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Friday, June 26, 2009

Snickerdoodle Cookies

This is a recipe from my Aunt Kathy. I tried it out at my toe party. I think I over baked them. They were a little crisp. So when baking make sure to check them after 8 minutes, they seem to puff up and then go back down.

Cream together:
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
Measure and sift:
2 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp. cream of tarter
1 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. salt
Combine all ingredients together. Form into 1 inch balls and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Beer Margaritas

My husband made this at a toe party I hosted. Everyone seemed to enjoy it so I thought I'd share it.

12 oz. Tequilla
12 oz. 7 Up
12 oz. Corona Extra
12 oz. can limeade concentrate

Pour all ingredients into large pitcher. Stir with wooden spoon until combined. Garnish with kosher salt and a lime.

Serves 6

Texas Sheet Cake

My Mom use to make this when I was a kid. She told me she got the recipe from my Aunt Tammie. It's delicious and makes a lot.

Set aside
3 cups flour
3 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. salt

Bring to boil
3 cubes of butter
6 tbsp. cocoa
1 1/2 cups water

Mix together
3/4 cup sour cream
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

Add cocoa mixture then flour mixture. Take out enough mixture to make 4 cupcakes or else it the cake will over flow. You can set that aside until the cake is done. Pour the rest of the mixture into a floured and greased jelly roll pan or cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

Bring to boil
1 1/2 cubes butter
6 tbsp. cocoa
6 tbsp. milk
2 tbsp. karol syrup
Then add
5 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Spread over cake. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Apple Bread

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 beaten egg
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups finely shredded, peeled apple
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans, toasted

1. Grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of an 8x4x2- inch loaf pan; set aside. In a medium bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg. Making a well in center of flour mixture; set aside

2. In another medium bowl, combine egg, sugar, apple, and oil. Add apple mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in nuts. Spoon batter into prepared pan.

3. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 50-55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack. Wrap and store overnight before slicing.

Zucchini Bread: Prepare as above, except substitute 1 Cup finely shredded, unpeeled zucchini for the apple.

Apple Cake

This is one of my favorite things my mom would make when I lived back in Texas! I hope you enjoy!
1 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
2 Cups Sugar
3 Eggs
2 tsp. Vanilla
3 Cups Flour
1 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Cinnamon
3 Cups Apples (Cut into chunky pieces)
1 Cup Pecans
Grease and flour a bundt pan; set aside. In large mixing bowl, begin mixing ingredients in the order given: Oil & Sugar; Stir. Add eggs; Stir. Add Vanilla; Stir... Continue in order making sure to stir well after each ingredient is added. Spoon into bundt pan evenly.

Bake @ 325 degrees F for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool 15 minutes. Remove from pan onto a serving plate. Top with sprinkled powdered sugar if desired.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Apple Dumplings

I posted this on my blog as well, but this is seriously the best (and easiest!) dessert ever.

Apple Dumplings
  • 2 Granny Smith apples
  • 2 cans crescent rolls
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • 1 small can Mountain Dew

Peel and core apples. Cut apples into 8 slices each. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan. Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour over apples. Pour Mountain Dew around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.

Then go to confession. Quickly.


Pioneer Woman

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