Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Requested Recipes

I had some people e-mail me and tell me that I had to put some other recipes on the blog. So here they are. I hope that you enjoy making treats for your family. My mother always made tons of stuff for us as we were growing up. I remember the house smelling like sugar for weeks. It takes time but the joy you receive back from the smiling faces it is worth it. A family tradition at our house was on Christmas morning we would read the Christmas story out of the bible and then we would eat homemade cinnamon rolls and hot chocolate and then open gifts. Merry Christmas and may you start traditions with your families.

Sugar Cookies

1 cup butter (2 sticks) softened
1 1/2 cup powder sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp almond
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cram of tarter
1/4 tsp salt

Cram butter and powdered sugar, add egg, vanilla, and almond. Beat well, add all dry ingredients. Refrigerate 45 minutes to 1 hour

Roll out dough making sure that your surface has powder sugar so that the dough will not stick. Pick your cookie cutter. Make dough no more than 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. The cookies should be brown along the edges. Put on cooling rack of paper towels and let cool. Frost with icing/decorative sugar or leave them plain.

1/3 cup softened butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond
3-4 tbsp milk

Breakfast Casserole

1 lbs sausage
2 cups milk
6 slices of bread
6 eggs
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp salt

Brown sausage, drain well. Cut bread into cubes ( i used my food processor and make bread crumbs) In a separate bowl beat eggs and stir in mild and salt. Cover the bottom of a well-greased oblong 2 qt casserole dish with bread crumbs, pour egg mixture over crumbs and layer with crumbled sausage and then with grated cheese. Cover and refrigerate OVERNIGHT!
Bake the next morning at 325 for 1 hour uncovered.

Cheese Ball

1 (8oz) container of cream cheese, softened
1 (8oz) block of sharp cheddar, grated
1 (5 oz) container of blue cheese
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
dash of salt
1 tsp Tabasco sauce (optional)
1/2 cup minced onion (optional)
crushed pecans/walnuts

blend all ingredients together. Roll in nuts. Wrap in plastic wrap and let it sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Serve with crackers.

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