Monday, December 26, 2005
Trish’s Microwave Peanut Brittle
½ C Karo Syrup
1 C Nuts *Peanuts or Cashews work best
1 C Sugar
½ t Salt
1 ½ T Butter
1 t Vanilla
1 ½ t Baking Soda
Put first 4 ingredients in microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 4 minutes. Stir. Microwave on HIGH 4 more minutes. Add butter and microwave on High for 3 minutes. Add vanilla and baking soda and stir. Pour candy onto buttered cookie sheet. Let stand till completely cool. Brittle should be easy to break with hands.
Friday, December 16, 2005
These are a southern classic, and Grandma's were the best!
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
These delicious cookies are very cake-like and moist. My son can't get enough!
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup mashed pumpkin (If you use spiced canned pumpkin, leave out pumpkin pie spice below.)
1/2 tsp. lemon extract (don't worry if you don't have it.)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
Maple Frosting (see recipe below)
Cream butter; gradually add brown sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in pumpkin and flavorings.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Stir in walnuts.
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 for 12 min. Cool on wire racks. Frost with Maple Frosting. Yield: 7 1/2 dozen.
1/4 c. butter or margarine, softened
2 1/4 c. sifted powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
3/4 tsp. maple extract
Cream butter; gradually add 1 cup powdered sugar, beating well at medium speed of an electric mixer. Add remaining sugar alternately with milk, beating until smooth enough to spread. Add maple extract, and beat well. Yield: about 1 cup.
Recipe from The Southern Living Cookbook
2 cups light brown sugar
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Place wet ingrediants first, dry second with yeast on top. Follow Bread Machine instructions. Standard Setting. This bread is really goodwith a pumpkin pie cream cheese spread. Get cream cheese, pumpkin spice and a little powdered sugar and blend till creamy.
Here is another Pumpkin Bread recipe to be made without a bread maker:
Makes 2 loaves.
•2 tsp. baking soda
•1 1/2 tsp. salt
•2 tsp. cinnamon
•2 tsp. nutmeg
•3 cups sugar
•4 eggs, beaten
•2 cups of fresh pumpkin --> 16 ounces if using canned pumpkin
•2/3 cup water --> if pumpkin is canned
•1/2 cup water --> if pumpkin is fresh or frozen
•1 cup vegetable oil •1 cup chopped pecans