Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lime Jello Pear Salad

1large package of lime jello
two cups hot water
l large can of pear halves
cold water
l 8 oz carton of cottage cheese
Dissolve the lime jello in two cups of hot water. Drain the juice from the pear halves into a measuring cup, add cold water to make two cups of liquid. Add to jello, put one third of the jello into a 9x13 pan chill add the cottage cheese to the second 1 third, place the pear halves on the jello in the pan and then add the jello and cottage cheese mixture. Chill the third portion of the lime jello, before it begins to set up whip with an electric mixer, it will become frothy, top the pear and cottage cheese mixture with the frothy mixture.

Velvet Salad

1 pkg lemon jello
1 cup hot water
1 cup cold water
1 lb marshmallows
1 small can crushed pineapple
1 cup Miracle Whip salad dressing
1/2 cup cream whipped
1 pkg raspberry jello
1 cup hot water
1 cup cold water
Dissolve the lemon jello in hot water, add the marshmallows and melt into mixture, then add the cold water. Mix in the crushed pineapple, cream cheese, salad dressing, whipped cream. stir well, let set.
Mix the raspberry jello with one cup hot water to dissolve add cup of cold water, chill until syrupy then pour over the lemon jello mixture.

Mother's Applesauce Muffins

24 Servings Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground allspice
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 cups applesauce
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
1 cup raisins

In a bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, allspice and baking soda; set aside. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, applesauce and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in raisins. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove to a wire rack. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 244 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 189 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

(Taken from the Country Woman magazine)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lazy Daisy Oatmeal Cake

1 1/4 cup boiling water
1 cup Quaker quick cooking oats
1/2 cup butter or oleo (softened)
1 cup granulated suguar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 beaten eggs
1 cup softed all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/3 tsp nutmeg
1/4 butter or oleo
1/2 firmly packed brown suga
3 Tbsp. half and half
1/3 cup chopped nuts
3/4 cup shredded or flaked coconut

In a bowl combine the boiling water and the rolled oats. Let stand for 20 minutes. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugars, beat until light add the eggs and the vanilla. Stir in the rolled oats mixture. Sift dry ingredients together and add. Bake in a greased 9 inch cake pan for about 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with topping ingredients that have been combned together. Return to the oven and bake for a few minutes more, until mixture is bubbly. Watch closely as it will burn easily if left too long.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Apple Crisp

1/2 c sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
8 c apples (peeled and sliced)

1 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 c brown sugar
1 c oatmeal
1 c melted butter
Mix all together.
Spread on top of the apples.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Country Tuna Stroganoff Casserole

1 can cream soup of choice
1 can tuna
1 C grated cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 C mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2 C sour cream
3/4 C milk
2 Tbsp parsley
1 Tbsp lemon juice
8 oz. Country Pasta (cooked and drained)
(Country Pasta is a homemade style egg noodle)

Stir together, then pour into 9/9" baking dish.
Top with cracker or bread crumbs, if desired.
Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
Top with extra grated cheese the last 15 minutes of baking.

Pizza Popcorn

1 stick magarine or butter
1/2 t. oregano
1/2 t. garlic salt
1/2 t basil
1/8 t. red pepper flakes
12 c. freshly popped corn
2 T. grated Parmesan Cheese

1. Melt butter/margarine in a small sauce pan. Add the spices and stir. Heat for 1 minute.
2.Pour spiced butter/magarine over the popcorn. Sprinkle with cheese. Toss untill coated.

Carmel Corn

2 Cups Brown Sugar
1 Cup (not quite) Karo syrup
2/3 Cup canned milk
1 cube Margerine
1 T. Vanilla

Combine all but Vanilla in sauce pan. Bring to a soft boil. Test in water for soft ball stage. When it reaches the soft ball stage add the vanilla and pour over 6-8 Qts popcorn.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Pumpkin Pie Squares

1 cup sifted flour
1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup butter
1 (lb)can pumpkin (two cups)
l (13 1/2 ) can evaporated milk
2 eggs
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground gloves
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
2 Tbsp. butter
Combine flour, rolled oats, 1/2 c. brown sugar and 1/2 c butter in mixing bowl. Mix until crumbly, using electric mixer at low speed. Press into ungreased 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Combine pumpkin, evaporated milk, eggs, sugar, salt, spices in a mixing bowl; beat well. Pour into crust . Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
Combine pecans, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 2 Tbsp butter sprinkle over the pumpkin filling.
Return to the oven and bake 15 to 20 minutes or until filling is set. Cool in pan and cut into 2 " squares. Makes 2 dozen.

