Wednesday, July 2, 2008

WFMW: 5 or Less Recipes

Now, who doesn't love a quick recipe? I really love a recipe that has just a few already-in-your-cupboard ingredients. And, hey, I don't mind if it is tasty, too!

This week's Works for Me Wednesday entry is for recipes that have 5 or less ingredients, so here are a few of my favorites and for an apple dip I've not tried yet, but boy it looks yummy! Shannon, over at Rocks in My Dryer has more recipes links you'll want to try!

Toffee Apple Dip

1/2 bag of Heath Toffee Bits

1 block of Cream Cheese

1 tablespoon Vanilla

1 cup of sugar

1 cup of brown sugar

Mix well and serve with green apples soaked in pineapple juice.

Meatball Bubble Biscuits

can of biscuits (12 oz can), each biscuit separated in half

10 frozen meatballs, thawed and cut in half (gasp! I never eat these things, I am a homemade meatball kinda gal, but for this recipe they really work!)

2 sticks of string cheese (cut into 10 pieces)

Italian seasoning & garlic powder & Parmesan cheese (Look, if I write it all on one line you can count that as one ingredient, right?)

Marinara sauce

Preheat oven to 375. Squash each biscuit half flat and thin. Place a meatball half and a piece of string cheese into the biscuit half and seal it up. Place it seam side down into a round, ungreased pan. Sprinkle the tops with Italian seasoning & garlic powder & Parmesan cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

Butter Pecan Bundt Cake

1 box of butter pecan cake mix

1 can of coconut pecan icing

3 eggs

3/4 cup oil

1 cup water

Put all ingredients in a bowl and stir until moistened. Then beat with a mixer for 2 minutes. Pour into a greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes or until done. Cool for 15 minutes and flip onto plate. FABULOUSLY moist and delicious.

Fruit Tea

Make tea using 12 cups of water and 9 tea bags. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of sugar. Let cool and add 1 12 ounce can of lemonade concentrate and 1 12 ounce can of pineapple orange juice concentrate.

Zoo Food

Dried banana chips ~monkey food

Craisins (dried cranberries) ~bear food

Goldfish crackers ~crocodile food

Sunflower seeds ~bird food

Serve the zoo food in a flat-bottomed ice cream cone.



2-8 ounce cans of crescent rolls

1-8 ounce package of cream cheese ( not low-fat )

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp almond or vanilla extract

cinnamon and sugar (I'm not counting those as "ingredients" since they are just sprinkled on and not measured ;) )

Filling: Beat together cream cheese, egg, sugar and extract. Butter or spray a 9x13 and spread a can of the rolls in prepared pan and up the sides, being sure to close all seams. Pour filling into the crust and then cover with the other can of crescent rolls. Seal well and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 350* for about 20 minutes

Amish Chicken and Noodles

cooked, chopped chicken (1 cup to 2 cups)

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 to 2 cans chicken broth (depends how much "gravy" you like.)

cooked noodles (I cook up a whole bag)

mashed potatoes

Mix the cooked chicken, mushroom soup and broth and simmer. Stir in the cooked noodles. Season to your liking (salt, pepper, garlic, parsley) and serve it over the mashed potatoes.

*I know, I know. Isn't that a carb nightmare? Why, yes it is, but just trust me on this. Yummy... And go eat your salad!!


Julie said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog! I am with you on doubling the recipe! I do that too, because sometimes an 8x8 pan is just NOT enough...I am definitely trying the cheese danish and cake recipes. Thanks!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

I wish I had some of those meatball bisquit things right now.

I'm going to have to try those sometime!

Jonny's Mommy said...


I could make all of this for a weekend party or something. This stuff sounds awesome!

Ter said...

The first one I make something similar but without the toffee bits , I might have to try it with the toffee next time!

Fuschia said...

I spent the first 35 years of my life in an area with LOTS of Amish food! The Amish Chicken and Noodles sounds like home :-)

Joanne said...

You know how I feel about sweet Southern tea...I am going to have to try your tea recipe.

It all looks soooo yummy!

Blessings, Joanne

Christine said...

That toffee apple dip sounds waaay good. I can see me settling down on the sofa with a tub of that and a spoon. And apples, I guess.

Kimberly said...

Yum. Yum. Yum.

I have actually had the apple dip. It is SOOOOO good!

SO glad I stopped by! Now I think I need to go find something to eat.

Kelly - PTT said...

The Toffee Apple Dip sounds MARVELOUS! Thanks for sharing your recipes!

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Toni said...

Thanks for the visit!

I am printing these recipes- particularly the chicken and noodles...

Sandy said...

Love the zoo food idea!

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