Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Cocoa Fudge

Cocoa Fudge


½ a cup of milk,
3 level tablespoonfuls of butter,
2 ½ cups of powdered sugar,
6 tablespoonfuls of Baker's Cocoa,
Pinch of salt,
1 teaspoonful of vanilla.

Mix all ingredients together but vanilla; cook, stirring constantly, until it begins to boil, then cook slowly, stirring occasionally, eight or ten minutes, or until it makes a firm ball when dropped in cold water. When cooked enough, add the vanilla and beat about 2 minutes.  Pour into a buttered pan; when firm, cut in squares.  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Awesome Broccoli Casserole



1 pkg frozen Birds Eye Steamfresh broccoli florets (10.8 oz)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup evaporated milk
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup celery, chopped
1 can water-chestnuts, drained and chopped
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups cooked rice

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook broccoli according to package directions.
Combine onion, celery, water-chestnuts and butter in microwave safe dish.  Microwave on high approximately three minutes or until tender.  You can also saute on the stove top instead.
Remove from microwave and add mayo, milk, mushroom soup, cheese and pepper.  Mix well and microwave 2 minutes.  Stir well and add in broccoli and rice.  Mix and pour unto buttered casserole dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.  If desired, top with crushed Ritz crackers and bake an additional 5 minutes.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Louisiana Corn Bread

This was Grandma's favorite cornbread recipe, but I have no idea what makes it 'Louisiana'.   You can make it as thin or thick as you like by adjusting the amount you put into each baking pan.

One cup of cornmeal,
One and one-quarter cups of flour,
One teaspoon of salt,
Five level teaspoons of baking powder,
Two tablespoons of shortening,
Four tablespoons of syrup,
One egg,
One and one-half cups of milk.
Pre-Heat oven to 375 degrees.  In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and beat hard to mix.  Then pour into well-greased square pans. Bake for thirty-five minutes at 375 degrees.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Grandma's Crumb Pie


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1½ tblsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • ½ cup buttermilk or sour cream
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 9-inch, unbaked pastry shell
Pre-heat oven at 375 degrees.  Combine sugar, flour, salt and soda. Cut in the butter and blend well. Add the liquid and rub into coarse crumbs. Put crumbs loosely into the unbaked pie shell. Bake at 375-f for 40 minutes.  

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Sweet Potato Croquettes


  • 1 pt. mashed sweet potatoes
  • 1 tblsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tblsp. sugar
  • large marshmallows 
  • 1 egg white
  • bread crumbs
Mash sweet potatoes very fine and add salt, sugar and melted butter. Shape into croquette rolls or patties around the marshmallow and chill in the refrigerator for a half hour. Then roll in bread crumbs, dip in the egg white, slightly beaten, and in the crumbs again. Bake in a shallow, greased baking dish for 20 minutes, at 400 degrees.