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Comanche Chicksaw Plum Bars

2 eggs, well beaten

1 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp allspice

1 cup cooked wild plums, mashed, pits removed (may substitute fresh cooked or canned plums)

1 cup chopped pecans or hazelnuts

Powdered sugar to sift over baked plum bars (about 1/2 cup)

1. Preheat oven to 325F. Spray a 13×9-inch baking dish or pan.

2. In a medium mixing bowl, cream well together the beaten eggs with the brown sugar, buttermilk and vanilla. Add the flour, salt, and allspice, beating well together, then stir in the cooked plums and chopped pecans. Pour this batter into the prepared baking dish; spread evenly. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, until golden.

3. Remove and cool completely on wire rack. Cut into about 30 bars and dust well with fine sifted powdered sugar, if desired. Yield: 30 servings.

Calories: 103, Sodium: 29 mg, Cholesterol: 16 mg, Fat: 3 g, Carbohydrates: 18 g

Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1/2 Fat

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February 20, 2008 Posted by | Baking, Candy, Candy Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Cookies, Dessert, Famous Recipes, Ingredients, Recipe, Recipes, Snacks | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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 – Gourmet Guacamole Dip – Guacamole Dip

Gourmet Guacamole Dip

1 ripe avocado

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon garlic powder

Juice of half a lemon or lime

1 cup sour cream

1 can refried beans

1 envelope taco seasoning

1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

Shredded lettuce

Diced tomatoes

Chopped black olives

In a bowl, mix the can of refried beans with the envelope of taco seasoning.

Set aside.

In a nonreactive bowl, mash the avocado until smooth and creamy. Add lemon

or lime juice, garlic powder and mayonnaise and mix very well. Spread the

refried bean mixture in an 11 x 7-inch pan. For the next layer, spread the

sour cream. For the next layer, spread the avocado mixture. Sprinkle the

lettuce on that layer, and the cheese and tomatoes and olives on top of that

Refrigerate until 15 minutes before serving.

Serve with tortilla chips.

Gourmet Guacamole Dip

October 22, 2007 Posted by | Appetizer Recipes, Appetizers, Famous Recipes, Holidays, Recipe, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetables | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Taco Popcorn

8 cups popped popcorn
1 cup crumbled tortilla or corn chips
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 teaspoons taco seasoning mix, or to taste
1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese (optional)

Combine popcorn and chips in large bowl.

Melt butter in small pan over low heat. Stir in taco mix and remove from
heat.
Dribble over popcorn. Toss with hands to coat thoroughly.

Serve immediately or continue for a cheesy treat.
Spread popcorn mixture on greased baking sheet and sprinkle with cheese.
Place under broiler until cheese melts, about 1 minute.
Check constantly to ensure popcorn is not burning.
Remove and cool before serving

October 15, 2007 Posted by | Appetizer Recipes, Appetizers, Cheese, Famous Recipes, Ingredients, Meatless Recipes, Recipe, Recipes, Snacks | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coconut Almond Balls

4 cup (8 1/2-oz) shredded coconut (fresh; package!)
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 pkg (11 1/2-oz) milk chocolate pieces
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
26 whole natural almonds (1-oz)

Tastes just like Almond Joy.

Line two large cookie sheets with waxed paper. Set large wire cooling
rack on paper; set aside.

Place coconut in large bowl; set aside.

Place corn syrup in a 1-cup glass measure. Microwave on high (100%) 1
minute or until syrup boils. Immediately pour over coconut. Work warm
syrup into coconut using the back of a wooden spoon until coconut is
thoroughly coated. This takes a little time, and yes, there is enough
syrup.

Using 1 level measuring tablespoon of coconut, shape into a ball by
squeezing coconut firmly in palm of one hand, then rolling between
both palms. (HINT: Measure out all of the coconut then roll into
balls.) Place 2 inches apart on wire racks. Let dry 10 minutes.
Reroll coconut balls so there are no loose ends of coconut sticking
up.

Place milk chocolate and shortening in a 4-cup glass measure or 1 1/2 quart
microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high 1 to 2 minutes or until mixture can
be stirred smooth and is glossy; stirring once or twice.

Working quickly, spoon 1 level measuring tablespoon of the chocolate over
each coconut ball, making sure chocolate coats and letting excess chocolate
drip down onto waxed paper. While chocolate coating
is still soft, lightly press whole almond on top of each. Let stand to set or
place in refrigerator. Store in a single layer in airtight container. Keeps best
if refrigerated. Makes 26.

October 2, 2007 Posted by | Appetizer Recipes, Appetizers, Candy Recipes, Chocolate, Famous Recipes, Nuts, Recipe, Recipes, Snacks | Leave a comment

Tasty Potato Skins

1/2 cup feta cheese

1 Tbsp garlic powder

2 tsp fresh basil

2 tsp fresh rosemary

3 Tbsp olive oil

3 medium baking potatoes, with skin Directions:

Wash 3 baking potatoes, poke with fork and rub olive oil on them, bake for 1 hour until done
When potatoes are done, wait 5-10 minutes for them to be cool to touch, once cooled, cut the potatoes lenthwise in half and scoop out most of the insides, leaving about 1/4 inch (save scooped potato to make potato salad), you should now have 6 halves lengthwise
Cut each half lengthwise again, leaving 12 long skins then cut each skin in half in the other direction, leaving you with 24 individual potato skins
Coat a sheet pan with cooking spray, brush each skin with just a little bit of olive oil and bake skins @ 350 degrees F (177 degrees Celcius) just enough to make the skins firm
Remove from oven, add garlic powder, rosemary & basil to the skins and bake another 3 minutes @ same temperature
Turn oven off, remove skins, drizzle with more oil then sprinkle feta cheese on skins and place in warm oven just to let the cheese melt and turn bubbly

Slow Cooker Recipes

September 3, 2007 Posted by | Appetizer Recipes, Appetizers, Cooking and Food, Famous Recipes, Food, Meatless Recipes, Potatoes, Recipe, Recipes, Snacks, Vegetable Recipes, Vegetables | 1 Comment

REESE’S Double Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe is available from Hershey Kitchens at http://www.hersheys.com/recipes/recipes/detail.asp?id=3149&page=13&per=50 

Slow Cooker Recipes

August 31, 2007 Posted by | Baking, Chocolate, Cookie Recipes, Cookies, Cooking, Dessert, Famous Recipes, Food, Recipe, Recipes, Snacks | 1 Comment