Monday, March 2, 2015

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mexican Stuffed Pizza

1 (15-ounce) can chili with beans
1 (4-ounce) can ORTEGA® Diced Green Chiles
2 (8-ounce) packages refrigerated crescent roll dough
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
Toppings: shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, sliced ripe olives, and shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
Combine chili with beans and chiles in medium bowl. Slightly overlap crescent dough triangles around edge of 10 to 12-inch-round pizza pan, positioning top half of each triangle so that it is hanging over the edge of the pan.
Spoon chili mixture in center of each crescent roll triangle; bring top half of each triangle over chili and tuck under pointed end. Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Fill center of pizza pan with toppings.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Midnight Baker: Mushroom Asiago Chicken

The Midnight Baker: Mushroom Asiago Chicken

Bookmark and Share1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast (about 2 large) 2 cups mushrooms, cut in half 1 clove garlic, minced 3 springs fresh thyme 1 1/2 cups dry white wine 1/2 cup seasoned flour 2 tbs butter 2 tbs olive oil 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/4-1/2 cup shredded asiago cheese 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste) 1/4 tsp pepper (or to taste) seasoned flour: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper Read more:

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Breakfast Ideas

Chilled Fruit Cups 
From:  Real Moms Kitchen/ Delicious!!!!
  • 1 can (12 ounces) frozen pineapple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 can (6 ounces) frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen unsweetened strawberries (I have used sweetened strawberries and reduced the sugar)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 18 clear plastic cups (9 ounces)
  1. In a large bowl, prepare pineapple juice concentrate according to package directions. Add orange juice concentrate, water, sugar, lemon juice and fruit.
  2. Spoon 3/4 cupful into each plastic cup. Place cups in a pan and freeze. Remove from the freezer at least 40-50 minutes before serving. Serve with spoons.  (You kind of break up the frozen fruit with you spoon and eat it like a slush) Yield: 18 servings.
Overnight Blueberry French Toast with Blueberry Syrup
From: Real Moms Kitchen                                                
French Toast:
  • 12 slices bread, cut into cubes (french or Texas toast work well)
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, cut in cubes
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups milk (I use 1 cup milk and 1 cup cream)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  1. Arrange 1/2 of the bread cubes in a greased 9 x 13 pan.
  2. Sprinkle cream cheese cubes and blueberries evenly over the bread cubes.
  3. Top with remaining bread cubes.
  4. Mix together eggs, milk, and syrup.
  5. Pour over bread cubes and cover pan with foil. Let chill in refrigerator overnight.
  6. Bake covered with foil at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 30 minutes or until fluffy and golden. Top with sauce. Serves 8.
Sauce: Cook water, sugar, and cornstarch until thickened. Stir in blueberries and simmer for 10 minutes. Add butter and stir until melted. Serve over the french toast.

Crunchy Coated Bacon
From: Real Moms Kitchen                                              
  • thick sliced bacon
  • flour
  1. Line a large cookie sheet with edge with parchment paper or tin foil
  2. preheat oven to 350°
  3. coat thick sliced bacon in flour
  4. lay on cookie sheet (do not overlap)
  5. bake for 30 mins. (start check at 20 minutes to see if it’s done you don’t want burnt bacon)
*Be very careful removing the pan from the oven.

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    While looking at my subscribed recipe sites today, I came across two wonderful Strawberry Cake recipes.  With strawberries in season i'm sure all of us would enjoy these recipes. I found them on Southern Plate. I'm sure Christie would appreciate you coming to her site for all of her wonderful recipes.  I'm going to enjoy these. How about you.?  


