Sunday, July 18, 2010

Apple or Cherry Crisp

4 cups sliced tart apples or 1 or 2 cans cherry pie filling
2/3 to ¾ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup flour
½ cup oats
1/3 cup butter, softened
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease square pan, 8x8x2-inches. Arrange apple slices in pan or pour in cherry pie filling. Mix remaining ingredients. Sprinkle over fruit. Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender. Serve warm with cream or ice cream. 6 servings.

Spicy Mexican Torte

½ pound sausage
1 cup chopped onions
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 (4 oz) can chopped green chilies, drained
8 ten-inch flour tortillas
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 (16 oz) can refried beans
1 (7 oz) jar roasted red peppers, drained

Cook sausage, onions, and garlic in 10-inch skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sausage is done; drain. Stir in green chilies; set aside.

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease pie plate. Place 2 tortillas in pie plate. Spread half of the sausage mixture over tortillas. Sprinkle with half of the cheese. Place 2 tortillas on cheese. Spread with beans. Place 2 tortillas on beans and place peppers on tortillas. Place 2 tortillas on peppers. Spread with remaining sausage mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and bake 40 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and center is hot. Cool 10 minutes before cutting. Serve with salsa, sour cream, and guacamole if desired.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Feather-light pancakes

4 teaspoons baking powder
2½ cups flour
1 teaspoon soda
1 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons oil
2 eggs
2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups buttermilk

Mix dry ingredients in large mixing bowl. In small mixing bowl combine oil, eggs, and buttermilk. Combine both mixtures and blend well. Pour on heated griddle (about 350 degrees). Flip over when bubbles appear or when bottom side is brown. Makes 16
(4 inch) pancakes.

Potatoes on the grill

6 potatoes washed and cut, peeled if needed
1 package lipton onion soup
a drizzle of olive oil

Put in foil pan and cook on the grill about 20 minutes- stir occasionally. Or put in tin foil and flip after 10 minutes.