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This one I've to make every year. Children & grandkids love them!
Peanut Butter Fudge
Sausage and Potato Casserole
The Ultimate Sugar Cookie
Heat oven to 375. Combine sugar & shortening in a large bowl. Beat at medium speed with a mixer until well blended. Add eggs, syrup & vanilla. Beat well. Combine 3 cups flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt. Add gradually to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix until well blended. Divide dough into quarters. Wrap each quarter in saran & chill one hour. Place quarter of dough on floured surface & roll with rolling pin to 1/4" thickness. Cut with favorite cookie cutters. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 5-9 minutes. Smaller cookies closer to five minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE these cookies are basically still white when cooked. Cool completely and decorate.
Peanut butter balls
Peanut Butter Blossoms
Sift together: 1 3/4 Cups flour, 1 tsp. Baking soda, 1/2 tsp. Salt Set aside.
Cream together: 1/2 Cup shortening, 1/2 Peanut butter
Gradually add 1/2 C sugar & 1/2 C brown sugar. Cream together. Add 1 unbeaten egg & 1 tsp vanilla.
Blend in dry ingredients. Shape into 1" round balls. Roll in sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake balls 375 for 10 minutes. Remove from oven & place one unwrapped Hershey's kiss on each cookie. Push down till it cracks cookie. Return to oven 5 minutes. Cookies will be golden brown
Peppermint Popcorn Balls
Gourmet Cheese Potatoes
Green Beans w/ Water Chestnuts in the crockpot
Italian Zucchini Pie
Gramma Horecka's Dinner Rolls
Pumpkin Meringue Pie
Serves 6 to 8
Shrimp Christmas Tree
SPICED PUMKIN PRALINE ROLL
Heat oven to 375°. Line jelly roll pan, 15½x10½x1-inch, with aluminum foil or waxed paper; grease foil or waxed paper. Beat eggs in med bowl with electric mixer on high speed about 2 mins or until very thick & lemon colored. Beat in pumpkin until well mixed. Gradually beat in cake mix (dry), cinnamon, nutmeg & cloves on low speed; continue beating 1 min. Pour into pan, spreading to corners. Bake 8-12 min or until cake springs back when touched in center. Immediately loosen cake from edges of pan & turn upside down onto towel generously sprinkled with powdered sugar. Carefully remove foil. While hot, carefully roll cake & towel from narrow end. Cool on wire rack at least 30 mins.
Preheat oven to 350. In medium sauté pan, melt butter & sauté onions & peppers until soft but not brown. Remove to large bowl to cool. When cool, add cornstarch mixture, mustard & nutmeg & stir to combine. In separate bowl, beat half & half & egg yolks. Stir into onion mixture. Add corn. Season with salt & pepper. In separate bowl, beat 3 egg whites until they hold stiff peaks. Fold carefully into corn mixture. Pour into buttered 1 1/2-qt baking dish. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned & puffed. Serve immediately. Note: The pudding may also be baked in individual ramekins; reduce the cooking time accordingly.
Bean and Corn Salad
I made this last year & even my Mother-in-law loved it :-)
Mix together 1/2 c vinegar & 1/2 c vegetable oil. Add 8 pkg. of equal sugar. Mix well with vinegar & oil. Pour oil mixture over black eye peas mixture & let marinade overnight.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Combine sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, vanilla, milk & butter. Beat with electric mixer until smooth. Spoon into greased 2 qt. shallow casserole dish. Mix together topping ingredients, sprinkle over potatoes. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Here's A Recipe for Stuffed Pumpkin
CORNBREAD, SAUSAGE AND PECAN STUFFING
(Southern favorite, y'all ;0)
In med skillet over med heat, cook sausage, breaking up lumps, until no longer pink. Drain thoroughly; place in large bowl. Saute onion & celery in 1-2 tbls sausage fat until soft. Drain & add to sausage. Add remaining ingredients to sausage mixture. Toss gently but thoroughly. Cool to room temperature. Stuff bird & roast according to favorite recipe or transfer to large baking dish; cover with foil & bake 1 hour at 350° F. Uncover & bake for additional 30 minutes or until hot & slightly browned on top.
Pinch salt garlic powder. Prepare turkey for smoking & place in smoker. Mix together vinegar & oil. Baste turkey with oil mixture until it begins to brown. Mix together oleo, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt & garlic powder to taste. When Turkey starts to brown, start to baste with mustard sauce. Don't overcook turkey.
Honey Basted Turkey
Cut turkey into pieces as follows; 2 wings, 2 drumsticks, 2 thighs, 4 breast pieces & 4 back pieces. Combine oil, soya sauce, honey, ginger,mustard & garlic. Marinate turkey in soya mixture 2 hrs in refrigerator. Drain turkey pieces, reserving marinade. Place drumsticks, thighs & breast pieces 6-8" above med hot coals. Grill 30 min, turning accasionally. Add wings and bakc pieces. Grill another 30 minutes, turning occaisionally. Baste with marinade and grill until turkey is tender about 20 minutes.
COATING FOR THANKSGIVING TURKEY
This does about a 13-15lb turkey. Other seasonings are to taste. This is a coating you can put on all poultry before roasting. Basically make a paste of above ingredients. It should be consistencey of finger paint--thick & not runny. If you've kids, put them in old clothes & let them help. I smear it in & out of cavity. Notice this doesn't have any Gravy Master or oil...both unneeeded in my opinion. The skin cooks nice & crisp. Remember to baste during cooking. Use this in the Nuke too.
GRILL ROASTED TURKEY
HEAT grill to medium. MAKE foil drip pan to place under turkey during grilling. Stack 2 sheets of Reynolds Wrap Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil 6" longer & wider than turkey. Fold in all edges 1-1/2". Fold edges upright, forming 1-1/2" sides. Press corners against sides; set drip pan aside. REMOVE neck & giblets from turkey; rinse turkey & pat dry. Brush with oil. (Don't stuff turkey. Stuffing may be wrapped in heavy duty foil & heated on grill). Insert meat thermometer into thickest part of inner thigh, not touching bone. Place foil drip pan under grill rack. Brush grill rack with oil. Place turkey on grill rack above foil drip pan. GRILL turkey in covered grill over med, indirect heat until meat thermometer reads 180°F. Remove turkey from grill, cover with foil and let stand for 15 minutes for easy slicing. Makes 8 to 20 servings.
OVEN BAG ROASTED TURKEY
PREHEAT oven to 350°F. SHAKE flour in Reynolds Oven Bag; place in roasting pan 2" deep. ADD veges to oven bag. Remove neck & giblets from turkey. Rinse turkey; pat dry. If desired, loosely stuff turkey. Brush with oil. Place in oven bag on top of veges. CLOSE oven bag with nylon tie; cut 6 1/2" slits in top. Insert meat thermometer through slit in oven bag into thickest part of inner thigh, not touching bone. BAKE until meat thermometer reads 180°, 2-2-1/2 hrs for 12-16 lb turkey, 2-1/2 to 3 hrs for 16-20 lb turkey & 3-3-1/2 hrs for 20-24 lb turkey. For stuffed turkey, add 30 min. For easy slicing, let stand in oven bag 15 min. If turkey sticks to oven bag, gently loosen oven bag before opening oven bag. Makes 12 to 32 servings
Place half fruits in serving dish; sprinkle with half sugar & coconut. Add remaining fruits, sugar & coconut. Chill at least 1 hr before serving. Makes 8 servings.
Wash & dry, place on oven rack & bake at 375 until tender. Cut in half, remove seeds & strings
. Peel & mash.
Combine all ingredients in top of double boiler with just enough orange juice to make mixture of mashed potato consistency. Heat over boiling water. Sprinkle top with nutmeg before serving.
THANKSGIVING GREEN BEANS
Melt 2 tblsp butter, add 2 tblsp flour. Cook gently, remove from heat. Stir in sugar, onion & sour cream. Fold in cooked grn beans. Place in 2 qt casserole. Cover with cheddar cheese. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. Bake 350 until cheeses bubble.
Cranberry Salad -- 8-10 servings
Coarsely chop cranberries in food processor; put in lg, non-metal bowl. Mix in sugar. Cover & fridge 12 hrs. Whip cream til stiff. Add pineapple & nuts, mix well. Fold in whipped cream & marshmallows; fridge til ready to serve.
Thanksgiving Corn Casserole
Mix all ingredients in large bowl, adding melted margarine last. Bake in 325 degrees oven in rectangular baking dish for 45 to 60 minutes, or until set and golden brown.
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Peel & cut potatoes into thick slices. Boil until not quite done. Drain & put in baking dish. Heat butter, sugar or syrup; pour over potatoes. Bake 400 for 30-40 min.
Wild Rice Stuffing
In lg mixing bowl, stir together bread,onion, sage, parsley, celery & wild rice. Mix in melted butter & water or stock. Carefully stuff turkey or chicken; don't pack too tightly - keep it loose or stuffing gets sticky. If you don't want to stuff bird, bake dressing separately in covered casserole for about an hr.
Cook liver, mince fine. Make force meat (grind together) of veal & suet. Season with salt & pepper, add sage, onion & cooked liver. Moisten with stock, add bread crumbs. Simmer 15 min. Add walnuts & chestnuts to mixture & stuff turkey.
Pour boiling water over chestnuts & let stand 5 min; remove skin with fingers & knife.Cook nuts 1/2 hr in boiling salted water. Drain, mash, add butter & seasonings. Pour milk over crumbs & add to nut mixture. Mix well, stuff bird.