    Fresh Strawberry Pie

    • 1 C sugar
    • 1 C Water
    • 3 T strawberry gelatin mix
    • 1 Pint Fresh Strawberries
    • 3 Heaping Tablespoons Cornstarch
    • 1 pie crust, cooked and cooled (The recipe for my crust may be found here I made a recipe and a half for a bit thicker crust)
    Combine sugar, cornstarch, and dry gelatin mix by stirring well. Add water and cook until thick and clear over medium high heat, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Set aside and let cool. Wash and hull strawberries, cut in half and arrange over pie crust. When filling is cool, pour over strawberries and chill pie until ready to serve. Serve with whipped cream. Think of me when you eat a piece :) 

    Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake
    • 1 pkg Angel Food Cake
    • 1 pkg 3.5 ounce instant vanilla pudding mix (this is the small box and I always use sugar free)
    • 2 C milk (can use skim)
    • 1 (8 oz) carton whipped topping
    • 1 pint fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
    Trim brown from cake. Tear cake into small pieces. Prepare pudding as directed. Fold in cool whip. Place 1/3 cake pieces in a bowl. Top with 1/3 pudding mixture and 1/2 strawberries. Repeat and top with remaining pudding mixture. Garnish with strawberry. Refrigerate. 

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    Friday, February 26, 2010

    Country Casserole

    One of my favorite sites is Southern Plate. She has such delicious recipes and I love to read about her family during the depression days.  This is one of her recipes.  Please go here to find more.

    Country Casserole

    2 cups small shell pasta, cooked and drained
    3 cups frozen mixed vegetables, cooked and drained
    2 cups shredded cheddar, divided
    One can French fried onions, divided
    2 cups shredded cooked chicken (can use canned chicken)
    1 can cream of chicken soup
    ¼ cup milk
    1 tsp pepper
    1 tsp garlic powder
    ½ tsp salt
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine everything in a large bowl, reserving half of the cheese and half of the onions for topping later. Spoon into 9×13 casserole dish. Bake for twenty five minutes. Top with remaining onions and cheese, bake until cheese is melted, about five minutes more.
    Freezing options: Instead of freezing this in your casserole dish, simply spoon it into a gallon ziploc bag. Lay the bag flat so that it will thaw out quicker and place it in your freezer. On the day you want it, take it out the night before and refrigerate or place in fridge that morning.
    If you forget to do all of this, no sweat! Just microwave the bag until it thaws just a bit, pour into your casserole, and bake!
    To bake a casserole that is still frozen, simply place in the oven while the oven preheats. This allows the casserole to thaw quickly and then bake to perfection!
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    Saturday, February 13, 2010


    Aw,  Valentine Day will be here soon.  Are your ready?  Have you chosen a card or gift for your favorite person?   How about some homemade cookies or a heart shaped cake or craft  something special.
    Well, I am making  heart shaped cookies for my grandchildren to enjoy .  My husband also has a sweet tooth so I am making him a Texas Sheet Cake . 

    Texas Sheet Cake       

    By , Guide


    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup butter
    • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
    • .
    • Chocolate Frosting:
    • 1/4 cup butter
    • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
    • 3 tablespoons buttermilk
    • 2 1/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional


    Cake Grease a 15X10X1-inch or jelly roll pan or a 13X9X2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a medium saucepan combine 1 cup butter, 1/3 cup cocoa, and 1 cup of water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. With an electric hand-held mixer on medium speed, beat chocolate mixture into the dry mixture until thoroughly blended. Add eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat for 1 minute (batter will be thin). Pour batter into the prepared pan. Bake in a 350° oven about 25 minutes for the 15X10-inch pan or 35 minutes for the 13X9-inch pan, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Pour warm chocolate frosting over the warm cake, spreading evenly. Place cake in pan on a wire rack; cool thoroughly before cutting. Makes 24 servings. Frosting: In a medium saucepan combine 1/4 cup butter or margarine, 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, and 3 tablespoons buttermilk. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add 2 1/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until smooth. If desired, stir in 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans.


