June 21, 2005


Carnival of the Recipes


I have been so fricking busy with work and traveling and stuff that I am behind in linking to all our carnival hosts who are just wonderful, out of this world folks.

Michele is our latest hostess, and did a great job. Here is the link.

Glenn Reynolds is kind enough to link to all the Carnivals of Recipes, along with Dean Esmay and a lot of other great bloggers, and now, Michele's carnival was linked to by MSNBC. Wow. Cool.

Just goes to show that everyone likes to eat!!

Dana of Note-it-posts will be our hostess this week. And, Dana has some great news - she is pregnant!

Don't worry Dana, I'll send you the info on how to do the Carnival this afternoon!

Posted by Beth at 05:28 AM

June 07, 2005


Carnival of the Recipes Stuff


Carnival number 42 was held last week at Conservative Friends.

Great Eating was had by all.

This week, Carnival of the Recipes #43 will be held at the blog of Songstress7!

Songstress7 is even taking Friday off to compile the Carnival - that is what I call dedication!!

So, everyone, get your recipes in to recipe.carnival at gmail.com!

Posted by Beth at 10:03 PM

May 21, 2005


Carnival of the Recipes #40


Jordana hosts the current Carnival of the Recipes - Number 40!

If you have not been there to see the yummy recipes, you should go there now!

Posted by Beth at 07:34 AM

April 14, 2005


Recipes Recipes Recipes


Recipe reminder and announcement!

Get your recipes in to recipe.carnival - at - gmail - dot - com for this week's carnival.

Announcement - Countertop Chronicles will be this week's host.

Posted by Beth at 05:18 AM

March 23, 2005


Recipes, Recipes, Recipes!


Get those recipes in to the recipe.carnival - at - gmail.com mailbox so Donna B. of Pajama Pundits can do a great job of hosting the Carnival this week.

Posted by Beth at 05:02 PM

March 22, 2005


Carnival of the Recipes


Here is the schedule for the Carnival of the Recipes for the next couple of months - if you cannot do it on your scheduled day, please let me know as soon as possible.

April 1st - John at http://texasbestgrok.mu.nu

April 8th - Amanda at http://www.aussiewife.blogspot.com/

April 15th - Drew at http://www.conservativefriends.com/

April 22nd - Bev at http://www.bebere.com

April 29th - Caltech Girl at http://caltechgirlsworld.blogspot.com/

May 6th - Kevin at http://www.technogypsy.net

May 13th - Boudicca at http://boudicca.mu.nu/

May 20th - Jordana at http://curmudgeonry.mu.nu

May 27th - Angela at http://freshasadaisy.us/

I'm sorry this is so late- and I will go back when I have some time and put your blog names in the links - not just the URLs!

Posted by Beth at 05:20 AM

March 16, 2005


Recipes, recipes


Get those recipes in! Send the link or, if you don't have a blog, send the recipe to recipe.carnival at gmail dot com. Space Monkey is our host this week.

Posted by Beth at 06:38 AM

March 12, 2005


Carnival of the Recipes #30


Pam has done an artful job of putting together this week's Carnival of the Recipes.

So go and read all about food.

Posted by Beth at 08:19 AM

March 08, 2005


Recipe Reminder!


Get those recipes in to recipe.carnival -at- gmail.com by Thursday Midnight.
Pam is our hostess this week!

Posted by Beth at 01:24 PM

March 04, 2005


Wow, a literary Carnival of the Recipes


Ted has outdone himself this week. The Carnival of the Recipes #29 is up!

I had fun reading Ted's little stories - for example:

There I was, sitting at my desk. The only light in the room came from the blinking neon sign outside and the occasional flash of lightning. That was fine by me, because it fit my mood, as did the glass of smoky single malt in front of me.

Then she walked in. Her hair shone like spun cotton candy. She had cherry lips and plump breasts. Half turning to close the door, I admired her prime rump and appreciated her succulent thighs wrapped in a tight skirt. Definitely not chicken legs.

Wonderful!!

Posted by Beth at 07:06 AM

March 03, 2005


Carnival of the Recipes


Here is a list of the kind people who have agreed to host the Carnival of the Recipes this month:

March 4th, Rocket Jones

March 11th, Pamibe

March 18th, Flying Space Monkey

March 25th, Donna Barber

Posted by Beth at 05:52 AM

February 25, 2005


Carnival of the Recipes #28


The Carnival of the Recipes #28 is absolutely out of this world!

Ted at Rocket Jones has a delightfully spacy theme. Go. Cook. Eat. Enjoy!

Posted by Beth at 06:50 AM

February 19, 2005


Carnival of the Recipes


Sorry this link is so late getting up, I was traveling all day yesterday.
Allan hosts this week's Carnival of the Recipes #27, and it is an award winning Carnival!

Next week's Carnival will be hosted by Rocket Jones

Posted by Beth at 11:40 AM

February 11, 2005


Carnival of the Recipes #26


Kris at Anywhere but Here is our Carnival of the Recipes #26 Hostess this week. Kris has a very artistic way of looking at food ( :

Speaking of the Carnival of the Recipes - several people have suggested that we somehow create a database of all the recipe entries (with the links to the orginal recipe or just to the blog, I'm not sure). Sounds like a good idea, but I need help doing it.

Do we copy all the recipes and put them in a database, or do we just put the links in a database, or what?

And what kind of front end would let people search our Carnival of the Recipes database for the type of food they are looking for?

And who has any idea how to do this? I figure the Carnival is a owned by everyone who has hosted or contributed to it, so I really do want your suggestions and your help.

Posted by Beth at 04:38 PM

February 10, 2005


Recipe Blegging


Don't forget - get your recipe links to recipe.carnival - at - gmail.com for this week's Carnival!

This week, our hostess is Kris of Anywhere But Here.

Posted by Beth at 05:53 AM

February 03, 2005


Grown Up Milkshake


This is very easy and very yummy. This is also very fattening, but what the hell, eh?

You need a blender.
Scoop a bunch of your favorite ice cream (I like chocolate chip cookie dough or mint chocolate chip or chocolate chip) into the blender.

Add equal amounts of Irish Cream and Kahlua while blending until it is the consistency of a thick milkshake.

The amount depends upon how much ice cream you put in there - I would guestimate I use about 1 jigger of each for each cup of ice cream.

Enjoy.

