Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Gretchen's icing

1 cup minus 2T of powdered sugar
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream.
1/2 tsp vanilla

Beat until smooth and spreadable.

Source: Gretchen

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Prep: 5 min
Makes 16 servings, about 2 cups


3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup stick margarine or butter, softened (not vegetable oil spreads)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 to 2 tbsps milk


1. Mix powdered sugar and margarine in medium bowl. Stir in vanilla and milk.
2. Beat until smooth and spreadable. Frosts one 13x9 inch cake or fills and frosts one 8- or 9-inch two layer cake.

Source: Betty Crocker

Mom's icing

2 egg whites beaten
1/4 Tsp. Cream of Tartar
Dash of salt
2 Tsp vanilla
3 Cups Powdered sugar

Stir eggs, cream of tartar and salt until stiff. Add vanilla then gradually beat in powdered sugar until peaks form.

Sugar Cut Out Cookies

8 cups of flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 2/3 cups of butter
4 cups sugar
4 eggs beaten
8 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp lemon extract

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Cream butter and sugar in bowl.
Blend with sugar and butter and add dry ingredients.
Chill for 2 hours.
Roll to 1.8 in thick on floured board
Bake on ungreased pan at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Bill and Kathy

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Tortilla Roll Ups

2 8oz pkgs of cream cheese
2 4 oz cans chopped green chiles
1 4oz can chopped black olives
3 oz thin sliced deli meats
1 dozen flour tortillas

Directions: Cream together cream cheese, chiles and olives. Spread on tortilla, layer deli meat, roll tortilla and refridgerate for a couple hours. Slices into 1 inch pinwheels.

Source: Pam Lillibridge

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Chicken Noodle Soup

1 rotisserie chicken
3 diced carrots
3-4 diced celery stalks
1 small yellow onion diced
7 tsp. chicken bouillon granules
9 cups of water
1 12 oz. bag of frozen peas prepared as instructed on package
4 tbsp. of butter
2 tsp. parsley
2 cups of uncooked egg noodles

Soften carrots, celery and onion in melted butter in large soup pot for 5-7 minutes until carrots are tender. Add water, chicken bouillon, shredded chicken, cooked peas and uncooked egg noodles. Bring to a boil and simmer until noodles are tender. Add parsley. Serve with crusty bread.

Source: Lisa