Here are a few easy dinner recopies:

 

Parmesan Dijon chicken

 

2 to 6 chicken breasts

¼ cup butter (or, I use olive oil as a healthy alternative)

¾ cups dry bread crumbs

¼ cups grated parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons mustard

 

Preheat oven to 375.

Melt butter.

Mix Butter and mustard.  (Or olive oil and mustard)

In a separate container (or a gallon sized plastic bag), mix bread crumbs and parm cheese.

Drag the chicken through the wet mixture, and then toss it into the bread crumbs until coated.

Once both sides are well breaded, put into a cooking vessel, and cook for 15 minutes.  Flip the chicken over, then cook for another 10-15 minutes.

 

Variation on the above:

 

Parmesan chicken, Italian style

2 to 6 chicken breasts

¼ cup butter (or, I use olive oil as a healthy alternative)

¾ cups dry bread crumbs

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

¼ cups grated parmesan cheese

Mozzarella (and other Italian cheeses, if desired, such as shredded parmesan)

A can or jar of spaghetti sauce

 

Mix bread crumbs, seasoning, and grated parm cheese

Dip chicken breast in olive oil, and then toss in dry ingredients until coated

Once both sides are well breaded, put into a cooking vessel, and cook for 15 minutes.  Flip the chicken over, then cook for another 10-15 minutes.

Take chicken out, pour spaghetti sauce over chicken.  Sprinkle desired cheeses on top.

Return to oven for about 5-10 minutes, until cheese is completely melted.

 

 

Side dishes:

When I make the Parm Dijon chicken, I usually toss a couple of potatoes that I have lightly coated in olive oil in the oven (at 375 degrees) about 20 minutes before I start cooking.    Baked potatoes go really well with it.  You just leave the potatoes in for an hour to an hour and a half, or however long it takes to get the chicken done.   Coating them with the olive oil (light coat so it doesn’t drip in your oven) makes the skin all crispy and good! Don’t forget to fork the potatoes first!

If you need a side dish for the Italian style parm chicken, I recommended either spaghetti or spaghetti squash with the same sauce you used on the chicken.

 

An amazingly easy side dish I learned from my in-laws: frozen corn!

My in-laws take a slice or two of bacon and fry it up.  They remove the bacon, and break it into small bits.  In the pan with the bacon fat, they then fry up some veggies, such as onions or bell peppers.  They add seasoning and then a bag of frozen corn.  Stir until corn is hot, and then serve.

I have changed the recipe a little.

I cut up a sweet onion, and fry it up in a large pan with olive oil.  I then add some seasoning, usually Italian seasoning (1 tablespoon or so), a splash of Tabasco sauce, and once the onions start to look cooked, I add in the corn.  Once the corn is hot, I serve!

The fun thing about this is that you can make minor changes and have very different corn.  Use bell peppers or any other veggie instead of onions.  Use a little more hot sauce or curry powder to flavor, and you have a spicy side dish.  It’s easy and fun!!

 

Recipes Stolen from Susan Isaccson

Gooey Butter Cake

1 box yellow cake

1 stick melted butter

1 egg

            Mix and press into buttered 9×13 pan

1 box powdered sugar

8 oz cream cheese

2 eggs

            Mix well; pour over batter 350 degrees, 45 min.

 

Old Fashion Sugar cookies

1 cup sugar

½ teaspoon salt

¾ cup butter

1 egg

1 tea grated lemon rind

1 tea vanilla extract

2 and ½ cups flour

1 tea baking powder

 

Mix all until light and fluffy, and then gradually add in flour and baking powder.  Roll dough into 1/8 inch thick on flour. Cut into shapes. Sprinkle with sugar. 350 degrees 9-10min

 

Refrigerator cookies

1 egg

1 cup brown sugar

½ cup melted shortening

1 & ¾ cup sifted enriched flour

½ tea baking powder

¼ tea salt

½ cup walnut meats, chopped

½ teaspoon vanilla

            Roll into 2inch diameter wrapped in wax paper.  Chill until firm, slice thin.  Bake on an un-greased cookie sheet at 375 for 5 min

 

Peanut Butter Play-Dough

1 cup peanut butter

1 cup light karo syrup

1 & ¼ cup dry powder milk

1 & ¼ cup powdered sugar

 

Mix well.

 

Whipped Cream Icing

4 table flour and 1 cup milk, mix in shaker, cook till thick, let cool)

½ c shortening and 1 c margarine cream

1 cup sugar, 1 tea vanilla, add to creamed

Mix all together, refrigerate.

 

Popsicles

1 envelope Kool-Aid

1 3oz Jell-O

1 c sugar

2 c hot water

2 c cold water 

FREEZE

 

Monti’s Roman Bread

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2 tea salt

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French Silk choc cream pie

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¾ c sugar

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1 tsp vanilla

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2 eggs unbeaten

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1 table compressed yeast

4 c flour

½ c fine chop onions

2 tea salt

1 table course salt

Dried rosemary

            Combine water and sugar in a large bowl.  Crumble yeast over and stir well. Let stand till foamy, (approx 5 min)

            Stir in 2 c flour, blend well.  Add 2 more c flour, onion, and salt.  Transfer to well floured board and knead until smooth (20min). Place dough in well oiled bowl, turn to coat.  Cover w/towel and let rise until double (1 hour)

            Turn dough onto oiled baking sheet; shape into loaf about 1in thick.  Let rise until doubled (30min)

Preheat to 400, brush lightly with oil.  Sprinkle coarse salt and rosemary. Bake until top is lightly brown, 20-25min.

