Tuesday, December 23, 2008

MY WISH FOR YOU ALL.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL AND MAY YOUR HEARTS BE FILLED WITH PEACE AND JOY. MAY YOUR DAYS BE BLEST AND HAPPY. MAY GOD'S BLESSINGS BE IN YOUR LIFE CONSTANTLY.


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EACH OF YOU. I THANK YOU FOR THE TIME YOU HAVE TAKEN TO COME AND VISIT ME AT THIS BLOG. I HOPE IF YOU HAVE MADE ANYTHING THAT I SHOWED HERE WAS ENJOYABLE TO YOU AND YOUR HAD FUN EATING AND PREPARING IT. TO SHARE A MEAL WITH SOMEONE IS ONE OF MY MOST WONDERFUL JOYS. HAPPY DAYS, DEAR FRIENDS. connie

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN THIS BLOG NOR YOU.

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I have not forgotten this blog and especially not any of you. I am trying to stay away from temptation during this season. Food is a temptation to me. I love to cook and to be honest, to eat. I have a problem, when I start looking at recipes or cooking shows then I want to make what I have eaten and that would not be a good thing for me right now. I am trying not to gain any weight over this special time. But I will be back the first of the year with more good recipes.

I want to take this opportunity to wish each of you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a very HAPPY NEW YEAR and make God's blessings fall in each of your lives. connie

Thursday, November 20, 2008

JIM'S FAVORITE APPLE CAKE

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JIM'S FAVORITE APPLE CAKE

INGREDIENTS FOR CAKE:

2 CUPS SUGAR

3 EGGS

11/2 CUPS VEGETABLE OIL

1/4 CUP ORANGE JUICE

3 CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR

1 TEASPOON BAKING SODA

1/4 TEASPOON SALT

1 TABLESPOON GROUND CINNAMON

1 TABLESPOON VANILLA EXTRACT

3 CUPS PEELED AND FINELY CHOPPED APPLES

1 CUP SHREDDED COCONUT

1 CUP CHOPPED PECANS


SAUCE:

1/2 CUP ( 1 STICK ) BUTTER

1 CUP SUGAR

1/2 CUP BUTTERMILK

1/2 TEASPOON BAKING SODA

INSTRUCTIONS:

PREHEAT THE OVEN TO 325%. GENEROUSLY GREASE A TUBE PAN.

FOR THE CAKE: IN A LARGE BOWL, COMBINE THE SUGAR, EGGS, OIL, ORANGE JUICE, FLOUR ,

BAKING SODA, SALT, CINNAMON AND VANILLA EXTRACT; AND MIX WELL. FOLD APPLES, COCONUT,

AND PECANS INTO THE BATTER.

POUR THE BATTER INTO THE PREPARED PAN AND BAKE UNTIL A TESTER COMES OUT CLEAN, ABOUT

11/2 HOURS.

SHORTLY BEFORE THE CAKE IS DONE, MAKE THE SAUCE. MELT THE BUTTER IN A LARGE SAUCEPAN

STIR IN THE SUGAR, BUTTERMILK, AND BAKING SODA, AND BRING TO A GOOD ROLLING BOIL,

STIRRING CONSTANTLY. Boil FOR 1 MINUTE. Pour THE SAUCE OVER THE HOT CAKE IN THE

PAN AS SOON AS YOU REMOVE IT FROM THE OVEN. LET STAND 1 HOUR, THEN TURN OUT ONTO A

RACK TO COOL COMPLETELY.


I have never met anyone who does not like this cake. Some prefer it without the sauce because it is too sweet for them, but all love the cake. Grandma

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

SHRIMP BUTTER

1/2 pound small raw shrimp

1 cup water

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon garlic

1 package--8 ounce cream cheese---softened

4 tablespoons butter---softened

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoons cocktail sauce

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Put the shrimp with shells (on) and the cup of water and onion powder, and garlic into a pan and bring to a boil. Boil about one minute. Take the shrimp out and shell them , putting shells back into the water. Boil to reduce the liquid to just over a tablespoon full.

