1/2 cup shortening, 1/2 cup butter, 3 cups self rising flour, 1 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 tsp. vanilla, 2 cups chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 min. or until done.
1 cup rhubarb chopped fine, 1/2 stick melted butter, 1 cup sugar, 2 tbsp. cornstarch, 2 eggs beaten, 1 pie crust. Combine all ingredients. Pour into pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees appox. 35 min.
Never buy boxed brownie mix again! So simple, so easy. Not just frugal but cuts out the unknown ingredients. Brownie Mix $0.30 /mix. 1 Cup Sugar, 1/2 Cup Flour, 1/3 Cup Cocoa, 1/4 tsp Salt, 1/4 tsp Baking Powder. Add: 2 Eggs, 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil, 1 teaspoon Vanilla. Bake @ 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
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3 cups cold cooked rice (1 cup dry long-grain rice yields 3 cups cooked)
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup ham, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 tsp jarred minced garlic (or 2 minced fresh cloves)
3 medium carrots, peeled and diced
1 small head broccoli, stem discarded, florets chopped
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the ham. Cook, stirring occasionally till ham is lightly browned.
Add onion. Cook for 2 minutes until onion is fragrant, then add the garlic, and cook an additional 30 seconds or so.
Add the rest of the vegetables and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Push the ham and vegetables to the sides of the skillet with your spoon, and add the eggs, scrambling them, then incorporating them with the vegetables.
Add the rice, and stir everything together. Add the soy sauce, and stir till rice is hot, and everything is mixed together.
I got this recipe from http://penniesandpancakes.blogspot.com/
2 eggs beaten, 2/3 cup sugar, 2/3 cup uncooked oatmeal (I prefer old-fashioned oats but quick cooking will work as well) 1 tsp. vanilla, 2/3 cup melted margarine, 2/3 cup corn syrup, 1/4 tsp. salt.
Mix all ingredients together and pour into uncooked pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for about l hr. Tastes very similar to pecan pie.
Soft Molasses Cookies
1 cup butter softened, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup molasses, 2 eggs lightly beaten, 1/2 tsp. salt, 2 1/4 tsp. baking soda, 2 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1 1/2 tsp. cloves, 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 4 cups all purpose flour (I use whole wheat-fresh ground prairie gold) Mix all ingredients together. Roll dough into balls. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 min. Sprinkle tops of cookies with sugar while still warm.
Buttermilk Chocolate Cake
2 cups flour (I use whole wheat)
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup applesauce
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup boiling water
1. Preheat oven to 300ºF (this is a slow bake chocolate cake recipe)
2. Grease and flour a 9 in x 13 inch baking dish
3. Place all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix at medium speed until all the ingredients are blended and smooth.
4. Pour into the greased and floured pan and bake for 1 hour, or until done.
5. Frost as desired with your favorite frosting.
Recipe for homemade buttercream frosting
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter softened, 1 tsp vanilla, 3 tbsp evaporated milk. Combine all ingredients and enjoy. I got this recipe from a blog friend https://holcombfamilyrecipes.wordpress.com I am not a big fan of chocolate but this cake is really good.
Betty’s Banana Bread
1/2 shortening (can substitute applesauce), 1 cup sugar, 3/4 cup mashed banana (2 overripe bananas), 1 1/4 cup self rising flour(I use whole wheat), 2 eggs, nuts. Combine all ingredients. Bake at 350 until done. Approx. 45 min.
Here are a few pictures of some flowers that are blooming around our house now. I am pretty sure these are called violas. I so enjoy their tiny bright blooms. So cheerful. Purple and yellow are my favorite color combinations for flowers.
Yesterday, we made strawberry rhubarb jam. I had enough rhubarb to make a rhubard pie as well. The recipe I use is :
1 cup rhubard- finely chopped, 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 cup sugar, 2 tbsp cornstarch and 2 eggs well beaten. Combine all ingredients and pour into 1 unbaked pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees until done. It takes about 45 min in my oven. I have made this pie for about 25 years. It is a family favorite.
Today was friends day at church. We had a great day. Probably about 70 people in total. Our numbers usually run in the 40’s. We had some really good music, a good sermon from our pastor and a great fellowship meal afterward because you all know how much we like to eat. I took pinto beans, green onions and a peach sauce pie. We won’t be having evening bible study tonight so we plan on just relaxing this evening. The girls and I will be traveling down to Jessica’s tomorrow to watch the boys. She will be having an ultra sound tomorrow to (maybe) discover if she will be having a boy or girl. This all depends upon the baby’s cooperation of course.
Enjoy your day and God bless.
Our Big Surprise
Remember a while back I said we were working on a big surprise. Well, here they are. We have baby chicks!!!!! Aren’t they sooo cute? The girls and I are so excited. Hubby is a little more reserved but we know he’ll come around. Our friends, the Horns, gave us the red ones. The others came from Tractor Supply. We got them Saturday. They spent the weekend inside as it was extremely cold here. We moved them out to their coop yesterday. We pulled a quilt down over the roost and put a light inside so they stayed nice and warm. I will be posting more pictures all along to let you all know of their progress.
It is a little warmer here today. At least no snow or ice. Hopefully, we will be able to hang clothes outside to dry. Today is supposed to be our warmest day of the week. Colder with rain for the remainder. Oh well, this is the last week of March. In April, things start warming up more. We will be doing school as usual today, with breaks to go check on the chicks. The girls have already been out once this morning. They want them to be used to them and not be afraid.
I made a new recipe yesterday for pumpkin muffins. They turned out pretty good. The recipe I used is:
Original Recipe Yield 1 dozen muffins
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
- 1/3 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1/4 cup golden raisins (optional)
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
- Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line the cups with paper muffin liners.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and pumpkin pie spice; set aside. Combine the brown sugar, white sugar, oil, applesauce, pumpkin, buttermilk, and beaten eggs and mix until well blended. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until combined. Fold in the raisins and pecans, if desired.
- Divide the batter evenly in the prepared muffin pan. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool the muffin pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes before removing the muffins from the pan.
If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, add 1 teaspoon vinegar or lemon juice to 1/3 cup milk; let stand for 5 minutes before using in the recipe.
I got this recipe from www.allrecipes.com It is definitely worth making again (in my opinion). Enjoy your day and God bless.