Buck's Original Famous New and Improved Walnut Raisin Corn Bread
Do you love corn bread? Of course you do. What could be better than cornbread on a cold winter day? I'll tell
you what. Buy a box of yellow corn meal and mix up a double batch of corn bread following the recipe on the box.
Now we get creative! Throw in a generous amount of chopped walnuts and an even more generous amount of
raisins. Add a touch more sugar than the recipe on the box says if you like stuff a little sweet. Bake it in a big
square pan ( cause we all know pies are round and cornbreads are square). I guarantee you will love Buck's
original new and improved walnut raisin cornbread.
Uncle Bobby's Delicious Mackinaw Fudge Ripoff
Fudge should be firm but soft and creamy. Sadly all too
often homemade fudge falls short of this. Thru careful
observation of the famous Mackinaw fudge making process, Uncle Bob
has discovered the secret which will guarentee success
Place the following ingredients in a medium saucepan:
3 cups sugar, 2/3 cup cocoa, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1-1/2 cups milk.
Heat over medium low heat to 234 degs F while stiring
occasionally. Let cool slightly then add 1/2 stick butter and
1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Now here is where the secret comes in. Let cool until some
of the gloss disappears. Pour it onto a baking tray having
a lip. Optionally throw in nuts, raisins or whatever else
you like. Using a pancake flipper work the fudge around and
around the pan. This is done by sliding the flipper under the
edge of the liquid and tossing it to the center. Eventually,
the fudge will begin to stiffen. At this point shape the fudge
into a loaf several inches high. In about ten minutes cut the loaf
into 1" slices as you would a loaf of bread. Serve it to
your friends telling them you paid $6.99 a pound for it.
Buck's You Can Not Make Any Better Split Pea Soup, Guaranteed.
Get a big pot and put some water in it. Put it on the stove at least six
hours before you want to eat. Put two packages of split peas in the pot and cook two
hours. Take the partially cooked peas and put them in the blender and "blend"
them. Add chopped onions, celery, carrots and some meat. Almost any kind of meat
will do. For
a low-fat version try smoked turkey sausage. Cook until you
can almost stand a spoon straight up because it's so thick.
This recipe will feed two people for a whole week. ENJOY!!
Almost Award Winning Mushroom Spaghetti Sauce
Tired of canned prepared store-bought spaghetti sauces. Try
this home-brew recipe that came in second place in the great
1996 sauce-off contest. Take ten large whole tomatoes and
remove the stem end. Place into a pressure cooker with
about a half cup of water. Do not use any salt. Wait until
about four minutes after it starts to steam. Cool and carefully
remove the lid. The skins are probably separated. Remove them
from the water. Put in one diced red bell pepper and continue
pressure-cooking for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile sautee
some sliced mushrooms and about 4 crushed cloves of garlic
in a 1/4 cup of extra-virgin olive oil.
Now here is the key. Put the slightly cooled pressure-cooked
tomatoes into a blender along with a moderate amount
of basil and oregano. Blend at high speed. Place this mixture
into a large sauce pan along with the sauteed ingredients.
Simmer for several hours with a loosely placed cover, until
it becomes moderately thick. Season now with salt and pepper.
If you do not find this sauce to your liking, wait
until the first-place winner posts his recipe.
Mug's Super Sauce
This is the first place winner of the great 1996 sauce-off contest.
Take a medium size onion and finely chop it. Do the same to a green
pepper. Cook with two pounds of beef sirloin until meat and onions are
brown. Drain the grease. Add two 15-ounce cans of tomato sauce,
four 6-ounce cans of
tomato paste, two packets of Italian sauce seasoning with mushrooms, one
can of sliced pitted olives, two cloves of garlic, 1 crumbled up bay
leave, two tablespoons of oregano and one tablespoon full of sugar. Add
one cup of water. Mix well. Let simmer for an hour and a half, stirring
regularly. Serves eight - they will all enjoy it, unless one is your
Yummy Brownies That You Can't Stop Eating
Take one and a half sticks of Land O'Lakes Country Blend
(half butter and half margarine) and soften by beating.
