Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ham Potato Chowder

Ham Potato Chowder
3 1/2 cups diced potatoes
2 stalks celery, diced
1 small onion, diced
3 1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp dry chicken bouillon
1/2 tsp pepper
3/4 cup diced ham
5 Tbsp butter
5 Tbsp flour
2 cups milk
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
Boil vegetables in water and bouillon till tender, about 10 minutes. Add pepper and ham. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour. Slowly whisk in the milk and keep whisking till smooth. Cook over medium heat till bubbly, stirring constantly. Boil for at least one minute to get rid of the flour taste. Pour into the vegetable mixture and stir till smooth. Add salt to taste. Serve with cheddar cheese.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Snicker doodle Cookies

Snicker doodle Cookies (Makes 24 servings)

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 3/4 cups flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3 Tbs sugar
3 tsp cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 350*F
2. Mix butter, 1 1/2 cups sugar, eggs and vanilla thoroughly.
3. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in separate bowl.
4. Blend dry ingredients into butter mixture.
5. Chill dough and ungreased cookie sheet for 15 minutes in fridge.
6. Mix cinnamon and 3 Tbs of sugar.
7. Make 1" balls of dough and roll in sugar/cinnamon mixture.
8. Bake for about 10 minutes, until crackly on top. (If you take them out of the oven when they are still a little short of being done, they will be super-chewy and super-yummy!)

(I didn't chill the cookie sheet and they turned out fine.)