Why This Blog?
Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.
I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.
These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.
I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!
Sunday, October 7, 2012
I don't own a ton of cookbooks. I really enjoy them but I don't have the room to store them, and there are so many recipes to be found in magazines, newspapers and on-line.
I have a friend who collects cookbooks and has enough to fill a library. It's fun to look through all the titles and pick a few to read through. His most recent purchase caught my fancy and I just KNEW there had to be some good recipes in it. He was gracious enough to let me borrow it.
It's called, The Treasury of White Trash Cooking, by Ernest Matthew Mickler and Trisha Mickler. Ha!! This one is worth looking through simply for the photos and stories!
Here is the first one I tried. No explanation for the title, but they must be named after someone named Billy who either made them or loved to eat them, or both. They were super easy to make and turned out delicious. They were gooey and chewy and reminded me of a bite of pecan pie. I could imagine them with some chocolate chips or coconut (or both!) added too.
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup self-rising flour *
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
Preheat oven to 350F. Very lightly grease or spray a 9x9" baking pan.
In a medium sized pot, melt the butter. Remove from heat. Stir in the brown sugar. Add the egg, vanilla, flour and nuts. Lightly stir the mixture with a spoon. Pour into pan and bake for ~20 minutes or til the top is light golden brown. Don't over-bake! Cool and cut into bars.
*If you don't have self-rising flour on hand, just measure almost one cup of flour and add 1-1/4 tsp baking powder and 1/8 tsp salt.
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