Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tortilla Soup

This is hands down the best tortilla soup recipe. I promise you have never had a better bowl of tortilla soup in your life. My mom made this one up. She's incredible.
Feeds 4-6 people.

Tortilla Soup
2 T olive oil
1 onion, diced
1-2 jalapenos, diced (opt.)
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 T salsa
1 can beef broth
1 can tomato soup
3 c chicken broth
1 can Rotel tomatoes with chiles
1 t ground cumin
2 t Worcestershire sauce
2 T lime juice (or juice from one lime)
.5 c freshly chopped cilantro
2-3 c chicken, cooked and shredded
sour cream (opt.)
cheese (opt.)
avocado (opt.)
tortilla chips (opt.)

1. In a large pot, saute oil, onion, garlic, jalapeno, and salsa. Cook over medium heat until onions are semi-soft.
2. Slowly add ingredients from beef broth to chicken.
3. Simmer all ingredients for about 10-15 minutes.
4. Serve with a spoonful of
sour cream, some grated cheese, a few slices of avocado, and some crushed tortilla chips on top.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

See's Fudge

See's Fudge
1 cup butter
2.5 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1- 16 oz. pkg. large marshmallows
1.5 cups chopped nuts (opt)
2 tsp. vanilla
1 sm. can evaporated milk
4.5 cups sugar

1. Mix everything from the butter to the vanilla in a large bowl, and grease a 9x13 pan; put both aside.
2. Combine milk and sugar in a medium saucepan. Boil for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.
3. Pour milk/sugar combination over the ingredients in the bowl. Hand-mix everything together for 6 minutes.
4. Pour batter into 9x13 pan and cover with foil. Refrigerate overnight.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bacon-Wrapped Little Smokies

I got this recipe from Megan Burke. It's super easy and super delicious.

Bacon-Wrapped Little Smokies
1 package little smokies
1 package uncooked bacon (I wouldn't recommend using thick-sliced)
Brown sugar, to taste
Toothpicks

1. Preheat oven to 350*.
2. Cut each strip of bacon widthwise into three equal-sized pieces. Wrap one piece of bacon around each little smokie. Stick a toothpick through to keep the bacon on and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Sprinkle brown sugar (the more the better) over the meat and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Marie Callendar's Cornbread

This cornbread tastes just like what they serve at Marie Callendar's.

Marie Callendar's Cornbread
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
2- 8.5 oz boxes of Jiffy corn muffin mix
1 box yellow cake mix

1. Preheat oven to 350*.
2. Combine eggs and milk.
3. Add muffin mixes, and then cake mix.
4. Pour in a 9x13 pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.