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Tortilla Lasagna

April 2, 2009

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook and drain meat. Combine meat with taco seasoning, water and green onions. Stir in salsa. Spray 9 by 13 inch pan. Layer tortillas in bottom. Top with third of green chilies, beef, cheese and enchilada sauce. Repeat layers twice and top with cheese. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil for last 10 minutes of baking. 

Buttermilk Pie

March 26, 2009

Melt margarine and mix in sugar, flour and salt. Add eggs and buttermilk and mix well. Add vanilla and mix well. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 1 hour or until golden brown.

--from Dorothy Poole

Hamburger Stew Casserole

March 19, 2009

Brown meat with onion and seasonings. Layer meat mixture alternately with tomatoes and vegetable mix. Top with crushed tortilla chips or  bread crumbs. Bake at 375-400 degrees F. until bubbly hot.

--from Mary Sue Cole, Hunt County Ext. Agent

Chicken Cheeseball

March 12, 2009

Soften cream cheese and mix in packet of ranch dip. Add blue cheese crumbles and blend well. Add well-drained chicken to mixture and chill. Once dip is set, roll in walnuts or pecans. Chill until right before serving. Serve with tortilla chips or wheat crackers.

--from Melissa Landon

Apple Sopaipilla Cheesecake

March 5, 2009

Cut apples into large chunks. Stew in small amount of water with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 1/2 c. brown sugar. When soft, mash apples and cook until water is gone. Chill apples. Spread one can crescent rolls out in a 9 by 13 inch pan. Seal edges of triangles. Mix cream cheese,  vanilla and 1 c. of brown sugar. Spread over the top. Spread apple filling over crescents. Layer more crescents over filling and seal. Mix melted butter and 1/2 c. sugar. Pour over top. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

--from Mary Sue Cole, Hunt County Ext. Agent

Potato Pancakes

Feb. 26, 2009

Using a food processor or grater, grate the potato and onion on the large hole into a bowl. Squeeze out the excess liquid. Add egg, parsley, flour, bread crumbs, lemon juice and seasoning to mix. Mix well. Heat 1/2 cup of oil in a heavy skillet. Add 1/2 cup of potato mixture to the hot oil, and flatten down to a 3/4 inch thick pancake. Turn heat to medium. Cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until crispy. Drain pancakes on a paper towel. 

--from Joi Moran

Light and Crispy Fish

Feb. 19, 2009

Cut fish into serving size portions or “fingers” Rinse fish and pat dry. Combine cheese, cornmeal and seasoning in a flat pan. Coat fish  with the mixture and place the fish on a prepared baking pan. Drizzle melted margarine over fish. Bake about 10 minutes per inch of  fish thickness at 350 degrees F.  

--from Mary Sue Cole, Hunt County Ext. Agent

Seven Layer Salad

Feb. 12, 2009

Layer in order, starting with lettuce, in a clear glass bowl so the pretty colors or layers show. The end result is colorful and crunchy. The mayonnaise seals the freshness of the veggies below it, so you can make this salad the night before and it is ready for dinner the next evening.

--from Betty Green

Cheese Soup

Feb. 5, 2009

Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, add vegetables and saute until soft. Gradually stir in flour and cornstarch. Reduce heat to low and gradually stir in broth and milk, stirring constantly. Continue cooking and stirring until thickened and smooth. Add cheese and stir until cheese is melted. Add pepper to taste.

--from Mary Sue Cole, Hunt County Ext. Agent

Cowboy Doings

Jan. 29, 2009

Mix syrup and water together and let come to a boil. Pour into a bread or cake pan. Make biscuits as directed. Place biscuits over syrup mixture. Place a pat of butter on each biscuit and bake at 375 degrees F. until the biscuits are done.

--from Mary Sue Cole, Hunt County Ext. Agent

Quick Supper Bread

Jan. 22, 2009

Cut loaf in half, lengthwise. Cut bottom half 1” deep with a 1” border all around. Layer ingredients on bottom half in this order: ham, beef, onions, olives, cheeses and mushrooms. Top with other half of bread. Wrap entire loaf with heavy duty foil. Bake at 400 degrees F. about 15-20 minutes until hot. To serve, slice into 1” slices.

--from Mary Sue Cole, Hunt County Ext. Agent

Coconut Cake

Jan. 15, 2009

Prepare yellow cake as directed on box. Once cake has cooled, cut layers into halves. Punch holes in the top of the layers. Combine the rest of the  ingredients for frosting and stack between layers. Frost the top and sides  of the cake. Store in the refrigerator.

--from Mary Sue Cole, Hunt County Ext. Agent

Egg and Sausage Scramble

Jan. 8, 2009

Cook sausage until done. Break into small pieces. Drain and set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, salt, pepper and mustard. Layer bread, sausage and cheese in a greased casserole dish. Top with egg mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 45 minutes. Makes 8-10 servings.

--from Mary Sue Cole, Hunt County Ext. Agent

Chili Relleno Pie

Jan. 1, 2009

Brown beef with onions and drain well. In a pie pan, layer beef then green chillies then cheese. Combine egg, milk, flour, salsa and pepper. Mix well and pour over layered mixture. Top with additional cheese. Bake at 375 degrees F. for approximately 20 minutes.

--from Mary Sue Cole, Hunt County Ext. Agent

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