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Russian Tea Cakes (Snowballs)

September 11, 2014

russian-tea-cakes-on-red-pl-300x300These are perfect for dinner parties or your work’s annual Christmas banquet. They are easy to make and are a delightful treat.

  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter – softened
  • 1 tp vanilla
  • Powdered sugar

Heat oven to 325°

Combine all ingredients EXCEPT powdered sugar. Mix well. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and chill for 1 hour. Place onto ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake 18-25 minutes or until very lightly browned. Cool 3-5 minutes; roll in powdered sugar.

Chef’s Delight Tip of The Week

September 8, 2014

Who likes a white floured look on the bottom of their cake. Not me. Reserve a small amount of the cake mix, use it in the place of flour.

Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

September 4, 2014

Peanut-Butter-No-BakeThese make for a quick snack or dessert. If you like peanut butter, you’ll LOVE them!

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 Tb butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 tp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 1/4 cup oats

In saucepan, mix butter, milk, vanilla and sugar. Cook over med-high heat. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and mix in oats and peanut butter. Drop on wax paper. Let cool.

Chef’s Delight Tip of The Week

September 1, 2014


It’s almost that time of year…apple dumplings, apple pies. If you have too many apples and you are afraid they are going to go bad, cut them into wedges or small chunks. Add them into a saucepan and sauté them in butter over medium heat. When done, spinkle a half sugar/cinnamon mixture on top. You’ve got a great quick treat.

Harvest Cake

August 28, 2014

harvest-cake-ck-1886431-lA taste of fall in the middle of spring is never a bad thing. Give this cake a try. It’s easy and sure to be loved by the family. Makes a great dessert and goes hand-in-hand with milk or coffee. Try it out!

  • 4 cup diced apple
  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tp vanilla
  • 1/2 tp salt
  • 1 tp cinnamon
  • 2 tp baking soda
  • 3 cup flour
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Toss diced apples with sugar and chill for at least 1 hour. Add egg, oil and vanilla to apples. Mix all dry ingredients together along with raisins and walnuts. Then add dry ingredients to apple batter, mixing well. Pour in greased and floured Bundt pan. Bake at 350° for about 1 hour. Keeps well in cool place.

Chef’s Delight Tip of The Week

August 25, 2014

Having a Picnic

Take along a few sprigs of fresh mint to your packed picnic. Bees and wasps don’t like mint, add some to your plate to keep stinger-free.

Potato Soup

August 21, 2014

potato-soup-ck-223873-lChilly days often call for bean soup, chili, veggie soup or chicken n dumplings. Why not try out potato soup? It hits the spot and tastes great! With its cheesy soup texture along with the veggies, it will warm you up in no time and satisfy your hunger perfectly.

  • 6 cup cubed potatoes
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 cup celery (OPTIONAL)
  • 1 cup carrots (OPTIONAL)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tp parsley
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 tp salt
  • 1/8 tp pepper
  • 3 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 lb. Velveeta cheese – cubed

In large saucepan, combine all but milk, flour and cheese. Mix well and simmer (covered) for 15-20 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Gradually add milk to flour, mixing well. Add milk mixture to vegetables. Cook until thickened. Add cheese. Heat until melted.


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