Posted by Beth at 06:56 PM

January 22, 2005


Recipes, Recipes, Recipes


Everyone is invited to submit their recipes to the Carnival of the Recipes at recipe.carnival at gmail dot com, despite what Geoffrey says!

This week, the Carnival will be up on Sunday instead of Friday, so you have an extra day or so to get those recipes in -

And Geoffery, I want your shortbread recipe in it! And any other recipe you want to share.

Geeze. Some people need extra special personal invitations, apparently!

Posted by Beth at 10:04 PM

January 21, 2005


Carnival of the Recipes


Caltechgirl has probably the most imaginative carnival yet! Go see her ABCs of Cooking - this week's Carnival of the Recipes!!!

Posted by Beth at 05:53 AM

January 19, 2005


Get those recipes in!


This week, the Carnival will be hosted by Caltechgirl of Not Exactly Rocket Science.

So get those recipes and links sent to recipe.carnival - at - gmail.com!

Posted by Beth at 07:06 AM

January 14, 2005


Carnival of the Recipes #22 is up!


VW at One Happy Dog Speaks is our hostess this week. She did a lovely job on the Carnival of the Recipes and included some links to some recipe converter sites - from medieval to modern!

Thanks, VW!!

Posted by Beth at 10:03 AM

January 11, 2005


Recipe Reminder


Hi, everyone - just a reminder - send your recipe links, or recipes to recipe.carnival (at) gmail.com, so VW can start putting together this week's Carnival of the Recipes!

Posted by Beth at 06:26 AM

January 07, 2005


Carnival of the Recipes #21


Physics Geek is hosting this week's Carnival of the Recipes. I don't know how early he got up to post it this early in the day, but I am impressed it is up so soon!

Thanks, Matthew!

Next week's Carnival will be hosted by VW at One Happy Dog.

Posted by Beth at 05:48 AM

January 05, 2005


My Recipe for this week's Carnival


This is a pretty simple recipe for a pork roast.
Place your pork roast in a glass bowl and marinate for at least two hours in marinade:
1/4th cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup brandy
2 cups white wine of your choice
1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons rosemary (dried) If you have fresh, use several sprigs
6 garlic cloves, crushed or minced
1 medium onion, sliced thin
3/4 teaspooon thyme
salt
1 bay leaf

After marinating (sometimes I marinate it overnight), remove the pork roast from the marinade and pat dry. (be sure to save the marinade).
Heat a large pot on high for a few minutes, add some olive oil to slightly cover the bottom and then quickly sear the pork roast in the hot oil. Pour the marinade (without the onions and bayleaf) over the roast - this will smell soooo good!
Turn down the heat to a simmer and add some more white wine.
Cover the pot.
Watch the roast to be sure that you don't simmer away all of the wine - you may need to add more wine.
This really cooks quite fast - most roasts will be finished in about 40 minutes to 60 minutes - use a meat thermometer and it is is done when it reaches 160 degrees. Don't overcook!
Take the meat out, let it rest a few minutes, then slice and serve. You can make a very rich sauce by adding heavy cream to the drippings and remaining marinade, but you won't need it. This is my favorite pork roast recipe. It adds such great flavor to the pork and the whole house smells wonderful while it's cooking.

Posted by Beth at 03:52 PM


Recipe Reminder


Don't forget to get your recipes in to recipe.carnival (at) gmail.com by midnight Thursday!

This week, our host is Physics Geek!

Posted by Beth at 03:36 PM

January 02, 2005


Carnival of the Recipes - Hosts for January thru March


All these wonderful blogs have offered to host the Carnival of the Recipes over the next few months:

January 7th - Physics Geek

Jauary 14th - One Happy Dog Speaks

January 21st - Not Exactly Rocket Science

January 30th (this one date is moving to Sunday) Kin's Kouch

February 4th - The Glittering Eye

February 11th - Anywhere But Here

February 18th - Inside Allan's Mind

February 24th - Note-It Posts

March 4th - Rocket Jones

March 11th - Pamibe

March 18th - The Flying Space Monkey Chronicles

March 25th - Pajama Pundits

I am putting together a list for April and May and I'll post it as soon as it is finished.

Posted by Beth at 07:25 AM

December 31, 2004


Canival of the Recipes #20 is up!


Amy has done a wonderful job of presenting this week's Carnival of the Recipes.
Thank you Amy!!

Posted by Beth at 09:45 AM

December 29, 2004


Get those recipes in!


Amy is already preparing for this week's Carnival of the Recipes!

So ... get those recipes up on your blogs and mail the links to recipe.carnival (at) gmail.com!

And ... if you do not have a blog, but have a recipe, Amy will post it for you on her blog.

Posted by Beth at 06:47 AM

December 23, 2004


Best Christmas Cookies. Ever.


My Grandmother was a very tiny woman - about 4'10" tall and weighed around 80 pounds. She was also kinda mean, she scared the heck out of me when I was growing up.
She owned her kitchen. She did not allow my mother in the kitchen - ever, so my poor mom never really learned to cook or bake. But, Mom did get her recipes for some of her best recipes, and this is my favorite (well, other than the sinfully fudgy chocolate frosting Grandmother put on my birthday cake every year).

Grandmother's Rock Cookies

Ingredients:
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar
3 eggs, well-beaten
1 pound English walnuts
1/2 teaspoon baking Soda
1 large box Raisins
1 Large Box Currents
1 small package Chocolate Chips
1 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 cup cocoa
3 3/4 cups flour

You need to mix this stuff in a humongous bowl - I use a big pot, as no bowls I own are big enough.

First, cream the butter and sugars well. Then add the beaten eggs.
Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well - this is very thick dough, Grandmother washed her hands and arms and was up to her elbows in cookie dough when she mixed it - I do it the same way, but I'm lots taller, so I'm not in up to my elbows.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees farenheit.

Drop spoonfuls of dough onto cookie sheets and bake for 10 to 12 minutes - watch these carefully! My mom could never make these without burning. I take them out a few seconds before they look totally done - check the bottom of the cookie. These are really yummy cookies - the recipe makes dozens of cookies - I'm guessing 12 dozen - depends on the size of the cookie.

Enjoy!

Posted by Beth at 03:13 PM

December 21, 2004


Recipe Reminder


Do Not Forget!!

Get your recipes in to recipe.carnival (at) gmail.com for this week's Carnival of the Recipes - to be hosted by Trudy!!

