Saturday, January 23, 2016

Kentucky Snow Cream Recipe


 Kentucky Snow Cream Recipe

*wait until the 2nd snow of the season
*use a metal bowl for serving

8 to12 cups fresh snow
1/2 cup regular sugar
1 can evaporated milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla
3 Tablespoons of your favorite Kentucky Bourbon

In a medium mixing bowl;
Stir together milk, sugar, vanilla, and bourbon
Pour mixture over snow
Blend until creamy, adding extra snow if needed
Scoop your snow cream into a metal bowl for serving

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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Small Garden Ideas

Small Garden Ideas

Little garden space, big idea

If you no longer wish to plant a big garden you may want to consider a small garden on your deck or patio. The cost of fresh tomatoes and peppers is skyrocketing with no end in sight! Window box or container gardens are a great small garden idea, especially when trying to cook healthier. Your small space container garden can be as large or as small as you wish. You can have one pot for cherry tomatoes, one for beefsteak tomatoes, one for green peppers and one for kitchen herbs.

Why not start out with a 5 gallon container and plant one of your favorite tomato varieties. A standard tomato cage fits the pot perfectly. If you are unsure a container veggie garden is for you, start with a small container or two of herbs. Small containers can grow multitudes of herbs or vegetables when either garden space or physical limitation is an issue.

With a little planning you can have your favorite berries, fresh tomatoes or peppers all summer long. It is possible and relatively easy to grow your favorite vegetables without having the burden of tending to an outdoor vegetable garden. If you have enough space for an enclosure, depending on where you live, you may be able to keep herbs & veggies year round!


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Monday, January 10, 2011

Lemon Snowflake Cookies Recipe

Lemon Snowflake Cookies Recipe

1 box lemon cake mix
1 egg
2  1/4 cups whipped topping
Confectioners sugar

preheat oven 350
In a large bowl, combine cake mix,
egg and whipped topping.
Stir until blended.
Batter will be sticky.

Drop by teaspoonfuls into sugar &
roll; coating lightly

Place on ungreased baking sheet

Bake 10-12 minutes or until light brown
tops will be cracked =o)
Place on wire racks to cool

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Friday, January 01, 2010

Original Sugar Plum Recipe

 Original Sugar Plum Recipe

You'll need several clean Mason jars with lids.
Wash plums well.
Prick each one with a fork.
Sprinkle with sugar.

Lay plums, out on the counter or on brown paper to dry.

Pack sugared plums in jars.
Be sure and sprinkle the sugar plums with a little more sugar during packing.

The sugar in the jar adds to the beauty and the taste

of this home made confection.

You can also tie a jute or rag-tie bow around the top

with a personalized label and give this old fashioned favorite as a gift.

Use either red or wild goose plums.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Blackberry Dumpling Recipe

Blackberry Dumpling Recipe

1 quart fresh blackberries
1 cup + 1 Tbls sugar, divided
1/2 tsp lemon extract
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt, divided
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2/3 cup cream / milk

In a Dutch oven, combine the following:
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
lemon extract.

Bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for about 5 minutes.

While the blackberry mixture is boiling;
In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, 1 Tbls sugar and 1/2 tsp salt.
add the milk last.
Stir just until mixed together.

The dumpling dough will be extremely thick.
Drop by heaping tablespoons full , making six mounds on the top of the hot blackberry mixture in the dutch oven.

Cover dutch oven tightly and simmer for an additional 15 minutes.

Spoon into serving dishes.

Serve with a dollup of whipped cream if desired.

May use frozen blackberries.
May leave out the milk altogether.
May use half and half instead of milk cream.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe
Preheat oven to 400 degrees

4 cups self-rising flour
1 Tbls. sugar
1 Tbls. baking powder
2 cups + buttermilk
2/3 cup shortening

In a large bread bowl;
Mix together
flour, sugar, baking powder buttermilk and shortening, but do not knead.
Roll out your dough to right at 1 inch thick.
Cut out biscuits using a biscuit cutter or an inverted ice tea glass.
Brush the tops with additional buttermilk right before placing on the cookie pan.

