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Christmas Stollen

¾ c. milk ½ c. water ½ c. butter 4 ¼ c. bread flour (not self-rising) ½ c. sugar 2 tsp. salt 2 pkgs. active dry yeast 1 egg ¾ c. candied fruit 3/4 c. nuts, such as almonds, pecans and/or walnuts, chopped ½ c. raisins 1 tsp. grated lemon rind 1 tsp. grated orange rind ¾ ...

Homemade Bread

2 c. warm milk 3 T. shortening 2 T. sugar 2 ½ tsp. salt 1 pkg. dry yeast 6 c. flour Heat milk until warm (but not hot). Add shortening to melt. In bowl, combine sugar and salt; add milk mixture and stir. Add yeast and stir. Add flour and stir until you can work dough with your hands. Knead ...

Fluffy Biscuits

2 c. flour 4 tsp. baking powder 3 tsp. sugar ½ tsp. salt ½ c. shortening 1 egg 2/3 c. milk With a pastry blender, mix shortening and dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg with milk and pour into mixture. Roll out on floured surface about an inch thick. Bake 450 ...

Spicy Italian Cornbread

½ T. butter 2 pkgs. Jiffy muffin mix 1 T. chili powder 2/3 c. whole milk 2 lg. eggs, beaten ½ c. drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8 in. square baking dish. Whisk the muffin mix and chili powder in a large bowl to blend. Mix in the milk ...

Banana Bread

1 pkg. yellow cake mix 1 sm. box instant banana pudding ¼ c. oil 4 eggs 1 c. water 1 ½ c. mashed ripe bananas ¾ c. chopped pecans Combine 1st 5 ingredients. Beat on med. speed for 2 mins. Add bananas and mix well. Stir in nuts. Pour into greased 13x9 pan, loaf pans or bundt pan. Bake ...

Banana Cake

2 sticks soft butter 2 c. sugar 3 c. flour 1 c. sour cream 5 really ripe bananas 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 5 eggs 1 T. banana extract Mix butter and sugar until combined. Add sour cream, eggs and extract. Add flour, baking soda and baking powder, then mashed bananas. Bake in ...

Pecan Bark

1 c. brown sugar, packed 1 c. butter, melted 1 c. chopped pecans graham crackers - enough to cover a 10x15 cookie sheet Cover your cookie sheet w/foil and grease lightly. Lay the graham crackers on the cookie sheet. They should cover the whole tray. Sprinkle the pecans over the crackers. Heat ...

Pumpkin Bars

Serves 8-10 4 eggs 1 2/3 c. sugar 1 c. oil 16 oz. can pumpkin 2 c. flour 2 tsp. baking powder 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda In mixing bowl, beat together eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. In separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt ...

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

3 c. flour 1 c. vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 tsp. ginger 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 2 c. brown sugar 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin filling 1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. cloves 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. vanilla Preheat over to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix sugar, oil, eggs and pumpkin, ...

Baked Rice Pudding

4 T. rice 6 T. sugar ½ tsp. nutmeg 1 qt. milk Grease an 8x8 baking dish with butter. Add rice and sugar, sprinkle with nutmeg - pour in milk. Bake 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes - stirring occasionally when milk is bubbling. It thickens as it cools. Virginia Berry Front Royal

Loaded-Up Pretzel Cookies

1 c. butter, softened 1 c. sugar 1 c. packed brown sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 ½ c. flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 2 c. miniature pretzels, broken 1 ½ c. flaked coconut 1 ½ c. milk chocolate M & M's Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, ...

Butter Pecan Cake

1 (15.25 oz.) butter pecan flavored cake mix 4 eggs 1 c. water 2/3 c. vegetable oil 1 (14.5 oz) tub of coconut/pecan frosting Combine cake mix, eggs, water, vegetable oil and ¾ tub of frosting. Mix well. Pour into a greased bundt pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hr. or until toothpick comes ...

Uncooked Fruit Cake

1 lb. dates, diced 1 lb. raisins 1 lb. gumdrops, diced 1 lb. mini marshmallows 1 c. half and half 2 lb. shelled pecans, chopped 1 lb. crushed graham crackers 1 tsp. any flavoring Heat cream; add marshmallows, flavoring and then dates. Dissolve. Pour cream mixture over remaining ingredients. ...

Pumpkin Squares

Crust 24 single squares graham crackers - crushed 1/3 c. sugar ½ c. melted margarine Mix crumb mixture and pat into a 13x9x2 pan. 2nd layer 2 eggs ¾ c. sugar 1 (8 oz) pkg. cream cheese Beat eggs, sugar & cream cheese until light and fluffy. Pour into crust and bake 20 minutes at ...

Hawaiian Sunset Cake

Serves 12-16 1 (15.25 oz.) yellow cake mix 1 pkg (3.4 oz.) instant vanilla pudding mix 1 pkg (3 oz.) orange flavor gelatin 4 eggs 1 ½ c. milk ½ c. vegetable oil FILLING: 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained 2 c. sugar 1 c. sour cream (can use fat free) 1 bag (10 oz.) flaked ...

Strawberry Cake

1 (16.5 oz.) box white cake mx 1 (3 oz.) box strawberry jello 4 eggs 1 c. Wesson oil ½ c. water ½ c. strawberries (crushed or blended) Mix all above ingredients well. Bake in 3 greased layer pans or 10x13 pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 45-55 mins. Frosting: 1 (1 lb.) box powdered sugar 1 ...

Hot Milk Sponge Cake

4 eggs 2 c. sugar 2 c. flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1 c. milk 2 sticks butter ½ tsp. vanilla Mix eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder until creamy. Stir milk and butter over heat until boiling. Fold hot milk and butter into flour mixture. Add vanilla. Pour into greased and floured 13x9 pan. ...

Raisin Cookies

2 c. raisins 1 c. boiling water 1 c. shortening 2 c. sugar 3 eggs 1 tsp. vanilla 4 c. flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. soda 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. cinnamon ¼ tsp. cloves ¼ tsp. nutmeg 1 c. chopped nuts Add boiling water to raisins and cook for 5 mins. Cool. Cream shortening and sugar ...

Caramel-Pecan-Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Serves 11 4 lg. eggs 2 (15 oz.) cans pumpkin 1 ½ c. milk 1 c. half and half 1 c. sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. nutmeg ½ tsp. vanilla 1 (12 oz.) French Bread loaf, cut into 1 inch pieces (about 10 c.) Caramel-Pecan Sauce: 1 c. pecans 1 c. firmly packed light brown ...

Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

1 lb. rhubarb 1 c. sugar ½ c. margarine, softened 2 lg. eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 2 c. unsifted cake flour 2 tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. salt ¾ c. milk 1 recipe for thickened rhubarb sauce whipped cream or ice cream Heat oven 350. Lightly grease 9 in. round pan. Trim off ends of rhubarb and ...