Thursday, October 6, 2011

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

1 fryer chicken or 3-4 chicken breasts
8 cups water
3 chicken buillion cubes
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 onion, diced
1 cup celery, sliced
1 cup carrots, sliced
1 package frozen, home made noodles***
8 oz. sour cream

Boil chicken in water until cooked through.  Remove chicken and shred.  Add enough water to the original boiling water to make 8 cups.  Add buillion, soup, onion, celery, and carrots, and chicken.  Boil until tender/tender-crisp.  Add noodles and cook according to package directions.  Stir in sour cream just before serving.  Salt to taste.

***The noodles are key to this recipe.  I get either Reame's or Grandma's noodles out of the freezer section

Tasty Corn Bread

2 onion (saute with margerine and set aside)
6 tbls margerine (use to saute with )
2 eggs (blend eggs and milk together)
2 tblsp milk
2 can cream of corn (add corn and conrmeal mix to eggs)
2 pkg. Jiffy cornmeal mix
1 cup sour cream (put this on top of the onion and top with cheese
2 cups shredded cheese

Saute onion and margerine  (set aside)
blend eggs and milk
add and mix together the corn and cornmeal mix
Sppon onion mix on top
Spread sour cream and cheese on top
Bake at 425 for 35 minutes and let stand 10 min.

Aunt Cindy's Chili

This chili is a recipe from my husband's side of the family.  It uses a special, secret ingredient...cocoa!  Just try it, it is so good!

4 tblsp oil
2 chopped onions
4 garlic minced
4 lbs stew meat
3 lbs sausage
2 cans whole tomato
2 cans tomato paste
4 tblsp chile powder
3 tsp cumin
1tblsp oregano
2 can's baked beans
2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
2 tblsp cocoa powder
2 can's kidney beans (drained)
1 can pinto beans (drained)

heat oil  Saute onion and garlic. Add beef and sausage.  Cook.  Pour off fat. Add tomato liquid and tomato paste, powder, cumin, oregano, baked beans, salt , sugar, and cocoa powder.  Simmer 2 hours.  Add water if dry. Stir in kidney and pinto beans, cook 30 min longer.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found this recipe on, it is definitely my favorite pumpkin cookie recipe (and I have tried several!)


  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)


  1. Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Dissolve the baking soda with the milk and stir in. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well.
  2. Add vanilla, chocolate chips and nuts.
  3. Drop by spoonful on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly brown and firm.