Posted by Beth at 06:36 AM

December 17, 2004


Carnival of the Recipes #18


SarahK did a fantastic job of presenting this weeks Carnival of the Recipes.

Go there!

Posted by Beth at 06:57 AM

December 15, 2004


Get those recipes in!


This is a perfect time to share your Christmas Cookie recipes, or any holiday recipes - send them to recipe.carnival (at) gmail.com.

The lovely and talented SarahK is our hostess this week.

Posted by Beth at 05:09 PM

December 08, 2004


reminder!!


Don't forget to send your recipes to recipe.carnival (at) gmail.com!!

Posted by Beth at 09:20 PM

December 05, 2004


And that reminds me


Remember to send your recipes for entry in this weeks Carnival of the Recipies to recipe.carnival (at) gmail.com!

Posted by Beth at 09:12 PM


Ooops!!!


Calling all Recipe Carnival Aficionados - I failed to schedule anyone to host the Carnival of the Recipes this Friday. I must have had a humongous brain fart.

I will do it if no one else can, but since I'm traveling, I would be thrilled to have someone else host this week.

Let me know!

Thanks!

Happy Update!!! Lovely and Talented Marybeth (Random Thoughts)has offered to be the hostess of the Carnival this week.

What a trooper! Thank you Marybeth!!!

Posted by Beth at 07:41 PM

December 01, 2004


Recipe Reminder


Don't forget to get your recipes in by midnight tomorrow (December 2nd) for inclusion in this week's Carnival of the Recipes #16!

Posted by Beth at 10:01 AM

November 27, 2004


Carnival of the Recipes is UP!


I am so out of it on Holiday weekends that I totally forgot to post that Marybeth has the 15th Carnival of the Recipes up. I did remember to send the info to the regular suspects, and they posted it.

Anyway, there are some really good ones this week. Go, seek and bake!

Posted by Beth at 11:23 AM

November 22, 2004


Carnival of the Recipes


Time to get your recipes into for the Carnival of the Recipes! Send them to recipe.carnival(at)gmail.com.

I'm thinking we could use some recipes for leftover turkey and Christmas cookies and other holiday goodness.

This week, our hostess is MaryBeth of Random Thoughts

Here are our hosts and hostesses rest of the year:

December 3rd - Angela of Fresh as a Daisy

December 17th - The brave SarahK of Mountaineer Musings (Sarah is brave because she has never done this and is offering to do it *twice*!)

December 24th - Trudy of Food Basics has ever so graciously volunteered to host the Carnival on Christmas Eve.

And for New Year's Eve - Amy of Prochien Amy has volunteered to host the Carnival on New Year's Eve!

Don't forget to send your recipes to recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com!

Posted by Beth at 09:52 PM

November 19, 2004


Carnival of the Recipes is UP!


Boudicca did a super fantastic job! I think I'll call her and see if we can't put together a year end Carnival Extra in the same format she did this week's carnival - something that puts all the recipes into one.

Yeah, that will keep us busy. After all, Boudicca, a mother of three boys has nothing else to do, and I certainly have a ton of time on my hands. Heh.

Thanks Bou - you do good work!

Posted by Beth at 07:55 PM

November 18, 2004


Last Call for Recipes


It is time to get those Thanksgiving and other recipes in - email them to recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com.

Boudicca may be busy between guest blogging for people and taking care of her boys, but she better put all her energies into the 14th Carnival of the Recipes tomorrow! ( :

Posted by Beth at 06:17 PM

November 17, 2004


Carnival of the Recipes - Get your recipes in!


This week, Boudicca is our hostess for the Carnival of the Recipes. It looks like there will be quite a few Thanksgiving recipes, so far.

Be sure to get your recipe in - email it to Recipe(dot)Carnival(at)gmail(dot)com.

Posted by Beth at 05:28 AM

November 13, 2004


Carnival of the Recipes #13 is UP!


Carnival of the Recipes #13!

Go there. Good recipes for good food!

Posted by Beth at 08:20 AM

November 11, 2004


Don't Forget!


Get your recipes in for this week's Carnival - send them to recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com.

By Midnight.


Tonight.

Posted by Beth at 05:54 AM

November 09, 2004


Recipe Reminder!


This week's host for the Carnival of the Recipes is Michael of the Common Virtue


Hosts through the end of the year are:

November 19th - The busy mom of a bunch of boys, Boudicca of Boudicca's Voice

November 26th - MaryBeth of Random Thoughts

December 3rd - Angela of Fresh as a Daisy

December 17th - The brave SarahK of Mountaineer Musings (Sarah is brave because she has never done this and is offering to do it *twice*!)

December 24th - Trudy of Food Basics has ever so graciously volunteered to host the Carnival on Christmas Eve.

And for New Year's Eve - Amy of Prochien Amy has volunteered to host the Carnival on New Year's Eve!

Don't forget to send your recipes to recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com!

Posted by Beth at 05:12 AM

November 03, 2004


In all the excitement


I almost forgot about the Carnival of the Recipes!

Get your recipes in by midnight Thursday - send them to recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com.

This week's host is The very smart David Schuler of The Glittering Eye

Hosts through the end of the year are:

November 12th - Erudite Michael of the Common Virtue

November 19th - The busy mom of a bunch of boys, Boudicca of Boudicca's Voice

November 26th - MaryBeth of Random Thoughts

December 3rd - Angela of Fresh as a Daisy

December 17th - The brave SarahK of Mountaineer Musings (Sarah is brave because she has never done this and is offering to do it *twice*!)

December 24th - Trudy of Food Basics has ever so graciously volunteered to host the Carnival on Christmas Eve.

And for New Year's Eve - Amy of Prochien Amy has volunteered to host the Carnival on New Year's Eve!

Posted by Beth at 06:19 AM

October 29, 2004


Carnival of the Recipes #11 is up!


Wow, Sarahk did an absolutely wonderful job with the carnival this week. They just keep getting better and better!


Once you have finished perusing the newest Carnival - go check out the previous ones:


Posted by Beth at 10:18 AM

October 28, 2004


Tonight is the deadline


Send your recipes to SarahK at recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com.

Yes, it is the same email address every week - only the hosts and hostesses change.

Midnight .....

Posted by Beth at 06:20 AM

October 26, 2004


Get those Recipes in!


Start getting your recipes together for this weeks Carnival of the Recipes!
This week, the beautiful and talented SarahK will be hosting.


