Saturday, November 18, 2017

French Toast Casserole 

(Two 9 x 13 pans)    Texas Toast is double thickness bread

Ingredient Checklist

2 cup brown sugar
1 C. melted butter
2 loaf Texas toast
8 eggs
3 cup milk
2 teaspoon vanilla
powdered sugar for sprinkling and adding to egg mixture
  • Melt butter in microwave
  • Add brown sugar & stir together
  •  Pour mixture into two 9 x 13 pans
  • Spread evenly to cover bottom of pan
  • Beat eggs on low
  • Add milk & vanilla to egg mixture
  • Add 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar to egg mixture
  • Spread even layer of Texas Toast on butter/sugar layer
  • *I cut off the crusts...this is optional
  • After you have 1 even layer, ladle on 1/2 of egg mixture
  • Sprinkle brown sugar & cinnamon before next layer
  • Spread second layer of Texas Toast
  • Ladle second half of egg mixture
  • Spread thin layer of butter
  • Sprinkle lightly with white sugar & cinnamon

The the butter & sugar help give the final product a crusty top....

- Refrigerate overnight
- Bake at 350 for 45 minutes
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar
- Top should be crusty, middle should be soft & moist, & bottom is just glorious!

**eating it upside down is the way to go.....that way you don't waste any of the sticky bits of heaven on the plate. Layering pan first with parchment paper will help in removing from pan.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Baked Candied Sweet Potatoes

Baked Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes quartered (approx. 4 pounds)
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup water (one third)
1 1/4 cups butter
1/4 tsp. salt
1 bag whole marshmallows
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
maraschino cherries for garnish
cinnamon and nutmeg for garnish


Boil potatoes until slightly underdone. About 15-20 min.
Drain and peel
In saucepan (preferably a heavy one) combine brown sugar, 2 cups marshmallows, cinnamon and butter until all is melted
Mash two potatoes with a fork and stir into sauce, cut the remaining potatoes into slightly larger than bite size chunks.
Butter a large baking dish and place cut potatoes on the bottom. Pour sauce over the potatoes.

Bake for 20 min.

Remove from oven and add more marshmallows (cut in half this time) over the top with cherries, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Place back in oven and bake until golden brown.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Quiche Lorraine

1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch single crust
12 slices bacon
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese
1/3 cup minced onion
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups light cream
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white sugar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Place bacon in a large skillet, and fry over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels, then chop coarsely. Sprinkle bacon, cheese and onion into pastry shell.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, cream, salt, sugar and cayenne pepper. Pour mixture into pastry shell.
Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce heat to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C), and bake an additional 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted 1 inch from edge comes out clean. Allow quiche to sit 10 minutes before cutting into wedges.

Replace Swiss cheese with provalone and use part bacon and part sausage
(This is actually my favorite)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Big Mouth Pie

1 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup dark Karo or any dark syrup
1 Egg
1 Large Tab. cornstarch
1 Large Tab. flour
2 Cups hot water
1/2 Tsp. vanilla

Hand beat the egg and add syrup (hold aside)
Mix flour and sugar in a large saucepan
Add hot water to saucepan and then the egg and syrup mixture.
Boil on medium heat stirring constantly until mixture thickens then take off of heat.
Add  vanilla and allow filling to cool

Pour into unbaked pie crust


1 Cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 Tsp. baking soda
1/4 Cup butter or shortening

Blend mixture until crumbly (best done by hand)

Add to top of the pie filling and bake at 350 for 45 min to one hour until knife inserted in center comes out clean.


Monday, December 3, 2012

Banana Cream Pie (Mom's Recipe)

2 Cups milk
5 Tabs. flour
2Tabs. cornstarch
1/4 Tsp. salt
1/2 Cup sugar
3 eggs (separated-beat yolks-hold whites aside for meringue )
1 Tsp. vanilla
1 prepared pie crust (already baked and cooled)

·         Mix together flour, cornstarch, salt and sugar
·         Steam milk
·         Add flour mixture to steamed milk
·         Continue to cook on medium heat until thick, stirring constantly
·         Add 1 tsp. vanilla
·         Allow pudding to cool (cover with plastic wrap)
Meringue Topping
3 egg whites
6 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
·         Beat egg whites until frothy.
·         Add sugar gradually and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
·         Add vanilla.
·         Pile on pie and bake at 325° for 15 to 20 minutes.