• All Recipes,  Dessert

    A Texas Dessert Tradition

    If you’re from Texas, you’ve had this cake. I pretty much grew up on it. It’s thin, made in a baking sheet, or sheet pan (hence the name) and has nuts on top, or not. It used to be made with part butter and part shortening (Crisco, to be exact), but I now make it with only butter. Crisco’s out of style. Print Texas Sheet Cake Ingredients FOR THE CAKE nonstick cooking spray 2 c. all-purpose flour 1 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 c. brown sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. kosher salt 1 c. Butter cubed 1 c. water 1/4 c. cocoa powder 2 large eggs 1/2 c. sour…

  • All Recipes,  Soup & Salad

    Watergate Salad

    Is it named after a Chicago publisher for Kraft? Is it named after the Watergate Hotel or the scandal? Is it named something else, but we just call it Watergate Salad? Whatever the reason, a lot of people love it, and most people know exactly what it is and have had it during the holidays. Print Watergate Salad Ingredients 1 4 ounce package instant pistachio pudding mix 1 20 ounce can crushed pineapple with juice, undrained 1 cup miniature marshmallow 1 ⁄2 cup chopped nuts 1 3 ⁄4 cups non-dairy whipped topping thawed Instructions Stir pudding mix, pineapple with juice, marshmallows and nuts in a large bowl until well blended.…

  • All Recipes,  Side Dish

    This is a moist, easy side dish to make-sort of a very traditional side dish for the holidays. It’s made with cornbread mix and canned corn, so it’s easy to make. Print Traditional Corn Casserole Ingredients 1 can s regular sized can of creamed corn, undrained 1 can s regular sized can of corn, drained 1 box jiffy cornbread mix or use following substitution 2 large eggs 1 stick butter melted 2 to 3 c shredded cheddar cheese 1 c sour cream use the following for a copycat jiffy mix or just use the store bought jiffy mix 2/3 c flour 1/4 tsp salt 1 Tbsp baking powder 3 Tbsp…

  • All Recipes,  Side Dish

    3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce

    I love to make this-it’s simple, sorta sweet, sorta tart, perfect with turkey & dressing! Print 3-Ingredient Cranberry Sauce Ingredients 12 oz bag fresh cranberries 1 c refrigerated orange juice 1 c granulated sugar Instructions In a medium saucepan combine all 3 ingredients. Stir and cook until cranberries pop open, about 5-7 minutes, over medium high heat, stirring occasionally. Turn heat to low and cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and cool in saucepan to room temperature. Pour into a large mason jar or covered container and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve cold.

  • All Recipes,  Breakfast

    Fair Scones

    Tender and sweet, but not too sweet, perfect with butter and raspberry jam. Print Fair Scones Ingredients 3 c all purpose flour i use white lily flour-not self rising 2 tsp baking powder 3/4 tsp salt 1 tsp cornstarch 2 Tbsp sugar 1/2 c cold salted butter 1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 3/4 c whole milk salted butter for serving raspberry jam or preserves for serving Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, cornstarch and sugar. Using the large portion of a cheese grater, grate in the cold butter. Using your hands, quickly…

  • All Recipes,  Dessert

    Crock Pot Candy

    This makes so much that it’s perfect for gift-giving during the holidays. Easy to make-dump everything in your crock pot (slow cooker) and put the lid on. Stir and drop-let dry, that’s it! Print Crock Pot Candy Ingredients 2 jars salted peanuts 16 oz. 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips 12 oz 1 bag milk chocolate chips 12 oz 2 bag peanut butter chips 10 oz each 2 pkgs white almond bark or vanilla candy coating 1 lb each Instructions Layer all ingredients in a large Crock Pot (starting with peanuts). Break apart the bark into chunks and place into the Crock Pot as the last layer. Turn the pot on…

