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Nothing evokes memories of the Easter Celebrations of my childhood than enjoying a slice of Easter Bread from my grandmother’s recipe. It’s sweet taste coupled with a pat of butter bring me back to a time that was full of wonder and joy. I love sharing this recipe with others. I hope it becomes a part of your Easter Traditions. I love to make it in round loaves and put a braided cross on top. Enjoy!
 
1 PKG. DRY YEAST
1/2 C SUGAR

1 t SALT

1/2 C BUTTER

1 C MlLK SCALDED

1/4 C WARM WATER

2 EGGS

4 1/2 C FLOUR

DISSOLVE YEAST IN WATER (I ADD A LITTLE SUGAR TO THIS).

ADD BUTTER, EGGS, SUGAR, AND SALT TO HOT MILK AND COOL. ADD FLOUR AND YEAST TO COOLED MIXTURE AND WORK UNTIL SMOOTH (ABOUT 15 MIN.)

LET RAISE IN WARM PLACE (COVER WITH TOWEL) TIL DOUBLED IN SIZE. PUNCH DOWN AND LET RAISE AGAIN. DIVIDE INTO 2 PARTS TO MAKE TWO LOAVES. FORM INTO LOAVES AND PLACE IN GREASED PANS; BRUSH WITH BEATEN EGG. LET RAISE AGAIN TIL DOUBLE.

BAKE AT 350 FOR 25 MIN. REMOVE FROM OVEN AND BRUSH WITH MELTED BUTTER.

 

In honor of National Chili Day, I’m posting my husband’s chili recipe.  Thanks for asking for the recipe Kristy. If you are on twitter, Kristy is a great follow. You can find her at www.twitter.com/kristy_campbell 

Andy’s Secret Chili Recipe

1 lb lean ground beef (you can use ground turkey)

½ C chopped yellow onion

½ C chopped green pepper

1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans (drained)

1 can (14 ½ ounces) whole or diced tomatoes, undrained

1 can (8 ounces) plain tomato sauce

1 TBSP chili powder

1 TBSP cumin

Any additional Mexican seasonings you like

Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce to taste (shh! It’s the secret weapon).

Directions:

Brown ground meat in large skillet over med heat until no longer pink; drain. Add onion and green pepper; cook until tender.

Stir in beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce and seasonings; cover.  Simmer on low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

We like to sprinkle some sharp cheddar in the bottom of serving bowls and then spoon the chili over the cheese.

This makes 6 bowls of chili. I usually double the recipe.

Whenever I ask the question, what would you like me to make for dessert? The answer from nearly everyone in my home is DIRT CAKE!

Five of my six children are still young enough that they can bring in a birthday snack to school. My one son always requests dirt cake to be brought in on his special day. Being that I love to cook and bake and make a big deal about birthdays, I oblige.

To me, making a big deal about birthdays isn’t about lots of gifts. Rather, it’s about making your child feel special. Counting down to their special day, making their favorite dinner on their birthday, getting up extra early and making a special breakfast, leaving a small gift by their bed to be found when the wake up, etc…  It’s the time you spend with your kids and the rituals you create and do over and over again that they remember.

Think back to when you were a kid, do you remember every gift?  Or do you remember how your birthday was celebrated?

 … Back to the recipe. Here it is. Try it. You’ll love it!!!

 1 package of Oreos (Use double stuff if you like the cream better than the cookie)

8 oz of cream cheese (sub ff – tastes the same mixed up)

2 small pkgs of vanilla instant pudding

2 8 oz cartons of Cool Whip (thawed)

1 cup powdered sugar

3 cups of milk

Crush the Oreos (I put them in my Cuisinart. You can also put them in a sturdy Ziploc and crush with your rolling pin).  Set aside.

Mix Cool Whip, cream cheese and powdered sugar in a bowl.  Mix pudding and 3 cups milk in another bowl.  Stir till pudding mix is dissolved and thickening up. Pour pudding mixture in cool whip mixture and mix together well.

Stir 2/3 of crushed Oreos into the mixture. Put remaining  1/3 on top. Best to let stand in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving. You can decorate with gummy worms or artificial flowers. Makes a great dessert centerpiece when served in a real (clean) flower pot and served with a small shovel. Great at wedding and baby showers and outdoor picnics.

Also, a great blended family recipe. Just like blended families, these ingredients are all blended together but many of them retain their original flavor. It’s lumpy but tastes delicious.

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