Let the shelled shrimp cool, and chop them into small pieces, fold into the batter mixture along with 1 tablespoon of the reduced liquid off the shrimp shells.

BATTER MIXTURE:

Blend cream cheese, butter, mayonnaise, cocktail sauce and lemon juice in a large bowl and mix until smooth. Mix well.

Refrigerate over night and serve with crackers. very good. Grandma

Friday, November 14, 2008

MY COMPUTER IS CRASHING!!!

I AM SO SORRY, MY COMPUTER IS TRYING TO CRASH SO I AM SURE THAT IT WILL.TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS UNTIL WE MEET AGIN IN GRANDMAS KITCHEN. CONNIE

Friday, November 7, 2008

PEDERNALES RIVER CHILI

This is a chili that was created by Lyndon Baines Johnson. I made it recently for some of my family and they liked it, hope you will too. During these colder days that are coming, it will hit the spot.

PEDERNALES RIVER CHILE

INGREDIENTS:

3 chopped onions
2 gloves garlic, finely minced
2 tablespoons oil or bacon drippings
4 pounds of beef, cut into 1" cubes ( I used round steak)
1 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons cumin
2 tablespoons chili powder, or more to taste
4 cups tomatoes, fresh frozen or canned. (I used canned diced tomatoes)
2 cups hot beef stock
1/3 cup masa harina

In a large sauce pan saute' onions and garlic in oil or bacon drippings, until tender and translucent. I put this in a larger pot so that I would not have a problem fitting my other ingredients together.

In the sauce pan you have just empted, add the meat, breaking up clumps with a wooden spoon. Saute', stirring often, until lightly cooked---no red showing.

Sprinkle in the oregano, crused cumin and chili powder. Stir to blend. Add to larger pot.

Add the tomatoes, salt and hot beef stock or water to the pot. Stir in masa harina. Bring to a boil, At this point I put it all into my crock pot and put it on low for one hour and then on warm until we got ready to eat it. My husband loved it. It was not too much fat.

Before you serve the chili, or one of the times you choose to give it a stir, taste and see if it is seasoned according to your liking with the oregano, cumin and chili powder. I added a little more of each especially the chili powder. You know what you like just add a little at a time until you like the taste. Not too much at a time because you might not be able to correct an over amount. Just take your time and add a little at a time. Grandma


* I think this would be a good chili for people who are watching their weight to eat. Depending on the beef that you use and the oil there is nothing in it that would have more calories that you would need for a meal. You can make it as thick as you like by adding more of the masa harina.

* It would go good with corn bread or crackers. Weight watchers might want to leave off the bread part unless you count it with your points.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

FRESH PRETZEL DESSERT

FRESH PRETZEL DESSERT

Heat oven to 400%

2 Cups crushed pretezels (place in ziploc bag and coarsely crush with rolling pin)

1/2 cup melted butter

3 tablespoons sugar

Mix pretzels, melted butter and sugar; spread evenly into a 9x13-inch baking pan. Bake 8 minutes and then cool completely.

1 (8oz) package cream cheese, room temperature

1 cup sugar

8 ounces cool whip, thawed

1 (16 oz) package peach jell-o

2 cups boiling water

4 cups sliced fresh peaches (6 peaches) ( I have used can peaches without the juice)

Beat together cream cheese, sugar and then fold in cool whip. Spread over cooled pretzel crust. Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water and allow to come to room temperature. Stir sliced peaches into cooled Jell-O. Place in refrigerator for about 30 minutes and then spoon over cream cheese mixture. Chill till firm.

This is especially good in the summer time. Grandma

Monday, October 20, 2008

JALAPENO CORNBREAD

JALAPENO CORNBREAD

3 Cups cornbread mix

21/2 cups milk

1/2 cup oil

3 eggs, beaten

1 large onion, chopped fine

2 tablespoons sugar

1 Cup cream corn

1/2 cup chopped jalapenos

11/2 cup grated yellow cheese

1 pound bacon , cooked and crumbled

1/4 cup chopped pimentos

1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic

Mix all well. Spoon into a large pan and cook for 40 to 45 minutes at 375%. This does better if

you put it into a larger than 9X13 pan or you can half the recipe. Grandma

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

CON QUESO DIP

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In this Texas Gulf Coast town, we like our Con Queso Dip. Hope you like this recipe.

