Attention Family! I've been saying it for years, now I am preparing you for when it happens, I am retiring from cooking in less than 5 years. The only thing I will make is my morning coffee, and that is only because I am too lazy to get dressed and go out for it!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Blonde Brownies

I love Blonde Brownies!  This recipe makes some of the best brownies ever.  It came from a 1954 Carolina Farmer magazine that I found in my Grandma's house (along with some fabrics and handsewn nine-patch blocks) long after she passed away.  The magazine was quite musty, so I copied down the recipe and threw the magazine away.  Now you know what I want for Mother's Day!

Blonde Brownies

1/4 cup shortening, melted
1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup nuts, chopped (pecans are the best!)

Mix shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.  Mix flour, baking powder, and salt together. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients.  Stir in nuts.  Bake in greased 7 x 11 pan at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.  Serve warm with ice cream whenever you need a favor from me!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Banana Cupcakes

This recipe came from my mom, I don't really remember her making them, but I know the recipe came from her!  To me, they taste more like muffins than cupcakes.

Banana Cupcakes
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups self-rising flour
1 tsp cinnamon or apple pie seasoning
3 ripe bananas
Mix shortening, sugar, buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla together until smooth.  Add flour and spices, add bananas. Mix for 2 minutes. Butter cupcake tin and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.  Makes 12 large cupcakes.