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Orange Raisin Cookies

Orange Raisin Cookies

 

2 ½ cups flour

1 ½ cups sugar

1 cup butter, room temperature

1/2 cup orange juice

2 Tbsps. grated orange peel, optional

3 eggs

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 ½ cups raisins

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.    Butter a baking sheet.

 

Mix together flour, sugar, and butter.   Add orange juice, orange peel, eggs, baking powder, salt and vanilla and mix well.   Turn in raisins.

 

Drop on prepared baking sheet two inches apart; bake 12 to 15 minutes.   Enjoy!

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Granny’s Salisbury Steak

Granny’s Salisbury Steak

1 ½ lbs ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
½ cup cooked rice
¼ tsp black pepper
1 egg
1 ¾ cups sliced fresh mushrooms
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp salt
3 cups beef broth
3 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp cornstarch

Combine ground beef, onions, rice, black pepper and egg; divide into six equal portions. Shape each into a 1 inch thick patty. Coat a skillet with cooking oil and cook patties for 5 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet; keep warm.

Add mushrooms to the skillet and cook for three minutes. Add Worcestershire sauce, salt and beef broth; cook for another ten minutes.

Return patties to the skillet, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the patties to a platter; keep warm. Combine water and cornstarch; add to broth mixture, stirring well. Bring to a boil then cook ONE minute more. Serve over patties.

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Granny’s Apple Fritters

Granny’s Apple Fritters

3 cups flour, sifted
2 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
4 Tbs. Cooking oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup orange or lemon juice
2 cups chopped apple

Preheat oil to 375 degrees F. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar; set aside. Combine egg, cooking oil and vanilla. Combine dry and liquid ingredients and stir to blend thoroughly. Mix juice and apples, mix well. Add to mixture, blend well.

Drop from teaspoon into hot oil. (Basket should already be lowered into oil.) Fry about 2 minutes or until crisp and very brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel.

Dust with powdered sugar or a mixture of sugar and cinnamon and serve.

Or drizzle with glaze: 2 cups powdered sugar, splash vanilla and 1 ½ Tbsp milk adding milk a little at a time until consistency is good for drizzling.

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Chocolate Scotch Crunch Bars

Chocolate Scotch Crunch Bars

 

1 cup corn syrup or honey

1 cup sugar

1 cup peanut butter

6 cups rice crispy cereal

2 cups chocolate chips

 

Over medium heat cook corn syrup and sugar, stirring frequently until it begins to boil.   Reduce heat and add peanut butter.   Mix in cereal and spread into buttered 9×13 pan.   Melt chocolate chips and spread over cereal mixture.   Chill until firm, cut into bars.

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Granny’s Fruit Cobbler

Granny’s Fruit Cobbler

Make a batter of:
1 stick butter
½ cup sugar
¾ cup milk
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp vanilla

Put fruit (any fruit) in bottom of a 1 quart pan. Pour batter over fruit.

Mix together 1 cup sugar and ½ cup water. Pour over top. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 1 hour. Serve with vanilla ice cream, optional.

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Granny’s Crisp Cucumber Salsa

Granny’s Crisp Cucumber Salsa

 

2 cups cucumbers, chopped

½ cup tomatoes, chopped

¼ cup red onion or shallots, chopped

¼ cup radishes, chopped, optional

¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

¼ cup sour cream

1 ½ tsp lemon juice

1 ½ tsp lime juice

3 finger pinch salt

Dash cayenne pepper, optional

Dash ground cumin, optional

Tortilla chips

 

Mix together cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, radishes and garlic in a bowl.   For the dressing mix together well sour cream, juices and spices.   Gently add dressing to salad mixture, toss together and serve with chips.

 

So many wonderful ways to prepare…make your own family favorite today!   Enjoy!

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Hawaiian Baked Pork

Hawaiian Baked Pork

2 cups crushed pineapple
3 medium sweet potatoes
2 Tbsp brown sugar
4 pork steaks or pork chops
Salt and Pepper
4 strips bacon

Place pineapple in a large baking dish. Pare and slice sweet potatoes, place over pineapple and sprinkle with brown sugar. Season pork steaks with salt and pepper; place on top of sweet potatoes. Arrange bacon on top of pork steaks.

Cover and bake in moderate oven, 350 degrees F. until sweet potatoes and steaks are tender, about 1 hour or so.

Remove cover and increase heat to very hot oven, 450 degrees F. and continue to bake for about 10 minutes to brown the steaks and bacon. Serves 4

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