Sunday, January 04, 2009

Some Favorite Recipies

CANDY - Delma’s Penuche

3 Cups sugar
3/4 Cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon Karo Syrup
1-Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/3 Cup Water
2 Cup chopped walnuts

In heavy, smooth bottom pan, mix all ingredients except walnuts together and heat over high heat until boils. Put lid over for a few minutes to wash down sides. Remove lid and reduce heat to medium. Cook to firm ball. Dump all at once into glass bowl (Do Not Drip). Let cool and beat.
Add nuts. Note: if mixture turns to sugar, recook adding 1/4 cup water.

Karen’s Chocolate Pudding Cake

1 tbsp. Butter
3/4 cup sugar
1-cup flour
1/2 tsp cocoa
1 tsp. Baking powder
 cup milk
1 tsp. Vanilla

Mix & spread in 9x9" pan. Mix 2 cup brown sugar, 2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa- Sprinkle this over batter in pan. Pour ½ cup boiling water over top just before putting in oven. Bake for 40 min. At 350.

Apple Cake in a Jar

3 Cups flour 2/3 c. shortening
2 2/3 cup sugar 4 eggs
2 tsp. Baking soda 3 cups grated apple
2 tsp baking powder 2/3 c. raisins (optional)
1/2 tsp. Salt 2/3 c. nuts (optional)
1 tsp. Cinnamon 2/3 c. water
2 tsp. Nutmeg

Sift together dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Mix in remaining ingredients.
Grease 8 wide mouth pint canning jars. Fill jars half full - DO NOT OVERFILL.
Carefully wipe rims of jars clean. Place jars directly on wire rack in oven uncovered and bake at 325 for 45 min.

As soon as cake is done, take out one at a time and carefully place sterilized lid & rim on jar.
JARS WILL BE HOT - use gloves. Jars will seal as they cool and keep for up to one year.
Great for gifts or last minute treats.

Wacky Cake

In 9" x 13" cake pan mix all ingredients:

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
7 TBSP cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
10 TBSP oil
2 TBSP vinegar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups water

Bake at 350 for 25 - 30 min.

Apple Crisp.

Spray 9"x13" pan with non-stick cooking spray. Then add:

6 cups sliced apples
2 c. corn syrup 1/4 c. hot water

Place sliced apples in pan. Combine hot water and syrup, and then pour over apples.
In separate bowl following ingredients until crumbly:

1 c. rolled oats
2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. melted butter
1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. Salt

Sprinkle mixture over top of apples and bake at 350 until apples are translucent and tender (about 45 min to 1 hour depending on the apples).

Grandma’s 5 layer cookies
1 cup (1 stick) margarine
1 package graham crackers, crushed
1 cup chocolate chips
1-cup walnuts
1 1/3 cup flaked coconut
1 15 oz can Eagle Brand Sweetened condensed Milk

Pour melted butter into bottom of 9"x13" pan. Spread graham cracker crumbs evenly in pan, pressing down by rolling a drinking glass across surface until smooth. Scatter chocolate chips and nuts over graham cracker crust. Sprinkle coconut over this. Pour sweetened condensed milk over coconut. Bake at 350 for 25 min or until lightly brown on top. Cool in pan 15 - 20 minutes. Cut into bars. Makes about 2 doz 1 x 3 inch bars.

Pudding Surprise

1st Layer:
1 stick margarine
1 c. finely chopped walnuts
2 TBSP sugar
1 C. flour

Mix and press in 9"x13 pan. Bake at 350 about 15 min. Let cool completely and then add other layers.

2nd Layer:
1 c. powdered sugar
8 oz cream cheese
1 c. dream whip

3rd Layer:
2 pkg 3 oz instant chocolate pudding, prepared according to pie directions

4th Layer:
2 pkg 3 oz instant vanilla pudding, prepared according to pie directions

5th Layer
Cool whip, then sprinkle with chopped walnuts.

Fruit Pizza

1 c. margarine, softened
1/4 c. brown sugar
1-cup flour
1/4 quick oats
1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1/3 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Assorted fruits (mandarin orange segments, strawberry halves, kiwi slices, banana slices, pineapple chunks, blueberries, raspberries or seedless grapes, halved).

