Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Chocolate Lover's Favorite Cake

Combine the following dry ingredients.
2 c. flour
2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
Set aside the dry ingredients.

In a saucepan melt and bring to boil:
2 c. butter or margarine
4-5 Tbsp. cocoa
1 c. hot water
Add to dry ingredients.

2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. milk or buttermilk

Mix well. Pour into a 9x13 cake pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Ice with the following:

3 oz. softened cream cheese
1/4 cube butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. cocoa
About 4 c. powdered sugar
Enough milk for desired consistency

Mix together. Spread on cake while partially warm.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Deluxe Fajita Nachos

2 1/2 c. shredded, cooked chicken (or 1 1/4 lbs. cooked ground beef)
1 pkg. (1.27 oz) LAWRY'S Spices & Seasonings for fajitas
1/3 c. water
8 oz. tortilla chips
1 1/4 c. grated Cheddar cheese
1 c. grated Monterey Jack cheese
1 large tomato, chopped
1 can (2 1/4 oz.) sliced ripe olives, drained
1/4 c. sliced green onions
Dairy sour cream

In medium skillet, combine chicken. Spices & Seasonings and water; blend well. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 7 minutes. In large, shallow ovenproof platter, arrange chips. Top with chicken and cheeses. Place under broiler to melt cheese. Top with tomato, olives, green onions, and desired amount of salsa.
Makes 4 appetizer servings or 2 main-dish servings.