Mix in one and two-thirds cup of granulated sugar and two
tablespoons of water. Then stir in two eggs and two
teaspoons of real vanilla extract. Separately, combine
one and one-third cup of all-purpose flour, three-fourths
cup of Nestle Tollhouse Baking Cocoa, half teaspoon of
baking powder and one-fourth teaspoon of salt. Incorporate
these dry ingredients along with three-quarters cup of
coarsely chopped walnuts into previous mixture. Spread into
a greased 13 by 9 inch baking pan. Bake in preheated oven
at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes max. Let cool and serve
to your favorite guests.
Aunt Pat's Friend and Neighbor, Anita
Red, White and Blueberry Delight
In a large bowl, combine 1 can of sweetened condensed milk, 1/3 cup
of lemon juice and about 2 teaspoons of grated lemon peel. Mix
well. Stir in 2 cups of plain yogurt, 2 cups of minature marshmallows
and about one-half cup of chopped pecans. Spread half of this
concoction in a 13 by 9-inch baking dish.
Separately prepare 1 pint of fresh strawberries and one cup of
blueberries. Slice the strawberries and drain them as well as the
blueberries. Arrange half of the berries on top of the condensed milk
mixture. Cover them with the remaining mixture and then top with the
Cover the dish with foil and freeze until firm. Remove from freezer
10 minutes before cutting. Serves 15.
The Best New England Chowder in the West
Tired of Fat free food? Want food that will delight the taste buds and
fill the stomach, yet still have plenty left over to taste better
tomorrow? Try putting 2 Tbsp of butter or marg and 1/2 c of chopped onions
in a pot and sauteing them. Throw in 2 cans of cream potato soup(10 3/4oz),
1 soup can full of Half and Half, 1/2 can of water, 1/2 to 1 tsp salt, 1/4
tsp pepper, 2 chicken bouillon cubes, 1 can cream style corn and then 1
package of sea food flakes (8oz). Stir it all the time! Then you can
chuck in 1 pkg of mixed freezed veggies and simmer. Then if your taste
buds desire you can add some white fish or shrimp or scallops may be added
or other veggies. This concoction makes 2 quarts. Double it for 6 people.
Graham Cracker Pudding Cake
- 1 box graham crackers
- 2 boxes French Vanilla instant pudding
- 3 cups milk
- 1 can milk chocolate frosting
- 8 ounces cool whip
Blend pudding mix and milk. Fold in cool whip. In a 9 x 13 cake pan, grease bottom with butter. Make a layer of whole graham crackers followed by a layer of pudding mixture. Another layer of graham crackers and pudding. Make your last layer graham crackers. Spread can of frosting on top. Refrigerate 10 hours or so, or overnight.
First make a crust with spaghetti. Cook four ounces of
spaghetti and drain, throw in one egg along with a third
of a cup of grated parmesan cheese and a tablespoon of
margarine. Stir the mixture, then press into the bottom and
sides of a nine-inch pie plate. Mix a cup of cottage cheese
with one egg and spread on top of crust.
In a skillet brown 1/2 cup chopped onion and 1/4 cup chopped
green pepper with a little butter. Mix in 3/4 cup of your
favorite spaghetti sauce and heat through. Spoon this over
the cottage cheese mixture in the pie plate. Top with a
half-cup of shredded mozzarella cheeze.
Bake in a 350-degree oven for twenty minutes. Let cool for
about 5 minutes and then cut into wedges. Serve with
boiled Italian Sausage. Serves about four or five.
Blanche Miller Roesser
Kneflees or Spaetzles
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 eggs
- enough water to make a soft dough when the mixture is beaten
After dough is well beaten, place on bread board and shred off tiny
pieces, size of a small noodle, into boiling salted water.
When the noodles float on top of water, dump contents of pot into colender.
Excellent with pork roast and covered with pork gravy.
- mild oil (1 T)
- salt (1 t)
- pepper (1/2 t)
- onion, finely chopped (2 T)
- sugar (1/2 t)
- fresh tomatoes, sliced (4)
- parsley (1/2 t)
Mix together, oil, salt and pepper, onion and sugar.
Put tomatoes in a dish and pour oil mixture over them.
Sprinkle parsley on top.