  • All Recipes,  Dessert

    Buckeye Bars

    I love peanut butter and chocolate together. I don’t like to make Buckeye Bars because it takes so long, and you have to dip and drip and roll and chill. These cut all that work in half, but they taste just like the regular buckeyes. Print Easy-To-Make Buckeye Bars Ingredients Peanut Butter Filling: 3/4 cup salted butter 4 teaspoons brown sugar 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 3 cups powdered sugar sifted* Chocolate Topping: 10 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup unsalted butter Instructions Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving extra overhang on the sides for easy removal. In a medium saucepan,…

  • All Recipes,  Breakfast

    Blueberry Muffins

    The best recipe. I added a struesel on top to make crunchy, and the muffins are tender and light. Print Blueberry Muffins Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 egg 1/3 cup milk 1 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 cup white sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup butter cubed 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the…

  • All Recipes,  Bread

    Buttermilk Biscuits

    These are tender, flaky, and a combination of homemade biscuit recipes I’ve found. The technique is the secret-cutting in the cold butter with your fingers, not overworking the dough, being lovingly tender with them. Work fast so the butter won’t melt or get soft because the key to flaky biscuits are the shards of butter worked into the flour. When they are placed into a high-heat oven, the butter melts and forms the flaky layers. Print Tender and Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits Ingredients 2 1/2 c unbleached all-purpose flour plus additional flour for work surface 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2 Tbsp vegetable shortening cut…

  • All Recipes,  Dinner

    Tex-Mex Quesadilla Burgers

    This recipe was created for a Saucy Mama contest, and since then it’s become one of my favorite ways to make burgers, indoor or out. Print Tex-Mex Quesadilla Burger Ingredients Salsa 6 roma tomatoes diced 1 small red onion diced ½ small white onion diced 2 small limes 2 fresh jalapeno peppers membranes and seeds removed and minced 1 small bunch approximately ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped 2 teaspoons salt divided Burgers 6 fresh poblano peppers 7 ounce can drained diced green chiles can be substituted 16 ounces 80/20% ground beef 1 pound 3 Tablespoons Saucy Mama Hatch Chili Mustard 2 teaspoons dry steak seasoning 1 teaspoon garlic powder 4…

  • All Recipes,  Dessert

    Sopapilla Cheesecake Squares

    Makes a great dessert for a crowd. Top with whipping cream or canned dessert fruit like cherries or blueberries or fresh fruit. Print Sopapilla Cheesecake Squares Ingredients 2 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon Mexican vanilla extract 2 8 ounce cans refrigerated crescent rolls 3/4 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 cup butter room temperature 1/4 cup honey Instructions Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Prepare a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. Beat the cream cheese with 1 cup of sugar and the vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Unroll the cans of crescent roll…

  • All Recipes,  Side Dish

    Great Coleslaw

    This recipe is creamy, tangy, not too much milk or cream, and gets rave reviews.  Sometimes I add a dash of celery seed, depending on my mood. Print Great Coleslaw Ingredients 1 16 ounce package coleslaw mix 2 tablespoons minced onion 1/3 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup milk 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup buttermilk 1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice Instructions Combine the coleslaw and onion in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the sugar, salt, pepper, milk, mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar and lemon juice; mix until smooth. Pour mixture over the coleslaw and onion; stir…

  • All Recipes,  Dessert

    Famous Oatmeal Cookies

    No matter what, this Quaker Oatmeal cookie recipe is like a warm blankie. You know it’s good, it’s the same everytime and you can count on it! Print Famous Oatmeal Cookies by Quaker Oats Ingredients 3/4 Cup s firmly packed brown sugar 3/4 Cup s trans-fat free vegetable shortening 1/2 Cup s granulated sugar 1/4 Cup s Water 1 Teaspoon s vanilla 3 Cup s Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked) 1 Cup s all-purpose flour 1 Teaspoon s salt (optional) 1/2 Teaspoon s Baking Soda 1 Egg s Instructions Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, shortening and granulated sugar on medium speed of electric…