In small mixing bowl, cream together margarine and brown sugar. Work in flour, oats and walnuts. Press dough onto lightly oiled 12-inch pizza pan. Prick dough in about a dozen places with a fork. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven 10-12 min or until golden brown. Cool; leave crust on pizza pan or move to round cake plate or cardboard.

In medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla, beating until well blended. Spread over crust.

Arrange fruit on cream cheese mixture. Chill. Cut into wedges with pizza cutter.

Larry’s applesauce cookies
1-cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 c. shortening
1 c applesauce
2 tsp cloves
2 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp nutmeg
2-cup flour
1 pkg chocolate chips
optional – add walnuts or pecans.

Cream eggs, shortening and sugar together. Add applesauce, then dry ingredients.
Roll into small balls. Bake at 350 for 12 min.

Blueberry Buckle
2 c shortening
3/4 c sugar
1 egg
2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 c milk
2 c fresh blueberries
2 c sifted flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c. margarine

Thoroughly cream shortening and 3/4 c. sugar; add egg and beat till light and fluffy. Sift together 2 c. flour, baking powder & salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk. Spread in greased baking pan. Top with berries. Mix  c. sugar,  flour & cinnamon; cut in margarine until crumbly. Sprinkle over berries. Bake at 350 for 45 min. Cut into squares. Serve warm.


Bran Muffins

2 1/4 c four
2/3 c brown sugar
 c sugar
2 Tbsp. Baking powder
 tsp salt
4 cups All-Bran
2 beaten eggs
2 1/4 c. buttermilk
 c. cooking oil.

To make batter: In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients, stir in cereal. Make a well in center of mixture. In another bowl, stir together eggs, buttermilk, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to cereal/flour mixture. Stir just till moistened. (Batter will be lumpy). Store in a covered container in refrigerator for at least 4 hours or for up to 2 weeks. (Batter will be stiff).

To Bake: When ready to bake, spoon batter into desired number of greased or paper-lined muffin pans, filling one quarter full. Then add desired filling (dried fruit, frozen blueberries, nuts,  tsp fruit preserves, etc.). Top with more batter to fill cups no more than 3/4 full. Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes or till lightly browned. (Optional, replace half the oil in recipe with applesauce)

Zucchini Bread
3 eggs, well beaten
1 tsp each: cinnamon, baking soda, and vanilla
1/4 tsp baking powder
 tsp salt
2 c sugar
3 c flour
2 c shredded zucchini
1 cup cooking oil (optional, replace up to half with applesauce)
 c chopped walnuts (optional)

Blend all ingredients. Bake in greased pan at 350 for 50 min or till toothpick comes out dry.

Main Dish

Italian Black Bean and Zucchini Casserole

4 c. cooked rice Mix all ingredients and place in baking.
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained pan or casserole dish. Bake at 350 for
2 small zucchini thinly sliced 25 - 30 min. May sprinkle more cheese on top
1-cup chunky salsa when removed from oven.
1 c shredded cheddar cheese (Optional, can be cooked on top of stove
1/4 c cilantro at medium heat about 10 min.)


Wash & dry completely thawed turkey and stuff as desired.
Rub all over with Crisco.
Slide bird into a large brown paper grocery sack.
Fold the end over and staple shut. Put that into another bag,
with stapled end going in first. Staple closed again.

Place the bag of turkey in a roaster pan breast up and put in preheated oven.
Cook at 350, 20 min per pound if over 12 lbs, and 25 min per pound if under 12 lbs.
NO PEEKING. Comes out moist and tender every time!

Scarborough Fair Chicken

1-cup flour
1 TBSP Parsley
1 TBSP Sage
1 TBSP Rosemary
1 TBSP Thyme

mix ingredients in plastic bag. Shake chicken breasts one at a time in mixture.
Place coated chicken pieces in hot skillet (use small amount of oil if necessary).
Brown on each side and then reduce heat. Put small amount of water into pan, and then cover immediately with lid, allowing steam to build. Open lid carefully to avoid scalding. Add one can mushroom soup. As you continue cooking, turn chicken often. Cook until done, judging
by color when chicken is cut.

1 comment:

Rozel said...

DarN New Years Resolution Diet! When I break it - I will come back to this and try out some recipies. Thanks for sharing!

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