Saturday, October 29, 2011

Skor Chocolate Toffee Bars

3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 (300 ml) can sweetened condensed milk (Eagle brand)
2 tbsp butter 

1 (270 g) pkg Hershey's milk chocolate chips
1 (200 g) pkg Hershey's Skor toffee bits

Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Cream first 3 ingredients until well blended and mixture comes together.

Press evenly into a 9X13 cake pan.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until light golden.
Cool on wire rack while preparing filling.

Heat sweetened condensed milk and 2 tbsp butter in heavy saucepan, stirring constantly over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, or until thickened.
Spread over baked base.
Bake 12-15 minutes longer, or until golden.

Sprinkle milk chocolate chips evenly over top. Bake 2 minutes more, or until chocolate is shiny and soft.
Remove from oven. Spread chocolate evenly.

Sprinkle Skor Toffee Bits on top, pressing lightly into chocolate.

Cool completely. If necessary, chill just to set chocolate before cutting into bars.
Store at room temperature.

Freezes well

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bacon Jack Chicken Sandwich

Easy and tasty

8 slices bacon
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 teaspoons poultry season ---(equal amounts of sage, thyme and oregano)
4 slices pepperjack cheese
4 hamburger buns,
4 leaves of lettuce
4 slices tomato
1/2 cup thinly sliced onions
12 slices dill pickle

1.Preheat a grill for medium heat.
2.While the grill preheats, place the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until browned on both sides. Remove from the pan, and drain on paper towels.
3.Rub the poultry seasoning onto the chicken pieces, and place them on the grill. Cook for about 6 minutes per side, or until no longer pink in the center. Top each piece of chicken with 2 slices of bacon and 1 slice of pepperjack cheese. Grill for 2 to 3 more minutes to melt the cheese.
4.Place each piece of chicken on a bun, and top with lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle slices before serving with your favorite condiments.

Classic Alfredo Sauce

Cream, butter, garlic, fresh herbs and Parmesan cheese make a classic Alfredo sauce for a variety of dishes."

1/4 cup butter
1 cup heavy cream
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional) I often use fresh basil instead

1.Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes, then add garlic and cheese and whisk quickly, heating through. 

Stir in herbs and toss with 1lb cooked fettuccine.