Month: March 2014

  • Super-Easy Brownies

    This recipe only has one more ingredient than my most popular recipe, “Cake Mix Brownies,” but the results are much more dense, chewy, and chocolatey. 1/2 C + 2 T butter, softened 1 C sugar 2 eggs 6 T cocoa powder 1/2 C flour Optional: 1/2 C chopped walnuts, pecans, or chocolate chips Preheat oven…

  • Homemade Instant Coffee and Tea Drinks

    Each of these makes 20-30 servings. Store in an airtight container. To serve, mix 2 t with a cup of boiling water and stir well. Swiss Mocha: 1 C instant coffee granules 1/2 C sugar 1 C nonfat dry milk powder 2 T unsweetened cocoa Cafe Vienna: 1/2 C instant coffee 2/3 C sugar 2/3…

  • Dinghy Dings

    From The Best of People and Food Cookbook, submitted by Joan Young. 12-oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips 14-oz can condensed milk (not sure if this means sweetened condensed milk or evaporated milk, but I suspect evaporated milk would make it plenty sweet, with the marshmallows) 2 T butter 2 C dry roasted peanuts 10-1/2 oz…

  • Pineapple Pie

    1 graham cracker crust 1/2 C butter 2 C powdered sugar 1-1/2 C graham cracker crumbs 1-1/2 C Cool Whip 1-1/2 C crushed pineapple, well-drained Beat the butter and powdered sugar together and spread in the pie crust. Gently combine the Cool Whip with the pineapple and spread it over the butter-sugar mixture. Top with…

  • Avocado Pie

    1 avocado 8 oz cream cheese 1/4 C honey 1 T lemon juice Graham cracker crust Bananas, for garnish Mash the avocado with the softened cream cheese, honey, and lemon juice. Spread in the pie crust and garnish with banana slices. Chill and slice.

  • Pressure Cooker Sponge Cake

    In a medium saucepan, combine the following: 1/2 C sugar 1 t honey 1/2 C butter 1/2 t vanilla 2/3 C water Heat over low until butter is melted and sugar and honey are dissolved. Then stir in: 2 t baking powder Pinch of salt 1-1/2 C flour Set a trivet in the pressure cooker…

  • Steamed Caramel Pressure-Cooker Cake

    2/3 C sugar 1 t vanilla 2/3 C water 1 T honey 1/2 C butter 2 T dried coconut Bring to a boil in a medium sauce pan and allow to cool. In a bowl, combine: 1-1/2 C flour 2 t baking soda 1/8 t salt Stir into the cooled mixture. Set a trivet in…

  • Apple Snow Sauce

    Good on gingerbread or as a topping for fruit salad. 1 package Dream Whip 14-oz can applesauce 3 T lemon juice Fresh-ground nutmeg 3-4 T Amaretto, peach brandy, or Triple Sec (optional) Whip the Dream Whip according to package instructions and fold in the remaining ingredients. Chill, or allow to sit in a cool place…

  • One Pan Mud Cake

    1-1/2 C flour 3 T cocoa 1 t baking soda 1 C sugar 1/2 t salt Dump all these ingredients into an 8-inch square or 9-inch round pan, and mix them up. Pour in the following: 5 T cooking oil 1 T vinegar 1 t vanilla 1 C water Mix it up until smooth and…

  • Swedish Rye Bread

    2 T butter 1 C warm water 2 T molasses 1 packet yeast 1 t salt Mix together, then add: 1 T caraway seeds, or 3 T flax seeds 1-1/4 C rye flour 1-3/4 C white flour Knead mixture for 10 minutes. Let rise for about an hour in a warm place. Punch it down…