CON QUESO DIP

1/2 Cup cooking oil
1/2 Cup flour
1/4 Cup chopped green pepper
1/4 Cup chopped onion
1 Small Tomato, cubed
1 Jalapeno pepper, chopped
11/2 Cup water
1 Teaspoon salt
1 pound Velveeta Cheese, cut into small pieces

Cook first 2 ingredients together like gravy. Add rest of ingredients to gravy mixture. This will be soupy now. Add last ingredient and keep stirring over low heat until creamy.

If you want more "heat" add another jalapeno or maybe two. Just kidding!

Serve with chips and enjoy every bite. Grandma

Sunday, October 12, 2008

OVEN COOKED BRISKET

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THIS IS MY VERY MOST FAVORITE RECIPE FOR BRISKET. IT IS SO EASY AND THE TASTE IS WONDERFUL. I HOPE IF YOU HAVE TIME, YOU WILL GIVE IT A TRY AND SEE IF YOU DON'T AGREE WITH ME.


OVEN COOKED BRISKET

Put into a roaster pan the following:

2 Cups of beef Consomme

2 Cups of soy sauce

1/2 Cup lemon juice

5 Cloves of garlic- chopped

2 Tablespoons of liquid smoke

Add to pan in order listed , mixing well.

ADD Brisket fat side up to the pan

Be sure to pour some of the marinade over the fat side also.

Cover tightly with Foil. Put in refrigerator for up to 48 hours.

COOK:

Take out of refrigerator and put into a 300% oven STILL TIGHTLY COVERED.

Cook 40 minutes per pound. When time has passed, peel back foil IF NOT FORK TENDER, all

over, even in the middle, put brisket back into the oven and cook for one (1) more hour.

Cut away the fat after slicing on cutting board. (Be sure and use the meat juice!) It is great.)


I hope you find this as easy and as delicious as my family does. Grandma

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

BANANA BREAD

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THIS RECIPE IS FOR ALL OF US WHO CAN'T EAT TOO MUCH SUGAR OR ARE TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT. I HAVEN'T TRIED THIS YET BUT I INTEND TO THIS WEEK. I GOT THIS FROM PAM OF GLORIFY GOD IN YOUR BODY'S BLOG. THANK YOU, PAM.


WHOLE WHEAT SUGAR-FREE BANANA BREAD

2 cups wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 medium bananas
1 egg
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup unsweetened orange juice
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup walnuts (optional)

1) Preheat oven to 350% and grease one loaf pan.

2)Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.

3)In a medium bowl, mash bananas with the egg, oil, and orange juice. A potato masher works well for this, or you can use a blender or food processor if you prefer.

4)Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until combined.

5)Pour into greased pan and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out dry.

6)cool on wire rack---(or burn your mouth on a slice straight from the oven:)


Hope you enjoy this and think of Pam as you try it. You can find her at http://glorifygodinyourbody.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESE CAKE

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CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESE CAKE

2 Rolls chocolate chip cookie dough
2 8-oz. packages cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla


Spray 9x13 pan with Pam. Slice cookie dough into rounds and cover the bottom of a pan. Cream the cheese, eggs, and sugar. Add vanilla. Pour this mixture over cookie dough. Use some of the leftover cookie dough to cover top. Crumble it over the top. Bake at 300% for 1 hour. Let cool before cutting.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

CANDIED JALAPENOS

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CANDIED JALAPENOS

1 gallon sliced jalapenos
4 pounds of sugar
canning jars

Drain jalapenos, pour 4 pounds of sugar over the peppers and let sit to make its own juice. Bring to a boil and cook until peppers take on a candied look. Pour into jars and turn upside down to seal. Serve after 2 weeks (earlier if you can't wait.) Pour some over large block of cream cheese that is at room temperature. Use as a spread on Waverly wafers or use chips.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

BACON ROLL-UPS

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1 (80z) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 (80z) pkg. thick sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
11/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 green onions, chopped
2 (80z) pkgs. crescent rolls

Preheat oven to 375%. In medium bowl stir together cream cheese and mayonnaise. Add bacon, cheddar cheese and onions, stirring until combined: set aside. Unroll 1 package of rolls, pressing seams together. Spread half the bacon mixture over rolls. Starting at one of the long sides, roll up like a jelly roll. Repeat with remaining rolls and remaining bacon mixture. Use a serrated knife to cut each log into 3/4 inch slices. Place slices 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes.

