Welcome to my recipe blog! I started it when my brother, Mark, moved away and was in need of some recipes....or so I thought.... The goal is to post recipes that can be made quickly, easily, and inexpensively. If you have something to contribute, please let me know and I will be glad to add it!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

1 Cup Butter
2 Cups Sugar
4 Eggs
6 Mashed Bananas
4 Cups Self- Rising Flour
2 Cups Nuts
1 Tbsp. Vanilla
2 Tsp. Baking Soda, sifted into flour

Cream sugar and butter. And eggs and vanilla. Add Bananas. Stir in flour and nuts. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Makes two loaves

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Appetizer Meatballs

Tiffany introduced me to this recipe. Their family makes it at Christmas every year. The meatballs are in the oven right now, and they smell PHENOMINAL!!!

Appetizer Meatballs

2 Lbs. Ground Beef
1 Lb. Bulk Pork Sausage
1 Can Evaporated Milk
2 Cups Milk
2 Cups Oats
1/2 tsp. Pepper
2 tsp. Chili Powder
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
2-3 tsp. Salt
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Onion

4 Cups (one bottle) Ketchup
3 Cups Brown Sugar
2 tsp. Liquid Smoke
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 Chopped Onion

Combine first 10 ingredients and shape into 1 inch balls. Place in single layer in a baking pan (or two....it makes about 100 meatballs!!) Combine the sauce ingredients and pour over meatballs. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

Angel Food Cake from Scratch

Angel Food from Scratch

Is a Labor of Love

Sift 3 times

1 cup cake flour 1 ½ cups powdered sugar

1 ½ cups egg whites – room temperature

¼ teaspoon salt

1 ½ teaspoons cream of tarter

1 cup granulated sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring

1 teaspoon almond flavoring

With an electric mixer, beat the egg whites on high speed till frothy. Add salt and cream of tartar. Continue beating till holds a point. Add gradually, 1 cup granulated sugar and flavoring. Remove from beater.

Fold in very gently the flour and powdered sugar mixture. I use a rubber scraper. Pour in tube pan or angel food loaf pan. Bake 375 degrees for 40 minutes.

Be sure all pieces used have been washed (soda is good) so no grease is around. I don’t use the pan that I use for Angel Food Cake for anything else.

The 1 ½ cups of egg whites whites is usually 1 dozen eggs. I surely hope you have a good cake. – Leona Glesler

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Coffee Kuchen

Coffee Kuchen
3c. sifted all-purpose flour
3 t. baking powder
¼ t. salt
1 ¼ teaspoons cinnamon
1 c. sugar
1 c. light brown sugar, firmly packed
3 T. instant coffee
½ c. butter or margarine
½ c. shortening
1 c. milk
1/8 t. baking soda
2 eggs, slightly beaten
Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease and flour a 9” tube pan (a 9x13 pan is all right). Into a large bowl, sift flour with baking powder, salt, cinnamon, sugars and coffee. Using pastry blender or 2 knives, but butter and shortening into flour mixture until it resembles small peas. Set aside 1 c. for topping. Combine milk with baking soda and eggs; mix well. With wooden spoon, stir all at once into flour-fat mixture just until combined. Turn into prepared tube pan. Sprinkle evenly with reserved flour-fat mixture. Bake 55-60 min. or until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool, in pan, on wire rack for 10 min. Remove from pan; serve warm.