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A Word of Encouragement

A Word of Encouragement

As a writer, do you ever despair, wondering if anyone will ever read your work? You never know who or when those words you so diligently planned, typed and edited will ever be seen. This past month Neoma Foreman a writing friend of mine who lives in Walker, MO, sent me a page from a 1950 cookbook from her town’s Baptist Church. Neoma’s daughter-in-law recently bought the book in an auction and gave it to her. Although I wondered why…

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Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

Pumpkin Pie from Scratch

Pumpkin Pie from Scratch We grow our own pumpkins so I don’t use the canned stuff from the grocery store. There is no comparison in the taste. Pumpkin Preparation for Pie Cut a 3-4 pound pumpkin in half and scoop the seeds out. Place the pumpkin, cut side down, on an aluminum-covered cookie sheet. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about an hour until a fork pierces the pumpkin skin easily. Take the pumpkin out of the oven…

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Tiptoe Through the Turnips

Tiptoe Through the Turnips

Recently we hosted our annual family picnic at our farm. We always pick pumpkins and any other produce on a hayride through nearby fields after a hearty lunch of hot dogs and delicious sides. This year Vic planted turnips. Most in the guests didn’t know what they were or what they tasted like. Our dear ancestor, Lucy, could have told them. In 1890 that’s all she and her children had to eat after a killing drought and prairie fire consumed…

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Pecan Pie Cheesecake

Pecan Pie Cheesecake

Prep Time: 40 minutes Cook Time: 2 hours Total Time: 2 hours, 40 minutes Yield: Serves 8 Ingredients For the Crust: • 1-3/4 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (made from vanilla wafers) • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed • 1/3 cup butter, melted For the Pecan Filling: • 1 cup granulated sugar • 2/3 cup dark corn syrup • 1/3 cup butter • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten • 1-1/2 cups pecans, chopped • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract For the…

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Crock Pot Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Crock Pot Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe

Crock Pot Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate Lava Cake Recipe Ingredients • 1/2 c. all-purpose flour • 3/4 c. sugar, divided • 3/4 tsp baking powder • 1/3 c. international Delight Milk Hot Chocolate (found in the dairy department) • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil • 1/2 tsp vanilla • 1/4 c. peanut butter • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder • 3/4 c. boiling water Toppings • Ice Cream • Chocolate Syrup • Peanut Butter Instructions 1. Combine flour, 1/4 c. sugar, and…

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Magic Custard Cake

Magic Custard Cake

Here’s a light cake for a hot summer evening desert. Magic Custard Cake 4 large eggs, separated, at room temperature ¾ cup granulated sugar ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature ¾ cup all-purpose flour 2 cups milk, lukewarm 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Powdered sugar for dusting. Preheat over to 325 degrees. Lightly grease an 8 x 8 inch square cake pan and line with parchment paper. Warm milk in microwave and set aside. Using an electronic mixer, whisk egg…

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Yummy Spaghetti Sauce

Yummy Spaghetti Sauce

It seems like the wrong time of the year to be talking about spaghetti sauce–until you see one of the ingredients in this recipe. I make pesto every year from my crop of basil. I freeze small portions in sandwich bags to use in this spaghetti recipe and also I use it to make pesto bread. I’ll give you the pesto bread recipe next week. Spaghetti Sauce Combine and fry 10 minutes: 1 lb. ground beef 1 onion-chopped 4 cloves…

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Pearl Barley, Vegetable and Bacon Broth

Pearl Barley, Vegetable and Bacon Broth

Pearl Barley, Vegetable and Bacon Broth 1 tbsp olive oil ¾ pound bacon-diced 2 leeks 2 carrots 2 cloves garlic ½ pound pearl barley 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 24 ounces chicken stock 1 tsp dried rosemary 1 tsp dried thyme 1 small cabbage 1. Put the oil in a large casserole dish/saucepan and put on a high heat. Add the bacon and cook until starting to crisp. 2. Add the sliced leeks and carrots and turn down the heat. Cook…

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Samoa Sheet Cake

Samoa Sheet Cake

SAMOA SHEET CAKE INGREDIENTS • 2 cups flour • 2 cups sugar • ½ cup butter • 1 cup water • 4 Tablespoons cocoa • ½ cup shortening • ½ cup buttermilk • ½ teaspoon baking soda • 2 eggs • 1 teaspoon vanilla FROSTING • ½ cup butter • 6 Tablespoons milk • 2½ cups powdered sugar • 1 teaspoon vanilla • ⅛ cup caramel sauce, I used caramel ice cream topping in the jar Additional Toppings • 2½…

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Southern Buttermilk Pie

Southern Buttermilk Pie

SOUTHERN BUTTERMILK PIE 1 cup buttermilk 1 ¾ cup sugar 3 large eggs 3 tablespoon flour 1 tablespoon loosely packed lemon zest 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon nutmeg Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix everything together and pour into an unbaked 9″ pie shell. Sprinkle the top lightly with nutmeg. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 350 and bake 45 minutes. Cool completely to allow filling to set. In case…

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