Monday, February 23, 2009

Swedish Meat Balls

This recipe comes from my mother-in-law. I've made it many times and it is a favorite. Can never go wrong with meat balls, they go with anything.

Swedish Meat Balls

1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup minced onion
1 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 egg
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp. salt

Shape into tiny meat balls and bake at 375 F for 20 minutes.


3/4 c. water
1 tbsp. soya sauce
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup vinegar
1 tsp. cornstarch

Mix and simmer a few minutes. Pour over meat balls in a casserole. Bake at 350 F for 30-45 minutes.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are the most awesome chocolate chip cookies you will ever make. I got the recipe from a friend many years ago and it's the only one I use now. They don't last long at our house, unless I manage to get a few to the freezer without anyone noticing!!


1 c. butter or marg. softened
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c white sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. warm water
1 1/2 cs. chocolate chips
Cream together softened marg, eggs and sugars. Add vanilla and water. Mix in seperate bowl - flour, baking soda, and chocolate chips. Add to creamed mixture, mix with spoon. Place on cookie sheet. I use a tbsp. quite round full (we like bigger cookies).

Bake for 8 minutes at 350F. The cookies will look like they are not quite done in the middle - this is perfect. They should be light brown around the edges. If they are too raw - bake one or two minutes more. Let them sit in the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing to cool completely.

I've made this batch with white chocolate chips (chocolate chips give Brad migranes). I've also done this recipe with smarties or butterscotch chips.