Sunday, April 26, 2009


1 pound butter, softened
1 cup Domino® or C&H® Pure Cane Dark Brown Sugar
4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Directions: In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add 3-3/4 cups flour; mix well. Turn onto a floured surface. Knead for 5 minutes, adding enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Roll to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut into 3-in. x 1-in. strips. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Prick with fork. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until cookies are lightly Browned. Yield:about 4 dozen


Italian Beef Sandwich

3 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon onion salt
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 bay leaf
1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad
dressing mix
1 (5 pound) rump roast
Combine water with salt, ground black pepper, oregano, basil, onion salt, parsley, garlic powder, bay leaf, and salad dressing mix in a saucepan. Stir well, and bring to a boil.
Place roast in slow cooker, and pour salad dressing mixture over the meat.
Cover, and cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours, or on High for 4 to 5 hours. When done, remove bay leaf, and shred meat with a fork.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Lemon Poppy seed cake.

1 pkg yellow cake mix
1 cup water
1/2 c vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 sm pkg lemon pudding mix
4 T poppy seeds
Mix dry ingredients together well. Add the water and oil, beat eggs in one at a time.
Pour batter into a well greased bunt pan and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Cool cake in pan for a 10 minutes then turn onto a cake rack or plate to cool.
You can make a glaze for it if you like.
1 cup sifted powder sugar
3/4 t lemon juice
a small amount of lemon peel
If you want it yellow you can add a few drops of yellow food coloring, I would never put dye in my food though. :o)

I know it has been awhile, my mixer broke and it has me in a slump since it cost so much to fix. I have had nothing but problems with Kitchen aide they are made so cheaply anymore and cost so much to fix. I would tell everyone if you make breads and need a heavy duty mixer, Kitchen aide is not the way to go.
So I figure I would make something simple, a year after I was married I really started cooking more. My husband came home from work one day and told me about this really good cake one of the guys at work made and how much he loved it. Well I got the recipe and made it for him. So the other day I found the photo album that I put together about 27 years ago with recipes in it and I found that recipe. So needless to say I ran to the store and got the stuff to make it. Well really I drove to the store...:o)
So last night when he came home from work and cut a piece and ate it I asked him what he thought about it, he told me it was really good and then I asked him if it reminded him of anything, he knew right off.