Monday, October 29, 2007

Halloween Chocolate Eclair Cake

Submitted by Amy Parshall

Graham Crackers
Instant Vanilla Pudding
Chocolate Frosting
Little Debbie's Brownies

Line the bottom of a pan with graham crackers. Put a layer of pudding on top; then another layer of graham crackers; followed by another layer of pudding. Frost the top with chocolate frosting. Place brownies side-up, sticking out of the cake like tombstones.

Tip: Write R.I.P with white frosting on the brownies for special effect.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Mom's Jumbo Raisin Rocks

Submitted by Marianne Davies Davet

1 c water
2 c seedless raisins
1 c shortening
2 c sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
4 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice

Add water to seedless raisins and boil for 5 minutes. Then cool. Cream shortening, sugar, and eggs. Add (raisins & any liquid) and vanilla. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Add to raisin mixture and blend. Drop by spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Makes about 60 cookies. Chopped nuts may be added to the mixture.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Aunt Micki's Fruity Tall Cake

1 Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Golden cake mix
2 containers cool whip
1 can pinapple tidbits, drained well
3 kiwi
5 strawberries
2 bananas

Prepare cake as per directions, enough to make 3 small layers. Put the cake in the freezer overnight. After the cake is frozen, cut into three small layers. Mix cool whip and pineapple together. Cut banana, strawberries, and kiwi into thin slices. On the bottom layer, put a layer of coolwhip and pineapple mixture. Top with fruit slices; repeat next layer. Frost the cake with the remaining cool whip mixture. And voila!

My aunt made this cake for my cousin, Kristen's, 20th birthday party. She wanted something light and sweet, and so my aunt designed this cake. It was, with all honesty, the best cake I have ever had! The whip cream topping gave it a light taste and the fruit was perfect. It tasted light a strawberry shortcake.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Beer Balls

Submitted by Ed and Joan Ponter

2 lbs. ground chuck/lean
1 pkg. Lipton Onion Soup
1/3 c. bread crumbs
1 egg
1/2 c. water

Mix together above ingredients. Make small balls and brown in skillet. Drain.

Sauce: Mix one 12-oz bottle ketchup and one 12 oz. bottle beer in 4 qt. pan. Bring to a boil, add meatballs. Cook for 1 hour over low heat. Enjoy.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Peanut Butter Cookies

Mary Hatch

¼ margarine
½ c peanut butter
½ c white sugar
½ c brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 ¼ c flour
¾ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt

Cream margarine, peanut butter, both sugars, egg, and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix together and shape into 1” balls. Roll into sugar. Mark with a fork. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

This simple recipe is my Mother-in-Law's. She gave me permission to use it in the Taste of Tradition Cookbook!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Peanut Butter Smores

1 pkg graham cracker
1 jar crunchy peanut butter
1 pkg Hersheys milk chocolate bars
1 bag large marshamellows

This recipe can be used for the great outdoors or in the comfort of your own home.

Campfire style:
Break a piece of graham cracker in two pieces; place a small piece of milk chocolate on one half and spread some peanut butter on the other half. Put a marshamellow on a stick and place over a campire, trying not to burn it (unless you prefer it that way.) When the marshamellow is done, put it on the chocolate half, and using the peanut butter half, hold the marshamellow between the two halves and take it off the stick. Voila, smore perfection with ooey-gooey chocolate and peanut butter.

Microwave style:
Substitute large marshamellows with mini-marshamellows. Break a large graham cracker in half. Place 3-4 mini-marshamellows on half; spread peanut butter on other half and
small piece of milk chocolate. Place both pieces on a plate and put both in the microwave for 10 seconds or until marshamellows balloon up. Put two halves together and enjoy!

Video: Me making a regular smore! Yum!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Cheese Ball - Great for Parties

1 – 8 oz Cream Cheese
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
2 1/4 ounce can Underwood Devil Ham
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
1 tablespoon Worchester Sauce
1 small grated Onion
Chopped Nuts (I prefer slivered almonds)

Combine above ingredients except the nuts and form into a ball. Then roll into nuts and chill. Or put it in a dish and use as a spread if you don't like nuts.

I was given this recipe by my mother-in-law and my husband and I like to have it when we invite people over, or as a simple snack, since it keeps for a long time.