Thursday, December 10, 2009

Day 9 winner and a new prize

DDD is the winner of the Cards magazine! Congrats! Stop by when you get a chance!

I am having so much fun with that we are all communicating and commenting back to each other! Yes, we do have a collection going for Kendra's kids to have jammies. She assures me that they are hot blooded, Ben in his boxers and Elly in her diaper, no blankets! Wow! I can't imagine sleeping with out a pile of blankets covering me up! By the way, they are the cutest kids you'll ever see!

Today's prize is a MBI Recipe Scrapbook! Scrap your recipes and memories all in one! Great books and it keeps your recipes protected. You can actually use this album! They are awesome!

So today's you need to leave a favorite recipe from your childhood that someone special handed down to you! I know it seems like a big assignment! It will be well worth it! Just to bring up those memories of that loved one is worth it and to share that with all of us!

My recipe comes from my Grandma Nellie Thielen. She's be gone for over 2o years now, she's was an amazing, sweet, gentle woman! Raised 8 kids, 5 boys and 3 girls! I loved her so much and still miss her! Every year she baked this recipe! One of my very favorites, it just brings back so many memories!

Nellie's Apple Sauce Cake

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1 egg
1 cup chopped raisins
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cups applesauce
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. allspice

Sift dry ingredients. Cream margarine and sugar, add egg, and beat well. Add nuts and raisins. Add flour alternately with applesauce, a small amount at a time, beating until smooth after each addition. Turn into greased loaf pan lined with greased wax paper. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. Leave wax paper on cake and store in cool place. Double recipe to make 3 small loaves.

She always wrapped the loaves in wax paper and then is Christmas paper, she mailed it to kids at Christmas or my Dad and uncles who were in the service!
It gets yummier after it's been in the fridge a couple days!


PeyonsMom said...

WHAT? I didnt win again! Im done with this blog. I really wanted the card book-well I did open up my villa-last night-IT ROCKS!!! hmm recipe-there are so many to choose from. I think I would have to choose this yummy eggnog bread recipe from my college girlfriends mother. There is a story behind it-long so not for a blog.

Eggnog Quick Bread

2 eggs 1 c. eggnog
1 c. Sugar 1/2 c. melted butter
2 t. rum extract 1 t. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour 2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. nutmeg

Grease 9x5 loaf pan. Beat eggs. add sugar,eggnog,butter & extracts. Blend well. Add flour,baking powder & nutmeg. Stirring just unil dry ingred. are moistened. Pour into pan. Bake 350 for 40-45 min. Cool 10 min and remove from pan

drizzle basic powdered sugar glaze with a little nutmeg,cinnamon and crushed candy canes.

So yummy you cant stand it-I have the recipe card sitting out-thinking that I might make it for gifts-so if you get one from me-you must be my good friend!

Leah said...

I am with PeyonsMom, we have been faithful and have we won yet, NO!!! I would have to say it would be my Grandma's english toffee, so would give us little tin Christmas cans full of toffee so good, my mouth starts to water thinking about it!!

English Toffee

1 3/4c sugar
1 1/3c corn syrup
1/4 c water
1c butter
1 1/2 c chopped almons
1/3c chocolate chips
3c chopped almonds

In saucepan combine, sugar, corn syrup and water, stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover and cook 1 min , remove cover, stirring constantly add butter, cook until themometer reaches 290F. Remove from heat, stir in 3c chopped almonds, pour onto a ungreased cookie sheet, sprinkle chcolate chips until covered, then add chopped almonds!!

Then time to eat, but eatting all at once my cause a tummy ache!!

Laurie said...

I think everyone could use a recipe scrapbook after this - and fill it with all of the wonderful recipes that everyone has shared and will share.
My favorite recipe is for my mother's frosting. She would use it everytime she made brownies and I would always get to eat the rest off the spoon and pan she used to make it (okay, a joy that being an only child I never had to share this with anyone). :)

Rose's Favorite Frosting
1/3c. butter
1/3c. milk (do not use 1%)
1 1/4c. sugar
1/2c. chocolate chips
Combine butter, milk, and sugar. Boil for 1 minute. Add choc. chips and let melt. Cool before frosting brownies or cake.

Anonymous said...

Mine is boring, but I LOVE this stuff.
Just made a double batch since I was starting to get a cold.
And, probably everyone has one like it:

Spiced Tea (Russian Tea)

1 1/2 C instant tea
2 C Tang
1 C sugar
2 pkgs Presweetened lemonade mix (KoolAid or CountryTime)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves

Mix up. Store in air tight container. Add 2 regular spoons to boiling water in a mug.


Cara said...

Well all, NONE of us are having any luck huh! Oh..I guess I havent been following the last couple of days so thats probably why I havent won!

So, I really love simple recipies.
I also love things you can gift.

Hot Chocolate

1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 cup dry milk powder
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1.In a blender or food processor, combine sugar, powdered creamer, milk powder and cocoa powder. Mix well, and store in an airtight container.
2.To serve, put 2 to 3 tablespoons of powder in a mug, fill with hot water, and stir.

