3 large egg whites 1 cup superfine sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment or wax paper.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat egg whites until frothy. Add sugar, vanilla, and cream of tartar, and beat until stiff (but not dry) peaks form. Fold in the pecans.
Using a small spring-load ice cream scoop, drop batter into rounded balls onto baking sheet, smoothing and shaping as desired (OR transfer mix into a pastry bag fitted with a round tip and pipe "kisses" onto baking sheet). Bake for approximately 30 minutes. Immediately remove kisses to a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Store in airtight containers for up to a week.
Antipasto Tortellini Salad
1 (16oz) pkg fresh or frozen uncooked cheese tortellini 4 oz (1 cup) chopped salami, cut up
4 oz provolone cheese, cut into small pieces 1 (11oz) can niblet corn, drained
Fresh spinach, torn (enough to look nice) 1 (6oz) can pitted ripe olives, drained, sliced
1 (6oz) jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained & chopped 1 ½ cups purchased creamy Italian salad dressing
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard ½ cup Parmesan cheese
1 (2oz) jar diced pimiento, drained
Cook tortellini to desired doneness as directed on package. Drain; rinse with cold water.
In very large bowl, combine tortellini, salami, provolone cheese, corn, spinach, artichoke hearts, olives and pimiento. In small bowl, combine salad dressing, mustard and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese; blend well. Pour dressing over salad; toss gently. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese. Cover and refrigerate 1 – 2 hours to blend flavors. (I let the salad sit overnight to blend the flavors. Serves 12 (1 cup servings)
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Apple Pecan Dump Cake
2 cans apple pie filling
Butter Pecan cake mix
Sprinkle dry cake mix over apples; Sprinkle a small amount of brown sugar; Add pecans; Cut small slices of butter and place several over the top. You can add cinnamon if you like
Bake @ 350 for 45 min or so.
OMG it's delicious!
1 egg lightly beaten 1 can 5oz evaporated milk 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 1 cup quick cooking oats 1 tsp garlic powder 1 & 1/2 ground beef
In a bowl combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls, place in a greased 13x9x2 baking dish. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees or 18-20 minutes, Meanwhile combine the sauce ingredients in a sauce pan.
Sauce 1/4 cup chopped onion 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup ketchup 1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp liquid smoke (optional)
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Stirring frequently. Pour over meatballs. Bake ten to 12 min longer.