My opinion: I believe that cooked and drained sausage would work just as well as the bacon, if you prefer. Oooh, that sounds good to me. Hope you enjoy this. It makes quiet a lot. Grandma

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

TIPS FROM TipNUT.COM

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Handy Substitute Recipes For Baking
*Newly updated–two new sections added: Baking Powder Substitutes and Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipes…

Cake Flour Recipe: If you’re running short on cake flour and need it now, here’s a tip for making your own: Add two level tablespoons of corn starch to a one cup measuring cup, then fill with bread flour. Sift three times then use as needed.
Self Rising Flour Recipe: In a one cup measure, place 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt, then fill to top with flour. Mix well and store in an airtight container if not used right away.
Half And Half Cream Substitute: In a one cup measure, place 3 Tablespoons + 1 1/2 teaspoons of melted butter. Top up the cup with whole milk. You can also use an equal measure of evaporated milk as a half and half cream substitute.
Buttermilk Substitute: You can substitute 1 cup of buttermilk with the following quick recipe–In a one cup measuring cup, add 1 TBS of vinegar or lemon juice, then top up the rest of the measuring cup with milk. Set aside for 5 minutes, stir, then use as buttermilk in the recipe.
Graham Cracker Crumb Crust Substitute: In a pinch you can use crushed corn flakes in place of graham cracker crumbs. Recipe for crust: 2 cups crushed corn flakes*, 1/3 cup melted butter, 2 TBS sugar. Gradually add the melted butter to the crushed corn flakes and sugar. Mix well and press into pie plate (8″ or 9″). Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. *Use the non-frosted corn flakes.
Chocolate Squares Substitute: 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa & 1/4 cup melted Crisco (Substitution for 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate squares).
Substitute For Whipped Cream Recipe & More
Recipe Ingredient Substitutions & Equivalents Chart: Free download for recipe ingredient substitutions.
Baking Powder Substitutes
Try 1/4 tsp baking soda & 1/2 tsp cream of tartar to substitute for 1 tsp baking powder.
1/2 tsp baking soda per 1 cup of buttermilk (substitute for 2 tsp baking powder–use buttermilk already called for in recipe).
1/2 tsp baking soda per 1 cup of sour milk (or use 1 cup milk soured with 1 TBS vinegar or lemon juice; use milk already called for in recipe)–substitute for 2 tsp baking powder
1 cup of milk with 1 3/4 tsp cream of tartar, add 1/2 tsp baking soda–substitute for 2 tsp baking powder (use milk already required in recipe)
1/2 tsp baking soda per 1 cup of molasses (use molasses already called for in recipe)–substitute for 2 tsp baking powder
Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipes
3/4 cup sugar, 1/3 cup butter, 1/3 cup boiling water, 1 cup skim milk powder. Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until all lumps are gone and milk is smooth. Store in refrigerator and chill before using.
3/4 cup sugar, 1/3 cup water, 1/4 cup margarine. Bring to a boil until margarine melts and sugar is dissolved. Add 1 cup dry powdered milk and beat until smooth.
1/4 cup hot water, 3/4 cup granulated sugar. Mix in blender for 1 minute or until sugar is partially dissolved. Continue to blend slowly adding 1 1/4 cups skim milk powder. Cover and refrigerate 24 hours before using. Makes 1 1/2 cups.
1/4 cup margarine, 1 cup boiling water. Melt the margarine in the water then add 2 cups white sugar. Beat with mixer until smooth. Gradually add 4 cups skim milk powder, beat until smooth and thick. Makes 3 cups, keep refrigerated.
1/2 cup hot water (scant), 3/4 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cups powdered milk. Add water to blender, start blending while gradually adding powdered milk. Gradually add sugar. Blend until sugar is dissolved. Cool and refrigerate before using.
Dissolve 1/4 cup margarine in 1 cup boiling water. Add 2 cups sugar, beat with mixer until dissolved. Gradually add 4 cups skim milk powder. Beat. Makes 1 quart, keep refrigerated. ,



