Saturday, July 14, 2018


1 pint fresh oysters
6 to 7 cups dried bread crumbs
1 cup chopped onions
1 tbsp sage
1 tsp each of rosemary and thyme
Dash of salt and of pepper
2 to 2 1/2 cups turkey broth (or chicken broth)
1/4 cup melted margarine

Wash oysters thoroughly. Combine oysters with remaining ingredients. Pour mixture into a well greased baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes.

Note: This recipe is from an old complimentary grocery store card. The picture is a file photo.

Thursday, July 12, 2018


6 bone-in chicken breast halves, skin removed
2 whole cloves
12 frozen pearl or small whole onions, thawed
1 bay leaf
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried marjoram
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 cup chicken broth
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
1/2 tsp browning sauce, optional
1 cup Bisquick baking mix
6 tbsp milk
1 1/2 tsp parley flakes

Place chicken in a slow cooker. Insert cloves in an onion and add to slowcooker. Add bay leaf and remaining onions. Sprinkle chicken with garlic, salt, thyme, marjoram, and pepper. Pour broth over chicken. Cover and cook on low 4 to 5 hours until the chicken juices run clear. Remove chicken and keep warm. Discard cloves and bay leaf. Increase temperature to high. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch, water, and browning sauce until smooth. Slowly stir into the slow cooker. In another bowl, combine biscuit mix, milk, and parsley. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto simmering liquid. Cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes without lifting lid. Dumplings are done when a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Serve dumplings and gravy over/with chicken.

Yields 6 servings of 295 calories, 24 g carbs, and 36 g protein each

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


2 lbs sweet potatoes (3 medium)
2 med apples, peeled and cored
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp orange extract
2 tbsp butter

Place sweet potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook 20-25minutes or until tender. Drain and cool. Peel potatoes and cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish or pan that has been greased. Cut apples into 1/4-inch rings; cut in half. Arrange over sweet potatoes. Sprinkle apple slices with lemon juice. Combine the brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, and orange extract. Sprinkle mixture over apples. Dot with butter. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until apples are tender.

 Note: File Photo

Tuesday, July 10, 2018


1 cup chopped dates
1 cup boiling water
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chopped walnuts

In a mixing bowl, combine the dates, water, and oil. Let stand for 10 minutes; do not drain. Add the brown sugar, egg and vanilla; mix well. In another bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir flour mixture into the date mixture just until combined. Do not beat. Fold in walnuts. Transfer batter into a greased 8-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 65 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool ten minutes before removing from pan. Finish cooling on a wire rack.
I believe this is an old recipe from California.

 Note: File Photo


We often see watermelon filled with fruit but seldom see cantaloupe filled the same way.

1 large cantaloupe
1 cup fresh strawberry halves
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup chunked kiwi (peeled)
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp sugar

Cut cantaloupe in half and remove seeds. Prick cavity with fork. Combine remaining ingredients, toss, and spoon into cantaloupe halves.

Monday, July 9, 2018


1/3 cup warm water
1 pkg dry yeast
2 cups warm water
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
3 tsp salt
4 tbsp shortening
7 cups flour (approximately)

Dissolve yeast in the 1/3 cup warm water. Add 2 cups warm water, egg, sugar, salt, shortening and 3 1/2 cups of the flour. Mix to blend. Gradually work in the rest of the flour as needed. Turn onto a floured board and knead for 10 minutes. Put in a greased bowl, turning to cover top with grease, and cover. Let rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours. Punch dough down and let rest thirty minutes. Make into rolls and let rise in pans thirty minutes, uncovered. Or you can put the dough into the refrigerator and keep for up to 4 days. When ready to bake, bake at 400 degrees for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown.

 Photo from KAF.

Sunday, July 8, 2018


1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into strips
oil for browning
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup vinegar
3/4 cup pineapple juice
2 tsp soy sauce
1 cup sliced mushrooms
2 cups pineapple chunks
1 green pepper, cut in strips

Brown pork in oil. Add water and cook slowly for 1 hour. Add cornstarch, brown sugar, vinegar, pineapple juice, and soy sauce; mix well. Simmer 15 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 5 minutes. Serve over rice.

Saturday, July 7, 2018


This is a repeat of a post from ten years ago. It has been quite popular so I thought I would repeat it for those who may have missed it. It's not a misprint, there are no eggs.

Origin Unknown

3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
6 tbsp cocoa
3/4 cup salad oil
2 tbsp vinegar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder into an ungreased 9 x 12-inch baking pan. Beat with a fork along all edges, then middle until well blended, turning pan as you beat. Bake 45 minutes.

NOTE: See the comment from edmond76 regarding better mixing instructions. Seems this recipe omitted some of the mixing instructions. Unfortunately some of these people were pretty vague. Thanks to edmond76 for pointing this out to us.

1 comment:

edmond76 said...
Add the instruction to make 3 "craters" in the dry mix. Add the oil to one, the vinegar/vanilla to one, and the water to one. Then begin the stirring.

Friday, July 6, 2018


5 pears, cored and peeled
2 tbsp chopped pecans
2 tbsp raisins
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup honey
2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon

Cut pears in half and place in greased baking dish, cut side up. Sprinkle pecans and raisins over pears. Combine water, honey, and lemon juice together in saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour over pears and sprinkle cinnamon over top. Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Baste often.

 This is a file photo for reference only.

Thursday, July 5, 2018


2 small pkgs strawberry gelatin
2 cups boiling water
3/4 cup cold water
1 cup cooked cold rice
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sweetened whipped cream
1 small can crushed pineapple, with juice
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; add cold water. Chill until it starts to congeal. Fold in rice, milk, whipped cream, pineapple and nuts; chill until firm.

Note: The following is a file photo used for reference only. It is not this exact recipe.