Monday, September 13, 2010


  •  I just want to throw those little bite sized donuts in my mouth right now

     Makes 18 Donuts


  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/2cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 quart oil for deep frying
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting


  1. Stir the vinegar into the milk, and let stand for a few minutes until thick.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well blended. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt; stir into the sugar mixture alternating with the vinegar and milk. Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/3 inch thickness. Cut into doughnuts using a donut cutter. Let stand for about 10 minutes.
  3. Heat the oil in a large deep skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Fry doughnuts in the hot oil until golden, turning over once. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar while they are still warm, and serve immediately. 

  • I took a cooking class in high school and to my knowledge we used a recipe very similar to this one. They tasted sooo fine! Too bad I'm on a diet :(

Taco Salad

                                      Now doesn't that look delicious?

Prep Time:           Cook Time:         Ready In
10 Min                  30 Min                  40 Min


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans
  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle French dressing
  • 1 head iceberg lettuce
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) package Doritos chips
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 cup prepared salsa


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef and drain excess fat. Stir in the taco seasoning, chili beans and French-style dressing. Fill the dressing bottle 2/3 full of water and add to the skillet. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Crush the bag of chips, open the bag, and toss the broken chips into a large bowl with the lettuce, cheese and tomatoes. When the meat mixture is done, combine it with the lettuce, tomatoes, chips and mix well. Then, add salsa and sour cream.
 Amount Per Serving  Calories: 846 | Total Fat: 56.5g | Cholesterol: 70mg

Favorite Chili Recipe


Prep Time:          Cook Time:              Ready In:
30 min                 2 Hrs 30 Min            3 Hrs


  • 2 (29 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 (28 ounce) cans peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 pound bacon, diced
  • 2 pounds spicy sausage
  • 3 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 (32 ounce) bottle hickory smoke barbeque sauce
  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 4 (15.25 ounce) cans kidney beans, undrained


  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, combine tomato sauce, tomatoes, onion and Italian seasoning.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until slightly crisp. Drain and stir into the pot.
  3. In the same skillet over medium heat, cook sausage until brown. Drain and stir into the pot.
  4. In the same skillet over medium heat, cook the beef until brown. Drain and stir into the pot.
  5. Stir the barbecue sauce and chili powder into the pot; taste and adjust seasonings. Stir in the kidney beans and chocolate and simmer until flavors are well blended. Serve. 

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving  Calories: 508 | Total Fat: 26.3g | Cholesterol: 75mg