Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Family Recipes

Hello Everyone. This is a rather long post, but I thought that these should be where everyone can get at them. I'm not quite sure of my transcription on a few of these (especially the Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls of Death. I have tried that recipe, and it's good, but I'm not sure that it's the same one that Mandy used), so feel free to correct me. Sorry that I didn't bake them all and take pictures to go with; that will have to come later.
Rusty Logs

  1 c. Butter
  1 c. Powdered Sugar
Cream, add
  2 t. Vanilla
Mix separately then add
  1 1/2 c. Flour
  1/2 t. Salt
  1 c. Oats
Chill 1/2 hour
Preheat oven to 325
Roll into shape of logs
Roll in choc. shot
Bake 25-30 minutes

Peanut Blossoms

Preheat oven to 325
  1/2 c. Butter
  1/2 c. Peanut Butter
Cream together with
  1/2 c. Sugar
  1/2 c. Brown Sugar
  1 egg, beaten
  2 T. milk
  1 t. Vanilla
Mix separately and add
  1 3/4 c. Flour
  1 t. Soda
  1/2 t. Salt
Shape into balls
Roll in sugar
Bake 8 min. on ungreased pan
Add kiss, push until cookie cracks
Bake 2-5 min. longer

Pecan Crunchies

Preheat oven to 300
  3 c. Butter
  3/4 c. Powdered Sugar
Cream together
  4 T. Cold Water
  4 C. Flour
Mix, add
  3 c. Pecans, chopped
Roll into balls
Bake for 30 min
Sprinkle with Powdered Sugar

Mary Arigi Chocolate Drops

Preheat oven to 350
  2 1/2 c. Butter
  1 1/3 c. Sugar
Cream together, add
  4 T. Vanilla
Mix separately, add
  4 c. Flour
  1/2 t. Salt
  1 c. Cocoa
Roll into 1" balls, press with fork
Bake 15 minutes
Sprinkle with Powdered Sugar

Ginger Snaps

Preheat oven to 365
  1 1/2 c. Shortening
  2 c. Sugar
Cream together, add
  2 Eggs, beaten
  1/2 c. Molasses
Mix separately, add
  4 c. Flour
  2 t. each Ginger, Soda, Cinnamon, Cloves
Roll into 1" balls
Bake 15-18 minutes
Sprinkle with Sugar


In large pot on stovetop mix
  1 c. Butter
  1 can Evaporated Milk
  5 c. Sugar
Bring to rolling boil
Simmer for 8 min.
Remove from heat
  16 oz. Mini Marshmallows
  2 bags Semi-Sweet Choc Chips
  1 T. Vanilla
  1/4 t. Salt
  1 c. Walnuts
Line 13" x 9" pan with wax paper (preferably from cereal box), pour into pan, refrigerate

A #1 Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350
  1 lb. Butter
  1 1/2 c. White Sugar
  1 1/2 c. Brown Sugar
Cream together, add
  4 Eggs beaten
  2 T. Vanilla
Mix separately, add
  4 1/2 c. Flour
  2 t. Soda
  1/2 t. Salt
  2 bags Choc Chips
  1 c. Walnuts, chopped
Roll into balls
Bake 8-10 minutes

Oatmeal P.B. Cookies w/ Choc Chips

Preheat oven to 350
  1 lb Butter
  1 c. Peanut Butter
  4 c. Sugar
  Cream together, add
  4 Eggs, beaten
Mix separately, add
  2 c. Flour
  7 c. Oatmeal
  2 t. Baking Powder
  1/2 t. Baking Soda
  1 bag Choc Chips
Roll into balls
Bake 8-10 minutes

Sugar Cookies

Preheat oven to 350
  1 c. Butter
  3/4 c. Sugar
Cream together
  1 Egg, beaten
  1 t. vanilla
Mix separately then add
  2 1/2 c. Flour
  pinch Salt
  1/4 t. Baking Powder
Roll thin, cut, place on cookie sheet
Bake for 8-10 minutes

Mandy's Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls of Death

  1 1/2 c. Peanut Butter
  1 c. Butter, soft
  1/2 t. Vanilla
  6 c. Powdered Sugar
Roll into balls
Freeze 30 minutes
  4 c. Semi-Sweet Choc Chips
Dip balls in chocolate, cool to harden