Place on greased cookie pan, put in hot oven.

Bake for about 15 minutes.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Poor Mans Milkshake

Poor Man's Milkshake
from the early 1920's

Tall Glass of Cold Milk
a little sugar
tsp of vanilla

Stir all together and serve cold

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Old Fashioned Homemade Vinegar Recipe

Notes from an old handwritten regional cookbook


Old Fashioned Homemade Vinegar Recipe


Take one pint of molasses,
put it in a jug with one gallon of warm water,
not boiling, let it stand for two months,
and you will have good vinegar.


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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Kentucky Sweet Carrots Recipe - old time

Kentucky Sweet Carrots Recipe
old time

carrots, washed and peeled
granulated brown sugar

Slice carrots to desired size.
Place in a sauce pot and boil just until fork tender.

In an iron skillet melt 3-4 tsp butter.

Drain carrots well and add to hot skillet.
Sprinkle in brown sugar a little at a time.
Stir until carrots are coated well.
Saute in skillet about 5 minutes, until
carrots are caramelized.

Serve while hot.

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Old Fashioned Tart Apple Crisp Recipe

Old Fashioned Tart Apple Crisp Recipe -

preheat oven to 450 degrees

6 tart apples, pared, seeded, cored and cut into eighths
2 Tbl white sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup stick butter, cold

In a small bowl mix white sugar and cinnamon
In another bowl, place flour, brown sugar and butter.
Using your hand, mix in the butter until crumbly.

1st layer; Place prepared apples into 8 x 12 pan
2nd layer; sprinkle sugar cinnamon mixture over apples.
3rd layer; spread crumbly butter mixture over apples and pat down firm.

Bake for 30 minutes or until apples are tender

serving ideas;
serve with heavy cream or with sausage or ham.

Dinner or Supper-
Serve with hard sauce or sweetened whip cream as a

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Boiled Potatoes in Sour Cream - Old Recipe

Boiled Potatoes in Sour Cream - Old Recipe

4 medium potatoes, pared and quartered
1 small onion, minced
salt & pepper to taste
enough water to cover potatoes while cooking
2 Tbls butter
4 Tbls sour cream

Place potatoes in a saucepan,
add onions, salt, pepper and water.
simmer until tender
Drain well.
Add butter and sour cream
Cover and shake gently until mixed.

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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Kentucky Goldenrod Egg Recipe - Old Time

Kentucky Goldenrod Egg Recipe - Old Time

4 hard boiled eggs
2 Tbls butter
1 Tbls flour
3/4 cups milk
3 Tbls cream
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp white pepper
2 Tbls grated Swiss cheese
toast slices
cooked ham rounds

prepare the hard boiled eggs; separate cooked yolks from cooked whites.
whites, chop well, set aside.
yolks, rubbed through a sieve, set aside

In a skillet, melt 2 Tbl butter, stir in flour.
When the butter begins to bubble slowly add in milk and cream.
Stir until thick.
Add salt, pepper. cheese and chopped egg whites.
Continue cooking for about 1 minute.

Layer in this order;
pour topping mixture over ham layer
Sprinkle with grated yolks.
Serve Hot.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Kentucky Fried Cabbage Recipe

Kentucky Fried Cabbage Recipe
farmhouse recipe from Ky cook

1 large head of cabbage
1/2 pound bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
1/2 tsp regular or sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 clove garlic or 1/2 tsp jarred minced garlic
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/3 cup of water

While the bacon is cooking, chop the cabbage into pieces
be sure and remove the center and toss it in your compost pile.

After the bacon is done, remove and drain on paper towels.
In your skillet, leave a tablespoon or 2 of bacon grease.
Break the cooked bacon into pieces, back in the skillet it goes...
Add the chopped cabbage and the salt, pepper,
garlic and red pepper.
Stir in 1/3 of a cup of water.