    Now for my cookie recipe for my grandchildren:

    Valentine's Cookies


    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
    • Approximately 3 cups flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • Icing, recipe follows
    • Silver balls
    • Gold balls


    • 2 tablespoons egg whites*
    • 2 cups powdered sugar
    • Red food coloring


    Cream the butter. Add the sugar and mix well. Add the egg, milk and vanilla and combine. Sift together 1 cup of the flour with the baking powder and mix it into the batter. Add some or all of the additional flour depending on how much the dough can handle. Form into a disk, cover in plastic and chill in the refrigerator at least 2 hours. Roll out on a lightly floured surface about 1/4-inch thick. Cut out hearts with various sized cookie cutters and place on a greased sheet pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes until very light golden brown. Let cool on the pan.
    Icing: Whisk together the egg whites and powdered sugar to form a slightly loose icing. It should flow a little bit but not too much. Transfer a small amount to a separate bowl and add a tiny amount of red food coloring to make pink icing. Pipe a rim of pink icing around the edge of the cookie and then fill in the center with white icing, or just pipe decorative designs on the surface. Embellish with silver or gold balls. Let dry and package up in cello bags tied with a ribbon.
    Recipe from Food Network.

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    Thursday, February 4, 2010

    My Grandchildren and 1 Great grandson

            Halloween 2009                      

                             Christmas 2009
    Sorry I have not posted in quite a while.  I have been busy keeping my grandson  who is 8 months old .  He is my son's youngest child.  He has two daughters age 16 and 13. I have been keeping Briar since he was born in May, 2009 and he is such a good baby. He has never been sick or had any of the baby problems.  He has his first tooth and is almost walking.  I love all of my granchildren as if they are my own.

    I have another granddaughter  Nikki who is 20,  another grandson, Michael and his son, my greatgrandson Kingston.  They are all very precious to me and I love them so much.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2009

    Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies in a Jar

    Makes about 36

    3/4 cup packed brown sugar

    1/2 cup white sugar

    3/4 cup raisins

    2 cups rolled oats

    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    1 teaspoon baking soda

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    Mix together flour, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Set aside. Layer ingredients in order given in a 1 quart "wide mouth" canning jar. It will be a tight fit, make sure you firmly pack down each layer in place before adding the flour mixture. Find more recipes here

    Instructions to attach to jar:

    Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies

    1. Empty jar of cookie mix into large mixing
    bowl. Use your hands to thoroughly blend mix.

    2. Add: 3/4 cup butter or margarine softened at room temp. Stir in one egg, slightly beaten. Add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

    3. Mix until completely blended. You may need to finish mixing with your hands.

    4. Shape into balls the size of walnuts. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart. DO NOT USE WAXED PAPER.

    5. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 11 to 13 minutes until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to baking racks to finish cooling.

    Makes 3 dozen cookies.

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    Tuesday, December 1, 2009

    I ran across this bit of information on another site that may be of interest to you. It has helped me a lot.   It is a good idea to put a date on food when  you store it in the refrigerator and refer back to this list.   Thanks to Gail at


    Cooked Food Item Refrigerator Storage Time

    Roast turkey 3 to 4 days                                                              

    Stuffing 1 to 2 days

    Giblet Gravy 1 to 2 days

    Canned Cranberry Sauce 5 to 7 days

    Homemade Cranberry Relish 5 to 7 days

    Roast Pork 2 to 4 days

    Roast Beef/Veal/lamb 3 to 4 days

    Baked ham 3 to 5 days

    Meat w/ sauce or gravy 1 to 2 days

    Cooked vegetables 3 to 5 days

    Pumpkin pie 2 to 3 days

    Fruit desserts/pie 3 to 5 days

    *Seafood 1 to 2 days

    Gumbo 1 to 2 days

    Soups 2 to 3 days

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    Thursday, November 26, 2009

    Peppermint Patty Brownies

    1 box Betty Crocker® Gluten Free brownie mix

    Butter and eggs as called for on brownie box

    1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

    1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract

    2 1/2 to 3 cups gluten free powdered sugar

    1 cup Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting

    1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line pan with aluminum foil; grease bottom of pan with shortening. Make and bake brownies as directed on box, using butter and eggs, for (8- or 9-inch) square pan. Cool 1 hour.

    2. In medium bowl, stir together sweetened condensed milk and peppermint extract. Beat in enough powdered sugar on low speed of electric mixer until blended and slightly crumbly. Turn mixture onto surface sprinkled with powdered sugar. Knead lightly to form a smooth ball. Pat mixture evenly over top of brownies.

