Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Chili - Sister Susan's recipe

1 and 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 red pepper. chopped
3/4 cup chopped celery
3 cups canned tomatoes
1 tin tomato soup
1 tin kidney beans, drained
2 tins pork and beans
3/4 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
2 tablespoons chili powder

Brown beef, onion, garlic, peppers and celery in frying pan. Place in large casserole dish. Ad remaining ingredients. Stir together. Bake at 365 F for 1 hour until done.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Cowboy Cookies ( Recipe from school )

This is an excellent recipe! Very good.

1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup shortening or butter
2 eggs
1 cup chocolate chips
2 cups quick oats
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Cream sugars and shortening. Add eggs and mix thoroughly. Add chocolate chips, oats and vanilla. Add flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Stir real well. Let sit on counter for 1 hour. Then drop by teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F for 8 - 10 minutes. Cool.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Sister Mary's Zucchini Brownies

Sister Mary's Zucchini Brownies

Zucchini Brownies

2 cups sugar ( I used 2 cups packed brown sugar )
1 cup oil
3 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
2 cups shredded zucchini
2 tsps. vanilla

In large mixing bowl place the sugar, oil, and eggs. Beat with electric mixer. Stir in vanilla and zucchini and milk. In separate bowl stir together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add to sugar mixture and stir well to mix. Pour into greased cookie sheet. Bake in 360F oven for 20 minutes until done.

Frost while warm.

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cocoa
6 Tbsp. evaporated milk (I used just reg cream or milk)
3-4 cups icing sugar
2 tsps vanilla

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Delicious Carrot and Bran Muffins

These muffins are not only delicious but also healthy!

my Carrot and Bran Muffins
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 and 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1 and 1/4 cups regular bran
3/4 cup oatmeal
1 and 1/2 cups of finely shredded carrot
1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 and 1/2 cups flour
1 and 1/3 cups buttermilk
1 and 1/2 cups raisins ( more or less as desired ) I like to wash the raisins in warm water before using.

In large mixing bowl beat together the oil, brown sugar, syrup and eggs using electric mixer. Now add the bran, oatmeal and carrot and stir well to mix together. In separate small bowl place the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Stir together. Add flour mixture alternately with the buttermilk stirring well. Stir in raisins. Add just a tad more flour if the batter seems runny.
Bake in greased muffin tins in preheated oven. I bake mine at 350F for approximately 20 minutes. Bake till golden brown, remove from oven. Cool and enjoy! Makes 24 muffins.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Raisin Scones

my homemade Raisin Scones
2 cups flour
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup butter ( scant )
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup milk
3/4 cup raisins

In large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir to blend. Add raisins. Cut in butter. In small bowl combine milk and beaten egg. Add to flour mixture and stir with fork to mix all together.

Pat into greasing baking pan, using a little flour to pat it out to the edges of the pan. I use a pizza pan.
Cut into 8 triangle wedges. Bake in preheated oven at 375 F for 15 -20 minutes until golden.

Serve warm along side a stew or soup for lunch or supper or for breakfast with your morning coffee.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Bubbat ( a Mennonite flat bread )

This is a tastey bread to serve along side of roast chicken or farmer sausage!

my homemade Bubbat

1 cup flour
1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 tablespoons oil or vegetable shortening melted
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup whole milk
1 cup raisins

In large mixing bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add the shortening, beaten egg and milk. Stir together. Stir in raisins.
Pour into greased 8 inch cake pan. Bake at 350 for 15 - 20 minutes till done.
( this recipe may be doubled and baked in a larger pan )

Friday, 12 July 2013

Cream Cookies

Cream Cookies


1 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 and 1/2 cups white sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/2 teaspoons soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
5 cups flour ( approximately )

In large mixing bowl, place the butter, white sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer Stir in the sour cream. In separate small bowl stir together the soda, salt, baking powder and 2 cups of the flour. Add to cream mixture and stir well. Now stir in enough flour to make a soft dough. Gently pat and roll out on floured  counter. Cut into your favorite cookie shapes. Bake in 350 F oven for 7 minutes until done. Put on your favorite vanilla or chocolate icing and decorate as desired. Enjoy. Store in air tight container.