Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Orange Cream Cheesecake

* 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon orange zest
* 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted


* 1 (3 ounce) package orange flavor gelatin
* 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
* 1 1/4 cups sugar
* 1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
* 1 teaspoon lemon juice
* 1/3 cup orange juice concentrate
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 (8 ounce) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed


* 2 cups whipped topping
* 1/4 cup sugar
* lemon slice


1. Combine the cracker crumbs, cinnamon, orange peel and butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 10 inch springform pan. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
2. Prepare gelatin according to package directions. Set aside 1/2 cup at room temperature. Chill remaining gelatin until slightly thickened, about 80 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar for 2 minutes. Gradually beat in milk and lemon juice. Beat on medium-high speed 2 minutes longer. Gradually beat in orange juice concentrate, vanilla and room temperature gelatin. Fold in whipped topping. Pour over prepared crust.
4. In a mixing bowl, beat whipped topping and sugar. beat in refrigerated gelatin mixture (mixture will be thin). Chill for 30 minutes. Gently spoon over filling (pan will be full). Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Ham and Scalloped Potatoes

6-8 slices ham
8-10 medium potatoes, thinly sliced
1-2 onions, thinly sliced
salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
can of cream of mushroom soup

Put half of ham, potatoes and onions in crockpot. sprinkle with salt, pepper, and cheese. repeat layers. spoon soup over top. cover. cook on low 8-10 hours or high 4 hours.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Mini Meat Pies

3/4 lb ground turkey (I added chopped onions, carrots and celery)
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tbsp mustard
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 can grands biscuits
1/4 cup shredded cheese

preheat over to 400. brown the turkey and drain. mix ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar to make sauce. add sauce to meat mixture. take biscuits from can and form dough into cups in a muffin pan. spoon the meat into the dough cups. bake at for about 15 minutes (or until biscuit dough looks done). sprinkle tops with cheese and let melt.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cheeseburger Casserole aka My Family's Favorite Meal

1 lb. elbow macaroni, cooked al dente
1 lb. ground turkey, browned (as usual I tend to brown it with chopped onion, carrot and celery)
1 packet onion soup mix
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 can tomato soup
1 8 oz. package of shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients(except cheese). Pour into a 13x9 baking dish. Top with cheese. Bake for 20-30 minutes.