Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sorry, Folks!

I apologize for the lack of new postings on this site. We are currently out of state and I am taking my turns staying at my mother-in-law's bedside during her final days of life. We are in the country and have some trouble getting good laptop computer time and internet access. Be patient as things should be back to normal before much longer.


Sunday, October 11, 2009


1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
8 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
4 beaten eggs
1 cup butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla extract
chopped pecans or walnuts, if desired

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine the sugar and eggs; mix well. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into the mixture. Stir to blend. Stir in the cocoa, then the melted butter, vanilla, and nuts, if using. Bake in a baking pan that has been lightly sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Friday, October 9, 2009


1 pkg (4-serving size) lemon pudding and pie filling mix
1 pkg Dream Whip
1 can (approx. 16-oz) fruit cocktail, drained
1 can (approx. 16-oz) mandarin oranges, drained
1 can (approx. 16-oz) can peach slices, drained
2 cups miniature marshmallows

Make the pie filling mix according to package directions but using 1 3/4 cups water; cool.

While pie filling cools, make the Dream Whip according to the package directions (or whip 1/2 pint whipping cream.) Fold the whipped mixture into the cooled pie filling. Gently fold in the fruit cocktail, oranges, peaches, and marshmallows.

Friday, October 2, 2009


In our recent poll "Which do you cook most often?", we proved that we are still beef eaters! Only 1 voted poultry, no one voted for pork or seafood, all the rest voted for beef.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/3 cup Mayonnaise-style salad dressing
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
dash of garlic powder
18 slices party rye bread, lightly toasted

Combine the cheese, salad dressing, bell pepper, and garlic powder. Spread the mixture on the toasted bread slices. Broil until lightly browned and the cheese is melted. Watch carefully and do not burn.