Refrigerate for several hours. Serves 4 to 6
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Have a sweet tooth? Try some homemade sponge candy! Don't try it in the summer time when humid!
Combine 1 cup sugar with 1 cup dark corn syrup with 1 tablespoon of vinegar in a heavy saucepan. Cook on medium heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly
After sugar is dissolved, cook ingredients until 300 degrees or brittle in water
Immediately remove from heat and add 1 tablespoon baking soda, mixing quickly.
Quickly pour into a buttered 9x9 pan allow to cool.
After it is cool break into pieces and dip into melted chocolate.
Tuna Macaroni Salad
First start with too much cooked macaroni ( I always cook too much) Cool the rinsed macaroni, then add a can or two or three of white tuna (water packed) depending on how much macaroni you end up with. Then in a bowl mix enough mayonnaise for the amounts of tuna and macaroni that you have. I just guess! Throw in some chopped Vidalia onions. salt and pepper, maybe some chopped celery and a whole lot of dill weed. Maybe three tablespoons or more. If you really want a good flavor and lots of fat and calories then mix in some blue cheese salad dressing; a lot! Now blend this mixture and mix enough of it into the tuna and macaroni to the consistancy that you like. Refrigerate and take out later and ENJOY! If you made too much invite people over for a cookout or eat it all week for lunch and dinner and snacks and you won,t have to cook!
Aunt Linda's Ghoulash
As the last recipe, start out with too much macaroni,and brown some hamburger and drain the grease. If you want to get rid of all of the fat, then put the cooked hamburger into a colander and run some very hot water through it and let all of the fat go down the drain (keep some drano handy, in case you didn,t run enough hot water down to keep the fat from solidifying in your drain!) Ray hates when I do that! Now you have options of what else to add. Sometimes I use some stewed tomatoes and sometimes not. Sometimes I grate some sharp cheddar cheese and sometimes I use parmesan cheese and sometimes not! I like to mix some tomato soup with spaghetti sauce to make it sweeter and sometimes I cook up some onions and peppers and add them and sometimes not. If you have stewed tomatoes in it then you don't have to. Add a lot of salt and pepper to taste or some hot spice if you like. I don't like! Sometimes I throw in some kidney beans and sometimes not! Cover with grated parmesan cheese or grated cheddar cheese: Oh Yeah sometimes I put Grated mozzarella cheese into it and sometimes not! Place into a preheated 350 degrees oven until heated and cheese is melted. Take out and enjoy with garlic bread and keep the tums handy! mmmm!
Afternoon Problem Resolver
Put Gin and Vermouth in a cocktail shaker with plenty of ice. Stir gently (not shaken) and serve in a well chilled stemmed glass with an olive garnish. Guaranteed to make all of the above food taste better. Even the Goulash!
- Gin - 4 oz.
- Dry Vermouth - 1 oz.
- Green Olives
In bowl put chopped dates, cover with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda,
and then pour the hot water over the dates. Let COOL thoroughly.
- 1 cup chopped dates
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups of hot water
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- 1 6 oz. package chocolate chips
Mix 1 cup sugar and shortening. Cream well.
Add eggs. Beat well.
Mix flour, 1/2 teaspoon soda, and salt.
Add alternately with cool date mixture to creamed mixture.
Pour into greased 9 x 13 pan.
Top with chopped nuts, 1/2 cup sugar and chocolate chips
Mix these ingredients together and sprinkle on batter.
Bake 30 minutes at 350.
Buffalo Wings Ripped from Mega-zine.com
- 4 pounds chicken wings
- 3 tablespoons butter melted
- 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
- 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons catsup
- 2 cloves garlic mashed
Cut off tip of wing. Separate at joint. Place on wire rack in roasting pan. Roast at 350 deg. for 1 1/2 hours. Turn once during cooking. Combine melted butter, Tabasco, Worcestershire, catsup, garlic and mix well in large bowl. Place chicken in bowl and mix well. Crumble cheese coarsely and mix with other dip ingredients in separate bowl and serve with celery stalks and wings.
