Mocha Brownies


Mocha Brownies Mocha Brownies are made with chocolate, coffee, shortening or butter, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and walnuts or pecans. Ingredients: 3 squares unsweetened chocolate, melted 2 tablespoons instant coffee powder 1 1/2 cups cake flour, sift before measuring 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 cup soft butter, room temperature 1/2 cup shortening […]

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Peach Butter Pecan Crisp


Peach Butter Pecan Crisp Ingredients 3 (29 ounce) cans sliced peaches 1/2 cup butter, melted 1/2 cup pecan pieces 1 (18 ounce) butter pecan cake mix 1/2 cup coconut Directions Pour the peaches and juice of two cans in a 9×13 pan. Sift the cake mix over the peaches. Pour the melted butter over the […]

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Caramel Apple For The Teacher Cake Marie Antoinette was the very young (14 years old), Austrian born bride toFrance’ King Louis XVI during the French Revolution.  She is most remembered for the infamous (and likely non-factual) comment “let them eat cake!” in reference to a mostly starving population of…

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Baking and Jam Making


Baking and Jam Making This week, one of the local markets had cherries for a decent price. I got cherry preserves in my mind. I rolled the idea around in my head for several days because I knew I didn’t have time to do anything with them. Meanwhile, my mother-in-law brought a small box of […]

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Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie


Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie   Ingredients 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut  3 cups half-and-half 2 eggs, beaten 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract  1 graham cracker crust 1 cup whipped topping   Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread the coconut […]

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Country Corn Bread


Country Corn Bread 1 cup water 1 cup buttermilk or 1 cup milk plus 1 Tbs vinegar 1/2 cup oil 3 cups flour 2 cup cornmeal 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 Tbs salt 4 tsp yeast   Combine milk water and oil. Mix well. Add 1 1/2 cup flour, […]

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Soap Making


So I have decided that I would like to try to make homemade soaps and lotions. i have tried a couple of simple recipes. Today I am trying my first batch of soap using the crockpot hot process method. I have read several books and online tutorials and have all my ingredients. If it turns out I’ll share […]

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