I thought these tips might be helpful to you in your cooking. Grandma


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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

PUPPY CHOW

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PUPPY CHOW

1 box Rice Chex
1 (32 oz.) bag powdered sugar
1 (12 oz ) bag chocolate chips
3/4 cup peanut butter
2 sticks margarine

Place Rice Chex in large bowl. Melt peanut butter, chocolate chips, and margarine. Let cool about 11 minutes. Pour over cereal. With a large spoon work chocolate mixture over cereal, completely covering the cereal. Place cereal in a large plastic bag ( gallon size or double 2 plastic grocery bags.) Pour 1/4 bag of powdered sugar into bag over cereal and shake to coat cereal. Continue pouring sugar into bag and shaking until all sugar is used.

PLAY DOUGH FOR CHILDREN

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PLAY DOUGH FOR CHILDREN


2 Cups of flour
1/2 Cup salt
1 Tablespoon cream tartar
11/4 Cups of boiling water
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
Food coloring

Combine flour, salt and cream of tartar. Mix well and add boiling water, oil and food coloring. ( Use your judgement on how many drops to get the color you desire) Let dough cool for 10 minutes then turn out on counter top and knead until smooth. Store in air tight container.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

CHEESE BREAD TO GO WITH THE LASAGNA FOLLOWING THIS RECIPE

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CHEESE BREAD

1 regular can whole black olives, chopped

1 6-oz jar- stuffed olives,chopped ( optional, I don't use them, I think it makes it too strong.)

3- green onions, chopped

3/4 pound Monterrey Jack cheese, grated

1/2 cup real mayonnaise

1 stick butter, softened

1 loaf French bread

Combine green onions and olives in the butter, 1/2 cup mayonnaise, and grated Monterrey Jack cheese. Mix thoroughly. Slice French bread in half lengthwise, then spread mixture evenly over the halves.

Bake at 325% for 25 minutes, or until thoroughly melted and starting to turn light brown and bubbly. Cut into diagonal slices and serve with salad, with soup, with spaghetti or lasagna or as an appetizer. Yum, good!!

QUICK, EASY, DELICIOUS LASAGNA

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QUICK, EASY, DELICIOUS LASAGNA

11/2 lbs. ground beef
1 pound hot breakfast sausage
2 cloves minced garlic

cook until browned then drain off 1/2 the fat


Add 2- 14.5 oz cans of whole tomatoes, chopped up , I just take my hand and squeeze them. Works every time.
2- 6 oz cans tomato paste
2 Tablespoons dried parsley flakes
2 Tablespoons dried basil
1 Teaspoon salt

Mix very well and simmer 45 minutes uncovered. Stir occasionally

I use the precooked lasagna noodles but if you are using the ones that have to be cooked:

Boil 10 oz package of lasagna noodles
1/2 teaspoon salt to water
1 Tablespoon olive oil to water

After cooking , drain, and rinse in cool water; lay noodles out flat on foil paper.

Mix:

3 cups cottage cheese
2 beaten eggs
2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
1 Teaspoon salt
Mix all the above then add 1/2 cup Kraft Parmesan cheese. Mix all well and set aside.

Begin the assemble process: You will also need 3 Packages of mozzarella cheese slices AND 1 jar of Kraft Parmesan cheese.

I spray my lasagna pan that I am putting my lasagna together in.
Lay 4 noodles in pan overlapping as you go. I use as many as it takes to cover the bottom of my pan.
Spread 1/2 cottage cheese mixture even onto the noodles
1/2 mozzarella cheese slices on next or you can grade up your own cheese.
Spread a little over half the meat onto the cheese--spread evenly
REPEAT PROCESS
Top generously with Kraft Parmesan cheese, this is the last thing to go on the lasagna.
Bake at 350% for 20-30 minutes.


