Mini Meat Loaves
Doug Kilgore, Norway
1 6-Ounce package of stuffing mix
1 Cup water
2 Tablespoons barbecue sauce
1 Pound ground beef
1 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine stuffing mix, water and barbecue sauce.  Mix in the beef until well mixed.  Put about 1/3 cup of mixture into 12 ungreased muffin cups.  Bake uncovered for 18 to 22 minutes or until beef is cooked through.  Sprinkle cheddar cheese on top and bake an additional 2 to 4 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Serve with additional barbecue sauce if desired.
Dutch Oven Chicken and Bows
Sharon Bouchard, Norway
1 16 ounce package bow tie pasta
2 Pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 Cup chopped sweet red pepper
1/2 Cup butter or margarine, cubed
2 Cans condensed cream of chicken soup
2 Cups frozen peas
1 1/2 cups milk
1 Teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/4 Teaspoon pepper
2/3 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and set aside.  In a Dutch oven or large pot, melt butter and cook chicken and red peppers for 5 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink.  Stir in soup, peas, milk, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 2 minutes.  Stir in cheese and add bow ties.  Mix until pasta is covered.
Toffee Bark
Sharon Bouchard, Norway
40 Saltine crackers
1  Cup butter
3/4 Cup sugar
3/4 Cup creamy peanut butter
2 Cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 Cup toffee chips
Put saltines in a foil covered cookie sheet covering the bottom.  Break crackers for the ends if necessary.  In a heavy sauce pan, melt the butter, then stir in the sugar.  Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring for 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves.   Pour over the crackers and bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes or until bubbly.  Immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Let set for a few minutes until chocolate chips start to melt then spread over crackers with a knife.  Sprinkle the top with toffee chips and let cool completely.  Break apart to eat.
Kids in the Kitchen
Easy Peanut Butter Pie
Doug Kilgore, Norway
3/4 Cup peanut butter
4 Ounces cream cheese, softened
1 Cup powder sugar
8 Ounces whipped topping, thawed
1 Graham cracker crust
Beat peanut butter, cream cheese and powder sugar until nice and smooth.  Fold in whipped topping until well blended.  Pour into graham cracker crust .  Can sprinkle top with chopped peanuts or chocolate chips.  Chill until well set.  Also good topped with whipped cream.
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