FAMOUS FUDGE

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 1/2 cups (9 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS:

LINE 8-inch-square baking pan with foil.
COMBINE sugar, evaporated milk, butter and salt in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
STIR in marshmallows, morsels, nuts and vanilla extract. Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted. Pour into prepared baking pan; refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Lift from pan; remove foil. Cut into 48 pieces.
FOR MILK CHOCOLATE FUDGE:
SUBSTITUTE 1 3/4 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels for Semi-Sweet Morsels.
FOR BUTTERSCOTCH FUDGE:
SUBSTITUTE 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Butterscotch Flavored Morsels for Semi-Sweet Morsels.
FOR PEANUTTY CHOCOLATE FUDGE:
SUBSTITUTE 1 2/3 cups (11-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Peanut Butter & Milk Chocolate Morsels for Semi-Sweet Morsels and 1/2 cup chopped peanuts for pecans or walnuts.
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GRANNY’S OLD FASHIONED BUTTER CAKE WITH BUTTER CREAM FROSTING

Ingredients

3 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter
2 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 cup buttermilk or cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
Butter cream frosting, see below

How to make it :

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 9×13 baking or bundt pan.
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, set aside. Cream together butter, sugar; mix in eggs and vanilla. Blend in butter milk alternately with flour mixture into creamed mixture. Pour in prepared pan and bake for about an hour. Removed from oven…let cool.

Butter Cream Frosting 

1 cup butter, soft
1/2 cup milk or cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups powdered sugar

Cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Add sugar, alternating with milk a little at a time; blend well until desired consistency.

Variation: Use ½ cup butter and ½ cup shortening in place of 1 cup of butter.

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE ALICE SPRINGS CHICKEN RECIPE

INGREDIENTS :

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness

Lowry’s Seasoning Salt

6 bacon slices

1/4 cup regular mustard

1/3 cup honey

2 Tbsp. Mayonnaise

2 teaspoons dried onion flakes

1 cup sliced fresh mushroom (I omitted because my family does not like mushrooms)

2 cup shredded Colby/Jack cheese

 

INSTRUCTIONS :

First, Sprinkle and rub the chicken breasts with seasoning salt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes

While the chicken is in the refrigerator, cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside. *Do not discard grease.*

Saute chicken in the bacon grease for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until browned. Place chicken in a 9″ × 13″ casserole dish or pan.

To make the Honey Mustard: In a small bowl, mix the mustard, honey, mayonnaise and dried onion flakes.

Spread some of the Honey Mustard over each piece of chicken, then layer with mushrooms, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheese.

Bake in a 350° oven for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and chicken is done

Blueberry Coffee Cake

INGREDIENTS:

2 c. flour

1 c. sugar

1 c. milk

1/3 c. butter, softened

1 egg

1 T. baking powder

1 t. salt

1 ½ c. blueberries (I used frozen; thawed slightly)

How to make it

Beat all ingredients, except blueberries, in a large bowl on a low speed for 30 seconds. Then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes scraping the bowl occasionally.

Grease a 13×9 pan. Spread half the batter in the pan. Sprinkle blueberries over batter; then, top with remaining batter. Add Streusel Topping and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Can be inverted onto a serving plate or left in pan. Drizzle with Glaze. Makes 16 servings.

Streusel Topping:

½ c. chopped walnuts or pecans

1/3 c. brown sugar, packed

¼ c. flour

½ t. cinnamon

1 T. butter, softened

Mix all ingredients together until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of cake.

Glaze:

1 c. powdered sugar

2 T. milk

¼ t. vanilla

Combine all ingredients; drizzle over top of cake.

Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Ingredients:

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
3 cups half-and-half
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (9 inch) pie shell, baked
1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Spread the coconut on a baking sheet and bake it, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
In a medium saucepan, combine the half-and-half, eggs, sugar, flour and salt and mix well. Bring to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in 3/4 cup of the toasted coconut and the vanilla extract. Reserve the remaining coconut to top the pie.
Pour the filling into the pie shell and chill until firm, about 4 hours.
Top with whipped topping and with the reserved coconut.

SWEET BLUEBERRY BISCUITS

Ingredients

Biscuits:

2 cups All-Purpose Flour (I used White Lily, a flour available in most Southern stores)

1 Tb. baking powder

1 1/2 tsp salt

3 Tb. sugar

1 stick unsalted butter (VERY cold)

3/4-ish cup buttermilk (use enough until the dough is just barely wet enough)

1 c. frozen blueberries (we used fresh blueberries that had been frozen overnight)

1/2 stick melted salted butter

Sauce:

1 c. powdered sugar

3 Tb. milk (or more if not thin enough)

1/2 tsp. vanilla

How to make it :

Cut butter into small pats and lay out on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Stick in the freezer for at least 10 minutes. Prepare cast iron skillet with a tiny amount of bacon grease, if available. Easiest thing: fry one piece of bacon, wipe out the pan, and you’re good to go!

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Stir the sauce ingredients together (powdered sugar, milk, vanilla), and make sure the powdered sugar is completely dissolved.

