Archive for the ‘Cooking with BSAM’ Category

Chocolate Nut Zucchini Cake

CHOCOLATE NUT ZUCCHINI CAKE

This was given to me by a friend. It is equally good with or without the nuts.

3 squares unsweetened chocolate or you may substitute (3 Tbsp butter plus ½ cup and 1 more Tbsp. cocoa powder)

3 cups flour

1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

4 eggs

3 cups sugar

1 ½ cups salad oil

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 cups grated zucchini

1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set to one side. Melt chocolate (or butter and then add cocoa powder) and cool slightly. Beat eggs. Add sugar, oil and vanilla. Beat well then add melted chocolate, zucchini and nuts and mix thoroughly. Finally, add flour mixture. Beat until well blended.

Bake at 325 degrees F. until top springs back when touched with finger (approximately 55-60 minutes).

Yields 3-4 loaves or one 9×13 inch cake.

If you ever meet someone who says, “What am I going to do with all this zucchini?” you now have a delicious answer! Enjoy.

Juanita

Gooey Butter Cake

Simple and delicious.  Try using other flavored cake mixes for a nice variation.

 

Ingredients

Cake:
1 18 1/4-ounce package yellow cake mix
1 egg
8 tablespoons butter, melted

 

Filling:
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted
1 16-ounce box powdered sugar

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well with an electric mixer.  Pat the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan.

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.  Add the eggs, vanilla, and butter and beat together. 

Next, add the powdered sugar and mix well.  Spread over cake batter and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.  Make sure not to over bake as the center should be a little gooey.

 

Mini Pizza Snacks

Mini Pizza Snacks

These make a great appetizer or snack for your Super Bowl party!

1 pound of pork sausage
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons ketchup
1 pound Velveeta (or similar) cheese
Garlic salt and ground oregano to taste
1 loaf party size rye or pumpernickel bread

Brown and drain sausage, then sprinkle with Worcestershire sauce and add the ketchup.
Melt cheese over low heat or in microwave; stir in the prepared sausage.
Spread on individual slices of party-size bread.
Sprinkle with a touch of garlic salt and ground oregano.
Bake on cookie sheets at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 3-5 minutes.

Can be made ahead of time, frozen and used as needed.  Allow to thaw slightly and increase baking time if frozen.

Juanita Golden
BSAM President-Elect 2013

Grandma’s Wacky Cake

GRANDMA’S WACKY CAKE

This is a Depression era cake recipe.  It also goes by the name of Vinegar Cake.  It is a perfect alternative for those who are allergic to milk or eggs.

Don’t let the ingredients fool you, give it a try.  It is so good you don’t need frosting!  Best served warm topped with a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

You will need an  8” x 8” pan, glass or metal.  Do not grease the pan.

Sift the following ingredients into the baking pan and mix thoroughly:
1 ½ cups flour
1 cup granulated white sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup cocoa powder

Mound the mixed dry ingredients up and make 3 deep holes in the mound with a knife.  Put one of the following ingredients in each hole in the order listed:
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon white vinegar

Pour 1 cup COLD water over all the ingredients and mix well with a spoon.  Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Hope you enjoy this family favorite!
Juanita Golden
BSAM President-Elect 2013

Top 10 Reasons to Freezer Cook

  1. Costs less than eating out.
  2. Healthier Meals: You have control over ingredients!
  3. Custom-made meals: Use what your family likes – leave out ingredients that you don’t care for!
  4. Saves time on busy evenings.
  5. Reclaim dinner time as family time!
  6. Unexpected company meals ready!
  7. Easily provide a meal for families following illness/surgery/birth or a death in the family.
  8. You control the portion size! Divide recipe into portions that fit your family. If you make a recipe for 6 divide it into 3 packages for 2 people!
  9. Less waste!
  10. Lunches are a breeze! Have wraps and sandwiches ready to pull out of the freezer. They’ll be thawed out in time for lunch!

Vickie Stanley
BSAM Secretary/Treasurer

BSAM Officers

Barbecued Brisket

Ingredients:
5-6 pound Brisket
¼ cup Liquid Smoke
3 T. Worcestershire Sauce
1 t. Garlic Salt
1 t. Onion Salt
1 t. Celery Salt

(Note: I use 3 t. Nature Season Salt – which has all 3 flavors.)

Directions:
Marinate brisket overnight in above mixture. Place meat and all juice in pan. Bake covered for 6 hours at 275 degrees. Cool well overnight. Slice thin. Put meat back in pan. Pour generous amount of barbecue sauce on top. Sprinkle brown sugar on top. Cover with foil and bake 1 hour at 275 degrees.

BSAM Officers

Pineapple Bread Pudding

Ingredients:
2 cups Sugar
2 Eggs
½ cup Butter (1stick cut into small pieces)
½ cup Milk
1 large can of chunk Pineapple with juice
10 Slices of Bread – Cubed

Directions:
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix all ingredients except bread in 13×9” baking dish; fold in bread.
Bake for 45 minutes.

BSAM Officers

Poor Man’s Meal

Ingredients:
¼ cup Olive Oil
1 Onion – chopped
6 Potatoes – sliced (peel if preferred)
1 Package of Hotdogs – sliced
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 cup water (add a little more if needed as it cooks)

Directions:
In large pan on medium heat cook all the above stirring occasionally, simmer till potatoes are done. Serve with Catsup.

BSAM Officers