I like to use this cornbread for dressing, there’s no sugar in this. It’s also good to just eat with any meal. This is the kind my Mother always made…NO sugar!
2 cups yellow cornmeal
1-1/2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
1-1/2 cups sweet milk (regular whole milk)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
Heat oven 400º Melt 1/2 cup butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet OR 13×9-inch baking dish.
In a large bowl mix dry ingredients with a wire whisk; add eggs buttermilk, sweet milk and melted butter. Stir by hand with a spoon just until mixed and then pour into the HOT buttered skillet. Bake in a HOT oven about 30-35 minutes until lightly brown on top and test done.
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2 cups salted peanuts
1 cup candy corn
Mix ingredients in bowl
It really does taste just like a Payday Candy bar – Wanda
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This pie has Holiday written all over it and one that all of my family loves.
• 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
• 2 pounds fresh yams (the ones with the orange flesh and red skin)
Place potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake at 400º for 1 hour. Allow cooling and then peel. Mash pulp with potato masher until nice and smooth.
Heat oven 450º
2 cups mashed cooked sweet potato pulp
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 (12oz) can evaporated milk
In a large bowl, whisk eggs and sugar together; add remaining ingredients and then whisk to mix well; pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake 15 minutes and then reduce temperature to 350º. Bake about 45 minutes OR until tests done in center. Cool to room temperature and then serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
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4 large apples, unpeeled and diced
1 (20oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained
2 (1oz) boxes sugar free INSTANT Jell-O butterscotch pudding
2 (8oz) containers Cool whip, thawed – divided
1 cup salted peanuts
Snicker candy bars sliced for garnish – optional – Heath bars is also very good
Combine apples, undrained pineapple and peanuts in a large bowl. Add 1-1/2 containers of the Cool Whip (reserve 1/2 container, about 4 ounces for topping). Add the 2 boxes of instant pudding and stir to combine. Pour into serving dish and then top with remaining Cool Whip. Sprinkle with chopped candy bars and extra peanuts. Keep refrigerated.
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I developed this easy dinner for some of our senior members that don’t cook so much any more and also for busy young cooks like my grandson Michael.
1 whole chicken
2 tablespoons softened butter
Reynolds Oven baking bag (Large size – Up to 8 pounds)
Dry washed chicken and then season with salt and pepper on the inside. Place the softened butter inside of baking bag and “squish” around until butter is spread inside the bag. Stuff the chicken if desired and then place inside the bag. Tie ends and then place in a 13×9-inch baking dish. Cut 3 to 4 small slits in the bag for venting. Cook @ 350º 75 to 90 minutes OR until chicken is cooked to the bone and leg part pulls out easily.
1 (14oz) bag Pepperidge Farm Corn Bread Stuffing
1 (10.75oz) can cream of chicken soup
1 soup can Swanson’s chicken broth (measure in the soup can)
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
Melt butter in sauté pan and then add celery and onion. Sauté about 5 minutes until vegetables are tender; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk together soup and chicken broth until smooth. Add stuffing, poultry seasoning and cooked vegetables. (DO NOT OVER MIX – This will make you stuffing too dense!) Use the amount needed to stuff chicken if desired and then with remaining stuffing, place in a buttered casserole dish with a lid OR cover with foil. Bake @ 350º about 30 minutes.
YAMS – Sweet Potatoes
1 (40oz) can cut sweet potatoes in syrup – drain all but about 1 cup of juice
3 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Place all in a buttered – covered casserole dish. Bake @ 350º about 45 minutes.
In the top above photo – I cooked one can green beans in a sauce pan with 1 tablespoon butter about 15 minutes. I heated 1 (10-1/2oz) can Campbell’s Chicken Gravy. And 1 can of whole cranberry sauce.
NOTE: You can purchase a good Pumpkin or Pecan pie at Costco. Serve with your favorite store bought dinner rolls.
Cook Chicken, Stuffing and Sweet Potatoes in oven together – check recipe for times.
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