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betty witt's frosting

Cupcakewithfrosting

I've been going through some of my old recipes trying to organize the ones I want to keep and get rid of the ones that I know I'll never make.  Every time I found a recipe I hadn't made in a long time I'd go "Oh, I remember this recipe", and if someone walked into the room they'd wonder who I was talking to.

Anyway, the recipe that brought back a lot of memories is a frosting recipe called Betty Witt's frosting.  That's all I've ever known it as, I got it from my mother-in-law and she said they called it that because they got it from Betty Witt :)  I made this recipe a lot over the years when my children were young, and Mr remembers it I think not only from me making it but from his mother making it as well.

So I just had to make it again and would you believe it tasted just like I remembered.

 

    Betty Witt's Frosting

2 Tbsp Flour

2 Tbsp Milk

2 Tbsp Butter

2 Tsp Vanilla

1/2 cup Shortening

1 Egg White

1/2 Tsp Salt

2 Cups Powdered Sugar

 

Mix ALL together in order.

 


waiting patiently

Corn casserole

Corn Casserole

1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can creamed corn
2 eggs beaten
1 stick butter, melted
4 heaping T. all purpose flour
1/4 C. diced green pepper or red pepper or both
1 C. whole milk
1/2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients and pour into a greased casserole dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hr. 20 min.

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I thought I'd share this new to me recipe I found on Facebook, corn casserole.  I have never made corn casserole until now and I have to say it was pretty good.  Sugaring has been at a standstill with the warm temps, hopefully the temps will drop soon to reset the sap run.  So in the meantime Mr has been working in the barn making things in preparation for the chicks arrival.

Barn door_

I know most people want the warmer temps and I will admit I've enjoyed the warmer temps we have been having, but we need the temps in the 20's at night and 40's in the day for the sap to really run.

Our barn

Our snow is almost gone now and you could say we are officially into mud season.  So, we are waiting patiently and hoping that we'll be boiling soon.

 


old fashioned mini applesauce cake donuts

Whole wheat mini donuts

Old Fashioned Mini Applesauce Cake Donuts
 
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup applesauce
2 Tbsp oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg white, lightly beaten

 

Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray your mini donut pan with oil or coat with butter and set aside.

In a small bowl, thoroughly combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

In a large bowl, whisk together milk, buttermilk, applesauce, oil, and vanilla.

Fold flour mixture into wet ingredients and stir just until moistened; fold in egg white.

Add 1/2 Tbsp batter per mold, leaving the center peg showing above the batter.

Bake 10 minutes or until dough springs back when touched with your finger.

Remove from oven and cool for 2 minutes, then loosen donuts. While still warm, dip donuts in sugar, powdered sugar, or a mixture of cinnamon and sugar, coating well. Or cover with a glaze of 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 2 tsp milk.

 

Recipe from Mary Janes Farm magazine.

 

eta: I totally forgot to add sugar to this recipe and I used my whole wheat pastry flour.

 


december 1st

Where oh where did the month of November go?  Does anyone know?  We had a wonderful Thanksgiving I hope Y'all did too.  Our son got his first deer and he was pretty excited. 

Dan's deer

A couple of weeks ago I was looking out over the back deck and I spied what looked like a big buck walking through the pine trees heading towards the pond.  I was sure it was a big buck and after pulling the trail cam in I was more than sure this was the guy I had seen sneaking through the pines.

Big buck 2013

I didn't take too many photos over thanksgiving, I just enjoyed the time we had with our family.

Picture time

Big guy

There's nothing like eating a bunch of yummy carbs, my daughter-in-law made rolls and I made the stuffing, I made it this year in the slow cooker and will definitely do it again next year.  I had found the recipe on Pinterest.

Carbs

Getting tired of eating turkey?  Here's a delicious sandwich that I had planned to eat after thanksgiving but we ended up eating it before.

Philly cheese steak
 

PHILLY CHEESE STEAK SLOPPY JOES

1 lb ground beef
1 small sweet onion chopped
1 green bell pepper seeded and chopped
1/4 cup steak sauce (like A1)
1 cup beef broth
provolone cheese
buns

Crumble the ground beef into a skillet and add the chopped onion and pepper. Begin to cook, when the beef is about half cooked, add the broth and steak sauce. Cook until all items are done and allow to simmer and cook down/thicken.
I used hoagie buns from the bakery. Slice them open and filled 6 with the meat mixture. Then each was topped with a slice of provolone cheese. This was placed under the broiler for 3 minutes.

 

Now, go on and enjoy the day ♥♥♥


ever drink pumpkin pie?

Creamer

I found over at Country Pleasures a recipe for Pumpkin Pie Creamer that you put in your coffee.

 

Homemade Pumpkin Pie Creamer

1 cup whole milk

1 cup heavy cream

3 T. puree pumpkin

1 t. pumpkin pie spice

4 T. maple syrup

1 t. vanilla

Whisk together the milk, heavy cream, pumpkin, spice and maple syrup in a medium pan over medium heat, allow to steam, then remove from the heat and add vanilla.  Strain through a sieve or cheesecloth and store in a glass bottle, and keep refrigerated.

