Lagniappe

FAVORITE "OLD" RECIPES


Those MONSTER Cookies!

This is a recipe I have had for about 35 years.
It is DEE-licious! However, believe me, it cannot be
made without a MAN'S arm to stir, once you get close
to adding the last 3 ingredients!

Ingredients:
1 lb. Real butter - allow to soften
2 lbs. light brown sugar
4 cups white sugar
1 dozen eggs
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. white syrup (Karo)
3 lbs. crunchy peanut butter
(Hint: The cheaper the peanut butter, the better
- it has more oil needed for moistness.)
8 tsp. baking soda
42 oz. Quaker Oats quick oatmeal
1 lb. M&M's
1 lb. semi-sweet chocolate chips

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1991 - Christmas Eve
Use large mixing bowl and stir first 6 ingredients,
in order as given above, using electric mixer.


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When you get to the peanut butter, lay your mixer aside.
Unless you have a restaurant-size mixer, it will not work!
Try to use your arm to mix as well as you can!
Or, call for HELP! :-)


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When you add the oatmeal, it really begins to get tough to stir!
Unless you have Hercules muscles, pa-leeze call a man
to do this for you!


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Again, a MAN's arm needed ---
after adding the M&M's and chocolate chips!


Drop by tablespoon onto a cookie sheet.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Makes 40 dozen, or less, depending upon how tired
you get! Once my sister and I made them
and got so tired, our last batches were the size
of Hamburgers! LOL! Have FUN!
YUMMY!
(Good to freeze!)





Gertrude Armstrong Chocolate Cake
(A recipe I have had for over 37 years.)
And, I have NO IDEA who Gertrude is?
Maybe, Maxine's sister? LOL!

Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
2 cups plain flour (not self-rising)
1/2 cup shortening
1 stick Real butter
1 cup water
4 Tbsp. cocoa
1/2 buttermilk
(Hint: Use 1/2 homogenized milk with
2 capfuls of white vinegar to make the buttermilk.)
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla

Sift flour and sugar together (a very important step.)
Bring shortening, butter, water, and cocoa to a boil.
Pour over flour/sugar mixture.
Add buttermilk, soda, eggs, and vanilla (in that order.)
Stir until well mixed.
Bake in 9 x 13" pan @ 400 degrees for 25 minutes.
Allow cake to cool.

Icing:
1 stick Real butter
4 Tbsp. cocoa
6 Tbsp. homogenized milk
Heat the above.
Add:
1 box powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts
Ice cake while mixture is warm.
Simply SCRUMPTIOUS!





Hot Chocolate Mix
(22 yr. old recipe)
BETTER than ANY you will EVAH buy!

Ingredients:
1 lb. box Nestle's Quick
1/2 lb. powdered sugar
3 quart box Carnation non-fat dry milk
11 oz. jar of non-dairy creamer (Coffee-mate)
Kraft Marshmallow Creme (my favorite brand - not too sweet or sugary).

Mix well in large bowl.
Keep in large jar or air-tight container.

Fill cup 1/4 to 1/3 full with hot chocolate mix.
Add boiling water and stir well.
Top with a dollop of Kraft Marshmallow Creme
Mmmmmmmmmmm.
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Chocolate Syrup Brownies
(30 yr. old recipe - Very Rich!)

Ingredients:
1 stick Real butter
1 cup sugar
4 beaten eggs
1 can Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup pecan pieces

Mix and bake @ 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes
in 11 x 16" pan -cookie sheet with sides.

Icing:
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 stick Real butter
Bring to boil
Add 1/2 semi-sweet chocolate chips
YUM-YUM!






Crab Ball
(30 yr. old recipe)
Pa-leeze use REAL crab meat?

Ingredients:
1 - 8 oz. cream cheese
1 - 5 1/2 oz. Real crab meat
2 tsp. finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
Dash of Real lemon

Drain crab meat and blend thoroughly with other ingredients.
Form into a ball and refrigerate for 24 hrs.
Coat with cocktail sauce just before serving.

Sauce:
1/2 cup ketchup
2 Tbsp. horseradish
1 tsp. lemon juice
Worcestershire sauce to taste.
Serve with snack crackers.





Pineapple-Onion Cheese Ball
(34 yr. old recipe)

8 oz. cream cheese
1 small can crushed pineapple drained WELL
1/2 green bell pepper chopped fine
1/4 onion chopped fine
Chopped pecans - roll ball to cover.
Best served with Wheat Toast Crackers.





Mushrooms in Wine Sauce
(Over 34 yr. old recipe)
Ingredients:
16 medium mushrooms
1/2 lb. medium sausage
1 can tomato sauce (6-8 oz.)
1/8 tsp. oregano
1 cup white wine
Garlic powder equal to 1 clove of garlic

Clean mushrooms and remove stems. Mix sausage and chopped stems.
Fill mushroom crowns with sausage mixture.
Bake 30 minutes @ 350 degrees.

Mix tomato sauce, wine, oregano, garlic powder and simmer over heat.
Add stuffed mushrooms and heat for 15 minutes.
EAT!





Onion Casserole
(34 yr. old recipe)

1 stick Real butter
Mix with 2 cups soda crackers crumbs
Reserve half cup, put rest in bottom of casserole dish
Saute 2 1/2 cups onions (sliced thin) in 1/4 cup butter
Put on tops of crumbs
Beat 3 eggs and add 1 cup of milk
Grate 3/4 lb. cheddar cheese
Melt cheese, eggs, and milk in double boiler.
Add to casserole
Put remaining crumbs on top.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 45 minutes.





