Toasted Coconut Bread Recipe

Toasted Coconut Bread Recipe

Toasted Coconut Bread
(makes one loaf)

1 cup toasted coconut
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 well beaten egg
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix milk, egg,oil and vanilla together. Add to dry ingredients. Stir until blended.

Pour into a greased and floured 9x5x3 inch loaf pan. Bake for one hour or until tester comes out clean.


Banana Bread with Milk Chocolate Chips Recipe

Banana Bread with Milk Chocolate Chips
(makes a large loaf)

1 cup sugar
1 stick butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup ripe mashed bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
1cup milk chocolate chips

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add add eggs and beat well.

Sift together flour, salt and baking powder and add to butter , eggs and sugar combine well. Add sour cream, mashed bananas and vanilla and stir in by hand. Add chocolate chips and pour into greased and floured large loaf pan.

Bake for 1 hour or until knife comes out clean. Let cool and slice.


Vegetable Nachos Recipe

Vegetable Nachos
(makes 3 to 4 dozen snacks)

2 medium tomatoes, finely chopped, well drained
1 green pepper, finely chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
4 1/4 ounce can chopped ripe olives, drained
36-48 round tostado or tortilla chips
4 ounce (1 cup) shredded cheddar cheese

In medium bowl, combine all vegetables. Place tostado chips in single layer on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle each chip with 1 teaspoon cheese and top with 1 tablespoon vegetable mixture. Broil about 6 inches from heat for 2 or 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve immediately.


Dried Pasta Recipe

Dried Pasta

1/2 pound any small filled pasta
oil for frying
1/3 cup Parmesan
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
garlic salt

If pasta doesn’t feel moist and supple, cover with boiling water and let stand until softened, about 5 minutes then drain. Spread soaked pasta on a 10×15″ baking pan lined with paper towels. Blot pasta gently; let dry 5 minutes. (If pasta feels moist, omit soaking and drying step.) Meanwhile, place 1/3 of the pasta in a skillet with heated oil. Cook, turning occasionally, until golden and crisp, 2-3 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and drain. Serve or keep warm in a 200 degree oven up to 30 minutes while frying remaining pasta. In a bag, mix cheese, basil, cayenne, and garlic salt to taste. Add warm pasta and shake to coat. Pour into bowl. Offer pasta with sauce for dipping.


Tropical Avocado & Bacon Sandwich Recipe

Tropical Avocado & Bacon Sandwich
(serves 2)


2 French baguettes
2 avocados, peeled and sliced
12 slices of bacon, cooked
lemon juice
some chiles to sprinkle as a topping


Preheat oven to 350. Slice baguette down the middle; spread on mayonnaise. Place sliced avocados on baguette; sprinkle with lemon juice and salt. Add bacon and top with chiles. Place in hot oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and serve.


Sweet & Sour Meatballs Recipe

Sweet & Sour Meatballs
(makes 50 to 60 meatballs)

1 1/2 pound ground chuck
1 small can water chestnuts, chopped fine
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 eggs
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 (12 oz) jar currant jelly
1 cup ketchup

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In al large bowl, combine ground chuck, water chestnuts, bread crumbs, eggs, and garlic salt. Shape into 3/4 inch balls. Place meatballs in shallow baking pan. Mix jelly and ketchup together and spon over meatballs. Bake uncovered for 1 hour; turning meatballs every 15 minutes.


Asparagus Fritters Recipe

Asparagus Fritters Recipe

2 lbs asparagus, cut in 1″ pieces blanched
1-1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoons fresh grated parmesan cheese
1 pinch salt
1 pinch dried basil, oregano or thyme
4 eggs beaten
1 cup milk

Combine flour with freshly grated parmesan cheese, a pinch of salt, and a little pinch of an herb; beat the eggs and whisk in the milk. Combine wet ingredients with the dry and mix thoroughly. Fold the asparagus into the batter completely. In a frying pan, melt 1 tablespoon butter with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil. With a spoon, drop enough asparagus and batter into the pan to make fritters about 3″ in diameter. Cook a couple of minutes, or until the edges start to brown. Flip over and continue to cook for a couple minutes more, until done.


Hush Puppies Recipe

Hush Puppies
(makes 3 dozen)

1 1/2 cups yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup minces onion
1 cup milk
Corn oil for frying

Combine dry ingredients; mix well. Add eggs, onion, and milk. Stir to make a stiff batter. Heat corn oil in a deep heavy pot. Drop batter by tablespoons into the hot oil- not less than 4 inches deep. Fry until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Drain on a paper towel.


Mexican Cheese Puffs Recipe

Mexican Cheese Puffs

1 cup Bisquick baking mix
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons chopped green chilies
1 egg
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Grease cookie sheet. Mix baking mix, butter, chilies, and egg in a medium bowl. Stir in cheese. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.


Butternut Brie Full Recipe

Butternut Brie

1 1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup pecans, chopped
5 tablespoon brandy
dash of lemon juice
pinch of cayenne pepper
1 8 inch wheel of Brie

Remove rind from Brie. In a food processor, cream butter; add brandy, lemon juice, cayenne pepper and process. Add pecans and process until pecans are mixed in spread mixture over the Brie. Decorate with pecans halves and place in the refrigerator until it is set up.