Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Easy Sugar Cookies

These are super easy drop-sugar cookies. I made this particular batch to go with my "Preparing for Young Womens" Achievement Day. We played a matching game- value to story and then I let the girls decorate their own cookies with the value colors.

Recipe from Emerson 2nd Ward Cookbook

1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour

Mix ingredients in order given. Roll into balls and bake 6-19 minutes in 350 degree oven.

4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter
3-4 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla

Mix well and frost cooled cookies.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Goose Creek Chicken

Recipe from the kitchen of Amanda Hepworth

8 or 9 chicken breasts
swiss cheese slices (enough to put on each piece of chicken)

Place a slice of cheese on top of each piece of chicken in a greased 9x13 baking dish.

2 cans cream of chicken soup
8 oz sour cream
1 Tbsp lemon juice

Combine ingredients in a separate bowl then pour over chicken.

1 cube butter
1 pkg butter flavored crackers, crushed (I use wheat Ritz)

Combine butter and crackers then sprinkle over top of chicken. Bake covered at 350 degrees for 1 ½ hours. Serve over white rice (I use brown rice).

Monday, May 12, 2008


1 lb cube steak
KC Fajita Marinade (or you can make your own with garlic salt, lime juice and pepper)
Toppings: tomatoes, cheese, salsa, sour cream, guacamole

Cut steak into 1/2 x 2 inch strips. Cover with marinade and let sit in refrigerator for 30 min. Cook steak in frying pan on stove. Warm tortillas. Place steak and desired toppings in warm tortilla.

Best-Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

From the Essential Mormon Cookbook

1 cup butter- softened
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups flour
3/4 tesaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 (12-ounce) bag chocolate chips

Cream together butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla. In a separate bowl sift together flour, salt, and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture and beat well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop onto greased cookie sheet by heaping tablespoons. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned. Makes about 3 dozen.