Budget Beef Burgundy

Ingredients: 2 lbs beef, cubed1 can condensed golden mushroom soup1 package dry onion soup mix1 cup red wine ( Burgundy preferred, of course)mushrooms or onions or garlic (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to 350.Place all ingredients in baking dish and stir well.Bake for 2 hrs.Uncover the last 1/2 hr so the liquid will cook down.Serve...

Bill Knapp’s Au Gratin Potatoes

Ingredients: 6 cups potatoes, diced, boiled and chilled1/2 cup butter1/4 cup flour2 cups milk1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepper1 teaspoon paprika1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon granules6 ounces Velveeta cheese, cubed Directions: Prepare potatoes.Melt butter in large sauce pan.Add flour and blend.Gradually add milk and cook until thick.Add remaining ingredients and stir until cheese melts and...

Dr Pepper Baked Beans

Ingredients: 2 lbs kielbasa, cut into 1/4 inch rounds ( or your favorite sausage)1 3/4 cups Dr. Pepper cola, divided4 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained1 (15 ounce) bottles of good-quality ketchup ( I use Heinz)1/4 cup red wine vinegar1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce1 dash Tabasco sauce2 tablespoons soy sauce1/2 teaspoon dry mustard1 small onions1...

Bacon Fried Carrots

Ingredients: 2 lbs carrots2 medium onions1 teaspoon pepper1/2 teaspoon sugar1/2 teaspoon Accent seasoning8 slices bacon Directions: Peel carrots, cut in half and slice lengthwise.Chop onion into small pieces.Cook bacon until crisp; remove and blot.Using all the bacon grease, add carrots, onions and seasonings.Mix well and cook covered on low heat for 15-20 minutes.Cook uncovered...

Crunchy Pound Cake

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened1/2 cup shortening2 cups sugar2 cups flour6 eggs2 teaspoons vanilla1 teaspoon almond extract1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 325?.Grease and flour bundt pan.Combine butter and shortening in mixer bowl.Add eggs and blend well.Add other ingredients.Beat on medium speed for 10 minutes.Pour into pan.Bake 70 minutes or until golden brown.Cool...

Cheese Ball with Pesto

Ingredients: 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened1/4 cup prepared pesto sauce1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese or 1/2 cup romano cheese3/4 cup pine nuts, lightly toastedcrackers, for servingfresh basil leaves ( to garnish) Directions: Mix together pesto, and two cheeses.Place mixture on a sheet of plastic wrap and form into a ball Chill for...

Chocolate Stout Cake

Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups stout beer ( such as Guinness don’t include foam when measuring)1/3 cup dark molasses ( not blackstrap)7 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour ( 1 2/3 cups)2 1/4 ounces unsweetened natural cocoa powder ( not dutch process, 3/4 cup)1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt10 ounces unsalted butter, softened...

Fabulously Easy Yorkshire Pudding

Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour1 teaspoon salt, to taste2/3 cup milk, at room temperature2/3 cup water, at room temperature3 large eggs4 tablespoons roast beef pan drippings4 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary1/8-1/4 teaspoon cayenne, to taste Directions: In a bowl combine flour and salt.With a handheld mixer add the milk, in a stream, until smooth.Add...

Poppy Seed Cake

Ingredients: 1 yellow cake mix1 cup oil1 1/2 packages instant butterscotch pudding mix ( 1/2 pkg = 1/4 cup)4 eggs1 cup cream sherry ( Gallo)2 ounces poppy seedspowdered sugar Directions: Grease 10″ Tube pan.Mix all ingredients together.Bake at 375 degrees for 55-60 minutes.Dust with some powdered sugar. Servings: 8 Time preparation: 10 min. Time...