Author: Dru Marks

Texas Sheet Cake

Print Recipe Grandma Furnish’s Texas Sheet Cake Prepare one jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with sides) by greasing and flouring, set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins Course: BakingCuisine: American IngredientsSift together in a mixer bowl:2 cups flour well sifted1 tsp cinnamon2 tsp baking sodaAdd and mix well:2 cups sugar, whiteBring the following to a boil while stirring well; then add to the dry ingredients with the mixer on low:2 sticks butter2 tablespoons cocoa1 cup waterThen add the following; mixing well between each egg:2 eggsAdd to the batter, and mix an additional two minutes:1/2 cup buttermilkFor the Icing:1 stick butter4 tablespoons cocoa6 tablespoons buttermilk1 pound sugar, powdered stirring until smooth.1 cup pecans, chopped InstructionsMix the batter well (about two minutes) and pour into prepared jelly roll pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until cake springs back in the center. Prepare the following icing while the cake is baking and pour over the top of the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven. Add confectioners sugar and chopped nuts, stirring until smooth. Pour over cake right out of the oven, cool before cutting. Share...

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Did you say Mashed Potatoes?

Well, yes and no. We’re going to make colcannon. This is an Irish dish that has alot of my favorite foods all in one dish….butter, bacon, potatoes! See? There are alot of different versions of this dish depending on what country you visit….Ireland has Colcannon, Scotland has Rumbledethumps and England has Bubble & Squeak. Are they the same? No, but they are delicious second cousins. What about cabbage? Here’s where you can make it your own. How about Savoy? Or you could use classic green head cabbage. Or, trick the kids into eating brussel sprouts. Shred them fine and they will NEVER know. Print Recipe Colcannon Prep Time20 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time40 mins Course: Side DishCuisine: Irish Servings: 8 Ingredients1 head cabbage cored and shredded5 pounds potatoes peeled and rough large diced1 pound bacon diced1 stick butter, salted cut into dice1 teaspoon salt, kosher1/2 teaspoon black pepper InstructionsPrep potatoes, add to dutch oven and cover with cool water. Put on medium heat and bring to a boil. Cook the diced bacon on medium low at the same time as the potatoes. Cook until crisp, and pull to the side when cooked. Prep cabbage and add to potatoes after 15 minutes at the boil. Continue to cook until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain the potatoes and cabbage and return to the pot on low heat until the extra water...

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Colcannon

Print Recipe Colcannon Prep Time20 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time40 mins Course: Side DishCuisine: Irish Servings: 8 Ingredients1 head cabbage cored and shredded5 pounds potatoes peeled and rough large diced1 pound bacon diced1 stick butter, salted cut into dice1 teaspoon salt, kosher1/2 teaspoon black pepper InstructionsPrep potatoes, add to dutch oven and cover with cool water. Put on medium heat and bring to a boil. Cook the diced bacon on medium low at the same time as the potatoes. Cook until crisp, and pull to the side when cooked. Prep cabbage and add to potatoes after 15 minutes at the boil. Continue to cook until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain the potatoes and cabbage and return to the pot on low heat until the extra water has dried. Add bacon along with the fat from the pan, butter, salt and pepper and mash with a potato masher until well combined but potatoes should not be completely smooth. Grab a spoon, you’re done! Share...

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Magic Muffins

Print Recipe Magic Muffins Prep Time10 minsCook Time16 minsTotal Time26 mins Course: BakingCuisine: American IngredientsMix together:1 1/2 cups sugar1 stick butter, salted room temperatureAdd:4 eggs beaten1 1/2 cups greek yogurt2 3/4 cups self-rising flour love White Lilly InstructionsPreheat oven to 375°F.  Mix following the above groupings.  Line a muffin tin with liners and portion out 3/4 full in each. Should make 1 dozen muffins. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. NotesVariations: Snicker Doodle: Add 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg to batter, sprinkle top with 1/4 cup white sugar, 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Chocolate Chocolate Chip: Add 1/4 cocoa powder to flour, reserve 2 tablespoons of cocoa/flour mixture. Toss reserved cocoa/flour with 1/2 cup chocolate chips and fold into finished batter. Cheddar Bacon Chili Corn Muffins: Decrease self-rising flour to 2 cups, add 3/4 cup cornmeal. Stir into finished batter 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar and 1/4 cup very well drained Rotel Chilis. Sprinkle top of muffins with 1/4 pound of chopped crisp fried bacon. Southern Blueberry Muffins: Decrease self-rising flour to 2 cups, add 3/4 cup cornmeal. Stir into finished batter 1 – 2 cups of blueberries. If you used dried blueberries, lean towards 1 cup. If you use fresh or frozen lean towards 2 cups. Fresh and frozen blueberries will increase the baking time almost half again as much (even more so with the frozen berries). They will be well...

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Sugar Cream Pie

Print Recipe Dru’s Sugar Cream Pie Ingredients2 1/4 cup milk1 cup sugar, white1/2 cup flour1 stick butter1 tablespoon vanilla1 prebaked pie shellnutmeg InstructionsMeasure milk in a microwave safe measuring cup. Heat in microwave until scalded. Mix flour and sugar together in a heavy bottom pan. Stir in hot milk with a whisk and cook over medium high heat stirring without stopping until the mixture is thick and just starts to bubble. Remove from heat and add butter and vanilla, whisking until smooth. Pour into a prebaked pie shell and sprinkle nutmeg over the top (fresh grated is best). Cook at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Pie should still be a bit wobbly in the center when its finished. Cool completely before cutting. Share...

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