I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Roll Ups

I like this appetizer because it is served cold (I'm sure it would be good warm too).  I love to use my homemade bleu cheese dressing to dip them into.

(makes 40-45)

*1/4 cup butter
*2 garlic cloves, minced
*1/2 cup franks red hot sauce
*2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
*1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
*1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
*2 tablespoons sour cream
*1 (20 pack) small flour tortillas
*3 green onions, thinly sliced
*1 cup bleu cheese dressing (I make my own).

~In a small saucepan, bring franks red hot sauce, butter and garlic cloves to a boil.
~Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
~Remove from heat and set aside and allow to cool for about 10 minutes.
~In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream and the cheddar cheese.
~Toss shredded chicken into hot sauce.
~Lay tortillas out on a clean surface.
~Spread and even layer of chicken and cheese mixture over the entire surface of each of the tortillas.
~Roll up each tortilla tightly.
~Roll each tortilla in plastic wrap.
~Place in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
~Slice each rolled tortilla.
~Place on a serving plate and garnish with green onions.
~Place bleu cheese in a bowl for dipping.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies.

This is one of my favorite shortbread recipes.   It's easy to make, but it's a must to refrigerate before cookie.  It will crumble and break apart if you don't allow it to chill.  Also do not over bake.

(4 dozen)

*3/4 cup dried cranraisins
*1/4 cup granulated sugar
*3 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
*1 1/8 cups granulated sugar
*1 1/2 cups cold butter, cubed
*2 teaspoons almond extract
*zest of 2 oranges
*juice squeezed from 2 oranges
*1/2 cup slivered almonds, chopped (optional)
*1/2 cup granulated sugar (optional)


~Combine cranraisins and 1/4 cup granulated sugar in a food processor (or chop by hand),  just until the cranraisins a chopped.
~In a large bowl, mix flour and 1 1/8 cup granulated sugar.
~Using a pastry cutter (or a food processor) cut in butter, until mixture becomes very fine crumbs.
~Stir in almond extract, cranberry sugar mixture, orange zest, and orange juice.
~Mix in chopped slivered almonds (optional).
~Knead dough with hands until you can form a ball with the dough.
~Divide dough in half.
~Shape each half into a log about 2-inches in diameter.
~Wrap in plastic wrap.
~Refrigerate for 6-72 hours.
~Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
~Spray cooking sheet with a cookie spray.
~Place 1/2 cup sugar into a small bowl.
~Slice cookie dough about 1/4 inch thick (I return the dough into the refrigerator while each batch is cooking).
~Gently coat each side of cookie with sugar.
~ Place cookies on prepared cookie sheet.
~Bake for 12-14 minutes.
~Allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes.
~Remove and place on cooling rack to finish cooling.