Ashleigh's Southern Fried Chicken
(NO recipe --- just tips?)

Over the years, I have had so many people ask me for
my "recipe?" for fried chicken?
I have none!
I simply use my inbred Southern eye and feel for this one!

Okay, here is the way I do it:

Always buy a chicken between 2.80 to 2.97 lbs.
(either whole or already cut) - never over 3 lbs.
WHY?
Because the larger the chicken, the tougher the meat.
Always skin the chicken.

Always use a BLACK IRON SKILLET --- the blacker, the better.
(Tip: Did you know you are never supposed to put that
black iron skillet in a dishwasher?
It should be washed by hand and allowed to air-dry.)
Fill skillet half full with Crisco vegetable oil.

Salt chicken --- again, I use eye and feel.
Roll chicken in plain flour (not self-rising) -
you can also use a paper bag with flour to shake
until chicken is totally covered.
(Tip: Once you flour the chicken, flour it again
right before you place in skillet to fry.)

Crisco oil must be hot, but not too hot.
Always fry the dark meat first (legs and thighs) ---
it takes longer to fry those pieces.
Doing this will prevent the crumbs, from the flour, from burning
before you finish frying the rest of the chicken pieces.

Use a lid to occasionally smother the chicken and keep
turning the chicken pieces, as they are frying to a Golden Brown color.

Remove and Always place on paper towels to absorb the grease.
I use 2 plates with paper towels and actually do this two times.
Nuthin' like Southern fried chicken!






Ashleigh's SWEET Potato YUM :-)
(February 2011)

....For the DIET consious? ....
Take one sweet potato --- the ones already wrapped and ready to microwave are
the fastest
Nuke ONE for 7 minutes
Remove and give it a slight punch before unwrapping to SOFTEN it
Remove wrapper
Cut in half
Take both ends and smooch together to spread it out a little
Add ONE pat of butter to each half
Then add ONE HEAPING tablespoon (or TWO) Kraft Marshmallow Creme on top of each half ---
Oo-La-La!

Eat ONE HALF and share the other with someone ---
Did you really think I'd tell you to eat the WHOLE thing?
No way... but, maybe?
ENJOY!







Remoulade Sauce
(Over 30 yr. old recipe)

Ingredients:
1 cup mayonnaise
1 small onion chopped fine
1 Tbsp. chopped parsley
1 Tbsp. celery chopped fine
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp. horseradish
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix until well blended.
Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
Serve with cold boiled shrimp, Real crabmeat, or lobster.
Also, good to serve with shrimp, Real crabmeat, or lobster
that has been placed on a bed of lettuce with tomatoes.
WOW!





Glenda's Chocolate Pizza!
(Approx. 10 Years Old)



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Doesn't this simply look Divine?

Ingredients:
1 pkg. (12 oz.) Semi-Sweet Real Chocolate Baker's Chips
1 Pkg. (24 oz.) White almond bark - divided
2 cups Kraft miniature marshmallows
1 cup crisp rice cereal (Rice Krispies)
1 cup chopped Pecans (Preferably from Louisiana?)
1-3 tsp. vegatable oil
Pkg. M&M Mini Fun Chocolate Chips


Crust: Microwave 6 oz. almond bark
Add some pecans
Spread on greased pizza pan (or aluminum foil pan)

Topping: Microwave chocolate chips and 14 oz. almond
bark in 2 qt. microwave-safe dish on High for 2 minutes.
Stir :-)

Continue microwaving 1-2 minutes until smooooth when stirred.
Stir in marshmallows, cereal, and pecans.
Pour over crust.

Sprinkle M&M Mini Fun Chocolate Chips on top.

Melt 4 oz. white almond bark with oil for 1-2 min
in glass cup and drizzle over pizza.

Refrigerate until firm.
Store at room temperature.
Graciously serve to all your ChocoBelle Friends!






A NEW ONE!
Sandy's "DUMP-IT-All-IN" Fantastic Snack



Why, I'll nev-vah be hungry again!



Chocolate Chex Mix Turtle (my favorite, so I use 2 bags!)
M&M's Peanut Salty & Sweet Snack Mix (Almond is good, too)
DUMP-IT-ALL-IN at least a 1-Gallon air tight plastic container and stir



M&M's Milk Chocolate Salty & Sweet Snack Mix
Sweet 'n Salty Honey Nut Chex Mix
DUMP-IT-ALL-IN and stir again



1-2 cups each:
Dulce de Leche Cheerios
Cinnamon Burst Cherrios
Golden Grahams
DUMP-IT-ALL-IN and stir again!

Hey, don't stop here!
You can also add "Craisins Dried Cranberries or Blueberries"
EAT till your heart's content...and your cravings satisfied...
It's YUMMY and Healthy ... and a NO-GUILT Snack!
Be sure to add to small bowls or containers, when eating, to keep fresh.
When you reach in, you never know what you're gonna get!
It's yummy to nibble on while we are out in Sandy's sunroom at night chatting,
as Little Miss Abby sits patiently waiting for her special snacks, too :-)



MUNCH AWAY!
Courtesy of Sandy Houston, my Little Rock, Arkansas Friend





Pizza‚ Louisiana Style!



Pizza‚ Louisiana Style!
YUMMY!
Send me the recipe, or just add Crawfish
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