Monday, November 6, 2017

Sister Hinton's Easy Pillsbury Bake-Off Pie Crust

Sift together:
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt

Rub into Flour:
2/3 cups shortening (butter)

Mix in 1 Tablespoon at a time:
5-6 Tablespoons of ice cold water

Friday, July 14, 2017

Sloppy Joes (Priscilla)

2 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 large green bell pepper, diced
1/2 large onion, diced
1 1/2 cups ketchup
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons chili powder, or more as needed
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more as needed
Hot sauce, such as Tabasco
Worcestershire sauce
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
8 kaiser rolls
2 tablespoons butter, softened
Chips or salad, for serving, if desire

Start by browning the ground beef in a large pot over medium-high heat. Drain off the fat. Add in the green peppers and onions. Stir, and then add 1 cup water, the ketchup and garlic. Stir it around to combine, and then add the brown sugar, chili powder, dry mustard, red pepper flakes, and hot sauce, Worcestershire, salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine, and then cover and simmer over medium-low heat, about 20 minutes.

To serve, spread the rolls with the butter and brown them on a griddle or in a skillet. Spoon a good amount of the meat mixture onto the bottom roll, and then top with the other half. Serve with chips, salad or just enjoy it by itself.
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Double Chocolate No Bake Cookies (Shalene)

2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
3 cups oats

In saucepan, combine sugar, butter, milk, cocoa and salt. Bring to full boil over medium heat. continue boil for 3 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Stir in oats.
Drop 1 Tablespoon cookie mixture onto wax paper and allow to completely cool.
Store tightly covered.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Peasant Bread (Priscilla)

(Sister Peck's 2015-16)
2 ¼ teaspoons dry yeast
4+ cups flour
1 cup oatmeal
2 cups warm water
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt

about 2 tablespoons each: sunflower seed, pumpkin seeds (seeds are optional)
oil to put on the cookie sheet
sesame seeds (to put on the bottom of the bread)
melted butter

Combine yeast, water, sugar and salt and stir until dissolved then add oatmeal.  Stir  flour into yeast mixture until blended.  Keep working flour into the dough until it is not too sticky and will, somewhat, hold its shape.  Do not knead.  Cover and allow to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.  Remove dough from the bowl and form into 2 rounds.   Place each ball of dough on an oiled cookie sheet that has been sprinkled with sesame seeds where the bread will be placed.  Allow to rise for about 15 minutes.  Brush the top with melted butter.  Bake in a preheated oven at 425 (220) for 10 minutes, then reduce heat and bake at 375 (190) for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and brush again with butter.  (I usually don’t brush with butter the 2nd time)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sister Hill's Mashed Potaoes (Priscilla)

10 lbs Potatoes cooked and drained

Mash and Add:
1 1/2 cup sour cream
2 pkg of Cream Cheese
1 Tablespoon onion salt
2 teaspoon table salt

Serve and Eat.
Sister Hill served in Ghana with us.
They must be worth dying for.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Chewy Caramel Popcorn Balls (Priscilla)

  • 3 (3.5 oz) bags natural microwave popcorn popped ** see note
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed
  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl. I like to divide mine between 2 bowl for easier mixing.
  2. In a sauce pan, combine brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup. While stirring, bring mixture to a boil and add condensed milk.
  3. While stirring, bring to a boil again and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and pour over popcorn.
  4. Mix popcorn to even coat with the caramel. Place a big spoonful of popcorn on a piece of plastic wrap. Fold plastic wrap over the popcorn and shape into a ball. This makes it easy to shape and covers the caramel popcorn balls.
  5. Repeat with remaining popcorn.
You can pop ½ cup of kernels.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Bugarian Mish-Mash (a type of omelette)

Ingredients for 3-4

3 medium tomatoes
3 red peppers
1 onion
2-3 T vegetable oil
8 oz feta cheese
3 eggs
chopped parsley
salt & pepper to season

How to cook
Cut the ingredients into small  pieces.  Heat the oil in a frying pan;
add the onions, then the peppers and the tomatoes  and cook about 3-5 minutes.
Add the cheese  and eggs and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
Sprinkle with parsley and serve.  Delicious with toast.