Tortellini Soup

Saturday, December 6, 2008

This is one of my favorite recipes and is super easy to make. I have found I like the spinach, regular tortellini mix for this.

1 lb. Italian bulk sausage
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 medium zucchini, coarsely chopped
2 medium carrots, coarsely chopped
2 cans (10 3/4 oz) condensed tomato soup
3 cups water
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp oregano
8 oz dried or frozen tortellini (meat or cheese filled)
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

-Brown sausage, drain, add onion and seasonings. Add everything but tortellini. Bring to boil. Add tortellini, reduce heat to simmer for 20 minutes. Add cheese.

It is really good if you serve a crusty french bread with it.

Gingersnap cookies

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

This recipe is from my Grandma and is so good. The cookies come out soft and your house smell fabulous!

3/4 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. molasses
1 egg
2 1/4 c. flour
2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. ginger
1/2 t. ground cloves
1 t. cinnamon

Cream together shortening, brown sugar, molasses and egg. Mix dry ingredients and add. Roll dough into balls and roll in sugar. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes.

Baked Potato Soup

Monday, December 1, 2008

4 medium baked potatoes
2 slices bacon
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup (14 1/2 oz) chicken broth
1 1/2 cup milk
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup shredded cheese

1-Remove potato skins and mash.
2-Cook bacon until crisp; crumble and set aside. Discard all but 1/2 tsp. of drippings from pan.
3-Add chicken broth, milk, mashed potatoes, celery, onions, garlic, salt and pepper to drippings in pan.
4-Bring to boil; reduce heat; simmer 10 minutes.
5-Stir in sour cream and bacon. Ladle into bowls and sprinkle cheese over top of each serving.

Lipton's Dry Onion Soup Mix

1 tbl. beef bouillon granules
2 tbl. dried minced onions
1/2 tsp. onion powder

Cookie Dough Brownies

-1 box brownie mix; make; bake; cool.

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbls. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup flour
(add chocolate chips, if desired)

-Cream butter and sugars in a mixing bowl. Add milk and vanilla; mix well. Beat in flour. Spread over brownies; chill until firm.

This recipe is great because there are not any eggs so you can eat it without fear (except for the calories :) )

Old Witches Magic Pumpking Cake

-Beat together 3 eggs, 1 lb canned pumpkin (I use entire can), 3/4 cup oil, 1/2 cu water.
-Add 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 2 1/4 cups sugar, 2/3 tsp. cinnamon, 1 cup raisens

-Bake in greased and floured bunt pan at 350 for 60-75 minutes. After cool, frost.


4 oz. cream cheese
3 tbl. softened margarine
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla