Monday, October 31, 2011

Squash Casserole 

2 pounds yellow squash
1 onion, chopped
1 cup water
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
8 ounces sour cream
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup bread crumbs
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Slice the squash, put in pan with chopped onion, and cover with water. Cook at medium heat until tender.
Put squash with liquid in a 2 1/2 quart casserole. Stir in chicken soup, sour cream, and melted butter. The liquid from the cooked squash should be enough so that mixture is slightly soupy. Add bread crumbs (or use seasoned dry stuffing mix) on top. The bread will absorb some of the liquid.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until lightly browned and bubbly, approximately 30 to 45 minutes. 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Mulled Cider

1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 qt. cider
1 tsp. whole allspice
1 tsp. whole cloves
1 (3 inch) stick cinnamon

Combine first 3 ingredients in 3-quart saucepan. Tie spices in cloth bag; add to cider mixture. Bring to a boil; simmer for 20 minutes. Remove spice bag; serve hot. 


Wednesday, October 26, 2011


12 c. popped fresh, unsalted popcorn or...make it a batch at a time by putting

1/2 c. - 2/3 c. unpopped popcorn in 2 T. canola oil in a heavy kettle-type pan.
1-1/2 c. nuts (optional) use dry roasted peanuts, or cashew or pecan halves
1 c. dark brown sugar, packed
3/4 c. real butter
1/2 c. dark corn syrup
1/2 t. baking soda

Spray a large roasting pan or 2 each 17 x 12 x 2 baking pans with PAM, remove the unpopped popcorn kernals from the popcorn; place the popcorn and nuts into the pan and keep the popcorn/nut mixture warm in a 300 degree oven while you make the caramel mixture.

To make the delicious caramel:

In a heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, butter and corn syrup, bring to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly (may take up to twelve minutes). Cook and stir the caramel mix for five more minutes over medium heat after it comes to a boil. Remove pan from the heat and stir in the soda. (The mixture will foam.) 

Being very careful, drizzle/pour this hot mixture over the popcorn/peanut mixture in the roasting pan. Stir very gently to coat the popcorn. Bake in the center of the 300 degree oven for 15 mintes, remove from oven and stir the popcorn mixture and return to the oven to bake for five more minutes. Remove and spread on foil to cool. Let dry completely before putting into tins. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Daily Survival Kit

Daily Survival Kit

Items Needed:
* Toothpick
* Rubber Band
* Band Aid
* Pencil
* Eraser
* Chewing Gum
* Mint
* Candy Kiss
* Tea Bag
1) TOOTHPICK - to remind you to pick out the good qualities in others. -Matt. 7:1
2) RUBBER BAND - to remind you to be flexible, things might not always go the way you want, but it will work out. - Romans 8:28
3) BAND AID - to remind you to heal hurt feelings, yours or someone else's. -Col. 3:12-14
4) PENCIL - to remind you to list your blessings everyday. -Eph.1:3
5) ERASER - To remind you that everyone makes mistakes, and it's OK.
6) CHEWING GUM - to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything.-Phil 4:13
7) MINT - to remind you that you are worth a mint ! - John 3:16-17
8) CANDY KISS - to remind you that everyone needs a kiss or a hug everyday. - 1 John 4:7
9) TEA BAG - to remind you to relax daily and go over that list of blessings. -- 1 Thess 5:18

Monday, October 24, 2011

Magnificent Monday For Cooking
This Is Apple Season, Lots of goodies To make

Apple Walnut Bundt Cake
2 cups peeled, diced apples
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
3 cups flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups sugar
1 cup safflower oil
1/4 cup apple juice
2 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a Bundt pan and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the diced apples, 2 Tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon; set aside. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
In a large bowl, combine 2 cups white sugar, oil, apple juice, vanilla, and eggs. Beat at high speed until smooth. Stir in flour mixture. Fold in chopped walnuts and apple mixture.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55 to 60 minutes, or until cake is firm, well browned, and begins to pull away from pan edges. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serves 8-10 

Always pray over your food, God will richly bless you in all you cook, trust me I have cooked for an army, and I am cooking for two now, big difference, but with practice you will be a supreme cook, and will have such wonderful compliments with what ever you may set your table with. Enjoy. 

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Welcome To My World

High and hope you enjoy all the recipes I will be posting, I am a preachers wife with lots of cooking experience, I have raised 5 children, and cooked for many a very long time, I am sharing my love for cooking with you.