Riley Recipes

Food for the family

Peanut Butter Instant Pudding

  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 (3 & 3/4 oz.) package vanilla, 1 (4 oz.) package butterscotch or 1 (4 & 1/2 oz.) package chocolate instant pudding

Stir peanut butter & milk together. Add pudding mix & beat slowly with rotary beater for 1 to 2 min. or until well-blended. Pudding will be soft. Let stand for 5 min. & serve.


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Candy Cane Dessert

  • 1 graham cracker crust
  • 1 (8 oz.) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 small package miniature marshmallows
  • 4 large candy canes, crushed (about 1/2 cup)

Place graham cracker crust in bottom of  11 x 7 in. pan. Combine whipped topping, marshmallows & 3/4 of candy. Spoon onto crust. Spread remaining crushed candy cane over mixture. Chill thoroughly.


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Chicken-In-A-Shell

  • 6 baking potatoes
  • 2 tbs. butter or margarine
  • 1 (10 &3/4 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 tbs. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 & 1/2 cups cooked chicken, cubed

Bake potatoes until done; cut potatoes in half lengthwise; scoop out insides & reserve, leaving a thin shell. Mash potatoes with butter; add 1/2 cup cheese & remaining ingredients. Spoon into potatoes shells; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Arrange potatoes in shallow 3 quart baking dish. Bake at 375* for 15 min.


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Maple Pancake Syrup

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp. maple flavoring

Combine sugar, water, & flavoring in small saucepan. Bring to boil; cook for 5 min. Bottle & refrigerate. Makes 2 & 1/2 cups.


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Corn Fritters

  • 1 to 2 cups of corn
  • 1 egg, well beaten
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbs. butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup milk

Mix thoroughly. Drop spoonfuls of batter into fat in hot frying pan. Brown both sides.


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Scrambled Eggs and Sausage

  • 1/4 lb. bulk sausage
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 tbs. milk
  • 1/2 cup herb-seasoning
  • croutons

Put sausage in a 9 in. pie plate & microwave on HIGH for 2 to 3 min.; drain & crumble meat. Beat eggs & milk together. Stir in sausage & microwave on HIGH for 3 min.; stir twice. Fold croutons into eggs & microwave on HIGH for 1 to 2 min. or until eggs are soft & moist. Do not over cook.


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Nuts, Bolts, & Screws

  • 1 lb. pecans
  • 1 large box Cherrios
  • 1 med. box stick pretzels
  • 1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 box Wheat Chex
  • 2 tbs. salt
  • 1 tbs. garlic salt
  • 1 lb. butter

Melt butter in large roaster. Pour in all cereals, nuts,  pretzels & seasonings . Bake at 200* for 1 hour, stirring every 15 min.


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Tuna Spread

  • 1 can tuna (water packed), drained
  • 1 (8 0z.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • salt & pepper to taste

Blend all ingredients until smooth. Serve with crackers.


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Nut Balls

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbs. sugar
  • 1 cup flour

Mix all ingredients & roll into tiny balls & bake at 250* for 1 hour. Cool slightly & roll in confectioners’ sugar. Roll in sugar again about 1/2 hour later.


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Fresh Mushroom Dip

  • 1-8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbs. snipped ripe olives
  • 2 tbs. snipped parsley
  • 3/4 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 4 drops bottled hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 lb. fresh mushrooms, finely chopped

Combine cream cheese & seasonings; fold in sour cream & chill. Stir in mushrooms just before serving.


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