Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Random Recipes

I've been combing through a lot of stuff, so I'm sure there will be more posts similar to this as a declutter. Today I grabbed a handful of random papers that were in the cookbook I own but rarely use (thanks a lot - pinterest!). So, here we go:

Recipe for fake blood:
-1/2 cup water
-1 tablespoon cocoa powder
-3 to 4 tablespoons corn syrup
-1/2 to 1 teaspoon red food coloring
-2 drops yellow or green food coloring

Why do I have a recipe for fake blood? Because we used it on our Zombie costumes when we were getting ready to go to Toronto for Thrill the World. Good times. :)

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
-1 cup canned pumpkin
-1 cup white sugar
-1/2 cup vegetable oil
-1 egg
-2 cups all purpose flour
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1 teaspoon milk
-1 tablespoon vanilla extract
-2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Dissolve the baking soda in the milk and stir in. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Add vanilla, chocolate chips, and nuts. Drop by rounded spoonful on teh greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly brown and firm.

I can't tell you the number of times we made these cookies (or something close to it) in college. It was a lot. (This recipe was printed out three times...)

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole
-2 10 ounce packages of frozen broccoli
-2 cups cooked chicken (3 breasts+)
-2 cans cream of chicken soup
-1 cup mayo
-1 teaspoon lemon juice
-1 teaspoon yellow curry powder (or less)
-1/2 cup sharp cheese shredded (or more)
-2 tablespoons melted butter
-1 cup stuffing mix/bread crumbs

Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-45 minutes

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole remains one of my favorite dishes from growing up. I've kept meaning to look it up and make it, but it has stayed hidden in the cook book for too long.

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