Combine all the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, sugar) together and then cut in the cold unsalted butter. Cut in until the butter is about pea-sized, relatively well mixed in. Add buttermilk. Add slowly until you have just enough where the dough separates from the sides of the bowl. Stir until just combined and roll it out onto a well-floured surface.

Before kneading, prepare a large area for kneading. (I use a large cutting board for easy clean-up!) Sprinkle the area with some flour. Put the dough on the floured area and sprinkle some flour over the dough. Press the dough out (no need to roll with a pin) and flatten to about 1/2″ thickness. Put blueberries over dough. Knead a couple of times and flatten back out to about 1″ thickness. (Honestly, the thicker the better, because they rise so beautifully!) The berries will likely start to bleed onto the dough and you’ll start to see flecks of blue as the berries defrost.

Place biscuits in a cast-iron skillet and be sure biscuits are touching.

Bake at 500 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. Somewhere around 6 to 8 minutes, take the skillet out of the oven and brush the biscuits with melted salted butter. This is an integral part of the baking process. And be liberal with it, brush on the sides of the biscuits if they are showing. When you begin to see the tops lightly brown (and the blueberries burst), take them out. The temperature in the middle of the biscuits will remain very hot once out of the oven and will continue the cooking process.

NOTE: Some people have mentioned that they have to leave their biscuits in for longer than 10 or 12 minutes. I have never had to leave mine in for longer, but if you fear yours aren’t getting done and want to leave them in for longer, be sure to watch them like a hawk! I promise they will go from done to burnt in just a few seconds!

When you take the biscuits out of the oven, let the pan cool for about 10 minutes. Pour the sauce over the biscuits after 10 minutes. Use as much or little of the sauce as desired.

Serve immediately!

POTATO SOUP

Ingredients

2 1/2 pounds baby red potatoes, sliced into small bite-sized pieces

1/2 lb. uncooked bacon, finely diced

1 medium onion, diced
1/4 bunch celery, diced
8 cups milk
3 cups water
4 chicken bouillon cubes (use 1 cup of the hot potato water to dissolve, then use the 3 cups of water)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup salted butter
3/4 cup flour
1/4 bunch freshly chopped parsley
1 cup whipping cream

For garnish
Shredded cheese
fried bacon bits
chopped green onions

Directions:

In a large pot, boil potatoes in water 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. In sauté pan, cook bacon until crisp. Drain bacon fat and place on a paper towel over the plate to drain more. Add onion and celery to bacon pan over medium-high heat until celery is tender, about 5 minutes. To the large potato pan, add milk, water, bullion, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until mixture is very hot, about 8 minutes, stirring often. Do not let the mixture boil. In small, heavy saucepan melt butter. Add flour and mix well. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture bubbles, stirring 2 to 3 minutes to make a roux. While constantly stirring soup, add roux slowly until soup is thick and creamy, about 4 minutes. Stir in parsley, reserved potatoes, and cream. Garnish with cheese, bacon bits, onions or all three. Serve hot

 

 

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MEAT AND POTATO CASSEROLE

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic powder or to taste
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon rosemary (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
3 cups thinly sliced potatoes (about 5 potatoes)
1 1/2 cups cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup beef stock
1/4 cup milk or cream
1 1/2 cups shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 350° degrees F and lightly grease an 11 x 8 glass baking dish.
In medium frying pan, cook the onions and ground meat until done, add the seasonings (if you choose any), and some pepper. Drain the grease.
In a medium bowl, mix together the cream mushroom soup, beef stock, milk, salt and pepper.
Layer into the baking dish half of the potatoes, then pour some soup over them. Then sprinkle in half the meat, then the cheese. Repeat with the rest of the potatoes, soup, meat and then the cheese.
Cover with lightly greased (on it’s underside so the cheese doesn’t stick to it) aluminum foil and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until the potatoes are tender.


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AMISH CHOCOLATE PIE

Ingredients

1 cup sugar

2 1/2 tablespoons flour

2 tablespoons cocoa

1 1/2 cups milk

2 egg yolks

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons butter, melted

1 9-inch baked pie crust

Whipped cream

Chocolate Shavings

Directions

1.In a large saucepan, whisk together the sugar, flour, and cocoa.

2.In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, yolks, and vanilla. Pour into the saucepan.

3.Turn the heat to medium and stir in the butter. Bring to a simmer and allow to thicken.

4.Pour into the baked pie crust and smooth the top. Let cool at room temperature for 2 hours and chill in the refrigerator for an additional 2 hours.

5.Top with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

POTATO PANCAKES

Ingredients:

4 cups cold mash potatoes

5 slices bacon

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

2 eggs well beaten

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

 

Directions:

Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned and crisp about 10 minutes.

Remove the bacon slices, crumble set aside.Leave the bacon drippings in the skillet.

Mix mashed potatoes, eggs, onion powder, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl;

stir in the crumbled bacon and Cheddar cheese.

Form the mixture into 8 patties.

Heat the bacon drippings over medium heat, pan-fry the patties in the drippings until crisp on each side, about 4 minutes per side.