    3. Spread frosting over brownies. To serve, remove brownies from pan by lifting on aluminum foil; transfer to cutting board. With long sharp knife, cut into squares, 4 rows by 4 rows

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    Thursday, November 12, 2009


    With Thanksgiving fast approaching, we all are getting our menus together.  Our family always gets together at my  youngest daughter's house, along with her husband's family and other friends.  We usually have a large crowd and everybody has a good time. We have a chance to visit together, show off the new babies in the family . Reminisce old times and most important, give thanks for our years blessings.  This year we will be especially praying for our military men and women and ask that they be kept safe.  We will have one guest that is returning from Iraq and we are all greatfully for him and what he has done for us and look forward to spending time with him.

    I hope all of you have a Joyous Thanksgiving Holiday with your loved ones.  I have listed a few dishes that I know we will be enjoying on this holiday.  Hope you like them.

    Brussels Sprouts with Apples

    2 1/4 pounds fresh brussels sprouts, halved
    3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    2 teaspoons salt, divided                                                 
    1/4 cup butter or margarine, divided
    1 medium onion, diced
    1/4 cup apple juice
    1 large Red Delicious apple, diced
    1 garlic clove, minced
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
    1/2 cup golden raisins
    2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
    1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
    1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg

    Bring brussels sprouts, lemon juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and water to cover to a boil in a saucepan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 5 to 10 minutes or until tender. Drain and keep warm.

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add onion, and sauté 15 to 20 minutes or until caramel-colored. Add apple juice, and cook 2 minutes, stirring to loosen browned particles.

    Add apple, garlic, and sugar; cook, stirring constantly, 5 to 6 minutes or until apple is tender. Add water chestnuts, next 4 ingredients, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, and remaining 2 tablespoons butter; cook, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes. Gently toss in brussels sprouts.
    Yield: 6 to 8 servings

    Sweet Potato Casserole

    3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
    1 cup sugar
    2 eggs
    1/2 cup milk
    1/4 cup butter, melted
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract


    2 tablespoons butter
    1/2 cup flour
    1/2 cup pecans, chopped
    1 cup brown sugar

    Mix together main ingredients. Pour into butter 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle on topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


    Melt butter and stir in brown sugar. Add flour and nuts


    Pumpkin Pie                                                                                                                                                                                                


    3/4 cup sugar

    1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

    1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

    1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin

    1 1/4 cups milk (10 oz.)

    1 tsp. vanilla
    2 large eggs

    Pastry for a single-crust 9-inch pie,


    1. In a large bowl, mix sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Add pumpkin,  milk, and eggs and vanilla ; whisk until well blended. Pour mixture into unbaked pastry in pan.

    2. Set pie on bottom rack of a 425° regular or convection oven. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce temperature to 350°; continue baking until center of pie is set and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 45 minutes longer.

    3. Set pie on a rack until cool, at least 2 hours. After serving, chill pie airtight.


    Cranberry Sauce                                                         

    Time: 30 minutes.

    2 bags (12 oz. each) fresh or frozen cranberries, any soft or decayed berries discarded
    2 1/2 cups sugar
    Finely shredded zest and juice of 1 orange
    1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger

    Combine all ingredients in a large pot and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until berries have popped, about 20 minutes.

    Make ahead: Let cool, then chill airtight up to 3 days; sauce will thicken as it cools.

    Yield: Serves 10
    Sunset 2009

    Roast Turkey                   

    "Simple, perfect roast turkey just like grandma used to make. Seasoned with salt and pepper, and basted with turkey stock, the flavors of the turkey really stand out. Stuff with your favorite dressing."


    1 (18 pound) whole turkey

    1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

    salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 1/2 quarts turkey stock

    8 cups prepared stuffing (your own preference)


    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place rack in the lowest position of the oven.

