Tuesday, September 23, 2008




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



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



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