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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Guest blogger Sunflower Patch offers up a yummy potato soup recipe for us!

A very big thank you to CeLynn at Sunflower Patch http://celynnssunflowerpatch.blogspot.com for writing up her famous Potato soup recipe and taking such nice photos for a complete tutorial
just for us here at RocknRecipes!    

I love CeLynn's Sunflower dishes!
Here's a bowl for you...

This is sure to receive rave reviews from your family - enjoy!

CeLynn's Famous Potato Soup

4 medium potatoes
1/4 onion

2 sausages, chopped
8 oz sharp cheddar cheese (grated)
2 green onions, chopped (for garnish)
2 cups milk or half & half
water to cover
salt & pepper to taste

Peel and chop potatoes into chunks,place in a medium to large size pot,cover with water.  Place on stove over medium-high heat.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook until tender.
Chop sausage and 1/4 onion, place in a skillet and saute until sausage is cooked.  Drain grease off, and set aside.
Remove potatoes from heat and drain off half of the water. (if there is 1 cup or less,do not drain off the water)
Using a potato masher,mash the potatoes.  If desired, leave some of the chunks unmashed.  
Add 6 oz. cheese,sausage and onion mixture to mashed potatoes,stir to combine.  Add the 2 cups of milk or half & half,return to stove and heat through.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish with remaining cheese and green onion
yield 6 servings

I usually serve this with my Cheddar English muffin bread (toasted).

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Special Fair Weather S'mores

My DH put up a pretty wishing well for me for Mother's Day,
but it had been windy and rainy, so he took it back inside the garage to reinforce it
and today secured it in its place on top of a willow tree trunk from a tree we had to cut down last year.

It was a warm, sunny Sunday and we enjoyed it outdoors!

My DH got the fire going so we could make our special "Fair Weather S'mores"

The neighbor kids joined in on the fun, too!

Yummy marshmallow perfection
(unless you prefer yours burnt)

We have the typical graham crackers, but we use Hershey's chocolate bars with almonds
and giant marshmallows to make them special!

All you'll need is one!

Grandma Pedie hopes you will all give them a try!
We hope you are enjoying fair weather, too!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Grandma Pedie's Pan- Fried Potato Patties

Q & A

"What do I do with leftover mashed potatoes?"
That's easy:
Grandma Pedie's Pan-Fried Potato Patties

About eight medium-sized potatoes to make about four cups of mashed potatoes.
The mashed potatoes for pancakes need to be cold from the refrigerator to be of the right consistency.
The mashed potatoes should be allowed to stay in the frige for two or three days.
Add two whole eggs, two cups of flour and one half a large onion, diced.
Add salt and pepper to taste and mix well with a spoon.
Mix this in the morning to fry for supper if you like a stronger flavor.

To fry, you'll need a heavy metal pan that is not non-stick.
Place the pan on medium heat on the stove.
We chose 5.
Add just enough oil to cover the bottom of your pan.

Peanut oil will make these taste really good!

Here's Grandma Pedie frying 'em up in a pan!

Flip them quickly - only 30 to 40 seconds per side!


Don't forget about dessert - this time it's brownies from a mix baked in Pam-sprayed muffin tins for 32 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Why buy a special pan for $20 when you can use what you've got already?!?  A scoop of French vanilla ice cream will top these off nicely!

Does your family have a special potato recipe?
Please share your fond memories here with us on RockRecipes!
Thank you!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pie, anyone?

Great Grandma Block's 1936 "Household Searchlight" cookbook has many wonderfully interesting two-crust pie recipes that we would love to share with you....

(Information about the cookbook:  Household Searchlight, 1936)

Green Tomato Mince-Meat

1 peck green tomatoes
1 quart sliced apples, fresh or dried
1 pound seedless raisins
1 pound suet, chopped
cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
2 1/2 pounds brown sugar
3 lemons

Wash tomatoes.  Cut in small pieces.  Sprinkle with salt.  Let stand overnight.  Drain.  Add sufficient water to prevent sticking.  Cook 30 minutes, stirring frequently.  Add lemon juice, grated rind 1 lemon and white of 1 lemon cut in small pieces.  Add apples, suet, raisins and sugar.  Add spices to taste and a few grains of salt.  Simmer slowly, stirring frequently, until tomatoes and apples and tender and flavors are blended.  Pack in freshly sterilized jars.  Seal.  - Mrs. Everett Clarkson, Sunder, Tex.

