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Granny’s Homemade Brownie Mix

Granny’s Homemade Brownie Mix

Granny’s Homemade Brownie Mix

4 cups flour
4 ½ cups sugar
1 cup baking cocoa powder
1 ½ cups dry milk
1 ½ Tbsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp salt

Mix well and keep in refrigerator in an air tight canister.

To make brownies:
1 ¾ cups brownie mix
1 egg
¼ cup warm water
½ cup oil
1 tsp vanilla
¼ cup melted butter
2 eggs
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped nuts, optional

Mix together well in order given. Sprinkle top with chopped nuts, optional. Bake 20 minutes or so at 350 degrees F. in greased 9×9 baking dish. Serve hot with ice cream and or chocolate syrup.

Sandwich two brownies filled with a slice of ice cream.
Make a brownie sundae, brownie topped with ice cream, drizzled with chocolate syrup and finally whipped cream with a cherry on top.
Nuts or no nuts, it is all up to you.

Make your own family favorite today!

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Great Granny’s Doughnut Holes

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Great Granny’s Doughnut Holes

3 Tbsps. milk
3 Tbsps. boiling water
1 tsp. dry active yeast
scant 2 cups all-purpose flour

3 Tbsps. sugar, divided
1 egg
1 oz butter, room temperature
dash of salt
oil for frying

Glaze, see recipe below

In a small bowl mix together milk and boiling water. Add a teaspoon of sugar and the yeast, stir it gently, then leave it in a warm place for yeast to foam.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, rest of the sugar, and salt. Cut in butter using your fingers or a pastry blender, until it is crumbly.    Beat in egg and yeast mixture to flour mix, and mix into a smooth dough, about 5 minutes.

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 to 10 minutes until it feels springy and little bubbles form under the surface.    Put dough in the bowl, cover with a cloth and let rise in a warm place for about 90 minutes or until double in size.

Once risen, place dough onto a surface and cut it into 4 pieces. Stretch each piece, one at a time, it into a long rope about 1 ½  inches wide. Cut each rope in inch size pieces, roll each piece into a ball with your hands, and place balls on a baking tray

Cover doughnuts holes with a cloth to rise.

Preheat oil to 375 degrees F.

Fry a few doughnuts at a time in hot oil until golden brown on each side, about 2 minutes.

Drain on a paper towel.   Glaze doughnuts while still warm.

1/3 cup butter
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 tsps. vanilla
4 Tbsps. hot water or so


Mix butter and confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and enough water for desired consistency.

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Sweet, Hot and Spicy Grilled Chicken

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Sweet, Hot and Spicy Grilled Chicken


2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts



1/4 cup Apple sauce, low sugar

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup sweet onion

1 tsp. vegetable oil

1 Tbsp. Brown sugar

1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

1/2 tsp. Cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp. Garlic powder


2 Scallions, optional



Place the chicken breasts, one at a time, in a Ziploc bag. Pound the chicken breast to an even thickness, about ½ inch thick, being careful not to puncture the bag.


In a medium bowl, combine apple sauce, soy sauce, onion, oil, brown sugar, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and garlic.  Reserve ¼ cup of the marinade and transfer the remainder to the Ziploc bag with the chicken. Refrigerate and marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight for the Best Flavor.


Over medium-high heat, grill the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes or until it no longer sticks to the grill.  Turn the chicken, spoon the reserved ¼ cup of marinade over each breast and grill an addition 2 to 3 minutes.


Remove from grill and top with chopped scallions if using.   Enjoy!

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Hot Milk Sponge Cake

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Hot Milk Sponge Cake

Beat together 3 eggs very well, about 5 to 10 minutes.

1 level cup sugar
¼ tsp salt
1 cup flour, all purpose
Beat together well.

Add 1 tsp baking powder and beat again.
Add 1 tsp vanilla or other flavoring, beat again.

Heat together 1 Tbsp. butter and ½ cup milk. Let boil up and pour over cake batter. Beat for 2 minutes.

Pour into greased 9 inch baking dish and bake in quick oven, 350 degrees F, for 25 to 30 minutes.

Top with fresh fruit and whipped cream topping
or spread fruit syrup, icing or whipped cream topping in-between two layers and dust with powdered sugar
or top with your favorite chocolate syrup
or eat hot, just out of the oven…by itself

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Ranch Dressing Mix

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Ranch Dressing Mix

¼ cup powdered buttermilk
3 Tbsp dried minced onion
1 tsp salt
3 Tbsp dried minced parsley
1 Tbsp dried minced chives
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp ground celery seed
½ tsp pepper

Put all in bowl and mix well. Store in Jar with air-tight lid until ready to use. Makes 8 cups of dressing.

To Mix dressing: combine 1 ½ Tbsp ranch mix to ½ cup milk and ½ cup mayonnaise.

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Ham Pinwheels

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Ham Pinwheels  


8 oz.  cream cheese, room temperature

16 oz.  sour cream

1 oz.  Hidden Valley Ranch dip, dry

1 lb deli ham, sliced

8 large flour tortillas

Sliced black olives, optional

Cucumber, shredded


In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, sour cream and dry ranch dip mix until smooth and creamy.

Put a very thin layer of the cheese mixture on each tortilla, do not to go all the way to the edge.   Place slices of ham on top in a single layer, leaving the edge empty.   Add sliced black olives and or cucumber if using.   Roll up then wrap up in tightly in plastic wrap.   Chill in the freezer.


When ready to serve, cut each roll into small round pinwheels, about 8 each depending on the size, enjoy!

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Apple Streusel Muffins

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Apple Streusel Muffins



1 large tart sweet apple

2 tsp brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

Pinch nutmeg

2 cups flour, sifted

1 Tbsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

3 Tbsp sugar, granulated

1 egg, beaten

1 cup milk

3 Tbsp oil

Streusel topping, see recipe below


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease muffins tins or line with paper muffin liners.


Peel and chop apple. Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; toss with apple, coat well. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and granulated sugar. Combine egg, milk and oil; pour into dry ingredients. Stir only until moist. Do not over-mix. Fold in apple and spice mixture.


Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins. Fill each cup about 2/3’s full. Sprinkle with desired amount Streusel Topping. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or so. Makes 12 muffins.


Streusel Topping:

1 1/4 cup flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter, soft

1/2 cup pecans, chopped


Preheat oven to 350° F.


Stir together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar and salt. Add butter and blend with fork until crumbly. Stir in pecans. Press palm full of streusel, clump together and put on baking sheet.


Bake for 25 minutes, until firm and golden brown. Cool on baking sheet. Coarsely chop and store in air tight container until ready to use.


Use in muffins, cookies, coffee cake, pies, pancake batter, or over ice cream.

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