Seven Layer Gelatin Salad

Seven Layer Gelatin Salad

Seven Layer Gelatin Salad
This time-consuming but simple dessert is made of seven vibrant layers of fruit gelatin, some of which have been made opaque with evaporated milk.

Spray cooking oil on a 9×13-inch dish.

One package of gelatin should be dissolved in 3/4 cup of boiling water.

Add 3/4 cup of cold water and stir.

Pour into pan and chill for 45 minutes or until almost set.

Another package of gelatin should be dissolved in 1/2 cup of boiling water.

Add a half cup of ice-cold water and a half cup of evaporated milk.

Spread over the top layer and chill for 45 minutes or until nearly set.

In order to use up all the gelatin, repeat steps 2 and 3.

Add whipped topping just before serving.

October 22, 2023

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Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka

Chicken Tikka
Similar to what you would find in your favorite Indian restaurant, this baked chicken tikka is simple to make.

Combine chilies cilantro yogurt tomato paste ginger paste garlic paste tikka masala food coloring and salt in a glass or ceramic bowl.

Add chicken and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours up to overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

Bake chicken in the preheated oven for 10 minutes; flip and spray with cooking spray.

Continue to bake until chicken is no longer pink in the centers and juices run clear 5 to 10 minutes more.

Turn on the oven’s broiler.

Broil until browned 3 to 5 minutes more.

October 21, 2023

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Microwave Apple Crisp

Microwave Apple Crisp

Microwave Apple Crisp
I don’t usually like ‘baking’ with the microwave, but this recipe works great. The topping comes out crispy on top, moist inside, and delicious all around. It’s a wonderful dessert that’s quick and easy to make. Best served warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping.

Spread the apples evenly in an 8 inch square glass baking dish.

A deep dish glass pie plate will also work.

In a medium bowl mix together the melted butter brown sugar oats flour cinnamon and allspice.

Sprinkle this topping evenly over the apples.

Cook on full power in the microwave for 10 to 12 minutes until apples can easily be pierced with a knife.


October 20, 2023

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Fennel and Sausage Pizza

Fennel and Sausage Pizza

Fennel and Sausage Pizza
Roasted fennel adds a touch of sweetness to this pizza topped with Italian turkey sausage, garlic, and cheese.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Line a baking sheet with foil.

Toss fennel and onion slices with olive oil; spread out on the baking sheet.

Roast in the preheated oven until golden 10 to 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven.

Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

Cook and stir sausage in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink about 5 minutes.

Roll out pizza dough on a lightly floured surface.

Transfer to a pizza pan or clean baking sheet.

Spread sauce on top and cover with mozzarella cheese.

Top with fennel onion sausage and garlic slices.

Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted 15 to 17 minutes.

Garnish with chopped fennel fronds.

October 19, 2023

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Butter Frosting

Butter Frosting

Butter Frosting
This rich frosting is made with a lot of butter and tastes great on any cookie.

In a bowl beat butter or margarine until fluffy.

Gradually add 2 cups of the confectioners’ sugar beating well.

Slowly beat in the milk and vanilla.

Slowly beat in remaining sugar.

Beat in additional milk if needed to make of spreading consistency.

Tint with food color if desired.

October 18, 2023

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Honey Oat Beer Bread

Honey Oat Beer Bread

Honey Oat Beer Bread
This beer bread variation is super easy and tasty. It has a great flavor from the honey and oats. So quick, too!

Set the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees C).

Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan.

Stir the flour, oats, baking powder, salt, and brown sugar in a medium bowl.

Pour beer on top of the dry ingredients after drizzling honey over them.

Just combine by blending.

Fill the loaf pan with the mixture.

Melted butter should be drizzled on top.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.

The top of the loaf should easily be cut with a knife.

October 17, 2023

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One Cup Salad

One Cup Salad

One Cup Salad
Making this simple fruit dish with a little extra crunch with kids is always enjoyable.

Combine the pineapple Mandarin oranges marshmallows and sour cream in a bowl.

Gently fold the cornflakes cereal into the mixture.

Sprinkle the coconut over the top; stir into the salad just before serving.

October 16, 2023

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Mexican Christmas Roast Pork

Mexican Christmas Roast Pork

Mexican Christmas Roast Pork
This Mexican Christmas roast begins with a hard cider marinade on the pork leg, which is then baked with pineapple, almonds, and prunes.

Put the pork in a big bowl after slitting it with a sharp knife several times all over the top of the leg.

Blend 1 cup of the cider, the onions, the garlic, the salt, and the pepper in a blender until smooth.

Add to the pork.

Refrigerator marinating can last anywhere from six hours to overnight.

Cover with plastic wrap.

Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).

Bring the pork leg to room temperature after removing it from the refrigerator.

October 15, 2023

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Black and Blueberry Muffins

Black and Blueberry Muffins

Black and Blueberry Muffins
These muffins are much better than plain blueberry muffins because they are moist, sweet, and packed with berries. My two kids love them so much that they frequently bring me fresh fruit to make these muffins. Although whole wheat flour and wheat germ are used to make the muffins, the kids don’t seem to notice.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Butter muffin pan.

In a large mixing bowl whisk together flours wheat germ sugar baking powder salt and cinnamon.

In another bowl whisk together half and half cream and eggs.

Stir wet ingredients into dry mixing just to combine.

Fold in berries.

Scoop batter into muffin pan cups.

If there are any empty cups fill those halfway with water.

Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until done.

October 14, 2023

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Vicki’s Tangerine Martini

Vicki's Tangerine Martini

Vicki’s Tangerine Martini
Use winter’s crop of fresh tangerines to make this sweet and tangy martini.

Tangerine juice vodka and orange liqueur should be added to ice in a martini shaker.

Pour into a martini glass after vigorously shaking the cover.

October 13, 2023

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