Monday, March 29, 2010

Chocolate Pie

We love chocolate pie! Especially on holidays.  We girls often teased Grandma about the time that we were about to eat the last piece and she took it away from us to save it for Wesley (because boys were her favorite).
 This recipe came from her work as a cook at the Channel Islands School Cafeteria.

1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 tsp. salt
2-3 Tbsp. water

3/4 cup corn starch
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
6 1/2 cups water
1 2/3 cup powdered milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
4 Tbsp. margarine

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Old fashioned Sugar Cookies

Grandma & Grandpa on camping trip with our family in Missouri, late 1970's.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sugared Nuts

From Bessie Bridges

2 Tbsp. water
1 slightly beaten egg white
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. cloves

Mix well with nuts (usually pecans which grew in Mo Bootheel).  Turn flat side down on greased cookie sheet. Bake 1 hour at 250 degrees.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Brownie

Have cookie sheet greased before you start.

2 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
3/4 cup milk
1/4 lb. butter

Boil 2 2/1 minutes over low flame.

3/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 quart oatmeal (4 cups)

Mix fast & put in pan and cut immediately.

Nowadays we call these No-Bake cookies and drop on a sheetpan by the spoonful.
Grandma with Jill & Lora in 2004 (timestamp on photo is wrong).

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Chicken Pie

Source: Ella Jane Allen ( the mother of Grandma's father, Sam)
Who likes it: Everybody

1 stewing hen
1 onion
1 rib celery
salt, pepper & sage to taste
approx 3 qts water

Cook above ingredients until tender. Remove chicken, onion, celery. De-bone chicken. Make a roux with butter and 1 cup flour. Add to rich broth. Gently stir in boned chicken. Pour into crust-lined large cake pan. Bake at 400 degrees until crust is brown.

Grandma Allen's crust recipe

4 cups flour
2 cups shortening
1 cup cold water
1 tsp. salt