Monday, November 21, 2016

Blueberry Pie

My favorite pie crust. (make crust and chill)


1 1/2-2     cups sugar

1/2       cup all-purpose flour

1/2       teaspoon ground cinnamon, if desired

6          cups blueberries

1          tablespoon lemon juice

1          tablespoon butter or margarine, if desired

·        In large bowl, mix sugar, 1/2 cup flour and the cinnamon. Stir in blueberries. Spoon into pastry-lined pie plate. Sprinkle any remaining sugar mixture over blueberry mixture. Sprinkle with lemon juice. Cut butter into small pieces; sprinkle over blueberries. Cover with top pastry that has slits cut in it; seal and flute

·        Bake 15 minutes at 425 and then reduce heat to 350 and bake for 30-45 minutes more or until crust is golden brown and juice begins to bubble through slits in crust. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours.

·       (As an alternative to a top pie crust you can make a crumb topping: ½ C flour, ¼ C packed brown sugar, ¼ C butter (cut up). Mix dry ingredients, and cut in butter, until a crumb mixture is formed. Bake pie for 10-15 minutes then add crumb mixture.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Enchilada Casserole

1 rotisserie chicken (pulled from from bone, skin removed, and shredded) or cooked chicken
1 bag crushed tortilla chips, or corn tortillas
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can chicken broth
1/4 cup sower cream if desired
1 can green chili enchilada sauce
2 cups shredded cheese (more if desired)

Mix soup, broth, sower cream, green chili enchilada sauce. Cover the bottom of a large rectangle pan with chips or tortillas, add a layer of soup mixture, cheese, and repeat, top with cheese.  Bake at 350 until bubbly.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Granny's Butter Cookies

1 C butter
1 C powdered sugar
2 C flour
1 C pecans (optional)
1 t ice water
1 t vanilla
Cream butter and sugar together thoroughly, add other ingredient in order and chill.

Make small oblong rolls (about inches long). Press a pecan half into the top of each cookie.

Bake at 375 until light golden brown. Remove from oven and roll in powdered sugar.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Granny's Sugar Cookies

Sometimes the best recipes are written on old scraps of paper.

1 C powdered sugar
1 C granulated sugar
1 C butter
1 C oil
1 T vanilla

Add dry ingredients:
4 C + 4T flower
1t soda
1t salt
1t cream of tartar

Roll dough into balls and dip in sugar.  Place balls on an ungreased cookie sheet and press with the bottom of a drinking glass.

Bake at 375 until edges are light brown.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cake Mix Cookie Bars

1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
1 Small Box Vanilla Pudding Mix
1/4 C Water
3/4 C Vegetable Oil
2 Eggs
1 C Chocolate Chips or M&M's

Combine cake mix, and dry pudding mix in mixing bowl.  Next add water, oil, and eggs mix well.  Stir in chocolate chip or M&M's.

Pour batter into a greased 10x13 baking dish.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Snow Ice Cream

Mom’s Snow Ice Cream

2 C milk or half and half
½ - 1 C sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla

Stir until well blended and sugar starts to dissolve.

Fill a mixing bowl with snow pour mixture over snow and stir, add more snow for desired consistency.
Fancy That Ice Cream made from snow! Doesn't get much better than that.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My mom gave me the coolest thing ever from Willaims-Sonoma . She gave me a pumpkin and apple shaped "hand pie" press.


This is what the finished product looked like...not as great as the ones in the catalog, but I'm happy, and to be honest the pies didn't last long enough for it to matter too much. The great thing about these presses is that the kids are able to help (very easy to use).


Fancy, that yummy little pies that little hands can help to make. DeeLight