28 April 2010

Recipe: Salmon Steaks on the Grill

From: Maxine Easton

2 large salmon steaks
¼ C. Flour
1 Chopped onion

Thaw and wash salmon and trim off any fat or residue. Roll in flour. Lay on sheet of aluminum foil. Season both sides with Johnny’s Seafood Seasoning. Put onions on top. Wrap with foil. Grill for 30 minutes closed. Open foil and continue for 15 minutes more.

For oven, follow same directions, placing foil package in oblong cake pan in 350 degree oven and leaving closed whole 45 minutes.

If you can not find Johnny’s Seafood Seasoning where you live it contains: salt, ground dill seed, garlic granules, onion granules and other unknown spices.

16 April 2010

Recipe: Soft Oatmeal-Cookies

Paula A. Tomey-Allen
Adapted from America's Test Kitchen

Makes about 5 doz cookies

1 ½ C. Raisins
1 ½ C. Dates

¾ C. White Flour
¾ C. Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
½ tsp. Cinnamon
3 1/2 C. Oatmeal

1/2 lb. (2 sticks) Butter, softened
1 C. Light Brown Sugar, packed
1 C. Granulated Sugar
3 Large Eggs

1 tsp. Watkins Vanilla Nut Extract
½ C. Skippy Super Chunk Peanut Butter
½ C. Crushed Peanuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheet.

Combine raisins and dates in small bowl and cover with hot water. Let set.
Whisk flours, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and cinnamon together in medium bowl. Fold in oatmeal.
With electric mixer, beat butter until creamy. Add sugars; beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add peanut butter and peanuts.
Strain water from raisins and dates. Add to dry mixture and mix well.

Stir dry ingredients into butter-sugar mixture with wooden spoon or large rubber spatula.

Using cookie dipper or large tablespoon, drop dough onto cookie sheet, leaving at least 2 inches between each ball.
Bake until cookie edges turn golden brown, 20 - 22 minutes. Transfer to waxed paper.

05 April 2010

Recipe: Chocolate Crockpot Cake

Paula A. Tomey-Allen

1 (18 oz.) Box Chocolate Cake Mix
4 Eggs
1 C. Light Sour Cream
3/4 C. Vegetable Oil
1 C. Water
1 (3 oz.) pkg. Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
1 C. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (Optional)

Spray crockpot inside with cooking spray.

Pre-heat crockpot on low with lid on.

Combine all ingredients by hand (do not use mixer) in a 2 quart mixing bowl.
Pour batter into a greased quart crock pot.
Cover and cook on LOW for 5-6 hours or until done in center.
Do NOT cook this recipe on HIGH heat.
Makes 8-10 servings.