I like to make this and gift in a jar all spruced up! I made some this year and used recycled Frappacino bottles....for a twist you can also add instant coffee!

Chelsea said...

well as I spoke of yesterday we used to make Sinterklaas is the recipe:

* 1 1/2 cups flour
* 1/3 cup flour
* 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon ground cloves
* 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 3/4 cup butter
* 1/2 cup blanched almond
* 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
* 3/4 cup brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
For the dough stir together 1 1/2 cups flour with 1/3 cup flour,baking soda,salt,cinnamon,ground cloves,nutmeg.
Next add the 3/4 cup brown sugar,mix well.
Next cut in 1 1/2 sticks of butter and add the blanched almonds and milk.
Knead everything together into a stiff dough,if its too stiff add 1/2 tablespoon of milk.
Roll dough out on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness.
Cut with cookie cutters into any shape you'd like.
Lay out on lightly greased cookie sheet,bake about 20 minutes.

We used to use an old wooden dutch cookie mold that made people that looked like Sinterklaas and Mrs. Sinterklaas. So yummy!!

Linda Woerth said...

My family has a norwegian background. The one that is a must have is lefse but is a challenge to make. One I make every Christmas is called Babe Ruth cookies. Its not Norwegian but is a favorite with all the family.

Babe Ruth Cookies

2 Cups powdered sugar
1# dates cut up fine
12 oz. jar of peanut butter (1 1/2 cups)
1 cups chopped walnuts
4 Tbl melted butter

Mix all ing. and form into balls the size of a walnut. Chill
Melt a large pkg of semi sweet choc chips, (can add some shredded parafin wax to add shine to the chocolate.) Dip each ball into melted chocolate and chill. Store in frig covered. Makes about 50

People are surprised by the dates, you'd never guess they are in the candy.

Maybe I'll win after sharing the chocolate. lol

grandma said...

Have not been home to play. But sure hoping to win
My moms Easy fudge
1/2 pint Whipping Cream whipped
1 cup nuts chopped
2lbs Chocolate chips Use a good brand.
Melt Chocolate cool slightly Add whipping cream and nuts Pour into a 9X13 buttered pan. Refrigerate until set.

bodyshop said...

Pecan Sandies:
1c butter
1/3 c sugar
2tsp water
2tsp vanilla
2c flower sifted
1c chopped pecans
powdered sugar

Cream butter and sugar. Add water and vanilla, mix well. Blend in flower and nuts. Chill for 4 hours. Shape into balls and bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 325 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool slightly and roll in powdered sugar.

My favorite because they are so light tasting and yummy, that I just eat tons of them. HA~

Rea - Whitewood Library said...

My Gramma in California made sugared walnuts that I loved. She said, "Because I use California walnuts and I love you so much that's why they taste so good." Gramma was Right! They haven't tasted the same since she passed away.

1 lb. California walunt halfs
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 c. sugar
2 egg whites, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix cinnamon and sugar; add to beaten egg whites and mix well. Add walnuts and toss until well coated. Spread on a greased cookie sheet. Bake until top of walnuts turn white. Check every 10 minutes. Turn with a spatula and bake until other side turns white. Remove from oven (15-25 minutes) and let cool. Separate nuts.
Send to Rea in South Dakota. Because she loves them.

Anonymous said...

I'll trade you one piece of paper for a loaf of egg nog bread....
Huge hint.

Michelle said...

My Grandma always made peanut butter balls. They have a peanut butter center and are dipped in White Almond Bark! The recipe is a bit of a secret. I just made them today. I have been making them for 5 years and my family waits eagerly or them!

Rhonda Wood said...

My Grandma & Mom both made these and they were always my favorite :)

Russian Tea Cakes/Cookies
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar and flour; stir into the butter mixture until just blended. Mix in the chopped walnuts. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. When cool, roll in remaining confectioners' sugar. I also like to roll mine in the sugar a second time.

Mary said...

An easy recipe is kettle corn. It works good in a hand-cranked popcorn popper.

Kettle Corn

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp coarse salt (do not substitute table salt)

Heat oil over medium high heat. Add popcorn. When oil sizzles, add sugar. Cover and stir until popping slows. Remove from heat and toss with salt.

Kristen said...

Christmas Crinkles is a recipe my grandma made every Christmas. Grandma was a wonderful cook...she taught me so many things. Eating these cookies brings back so many memories each Christmas.

Christmas Crinkles
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1.tsp. vanilla
1 egg
2 c flour
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Sift together four, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Add to other mixture. Form balls and roll into colored sugar. Press flat with glass.

Bake at 350 for 12 mintues.
(You may add another egg and a little more flour for a softer cookie.)

Anonymous said...

Bummer. Someone beat me to the Russian Tea, so I will try something else. My mom used to make these every Christmas among many other goodies.

