Sunday, February 24, 2008

Grandma Mitchell's Apple Pudding Cake

Grate 6 large red apples
Mix with:
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup shortening

Sift together:
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. cinnamon

Sift dry ingredients into first mixture.
Add 1 cup chopped nuts (optional).
Bake in greased 13x9x2 inch pan.
350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Homemade Rolls

2 pkgs of yeast
1/2 cup warm water (bath water temp.)
1 Tbls sugar
1 cup milk
1/4 cup margarine
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 eggs, beaten
3 1/2-4 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in water for 5 minutes with 1 tablespoon of sugar.
Scald milk with margarine to melt; cool.
Put in mixer or large bowl.
Add sugar, eggs, salt.
Add yeast and flour. Dough will be a little sticky.
Cover, let rise 1 hour.
Roll out.
Cut with glass, pat with melted butter; fold in half and place on greased cookie sheet.
Rise until double, about 1- 1 1/2 hours.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-20 minutes.

Makes 2-3 dozen
Can also make dough a day ahead and refrigerate.
Let rise for 2 hours before rolling out.

***You can knead the dough a little but the less you "work" the dough the lighter and fluffier your rolls will be.

Grandma Jennings Swiss Steak

Place into electric skillet:

Round steak or cube steak (approximatly 2-4 lbs)
Onion- sliced into rings
Add 1/2 cup water

Simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours

1 qt. whole tomatoes
1/2 tsp. sweet basil
1/4 tsp. oregano
1 bay leaf
sprinkle of garlic salt

Cook 1/2 hour longer

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Sweet and Sour Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed

1 egg
1 T. cornstarch
2 t. soy sauce
dash pepper

Mix ingredients together, stir in chicken and refrigerate 1 hour or longer.

1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. water
1/4 c. cornstarch
1 T. oil
1/2 t. baking soda

Mix ingredients together.

Pour oil into wok and preheat on medium heat. Line a cookie sheet with paper towels and place in 200 degree oven. Put 8-10 pieces of chicken into batter; coat well. Drop chicken into hot oil one at a time. Cook on one side until golden brown, then turn and cook til golden brown. Remove and place on cookie sheet to keep warm until ready to serve.

1 1/4 c. sugar
1 c. chicken broth
3/4 c. white vinegar
1 T. oil
2 t. soy sauce
dash of salt

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a boil. Mix cornstarch and water; slowly stir into sauce. Stir until thickened.

1/4 c. cornstarch
1/4 c. cold water

Serve chicken with rice and pour sauce over individual servings.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sweet Pork Barbacoa

4 lb. pork roast
2-3 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce
1 t. garlic, diced
1 ½ to 2 C. brown sugar, packed
2 t. cumin
2 c. Dr. Pepper (optional)
2 T. molasses
½ t. salt
Pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients except pork until sugar is dissolved. Place pork roast in a crock pot sprayed with Pam. Pour mixture over roast and let simmer until meat is tender and pulls away with fork. (Cook on low all day or overnight if desired.) Shread pork and return to liquid. Serving size is about ½ C. pork, and the mixture freezes well. Serve over a bed of lettuce or with rice. Yum!

Lime Rice

2 c. rice
2 T. butter
2 (14 oz.) cans chicken broth
3/4 t. salt
pepper to taste
juice and zest of 1 large or 2 small fresh limes
3 T. chopped fresh cilantro leaves (or 2 T. dried)
1/4 t. cumin

Melt butter with rice in skillet. Add rest of ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Makes about 4 c. of yummy rice. Tip: You could also use a rice cooker if you do not want to make it on the stove.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008



½ cup shortening
½ cup butter
½ cup sugar
½ cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract

Mix dry ingredients and add to dough:
2 ¼ cups flour
½ tsp. cream of tartar
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda

Option: Roll into medium sized balls and roll in sugar
Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes


½ bag of powdered sugar
½ cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla (or 1 tsp. almond extract for different flavor)
add half and half until you get desired consistency