Wednesday, August 28, 2013

College Recipe: Oriental Ramen Noodle Salad

Oriental Ramen Noodle Broccoli Cole Slaw

2 (3 ounce) packages beef-flavor ramen noodles
2 (8 1/2 ounce) packages broccoli coleslaw mix
1 cup toasted slivered almonds
1 cup sunflower seed
1/2 bunch green onion, chopped
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil
1/3 cup white vinegar

1. Before opening noodles, crush into 1 inch pieces. Open packages and set aside flavor packets.

2. Place noodles in bottom of large serving bowl. Top noodles with broccoli slaw, then sprinkle with almonds and sunflower kernels, and green onions.

3. In a separate bowl combine sugar, oil, vinegar, and flavor packets from noodles. Pour over slaw, cover and chill up to 24 hours.

4. Toss before serving.

Love this recipe.  It is easy to make and tastes great.  A good study break snack.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pecan Pie Caramel Cheesecake

3 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
½ cups Butter, Melted
½ cups Granulated Sugar

3 packages (8 Oz. Package) Cream Cheese, Softened
¾ cups Granulated Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 whole Large Eggs
½ cups All-purpose Flour
¾ teaspoons Cinnamon
¼ teaspoons Nutmeg

1-½ cup Pecan, Halves, Lightly Toasted*
2 cups Good Quality Caramel Syrup (homemade Is Best)
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix all ingredients for the crust until moist. Press into a 10-inch spring form pan and set aside.

For the filling, in a stand mixer, whip cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. With the mixer on low, stir in vanilla and eggs, one at a time. Scrape the sides, bottom of the bowl, and stir again. Whip in flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Scrape sides and stir again if necessary. Pour filling into prepared crust and smooth the top. Bake for 40-45 minutes until cheesecake is set and hardly jiggles, if at all, when moved. Remove from the oven and cool completely to room temperature.

Arrange pecan halves on top of the entire cheesecake in concentric circles. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Once ready to serve, run a knife around the edges of the cheesecake and remove the sides of the spring form pan.

To serve you can either drizzle 1 cup of caramel syrup over the entire cheesecake or cut (with extra syrup to serve along with) or cut first and drizzle individual pieces.

Passing on the goodness from a facebook friend. Original cook unknown, but grateful for the delicious recipe.

Monday, August 19, 2013

A Delicious Recipe

Sweet Baby Ray's Chicken

4-6 chicken breast
1 bt Sweet Baby Ray's sauce -large for normal crocks
1/4 c vinegar - any kind
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 c brown sugar
1 tsp garlic powder

Mix everything but chicken
Place chicken in crockpot (frozen is ok)
Pour sauce mixture over chicken
Cook on low 4-6 hours

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Cheeky writer.
Rose-colored jowls.
She blushed.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Dreams float on the zephyr winds of the heart's passions and the mind's thoughts.