Asparagas Casserole

30 regular saltine crackers
1 can asparagus, drained
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/4 pound american cheese
4 hard cooked eggs
1/2 cup milk
Butter a 2 quart casserole. Put 1/3 of the cracker crumbs in the bottom, then add 1/2 of the asparagus, add two of the eggs sliced, half of the cream soup and half of the american cheese.
add another 1/3 of the crumbs, the rest of the asparagas, eggs, cheese and soup. Put the last crackers on top. pour 3 tablespoons of the asparagus liquid and 1/2 cup of milk over the top.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Three Bean Salad

1 can green cut beans, drained
1 can yellow wax beans, drained
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 onion chopped very fine
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup salad oil
1 tsp salt
1/3 t. pepper
Mix sugar, vinegar, salad oil, salt and pepper well, pour over drained beans. Toss, refrigerate overnight or longer.

Italian Corn

1 chopped onion
1 chopped green pepper
1 can whole kernel Corn
1 can cream style corn
1 cup shredded cheese
two cups uncooked macaroni
combine all ingredients in a casserole dish. Refrigerate until needed.
Bake at 325 degrees for an 45 minutes.
This recipe works well to be assembled a day or more ahead of time and baked when needed.
I have also made this with boxed mac and cheese using two boxes of mac and cheese and the cheese powder instead of the mac and shredded cheese, It is alright but not as good as with the shredded cheese. I have used velveta cheese as well as shredded cheddar. We like the velveta. Also we often increase the amount of cheese, we believe there is no such thing as too much cheese.

Sausage Rice Casserole

1 lb pork sausage
2 cups rice
1medium onion
1 can cream soup
1 can whole kernel corn
salt and pepper to taste, will depend on how much seasoning is in the pork sausage.

Brown the pork sausage in a skillet until brown , remove, use the fat to saute one chopped medium onion. Drain off excess fat. Boil two cups of rice in water as directed on the rice package. Stir the cooked rice, the can of cream soup and the whole kernel corn into the sausage and onion. Put into a casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes at 325. This is a good dish to make ahead, refrigerate or freeze until needed.
Hamburger can be substituted for the pork sausage but we much prefer the sausage.

No Bake Oatmeal Cookies

1 cube of butter
1/2 cup milk'
2 cups sugar
bring these three ingredients to a boil and continue to boil for one minute. then add
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbls cocoa
3 cups of oatmeal
stir well and then drop by teaspoonfull onto waxed paper.

Peanut Butter Creams

2 cups of confectioners sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon butter
2 tbls peanut butter
1 egg
Mix all ingredients together, roll into balls and refrigerate.

Popcorn Cake

1 stick of margarine

1 package of Marshmellows

melt together

pour over 15 cups of popped popcorn

add l package of salted spanish peanuts

1 package of spiced gum drops

Press the mixture into a bundt cake pan and cool.
variations on this could include adding M & M or other similar candies to the popcorn.

Cindy's Pizza Crust

2/3 cup milk
beat in two eggs.
add a dash of salt
and a dash of organo
add one cup of flour
Mix together just enough to get the lumps out.
grease and flour a cookie sheet bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
( It is a runny dough, I usually doubled the recipe for a big cookie sheet.) I carefully sprinkle over the dough before i have cooked it tomatoe sause, crumbled and browned sausage, diced onions, sliced canned mushrooms and shredded mild chedder cheese. It is different than regular pizza but we like it. Add whatever pizza toppings you want that is just what we usually have on hand.

Wise Words to brighten your day.

"If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right , you'll probably never do much of anything." Win Borden

Orange Cooler

1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 6 oz can frozen orange juice
1/2 cup powdered milk
1 cup water
mix in a blender and enjoy

Banana Slush

2 1/2 cups of orange juice
1/2 cup of lemon juice
5 mashed bananas
4 cups of pineapple juice
4 cups of sugar
6 cups of water
Combine sugar and water heat - cool.
Combine all ingredients and freeze. To serve thaw to a mush and put into a glass fill with 7 up or gingerale.
This recipe will serve 30-35 people.

Shoe Peg Corn Salad

1 can shoe peg corn
1 can french style green beans with pimentos
1 can english peas.
Drain well.
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup green pepper
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
Mix well and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Mother likes to make this when Bonnie comes to visit. She says this is a favorite of Bonnies.

Dad's 4th of July Birthday Cake

Applesauce Cake

l stick (1/4 cup) of margarine
1 egg
2 cups sugar
3 cups of flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
2 cups applesauce
1 cup raisins
1 cup nuts
Cream together the margarine and sugar, add the eggs and beat well. Sift the dry ingredients together then add alternately with the applesauce. Fold in the raisins and nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes.

Frosting for Applesauce Cake

Easy Penuche Frosting
1/2 cup (two sticks) butter or margarine
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/4 cup of milk
2 cups of confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
Melt the butter or margarine in a saucepan. heat to boiling. Bring to a boil and stir over low heat for two minutes. Stir in milk heat to boiling again. Remove from the heat and gradually add the confectioners sugar. Place the pan in a bowl of ice water and beat to spreading consistency. If it is too stiff heat again and stir constantly until the right consistency is reached.
(I prefer cream cheese frosting on my apple sauce cake. I don't know if we even knew what cream cheese was when I was growing up.)