Mom's Favorite Recepes

Betty's Almond Cookies


In a large bowl, cream the shortening,sugar and egg. Add the almond extract. In a second bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Gradually add the dry ingredient into the first bowl and mix until completely blended by hand. Do not use any mechanical mixer or over mix by hand. Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes or more.Roll dough into 1 inch balls and press flat. Brush with beaten egg and place and almond on the top. Make about 40 cookies. Bake 12-14 minutes at 375.

Vietnamese Noodle Salad

Killer Fried Rice

8 cups Cooked Steam Rice
1/2 cup of chopped Ham or Spam
4 strips of Bacon or 2 Chinese Sausage
1 cup of Frozen Peas or Mix Vegitables
2 Eggs
2 tablespoon Oyster Sauce
2 tablespoon Soy Sauce
2 stalks Green Onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 white onion, finely chopped
White Pepper
Sesame Oil

Make 4 servicings:

Mix Oyster Sauce and Soy into a bowl. If rice is from night before, soft rice with this mixture.

Use large skillet or wok, add 2 tablespoons of oil. Saute the chopped bacon, ham, garlic and onion for 3-4 minutes. Add rice a rice and sauce mixture and cook until everything is coated evenly. Add frozen peas and cook for about 5 minuites.

Before serving, make a well in the center of the skillet, and add 2 beaten eggs. Stir egg until is it scambled before mixing with the rest of the rice.

Finish off with some chopped green onion, white pepper and a few splashes of sesame oil.

Quicky Chow Mein

2 packages Oriental Flavor Top Ramen
1 cup of chop chicken breast or any left over meat
1/2 cup of Frozen Peas or Mix Vegitables
1/2 bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup mushroom, chopped
1 stalk celery
1 tablespoon Oyster Sauce
2 tablespoon Soy Sauce
2 stalks Green Onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 white onion, finely chopped
White Pepper
Sesame Oil

Open 2 packages of Oriental Flavor Top Ramen and remove flavor packets. Cook Ramen normally and 1 flavor packet in boiling water and drain. Sauté celery, green pepper and onions for 2 minutes. Add cooked left over meat. Add soy, oyster sauce and stir fry.

Finish off with green onion, white pepper and sesame oil. Toss gently and serve immediately. Now that's a winning taste!

Serves 2-3


Layered Rice Siu Mai

1 package                           siu mai wrapper
1 egg                                  egg beaten
1 can                                   chicken broth

Pork & Rice Filling
1 lb.                                            ground pork
1 teaspoon                                 salt          
½ cup                                        chopped water chestnuts
2 tablespoons                            cornstarch
¼ cup                                        chicken stock
2 teaspoon                                soy sauce
2 teaspoon                                sugar

Chicken & Rice Filling
1 lb.                                            ½ white and dark meat (chopped)
½ cup                                        Napa cabbage (chopped fine)

1 teaspoon                                 salt          
2 tablespoons                            cornstarch
¼ cup                                        chicken stock
2 teaspoon                                soy sauce
2 teaspoon                                sugar

Siu Mai 02.jpgRice Filling
Cook 1 cup of sweet (Glutinous) rice and ½ cup short grain rice.  Cook rice mixture in chicken broth.

Mix meat filling together.  Brush beaten egg inside of siu mai wrapper. Place 1 tablespoon rice mixture on bottom, next put 1 tablespoon of either pork or chicken  filling.  Add any chopped meat on top.  Steam for 10 minutes.

By Betty Lee

Curry Pork Filling: Cut meat into very small pieces or mince, then stir fry in medium heat for 3 minutes Try to equal the portions of meat Stir-fry the meat: • ½ lb. Ground Chicken, Beef or Pork or combination • 2 pieces - Chinese sausages - minced or chopped • 3 strips of cooked bacon - minced or chopped • 1/2 cup Ham - minced or chopped Mix the following: • 1 cup chopped onions • 1 cup red potato - boiled and mashed • 1 tablespoon or more of yellow curry powder to above mixture • ½ cup of chicken broth Add the following for taste: • oyster sauce - 1 tablespoon • sugar – 1 teaspoon • 2 tablespoon cream of chicken soup Add to meat mixture in stir-fry pan and adjust taste to your liking.