Send your recipes to recipe -dot- carnival --at-- gmail - dot - com!!!!

Posted by Beth at 09:54 PM

October 22, 2004


In answer to a question


Here are the future homes of the Carnival of the Recipes!

October 29th - #12 -- The lovely SarahK of Mountaineer Musings

November 5th - #14 – The very smart David Schuler of The Glittering Eye

November 12th - #15 - Erudite Michael of the Common Virtue

November 19th - #16 - The busy mom of a bunch of boys, Boudicca of Boudicca's Voice

November 26th - #17 - MaryBeth of Random Thoughts

December 3rd - #18 - Angela of Fresh as a Daisy

December 17th - #19 - The brave SarahK of Mountaineer Musings (Sarah is brave because she has never done this and is offering to do it *twice*!)

December 24th - Trudy of Food Basics has ever so graciously volunteered to host the Carnival on Christmas Eve.

And for New Year's Eve - Amy of Prochien Amy has volunteered to host the Carnival on New Year's Eve!

There are more - I'll post them later!

Posted by Beth at 07:19 PM

October 21, 2004


Ooops, almost forgot!


Get your recipes in by midnight tonight so that Allan can turn them into Carnival of the Recipes #10!!!

Send you recipes to recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com!

You will be rewarded by higher traffic! And most importantly, you will be forever loved by thankful cooks like me!!!!

Posted by Beth at 04:44 PM

October 14, 2004


Drink Recipes


I would love some drink recipes in this week's carnival - anyone have any good ones?

Posted by Beth at 04:07 PM


Recipe Blegging!


Be sure to get your recipe's in before tomorrow morning when I wake up!
That means you, too, Jack, be aware!

Send recipes and/or links to recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com.

Do it.

Now.

Posted by Beth at 01:46 PM

October 13, 2004


Recipes!


I want to make clear that *everyone* is invited to submit recipes to the Carnival of the Recipes. You don't even need to have your own blog, I'll post it for you, and naturally, give you credit.

There are some great new recipes coming in, and some new folks sending them in, like Karen of Let's Play Restaurant.

So everyone, consider this an invitation to send a link to one of your recipes or just send the recipe itself to recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com.

The Carnival of the Recipes #9 will be up sometime Friday, thanks to all of you!

Posted by Beth at 04:10 PM

October 10, 2004


Carnival of the Recipes


Just wanted to let you know who will be hosting the Carnival in the next few weeks:

October 15th - #10 – Beth Donovan (that's me)

October 22nd - #11 -- The recipe-gifted Allan Courtney of Inside Allan's Mind

October 29th - #12 -- The lovely SarahK of Mountaineer Musings

November 5th - #14 – The very smart David Schuler of The Glittering Eye

November 12th - #15 - Erudite Michael of the Common Virtue

November 19th - #16 - The busy mom of a bunch of boys, Boudicca of Boudicca's Voice

November 26th - #17 - MaryBeth of Random Thoughts
December 3rd - #18 - Angela of Fresh as a Daisy
December 17th - #19 - The brave SarahK of Mountaineer Musings (Sarah is brave because she has never done this and is offering to do it *twice*!)

December 24th - wow, Trudy volunteered for this one - Thanks, Trudy!!

Be sure to remember to send your recipes to recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com!

Posted by Beth at 08:31 PM

October 09, 2004


Carnival of the Recipes #8 is up!


I'm a day late - travelling always screws up my timing, but Angela has done a great job presenting The Carnival of the Recipes!.

Please send your recipes for Carnival of the Recipes #9 to recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com.

Next week's host will be ... me.

If anyone is interested in Hosting the Carnival of the Recipes in future weeks, please do let me know, I'm happy to share the traffic and the work!

Posted by Beth at 06:53 AM

September 30, 2004


Recipe Blegging!!!!


You have until Midnight tonight to get your recipe in for Carnival of the Recipes #7!!!

This week's gracious hostess is Trudy!

Posted by Beth at 06:39 AM

September 28, 2004


Yummy, yum, yum


Tonight I tried a recipe from Carnival of the Recipes #6 - from Inside Allan's Mind (da da da daaaaa!)Hot Baked Chicken Salad

Thanks, Allan! It's very good. One of those All-American comfort food kind of dishes. I really love it!

And so does John!

Posted by Beth at 08:14 PM

September 19, 2004


Really good and fast spaghetti sauce


I'm not sure if this counts as a recipe, but I am going to enter this in the Carnival of the Recipes. If you have a recipe you would like to share with the Blogosphere, send it to recipe.carnival(at)gmail.com and it will be highlighted in this week's carnival which will be hosted by Jennifer of Mellow Drama.

Through the years, I have learned how to take off the shelf a jar of this or that and turn it into something that tastes a lot better and homemade. I shall now share with you my secret for turning any jarred spaghetti sauce into something that people will remember.

Now, before I get into this, I do make a spaghetti sauce that takes 8 to 12 hours to make, but since I have a full time job, I have figured out ways to cut the cooking time quite a bit without losing flavor.

Here are the ingredients:
1 quart size jar of whatever kind of spaghetti sauce you might like, Ragu, Prego, whatever.
1 to 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef
1 to 1 1/2 pounds of good Italian sausage - mild, medium or hot - chopped up
1 large onion, chopped
several cloves of garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon or more (to taste, but at least one teaspoon) of Red Pepper Flakes
A handful of fresh basil, chopped, or about 1 tablespoon of dry basil
A handful of fresh oregano, chopped, or about 1 tablespoon of dried oregano
a few sprigs of fresh thyme, chopped, or about 1 teaspoon dried
about a 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped or a large pinch, dried
You can substitute a couple of tablespoons of Italian seasoning for the above herbs if you wish.
1 28 ounce can of Tomato Puree (not sauce!)
Olive Oil
salt
Freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon sugar
Red Wine
1/4th to 1/2 pound of fresh mozzarella, if you can get it - fresh mozzarella is very soft and is better the fresher that it is
a couple of ounces of grated aged Parmesan cheese
How to prepare
Heat a large, deep saucepan until hot, then add a tablespoon or two of olive oil (hot pan, cold oil, food won't stick!)
Sauté the onions for a few minutes in the olive oil, then add garlic
After another few minutes, add ground beef and Italian sausage, turn heat to low and cover pan with lid.
It will take 15 or 20 minutes for the beef and sausage to brown - keep an eye on it and stir when needed.
When the meat is browned, drain the onions, ground beef and Italian sausage and return to pan.
Add the store bought spaghetti sauce, the 28 ounce can of Tomato puree and all the herbs.
Add the sugar, 1 tablespoon of salt and at least 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper. Stir and allow to simmer for about an hour.
While you are cooking, you should have a nice glass of red wine or two. My rule is this, for every glass of red wine you drink, add a glass of red wine to the sauce - this does wonderful things to a tomato based sauce, if you have never tried it, well, it's pretty hard to describe, but it is good!!!
Taste the sauce at this point - you may need to add more salt, more spices - use your own judgment.
When the flavors are the way you like them, take the fresh mozzarella and cut it into small slices - add the slices to the sauce and stir.
This is very good after only about 1 to 1 1/2 hours of simmering - the longer you cook it, the better it is, but is is a lot easier than starting completely from scratch, and faster.
Serve the sauce over spaghetti or your preferred pasta, and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Enjoy. We do!

