Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Green Bean Bundles

3 (14.5 ounce) cans whole green beans, drained
1 pound bacon, cut in half
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
2.Wrap 7 green beans with bacon and place in prepared dish. Repeat, using all the green beans and bacon.
3.Combine butter with brown sugar. Pour over green bean bundles and sprinkle with garlic salt.
4.Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Peanut Butter Swirl Bars

Peanut butter swirl bars
A rich and delicious treat from The Amish Cook's Baking Book by Lovina Eicher and Kevin Williams.

1 cup creamy peanut butter

2/3 cup salted butter, at room temperature

1-1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar

1-1/2 cups granulated sugar

4 large eggs

4 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp table salt

12-oz (340-g) package semi-sweet chocolate chips

In large bowl using wooden spoon, cream peanut butter, butter and two sugars until well blended and smooth. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until smooth, creamy and thoroughly blended.

In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt. In three additions, add to peanut butter mixture, mixing with wooden spoon until smooth and creamy.

Spoon batter into greased 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips over batter. Bake in preheated 325F oven 5 minutes. Remove from oven. Using butter knife, swirl chocolate chips through dough. Bake until butter knife inserted in centre comes out fairly clean (it will have chocolate on it), about 45 to 60 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into 24 bars.

Store bars in sealed container up to 4 days.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Brown Rice

Brown Rice

1 stick butter
1 cup uncooked rice
1 can beef broth
1 can French onion soup
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

bake, covered at 350° for about 1 hour. stir before serving.

Oven Fried Chicken with Honey Butter Sauce

1 cup flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3–4 lbs chickens, cut up

Honey Butter sauce

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup lemon juice

1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. combine the flour, salt, pepper, and paprika in a shallow bowl.
3. Dredge chicken pieces in flour mixture.
4. Melt the butter and pour into a 9x13 baking pan and add pieces of floured chicken in a single layer, turning chicken to coat with butter.
5. Bake skin side down for 30 minutes.
6. While chicken is baking make sauce.
7. Turn chicken and pour sauce over chicken pieces and bake for an additional 30 minutes.
8. Spoon pan juices over chicken and serve.
9. For the Honey Butter Sauce: In a small pan melt the butter while beating in the honey and lemon juice.
10. Pour over the chicken pieces.