Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sugar Cookies!

These taste like the 'lofthouse' cookies, they are DELISH!!!!

* 2/3 cup shortening
* 2/3 cup butter
* 1 1/2 cups white sugar
* 2 eggs
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, shortening and sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, stir into the creamed mixture until dough comes together. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in sugar. Place them on an unprepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
3. Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until bottom is light brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Chocolate Chip Banana Bars

2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
2 ripe bananas, mashed
2 cups chocolate chips

Combine all ingredients. Mix well. Spread batter into greased 9 X 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Hillstead Sloppy Joe's

This is a Yummy Recipe that Lynette Hillstead shared with me. Both of Lynette's Granddaughters have worked as receptionist at our salon. I just love the whole family!
Sloppy Joes
1 lb hamburger
1 can tomato soup (no water)
2 TBLS. pickle relish
2 TBLS. ketchup
2 TBLS. BBQ sauce
Brown and drain the hamburger. Combine the rest of the ingredients and simmer. Serve on Hamburger Buns.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Fresh Fruit Pudding Milk Mixer

3 1/2 c. milk
1 pkg. instant pudding (use your favorite flavor.)
1 medium banana, ripe
1/2 c. berries

Place all ingredients in blender; cover. Blend 1 minute or until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes 4 servings. My kids love this for an after school snack.