Thursday, May 31, 2012

Hamburger Pie

For the crust:
2 cups of flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup canola oil
2/3 cup milk

For the filling:
1 pound beef
1 can tomato soup
2 tablespoons water
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Notes/Story: Heat oven to 375 and grease a glass pie plate.  Mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, oil, and milk until it forms a ball. Press the crust into the greased pie plate.  Set aside.  Next brown the beef in a large skillet and once it is cooked, add in the soup, water, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.  Bring the mixture to a simmer for a couple minutes or until thick.  Lastly, pour the hamburger mixture into the crust and sprinkle with the grated cheese.  Bake for 20 minutes or until the crust is browned and the cheese is melted.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Chocolate Turtles

1/2 cup butter - melted
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs well beaten
6 Tbsp cocoa or 1 square Bakers chocolate
1 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla

Notes/Story: Combine all of the above ingredients and mix well.  Heat waffle iron and drop a teaspoon of dough on each section of the iron.  Close cover and bake 50 to 60 seconds. Lift off with a fork. For the frosting, combine powdered sugar, butter, cocoa, and water until you get the right consistency.
Mom got this recipe in 1972 from grandma Evanson and said that grandma used to make them a lot. They are so delicious!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

1 cup pumpkin
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 egg
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon milk
1 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla

Notes/Story: First, begin by dissolving baking powder in the milk and set aside. Then whisk pumpkin, sugar, oil, vanilla, and egg together.  In another bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.  Next add the dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture. Lastly stir in the baking soda mixture and chocolate chips.  Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes.  They are very soft and chewy!