Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Gingersnaps


  • 1 1/2 c shortening
  • 2 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c molasses
  • 4 t soda
  • 4 c flour
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 2 t ginger
  • 1 t salt
Roll in sugar. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes. If flattened, cook for 5 minutes.

Brigadeiros


  • 14 oz can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 T cocoa
  • 1 t butter or margarine
Cook over medium heat until pulls away from bottom of pan (in one big blog, stirring constantly). Poor onto buttered plate to cool enough to touch.  Roll into balls and roll into sprinkles.

Orange Cream Bon Bons


  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 c Evaporated milk
  • 2/3 c Orange Juice
  • 1/2 c Crushed Pecans
  • 1 T grated orange rind
On medium heat cook sugar, evaporated milk, orange juice and butter to soft ball stage (to test: fill glass half full with cold water. Put spoonful of mixture into water and try to form a soft ball. If it won't form, keep boiling).  Remove from heat and cool until lukewarm. Beat until translucent. When it thickens it will turn opaque and be fudge consistency. Add nuts and orange rind. Roll it up in wax paper and refrigerate until cool.  Roll into balls and dip in chocolate.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Cucumber Salsa

This is the cucumber salsa I made at Landon's blessing and the family picnic at Tierra. I would credit the source, but my friend sent it to me.


Monday, November 17, 2014

Yam or Sweet Potato Casserole

Mix: 3 cups of mashed sweet potatoes or yams
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup real butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 beaten eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Topping:
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup of flour
3 Tbsp. melted butter
1 cup coconut
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Blackbottoms

This is an amazing recipe from Mary Mar.  It's a cream cheese filled chocolate cupcake and one of Jeremy's favorites.

Batter:
3 c. Flour
2 c. Sugar
1/2 c. Cocoa
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Salt
2/3 c. Oil
2 tsp. Vanilla
2 tsp. White Vinegar
2 c. Water

Beat until Smooth.  Line muffin tins with paper cupcake cups & fill cups 1/2 way full.

Cream Cheese Filling:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/2 c. Sugar
1/8 tsp. Salt
12 oz. Chocolate Chips

Mix cream cheese, egg, sugar, & salt well, and stir in chocolate chips.  Place 1-2 tsp. in the middle of the batter.

Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes.  Stick a toothpick in the batter to check if they are done.

Makes 3 dozen Cupcakes.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Honey Molasses Chicken

I made this recipe for Caitlin, Janet and Kevin this month.  I made it with the drumsticks and with chopped up chicken breast for cleaner eating. Both turned out great!

Find Recipe Here