Thursday, May 19, 2011

Pumpkin Bread

This is a recipe my mom always used when she would make her holiday bread. It's an original Betty Crocker Pumpkin Bread Recipe.. You can you Pumpkin Pie Spices in place of all the spices and you can also add Chocolate chips for that chocolate lover in you!! YUMMY!!

can (15 ounces) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 2/3
cups sugar
cup vegetable oil
teaspoons vanilla
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose or whole wheat flour
cup coarsely chopped nuts
cup raisins, if desired
teaspoons baking soda
teaspoon salt
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon ground cloves You can use Pumpkin Pie Spice in place of all the spices..

  1. Move oven rack to low position so that tops of pans will be in center of oven. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans, 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 inches, or 1 loaf pan 9x5x3 inches, with shortening.
  2. Stir together pumpkin, sugar, oil, vanilla and eggs in large bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into pans. ** You can also add Chocolate Chips to the mix for that yummy chocolate goodness!!**
  3. Bake 8-inch loaves 50 to 60 minutes, 9-inch loaf 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans and place top side up on wire rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.
Makes 2 loaves (24 slices each) 

Crustless Broccoli, Cheese & Bacon Quiche

8 eggs

1/2c milk

1/2 10oz box of frozen Broccoli thawed and drained well

1/2-3/4 C Shredded Cheese

1 pkg. Oscar Mayer Pre-cooked Bacon, crumbled

1/2 tsp. Salt

1/2 tsp. Pepper

1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder

Combine Eggs, milk, Salt, Pepper & Garlic Powder and mix well.
Grease a Deep Dish Glass Pie Dish.
Layer Broccoli, Bacon and cheese in the bottom of the pie dish. Pour Mixture over the ingredients in pie dish.
Bake 350 degree for 45-50 mins until knife inserted comes out clean.  Let stand a few mins before serving. Serves 6

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Cheese, Broccoli, Ham, Asparagus Strata

This is just another recipe I made up. I served it w/ a Garden Salad.

2- loaves French Bread

1- 10oz bag Frozen Broccoli

1 Bag of Microwavable Asparagus

1C or More~ Shredded Cheese

2C Ham cut or you can use Lunch meat ham and Tear it up.

8~ Eggs

2C. Milk

I cooked the broccoli & asparagus in the microwave.. I tore & cubed one french loaf into the bottom of a greased 9x13 then layered the broccoli, cut asparagus, ham and cheese. Then added the other loaf on top and topped it w/ the rest of the cheese... I then beat 8 eggs and 2c. of milk together and then poured over mixture and let it sit for 5 mins to absorb the egg mixture into the bread and baked at 375 for 50 mins.

Canned Soup Chowder

I made this recipe up one night and my husband has asked for it quiet often! I always serve it w/ Cornbread and a Salad.

2 ~cans Cream of Potato Soup

2 ~cans Cream of Celery

1 ~ Lg. can Cream of Chicken

1 ~ Lg. can Cream of Mushroom

1 ~ can Cheddar Cheese Soup

1 ~ 10oz bag Frozen Corn

1/2 or more jar. Hormel Real Bacon Pieces

1c. or more Velveeta cheese cubed into small cubes

1c. Milk

Add all ingredients into a Lg. Pot and cook until corn is done and Velveeta is melted..

It makes a lot so I freeze some for later. :-)

Funnel Cake

3 eggs

2 cups milk

1/4 cup white sugar

3 2/3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder


In a medium bowl, mix salt, baking powder, and half of the flour. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream eggs, sugar and milk. Add flour mixture and beat until smooth. Continue to add remaining flour, but use only enough to achieve desired consistency. Batter will be thin enough to run through a funnel.

In an eight inch skillet, heat the oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Put your finger over the bottom opening of the funnel, and fill the funnel with a generous 1/2 cup of the batter. Hold the funnel close to the surface of the oil, and release the batter into the oil while making a circular motion. Fry until golden brown. Use tongs and wide spatula to turn the cake over carefully. Fry the second side one minute. Drain on paper towels, and sprinkle with sifted confectioners' sugar or cinnamon sugar.

** I always add a couple teaspoons of Vanilla too! **