Solomon Recipes

I started this blog so I could pass along family recipes to my children. Most of these recipes are Eaton recipes.

But, no need to share the last name Solomon. The majority of the recipes are made by me, Mother Goose, my Sister in law, Gretchen and two friends Leta and HK. If you would like to be a contributor, just holla!


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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cake

1 box yellow cake mix (pudding in the mix)
1 small box instant vanilla pudding
1 small container sour cream
1/2 cup oil
1 cup water
5 eggs
1 German chocolate bar grated or chopped finely
1 small bag of semi sweet chocolate chips

Add all ingredients and bake 350 degrees in a bundt pan that is slightly greased for 45-60 minutes.

Monkey Bread

3 cans Biscuits
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
11/2 stick melted butter
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar
Cut biscuits into fourths. In small bowl mix 2/3 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon together. Roll biscuits fourths into sugar-Cinnamon mixture.

In separate bowl mix butter, 1 teaspoon Cinnamon and brown sugar together. Roll sugared biscuits into mixture. Make sure biscuits stay separated.

Place biscuits into bundt pan and bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Dump-cool-Enjoy!!!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Chocolate covered strawberries

Fresh strawberries
Bakers white chocolate
bakers milk chocolate fast melting

Heat in a double boiler white chocolate and milk chocolate seperately.
heat in a bowl in microwave in 30 minute increments each chocolate.

Wash strawberries and let dry completely. If water gets into chocolate it will ruin the chocolate.

Dip half of the strawberry into the chocolate and let dry. Once dry and cooled dip the other half of the strawberry into the white chocolate. If you really want to fancy it up add little chocolate buttons (dots) down the white side.

These can look like true tuxedo shirts. Be sure to dip the strawberry from the tip all the way to the end of the stem. REMOVE the leaves and leave only the stem.
I have been feeling a little icky when I did these and just wanted the taste and appeal of a good dipped strawberry. This is not the season for strawberries but OH MY GOODNESS!!! THEY WERE ABSOLUTELY DIVINE!!!!

Dash's favorite OREO milk shake

Look at the shear delight on his face when he heard the extra power of his mixer kick in!!


Add scoops of icecream, 1/2 cup milk, 3 TBl spoons vanilla and about 10 oreo cookies. Blend until smooth and thick.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Ultimate Brownies

The Ultimate Brownie is my absolute favorite brownie. It is tall like a cakey-brownie, but is dense like a fudgy-brownie.

8- 1 ounce squares of unsweetened chocolate
1 cup butter
5 eggs
3 cups sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2-1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted (optional)
I add chocolate chips instead

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13 pan.
Melt chocolate and butter in a saucepan over low heat; set aside. In a mixer, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla at high speed for 10 minutes**. You don't have to mix for 10 minutes but it is nice if you have a stand mixer.

Blend in chocolate mixture, flour and salt until just mixed.
This is one of the best brownie recipes.

Let cool and then cut your brownies with a large cookie cutter. I like to use a heart shape or lip shape cutters.

Serve with homemade vanilla icecream or your favorite brand icecream.
Garnish with a fresh blend of strawberry syrup or store bought drizzled over the top
with a fresh strawberry fanned out!

You will not go back to a box recipe! these are so simple and much easier to cut. If you do have to use a box my favorite brownie is the one with the hershey packet.

Hmmmm..... Hmmmm... Good!
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My favorite Salad

1 bag curnch romaine and zesty radiccio lettuce
pecans (coarsley chopped)
Ken's Rasberry walnut vinaigrette
1 bag craisins (sweetened dried cranberries)

Mix these all together and you will have the perfect salad. This is my favorite. It costs $8 at the airport for this little baby. It is the perfect summer salad or a definite go to salad for a bridal shower, baby shower or any ladies get together. The fruity taste is grounded by the earthy taste of the pecans and then an explosion of flavors by the dressing offers a. Only Ken's brand will do.

Strawberry daiquiri

Fresh strawberries
Strawberry daiquiri mix

Pour daiquiri mix and ice into blender. Garnish with fresh strawberries. Hmmm... mm... good!

Shrimp Alfredo

2lbs fetuccine noodles
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup evaporated milk
1 stick butter
1 Tbl. garlic herb powder or fresh roasted garlic
1 8oz bag parmesan cheese
1 8oz bag 3 cheese (parmesan, romano, asiago) or you can use the 5 cheese blend
(You may grate your own cheese. I would have but this is a huge time saver.
2 tbl. cream cheese
Lightly salt water bring to a boil and add noodles. Bring to boil. Drain noodles.

