Sugar cookies

from Diane B.’s book, Corvallis, OR

Ingredients

1 c. butter
1 c. powdered sugar
1 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 c. oil
2 t. vanilla
4 1/2 c. flour
1 t. soda
1 t. cream of tarter
1 t. salt
1 t. grated lemon peel (optional)

Preparation instructions

Cream the butter and sugars. Beat in eggs. Add oil, vanilla and lemon peel. Add flour and remaining ingred. gradually until well blended. Cover and chill 1 hour or more. form heaping tsp of dough into a ball and flatten slightly with a glass dipped into sugar. Bake 350 8 minutes or until golden around edges.

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Quick quaker oat cookies

from Diane B.’s book, Corvallis, OR

Ingredients

4 c. oats
1 c. canola oil
1 box brown sugar
2 eggs, pinch of salt
1 t vanilla
chopped walnuts to taste.

Preparation instructions

Mix together oats, oil and brown sugar and let stand overnight. Then add 2 eggs, salt, vanilla and nuts.
Bake 325 about 12 minutes. when done, let stand in pan for about 1-2 min and then remove with spatula. These are delicate cookies but oh so good.

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Oatmeal icebox cookies

from Diane B.’s book, Corvallis, OR

Ingredients

1 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanila
1 1/2 c. flour
1 t. salt
1 t. soda
3 cups qq oats
1/2 c. chopped nuts.

Preparation instructions

Blend shortening and sugars; add eggs. Add flour mixture. Cookie dough will be stiff. Shape into logs, about 3. Wrap in plastic wrap or wax paper. Freeze or chill until firm. Slice 1/4″ slices and bake at 350 oven for approx 10 minutes.
If you use butter instead of shortening, cookies will be chewy instead of crunchy.

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Mississippi mudcake

from Diane B.’s book, Corvallis, OR

Ingredients

4 eggs
2 c. sugar
2 sticks butter
1/3 c. cocoa
1/2 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 c. nuts
1 1/2 c. flour
1 t. bkg powder.

Icing

1/3 c. cocoa
1 stick butter
1 box powdered sugar
6 T milk
Cream butter, add cocoa and sugar alternately with milk until reach desired consistency.

Preparation instructions

Melt butter with cocoa. Beat the eggs and add the sugar, salt, vanilla. Beat till fluffy. Add cocoa and butter. Then add flour and bkg powder and nuts.
Grease and flour 9 x 13″ pan. Bake 350 for 30 minutes. Remove and add bag of mini marshmallows. Put back in oven until melted and puffy. Cool and then ice.

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Ginger crinkles

from Diane B.’s book, Corvallis, OR

Ingredients

2/3 c. canola oil
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
4 T molasses
2 1/2 c. flour
2 t. soda
1/2 t. salt
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. ginger
1/4 c. sugar for dipping.

Preparation instructions

Preheat oven to 350. Mix oil and sugar thoroughly. Add eggs and beat well. Stir in molasses. Mix dry ingredients together and add to mixture. Chill dough. Drop by rounded teaspoonful into sugar and form into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets 3″ apart. Bake 15 min.

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Coffee cake

from Diane B.’s book, Corvallis, OR

Ingredients

1 1/2 c. flour
3 t. bkg powder
1/4 t. salt
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. shortening
1 beaten egg
1/2 c. milk
1 t. vanilla

Preparation instructions

Mix together flour, bkg powder, salt and sugar. Then add the shortening and to that add 1 egg, milk and vanilla till it’s a smooth batter. Pour 1/2 batter into a floured cake tin. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the streusel filling. Top with remaining batter and then the other half of streusel.

Streusel Filling

1/2 c. brown sugar
2 T. flour
2 t. cinnamon
2 T melted butter
1/2 c. chopped nuts

Bake coffee cake 20-30 minutes 350 degree oven.

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Green pepper steak

from Diane B.’s book, Corvallis, OR

Ingredients

2 lbs of well trimmed top round steak, cut in 1/2″ strips.
2 cloves garlic
2 lge onions
2 lge green peppers
2 c. sliced mushrooms
1/2 t. black pepper
2 t. salt
1 c. red wine (burgundy)
5-6 pinches curry powder

Preparation instructions

In a heavy skillet, brown well the beef strips in 2 T. olive oil and a clove of garlic.
In a 2nd skillet, saute the onions and green peppers and garlic. When vegetables are near tender, add the mushrooms and continue to saute until mushrooms are tender. Add the pepper, salt and an additional garlic clove, minced.
Mix the sauteed vegetables with the browned beef and add 1 c red wine. Cook slowly for 1/2 hour. Then add the curry powder and simmer for another hour.
You may eat now or simmer for more time or store overnight when flavor will be even better. Be sure to place curry powder in at least an hour before serving so that it will not taste bitter.
Serve this over white rice and a nice salad.

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Roasted red pepper dip

from Diane B.’s book, Corvallis, OR

Ingredients

2 lge red bell peppers
2 lge unpeeled garlic cloves
1 8 oz Neufchatel cheese
2 t. balsamic vinegar
1/4 t. salt
1/8- 1/4 t. crushd red pepper

Preparation instructions

To shorten preparation of this recipe, you can buy the bottled roasted red peppers. If not, then, cut peppers in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place peppers, skin sides up, on a foil lined baking sheet. Flatten with hand. Add garlic to sheet and broil 4 minutes. Turn garlic over; broil 4 min or until blackened. remove garlic from sheet, set aside. Broil peppers an additional 2 min or until blackened. Place peppers in a zip loc bag and seal. Let stand for 15 min. Peel peppers and garlic. Discard skins.
Place roasted peppers and garlic in food processor and process until smooth. Add cheese and process until smooth. Spoon mixture into bowl and blend in balsamic vinegar, salt and red pepper. Serve immediately or cover and chill. Serve with raw veggies and crackers.

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