Monday, January 14, 2013

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies


Cookies:
2 packages devil’s food cake mix, dry
4 eggs, lightly beaten
⅔ cup vegetable oil

Filling:
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
½ cup butter or margarine, softened
3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Food coloring, optional

In a mixing bow, beat cake mixes, eggs, and oil (batter will be very stiff). Roll into 1 inch balls, place on ungreased baking sheets and flatten slightly. Base at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes or until a slight indentation remains when lightly touched. Cool 

In another mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter. Add sugar and vanilla, mix until smooth. If desired tint with food coloring. Spread on bottom of half of the cookies. Top with remaining cookies.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Chocolate Snappers

1 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg

Mix ingredients together and then add:

1/4 cup corn syrup and 2 tablespoons melted butter mixed with 1/4 cup dry cocoa

Roll dough into balls then roll the balls in sugar. Bake at 350 for 10 to 15 minutes

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Brown Sugar Walnut Sage Butter

16 ounces Butternut Squash Ravioli
3/4 cup walnuts, pieces
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
pinch cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon sage, fresh, or 1 tsp dried
2 tablespoons cream

Directions:

1. Prepare pasta as directed.

2. Sauce: Using a large wide saucepan or skillet, toast walnuts on medium heat until just fragrant and beginning to color. Reduce heat to low, add butter and stir. Add brown sugar, salt, cayenne and sage. Stir until butter is completely melted. Whisk in cream, and cooked ravioli and enjoy.

Notes: Have all ingredients together as this comes together quickly.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Crispy Baked French Toast

6 slices French bread
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup milk
½ tsp vanilla
1 cup bran flakes
¼ cup melted butter

Combine eggs, milk, vanilla in shallow dish. Dip bread slices in egg mixture. Coat evenly with bran flakes and place on well greased baking dish. Drizzle with melted butter. Bake at 450 for 10 minutes.

When a family needs to eat breakfast at the same time and french toast is on the menu, this is a great recipe. Cook several cookie sheets at once and serve everyone at the same time with hot french toast right out of the oven. Yum!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

White Bread

2 pkg yeast
4 Tbl sugar
4 c warm water
2 Tbl salt
Mix above ingredients and add:

12 Tbl powdered milk
6 cups flour
4 Tbl shortening
6 cups more flour

Knead, rise 2 ½ hours, punch down. Rise again 45 minutes to one hour. Put in pans, rise for 1 ½ to 2 hours.
Bake at 450 for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 375, bake for 20-35 minutes.

When I was learning how to make bread back in the 1970s my grandma Erskine gave me her recipe for white bread. This is the recipe she used when she made bread.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Egg Sausage Casserole

Bake at 300 for 2 hours, or until set.

1 lb. link or bulk sausage (or ham if desired)
2 Tbl green onion, sliced
2 Tbl green pepper, chopped
8 slices french bread, thick cut
1 cup sharp cheese, grated
12 eggs
¾ tsp dry mustard
1½ cups milk
1 can cream of mushroom soup
½ cup milk

Brown sausage. Cut into 1" pieces. Ham can be used in place of sausage.

Chop onions and green peppers. Remove crusts from bread. Butter 3 quart casserole dish or 9x13 pan. Line bottom of dish with bread, cover with cheese and sausage. Beat eggs, mustard, milk, onion, green pepper. Pour over bread, cheese and sausage. Cover tightly, refrigerate over night. Just before baking, dilute soup with milk, and pour on top of casserole.

This is an Easter morning favorite and also a favorite for Conference morning. It's easy to make up the night before and then cook early in the morning so it's ready to eat before everyone fills up on Easter candy.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mini Cheese Cakes

12 Vanilla wafers
1(8ounce) Package cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons lemon juice

Line a muffin pan with paper cups. Place 1 vanilla wafer in bottom of each cup.  Whip cream cheese gradually adding sugar, then eggs and lemonjuice. Beat until light and fluffy Spoon over wafers. Bake at 325 Degrees for 15 minutes cool several hours or overnight

Monday, November 28, 2011

German Pancakes

Melt 6 Tbl butter or margarine in 9x13 pan.
Blend in blender: 6 eggs, 1 cup flour, 1 cup milk, and 1 tsp salt.

Pour over melted butter.
Bake at 400 for 25-30 minutes.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Strawberry Pie

Cook till berries are soft: 1 ½ cups mashed berries and ⅓ cup water.

Add ⅔ cups water, 1 cup sugar, and 3 Tbl cornstarch. Cook until clear. Cool.

Pour sauce mixture over whole berries in pre-baked pie shell. Let set.

A strawberry pie is always a favorite at our house.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Strawberry Jello Salad

This is a family favorite, often served at Thanksgiving.

1 lg package Strawberry jello
Frozen berries
IMO or Sour Cream
2 bananas, mashed

Dissolve jello with 2 cups boiling water. Add berries, bananas. Pour half of mix in dish, let set. Spread IMO on top. Top with remaining jello/berry mix. Set.