Wednesday, July 16, 2014


This is from the back of a package of Godchaux sugar my late mother cut out many years ago. The first is how to sugar doughnuts and the second is an orange mixture to put over pancakes. You can click on the picture to enlarge for easier reading.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


I grew up in a meat and potatoes family with meals like this one from Kraft Foods. My late mother saved countless recipes, many she never made. I love finding her old recipes and sometimes combining them with some of my newer ones. She made many a delicious meal in her pressure cooker and taught me to do the same.

lb.  beef stew meat, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
cup  KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
 green pepper, coarsely chopped
small  onion, quartered
tsp.  annatto paste*
 beef bouillon cube
cans   (8 oz. each) tomato sauce
cup  water
cup  KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
lb.  Yukon gold potatoes (about 8 small), cut into wedges
Tbsp.   chopped fresh parsley

COOK meat, in batches, in uncovered pressure cooker sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat 3 min. or until evenly browned, stirring occasionally. Return all meat to pressure cooker.
BLEND next 5 ingredients in blender until smooth. Add to meat; mix lightly. Cook, uncovered, 3 min., stirring frequently. Add tomato sauce, water and barbecue sauce; cook 2 min. Stir in potatoes.
COVER pressure cooker; lock lid in place. Cook on medium-high heat 3 min. or until pressure vent locks in place and regulator begins to rock gently. Reduce heat gradually to maintain slow steady rocking motion; cook 45 min. Remove from heat. Let stand 10 min. or until pressure vent drops. Remove regulator, then lid; stir in parsley.

*Taste and Aroma: Smoky, garlicky and earthy taste with slight floral notes.
*Uses: Traditionally Achiote Paste is dissolved in lemon juice and then spread on meat prior to roasting. Turn your Achiote Paste into a marinade by adding some Seville orange juice and some white vinegar  

Monday, July 14, 2014


This, too, is a recipe my late mother cut from a bag of Godchaux sugar. I don't remember her ever making them. I'm sure if she had the nuts would have been hickory nuts from my uncle's property or black walnuts from a big tree across the road from our house. I hate cracking those black walnuts!

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This is an old recipe my late mother cut from the back of a bag of Godchaux sugar many, many years ago.

Click on picture to enlarge for easier reading.