February 27, 2009
posted by Amber at 4:50 PM

1 or 2 Medium Onions, minced
2 tbsp Butter or Margarine
1lb Ground Beef
1 cup regular strength Beef Broth (I use OXO)
2 tbsp Flour
1 tsp (or less) Salt
1/4 tsp (or more) Pepper
1 tbsp Ketchup
1/2 tsp Worchestershire
1/2 tsp prepared Mustard, Dijon or Dry Mustard
1 cup (or more) mixed Frozen Veggies
6 medium Potatoes, peeled and chopped
3 to 5 cloves Garlic, roasted or freshly minced
2 tbsp Butter or Margarine (optional)
1/4 cup Milk
Salt/Pepper to taste

1. Preheat oven to 425F, reduce by 15 if using glass dish
2. Grease 8" square baking pan or 10" deep dish pie plate (I use a big corningware dish)
3. Saute onions in butter till tender in wide skillet over medium heat, add beef cook through.
4. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Add broth, ketchup, worchestershire, mustard, cook briefly.
5. Stir in frozen vegetables. Add more broth if needed to make a juicy but thick filling.
6. Scoop into prepared dish. Level with spoon.
7. Meanwhile prepare potatoes.
8. Drain well. Mash potatoes. Add garlic, butter, milk and salt. Mash until fluffy.
9. Heap onto pie filling and spread to edges of dish.
10. Bake at 425 for 30 minutes or until potatoes are browned and filling is bubbly.
11. Freezes great before you bake with potatoes, or you can freeze just the filling.
Submitted by: Sabrina


February 25, 2009
posted by Amber at 10:20 PM

1 cup White Sugar
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup Margarine
2 Eggs
2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
3 cups Uncooked Oatmeal

12 oz pkg Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Margarine
1 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk

Cream sugars and margarine. Add eggs, flour, baking soda and oatmeal. Mix well. Grease 9x13 pan. Pat half of mixture into pan. Cover with filling. Pat remaining mixture on top. Bake at 350 F for 25-30 minutes. Cut when cool. Filling: Stir over low heat until melted.
Submitted by: Christine


posted by Amber at 6:45 PM

2 cups Sugar
1 1/2 cups Flour
1/2 cup Cocoa
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Vegetable Oil
4 Eggs
2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 cup Chopped Walnuts (optional)

1/2 cup Butter (softened)
1/2 cup Brown Sugar, packed
1/4 cup Sugar
2 tbsp Milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup Flour

1 cup Chocolate Chips
1 tbsp Shortening
3/4 cup Walnuts, chopped

In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, cocoa and salt. Add oil, eggs and vanilla. Beat at medium speed for 3 minutes. Stir in walnuts, if desired. Pour into greased 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes or until brownies test done. Cool completely.

For filling, cream butter and sugars in a mixing bowl. Add milk and vanilla, mix well. Beat in flour. Spread over the brownies, chill until firm. For glaze, melt chocolate chips and shortening in a saucepan, stirring until smooth. Spread over filling. Immediately sprinkle with nuts, pressing down slightly.
Submitted by: Christine