    2. Remove the turkey neck and giblets, rinse the turkey, and pat dry with paper towels. Place the turkey, breast side up, on a rack in the roasting pan. Loosely fill the body cavity with stuffing. Rub the skin with the softened butter, and season with salt and pepper. Position an aluminum foil tent over the turkey.

    3. Place turkey in the oven, and pour 2 cups turkey stock into the bottom of the roasting pan. Baste all over every 30 minutes with the juices on the bottom of the pan. Whenever the drippings evaporate, add stock to moisten them, about 1 to 2 cups at a time. Remove aluminum foil after 2 1/2 hours. Roast until a meat thermometer inserted in the meaty part of the thigh reads 180 degrees F (80 degrees C), about 4 hours.

    4. Transfer the turkey to a large serving platter, and let it stand for at least 20 to 30 minutes before carving.

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    Wednesday, November 11, 2009


    Tuesday, November 11, 2009  Today is Veteran's Day and we need to honor all soldiers who have served as a veteran in all wars.  It is dedicated people like this that have kept America free.  Let us pray for our military, not just today, but everyday and show deep appreciation for what they do for us. 

    Veterans Day Prayer and Meditation

    May we take a few moments to reflect, remembering those who served our country well ...

    "You gave for peace with courage             

    That families may be free

    So children could grow strong

    And safe they'd ever be.

    In giving for the sake of peace

    You may have suffered loss

    Your body may still show its wounds

    From taking up the cause.

    May remembrance of your time away

    Your sacrifice for peace

    Spur us on to strive more strongly

    For freedom, that there'll be release.

    From causes that sent some away

    To fight that we may freely live

    With gratefulness we thank you, veterans

    For all you gave and give!"
    Prayer by Susan Kramer;

    Thank you Veterans

    photo from Knight Rider, news from NRCC by NRCC students {online}

    photo from

    photo found at

    Thank you Veterans
    Visit My Net Finds for their observance of Veterans Day.

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    Zippy Cranberry Appetizer

    Tuesday, November 10, 2009

    Cranberry Relish / Southern Plate

    While checking my different cooking blogs today, I came across "Southern Plate" She has a wonderful cooking blog and has a cookbook out.  Well today she did a post on Cranberry Relish.  It looks so good I had to try it. Hope you will too.

    Cranberry Relish 

    Friday, November 6, 2009

    Peanut Butter Cupcakes

    Peanut Butter  Cupcakes
    From Quick Cooking


    1/3 cup shortening

    1/3 cup peanut butter

    1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar

    2 eggs

    1 teaspoon vanilla extract

    1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

    1-3/4 teaspoons baking powder

    1 teaspoon salt

    1 cup milk

    16 miniature peanut butter cups


    In a bowl, cream the shortening, peanut butter and brown sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk.

    Fill paper-lined muffin cups with 1/4 cup of batter. Press a peanut butter cup into the center of each until top edge is even with batter. Bake at 350° for 22-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted on an angle toward the center of the cupcakes comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 16 cupcakes.

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    Oh my, a WINTER FREEZE TONIGHT in North Carolina. Summer is finally over and the time for fall cooking.  While browsing the internet today, I came across some recipes to use for all of those apples you have stored up. With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming soon, these recipes can make a tasty addition to your holiday meals.

    Apple Pie Recipes/ OLD FASHION TIPS


    Apple Pie
    1 batch pie pastry

    6 large apples

    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

    1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

    1/2 cup brown sugar

    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

    1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

    1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

    1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

    1 tablespoon butter -- cut into bits

    1 teaspoon sugar

    dash cinnamon

    1 tablespoon milk

    Peel, core, and thinly slice apples. Toss with lemon juice and zest. Mix sugar, flour, and spices. Toss with apples to coat.

    Roll half of dough into a round and fit into a 9" pie pan.Fill shell with apple mixture. Dot top with butter. Roll remaining dough into a round large enough to cover top of apples. Place carefully over apple filling and crimp edges of crusts together. Make slits in top crust to vent. Mix teaspoon of sugar with dash of cinnamon. Brush top of crust with milk and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon sugar.

    Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees and bake an additional 20-30 minutes.

    Cheddar-Crust Apple Pie



    1 1/2 cups flour

    dash of salt

    1/2 cup shortening

    1 1/2 cup (6 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese

    4-6 tablespoons water


    1/2 cup sugar

    2 tablespoons flour

    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

    6 cups sliced peeled apples

    2 tablespoons margarine

    Heat oven to 425F. Combine flour & salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cheese. Sprinkle with water while mixing lightly with a fork; form into ball. Divide dough in half. Roll one part to 11" circle on lightly floured surface. Place in 9" pie plate. Combine sugar, flour, & cinnamon. Mix with apples. Place mixture in pie shell; dot with margarine. Roll out remainder of dough to 11" circle; place over apples. Seal edges of crust & flute. Cut slits in top of pastry. Bake at 425F, 35 minutes.

    Cookie Sheet Apple Pie


    2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

    1/2 teaspoon baking powder

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1/2 cup butter or margarine

    1 cup whipping cream


    5 medium sized tart apples

    1/4 cup granulated sugar

    1 tablespoon all purpose flour

    dash salt

    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


    1 egg

    2 Tblsp milk

    For crust:

    Combine all the ingredients for the crust except for the butter and whipping cream. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Blend in the whipping cream to make a firm dough. Chill if necessary until firm. Dust a lightly greased baking sheet with flour, flatten dough out onto the baking sheet. Roll or pat out to 1/4" thickness. Trim to make a 14" square. Roll out the trimmings and cut into strips.

    To prepare apples:

    Pare, core and slice apples. Turn into bowl, mix with filling ingredients

    To assemble pie:

    Arrange apples in rows over crust in pan, leaving 2" empty at edges. Dot with 2 Tblsp of butter. Arrange strips in criss-cross fashion over apples, then fold edges of crust up and over ends of strips, pinch corners to seal. Beat egg and milk, and brush pastry with the mixture. Bake at 400 degrees 30 to 35 minutes or until golden and apples are cooked.

    Crumb Apple Pie


    1 cup flour

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1/3 cup solid vegetable shortening

    1/4 cup ice water


    7 medium Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples

    1/2 cup granulated sugar

    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

    1/4 teaspoon salt


    3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

    3/4 cup flour

    1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

    1/3 cup chilled butter or margarine, cut into pieces

    lace rack on lowest position. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. To prepare crust; in a medium bowl mix together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives (I also use my fingers) cut shortening into flour mixture until course crumbs form. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork, until a dough forms. Shape into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for 30 minutes. On a floured surface, using a floured rolling pin, roll dough into a 12 inch circle. Fit into a 9 inch pie plate. Trim dough, leaving a 1 inch overhang; pinch a decorative edge.

    To prepare filling; peel, core and very thinly slice the apples. Mix together with other filling ingredients. Spoon into crust.

    For topping, in a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut butter into mixture until course crumbs form. Sprinkle apple filling evenly with topping. Bake pie until topping is lightly browned and filling is bubbly, 35 minutes. If pie is overbrowning, cover loosely with foil. Cool on a wire rack. 8 servings.

    Recipe courtesy of Brenda Hyde at

    Easy Deep Dish Apple Pie

    2- 1 lb. cans apple pie filling

    1/2 cup raisins

    1 cup (4 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese

    1- 8 oz. can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

    2 tablespoons sugar

    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

    Heat oven to 375F. Spoon pie filling into 12X8" baking dish. Sprinkle with raisins & cheese. Unroll both halves of refrigerated dough into flat rectangular sheets. Fit to cover baking dish. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle evenly over dough. Bake at 375F for 25 minutes. Top with cheese slices, if desired.

