Friday, March 23, 2007

Time fer some recipe's....

Well be some recipe's, a couple of which my good amiga Sue from Eagle Lake, Texas sent me.......

Smoked Paprika Roasted Chicken

If you've never used it, smoked paprika is to regular paprika what chipotle powder is to red chile powder. Good news for us, McCormick is now selling it, so it may start showing up more and more in stores.

2 Tbsp smoked paprika
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp softened butter
2 teaspoons garlic salt (or 1 teaspoon salt plus 1 teaspoon garlic powder)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 whole 4-5 pound roasting chicken

1) Preheat oven to 325°F. Rinse the chicken off with cold water. Pat dry thoroughly with paper towels (otherwise the paste won't stick).

2) Mix together the paprika, honey, lemon juice, butter, garlic salt, and pepper. Spread over the entire surface of the chicken and place on a shallow baking pan.

3) Bake at 325°F for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. You may need to adjust the time depending on how big your chicken is. The chicken is done when the juices run clear (not pink) when a knife tip is inserted into both the chicken breast and thigh, about 165-170°F for the breast and 180-185°F for the thigh....Mmmm Mmmm...


Irish Potato Soup

3-4 large Baking Potato’s..peeled & cut into thin slices
½ Cup salted Butter
3-4 Leeks…sliced
1 Onion…thinly sliced
3 cans of a good chicken broth
1 pinch of Salt
½ teaspoon Pepper

Toppin’s: either cooked & crumbled bacon, chopped fresh chives or shredded cheese (the kind you like)…or all of these.

In the melted Butter, Saute’ the sliced Onions and the Leek in a large saucepan over LOW heat…cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or so. Stir in the sliced Potatos, and cover and cook for another 15 minutes. Now…add the broth, salt & pepper and bring to a boil…then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes (or until potato’s are tender). Remove from heat and let cool.

Pour into a blender and blend until nice and smooth. Return to saucepan and re-heat and serve…with any or all of the toppings.



4 c. apples, peeled, diced
2 c. sugar
2 c. flour
2 eggs
½ c. oil
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt

Cream Cheese Frosting
½ c. butter
1 (3 0z.) pkg. cream cheese
1 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

To prepare cake combine apples with flour; toss to coat. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Batter will be very stiff. Bake in greased 9x13-pan at 350 degrees 45 to 60 minutes.

Combine frosting ingredients and beat until smooth. Spread frosting over cooled cake.