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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Rhubarb Cake

1 1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c shortning
1 egg
Beat till fluffy.

2 c flour
1 t soda
Sift together. Add 1/2 t salt and 1 c buttermilk, beat.

1 1/2 c finely cut rhubarb
1 t vanilla
Stir in.

Sprinkle on topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes in greased and lightly floured pan.

Topping:
1/2 c sugar
1 t cinnimon.

Top with whipped topping.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Lettuce Wraps

Chicken Mixture
3 T oil
1 lb ground chicken or turkey
1 c water chestnuts
2/3 c mushrooms
3 T chopped onions
1 tsp minced garlic

Special Sauce
1/4 c sugar
1/2 c water
2 T soy sauce
2 T rice wine vinegar
(I used other vinegar)
2 T ketchup
1 T lemon juice
1/8 tsp sesame oil
1 T hot mustard
1-2 tsp garlic and red chili paste

Stir Fry Sauce
2 T soy sauce
2 T brown sugar
1/2 tsp rice wine vinegar
(I used other vinegar)

1 head iceburg lettuce rinsed and quartered

There are a bunch of new-fangled instructions for these but basically what you do is:

Special sauce:  Stir together all but the hot mustard and garlic/red chili paste and set it aside. 

Stir fry sauce:  Mix together all ingredients.

Chicken mixture:  Brown the chicken and add all the rest of the ingredients and the stir fry sauce and saute for a couple of minutes. 

To serve, put all ingredients on the table and let everyone assemble the wraps for themselves as they do in the restaurant.  If you want a hotter spicier special sauce, add hot mustard and the chili sauce, if not, leave it out.  Take a leaf, fill it with the chicken mixture, add the special sauce, wrap it up and ENJOY!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Orange/Carrot Cookies Cecilia Young

Cheerful as Kansas sunflowers and kind to the budget--attractive and yummy, too.

1 c. shortening
3/4 c sugar
1 c. mashed cooked carrots
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. sifted flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Golden Glow Topping  (recipe follows)

Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy.  Add carrots, egg and vanilla; mix well.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add to carrot mixture; mix well Drop batter by teaspoonfuls about 2" apart unto greased baking sheet.
Bake in moderate oven 350 about 20 minutes.  Place cookies on racks to cool.  While warm, spread with Golden Glow Topping.  Makes 5 dozen.

Golden Glow Topping: Combine juice of 1/2 orange; grated peel of 1 orange, 1 tblsp. butter or regular margarine and 1 c. sifted confectioners sugar.  Blend until smooth.

Friday, October 8, 2010

President Hinckley's Favorite Texas Fudge Cake - Marjorie Pay Hinckley

1 c butter
4 T cocoa
1 c water
2 c flour
2 c sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 c milk
1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c butter
4 T cocoa
6 T milk
Salt
1 tsp vanilla

Combine butter, 4 T cocoa and water together and bring to a boil.  In mixing bowl, have 2 cups flour, 2 cups sugar and 1/2 tsp salt and pour the hot mixture into this mixture, having the beaters going.  To that mixture, add and blend, 2 beaten eggs, 1/2 c milk, 1/2 tsp soda a 1 tsp vanilla.  Bake in 9 x 13 inch pan at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.  While that is baking, prepare icing by combining 1/2 cup butter, 4 T cocoa, 6 T milk, a dash of salt and 1 tsp vanilla.  Bring to a boil.  Then with beaters going, pour hot mixture over 1 pound of powdered sugar and beat until smooth.  Add 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional).  Pour over the cake when it has been out of the oven 15 minutes or less, but no longer.  Enjoy!

No Bake Peanut Butter Cups

This is a favorite of my family and my piano students!

1/2 pound graham crackers (about a pkg and 1/2)
1/2 pound butter (2 sticks)
1 cup peanut butter
3 1/2 cup powder sugar
2 cups chocolate chips

Mix peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar and crackers until smooth and creamy.  Spread in pan.  On very low heat melt chips (I put these in a glass bowl and microwave 1 minute on high) and spread on top of peanut butter mixture.  Cut into pieces before the chocolate sets completely.

Fudgy Cocoa Brownies

1 stick butter
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan.  In a med saucepan, melt butter over low heat (I do this in the microwave).  Remove melted butter from heat, add cocoa and stir well.  Add sugar; mix well.  Add eggs 1 at a time, beat well.  Stir in vanilla, flour and salt until just blended.  Add nuts, spread in prepared pan.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes.  Brownies will be ooooey gooooey.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

My Mother's Fantastic Rolls

These rolls really are fantastic! and there is NO kneading involved. 

1 1/2 cup milk (lukewarm) 
2 pkgs dry yeast (2 Tablespoons)
1/4 c warm water
1/3 c butter
1/2 c sugar
2 tsp salt
2 eggs, beaten
5 cups flour

I warm the milk in the microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes in the microwave.  Soften yeast in warm water.  Combine milk, sugar, butter and salt.  Add 1 c flour, mix well.  Add yeast and eggs, beat well.  Add remainder of flour and blend well.  Cover and let rise until double.  (You'll have an urge to add more flour, but please don't, the dough will be sticky but will be easier to handle after rising.  After rising, I add just a skiff of flour to the surface of the dough and my hands to handle it better.  Also I find that an excellent place to let the dough rise is in the microwave, keeping the door open, so that the bulb warms up the space a bit)  Shape dough into desired rolls. (I brush a layer of butter on the dough before shaping them and then brush them again after they are shaped).  Let rise until double.  Bake at 375 degrees and brush with butter again.  This dough also makes great cinnamon rolls.