Monday, March 23, 2009

Bernies Enchiladas

Yummy Enchiladas!

This is the easiest enchilada casserole that I've ever made. I got this recipe from a friend named Bernie that I worked with. Bernie won several bar-b-que cook offs in Texas and many of her recipe's are featured at the Texas Roadhouse Restaurant's..... The best part with this recipe is it's flexibility - I like to change it up by adding black beans to my layers so enjoy and try experimenting.

1 LB of Hamburger (or shredded chicken)

1- Medium Onion

1/2 of a Green Pepper

1 - Package of Chile Flavored Doritos

1-2 LBS of Grated cheddar cheese

1 - Small can chili peppers diced

1- Small can of diced black olives

1- Can Cream of Mushroom Soup

1- Cup Chicken Broth

Saute onion, green peppers and chopped chili peppers in butter. Crumble and fry out hamburger (if you substitute shredded chicken it should be cooked first)
Combine soup and chicken broth together and set aside.
Assemble ingredients in layers. Bottom layer of crushed Doritos, next layer hamburger , sauteed onions and cheese and repeat.
Pour soup mixture over top of layers and add additional cheese to top it off

Bake in a 9x12 dish at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. - Delicious!!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Non-Cooked Cheesecake

I got this recipe from Anne Gockley, one of my friends. It is a favorite and is really quick and easy to make. Everyone always raves over it.

1 prepared graham cracker crust (buy one or make your own)
8 oz cream cheese, softened (I've used the fat free kind and it works fine)
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
8 oz Cool Whip

Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth; blend in vanilla. Stir in Cool Whip and pour into crust. Chill for at least 4 hours.

You must chill for 4 hours, if you only chill for 2 or 3 hours, the sugar will still taste grainy. It takes that long to fully dissolve.

Top with your choice of toppings, canned pie filling works great. I love it with fresh strawberries in strawberry glaze or fresh peaches in peach glaze that you can buy usually in the produce section. My boys love it drizzled with chocolate syrup ice cream topping.

Great for summertime.


Sounds appetizing doesn't it? That is what my kids call it, but the recipe I got from my friend actually calls it Corn Puff Treats. This is one of our favorite camping snacks and I take it occasionally to big parties because everyone always loves it. It takes quite a while to cool though, so be sure to make it plenty of time in advance.
1 1/2 c. butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
3/4 c. Karo Syrup, light
1 1/2 T water
1 bag of Corn Puffs
In a medium saucepan, bring the first 4 ingedients to a boil stirring constantly. Boil for 3-4 minutes. Pour a large bag of Corn Puffs into a large bowl. Pour cooked mixture over and stir well to coat cereal. Let cool. Break up if needed. Yummy!
I tried to Google a picture of the bag you need to look for but didn't find anything online. They are not in all stores and sometimes they are by the cereal but most often I find them with the chips. The bag is large like the big cereal you buy in a bag, but I'm not sure how many ounces are in it. I'll look next time I'm at the store and fix my post. The bag is red and yellow I think.