Posted by Beth at 08:52 PM

September 18, 2004


Carnival of the Recipes


Amy did a great job of hosting the Carnival of the Recipes this week.
Please go and read it and link to it!

I want the yummy food goodness to spread throughout the Blogosphere, and I need all your help to do it.

So, don't delay - get cooking, and remember, LINK to Amy's Carnival!!

http://procheinamy.blog-city.com/read/818539.htm

Next week, the Carnival of the Recipes will be hosted by Jennifer of Mellow Drama.

Send your recipes to recipe.carnival(at)gmail.com

Thank you!!

Posted by Beth at 09:07 AM

September 17, 2004


Carnival of the Recipes #5


The Carnival of the Recipes is up!

Thanks, Amy for all the hard work!

Posted by Beth at 10:07 AM

September 16, 2004


Recipes!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Must. Have. Recipes. By. Midnight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

recipe.carnival(at)gmail.com

Posted by Beth at 08:58 AM

September 15, 2004


Recipe Review


Yum. I made Jack of Random Fate's Beef Stroganoff last night and it was great! It uses black and cayenne pepper instead of paprika, and I really, really like it a lot.
I especially like the way that Jack, a physicist, has all the timing figured out - when you add this, turn on that - it worked perfectly.

Remember, get your recipes in by midnight Thursday to recipe.carnival(at)gmail.com and share your yummy recipes with the rest of the blogosphere. This week, Amy of Prochien Amy will be our gracious hostess!

Posted by Beth at 06:39 AM

September 14, 2004


Get those recipes in!


Start thinking about which of your recipes you would like included in the next Carnival of the Recipes!

Send links to your recipes (or if you don't have a blog, send the recipes themselves) to recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy from Prochien Amy will be the hostess for the next Carnival of the Recipes!

Posted by Beth at 06:58 AM

September 12, 2004


Recipe Reminder


Start thinking about which of your recipes you would like included in the next Carnival of the Recipes!

Send links to your recipes (or if you don't have a blog, send the recipes themselves) to recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com

Amy from Prochien Amy will be the hostess for the next Carnival of the Recipes!

Posted by Beth at 02:50 PM

September 10, 2004


Carnival of the Recipes is UP!!


Dave has done a great job of putting all your recipes together for the Fourth Carnival of the Recipes!

Spread the word!

Thanks everyone for participating!!

Posted by Beth at 10:24 AM

September 08, 2004


Carnival of the Recipes


The Carnival of the Recipes is going on the road!
This week, Dave of The Glittering Eye will host the carnival. Help Dave out and send him your recipes at recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com by midnight on Thursday!

Next week (September 17th) Amy Riedel of Prochien Amy will host the Carnival of the Recipes.

And the week after that, September 24th, Jennifer of Mellow-Drama will be our gracious Hostess.

I want to thank Dave, Amy and Jennifer in advance for helping me out with this crazy idea.

May they get many many hits in return!

Posted by Beth at 09:06 PM

September 07, 2004


Another Recipe Review


Allan's recipe, Mexican Chicken Chowder is great. I can see that you can play with the recipe pretty easily - serve it with a bit of grated cheese on top (if your nutritional needs allow it) or cut up some tortillas into little strips and fry them until crisp and throw those on top when serving - or a dollop of sour cream.

Thanks, Allan, I look forward to next week's entry!

Posted by Beth at 06:24 PM


Carnival of the Recipes - Recipes Needed


This week, the Carnival of the Recipes is being hosted by David of the The Glittering Eye.
Please be sure to get all your recipes in by Thursday, Midnight - send your links or recipes to:

recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com

Also, anyone who would like to be reminded via email of the recipe entry dealine each week, please send an email to the same address (recipe.carnival(at)gmail(dot)com with the word "reminder" in the subject.

I will send out a reminder on Wednesday to those who are interested.

Posted by Beth at 06:13 AM

September 05, 2004


Recipe Reviews


Please feel free to make any comments on any of the recipes you have tried in this Carnival or the Carnivals before it.

I'll start!

Today, I tried BeeBee's CocaCola Briskit. It came out very tender and tasty and the sauce was very good, but me being me, I added some hot sauce, salt and pepper - It's another very easy recipe to put together. We'll have great leftovers for sandwiches from it, too!

I also have in the oven Calliope's Oven Spiced Fries - I have made these 3 times now! It's a simple and yummy recipe, and you can make changes very easily - tonight, I used Kosher Salt and Emeril's Essence on them.

Tomorrow, Mexican Chicken Chowder! (from Allan!)

Posted by Beth at 06:05 PM

September 02, 2004


Recipe Reminder


Midnight tonight, everyone!

You can get your recipes to me anyway you want to! If you send me the link, I will link to you and make comments in the official Carnival - if your blog does trackbacks, you can link to me - and then I'll link to you on the post - but if trackbacks don't work on your site, I won't know you did it.

If you don't have a blog, like Calliope, I'll post it for you. The idea is for anyone to be able to contribute.

Posted by Beth at 06:12 AM

September 01, 2004


Recipe Reminder


I need your recipes in by Midnight on Thursday night for them to get into this weeks Carnival of the Recipes #3.

Please send them to : recipes (at) thedonovan (dot) com
(Change the (at) to @ and the (dot) to .
and take out the spaces for the correct address)

Thanks, everyone, for participating.
I am currently putting together a faq for those who have volunteered to host the Carnival. I will be contacting you to find out when you would like to host, also.