I hope you enjoyed this as much as my family does. I have never liked lasagna before finding this recipe. I love smelling it cook and I love eating it. Grandma

Monday, August 18, 2008

BUTTER PECAN CAKE

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BUTTER PECAN CAKE

1 box butter pecan cake mix

1 can coconut pecan frosting

4 eggs

1/2 cup oil

1 cup water

Mix all together. Spray Bundt or tube pan. Spread cake mixture into pan evenly. Bake at 350% for 45 minutes.

When cake is cool, I put this icing on it:

In a mixing bowl mix:

1 8oz softened cream cheese

1 box powdered sugar

1/4 cup melted butter

If it still seems thick, I add 1 teaspoons of can milk at a time, stirring, until the right thickness.

Stir, it will be thick but pourable. Drizzle on top of cake. Be sure to keep cake covered.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

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BANANA PUDDING
(JUST LIKE MOM USED TO MAKE JUST QUICKER)

3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
pinch salt
3 egg yokes (save whites for meringue or use cool whip to cover pudding)
1 cup whole milk
1 cup evaporated milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
vanilla wafers
bananas

Mix top seven ingredients together in microwave safe bowl and put in microwave on high for 2 minutes. Take it out and stir. Return to microwave for 1 minute increments until desired consistency. Layer pudding with vanilla wafers and bananas and cover with meringue or cool whip.

MERINGUE

2 egg whites
1/2--1 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon cream of tartar

Using electric mixer, mix until thick and then add cream of tartar. Put on pudding and brown in the oven.
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TEX-MEX DIP

3 medium avocados
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Mix together well


1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1pkg taco seasoning mix
Mix together well


2 cans bean dip---or large can refried beans

Layer bean dip on the bottom of a 9X9 pan

Next layer the avocado mixture over beans

Spread the sour cream mixture over the top of avocado mixture in pan.

You can then sprinkle any are all of the following vegetable over the top to garnish.

chopped green onions
chopped tomatoes
chopped olives
shredded cheddar cheese

Use chips for dipping. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Friday, August 15, 2008

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MILLIONAIRE PIE

8- ounce cool whip
8-ounce cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
Mix well

1 can crushed pineapple, drained
1 can cherry pie filling
1/2 cup choped pecans
Add to top mixture, mix well and pour into 1 or 2 prepared graham cracker crusts. Chill and serve.

WELCOME TO GRANDMA'S KITCHEN. All TASTERS ARE WELCOME!

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I have decided to start this blog to share some of the recipes that I have made for my family down though the years. I have spent a great deal of time in my kitchen over these many years. It is one of my favorite places to be. I love preparing , cooking and serving food to my family and friends.

I started a cooking blog sometime back but changed my mind. I had just got serious about trying to lose weight. I felt guilty giving out recipes that had helped to make me overweight. I have now realized that it is not the food per say. It is the way that I have used food in the past. There is nothing wrong with good food. Everyone just has to decide how much they can eat and stay healthy. I am a southern cook. I cook from scratch, recipes and make up some things that I cook. I can look at the ingredients in a recipe and tell pretty close if it is going to be good to eat. So I would add this warning most of these food are not for those who are watching calories although, I am going to try to add some of those kind of recipes also.

This first recipe is a very simple one and I am just trying it first because I am seeing how to work on this blog. This is quick and simple but my husband loves it and if I don't keep my eye on him, he will eat the whole pan of this dessert, himself.

STRAWBERRY DESSERT

2 boxes of Twinkies

3 boxes frozen sliced sweetened strawberries, thawed

1 --8 ounce carton cool whip

Take a 9X13 pan and lay twinkies into it one at a time, side by side. You will have a few left over.

Take a box of the frozen strawberries after they have thawed and stir to mix them well. Pour contents over the Twinkies. Repeat with the other two boxes of strawberries.

Now spoon the cool whip on top of strawberries and spread evenly. Cover pan and refrigerate until ready to eat. Delicious!!!