Sunday, December 23, 2007

Day 10 More recipes to share

With the holiday season being so busy, I didn't have anyone send me any projects or recipes, so I thought I'd share some of my recipes that are tried and true. These are great if you are doing any entertaining in the next week.

Hot Crab Dip

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened1/4 cup mayonnaise1 teaspoon lemon juice1/4 cup finely chopped onion1 can crab meat1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Blend cream cheese and mayonnaise together until smooth. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread mixture in a 9 inch pie plate. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 18 - 20 minutes, until heated through and lightly browned. Serve immediately with crackers.

7 layer bars
Amount Ingredient Preparation
1/2 cup butter
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup chocolate chips (semisweet)
1 cup butterscotch chips
1 1/3 cups coconut flaked or shredded
1/2 cup walnuts chopped
1 can milk, sweetened condensed
Directions: Melt butter in a 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over butter.
Sprinkle in layers, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, nuts, and top with coconut.
Pour condensed milk over all. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree F oven for 30 minutes. Let cool and cut in bars.

Mexican Wedding Cookies (My grandmother used to make these. They are a pretty cookie and taste great)
1 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and water. Add the flour and almonds, mix until blended. Cover and chill for 3 hours. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Shape dough into balls or crescents. Place on an unprepared cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from pan to cool on wire racks. When cookies are cool, roll in confectioners' sugar.Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Be sure to check back tomorrow. Happy Holidays!

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