No Bake Candy Cookies
2 cups sugar
3 T cocoa
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
Stir well. Put on fire 2 minutes. Then add
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups oatmeal
Mix and drop on wax paper to cool and set.

Shortening and fire....hmmm....this is a little dated, but you get the idea.

Anonymous said...

It's my Mom's Banana Bread. Love it!!

1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
3 ripe banana's crushed
1 3/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Cream butter, sugar and eggs. Mix in other ingredients in order given. Bake in buttered loaf pan at 350 degree oven for 40 minutes (approx) When knife come out clean it is done. YUM!!! Nancy Schurger

Jan Williams said...

My favorite recipe is my Grandmother's Boston Brown Bread.

1 cup sifted Gram Flour (can use Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups yellow cornmeal
1 cup dark molasses
3 cups buttermilk
2 Tablespoons melted lard

Sift all-purpose flour with baking soda, and salt; stir in cornmeal and gram flour. Add remaining ingredients and beat well. Divide batter amoung 4 very well greased and floured 1 pound food cans. Cover tightly with foil. (Rubber Bands holds the foil tightly).

Place on a rack in a deep kettle of boiling water about 1-2 inches in depth. Cover kettle and steam for 3-4 hours, adding boiling water if needed. Uncover cans and place in a very hot oven (450) for 5 minutes. Remove from cans, cool thoroughly before cutting. Makes 4 loaves.

Kim Ball said...

Well this one is an easy one for me! My grandma B's apple pie. If there was one thing I could be sure of, it was that at Thanksgiving and Christmas my grandma's pie would be waiting on the desert table for me!! If you like them tart this is for you...

Apple Crumble Pie

1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp mace
1/4 c real butter (NOT margerine)

combine all but butter. Add room temp butter and mix well with hands untill crumbly. Set aside or put in fridge if made in advance.

6 c thinly sliced Granny Smith apples
1/2 c sugar
2 tbs flour
1 tsp grated lemon peel
3 tbs lemon juice
1 single deep dish pie shell

Combine sugar, flour, and lemon peel. Coat apples with the lemon juice and then add the sugar mix. Toss to coat. Fill the pie shell and sprinkle top with the premixed crumb topping.

Cover pie shell edges with foil and bake at 375 for 30min. Remove foil and bake another 30min or until crust is golden brown and apples are tender.

Note: I have noticed that if the pie filling is not bubling up visibly through the topping, it is probably not quite done. Also- most of the time it bubbles over so I like to cover a cookie sheet with foil and then place the pie on top of it. Nothing worse than cleaning up a gooey mess in the oven!!

Hope you love as much as I do!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy the russian tea also. sorry girls, i dont think i want to try the eggnog bread, because if her name has anything to do with her baking~ YUCK!!!! all of my recipes are SECRET!!!!! ok, i just get in the car and drive to my mom and dad's and voila~ great baked goods. and they are without PEE


Phyllis said...

Now we all just have to find the time to try all these yummy recipes. This cake can be baking while I am making some fun cards and other assorted projects.Its really better than other fruit cakes because basically "where's the cake?" It's all candy!!

Magic Fruit Cake

1 lb. candied cherries
1 lb. candied pineapple
1 lb. pitted dates
1 lb, pecans (4 cups)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 4-oz. package dry coconut

cut up fruit and chop pecans coarsely. Combine with milk and coconut, mixing with your hands. Pack into waxed paper lined pans. Bake 1 hr. for a loaf size cake at 300 degrees. (1 hr. 15 mins. if baked in stem cake pan.) Remove cake from oven, turn out of pan. Pull off the paper and let cool an cake rack. Wrap cake in aluminum foil and store in refrigerator.

Theresa said...

This is sooo nice, I'm still cleaning and painting. I went to fabric and paper a while back, so I would'nt cook/bake/eat! Lots of great recipes,we will be trying them! Add 30mins on the tread mill!
Come on recipe book!
This is from one of 40years of my Christmas recipes!
I'm always short of time(???)
Peanut Brittle disasters were a theme this year so want to share the short cut!!!

10-Minute Peanut Brittle-Makes 1Lb

1cup sugar
1/2cup light corn syrup
1to11/2 cups roasted,salted peanuts
1Tablespoon butter or margine
1teaspoon vanilla
1teaspoon soda

Combine sugarand syrup in a 2Qt. casserole or pyrex mixing bowl. Microwave on High 5 minutes.
Stir in peanuts. Microwave 2to5 minutes, stirring after 2 and 4 minutes, until syrup and peanuts are lightly browned.Stir in butter,
vanilla and soda until light and foamy. Spread to 1/4inch thickness on a large well-buttered cookie sheet.Cool mixture on cookie sheet 3to5 minutes. With buttered hands, lift from sheet and pull or stretch mixture to desired thinness
Cool until almost hard, score with a lg knife.Cool till hard and break into pieces.I add different nuts, coconut,raisins,dried fruit.
or some combo of that for variety..
sorry no chocolate!Store in a covered container.
Happy cooking and Bon Appe'tit
Julia!.... opps, Theresa

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