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No Fail Pie Crust

No Fail Pie Crust

  • 2 1/2 c Sifted Flour
  • 1 c Butter
  • 1/4 c cold water
  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lg beaten egg

salt and flour.  Cut in butter until it resembles small peas.  Mix in water,
vinegar, and beaten egg.  Knead and roll out to 1/4” thick.  Makes 1 2-crust pie
or 2 1-crust pies.


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Grandma Dodds’ Vanilla Ice

Blend in Blender:

  • 1can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp lemon extract/juice
  • 5 eggs
  • Dash salt

Add and stir:

  • 2 1/2 c sugar

Fill to line with half and half or milk as desired (2-3 qts)


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Monkey Bread

  • 1 c lukewarm water
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 T yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 c Flour
  • 2 T oil
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1 cube butter

Stir together water and sugar and add one package yeast (1 Tbsp)  Mix and set aside.
Beat 1 egg and add to mixture.  Beat in 1 1/2 cups flour.  Beat several
minutes with normal beater (not dough hook).  Add oil and salt.  Slowly add 2
more cups flour.  Knead or use dough hook.  Refrigerate, covered with wet towel,
if desired.  Cover and let rise one hour or until dough doubled in size.  Melt
butter in the bundt pan.  Roll out dough to 1/4″ thick and Cut circles with
glass or round 3″ cookie cutter.  Dip each circle in pan butter, to cover both
sides.  Overlap circles in bottom of pan.  Let rise 2 hours until dough reaches
top of pan.  Bake at 400 F for 20 min.

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Posted by on August 1, 2011 in Breads


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Dorene Salad

1 head red leaf lettuce                          1/2 – 1 cup cottage cheese, drained and rinsed

1 head green leaf lettuce                       1/2 – 1 cup mozzerella cheese, finely shredded

1 cup sliced mushrooms                        1/2 cup crumbled bacon or bacon bits

1/2 red onion, sliced

Toss together and add dressing immediately before serving.


3/4 cup oil                                                1 Tblsp. poppy seeds

1/3 cup sugar or agave                            3/4 tsp. sea salt

1/3 cup red wine vinegar                         1/3 tsp. dry mustard

Shake or stir together until sugar dissolves.  Pour over salad and toss together.

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Posted by on May 20, 2011 in Side Dish


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Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup


2 cups Bisquick                                    1  2/3 cups milk

1/2 tsp. cinnamon                                1 cup grated apple (2 large)

1 egg

Mix all but grated apple with beater.  Fold in grated apple.  Bake on a hot, lightly greased griddle.

Cider Syrup:

1 cup sugar                                              2 cups apple cider or juice

2 Tbsp. cornstarch                                  1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1/4 tsp. nutmeg                                        1/4 cups butter

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Mix sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg, and cinnamon together in a saucepan.  Stir in apple cider/juice and lemon juice.  Heat over medium-high heat.  Boil 1 minute.  Remove from heat and add butter.  Stir until melted.  Serve warm.


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