White Chocolate Mousse Pastry Horns

Second treat for Book Group tonight.  These were awesome!  A Pampered Chef recipe from their “Simply Sweet” cookbook which is one of my favorite cookbooks.  I doubled the recipe because 8 was just not going to be enough. filling: 2 squares (1 oz each) white chocolate for baking, chopped (I used a Dove Chocolate Discoveries … Continue reading

White Chocolate and Berry Crostini

Book Group tonight at my house so the perfect time to try out a couple of new recipes.  This is a Dove Chocolate Discoveries recipe from their Spring/Summer 2009 Entertaining Guide, very good but very crunchy.  (Maybe a little too crunchy?  Maybe I didn’t do it right although I did follow the instructions.  Any thoughts … Continue reading

Kathy’s Enchiladas

More food for Patty and Raymond!  The recipe as listed below made the above two pans of enchiladas.  The instructions said you could make them soft or crispy, so I did a pan of each (soft on left, crispy on right). 2 pounds ground beef 1 small can diced ortega chilis (left these out for … Continue reading

Apricot Chicken Bake

Another dinner for Patty.  I mixed the sauce ingredients together and decided that it didn’t look like quite enough so I doubled it and then I ended up doubling that again and then it looked like enough!  🙂 1 chicken, cut up or your favorite pieces (I used 5 chicken breasts) 1/4 cup Russian dressing … Continue reading

Crispy Jello Salad

Also requested by Patty.  I thought I had a jello mold around here somewhere but couldn’t find it so couldn’t make her a fancy jello salad, bummer!  This is a picture of the bottom of the jello as I didn’t want to take it out of the mold before delivering it to her, too hard … Continue reading

Patty’s Beef Stew

Dinner #2 for Patty as requested, Beef Stew. 2 pounds stew beef or a cut up chuck roast (I went with the stew meat) 1 onion, diced 4 – 5 large potatoes, peeled and quartered 4 – 5 carrots, peeled and cut into slices 3 quarts hot water 3 – 4 tablespoons Kitchen Bouquet (couldn’t … Continue reading