Meals made special
Looking for something out of the ordinary for an evening meal during the week or something special for a weekend? Check out the recipes readers have submitted for our Down Country Roads cook books at www.hpj.com/homecookin.
Alfredo Chicken Broccoli Pizza
Sandi Loiseau, Frankfort, Kan., submitted this recipe for the Quick and Easy category in the third volume of Down Country Roads Home Cookin' cook book.
1 (12 inch) prepared pizza crust
Brush crust with olive oil. Spread alfredo sauce over crust. Next sprinkle on the cooked chicken and broccoli over the sauce. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top. Bake at 425 F for 10 to 15 minutes until light brown. Slice and serve. This is a nice alternative to the traditional pizza.
Citrus Nut Scones with Orange Butter
Submitted in the breads category by Jean Lorenz of Sanford, Colo., this recipe was a top three finalist.
2 cups flour
Lightly grease cookie sheet. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking powder. With pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add walnuts and orange and lemon peel, mix well. With fork, stir in milk and egg just until mixture leaves sides of bowl and soft dough forms. Turn dough out on floured surface and knead lightly a few times. Divide dough in half. On cookie sheet pat out each into a 6 to 8 inch circle. Sprinkle with sugar. Cut into 6 wedges and separate slightly. Bake at 400 F for 15 to 18 minutes until golden brown. To prepare orange butter, in a small bowl beat butter until light and fluffy, stir in marmalade. Serve with warm scones.
Monday Night Delight
This recipe is simply sinful between the cream cheese, Oreos and candy bars. Submitted by Keith Mueller of Halstead, Kan., it was a finalist in the dessert category.
2 cups Oreo cookies, crushed
Mix crushed Oreos, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 cup melted margarine. Press into ungreased 13- by 9-inch pan for crust. Mix cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 of whipped topping with an electric mixer until smooth. Place this mixture on top of Oreo crust. On top of the cream cheese mixture spread 2 crushed Skor candy bars. (These crush better if cold.) Mix instant chocolate pudding with 3 cups of milk. Stir and spread on top of crushed candy bars. Add the remaining 6 oz. of whipped topping on top of pudding. Spread the 2 remaining crushed candy bars on top of cool whip. Refrigerate until set.