Friday, September 11, 2009

Autumn Oatmeal Cookies

These cookies taste and smell just like Autumn!

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
2-3/4 cups quick-cooking oats
1-1/2 cups chocolate-covered raisins (we tried it once with just chocolate chips and that was good too)
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and pumpkin pie spice; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in oats and raisins.
Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Flatten slightly.
Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 3 minutes before removing to wire racks.
Yield: 3 dozen. (I used my pampered chef scoop and it made more than three dozen.)
altered slightly from "Simple & Delicious" magazine

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Cheesey Chicken Chowder

I got this recipe from Amy L and April H from church. It was a hit at my house!
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups diced peeled potatoes
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced onion
1 1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
In a large saucepan, bring chicken broth to a boil. Reduce heat and add vegetables and seasoning. Cover and simmer until tender. In another saucepan over med. low heat melt:

1/4 c. butter
add 1/3 c. flour and mix well.
Gradually add in 2 c. milk and cook until thickened over low heat.
Gradually add 2 c. grated cheddar cheese and stir until melted.
Add this to mixture to broth/veggie mixture along with
1 can of cream of chicken soup and
2 c. of diced cooked chicken.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Tara's Sausage dip

I think that this is Tara's sausage dip. Well, this is how I made it for the BYU game party.

1 log of Jimmy Dean ground sausage
2 blocks cream cheese, softened
1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained

Brown the sausage. Drain. Add the cream cheese and can of tomatoes and green chilies. Heat until cheese is melted. Keep warm and serve with Frito chips or cubes of diced bread. (I kept it in a crock pot to stay warm.)

Veggie Cheeseball

1 block cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese
1 small red pepper diced
1 small yellow pepper diced
3 stalks of green onions, chopped
1 tsp. pepper

Mix all ingredients in a bowl until blended well. Line a small bowl with plastic wrap and press cheese mixture into the lined bowl. Chill in fridge for 30 mins. Flip over onto a plate and remove plastic wrap. Eat with crackers. We like wheat thins!