Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hamburger Noodle Bake

  • 8 ounces egg noodles
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 16 oz tomato sauce
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp onion salt
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded


Brown ground beef in skillet and drain grease. Combine beef, garlic, salt, sugar and tomato sauce and simmer on low for 10 minutes. In a small bowl, blend cream cheese, sour cream, and onion salt. Boil noodles according to package directions, under-cooking by a minute & drain. In a greased 9X13 pan, lawyer noodles, cream cheese mixture, and meat sauce. Repeat. Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until heated through.

This dish can be frozen ahead of time.  Follow directions as listed above but DO NOT BAKE. Cover with foil and freeze up to 3 months. To Serve: Thaw. Bake 350 for 40 minutes or until heated through.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Old Fashioned Pumpkin Cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Glaze (recipe follows)


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease baking sheets.

COMBINE flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Beat sugar and butter in large mixer bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until smooth. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets.

BAKE for 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle Glaze over cookies.

2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl until smooth

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sweet Potato Dumplings

1 pkg. regular crescent rolls
1 pkg. frozen sweet potato patties ( 8 in pkg.)
Mix following ingredients together and bring to a boil until slightly thick:
2 c sugar
2 c milk
1 sticks butter or margarine
1 heaping T. cornstarch
1tsp cinnamon and/or nutmeg if desired
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Unroll crescent rolls, separate, and cut each crescent in half. I recommend rolling each crescent to make it larger
Cut each sweet potato patty in half
Wrap each piece of crescent roll around the potato half making sure to cover as much as you can
Place in pan or dish which has been sprayed with non-stick spray
Pour thickened mixture over all the rolls
Bake for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown.