Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Buffalo-Style Chicken Nachos

Serves: 6
Prep. time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

- 2 cups diced cooked chicken
- 1/3 cup FRANK'S® RED HOT® Sauce
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 bag (10 ounces) tortilla chips
- 2 cups Shredded Cheddar cheese, or Monterey Jack cheese

In bowl, toss chicken with RedHot Sauce and butter. Layer chips, chicken
mixture and cheese in baking dish.

Bake nachos at 350F for 5 minutes until cheese is melted. Garnish as

Splash on more Red Hot Sauce to taste.

Source: FRENCH'S® Cookbook

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Easy Pina Colada Coffee Cake

1-1/2 cups Bisquick
1/2 cup Sugar
1 cup crushed pineapple, packed in fruit juice, drained, with 1/3 cup
liquid reserved
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons water
1 tsp coconut extract
1 tsp rum extract
2 TBS flaked coconut

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Spray an 8x8 baking pan with butter-flavored cooking spray. In a
large bowl, combine the Bisquick and sugar. Add pineapple, reserved
pineapple juice, sour cream, and water. Mix gently just to combine.
Stir in coconut and rum extracts.

Evenly spread batter into prepared baking dish. Sprinkle coconut
evenly over the top.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the
center comes out clean.

Place baking dish on a wire rack and let cool for at least 15

Cut into 8 servings

Sunday, January 18, 2009

German Chocolate Pie

4 oz. German chocolate
1/4 cup butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 Tbs. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. salt
2 eggs, beaten
1-1/2 cups evaporated milk
1 unbaked 10-inch pie crust

1-1/3 cups shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Heat oven to 375.

In microwave, melt chocolate and butter on a low setting in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl. Stir several times during melting process to prevent burning.

When chocolate is melted, stir in sugar, salt, vanilla, cornstarch and beaten eggs until well blended.

Stir in evaporated milk until smooth.

Pour into pie shell.

Mix coconut and pecans together.

Sprinkle them evenly over the chocolate mixture.

Use a knife to cut through the coconut into the chocolate mixture in several places.

Bake 45-50 minutes or until center is set.

(The pie center puffs slightly and the top begins to crack when it is done. If the crust becomes too brown, place a piece of foil over the top of the entire pie for the final 15 minutes of baking.)

A dollop of whipped cream can be added if desired.

Source: 53rd Annual Cookbook - The Parkersburg News & Sentinel, 11/2007

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pork Fajitas

2 Tbs. fresh lime or lemon juice
2 Tbs. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. hot pepper sauce1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. salt
1 lb. pork cutlets (6 to 8), cut in 2-inch long, 1/2-inch wide strips
8 (6-inch) flour tortillas, stacked and wrapped in foil
1 large onion, halved and cut in thin strips
1 large red bell pepper, cut in thin strips
Salsa, optional

1. Mix lime juice, 1 Tbs. oil, the garlic, hot-pepper sauce, cumin and salt in a plastic food storage bag. Add pork, close bag and turn to coat. Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes.

2. Meanwhile heat oven to 350. Place wrapped tortillas in oven and heat 8 to 10 minutes. Turn off oven (keep tortillas in oven until ready to use).

3. Heat remaining 1 Tbs. oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and pepper and cook 7 minutes or until lightly browned and crisp-tender.

4. Add pork, increase heat to high and stir-fry 3 minutes or until pork is cooked through and vegetables are tender.

5. To make fajitas, fill each tortilla and about 1/2 cup pork mixture, top with salsa and roll up.

Serves 4.

Source: 50 Best-Ever, Super-Easy Meals, Woman's Day, February 22, 1994
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