Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sauerkraut Dip

Sauerkraut Dip

1 lb Pastromi, Corned Beef or Ham
8 oz Swiss Cheese
8 oz Cheddar Cheese
1/2 Cup Mayo
16 oz Sauerkraut - drained

mix well and pour into 9x12 pan, bake 350 for 30-40 mins, serve hot with Tostitos, Crackers or Fritos

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies

12 eggs
2 lbs. brown sugar
4 cups white sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. white corn syrup
8 tsp. soda
1/2 lb. butter   (NOT MARGARINE)
3 lbs. peanut butter
1/2 lb. chocolate chips
1/2 lb. M & M's
18 cups "Old fashioned" oatmeal
Combine all ingredients in a very large bowl or roaster.  Drop by large Tbsp. or 1 cup measure (6 on a cookie sheet). 
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 mins.  DO NOT OVERBAKE!!!!!  Stores well in freezer.

Sunday, July 17, 2011


One of Momma's Favorites!!!
1/2 c margarine or butter
1 1/2 c all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

In a mixing bowl beat margarine or butter with an electric mixer on med to high for 30 secs. Add about half the flour, the 1 cup sugar, the egg, vanilla, baking soda and cream of tartar. Beat till thoroughly combined. Beat in remain flour. Cover and chill 1 hr.
shape dough into 1 inch balls. combine the 2 tbsp sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls in sugar - cinn mix. place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. bake 375 for 10 to 11 mins or till edges are golden. cool on wire rack. makes about 36

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake
3/4 cup(s) (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup(s) firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 cup(s) sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup(s) pumpkin purée
1/2 cup(s) buttermilk
1 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract
2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon(s) baking soda
1/2 teaspoon(s) fresh-ground nutmeg
1 recipe Pumpkin Cream-Cheese Frosting
Prepare cake pans:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat three 8-inch cake pans with softened butter. Cut three 8-inch circles out of parchment paper and fit them into the bottom of the cake pans. Lightly coat the paper circles with butter and set aside.
Pumpkin Cream-Cheese Frosting
1 package(s) (8-ounce) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup(s) pumpkin purée
1/4 cup(s) (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 tablespoon(s) fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon(s) grated orange zest
1/2 teaspoon(s) pure vanilla extract
4 cup(s) confectioners' sugar, sifted

Blend the cream cheese, pumpkin purée, butter, orange juice, zest, and vanilla in a large bowl using an electric mixer set at medium speed until smooth. Add the sugar and continue to beat until light and creamy -- about 5 more minutes
(this frosting is EXCELLENT on the pumpkin bread!)
(This is NOT the photo of my actual cake!)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Homemade Veggie Soup

There are a ton of possibilities with Vegetable Soup! This is my favorite combination!!
Dice all veggies and put into large stew / stock pot & fill with water, along with about 5 Beef Bullion Cubes.

Simmer stew meat in water & (I go over board here) 6 beef bullion cubes. Simmer until tender (I usually do this for a few hours, make sure you continue to add water).

Allow soup to boil (continue to add water), while the meat is simmering.

Green Beans
Salt & Pepper
My Mother adds 1 can of tomato paste....which gives it a great flavor!

So I made this today and I got caught! I don't normally use frozen veggies, but the local grocery had Bird's Eye Veggies 10 for $10. I couldn't go wrong buying them pre-diced, plus it saved me so much time!!! My daughter walked thru the kitchen and said, "OMG Mom, I've never seen you use frozen veggies". I laughed and said "Well at least the green beans, tators and onions are fresh".

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Oreo Cookie Dessert

1 box Oreo Crumbs
(or 1 lg bag crushed Oreo's)
1 stick Butter
1 (8oz) Cream Cheese
2 (8oz) Cool Whip
1 lg Instant Chocolate Pudding

1st layer
Melt Butter - mix with Oreo Crumbs press into bottom of 13x9 pan to form bottom layer of crust (save enough to sprinkle on top layer)

2nd layer
Mix Cream Cheese & 1 container Cool Whip
Beat until mixed, spread w/ fingers carefully

3rd layer
Make pudding according to the directions
Pour over

4th layer
1 container of Cool Whip - Spread

Sprinkle with non-buttered Oreo Crumbs - refrigerate and serve chilled

Grandma Blevins Custard Pie

4 slightly beaten Eggs
1/2 c Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/8 tsp Almond Extract
2 1/2 c Scalded Milk (when milk forms a film on the top layer)

Pour mixture into chilled pie shell, sprinkle with nutmeg

bake 400 degrees 25-30 minutes