Friday, January 13, 2012

Zucchini Bake

This is one of the easiest meals to make. I love to use zucchini but I don't do it enough.

Zucchini Bake
posted by Barbie

1 lb. ground turkey
2 large zucchini, halved lengthwise
3 c. spaghetti sauce
1 can corn
1 c. cheese

Heat oven to 350. Brown turkey. Place zucchini in baking dish. Top with turkey, sauce and corn. Cover with foil and bake 20-25 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with cheese and bake 5 minutes.

Rolo Cookies

These are some of my favorite cookies that I usually make at Christmas time. The funny memory we have of the last time we made these cookies is that just as we ran out of rolos, the bowl with the batter in it fell to the floor and broke. We were so glad we had used all we needed.

Rolo Cookies
submitted by Barbie

1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. butter
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
2 1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. cocoa
13 oz. bag rolos
sugar for rolling cookies in

Blend sugar, brown sugar and butter together. Add eggs and vanilla to sugar to blend. Sift together flour, cocoa and baking soda. Add flour to sugar. Take a spoonful of cookie dough and wrap it around rolo. Roll into ball so rolo is covered and roll in sugar. Bake at 375 for 7-10 min.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


Rachael is quite the cook. She really wanted to make beignets like they did in Disney's The Princess and the Frog. They turned out fantastic.

posted by Barbie

1 pkg dry yeast (1 TB)
1/2 c. warm water
1/2 c. evaporated milk
1 egg (beaten)
1 tsp. vanilla
2 TB vegetable oil
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
3 c. flour
OIL heated to 370
powdered sugar to dust with

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Mix milk, egg, vanilla, oil, sugar and salt. Add in yeast mixture. Stir in flour. Take 1/9 of dough and put into hot oil till browned. Dust with powdered sugar.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


I was at Jenna's for the weekend. Robert made some delicious chili which went well with the snowy weather. I had never tried some of the techniques they used, so I thought I would put this recipe down for our posterity.

posted by Barbie
6 cans beans (different varieties)
2 cans tomotoes
2 cans corn
1 lb. italian sausage
1/2 cup non-diet soda
1/2 cup brown sugar
chili powder
garlic salt
jalapenos (optional)
Cook sausage. Throw everything in the crockpot for 6 hours on low.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sour cream salsa chicken

I have made many variations of this dish. However, this one has very few ingredients which goes along with my simplifying theme.

Posted by Barbie


4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves
1 package reduced-sodium taco seasoning mix
1 cup salsa
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup light sour cream

Spray the crockpot with cooking spray. Add the chicken breasts. Sprinkle with Taco Seasoning. Top with salsa. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. When ready to serve, remove the chicken from the pot. Place about 2 T cornstarch in a small amount of water. Stir well. Stir the cornstarch mixture into salsa sauce. Stir in 1/4 cup of light sour cream.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Turkey Cranberry Wreath

I got this recipe from a pampered chef consultant. I don't even know what book it came from. It was copied on a sheet of paper. It is a little time consuming, but very impressive. It looks so fancy, but is so yummy.

Turkey Cranberry Wreath
submitted by Barbie

2 pkg. (8 oz) crescent rolls
2 cup turkey, chopped
1/2 c. dried cranberries (craisins)
4 oz. Swiss cheese, grated
1 egg, separated
1/2 c. mayo
2 Tbsp. dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 c. celery

Arrange 8 crescent rolls in a circle on large round pan.
Wide ends are touching in center with points hanging off the end.
Match wide ends of remaining triangles and seal seams. (Not points in center)
Combine mayo, mustard and pepper.
Add turkey, celery and craisins. Mix and add cheese.
Scoop filling over seams of dough, forming a circle.
Sprinkle walnuts over filling.
Beginning in center, lift one dough triangle across mixture.
Continue alternating with outer strips, slightly overlapping to form wreath.
Tuck last end under first. Separate egg and brush dough with egg white.
Bake at 375 for 25-30 min. or until golden brown.


I have been making this recipe since we lived in Provo and were going to college. I got it from the couple who rented the front part of our house. It is my absolute favortie because it probably has the most calories of any enchillada recipe, so it tastes delectable. You of course could substitute with chicken, which I do most of the year.

Turkey Enchiladas
submitted by Barbie
2-3 cups turkey, shredded
1 doz. Flour/corn tortillas
1 small can diced green chilies
1 lb. jack cheese, grated
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 can water
1 16 oz. container sour cream

Combine sour cream, soup, water and chilies.
Dip tortillas into mixture.
Fill tortillas with chicken and cheese.
Roll and place in 9x13 in. pan
Pour the rest of the mixture on top.
Sprinkle with any remaining cheese.
Bake at 350 for 30-40 min.