg until well-blended. Gradually add flour mixture, mix well. Stir in peanut butter & chocolate chips. Using cookie scoop, place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
OR, roll into 1 in balls and flatten by pressing in a crisscross pattern with a fork.
Bake 10 minutes or until set. Cool slightly; remove from sheet to cooling rack.

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

by Catherine S.