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Bussy Day Banana Bread Recipe
Recipe Type: Bread
Ingredients
  • 3 large or 4 small bananas
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Mash together first 3 ingredients.
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Blend well with a spoon.
  3. Pour into greased and floured loaf pan.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 min then reduce heat to 300 degrees and continue baking for 45 minutes or until done.

 

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Refrigerator Rolls Recipe
Recipe Type: Bread
Need rolls or cinnamon rolls for several dinners during the holidays? This dough recipe will keep in the refrigerator for at least 2 weeks to use as you need it for fresh baked rolls.
Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp margarine
  • 2 pkg dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 5 1/4 cup flour
Instructions
  1. Combine hot water, sugar, salt and margarine.
  2. In another large bowl add yeast to warm water.
  3. Stir the two mixtures together.
  4. Add beaten egg and 2 1/2 cups flour.
  5. Beat until smooth.
  6. Add 2 3/4 cups flour and beat until mixed together.
  7. Place in greased bowl, turning the dough so it is well greased.
  8. Punch down each day..
  9. Bake rolls at 350 degrees
Notes

Store in refrigerator for at least 2 weeks and use as needed during that time. Makes great cinnamon rolls too.

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Holiday Pumpkin Cranberry Loaves Recipe
Recipe Type: Bread
Ingredients
  • 6 eggs
  • 5 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 29oz large can pumpkin
  • 6 cups flour
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 Tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 pkg fresh cranberries
  • Chopped pecans (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix first 4 ingredients until blended thoroughly.
  2. In separate bowl, whisk together all remaining ingredients.
  3. Combine with first four ingredients in large bowl and mix well.
  4. Add entire pkg of fresh cranberries (and pecans if desired) to batter and mix well.
  5. Divide batter into 6 greased loaf pans.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees about 1 hour or until done.
Notes

You can add raisins when cranberries are not in season.
Makes 6 8×4 loaves or 8 6×3 loaves.

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Sage Dressing Recipe
Recipe Type: Side dish
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/2 tsp crushed dried sage
  • dash salt
  • dash pepper
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 4 cups dried bread crumbs
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup chicken broth
Instructions
  1. In small saucepan cook celery, onion and butter until tender.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in sage, salt and pepper.
  3. Stir in one beaten egg.
  4. Place bread crumbs on large bowl
  5. Add in onion mixture.
  6. Drizzle with chicken broth (enough to moisten)
  7. Toss lightly then transfer to casserole dish.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until heat through.
Notes

You could add oysters or use as as stuffing also.

 

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Divinity Recipe

by Susan on December 6, 2011

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Always a Christmas favorite.

Divinity Recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. In sauce pan, mix and heat together sugar, corn syrup and water until sugar dissolves.
  2. Cook over medium heat to a heard ball. (265 degrees)
  3. Meanwhile in large mixing bowl Beat egg whites and salt until stiff.
  4. Slowly pour in hot syrup, continuing to beat.
  5. Add Vanilla and chopped nuts.
  6. Beat until mixture will hold its shape.
  7. Drop by tsp onto cellophane.

 

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Christmas Crafts

by Susan on December 5, 2011

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Check out Better Homes and Gardens Fun-to Make Christmas Crafts.  Really Love this Calender, but wouldn’t it be great to have all year to keep track of family birthdays and special occasions?

And these canisters are a great way to recycle old sweaters and could be used all winter.  

 

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