 

Pizza dough

1 dry yeast packet

1 cup warm water

1table sugar

Mix well

3 c flour, pinch of salt, mix in flour, let rest 1 hour.  Grease hands and tray, spread dough. 

450 degrees 20 min

 

Mrs. Fields Cookies (or the $250.00 cookie recipe)

Cream: 2 c butter, 2 c sugar, 2 c brown sugar

Add: 4 eggs 4 tea vanilla

Mix together: 4 c flour, 5 c oatmeal (put small amounts into blender until it turns to powder, measure 1st then blend) 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp baking powder, 2 tsp baking soda. 

Mix all together.

Add 24 oz bag of chocolate chips

1 8 oz chocolate bar, grated.

375 degrees for 6 min

 

French Silk choc cream pie

½ c butter

¾ c sugar

2 squares (20 oz) unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled.

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs unbeaten

 

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60 minute rolls

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1 cup luke warm water

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4 & ½ cups flour

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1 and ¼ cup milk

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3 table sugar

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¾ table salt

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¼ c lard or butter

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Applesauce chocolate chip cake

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½ c shortening

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1 & ½ c sugar

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2 eggs

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2 table baking cocoa

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1 cup applesauce

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2 cup flour

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½ tea baking soda

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1 tea baking powder

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½ tea salt

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½ tea cinnamon

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2 table sugar1 c chocolate chips

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Zucchini bread

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3 eggs

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1 c oil

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1 & ½ c white sugar

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½ c brown sugar

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2c grated zucchini (unpeeled)

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3 tea vanilla

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3 c flour

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1 tea salt

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1 tea baking soda

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3 tea cinnamon

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¼ tea baking powder

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            Graham Cracker Crust

            Pack o gram crackers (finely crushed)

            3 table sugar

            3 table melted butter.

            Mix well, bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.

 

60 minute rolls

2 packages dry yeast

1 cup luke warm water

4 & ½ cups flour

1 and ¼ cup milk

3 table sugar

¾ table salt

¼ c lard or butter

            Dissolve yeast in warm water, put milk, sugar, salt, and butter in saucepan and heat to lukewarm.  Add yeast & flour, put in warm place and let double. Roll into buns, let rise again. Bake at 400, 8-18 min

 

Applesauce chocolate chip cake

½ c shortening

1 & ½ c sugar

2 eggs

2 table baking cocoa

1 cup applesauce

2 cup flour

½ tea baking soda

1 tea baking powder

½ tea salt

½ tea cinnamon

2 table sugar1 c chocolate chips

 

Preheat oven 350.  Grease and flour 9x13in baking pan. Cream shortening, sugar, eggs. Add applesauce and dry ingredients, mixing well.  Pour into prepared pan.  Sprinkle 2 table sugar and choc chips on top.  Bake 35 min.

 

Zucchini bread

3 eggs

1 c oil

1 & ½ c white sugar

½ c brown sugar

2c grated zucchini (unpeeled)

3 tea vanilla

3 c flour

1 tea salt

1 tea baking soda

3 tea cinnamon

¼ tea baking powder

 

Mix together in large bowl. Blend in 1 c nuts and pour into 2 greased single loaf pans.

 Bake 350 degrees for 40-60 min

 

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Flour Tortillas

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7 c flour

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1 c vegetable shortening

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1 tea baking powder

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¾ to 1 table salt

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2 cups 180 degree hot water

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No Roll Sugar Cookies

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½ c butter flavored Crisco

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½ c margarine

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1 c sugar

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1 egg

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1 tea vanilla

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2 table almond flavor or amaretto

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½ tea baking soda

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½ tea salt

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½ tea cream of tarter

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2 c flour

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1 stick margarine

1 & ½ c packed brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tea vanilla

1 & ½ c flour

2 tea baking powder

 

Mix. Bake 350 degrees 30 min.

 

Flour Tortillas

7 c flour

1 c vegetable shortening

1 tea baking powder

¾ to 1 table salt

2 cups 180 degree hot water

Mix well, knead till smooth and elastic.  Pinch off into golf balls.  Grease balls with shortening.  Put griddle to med-high.  Roll out balls thin and cook each side.  Bubbles will form, flip, and cook till med brown.  Cover with damp cloth.

 

No Roll Sugar Cookies

½ c butter flavored Crisco

½ c margarine

1 c sugar

1 egg

1 tea vanilla

2 table almond flavor or amaretto

-mix above in mixer-

½ tea baking soda

½ tea salt

½ tea cream of tarter

2 c flour

Mix well.  Place on cookie sheet and top with colored sugar or M & M’s.  Bake 350 for 10 to 12 min.

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