Sunday, July 11, 2010


I just posted these two recipes on my Facebook. I fixed them Friday night when some of our out-of-town kids that are visiting came over for dinner. I thought there might be someone who reads my blog that would like to have these so I am posting them here too.

Chicken with Apricot Glaze
4 lbs of chicken pieces. boned and skinless. (I used a combination of breasts, which I cut in half and thighs)
1 - 8 oz bottle of Wish Bone Russian dressing
1 envelope of Lipton's dry onion soup mix
1 - 13 oz jar of apricot preserves.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Rinse and dry chicken pieces. Place in baking dish. Combine all the ingredients and pour over chicken pieces. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Serve with rice.
Pig Lickin' Cake
This recipe appeared in the Sacramento Bee several years ago. Supposedly the cake was made by the father of Newt Gingrich when Connie Chung of NBC news (she could have been with CBS, I don't remember) interviewed Newt Gingrich's parents. I have seen the recipe in other publications by other titles.
1 box butter recipe yellow cake
1 small can of mandarin oranges with juice
4 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup of vegetable oil
1 small box instant vanilla pudding
1 - 20 oz can crushed pineapple with juice
1 - 12 oz container of Cool Whip
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 13 x 9 baking dish with PAM. Blend cake mix, oil, eggs and mandarin oranges with juice. Beat for 3 minutes. Pour into baking dish. Bake for 25 minutes or until done. (I baked mine for 10 extra minutes). Cool completely.
Frosting: Pour pineapple with juice into a bowl, add the instant pudding and mix well together. Set aside. When cake is cool, mix Cool Whip into pineapple mixture and stir thoroughly. Frost cooled cake. Refrigerate.