Some of Our Favorite Recipes

BEST Pumpkin Cookies

If you want to try making and eating something different with pumpkin, then this is it! One of the BEST Fall Pumpkin Cookies that my family LOVES!!!!!
Prep Time 45 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup shortening butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup pumpkin(canned works fine)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butterscotch bits
  • 1 cup nuts
  • 1 cup raisins

FROSTING

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 4 tsp milk
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375° Cream shortening and sugar; add pumpkin and egg. Combine flour,baking soda,cinnamon,and salt. Mix this into the creamed mixture. Stir in butterscotch bits, nuts and raisins. Spoon the cookie dough onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake 10-12 minutes. Makes 4 to5 dozen.
    FROSTING:
    Combine Butter, milk,and brown sugar in saucepan and cook until sugar is dissolved. Let cool, then stir in confectioners sugar and vanilla. Frost the cookies while they are hot.

Notes

Rich sweet treat that's sure to please!!!!! 

Sassy Salsa

Everyone loves this recipe it's hard to keep it stocked. So each year we do our best to make more during our tomatoe and pepper harvesting. These jars of Salsa make GREAT gifts for family and friends.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 2 hrs 40 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 20 mins
Servings 10 pints

Ingredients
  

  • 20 Tomatoes peeled and quartered
  • 7 Onions (Medium) chopped
  • 2 Green Peppers (Medium) Chopped
  • 7 Jalapeno Peppers Sliced and chopped
  • 6 Sweet Bananna Peppers Sliced and chopped
  • 2 Cups Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 TBSP Lemon Juice
  • 2 TBSP Dried Oregano
  • 2 TSP Ground Cumin
  • 2 Cans Tomato Paste

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, combine the first 11 ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered for 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato paste. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Ladle the hot mixture into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Adjust lids. Process in boiling water bath for 20 minutes.

Notes

** When cutting and seeding hot peppers, use rubber or plastic gloves to protect your fingers. And don't touch your face.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Serve with fresh butter and ENJOY!!!
Prep Time 30 mins
Servings 18 BISCUITS

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb Sweet Potatoes steamed or boiled
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/4 cup Bisquick or any biscuit mix

Instructions
 

  • Cool and peel sweet potatoes. Mix together sweet potatoes, brown sugar, Bisquick mix and water. Combine ingredients thoroughly. The mixture wil be moister than regular biscuits. Flour table. Roll biscuit mix to 1/2" thickness. Cut with a 2 1/2" cutter. Place on greased sheet pan.
    Bake in 350° preheated oven for 16-18 minutes. The moist mixture does not allow the biscuits to rise a great deal. A mindful eye should be kept on the biscuits so they do not overcook. Yields 1 1/2 dozen.
Keyword Sweet Potatoe, Biscuits, Food recipe,

Best Dill Pickles

This is one of the best Dill Pickle Recipes that has been handed down from my grandmother.
Prep Time 1 hr
Servings 8 Quarts

Ingredients
  

  • 1 peck Dill size cucumbers 6-7 inches long
  • 3 bunches Fresh Dill
  • 2 Large Garlic Cloves or 4 small
  • 1 Hot Pepper
  • 3 Pints Cider Vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups Salt
  • 4 1/2 cups Boiling Water
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Powdered Alum

Instructions
 

  • Choose crisp, freshly picked cucumbers with short stem left on and wash gently in cold water. Put vinegar salt and water into a large pot for heating. Have 10 or 11 quart jars ready to fill. Place a stalk of dill in each jar and start packing your cucumbers into each jar. Put 1/8 of piece of clove garlic, 1/2 piece of clove and 2 slices of red pepper and 1/8 of the alum. Heat the vinegar and salt solutions until boiling pour over the pickles in each jar. Seal immediately and store in a cool dark place will be ready to eat in 3 or 4 weeks, the longer the better.
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Fresh Potpourri

Make Potpourii from drying flowers from your garden.

Instructions

  • Collect a variety of flowers from your garden in an assortment of colors throughout the season hanging them or laying them out to dry. The best time to cut Most of the long-lasting scent of potpourri doesn't come from the flower petals themselves but from the delightful essential oils that you can purchase from gift and craft stores. Essential oils today cover a wide range of delightful fragrances. The dried flower petals from your garden can be scented to smell like rose, lavender, jasmine, or any fragrance you like by putting a few drops of oil on your dried-flower mixture and stirring gently. Then seal the mixture in a jar or plastic container until ready to use. However, it's best to let it rest for several days before taking out a scoop so the mixture mingles together. Look for some nice decorative bowls to display your lovely creation in and give your living spaces the most delightful aroma. Refresh your potpourri with the essentials as needed. Also, your potpourri will make wonderful gifts for family and friends.

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

A deligthful salad.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Head of Romain lettuce torn
  • 1/2 Cucumber, sliced
  • 1 Tomato, sliced
  • 1 Small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup Mozellrella, cubed or shredded
  • 1 Avocado, sliced
  • Cooked Shrimp or meat of choice

Instructions
 

  • Combine all the ingredients and toss gently with Italian Dressing and Serve.

Good Food Starts with...

Good SEEDS!