While water is coming to a first boil prepare the sauce.

Alfredo Sauce

This sauce is so good. It tastes just like Olive Garden's recipe. It is also so simple and easy to make. Once you try this you will NEVER buy the store bought things again. I looked at two recipes and I combined what I liked between the two and made it my own. I have made alfredo sauce before and it was very runny and thin. I like using the combination of whipping cream and evaporated milk. Most recipes only call for one or the other. USE BOTH!

In a skillet or large pot add whipping cream and evaporated milk and one stick butter. Heat and stir and bring to a simmer. When butter has melted add your cheese. While stirring constantly. The longer your sauce can simmer the better it will be, remember to stir your sauce occassionally. The consistency will be thin but as it cooks it will continue to thicken. If your sauce is runny. You can add additional cheese. This is my preference or you can add the cream cheese. I don't care for the slight taste that the cream cheese lends to the sauce.

Your sauce will be ready when it coats the back of a cooking spoon nicely or you can see the consistency change.

You may add any meat or eat this plain with the fetuccine. We chose to have shrimp.
Peel and devein your shrimp. Once your noodles are about done. Throw your shrimp into the pasta water. Let shrimp cook for 2 to 3 minutes until orange.

Serve with salad and breadsticks!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 lb powder sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 8oz. block of cream cheese
2 TBL spoons milk or heavy cream.

Sorry, I did not take pics of the frosting. THIS recipe is fool proof. You will not need pictures! YOU CAN DO IT!
In a bowl combine ingredients and mix on medium speed for 3 to 4 minutes until smoothe. You may seperate the frosting and add food coloring for different colors.
You can also add more or less milk depending on how thin or thick you prefer your frosting. I like a semi thin glaze on my sugar cookies.

Hawaiian Style Flankin short RIBS

These babies are as good as they look! Oh my oh my! You will definitely want to try these. They will have people coming back for more!
5 lbs beef flankin ribs
dark kikoman soy sauce
brown sugar
4 gloves garlic
1/2 stem of fresh ginger

Substitutions may be used:: You may use garlic in a jar or ginger spice. It is mo' betta if you use the real kine as opposed to da fake, you kno??
k- nuff pigeon.

I rarely measure and I cook this recipe according to how I like the taste. These are the main ingredients. I like the marinade to be a little on the sweet side so I add extra brown sugar.
There is no need to peel garlic or ginger once these have been grated because it is just for the marinade.

Once the marinade is made place the meat into a deep bowl or pot and pour marinade over the meat. 24 hours in fridge over night.

These are best if cooked over a hot coal grill. Constantly basting and turning.
May broil these ribs. Lay out on a foil lined cookie sheet. Make sure to watch these. Coat with additional marinade and turn and repeat the process again.

These are eye rolling in the back of your head, GOOD!!
Marinating sauce. Add 3 cups soyu sauce and add 3 cups water. 1 cup brown sugar and 4 cloves garlic or 3 TBS. garlic pieces and 3 TBS ginger. Taste marinade. It should be sweet yet tangy. Adjust to taste.


Cream together:
1/2 cup Butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs beaten
1 TBL spoon milk or heavy cream
1 tsp. vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp Baking Powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake 8- 10 minutes

Your dough should not be sticky. Add a little extra flour so that your dough is workable. If you are using cookie cutters, roll out dough to whatever thickness you would like your cookies to be. Roll out dough on floured surface and flour your rolling pin. Choose a cookie cutter or a glass and cut out shapes.

If you are not going to frost these cookies you could sprinkle a little sugar on the tops before baking.

Bake on greased cookie sheet for 8 to 10 minutes. You do not want your cookies to show brown on top. They will be over baked. You will just barely begin to see the bottoms of the cookie turn brown. Another way to test if cookies are done is to lightly finger test. Touch cookie if it springs back it is ready to pull. If your cookie leaves an imprint leave in oven for an extra minute or two.

Remove cookies from baking sheet and let cool on wire rack.

Cool and then frost with cream cheese frosting

Bill prefers his sugar cookies thin and crispy. The rest of the family likes our cookies soft and thick.