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Granny’s Cake with Cinnamon Sauce

Granny’s Cake with Cinnamon Sauce

1/4 cup Crisco or butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/3 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon, optional
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 cup milk

Cream Crisco, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and eggs together. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add alternately with milk to creamed mixture. Pour into greased 8″x8″ pan and bake for 35 min at 350 degrees F. Cut into squares and serve with Hot Cinnamon Sauce.

Cinnamon Sauce

1 1/2 cup brown sugar
3 Tbls flour
pinch salt
2 cup water
2 Tbls butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix flour, sugar, salt is saucepan; blend in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until boiling and thickened. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, cinnamon, and butter. Pour over cake while still hot.

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Build Your Own Casserole…

Build Your Own Casserole…


Choose your favorites…

Protein food, 1 ½ to 2 cups

Sauce,   1 can Condensed Soup + 1/3 cup Liquid

Cooked veggies,   1 ½ cups

Cooked Filling, 1 ½ to 2 cups

Topping, 2 to 4 Tbsps.


Protein Food:

Cooked Ham, slivered

Cooked Chicken, Turkey, Beef, Veal, Lamb or Pork

Canned Luncheon Meat, Tuna or Salmon

Hot Dogs, Kielbasa, Smoked Sausage



Cream of Celery soup and Milk

Cream of Chicken soup and Buttermilk

Cream of Mushroom soup and Cream

Cream of Potato soup and Sour Cream

Green Pea soup and Tomato Juice

Cheddar Cheese soup and Veggie Juice

Tomato soup and Water


Cooked Veggies:

Sautéed Sweet Peppers, Celery and Sweet Onions, chopped

Cooked or Canned Green Beans, Peas, Carrots or Asparagus


Cooked Filling:

Pasta, Egg Noodles, Macaroni or Spaghetti


Potatoes or Sweet Potatoes




Crushed Potato Chips or Sticks

Crushed Stuffing Mix

Fresh or Dried Bread or Cracker Crumbs

Fried Onion Rings

Nuts, almonds or walnuts, chopped


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.    Grease a 9×9 casserole dish.


Mix together protein food, sauce, veggies and filling of choice and pour into prepared casserole dish.   Put your topping of choice on top and cover with foil, seal tightly.   Pierce top of foil about 5 times with a meat fork.   Bake for about 30 minutes, or until bubbly and golden.

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Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge Bars

Pumpkin Butterscotch Fudge Bars


Cookie Base

1 cup flour

1 cup old fashioned oats

3/4 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

1/2 cup flaked coconut

1/2 tsp. baking soda

3/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

3/4 cup butter, soft


Preheat oven to 350° F.   Line 15×10 cookie sheet with foil.   Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, nuts, coconut, baking soda and pumpkin pie spice; mix well.   Stir in butter until well blended.   Press into prepared cookie sheet.   Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until slightly brown.   Cool in pan on wire rake.



2 Tbsps. butter

2/3 cup evaporated milk

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup pumpkin

1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1/4 tsp. salt

2 cups mini marshmallows

1 2/3 cups butterscotch chips

3/4 cup walnuts, chopped, divided

1 tsp. vanilla extract


Over medium heat, combine butter, milk, sugar, pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and salt; bring to a boil, stirring constantly for 8 to 10 minutes.   Remove from heat.   Stir in marshmallows, chips, half cup nuts and vanilla.   Stir vigorously for 1 minute or until marshmallows are melted; pour over cookie base; sprinkle with remaining nuts, Chill until firm before cutting into 48 bars.

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Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread

Cream Cheese Banana Nut Bread

3/4 cup Butter, room temperature
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
2 cups Sugar
2 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
1 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.    Grease and flour 2 loaf pans.
Beat butter and cream cheese until creamy.   Gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy.    Add eggs, one at a time.    Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, then add to butter mixture gradually; beating just until blended.     Stir in bananas, nuts and vanilla.


Spoon batter into prepared loaf pans.    Bake for about 1 hour, then cover with foil and continue to bake for 10 to 15 minutes until sides pull away from the pan or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.    Remove from oven, let cool about 30 minutes or so.    Slice and serve to someone you love today!

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Granny’s Chicken Marsala

Granny’s Chicken Marsala

2 chicken breast
Salt and pepper
Olive oil
8 oz fresh mushrooms, your favorite kind
2 Tbsp butter, or so…
½ cup sweet Marsala wine
½ cup chicken broth
Parsley for garnish…

Slice chicken breast in half; cover with parchment paper and pound to about ¼ inch thickness. Salt and pepper well. Dredge in flour. Coat heavy cast iron skillet with olive oil, enough to coast the bottom. Over medium high heat fry chicken until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes on each side or so. Remove from skillet to paper towel to soak up any moisture for a few minutes. Transfer to serving dish; cover with foil to keep hot.

Over medium heat add butter to cast iron skillet; scrape up all dripping from chicken. Sauté mushrooms about 5 minutes; season well with salt and pepper. Add Marsala, chicken broth stirring every once in a while until sauce thickens.

Pour mushroom and sauce over chicken and garnish with parsley or oregano. Enjoy!

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Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo


8 oz. medium egg noodles

1 cup Parmesan cheese

½ cup heavy cream

½ cup butter

Salt and pepper to taste


Grate cheese.   Cut butter into quarters.   Cook noodles, drain.   In saucepan, combine cheese, butter and cream, cook over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes or until butter melts.   Stir in drained noodles, toss well.   Season and serve.   Serves 4

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Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings

Hot and Spicy Chicken Wings

20 chicken wings, split and tips removed
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup red pepper sauce
3/4 cup tomato sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake wings in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until cooked through and crispy.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine melted butter, red pepper sauce, tomato sauce, chili powder and cayenne pepper. Mix together.

When wings are baked, dip in sauce to coat well, then shake off excess and return coated wings to baking sheet. Reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) and bake for another 15 minutes to set sauce.

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