cooking from A to Z - today is "A" : LUSENET : Country Families : One Thread

I thought it would be fun to share some differnt kinds of recipes, so every day or two I will post a new letter. Type in your recipes for that letter, and we should end up with a nice collection.


1- 8 ounce pack of cream cheese

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla

1/2 cup chopped peanuts

apple wedges

MIx cream cheese, brown sugar and vanilla together until smooth, top with chopped nuts, and serve with apple wedges.

-- Melissa (, November 11, 2001


Apple and Orange Chicken
Orange you glad you have this wonderful recipe for apple
   and orange chicken?! Makes 4 servings.

   Printed from Allrecipes, Submitted by Libby Deane
1 (1 ounce) package dry onion
   soup mix
4 bone-in chicken breast halves
1 (.6 ounce) package cream of
   chicken soup mix
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 cup apple juice
1 cup orange juice
salt and pepper to taste

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2 Place the chicken pieces in a lightly greased 9x13 inch
   baking dish.
3 In a medium bowl combine the onion soup mix, cream of
   chicken soup mix, soy sauce, garlic, apple and orange juice,
   salt and pepper. Mix together and pour mixture over
   chicken. Cover and bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, then
   remove cover/lid and bake for another 1/2 hour to brown the chicken.

-- Callie (, November 11, 2001.

Alabama Dip - I make this once a year, usually around holiday time.

2 lbs. Velveeta, cubed

1 med. jar picante sauce

10 oz. can Rotel tomatoes

1 can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained

1 lb. sausage, crumbled, browned and drained

Mix cheese, picante sauce, tomatoes and soup in a crock pot. Heat on low. When cheese is melted stir in beef and sausage. Cook one more hour on low. Serve with tortilla chips.

-- Jo (, November 12, 2001.

(Puffy) Apple Omelet

6 Tbsp flour tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 4 eggs (separate white/yolks) 6 Tbsp sugar 2 Tbsp lemon juice 6 Tbsp Milk

Topping: 2 Thinly sliced apples, 2 Tsp sugar, tsp Cinnamon

Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Add egg yolks & milk, mix well and set aside. Beat egg whites until foamy, slowly add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Fold in yolk mixture and lemon juice. Pour into greased 1 quart baking dish. Arrange apple slices on top, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Bake in 375 oven for aprox. 18-20 minutes.

-- Sissy Sylvester-Barth (, November 13, 2001.

Austrian Chocolate Balls (cookie) --- 2 oz (2 squares) unsweetened chocolate, 1/3 c butter. Melt choc. and butter together in medium saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Stir into choc. mixture the following: 1 c sugar, 1 egg plus 1 yolk, and 1/2 t vanilla or almond extract. Blend well. Stir in 1 1/3 c flour and 1/2 c finely chopped nuts, until well combined. Shape dough into 3/4 inch balls; place on ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake 350 degrees for 8 - 12 minutes, until firm to touch. Do not overbake. Immediately remove from cookie sheet and cool. In same pan as you made the choc. cookie mixture, melt 1 oz ( 1 square) unsweetened choco. and 1 T butter. Remove from heat and add the following: 1/4 t vanilla or almond extract, 1 c powdered sugar, and 2 to 3 T milk. Blend well. Dip tops of cookies in the icing and dry completely before storing in container layered with waxed paper. Make ahead and freeze. This has been a favorite for years.

-- Janet in Kansas (, November 13, 2001.

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