Friday, June 15, 2018

WINDOW CLEANERb

1/2 Gallon Warm Waters
1 Tbsp Liquid Jet Dry
1 Tbsp Liquid Dish Soap

Mix.  First spray windows down with a hose.
Then use a sponge mop or a soft brush and mop the window with the solution.
Immediately hose off the window.  No Drying

Do only one window at a time, moving on to the next one after rinsing.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

LEMON BARS

I don't know who gave me this recipe.  I remember making it for a "Perrins Family Thanksgiving" in 1975.  I was 7 months pregnant with Seth. Up to this point, I had managed to keep my weight where it should be.  After making this recipe and the combination of Thanksgiving yummy food, I put on at least 30 pounds, I exploded!  You have been warned.

2 cups flour
1 cup soft butter
1 cup powdered sugar
Crumble together with hand mixer, and pat into a 9X12 baking dish.
Bake 350 degrees 15 minutes

Sift :
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups sugar

Mix with egg mixture:
4 slightly beaten eggs
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp lemon peel

Pour over crust: bake 25 minutes
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and cool.


Monday, February 12, 2018

EASY CARAMEL SAUCE

This recipe is from Debbie Redford, it is apple dip, not ice cream topping.

3/4 cup light Karo syrup
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cube salted butter
1 can eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
1 teas vanilla

Stir the first four ingredients together and bring to a soft rolling boil, take off the heat.  Add the vanilla. It can be warmed in the microwave to serve later.  Good on ice cream and apple slices.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Cream Cheese Pie

My sister Gwen Butler gave me this recipe in the early 1970's, it is one of my favorites, I haven't made it for years. We just made it 2017 Christmas and loved it!

8 0z cream cheese softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
mix together until smooth
gradually add:
2 cups whipping cream and beat until stiff
Pour into a 9x13 pan with a graham cracker crust.
Chill then top with 1 can cherry pie filling or blueberry pie filling

GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST:
2 Packages of graham cracker crushed into crumbs
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter melted
1/2 cup sugar
Mix together and pat into 9x13 pan

LaRee McNeese's Fudge

LaRee's fudge is famous at Piper Barn Craft Show.  People come just to get her fudge and she was kind enough share her recipe with me. 

1# milk chocolate, can be Hershey Bars, chocolate chips, or she uses dipping chocolate wafers.
1 12 ounce package semi sweet chocolate chips
1 10 ounce package mini marshmellows
2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

MEASURE ABOVE INGREDIENTS INTO A BOWL AND SET ASIDE

In a heavy pan stir over medium heat:
4 1/2 cups sugar
1 12 ounce can evaporated milk (she uses 1 1/2 cups whipping cream, so do I)
1 4 ounce cube of butter.
Stir until mixture starts to boil. Boil 5 minutes, remove from heat and quickly add set aside ingredients and mix thoroughly until chocolate and marshmallows  are melted (add nuts) and pour into a buttered 9x13 pan until set, 24 hours is a good amount of time for all the flavors to blend.
(or 1/2 pound each in small individual containers with lids).
Make 5# fudge.



Saturday, December 16, 2017

AUNT GWEN'S TOFFEE (CARAMELS)

2 Cups Sugar
3/4 Cup Karo Syrup
2 Cups half and half
1/2 Cup Butter

Mix and boil to a firm ball - about 240 Degrees.  Pour into a 9x9' pan.  Mark into squares before it sets. Cool.  Wrap in wax paper.

It has to be stirred almost constantly, or it will burn to the bottom.  It goes dark as it cooks.  (Do it when you have a long phone call to make.  Or a movie to watch.

Monday, October 23, 2017

SNICKERDOODLE APPLE COBBLER

SNICKERDOODLE APPLE COBBLER
8-10 SERVINGS 

FROM MY FRIEND MARION WYMAN
TOTAL TIME:  45 minutes. 

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened and divided
6 Granny Smith (or your favorite flavor) apples, peeled and sliced thin
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
3 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
3/4 cup + 1/3 cup granulated sugar, divided
1 egg
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the sliced apples, brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Toss to coat. Cook for 5-8 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring often, until the apples just become translucent. Set aside to cool while you make the topping.

Cream 3/4 cup butter and 3/4 cup granulated sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat in egg and extract. Mix in baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Slowly mix in flour.

Pour apples into a 9×13” baking dish. Spoon tablespoons of the cookie dough mixture evenly over the top in a single layer.

Mix remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over cookie dough.

Bake for about 24-26 minutes until the cookie dough starts to brown. Cool slightly before serving. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream. Store in refrigerator loosely covered for up to 3 days.

Serve with Ice Cream and Carmel Sauce


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Funeral Potatoes

7 cups shredded baked potatoes

1/4 cup butter
2 cups sour cream
2 cans cream of chicken soup
2 tsp salt
4 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 cup crushed corn flakes
2 tsp melted butter

In a sauce pan, melt butter and heat sour cream and soup and salt.  Once uniform add cheese ( doesn't need to be melted).  Set aside about 1 1/2 cups for later.  Mix in potatoes then spread into a 9x13 pan. Top with mixture bake at 350* for 40 minutes topping with corn flake mixture just the last 5 mins.

Friday, November 11, 2016

LAREE'S CRUNCHY MUNCHY

Pop 1/2 cup popping corn and place in the bottom of a large stainless steal bowl, then add:

10 cups cinnamon toast crunch cereal
10 cups Rice Chex
2 cups raw coconut (found at health food stores)
1 1/3 cups pecans
1/13 cups almonds
1 1/3 cups cashews  
(or 2 cups almonds and 2 cups pecans)
2 cups small pretzels broken in half

Mix and set aside

1 1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup Karo Syrup
dash of sea salt
2 cups white sugar

Mix together in a sauce pan. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil.  Continue cooking and stirring for 5-6 more minutes.  Take from the heat and pour over cereal mix, stir until everything is coated. Spread out on parchment paper or 2 or 3 buttered cookie sheets.  Drizzle with melted white chocolate and or dipping chocolate.  When chocolate is set you can package or put in an airtight container.

*See Killian Corn!

LaRee McNeese makes this for a craft show every year, they can't make enough of it, they always run out.  I love it!




Sunday, October 23, 2016

TACO SOUP

1 lb of ground beef, cooked
1 onion chopped
2 cans kidney beans with liquid
1 can black beans
1 quart canned tomatos
1 4 oz can green chilies
1/4 cup taco seasoning mix

Put everything in a crock pot, stir to mix
Set on Low for 8 hours

Serve with shredded cheese, taco chips and sour cream,