Friday, November 11, 2011

Sweet Potato Pie

With Thanksgiving coming up thought I would share with you my Mom's Sweet Potato Pie. I will enclose her homemade pie crust recipe also. But if you want to bypass homemade you can also use a frozen pie crust.

Busha's Pie Crust

8 or 9 inch crust

1 cup four
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup lard
2 tbsp. water Mix flour and salt in a bowl. Cut in lard with pastry blender until
small pea size particles are obtained. Sprinkle with water a little at a time. Mix with fork until flour is moist.

Roll out with rolling pin. Try not to use too much flour because it makes the crust tough.

Sweet Potato Pie

2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
4 oz. cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1/4 c. half and half
4 tbsp. butter melted
2 large eggs. lightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 9-inch Deep Dish pie crust

Preheat oven to 350
In a large bowl, with mixer on medium speed, beat sweet potatoes and cream cheese
until smooth. Add sugar and half and half; beat 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves, scraping sides of bowl with rubber spatula. Add butter, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and beat until blended. Pour mixture into pie shell.

Bake 1 hour or until filling is puffed and set around edge but center is slightly jiggly. Cool completely on a wire rack.

My Mom, Adeline Otto 89 years young.
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Sweet Potato Pie

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Zucchini Walnut Bread

1 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/4 cup turbinado sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/4 cup applesauce
1 1/2 cup grated zucchini

Preheat oven to 350. Spray 4x6 in loaf pan with oil and set aside.
In a medium bowl, place the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda,
salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and walnuts.

In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil, applesauce and zucchini and blend
together with a wire whisk. Using a spatula very gently fold the dry
ingredients into the wet mixture. Place the thick batter in the loaf pan.
Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool and Slice.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Yummy Ham and Cheese

6 tbsp. butter- (Not Margerine)

2 tbsp. bown sugar

1 tbsp. worcestershire sauce

1 1/2 tsp. poppy seed

1 1/2 lb. ham (shaved)

1/3 lb. thin sliced salami

16 oz. sliced swiss cheese

20 medium buns

1. Bring butter, brown sugar, worcestershire sauce and poppy seed to a slight boil until thickens.

2. Cool Mixture

3. On a bun, layer ham, salami, cheese.

4. Place tightly together on a cookie sheeet.

5. With cooled sauce mixture, brush on top of buns.

6. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

7. Bake covered @ 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

8. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes until top of buns are crisp.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Raspberry Beer Cocktail

Beat the heat with this fabulous cooler!!!!

3/4 cup frozen raspberries
3 1/2 (12oz) bottles of beer, chilled
1 (12 oz.) container frozen raspberry concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup vodka
Garnish with Lemon and lime slices

1. Stir together raspberries, beer, thawed concentrate, and vodka.

2. Served over ice and garnish with lemon or lime slices.

3. To make ahead, stir together concentrate and vodka in a large container.
chill up to 3 days. Stir in raspberries and beer just before serving.
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Shrimp, Watermelon, and Avocado Salad

This is a sneek peak at a recipe from my new favorite cookbook.
Meals made Easy by Real Simple. Book is available at Saucy's Cottage at Shady Hollow Flee
Market in Detroit Lakes and Bungalow in Scottsdale, Az. You will love it to. Lots of amazing recipes that are sooooo simple and delicious. Come on in at take a look.
1 1-pound package frozen cooked shrimp, thawed
4 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
2 avocados, cubed
2 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
Juice of one lime
1 teaspoon honey
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Place the shrimp, watermelon, onion, cilantro, jalapenos, and avocados in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the lime juice, honey, oil, salt and pepper. Pour vinaigrette over the salad and toss gently. Set aside for 10 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
Serving suggestions: Chill. Serve in beautiful glass bowl, or in individual glass containers such as martini glasses, ramekins, 1/2 pint jars. Fun presentation for your next party.

My Favorite Cookbook

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

2 1/2 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1 (15.5 oz) Can black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup seeded tomato
3/4 cup corn (fresh, frozen or canned)
3/4 cup sliced radishes
1 red bell pepper sliced
3/4 cup cucumber, peeled and sliced (burpless unpeeled)
1/2 cup black olives, sliced
1/2 ripe avocado, sliced
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
1 tsp. chopped jalapeno pepper
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp. honey
Toss Salad ingredients in a bowl. Mix dressing ingredients in a separate bowl; pour over salad
and toss. Add salt and pepper.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer Food Ideas

Look for me in the Lake and Home Magazine. August Issue. Will publish the recipes colorful summer menus.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Flee Market 2011 Come visit! Shady Hollow Detroit Lakes, MN

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Hi Everyone! Wow it has been a long while since I posted. Sorry! Here is my 89 year old Mom. She is making a fabulous new Candy that I will share with you.
Almond-Joy Balls

2/3 cup cold mashed potatoes
12 oz package flaked coconut
1 lb. bag powdered sugar
1 teaspoon almond flavoring

Mix all together. Form small balls.

Melt: 1 12oz bag of chocolate chips
1/2 block of chocolate almond bark

Pour small amount of chocolate in mini paper liners, drop in a ball, add more chocolate to cover. Place an almond on top and put in freezer to set. (Takes only 10-15 minutes to set)

She is staying with me for a week and plan on making some more recipes from the past that I will share with you. My Moms name is Adeline. Look for more recipes soon.

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Years Day Brunch 2011

New Years Day Brunch at my friend JoAnne's.

We had a great time. People enjoyed the food which included:
Mini Bagels, cream cheese, smoked salmon.
Crostini with Avocado Salsa
Homemade Caramel and Orange Mini Rolls
Heath Bar Coffee Cake
Candied Bacon
Oven Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
Assorted Chicken Sausage Bites
Roasted Potato and Asparagus Frittata
Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits with Granola
Assorted Deviled Eggs
Platter of Pound Cake, Banana Nut Bread
Assorted Donut holes with Strawberries and Nutella
Top top it all off we served Bloody Mary's, Mimosa's and Coffee.