Posted by Beth at 06:12 AM

August 31, 2004


Recipes wanted


Send me your recipes for inclusion in Carnival of the Recipes, Week 3.
I would like to have them by Thursday, Midnight.
I have a new email box just for recipe things - recipes(at)thedonovan(dot)com.

Last week's recipes were stupendous. This week's will be better.

Posted by Beth at 06:33 AM

August 29, 2004


Carnival of the Recipes - hosts needed


If you would be interested in hosting a future Carnival of the Recipes, please let me know. I would love to share both the work and the traffic that the Carnival generates.

Expect to spend several hours putting it together and having it ready sometime on a friday.

If you are interested, send me a note at recipes(at)thedonovan(dot)com, and we'll discuss.

Posted by Beth at 08:55 AM

August 27, 2004


Carnival of the Recipes Number 2


One of the fun things about putting this Recipe Carnival together is that I get to look at blogs I have missed before, and I have discovered some very interesting people out there. So I try to be sure I link to the Main page of each blog as well as the recipes themselves. Do yourself a favor and check out not only the recipes, but the blogs themselves - I am amazed and pleased at the wide variety of bloggers who are submitting recipes to me - from one side of the political spectrum to the other. If you would like to submit a recipe, please do - you don't have to have your own blog to do so, I'll post it for you. Submissions need to be in by Thursday night at midnight and sent to recipes@thedonovan.com.

We have some great recipes this week.

Calliope, a non-blogger but frequent commenter, sent me recipes and pictures for an entire Tex Mex feast. There was so much, that I put it all in a separate post. She doesn't know it, but she is a guest blogger for that one!

Here's a recipe from There's One, Only! that is full of fun - Fruitcake - even if you don't think you will like it, you must read it!

Steve has a recipe for low fat Squash Chili that is not only delicious, but healthy.

Nathan of The Argus, has as incredible recipe for Georgian Cheese Bread, Khachapuri.. This is one I will most definitely try this weekend.

Goobage sends this scientific Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for the true nerds out there. Because he is on Blogger, you will have to scroll down to find the recipe.

Inside Allan's Mind sent this recipe for Skillet Penne with Vegetables.

John from TexasBestGrok has a recipe for Roast Lamb and Vegetables - I've always been afraid to try roast lamb, this recipe might convince me to attempt it.

Wow, Wacky Hermit of Organic Baby Farm has a way to make Five Dinners out of One Chicken - and even get baby food out of it! And, they all look good. I love this blog, it's full of wholesome goodness. Read it.

The Glittering Eye gives us the Ultimate Guide to Meatloaf and

The beautiful Venomous Kate, who is back after taking most of the summer off has a recipe for Hawaiian Potato Salad.

From Katespot - Chocolate Cake!

Tom from The Nap Room loves to make bread. He is sharing with us his Pizza Dough Recipe.

Tritcale (the wheat and rye guy) sends his wee wifey's award winning recipe for Black Walnut Baklava.

The Esmay Family has two recipes this week - one from Jake Esmay, a cool kid if I've ever met one - his lasagna recipe, and Rosemary, the beautiful and pregnant Queen of All Evil has submitted The Queen's Cheesecake recipe.

Here is a Crunchy Tossed Salad from Angela of Fresh as a Daisy. It sounds like such a nice dish for a hot day (it's supposed to be in the high 90's today here in Kansas).

From Punctilius, an Italian Seafood Stew.

Boudicca of Boudicca's Voice is a good cook. You can trust that her recipes are excellent. Here is a recipe for her Steak with Garlic Blue Cheese Butter.

From Kin's Kouch, a recipe that I will most definitely try soon - Kin's Easy as Pie Chicken Pie.

BeeBee, who has a blog full of goodness that is a joy to read, is also a great cook. This week, she shares her recipe for Cornbread Casserole.

My husband, John of Arrggghhh! submits this recipe - he has made this for us and it is excellent -

Emeril's remoulade recipe.

As we know, great with burgers.

Creole Remoulade Sauce:
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup chopped yellow onions
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup chopped celery
3 tablespoons Creole or other whole-grain mustard
3 tablespoons ketchup
3 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In a blender or food processor, combine all
ingredients and process until fairly smooth, about 30
seconds.

Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for
at least 1 hour before using. (The sauce will keep for
up to 1 week in the refrigerator - but it won't last that long, it's so good.)

IMPORTANT UPDATE:
I missed Tammi's recipe, she got it in on time, I'm a dolt - Fruit Cocktail Cake.
I claim old age.


Semi-important update - here are some great bread machine recipes from this blog is full of crap. Trust me, the recipes are not full of crap.

Last Update (at least I think so!) - King of Fools was a bad boy and was late sending me his recipe. But here it is because I'm really a nice person. Chicken Cordon Bleu!

Okay, really - this is the very last update: Stuffed Pork Roast and other garlic goodies(lotsa garlic, yummmy) from Mostly Cajun

Here is a list of All the Carnivals of the Recipes!

Posted by Beth at 05:24 AM


Calliope's Mexican Fiesta


Due to the pictures included with the Mexican Fiesta recipes, everything is in the extended entry.

Mexican Fiesta

Here's a pic of the ingredients I bought, the rest of the stuff I had.

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On these recipes...they are my own. I just sort of experimented until I got to the point where my child and I liked it. I never had anyone teach me how to make this stuff so if its not traditional or something....well sorry. I'd love to have someone tell me a better way to soften corn tortillas, a better chili con queso recipe, etc.

On tortillas...I prefer corn tortillas over flour tortillas in my enchilladas and flautas. You can make either dish out of any type of tortilla though so if you want to avoid a substantial amount of work you can switch out the corn tortillas in my recipes with flour. Actually my daughter prefers the flour so what I usually do is make about a half and half mix.

On heat...the way it all came out this time is what I'd describe as mild. Its important to understand that if you want this hotter or milder you just adjust the pepper content. Personally I like it hot enough to make you sweat but not hot enough to make your eyes water.

Basic Chicken Recipe:

This is the base for all the TexMex dishes I make. You could substitue a flank steak if you prefer beef and pretty much leave everything else the same. Also, I saute the meat for this which many here in Texas would consider heresy. You could grill it if you wish...but the cooking for this is already a lot of work and I like how it comes out this way.

