August 29, 2011

Summer Casserole

1 pkg. (8oz) uncooked spaghetti
8 oz. ground turkey
8 oz. ground chuck
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup. sliced onions
2 cans.(8 oz. each) tomato sauce
1 can. (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
1 beef bouillon cube
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups. diced zucchini
2 cups. rice krispies
1/3 cup. Parmesan cheese
1 cup. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
 cooking spray

        Cook spaghetti to package directions. Drain well. While spaghetti cooks, brown meats, garlic and onions in 3 quart saucepan over medium heat. stirring frequently. Drain juices, if necessary. Add tomato sauce, tomatoes, bouillon cube, Italian seasoning, salt, zucchini and rice krispies, mixing well.
       Cover and cook over medium heat until mixture starts to simmer, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes.
       Place half of meat sauce in bottom of shallow 2 quart casserole dish coated with cooking spray. Spread spaghetti evenly over sauce and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Spread remaining sauce over spaghetti. Cover casserole.
       Bake at 350F* about 30 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with shredded cheeses and return to oven uncovered, 5 minutes longer or until cheese melts. Serve Hot.

serves: 8   Prep time: 45 minutes.  Bake Time: 35 minutes

August 28, 2011

Peanut Butter Bars

1 cup. chunky peanut butter
3 tbsp. butter, softened
1 cup. powered sugar
3 cups. rice krispies
1/4 cup. semi sweet chocolate chips, melted
cooking spray

    In large mixer bowl, combine peanut butter, butter and sugar on medium speed. Add rice krispies, mixing until combined.

   Press mixture evenly into 9 x 9 x 2 inch. pan coated with cooking spray.

   Drizzle chocolate over chilled cereal mixture. Decorate with sprinkles, chopped peanuts, Chill in refrigerator about 30 minutes or until chocolate is set and cereal mixture is firm. Cut into 2 x 1-1/2 inch bars.

makes: 24 bars

August 9, 2011

Tangy Sloppy Joe's

4 lbs. ground chuck
1 cup. chopped onion
1 cup. finely chopped green pepper
2 cans(10-3/4 oz. each) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
1 can.(15 oz) thick and zesty tomato sauce
1 can(8 oz) tomato sauce
3/4 cup. packed brown sugar
1/4 cup. ketchup
3 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. spicy brown mustard
1 tbsp. ground mustard
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. garlic powder
20-25 hamburger buns

    In a large saucepan cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add green pepper, Cook and stir for 5 minutes; drain. Add the next 10 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Serve on buns.

20-25 servings

August 7, 2011


3 lbs. country cut spareribs
1/4 c. onion, chopped
1/2 c. celery, chopped
1 c. ketchup
1/2 c. water
1/4 c. lemon juice
2 tbsp. brown sugar
3 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. vinegar
1 tbsp. prepared mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Preheat slow cooker. (Brown spareribs for about 10 minutes.)

Place browned spareribs in cooker. In mixing bowl, combine onions, celery, ketchup, water, lemon juice, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Mix and pour over spareribs.

Cover and simmer on setting High for 4 hours or Low for 7 to 9 hours.


Brown 1 lb Ground Chuck with 1 chopped Onion & Bell Pepper, drain grease. 
Add 1 10.5 oz can Cream Mushroom Soup & 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, simmer 10 min, add 1 14.5 oz can beef broth, simmer 5 min.
Add 8 oz cooked Med Egg Noodles, stir, Pour into 13x9 dish, 
Bake 315*F. 45 min, top dish with American Cheese slices, dot with butter and Paprika, bake 15 more min til cheese is melted. Salad & Garlic bread.

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John Sharpton

Two Timing Short Ribs

4 to 5 lbs. beef short ribs, cut into pieces
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 12 oz. bottle chili sauce
1/2 cup. beer
2 tbsp. minced onion
2 tbsp. cider vinegar
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. sugar

    Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper. Combine remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Set aside.
     Preheat grill to medium high heat.
Grill ribs for 20 minutes, turning frequently. Baste ribs liberally with sauce and continue to cook another 20 minutes.
Makes 4 servings

August 4, 2011

Blackberry-Lemon Coffeecake

3 cups. rice krispies
1-1/2 all purpose flour
3/4 cup. sugar
1/2 cup. margarine
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg
3/4 cup. buttermilk
1 tsp. grated lemon peel
1/2 cup. seedless blackberry jam
vegetable cooking spray

   In large mixing bowl, stir together rice krispies cereal, flour and sugar. Using pastry blender, cut in margarine. Remove 1/2 cup mixture and set aside for topping. To remaining mixture, stir in baking powder, soda and salt.

   Beat together egg, buttermilk, and lemon peel. Add to cereal mixture, stirring only until combined. spread 2/3 batter evenly over bottom of 9 x 1-1/2 inch round cake pan that has been coated with cooking spray.

   Evenly spread jam over batter to 1/2 inch of pan. Dot with remaining dough and carefully spread over jam. (All of jam will not be covered) Sprinkle top completely with reserved topping mixture.

   Bake at 350F*. about 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Cut into wedges to serve.