Thursday, February 19, 2009

Baked Beef Stew

Baked beef stew is shown with cheesy garlic bread.

2 cans (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 c water
2 c beef broth
6 Tbsp quick-cooking tapioca
2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 1/2 lbs lean beef stew meat, cut into 1" cubes
8 med carrots, cut into 1" chunks
6-7 med potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" cubes
4 celery ribs, cut into 1/2" chunks
1 med onion, cut into chunks
2 slices of bread, cubed

In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, water, broth, tapioca, sugar, salt, and pepper. Set aside. Put the rest of the ingredients into a greased ovenproof Dutch oven or med roasting pan. Pour tomato mixture on top and stir to mix well. Cover and bake at 375 degrees for 1 3/4 to 2 hrs or til meat and veggies are tender, stirring occasionally. Serve in bowls. Makes 8-10 servings.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

White Brownies

This dessert may not look like anything special, but they're definitely worth making!

6 oz white baking chocolate
1 c butter
6 eggs
3 c sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 pkg (12 oz) vanilla chips
1 c chopped pecans

In a double boiler or microwave, melt chocolate and butter; cool for atleast 10 min. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar til thick and lemon-colored, about 4 min. Beat in melted chocolate and vanilla. Add flour, baking powder, and salt; mix well. Stir in chips and pecans. Pour into a greased 15x10x1" baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 min or til golden brown. Cool. Makes about 4 dozen. (I don't get this many.) ;)