3-4 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
2 Serrano Peppers
2 Bell Peppers
1 Medium Onion
1 Tbsp EVOO
1 Tbsp Season Salt
2 Tspn Chili Powder
4 Squirts Tobasco
4 Squirts Tarragon Vinegar

Clean chicken breasts and remove all fat etc.

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Slice 1/2 way through on both sides, vertically on one side and horizontally on the other. Dry and add to a medium bowl. Chop the serrano peppers into small pieces and add to bowl with all other ingredients. Mix and flip around well and allow to marinate for an hour or more.

I cook 3/4 of the chicken first to use in the flautas and enchilladas and save the balance to make for fajitas right before I serve everything.

Saute the chicken
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with marinade ingredients at low to medium heat in about a tablespoon of EVOO covered until cooked all the way through, flipping and cutting with your wooden flippers as you go. You want the chicken tender and broken into small pieces. Turn heat up to a bit over medium and cook at higher heat until chiken starts to brown a bit, then add bell pepper and onion at the end. For the flautas or enchilladas its important that the peppers and onion be well softened, for the fajitas I prefer them to have a bit of crunch so I don't leave them in long at all.


Pinto Beans:

1 16oz Package of "Rajin Cajun" Pinto Beans
1/4 cup Pace Picante Sauce (hot, med, mild to taste)
1 Medium Yellow Onion
1 Teaspon Chili Powder
1/3lb Any Brand Breakfast Sausage (I use Jimmy Dean Hot)

I start these first when I'm doing this, about 10-11am.

Brown and crumble sausage (substitute a few strips of bacon cut into 1" squares if you prefer - the point is to add the pork fat to flavor the beans) and add to a crock pot with onion (cut into 1/8's) seasoning package, chili powder and picante sauce, wash the beans in a collander add them. Cover with water to about 1" over the contents of the pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce and cook 3hrs or until beans are tender. Garnish with Chopped cilantro when serving.

Mexican Rice:

I use an 8oz package of "Vigo Mexican Rice with corn (completely Seasoned)" prepared according to the package instructions.

Chili con Queso:

Velveeta
Pace Picante Sauce
Milk or Cream
Chopped Cilantro

I didn't give quantities because this is done to taste. I usually use about 1/4 of a large loaf of velveeta cut into sqaures to facilitate melting. I add Pace Picante Sauce to taste (use mild, med or hot as you prefer - I use hot) about 1/2 cup. Melt in a microwave on half power (to prevent burning) for 5 minutes, stir then melt for an additional 3 minutes again at half power. Add milk, cream or even butter to get the desired consistency. Reheat just before serving as necessary and garnish with chopped cilantro.

I know, velveeta. If anyone knows how to make a good CCQ with real cheese I'd love to have the recipe.

Pico de Gallo (what some call salsa):

1 whole onion, finely chopped
3 small to medium tomatos, chopped into about 1/2" pieces
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
2 Serrano peppers, finely chopped
Approx 1/2 bunch Cilantro, finely chopped (remove large stems)
2 Limes
2-3 teaspoons of Tarragon Vinegar to taste
Salt to taste

Combine all the ingredients in a container and let sit for 2 hours before serving. This is an excellent garnish or go-with for any TexMex dish. Any place above where I said "finely chopped" pulsed in a food processor is fine (although using a food processor for this is blasphemy in Texas).

Here's a pic of my daughter and some right wing lunatic making the Pico de Gallo.

Flautas:

The kids love these.

Allow the chicken to cool and crumble it, then add grated mexican cheeses to about 1/3 cheese and 2/3 chicken. Soften the tortillas in a pan with a tiny bit of oil 2 or 3 at a time. Roll about a tablespoon of the chicken and cheese mix into each tortilla and secure with a toothpick. Fry in vegetable oil until they start to brown, then remove and drain well. Remove the toothpicks.

Enchilladas:

I used Angela's recipe from last week except I substituted Tomatilla sauce instead of picante and I used corn tortillas.

Here's a pic of the Final Result!
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What you have in that pic is (top to bottom left to right) Pinto Beans, Mexican Corn, Chicken Fajitas, Chili Con Queso, Pico de Gallo, Warmed Flour Tortillas under a bowl, Sour Cream, Enchilladas, Flautas.

I know, poor presentation. Hey I'm a cook not a chef!

Posted by at 04:39 AM

August 26, 2004


Recipe Reminder


I just found out that my Hosting Matters server was down for about an hour today between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm Central, and it is possible that I may not have received your recipe sent to beth(at)thedonovan(dot)com.

If you sent it earlier than then, don't worry about it - or, when I am done putting it all together and if you see that your recipe ain't there - please be sure to tell me and I'll get it there pronto!

Please try to get any recipes to me by midnight tonight.

Should we call this recipe blogging something like ... bleating - no blooking when cooking and bleating while eating and reading/writing blogs?

Oh, and wait until you see Calliope's Tex Mex recipes - we even have pictures! Wonderful stuff to cook.

Posted by Beth at 06:39 PM


Recipe Reminder!


Send me your recipe links (or recipe if you don't have your own blog) at beth(at)thedonovan(dot)com.

Looks like Carnival of the Recipes #2 is going to be better than the first one!

Posted by Beth at 06:01 AM

August 23, 2004


Recipe Reminder


I need your recipe links by Thursday, midnight. Please send them to beth(at)thedonovan(dot)com.

So far, I have tried three of the recipes, and every one of them has been ... oh, just yummy!

Posted by Beth at 08:08 PM

August 21, 2004


So, has anyone tried any of the recipes?


Let us know what you thought in the comments.
I tried the first recipe on the list, Tammi's Mexican Manicotti. Wow, it was very good. But, it makes a whole lot of food, so John and I will be eating it for several days. I should have saved that one to make when Andy is home from college with some friends! Next time I make it, I'll serve it with guacamole on the side as well as the sour cream that Tammi recommends. It was very easy to make, very economical and very yummy.

Thanks, Tammi!

Anyone else have comments on recipes?

Posted by Beth at 08:10 PM

August 20, 2004


The First Carnival of the Recipes!!


I want to thank all of you who have submitted recipes. I am really pleased with the response from bloggers and commenters who answered my call for food, food, food!

There are recipes here to fit everyone's taste - enjoy!

Tammi, everyone's favorite Road Warrior has a recipe for Mexican Manicotti. Ah like alliteration a lot.

Punctilious's Chicken Tortilla Soup will be great for fall.

