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Need help with recipes!
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Maggie/TX    Posted 05-17-2004 at 14:16:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Our volunteer fire department ladies auxiliary is publishing a cookbook for a fundraiser. All the money we raise goes to the volunteer fire department. The more recipes we have submitted for the book, the better it will be. We've got to have enough recipes together and have it typed and submitted by June 30th in order to take advantage of a coupon for 30 cents off publishing cost per book.

The name of each person who submits a recipe will be printed next to the recipe. We need LOTS more recipes! Some of you must have some good recipes you would share with us to put in our book. PLEASE email them to me at the above address and I will reply with a personal thank you. (And my real name. LOL!) You can send in recipes in the name of a friend or relative as long as it's ok with them. I'm submitting one in the name of my Mom, and if she were still here I know it would be ok. I just wanted to honor her by having her name on one of them.

HERB! You really should get me some recipes for this one, as it's the fire department that protects your hometown community, ya know! :)

Herb    Posted 05-17-2004 at 23:07:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
OK, this is a recipe for Mocha Brownie Chip Cookies. I really did make these for a superbowl party this year and everyone liked them. I got the recipe from

4 cups semi-sweet chocalate chips
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
3 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt----(do you think a half teaspoon of anything really makes that much difference? Anyway, thats what it said.OK, sorry.)
4 eggs room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tbsp powdered instant coffee
2 tsp vanilla (about $2 worth if I figure correctly. Still, don't use the imitation stuff.)
2 cups chopped pecans

Melt half of the chocolate chips and all the butter and unsweeetened chocolate in top of double boiler set over hot (but not boiling)water. Stir until smooth. Remove and let cool.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Beat eggs, sugar and instant coffee and vanilla in large bowl at high speed for two minutes. Stir in cooled chocolate mixture, then flour. Add the rest of the chocolate chips and pecans.

Let this set for half an hour. Prehead oven to 350 F and line cookie sheets with waxed paper. Drop batter onto prepared sheets a teaspoon at a time, spacing evenly. Bake 8 minutes( until cookies are crackled and shiny outside, but still soft inside). Makes about 7 dozen.

Chas in Me    Posted 05-17-2004 at 18:41:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm heading for my fifth anniversary with my bride. When we were dating, I found out the ladies in the family all took turns cooking dinner for various holidays. LOML (Love of my Life) had Mother's Day and Thanksgiving. Wanting to fit in and be part of the festivities, I volunteered to make the pudding (see below) for Mother's Day.
With this family, tradition is holy and this day always had Boston Creme Pie for dessert. My offering was looked at with turned up noses, and just in case, a Boston Creme Pie was served along with the Brown Sugar Pudding.
Now, years later, I get the direct stare from the ladies in the family, a finger pointed at my nose and the very clear, no nonsense statement, " You Will Make The Pudding".
This is my Mom's recipe for Brown Sugar Pudding. If you are going to give credit, please give it to Helen Upton.
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 tbsp. corn starch
3 eggs (seperated)
3/4 tsp vanilla

Mix sugar and corn starch add milk. Cook 15 minutes in double-boiler. Now, cook doesn't mean get it hot, it means let it cook after it gets hot. You need to let it thicken, that's what cooking means.
Take a small amount of the hot pudding out of the double-boiler and mix it with the egg yolks. This warms them up so they don't turn to scrambled eggs in the pudding. Stir that mixture back into the pudding and cook for another 2 minutes.

While this is going on, you need to whip the egg whites until they are stiff. Fold the pudding into the egg whites and stir in vanilla. Stir gently until all ingredients are well blended.
Cool overnight and serve with fresh whipped cream.
This is one of the best ways I know to catch a bride. Good luck with the project.

Ron,ar    Posted 05-17-2004 at 19:19:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
here's mine: Pinto Bean Pie
1 cup cooked pinto beans w/juice
1 cup flaked coconut
4 eggs
3 cups white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup melted butter
2 (9 inch) deep dish frozen pie crusts

Cook pinto beans the day before, Do not add seasoning of any kind, refrigerate beans over night. Mash beans until smooth. Mix ingredients well. Divide ingredients into 9-inch unbaked pie shells. Bake 1 hour at 350
degrees. This pie looks a lot like a pecan pie when finished.

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