- 2/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup bleu cheese or gorgonzola
- celery stalks
Sugar Drop Cookies
Have all ingredients at room temp. Sift the first 3 ingredients together. Cream butter, shortening, sugar, and vanilla together and mix thoroughly. Add the egg. Stir until mixture is fluffy. Add dry ingredients, stirring until the mixture is smooth. Blend in milk.
- 2 1/2 cups sifted flour
- 1/2 teas. baking soda
- 3/4 teas. salt
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teas. vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
Drop by teaspoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten with bottom of water glass dipped in sugar.
Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes. (I always check after about 10 minutes because these cookies burn easily.) Yield: 5 1/2 dozen.
Garden Fresh Tomato Sauce
This recipe tied with two others for first place in the second great sauce-off contest of 2001.
Remove the stem
end of the tomatoes and boil them with about one inch of
water in a large pot. After several minutes remove the
skins, which are likely separating from the tomatoes.
Meanwhile dice the bell pepper, crush the garlic and
fry them with a small amount of olive oil.
- 10 roma tomatoes
- 10 garlic cloves
- leafs from 4 large sprigs of fresh basil
- leafs from 3 sprigs of fresh oregano
- 1 green bell pepper
- 4 ozs of cream sherry
- olive oil
tomatoes have boiled for about ten minutes place them into
a blender along with the basil and oregano leafs. Briefly
blend until the leafs have been broken into small pieces.
The blender might not be able to hold all ingredients at
once, in which case blend them in batches. Put the blended
ingredients back into the pot. Drain some of the oil from
the fried garlic and pepper and place them into the pot also.
Pour in the sherry and let simmer for an hour or more.
This should be enough for six people. If they don't like
it perhaps they should try the recipe from one of the other
two contest winners.
Another spaghetti sauce that won in a 3-way tie in the 2001 Father's Day sauce-off.
Jim's Spaghetti Sauce as stolen and modified from our Church Cookbook
HOW TO MAKE IT:
Dice the onions and garlic; saute with olive oil. When they are golden brown, transfer to bowl. Brown hamburger and place in a separate bowl. Put canned tomatoes into pot and mash them up. Put in tomato paste and water. Stir well. Put in onion and garlic mixture. Add salt, pepper, and basil. Put in pork bones and bring to simmer; let simmer for 3 hours. Stir occasionally.
- 2 18oz cans of tomato paste
- 2 cans of water
- 3 cans of whole peeled pear tomatoes
- 4 medium onions
- 7 cloves of garlic
- 1 tbsp. of salt
- 1 tbsp. pepper
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1 lb. ground sirloin
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 3 tbsp. fresh basil
Mexican Wedding Balls
Cream butter and powdered sugar. Add half the nuts, add flour and vanilla, then add the remaining nuts. Shape into small balls and bake on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in slow oven at 325 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes. They do not brown. Roll in powdered sugar. Store in lined container. Place out of reach of grandchildren (and husband).
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup butter
- 4 tlsp powder sugar
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts - coarse (walnuts or pecans)
- 1 cup chopped nuts - fine
Mix all ingredients - a blender can be used- then pour into greased 10 inch pie plate. Bake in 400 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
- 1 cup shredded cheese(cheddar etc.)
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup bisquick
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 3/4 cup of chopped up ham or bacon
- 1 to 2 cups chopped veggies of your choice eg. mushrooms tomatoes or brocoli
German Sour Cream Coffee Cake
- 3/4 cup shortening
- 1 cup plus 2 tbls sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 4 eggs
- 3 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cup sour cream
- 6 tbls butter
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 good cup chopped walnuts
Cream together shortening, sugar & vanilla. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each.
Sift together all of the dry ingredients. Add to creamed
mixture alternately with sour cream. Spread mixture into a
well-greased and floured tube or bundt pan, leaving only a
little bit to slightly cover the filling mixture.
Melt butter & combine with rest of filling ingredients and
spoon on top of the center of the batter, cover with
the left-over batter. (It will only cover the mixture
slightly, but that's how you want it.)
Bake at 350 deg for 50-60 minutes until it looks like it's away from the pan.
Cool for 15 mins then remove from pan & cool on rack.
Hope it turns out for you.
