Juneau resident shares 'Best of the Best' recipe

Posted: Sunday, June 07, 2009

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B.B., of Juneau, e-mails: "My sister Betty in Los Angeles is an excellent cook and always finds a way to serve something hearty and yummy. Here's an appetizer she served me last time I was in town. It's great!"

Thanks, B.B., for sharing your sister's recipe.

Betty's Meaty Cheetos'

1 pound meat, preferably Italian sausage

1 cheese in a spray can

Beer batter (your favorite recipe)

Powdered cheddar cheese sauce mix

Form small meatballs and squirt a dab of cheese in the middle. Dip ball in beer batter and deep fry. While still hot from the fryer, roll in powdered cheese sauce. Serve warm or room temperature.

Note: B.B. also states that he makes his own beer batter (with Alaskan Amber of course). The size of the meat balls are smaller than those used in spaghetti. Plus, you can substitute the cheese sauce mix from boxed mac-n-cheese.


P.H., of Juneau, e-mails: "A friend brought this to a potluck dinner, and everyone, including me wanted the recipe. I think it would make a perfect BBQ side dish."

Thanks, P.H., for sharing your recipe with out readers. Please keep them coming.

Green beans

6 slices bacon

3 (16-ounce) cans green beans, drained

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup ketchup

1 onion, diced

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cook bacon in frying pan. Drain. Crumble bacon when cooked.

In a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, combine bacon, beans, sugar, ketchup and onion. Mix well

Bake for one hour. Serve.


I.B., of Juneau, e-mails: "Many thanks to my dear friend H.J. for sharing this quick and delicious recipe. Everyone is sure to ask for the recipe."

Thanks, I.B., for sharing your friend's recipe with our readers.

Best of the Best

1 German chocolate cake mix

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 jar Butterscotch Caramel Fudge Ice Cream Topping (Mrs. Richardson's brand)

1 small container cool whip

3 Heath candy bars

Prepare cake according to package directions, baking in a 9-by-13-inch pan. Cool.

Poke several holes in the top of the cake with the handle of a wooden mixing spoon. Pour sweetened condensed milk in the holes. Pour ice cream topping on top of the milk in the holes.

Spread cool whip on top of the entire cake.

Crush heath bars into small pieces and sprinkle on top of the cool whip.

Store, covered, in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

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