Candied Sweet Potatoes According to my family, you can’t have Thanksgiving without this. The recipe tells you to put the sweet potatoes in a casserole dish and then cover with marshmallows and stick under the broiler. We like it better when the marshmallows are put […]
Month: October 2018
Garlic Pork Roast This is a wonderful crock pot recipe. I’ve made it several times and it always comes out good. Garlic Pork Roast Recipe Type: Pork Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 6 hours Total time: 6 hours 10 […]
Chili Crescent Mexican Pizza
In this family, pizza is one of those things that we have often. I’ve found that you can put just about anything on a pizza crust and top it with cheese. You’ve got a meal!
- 8 ounce can crescent rolls
- 15 ounce can chili with beans
- 1/2 cup sliced rip olives
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar or Mexican blend.
- 1/2 cup crushed corn chips
- avocado slices, shredded lettuce, shopped tomato, sour cream, salsa
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Separate dough into two long rectangles. Place on ungreased 13 x 9-inch pan. Press dough over bottom and 1/2-inch up the sides to form the crust. Seal perforations.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Combine chili, olives and onion; spoon over baked crust, spreading evenly. Sprinkle with cheese and crushed chips. Return to oven for 8 – 10 minutes or until it’s hot and cheese is melted.
- Top with desired toppings.
Easy Beef Stroganoff This is great for using up some of that leftover roast or steaks. That’s usually when I make it. Easy Beef Stroganoff Recipe Type: Casserole Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 5 mins Total time: 15 mins […]
Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole Every year after Thanksgiving, I’ll make up this casserole. It’ll use up those leftovers and tastes good, to boot. Leftover Thanksgiving Casserole Recipe Type: Casserole Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 45 mins […]
Carrot Snack Cake
My family loves carrot cake. But, there are times when you don’t want a great big cake. This recipe makes a smaller cake just for snacking.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 3/4 cup shredded carrots
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained
- powdered sugar
- In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, oil, eggs and vanilla. Beat for 1 minute on low speed. Then, beat for 2 minutes on medium speed.
- Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Spoon into a lightly greased 8-inch square baking pan.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Sweet potatoes go with just about anything. With these, you add some apples and mix them in with the potatoes. Yummy! Stuffed Sweet Potatoes Recipe Type: Potatoes Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 90 mins Total time: […]
Candied Carrots These go great with your holiday dinners. I like to have them whenever. Candied Carrots Recipe Type: Vegetables Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 25 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients 4 cups diagonally sliced carrots […]
Oven Fried Potato Wedges
I love these – so easy to make. Just cut and season and stick in the oven. They go great with Sloppy Joes.
- 3 medium potatoes
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. paprika
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- Scrub potatoes and cut each into 1/8-inch wedges. Place wedges in a single layer in a 9 x 13-inch pan.
- Combine remaining ingredients, stirring well. Brush potatoes with half of the oil mixture. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes, basting occasionally with remaining oil mixture.
Sloppy Joes I used to make these all the time when the kids were home. Hubby and I like them, too, so we have them often. This recipe makes a large amount. I always kept some in the freezer. Sloppy Joes Recipe Type: Sandwiches Cuisine: […]
Christmas Sugar Cookies This is a great recipe for cut outs. I did find that it tends to spread. But it is yummy. Christmas Sugar Cookies Recipe Type: Cookies Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 8 mins Total time: 28 […]
Mexican Fiesta Balls
This recipe came from my mother-in-law. I remember her handing it to me shortly after I was first married. I usually make these for Nov. 1st – All Saints Day.
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups sifted flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1 Tbsp. instant coffee
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- 1/2 cup chopped drained maraschino cherries
- 1 cup confectioners sugar (for coating)
- Beat butter until light; gradually add sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and beat to blend well.
- Sift together flour, cocoa, coffee and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Blend in nuts and cherries; chill until easy to handle.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Shape dough into balls and place 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove to cooling racks and while warm, roll in confectioners sugar.
Joe Froggers Here’s one of those old New England recipes that I remember having when I was a kid. They’re a type of molasses cookie. So good! Joe Froggers Recipe Type: Cookies Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 10 mins […]
Black & White Cookies There was a bakery a couple of blocks from where I grew up. They made these cookies – BIG ONES! I didn’t realize that there was a handwritten recipe for these in the box. I’m so glad it’s there. Black & […]
Absolutely Excellent Oatmeal Cookies
I’ve got some cookie recipes today that were in the big box of loose recipes. All of them are handwritten, so I’m not quite sure who had them. I know these are good recipes. I’ve made them many many times.
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups brown sugar, packed
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sour milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1 cup raisins
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie pans or line with parchment.
- In a large bowl, cream together shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, then stir in vanilla and sour milk.
- Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir into creamed mixture.
- Stir in oats, walnuts, raisins and chocolate chips.
- Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
- Bake 12 to 15 minutes.
Homemade Poultry Seasoning Here’s one more homemade seasoning. Homemade Poultry Seasoning Recipe Type: Seasonings Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Ingredients 1/2 cup celery flakes 1/2 cup parsley 1/2 cup leaf sage 1/4 cup marjoram 1/4 cup savory […]
Copy Cat Mrs Dash I try to stay away from a whole lot of salt. So, I’ll use Mrs Dash. That gets expensive, so here’s a copy cat recipe. Copy Cat Mrs Dash Recipe Type: Seasonings Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 10 mins […]
Montreal Steak Seasoning
I bought a jar of this and just loved it. But, I didn’t want to pay the price, so I set out to make my own. I know you’ll like it!