Mock Mince Pie (Prize Winning Recipe)

1 cup chopped raisins
5 large crackers, rolled fine
1 egg, well beaten
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup vinegar
1 cup sugar
1 cup cold strong tea
1 tablespoon butter
few grains salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice
Combine ingredients.  Mix thoroughly.  Pour into pastry-lined pie pan.  Cover with top crust.  Bake in hot oven (425 degrees Fahrenheit) about 25 minutes - Mrs. Carrie A. Ritter, Utica, N. Y.

Ripe Grape Pie

2 1/2 cups grape pulp and skins
3 Tablespoons melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons flour

Wash fully ripened grapes.  Separate pulp and skins.  Cook pulp slowly until soft.  Rub through sieve.  Combined sieved pulp and skins.  Combine sugar and flour.  Add to grape mixture.  Add butter.  Pour into pastry-lined pan.  Cover with top crust or strips of pastry.  Bake in hot oven (425 degrees Fahrenheit) about 25 minutes.  - The Household Searchlight


Rhubarb Pie

1 egg, well beaten
1 cup sugar
1 cup finely sliced rhubarb
1/2 cup cracker crumbs
1/2 cup chopped raisins
2 Tablespoons melted butter or butter substitute
Combined sugar and egg.  Ad rhubarb, crumbs, few grains salt, raisins, and butter or butter substitute.  Mix thoroughly.  Pour into pastry-lined pie pan.  Cover with top crust.  Bake in hot oven (425 degrees Fahrenheit) about 45 minutes. - Addie Folsom, Plymouth, N. H.


Dear readers,

Which pie(s) would you prefer to make?  Which pie(s) would you not make and why?

Do you purchase pre-made fillings to bake at home?

Thank you for sharing your thought we us.  We appreciate your time.


Mary Ann & Mother

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day Waffles from Betty Crocker!

Betty Crocker's Cookbook, circa 1976

I remember the 1976 parade in our small town in America!  Mother and her friends all sewed long prairie dresses with bonnets and the floats were covered 
with red, white and blue banners for the celebration of the Bicentennial!

ingredients for Richer Waffles, pg. 58

Richer Waffles, Betty Crocker, 1976

3 eggs
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening 
(Crico canola oil is what we prefer)

Heat waffle iron.  Beat eggs; beat in remaining ingredients with ratary beater (we used the mixer) until smooth.
Pour batter from cup or pitcher onto center of hot waffle iron.  Bake about 5 minutes or until steaming stops.  Remove waffle carefully.
Makes about eight 7" waffles.
(If using self-rising flour, omit baking powder and salt.)

No buttermilk on hand?
To substitute regular milk for buttermilk, separate eggs, beat egg whites until stiff; increase baking powder to 4 teaspoons; omit soda and fold egg whites into batter.

Happy Mother's Day, Grandma Pedie!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Seven Minute Frosting (or...7 minutes to pure heaven!)

Seven Minute Frosting
Better Homes and Gardens "New" Cookbook, circa 1957

2 unbeaten egg whites
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
or 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/3 cup cold water 
(can substitute half of the liquid for Maraschino cherry juice)
dash of salt (must use)
1 teaspoon of vanilla (Grandpa always used Watkins!)

Add all ingredients except vanilla to the top half of a double boiler, beat for one minute off the heat while the bottom pot of the double boiler heats up on the stove.

Beat for one minute before placing over the boiling bottom half of the double boiler.

This "ancient" pot has boiled many batches of Seven Minute Frosting and still works like a charm!

Start your timer...

Have your Kindle nearby so you can while the time away easily...

Here's what it looks like at 4 minutes 34 seconds...

Be sure to use the highest setting on your hand mixer.

Seven minutes has passed - time to take off the top half and set it aside to add vanilla.

Adding one teaspoon of vanilla extract (or two)...

"Beat until of spreading consistency." 
I believe this means, "Beat for about one minute, or at least as long as you can stand it 
without digging in for a taste!"

Hurry!  Pour the frosting over your chocolate cake (warm cake right out of the oven works fine for this frosting!)

Hurry before family members come running to stick their fingers in the frosting!

And of course, the cook always must taste test before serving her family!

Ahhhh....there was still enough frosting to mound upon the cake and create heavenly clouds of yummy marshmallowy frosting goodness....yummmmm (sorry, too busy eating right now :-)

I managed to save you a piece, too...
here's  yours!


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