Friday, April 04, 2008


Today at our sing-a-long, I made caramel brownies and also a chicken salad that my mom served in croissants. The recipes were requested, so here they are!

Chicken Salad (Mary-lu Nelson)

Blend together in a large bowl:
4 cups diced cooked chicken
2 cups diced celery
1 4oz. jar whole or sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted and coarsely chopped
4 slices fried bacon, crumbled

Mix together and add to chicken mixture:
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tb. lemon juice

Toss lightly and chill thoroughly. Serve in croissants, tart shells, cream puffs, etc.


Brownies - from my MIL, Carolyn, of course! (these are THE BEST!!!)

Melt together on stovetop:
1 c. melted butter
2 c. sugar
1/3 c. cocoa

4 eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one

1 1/2 c. flour
dash salt
1 tsp. vanilla

Stir well. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake 25 minutes in 350 degree oven. Cool.

To make a large sheet cake pan of brownies, double the recipe.

1/2 stick butter, melted
1/4 cup cocoa
1/4 cup milk or cream
3/4 lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
dash salt

Blend thoroughly.

For caramel brownies (what I made today), put 1/2 of the brownie batter in the 9x13 pan. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and pour 1/2 jar of Mrs.Richardsons butterscotch caramel over the bottom layer. Add the remaining batter on top of the caramel, and bake for 15 more minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (I like to do these in a 9x13 pan and add almost the WHOLE bottle of caramel - they are divine!)

For mint brownies, bake brownies as directed and then make a minty layer using powdered sugar, butter, and creme de menthe syrup (Torani is the brand I prefer) until you get a frosting consistency. Frost the brownies with this mint layer, let set and then frost with chocolate frosting. I have also used peppermint Torani's and red food coloring for peppermint brownies around Christmastime.


Jessie said...

Seriously, those brownies ruled! As did the chicken salad.
Thanks for the recipes.

Dan and Dee said...

Thank you for the recipies! Those brownies were divine. I am still melting when I think of them. And did I mention that the chicken salad is the best chicken salad I think I have ever had? Yummmmmmm!

K said...

I'm totally printing those recipes out and trying them soon!

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