These are some recipes I've posted before, but somehow they got lost in the reboot of the blog.
first recipe was invented by a wonderful lady named Gina Scalera who
used to work at the Joseph-Beth Bookstore in Lexington. She died a
couple of years ago, but when she was running the romance department at
the store, she had a reading group. Each month they would meet to
discuss a book, and Slave was
the book of the month for November 2008. She would make up a new cookie
recipe for each book, and this is the kind she made for Cat!
CAT'S M & M CANDY BARS
-2 cups unbleached Flour
-1 tsp. Baking Powder
-pinch of salt
-1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
-2/3 cup unsalted Butter, softened
-2 cups firmly packed Brown Sugar
-2 lg. Eggs
-2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
-1 cup M&M Candies
Preheat oven to 350 (325 if using a glass baking pan). Lightly grease a 13"x9" baking pan.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
a large bowl cream the butter and brown sugar. Mix in eggs, one at a
time, mixing well. Mix in the vanilla. Gently mix in the dry
ingredients, until well combined. Stir in the M&M's.
evenly into prepared pan. Bake 25 minutes, until lightly golden. Remove
from oven and cool completely before cutting into bars.
Yield: 3-4 dozen, depending on size of bar. Can be frozen.
I'm at it, I might as well give away all my secrets. This next recipe
is one I got from my grandmother. Heaven knows where she found it, but
it's one of those things that everyone seems to like. I've tasted
several different variations and have tried substituting other
ingredients, but, trust me, the original is best!
pkg Ore-Ida hash brown patties (27 oz) thawed and crumbled up (You can
use the bag of shredded hash browns, but it isn't as good.)
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
½ cup chopped onion
1 can Campbell's cream of chicken soup
1 cup sour cream
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
Mix all together and spread in greased 9 X 13 pan
Mix one stick melted butter with 1 ½ cups of crushed cornflakes and spread over the top.
Bake @ 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour.