Spring Blossoms

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


There is a food site that I  have always liked.  Tona Haggermaker.  I have posted some of her recipes below. Hope you will enjoy them and visit her site.

Crock Pot Chili Dip

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Posted by: "TonaH" haggermaker4@yahoo.com haggermaker4

1 lb. ground beef
1 16 oz. jar mild picante sauce
2 cans refried beans
8 oz. sour cream
1/2 t. chili powder
1/2 C. chopped onion
8 oz. cheddar cheese shredded
Jalapenos or mild chilies to taste

Brown ground beef and onion in a pan. Drain and add to crockpot. Add beans, picante sauce, jalapenos (if using) and chili powder. Turn on low and cook for 2 - 3 hours. Add cheese and sour cream last 1/2 hour. Serve with tortilla chips.

 Apple Chip Cake
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Posted by: "TonaH" haggermaker4@yahoo.com haggermaker4

Blend in mixer:

1-1/2 cups salad oil

2 cups sugar

2 eggs.
Add in this order, and mix by hand as this will become very thick and heavy:

5 cups apples, cored, pared and in chunks.

1 cup chopped walnuts (opt)

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla

3 cups flour (Mixing as you add)

Bake in 350 degree oven in 13 x 9 pan. Do not grease. for 1 hour or until done.


 SOUR CREAM DROP COOKIES
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Posted by: "TonaH" haggermaker4@yahoo.com haggermaker4


Farm Journal's Complete Home Baking Book

This heirloom cookie was originally made with homemade sour cream stored in a crock in the basement.

The dough for drop cookies is soft enough to drop from a spoon. Use an ordinary teaspoon rather than a measuring spoon. Use slightly rounded spoonfuls rather than level ones. Push the dough off the spoon with a rubber spatula or another spoon. Make the drops all the same size so they will bake evenly. Bake them just until done. Remove immediately from baking sheet. If cookies are left for only a few minutes on a hot sheet, they will continue to bake and will be overdone and dry.

2-3/4 cup sifted flour

1-1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1 cup butter or regular margarine

1-1/2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup dairy sour cream

1/2 tsp. lemon extract

Sugar

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg; set aside.

Cream together butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar in bowl until light and fluffy, using electric mixer at medium speed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Blend in sour cream and lemon extract.

Gradually stir dry ingredients into creamed mixture, blending well. Drop mixture by rounded teaspoonfuls, about 3 inches apart, on greased baking sheets. Sprinkle each with sugar.

Bake in 375 degree oven 8 minutes, or until golden brown around the edges. Remove from baking sheets; cool on racks. Makes 5 1/2 dozen.

 Crab Salad (TNT)
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*Posted by: "TonaH" haggermaker4@yahoo.com haggermaker4

2 - 8 oz pkg of imitation crab

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup chopped celery

Mix together and set aside

In small bowl mix:

1/2 cup Mayonnaise (not salad dressing)

2 Tbsp Catsup

1/4 tsp celery salt

1/4 tsp Dill Weed

1 tsp Horseradish

1/2 tsp Everglades Seasoning
mix and pour over crab. Mix well and serve with crackers or with bread of your choice.

 Crockpot Rice Pudding
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Posted by: "TonaH" haggermaker4@yahoo.com haggermaker4

1-1/2 cup cooked rice

16 oz half and half or light cream

3/4 cup raisins

3 eggs

1/2 tsp nutmeg

2/3 cup sugar

2 tsp vanilla

Grease stoneware of crock-pot with butter. Beat half and half, eggs, sugar & vanilla with electric mixer. Stir in rice and raisins. Pour in crock-pot. Sprinkle nutmeg on top. Cover, cook on high for 30 minutes. Stir well. Cook on low, 2-3 hours. Makes about 8 cups.


 Amish Sugar Cookies
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*Posted by: "TonaH" haggermaker4@yahoo.com haggermaker4

(Orlena from Illinois)

This is a light fluffy sugar cookie. This one I have had for years, everyone wants the recipe. It is good with or without icings. It makes a large batch. Kids love them. I think I have sent this recipe in before. If you try them, it will be a keeper.

1 c. granulated sugar

1 c. powdered sugar

1 c. margarine

1 c. cooking oil

2 eggs

4 1/2 c. flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cream of tarter

1 tsp. vanilla

Combine first 4 ingredients, beating well, add eggs, beat again. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Drop small balls of dough on cookie sheet and flatten with bottom of glass which has been dipped in sugar. Or you can use a fork. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.

These are very good cookies. and yes the ingredients are correct on the oil and margarine.


 Jezebel Sauce
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Posted by: "TonaH" haggermaker4@yahoo.com haggermaker4

1 cup (small jar) pineapple preserves

1 cup (small jar) apple jelly

1/4 cup dry mustard

1/3 cup horseradish (prepared)

1 tsp. black pepper

Mix until blended. Can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks. Serve this over a block of cream cheese with crackers.

 Creamy Sweet Corn
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Posted by: "TonaH" haggermaker4@yahoo.com haggermaker4

2 C. fresh or frozen corn

1/4 C. half and half

2 T. butter

1 T. sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

In a saucepan combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Simmer, uncovered for 6-8 minutes till heated through. Serves 4.


 Black Eyed Pea Cornbread
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Posted by: "TonaH" haggermaker4@yahoo.com haggermaker4
1 lb. ground beef

1 cup canned black-eyed peas, drained

1 cup onion, chopped

3/4 cup cream-style corn

1 cup cornmeal

1/2 cup flour

1 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup cooking oil

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 tsp. Salt

1/2 tsp. Baking soda

2 jalapeno peppers, chopped

1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated

Brown meat and drain well. Break into small pieces. Add other ingredients in order given. Mix well. Place in 9x13 inch pan that has been well greased. Cook at 350 for 45 minutes, or until done.


 Red Hots Jello Apple
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Posted by: "TonaH" haggermaker4@yahoo.com haggermaker4

1/3 c. red hots cinnamon

1 c. boiling water

1 large pkg. cherry jello

2 c. applesauce

Melt the red hots in boiling water, then add Jello. Stir until dissolved.. Cool a little, then add applesauce and pour into 9 x 9 inch dish. Refrigerate and let the jello salad get firm. Just before serving turn molded salad on plate.

I Filled the bowl (after the Jell-O salad was turned over on a plate) a simple apple salad.


 Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies
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Posted by: "TonaH" haggermaker4@yahoo.com haggermaker4

3/4 cup shortening

1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup cold water

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup flour

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp, baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

3 cups of quick-cooking oatmeal

1 cup raisins



Cream all but oats and raisins in large mixer bowl, with electric mixer on low speed. Stir in oats and raisins. Drop by teaspoon onto greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown and feel firm to the touch.






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