KJAN Mom’s Tips

Each week, Charlene Johnson shares some of her favorite recipes with you on the air.  If you didn’t get a chance to write them down, don’t worry, here they are!

Hot Chicken Salad (4-10-12)

Mom's Tips

April 10th, 2012 by Jim Field

  • 4 cups cubed chicken
  • 4 cups cubed celery
  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons grated onion
  • 4 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups crushed potato chips

Layer in a greased 4 quart casserole dish the chicken and celery.  Mix the onion, mayonnaise and lemon and layer on top of celery.  Layer cheese over the mayonnaise.  Sprinkle potato chips on top.  Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.  This makes a large casserole.

Never Fail Cupcakes (4-3-12)

Mom's Tips

April 3rd, 2012 by Jim Field

Into a bowl put:

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sour milk
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • chocolate chips (optional)

Do not mix until last has been added, then beat well.  Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees).

One Dish Casserole Meal (4-3-12)

Mom's Tips

April 3rd, 2012 by Jim Field

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice
  • 2 sliced potatoes
  • 2 sliced carrots
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Brown meat in skillet and drain off fat.  Place rice in greased casserole.  Layer potatoes and carrots over rice.  Add meat; pour tomatoes over.  Bake 40 minutes or until done.  Freezes well.

Crock Pot Dressing (3-27-12)

Mom's Tips

March 27th, 2012 by Jim Field

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 Tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 5 cups dry bread, cubed
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sage
  • 1 can chicken rice soup
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning (optional)

Saute’ the onion in butter or margarine until done.  Add rest of the ingredients and mix together.  Put in crock pot.

Orange Jello Salad (3-20-12)

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March 20th, 2012 by Jim Field

  • 2 packages orange Jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 pint orange sherbet
  • 1 can mandarin oranges

Dissolve Jello in boiling water; add one pint sherbet.  Drain the juice off oranges and add to mixture.  Refrigerate until set.

Brunchy Egg Bake (3-20-12)

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March 20th, 2012 by Jim Field

  • One 6 oz. package frozen hash browns
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 1 cup cubed ham or bacon
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese

Brown hash browns in margarine.  Grease 1 1/2 quart baking dish and place hash browns in the bottom.  Put meat on top.  Mix eggs, milk, salt and pepper; pour over hash browns and meat.  Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until set.

Soda Bread (3-13-12)

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March 13th, 2012 by Jim Field

  • 5 cups sifted flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 lb butter
  • 2 1/2 cups raisins (light & dark raisins mixed) soaked in water for 15-20 minutes & drained
  • 3 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Generously butter 2 (9 x 5 inch) bread pans.  Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Cut in the butter and mix very thoroughly until it gets grainy.  Stir in raisins and caraway seeds.  Add the buttermilk and egg to the flour mixture.  Stir until well moistened.  Shape dough into two loaves and place in the pans.  Bake for one hour.  Test with tooth pick to see if done.  Cool in pans for 3-5 minutes.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

Crock Pot Pizza Casserole (3-6-12)

Mom's Tips

March 6th, 2012 by Jim Field

  • 1 1/2 lbs. hamburger
  • 12 oz. package of kluski noodles, cooked
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 8 oz. spaghetti sauce
  • 4 oz. mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz. pizza sauce
  • 4 oz. American cheese

Brown hamburger and onion, drain.  Add spaghetti and pizza sauces.  Put 1/2 of cooked noodles in bottom of crock pot.  Add layer of hamburger mixture.  Sprinkle half of each of the cheese over that; repeat layers of each.  Cook 30 minutes on high and turn to low for 1 1/2 hours.

Mushrooms optional

Pepperoni slices

Butterball Coffee Cake (2-28-12)

Mom's Tips

February 28th, 2012 by Jim Field

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tubes buttermilk biscuits

Grease a round layer pan.  Melt butter.  Mix sugar and cinnamon.  Dip biscuits into melted butter; then into cinnamon/sugar mixture, layering in pan overlapping.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes in 375 degree oven.

Sausage-Sauerkraut Dinner (2-28-12)

Mom's Tips

February 28th, 2012 by Jim Field

  • 2 lbs. sauerkraut, drained and rinsed
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, optional
  • 4 medium potatoes, pared and halved
  • 1 1/2 lbs. Polish sausage, cut in pieces
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine

Mix all ingredients in crock pot and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours.