Thursday, April 30, 2009

Recipes from My Clippings Box

As promised, these are recipes passed to me, clipped from newspapers, box tops, magazines, etc. that I have yet to try. The recipes qualify for this box if they sound good to me, are quick to prepare, have few ingredients or are inexpensive, yet nutritious.

Dad sent me the first two in separate e-mails. He knows that I love to cook and blog, so he keeps an eye out for anything that I might want to try. Thanks to him, we have a unique-sounding cake recipe to start with today:

Hornet's Nest Cake

Cook 1 large box of vanilla pudding. Cool 10-15 min. Add 1 box dry yellow cake mix. Pour into 13x9x3" cake pan (lightly greased).
Mix 1 12 oz. pkg, butterscotch chips and 1/2 C chopped pecans together. Sprinkle over cake batter. Bake 40 to 50 min. at 350 degrees.

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

1 Ready-roasted chicken from the store, or a chicken you've roasted at home
1 jar Bertolli Alfredo sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch fresh broccoli, chopped
1 16 oz. pkg of noodles

Chop chicken into bite-sized pieces. Cook noodles and drain. Par-boil broccoli and garlic. Add vegetables to sauce and heat through. Pour over noodles. Serve with French bread.

Mammam had copied this recipe down, from a friend, I think. I don't remember having tried it so it landed in the box of clippings. It sounds very basic; you could make frosting any time you need it without running to the store. (It sounds similar to the frosting recipe that my mother-in-law, Louise, makes for her Red Velvet Cake.)

Hillbilly Frosting

5 TBSP. flour
1 C sweet milk
Cook together and let cool.

1 C powdered sugar
1 C Crisco shortening
1/4 C butter
1 tsp vanilla
Mix all together.

Happy cooking! I'm joining other recipe swappers at Joy@JoyofDesserts today!

1 comment:

  1. Love the name for that frosting! What a sense of humor someone had. Thanks for participating in Vintage Recipe Thursday!