    Whole Wheat Apple-Mincemeat Pie


    1 cup Pillsbury's Best Whole Wheat Flour

    1 cup Pillsbury's Best All Purpose or Unbleached

    2 tablespoons sugar

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1/2 cup shortening

    1/2 cup cold water


    4 cups sliced, peeled apples (4 medium)

    1 1/3 cups prepared mincemeat

    1/2 cup sugar

    2 tablespoons flour

    1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

    1 tablespoon lemon juice


    1 egg white

    2 tablespoons water

    1 teaspoon sugar (1 to 2 tsp)

    Heat oven to 375F. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In medium bowl, combine whole wheat flour, 1 cup all purpose flour, 2 tablespoons sugar and salt; blend shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add water to flour mixture while tossing and mixing lightly with fork. Add additional water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until dough is just moist enough to hold together. Shape dough into 2 balls. Flatten balls; smooth edges. Roll 1 ball lightly on floured surface from center to edge into circle 1 1/2 inches large than inverted 9-inch pie pan. Fold dough in half; fit evenly into pan. Do not stretch. Trim bottom pastry even with pan edge. Roll out remaining dough; set aside.

    In large bowl, combine all filling ingredients; spoon into pastry-lined pan. Top with remaining pastry; fold edge of top pastry until bottom pastry. Flute edge; cut slits in several places. Combine egg white and 2 tablespoons water; brush over crust. Sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake at 375F for 40 to 50 minutes or until apples are tender. 8 servings. Contributor's Tip: Cover edge of pie crust with strip of foil during last 10 to 15 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning.

    Crockpot Apple Pie

    8 Tart Apples peeled and sliced

    1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

    1/4 teaspoon allspice

    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

    3/4 cup milk

    2 tablespoons butter soften

    3/4 cup sugar

    2 eggs

    1 teaspoon vanilla

    1/2 cup Bisquick

    1 cup Bisquick

    1/3 cup brown sugar

    3 tablespoons cold butter

    Toss apples in large bowl with cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg. Place in lightly greased crockpot. Combine milk, softened butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, and the 1/2 c Bisquick. Spoon over apples.

    Combine the 1 cup Bisquick and brown sugar. Cut the cold butter into mixture until crumbly. Sprinkle this mixture over top of apple mixture. Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours or until apples are soft.

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    Sunday, November 1, 2009

    While cleaning out my pantry yesterday, I came across my old bread machine.  I have't made bread in quite awhile.

    Today, while checking on my blogs I  opened and the first thing I saw was 12 Homemade Bread Recipes. If you are thinking about making bread, go there for your recipe.  I am going to make the  Decadent Sweet Milk Bread  I'll let you know how it turns out.  I can't wait.

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    2 cups milk

    1/4 cup shortening

    5 Tbls. sugar

    1 cake yeast

    5 to 6 cups of flour

    1/2 tsp. soda

    1 tsp. baking powder

    1 egg

    1 Tbls. salt

    ■Scald milk. Add shortening and sugar. When mixture is lukewarm, add yeast and dissolve. (If dry yeast is used, dissolve it in one-fourth cup warm water and reduce milk to one and three-fourths cups.) Add soda and baking powder sifted with three cups flour. Beat until bubbles come. Allow to rise one-half hour.

    ■Beat egg and salt until light and add to the sponge. Add remaining flour to make a soft dough. (The less flour you use, the lighter the rolls and doughnuts.) Knead until smooth. Place in greased bowl, grease the top, and place in refrigerator.


    ■Divide dough into three parts. Roll each part into a circle about nine inches in diameter and spread each circle with melted butter. Cut each circle into 16 wedge-shaped pieces. Roll each piece beginning at the wide end. Place on greased baking sheet. Allow to rise for one and one-half hours, then bake 20 minutes in a 400 degree oven.


    ■If all the dough is to be used for doughnuts, three-fourths cups of sugar may be used instead of the five tablespoons called for. If the original recipe is used, an extra thick layer of granulated sugar for coating finished doughnuts makes them sweet enough.

    ■Roll dough that has been refrigerated to one-fourth inch thickness on floured board. Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Allow to rise one and one-half hours. Then fry in fat heated to 370 degrees. If you don’t have a thermometer, test by dropping a cube of bread in the fat. Fat is hot enough if bread browns in one minute.

    Source: Kitchen-Klatter Magazine, April 1952

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