Mix all ingredients and bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Then lower to a simmer and continue stirring frequently so that the bottom doesn't scald or burn. Stir and simmer for 45 minutes. It will thicken up during this time. Allow to cool at room temp either in a large bowl or individual small bowls. Serve with cinnamon if desired.
- 2 eggs blended together a bit
- 2 cups sugar (or less if you don't like it that sweet)
- 2 cups rice
- 1 gallon milk
It is delicious, cheap and nutritious :-)
Linda Lou from a customer
Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder.
Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda.
Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar, and nuts. Roll into balls, and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.
- 2 cups butter
- 24 oz. chocolate chips
- 4 cups flour
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 tsp. soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
- 5 cups blended oatmeal
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)
Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees.
Makes 112 cookies.
This recipe was bought from Neiman Marcus for $250 by a customer who thought the price was $2.50.
1 large loaf of french bread
3 cans of vegetable soup
1 pound of lean ground hamburger or ground turkey
1/2 pound of sharp cheddar cheese, grated (this amount can vary, depending on how much cheese you'd like to use)
Cook ground meat in skillet, drain if needed.
Add all 3 cans of vegetable soup to cooked meat
Cut the loaf of french bread in half, the long way, so you have 2 large halves
Cut the 2 large halves in half now so you have 4 peices
Lay each peice, face up, onto a cookie sheet
Spread your meat & vegetable soup mixture on each peice evenly
Pour your grated cheddar cheese on top, covering completely (or as much as you'd like)
Heat oven to 375 degrees and place cookie sheet on middle rack
Cook for 15-20 minutes or until desired crispiness and melting of the cheese
Thoroughly mix the oranges, pineapple, cottage
cheese and DRY gelatins. Fold in cool whip.
Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
- 1 lb. cottage cheese
- 16 oz. cool whip
- 6 oz. orange jello (or 2-3 oz.)
- 1 envelope knox unflavored gelatin
- 2 - 11oz cans mandarin oranges drained.
- 1 large can crushed pineapple WELL drained
Crisp Marinated Carrots and Vegetables
Cut carrots into disks. Cook in salted water until crisp.
- 2 1 lb. packages carrots ( 5 cups)
- 1/4 tsp. celery seed
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 stalks celery, sliced
- 1/2 cup salad oil
- 1 green pepper, diced
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 1/2 tsp. salt
In separate bowl, mix sugar, oil, vinegar, salt, and celery seed.
Drain carrots and place in large mixing bowl. Add liquid ingredients and
Add celery, onion, and green pepper and mix well.
Refrigerate overnight. Will keep in regerator for several weeks and improves with age.
Enjoy! This is a favorite of my family. My Mom used to make this often.
Ann Romney’s Meatloaf Cakes
- 1½ lbs ground beef
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- 1 egg
- 4 slices of white bread broken into pieces or bread crumbs
- ¼ cup onion, chopped
- 2 tsp seasoned salt
Mix together loaf ingredients, shape into 6 individual loaves. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Mix together sauce ingredients and spoon on top of loaves. Continue baking at 350 degrees for 30 additional minutes.
- ½ cup ketchup
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- ¼ tsp cloves
- ¼ tsp All spice
Janet Huckabee's Corn Casserole
Saute butter, pepper and onion.
Mix in bowl corn, muffin mix and eggs. Add sauteed butter, peppers and onion to corn.
Put in 9- by 13-inch dish.
Add sour cream and cheddar cheese to the top.
Bake at 350 degrees until hot throughout and firm in the center, about 40 minutes.
- 1 stick butter
- 1/2 bell pepper
- 1/2 onion
- 1 can whole kernel corn, drained
- 1 can cream-style corn
- 1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- Grated cheddar cheese
Butter Crumb Coffee Cake
Blend together to form crumbs and set aside
- 2/3 cup of sugar
- 2/3 cup of flour
- 5 tblsp of cold butter
Blend eggs, sugar, vanilla, and butter. Then add the remaining ingredients and mix together.
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups of sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 stick of softened butter
- 4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups of buttermilk
- 1 cup raisins (optional)
Pour into 2 loaf pans that have been greased and floured or use baking spray. Sprinkle crumbs on top.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-60 minutes till golden brown.
Hope you enjoy them.