Cranberry Orange Nut Bread

Preheat oven to 375
  4 c. Flour
  1 1/2 c. Sugar
  1 t. Soda
  1 t. Salt
In a separate bowl
  2 Eggs, beaten
  1 1/2 c. Orange Juice
  1 c. Oil
Mix dry and wet, add
  2 c. Cranberries, halved
  1 c. Nuts, chopped
  2 t. Orange Zest
Pour into 2 greased loaf pans
Cook for 55 - 60 min., or until light brown on top and toothpick comes out clean
Cool on wire rack

Rita's Cheese Cake

Preheat oven to 300
  1/2 Box Graham Cracker Crumbs
  1 T. Sugar
  1 T. Melted Butter
Mix, press into bottom of pie pan
In a separate bowl, blend
  3 big pk. Cream Cheese
  5 Eggs, one at a time
  1 c. Sugar
  1 1/2 t. Vanilla
Pour into pie pan
Cook for 1 hour
For topping mix
  1 1/2 pints Sour Cream
  1/2 c. Sugar
  1 1/2 t. Vanilla
Pour into cooked cheese cake
Bake for 5 min.

Debbie Davis Chocolate Cake

Preheat oven to 350
  1 3/4 c. Flour
  2 c. Sugar
  3/4 c. Cocoa Powder
  1 1/2 t. Salt
  1.5 t. b.p.
  1.5 t. b.s.
Mix, add
  2 eggs
  1 c. Milk
  1/2 c. Oil
  2 t. Vanilla
Mix, add
  1 c. Boiling Water
Bake 35-40 min., or until toothpick comes out clean

Cocoa Butter-Cream Frosting

  1/2 c. Butter
  1/2 c. Cocoa
  3 1/2 c. Powdered Sugar
Add a little at a time while beating
  1/2 c. Milk or Heavy Cream (more may be used)
Whip on high for 2 minutes


Preheat oven to 350
  16 c. Old Fashioned Style Rolled Oats
Bake for 10 min.
Stir in
  3 c. Nuts
  3 c. Coconuts
  3 c. Bran
  2 c. Honey
  2 c. Oil
Bake 30 min., stirring periodically


Preheat oven to 450
  2 Eggs
  1 c. Flour
  1 c. Milk
  1/2 t. Salt
Pour small amount into greased muffin tins
Bake for 20 min
Turn oven down to 350
Bake for 20 min

Swedish Pancakes

On stove in omelet pan melt
  1/3 c. butter
  1/2 c. Flour
  4 T. Sugar
  dash Salt
  4 Eggs, beaten
  1 c. Milk
Melted Butter
Put small amount of butter in pan
Heat on medium
Put small amount of mix in pan
Swirl to spread
Place on plate in warming oven until all pancakes are done

Clarice's Beer Batter for Fish

  1 1/4 c. Flour
  1 can Beer
  1 Egg
  1 t. Salt
Coat Fish
Fry in hot oiled (cook 1 side, flip)

  Tartar Sauce
    1 c. Mayo
    2 T. Vinegar
    2 T. Sugar
    2 t. Pickle Relish

  Chicken George Sauce
    1 c. Mayo
    1/4 c. Lemon Juice
    2 T. Sugar
    2 T. Vinegar

Master Mix

  5 lb. Flour
  3/4 c. Baking Powder
  3 T. Salt
  1 T Cream of Tartar (optional?)
  1/2 c. Sugar
Mix, cut in by hand
  2 lb. (2/3 can) shortening

  Master Mix Pancakes
    1 c. Milk
    1 Egg
    1 1/2 c. Master Mix

  Master Mix Biscuits
  Preheat oven to 400
    3 c. Master Mix
    2/3 c. Milk
  Beat together with fork
  Roll out thick
  Bake 8-10 minutes on cookie sheet

  Master Mix Muffins
  Preheat oven to 400
    1 Egg
    1 c. Milk
    2 T. Sugar
    3 c. Master Mix
    Fruit or Berries, if desired
  Pour into greased muffin tins
  Bake 20 min.

  Master Mix Cornbread
  Preheat oven to 400
     1 1/2 c. Master Mix
     3/4 c. Cornmeal
     1 Egg
     1 c. Milk
     2 T. Sugar
  Pour into greased 9" pan or pie pan
  Bake 20-25 minutes


Preheat oven to 370
  3 Eggs, beaten
  1 c. Evaporated Milk [or: 1 c. Milk (in addition to other milk) + 1/3 c. Dry Milk]
  1 c. Milk
  1/2 t. Salt
  Dash Pepper and Nutmeg
  1 c. Cheese
Pour into greased pie pan
  Any Vegetables (e.g. Onions, Garlic, Broccoli, etc.)
   1/4 c. Master Mix
Bake for 45 min.



