Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Best Ever Cinnamon Rolls!

2 Tablespoons yeast
½ cup warm water
2 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar
¼ cup margarine or butter
1 ½ cup milk
3 beaten eggs
5 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in water.
Heat milk and margarine together in bowl.
Mix all ingredients together, knead in mixer.
Let rise in warm place 15 minutes. Prepare surface by covering counter with butter.
Shape into rolls or make into cinnamon rolls. For cinnamon rolls roll dough out flat, spread with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar (or orange flavoring for orange rolls.)
Place in greased pan.
Rise 15 more minutes
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
While rolls are baking, for cinnamon or orange rolls, make a butter cream or cream cheese frosting.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Three-Cheese Penne Florentine

1 teaspoon olive oil
3 cups sliced mushrooms
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
3 cups chopped fresh spinach
1 tablespoon shopped oregano
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 (16 oz) carton of low fat cottage cheese
4 cups hot cooked penne (about 8 oz uncooked)
1 cup (4 oz) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
½ cup (2 oz) grated parmesan cheese, divided
½ cup milk
1 (10.5 oz) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
*can also add 2 cups chicken breast, cut or shredded.

Preheat oven to 425.
Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, onion, and bell pepper, sauté 4 minutes or until tender. Add spinach, oregano, and black pepper, sauté 3 minutes or just until spinach wilts.
Place cottage cheese in a food processor, process until very smooth. Combine spinach mixture, cottage cheese, pasta, (chicken if used) ¾ cup cheddar cheese, ¼ cup parmesan cheese, milk, and soup in a large bowl. Place mixture into a 2 quart baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar and parmesan cheese. Bake at 425 for 25 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Yield 8 servings (1 cup each)

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Ranch Chicken with Fried Noodles

Ranch Chicken

4 chicken breasts, pounded
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 packet Ranch Dressing mix
1/2 - 1 cup parmesan cheese
1 cup crushed cornflakes

Mix dry ingredients together in shallow bowl. Dip chicken in egg base then coat with dry mixture. Put in baking dish and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until chicken is done.

Fried Noodles

1/2 - 3/4 bag of Extra Wide Egg Noodles
4 TB butter

Boil noodles until tender, drain. In a skillet or griddle, use butter and coat pan, add noodles, cook until light brown and crunchy. Add salt to taste.