Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Old-Fashioned Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 2 2/3 cups Powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup Butter or margarine softened
  • 1 2/3 cups Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup Hershey’s Cocoa
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking powder
  • cups Water
  • 1/2 cup Hard peppermint candy, opt. (finely crushed)
  • Add’l hard peppermint candy (crushed), optional
  • 6 tablespoons Butter or margarine softened

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans or one 13x9x2-inch baking pan. In large mixer bowl, combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla; beat on high speed of electric mixer 3 minutes. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with water to butter mixture, beating until blended. Add candy, if desired. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • In small mixer bowl, beat butter. Add powdered sugar and cocoa alternately with milk; beat to spreading consistency (additional milk may be needed).
  • Blend in vanilla. About 2 cups frosting. Variation:
  • Chocolate Cupcakes: Fill paper-lined muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter)
  • 2/3 full with batter. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes; cool. Frost. About 2-1/2 dozen cupcakes.

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No Oven Peanut Butter Squares

No Oven Peanut Butter Squares

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter (1- stick)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 15-20 “Xocai Healthy Dark Chocolate Nuggets”

Line 9″x13″ pan with foil or wax paper, with ends extending over sides of pan. Melt butter in large bowl in microwave on high for 45 seconds or over stove in pan until melted. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, crumbs and peanut butter; mix well. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Melt “Nuggets” on slow and low heat in microwave or small saucepan until smooth, stirring until melted. Cool slightly, and then pour over peanut butter mixture in pan. Cool. Cut partially through mixture to mark squares with desired size. Can refrigerate or wait until it sets. Lift from pan, using handles from foil or wax paper. Cut all the way through mixture into squares.
Serves 24

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Super Easy Chicken & Cheese Lasagna Roll-Ups

Super Easy Chicken & Cheese Lasagna Roll-Ups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 cups Prego Spaghetti Sauce
  • 3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 8 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained

Directions:

  • Combine cheeses, milk, pepper and chicken in a medium bowl.
  • Spread 1/2 cup of the mixture over the lasagna noodles. Roll them jelly-roll fashion.
  • Pour 1 cup spaghetti sauce in 13X9″ baking dish.
  • Place lasagna rolls in the baking dish seam-side down.
  • Pour the remaining spaghetti sauce on top.
  • Cover and bake for half an hour at 375 degrees.
  • If desired serve with additional Parmesan cheese.

Submitted by: Wendy Gibson

Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls

Biscuit Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1/3 C. packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 C. chopped pecans (optional)
  • 2 small tubes refrigerator buttermilk biscuits or 1 tube Pillsbury Grands buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/2 C. pancake syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 C. chopped almonds (optional)

Directions:

  • Spray with non-stick spray a fluted pan.
  • Mix syrup and melted butter in a small bowl.
  • In different bowl combine cinnamon, nuts and brown sugar.
  • Pour half of the syrup mixture in the pan.
  • Top with half of the brown sugar mixture.
  • Arrange the biscuits on the bottom closely together to make a ring.
  • Pour the remaining sugar mixtures and syrup on top.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes at 375 degrees.
  • Let cool 1 minute and then serve!
Submitted by: Jessie Robbins

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Applesauce Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Applesauce Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

  • For cake:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (optional), toasted (see Tips), cooled, and chopped
  • For frosting:
  • 5 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Butter an 8- or 9-inch square cake pan.
  • Make cake: Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
  • Beat butter, brown sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer at high speed until pale and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition, then beat in applesauce.
  • At low speed, mix in flour mixture until just combined, then stir in walnuts (if using).
  • Spread batter evenly in pan and bake until golden-brown and a wooden pick inserted into center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes.
  • Cool in pan 15 minutes. Run a knife around edge of cake to loosen, then invert onto a plate. Reinvert cake onto a rack to cool completely.
  • Make frosting:Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer at high speed until fluffy.
  • Sift confectioners sugar and cinnamon over cream cheese mixture, then beat at medium speed until incorporated.
  • Spread frosting over top of cooled cake.

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Cambodian style fish with soy bean paste

Cambodian style fish with soy bean paste

Ingredients

  • 1 gilt-head (sea) bream about 350 grams
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cm of ginger root, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of soy bean paste
  • 1 hot chili pepper, chopped
  • 1 stalk of green onion, chopped
  • dash of white pepper
  • basil and mint leaves to serve
  • Mix water with garlic, ginger, sugar, fish sauce, soy bean paste, hot chili pepper together in a skillet.
  • Add fish and simmer till fish tender and water reduced (about 10 – 15 minutes), while cooking turn fish over.
  • When fish cooked, add green onion and white pepper.
  • Serve garnished with basil and mint leaves.

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Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes, Peppers and Onions

Roasted Chicken Thighs with Potatoes, Peppers and Onions

Ingredients

  • 2 – 2 1/2 lbs chicken thighs, skin removed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 red pepper sliced
  • 2 russet potatoes, diced
  • olive oil (I used Carter and Cavero Tuscan Herb)
  • garlic and herb seasoning (I use Garlic Garlic from Tastefully Simple)
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

  • Oven at 375 degrees.
  • This is super easy! Once you’ve removed the skin from the chicken place it on a lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, garlic and herb seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Toss the potatoes, peppers and onions. Again drizzle with olive oil, garlic and herb seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Cook for approx 45 minutes, until the chicken is golden and cooked through, juices running clear. I served mine with a very simple salad.

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