Use medium heat to heat up for 2 minutes' Then add cornstarch to thicken. • cornstarch - 1 tablespoon - moisten with a little water Remove and cool. Store filling in refrigerator until dough is ready.


Ingredients for dough: 2 cups all purpose flour ½ cup Crisco shortening or canola oil ½ cup water 1/2 egg yolk ¼ teaspoon baking power ¼ teaspoon lemon juice ½ teaspoon sugar

Use a wooden spoon to mix flour and shortening together in a bowl. When slightly blended, use a pastry cutter to gently cut into the mixture. Add water and blen with a pastry cutter until water is absorbed. Take dough out of bowl and place on top of lightly floured board. Flatten dough slightly. With a rolling pin, gently roll dough in one direction until it about 1/8" thick. Divide into 2 hales. Roll on have out to about 12" X 7". Brush Crisco or butter the top of one half. Use hands to roll upward into a long roll. Use a knife to divide

Cheong Fun

By Betty Lee

Rice Rolls or Cheong Fun which mean long noodles is a classic dim sum favorite, steamed rice rolls noodles filled with meat. This recipe which has the condiment sprinkle on top rather than inside is a traditional Cantonese variation. In this recipe, we will make the rice noodles from scratch.

Rice Roll Ingredients:


  1. In a bowl, mix together all ingredients until there are no lumps.
  2. Grease a 9" round cake pan with oil or cooking spray.
  3. Pour just enough batter to cover the pan with a thin layer of batter.
  4. Steam the pan for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Remove the pan and let cool. You can place bottom of pan in cold water to hasten the process.
  6. Add pre-cooked chopped meats such as pork, beef or shrimp and any additional ingredients you like before rolling.
  7. Add condiments such as green onion on top.

Killer BBQ Hamburger

1 lb. ground beef.
2 tablespoon ketchup
1 tablespoon worcestershire
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon onion power
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Enchilada Verdes at Taco Bell

Order this
One enchirito with extra green sauce only, no red.

Taco Bell Green Sauce

16 oz can, Embasa Crushed Tomatillos
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large jalapeno peppers
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro leaves
2 cups of water

In a sauce pan, saute the onions . Add the tomatillos sauce, water and garlic and cook for 8 minutes.
Turn down heat and let simmer for 20 minutes.

Taco Bell Beef

1 pound lean ground beef
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
2/3 cup water

1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium high heat, using a wooden spoon or spatula to separate the beef into while cooking
2. Tilt the pan and let the fat drain for 5minutes.
4. Add chili powder, salt, dried minced onion, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and water, simmer for 10 minutes.

5 Minute Personal Pizza

Sour Dough or Plain English Muffin or Pita Bread
Mozzerella Cheese
tomato, chopped

You can make 2 personal pizza using 1 English Muffin. Separate in 2 halfs. Put Mozzerella chesse first. Top with anything you like. Bake in oven for 6-8 minute @ 400.

99 Cents BigMac

1 double cheese burger for the 99 cent menu
Secret Sauce:
1 teaspoon Mayonaise, 1/4 tsp Ketchup, 1/4 tespoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon pickel relish
lettuce, finely chopped


Order at Double Cheese Burger at McDonals's from the 99 cent menu with No Ketchup or Mustard.
Ask for Sesame Sead Bun, add Secret Sauce, Lettuce and Onion.


The Secret Sauce

Diet Instant Lemon Ice Tea

Ingredients: Wyler's Diet Ice Tea mix or Lemon Crystal Light drink mix.
Lipons Un-sweetend Instant ice tea

Make 2 quarts: mix 1/2 package of Wyler's and 5 tablespoons of instant ice tea mix.