April 16, 2014

Improving the Efficiency of Older Doors

Energy losses from inefficient entry doors can account for a significant part of your monthly utility bills. When leaky doors create drafts, people tend to set the furnace thermostat higher, which wastes even more energy. There are ways to improve the … [Read more...]

Get your kicks on Michigan’s Route 66

Jazz pianist Nat King Cole immortalized driving the open road with his 1946 hit song, “Route 66,” a swinging rendition about traveling the fabled route from Chicago, Ill., to Los Angles, Calif. But authors John and Becky Schlatter, think the Michigan … [Read more...]

Bunny Pretzels

24 pretzel rods mini marshmallows pink sugar sprinkles 1 16-oz. pkg. vanilla Candi-quik® coating black edible marker or caking writing icing heart-shaped sprinkles Cut marshmallows in half diagonally. These will be the bunny ears. Sprinkle the pink … [Read more...]

Ham Loaf

1 1/2 lbs. smoked ham and 1/2 lb. pork; ground together 2 eggs 2 c. Special K® cereal 1/2 c. chopped onion 1/4 c. brown sugar 1/2 t. dry mustard 8 3/4-oz. can crushed pineapple Mix meat, eggs and cereal together in bowl. Form into 2 loaves. Bake … [Read more...]

Reuben Dip

8 oz. fat free cream cheese, softened 1/2 c. fat free sour cream 1 c. drained and chopped sauerkraut 1/2 c. cooked corn beef, finely chopped 2 t. chopped onion 1 T. ketchup 2 T. spicy brown mustard 1 c. grated Swiss cheese Set oven to 375°. … [Read more...]

Resurrection Buns

1 10-oz. can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls 8 large marshmallows 1/4 c. melted margarine 2 T. ground cinnamon 2 T. white sugar Preheat oven to 400°. Lightly grease a baking sheet. Separate crescent rolls into individual triangles. In a small … [Read more...]

P.B. Graham Eggs

1/2 c. shortening 2 c. powdered sugar 3/4 c. creamy peanut butter 1 c. graham cracker crumbs 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs, crushed peanuts or chocolate sprinkles Combine shortening, powdered sugar and peanut butter … [Read more...]

Mrs. Appleyard’s Patrician Potatoes

4 c. cooked mashed potatoes 3 c. cream style cottage cheese 3/4 c. commercial sour cream 1 1/2 T. finely grated onion 1/8 t. white pepper 1 t. salt (optional) melted butter 1/2 c. chopped almonds (optional) Mash potatoes thoroughly. Add cottage … [Read more...]

Carrot Cake

4 egg whites 1 1/4 c. apple sauce 1 c. white sugar 1 c. brown sugar 2 t. vanilla extract 2 c. all-purpose flour 2 t. baking soda 2 t. baking powder 1/2 t salt 2 t. ground cinnamon 1/2 t. nutmeg 3 c. grated carrots Frosting: 1/2 c. butter, … [Read more...]

Raisin Sauce for Ham

2 T. horseradish, drained 1 T. cornstarch 1/2 t. dry mustard 10 oz. jar red currant jelly 1/3 c. golden raisins Since Easter dinner usually means HAM, here’s a family recipe that we always make when we have ham...it’s DELICIOUS! Heat all … [Read more...]