Blogger Madeleine said...


Better Butter
2 c. Butter
2 c. Oil
Blend, pour in container, refrigerate.

11:52 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Yum, can't wait for the Christmas food and festivities with my favorite people.

9:45 AM  
Blogger gwen said...

Love this! Thank you for posting!

Also 2 breakfast book recipes

Glazed Cinnamon Rolls
1/4 cup warm water
1 T yeast
1/4 c + 1tsp sugar
4 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 pound butter, chilled
3 egg yolks
1 cup milk

Filling: 1/4 cup melted butter
6 Thbs sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Glaze (I always double this)
1 1/2 cups powd sug
2 T butter
1 T water

-Put warm water, yeast, 1 tsp sugar in bowl, dissolve 5 min
-Stir flour, sugar, salt together
-cut in butter in grape sized pieces
-stir in egg yolks, yeast mix, & milk
-beat till blended, cover w/plastic wrap, chill 6 hours
-divide dough in 1/2, roll each into 10x12 rectangle
-spread 2T melted butter over rectangle, sprinkle mixed cinnamon and sugar over rec
-roll, divide each into 12 slices, place cut side down on greased sheet
-cover loosely, rise 1 hour
-bake 400deg for 20-25 minutes
-glaze when cooled

8:07 PM  
Blogger gwen said...

Yeast Waffles

1/2 cup warm water
1 T yeast
2 cups milk (warmed)
1/2 cup melted butter
1 t salt
1 t sugar
2 cup flour
2 eggs
1/4 tsp b soda
-In large mixing put water and sprinkle with yeast
-beat till belnded milk, butter, salt, sugar, and flour
-cover with plastic wrap and let stand overnight
-just before cooking beat ub eggs and add soda, stir till mixed
-batter will be thin, cook in a hot wafffle iron till crisp

both these recipes are time-intensive but they are worth it! (especially if someone else is making them)

8:10 PM  
Blogger gwen said...

Oh and a useful recipe to have in case you eat too much raw cookie dough:

Oral Rehydration Drink
1 quart water (950 ml)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3-4 tablespoons sugar
bit of lemon or orange juice to make palatable

8:12 PM  
Blogger Madeleine said...

Do you know what recipe I want? Beef Stroganoff. Also, Linguine with clam sauce.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Madeleine said...

Mom, could you post the recipes for Toots Davis hot rolls, Linguine with Clam Sauce, Shepherds Pie, and Beef Stroganoff?

4:54 PM  
Blogger jenny said...

Linguini wth Clam Sauce?
Beef Stroganoff?
Shephard's Pie?
I think that a haze of chilhood induced romanticism has affected yor palette's memory. Those are "end of a long day, what shall we eat recipes." I guess that has value, so here goes:
Linguini with Clam Sauce:
Start with:
Good bit of olive oil and 1/3-1/2 stick of butter (depeding on how hunry you are) in a large sauce pan
*Lots of garlic (what ever your taste dictates- I use 6-10 little cloves-maybe 1/2 a bulb.
*1 can of diced clams (more if you can afford it- fresh if you can get them- never done it but if I did I would want an expert like Matt to handle them b/c I wouldn't want to ruin them)
*Lots of vegetables that you might have in the fridge or garden that don't get mushy- chop them up so as to be pretty small but not miniscule.
Cook this pretty hot- just get the veggies hot and tender.
Take off the heat and add lots of parmesan cheese- what you can afford.
Serve on hot, not overly cooked linguini (or generic spaghetti- again your pocket book needs to be attended to).
Have it with the 5# bag of flour french bread and a good salad from the garden if it is summer time. If it isn't summer or if your garden is just too unweeded or uncooperative just rely on the old standby- the $2.99 cent bag of hermetcally sealed fresh spinach and a few radishes and green onions- these are always cheap and deliciousy bitey.
I need to get to other things right now- but I will give you those other recipes later in the day.
Hey Matt, can you post your recipe for shrimp tacos and tell us what you do with mussels? Also your pizza dough (man, it's good)is something that I am not confident about recreating but can you give that one too?
Madie and John, can you give us the recipe for yor fantastic mushroom ravioli?

9:54 AM  
Blogger jenny said...

Hey guys, sorry for the misspellings- my key board (when it is not using Word) randomnly misses letters and I was in a hurry and did not proof read well.

9:58 AM  

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