August 20, 2008

Cocoa Fudge

In a heavy sauce pan mix:
3 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter

Mix well, stir in
1 1/2 cups milk
pinch of salt

Place on high heat stir until mixture boils.
Turn to medium low.
Cook to the mark just below softball stage.

Take off heat and add
1/2 cup margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla

Place pan in cold water bath. Do not stir!
Let stand 15 to 20 minutes.
Then stir until thick.
Pour into buttered dish.

This is amazing when my Mom makes it! (isn't everything)

No Bake Cookies

Bring to boil until all sugar is melted then remove from heat.
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup margarine
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons cocoa

3 cups quick oatmeal
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup coconut

Drop tablespoon size mounds on waxed paper, cool one hour.

Pistachio Salad

Mix in following order
1 can crushed pineapple
1 box dry pistachio instant pudding mix
1 large cool whip
1 bag miniature marshmallows


Wonton Salad

1 head lettuce
2 bunches green onion
15 wontons, cut with scissors into 3 strips each, fry in oil, very light brown.
2 chicken breasts, boil and break apart.

Just before serving cover with the following dressing.
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon MSG

Peanut Butter Fingers

3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients and stir in 1 1/2 cups flour and 1 1/2 cups rolled oats.
Bake at 325 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Do not over bake.


As soon as the fingers come out of the oven, put 16 ounces chocolate chips on top. Let them melt then spread them around.

Frosting Mix
3/4 cup peanut butter
2-4 teaspoons milk
1 cup powdered sugar

Makes one cookie sheet

Special Bean Dip

1st layer
1 can refried beans (large)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup salsa
(Spread on bottom of 9 x 11 pan)
2nd layer
3 medium avocado's (or use prepared guacamole)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoon lemon juice (keeps avocado's from turning brown)
3rd layer
1 large carton sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 package taco seasoning mix

Cover with 1 small can diced olives, 2 diced tomatoes, 1 cup grated cheese

Delicious Sunbeam Rolls/ Cinnamon Rolls

Delicious Sunbeam Rolls/ Cinnamon Rolls

1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
3 whole eggs
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons yeast
4 1/2 to 5 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup water with 1 tablespoon sugar.
Scald milk--do not boil.
Melt butter, add sugar and salt into large bowl, add eggs.
Place in mixer and add 2 cups flour continuing to beat until mixed.
Add yeast, let beat 4-5 minutes.
Add remainder of flour.
Let raise til double in bulk.
Push down and let raise again.
Roll out dough.
Cut in circles for rolls. Fold rolls and dip in melted butter before baking.

For cinnamon rolls, roll out dough and layer with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll into a roll and cut into cinnamon rolls.

Bake 350-375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes (ovens vary)