Saturday, August 23, 2008

Fresh Peach Dessert

Recipe from Emerson 2nd Ward Cookbook

1st Layer: (I double this layer)
8 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Mix ingredients together and spread on the bottom of a 9x13 pan.

2nd Layer:
Crush 1 package Nila Wafers (save 1/2-1 cup) and pour over cream cheese layer.

3rd Layer:
Layer 8 cups sliced fresh peaches over crumbs.

Top with 1 pint cool whip and sprinkle reserved crumbs on top. Keep in refrigerator for 8 hours before serving.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Grandma Warren's Potato Salad

Dad's Dutch Oven

Recipe from Randy Gillette

1 package bacon- chopped
1/2 cup water
6 ounces 7-up

In dutch oven, brown bacon. Remove bacon but leave grease. Coat chicken with flour, salt and pepper in ziplock bags. Brown. Add potatoes, carrots and bacon. Add seasoning salt to each layer. Add water and 7-up. Spread 1 cube butter on top. Cook 40-45 minutes.

Option: Put layer of refrigerator biscuits on top for the last 10-15 min and cook until brown.

You can also cook this in your oven in a normal pot at 250 degrees.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Homemade Oreos

Recipe from Emerson 2nd Ward Cookbook

1 Devil Food Cake Mix
2 Eggs
3/4 cup shortening

Mix ingredients. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Slightly flatten with bottom of a cup. Bake at 375 degrees for 8 min. Cool on wire rack.

1/4 cup butter
8 ounce cream cheese
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar

Mix butter, cream cheese and vanilla. Slowly add powdered sugar. Spread on bottom of one cookie and sandwich with a second.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Kentucky Biscuits

Recipe from

2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons baking soda
dash of salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 cups butter
3/4 cups buttermilk (Don’t have buttermilk? No prob, just add 1 or 2 Tbls of vinegar to milk.)

Mix dry ingredients. Add butter, milk and form into soft dough. Do not over knead! Pat into a ungreased 6×6 pan. I use a pie pan myself so you can use whatever. Cut into serving size portions before you cook. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until done and golden brown.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Beef Pot Roast

Put 1 cup flour in zip lock baggie. Put roast in baggie and cover with flour. Sear exterior of roast in frying pan.

Put 1/3 cup water in Crockpot. Add roast. Add 1 bag baby carrots and 3-5 chopped potatoes. Cover with 1 package onion soup mix.

Cook in Crockpot on high for 4+ hours or on low for 8+ hours.

Oatmeal Scotchies

These are probably my favorite cookies of all time! I always forget how much I like them until I make a batch and then my lack of self control reminds me!!!Recipe from Nestle Butterscotch Morsels package

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract or grated peel of 1 orange
3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 2/3 cups (11-package) Nestle Toll House Butterscotch Flavored Morsels

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in oats and morsels. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 7-8 minutes for chewy cookies; 9-10 minues for crisp cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.