Cover and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Stir well, continue cooking until desired tenderness.

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

Kentucky Bourbon Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Kentucky Bourbon Oatmeal Cookies Recipe
Old recipe (late 1940's)

This recipe originated back when cake mixes first became readily available. It was in the middle to late 1940's that Duncan Hines began marketing boxes of dry cake mixes

preheated 375 degree oven

1 cup margarine, softened
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 box of yellow cake mix, divided in half
3 Tablespoons Kentucky Makers Mark Bourbon
3 cups Quick cooking Oats
1 cup chopped nuts *optional

Cream together margarine and sugar in a med to large mixing bowl
Add egg, water, 1/2 package of the cake mix, bourbon, oats and *nuts.

Drop by teaspoonful on un-greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake for 10 minutes. Do not over bake - bake for
Only 10 minutes, the cookies wont look like they are done,
but they will harden as they cool.

cool slightly before removing cookies from baking sheet.
Place the other half of the cake mix in a storage bag and seal.
You will be making another batch sooner than you think !

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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Old Time Molasses Cake Amish Recipe

Old Time Molasses Cake - Amish Recipe

2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cups molasses
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp soda
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
1/2 cup hot water

Mix all of the ingredients thoroughly.
Bake in your cake pan
at 325 to 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes

*Tell me this one isn't easy ...
ky cook

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Dandelions and Egg recipe -Old time breakfast

Dandelions and Egg recipe
Old Amish recipe

*make sure your dandelions are not completely mature-
older dandelion stalks are too bitter to fry up.

Fry dandelion greens in butter until crisp.
They will turn black as they cook as
they are supposed to, so dont think they are burned.
Just be sure to continue to add more butter, a little at a time.
Be sure and add a little salt too.
If you can still see any green, then they need more frying.

When the dandelions are done, kinda black looking
put some eggs on top, cover your pan and turn the burner off.
Let them sit on the burner till the eggs are done.
tastes just like bacon and eggs if you do them up right.

I love old recipes...

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Old Time Christmas Treat Apple Leather Recipe

Apple Leather Recipe
old time Christmas Treat

preheated 250 degee oven

3 cups applesauce
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup sugar
powdered sugar
chopped nuts (optional)

In small bowl:
mix applesauce, nutmeg and sugar.
Spread in shallow pan 1/2 " thick.
Bake for 3 hours.

Take out and when nearly dry,
dust surface with powdered sugar and
place the apple mixture on the surface.
Pat down, add chopped nuts if desired
roll up mixture like a jelly roll.
Slice thin.

Store in airtight container.

Apple leather was a special treat, usually saved for Holidays and Birthdays

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Christmas Milk Punch Recipe from early 1900's

Christmas Milk Punch Recipe
from early 1900's

2 Tablespoons liquor
1 Cup milk, hot or cold
sugar, to taste

Add 2 Tablespoons Brandy, Sherry or Rum to 1 cup of Milk.
Sweeten to taste.
Serve at once.

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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Kentucky Appleade Recipe from early 1900's

Kentucky Appleade Recipe
from early 1900's

Wash, peel and quarter a sour apple.
In a saucepan:
cover quartered apple with water and simmer until tender.
Mash to a pulp in the water.
Sweeten with sugar to taste.
Add enough water to make 1 glass full

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Old Time Sweet Kentucky Cider Pie Recipe

Old Time Sweet Kentucky Cider Pie Recipe

1 cup sugar + 4 Tbls for meringue
6 Tbls flour
2 cups apple cider
1/2 cup water
2 eggs, separated
1 baked pie crust

In large saucepan mix sugar and flour.
Add cider, water and 2 well beaten egg yolks.
Cook until thick and pour into baked pie crust.

Using 2 egg whites and 4 Tbls sugar, make up a meringue for top of pie.
Place in medium hot oven to brown meringue.

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