Easy Pasta Dish
½ lb of bacon
(diced and fried crispy, drain)
2-3 chicken breast diced into bite sized pieces
2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 sm onion
1 sm green pepper
Note: You can
get the canned tomatoes with onions, pepper mixed and skip
the fresh ones.
2 cans of chicken broth
1 - 8 oz. package of cream cheese
Cook, drain the bacon. Keep about 4 T. of the grease. Cook
chicken. Cook onions, peppers till onions are
translucent. (Skip if using mixed tomatoes.) Add broth and
tomatoes. Simmer and bring to boil. Add pasta. Cook 'til
tender. Remove from heat and add cream cheese, in pieces.
Stir to melt and incorporate. Stir in bacon. Top with
Parmesan cheese if desired. Serve with garlic bread!!!
This is light and yummy!!
Cake and Frosting
My mom makes this cake for me every birthday!!!
It is absolutely fabulous.
When I make it I add 2 T. of sour cream to the batter
before I add the vinegar and soda.
2 oz. red food coloring
3 T. chocolate Quik mix
Mix these together and set aside.
½ c. shortening
1½ c. sugar
1 c. buttermilk (You can use 1 c. of milk and 2 T. of vinegar
as a substitute.)
2½ c. cake flour -- Sifted 3 times
Note: MUST use cake flour and sift it (Use a strainer if
you don't have a sifter.) All-purpose flour is too heavy!
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vinegar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream the shortening and sugar. Add eggs and food
coloring paste. Beat 10 minutes with mixer. Add milk.
Slowly add flour, salt and vanilla. Then by hand add and
mix lightly vinegar and soda with a spoon. (If you want
to add the sour cream mix with spoon by hand, then add
vinegar and soda.)
Bake at 350° F for 30-35 min. Makes a 9x13 or 2 8" rounds.
1 stick of butter
½ c. shortening
1 c. sugar
4 T. flour
⅔ c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream butter and shortening and sugar. Add the flour 1 T.
at a time. Add the milk slowly and the vanilla.
Beat 12 minutes with mixer. It will look runny when first
beating!! Don't worry!!!
This is a light, sweet frosting and FABULOUS!
Cut this recipe in half if frosting a 9x13 cake.
You can do all in one day or make the sauce ahead:
Use or substitute what you like in sauce:
1 small package of short ribs
1 small package Italian sausage (hot or mild)
1 small package hamburger
1 small package sausage
1 small stick of pepperoni chopped into small chunks
2 cans crushed tomatoes
2 cans tomato sauce
1 can tomato paste
3 cloves garlic crushed
1 small/med onion chopped
1 small green pepper chopped
1 stalk celery chopped
Herbs to taste, oregano, basil, parsley, Italian seasoning,
salt/pepper, 1 T. sugar!
Mozzarella cheese to taste
In skillet brown hamburger and sausage. Broil or grill short
ribs and Italian sausage. Drain on paper towel. Add onion,
garlic, pepper, celery to hamburger. Drain grease put it all
into large pan, add short ribs, and sausage, tomatoes, sauce,
paste and herbs and seasonings. Cook on slow.
Prepare spaghetti noodles like normal ... Leave slightly
underdone. Drain and toss with lots of sauce ... Put in baking
dish ... Add more sauce to top, put pepperoni on top, cover
with shredded Mozzarella cheese.
Bake at 350° 'til cheese is bubbly and slightly brown.
Really good if sauce made the day before and sits overnight
in the fridge!