Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A few of my favorite things ...

I don't normally participate in WFMW unless I feel like I have something to contribute. This week's theme is recipes with 5 ingredients. I can definitely contribute here. I've got a few that I love. I've got 5, count 'em 5 recipes for you. Hope you try them and enjoy them as much as I do.

Oven-Cooked Bacon with Black Pepper & Brown Sugar
1 lb. bacon
1/2-2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. powdered chipotle pepper
2 tsp. brown sugar

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay bacon on paper and sprinkle generously with peppers and brown sugar. Bake 10 minutes, then drain fat from pan. Bake 5 more minutes or until as crisp as you like. Make you slap you' mama good!

Goat Cheese (or Feta) Spinach Pizza
1 (14 oz.) can Pillsbury pizza crust
1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 (6 oz.) bag baby spinach
3 plum tomatoes, chopped
4 oz. goat cheese or feta, crumbled

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread dough on baking sheet and sprinkle with olive oil and Parmesan. Bake for 8 minutes. Toss the spinach with olive oil.  OOPS ... just realized that's an extra ingredient. Sorry. Top the crust with the spinach, tomatoes, and goat cheese (I actually prefer feta and that's what I use.). Drizzle the pizza with olive oil and bake for 15 minutes.


Great for summer ...
Turtle Pie
16 ice cream sandwiches
1 (12 oz.) jar caramel sauce
1 1/4 c. chopped pecans, toasted
1 (12 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
Hot fudge sauce, heated

Place 8 ice cream sandwiches in a 13X9" baking dish. Spread caramel sauce evenly over sandwiches. Sprinkle evenly with 1 c. pecans. Top with remaining ice cream sandwiches. Spread Cool Whip evenly over sandwiches. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 c. pecans. cover and freeze at least 1 hour. Let stand 5 minutes before serving; cut into squares. Drizzle with warm hot fudge sauce.

Alimony Pie
1 can pie filling, your choice (I like blueberry.)
1 can crushed pineapple
1 box dry yellow cake mix
2 sticks of butter
1 bag pecan pieces

Layer ingredients in order and bake. Serve warm and top with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

If you like Thin Mints, this is for you ...
Mint Thins
1 pkg.(18 squares) Baker's semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract
1 sleeve Ritz crackers
1 peppermint candy cane, crushed

Microwave chocolate in a small bowl as directed on package. Stir until completely melted. Blend in extract. Dip crackers in melted chocolate, completely coating crackers with chocolate. Carefully scrape off excess chocolate. Place on wax paper. Sprinkle with crushed candy. Great for Christmas treats.

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Heart of Wisdom said...

I want the Ice Cream Sandwich thingie NOW!!
That sounds soooooooooo good.

I will try that one.

Miriam said...

I'm going to check out the Alimony Pie... and am already curious about the name.

Thanks for the sugar overload, these look too good.

Carlie Faulk said...

This reminds me -Chris wants the recipe for those cookies with the fruit from the Christmas party. Vague huh? Do you rememeber the ones he's talking about??

jennwa said...

Thanks for the great recipes.