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Friday, December 26, 2008

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

Submitted by: Rachel W.

This seems to be a favorite. My co-workers and neighbors ask me when they
are going to get there's all Christmas long!

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls

4 cups of marshmallows (adding more makes them gooier, do so as you like)
6 TBL of butter
1/2 pack of jello (any flavor you want)
3 QTS popcorn (air popped, one batch)

Melt butter and marshmallow on low to medium heat over stove
Then add in jello, mix well (for deeper color, add food coloring)
Poor over popcorn
Then shape into round balls
Place on wax paper to cool off
Eat and Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Pecan Crusted Chicken

Submitted by: Shannon S.

I don't remember what cook book I got it from but it is easy and delicious.

2 chicken breast halfs
4 tablespoons finely crushed and toasted pecans
1 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
Dijon mustard

Crush the pecans and spread in a single layer over a cookie sheet. Bake at 400 for about ten minutes or just until ligthly browned. Remove pecans and mix with the salt. In separate bowl lithgly whisk the egg whites. Take cleaned chicken breast halfs and coat with egg whites then dredge in the pecan and salt mixture. Place on ungreased pan and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or until cooked through. Serve with dijon mustard.

Homemade Peanut Butter Bars

Submitted by: Mindie J.

1 C. Butter
1 C. Peanut Butter
1 C. Brown Sugar
1 C. Sugar
2 Eggs
Mix together untill creamy then add
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
3/4 Tsp. Salt
3 Tsp.Vanilla
2 1/2 C. Flour
2 1/4 C. Oats
Grease a large cookie sheet
Spread mixture evenly in cookie sheet
Bake @ 350 deg for 15 min.
When cooled frost with chocolate frosting
Tip: Put the frosting in the microwave for about 30 sec to soften it. It will spread much easier.
Or you can melt chocolate chips and spread them over the bars

Banana Bars

Submitted by: Mary M.

I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!!

Banana Bars
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2-3 ripe bananas, mashed

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Add sour cream and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt - then add to the other mixture. Stir in mashed bananas.
Pour in buttered sheet pan. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.

Frost with Cream Cheese frosting:

1/2 cup margarine (softened)
1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese (softened)
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla

I keep them refrigerated! SO YuMmY!