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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

grandmas vegtable beef soup

1-  1 1/2 pd stew meat
1 15 oz can diced tomatoes
1 package frozen mixed vegetables for soup (usually a corn, pea, carrot, bean mixture)
3-4 potatoes cubed
cabbage chopped (use however much you like)
1 box beef broth, also having beef paste is good to add with the broth too
celery and onion chopped
couple all spice
garlic salt
about 3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce

I like barley , so sometimes I add this.

In a pan brown stew meat with salt/pepper/garlic.

put browned stew meat in a large pot, cover with water, and add beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, chopped celery and onion, and all seasonings, cover and cook until meat is tender, add all remaining ingredients except frozen veggies, add those towards the end when your potatoes and cabbage are almost cooked through. cover and let simmer. you could probably do this in a slow cooker too.

Depending on how much broth you want you may have to keep adding more water or beef broth.  taste to see how much salt you like.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Dirt Dessert

COOKIES AND CREAM~ EVERYTIME I SERVE THI...S AT A COOKOUT IT IS DEVOURED AND THEN EVERYONE WANTS THE RECIPE~SO SO GOOOOD~~~Oreo goodness 1 bag Oreos, crushed 8oz cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup butter 1 cup powdered sugar 3 cups milk 2 sm boxes instant vanilla pudding 1/2 tsp vanilla 12 oz Cool Whip, thawed Cream together cream cheese, butter & powered sugar & vanilla. In separate bowl mix milk & pudding chill until set. fold in cool whip after pudding has set. add cream cheese mixture. layer with Oreos... Chill until ready to serve!

My sister-in-law layers this in a flower pot and puts gummy worms on the top

Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings


4 skinless, boneless chicken bre...ast halves
2 tablespoons butter
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1 onion, finely diced
2 (10 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuit dough, torn into pieces


Place the chicken, butter, soup, and onion in a slow cooker, and fill with enough water to cover.
Cover, and cook for 5 to 6 hours on High. About 30 minutes before serving, place the torn biscuit dough in the slow cooker. Cook until the dough is no longer raw in the center.

I tried this, was very good,,, but I think next time I would make me own dumplings :)

Sweet Amish Macaroni Salad

Sweet Amish Macaroni Salad: "Absolutely the BEST macaroni salad! The mayo mixtur...e is what makes it so delightful — that bit of sweetness



1 lb salad macaroni
4 hard-boiled eggs (chopped)
1 small onion, finely diced
3 celery ribs, diced small
1 small sweet pepper, seeded and diced small (red or orange)
2 cups light mayonnaise (do not use Miracle Whip)
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 cup yellow mustard
2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
1 tablespoon white vinegar or 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon salt
paprika (to garnish)

Cook the macaroni according to directions, drain well.
While pasta is cooking mix up all the dressing ingredients till well blended and set aside.
Chop up all the veggies.
When macaroni has cooled and drained well mix in the dressing (add all of it if you like very creamy salad.if you don't like a lot of dressing leave out about 1/2-3/4 c of the dressing. Remember that as it sets it will soak up some of the dressing.
Refrigerate for at least one hour, the longer you let it set the better the flavor. Overnight is not to long! Servings are approximately Does not include cook time or the chill time

Princess Pie (Coconut Cream Pie)

Princess Pie (Coconut Cream Pie)
... crust:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 Tbs sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans - optional

Mix and pat in an 8x8 inch pan, bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until just beginning to turn golden. Do not over bake.

Layer two:
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup whipped topping

Beat together sugar and cream cheese. Fold in whipped topping. Spread on cooled crust.

Layer three:
1 small package coconut cream instant pudding
1 1/2 cups whole milk (any milk will do, but whole milk makes pudding so much tastier)

Mix until thickened. Spread over cream cheese mixture.

Top with remaining tub of whipped topping.

Toast 1 cup coconut. Sprinkle evenly on dessert. Refrigerate.

this was gone in a day!

Polish Sausage & Cabbage in the crockpot

Polish Sausage and Cabbage Soup Crock Pot

2 cups potatoes, cubed and peeled
4 cabbage, shredded it fine
1 carrot, shredded it fine
1 large onion, chopped
2 teaspoons caraway seeds, crushed (optional)
1-1/4 lb Polish sausage, cooked, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2 inch slices
4 cups fat free chicken broth or you can just use water
black pepper and salt to taste

Place potatoes, cabbage, carrot, onion, caraway seeds, sausage, pepper and salt in crock pot. Pour broth over all.
Cover, cook on low for 10 - 12 hours or high for 5 - 6 hours.

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I used fresh smoked kielbasa from Frank's, and added garlic powder/onion powder and a bay leaf.   very tasty!

Bean Dip

BEAN DIP ~ 1 family size can of bean w/bacon soup, 8 oz sour cream, 1 small onion & 1-2 jalapeno peppers chopped fine, 8oz grated cheddar cheese. Stir together & heat @ 350 for 30 min.

If you have left over chicken taco meat, or left over buffalo chicken dip,, I have added this also,,, yummmmyy!!!