- 4 Tbsp. salt
- 1 Tbsp. black pepper
- 1 Tbsp. dried onion
- 1/2 Tbsp. dried garlic
- 1/2 Tbsp. crushed red pepper
- 1/2 Tbsp. thyme
- 1/2 Tbsp. rosemary
- 1/2 Tbsp. fennel
- Mix it all up and store in a sealed container. Use as you would the store bought kind.
Homemade Chili Seasoning Here’s another homemade seasoning. It works well with any Mexican dish. Homemade Chili Seasoning Recipe Type: Seasoning Cuisine: Mexican Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Ingredients 3/4 cup chili powder 1/4 cup cumin 1/4 cup salt 2 […]
Homemade Italian Seasoning I usually make my own seasoning blends. They’re cheaper and (to me) they taste better. Homemade Italian Seasoning Recipe Type: Seasoning Cuisine: Italian Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 10 mins Total time: 10 mins Ingredients 1/3 cup basil 2 Tbsp. rosemary 1/4 […]
Red Velvet Peanut Butter Blossoms
These look so pretty on a plate of cookies. The kids love them.
- 1 bag Hershey’s Kisses
- pinch salt
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/2 c all purpose flour
- 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
- 1 tsp. red gel food coloring
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tbsp. milk
- 1 egg
- 1 1/3 c sugar
- 3/4 c creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 c (1 stick) butter, room temperature
- 1/4 c red sanding sugar
- Heat oven to 375
- Beat butter, peanut butter, and sugar in stand mixer for about 2 minutes on medium speed. Turn mixer to low and add in egg, milk, vanilla, and red food coloring. Mix for about 30 seconds to incorporate, then turn mixer to medium high and blend until light and fluffy.
- In a separate bowl sift cocoa, flour, baking soda and salt. With mixer on slow add flour mixture to sugar mixture and beat until just combined.
- Remove mixer bowl from stand. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Pour red sanding sugar onto small plate or bowl. Roll dough ball in sanding sugar and place on prepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
- While baking unwrap Hershey\’s Kisses. Once cookies are done baking, remove from oven and immediately press a chocolate Kiss into the center of each cookie. The cookie should crack around edges.
- Allow cookies to cool to room temperature.
Santa’s Shortbread Bites To me, Shortbread cookies say “Christmas”. You know, these are on the Christmas baking list. Santa’s Shortbread Bites Recipe Type: Cookies Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 40 mins Serves: 30 Recipe published […]
Pfeffernusse Spice Cookies I love these! I haven’t made any in alot of years. So, these are also on the Christmas baking list this year. Pfeffernusse Spice Cookies Recipe Type: Cookies Cuisine: German Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 2 hours 30 mins Cook time: 11 […]
My daughter’s favorite cookies are Snickerdoodles. I would imagine that these will be right up her alley.
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 tespoon salt
- 1/4 cup milk(room temperature)
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt (room temperature)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoon butter (melted)
- vegetable oil (for frying)
- For coating:
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 1/2- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- For filling:
- 1 box of instant vanilla JELLO
- 4oz. white chocolate
- Combine 2/3 cup sugar and cinnamon and set aside.
- In a small bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
- In a medium mixing bowl whisk together milk, plain yogurt, sugar and melted butter. Stir in dry ingredients and mix just until combine.
- In a medium pot heat about 2” vegetable oil at 350 F.
- Roll out about 1/2 tablespoonfuls dough into ball with your hands (roll it gently) Place dough ball into oil and fry until golden brown ( flip the ball when it’s golden brown to cook evenly both sides). Work in small batches because you have to work fast.
- Transfer baked balls onto a paper towel lined plate to drain, then roll in cinnamon sugar mixture. Repeat this process with remaining dough.
- Prepared instant jello and mix in melted white chocolate. Transfer it into a pastry bag with filling tip.
- Using a filling tip, poke the poppers going about halfway in and then squeeze the filling.
Rum Balls (with Spiced Rum) I love rum balls, but have never had chocolate ones before. So, I think this will be on the Christmas baking list this year. Rum Balls (with Spiced Rum) Recipe Type: Cookies Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 30 […]
One Pot Chicken Chow Mein I love Asian food. For me, it’s one of the easiest things to fix. One Pot Chicken Chow Mein Recipe Type: Entree Cuisine: Asian Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time: 30 mins Serves: […]
When I was in Texas for the very first time, I went with my husband’s granny to pick up pecans. Now, that was alot of work. But, once back to Granny’s house, she started baking. She made a big dish of these. So good.
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
- 4 cups (12 ounces) pecans halves, unsalted
- 1 egg white, whisked
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
- Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and cayenne to a large bowl or ziplock bag. Toss or whisk until evenly combined. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, add pecans and egg whites, and gently toss until combined and the pecans are evenly coated. Add in the sugar mixture, and toss until combined.
- Spread the mixture out in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet. (If your baking sheet is not that large, you may need to split the batch onto two baking sheets.) Bake for about 40 minutes, removing the nuts and giving them a stir every 20 minutes, until the pecans are fragrant and the sugar coating is cooked. (The sugar will harden more once the pecans are out of the oven.)
- Remove from the oven, and let the baking sheet cool on a cooling rack until the nuts reach room temperature. Transfer them to a sealed container and store until ready to use.
Churro Sticks These are so easy to do. And, it only takes about 15 minutes. The kids are going to love them. Churro Sticks Recipe Type: Snacks Cuisine: American Author: Marsha Powell Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 15 mins Serves: […]