Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Spiced Ginger Bread  

½ cup butter

½ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup molasses 
3 eggs
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground mace
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ cup warm milk (105-115 F)
½ cup brandy
2 tablespoons grated orange rind
1/3 cup orange juice
1 cup raisins, optional

Cream butter; add sugar slowly mixing well.  Add molasses and eggs, beating well. 
Combine flour, cream of tartar and spices.
Dissolve soda in warm milk, add to creamed mixturealternately with flour mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture,beating well after each addition.  Stirin remaining ingredients.
Pour batter into a greased and floured 13 x 9 x 2 inchpan.  Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or untildone.  Cool completely.  Cut into squares to serve.
Serve with ice cream, whipped cream or powdered sugar. 
I love having a fruit like sliced peaches along side of this one.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Mama's Potato Salad

Gold potatoes, peeled & diced
Chopped onions
Chopped celery
Celery seed (can be omitted)
Salt & Pepper to taste
Sliced or chopped Hard boiled eggs (optional)

Cook potatoes until they stick tender and drain. In large bowl mix all ingredients except hard boiled eggs. Adjust ingredients to taste. Add eggs and fold gently. Chill and serve.