 

I realized that I had used my homemade vanilla and our homemade syrup from the farm here.  Next year I plan on planting some pie pumpkins so that I can "can" my own pumpkin.  I liked this cream, I'm not sure Mr was real fond of it, but then he poured what seemed like a gallon of it in his cup :)  So that might have been why it was a BIT overpowering for him :)

 


i'm confused

Someone verify for me please, are we in the month of July or is it really October?  I don't think the temps today even got out of the 50's, if they did it was just barely.  I haven't been out taking photos lately so I thought I would show you some more bags that I have been working on.  I didn't have a pattern so I made my own.  I incorporated all the things I want in a hipster bag.  I even dug in the button tins that I got from my mom, who most likely got from my grandma and found a couple of neat buttons to add to the bags.

Hipster bag brown

I couldn't stop at just one :)

Hipster blue-brown

Inside blue-brown

I saw this recipe on the Craftsy blog and thought it sounded delicious.

 

Tangy Carolina Barbecue Sauce 

1 cup apple cider vinegar  

1 cup ketchup 

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup yellow mustard

1 tablespoons onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

dash of Worcestershire sauce

Dump everything into a medium saucepan set to low heat. Whisk together to combine. Increase

Simmer, stirring often, for 15 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by 1/3.

Remove from the heat and store in a one pint mason jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Recipe found on Craftsy blog.

 

Hope Y'All have a wonderful night.

 

Tangy carolina barbecue sauce

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce

Step 1:

Dump everything into a medium saucepan set to low heat. Whisk together to combine. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil.

Step 2:

Simmer, stirring often, for 15 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by 1/3.

Step 3:

Remove from the heat and store in a one pint mason jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

- See more at: https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/07/homemade-barbecue-sauce/#sthash.sk7gfok0.dpuf

Tangy carolina barbecue sauce

  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce

Step 1:

Dump everything into a medium saucepan set to low heat. Whisk together to combine. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil.

Step 2:

Simmer, stirring often, for 15 minutes or until the sauce has reduced by 1/3.

Step 3:

Remove from the heat and store in a one pint mason jar in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

- See more at: https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2013/07/homemade-barbecue-sauce/#sthash.sk7gfok0.dpuf

hot soup on a snowy winter day

Chicken tortilla soup

Do you go on Pinterest and pin a lot of delicious looking recipes but never make them?  I do, that is until now.  I've decided to make one recipe a week of the recipes that I have pinned on Pinterest.  Waiting for the snow to hit I thought that this Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup would hit the spot.  I also made seasoned tortilla strips to put on top.  I've only had chicken tortilla soup once so I really couldn't compare the soup I made to any other.  This recipe was very tasty and I plan to make it again.  I just love soup on a cold winter day.

Well, it came and we're all set.  I had filled the feeders yesterday, I figured that if I'm filling my cupboards with food I couldn't forget to fill the cupboards of my feathered friends.

Badger lodge

And, I'm so glad I didn't forget.

Birds at the feeder

Out my window

Jim out plowing trying to keep up with the snow drifts in the driveway.  Our driveway is quite long and will drift over, our youngest the first winter here got stuck and I do mean stuck, where she slid off and we had to dig her out.

Plowing snow

I feel so safe and warm here in our little cabin.  I hope Y'All are safe and sound.

 


easy peasy nisu

I absolutely love this time of year, because after such a hot summer and NOT wanting to bake, cook or for that matter turn the oven on for ANYTHING, I'm in heaven!  I love making nisu but don't like the work it entails in making it.  I've been meaning to try this bread machine nisu recipe for so long and finally I made it.  It turned out great and I ended up making two loaves.  What I like about making two loaves is....

you can add frosting...

Icing

Nisu loaves

or not.

Nisu loaf

Bread Machine Nisu

1 can evaporated milk

3 eggs, slightly beaten

5 c. flour

1/4 c. sugar ( I used honey)

1 tsp cardamom ( I freshly ground mine)

1/2 tsp. salt

2-1/4 tsp. yeast

1/4 c. oil

 

Put on dough cycle.  On a slightly oiled surface form into a 20 inch loaf.  Rise.  Bake at 375 degree oven for 30-35 minutes.

I have a couple of tweaks with this recipe.  I used honey instead of sugar and I freshly ground my cardamom.  Since we both love cardamom I added more, and next time I'll add even more, it just wasn't quite enough for us.  Since I added honey it seemed much more sticky than it should be so I added a bit more flour, probably about 1/4 cup more.


Okay, I need to confess, I was a bit confused looking at the recipe while the dough was rising and thought hmmmmmmmmm....A 20 inch loaf????  Again I have to confess, I've never seen a 20 inch loaf of nisu, I've only seen it made into braided loaves or rolls.  So, looking at the dough that I just took out of the bread machine, I thought that is going to be a big loaf of nisu if I braid it, so I made two loaves out of it.  They are a bit smaller than my other recipe that I normally use, but they taste just as yummy!

Alright, I hope you're not tired of these food posts I've been doing.

Sorry if you are, but I'm in HEAVEN!