CAP Trail Mix

Pretty much everything delicious about trail mix. Nothing healthy, just sweet and salty!
Recipe from RyAnne Stanley 

Frosted animal cookies
Peanut M&Ms (or whatever kind you want)
Fish crackers

Mix to desired ratios.


Chapman’s Alfredo

This recipe is by far one of the easiest, impressive meals. We got the recipe from a good friend and make it all the time!

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash pepper

Heat butter and cream over medium heat in saucepan till butter is melted and mixture starts to bubble.  Reduce heat to low, simmer 6 minutes, stirring frequently till slightly thickened. 
Remove from heat.  Stir in cheese, salt and pepper.
Serve over fettuccine, penne or spaghetti pasta. Serve with or without chicken 

Chicken Enchilada Sauce

A twist on the usual Mexican that we eat everyday? This is a delicious and still super-simple way of serving Mexican. The original recipe was served over pasta and while I enjoyed it that way, rice was definitely preferred by the family. 

2 chicken breasts
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, diced
1 red or green pepper, diced
1 can diced green chilies
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
20 ounces canned green chili enchilada sauce
2/3 cup red enchilada sauce
2 cups shredded cheese
1 cup sour cream
Cooked rice
avocado, diced
green onion, sliced
black olives, sliced
tomatoes, diced
sour cream

Cook and shred chicken. Heat oil in deep skillet and cook onions for about 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and peppers and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
Add chicken, green chiles, cumin, chili powder, salt and enchilada sauces. Let simmer for about 8-10 minutes. 
Add cheese and stir till cheese is melted and heated through. Add sour cream and heat till hot. Serve over rice with avocados, green onions, black olives, tomatoes and sour cream. 

White Chocolate, Macadamia, Raspberry Cookies

Another recipe from Pinterest. I love raspberries, white chocolate and macadamia nuts, so how could this recipe fail? The raspberries give the cookie a nice tart compared to the sweet of the cookie. 

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon heavy cream (or milk)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/3 cups flour
2/3 cup salted macadamia nuts , barely chopped
1/2 cup white chocolate chips, or more if needed
1/2 cup raspberries

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cream butter and sugars.  Add eggs, vanilla and cream.
Mix flour, baking soda, salt and cornstarch.  Add to creamed mixture. Stir in macadamia nuts and white chocolate.
Drop by tablespoons onto prepared sheets. Slice raspberries in half and put two pieces on each cookie and
gently press in.
 Bake for 12-13 minutes or until golden.

Pretzel Cookies

This is a recipe from Pinterest. While these are delicious warm from the oven, everyone in my family preferred the cookie dough to the actual cookies. We actually decided that more pretzels were better and I even pressed a whole one to the bottom of each unbaked cookie. I had people ‘stealing’ four or five at least at the last CAP promotions night. 

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/2 cup pretzels (or more), broken into pieces
Salt (pretzel, sea or kosher)

Preheat oven to 350.  Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cream butter and sugars.  Add egg and vanilla.
Mix flour, baking soda and salt and add to creamed mixture. Stir in chocolate and peanut butter chips and pretzels.
Form into tablespoon balls on baking sheet. Sprinkle lightly with salt .  Bake for 10 minutes or until done.

Bubble Buns

Recipe from Vicki Wright.

These are probably the easiest and most impressive thing you can make for a crowd. Everyone is always impressed when we serve this and trust me, they disappear quickly! One of the Civil Air Patrol cadets (probably 12 years old) asked me for the recipe and later his family said that he had made them twice already. Needless to say… I managed to botch the recipe the last time, but whipped up a batch of pecan caramel sauce and they got eaten pretty quickly.

24 frozen dinner rolls (Rhodes white)
1 cup brown sugar
1 package butterscotch pudding mix (not instant)
1/4 cup white sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup butter, melted

Place rolls in pan evenly.  Combine brown sugar and pudding, sprinkle over rolls. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over brown sugar/pudding mix.  Sprinkle nuts over and then pour melted butter over everything. Leave out overnight. Do not cover.
Bake next morning for 30 minutes at 350 or until done.  Let set in pan for 10-15 minutes.