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Butter Pecan Turtle Bars

Butter Pecan Turtle Bars

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips

Combine flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter; blend until
crumbly. Pat mixture firmly onto bottom of ungreased 9×13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle pecan halves over the unbaked crust. Set aside.

In small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar and 2/3 cup butter.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to
boil. Boil for one minute, stirring constantly. Drizzle the hot caramel mixture over pecans and crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes or until caramel layer is bubbly and crust is light brown.

Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips. Use a small spatula or butter knife to spread chips evenly as they melt.

Cool completely before cutting into squares.

January 8, 2009 Posted by | Baking, Cookie Recipes, Cookies, Cooking, Dessert Recipes, Family, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Holiday Raspberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

Raspberry Muffins with Streusel Topping

Ingredients
1-1/2 cups (350 ml) flour
1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
2 tsp (10 ml). baking powder
1/2 cup (125 ml) milk
1/2 cup (125 ml) butter, melted
1 large egg beaten
1 cup (225 ml) raspberries frozen or fresh
Topping:
1/4 cup (60 ml) pecans, chopped
1/4 cup (60 ml) brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup (60 ml) flour
2 tbsp (30 ml) butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 C.).
In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, and baking powder, set aside.
In another bowl, beat together milk, cooled melted butter and egg.
Add wet mixture to the bowl with the flour mixture, blend until just mixed, do not overwork.
Spoon about 1 tbsp (15 ml) of batter into prepared muffin cups.
Divide half the raspberries among the muffin tin’s cups and top each with remaining batter, then add the remaining raspberries.
For the topping combine pecans, sugar, flour, and butter and sprinkle over batter.
Bake at 350 degrees (175 C.) for 20-25 minutes, or until lightly browning and a toothpick comes out free of batter, be careful to not overcook.

December 15, 2008 Posted by | Baking, Christmas, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dessert, Dessert Recipes, Events, Famous Recipes, Food, Fruit Recipes, Holidays, Muffins, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Applesauce Oatmeal Cookies

3 cup oatmeal

1 cup whole wheat flour (or 2 cups oatmeal and 2 cups

whole wheat flour, whatever combination you want)

1 tsp soda

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

7/8 cup honey (or less)

1 tsp vanilla

2/3 cup raisins or dried apples or dried cranberries

Combine the first four ingredients. Mix up the next 3

ingredients and add them to the dry ingredients. Stir in

the dried fruit. Roll in small balls and smash to 1/4″

thickness on the cookie sheet. Bake at 275F degrees for 22-

25 minutes.

Makes about 50 cookies with only .3 grams of fat each.

February 6, 2008 Posted by | Appetizer Recipes, Appetizers, Apple Recipes, Apples, Baking, Cookie Recipes, Cookies, Cooking, Dessert, Dessert Recipes, Famous Recipes, Recipe, Recipes, Snacks | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Crazy Crust Apple Pie

Crazy Crust Apple Pie

1 c flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp sugar

1 egg

2/3 c shortening

3/4 c water

1 – 1lb 50z can apple pie filling

1 Tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, egg, water and shortening in a

small bowl. Mix well. Pour into 9″ deep pie pan

Mix pie filling with lemon juice and cinnamon.

Pour into center of batter. Do not stir.

Bake 425º for 35 to 40 minutes

optional:

Other pie fillings may be substituted – omit lemon juice and cinnamon

December 26, 2007 Posted by | Apple Recipes, Apples, Baking, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dessert, Dessert Recipes, Famous Recipes, Pie Recipes, Recipe, Recipes, Snacks | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Fudgy Pecan Pie Recipe

Fudgy Pecan Pie

2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1 (14 ounce) can eagle brand sweetened condensed milk

1/2 cup hot water

2 eggs, well beaten

1 1/4 cups pecan halves or pieces

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 (9in. ) unbaked pie crust

Preheat oven to 350º. In medium saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate and

butter. Stir in eagle brand, hot water and eggs; mix well.

Remove from heat; stir in pecans, vanilla and salt. Pour into pie crust.

Bake 40-45 minutes or until center is set. Cool slightly. Serve warm or chilled.

Garnish as desired. Store covered in refridgerator.