Quick Butterhorn Rolls
Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in biscuit mix & beat vigorously. Turn onto surface dusted with biscuit mix. Knead till smooth, about 30 strokes. Cover & let rest 10 min. Roll dough out to 12" circle & cut into 16 wedges. Beginning at side end of wedge, roll toward point. Place on greased baking sheet, point side down. Cover with damp cloth & let rise an hr, or until doubled in size. Bake 400°F for 10-15 min. Brush with butter or margarine while warm. Makes 16.
EASY REFRIGERATOR ROLLS -- 2 Dozen
Combine 2 cups of flour, sugar, salt & undissolved yeast. Heat milk, water & butter until liquids are very warm (120-130F.). Add to dry ingredients. Beat 2 min at med speed (I've never used an electric mixer, by the way. Just stir until things are evenly combined & not lumpy.) Add egg & 1 cup flour. Beat high speed 2 min. Add enough additional flour to make soft dough. Grease top of dough (with butter or vege shortening). Cover bowl & refrigerate overnight. Divide dough into 24 equal pieces. Shape into balls & place each in greased muffin cup. Cover; let rise in warm place (75-100F.) until doubled. This'll take 1-1 1/2 hrs.Towards end of rising period, preheat oven to 400F. Bake 12-15 min. Store the rolls tightly covered.
IMPOSSIBLE PUMPKIN PIE
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease pie plate 9x11 1/4" or 10x1 1/2". Beat all ingredients until smooth, approx 1 min in blender. Pour into pan. Bake until you can insert knife into center & it comes out clean, approx 50-55 min.
THANKSGIVING PIE -- 1 Pie
Preheat oven 350F. Beat eggs. Add other ingredients except pecans & beat well. Put pecans in bottom of pie crust & slowly pour egg mixture over nuts. Bake 45 min, or until knife inserted 1" from edges comes out clean. Let cool (if cut warm, pie will be runny) Serve with whipped cream. * Can use chopped pecans,
APPLE DUMP CAKE -- 12 servings
Grease 9x13 pan with oil or food spray. Dump ingredients in pan in order given. Slice margarine into pats all over top of cake. Bake at 350 for 50 min. Cut in small squares, or spoon out.Can be eaten hot or cold, but best served warm from oven with vanilla ice cream. Serve cold with whipped cream or topping. Variations: Add 1 c. raisins and a sprinkle of nutmeg to apple filling OR substitute fruit pie filling of your choice OR mix 1/2 apple filling and1/2 cherry filling.
Holiday Potato Casserole
3 lbs potatoes - peeled & quartered
Cook potatoes in boiling water 15 min or till tender; drain & mash. Add butter & cream cheese; beat med speed with electric mixer until smooth. Stir in 1/2 c Cheddar cheese & next 6 ingredients; spoon into lightly buttered 11x7x1 1/2" baking dish. Bake 350F for 30-40 min, or till thoughly heated. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 5 min or till cheese melts. May prepare night before (except for cheese topping) & refrigerate, covered, overnight. Let stand room temp 30 minutes before baking.
Lemon-Garlic Steamed Broccoli
Steam broccoli till tender but firm, 4-6 min. Heat oil in nonstick skillet over med heat, add garlic & saute one min. Add cooked broccoli, lemon juice & salt to taste, cooking briefly to combine.
White Chocolate-Almond Torte
Heat oven to 400. For crust: Combine flour, brown sugar & 1/4 tsp almond extract; mix well. Cut in 1/2 c butter with fork or pastry blender. Mixture will be dry. Press 1 3/4-2 cups in bottom & up sides of ungreased 10" springform pan. Bake till just lt brown, about 10 min. Remove from oven & reduce temp to 350. For filling: Combine sugar, 1/2 c butter, eggs & 1/2 tsp almond extract; blend well. Mix in white chocolate & 1 c of slivered almonds. Pour mixture into crust-lined pan. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs (cover all), sprinkle 1/2 c slivered almonds around outer edges of torte. Bake at 350 40-50 min, or until golden brown & almonds are lightly toasted. Cool 10 min; run knife around side to loosen & remove pan sides.
Dinner in a Pumpkin
Cut top off pumpkin. Clean out seeds & pulp. Paint face on pumpkin with marking pen or acrylic paint. Saute onions in oil till tender. Add meat & brown. Drain drippings from skillet. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, soup & chestnuts. Add 1/2 cup uncooked rice (1 1/2 c cooked rice). Spoon mixture into cleaned pumpkin. Replace top. Put filled pumpkin on baking sheet or pan. Bake at 350 for 1 hr. When served, take as much or little of pumpkin meat as wanted - with rest of casserole.