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August 13, 2010

Sunflower Squares

  • ½ c. melted butter
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 1 c. rolled oats
  • 1 c. sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ c. wheat germ
  • 1 c. chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients except choc. chips. Mix well and pressinto an 8×8” pan. Bake for 25 mins. Sprinkle with choc ships while still warm. Spread chips with knife to cover. Cut in squares while warm. Quick and easy when you have unexpected guests! Can substitute nuts for sunflower seeds if desired.

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August 13, 2010

Honey Graham Pineapple Squares

  • 2 c. graham wafers
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • ¼ c. melted butter

Combine and bake in 350 oven 15 mins, then cool. Spread with lemon. cocoanut, or vanilla jello pie filling. Cool. Drain 1 can crushed pineapple and fold into ½ pint whipped cream. Spread on pudding mixture and sprinkle with crushed graham wafers.

August 13, 2010

Brownies

Louise Friesen – Jack Friesen’s wife

  • 1 c. margarine
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 c. cocoa
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 ½ c. flour

Cream melted margarine and sugar. Add remaining ingredients and mix. Bake in 350 oven and check after 20 mins. Done when still slightly risen in centre. Butter icing made with coffee, not too thick and put on when slightly warm.

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August 13, 2010

Banana Bread

“Good”

  • 8 tbsp. (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 c. whole wheat flour
  • 3 large ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ c. shelled walnuts, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9x5x3” bread pan. Cream butter and sugar; add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift dry ingredients together (except whole wheat flour), then stir in whole wheat flour. Add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Fold in banana, vanilla and walnuts. Pour mixture into pan, bake 50-60 mins or till cake tester comes out clean – cool in pan 10 min, then in rack.

banana bread with modifications. no walnuts; mini chocolate chips + 1 c. zucchini added. delish!

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August 13, 2010

Caramel Popcorn

Vi Shevkenek [nee Neufeld], from “Company’s Coming”

  • 1 c. unpopped corn kernels
  • 1 c. butter (Vi often uses hard Imperial margarine)
  • 2 c. packed brown sugar
  • ½ c. corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Whole almonds and/or pecans, toasted 5-6 mins at 350 (optional)

Pop corn in hot air popper and place in a large metal bowl with nuts if desired. (Make sure the bowl fits in your oven; if not, use roaster to bake.) In a heavy saucepan, melt the butter, sugar, and syrup. Heat and stir over medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda. Pour over popcorn. Bake at 250 for 1 hour, stirring every 12-15 mins. Cool thoroughly. Break apart and store in tin or ice cream buckets. Keep “cool” – not in fridge but can be frozen.

August 13, 2010

Crepes

Vi [nee Neufeld] and Alan Shevkenek

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 ¼ c. milk
  • salt
  • ¼ c. melted butter

Mix, fry in large pan, enjoy.

August 13, 2010

Broccoli Salad

from Joyce [nee Hodson] – old high school friend of Eva’s

Broccoli, cut small + toasted flaked almonds.

For dressing:

  • ½ c. sugar
  • ¼ c. oil
  • ¼ c. vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard

I make the dressing ahead and store in fridge. Just shake up to use. An instant salad! Dressing can be used on other green salads.

August 13, 2010

Fluffy Meringue

Eva Neufeld

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp cold water
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Beat egg white with cold water until whites hold their shape. Then mix together sugar, corn starch, and baking powder, and stir this mixture into egg whites until blended. Cover pie making sure that it touches the edges all around. Bake for 15 minutes at about 375. This is enough meringue for two small pies.

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August 13, 2010

Potatoes

Evelyn Doerksen [nee Neufeld] “Good”

  • 6 medium spuds
  • 2 tbsp. onions

Make sauce with following and pour on spuds and onions. Bake uncovered for 1 hour, then uncover and bake 30 mins further.

  • 3 c. milk
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper
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August 13, 2010

Oven-Baked French Fries

Vi Shevkenek [nee Neufeld], March ’94?

Cut potatoes, with skin on, into eighths lengthwise. Place skin-side down on Pam-sprayed baking sheet.
Mix 1 tbsp. vegetable oil + spices and herbs that you like (e.g. garlic powder, onion powder, pepper, oregano, basil, parmesan cheese). Brush onto potatoes. Bake 30-45 mins at 350, or until tender.

“Jan 21 – I used cayenne, garlic s., celery s., oregano, p. cheese, oil.”