November 26, 2007 Posted by | Baking, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dessert, Dessert Recipes, Famous Recipes, Food, Ingredients, Pie Recipes, Recipes, Snacks | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Famous Recipes – Sweet Milk Doughnuts

From “Metropolitan Cook Book” (Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, 1955) as written in the cookbook:

Sweet Milk Doughnuts

2 Tbs. fat

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 cup milk

4 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. cinnamon or nutmeg

Flour to make a soft dough (3 to 4 cups)

Cream fat, add sugar, add milk and well beaten egg. Add 3 cups flour mixed and sifted with dry ingredients, then enough more flour to make dough just stiff enough to roll. With knife, toss about 1/3 of dough on lightly floured board, knead slightly to make smooth. Roll to thickness of about 1/4 inch. Use floured spatula freely to prevent dough from sticking to board. Cut with floured doughnut cutter. Fry in deep fat about 2 minutes. They should come quickly to the top. Brown on one side, turn and brown on the other. Turn but once. Drain over fat and then on absorbent paper. When partly cool, or just before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.

November 11, 2007 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dessert Recipes, Easter Recipes, Famous Recipes, Recipe, Recipes, Snacks | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Famous Recipes – Salmon and Cheese Pie

500g [ 1lb ] potatoes, peeled

125g [ 4oz ] grated cheese

1 1/2 tablespoons flour

1 1/4 cups [ 10 fl oz ] milk

250g [ 8 oz ] can salmon

50g [ 1 1/2 oz ] butter or 1 cup margarine

salt & pepper

1/2 cup [ 2 oz ] grated cheese

3 spring onions, finely chopped

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Boil potatoes and mash with a little butter and milk.

Melt butter in saucepan on medium heat, stir in the flour

to make a smooth paste. Sprinkle in salt and pepper and slowly

pour in the milk. Stir gently. Return to heat and stir until

the sauce thickens. Add 1 1/2 cups grated cheese

and stir through the sauce. Add salmon and spring onion

until well mixed. Place in casserole dish and spread

the mashed potato on top. Sprinkle the remaining

cup of grated cheese over the top and place on

centre shelf of the oven and for 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

Or until golden brown.

October 23, 2007 Posted by | Cooking, Dinner, Famous Recipes, Fish, Meals, Pie Recipes, Recipe, Recipes | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Frozen Mocha Torte

Frozen Mocha Torte

For an easy, make-ahead dessert that’s elegant and luscious, try this recipe that Mom has used for years. The perfect blend of mocha and chocolate is in each cool refreshing slice. It never lasts long in the freezer.

1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup chocolate syrup
2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
1 tablespoon hot water
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
Chocolate-covered coffee beans, optional

In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and 1 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, milk and chocolate syrup until smooth. Dissolve coffee granules in hot water; add to cream cheese mixture. Fold in whipped cream. Pour over crust. Cover and freeze for 8 hours or overnight.

Remove from the freezer 10-15 minutes before serving. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen. Remove sides of pan. Garnish with coffee beans if desired.

Serves 10-12

May 14, 2007 Posted by | Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dessert, Dessert Recipes, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes | Leave a comment

Cinnamon Pull Aparts

Cinnamon Pull Aparts

2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated biscuits
1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Cut bicuits in fourths.
Mix white sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon together in a small bowl and rolls biscuits in it. Place in a greased loaf pan.

Melt butter and add brown sugar and remaining cinnamon. Pour over biscuits and bake at 350 for 35 to 40 minutes.

Serve warm. Yum!

March 24, 2007 Posted by | Baking, Bread Recipes, Breads, Carnival Of The Recipes, Carnivals, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dessert Recipes, Famous Recipes, Food, Ingredients, Recipe, Recipes, Snacks, Specialty Breads | Leave a comment

Hearts-Full-of-Love Pre-Valentine’s Day Carnival of the Recipes is up

Valentine’s Day Recipes

The Valentine’s Day Carnival of the Recipes is up at Morning Coffee

Hearts-Full-of-Love Pre-Valentine’s Day Carnival of the Recipes
This week for your gustatory pleasure we have a bevy of treats guaranteed to make your heart go pitter pat, whether you to cook, or to eat, or both!
Sweets for Your Sweetie (or your own Sweet Tooth)

Slow Cooker Recipes will be hosting in a couple of weeks so get out your crock pot or slow cooker and get something spectacular cooked up for the Slow Cooker and Crockpot Carnival of the Recipes.

February 12, 2007 Posted by | Carnival Of The Recipes, Carnivals, Cooking, Cooking and Food, Dessert, Dessert Recipes, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes, Slow Cooker, Valentine's Day, Valentines Day Recipes | Leave a comment