Food - Family -Faith

Food - Family -Faith
Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father, but by me. John 14:6

Saturday, June 23, 2012

My Favorite Brownie Recipe

This recipe was given to me years ago by a friend I worked with named Kay. It has been a family favorite ever since. I have them in the oven now. I also have the coffee brewing. I am anxiously awaiting them to get done.

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup Hershey's cocoa
2 sticks butter or margarine, melted
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups plain flour
1 tbsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts

*I usually use walnuts, but you can use whatever kind you like or omit them if you don't like nuts.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in pan while preheating oven. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Spread remainder of margarine in pan to grease pan. Bake 30 minutes.

Icing (if desired)

1/2 box confectioner's sugar
2 heaping tbsp cocoa
1/2 stick margarine or butter, melted

Mix all ingredients together. Spread over brownies while still warm in pan. Cool and cut into squares.


Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mile High Lime Pie

This is a recipe one of my friends gave me. My husband really likes it so I made it for him for Father's Day. It is a cool, light, refreshing dessert.

1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup + 2 tbsp. lime juice
1-8 oz. carton Cool Whip, thawed
1 graham cracker crust.

1 drop green food coloring, if desired

*I don't use the food coloring.
**You can make either one very full pie or two regular size pies. I usually put mine in two pie shells.

In a bowl combine all the ingredients except the pie shell. Put mixture in pie shell. Cover and chill for twelve hours before serving.

**To cut calories you can use Fat Free condensed milk, Low Fat or Fat Free sour cream, and Fat Free Cool Whip.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Strawberry-Apple Jello Surprise

This is a nice refreshing cool dessert. By adding the fruit you up the nutritional value.

1 lg pk strawberry jello
2-4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
2 individual cups of applesauce
2 cups boiling water
2 cups cold water

In 13 x 9 pan mix jello with boiling water and stir until dissolved. Add cold water, stir until well blended. Add applesauce. stir until blended. Add sliced strawberries and stir until incorporated throughout the jello. Cover and chill in refrigerator for several hours or until completely set. Garnish with whipped cream or cool whip, if you like.

**To cut calories and sugar content use sugar-free gelatin and all natural applesauce.



Friday, June 8, 2012

Peach Freeze Recipe

This is a great treat for a hot summer day. I love it when the peaches come in. We have an orchard close to our house. I love to go to the produce stand and get a basket to bring home and enjoy.

1 cup evaporated milk**
1 cup ice water
2 cups peaches, peeled and sliced
*fresh or frozen for a more frozen drink
2 cups ice
sugar to taste

Put milk, water and peaches in blender and blend until smooth. Add sugar and ice and blend until ice is blended up. Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

**To cut calories and fat you can use evaporated skim milk.