Dana has a Mexican Casserole that should hit the spot.

Boudicca, who has a lovely blog, btw has this recipe, called Mushroom Pork Tenderloin

Teresa of Technicalities goes with a more Mediterranean looking casserole - Chicken and Couscous Both Teresa and I are great believers that Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the best you can buy, btw.

Booklore, a blog with lots of great book reviews, gives us this recipe, Four Pepper Pasta

Random Pizza from Brian Epps of Random Numbers looks like something I have to try out.

Seafood Fettuccine from Tom Metzger of More Sense than Money is definitely *NOT* lowfat - therefore, it must be pretty darn good!

Pumpkin Cheesecake - my husband will like this one! It's from Matthew, aka Physics Geek

SeaShell Casserole from Sarah aka Wacky Hermit from Organic Baby Farm. - definitely a great family casserole.

Jim of Snooze Button Dreams fame, offers this very spicy Hot To Trot hot wing recipe- better have a lot of beer to go with these wings.

Laughing Wolf has a recipe for a one egg omelet.

BeeBee, one of really gifted writers of Blogdom has a great recipe called Coca Cola Brisket. Great for a crowd of folks.

mlah has a recipe for Salsa. mlah is a little confused as to who I am, though - I'm not miss apropos, I am She Who Will Be Obeyed! (or at least I wish I was!)

Triticale (the wheat/rye guy), makes a Barbeque Sauce that looks very good.

Helen, one of the other incredible writers in Blogdom, has a recipe that is just beautiful to read about - It is at the bottom of this post, called Ficelle Picarde (crepes rolled up with cheese, herbs and cream in the inside) - do read the whole post - Helen is so very gifted.

Amy has a recipe for true garlic lovers:


40 Cloves and a Chicken

1 whole chicken (broiler/fryer) cut into 8 pieces
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
10 sprigs fresh thyme
40 peeled cloves garlic
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Toss with a 2 tablespoons olive oil and
brown on both sides in a wide fry pan or skillet over high heat. Remove from
heat, add oil, thyme, and garlic cloves. Cover and bake for 1 1/2 hours.


Remove chicken from the oven, let rest for 5 to 10 minutes, carve, and
serve. (Note: There is no carving, the meat falls off the bone.)


Calliope, my mostest regular commenter, gave me a recipe for Oven Spiced Fries. Here it is:

2lbs new potatos
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Steak Grilling Rub (any brand)

Cut the taters into wedges, toss with the grill seasoning and EVOO, bake on a cookie sheet for 30 minutes at 450 (I sprayed the cookie sheet with Pam, made clean-up a breeze). Shake the cookie sheet once during baking. Pull out when the largest taters are soft when you stick 'em with a fork.

Next time I do it I will lighten up on the seasoning, it was a bit over-seasoned for my taste (and I like spicy food). It was quite good though, and incredibly easy. You only end up having to clean the cookie sheet too. Even my 13 year old daughter loved them.

I would also say you could substitute the grill seasoning with seasoned salt and perhaps some italian herbs to add a different twist to it - although the grill seasoning made a nice compliment to grilled steaks and was quite crunchy.



Craig sends a very manly quiche recipe:

Corn Quiche

2, 9-inch DEEP pie shells
1 lb. sliced bacon, fried crisp,
drained and crumbled (divide in ˝)
2 cups chopped onions
2 cups grated Swiss cheese (divide in ˝)
4 eggs, beaten
2 cans cream style corn
Black Pepper to taste
12 oz. Evaporated milk

Pre-heat oven to 450 deg. F.

Fry bacon until crisp, remove and drain on paper towel and crumble, then sauté onions in bacon grease until tender. Place ˝ of crumbled bacon evenly into the bottom of the pie-crusts and top with ˝ of the cheese. Blend eggs, corn, pepper, milk, rest of bacon and rest of cheese in a bowl and mix well. Pour mixture into the pie shells. Bake in oven at 450 deg. F for 10 min. then quickly reduce oven temp to 325 deg. F and bake for 25 min. more. Cool slightly and serve.

Angela has a recipe for Lime Cookies that look mouth-watering. Angela's blog, Fresh as a Daisy is new to me, go check it out. She lives in Guam, so today there is our tomorrow, or something like that!

And here is one more recipe from Angela:


Donna's Creamy Chicken Enchiladas (don't know Donna)

1 can Cream of Chicken soup
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
1 cup Pace picante sauce
2 tsp. chili powder
2 cups chicken, cooked and chopped
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
12 flour tortillas (6 in)

1. Mix soup, sour cream, picante sauce, and chili powder. Reserve 1 cup.
2. Mix remaining picante sauce mixture with chicken and cheese.
3. Spread about 1/4 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla.
Roll up and place seam-side down in a greased (just spray with Pam)
9x13 pan. (Sometimes, I have to have an extra smaller dish)
4. Spread reserved picante sauce mixture over enchiladas. Cover and
bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until hot.
5. Serve with additional picante sauce, tomato, lettuce, and sour
cream, if desired.

Here is Pam's recipe, King Ranch Chicken, one of my favorites -


KING RANCH CHICKEN


1 Chicken
1 pkg Corn Tortillas
1 Onion
1 pkg Longhorn Cheese
1 can Cream/Mushroom Soup
1 can Rotel Tomatoes
1 can Cream/Chicken Soup

1 9”x13” Casserole dish

Boil and debone Chicken - Save Broth! In separate bowl, mix: Can of Mushroom and can of Chicken Soup, the Rotel Tomatoes (only 1/2 can of liquid), 1/4 cup Chicken broth, and 1/4 cup chopped Onion. Layer...

Soften Corn Tortillas in Chicken broth and line dish. Layer Chicken, using 1/2 the Chicken. Layer Soup mixture. Layer grated Longhorn. Repeat layers - ending with Cheese. Bake at 350 deg for 30 to 45 minutes.



Let's do this again next week - send me your linked recipes (if you have a blog) at beth(at)thedonovannospam(dot)com by midnight on Thursday, August 26th.

Update: Since Glenn was so kind as to link to the Carnival of the Recipes, I figured the least I could do is link to his recipe for Pasta with Tomato, Basil and Chevre sauce and an interesting chicken recipe, Instachicken.

One more Recipe - everything else goes to next week - E Poet has a recipe for ribs.

Here are the links to ALL Carnivals of the Recipes!

Posted by Beth at 06:33 PM