  • All Recipes,  Bread

    Perfect Homemade Cornbread

    I’ve tried ’em all, and this is by-far the best “regular” cornbread. I have other recipes with added cheese, jalapenos, etc. They’re wonderful and moist, but this recipe is the one you’ll want to make when a high, simple cornbread is needed. It’s tried and true. Print Perfect Homemade Cornbread Ingredients 1 1/2 cups cornmeal 2 1/2 cups milk 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil Instructions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). In a small bowl, combine cornmeal and milk; let stand for 5 minutes. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. In…

  • All Recipes,  Dinner

    Zita Taco Bake

    Talk about an easy and quick kid-approved dinner! It tastes like taco because of the packet of taco seasoning, sort of like mac-n-cheese because of the pasta and cheese, and is so easy to make. I got the original recipe from Just A Pinch HERE. I renamed it and kept the recipe the same and know you will love it as much as I do. Print Ziti Taco Bake Ingredients 3/4 bag s ziti noodles, 1 lb of ground beef 1 pkg taco seasoning 1 c water 1/2 pkg cream cheese 1 1/2 c shredded cheese mexican mix Instructions Boil pasta until just cooked. Brown ground beef and drain. Mix…

  • All Recipes,  Lunch

    Bean and Taco Ring

    I remember when we’d go to those home parties, and they would bake up a crescent ring like this. I added some refried beans to mine, and it’s still a favorite lunch for my family and friends, and especially for my 10-year old grandson. It’s also easy and fun for kids to make.   The first step is to take 2 cans of crescent rolls and lay them out on a baking sheet like this. Then take refried beans, cheese, taco meat and layer them in any order you’d like. No real recipe needed-just use your eyes to know how much you’d like.  I’ve discovered that if you keep the…

  • All Recipes,  Dessert

    Bakery Cookies

    These cookies are made bigger than normal and are dense and moist and hold together well because they are so thick. You make them by forming them with your hands, and you think they won’t turn out, but they do!   Print Bakery Cookies Ingredients 1 c cold butter cut into 1 inch slices 2 1/2 c all purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2/3 c light brown sugar 2/3 c granulated sugar 2 large eggs 12 oz semisweet chocolate chips Instructions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large mixing bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, cut in cold…

  • All Recipes,  Dinner

    Boozy Bird

    This is such a crazy recipe, but it’s one of the moistest roasted turkeys I’ve ever made. The secret? One entire bottle of champagne is poured into the citrus-stuffed bird! Print Boozy Bird Ingredients 2 tablespoons dried parsley 2 tablespoons ground dried rosemary 2 tablespoons rubbed dried sage 2 tablespoons dried thyme leaves 1 tablespoon lemon pepper 1 tablespoon salt 1 15 pound whole turkey, neck and giblets removed 2 stalks celery chopped 1 orange cut into wedges 1 onion chopped 1 carrot chopped 1 14.5 ounce can chicken broth 1 750 milliliter bottle champagne Instructions Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a turkey roaster…

  • All Recipes,  Dessert

    My Italian Fig Cookies

    My husband is Italian, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked for his mom’s recipe that he loves so much. It never happened, so I made my own, based on 6 years of trying different recipes I’ve found online. This is a great recipe I came up with, but I’m sure they’re not like my husband’s mom’s recipe. It’s the best I could do, and I’ll share with you! Print Paula's Italian Fig Cookies Ingredients DOUGH 4 c unbleached white flour 1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 c sugar 1 c plain shortening not butter flavored 1 egg 1 Tbsp vanilla extract 1/2 c…

  • All Recipes,  Dessert

    Microwave Peanut Brittle

    My go-to Christmas recipe for gift-giving. I haven’t found anyone who doesn’t love it yet. Print Microwave Peanut Brittle Ingredients 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1 cup salted peanuts 1 teaspoon butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking soda Instructions Combine sugar and light corn syrup in large microwave-safe bowl and heat on high 4 minutes.  Stir in peanuts and heat on high 3 minutes. Stir in butter & vanilla and heat on high 1 1/2 minutes. Add baking soda and stir, it will foam up, and pour onto baking sheet sprayed with nonstick spray lightly. Spread with knife. Let cool and break into pieces. *Depending…

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