Cooking and entertaining has always been a big part of my life, whether I'm cooking dinner for family, friends, or a fund raiser for the grandkids or celebrating holidays, food is always a huge part of my world.
I enjoy people, and love to bless others with my hospitality. Thank you for visiting my kitchen today, and I hope you find something good to eat!
Sorry everybody that I have been MIA from blogdom but I am back now. You know how things just pile up sometime...well I had a little "daddy blues", (that's what I call it). You see my dad is in a wonderful home in Kingsburg, California and the home is for Alzheimer's patients. He is the one guy there and 5 other ladies that he calls "shug", short for sugar! He is stage 3 and really he is doing pretty well right now. Dad doesn't always make sense when we're visiting but sometimes...there's that little spark in his eye and he knows who I am. Yesterday was his 85 Birthday and this visit we just couldn't connect. As hard as it is, I just thank GOD for days we did connect and giggled and laughed.
This blog is for him and the recipe I'm giving you was his. With his great big, strong, hard working hands he made the most wonderful bread you could ever have. And he also gave the best hugs with those great big hands!!!
2 packages active dry yeast 2 C water - warm 110 degrees 1/2 C sugar 2 t. salt 6 1/2 to 7 C sifted flour 1 egg 1/4 C soft Crisco shortening
In a mixing bowl dissolve the yeast in water and add sugar, salt and about half of the flour. Beat throughly for about 2 minutes. Add the egg and shortening. Gradually beat in the remaining flour until smooth. Cover with a damp kitchen cloth and place in the refrigerator. Punch the dough down occasionally as the dough rises even in the frig. About 2 hours before baking, cut off an amount needed for your rolls and return the remaining dough to the frig. Shape the dough into rolls and place on a greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise ( 1 1/2 to 2 hours). Heat the oven to 400 degrees and bake for 12 - 15 minutes.
The rolls can be formed into dinner buns, crescent rolls or cloverleaf rolls.
To me these rolls are very special and I truly hope that you enjoy Daddy's bread.
Well it's been fun sharing some family recipes with you all. I've had some new visitors to my kitchen and it spurs me on to add more great meals that I can share. This recipe that I'm adding today is from my "Aunt Pearl." She was such a love and would have really gotten a kick out sharing this across the Internet with so many different people...
APPLE CHOCOLATE CAKE
2 cubes butter or 1 Cup margarine 2 Cups sugar 3 eggs 1/2 Cup water 1 T. vanilla Beat until fluffy
2 1/2 Cups flour 1 t. soda 1 T. cinnamon 1 t. cloves 2 T. Cocoa Mix until well blended and add to the wet ingredients.
Fold in : 2 Cups grated apples ( red delicious ) 1 Cup chopped walnuts 1 Cup chocolate chips
Add spray pam to your bundt pan and the batter. Cook at 325 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes. Toothpick test.
I have served this cake for dessert and at brunches. It need no icing. All the different flavors make a very special cake that I hope you, your friends and family enjoy!
Hi There... I talked to a hard working lady yesterday and she needed a recipe that she could put together and have a easy dinner when she gets home. Well this is a crock-pot recipe and you can't get any easier than that. I got this recipe from my daughter and have shared it with many friends...you'll love it cousin!
PULLED PORK WITH ROOT BEER SAUCE
1 2 1/2 to 3 lb pork sirloin roast 1/2 t. salt 1/2 t. pepper 1 T. cooking oil 2 medium onion, cut into thin wedges 1 cup root beer ( not diet) 2 T. minced garlic 3 Cups root beer (two 12 z. cans or bottles) 1 C. bottled chili sauce Several dashes bottled hot sauce (optional) 8 to 10 hamburger buns split lettuce leaves (optional) tomato slices (optional) Trim fat from meat. If necessary, cut meat to fit into a crockery cooker. Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper. In a large skillet brown meat on all sides in hot oil. Drain off fat. Transfer meat to cooker and add the onions, the 1 Cup of root beer, and the garlic.
Cover and cook on low heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
Meanwhile, for sauce, in a medium saucepan combine the 3 Cups root beer and the chili sauce. Bring to a boil and reduce heat. Boil gently uncovered, stirring occasionally about 30 minutes or until mixture is reduced to 2 cups. If desired add the hot sauce.
Transfer meat to a serving platter. Remove the onions from the cooking juices and place on the platter. Discard the juices. Using 2 forks, pull meat apart into shreds. To serve, add the meat to the buns and spoon on the sauce.
Well I'm sharing another salad recipe with you today. It was my mom's favorite. It's very simple but it is a two day process so that the salad will have more flavor.
SEAFOOD NOODLE SALAD
1 pound medium narrow noodles Cook and drain the noodles the day before serving. Add 1 can crab meat and 1/2 to 1 pound baby bay shrimp - liquid included. Mix well and marinate with the noodles overnight.
Next day add 1 Cup finely chopped celery, 1/2 Cup chopped green onion and 1 Cup chopped parsley. Add lemon juice to taste. Add mayonnaise (1 T. at a time) until the salad is well coated. Chill and serve.
This salad is so great for summer supers. Just remember to keep chilled because of the mayo! Enjoy everyone.
I received a special request for the salad I'm going to share with you today. When our kids were little they called it "green stuff". A lovely young woman who is dear to my heart, nicknamed Mars asked for me to share this recipe with her and now I'm sharing it with you too!
FOR GOODNESS SAKE SALAD
1 small lime jello 1 small lemon jello 2 Cups boiling water cool and add 20 z. crushed drained pineapple. Let set until slightly jellied.
Mix together: 1 Cup canned milk 1 Cup mayo 1 Cup cottage cheese (small curd) 1 Cup chopped walnuts 1 T. horseradish sauce.
Stir and mix with jello and let set.
I hope you enjoy this salad, it is just great this time of year. But as my brother Steve and my family tradition goes, it is served every Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Enjoy!
Well today is June 1st and a great day for a Sunday barbecue. So along with my baby back ribs that I'm fixing today, I thought that I would share my dessert recipe with you...my family has loved this cake for years.
FRESH APPLE CAKE
2 eggs beat with a fork 1 Cup Oil 2 Cups sugar 1 t. cinnamon 1 t. salt 1 t. soda 2 1/2 Cups flour 1 t. vanilla 3 Cups apples sliced
Mix oil, eggs and sugar. Add dry ingredients - sifted together. Add apples. It will appear to be difficult to mix all together but don't worry if little apple pieces stick out in spots. Bake in a greased 9 x 13 glass pan at 350 degrees 55 minutes to 1 hour.
This cake is truly simple and delicious. You can always add a dusting of powder sugar on top if you like. ENJOY!