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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Chocolate Rolo Cookies

These cookies are a BIG hit with ANY crowd. Delish!

350 degree oven, 10 minutes cooking time. Makes about 50 cookies.

1 C. Butter or Margarine
1 ¼ C. Sugar (divided)
1 C. Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
2 t. Vanilla
2 ¼ C. Flour
¾ C. Cocoa Powder
1 t. Baking Soda
1 Bag of Rolo Candies unwrapped (For best results, freeze Rolos beforehand.)

In bowl, beat butter, 1 C. of the sugar and brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix till batter is smooth.
In another bowl, combine flour, cocoa and baking soda.
Stir flour mixture into sugar-egg mixture to form soft dough.
Chill dough in fridge at least 1 hour. Place 1 T. dough in palm of hand and press flat. Place a rolo in center of dough and bring up sides of rolo until completely covered. Roll between palms to make a smooth ball, then roll ball in remaining ¼ C. sugar and place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake cookies in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until tops are cracked and firm.
Cool on pan for 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Kentucky Hot Brown

1/2 stick butter
6 Tab. flour
3 cups warm milk
6 Tab. grated parmesan cheese
1 beaten egg
1 oz. cream , whipped, optional
salt and pepper, to taste
slices of roast turkey
8-12 slices trimmed toast
extra parmesan cheese, for topping
8-12 strips fried bacon
melt the butter and add enough flour to make a reasonable thick roux, enough to absorb all of the butter.
add milk and parmesan.
add egg to thicken sauce, but do not boil.
remove from heat.
fold in whipped cream.
add salt and pepper.
for each hot brown place two slices toast on a metal or flame proof dish. Cover the toast with a liberal amount of turkey. Pour a generous amount of sauce over the turkey and toast. Sprinkle with parmesan. Place entire dish under a broiler until the sauce is speckled brown and bubbly. Remove from broiler, Garnish with bacon. Serve immediately. Serves 4 to 6
Nancy Powell made this for us when we visited them. Its so good!!!!

Martha's Macaroni salad

1/2 pound of salad macaroni cooked
6 hard boiled eggs chopped in small pieces
1 bunch of green onions sliced thin
1 cup sweet dill pickles (recipe to follow)
3/4 cup cheddar cheese (optional)
1/4 cup chopped black olives sliced (optional)
1 1/2 chopped tomatoes (no seeds)
2 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1 Tab. mustard
salt and pepper to taste
Cook macaroni and drain, add next 6 ingredinents, set aside. Mix mayonnaise and mustard together, add to salad mix. If it seems to dry add alittle more mayonnaise. add salt and pepper to taste. There are two tricks to this salad. Ingredients need to be cut in small pieces, and you have to use sweet dill pickles.

Sweet Dill Pickles
1 qt. Valasic Dill Pickles (drain and sliced)
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water
Heat vingar, water and sugar to boiling. Pour over sliced pickles. Let stand tell cool. Keep in refrigerator.